25 "The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 9:25

Commentary on Jeremiah 9:23-26

(Read Jeremiah 9:23-26)

In this world of sin and sorrow, ending soon in death and judgement, how foolish for men to glory in their knowledge, health, strength, riches, or in any thing which leaves them under the dominion of sin and the wrath of God! and of which an account must hereafter be rendered; it will but increase their misery. Those are the true Israel who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Let us prize the distinction which comes from God, and will last for ever. Let us seek it diligently.

26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the wilderness in distant places.[1] For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 9:26

Commentary on Jeremiah 9:23-26

(Read Jeremiah 9:23-26)

In this world of sin and sorrow, ending soon in death and judgement, how foolish for men to glory in their knowledge, health, strength, riches, or in any thing which leaves them under the dominion of sin and the wrath of God! and of which an account must hereafter be rendered; it will but increase their misery. Those are the true Israel who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Let us prize the distinction which comes from God, and will last for ever. Let us seek it diligently.

23 Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant places[2] ;

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 25:23

Commentary on Jeremiah 25:15-29

(Read Jeremiah 25:15-29)

The evil and the good events of life are often represented in Scripture as cups. Under this figure is represented the desolation then coming upon that part of the world, of which Nebuchadnezzar, who had just began to reign and act, was to be the instrument; but this destroying sword would come from the hand of God. The desolations the sword should make in all these kingdoms, are represented by the consequences of excessive drinking. This may make us loathe the sin of drunkenness, that the consequences of it are used to set forth such a woful condition. Drunkenness deprives men of the use of their reason, makes men as mad. It takes from them the valuable blessing, health; and is a sin which is its own punishment. This may also make us dread the judgments of war. It soon fills a nation with confusion. They will refuse to take the cup at thy hand. They will not believe Jeremiah; but he must tell them it is the word of the Lord of hosts, and it is in vain for them to struggle against Almighty power. And if God's judgments begin with backsliding professors, let not the wicked expect to escape.