The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah


Chapter 1

Jeremiah was foreordained to be a prophet unto the nations—He is called as a mortal to declare the word of the Lord.

Chapter 2

The people of Judah forsook the Lord, the fountain of living waters—They worshipped idols and rejected the prophets.

Chapter 3

Israel and Judah defiled and polluted the land through wickedness—In the last days, the Lord will gather the people of Israel, one from a city and two from a family, and bring them to Zion.

Chapter 4

Israel and Judah are called to repentance—Jeremiah laments for the miseries of Judah.

Chapter 5

Judgments will be poured out upon the people of Judah because of their sins—Their iniquities cause blessings to be withheld from them.

Chapter 6

Jerusalem will be destroyed because of her iniquity—She will be overrun by a great and cruel nation.

Chapter 7

If the people of Judah repent, they will be preserved—The temple has become a den of robbers—The Lord rejects that generation of the people of Judah for their idolatries—They offer their children as sacrifices.

Chapter 8

Calamities will befall the inhabitants of Jerusalem—For them the harvest is past, the summer is ended, and they are not saved.

Chapter 9

Jeremiah sorrows greatly because of the sins of the people—They will be scattered among the nations and punished.

Chapter 10

Learn not the way of other nations—Their gods are idols and molten images—The Lord is the true and living God.

Chapter 11

The people of Judah are cursed for breaking the covenant of obedience—The Lord will not hear their prayers.

Chapter 12

Jeremiah complains of the prosperity of the wicked—If other nations learn the ways of Israel, they will be numbered with Israel.

Chapter 13

Israel and Judah will be as a rotted and decayed belt—The people are commanded to repent—Judah will be taken captive and scattered as stubble.

Chapter 14

Jeremiah prays because of dearth and famine—The Lord will not hear because of the wickedness of His people.

Chapter 15

The people of Judah will suffer death, the sword, famine, and captivity—They will be scattered into all the kingdoms of the earth—Jerusalem will be destroyed.

Chapter 16

The utter ruin of Judah is foreseen—Israel is rejected and scattered for serving false gods—Fishers and hunters will gather Israel again, and the people will serve the Lord—The gospel is to be restored.

Chapter 17

The captivity of Judah comes because of sin and forsaking the Lord—Hallow the Sabbath day; doing so will save the people; otherwise they will be destroyed.

Chapter 18

Israel is as potter’s clay in the hands of the Lord—If nations repent, the Lord withholds the evil decreed against them—The people of Judah will be scattered.

Chapter 19

The Lord will bring evil upon Judah—They sacrifice their children to Baal—In the siege they will eat the flesh of their sons and daughters.

Chapter 20

Jeremiah is smitten and put in the stocks—He prophesies that all Judah will be taken captive by Babylon.

Chapter 21

Jeremiah foretells the siege, captivity, and destruction of Jerusalem—Zedekiah is to be taken captive by Nebuchadrezzar.

Chapter 22

David’s throne stands or falls according to the obedience of the kings—The judgments of the Lord rest upon the kings of Judah.

Chapter 23

The remnants of Israel will be gathered in the last days—The Branch, who is the King (the Messiah), will reign in righteousness—False prophets who teach lies will be cursed.

Chapter 24

Zedekiah and the people of Judah will be cursed and scattered—Some will be gathered back from Chaldea to serve the Lord.

Chapter 25

Captive Judah will serve Babylon for seventy years—Various nations will be overthrown—In the last days, all the inhabitants of the earth will be at war.

Chapter 26

Jeremiah prophesies the destruction of the people—For this he is arraigned, tried, and then acquitted.

Chapter 27

The Lord sends word to many nations that they are to serve Babylon—The vessels of the Lord’s house will go into Babylon.

Chapter 28

Hananiah prophesies falsely that the Babylonian yoke will be broken.

Chapter 29

Jeremiah tells the Jews in Babylon to prepare for seventy years of captivity—Those remaining in Jerusalem will yet be scattered—Shemaiah prophesies falsely and is cursed.

Chapter 30

In the last days, Judah and Israel will be gathered to their own lands—David, their king (the Messiah), will reign over them.

Chapter 31

In the last days, Israel will be gathered—The Lord declares that Ephraim has the birthright as the firstborn—The Lord will make a new covenant with Israel, to be inscribed in the heart—Then all Israel will know the Lord.

Chapter 32

Jeremiah is imprisoned by Zedekiah—The prophet purchases land to symbolize the return of Israel to their land—The Lord will gather Israel and make an everlasting covenant with them.

Chapter 33

Judah and Israel will be gathered—The Branch of Righteousness (the Messiah) is promised—The Seed of David (the Messiah) will reign forever.

Chapter 34

Jeremiah prophesies the captivity of Zedekiah—The people of Judah will be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Chapter 35

The Rechabites are commended and blessed for their obedience.

Chapter 36

Baruch writes the prophecies of Jeremiah and reads them in the house of the Lord—Jehoiakim, the king, burns the book, and judgment comes upon him—Jeremiah dictates the prophecies again and adds many more.

Chapter 37

Jeremiah prophesies that Egypt will not save Judah from Babylon—He is cast into a dungeon—Zedekiah transfers him to the court of the prison.

Chapter 38

The rulers cast Jeremiah into a muddy dungeon—He is freed by Ebed-melech, an Ethiopian, and put in the court of the prison—Jeremiah counsels Zedekiah concerning the war.

Chapter 39

Jerusalem is taken, and the people are taken captive—Jeremiah and Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian, are preserved.

Chapter 40

The king of Babylon makes Gedaliah governor over the remnant left in Judah—Jeremiah is freed and dwells among them.

Chapter 41

Ishmael kills Gedaliah and carries the people of Mizpah captive—They are rescued by Johanan.

Chapter 42

Jeremiah promises Johanan and the remnant of Judah peace and safety if they remain in Judah, but the sword, famine, and pestilence if they go to Egypt.

Chapter 43

Johanan carries Jeremiah and the remnant of Judah into Egypt—Jeremiah prophesies that Babylon will conquer Egypt.

Chapter 44

Jeremiah prophesies that the Jews in Egypt, save a small remnant, will be destroyed because they worship false gods.

Chapter 45

Jeremiah promises Baruch that his life will be preserved.

Chapter 46

Jeremiah prophesies the conquest of Egypt by Babylon—Jacob will be saved and will return to his own land.

Chapter 47

Jeremiah foretells desolation and destruction upon the Philistines.

Chapter 48

Judgment and destruction will come upon the Moabites for their contempt of God.

Chapter 49

Judgment and destruction will come upon the people of Ammon, Edom, Kedar, Hazor, and Elam.

Chapter 50

Babylon will be destroyed and never rise again—The scattered people of Israel will be brought again into the lands of their inheritance.

Chapter 51

Judgment, destruction, and desolation will come upon Babylon for her sins—Israel is commanded, Flee from Babylon—Israel is the Lord’s rod to destroy all kingdoms.

Chapter 52

Jerusalem is besieged and taken by the Chaldeans—Many people and the vessels of the house of the Lord are carried into Babylon.