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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Jeremiah Chapter 26

Jeremiah 26:10

jer 26:10

When - When the nobles, and other civil magistrates, heard of the tumult, they came from the king's court, where the nobles and great officers of nations usually are, to the temple. At the entry - It was the place where their sanhedrim, who were to judge of false prophets, were wont to sit.

Jeremiah 26:11

jer 26:11

The priests - "In the corrupt state of all kingdoms, the ecclesiastical officers always were the greatest enemies to the faithful ministers of God." They speak to the members of the court who are called princes, and to the people who were in the court.

Jeremiah 26:18

jer 26:18

Micah - This was that Micah, whose prophecies are part of holy writ, as appears by Mic 1:1, Mic 3:12, where are the very words of the prophecy here mentioned, the substance of whose prophecy was the same with this, that Zion should be plowed up, and the place where the temple stood, should become so desolate that trees should grow there, as in a forest.

Jeremiah 26:19

jer 26:19

Thus - Now, if we should take a quite contrary course, and put this man to death, we should do ourselves no good, but procure great evil against our souls; that is against ourselves.

Jeremiah 26:20

jer 26:20

And there was - This is a story which we have recorded in no other part of scripture. They are probably the words of some others, who were enemies to Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 26:23

jer 26:23

Cast his body - Not in the sepulchers of the prophets, but amongst the vulgar people.

Jeremiah 26:24

jer 26:24

Nevertheless - Tho' Jeremiah's enemies pleaded this instance of Urijah, a case judged in this very king's reign; yet the hand, that is, the power and interest of Ahikam, one of Josiah's counsellors, and the father of Gedaliah, was with Jeremiah.

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