Jeremiah 27 Commentary, Babylon, Zedekiah, Jehoiakim

Jeremiah 27 Commentary: To start, let’s just note the progression of Jeremiah 27, 28, and 29. Jeremiah 27 Commentary: Chapter 27 Summary In what we’ll be studying right now – Jeremiah 27 – we’re going to see Jeremiah giving a message from God to both the nations surrounding Judah as well as Judah itself – both to…

Message for Judah, Their Response, God’s Response (Jeremiah 18:11-17)

Message for Judah (18:11) The Lord issues a call to repent in Jeremiah 18:11. 11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I [frame/am fashioning/am preparing] [evil/calamity/disaster] against you, and devise a [device/plan] against you: [return/oh, turn back] ye now…

The Wickedness of the Heart (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

At this point we get to one of the most well-known passages in the book of Jeremiah – Jeremiah 17:9. 9 The [heart/human mind] is deceitful [above/more than] [all/any] things, and [desperately/incurably] [wicked/sick/bad]: who can [know/understand] it? 10 I the LORD search the [heart/mind], I [try/test/examine] the [reins/mind/hearts], even to give every man according to…

Irreversible Generational Sin (Jeremiah 17:1-4)

The Lord exposes Judah’s nearly-irreversible sin in Jeremiah 17:1-4. Hard Hearts Indelibly Etched with Sin (Jeremiah 17:1) Jeremiah 17:1 ¶ The sin of Judah is [written/engraved] with a [pen/stylus/chisel] of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the [table/tablet] of their heart, [i.e., hearts hard as stone] and upon the horns…

From Intercession to Accusation (Jeremiah 15)

Since Jeremiah 15 shares a section with the 14th chapter of that same book, a review of Jeremiah 14 is in order here. In Jeremiah 14 we saw Jeremiah three times intercede for his people who were under the condemnation of God for their constant rebellion against him. And though we saw Jeremiah interceding three times, we…

God Is Moved to Receive a Repentant Israel from Exile

To summarize Jeremiah 3:6-10, Judah didn’t take the warning that was available to her from God’s punitive dealings with Israel. And because that was the case, in Jeremiah 3:11-14 God is moved to received a repentant Israel. Israel Is Less Guilty Than Judah Jeremiah 3:11 has God reaching the conclusion that Israel is less guilty than Judah.…

Judah Didn’t Learn from Israel’s Punishment

In Jeremiah 3:6-10 we see that Judah did not learn from Israel’s sin and subsequent punishment. Israel had been exiled by the Babylonians for a while at the time that Jeremiah was ministering. And the reason that they were exiled was due to their sin. And although Judah should have seen and learned from Israel’s…

Which Kings Reigned During Jeremiah’s Ministry?

Jeremiah 1:2-3 tells us the names of the kings who ruled during the time when Jeremiah was prophesying. They are: Josiah Jehoiakim Zedekiah So, let’s go through a chronology of the kings of Judah during this time period. First, Let’s Fill in the Blanks We’ve just noticed three kings mentioned so far in Jeremiah 1:2-3 – Josiah,…