J E R E M I A H.
This chapter brings us very near the destruction
of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans, for the story of it lies in the
latter end of Zedekiah's reign; we have in it, I. A general idea of
the bad character of that reign, ver. 1, 2. II. The message which Zedekiah,
notwithstanding, sent to Jeremiah to desire his prayers, ver. 3. III. The flattering hopes
which the people had conceived, that the Chaldeans would quit the
siege of Jerusalem, ver. 5.
IV. The assurance God gave them by Jeremiah (who was now at
liberty, ver. 4) that the
Chaldean army should renew the siege and take the city, ver. 6-10. V. The imprisonment of
Jeremiah, under pretence that he was a deserter, ver. 11-15. VI. The kindness which
Zedekiah showed him when he was a prisoner, ver. 16-21.