Jeremiah 30

Jacob’s Trouble: 2020—2027


J E Bradburn


The Treasury also estimates that 2.2 million people are still reliant on cash in the UK, with the elderly, poor, and rural dwellers the most reliant.

“We haven’t taken a view in this report about the merit of a cashless society,” said the author of the report Natalie Cheney, the UK’s former chief financial ombudsman at the time.

“We haven’t concluded that it’s impossible, or even undesirable. But our research does show that if we fail to plan and prepare for it properly, a cashless society would do significant harm to the millions of people who would be left behind.” UK Finance has, of course, said it is working with Access to Cash Review, to look at how the banking and finance industry can improve customer outcomes and work with local authorities to identify and report gaps in cash provision. Meanwhile, despite the former UK chancellor Philip Hammond calling 1p and 2p coins “obsolete” and a Treasury report finding that just 60% of the coins being used in transactions are either being saved or thrown away — they were still kept in circulation after uproar from the public. But taking all this into account — we are now in a new society. The lockdown presents an undeniable social change in the aftermath. The Treasury also estimates that 2.2 million people are still reliant on cash in the UK, with the elderly, poor, and rural dwellers the most reliant.  The only pillar which is left are the banks, and they are closing down as fast as they can on city streets. The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest IMF- advanced economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

It begins with Covid19 to dilute the aging population saving billions of £s in pensions and other counts; and does not stop until those who believe that God will look after the elite. 


To divulge the whole story; here it is:

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

The Lord. Hebrew Jehovah.

2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, “Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.” Ap 4:1

For abiding comfort and hope in the coming times of trouble. Written before the deportation. Compare Jeremiah 30:5—11 and 12—24.

A dark foreground is shown in Jere 31:3. “Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.”

3 “For, lo, the days come,” saith the Lord, ‘that I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’” Lo Fig Asterismos Ap 6 saith the Lord [is] Jehovah’s oracle. Israel as well as Judah.

4 “And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.” This is the introduction to the two chapters.

5 For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.”

V| f| 5—7 Tribulation (great difficulty, affliction, or distress).

  |   g |-7-10. Restoration (the return of something that was removed or abolished).

  |       h | 11. Jehovah the Saviour.

  | f | 12—15 Tribulation.

  |    g | 16 Retaliation.

  |      h | 17 Jehovah the Healer.

6 “Ask ye now, and see whether a man dost travail with child? Wherefore [why] do I see every man with his hands on his loins, (the area on each side of the backbone of a human or other animal between the ribs and hips?) as a woman in travail, (work, especially work that involves hard physical effort over a long period), and all faces are turned into paleness?

A man = a male. Hebrew, Zakar. Man = a strong man. Hebrew geber

7 “Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

That day. The interpretation here is of the day of Babylon’s overthrow. The application is of the yet future Great Tribulation of Matthew 24. This is in contrast with the day of restoration. Great, &c, = too great to have another like it.

Jacob’s. Not Israel’s, for it is the natural seed that is here in question, not the spiritual. See notes on Genesis 32:28 Jacob = contender. It is used of the natural Jacob and his natural seed. Israel is used for spiritual Jacob and his spiritual seed. Genesis 43:6  Israel. Note the name. Jacob is used of his weakness, Israel is of his resignation to God’s will. In this use of the names Jacob and Israel, men might well invent a Jacobite and Israelite authorship, as well as an Elohist and Jehovist theory.  Genesis  45:26 fainted = began to cease beating. Compare Jacob’s fainting with Israel’s strength. verse 45:28 Israel, which is used in connection with his strength of faith, and act Gen 4:1

8 “For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

Break his yoke. Reminding us of Jeremiah 28:10,11.

9 “But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.”

David their king. This is yet  future. Ezekiel 34: 23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

24 And I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.

10 “Therefore fear thou not, O My servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and the seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.”

Fear thou not &c. Taking up

Isaiah 41:10, 18.

10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

18 “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.”


Isaiah 43:5 “Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;”


Isaiah 44:2 “Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.


11. “For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make  a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

In measure = to the due measure. Unpunished-guiltless Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:7; 34:7. Numbers 14:18). Ap 92


Exodus 20:7 (KJV) “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Exodus 34:7 (KJV) “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

Numbers 14:18 “The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”

12. For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

13. “There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.

That thou mayest &c = for tying thee up.

14. “All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.

Iniquity 44 iv Sins 44:1

15. “Why criest thou for thine afflictions? Thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

16. “Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

All they that devour thee, &c Ref to Pentateuch (Exodus23:22). Ap 92

17. “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds,” saith the Lord; ‘because they called thee an Outcast, saying, ‘This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.’”

18. “Thus saith the Lord; ‘Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy upon his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.

Upon her own heap. This cannot have a spiritual application; still less interpretation. It is literally Zion. This was written in the book, before the siege, which had already been foretold in, (chapters 7; 19; 21:10. 34:2; 37:10.) Heap = ruins.



T| i | 30:19—21. Blessings.

  |    k |30:22 People accepted.

  | i | 30:23—24 Judgement.

  |   k | 31:1 People accepted.

them: i.e. the restored cities and palaces.


I will multiply.



|Not be a few.


|Not be despised.

Small = (small in number)


19. “And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”


20. “Their children also shall be as aforetine [before], and their congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all that oppress them.”

Children = sons

Oppress = First used by God Himself (Exodus 3:9 KJV “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.”)


21. “And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto Me? Saith the Lord.” 

·         Their nobles. Hebrew His prince.

·         ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,       i.e. Jacob’s

·         Their governor. Hebrew His ruler


Cause him to draw near. Which is a reference to Pentateuch. Numbers 16:5 (KJV) And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, “Even tomorrow the Lord will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.


Who is this…?


Isaiah 63:1 (KJV) (in judgement). “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”


Matthew 21:10 (KJV) (in grace). “And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?”


Engaged = pledged.


22. And ye shall be My People, and I will be your God.”


23. Behold the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with a fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.”


Continuing whirlwind = a tempest rolling itself upward; 1.e. a roaring tempest. The wicked = lawless ones (plural} Hebrew rasha', (wickedness, in the sense of the restless activity of fallen nature (Job 3:17.  Isa. 53:9; 57:20, 21); where it refers to the activity of the impious and ungodly, or robbers.)


24. The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until He have done it, and until He have performed the intents of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.


The latter days = the end of the days. Reference is to Pentateuch:

Genesis 49:1 (KJV) “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

Compare Genesis 23:20 (KJV) “And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.” (Trembling: fear). Heth

Dread, a descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites (Genesis 10:18; Deuteronomy 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron (Genesis 23:3, 7). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are called "the sons of Heth" (Genesis 23:3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20). Ap 92  Consider = understand.


Image result for Manasseh and Ephraim images31:1. “At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of the families of Israel, and they shall be My People.”


At the same time: the latter days. Genesis 30:24 KJV “And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son. [

Saith the Lord = is Jehovah’s oracle.


Ap 4:11 EL is essentially the Almighty, thought the word is never so rendered (see below, "Shaddai"). EL is Elohim in all His strength and power. It is rendered "God" as Elohim is, but El is God the Omnipotent. Elohim is God the Creator putting His omnipotence into operation. Eloah (see below) is God Who wills and orders all, and Who is to be the one object of the worship of His people. El is the God Who knows all (first occ. Gen. 14:18:22) and sees all (Gen. 16:13) and that performeth all things for His people (Ps. 57:2); and in Whom all the Divine attributes are concentrated.


God is Hebrew Elohim  Ap 4:1 Elohim occurs 2.700 times. Its first occurrence connects it with creation, and give it its essential meaning as the Creator. It indicates His relation to mankind as His creatures (see note on 2 Chron. 18:31, where it stands in contrast with Jehovah as indicating covenant relationship). 'Elohim is God the Son, the living "WORD" with creature form to create (John 1:1. Col. 1:15-17. Rev. 3:14); and later, with human form to redeem (John 1:14). "Begotten of His Father before all worlds; born of His mother, in the world." In this creature form He appeared to the Patriarchs, a form not temporarily assumed. 'Elohim is indicated (as in A.V.) by ordinary small type, "God". See table on page 7.


All. Not Judah alone, They shall be My People. Which is a reference to Pentateuch (.) Ap 92. Compare Lev 30:22, 32:38 &c.


Leviticus 26:12 (KJV) “And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be My people.”


First read 2 Maccabees: relying on God.