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The Prophecies

Of Jeremiah

an introduction
An Introduction

Jeremiah...The Man

  • Son of Hilkiah 1:1 cp. 2 Kings 22:4, 8
  • A priest 1:1
  • At first, unwilling to prophesy 1:6
    • Afterwards, the Lord’s message became in him “a fire in his bones” 20:7-9
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Political

An Introduction

Jeremiah...The Times

  • Josiah is king when Jeremiah is called to prophesy 1:2 Ù627/26 B.C.
  • Jeremiah continues on through the reign of Zedekiah 1:3Ù586 B.C.
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An Introduction

Jeremiah...The Times

Political

  • Josiah = good king 2 Chron 34
  • Jehoahaz = short rule Jer 22:11
  • Jehoiakim = bad king Jer 26
  • Jehoiachin = bad king 2 Kings 24
  • Zedekiah = bad king 2 Chron 36:12
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Religious

An Introduction

Jeremiah...The Times

  • Though Josiah’s reforms were good, they left the people’s hearts virtually untouched 3:6-10
  • The “post-Josiah” throne basically had a disdain for the word of God 22:21 36:23
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An Introduction

Jeremiah...The Message

  • “Repent of sin” 7:3 18:11
  • “Submit to Babylon” 27:1-12
  • “Wait for the Lord to bless you by…
    • …bringing you back home” 30:3 31:12
    • …the coming Messiah” 31:31-34 33:15 cp. Heb 8:8-13
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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • Jeremiah had always been in God’s plans 1:5 cp. Gal 1:15
  • Yet, he was reluctant to serve 1:6
  • God gave him “authority” over the nations through the words he would speak 1:10 cp. Jn 12:48

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • God reassures Jeremiah about his mission with 2 visions 1:11-16
    • An almond tree - God is watching
    • A boiling pot - God will judge
  • Jeremiah must “gird his loins” and speak the Lord’s word 1:17 cp. Eph 6:10, 14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • God likens Judah’s unfaithfulness to...
    • …an ox that broke its yoke 2:20
    • …a persistent adulteress 2:20
    • …a nurtured vine w/strange fruit 2:21
    • …a stain that won’t wash out 2:22

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • God likens Judah’s unfaithfulness to...
  • …a camel that roams about 2:23
  • …a donkey in heat that can’t be caught 2:24
  • …a thief who is shamed only because he got caught 2:26

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • Judah was more treacherous than her faithless sister Israel 3:6-11
    • This is why we are encouraged to study the O.T. cp. Rom 15:4 1 Cor 10:6-12
  • Though Judah is guilty, God does promise her a glorious future 3:14-18

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • Yes…God had “deceived” the people 4:10 cp. 2 Thess 2:10-12
  • However, God would not totally destroy Judah 4:27
    • A remnant would be allowed to return

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • Jeremiah was challenged to find 1 righteous man 5:1
    • Such a failure bears testimony of the people’s hardened condition 5:3
  • Judah’s unfaithfulness was made worse by wicked priests 5:30-31 cp. 2 Tim 4:3-4

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Call & God’s Case Against Israel Jer 1-6
  • Jeremiah was constantly thwarted by false prophets 6:10-11, 14
    • The people could no longer blush 6:15
  • The only solution was to “seek the old path…and walk in it” 6:16

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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The Way Of SalvationJer 7-10
  • The people had substituted “temple worship” for devotion to God 7:1-11
    • Such thinking was “deceptive” vv. 4, 8
    • Such living was “robbery” v. 11
  • Shiloh offered an historical lesson 7:12-15

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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The Way Of SalvationJer 7-10
  • Jeremiah was forbidden to pray for Judah 7:16
  • Judah has been so detestable that only judgment would suffice 7:30 - 8:3
  • Yet, Judah refused to repent 8:5-6

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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The Way Of SalvationJer 7-10
  • Jeremiah was deeply saddened at Judah’s apostasy 8:18 - 9:2
  • Judah “did not know” and thus was ripe for judgment 9:3 cp. 8:7
  • Judah trusted in her “humanism” 9:23 cp. 1 Cor 1:18-25

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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The Way Of SalvationJer 7-10
  • The only safe ground (“Way of Salvation”) is trust in God 9:24
    • Idols are helpless 10:1-5
    • By contrast, God is inherently powerful 10:6-10
  • Judah must learn the “hard way” 10:17-25

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Covenant Disloyalty & Its Consequences Jer 11-13
  • Judah had broken her covenant with God 11:4-5
    • She gave her word Deut 26:16-19
    • Now, she stood condemned
      • Jehovah saw it as a “conspiracy” 11:9
  • She must now suffer consequences 11:11-13

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Covenant Disloyalty & Its Consequences Jer 11-13
  • Jeremiah had personal concerns
    • His own life was in danger 11:18-23
    • He was confused re: the prosperity of the wicked 12:1-2
  • God would tell him, “The worst is yet to come!” 12:5-17
    • Yet...mercy 12:15

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Covenant Disloyalty & Its Consequences Jer 11-13
  • Jehovah likened Judah to a “waistband” 13:1-11
    • She had become ruined through pride 13:9 cp. Prov 16:18
  • Jeremiah also applied to Judah a well-known proverb 13:12-14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Covenant Disloyalty & Its Consequences Jer 11-13
  • Jehovah still sought Judah’s repentance 13:15-27
    • She should have glorified God v. 16
    • She will have no excuse for her calamities, the shame associated with her suffering vv. 20-23, 26

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Revelation On Occasion Of Drought Jer 14-17
  • Drought was the punishment for covenant breaking Deut 28:23f
    • Conditions were deplorable 14:1-6
  • Despite Judah’s many sins, Jeremiah pleads for her 14:7-9
    • God replies He will not forget her sins 14:10-11

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Revelation On Occasion Of Drought Jer 14-17
  • Jeremiah argues Judah’s worth, mentions false prophets 14:13
  • God replies in 14:14-16
    • Yes, false teachers will not escape v. 15 cp. 2 Pet 2:1-3, 4-9
    • Neither will their hearers v. 16 cp. 2 Thess 2:9-12

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Revelation On Occasion Of Drought Jer 14-17
  • Jeremiah suffered in his work
    • He was despised 15:10
    • He sought deliverance 15:15ff
    • His pain was “perpetual” 15:18
    • Yet, God would not abandon him in his work 15:11, 19-21 cp. Heb 13:5b-6

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Revelation On Occasion Of Drought Jer 14-17
  • Judah would be assured of truths when her exile would be done
    • Idols are not gods at all 16:20
    • Jehovah is God alone 16:21
  • Judah must be punished because her sins were deeply engraved in her 17:1

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • 1st Symbol: A vessel being made at the potter’s house 18:1-17
    • The potter is able to re-shape a “marred” or “spoiled” vessel v. 4
    • So, too, can God remake us vv. 5-10
      • The same idea is also presented in the N.T. Rom 9:14-24

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • 1st Symbol: A vessel being made at the potter’s house 18:1-17
  • Judah responds with even more determined rebellion v. 12
  • Judah’s faithlessness is compared to nature’s faithfulness vv. 13-14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • 1st Symbol: A vessel being made at the potter’s house 18:1-17
    • Judah will walk her own “way” & not on God’s path v. 15 cp. 6:16
  • Jeremiah is again persecuted for proclaiming the Lord’s message 18:18-23

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • 2nd Symbol: A broken potter’s vessel 19:1-13
    • Jeremiah was to proclaim the great calamities to come vv. 3-9
    • Jeremiah was to break the vessel, foretelling Judah being “shattered” vv. 10-13

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Comparing The 2 Symbols

1st Symbol 18:1-17

2nd Symbol 19:1-13

  • Vessel was being re-shaped
  • Vessel could not be re-shaped
  • Already hardened
  • Soft; hadn’t yet hardened
  • Symbol pointed to God’s love, mercy, patience
  • Symbol pointed to God’s judgment, wrath
  • Symbol emphasized hope
  • Symbol emphasized hopelessness

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • Judah responds to Jeremiah’s symbolic preaching 19:14 - 20:6
    • He was physically mistreated 20:2
      • Pashhur will be judged for this 20:3-6
  • Jeremiah responds to Judah’s response 20:7-18

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • Jeremiah responds to Judah’s response 20:7-18
  • He felt God had deceived him v. 7
  • He felt like quitting v. 9
  • He felt abandoned v. 10
  • He felt cursed vv. 14-15

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • Jeremiah responds to Judah’s response 20:7-18
  • Yet, he also knew God was ultimately right and he would prevail because of his faith in Him 20:11-13

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Jeremiah’s Message In Symbols Jer 18-20
  • Jeremiah had to be reminded of what we sometimes forget:

We shouldn’t focus on the

physical things that beset us

cp. Rom 8:16-18 2 Cor 4:16-18

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoahaz

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • God’s 4 duties for the king: 22:3
    • Do justice, righteousness
    • Deliver the oppressed
    • Do not mistreat the downtrodden
    • Do not shed innocent blood

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoahaz

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • If the king obeys, God will allow the kingdom to remain 22:4
  • If the king disobeys, David’s house would become a desolation 22:5
    • God’s “2 natures” are illustrated cp. Rom 11:22

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoahaz

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Judah’s “loftiness” will become a barren wilderness because she forsook her covenant 22:6, 8-9
  • Jehoahaz would leave and never return 22:11-12

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • The king lived lavishly 22:13-14
    • His father Josiah lived well also, but still obeyed God 22:15-16
    • He will be judged for his corruption, and would not even be lamented 22:17-19

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Judah’s “lovers” will not be able to save her 22:20, 22
    • God should be sought, trusted above men cp. Psa 118:8-9 1 Cor 2:5
  • Judah needed to hear all of God’s word 26:2

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Jeremiah uses the Rechabites to illustrate Judah’s failure 35:1-19
    • They had always obeyed the voice of their father vv. 6-8
    • By contrast, Judah rejected her Father vv. 13-16

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Judah’s fate is certain 25:1-38
    • Prophets were rejected vv. 3-7
    • Desolation will come in the form of Nebuchadnezzar vv. 8-11
    • Captivity will last 70 years v. 12

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Jeremiah comforts Baruch (God’s servant & his scribe) Jer 45
    • Baruch had grown weary re: the rejection of God’s word v. 3
    • God would see to his personal safety v. 5

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Jeremiah defends the word of God Jer 36
    • The people heard it vv. 9-10
    • The king’s officials heard it v. 15
    • Upon the king hearing it, he burned it vv. 21-23

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiakim

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoahaz & Jehoiakim
  • Jehoiakim had no remorse v. 24
  • The scroll was re-copied vv. 27-28
  • Jehoiakim will be judged vv. 30-31
  • LESSON: God’s word will always endure cp. Mt 24:35 1 Pet 1:23-25

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiachin

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Jehovah will remove Jehoiachin from “royal favor” Jer 22:24
    • He will be cast away Jer 22:28
    • He will not have any descendants to rule in Jerusalem Jer 22:30 cp. Mt 1:12

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiachin

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Jehovah will raise up “shepherds” for His people Jer 23:4

Faithful post-exilic servants (Ezra, Nehemiah) in future literal kingdom

Faithful under- shepherds (elders) in future Messianic spiritual kingdom

OR

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiachin

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Jehovah will ultimately send the “Righteous Branch” Jer 23:5-6
    • A reference to the Messiah cp. Isa 4:2 11:1-10 Zech 6:12-13
    • His rule won’t be that of Judah’s present kings

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Jehoiachin

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • False prophets have lied to, misled the people Jer 23:9-40
  • By contrast, the Lord’s word is like fire, a hammer v. 29
    • It purifies, consumes…it breaks a haughty spirit

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Zedekiah

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Jeremiah receives a vision after Jehoiachin is removed Jer 24:1-2
    • Jews left behind in Judah thought they were chosen cp. Ezek 11:15
    • This vision stated otherwise

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Zedekiah

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Nebuchadnezzar makes Zedekiah swear allegiance cp. Ezek 17:13
    • Zedekiah planned to rebel Jer 27:3
  • Jeremiah was sent to tell him, other kings to submit to Babylon Jer 27:2, 4-7

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Zedekiah

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Hanniah opposes Jeremiah’s message Jer 28
    • He contradicts Jeremiah’s words re: Babylon, Jehoiachin vv. 2-4
    • He breaks the yoke Jeremiah was wearing vv. 10-11

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Zedekiah

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Hanniah opposes Jeremiah’s message Jer 28
  • His false prophecies will make it tougher on Judah vv. 13-14
  • He will be personally judged vv. 15-17

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Reign Of Zedekiah

Prophecies During Reigns Of Jehoiachin & Zedekiah
  • Jeremiah sends a message to exiles already in Babylon Jer 29:1-20
    • “Live life to the fullest” vv. 4-7
    • “Ignore false prophets” vv. 8-9
    • “Captivity = 70 years…then return” vv. 10-14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • Babylon will be judged 50:1-3
    • Predicted earlier cp. 25:12, 15-26
    • God never needs man to do His work for Him cp. 27:3
    • Babylon’s gods will not be able to save her 50:2

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • At Babylon’s fall...
    • …Israel will again seek God 50:4-5
    • …an everlasting covenant at Zion will be established cp. Isa 2:3 Psa 2:6 Heb 12:22-24
    • …Israel needs a shepherd & should leave 50:6, 8

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • Babylon will be totally destroyed
    • She will be desolate 50:13
    • Lions will devour her 50:17
    • Yet, Israel will “graze” 50:19
    • Babylon will become like Sodom & Gomorrah: totallydestroyed50:40

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • The Medes will conquer Babylon 51:11
    • Jehovah is shown superior to...
      • …the nothingness of idolatry 51:15-19
      • …the human power of war 51:20-23

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Both are the result of human wisdom

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • Israel has a future Jer 30
    • Her fortunes will be restored, and her land will be re-inhabited v. 3
    • Her King will be enthroned v. 9
      • A Messianic prophecy Acts 2:30 13:23
    • Her “favored status” with God is secured vv. 20-22

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • Israel’s woes become joy Jer 31
    • Her weeping at going into captivity will become joy at coming home vv. 15-17
      • A Messianic prophecy Mt 2:16-18
    • She will finally take responsibility for her sins v. 29

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies Before Jerusalem’s Siege Jer 50-51, 30-31
  • Israel’s woes become joy Jer 31
  • Her covenant will be new vv. 31-34
    • A better covenant because it…
      • …is recorded internally v. 33
      • …has informed participants v. 34a
      • …offers total forgiveness v. 34b
    • This is our covenant today under Christ Heb 8:8-12

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Now, Zedekiah is interested in what Jeremiah has to say 21:1-2
    • He was hoping for an “11th hour miracle from God”
  • God’s answer would not be what the king wanted to hear 21:4-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Zedekiah receives personal instructions 34:1-5
    • He will be captured, not slain
  • The people had disdained God’s will re: slavery of countrymen 34:8-11 cp. Deut 15:12-18

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • The siege being lifted, the people returned to their wickedness 37:5 cp. 34:21, 11
  • Thus, God will “release” them from His protection or “liberate” them to destruction 34:12-22

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Jeremiah was arrested, jailed as a traitor 37:11-16
    • He was even physically mistreated
  • Zedekiah secretly asks Jeremiah re: a word from the Lord 37:17
    • Jeremiah responds with sarcasm 37:19

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Jeremiah received instructions after the siege’s renewal 32:6-14
    • This signified a future 32:15
    • This would also help Jeremiah’s faith during his persecution
      • Evidenced by his prayer 32:16-25
  • Evidenced by God’s answer 32:26-44

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Jehovah will undo all the damage His people have done 33:7-9
    • Immediately fulfilled upon their return from captivity 33:10-11
    • Ultimately fulfilled in the Messiah’s future kingdom 33:14-18
  • As certain as nature’s laws 33:19-26

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • Jeremiah was again persecuted for his preaching 38:1-6
  • Zedekiah once again sends for Jeremiah 38:14-16
    • He has personal fears 38:19
    • Jeremiah advises him to submit to Babylon 38:20-21

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Jerusalem’s Siege

Jer 21, 34, 37, 32-33, 38-39, 52:1-30

  • The siege finally begins to take its toll on Jerusalem Jer 39
    • The walls are breached v. 2
    • Zedekiah flees vv. 4-7 cp. 38:17-18
    • The city is destroyed v. 8
    • Jeremiah, Ebed-melech are spared vv. 11-14

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Jeremiah is given the choice to either stay in Jerusalem or go to Babylon 40:1-6
  • Gedaliah is now in charge 40:7
    • His message to the Jews who were left = Jeremiah’s Ù submit & live 40:9-10

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Gedaliah is warned about an attempt on his life 40:13-16
  • Ignoring the threat, he was killed 41:1-3
  • Ishmael (Gedaliah’s murderer) takes hostages, and heads toward Ammon 41:10

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Johanan rescues the captives and prepares to go to Egypt 41:11-17
    • Jeremiah is apparently among the captives 42:2a
  • The people ask him to inquire of the Lord as to what they should do 42:2b-3

The Prophecies Of Jeremiah

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • The people ask him to inquire of the Lord as to what they should do 42:2b-3
  • The Lord doesn’t want them to go to Egypt 42:9-12, 15-16
  • Again, the people do not listen 43:1-7

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Jeremiah reminds the Jews an escape to Egypt is doomed Jer 44
    • Nebuchadnezzar will rule 43:9-10
    • They have repeatedly rejected the prophets sent by God 44:2-5
    • Therefore, God punished Judah 44:6

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Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Jeremiah reminds the Jews an escape to Egypt is doomed Jer 44
  • The people now compound their problem by going to Egypt, bowing down to idols again 44:7-10
  • Jehovah threatens severe wrath if they persist 44:11-14

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Therefore, God “gave them up” 44:25

cp. Rom 1:24ff

Prophecies During Gedaliah’s Governorship Jer 40-44

  • Jeremiah reminds the Jews an escape to Egypt is doomed Jer 44
  • The people again refuse to heed the Lord’s word 44:15-19
    • Idolatry is prosperous while Jehovah’s religion is too hard vv. 17-18

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The prophecy to Egypt 46:1-28

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
    • Cp. to Jeremiah’s original call 1:5
  • She is called to battle at Carchemish, but will not be victorious vv. 3-4, 5-6
  • Despite her ambitions, she would lose vv. 7, 10-12

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The prophecy to Egypt 46:1-28

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She is destined for destruction at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar vv. 19-24
    • People “trusted” in Pharaoh v. 25
  • Yet, God’s people will be saved vv. 27-28

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The prophecy to Philistia 47:1-7

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She will be overtaken by a “torrent from the north” v. 2
  • Despair will be so great that fathers will even forsake their own children v. 3b

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The prophecy to Moab 48:1-47

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She will be judged for her pride and haughtiness vv. 7-8
  • Jeremiah possibly warns Babylon to not neglect their work from God v. 10

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The prophecy to Moab 48:1-47

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She will no longer be left alone to enjoy an “undisturbed ease” vv. 11-12
  • She will be put to shame vv. 14-20
  • Yet, there would be mercy v. 47

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The prophecy to Ammon 49:1-6

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She claimed Israelite land v. 1 cp. Judg 11:13 Amos 1:13
  • She boasted of her own strength, resourcefulness v. 4

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The prophecy to Edom 49:7-22

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • She did not act “brotherly” toward Israel cp. Num 20:14-21 Psa 137:7
  • Her judgment will be total vv. 9-10
  • Her pride was her undoing v. 16

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The prophecy to Damascus 49:23-27

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • The “city of praise” (“famous city”) will be stricken with panic so as to be helpless vv. 23-25
  • She will be completely slaughtered vv. 26-27

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The prophecy to Kedar/Hazor

49:28-33

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • A reference to the Arabian tribes
  • Nebuchadnezzar would completely destroy them vv. 28, 30b, 32-33

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The prophecy to Elam 49:34-39

Prophecies To Other Nations & Conclusion Jer 46-49

  • Jeremiah’s prophecies from ch. 25 now become more specific
  • Her “bow” (military might) will be broken v. 35
  • She will be scattered v. 36
  • Yet, her future will be in the Persian Empire v. 38

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