A farmer one day went to his landlord, Earl Fitzwilliam, saying, “Please, your lordship, the horses and hounds last week quite destroyed my field of wheat. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place." Had they possessed your light, your education, your good parents and your virtuous surroundings, they might have lived a nobler life. Execute ye judgment and righteousness.] 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. If you do not tell him all the truth, he does not know how to treat you. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-22.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-22.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-22.html. (W. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". for it belonged not to the people or to private individuals. 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. 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.”. Go to. 2012. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-22.html. ", 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. Ver. (33). In other words, every man is a spiritual invalid who wants a heavenly prescription to restore him to health. Make good laws, and see that they be well executed. DD. People who will not permit you to think that they have ever done wrong, are often very unfeeling in their dealings with a person that has “made a fool of himself.” The man who feels himself to be a wrong-doer, is the most compassionately helpful to those that have fallen. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". But I have said already that it was easy for the common people to gather how God’s judgment ought to have been dreaded, for they had heard that punishment was denounced even on the house of David, which was yet considered sacred. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". Jeremiah 22:3. 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 … 1. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Let us weigh well our motives. — Ed. Is it the Third World worker who provides delicacies for our table, or cheap products for our market, but barely ekes out an existence for himself and his family? When a man or a woman has done wrong, do not cast a stone at them; let us, if we can, lead them on to the path of right. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22:3". Proud member BibliographyGill, John. Jeremiah 22:3. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Some people profess too much. (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? 3. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Is it the poor, the migrant, the alien? . 1871-8. Social justice has always been important to Yahweh. (3) Execute ye judgment.—As the Hebrew verb is not identical with that in Jeremiah 21:12, and implies a less formal act, it might be better to render it, do ye judgment . John Trapp Complete Commentary. I do not suppose that we are at present on such a high level as that shown in the spirit of the life of Christ; but let us aim at it, and though we fall, let us rise and try again. 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 oppressor; that was robbed or wronged of his property by one superior to him in power or cunning; (See Gill on Jeremiah 21:12); and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow: who are not in a situation, and in such a condition and circumstances, as to defend themselves; and whom God has a peculiar regard unto; and therefore they who are his deputies and vicegerents, as kings and civil magistrates are, ought to protect such persons, and neither grieve and injure them themselves, nor suffer others to do it: neither shed innocent blood in this place; to grieve and wrong the above persons is a very great evil, but to shed the blood of innocent per tons is a greater still; and this is aggravated by being committed by such who are set over men to secure and preserve their properties and their lives; and such heinous sins as these the present reigning king of Judah was guilty of; which is the reason of their being mentioned; see ( Jeremiah 22:17 ) . — Ed. nor. It is also a matter of course that every true Christian should do no wrong in his practice. Blayney’s version can by no means be approved, “Do right and justice,” as the distinctive character of the two acts is not expressed. BibliographyConstable, Thomas.

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