DD. Though they saw that it was polluted by the crimes and evil deeds of men, yet they ought to have retained some regard for it on account of that expression, “This is my rest for ever.”. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. — Ed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/jeremiah-22.html. Before doing any act, we should consider its intent, and ask ourselves, “What is my intention? "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Hence most foolishly does the Pope at the present day seek to exempt himself from all reproof, because he occupies the apostolic throne. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-22.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-22.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-22.html. and yet the descendants of David who succeeded him, being types and representatives of Christ, were not on that account, as we here see, exempt from reproof. To save the despoiled out of the hand of the oppressor means: to defend his just cause against the oppressor, to defend him from being despoiled; cf. Why, farmer, you don’t mean to say you are going to give the morley back!” But the honest old John Bull of a farmer replied, “It would be wrong, you know, for me to keep that £50.” Do no wrong to your neighbour, either in competition of business, or in your social and political relationship. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". Thus it behoved the Jews to venerate that royal throne, on which God had inscribed certain marks of his glory. .—The Hebrew order connects both verbs with the substantives—to the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, do no wrong, no violence—and gives the latter the emphasis of position. We may render the passage as Gataker does, “And the stranger, the orphan, and the widow oppress not, wrong not,” or plunder not. Is it the glory of God, the good of man, or only my own advantage--my own indulgence?” When the intention is wholly selfish it is pretty sure to cause disappointment and misery; but when the intention is unselfish, it is likely to result in happiness both to ourselves and others. Thus saith the Lord, execute ye judgment and righteousness, &c.] Judge righteous Judgment; give the cause to whom it belongs, without respect of persons, and without a bribe or corruption; do no unrighteousness to any, by withholding from them what is due unto them, which was what this prince was chargeable with, ( Jeremiah 22:13 ) ; and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the … BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Ver. Note the Figure of speech Paradiastole. Every man has a weak side to his character, and a tendency to do wrong in some direction. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), for all afflicted ones. Let us weigh well our motives. The form of address; House of David, which is by a displacement awkwardly separated from שׁמעוּ, is meant to remind the kingly house of its origin, its ancestor David, who walked in the ways of the Lord. They should protect the weak and vulnerable and should not shed innocent blood. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". When I hear anybody speaking harshly or ridiculing somebody who has done wrong and been found out, I fear that the only way to save them is for God to let them also fall into the mire of iniquity. Some people profess too much. Make good laws, and see that they be well executed. We profess much; let us seek to practise what we profess. When, therefore, they saw that those were summoned before God’s tribunal who were, in a manner, not subject to laws, what were they to think but that every one of them ought to have thought of himself, and to examine his own life? Go to. `Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Used by Permission. Months afterwards, the same old farmer came to the hall again, and when admitted into the library, said, “Please, your lordship, I have brought back that £50.” The earl exclaimed, “Why, what for?” The farmer said, “Well, because I find that the trodden field of wheat has turned out to be a better crop than any of the others. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place." Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It might, however, be asked, why the Prophet said that he was sent to the whole people, when his doctrine was addressed only to the king and the public judges? The Biblical Illustrator. 1865-1868. Two things are observable: 1. Or do we practice justice even toward those who have no advocate? As, then, the king and his counsellors were become like robbers, and as they so occupied the throne of David that all impiety prevailed, and they hesitated not to plunder on every side, as though they lived in a house of plunder; this was, as I have said, a sad and shameful spectacle. Execute ye, &c. See note on Jeremiah 7:5. judgment and righteousness. neither. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. (W. 1874-1909. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-22.html. Figure of speech Hendiadys = judgment, yea, righteous judgment. . A similar passage is in Jeremiah 7:6. 3. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Do no wrong . The whole verse paints but too vividly a reign which presented the very reverse of all that the prophet describes as belonging to a righteous king. That is, Administer justice to all your subjects. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-22.html. (36) Were we to grant what is claimed, (though that is frivolous and childish,) that the Roman throne is apostolic, (which I think has never been occupied by Peter,) surely the throne of David was much more venerable than the chair of Peter? When any one brings friends with him, and employs them in the defense of his cause, the judge is thereby influenced; and he who is a native will have his relations and neighbors to support his cause; and he who is rich and possessing power will also influence the judge, so that he dares not do anything notoriously wrong; but when the stranger, or the orphan, or the widow comes before the judge, he can with impunity oppress them all. Is it the poor, the migrant, the alien? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/jeremiah-22.html. Execute… judgment — The original here is not the same as in Jeremiah 21:12. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". We must, indeed, detest such monsters, but we must take care lest God’s word, through men’s wickedness, should lose its value in our esteem. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-22.html. Do you say you have not done wrong? Jeremiah 22:3 (WYC) The Lord saith these things, Do ye doom, and rightfulness, and deliver ye him that is oppressed by violence from the hand of the false challenger; and do not ye make sorry, neither oppress ye wickedly a comeling, and a fatherless child, and a widow, and shed ye not out innocent blood in this place. nor. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. They are the due performance of relative duties, to teach us how much lieth upon men’s just performance of the duties of their relations, and more particularly, how much God loveth justice and judgment, without the impartial execution of which no princes, no magistrates, can promise themselves security from temporal judgments; which much commendeth the love of God to human society, injustice being the greatest enemy to it, and justice the great foundation and pillar of it. fatherless, nor the widow. The earl said “I am very sorry; how much damage do you think they did?” The farmer replied, “Well, your lordship, I don’t think £50 would make it right.” The earl immediately wrote out his order for £50 and handed it to the farmer, saying, “I hope it will not be so bad as you think.” So they parted. Blayney’s version can by no means be approved, “Do right and justice,” as the distinctive character of the two acts is not expressed.