SEV Biblia, Chapter 42:1 Â¶ Vinieron todos los príncipes de los ejércitos, y Johanán, hijo de Carea, y Jezanías, hijo de Osaías, y todo el pueblo desde el menor hasta el mayor,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 42:1 Verse 1. The captains of the forces] The different leaders of the small bands or companies, collected from different parts of the land. The principal are those here named.
Matthew Henry Commentary
Johanan desires Jeremiah to ask counsel of God. (Jer. 42:1-6) They ar assured of safety in Judea, but of destruction in Egypt. (Jer. 42:7-22)
Jer. 42:1-6 To serve a turn, Jeremiah is sought out, and the captain ask for his assistance. In every difficult, doubtful case, we must loo to God for direction; and we may still, in faith, pray to be guided by a spirit of wisdom in our hearts, and the leadings of Providence. We d not truly desire to know the mind of God, if we do not fully resolve to comply with it when we know it. Many promise to do what the Lor requires, while they hope to have their pride flattered, and their favourite lusts spared. Yet something betrays the state of their hearts.
Jer. 42:7-22 If we would know the mind of the Lord in doubtful cases we must wait as well as pray. God is ever ready to return in mercy to those he has afflicted; and he never rejects any who rely on his promises. He has declared enough to silence even the causeless fears of his people, which discourge them in the way of duty. Whatever loss of suffering we may fear from obedience, is provided against in God' word; and he will protect and deliver all who trust in him and serv him. It is folly to quit our place, especially to quit a holy land because we meet with trouble in it. And the evils we think to escape by sin, we certainly bring upon ourselves. We may apply this to the commo troubles of life; and those who think to avoid them by changing their place, will find that the grievances common to men will meet the wherever they go. Sinners who dissemble with God in solemn profession especially should be rebuked with sharpness; for their actions spea more plainly than words. We know not what is good for ourselves; an what we are most fond of, and have our hearts most set upon, ofte proves hurtful, and sometimes fatal __________________________________________________________________
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