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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Jeremiah 19

Verses 1-15

CHAPTER 19

The Broken Bottle

1. The broken bottle and the message (Jeremiah 19:1-13)

2. The fate announced in the court of the Lord’s house (Jeremiah 19:14-15)

Jeremiah 19:1-13. He was to get a potter’s earthen bottle accompanied by elders and priests, and go to the valley of the son of Hinnom. There he should proclaim the words Jehovah would breathe into him. The message is another judgment message and needs no further comment. In Tophet, the valley of Hinnom, they had worked their abominations, burnt their sons with fire. Now it should become the valley of slaughter, so that their carcasses should be eaten by the fowls and wild beasts. He would cause them to eat the flesh of their loved ones. It was fulfilled during the siege of Jerusalem Lamentations 4:10. Then he broke the bottle as a sign that thus the people and the city should be broken.

Jeremiah 19:14-15. When the prophet returned from the valley of Hinnom he took his place in the court of the LORD’s house and declared the fate of the city.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/jeremiah-19.html. 1913-1922.