Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Jeremiah 8:2

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

Loved … served … walked … sought … worshipped - There is great force in the piled-up verbs by which their worship of the heavenly bodies is described. The prophet beginning with the heart‘s “love” describes that worship) in the various stages of its development, and then contrasts its fulness with the miserable reward which ensues.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Though no real hurt can be done to a dead body, yet disgrace to the remains of wicked persons may alarm those yet alive; and this reminds us that the Divine justice and punishments extend beyond the grave. Whatever befalls us here, let us humble ourselves before God, and seek his mercy.