Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
jer 37:10And burn it - When God is resolved upon an effect, the instruments are little to be regarded. It is not the arm of flesh, but the power of God which is in that case to be considered.
jer 37:12Went forth - Jeremiah knowing the city would suddenly be taken, and that he could be no farther useful to the people, taking advantage of the withdrawing of the Chaldean army, resolves to go to his own country, to Anathoth, in the crowd of people that were going out.
jer 37:13Of Benjamin - The gate that looked toward the inheritance of that tribe.
jer 37:16The dungeon - The Hebrew words signify some pit, or deep hole, where were some cells or apartments, in which they were wont to keep those whom they judged great malefactors.
jer 37:17Is there - Hath God revealed any thing to thee, concerning the issue of the return of the Chaldean army.