Jeremiah
Chapter 33

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1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;

3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.

6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,

11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.

13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the LORD.

14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,

20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,

24 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;

26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

Commentary for Jeremiah 33

The restoration of the Jews. (1-13) The Messiah promised; happiness of his times. (14-26)1-13 Those who expect to receive comforts from God, must call upon him. Promises are given, not to do away, but to quicken and encourage prayer. These promises lead us to the gospel of Christ; and in that God has revealed truth to direct us, and peace to make us easy. All who by sanctifying grace are cleansed from the filth of sin, by pardoning mercy are freed from the guilt. When sinners are thus justified, washed, and sanctified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Holy Spirit, they are enabled to walk before God in peace and purity. Many are led to perceive the real difference between the people of God and the world around them, and to fear the Divine wrath. It is promised that the people who were long in sorrow, shall again be filled with joy. Where the Lord gives righteousness and peace, he will give all needful supplies for temporal wants; and all we have will be comforts, as sanctified by the word and by prayer.

14-26 To crown the blessings God has in store, here is a promise of the Messiah. He imparts righteousness to his church, for he is made of God to us righteousness; and believers are made the righteousness of God in him. Christ is our Lord God, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. But in this world prosperity and adversity succeed each other, as light and darkness, day and night. The covenant of priesthood shall be secured. And all true believers are a holy priesthood, a royal priesthood, they offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God; themselves, in the first place, as living sacrifices. The promises of that covenant shall have full accomplishment in the gospel Israel. In #Ga 6:16|, all that walk according to the gospel rule, are made to be the Israel of God, on whom shall be peace and mercy. Let us not despise the families which were of old the chosen people of God, though for a time they seem to be cast off.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Jeremiah 33

  • A disciple
    After the Lord has punished the world for their iniquity, He shall bring it health and cure, and restore the former peoples of all ages to their first estate. In the regeneration, when the the Lord Jesus Christ shall sit upon the throne of His glory; then shall the Saints be given the dominion and the rule for ever over all the earth. The wicked shall be removed, and all the world shall be saved.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 24:24 FOR THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE PROPHETS AND SHALL SHOW --- GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS --- INSOMUCH THAT IF IT WERE POSSIBLE THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT 2 THESSALONIANS 2:9 EVEN HIM WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF satan WITH ALL POWER AND --- SIGNS AND WONDERS --- REVELATION 13: 13 AND HE DOETH ---GREAT WONDERS--- SO THAT HE MAKETH FIRE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN ON THE EARTH IN THE SIGHT OF MEN --- 13:14 AND DECEIVETH THEM THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH BY THE MEANS OF THOSE --- MIRACLES --- WHICH HE HAD POWER TO DO IN THE SIGHT OF THE BEAST SAYING TO THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH THAT THEY SHOULD MAKE AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST WHICH HAD THE WOUND BY A SWORD AND DID LIVE REVELATION 16:14 FOR THEY ARE spirits of devils WORKING MIRACLES WHICH GO FORTH UNTO THE KINGS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE WHOLE WORLD TO GATHER THEM TO THE BATTLE OF THAT GREAT DAY OF GOD ALMIGHTY ISAIAH 8:18 BEHOLD I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM THE LORD HATH GIVEN ME ARE FOR SIGNS AND FOR WONDERS IN ISRAEL FROM THE LORD OF HOSTS WHICH DWELLETH IN MOUNT ZION LUKE 9:54 AND WHEN HIS DISCIPLES JAMES AND JOHN SAW THIS THEY SAID LORD WILT THOU THAT WE COMMAND FIRE TO COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND CONSUME THEM EVEN AS ELIAS DID---9:55---BUT HE TURNED AND REBUKED THEM AND SAID YOU KNOW NOT WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT YOU ARE OF---56---FOR THE SON OF MAN IS NOT COME TO DESTROY MENS LIVES BUT TO SAVE THEM AND THEY WENT TO ANOTHER VILLAGE
  • Asiba
    This verses here gives hope and trust that Can leave alone,let me keep calling him and can show wonderfuf stuff A men.
  • Anon
    It's one of my foundation stones Ebenezer Scriptures that the Lord has used in my life to draw keep remind me to call unto Him in various situations. He has shown led me to many things incomprehensible to the natural person. As the Scripture states: The natural man cannot receive the things of God. It can only be spiritually discerned.
  • Lilian
    Call unto me and I will answer thee. I will show you great and mighty things that you know not. Amen thank you Jesus the Lord my Provider Jehova Jireh Shalom my Peace my Savior my everything thank you Jesus for the blood and your resurrection Hosanna in the highest
  • Mary Kotobalavu
    I always luv this chapter when I have faith in his word our GOD always reaveals a hidden things in my life
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God always have a better plan for us
  • Ake
    It Means God Has A Plan For Us

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Whose descendant does the Lord promise will become king of Judah?
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