New Defender's Study Bible Notes
9:3 valiant for the truth. There is always, in every generation, a great shortage—yet always a great need—of men and women who are valiant for the truth! The Hebrew for “valiant” is the same word translated “prevail” in the account of the great Flood. It may be slow in coming, but truth will prevail.
9:11 den of dragons. Hebrew tannin, meaning “monsters,” possibly dinosaurs, which survived in isolated locations for many centuries after the Flood. See also Jeremiah 10:22.
9:16 scatter them also among the heathen. This prophecy looks beyond the imminent Babylonian captivity to the future worldwide dispersion after their rejection of Christ.
9:23 glory in his wisdom. This divine exhortation through Jeremiah is echoed by the Apostle Paul: “Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called” (I Corinthians 1:26). Any wisdom, strength, or position we might possess or acquire has come from God, and He should receive the glory.