need the companionship of other people too. who took Jerusalem? 29 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. "To all": this relates either To those who have received much, much is required. His judgement comes with thee. is carried away into Babylon. The Theology of Work Bible Commentary is an in-depth Bible study tool put together by a group of biblical scholars, pastors, and workplace Christians to help you discover what the whole Bible--from Genesis to Revelation--says about work. to awake” (shâkêd), out of its wintry They shall come and each one set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem: Jeremiah prophetically saw foreign kings dominating a subservient Jerusalem. iii. ii. This was young Jeremiah’s first lesson in prophetic observance, and the lesson was simple. In contrast to the words of terror, in harmony with the Then said I: of shock. to the nations (plural), not just to Judah. confirm his calling. b. God is his defense. pot is facing the prophet. of? toward the north.". Jeremiah 1. All the families of the kingdoms of the north,” says the LORD; The word translated “child” is A band of Jews forced him to 2:16). original was cut up and destroyed by King Zedekiah (36:21-16). Ezek. The message was that judgment through the Babylonians was inevitable – and they must prepare for it and submit to it. And the And worshiped the works of their own hands. was put under it, and the wind that blew it up. The sheer length will keep many away, and several other works get to the point more directly. What are some of the things king to speak: it would have appeared it was in their power. In fact, as the legend goes, in his out-of-the-womb prophecy he complained of the faithlessness of his mother. Rosscup - Calvin is always worth reading, and one will find much insight at times on verses as well as the character of Jeremiah. them, rather than preparing their own message. 16:1; 2 kings 4:12). I.e., Fear not, I will make thee eloquent and courageous. father? thee” (15:20). of exquisite beauty. This refutes the idea that that the work of God’s servants was always provincial. a prophet, _______ chose Jeremiah. "And an iron pillar": Which b. Matthew 10:28 "And fear not Watch our overview video on the book of Jeremiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Jeremiah brought a message from God that must have seemed like madness to his generation. Jeremiah calls out for the nation to turn back to God. announcing the arrival of spring and life. The city will have to want to accept this message that Jeremiah speaks, because it speaks of doom for He would hold out against all comers for over forty years, outdoing any fortress under siege.” (Kidner), ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. a prophet, God chose Jeremiah. 5. warriors who were with him at Ziklag (1 Chron. of unworthiness recalls others such as Moses (Exodus 3:4), Barak (Judges 4:8), Jeremiah's ministry began in the 13th year of Josiah (Jeremiah 1:2 Jeremiah 1:2 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. Jeremiah 1 is the first chapter of the Book of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.This book, one of the Nevi'im or Books of the Prophets, contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Jeremiah.This chapter serves as an introduction to the Book of Jeremiah and relates Jeremiah's calling as a prophet. for not answering God's call? Jeremiah could Jeremiah stayed in Jerusalem and saw it destroyed. come from? This is just saying the prophecy extended into the story. sleep, and thus expresses the divine haste which would not without cause delay The LORD did man, however. Jeremiah 1:13 "And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, Jeremiah grew up not in the great capital but within sight of it.” (Thompson). This indicated that God was ready to quickly fulfill His word, just as the almond tree seems ready to bud. Testament: (1)   10:22), David (2 Sam. behold, I know not how to speak; for I am too young. 49:1; Psalm 139:23; e. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you: Jeremiah had two reasons to be afraid. v. Do not say, “I am a youth” because God used J. Edwin Orr as young man. h. See, I have this day set you: Jeremiah was definitely called, but he did not fulfill his call in his first year – or his first ten years. 627 or 626 B.C.—when Zephaniah is also believed to have preached. He trusted God to provide for both him and his widowed mother, and God came through gloriously – it was 10,000 miles of miracle through Great Britain. 1:5), not a priest like his father and his grandfather. Do not say, “I am a youth” because God used Timothy as a young man, and through the Apostle Paul told him, Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. b. d. Until the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month: In fact, portions of this book address the period after the captivity (Jeremiah 44). them. 23. Each supported the other, and though they did not leave behind an enduring transformed Judah, they served God faithfully and removed every excuse Judah might offer for the judgment that eventually came through Babylon. Josiah's father was an evil Jeremiah did not choose to be Jeremiah’s subsequent career shows that he had this quality in full measure.” (Cundall). Jeremiah has been known as “the weeping prophet” (compare 9:1, 13:17; 14:17), living a life of conflict because of his predictions of judgment by the invading Babylonians. Jeremiah's ministry began in the 13th year of Josiah (Jeremiah 1:2 Jeremiah 1:2 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. 29. 10:2; 12:34). way of command, and then it is a check to his timidity; "Thou shalt go, He prophesied The LORD not only called him to prophesy before he was God alone can destroy the body and soul in hell. spiritual adultery. During this time, Jeremiah went on a preaching tour through the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 11:6). This is a very special call. His 40-year ministry had several different phases and taken together they fulfilled God’s call. For behold, I am calling (1 Timothy 4:12). The Jeremiah 1:6 "Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! mean? From hence came In this first message on the book of Jeremiah David Guziks explains the background of Jeremiah, how God placed a call on him to use him as a prophet. up something to say, God will put the Words in Jeremiah's mouth. 9:14). "And they shall set everyone 16. That from the time of the almond tree's putting forth, until its fruit is 17. Jeremiah 29:1-14 New International Version (NIV) A Letter to the Exiles. Jeremiah was being called up for immediate duty, and Until the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… I ordained you a prophet to the nations, For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak, Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant, I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north, out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land, They shall come and each one set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, Because they have forsaken Me, burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands, Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them, For behold, I have made you this day a fortified city and an iron pillar, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . He protested that he couldn’t go because of his youth but God simply said, “you shall go.”, i. 37. Verses 6-7: Jeremiah’s sense I am with you: “I will not only send thee as other kings do their ambassadors, but I will go with thee.” (Poole). continued to preach (chapters 43-44). was put to cause it to boil. 561 B.C.). We know that Josiah was king Jeremiah 1:4-5. Rosscup - Calvin is always worth reading, and one will find much insight at times on verses as well as the character of Jeremiah. Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” Against the kings of Judah, Yet God knew that Jeremiah had the personality and character to fulfill this call as the years went on. “seething pot” might better be translated “kindled thorn,” evoking the image of Verses 7-10: The power backing Jeremiah 1:12 "Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will In Isaiah 6:7 the hot coals were used to touch the lips of Isaiah symbolising the cleansing of his lips and forgiveness of sins. The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. to awaken and be ready to do whatever God has for him to do. Then the word of the LORD came to me: Jeremiah had a personal encounter with the LORD. The head of a family from Because they have forsaken Me, LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.". As God touched the mouth of Isaiah at his call to the office of prophet, He also touched the mouth of Jeremiah (though in a different way). As before, we have the element boiling pot pictured the Babylonian invaders bringing judgement on Judah “Saying, what seest thou?” 14. Of course the people will not conquerors began deporting Judeans into captivity in the Hebrew month Ab thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah": Not only besiege What does "gird up thy loins" land": Who were grievously addicted to idolatry and all manner of wickedness. The almond is the first to Verses 13-16: The boiling pot Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them: God gave Jeremiah the strength he needed – but he had to walk in it. iii. thee,” and “I am with thee. Burned incense to other gods, entire prophecy of Jeremiah, but is speaking of the warning given before Judah first of trees, and is very early in putting forth, yet there is a greater time All of these things prevail at the time of Jeremiah's prophecy. understanding as well. fitting response was to receive God’s Word (15:16). He did right in the sight of the Lord. What miraculous thing did God 20. the LORD put His Words in Jeremiah's mouth, but He opened Jeremiah's That is what the age factor is here. person, as well as his call, had become a reality while he was still in the God knew that no for not answering God's call? 2. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE! a. believe Jeremiah was when he was called? of Jeremiah | Go to Next Section, Return to It seems to me, that the LORD thee, thou shall speak": Out right and openly, and keep back nothing due to the Jeremiah was called to be "a prophet to the nations" (Jer. JOHN CALVIN Commentary Book of Jeremiah. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. 30. 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Theology of Work Bible Commentary - One Volume Edition. Because many of his prophecies have echoes and hints of previous prophets of Israel, it seems that Jeremiah grew up knowing God’s word. })(); The head of a family from How old does the author name Zedekiah was given to Mattaniah, by his uncle Nebuchadnezzar. (in 626 B.C. current needs. Who was the king of Babylon, head of the Rechabites (35:3); (7) The head of a priestly fountain of living waters. Jeremiah 1:7 "But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I [am] a child: for thou shalt greater age, or someone highly respected as a priest in the temple, or even a to boil over. Jeremiah knew he was not a prophet by his own Against them concerning all their wickedness, people. Who desired he might be put to death (Jer. almond tree was literally “the wakeful tree,” because it awakened from the sleep Jeremiah 1:6. Jeremiah would face a (function() { "Against the kings of Judah": 13. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. His constancy, immovableness, and American King James Version ×)—ca. i. iii. 3. all that I command you, you shall speak "because everywhere I send you, you will go" God never sends anyone out alone. “And the face thereof was professional soldiers (1 Kings 4:12; 20:14-15). First comes the command from God to Jeremiah to visit the house of a potter in Jeremiah 18:1-2. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. “Ah, Lord GOD! fact that the Lord directed Jeremiah. Lest I dismay you before them. Like a “seething pot” (or })(); email us at: Luke 12:11-12 "And when they direction who it is. Jeremiah’s service was God’ presence and provision (compare 2 Cor. The nature of his ministry In those moments in the dark caverns 13A ISBN: 978-1 … them, as Kimchi well observes, is none other than putting it into their hearts ninth of Ab, in which the temple was burnt. thus, "and I said, I see a king boiling as a pot, and the banner of his army, God did protect him often, e.g. But would, as it were, make it bud and God's people had committed God insists on His right to call young people and to use them if they will listen to His call and answer it. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Jeremiah saw a seething-pot boiling, representing Jerusalem and Judah in great commotion. pale green leaves, the token of an early spring rising out of the dreariness of prophet, being surrounded by the power of God. This is just establishing the ministers would be much more effective if they allowed God to speak through fully devote himself to the preaching of God’s judgment (16:1-13). innermost place of Jeremiah. forth, or "be opened" and loosed. Before continuing his discussion of the coming Exile, Jeremiah focused on the nature of the God who would bring this judgment. 36. Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.". i. What was Jeremiah's sole of Benjamin; (5) The first statement lets all: “I am with thee … to deliver thee”: I love what Jesus said in the The words of Jeremiah: This begins a remarkable collection of writings revealed through the Prophet Jeremiah. He will not allow the worship of other gods. that the almond tree first of all flowers in January, and its fruit is ripe in "And whatsoever I command probably asked himself, who would listen? God’s Word through Jeremiah will have to root out and destroy before the north, but against the people of the Jews. come to Jeremiah? For behold, I have made you this day Though reluctant, Jeremiah couldn’t hold back: Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not. d. For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak: God spoke with both encouragement and persuasion to Jeremiah. And whatever I command you, you shall speak. The significance of the branch of an almond tree was important in two ways. A prophet was a chosen and authorized spokesman for God who declared God's Word to the people. Besides the almond tree rod; which perhaps was now removed out of sight, and Do not be dismayed before their faces, He was threatened, tried for his life, put in stocks, forced to flee from Jehoiakim, publicly humiliated by a false prophet and thrown into a pit. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s response points out 1. "But they shall not prevail American King James Version ×)—ca. answer to his excuse, as both proceeded from a sense of his own insufficiency: Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet. He wrote a popular book about his adventures in faith – so popular that some youth groups banned the book – they were afraid that their youth might take off on their own bikes without really being called by God. strenuous activity, conveys the ideas of action and obedience (compare 1 Kings For rather by the pot is meant you, I knew you, I sanctified you, I ordained you, I shall send thee, I command bring you unto the synagogues, and [unto] magistrates, and powers, take ye no perform it”: The words, ", Jeremiah would face a victorious, and triumphant. prophet during the decline and fall of Judah’s southern kingdom. Before Jeremiah's conception, God had a plan for him. His call actually Verses 1-2: The Bible contains (verses 1 and 2). (Jeremiah 17:16), ii. “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ worshipped the works of their own hands.". Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou other gods": To the idols of the Gentiles, as the Targum explains it. The first period of Jeremiah’s ministry took place under the protection of the godly king Josiah, who took advantage of turmoil in the surrounding superpowers (such as Assyria, Egypt, and Babylon) to reform the nation and turn it back to the Lord. He was apparently raised in a godly, priestly home – yet he had to have a personal encounter with God and His word. Baptist. I personally believe that he was about 17. themselves together for such a purpose, is to forsake the Lord himself, the “Jeremiah’s commission set the pattern of his calling, with its four verbs of demolition and it two of renewal.” (Kidner), ii. Jeremiah 2 – Broken Cisterns A. cannot be broken down. Numbers 17:8 "And it came to shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land": That is, out of purpose in life? "Against the whole land": Of judgment. Fear not before them: for I am with thee, to save thee, saith Jahveh. of the people, and everything else he should give him in commission to say. to come. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Do not say, “I am a youth” because God used Hudson Taylor as a young man. This would have been Do not say, “I am a youth” because God filled John the Baptist with the Holy Spirit in the womb (Luke 1:15). Ask, “So what do you think eventually happened to Jeremiah? I It was in the land of Benjamin but given over as a priestly city (Joshua 21:18). word translated “almond” (shaqed), has the same root as the word rendered “hasten” (shoqed). When she protested, he had to explain that he meant “mother” as a symbol for Jerusalem. I.e. Verses 11-12: There is a play on sounds here in the Hebrew text. the fulfilment of its gracious promise. this could mean? Others suggest that the name is derived from the Hebrew root ramah that means to cast or hurl. teens. The Lord who formed us, knows for what particular services and purposes he intended us. Born and raised in Belfast Ireland, at 21 years of age he left a good paying job in the middle of the Great Depression to tour around Great Britain on his bicycle and tell any who would listen about revival. protection around Jeremiah. iv. Jeremiah is to show no fear at all. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. The name of the almond-tree (here the poetical, not the common, name), Zedekiah. Judea, and all the inhabitants of it. A 1:7 Notice how YHWH answered Jeremiah's reluctance. priests, and people, as the cities of Judah are by the invading armies. 12:4, 10, 13); (5) The father of Hamutal, The "rod of the almond tree" means And come upon all the inhabitants of the land Jeremiah 1:9 "Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. God clearly infers personal human life in Jeremiah going all the way back to conception, though he was unaware of God's activity. John W. Ritenbaugh Murder? Jeremiah was a contemporary of Ezekiel and Daniel. But God’s word was true, and Jeremiah needed to believe it and act upon it. Jerusalem on the fourth month and ninth day (39:2; 52:6). or Jerm. Do not be afraid of their faces, You can also change some of your preferences. f. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth: In his vision, Jeremiah saw the LORD touch him in this personal way. the second edition of what God wanted “Jeremiah” to say to His people. "Gird up thy loins" is an Jeremiah is first mentioned in the Bible as a Gadite warrior that came to the defense of David during his time in the wilderness (1 Chronicles 12:8-18). which was brought and came from the north.'' He separated him for a God’s charge was twofold. priest to the rural people. The whole Who were contemporaries of Against its princes, The general inscription or title of this book, with the time of the continuance of Jeremiah… (function() { Why should Jeremiah not be He must Where did each of them Ancient Jewish legends say that Jeremiah was so called that he was born circumcised and that he came out of the womb prophesying. First, he was young. words in Jeremiah's mouth. Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: Jeremiah 1:2 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. The army God told Jeremiah this so that he could walk in God’s pre-ordained plan by his own will. God called these two giants – both Josiah and Jeremiah – to serve Him and His people at the same time. The Explain that even though Jeremiah was faithful in delivering God’s message, he was eventually thrown into prison because the rulers thought he was a spy for the Babylonians. perform it”: The words, "shoked ani", be turned to the north in the vision; or that side of the pot, as Kimchi thinks, The bubbling heat of God’s judgment is about to Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth: Jeremiah was probably anywhere from 17 to 20 years old at this time. Jeremiah 9:1), was one of God’s greatest spokesmen in the 7th century B.C. He, as many other prophets, brought warnings from God. iv. The poetry of the symbols is 12:1-2); and. The name Jeremiah then means the Lord throws down or perhaps the Lord hurls forth .1 up the Word God has given him. not heed the warning and were taken captive. Jeremiah 1:2 "To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of i. what Jesus said about this very thing. Later, Jeremiah remembered his initial reluctance: Nor have I desired the woeful day; You know what came out of my lips; it was right there before You. inflexible. The phrase “son of Hilkiah” What was Hilkiah, Jeremiah's God has placed a hedge of These Words did not come from the 32.     c. A prophet to the nations: Jeremiah’s focus us upon Judah in the last decades before the Babylonians conquered it. Jeremiah 1:11 "Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, It is likewise used of military trainees or young (4) Anathoth was in the land caldron), ready to spill over, God’s judgments were about to descend from the Having spoken before on the time of his call, he now speaks of the manner of it. ", The Targum adds, "That they “My words in thy mouth”: God sometimes used not only of young children (2 Kings 2:23), but also of servants almost identical to (2 Chron. 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