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Jeremiah 21

Introduction

Overview

Jeremiah 21:1, Zedekiah sends to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadnezzar’s war; Jeremiah 21:3, Jeremiah foretells a hard seige and miserable captivity; Jeremiah 21:8, He counsels the people to fall to the Chaldeans; Jeremiah 21:11, and upbraids the King’s house.

Verse 1

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The word: This discourse was delivered about the ninth year of the reign of Zedekiah. This chapter, observes Dr. Blayney, contains the first of those prophecies which were delivered by Jeremiah subsequent to the revolt of Zedekiah, and the breaking out of the war thereupon; and which are continued on to the taking of Jerusalem, related in Jeremiah 39:1, in the following order. Jeremiah 21:1-14, Jeremiah 21:34, Jeremiah 21:32, 33; 38; 39.

when: Jeremiah 32:1-3, Jeremiah 37:1, Jeremiah 52:1-3, 2 Kings 24:17, 2 Kings 24:18, 1 Chronicles 3:15, 2 Chronicles 36:10-13

Pashur: Jeremiah 38:1, 1 Chronicles 9:12, Nehemiah 11:12

Zephaniah: Jeremiah 29:25, Jeremiah 37:3, Jeremiah 52:24, 2 Kings 25:18-21

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:13 - inquire 2 Chronicles 34:8 - Maaseiah 2 Chronicles 36:12 - before Jeremiah Jeremiah 1:3 - unto the end Jeremiah 37:17 - Is there Jeremiah 38:14 - sent Ezekiel 14:7 - and cometh

Verse 2

Inquire: Jeremiah 37:3, Jeremiah 37:7, Jeremiah 38:14-27, Jeremiah 42:4-6, Judges 20:27, 1 Samuel 10:22, 1 Samuel 28:6, 1 Samuel 28:15, 1 Kings 14:2, 1 Kings 14:3, 1 Kings 22:3-8, 2 Kings 1:3, 2 Kings 3:11-14, 2 Kings 22:13, 2 Kings 22:14, Ezekiel 14:3-7, Ezekiel 20:1-3

for: Jeremiah 32:24, Jeremiah 39:1, Jeremiah 39:2, Jeremiah 52:3-6, 2 Kings 25:1, 2 Kings 25:2

according: Exodus 14:1 - Exodus 15:27, Joshua 10:1 - Joshua 11:23, Judges 4:1 - Judges 5:31, 1 Samuel 7:10-12, 1 Samuel 14:6-14, 1 Samuel 17:45-50, 2 Chronicles 14:9-13, 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, 2 Chronicles 32:21, Psalms 44:1-4, Psalms 46:8-11, Psalms 48:4-8, Psalms 105:5-45, Psalms 136:1-26, Isaiah 59:1, Isaiah 59:2

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:6 - for I am 1 Kings 22:5 - Inquire 2 Chronicles 18:4 - Inquire 2 Chronicles 34:21 - inquire Isaiah 30:2 - and have Isaiah 48:2 - and stay Jeremiah 29:25 - Zephaniah Jeremiah 37:17 - Is there Jeremiah 42:2 - and pray Ezekiel 7:26 - then Ezekiel 14:7 - and cometh

Verse 3

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 34:23 - Tell ye the man

Verse 4

Behold: Jeremiah 32:5, Jeremiah 33:5, Jeremiah 37:8-10, Jeremiah 38:2, Jeremiah 38:3, Jeremiah 38:17, Jeremiah 38:18, Jeremiah 52:18, Isaiah 10:4, Hosea 9:12

and I: Jeremiah 39:3, Isaiah 5:5, Isaiah 13:4, Lamentations 2:5, Lamentations 2:7, Ezekiel 16:37-41, Zechariah 14:2, Matthew 22:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:52 - General Jeremiah 1:18 - against Jeremiah 15:12 - Shall iron Jeremiah 20:4 - I will give Jeremiah 32:3 - Behold Jeremiah 32:24 - the city is Jeremiah 34:2 - Behold Jeremiah 34:22 - shall fight Jeremiah 35:17 - Behold Jeremiah 36:29 - The king Jeremiah 37:10 - though Lamentations 1:17 - commanded Ezekiel 17:9 - shall he Ezekiel 39:3 - General Hosea 10:10 - and the Habakkuk 1:6 - I raise

Verse 5

I: Isaiah 63:10, Lamentations 2:4, Lamentations 2:5

with an: Jeremiah 32:17, Exodus 6:6, Exodus 9:15, Deuteronomy 4:23, Isaiah 5:25, Isaiah 9:12, Isaiah 9:17, Isaiah 9:21, Isaiah 10:4, Ezekiel 20:33, Ezekiel 20:34, Nahum 1:5, Nahum 1:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:28 - in fury Jeremiah 4:4 - lest Jeremiah 15:12 - Shall iron Jeremiah 21:12 - lest Jeremiah 21:13 - I am Jeremiah 32:5 - though Jeremiah 36:7 - for Jeremiah 44:6 - my fury Lamentations 1:17 - commanded Ezekiel 5:8 - even I Ezekiel 39:3 - General

Verse 6

I will: Jeremiah 7:20, Jeremiah 12:3, Jeremiah 12:4, Jeremiah 33:12, Jeremiah 36:29, Genesis 6:7, Isaiah 6:11, Isaiah 24:1-6, Ezekiel 14:13, Ezekiel 14:17, Ezekiel 14:19, Ezekiel 14:21, Ezekiel 33:27, Ezekiel 33:29, Hosea 4:3, Micah 3:12, Zephaniah 1:3, Luke 21:24

they: Jeremiah 32:24, Jeremiah 34:17, Jeremiah 42:22, Ezekiel 5:12, Ezekiel 5:13, Ezekiel 7:15, Ezekiel 12:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:21 - General Jeremiah 25:18 - Jerusalem Jeremiah 50:3 - both

Verse 7

I will: Jeremiah 24:8-10, Jeremiah 34:19-22, Jeremiah 37:17, Jeremiah 38:21-23, Jeremiah 39:4-7, Jeremiah 52:8-11, Jeremiah 52:24-27, 2 Kings 25:5-7, 2 Kings 25:18-21, 2 Chronicles 36:17-20, Ezekiel 12:12-16, Ezekiel 17:20, Ezekiel 17:21, Ezekiel 21:25, Ezekiel 21:26

he shall: Jeremiah 13:14, Deuteronomy 28:50, 2 Chronicles 36:17, Isaiah 13:17, Isaiah 13:18, Isaiah 27:11, Isaiah 47:6, Ezekiel 7:9, Ezekiel 8:18, Ezekiel 9:5, Ezekiel 9:6, Ezekiel 9:10, Habakkuk 1:6-10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:16 - thine eye Deuteronomy 28:21 - General 2 Kings 25:6 - they took Jeremiah 4:6 - for I will Jeremiah 6:21 - fathers Jeremiah 14:12 - but Jeremiah 15:5 - For who Jeremiah 21:9 - that abideth Jeremiah 22:25 - I Jeremiah 34:3 - And thou Jeremiah 34:17 - to the sword Jeremiah 34:20 - and into Jeremiah 39:6 - slew all Jeremiah 39:16 - Behold Lamentations 2:2 - swallowed Lamentations 2:21 - thou hast killed Ezekiel 12:10 - prince Ezekiel 15:6 - General Ezekiel 23:28 - whom thou

Verse 8

I set: Deuteronomy 11:26, Deuteronomy 30:15, Deuteronomy 30:19, Isaiah 1:19, Isaiah 1:20

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:23 - the way Proverbs 15:24 - way Jeremiah 38:2 - He Jeremiah 38:17 - If thou Ezekiel 18:31 - for why Micah 6:16 - that

Verse 9

that abideth: Jeremiah 21:7, Jeremiah 27:13, Jeremiah 38:2, Jeremiah 38:17-23

and his: Jeremiah 38:2, Jeremiah 39:18, Jeremiah 45:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 3:25 - Thy men Jeremiah 27:11 - those Jeremiah 37:13 - Thou Jeremiah 44:13 - General Jeremiah 52:6 - the famine Ezekiel 5:12 - third part of Ezekiel 14:19 - if I Micah 6:16 - that

Verse 10

I have: Jeremiah 44:11, Jeremiah 44:27, Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 20:3-5, Leviticus 26:17, Psalms 34:16, Ezekiel 15:7, Amos 9:4

it shall: Jeremiah 17:27, Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 32:28-31, Jeremiah 34:2, Jeremiah 34:22, Jeremiah 37:8-10, Jeremiah 38:3, Jeremiah 38:18, Jeremiah 38:23, Jeremiah 39:8, Jeremiah 52:13, 2 Chronicles 36:19, Zechariah 1:6

Reciprocal: Judges 2:15 - against Jeremiah 24:6 - For I will Jeremiah 24:8 - So will Jeremiah 32:29 - and set Jeremiah 33:5 - I have hid Jeremiah 36:29 - The king Ezekiel 14:8 - I will set Ezekiel 24:11 - set it Amos 2:5 - I will 1 Peter 3:12 - but

Verse 11

Jeremiah 13:18, Jeremiah 17:20, Micah 3:1

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 22:1 - Go Jeremiah 22:6 - unto

Verse 12

house: Isaiah 7:2, Isaiah 7:13, Luke 1:69

Execute: Heb. Judge, Jeremiah 5:28, Jeremiah 22:2, Jeremiah 22:3, Jeremiah 22:15-17, Jeremiah 23:5, 2 Samuel 8:15, Psalms 72:1-4, Psalms 72:12-14, Psalms 82:2-4, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 16:3-5, Isaiah 31:1, Isaiah 31:2, Zechariah 7:9-11

morning: Exodus 18:13, Psalms 101:8, Ecclesiastes 10:16, Ecclesiastes 10:17, Zephaniah 3:5

deliver: Job 29:17, Psalms 82:4, Proverbs 24:11, Proverbs 24:12, Proverbs 31:8, Proverbs 31:9, Isaiah 1:17, Luke 18:3-5, Romans 13:4

lest: Jeremiah 21:5, Jeremiah 4:4, Jeremiah 5:14, Jeremiah 17:4, Jeremiah 23:19, Jeremiah 36:7, Leviticus 26:28, Deuteronomy 32:22, Lamentations 2:3, Lamentations 2:4, Lamentations 4:11, Ezekiel 20:47, Ezekiel 20:48, Ezekiel 22:18-22, Ezekiel 22:31, Ezekiel 24:8-14, Nahum 1:6, Zephaniah 1:18

none: Jeremiah 7:20, Isaiah 1:31, Mark 9:43-48

Reciprocal: Exodus 36:3 - every morning Deuteronomy 4:24 - thy God Deuteronomy 25:1 - General Psalms 89:46 - thy wrath Isaiah 16:4 - mine Jeremiah 17:27 - then Jeremiah 44:6 - my fury Ezekiel 22:21 - and blow Amos 7:4 - called

Verse 13

I am: Jeremiah 21:5, Jeremiah 23:30-32, Jeremiah 50:31, Jeremiah 51:25, Exodus 13:8, Exodus 13:20

inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress

of the valley: Psalms 125:2, Isaiah 22:1

Who: Jeremiah 7:4, Jeremiah 49:4, Jeremiah 49:5, Jeremiah 49:16, 2 Samuel 5:6, 2 Samuel 5:7, Lamentations 4:12, Obadiah 1:3, Obadiah 1:4, Micah 3:11

Reciprocal: Isaiah 42:11 - let the inhabitants Jeremiah 10:17 - inhabitant Jeremiah 22:23 - makest Ezekiel 5:8 - even I Ezekiel 21:3 - Behold Ezekiel 26:3 - I am Ezekiel 28:22 - I am against Ezekiel 34:10 - I am Ezekiel 35:3 - I am Nahum 2:13 - I am

Verse 14

punish: Heb. visit upon, Jeremiah 9:25, Jeremiah 11:22, Isaiah 10:12, Isaiah 24:21, *marg.

according: Jeremiah 6:29, Jeremiah 17:10, Jeremiah 32:19, Proverbs 1:31, Isaiah 3:10, Isaiah 3:11, Galatians 6:7, Galatians 6:8

in the: Jeremiah 22:7, Isaiah 10:18, Isaiah 10:19, Isaiah 27:10, Isaiah 27:11, Isaiah 37:24, Ezekiel 20:46-48, Zechariah 11:1

shall: Jeremiah 52:13, 2 Chronicles 36:19

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 17:27 - then Jeremiah 22:6 - surely Jeremiah 50:32 - kindle Lamentations 4:11 - kindled Ezekiel 20:47 - I will kindle Micah 7:13 - for

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 21". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-21.html.