J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter we have two messages which God
sent by Jeremiah. I. One to foretel the fate of Zedekiah king of
Judah, that he should fall into the hands of the king of Babylon,
that he should live a captive, but should at last die in peace in
his captivity, ver. 1-7.
II. Another to read the doom both of prince and people for their
treacherous dealings with God, in bringing back into bondage their
servants whom they had released according to the law, and so
playing fast and loose with God. They had walked at all adventures
with God (ver. 8-11),
and therefore God would walk at all adventures with them, in
bringing the Chaldean army upon them again when they began to hope
that they had got clear of them, ver. 12-22.