Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,…
The Jews trusted in the strength of Pharaoh. They had done this before, but to no purpose. The prophets of God always protested against such trust (cf. Isaiah 31.). Here, in spite of all warning, they are resolving upon such reliance again. But they were building on sand. The destruction came; the very destruction they thought, by their acting as they had done, they had certainly escaped. Thus do and shall be done by all who are like them. Such are -
I. They that think to establish themselves by wicked ways.
II. Those that rely upon men and not on God.
III. Those that trust to uncertain riches.
IV. Those that think saying "Lord, Lord," whilst living ungodly lives, will save them. - C.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,