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Jeremiah 44:5

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

But they hearkened not -

  1. They disregarded the authority of their God.
  • They were not moved by the entreaties of their most affectionate Father.
  • In abominations they delighted. And,
  • 4. They loved that which God hated; and, apparently, because he hated it.

    Matthew Henry
    Concise Bible Commentary
    God reminds the Jews of the sins that brought desolations upon Judah. It becomes us to warn men of the danger of sin with all seriousness: Oh, do not do it! If you love God, do not, for it is provoking to him; if you love your own souls, do not, for it is destructive to them. Let conscience do this for us in the hour of temptation. The Jews whom God sent into the land of the Chaldeans, were there, by the power of God's grace, weaned from idolatry; but those who went by their own perverse will into the land of the Egyptians, were there more attached than ever to their idolatries. When we thrust ourselves without cause or call into places of temptation, it is just with God to leave us to ourselves. If we walk contrary to God, he will walk contrary to us. The most awful miseries to which men are exposed, are occasioned by the neglect of offered salvation.