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Jeremiah 1

 

 

Introduction
1The time,
4and the calling of Jeremiah.
11His prophetical visions of an almond rod and a seething pot.
15His heavy message against Judah.
17God encourages him with his promise of assistance.

Verse 1
The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
words
2 Chronicles 36:21; Isaiah 1:1; 2:1; Amos 1:1; 7:10
of the priests
Ezekiel 1:3
in Anathoth
11:21; 32:7-9; Joshua 21:17,18; 1 Chronicles 6:60

Verse 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 word
4,11; 1 Kings 13:20; Hosea 1:1; Jonah 1:1; Micah 1:1
in the days
2 Kings 21:25,26; 22:1-23; 2 Chronicles 34:1-35

Verse 3
It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
It came also
25:1-3; 26:1-24; 35:1-36; 2 Kings 24:1-9; 2 Chronicles 36:5-8
unto the end
21:1-22; 28:1-29; 34:1-22; 37:1-39; 52:1-34; 2 Kings 24:17-20; 2 Kings 25:1-30; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21
in the fifth
52:12,15; 2 Kings 25:8; Zechariah 7:5; 8:19

Verse 4
Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
the word
2; Ezekiel 1:3; 3:16

Verse 5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Before I
Psalms 71:5,6; Isaiah 49:1,5; Luke 1:76; Galatians 1:15,16
I knew
Exodus 33:12,17; Romans 8:29; 2 Timothy 2:19-21
and before
Luke 1:15,41; Romans 1:1
and I ordained
Heb. and I gave.
Ephesians 1:22; 4:11,12

Verse 6
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Ah, Lord
4:10; 14:13; 32:17
I cannot
Exodus 4:1,10-16; 6:12,30; Isaiah 6:5
for I am
1 Kings 3:7-9

Verse 7
But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
for thou shalt
17,18; Exodus 7:1,2; Numbers 22:20,38; 1 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 18:13; Ezekiel 2:3-5; Ezekiel 3:17-21,27; Matthew 28:20; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 20:27

Verse 8
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
not afraid
17; Isaiah 51:7,12; Ezekiel 2:6,7; 3:8,9; Matthew 10:26; Luke 12:4,5; Acts 4:13,29; Ephesians 6:20
for I am
15:20,21; 20:11; Exodus 3:12; Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Joshua 1:5,9; Isaiah 43:2; Matthew 28:20; Acts 7:9,10; 18:10; 26:17; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 2 Timothy 4:17,18; Hebrews 13:5,6

Verse 9
Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
and touched
Exodus 4:11,12; Isaiah 6:6,7; 49:2; 50:4; Luke 21:15
Behold
5:14; Exodus 4:15,16; Isaiah 51:16; Ezekiel 3:10; Matthew 10:19; Luke 12:12

Verse 10
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
I have
25:15-27; 27:2-7; 46:1-51; 1 Kings 17:1; Revelation 11:3-6
to root out
18:7-9; 1 Kings 19:17; Ezekiel 32:18; 43:3; Amos 3:7; Zechariah 1:6; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5; Revelation 19:19-21
to build
18:9; 24:6; 31:4,5,28; Isaiah 44:26-28; Ezekiel 36:36; Amos 9:11

Verse 11
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
what seest thou
Amos 7:8; 8:2; Zechariah 4:2; 5:2
I see a rod
Numbers 17:8; Ezekiel 7:10

Verse 12
Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Thou hast
Deuteronomy 5:28; 18:17; Luke 10:28; 20:39
I will
39:1-18; 52:1-34; Deuteronomy 32:35; Ezekiel 12:22,23,25,28; Amos 8:2

Verse 13
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
the second time
Genesis 41:32; 2 Corinthians 13:1,2
I see
Ezekiel 11:3,7; 24:3-14
toward the north
Heb. from the face of the north.

Verse 14
Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
Out of
4:6; 6:1,22; 10:22; 31:8; 46:20; 50:9,41; Isaiah 41:25; Ezekiel 1:4
break forth
Heb. be opened.

Verse 15
For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.
I will call
5:15; 6:22; 10:22,25; 25:9,28,31,32
and they
39:3; 43:10; Isaiah 22:7
and against
4:16; 9:11; 33:10; 34:22; 44:6; Deuteronomy 28:49-53; Lamentations 5:11

Verse 16
And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
And I
4:12,28; 5:9,29; Ezekiel 24:14; Joel 2:11; Matthew 23:35,36
who have
2:13,17; 15:6; 16:11; 17:13; 19:4; Deuteronomy 28:20; 31:16; Joshua 24:20; 2 Kings 22:17; 2 Chronicles 7:19; 15:2; 34:25
and have
7:9; 11:12,17; 44:17; Isaiah 65:3; Ezekiel 8:9-11; Hosea 11:2
worshipped
10:8,9,15; 51:17; Isaiah 2:8; 37:19; 44:15; Hosea 8:6; Acts 7:41

Verse 17
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.
gird up
1 Kings 18:46; 2 Kings 4:29; 9:1; Job 38:3; Luke 12:35; 1 Peter 1:13
and speak
7; 23:28; Exodus 7:2; Ezekiel 3:10,11; Jonah 3:2; Acts 20:20,27
be not
8; 17:18; Exodus 3:12; Ezekiel 2:6,7; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
confound thee
or, break thee to pieces.
Ezekiel 3:14-18; 33:6-8; 1 Corinthians 9:16

Verse 18
For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
I have
6:27; 15:20; Isaiah 50:7; Ezekiel 3:8,9; Micah 3:8,9; John 1:42
against
21:4-14; 22:1-30; 26:12-15; 34:3,20-22; 36:27-32; 37:7; 38:2,18; 42:22

Verse 19
And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
And they
11:19; 15:10-21; 20:1-6; 26:11-24; 29:25-32; 37:11-21; 38:6-13; Psalms 129:2
for I am
8; 15:20,21; Joshua 1:9

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-1.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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