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Bible Commentaries

Pett's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah 19

Verses 1-15

Subsection 6). Lessons From The Potter and The Subsequent Persecution Of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:1 to Jeremiah 20:18 ).

This subsection commences with the usual kind of formula, ‘The word that came to Jeremiah from YHWH --’ (Jeremiah 18:1). Chapters 18-19 then contain two oracles from God illustrated in terms of the Potter and his handiwork, which bring out on the one hand God’s willingness to offer mercy, and on the other the judgment that is about to come on Judah because of their continuance in sin and their refusal to respond to that offer. The consequence of this for Jeremiah, in chapter 20, is severe persecution, including physical blows and harsh imprisonment. This results in him complaining to YHWH in his distress, and cursing the day of his birth.

Verses 1-15

Subsection 6). Lessons From The Potter and The Subsequent Persecution Of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:1 to Jeremiah 20:18 ).

This subsection commences with the usual kind of formula, ‘The word that came to Jeremiah from YHWH --’ (Jeremiah 18:1). Chapters 18-19 then contain two oracles from God illustrated in terms of the Potter and his handiwork, which bring out on the one hand God’s willingness to offer mercy, and on the other the judgment that is about to come on Judah because of their continuance in sin and their refusal to respond to that offer. The consequence of this for Jeremiah, in chapter 20, is severe persecution, including physical blows and harsh imprisonment. This results in him complaining to YHWH in his distress, and cursing the day of his birth.

Verses 1-15

Subsection 6). Lessons From The Potter and The Subsequent Persecution Of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:1 to Jeremiah 20:18 ).

This subsection commences with the usual kind of formula, ‘The word that came to Jeremiah from YHWH --’ (Jeremiah 18:1). Chapters 18-19 then contain two oracles from God illustrated in terms of the Potter and his handiwork, which bring out on the one hand God’s willingness to offer mercy, and on the other the judgment that is about to come on Judah because of their continuance in sin and their refusal to respond to that offer. The consequence of this for Jeremiah, in chapter 20, is severe persecution, including physical blows and harsh imprisonment. This results in him complaining to YHWH in his distress, and cursing the day of his birth.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Jeremiah 19". "Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pet/jeremiah-19.html. 2013.