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Go to Bible: Jeremiah 20
 
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Jer 20:2

“the upper gate of Benjamin.” This is the gate in the northern wall of the Temple, not the northern gate in the city wall. It was built by king Jotham, son of Uzziah (2 Kings 15:35).

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Jer 20:12

“kidneys...heart.” The “kidneys” refers to a person’s emotional life. The Word of God points to the fact that our kidneys, bowels, and belly (or womb) are part of our mental/emotional life, not “just physical organs.” Our “gut,” including our intestines, bowels, kidneys and stomach contain as many nerve cells as our brain, and studies are now showing that our “gut” contributes significantly to our emotional life and health. In contrast, in the biblical world, the “heart” refers to the thoughts, not the emotions. When the Bible mentions “heart” and “kidneys” together, it refers to the thought life (“heart”) and emotional life (“kidneys”). [For more on the heart referring to the thought life, see commentary on Prov. 15:21. For more on kidneys referring to the emotional life, see commentary on Rev. 2:23, “kidneys”].

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Jer 20:16

“and did not relent.” God overthrew the cities without relenting, that is, God did not back off of the destruction until it was done. However, the word nacham can also be translated that God overthrew the cities without pity, or without compassion (CSB; ESV). The Hebrew word nacham (#05162 נָחַם) has both meanings, and it is likely that both meanings apply in this verse. This is an example of when the receptor language, English, just cannot express the richness of the Hebrew without an expanded translation: God overthrew the cities without pity or relenting. [For more on nacham, see commentary on Jer. 18:8].

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