J E R E M I A H.
The prophet proceeds, in this chapter, both to
magnify and to justify the destruction that God was bringing upon
this people, to show how grievous it would be and yet how
righteous. I. He represents the judgments coming as so very
terrible that death should appear so as most to be dreaded and yet
should be desired, ver.
1-3. II. He aggravates the wretched stupidity and
wilfulness of this people as that which brought this ruin upon
them, ver. 4-12. III. He
describes the great confusion and consternation that the whole land
should be in upon the alarm of it, ver. 13-17. IV. The prophet is himself
deeply affected with it and lays it very much to heart, ver. 18-22.