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11 For thus saith the LORD 15 Shalt thou reign, because 4. M. cir. 3406. 01. cir. XLV.3. touching “Shallum the son of thou closest thyself in cedar ? Ol. cir. XLV. 3. Tarquinii Prisci,

Tarquinii Prisci, Josiah king of Judah, which did not thy father eat and drink, R. Roman., cir. annum 19. reigned instead of Josiah his fa- and do judgment and justice, and cir. annum 19. ther, which went forth out of this place; He then it was well with him? shall not return thither any more :

16 He judged the cause of the poor and 12 But he shall die in the place whither they needy; then it was well with him : was not have led him captive, and shall see this land this to know me? saith the LORD.

17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not 13 P Wo unto him that buildeth his house but for thy covetousness, and for to shed by unrighteousness, and his chambers by innocent blood, and for oppression, and for wrong; 9 that useth his neighbour's service w violence, to do it. without wages, and giveth him not for his 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concern

ing Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; 14 That saith, I will build me a wide house They shall not lament for him, saying, Ab and large chambers, and cutteth him out my brother ! or, Ah sister! they shall not windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and lament for him, saying, Ah lord ! or, Ah his painted with vermilion.



u See 1 Chron. ii. 15, with 2 Kings xxiii. 30. —-02 Kings rHeb. thorough-aired:- * Or, my windows. 12 Kings xxiii. xxiii. 34.-P2 Kings xxiii. 35; ver. 18. -4 Lev. xix. 13; 25. Psa. exxviii. 2; Isa. iii. l). Ezek. xix. 6.

- Or, Deut. xxiv. 14, 15; Mic. ifi. 10; Hab. ii. 9; James v. 4.

incursion. Chap. xvi. 4, 6. — See 1 Kings xiij. 30.



from which it was prophesied he should never return, her departed mother. “ When a woman," says he,“ is 2 Kings xxii. 30–34. He was called Shallum before overwhelmed with grief for the death of her child, she he ascended the throne, and Jehoahaz afterwards; so utters her grief in some such language as the followhis brother Eliakim changed his name to Jehoiakim, ing :and Mattaniah. to Zedekiah.

Ah, my Hureedas, where is he gone ?-- Ah my Verse 13. Wo unto him that bruildeth his house]


child ! These evils, charged against Jehoiakim, are nowhere

My golden image, Hureedas, who has taken ?--Ah else circumstantially related. We learn from 2 Kings

my child, my child ! xxiii. 35-37, that he taxed his subjects heavily, to give I nourished and reared him, where is he gone to Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt:.“ He exacted the

"Ah my child, my child !' silver and gold of the people of the land, and did that Take me with thee. —Ah my child, my child ! which was evil in the sight of the Lord.” The mode He played round me, like a golden top. —Ah my of taxation is here intimated; he took the wages of child, my child! the hirelings, and caused the people to work without Like his face I never saw one. -Ah my child, my wages in his own buildings, &c.

child !' Verse 15. Shalt thou reign, &c.) Dost thou think Thę infant continually cried, Ma, Ma!

-Ah my thou art a great king, because thou dwellest in a splen


child ! did palace ?

"Ah my child, crying, Ma! come into my lap.-— Ab Verse 18. They shall not lament for him, saying,

my child, my child! Ah my brother !] These words were no doubt the bur- Who shall now drink milk? - Ah my child, my den of some funeral dirge. Alas ! a brother, who was child ! pur lord or governor, gone." Alas, our sister! his

Who shall now stay in my lap?

_Ah my child, my QUEEN, who has lost her glory in losing her husband. child ! 0777 hodah is feminine, and must refer to the glory of Our support is gone! Ah my child, my child!" the queen.

“ The lamentations for a mother are in some such The mournings in the east, and lamentations for the

strains as these :dead, are loud, vehement, and distressing. For a child or a parent grief is expressed in a variety of impas

Mother! where is she gone ? —Ah my mother, my sioned sentences, each ending with a burden like that mother! in the text, “Ah my child !" “ Ah my mother!" as

You are gone, but what have you left for me ?—Ah the prophet in this place : "FIN 17 hoi achi, “Ah my my mother, my mother!' brother!” nina 'n hoi achoth, “ Ah sister!" i178 177

Whom shall I now call mother, mother - Ah my hoi adon, " Ah lord!" 0777 177 hoi hodah, “ Ah the mother, my mother!'

Where shall I find such a mother?—Ah my mother, Mr. Ward, in his Manners and Customs of the Hin

my mother !! " doos, gives two examples of lamentation ; one of a From the above we may conclude that the funeral mother for the death of her son, one of a daughter for lamentations, to which the prophet refers, generally



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A. M. cir. 3406.
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19 ? He shall be buried with 25 And I will give thee into 4. M. cir. 3406. 01. cir. XLV. 3. the burial of an ass, drawn and the hand of them that seek Ol. cir. XLV. 3. Tarquinii Prisci,

Tarquinii Prisci, R. Roman., cast forth beyond the gates of thy life, and into the hand of R. Roman., cir. annum 19 Jerusalem.

them whose face thou fearest, cir. annum 19. 20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the pas- of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chalsages : for all thy lovers are destroyed. deans.

21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity ; but 26 i And I will cast thee out, and thy mother
thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been that bare thee, into another country, where
thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst ye were not born;; and there shall ye die.
not my voice.

27 But to the land whereunto they k desire
22 The wind shall eat up all • thy pastors, to return, thither shall they not return.
and thy lovers shall go into captivity : surely 28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken
then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded idol? is he 'a vessel wherein is no pleasure ?
for all thy wickedness.

wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, 23 O • mhabitant of Lebanon, that makest and are cast into a land which they know not?: thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt 29 m earth, earth, earth, hear the word of thou be when pangs come upon thee,' f the the LORD. pain as of a woman in travail !

30 Thus saith the LORD, Write


this man 24 As I live, saith the LORD, though n childless, a man that shall not prosper in his Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah days : for no man of his seed shall prosper, were the signet upon my right hand, yet sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling would I pluck thee thence;

any more in Judah..

32 Chron. xxxvi. 6; chap. xxxvi. 30. Heb. prosperities. i 2 Kings xxiv. 15; 2 Chron. xxxvi. 10. - Heb. lift up their
Chap. iii. 25; vii. 23, &c. - Chap. xxiii. 1.- Ver. 20. mind ; chap. xliv. 14.- Psa. xxxi. 12; chap. xlviii. 38; Hos.
Heb. inhabitress.- Chap. vi. 24.- & See 2 Kings xxiy. 6, 8; viii. 8.- Deut. xxxii. 1; Isa. i. 2; xxxiv. 1; Mic. i. 2. - See
I Coron, uj. 16, chap. xxxvii. I. h Cant. viii. 6.

1 Chron. iii: -16, 17; Matt. i. 12.- Chap. xxxvi. 30.

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ended in this way, in each of the verses or interroga- Verse 22. The wind shall eat up all thy pastors] tories.

A blast from God's mouth shall carry off thy kings, There is another intimation of this ancient and uni- princes, prophets, and priests. versal custom in 1 Kings xiii. 30, where the old pro- Verse 23. How gracious shalt thou be] A strong phet, who had deceived the man of God, and who was irony. afterwards slain by a lion, is represented as mourning Verse 24. Though Coniah] Called Jeconiah, proover him, and saying, "TIX hoi achi, “ Alas, 'my bably on' ascending the throne. See on ver. 10. brother !" this being the burden of the lamentation The signet upon my right hand] The most precious which he had used on this occasion. Similar instances seal, ring, or armlet. Though dearer to me than the may be seen in other places, Jer. xxx. 7; Ezek. vi. most splendid gem to its possessor. 11; Joel i. 15; and particularly Amos v. 16, 17, and Verse 26. I will cast thee out, and thy mother] See Rev. xviii. 10-19.

all this fulfilled, 2 Kings xxiv. 12, 13. All were carVerse 19. With the burial of an ass] Cast out, and ried by Nebuchadnezzar into captivity together. left unburied, or buried without any funeral solemnities, Verse 28. Is this man Coniah a despised broken and without such lamentations as the above.,

idol?] These are probably the exclamations of the Verse 20. Go up to Lebanon) Probably Anti-Liba- people, when they heard those solemn denunciations nus, which, together with Bashan and Abarim, which against their king and their country. we here translate passages, were on the way by Verse 29. O earth] These are the words of the which the captives should be led out of their own prophet in reply: 0 land! unhappy land ! desolated country.

land! Hear the judgment of the Lord ! Verse 21. I spake unto thee in thy prosperity] In Verse 30. Write ye this man childless] Though he all states and circumstances I warned thee by my pro- had seven sons, 1 Chron. iii. 17, yet, having no sucphets; and thou wilt only be ashamed of thy conduct cessor, he is to be entered on the genealogical tables as when thou shalt be stripped of all thy excellencies, and ne without children, for none of his ity ever sat reduced to poverty and disgrace, ver. 22.

on the throne of David.


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Sequel of the discourse which commenced in the preceding chapter. The prophet denounces vengeance against

the pastors of Israel who have scattered and destroyed the flock of the Lord; 1, 2. He concludes with
gracious promises of deliverance from the Babylonish captivity, and of better times under the Messiah,
when the converts to Christianity, who are the true Israel of God, shadowed forth by the old dispensation,
shall be delivered, by the glorious light of the Gospel, from worse than Chaldean bondage, from the capta-
vity of sin and death. But this prophecy will not have its fullest accomplishment till that period arrives
which is fixed in the Divine counsel for the restoration of Israel and Judah from their various dispersions,
of which their deliverance from the Chaldean domination was, a type ; when Jesus the Christ, the righteous
Branch, the Root and Offspring of David, and the only legitimate Heir to the throne, shall take unto him-
self his great power, and reign gloriously over the whole house of Jacob, 3–8, At the ninth verse a new
discourse commences. Jeremiah expresses his horror at the great wickedness of the priests and prophets of
Judah, and declares that the Divine vengeance is hanging over them. He exhorts the people not to listen to
their false promises, 9-22 ; and predicts the utter ruin that shall fall upon all pretenders to inspiration,

23-32, as well as upon all scoffers at true prophecy, 33–40. A. M. cir. 3406. B. C. cir. 598.

To be unto the pastors that them, and will bring them again 4. M. cir. 3406.

WO 01. cir. XLV. 3." destroy and scatter the to their folds; and they shall be ol

. cir. XLV. 3. Tarquinii Prisci,

Tarquinii Prisci, R. Roman., sheep of my påsture ! saith the fruitful and increase.

R. Roman., cir. annum 19. Lord.

4 And I will set up a shepherds

cir. annum 19. 2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of over them which shall feed them: and they Israel against the pastors that feed my people; shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. away, and have not visited them : b behold, I 5 Behold, • the days come, saith the LORD, will visit upon you the evil of your doings, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, saith the Lord.

and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall '3 And. I will gather the remnant of my execute judgment and justice in the earth. flock out of all countries whither I have driven 6 & In his days Judah shall be saved, and Chap. x. 21; xxii. 22; Ezek. xxxiv. 2. -b Exod. xxxii. 34.

e Isa. iv. 2 ; xi. 1 ; xl. 10, 11; chap. xxxii. 14, 15, 16; Dan. ix. Chap. xxxij. 37; Ezek. xxxiv. 13, &c. 4 Chap. 1. 15; Ezek. 24; Zech. ii. 8; vi. 12; John i. 45. - Psa. lxxii. 2; Isa. xxxii. xxxiv. 23, &c.

1,18; ix. 7.- Deut. xxxiii. 28; Zech. xiv. 11.


And this is his namé, whereby he shall be called, Verse 1. Wo be unto the pastors] There shall a THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.] I shall curse fall on the kings, princes, priests, and prophets; give the Hebrew text of this important passage : on who, by their vicious conduct and example, have brought 1273 niin p' Tux ipv vezeh shemo asher yikreo desolation upon the people.

Yehovah tsidkenu, which the Septuagint translate as Verse 2. Ye have scattered my flock] The bad follows, Kau TOUTO TO ovopa ausou xaned si autov Kugovernment both in Church and State was a principal pros, Iwredex, “ And this is his name which the Lord cause of the people's profligacy.

shall call him, Josedek." Verse 5. I will raise unto David a righteous Branch) Dahler translates the text thus :As there has been no age, from the Babylonish cap

Et voici le nom dont on l'appellera : tivity to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans,

L'Eternel, Auteur de notre felicité. in which such a state of prosperity existed, and no king

" And this is the name by which he shall be called ; or governor who could answer at all to the character here given, the passage has been understood to refer

The Lord, the Author of our happiness." to our blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, who was a branch Dr. Blayney seems to follow the Septuagint; he out of the stem of Jesse; a righteous king; by the translates thus, " And this is the name by which Jehopower of his Spirit and influence of his religion reign- vah shall call him, Our RightEOUSNESS." ing, prospering, and executing judgment and justice in In my old MS. Bible, the first English translation the earth.

ever made, it is thus And this is the name that Verse 6. In his days Judah shall be saved] The thei schul. clepen him: aurre rigtwise Lord. real Jew is not one who has his circumcision in the Coverdale's, the first complete English translation of flesh, but in the spirit. The real Israel are true be- the Scriptures ever printed, (1535,) has given it thus:lievers in Christ Jesus ; and the genuine Jerusalem is And this is the name that they shall call bin: eben the Church of the first-born, and made free, with all the Lorde oure rightuous Inaker. her children, from the bondage of sin, Satan, death, Matthews (1549) and Becke (1549) follow Cover. and hell. All these exist only in the days of the Mes- dale literally; but our present translation of the clause siah. All that went before were the types or signifi- is borrowed from Cardmarden, (Rouen, 1566,) “ Even cators of these glorious Gospel excellencies.

the Lord our righteousness."

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the land to mourn A. M. cir. 3406. Israel h shall dwell safely: and 10 For ò the land is full of A. M. cir. 3399. 01. cir. XLV.3. i this is his name whereby he adulterers; for p because of Ol. XLNI. 4. Tarquinia Prisci, shall be called," " THE LORD swearing the land mourneth ;

Tarquinii Prisci R. Roman,

R. Roman., OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 'the pleasant places of the wil7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith derness are dried up, and their course is evil, the Lord, that they shall no more say, The and their force is not right. Lord liveth, which brought up the children of 11 For t both prophet and priest are profane; Israel out of the land of Egypt;

yea, "in my house have I found their wicked8 But, The LORD-liveth, which brought up ness, saith the LORD. and which led the seed of the house of Israel 12 'Wherefore their way shall be unto them out of the north country, m and from all coun- as slippery ways in the darkness : they shall tries whither I have driven them; and they be driven on, and fall therein : for I w will shall dwell in their own land.

bring evil upon them, even the year of their A. M. cir. 3399. 9 Mine heart within me is visitation, saith the LORD. B. C. cir. 605. OL XLIII. 4. broken because of the prophets ; 13 And I have seen *folly Yin the prophets Tarquinii Prisci, R. Rornan.,

1 all my bones shake; I am like of Samaria ; .z they prophesied in Baal, and

a drunken man, and like a man - caused my people Israel to err., whom wine hath overcome; because of the 14 I have seen also in the prophets of LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. Jerusalem a horrible thing: they commit Chap. xxxii. 37. - Chap. xxxii. 16; 1 Cor. i. 30. - Heb. Chap. vi. 13; viii. 10; Zeph. 111. 4. Chap. v11. 30 ; xi. 15; Jehovah-tsidkenu. -Chap. xvị. 14, 15. Isa. xlii. 5, 6; ver. xxxii. 34; Ezeh. viii. Il ; xxuj. 39. - Psa. xxxv. 6; Prov. iv.

Chap. v. 7, 8; ix. 2. -P Hos. iv. 19; chap. xi. 16. Chap. xi. 23. — Or, an absurd thing. 2, 3.- Or, cursing. Chap. ix, 10; xii. 4. Or, vio: y Heb. unsavoury. — Chap. ii. 8.- a Isa. ix. 16. - Or, fil

Chap. xxix. 23 Dr. Blayney thus accounts for his translation :- hovah; but I doubt much whether this text calls him “ Literally, according to the Hebrew idiom, — And this so. No doctrine so vitally important should be rested is his name by which Jehovah shall call, Our Righte- on an interpretation so dubious and unsupported by the ousness;' a phrase exactly the same as, ' And Jehovah text. That all our righteousness, holiness, and goodshall call him so ;' which implies that God would make ness, as well as the whole of our salvation, come by him such as he called him, that is, our Righteousness, him, from him, and through him, is fully evident from or the author and means of our salvation and accept the Scriptures; but this is not one of the passages that ance. So that by the same metonymy Christ is said support this most important truth. See on chap. xxxiii. to have been made of God unto us wisdom, and righte- Verse 7. The Lord liveth which brought up] See ousness, and sanctification, and redemption,' i Cor. on chap. xvi. 14, 15. i. 30.

Verse 9. Mine heart within me is broken because of "I doubt not that some persons will be offended with the prophets] The first word of this clause is dixgis me for depriving them, by this translation, of a favourite lannebiim, which we incorporate with the whole clause, argument for proving the Divinity of our Saviour from and translate, “ Because of the prophets." But as a the Old Testament. But I cannot help it; I have done new prophecy begins here, it is evident that the word it with no ill design, but purely because I think, and is the title to this prophecy; and is thus distinguished am morally sure, that the text, as it stands, will not both by Blayney and Dahler, CONCERNING the Proproperly admit of any other construction. The Sep- PHETS. This discourse was delivered probably in the tuagint have so translated before me, in an age when reign of Jehoiakim. there could not possibly be any bias or prejudice either All my bones shake] He was terrified even by his for or against the fore-mentioned doctrine, a doctrine own message, and shocked at the profanity of the false which draws its decisive proofs from the New Testa- prophets. ment only.”

Verse 10. The land is full of adulterers] Of idolDahler paraphrases, “ This Prince shall be sur-aters. Of persons who break their faith to me, as an named by his people, • The Lord, the author of our impure wife does to her husband. happiness. The people shall feel themselves happy * The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up) under him ; and shall express their gratitude to him.” He speaks here, most probably, in reference to dearth.

I am satisfied that both the translation from Card- Profane oaths, false swearing, evil courses, violence. marden downwards, and the meaning put on these &c., had provoked God to send this among other judg. words, are incorrect. I prefer the translation of Blay- ments; see ver. 19. ney to all others; and that it speaks any thing about Verse 11. In my house] They had even introduced the imputed righteousness of Christ, cannot possibly idolatry into the Temple of God! be proved by any man who understands the original Verse 13. I have seen folly in the prophets of Satext. As to those who put the sense of their creed maria) This was not to be wondered at, for their reupon the words, they must be content to stand out of ligion was a system of corruption. the list of Hebrew critics. I believe Jesus to be Je- Verse 14. I have seen also in the prophets of Jeru

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the false prophets. 4 M. cir. 3399. adultery, and I walk in lies: they it shall fall grievously upon the AM. cir. 3389

e strengthen also, the hands of head of the wicked. Tarquinii Prisci,

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of the LORD

R. Roman., cir. annum 12.

from his wickedness: they are shall not return until he have cir. annum 12. all of them unto me as {Sodom, and the in- executed, and till he have performed the habitants thereof as Gomorrah.

thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye 15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts shall consider it perfectly. concerning the prophets ; Behold, I will feed 21 I have not sent these prophets,

yet they them with wormwood, and make them drink ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they the water of gall : for from the prophets of prophesied. Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all 22 But if they had • stood in my counsel, the land.

and had caused my people to hear my words, 16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken then they should have u turned them from their not unto the words of the prophets that pro- evil way, and from the evil of their doings. phesy unto you: they make you vain : i they 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, speak a vision of their own heart, and not and not a God afar off? out of the mouth of the Lord.

24 Can any hide himself in secret places 17 They say still unto them that despise me, that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. . w.Do The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the LORD. and they say unto every one that walketh

25 I have heard what the prophets said, after the imagination of his own heart, * No that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have evil shall come upon you.

dreamed, I have dreamed. 18 For A who hath stood in the counsel of 26 How long shall this be in the heart of the Lord, and 'hath perceived and heard his, the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

19 Behold, à p whirlwind of the Lord is 27 Which think to cause my people to forget gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind : my name by their dreams which they tell

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d Ver. 26. e Ezek. xiii. 23.- - Deut. xxxii. 32; Isa. i. 9, n Job xv. 8; 1 Cor. ii. 16.- Or, secret.p Chap. xxv. 32; 10.- -% Chap. viii. 14; ix. 15.

-- Or, hypocrisy: Chap. xxx. 23. -9 Chap. xxx. 24. - Gen. xlix. 1. Chap. xiv. 14; xiv. 14 ; ver. 21.-Chap. vi. 14; viii. 11; Ezek. xiii. 10;Zech. xxvii. 15; xxix. 9.

—Ver. 18. _u Jer. xxv. 5. Psa.cxxxix. X. 2. - Or, stubbornness; chap. xii. 10. Mic. iii. 11. 7, &c. ; Amos ix. 2, 3.- :-W1 Kings viii. 27; Psa. cxxxix. 7.

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salem] That is, the prophets of Jerusalem, while pro- to be revelations from God. The churches which have fessing a pure faith, have followed the ways, and be legal emoluments are ever in danger of being overrun come as corrupt as the prophets of Samaria.

and ruined by worldly and self-interested priests. They are all of them unto me as Sodom] Incorri- Verse 23. Am I a God at hand, and not a God gible, brutish sinners, who will as surely be destroyed afar off ?). You act as if you thought I could not see as Sodom and Gomorrah were.

you! Am I not omnipresent ? Do not I fill the heavens Verse 16. Hearken not unto the words of the pro- and the earth ? ver. 24. phets) That is, of those who promise you safety, with- Verse 27. By their dreams). Dreams were out requiring you to forsake your sins and turn, unto ciently reputed as a species of inspiration ; see Num. the Lord ; see ver. 17.

xii. 6; 1 Sam. xxviii. 6;. Joel iii. 1 ; Dan. vii. 1.. In Verse 18. Who hath -stood in the counsel of the the Book of Genesis we find many examples; and alLord] Who of them has ever received a word of pro- though many mistook the workings of their own vain phecy from me? My word is not in them.

imaginations in sleep for revelations from God, yet he Verse 19. Behold, a whirlwind] The simoom : the has often revealed himself in this way: but such dreams hot pestilential wind blowing from the south, frequently were easily distinguished from the others. They were mentioned or referred to in the sacred writings; see always such as had no connexion with the gratification ver. 10.

of the flesh; they were such as contained warnings Verse 20. In the latter days ye shall consider it] I against sin, and excitements to 'holiness ; they were give you warning: ånd this punishment which I now always consecutive-well connected, with a proper bethreaten shall surely take place ; short time will de- ginning and g; such as possessed the intellect termine it : ye shall not escape.

more than the imagination. Of such dreams the Lord Verse 21. I have not sent these prophets, yet they says, (ver. 28 :) The prophet that hath a dream, lel ran] Not to save souls, but to profit themselves. him tell a dream-permit him to show what he has thus

I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.) received from the Lord: but let him tell it as a dream, They never received the word at my mouth ; yet they and speak my word faithfully, lest he may have been went, publishing their own deceits, and pretending them deceived,

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