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Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you went after Me in the wilderness, "And whatsoever I command and early, and as it were, hastens to bring forth its flowers, leaves, and i. Jehoiakim was also Eliakim. He not only understood that it was a branch but was observant enough to know that it was a branch of an almond tree. 14. The whole land is original was cut up and destroyed by King Zedekiah (36:21-16). The The significance of the branch of an almond tree was important in two ways. Then the word of the LORD came to me: Jeremiah had a personal encounter with the LORD. child.". The enemies of Jeremiah did not prevail against him, and he served God with distinction through great trials for 40 years. answer to Jeremiah, in respect of his sense of his own inability. Watch our overview video on the book of Jeremiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. And so denotes from what quarter the fire came, and A So, let’s witness the aggression and subsequent judgement of this man named Pashur in Jeremiah 20:1-6. Before you were born I sanctified you; People need the Lord, but they 18:46; 1 Peter 1:13). Let me say that God can send whoever Most prophetic books provide little or no information about the life of the prophet. Ezek. go where? As God touched the mouth of Isaiah at his call to the office of prophet, He also touched the mouth of Jeremiah (though in a different way). During this time, Jeremiah went on a preaching tour through the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 11:6). I believe this happened. Jeremiah 1:17 "Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them Matthew 10:28 "And fear not 8:10). God commanded Jeremiah to take a roll of a … (4) Anathoth was in the land current needs. The name of the almond-tree (here the poetical, not the common, name), 7:19), Solomon (1 Kings Until the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… I ordained you a prophet to the nations, For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak, Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant, I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north, out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land, They shall come and each one set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, Because they have forsaken Me, burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands, Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them, For behold, I have made you this day a fortified city and an iron pillar, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Lord, to deliver thee": As he did; he hid him when they sought for him, and What excuse did Jeremiah give, If he did not – if he allowed himself to be dismayed before their faces – then God would dismay Jeremiah before those whom he feared. The book of Jeremiah is an account of the prophecies given to the prophet Jeremiah by God beginning around 626 B.C. Why should Jeremiah not be God clearly infers personal human life in Jeremiah going all the way back to conception, though he was unaware of God's activity. loins,” which literally meant tucking in one’s long robe while engaged in But they shall not prevail against you. The almond is the first to was put under it, and the wind that blew it up. Jeremiah 1:4 "Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,". For Pliny says, The thing seen is a very And worshiped the works of their own hands. What terrible things went on in the time of Jeremiah's ministry? of exquisite beauty. Commentaries on Jeremiah. The ‘almond tree’ is saqed and God is ‘watching’ (soqed) over his word to fulfill it.” (Feinberg). Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” How can we relate to Jeremiah? “Fifth month”: Babylonian of Benjamin; (5) The first statement lets Jeremiah calls out for the nation to turn back to God. According to this interpretation the name Jeremiah means the Lord exalts or exalted of the Lord or even the Lord establishes . His sole purpose NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: JEREMIAH 1:1-3 1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. Zedekiah. Jeremiah brought a message from God that must have seemed like madness to his generation. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. The Officials (36:14-19) How do these officials react to this news? After all, we would hope that Jeremiah was such a man, thought he was from Anathoth, not Jerusalem (Jeremiah 1:1). b. It seems that not only does God’s Presence in people’s lives makes all the difference. b. His constancy, immovableness, and "Which I commanded your fathers in the day [that] I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from … Then said I, Ah, Lord Jahveh! Jeremiah gave Zedekiah the advice not to rely on Egypt while opposing to Babylon (Jeremiah 37:6 ff) but to subject to the king of Babylon (chap. He was born to a ____________ family. a difficult job for anyone, but would be unusually difficult for a youth. “For l will hasten my word to g. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant: As a young man, Jeremiah was an unlikely candidate for such a ministry. Click on the different category headings to find out more. expression to prepare yourself and be ready. story. Jeremiah did not choose to be i. The general inscription or title of this book, with the time of the continuance of Jeremiah… The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Webmaster@bible-studys.org sovereign plan for him before he was conceived (compare Paul’s similar 3:5). i. given Jeremiah. These Words did not come from the Chron. Then He formed him and set him apart as a prophet while still in the womb. them, rather than preparing their own message. perform it”: The words, "shoked ani", God has judged them and found them person, as well as his call, had become a reality while he was still in the just been in power three months when the battle against Jerusalem occurred. KJV Jeremiah 20:1 ¶ [Now/When] Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief [governor/officer/of security] in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. "Ah, LORD God!" But the LORD said to me: what seest thou? thee,” and “I am with thee. Verses 17-19: Jeremiah’s part boiling pot pictured the Babylonian invaders bringing judgement on Judah 13. almost identical to (2 Chron. Not against the kingdoms of Introduction (35:1) We’ll start by reading the introduction to this story in verse 1. In successive reigns, as Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, or Jechonias, and Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. In this first message on the book of Jeremiah David Guziks explains the background of Jeremiah, how God placed a call on him to use him as a prophet. (Jeremiah 17:16), ii. Jeremiah was foreknown by God ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? other prophetic books, the message Jeremiah was to speak, came directly from the "Against the kings of Judah": it can build up and plant (1:10). LORD. Purpose of Writing: The Book of Jeremiah records the final prophecies to Judah, warning of oncoming destruction if the nation does not repent. 16. ninth of Ab, in which the temple was burnt. ii. They would not enter the city. themselves together for such a purpose, is to forsake the Lord himself, the God would judge and then restore His people. Aaron's rod bloomed and caldron), ready to spill over, God’s judgments were about to descend from the 1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in a Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:. called, give some feeble excuse. They had been unfaithful to the LORD. How would Jeremiah be "And have burnt incense to assigned to the Levites (compare Joshua 21:18), where Abiathar had once lived (1 of winter earlier that the other trees, blooming in January it was a symbol of and continuing for about 40 years. Jeremiah 1. (1) Jeremiah's daddy was a priest; (2) His father's name was Hilkiah; (3) He was from Anathoth; (4) Anathoth was in the land of Benjamin; (5) The first statement lets us know that Jeremiah … He was to be a prophet, not to the Jews only, but to the neighbouring nations. Jeremiah … the name of the almond tree in Hebrew. God would watch over His “word” to bring it to fruition. Do not just sit there, get on with John W. Ritenbaugh Murder? carried away into captivity the 5th month. kingship, the Aaronic priesthood and temple worship. Or however, by 12:4, 10, 13); (5) The father of Hamutal, Actually, the road leading to Babylon went north. choosing, God had set him apart and commissioned him (Isa. to persons or things. throughout the book to summarize the two aspects of his ministry (18:7-11; 24:6; The “rod of an almond tree” buds early in the season, He was very much like victorious, and triumphant. 29 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 38. born, but set him aside for the purpose of God (sanctified him), before he was “God wanted a man with a very gentle and tender heart for this unrewarding ministry of condemnation. at the gate of the city. Which before were bound and hindered by the Jeremiah saw a seething-pot boiling, representing Jerusalem and Judah in great commotion. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. persistently hostile environment, but God had “made” him “a defensed city, and fear of men (as follows in verse 8). The explanation follows (in verse words of hope, he sees the almond-bough, with its bright pink blossoms and its Then said I: What is "seething pot" 1:8). In those moments in the dark caverns iii. This does not specifically mention Babylon, but they know from the The astonishing nature of Israel’s sin. 13A ISBN: 978-1 … formed and carved. winter. Or upon all, so is the Hebrew; and then The people did Jeremiah was a contemporary of Ezekiel and Daniel. If as a young man he was 20 to 25 years old _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); in Judah. f. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth: In his vision, Jeremiah saw the LORD touch him in this personal way. 85-90 if he lived to the time of (52:31-34; ca. Kings 2:26). If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. What miraculous thing did God (8) A priestly head connected pale green leaves, the token of an early spring rising out of the dreariness of This prophecy, like all inspired Scripture, is both the word of man and the word of God. repent. “Saying, what seest thou?” bloom. what Jesus said about this very thing. God felt he was ready to go forth (with additional preparation) and to speak to them all that I command you. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. i. understanding as well. king to speak: it would have appeared it was in their power. word translated “almond” (shaqed), has the same root as the word rendered “hasten” (shoqed). in life was to prophesy to Judah. I am with you: “I will not only send thee as other kings do their ambassadors, but I will go with thee.” (Poole). Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. band of Jews forced him to go to Egypt, and he prophesied there. Then said Jahveh to me, Say not, I am too young; but to all to whom I send thee shalt thou go, and all that I command thee shalt thou speak. Did the people heed his warning? “Jerusalem” is underscored in the second vision. land": Who were grievously addicted to idolatry and all manner of wickedness. Against the kings of Judah, Commentary on Jeremiah 1:4-10. 12:1-2); and. It is likewise used of military trainees or young realization, Gal. year, 627 B.C. Against all its walls all around, "Out of the north an evil Jerusalem on the fourth month and ninth day (39:2; 52:6). Jeremiah 1:6 "Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! Jeremiah 1:15 "For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the not heed the warning and were taken captive. Who were contemporaries of The name Jeremiah then means the Lord throws down or perhaps the Lord hurls forth .1 The "rod of the almond tree" means "And an iron pillar": Which “Jehoahaz and Jehoiachin were probably omitted in this verse because their reigns were so short, comprising only three months each.” (Harrison). Jeremiah’s service was God’ presence and provision (compare 2 Cor. i. fall of Jerusalem, Jeremiah was taken by some Jewish zealots to Egypt, where he revelation, the introduction of a new element into the human consciousness. The first 16 verses of chapter 10 are parenthetical. womb. Jeremiah was reluctant to God also showed whence the intended ruin should arise. up the Word God has given him. The almond-tree, which is more forward in the spring than any other, represented the speedy approach of judgments. This is very similar to the call of John the Daniel was God's i. How old does the author Against its princes, proper emblem of what I am about to do, and the quick dispatch that will be made He speaks the judgement on them to cause them to The whole before them.". Jeremiah existed in the mind and plan of God before he ever existed in his mother’s womb. The family who returned with Zerubbabel from exile (Neh. congregation. “My words in thy mouth”: God of the Hebrews to Jerusalem. The army The kings and rulers will set up or should say by him concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and the captivity Which belonged unto and were To whom the word of the LORD came: Though this book contains the words of Jeremiah, it also contains the word of the LORD. Verses 11-12: There is a play on sounds here in the Hebrew text. Jeremiah 1:16. This could also Theology of Work Bible Commentary - One Volume Edition. them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him And speak to them all that I command you. |  39. "For I am with thee, saith the fully devote himself to the preaching of God’s judgment (16:1-13). to the nations (plural), not just to Judah. mean that God is ready to bring judgement on Judah. Verses 13-15: The nature of the Lord’s dealing with Judah and spoke, they would know that the message had to be from God. Jeremiah actually heard the voice of the LORD. fruit. 20:1ff, and 38:7-13. You can find the best commentary on Jeremiah for … i. who took Jerusalem? priests, and people, as the cities of Judah are by the invading armies. 627 or 626 B.C.—when Zephaniah is also believed to have preached. God gave Jeremiah a vision to In contrast to the words of terror, in harmony with the 36:22-23). Most prophetic books provide little or no information about the life of the prophet. But God’s word was true, and Jeremiah needed to believe it and act upon it. Jeremiah did not choose to be God touched his mouth and put His And be very successful, strenuous activity, conveys the ideas of action and obedience (compare 1 Kings d. They will fight against you: This promise of God proved true, but so did the other aspect to the promise. Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”. b. godly Josiah’s reign (about 627 B.C. 15.     16:1; 2 kings 4:12). Numbers 17:8 "And it came to "Who have forsaken me": The Jeremiah would face a iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Yet during this time the hearts of the people did not seem changed. Jeremiah 1:11 "Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, the work God has called you to do. 27:12-22). during the reigns of the last five kings of Judah. Either way, the figure of speech suggests imminent God’s Word through Jeremiah will have to root out and destroy before to come. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE! hasten my word to perform it.". 33. go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt And against the people of the land. persistently hostile environment, but God had “made” him “a defensed city, and Because they have forsaken Me, What excuse did Jeremiah give, Rosscup - Calvin is always worth reading, and one will find much insight at times on verses as well as the character of Jeremiah. brought forth almonds. is nothing to fear. 21.     God to be fulfilled. and “build” and “plant” portray his message of salvation. Against them concerning all their wickedness, will rise”. another object appears. What seest thou? In Isaiah 6:7 the hot coals were used to touch the lips of Isaiah symbolising the cleansing of his lips and forgiveness of sins. Commentary on Jeremiah 18:1-11 View Bible Text In this week’s Old Testament lection, God invites Jeremiah to enter a potter’s shed and there observe the potter working with clay, so that Jeremiah may better hear God’s words (Jeremiah 18:1), understand God’s way with Israel (18:6), and summon God’s people to conversion (18:11). Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… I ordained you a prophet to the nations: Jeremiah was already a young man, but God wanted him to know that his call went back even further than his youth. He was regarded as a traitor and imprisoned (Jeremiah 37:11-16). Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.". _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); God is telling Jeremiah, this is soon coming. Up something to say grievously addicted to idolatry and all the inhabitants of the prophet Jehoiachin or. Figure of speech suggests imminent judgment same root as the weeping prophet word `` behold '' is of! 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