6 then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city a curse[1] among all the nations of the earth.' "

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 26:6

Commentary on Jeremiah 26:1-6

(Read Jeremiah 26:1-6)

God's ambassadors must not seek to please men, or to save themselves from harm. See how God waits to be gracious. If they persisted in disobedience, it would ruin their city and temple. Can any thing else be expected? Those who will not be subject to the commands of God, make themselves subject to the curse of God.

18 to escape the Babylonians.[2] They were afraid of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 41:18

Commentary on Jeremiah 41:11-18

(Read Jeremiah 41:11-18)

The success of villany must be short, and none can prosper who harden their hearts against God. And those justly lose comfort in real fears, who excuse themselves in sin by pretended fears. The removal of a prudent and peaceable ruler, and the succession of another who is rash and ambitious, affects the welfare of many. Only those are happy and steady who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.