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

Jeremiah Chapter 44

Jeremiah 44:1

jer 44:1

At Migdol - It seems the Jews that went into Egypt had planted themselves at these four places. Migdol was a city upon the borders of the Red Sea. Noph was a city, which the Greeks and Latines called Memphis; it is thought to be that, which is now called Cairo. Pathros was the province, since called Thebais.

Jeremiah 44:14

jer 44:14

For none - Only such shall escape, as have been forced into Egypt against their wills; and as did not fall in with the idolatry of the Egyptians.

Jeremiah 44:15

jer 44:15

All the men - It should seem those that did it were mostly women, and that they did it with some privacy, so that all their husbands did not know of it.

Jeremiah 44:26

jer 44:26

The Lord liveth - There shall not any be left alive of the Jews that are in Egypt, to swear The Lord God liveth.

Jeremiah 44:29

jer 44:29

This shall be a sign - Signs are usually antecedent to the thing signified, but the word is taken in a larger notion in this place for that which should attend the thing signified by it.

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