Jer 33:1
33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second
     time, while he was yet shut up in the {a} court of the
     prison, saying,

     (a) Which was in the king's house at Jerusalem, as in
         Jer 32:1,2.

Jer 33:2
33:2 Thus saith the LORD the {b} maker of this, the LORD that
     formed it, to establish it; the LORD [is] his name;

     (b) That is, of Jerusalem, who as he made it, so will he
         preserve it, read Isa 37:26.

Jer 33:4
33:4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the
     houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings
     of Judah, which are thrown down by the {c} mounts, and by
     the sword;

     (c) Read Jer 32:24.

Jer 33:5
33:5 They come to {d} fight with the Chaldeans, but [it is] to
     fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in
     my anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I
     have hid my {e} face from this city.

     (d) The Jews think to overcome the Chaldeans, but they seek
         their own destruction.
     (e) He shows that God's favour is cause of all prosperity,
         as his anger is of all adversity.

Jer 33:6
33:6 Behold, I {f} will bring it health and cure, and I will
     cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace
     and truth.

     (f) In the midst of his threatenings God remembers his, and
         comforts them.

Jer 33:8
33:8 And I will {g} cleanse them from all their iniquity, by
     which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all
     their iniquities, by which they have sinned, and by which
     they have transgressed against me.

     (g) Declaring that there is no deliverance nor joy, but
         where we feel remission of sins.

Jer 33:9
33:9 And it shall be to me a name of {h} joy, a praise and an
     honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall
     hear all the good that I do to them: and they shall fear
     and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity
     that I procure to it.

     (h) By which he shows that the Church in which is remission
         of sins, is God's honour and glory, so that whoever is
         enemy to it, labours to dishonour God.

Jer 33:11
33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of
      the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of
      them that shall say, {i} Praise the LORD of hosts: for the
      LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and]
      of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the
      house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captives
      of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

      (i) Which was a song appointed for the Levites to praise
          God by,
          1Ch 16:8 Ps 105:1 106:1 107:1 118:1 136:1 Isa 12:4

Jer 33:13
33:13 In the cities of the {k} mountains, in the cities of the
      vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of
      Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the
      cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the
      hands of him that counteth [them], saith the LORD.

      (k) Meaning that all the country of Judah will be
          inhabited again.

Jer 33:15
33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause {l} the
      Branch of righteousness to grow up to David; and he shall
      execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

      (l) That is, I will send the Messiah, who will come of the
          house of David, of whom this prophecy is meant, as
          testify all the Jews and that which is written,
          Jer 23:5.

Jer 33:16
33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall
      dwell in safety: and this [is the name] by which {m} she
      shall be called, The LORD our {n} righteousness.

      (m) That is, Christ that will call his Church.
      (n) That is, Christ is our Lord God, our righteousness,
          sanctification and redemption, 1Co 1:30.

Jer 33:18
33:18 Neither shall the priests the Levites lack a man before me
      to offer {o} burnt offerings, and to kindle meat
      offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

      (o) That is, chiefly meant of the spiritual sacrifice of
          thanksgiving which is left to the Church in the time
          of Christ, who was the everlasting priest and the
          everlasting sacrifice figured by the sacrifices of the

Jer 33:20
33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the
      {p} day, and my covenant of the night, so that there
      should not be day and night in their season;

      (p) Read Jer 31:35.

Jer 33:24
33:24 Considerest thou not what {q} this people have spoken,
      saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he
      hath even cast them off?  thus they have despised my
      people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

      (q) Meaning, the Chaldeans and other infidels who thought
          God had utterly cast off Judah and Israel or Benjamin,
          because he corrected them for a time for their