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

Jeremiah Chapter 38

Jeremiah 38:5

jer 38:5

For the king - I see I am as it were no king. I can do nothing against you, you will do what you please.

Jeremiah 38:10

jer 38:10

Thirty men - Probably the king commanded Ebed - melech to take thirty men to guard him against any opposition.

Jeremiah 38:19

jer 38:19

Lest they - Lest the Chaldeans should deliver me into the hands of those Jews which have fallen to them.

Jeremiah 38:22

jer 38:22

The 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.

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