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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Jeremiah Chapter 34

Jeremiah 34:5

jer 34:5

Ah Lord - The Jews in their chronology, give us the form of the lamentation thus. Alas! Zedekiah is dead, who drank the dregs of all ages: that is, who was punished for the sins of all former ages.

Jeremiah 34:17

jer 34:17

Behold - You shall perish by the sword, famine and pestilence, and those of you who escape them, shall be slaves, in many nations.

Jeremiah 34:18

jer 34:18

Cut the calf - It seems these Jews in their making of the solemn covenant with God about releasing their servants used this rite; they caused a calf, or heifer to be cut in pieces, and the parts to be laid in the temple, right over - against one another; then they recited this covenant, and passed between the parts of the heifer so cut; silently agreeing that God should cut them in pieces like that beast if they did not make their words good.

Jeremiah 34:22

jer 34:22

Behold - I will put into their hearts to return.

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