Jer 13:4
13:4 Take the sash that thou hast bought, which [is] upon thy
     loins, and arise, go to {a} Euphrates, and hide it there in
     a cleft of the rock.

     (a) Because this river was far from Jerusalem, it is
         evident that this was a vision, by which it was
         signified that the Jews would pass over the Euphrates
         to be captives in Babylon, and there for length of time
         would seem to be rotten, although they were joined to
         the Lord before as a girdle about a man.

Jer 13:12
13:12 Therefore thou shalt speak to them this word; Thus saith
      the LORD God of Israel, Every {b} skin shall be filled
      with wine: and they shall say to thee, Do we not certainly
      know that every skin shall be filled with wine?

      (b) Every one of you will be filled with spiritual
          drunkenness, and be without all knowledge to seek how
          to help yourselves.

Jer 13:14
13:14 And I will {c} dash them one against another, even the
      fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not
      pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.

      (c) It will be as easy for me to destroy the greatest and
          the strongest as it is for a man to break earthen

Jer 13:16
13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he shall cause {d}
      darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark
      mountains, and, while ye look for {e} light, he shall turn
      it into the shadow of death, [and] make [it] gross

      (d) That is, affliction and misery by the Babylonians,
          @Isa 8:22.
      (e) Meaning, for help and support of the Egyptians.

Jer 13:17
13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall {f} weep in
      secret places for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep
      bitterly, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S
      flock is carried away captive.

      (f) You will surely be led away captive and I, according
          to my affection toward you, will weep and lament for
          your stubbornness.

Jer 13:18
13:18 Say to the {g} king and to the queen, Humble yourselves,
      sit down: for your principalities shall come down, [even]
      the crown of your glory.

      (g) For Jehoiachin and his mother rendered themselves by
          Jeremiah's counsel to the king of Babylon,
          @2Ki 24:12.

Jer 13:19
13:19 The cities of {h} the south shall be shut up, and none
      shall open [them]: Judah shall be carried away captive all
      of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.

      (h) That is, of Judah, which lies south of Babylon.

Jer 13:20
13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the
      north: where [is] the {i} flock [that] was given thee, thy
      beautiful flock?

      (i) He asks the king, where his people is become.

Jer 13:21
13:21 What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou
      hast {k} taught them [to be] captains, [and] as chief over
      thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?

      (k) By seeking to strangers for help, you have made them
          skilful to fight against you.

Jer 13:22
13:22 And if thou shalt say in thy heart, Why come these things
      upon me? For the greatness of thy iniquity are thy skirts
      {l} uncovered, [and] thy heels made bare.

      (l) The cloak of hypocrisy will be pulled off, and your
          shame seen.

Jer 13:26
13:26 Therefore will I uncover thy skirts upon thy face, {m}
      that thy shame may appear.

      (m) As your iniquities have been revealed to all the
          world, so shall your shame and punishment.

Jer 13:27
13:27 I have seen thy adulteries, and thy {n} neighings, the
      lewdness of thy harlotry, [and] thy abominations on the
      hills in {o} the fields. Woe to thee, O Jerusalem! wilt
      thou not be made clean? when [shall it] once [be]?

      (n) He compares idolaters to horses inflamed after mares.
      (o) There is no place so high nor low, where the marks and
          signs of your idolatry do not appear.

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