J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter the prophet, in God's name, is
dealing his reproofs and threatenings, I. Among the careless
princes, or pastors of the people (ver. 1, 2), yet promising to take care of
the flock, which they had been wanting in their duty to, ver. 3-8. II. Among the wicked
prophets and priests, whose bad character is here given at large in
divers instances, especially their imposing upon the people with
their pretended inspirations, at which the prophet is astonished,
and for which they must expect to be punished, ver. 9-32. III. Among the profane people,
who ridiculed God's prophets and bantered them, ver. 33-40. When all have thus corrupted
their way they must all expect to be told faithfully of it.