Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
jer 38:5For the king - I see I am as it were no king. I can do nothing against you, you will do what you please.
jer 38:10Thirty men - Probably the king commanded Ebed - melech to take thirty men to guard him against any opposition.
jer 38:19Lest they - Lest the Chaldeans should deliver me into the hands of those Jews which have fallen to them.
jer 38:22The women - Thou that art afraid of the insultings of men, shalt fall under the insultings of the women. Thy friends - For this thou mayest thank thy priests, and false prophets. And they - Have forsaken thee, every one shifting for himself.