J E R E M I A H.
As in the history of the Acts of the Apostles that
of their preaching and that of their suffering are interwoven, so
it is in the account we have of the prophet Jeremiah; witness this
chapter, where we are told, I. How faithfully he preached,
ver. 1-6. II. How
spitefully he was persecuted for so doing by the priests and the
prophets, ver. 7-11.
III. How bravely he stood to his doctrine, in the face of his
12-15. IV. How wonderfully he was protected and
delivered by the prudence of the princes and elders, ver. 16-19. Though Urijah,
another prophet, was about the same time put to death by Jehoiakim
(ver. 20-23), yet
Jeremiah met with those that sheltered him, ver. 24.