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.
Bob heavner's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 1/31/2013, 6:37am...
I LOVE THE LORD JESUS and I thank him for our many blessing in the USA. But our country is in trouble, we need to pray and seek the face of GOD more than we ever had before. May the LORD have mercy on our country and heal our land. GOD BLESS US AGAIN. AMEN.
Cora Warner's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 1/16/2013, 7:14pm...
I love read the scriptures and sharing the book and chapters with my Facebook. Friends that I have either read out of my Bible or online. So Far I read The Whole book of Isaiah. 15 chapters of Matthews, 20 Chapters of Jeremiah, and 9 chapters of Psalms since December 18, 2012.
Trace's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 18 on 1/08/2013, 8:09am...
God has given him the ability and power to conquer any form of challenge that will arise against him at all levels.
Pastor cole's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 12/26/2012, 7:57pm...
If God calls you for a work, understand that he is aware of your short comings. Yet the things you lack do not concern him the least bit. Those he calls he empowers, enables and equips.
Arthur muhwezi's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/23/2012, 10:11am...
God is speaking to us that we ought not fear people when we are sent, and he tells us to leave sin, and only trust in him alone, if we work so that the victory is in our hands. GOD BLESS YOU.
Oloruntosin olatunde's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/11/2012, 3:23am...
The plan of God concerning man he already has the blueprint in his hand, his thought concerning us is tought of peace not of evil. That we may see good and expected end.
Okey's Jeremiah Chapter 1 comment on 10/30/2012, 7:15am...
The Lord gave me this revelation many years back but since then I have been trying to understand what He meant. And I saw a hand on a white robe opened Jeremiah chapter one for me to read. He is making it clearer now. Please help me also warn people that the Lord is really angry with our nation. HE HAS ALSO SHOWN ME AGAIN ABOUT A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE IN THIS COUNTRY. I MAY NOT BE HEARD OR KNOWN, BUT IF YOU ARE PRIVILEDGED TO BE, PLEASE TELL PEOPLE OF GOD TO CONTINUE PRAYING FOR MERCY.
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