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Matthew Henry's Commentary – Chapter 16
Chapter 16

In this chapter, I. The greatness of the calamity that was coming upon the Jewish nation is illustrated by prohibitions given to the prophet neither to set up a house of his own (Jer. 16:1-4) nor to go into the house of mourning (Jer. 16:5-7) nor into the house of feasting, Jer. 16:8, 9. II. God is justified in these severe proceedings against them by an account of their great wickedness, Jer. 16:10-13. III. An intimation is given of mercy in reserve, Jer. 16:14, 15. IV. Some hopes are given that the punishment of the sin should prove the reformation of the sinners, and that they should return to God at length in a way of duty, and so be qualified for his returns to them in a way of favour, Jer. 16:16-21.