J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter we have, I. An awakening sermon
which Jeremiah preaches to the Jews in Egypt, to reprove them for
their idolatry, notwithstanding the warnings given them both by the
word and the rod of God and to threaten the judgments of God
against them for it, ver.
1-14. II. The impudent and impious contempt which the
people put upon this admonition, and their declared resolution to
persist in their idolatries notwithstanding, in despite of God and
Jeremiah, ver. 15-19.
III. The sentence passed upon them for their obstinacy, that they
should all be cut off and perish in Egypt except a very small
number; and, as a sign or earnest of it, the king of Egypt should
shortly fall into the hands of the king of Babylon and be unable
any longer to protect them, ver.