J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter, I. God convicts the Jews of the
sin of idolatry by the notorious evidence of the fact, and condemns
them to captivity for it, ver.
1-4. II. He shows them the folly of all their carnal
confidences, which should stand them in no stead when God's time
came to contend with them, and that this was one of the sins upon
which his controversy with them was grounded, ver. 5-11. III. The prophet makes his
appeal and address to God upon occasion of the malice of his
enemies against him, committing himself to the divine protection,
and begging of God to appear for him, ver. 12-18. IV. God, by the prophet,
warns the people to keep holy the sabbath day, assuring them that,
if they did, it should be the lengthening out of their tranquility,
but that, if not, God would by some desolating judgment assert the
honour of his sabbaths, ver.