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…

Judah Plots to Slander and Ignore Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:18)

In Jeremiah 18:18 the people of Judah plot to slander and ignore Jeremiah. 18 ¶ Then said they, Come, and let us devise [devices/plans] against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the [wise/sage], nor the word from the prophet. And the idea there is if Jeremiah is off the scene,…

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…

Command to Jeremiah and What He Saw (Jeremiah 18:1-4)

Command to Jeremiah (18:1-2) First comes the command from God to Jeremiah to visit the house of a potter in Jeremiah 18:1-2. Jeremiah 18:1 ¶ The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. Jeremiah’s Observation…

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…