Jeremiah Chapter 1
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3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.
18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
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Matthew Henry's Jeremiah Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
Jeremiah was a priest, a native of Anathoth, in the tribe of Benjamin. He was called to the prophetic office when very young, about seventy years after the death of Isaiah, and exercised it for about forty years with great faithfulness, till the sins of the Jewish nation came to their full measure and destruction followed. The prophecies of Jeremiah do not stand as they were delivered. Blayney has endeavoured to arrange them in more regular order, namely, ch. 1-20; 22; 23; 25; 26; 35; 36; 45; 24; 29; 30; 31; 27; 28; 21; 34; 37; 32; 33; 38; 39; (ver. 15-18, 1-14.) 40-44; 46-52. The general subject of his prophecies is the idolatry and other sins of the Jews; the judgments by which they were threatened, with references to their future restoration and deliverance, and promises of the Messiah. They are remarkable for plain and faithful reproofs, affectionate expostulations, and awful warnings.Jeremiah's call to the prophetic office. (1-10) A vision of an almond-tree and of a seething-pot, Divine protection is promised. (11-19)1-10 Jeremiah's early call to the work and office of a prophet is stated. He was to be a prophet, not to the Jews only, but to the neighbouring nations. He is still a prophet to the whole world, and it would be well if they would attend to these warnings. The Lord who formed us, knows for what particular services and purposes he intended us. But unless he sanctify us by his new-creating Spirit, we shall neither be fit for his holy service on earth, nor his holy happiness in heaven. It becomes us to have low thoughts of ourselves. Those who are young, should consider that they are so, and not venture beyond their powers. But though a sense of our own weakness and insufficiency should make us go humbly about our work, it should not make us draw back when God calls us. Those who have messages to deliver from God, must not fear the face of man. The Lord, by a sign, gave Jeremiah such a gift as was necessary. God's message should be delivered in his own words. Whatever wordly wise men or politicians may think, the safety of kingdoms is decided according to the purpose and word of God.
11-19 God gave Jeremiah a view of the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. The almond-tree, which is more forward in the spring than any other, represented the speedy approach of judgments. God also showed whence the intended ruin should arise. Jeremiah saw a seething-pot boiling, representing Jerusalem and Judah in great commotion. The mouth or face of the furnace or hearth, was toward the north; from whence the fire and fuel were to come. The northern powers shall unite. The cause of these judgments was the sin of Judah. The whole counsel of God must be declared. The fear of God is the best remedy against the fear of man. Better to have all men our enemies than God our enemy; those who are sure they have God with them, need not, ought not to fear, whoever is against them. Let us pray that we may be willing to give up personal interests, and that nothing may move us from our duty.
Margaret's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 12/08/2013, 5:02pm...
This is regarding pre-ordained, chosen, I foreknew you before; (I chose you before the foundation of the world), the overthrow of Satan. Check out the word foundation, it is not like the foundation of a building, it is casting down. God's overthrow of the World That Then Was, spoken of by Peter. God knew Jeremiah could cut it, as a prophet, he knew him from the first heaven and earth age and knew he could trust him, to do what God wanted him to do; he cannot trust that old Devil, that cause everybit of this earth age. May God Bless you.
Andrew's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/28/2013, 7:10am...
Where did you find that Jeremiah was 6 years old?
Ann's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 19 on 11/26/2013, 9:39am...
I have learned not to rely on myself but to trust in God in all things. I cannot control many of things that happen in life so why not trust in the one that created us and can make the impossible, possible. God gives us peace, not as the world gives it but, through the spirit of truth the HOLY SPIRIT. When we trust in God, all things are possible for those who believe. "Faith is the substance of things hope for and evidence not seen." Hebrew 11:1, if you believe and have hope then expect it to happen.
Mosadoluwa Olaniyi's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/03/2013, 1:45pm...
That chapter is what we can fear about because the task God gave Jeremaiah was very great.A child of six year old to face a nation or nations with great priests and prophets and powerful leader is very rear.But since the God work and the prophesy of the sender he has nothing to fear about.Therefore,when God sends us messages we don't need to fear because He will protect us.
Thomas's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 11/03/2013, 5:46am...
This is the voice of God concerning the bride of Christ. God created us with a purpose, and a commission to perform in our lives. It reflected in Jeremiah's life as well as John the Baptist also. In this generation, we are the people to fulfill this prophecy by submit our life to do the will of God.
Anonymous's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 10/21/2013, 9:54pm...
I think Jeremiah was see destruction coming toward that city facing north
Alfred omondi's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 10/20/2013, 12:55am...
The chapter is very inspirational.it tells the people that their destroyers will come from the north.hence God gave them Jeremiah to warn them.
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