Chapter Summaries of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1 22 Aug 2012 3 comments

1 The LORD said to me: I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Do not be afraid. I am calling the northern kingdoms against Judah.

Jeremiah 2 23 Aug 2012 1 comment

2 Go and proclaim: My people have exchanged their glory for idols. You have all rebelled against me. Now I will bring you to judgement.

Jeremiah 3 24 Aug 2012 1 comment

3 Israel played the whore on every hill. Her false sister Judah saw it. Return, O faithless children! Surely the LORD is our salvation.

Jeremiah 4 25 Aug 2012 1 comment

4 Flee to safety! I am bringing disaster from the north, says the LORD. I have heard the trumpet! The whole land shall be a desolation.

Jeremiah 5 26 Aug 2012 2 comments

5 Israel and Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me. I am bringing a distant nation against you. Your sins have deprived you of good.

Jeremiah 6 27 Aug 2012 3 comments

6 Flee from Jerusalem! I appointed watchmen but you would not listen. An army is coming from the north. My people are rejected silver.

Jeremiah 7 28 Aug 2012 1 comment

7 Proclaim at the temple: Has this house become a den of thieves? I sent prophets but you did not listen. Judah will become desolate.

Jeremiah 8 29 Aug 2012 1 comment

8 Why do these people refuse to return? They have no shame. The LORD has doomed us because we have sinned. Is there no balm in Gilead?

Jeremiah 9 30 Aug 2012 1 comment

9 No one speaks the truth. I will scatter these people, says the LORD. The sound of wailing is heard from Zion. I act with justice.

Jeremiah 10 31 Aug 2012 1 comment

10 Do not learn the ways of the nations. The LORD is the true God. Listen, a great commotion from the north! They have devoured Jacob.

Jeremiah 11 1 Sep 2012 1 comment

11 Both Israel and Judah have broken my covenant. I will bring disaster. Do not pray for them. I will punish those who seek your life.

Jeremiah 12 2 Sep 2012 1 comment

12 O LORD, why do the wicked prosper? I have left my house. Many shepherds have ruined my vineyard. I will uproot my evil neighbours.

Jeremiah 13 3 Sep 2012 1 comment

13 The LORD told me to hide a sash in the rocks. So I will ruin the pride of Judah, says the LORD. All Judah will be carried into exile.

Jeremiah 14 4 Sep 2012 1 comment

14 There is no water in the cisterns. O LORD, do not forsake us! I will destroy them by sword and by famine. Can any idols bring rain?

Jeremiah 15 5 Sep 2012 1 comment

15 Send these people away from my presence! Who will mourn for Jerusalem? O LORD, I suffer insult for you. I am with you, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 16 6 Sep 2012 1 comment

16 The LORD said to me: Do not marry or have children. Why has the LORD pronounced evil against us? You have followed your evil hearts.

Jeremiah 17 7 Sep 2012 1 comment

17 Cursed are those who trust in man. Blessed are those who trust in the LORD. If you keep the Sabbath, Jerusalem will remain forever.

Jeremiah 18 8 Sep 2012 1 comment

18 The LORD said: Go to the potter. You are clay in my hand, O Israel. My people have forgotten me. O LORD, they have dug a pit for me.

Jeremiah 19 9 Sep 2012 3 comments

19 The LORD said: Buy a clay jar. These people have burned sacrifices to foreign gods. Then break the jar. So I will smash this nation.

Jeremiah 20 10 Sep 2012 1 comment

20 Pashhur put Jeremiah in the stocks. Everyone mocks me. But the word of the LORD is a fire in my bones. Cursed be the day I was born!

Jeremiah 21 11 Sep 2012 1 comment

21 Zedekiah enquired about Nebuchadnezzar. The LORD says: Whoever stays in the city will die. Nebuchadnezzar will destroy it with fire.

Jeremiah 22 12 Sep 2012 1 comment

22 Proclaim at the palace: I will make you a desert. Shallum will not return. They will not lament for Jehoiakim. Coniah is cast away.

Jeremiah 23 13 Sep 2012 1 comment

23 I will raise up a righteous Branch, says the LORD. The prophets fill you with false hopes. I did not speak, yet they have prophesied.

Jeremiah 24 14 Sep 2012 1 comment

24 The LORD showed me two baskets of figs after the exile to Babylon. The good figs are the exiles. The bad figs are those who remain.

Jeremiah 25 15 Sep 2012 1 comment

25 You did not listen, says the LORD. So I will summon Babylon. Make the nations drink my cup of wrath. The LORD will roar from on high.

Jeremiah 26 16 Sep 2012 2 comments

26 The LORD said: Speak in the courts. The priests seized Jeremiah to kill him, but the officials refused. Uriah had been put to death.

Jeremiah 27 17 Sep 2012 1 comment

27 The LORD said: Put a yoke on your neck. I will hand all the nations over to serve Nebuchadnezzar. Do not listen to your prophets.

Jeremiah 28 18 Sep 2012 1 comment

28 Hananiah took Jeremiah's yoke and broke it. The LORD said: Tell Hananiah, I have put an iron yoke on these nations. Hananiah died.

Jeremiah 29 19 Sep 2012 1 comment

29 Jeremiah wrote to the exiles: Seek peace for the city. After seventy years you will return. Ahab, Zedekiah and Shemaiah speak lies.

Jeremiah 30 20 Sep 2012 1 comment

30 Write these words in a book. I will restore my people, says the LORD. I have punished you but I will heal you. I will be your God.

Jeremiah 31 21 Sep 2012 3 comments

31 Sing with joy for Jacob! Return to your cities. I will make a new covenant with Israel, says the LORD. I will put my law within them.

Jeremiah 32 22 Sep 2012 2 comments

32 Jeremiah bought a field in Anathoth. O LORD, the city has been handed over to Babylon. The LORD says: I will surely gather my people.

Jeremiah 33 23 Sep 2012 2 comments

33 The LORD says: I will tell you great things. I will bring healing to the land. David will never lack a son on the throne of Israel.

Jeremiah 34 24 Sep 2012 1 comment

34 Tell Zedekiah: You will not escape the king of Babylon. The people took back their slaves. The LORD says: You have not obeyed me.

Jeremiah 35 25 Sep 2012 1 comment

35 The Rechabites refused to drink wine. The LORD said to Judah: The command of Jonadab has been obeyed, yet you have not obeyed me.

Jeremiah 36 26 Sep 2012 1 comment

36 Baruch read out Jeremiah's words at the temple. The king sent for the scroll and burned it. The LORD said: I will bring disaster.

Jeremiah 37 27 Sep 2012 1 comment

37 Zedekiah became king. Jeremiah said: Do not think the Babylonians will leave us. Irijah arrested Jeremiah. Zedekiah gave him bread.

Jeremiah 38 28 Sep 2012 1 comment

38 Jeremiah was thrown into a cistern. Zedekiah sent for him. Jeremiah said: If you surrender to the king of Babylon then you will live.

Jeremiah 39 29 Sep 2012 2 comments

39 The Babylonians besieged Jerusalem and captured Zedekiah. They took the people into exile. Nebuchadnezzar said: Do not harm Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 40 30 Sep 2012 1 comment

40 Nebuzaradan said to Jeremiah: Go back to Gedaliah, who has been appointed over Judah. The captains warned Gedaliah about Ishmael.

Jeremiah 41 1 Oct 2012 1 comment

41 Ishmael killed Gedaliah and eighty men. Johanan went to fight Ishmael but he escaped. Johanan led the survivors on the way to Egypt.

Jeremiah 42 2 Oct 2012 1 comment

42 The people asked Jeremiah to pray. The LORD says: If you stay in the land, I will grant you mercy. If you go to Egypt, you will die.

Jeremiah 43 3 Oct 2012 1 comment

43 Johanan and all the people did not obey the LORD. They went to Egypt. The LORD said: Nebuchadnezzar will ravage the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 44 4 Oct 2012 1 comment

44 The LORD says: Why do you provoke me with other gods? The people said: We will not listen. The LORD says: I am going to punish you.

Jeremiah 45 5 Oct 2012 1 comment

45 When Baruch wrote these words, the LORD said to him: I am going to break what I have built. Do not seek great things for yourself.

Jeremiah 46 6 Oct 2012 1 comment

46 Of Egypt: There is no healing for you. Prepare yourselves for exile. I will deliver Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar. But fear not, O Jacob!

Jeremiah 47 7 Oct 2012 1 comment

47 Of the Philistines: Waters are rising from the north. The LORD is destroying the Philistines. How can the sword of the LORD be quiet?

Jeremiah 48 8 Oct 2012 1 comment

48 Of Moab: Woe to Nebo, for it is laid waste. We have heard of his arrogance. How it is broken! Moab has become a derision to all.

Jeremiah 49 9 Oct 2012 2 comments

49 The LORD says: Rabbah will become desolate. I will make Edom small. Damascus has become feeble. Flee, O Hazor. I will destroy Elam.

Jeremiah 50 10 Oct 2012 3 comments

50 Of Babylon: A nation will make her desolate. Judah will seek the LORD. Repay Babylon for all her deeds. A sword against her warriors!

Jeremiah 51 11 Oct 2012 1 comment

51 The LORD says: I will send a destroyer against Babylon. I will repay them for the evil done in Zion. Read these words in Babylon.

Jeremiah 52 12 Oct 2012 3 comments

52 Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned the temple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach released Jehoiachin.

Chris Juby

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