Thus saith the LORD Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. And he was indeed blessed. "Commentary on Jeremiah 17:5". It sets forth the curse of trusting in man; the blessedness of trusting in God; the deceitfulness of the human heart; and contains a prayer of the prophet for deliverance from his enemies.

He who looks for aid from men is pronounced accursed by God, even when he expects from them what belongs to this frail life, which soon vanishes; but when we hope for eternal life and the inheritance of heaven from ourselves or from other creatures, how much more detestable it is?

Cursed be the man that trusteth in man - This reprehends their vain confidence in trusting in Egypt, which was too feeble itself to help, and, had it been otherwise, too ill disposed towards them to help them heartily. https: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man.]

Thus, its leaves stay green and it does not cease bearing fruit.4. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". 3  O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. In other words, they’ve had it. 3:3 emphasis added).

The cursed man makes flesh his strength (vs.5a); the blessed man makes the LORD His hope (vs.7b). The imagery, though striking, could be much more striking still. As men therefore quickly vanish away, what can be more foolish than to seek safety from them? But when men look behind and before, they gather help to themselves from all parts of the world: however their goings around are useless, and not only so, but they turn out to their own destruction, for God not only derides in this place the folly of them who trust in flesh, but declares that they are accursed This curse of God ought to strike us with terror; for we hence learn that God is highly displeased with all those who seek their own salvation in the world and in creatures. And he who, in reference to the salvation of his soul, trusts in an arm of flesh - in himself or others, or in any thing he has done or suffered, will inherit a curse instead of a blessing.

Sin makes its mark upon the human heart, even with the force of an iron pen and the depth of a diamond point.5 Nevertheless, Jeremiah also testifies to a promised day when God will overwrite those marks with a new covenant, inscribing God’s law upon the human heart so that humans will no longer turn away from the God who never turned away from them.6, Mt.

While this announcement has universal scope, in this context Jeremiah applied it to the covenant people especially. See 9:15, Psalms 78:22; Psalms 52:7.

1871-8. So it is in this place, though the Prophet, according to the common usage, repeats in the second clause what he had said in the first, he yet expresses something more, that men are extremely sottish when they place their salvation in a thing of nought; for, as we have said, there is nothing solid or enduring in flesh. God apparently did not relegate that imagery to one book of the Bible; rather, He developed it further, as we see here in Jeremiah. And makes flesh his strength, It was the sin of both the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah when each trusted in Egypt for deliverance from the Assyrians (2 Ki. Supposed Bible Contradictions – Who Moved David to Number Israel? There are two options. Nor will cease from yielding fruit. The kind of trust spoken about here is the trust that is placed in a man when it ought to be in God.

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https: (Ex 20:15; 19:13; Ex 12:35-36), Supposed Bible Contradictions – Is God Peaceable? First, the curse in Jeremiah 17:5-6. Hence the Prophet intended here to shew that these two things cannot be connected together — to put confidence in the flesh and in God at the same time. A slight hitch that is especially apparent in Jeremiah, however, is that humans don’t always make the right choices and thus the outcomes are not the desirable ones.1.

It was Jeremiah who wrote these words. BibliographyTrapp, John. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance. Here the prophet discourseth of the chief good and of the chief evil. Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 14:22.

Then they who seem prudent in their own eyes take aids to themselves from every quarter, and in these they acquiesce. On הבל cf. He knew that man's heart is deceitful above all things, and that fallen man can be swept into deep despondency when faith in the Lord fails or falters. See for example Jeremiah 1:15, 4:6, 5:15 where God “calls” and “brings” the threat from the north. Reading the words of the God-man in the Gospels as He described the horrors of the coming judgment serve as a reminder that as bad as parched land is, it’s an arrow to an eternity that’s much worse.


1999. Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

(g) The Jews were given to worldly policies and thought to make themselves strong by the friendship of the Egyptians, Isa 31:3 and strangers and in the mean time did not depend on God, and therefore he denounces God's plagues against them, showing that they prefer corruptible man to God, who is immortal, Isa 2:22, Jer 48:6,7. (Although there may even here be a hint at possible restoration in the phrase “when relief comes” in verse 6. He is “blessed” (vs.7a). It’s not a pleasant picture. .

Jeremiah 2:5; and with "none that profiteth," cf. https: All other rights reserved. Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other. BibliographyCoke, Thomas.

It is also the longest book in the canon, as determined by the most accurate measure of length — the number of Hebrew words comprising the book. Jeremiah 17:5. Yes. Jeremiah 17:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Jeremiah 17:5, NIV: "This is what the LORD says: 'Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD." To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, "Cursed is the man that trusteth in man ...", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures.