Jeremiah Chapter 1
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.
Chizeeik's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 10/13/2014, 6:26am...
to my understanding GOD is the father of all and HE is maker of all,and HE siad he that most come to HIM most beleive that HE HIS,am hapy to be HIS son
Samuel Antwi's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 10/13/2014, 4:52am...
I love the scripture and I take it in JESUS Name. Amen.
Blessed's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 10/13/2014, 3:34am...
Jerimiah has a lot to do with deliverance DELIVERANCE TO TOTALLY OVERCOME THE BAND OF WICKEDNESS SIN PROVERTY AND SICKNESS JESUS IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR WHO HAS DELIVERED ME FROM THE BANDS OF WICKEDNESS
Jonnyameh's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 10/03/2014, 4:43am...
This scripture is telling us something about those of you that don't have faith in the word of God,he says do not be afraid of the face of your enemy,for I am with you to deliver you from the hands of your enemy,saith the LORD OF HOST. JEREMIAH 'S FATHER 'S NAME IS HILKIAH .
Sister Robinson's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 8/16/2014, 9:32pm...
It is unspeakable joy, to understand that God knew us before we were even in our mother 's womb.I am confident that despite the momentary hardship here on the earth, God already won the battle for us all.My God is truly AWESOME and WORTH TO BE PRAISE FOR EVER AND EVER, AMEN!!!!
Partridge Mutiso John's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 10 on 7/27/2014, 6:01am...
When Fear steps in Faith walks out! Ephesians 2 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. "...we should not settle for anything less than what Jesus at the Cross was not sacrificed for... " "..nothing less than dominion... "Righteousness, being destined with God, the pure spiritual heavenborn possibilities associated with God!... "
KINGSLEY KAMANGA's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 7/15/2014, 10:08am...
I see something from this scripture.Jesus spoke about it again.He said, 'haven 't I chosen twelve of you,and one is the devil. 'This means God knows us no matter who you are.Whether from the village,town,poor countries or richer ones.God knew you me before an eye saw you me.WE are not lost i Christ our Lord.
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