J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter, I. The greatness of the calamity
that was coming upon the Jewish nation is illustrated by
prohibitions given to the prophet neither to set up a house of his
own (ver. 1-4) nor to go
into the house of mourning (ver.
5-7) nor into the house of feasting, ver. 8, 9. II. God is justified in these
severe proceedings against them by an account of their great
wickedness, ver. 10-13.
III. An intimation is given of mercy in reserve, ver. 14, 15. IV. Some hopes are given
that the punishment of the sin should prove the reformation of the
sinners, and that they should return to God at length in a way of
duty, and so be qualified for his returns to them in a way of
favour, ver. 16-21.