Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Outline of Jeremiah 52

The fate of Zedekiah. (Verse 1-11.)

The destruction of Jerusalem. (Verse 12-23.)

The captivities. (Verse 24-30.)

The advancement of Jehoiachin. (Verse 31-34.)


Read Jeremiah 52:1-11

Verse 1-11 — This fruit of sin we should pray against above any thing; Cast me not away from thy presence, Psalms 51:11. None are cast out of God's presence but those who by sin have first thrown themselves out. Zedekiah's flight was in vain, for there is no escaping the judgments of God; they come upon the sinner, and overtake him, let him flee where he will.

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Read Jeremiah 52:12-23

Verse 12-23 — The Chaldean army made woful havoc. But nothing is so particularly related here, as the carrying away of the articles in the temple. The remembrance of their beauty and value shows us the more the evil of sin.

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Read Jeremiah 52:24-30

Verse 24-30 — The leaders of the Jews caused them to err; but now they are, in particular, made monuments of Divine justice. Here is an account of two earlier captivities. This people often were wonders both of judgment and mercy.

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Read Jeremiah 52:31-34

Verse 31-34 — See this history of king Jehoiachin in 2 Kings

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