Biblical Commentary

  • Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah

    The historical context (the great powers). The Biblical context. The structure of the book. The purpose of the book. Jeremiah's call. Jeremiah's life and ministry. Jeremiah's message.

  • Jeremiah 1:4-10, 17-19

    Now the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you. Before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."

  • Jeremiah 2:4-13

    My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the spring of living waters, and cut them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

  • Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

    My people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

  • Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1

    Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then isn't the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

  • Jeremiah 11:18-20

    I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; But, Yahweh of Armies, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, I shall see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.

  • Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22

    We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you. Do not abhor us, for your name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of your glory: remember, don't break your covenant with us.

  • Jeremiah 15:15-21

    I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says Yahweh. I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.

  • Jeremiah 17:5-10

    Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh. Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, and whose trust Yahweh is.

  • Jeremiah 18:1-11

    I went to the potter's house, and he was making a work on the wheels. When the vessel that he made of the clay was marred, he made it again another vessel. Yahweh said, House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter?

  • Jeremiah 20:7-13

    Yahweh is with me as an awesome mighty one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten.

  • Jeremiah 23:1-6

    I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them.

  • Jeremiah 23:23-29

    Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

  • Jeremiah 28:5-9

    The prophets who have been before me prophesied against many countries, and against great kingdoms. The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly sent him.

  • Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

    Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to Yahweh for it; for in its peace you shall have peace.

  • Jeremiah 31:1-6

    There shall be a day, that the watchmen on the hills of Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up to Zion to Yahweh our God.

  • Jeremiah 31:7-14

    Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth, along with the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her who travails with child together: a great company shall they return here.

  • Jeremiah 31:27-34

    This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34

    They shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh; for they shall all know me, from their least to their greatest, says Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

  • Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

    Yahweh told Hanamel, "Buy your uncle's field that is in Anathoth; for the right of redemption is yours to buy it. I bought the field.

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16

    Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will perform that good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up to David.