J E R E M I A H.
The scope of this chapter is much the same with
that of the foregoing chapter—to confirm the promise of the
restoration of the Jews, notwithstanding the present desolations of
their country and dispersions of their people. And these promises
have, both in type and tendency, a reference as far forward as to
the gospel church, to which this second edition of the Jewish
church was at length to resign its dignities and privileges. It is
here promised, I. That the city shall be rebuilt and re-established
"in statu quo—in its former state," ver. 1-6. II. That the captives, having
their sins pardoned, shall be restored, ver. 7, 8. III. That this shall redound
very much to the glory of God, ver.
9. IV. That the country shall have both joy and plenty,
ver. 10-14. V. That way
shall be made for the coming of the Messiah, ver. 15, 16. VI. That the house of David,
the house of Levi, and the house of Israel, shall flourish again,
and be established, and all three in the kingdom of Christ; a
gospel ministry and the gospel church shall continue while the
world stands, ver.