J E R E M I A H.
Such plain dealing as Jeremiah used in the
foregoing chapter, one might easily foresee, if it did not convince
and humble men, would provoke and exasperate them; and so it did;
for here we find, I. Jeremiah persecuted by Pashur for preaching
that sermon, ver. 1, 2.
II. Pashur threatened for so doing, and the word which Jeremiah had
preached confirmed, ver.
3-6. III. Jeremiah complaining to God concerning it, and
the other instances of hard measure that he had since he began to
be a prophet, and the grievous temptations he had struggled with
(ver. 7-10), encouraging
himself in God, lodging his appeal with him, not doubting but that
he shall yet praise him, by which it appears that he had much grace
(ver. 11-13) and yet
peevishly cursing the day of his birth (ver. 14-18), by which it appears that he
had sad remainders of corruption in him too, and was a man subject
to like passions as we are.