22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
22 You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.
22 And you gave them this land, which you swore to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.
22 You gave them this land and solemnly promised to their ancestors a bountiful and fertile land.
22 You have given them this land, of which You swore to their fathers to give them--"a land flowing with milk and honey."
22 You gave the people of Israel this land that you had promised their ancestors long before-a land flowing with milk and honey.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 32:22
Commentary on Jeremiah 32:16-25
(Read Jeremiah 32:16-25)
Jeremiah adores the Lord and his infinite perfections. When at any time we are perplexed about the methods of Providence, it is good for us to look to first principles. Let us consider that God is the fountain of all being, power, and life; that with him no difficulty is such as cannot be overcome; that he is a God of boundless mercy; that he is a God of strict justice; and that he directs every thing for the best. Jeremiah owns that God was righteous in causing evil to come upon them. Whatever trouble we are in, personal or public, we may comfort ourselves that the Lord sees it, and knows how to remedy it. We must not dispute God's will, but we may seek to know what it means.