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1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

2 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

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.

4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

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.

16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

17 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.

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.

19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.

Commentary for Jeremiah 1

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.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Jeremiah 1

  • Will G on Jeremiah 1
    Read this day and asking the Lord to send His Spirit and that believer's hearts would be open to the revived Life of Christ to work in and through them.
  • Alex on Jeremiah 1
    comments on Isaiah 9 v 6 He calls CHRIST EVERLASTING FATHER. Jesus said that satan was the FATHER OF THE TARES B/C is the one who sows the tares Thus Christ is the FATHER of the Wheat simply b/c he is the one who SOWS the WHEAT IN MANS HEARTS .The father that sends the H.G is actually Christ .The WHEAT ARE GODS,THE GRANSONS the israel of God. SIMPLY B/C JESUS IS THE ONE WHO SOWS THAT PRECIOUS SEED IN OUR HEARTS. Jesus said the FATHER wd send the H.G IN MY NAME, IN MY NAME MEANS HE IS THE ONE WHO SOWS THAT SEED.Remember Jesus said that the father was in him meaning in his seed. Just like father Abraham was in issac simply b/c Abraham was in issac's seed a prosterity. Of Father son and Granson the Godhead that became the nation of Israel but also a picture of the heavenly trinity, the the Israel of God.EVERY CREATURE THAT GOD MADE WAS TOLD TO GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY. And that was the PROMISE that God made to Christ thru Abraham's heavenly seed CHRIST JESUS. tHE point i am trying to make IS the H.G. came out of Christ seed, which was his WORD HIS BREATH,When HE BREATHE on them they received the H.G. HE WAS REPRODUCING GOD WITH HIS SEED, now do you see the Gransons.?That was the great Promise i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven. Now do you see the Israel of God?Jesus is not without a seed,There are heavenly children coming soon.Thats u Elijah has to come and turn the hearts of the fathers to the CHILDREN B/F THAT GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD.Remember God swore by himself when he made that PROMISE about multiplication,thats y Jesus is saying to whom the WORD CAME THAT GOOD SEED it made them Gods ( the gransons ) see father son and granson followed by an israel of GOD.Jesus refers to the H.G as the promise Child meaning his offspring. The children of Promise ouir new innerman, our new hhart and new spirit. k later GBU
  • Alex on Jeremiah 1
    Comments about Jer. 1 the Manchild that is gonna rule all nations. Which is the H.G. The prophet Jer. neva did destroy nations and kingdoms etc. It was just propetic language that a child was gonna rule all nations which ANSWERS to Rev 12 and that child is the H.G. And that child is Spirit AS GOD IS SPIRIT THE OFFSPRING OF Jesus the Grandson the begining AN ISRAEL OF GOD, MUCH GREATER THEN NATURAL ISRAEL. Jesus said that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit, The reason he is Spirit is simply b/c he is the Living WORD, that good SEED that comes out of Jesus mouth and his Heart a heavenly nation ( Gods ) To whom the WORD came it made them Gods. Thats what the H.G. is the offspring of Christ, Jesus has a seed to sow in humanity, its the seed of God. Scripture says the H.G fell on them that heard his WORDS i.e. hearing and understanding his words results in conception. and gestation. Being born again of an incorruptible seed even by the Words of God. B/C I have spoken these WORDS sorrows have filled your hearts, then he tells them that these sorrows will only be till the Child comes which is the H.G. tHAT CAME AT PENTECOST SOME 50 DAYS LATER. He tells them that these will sorrows will pass after the Child comes, Then i will see you AGAIN simply B/C/ he is the Child, tHE H.G. Whosoever receives one such Child in my NAME receives ME , Unless ya receive the Kingdom as a lil child ( The heavenly birth ) you will in no WISE enter there in.There cannot be an Israel of GOD WITHOUT A GRANSON, there cd NOT be a Natural Israel without granson Jacob. It was granson JACOB whos name was changed to Israel, we know that the H.G is the Granson simply b/c he comes out of Christ loins, his seed, his Breath was HIS WORD, HIS SEED Thus the H.G is truly the GRANSON FOLLOWED by an Israel of God, Remember Jesus said that the good seed are the Children of the Kingdom( Gods ) that are gonna be born in US VIA HIS SEED the word. When Isaiah saw the Kingdom coming he said unto US A CHILD IS BORN.
  • Jeffrey P Barrett on Jeremiah 1
    The public church has spoken of the 3 persons of the God head but they are of course wrong. They got these doctrines from the Popes who are the head of the False Christian Church found in Revelation in the Outer Court not to be measured when looking into the New Jerusalem which is the nature of Jesus God's Holy Son who died so God could dwell in you at your personal Pentecost experience that begins your fast track change into Jesus full sinless nature Perfected. Most churches preach no one is Perfect so God and Jesus through the Apostles are calling these fakers the Anti-Christs.

    How could Jesus say I do not know you??? He can say this because the public church after 120AD are become only the Whore Christian church of the Beast empire of the day. Rev tells us by John the Divine Witnessing He is Perfect in Christ Jesus tells him God's message that the BEAST will arise thru many empires and Jesus names each one in order by Daniel. So Now God tells Jesus declare the Perfecting of Saints church go underground not public anymore after 120ADToday only the USA fits being THE Global Empire of Babylon in a whoring relationship with the public False Christian church all public churches under the Popes doctrines believe the same doctrines not from God but from their individual slightly differing doctrines. As Job said Before today I knew you by doctrines Now I know you face to face. So become PERFECT exactly like Christ then you know Jesus and God. God is in heaven when he dwells in you God is referred to as The Holy Spirit. No 3rd person of the God head. Period. The public church does not know the gospel at all only to introduce you to know Jesus is the Son of God who died for your sins but That is as far as they have gotten. Rush with fast feet toward the living God to be Divine as He is.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Jeremiah 1
    Jeffrey you do not believe in the Godhead?

    1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

    ...God was manifest in the flesh...

    Trinity is not a Bible word, but Godhead is Are the body, soul and spirit are the same thing

    questions for a oneness devotee

    1 Thess 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Paul says spirit and soul and body)

    Isaiah 10:18 - And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. (Body and Soul different)

    Matthew 10:28 - Jesus said: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ..........destroy both soul and body in hell.

    Isaiah 26:9 - With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Soul and Spirit are different)

    Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,...

    Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let US make man in our image, after OUR likeness

    Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    Genesis 9:6 - Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

    So IF one man is Body, Soul and Spirit which is 3 parts and God made man in HIS IMAGE?

    How many parts is God? 3? a Godhead? or trinity?
  • Jeffrey Barrett - in Reply on Jeremiah 1
    Very very thin logic. You are good at quoting the Bible as we're the Sadducees and farasees.

    I have more than proven my intimate relationship with God my Father and Jesus. I shall remain Perfect in Christ by God who Dwells within me.

    Jeffrey Barrett
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Jeremiah 1
    Jeffrey, Thin logic? Scripture is thin logic?

    The Holy Ghost is called God, Jesus is God and the Father is also.

    Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to LIE to the HOLY GHOST, and to keep back part of the price of the land? ...thou hast not lied unto men, but unto GOD.

    Each Person of the Godhead SPEAKS AUDIBLY in the Bible--

    God the Father SAID of Jesus in Matthew 3:17 ..."This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

    Jesus SAID in John 10:30, " I and my Father are one."

    The Holy Ghost SAID in Acts 13:2, ..."Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them."

    Genesis 1:26-27, And God said, LET US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness...So God created man in his own image, in the image of God [not angels. the "us" can only refer to God.] created he him;

    In the Old Testament, we find that God has a Son (Proverbs 30:4, Psalm 2:7-12) and a Spirit (Isaiah 40:13, 2 Samuel 23:2, Judges 3:10, etc.).

    I Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

    The Godhead and salvation.

    The Holy Ghost reproves us, teaches us, guides us and testifies of Jesus Christ.

    John 14:26, But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, HE shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, HE shall testify of me:
  • Jeffrey Barrett - in Reply on Jeremiah 1
    OK I give up you know God & Jesus only by scripture I know God who Dwells in me and in Jesus teaching us hands on personally Indwelling me after my Pentecost experience speaking in tongues the next thing I did was to see IF God could take out of me oppressive sexual acts and desires most would not even call sin. Bam God took them away with powerful completeness. I heard God shows himself to Peter. Show us the Father WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. GOD spoke right through Jesus to Peter and the Apostles. Here I am inside my Son but you say you don't understand our intimacy. I know you do not have that intimacy with God dwelling in you because you have only doctrines to go by. Jesus never explained to the Apostles for 3 years His actions relationship with God. Because Jesus knew until He died and rose and Only then at their Pentacost would they or could they understand. The TRUTH in the Bible is line by line to give understanding AS God reveals Himself to you. Do you Speak in Prophecy THUS SAYETH THE LORD in heavenly tongues? Which is God giving you direct communication and the interpretation for you from inside of you You Speak but it is God talking to You

    Please if you haven't had YOUR PENTECOST MOMENT then your a slacker and do not understand whatcloseness to God has been brought to the world exactly as Jesus and God are so alike because God goes everywhere Jesus is and Jesus manifests God from within His soul. I leave it there. I am not a preacher. The deal is we only NOW have the restored access to God as Jesus has and mankind had before the fall and then death and seperstion from God

    Make it MORE A BIG DEAL. SELL ALLL AND ONLY THEN WILL JESUS AND GOD CALL YOU A DISCIPLE SON a Nd brother to God and Jesus. Call God dwelling in us, Jesus the Holy Spirit but if you don't actually know it is God then you can never know or be like aJesus or know God and have his Divine nature flowing from your soul.
  • Marvin Jackson on Jeremiah 1:5
    What is the trinidad
  • CHERI - in Reply on Jeremiah 1
    It is "the holy trinity, which is, god the father, god (jesus)the son, and god the holy ghost.

    these three are called the holy trinity. god's throne, the kingdom of god.


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