J E R E M I A H.
How judgment began at the house of God we have
found in the foregoing prophecy and history; but now we shall find
that it did not end there. In this and the following chapters we
have predictions of the desolations of the neighbouring nations,
and those brought upon them too mostly by the king of Babylon, till
at length Babylon itself comes to be reckoned with. The prophecy
against Egypt is here put first and takes up this whole chapter, in
which we have, I. A prophecy of the defeat of Pharaoh-necho's army
by the Chaldean forces at Carchemish, which was accomplished soon
after, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, ver. 1-12. II. A prophecy of the descent
which Nebuchadnezzar should make upon the land of Egypt, and his
success in it, which was accomplished some years after the
destruction of Jerusalem, ver.
13-26. III. A word of comfort to the Israel of God in
the midst of those calamities, ver. 27, 28.