Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Jeremiah
Book: Jeremiah
Chapter: 46

The defeat of the Egyptians. (1-12) Their overthrow after the
siege of Tyre. (13-26) A promise of comfort to the Jews. (27,28)

1-12 The whole Word of God is against those who obey not the
Gospel of Christ; but it is for those, even of the Gentiles, who
turn to Him. The Prophecy begins with Egypt. Let them strengthen
themselves with all the art and interest they have, yet it shall
be all in vain. The wounds God inflicts On his enemies, cannot
be healed By medicines. Power and prosperity soon pass from one
to another in this changing world.

13-28 Those who encroached On others, shall now be themselves
encroached On. Egypt is now like a very fair Heifer, not
accustomed to the Yoke of subjection; but Destruction comes out
of the north: the Chaldeans shall come. Comfort and peace are
spoken to the Israel of God, designed to encourage them when the
Judgments of God were abroad among the nations. He will be with
them, and only correct them in Measure; and will not punish them
with Everlasting Destruction from his presence.