Jeremiah 42:7
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New International Version
Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.

King James Bible
And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of ten days, that the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah.

World English Bible
It happened after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of ten days, that there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

After ten days - All this time he was waiting upon God; for it is evident the prophets could not prophesy when they pleased, any more than the disciples of our Lord could work miracles when they wished. The gift of prophecy and the gift of miracles were both dependent on the will of the Most High, and each of them was given only for the moment; and when the necessity was over, the influence ceased.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

At this time he was waiting for a revelation from God in answer to the enquiries of the people; who probably thus delayed to make known his will, in order to shew them that Jeremiah did not speak of his own mind, but when and as he was directed. The delay was also suited to give time for consideration, and to retard their rash project, and, as it would render them impatient, it tended to detect their hypocrisy, and to shew more clearly their determined rebellion against God.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it...

Jeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation.
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Isaiah 30:18
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

Jeremiah 42:8
So he called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him and all the people from the least to the greatest.

Ezekiel 3:16
At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me:

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