24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
24 People will live together in Judah and all its towns-farmers and those who move about with their flocks.
24 And Judah and all its cities shall dwell there together, and the farmers and those who wander with their flocks.
24 All Judah's people, whether in town or country, will get along just fine with each other.
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all its cities together, farmers and those going out with flocks.
24 Townspeople and farmers and shepherds alike will live together in peace and happiness.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 31:24
Commentary on Jeremiah 31:21-26
(Read Jeremiah 31:21-26)
The way from the bondage of sin to the liberty of God's children, is a high-way. It is plain, it is safe; yet none are likely to walk in it, unless they set their hearts towards it. They are encouraged by the promise of a new, unheard-of, extraordinary thing; a creation, a work of Almighty power; the human nature of Christ, formed and prepared by the power of the Holy Ghost: and this is here mentioned as an encouragement to the Jews to return to their own land. And a comfortable prospect is given them of a happy settlement there. Godliness and honesty God has joined: let no man think to put them asunder, or to make the one atone for the want of the other. In the love and favour of God the weary soul shall find rest, and the sorrowful shall find joy. And what can we see with more satisfaction than the good of Jerusalem, and peace upon Israel?