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.