Jeremiah

Jeremiah (Jair´uh-mi´uh)

The book of, an OT book of prophetic oracles attributed to the Judean prophet Jeremiah. This prophet was active from the thirteenth year of Josiah (627/6 BCE) until after the fall of Jerusalem to Babylon (587 BCE). The book contains both his early visions and prophecies of judgment and later prophecies of restoration, along with oracles of judgment against Israel’s enemies.

Outline of Contents

Jeremiah

I. Visions, prophecies of judgment, and personal laments, mostly undated (chaps. 1–24). Secondary collections here are

Concerning the drought (Jer 14:1-15:4)

To the kings (Jer 21:11-23:8)

To the prophets (Jer 23:9-40)

II. Speeches of Jeremiah and stories about him, all dated (Jer 25-45). This collection is subdivided as follows:

A. Individual episodes (Jer 25-29). This subdivision incorporated the book of restoration (Jer 30-33)

B. A continuous biography (Jer 37-45).

III. Prophecies against the nations (Jer 46-51)

A. Egypt (Jer 46)

B. Philistines (Jer 47)

C. Moab, Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Qedar, and Hazor (Jer 48:1-49:33)

D. Elam (Jer 49:34-39)

E. Babylon (Jer 50-51).

IV. Historical appendix (Jer 52).

Jer 14:1-15:4

The Great Drought
1The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:2Judah mourns
and her gates languish;
they lie in gloom on the ground,
and ... View more

Jer 21:11-23:8

Message to the House of David
11To the house of the king of Judah say: Hear the word of the Lord,12O house of David! Thus says the Lord:
Execute justice in the ... View more

Jer 23:9-40

False Prophets of Hope Denounced
9Concerning the prophets:
My heart is crushed within me,
all my bones shake;
I have become like a drunkard,
like one overcome b ... View more

Jer 25-45

The Babylonian Captivity Foretold
1The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Juda ... View more

Jer 25-29

The Babylonian Captivity Foretold
1The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Juda ... View more

Jer 30-33

Restoration Promised for Israel and Judah
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:2Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words th ... View more

Jer 37-45

Zedekiah's Vain Hope
1Zedekiah son of Josiah, whom King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, succeeded Coniah son of Jehoiakim.2But neither ... View more

Jer 46-51

Judgment on Egypt
1The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the nations.2Concerning Egypt, about the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egyp ... View more

Jer 46

Judgment on Egypt
1The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the nations.2Concerning Egypt, about the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egyp ... View more

Jer 47

Judgment on the Philistines
1The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:2Thus says the Lord ... View more

Jer 48:1-49:33

Judgment on Moab
1Concerning Moab.

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel:
Alas for Nebo, it is laid waste!
Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken;
th ... View more

Jer 49:34-39

Judgment on Elam
34The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.35Thus says t ... View more

Jer 50-51

Judgment on Babylon
1The word that the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by the prophet Jeremiah:2Declare among the nations a ... View more

Jer 52

The Destruction of Jerusalem Reviewed
1Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Ham ... View more

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