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

Jeremiah Chapter 41

Jeremiah 41:1

jer 41:1

Now - Three months after the city was taken. Ishmael - The same Ishmael that came to Gedaliah, Jer 41:8-9, to whom he sware protection; only here we are told he was of the royal blood, which might both raise his spirits, as having a more legal pretence to the government, and rendered him a fitter instrument, for Baalis the king or queen of the Ammonites to make use of. The princes - Some of the princes, who had escaped the army of the king of Babylon.

Jeremiah 41:3

jer 41:3

Slew - All those who were about the court of Gedaliah.

Jeremiah 41:4

jer 41:4

No man - No man who lived at any distance from Mizpah.

Jeremiah 41:5

jer 41:5

There came men - Who possibly had not heard of the temple being burnt. Cut themselves - With all indications of mourning used in those countries.

Jeremiah 41:8

jer 41:8

He forebare - His covetousness prevailed over his cruelty.

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