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.
Brighton's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 4/15/2014, 3:40pm...
are we all orained to be prophest unto the nations.
LOICE MWANGI's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 3/28/2014, 8:46am...
the scripture want to tell us that every one of us existence is with a purpose.We were not just born but God knew we were to be born and go through what every is undergoing
Samuel's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 3/15/2014, 12:13pm...
the creator here says Before you were formed that s what amazes me He knew me and set me apart HE planned for me he knew me he allocated me a task prophet
Bro. Daniel FC's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 2/16/2014, 4:08am...
Thembeka Could you rewrite your comments using punctuation marks They don t make much sense and please translate the following mmmmm heheeee hhhe hhei hhhai Thanks
Thembeka's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 2/13/2014, 4:08am...
Before I form thee in the belly I have known thee and before thou comest forth from the womb I have separated thee a prophet to nations I have made thee mmmmm Jesus God is so amezing and the word of God need people that will read with spirit so that will understand it what revive me most in this verse is the Word before Before means previously earlier or already he heheeee it takes me back to Genesis when he said in the begining meaning you and I we were already there when God created the world now i understand what makes David in a book of Psalms said you Lord made my living days and completed them while none of them has arrived to me hhhe hhei hhhai Jesus your word is true
Bro. Daniel FC's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 2/05/2014, 2:01pm...
Comments on Jeremiah 1:5
Life is sacred: only God can give it, and only He has the right to take it. He is the source of life and the life giver. Jesus says in Jn. 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” We are “formed” by Him, and our first cell contains a complete DNA formula of the future man or woman. This is why God is commanding in Exodus 20:13: “Thou shalt not kill”. Therefore to kill or to take a human life by abortion is a great sin.
Dennis Daniel Malika's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 13 on 2/05/2014, 10:39am...
The reveration or interpretation of any vision or dream comes from the Holy Spirit of God.
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