Jeremiah started his ministry at a young age in 627 BC
Jeremiah is addressing the inhabitants and refugees of Judah which the Assyrians failed to conquer. Israelites of the House of Judah in Jerusalem of course.
The books of the Chronicles, towards the end, give the history of the two-tribed Kingdom of Judah, and it's decline into idolatry, moral degradation and political weakness.
The messengers of Yahweh were mocked and the people 'despised His words until the wrath of Yahweh rose against His people, and there was not remedy.' (2Chr 36:11-16)
This was during the time of Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, who was ultimately taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, and the first part of the book of Jeremiah contains, predominantly, the prophet's messages and warnings to his own times, and to a period extant 70 years after the captivity. The second part of the book, from chapter 30 forward, is mainly concerned with the 'latter days', that is, the end of the present age in which we live, and foretells the events connected with the Second Advent of Yahshua Christ.
Jeremiah as one of three (John the baptist and Christ), who, the Bible says, were selected for special work before they were born into this world. (Jer 1:5)
Jeremiah would have dual roles.
Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day (1) set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, (2) to build, and to plant.
First, Jeremiah's message to his own times.
We must remember that the neighboring ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel was already in captivity and that Jeremiah had been instructed by Yahweh to warn the two-tribed Kingdom of Judah that, if they ignored Him and His laws for their spiritual and national well being, the same fate would befall them.
Jeremiah was not popular. He was persecuted, put in stocks, cast into a dungeon, and was in danger of his life. But he was preserved by Yahweh in his imprisonment and was safe there, 'in the court of the prison', the day that Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldean armies.
Jeremiah foretold that, after 70 years, a remnant of Judah would be allowed to return to Jerusalem and restore temple worship. The book of Ezra is the proof and fulfillment of this prophecy.
Jeremiah was one of a very small remnant left in Jerusalem, while the main body of the Kingdom of Judah was in captivity in Babylon.
With Jeremiah were also Baruch and the daughter's of Zedekiah. Taken to Egypt against the divinely inspired council of Yahweh. But this was all in the plan of Yahweh, as the king's daughters were now the sole remaining representatives of the royal line of David. From Egypt they went on to Scotland, Ireland and ultimately Britain. Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning descendant of David. She is NOT a Jew. The Jews are descendants of Cain and of Esau. The white race are the descendants of Jacob/Israel.
The king's daughters were the 'tender twigs which Yahweh said He would plant. (Ez 17:22-23)
Many “churches” teach that Jeremiah died in Egypt. More lies from the pulpit.
Where could Jeremiah have taken the king's daughters? He did not take them to Babylon, where the people of Judah were captives, nor would he have been allowed to take them through the Babylonian Empire to where the ten northern tribes of Israel were by this time known as the 'Scythians'.
Where else were there Israelite kingdoms? In Greece, in Spain, and in Ireland.
Before, during and after the Exodus, many tribes of Israel, such as those of Dan and Judah settled into the west and north and up to the 'isles' (Britain).
The royal tribe of Judah consisted of two branches, respectively the descendants of Pharez and of Zarah. The Zarahites left before the Exodus and settled in Crete, also founded the cities of Troy and Miletus. After the fall of Troy, near 1100 BC, Brutus the Trojan and his followers went to England, founding what became the City of London. The Miletus became a great power: Milesian coins bore the lion of Judah, the Milesians of Spain conquered the Tuatha De Danaan and settled in Ireland. Their language was 'Phoenician' -which is a Semitic dialect akin to hebrew- and became the Gaelic language of ancient Ireland and Scotland.
Ancient Irish history records that, about 583 BC, there came to Ireland from Egypt 'Ollam Fodhla' (which means 'The Great Prophet'), with 'Brugh' his scribe, and Tamar Teah Tephi, the daughter of a king (Zedekiah). Irish tradition has always identified Ollam Fodhla as Jeremiah and Baruch as his scribe.
Jeremiah's tomb is in Ireland.
In taking the king's daughters on his divinely commanded mission 'to build and to plant', Jeremiah would naturally try to take along the remaining sacred objects. The Irish Chronicles record his bringing the Stone of Destiny, Jacob's Pillow; and from Ireland, it is historically traced through Scotland to England where it is now in the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey.
The princess Tamar Teah Tephi, brought to Ireland by Jeremiah was married to Eochaid, the Heremon (or Chief King) of Ireland, who was of the Milesian dynasty, and therefore of the Zarah branch of Judah.
Jeremiah's message for the far distant future.
From the 30th chapter onwards Jeremiah gives details of the future.
Jacob's trouble. (Jer 30:7)
Jeremiah says that this time is like the time of travail and birth-pangs preceding a new life.
The promise of restoration. (Jer 30:24, 31:10)
The last chapters of Jeremiah contain prophecies concerning the ancient powers whose destinies were bound up with those of Israel down the corridors of time, from the former days to our own modern age. The final doom of the anti-God agents in the present century are foretold.
Jeremiah's ministry was from about 627-586 BC.
Jeremiah is Yirmeyahu in Hebrew. Meaning Yah will raise (Strong's), or Yah loosens (BDB).
Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah (my portion is Yah), of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
1:2 To whom the word of Yahweh came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
1:3 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 (going into exile) of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
These first verses are a summary or a preface.
1:4 Then the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying,
1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you camest forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations (of Jacob Israel).
1:6 Then said I, Ah, Yahweh GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Jeremiah was a very young man.
1:7 But Yahweh said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for you shalt go to all that I shall send you, and whatsoever I command you you shalt speak.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
1:8 Be not afraid of their faces (presence): for I am with you to deliver you, saith Yahweh.
1:9 Then Yahweh put forth His hand, and touched my mouth. And Yahweh said unto me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
1:10 See, I have this day set you 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.
This verse 10 is defined later in chapter 18.
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Yahweh. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in Mine hand, O house of Israel.
7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
10 If it do evil in My sight, that it obey not My voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
1:11 Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest you? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
The almond, ash and olive tree are symbols of the white race.
From Faussets Bible Dictionary
(Jeremiah 1:11-12; Hebrew "I see a rod of the wakeful tree (the emblem of wakefulness) ... You hast well seen: for I will be wakeful (Hebrew for "hasten") as to My word.") It first wakes out of the wintry sleep and buds in January. In Ecclesiastes 12:5, instead of "the almond tree shall flourish," Gesenius translates "(the old man) loathes (through want of appetite) even the (sweet) almond;" for the blossom is pink, not white, the color of the old man's hair.
But as the Hebrew means "bud" or "blossom" in Song of Solomon 6:11 it probably means here "the wakefulness of old age sets in." Or the color may not be the point, but the blossoms on the leafless branch, as the hoary locks flourish as a crown on the now arid body. Exodus 25:33-34; in the tabernacle the candlesticks had "bowls made in the form of the almond flower" or "nut," most graceful in shape; perhaps the pointed nut within was the design for the cup, the sarcocarp containing the oil, and the flame shaped nut of gold emitting the light from its apex. Luz, the original name of Bethel, was derived from one species of almond (Genesis 28:19; Genesis 30:37), luz.
It was almond, not hazel, rods wherewith Jacob secured the ringstraked and speckled offspring from the flocks. Jordan almonds were famed. The almonds growing on Aaron's rod, when laid up over night before Yahweh, denote the ever wakeful priesthood which should continue until the Antitype should come; type also of the vigilance and fruitfulness which Christ's ministers should exhibit;. also of the rod of Christ's strength which shall finally destroy every adversary (Numbers 17:8; Psalm 110:2; Psalm 110:5-6).
1:12 Then said Yahweh unto me, You hast well seen: for I will hasten My word to perform it.
1:13 And the word of Yahweh came unto me the second time, saying, What seest you? And I said, I see a seething (boiling) pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
1:14 Then Yahweh said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
The Babylonians and their allies.
1:15 For, lo, I will call all the families (clans) of the kingdoms of the north, saith Yahweh; 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.
1:16 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 (carved or caste idols) of their own hands.
1:17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.
1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen (bronze) 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.
1:19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you, saith Yahweh, to deliver you.
Yahweh chastises Judah for race mixing
Jeremiah 2:1 Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
2:2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; I remember you, the kindness (piety towards God) of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you wentest (walked) after Me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Before they entered the Promised land.
8 Now when I passed by you, and looked upon you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yea, I sware unto you, and entered into a covenant with you, saith Yahweh GOD, and you becamest Mine.
22 And in all your abominations and your whoredoms you hast not remembered the days of your youth, when you wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in your blood.
60 Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish unto you an everlasting covenant.
2:3 Israel was holiness unto Yahweh, and the firstfruits of His increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith (declares) Yahweh.
5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the land is Mine:
6 And you shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy (set apart) nation. These are the words which you shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
James 1:18 Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.
Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
2:4 Hear you the word of Yahweh, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
2:5 Thus saith Yahweh, What iniquity have your fathers found in Me, that they are gone far from Me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
Micah 6:3 O My people, what have I done unto you? and wherein have I wearied you? testify against Me.
2:6 Neither said they, Where is Yahweh that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man (adam) dwelt?
Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the messenger of His presence saved them: in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
2:7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when you entered, you defiled My land, and made Mine heritage an abomination.
Numbers 13:27 And they told him (Moses), and said, We came unto the land whither you sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land (with murder) wherein you are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
This is why that land (Canaan, the Promised Land, Palestine, Jerusalem, Israel) is defiled still to this day, because the Edomite Jews murdered Christ and it will only be cleansed when He returns. He will avenge the blood shed from Abel to Zechariah. The book of Obadiah tells the fate of the Jews.
2:8 The priests said not, Where is Yahweh? and they that handle the law (torah) knew Me not: the pastors (shepherds, rulers) also transgressed against Me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit (idols, worthlessness).
Romans 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
2:9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith Yahweh, and with your children's children will I plead.
2:10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.
2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit (idols, worthlessness).
Micah 4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of Yahweh our God for ever and ever.
2:12 Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, saith Yahweh.
2:13 For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Race mixing is committing two evils. It denies Yahweh pure Adamic (white) children. And it creates a mixed breed that cannot hold the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh.
And what is a cistern, but a vessel for holding water, or some other liquid? People are often described as “vessels” in both the Old and New Testaments. Husbands are told to give “honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7). Paul is described as “a chosen vessel” (Acts 9:15). In a prophecy which is surely complimentary to that found at Revelation chapter 18, Isaiah says at 52:11 (compare Rev. 18:4): “Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of Yahweh.” Notice that “thing” was added by the translators, where it should read “touch not the unclean”, certainly not inferring “things”, but people!
Paul writes at 2 Cor. 6:16-17: “And what agreement has a temple of Yahweh with idols? For you are a temple of the living God; just as Yahweh has said, ‘I will dwell among them, and I will walk about; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.’ On which account ‘come out from the midst of them and be separated’, says the Prince, and ‘do not be joined to the impure, and I will admit you’.”
We who are the temple of Yahweh are we who bear the vessels of Yahweh: for Isaiah was not talking about cups and bowls! Yahweh breathed into the nostrils of Adam “the breath of life; and Adam became a living soul.”
Our genes are the method by which information is transmitted from one generation to the next, just as the seed of an apple can only produce another apple tree, and that of a fig another fig tree, “... Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matt. 7:16). Paul says of that seed “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.” (1 Cor. 15:44). Since the Spirit of Yahweh was only given to the Adamic race, and to none other, it is obvious that only Adamic genetics contain the information necessary to raise that “spiritual body”, that “treasure” which we have “in earthen vessels” (2 Cor. 4:7). When Adamic seed is mixed with that of the other races, the result is a “broken cistern, that can hold no water”, for which reason we are either sons or bastards (Heb. 12:8), there not being a third alternative. Thus were the “bad figs” (Jeremiah 24) of Jerusalem, who mixed themselves with the seed of the Hittites, Amorites, and Canaanites (Ezek. 16:3, 45), and so became to Yahweh “the degenerate plant of a strange vine” (Jer. 2:21).
Hence Paul tells the Thessalonians: “For this is the will of Yahweh: your sanctification; you are to abstain from fornication; each of you are to know to possess one’s own vessel in sanctification and in honor, not in emotions of passion just as even the nations who do not know Yahweh” (1 Thes. 4:3-5) and he also advised Timothy: “In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay; and some things for honor, yet others for dishonor. Therefore if a man would purge himself of the latter, he would be a vessel for honor, having sanctified himself, serviceable to the master, having prepared himself for all good works.” (2 Tim. 2:20-21). Notice that Paul told Timothy to purge himself from the vessels which are for dishonor – to sanctify himself by separating himself from them – not to try “converting” them!
Paul spends much of Romans chapters 9 through 11 comparing the few true-blooded Israelites, (of Jacob) left in Judaea with the Edomites (of Esau) found there at his time. He explains that the Israelites are “vessels of mercy, which [Yahweh] had afore prepared unto glory” and that the Edomites are “the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction” (Romans 9:22-23). Remember that Esau had despised his birthright, and took wives of the Canaanites (Gen. 36:2), which greatly disturbed Rebekah his mother, who is recorded to have said: “I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?” (Gen. 27:46).
Note again, that in 1 Thes. 4 Paul states “... abstain from fornication ... to possess one’s own vessel in sanctification and in honor.” As it has been previously asserted, fornication is race-mixing. Jude calls it the pursuit of strange, or rather different, flesh (Jude 7). At 1 Cor. 10:8, Paul tells the Corinthians: “Neither should we commit fornication, just as some of them had committed fornication, and in one day twenty-three thousand had fallen”, a clear reference to Numbers chapter 25, where “Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab”, and Phineas was rewarded with an eternal priesthood, because he slew Zimri, “a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites”, for bringing a “Midianitish woman” unto his brethren and fornicating with her (Num. 25:1, 6, 13 &14).
Jude discusses the “angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation” (v. 6) and to these he compares “Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh” (v. 7) and says “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward” (v. 11), where it also may be evident that the “way of Cain” too has something to do with fornication. Paul attributes to these same angels the source of false religions, in his own cryptic way, at 1 Cor. 10:20-21 and Col. 2:18 for which one may also refer to Lev. 17:7, Deut. 32:17, Joshua 23:7 and 2 Chron. 11:15, among others. There is no record in all of Scripture of Yahweh creating the other, the non-Adamic, races. Rather, He rejects them time and again (Matt. 25:31-46). By means of logical deduction the creators of the non-Adamic races are these same angels which Jude discusses here, boldly accusing those angels of fornication! For which reason Judah’s Canaanite wife is called “the daughter of a strange god” (Mal. 2:11). And Jude goes on to say of these beings whose descendants are obviously among us today: “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;” (v. 12). The term “twice dead” may be understood by referring to Matt. 23:7, and “plucked up by the roots” by referring to Matt. 15:13.
And what is a “cloud without water”? Dust! For every cloud in the sky consists of little but water vapor mixed with dust particles. And what was Adam before he was endowed with the Spirit of Yahweh? Nothing, but “the dust of the ground” (Gen. 2:7), and so a “cloud without water” is a metaphor for a man without the Spirit of Yahweh: “a broken cistern, that can hold no water!” And Jude continues to call these: “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” (v. 13). Surely Jude leaves no room for “converting” any one of them!
Peter corroborates Jude fully, and with very similar language in 2 Peter chapter 2, where he discusses the “angels that sinned” (v. 4), Sodom and Gomorrah (v. 6) and says “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption ... Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness ... These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” (vv. 12-17).
So Jude’s “clouds without water” are Peter’s “wells without water”, Jeremiah’s “broken cisterns, that can hold no water”, and Paul’s “vessels for dishonor” or “vessels fitted to destruction.” None of them hold “water”: here which the Spirit of Yahweh endowed upon Adam man!
15 Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well.
16 Let your fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only your own, and not strangers' with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and be you ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh, and He pondereth (looks, weighs) all his goings.
22 Iniquities ensnare a man, and every one is bound in the chains of his own sins.
23 Such a man dies with the uninstructed; and he is cast forth from the abundance of his own substance, and has perished through folly.
2:14 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?
2:15 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
2:16 Also the children of Noph (Memphis) and Tahapanes have broken the crown of your head.
2:17 Hast you not procured this unto yourself, in that you hast forsaken Yahweh your God, when He led you by the way?
2:18 And now what hast you to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor (the east branch of the Nile)? or what hast you to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river (Euphrates)?
1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith Yahweh, that take counsel, but not of Me; and that cover with a covering, but not of My spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at My mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you hast forsaken Yahweh your God, and that My fear is not in you, saith Yahweh GOD of hosts.
2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and you saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree you wanderest, playing the harlot.
Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Yahweh hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto Yahweh.
But they kept worshiping on every high hill and luxurious tree, bowing down to pagan gods and race-mixing.
2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art you turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?
Exodus 15:17 You shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O Yahweh, which you hast made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Yahweh, which your hands have established.
Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
The product of race mixing is a sin that cannot be washed.
2:22 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked (stained) before Me, saith Yahweh GOD.
A race mixed child is a broken cistern. Yahweh created the horse and the donkey, not the mule.
2:23 How canst you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see your way in the valley, know what you hast done: you art a swift dromedary (she camel) traversing her ways;
The Septuagint reads: 23 How wilt you say, I am not polluted, and have not gone after Baal? behold your ways in the burial-ground, and know what you hast done: her voice has howled in the evening:
These are references to breeding. Israel would breed with anything, rendering their children broken cisterns, racial aliens.
2:24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
Persistence of fornication with non Israelites.
Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
2:25 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: but you saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
2:26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,
2:27 Saying to a stock (tree), You art my father; and to a stone, You hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto Me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
Isaiah 26:16 Yahweh, in trouble have they visited You, they poured out a prayer when Your chastening was upon them.
2:28 But where are your gods that you hast made you? let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble: for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah.
Judges 10:14 Go and cry unto the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
2:29 Wherefore will you plead with Me? you all have transgressed against Me, saith Yahweh.
2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Isaiah 9:13 For the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek Yahweh of hosts.
Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers:
2:31 O generation, see you the word of Yahweh. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say My people, We are masters; we will come no more unto You?
2:32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.
2:33 Why trimmest (amend) you your way to seek love? therefore hast you also taught the wicked ones your ways.
2:34 Also in your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search (breaking in), but upon all these.
Psalm 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
2:35 Yet you sayest, Because I am innocent, surely His anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with you, because you sayest, I have not sinned.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
2:36 Why gaddest you about so much to change your way? you also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as you wast ashamed of Assyria.
The Septuagint begins as: 36 “For you has been so exceedingly contemptuous as to repeat your ways...”
2:37 Yea, you shalt go forth from him, and your hands upon your head: for Yahweh hath rejected your confidences (objects of confidence- Egypt, Assyria), and you shalt not prosper in them.
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
2Kings 17:4 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.
Hosea 2:5, 3:1, and 8:7-11 it is explained that Israel's national sin was related to Israel's desire for foreign trade:
Ephraim sought out trade and discourse with Assyria and with Egypt, and therefore Yahweh punished Ephraim by giving the nation over to Assyria and back into the captivity that was suffered anciently in Egypt. Ephraim sewed the wind and reaped the whirlwind. Ephraim feeds on that wind (the trade winds), and does not look to Yahweh his God for sustenance. Today China is our Assyria. The world is our Egypt. Because we forsook Yahweh's commandment to be a separate people, we are held captive by Mystery Babylon: the great satanic international mercantile beast system, because we sought the trade of other peoples, thereby respecting the false gods of those peoples.
Isaiah 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but you hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to Me, saith Yahweh.
The Septuagint has 'woman' where the KJV has 'land'.
Yahweh is invoking the law of the wife. The law does not allow a husband to take back an adulterous wife. Yahweh is our husband, we, true Israel, are the bride. The only way for Yahweh to be reconciled to Israel is to die.
Deuteronomy 24:4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Yahweh: and you shalt not cause the land to sin, which Yahweh your God giveth you for an inheritance.
3:2 Lift up your eyes unto the high places, and see where you hast not been lien with. In the ways hast you sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and you hast polluted the land with your whoredoms and with your wickedness.
Where have you not had sex?
27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain (spring rain); and you hadst a whore's forehead, you refusedst to be ashamed.
A 'whore's forehead' is an idiom meaning 'it can't be missed' or 'it is clear' that one is a whore.
Zephaniah 3:5 The just Yahweh is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity: every morning doth He bring His judgment to light, He faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
3:4 Wilt you not from this time cry unto Me, My father, You art the guide of my youth?
Proverbs 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
3:5 Will He reserve His anger for ever? will He keep it to the end? Behold, you hast spoken and done evil things as you couldest.
Psalm 103:9 He will not always chide: neither will He keep His anger for ever.
Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls which I have made.
3:6 Yahweh said also unto me (Jeremiah) in the days of Josiah the king, Hast you seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. (2Ki 22:1-23:30)
Israel (10 tribe northern kingdom) had become an idolatrous race-mixing whore.
3:7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you unto Me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her (house of Israel) away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Judah eventually followed in the ways of Israel.
3:9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Idols, the images of gods.
The Hebrew starts verse 9 as: And it came to be from the frivolity of her fornication,...
Webster's 1828 Dictionary
FRIV'OLOUSNESS, n. The quality of being trifling or of very little worth or importance; want of consequence.
3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto Me with her whole heart, but feignedly (fraudulently), saith Yahweh.
Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried unto Me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for grain and wine, and they rebel against Me.
3:11 And Yahweh said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, saith Yahweh; and I will not cause Mine anger (presence) to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith Yahweh, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Yahweh's presence is like a consuming fire. Only righteousness can survive His presence. That is also why Yahweh sent a manifestation of Himself as Yahshua Christ in the flesh. The pure Adamic flesh of our race which we are to keep holy. Kind after kind. Be you separate.
3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you hast transgressed against Yahweh your God, and hast scattered your ways to the strangers (foreigners, and foreign gods) under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice, saith Yahweh.
Ezekiel 16:15 But you didst trust in your own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of your renown, and pouredst out your fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.
3:14 Turn, O backsliding (apostate) children, saith Yahweh; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family (clan), and I will bring you to Zion:
Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth you unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth you unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace (favor).
Yahweh will return them to where they belong, and He did. Even so today, we, His remnant, are preserved because we put Him first.
3:15 And I will give you pastors (shepherds) according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and He shall feed them, even My servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors (shepherds) and teachers;
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.
3:16 And it shall come to pass, when you be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith Yahweh, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of Yahweh: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
We don't have the ark of the covenant anymore. Although, Ron Wyatt may have discovered it back in the 1980's.
3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of Yahweh; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of Yahweh, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination (stubbornness) of their evil heart.
3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
Sweden, Germany, Europe, etc. The 12 tribes of Israel regathered in America as prophesied.
Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim (House of Israel) shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim (Israel) shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim (Israel).
3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shalt call Me, My Father; and shalt not turn away from Me.
3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, saith Yahweh.
3:21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
3:22 Return, you backsliding (apostate) children, and I will heal your backslidings (apostasy). Behold, we come unto you; for you art Yahweh our God.
3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in Yahweh our God is the salvation of Israel.
3:24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
3:25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against Yahweh our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh our God.
Ezra 9:7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face (race mixed), as it is this day.
Jeremiah 4:1 If you wilt return, O Israel, saith Yahweh, return unto Me: and if you wilt put away your abominations (the idols) out of My sight, then shalt you not remove (wander).
Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith Yahweh, turn you even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Note: In verse 1, remove is H5110, nud. Also related to H5113 below.
Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of Yahweh, and dwelt in the land of Nod (H5113 wandering), on the east of Eden.
If we return to Yahweh, He will not cast us out to wander.
4:2 And you shalt swear, Yahweh liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.
Deuteronomy 10:20 You shalt fear Yahweh your God; Him shalt you serve, and to Him shalt you cleave, and swear by His name.
4:3 For thus saith Yahweh to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
Matthew 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Yahweh, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.
4:4 Circumcise yourselves to Yahweh, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
4:5 Declare you in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow you the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.
4:6 Set up (Lift up) the standard toward Zion: retire (take refuge), stay not (do not take a stand): for I will bring evil (harm) from the north, and a great destruction.
4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket (lair), and the destroyer of the Gentiles (nations) is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; and your cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
This is all talking about the coming Babylonian invasion.
4:8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of Yahweh is not turned back from us.
4:9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith Yahweh, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart (mind) of the princes (nobles); and the priests shall be astonished (appalled), and the prophets shall wonder.
4:10 Then said I (Jeremiah), Ah, Yahweh GOD! surely You hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
4:12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto Me: now also will I give sentence (speak judgment) against them.
4:13 Behold, he (the coming king of Babylon) shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.
Deuteronomy 28:49 Yahweh shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue you shalt not understand;
Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you mayest be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil;
4:15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.
4:16 (Yahweh speaks) Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.
The Septuagint has: '...that bands are approaching from a land afar off...' (armies, besiegers)
4:17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against Me, saith Yahweh.
2Kings 25:1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.
4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things unto you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto your heart.
Psalm 107:17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith Yahweh, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have you sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
4:19 My bowels, My bowels! I am pained at My very heart; My heart maketh a noise in Me; I cannot hold My peace, because you hast heard, O My soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
4:20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are My tents spoiled, and My curtains in a moment.
The Temple would be destroyed.
4:21 How long shall I see the (battle) standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
4:22 For My people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish (unwise) children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
Verses 23-27 describe what will happen to Jerusalem.
4:23 I beheld the earth (land), and, lo, it was without form (had become chaotic), and void (empty); and the heavens (skies), and they had no light.
4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man (adam), and all the birds of the heavens (skies) were fled.
4:26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of Yahweh, and by His fierce anger.
4:27 For thus hath Yahweh said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
4:28 For this shall the earth (land) mourn, and the heavens (skies) above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.
Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
4:29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.
4:30 And when you art spoiled, what wilt you do? Though you clothest thyself with crimson, though you deckest you with ornaments of gold, though you rentest your face with painting (make wide the eyes- cosmetics), in vain shalt you make thyself fair (beautiful); your lovers will despise you, they will seek your life.
4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers (the slain).
Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Lamentations 1:17 Zion has spread out her hand, and there is none to comfort her: Yahweh has commanded concerning Jacob, his oppressors are round about him: Jerusalem has become among them as a removed (menstruating) woman.
Jeremiah 5:1 (Yahweh speaking) Run you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad (public) places thereof, if you can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment (justice), that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
5:2 And though they say, Yahweh liveth; surely they swear falsely.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
5:3 (Jeremiah speaking) O Yahweh, are not Your eyes upon the truth? You hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; You hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return (turn back from sin).
2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of Yahweh run to and fro throughout the whole land, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein you hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth you shalt have wars.
5:4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of Yahweh, nor the judgment of their God.
5:5 I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of Yahweh, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings (steppe) shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings (apostasy) are increased.
Psalm 104:20 You makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
5:7 (Yahweh speaks) How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken Me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
5:8 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.
Ezekiel 22:11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in you hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
5:9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith Yahweh: and shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
5:10 Go you up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements (branches); for they are not Yahweh's.
Battlements are a reference to race mixed children. Broken cisterns.
5:11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against Me, saith Yahweh.
5:12 They have belied (acted deceptively against) Yahweh, and said, It is not He; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
2Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
5:13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
5:14 Wherefore thus saith Yahweh God of hosts, Because you (Jeremiah) speak this word, behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
5:15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith Yahweh: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
Isaiah 5:26 And He will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss (whistle) unto them from the end of the land: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
5:16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.
5:17 And they shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat: they shall eat up your flocks and your herds: they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees: they shall impoverish your fenced cities, wherein you trustedst, with the sword.
Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shalt not eat thereof: your ass shall be violently taken away from before your face, and shall not be restored to you: your sheep shall be given unto your enemies, and you shalt have none to rescue them.
33 The fruit of your land, and all your labours, shall a nation which you knowest not eat up; and you shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
5:18 Nevertheless in those days, saith (declares) Yahweh, I will not make a full end with you.
5:19 And it shall come to pass, when you shall say, Wherefore doeth Yahweh our God all these things unto us? then shalt you (Jeremiah) answer them, Like as you have forsaken Me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers (foreigners) in a land that is not yours.
8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath Yahweh done thus unto this land, and to this house?
9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook Yahweh their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath Yahweh brought upon them all this evil.
5:20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
5:22 Fear you not Me? saith Yahweh: will you not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
5:23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear (revere) Yahweh our God, that giveth rain, both the former (fall) and the latter (spring), in his season: He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Psalm 147:8 Who covereth the sky with clouds, who prepareth rain for the land, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Acts 14:17 Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from the sky, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
It's your own damn fault.
5:26 For among My people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
5:27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
5:29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith Yahweh: shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
5:30 A wonderful (An appalling) and horrible thing is committed in the land;
Hosea 6:10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and My people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end thereof?
Ezekiel 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, Yahweh saith: and Yahweh hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
Jerusalem under seige
Jeremiah 6:1 (Yahweh speaking) O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem (house of the forest- Solomon's house): for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.
6:2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
6:3 The shepherds with their flocks (enemy troops and their leaders) shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.
6:4 Prepare you war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.
Joel 3:9 Proclaim you this among the nations; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
6:5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.
6:6 For thus hath Yahweh of hosts said, Hew you down trees, and cast a mount (seige mound) against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.
6:7 As a fountain casteth out (keeps fresh) her waters, so she casteth out (keeps fresh) her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before Me continually is grief (sickness) and wounds.
Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
6:8 Be you instructed, O Jerusalem, lest My soul depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land not inhabited.
6:9 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back your hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets.
6:10 (Jeremiah speaking) To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised (unreceptive of the warning), and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Yahweh is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
The same happens today, especially in the “churches”. Judeo-Christianity is not Christianity.
6:11 Therefore I (Jeremiah) am full of the fury of Yahweh; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: (now Yahweh speaking) for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
6:12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out My hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 28:30 You shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shalt build an house, and you shalt not dwell therein: you shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness (greedy for gain); and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
The “churches” and “mega churches” and evangelists are greedy for gain and all deal falsely. This includes the government and polititcians as well. The whole system is given to covetousness. Every one.
6:14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith Yahweh.
In the definition of the Adamic race is the ability to blush. Those of the product of race mixing cannot be ashamed nor blush.
6:16 Thus saith Yahweh, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where (where then) is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
6:17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
6:18 Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
6:19 Hear, O earth (land): behold, I will bring evil (harm) upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it.
Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O skies, and give ear, O land: for Yahweh hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me.
Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
6:20 To what purpose cometh there to Me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto Me.
6:21 Therefore thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
6:22 Thus saith Yahweh, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth (land).
6:23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against you, O daughter of Zion.
6:24 (Jeremiah speaking) We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
6:25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
6:26 O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make you mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
6:27 (Yahweh speaks to Jeremiah) I have set you for a tower and a fortress among My people, that you mayest know and try their way.
6:28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass (bronze) and iron (hardened as metal); they are all corrupters.
6:29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.
6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because Yahweh hath rejected them.
Because they are dross.
Jeremiah 7:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
7:2 Stand in the gate of Yahweh's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of Yahweh, all you of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship Yahweh.
7:3 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
7:4 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of Yahweh, The temple of Yahweh, The temple of Yahweh, are these.
7:5 For if you throughly amend your ways and your doings; if you throughly execute judgment (justice) between a man and his neighbour;
7:6 If you oppress not the stranger (sojourning kinsman), the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For Yahweh your God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and destroy you from off the face of the land.
7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
Deuteronomy 4:40 You shalt keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you mayest prolong your days upon the land, which Yahweh your God giveth you, for ever.
7:8 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;
7:10 And come and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
Ezekiel 23:39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into My sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of Mine house.
7:11 Is this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith Yahweh.
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
7:12 But go you now unto My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Israel.
This is a reference to the first resting place of the ark of the covenant.
8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before Yahweh in Shiloh.
9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Yahweh: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
Yahweh judges His people. Yahweh is saying go to Shiloh and see what happened. The Assyrians took them away and most of the land at the time was still vacant.
7:13 And now, because you have done all these works, saith Yahweh, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but you heard not; and I called you, but you answered not;
7:14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by My name, wherein you trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
7:15 And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim (House of Israel).
2Kings 17:23 Until Yahweh removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
7:16 Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear you.
Judgment is made, they will be punished.
7:17 Seest you not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven (moon worship), and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.
7:19 Do they provoke Me to anger? saith Yahweh: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
The Septuagint has: 19 Do they provoke Me to anger? saith Yahweh: do they not provoke themselves, that their faces may be ashamed?
7:20 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD; Behold, Mine anger and My fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man (adam), and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
7:21 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Put (Add) your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Yahweh is mocking Israel.
7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Psalm 51:16 For you desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delightest not in burnt offering.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people: and walk you in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination (stubbornness) of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
Psalm 81:11 But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Israel would not heed to Me.
7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
7:26 Yet they hearkened not unto Me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of Your wonders that You didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but You art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
7:27 Therefore you (Jeremiah) shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to you: you shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer you.
Ezekiel 2:7 And you shalt speak My words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
7:28 But you shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of Yahweh their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
7:29 Cut off your hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for Yahweh hath rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.
Cut off (shear) your hair of consecration (H5145 nezer). A Nazarite does not cut his hair.
Israel was supposed to be consecrated to Yahweh, but they rejected Him so their vows meant nothing.
7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight, saith Yahweh: they have set their abominations (idols) in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.
2Kings 21:4 And he (Manasseh) built altars in the house of Yahweh, of which Yahweh said, In Jerusalem will I put My name.
7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My heart.
The same still happens today, in secret societies. It also happens in society, it's called abortion.
7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
2Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven (sky), and for the beasts of the earth (land); and none shall fray them away.
7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
Jeremiah 8:1 At that time, saith Yahweh, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes (officers), and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves (sepulchres):
8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth (ground).
They worshiped the planets, constellation, and the fallen angels. Pagan worship was common then, and today.
2Kings 23:5 And he (Josiah) put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of the sky.
Our ancestors chose to worship pagan gods, no different than today's “churches” worshiping a Jewish Jesus.
8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith Yahweh of hosts.
This should be a lesson of what happens when we get to the point when we have lived wickedly for generations and the latter ones only know wickedness. Just like today.
15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.
16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
8:4 Moreover you shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?
8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding (apostasy)? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
8:6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course (of life), as the horse rusheth into the battle.
They were so habitually wicked, it was all they knew and practiced.
2Peter 3:9 The Prince is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven (sky) knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of Yahweh.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, My people doth not consider.
8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the law (torah) of Yahweh is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made He it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
The Septuagint ends as: “In vain have the scribes used a false pen.”
Practicing fraud by deliberate mistranslation.
8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of Yahweh; and what wisdom is in them?
8:10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness (greedy for gain), from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Zephaniah 1:13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
The Geneva reads: 11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people with sweet words, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.
In other words, speaking superficially.
8:12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination (worshiping false idols)? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation (punishment) they shall be cast down, saith Yahweh.
Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
8:13 I will surely consume them, saith Yahweh: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.
Joel 1:7 He (Babylonians) has ruined My vine, and utterly broken My fig-trees: he has utterly searched My vine, and cast it down; he has peeled its branches.
8:14 (Jeremiah speaking) Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for Yahweh our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against Yahweh.
Talking to the good Judahites in verse 14.
8:15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
The next verse is a parable concerning Babylon.
8:16 The snorting of his horses (figurative for soldiers) was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
Referring to the land of Dan. Dan was the furthest land of Israel.
8:17 (Yahweh speaking) For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices (vipers), among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith Yahweh.
4 Their poison is even like the poison of a serpent: like the deaf adder that stoppeth his ear.
5 Which heareth not the voice of the enchanter, though he be most expert in charming.
Bite is 'nashak', meaning to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan: - bite, lend upon usury.
8:18 (Jeremiah speaking) When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
8:19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not Yahweh in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images (carved idols), and with strange vanities (racial alien's idols)?
Do you think all the denominations worship the same God? Do you think all 'Christian' denominations worship the same God? Do you think Judeo-Christianity worships the God of Jacob?
8:20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black (dressed for mourning); astonishment (appalment) hath taken hold on me.
Joel 2:6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness (mourning).
The Septuagint has: 21 For the breach of the daughter of my people I have been saddened: in my perplexity pangs have seized upon me as of a woman in travail.
The Geneva has: 21 I am sore vexed for the hurt of the daughter of my people: I am heavy, and astonishment hath taken me.
8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
The Septuagint: Joel 2:6 Before them shall the people be crushed: every face shall be as the blackness of a caldron.
BLACK'NESS, n. The quality of being black; black color; darkness; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness.
H6289 From H6286 to gleam, that is, (causatively) embellish; figuratively to boast;glorify (self), vaunt self.; properly illuminated, that is, a glow; as noun, a flush (of anxiety): - blackness.
Yahweh depicts Himself as a man done wrong by His wife (Israel)
Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that My head were waters, and Mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of My people!
Isaiah 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
The phrase 'the daughter of my people' refers to Jerusalem the city. The word appears throughout the prophets and the other books spoken of colonies, or a settlement of people.
9:2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave My people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
Yahweh is saying He has no refuge.
9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth (land); for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, saith Yahweh.
Psalm 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbour, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant (overreach), and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
In the context, this is stating that everyone will circumvent the law and justice.
9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lieth in your bosom.
6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
9:6 Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, saith Yahweh.
9:7 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of My people?
The Septuagint: 7 Therefore thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will try them with fire, and prove them; for I will do thus because of the wickedness of the daughter of My people.
The wickedness of Jerusalem.
9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
9:9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith Yahweh: shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations (pasture lands) of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle (livestock); both the fowl of the heavens (skies) and the beast are fled; they are gone.
9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons (jackals); and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Isaiah 25:2 For You hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Isaiah 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
These are prophecies of then future Jerusalem, which is fulfilled now.
The children of Israel, true Anglo-Saxon Israel, the white race, has not lived there since Christ cursed the fig tree. Indeed it is a habitation of dragons in their pleasant palaces that the deceived world supports. The Jews stole the land of Israel in 1948 through the agitation of both World Wars. They are truly the abomination of desolation. They are those who Yahshua Christ said in Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
The Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau. They are Canaanites and Edomites. John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
9:12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of Yahweh hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through? (Hos 14:9)
9:13 And Yahweh saith, Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, neither walked therein;
9:14 But have walked after the imagination (stubbornness) of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:
9:15 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood (bitterness), and give them water of gall to drink.
Psalm 80:5 You feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
9:16 I will scatter them also among the heathen (nations), whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.
9:17 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:
Today as well as the ancient world, there are professional wailers.
2Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
Job 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
9:18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
9:19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.
The Septuagint: 19 For a voice of lamentation has been heard in Zion, How are we become wretched! we are greatly ashamed, for we have forsaken the land, and have abandoned our tabernacles!
9:20 Yet hear the word of Yahweh, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of His mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.
There gonna need professional wailing because they are about to run into very hard times. They are a sinful nation and a sinful nation knows no wailing.
9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
9:22 Speak, Thus saith Yahweh, Even the carcases of men (adam) shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
9:23 Thus saith Yahweh, Let not the wise man glory (boast) in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory (boast) in his might, let not the rich man glory (boast) in his riches:
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
1Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in Yahweh.
9:24 But let him that glorieth (boasts) glory (boast) in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am Yahweh which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth (land): for in these things I delight, saith Yahweh.
9:25 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
The Septuagint: 25 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, when I will visit upon all the circumcised their uncircumcision;
These last 9 chapters so far are Yahweh warning the people of Jerusalem, Israelites of the house of Judah, of their race mixing and lawlessness, and that judgment is coming.
The house of Judah is called the circumcised because they have the law, they should know better.
The house of Israel, the 10 northern tribes, called the uncircumcised, are the dispersed tribes, the tribes that scattered after the Assyrian captivity. They lost and forgot the law and Yahweh.
9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners (and upon all that cuts off the hair on the sides), that dwell in the wilderness (referring to pagan hairstyles): for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
Septuagint: 9:26 on Egypt, and on Idumea, and on Edom, and on the children of Ammon, and on the children of Moab, and on every one that shaves his face round about, even them that dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised in flesh, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in their hearts.
Leviticus 26:41 And that I (Yahweh) also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Both houses of Judah and Israel will be punished, but the context fits the Septuagint text.
In the New Testament, Paul was the apostle to the Nations. The “churches” teach that Paul was the apostle to the “Gentiles”. The word 'Gentile' simply means a nation, any nation. It does NOT mean non-Israelite. The word 'Gentile' does not belong in the Bible. It was added.
The Nations that Paul preached to were the uncircumcised “lost” tribes. The northern 10 tribes of Israel. Paul never taught to the other races. Yahweh demands we remain separate from them. The Bible is written by, to, for and about the white Adamic anglo-saxon race of Jacob Israel. Rejoice, this is about us and our heritage.
Christmas is a pagan holiday
Jeremiah 10:1 Hear you the word which Yahweh speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
10:2 Thus saith Yahweh, Learn not the way (of life, worship) of the heathen (nations), and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven (the sky); for the heathen (nations) are dismayed at them.
10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne (carried), because they cannot go (walk on their own). Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Psalm 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
10:6 (Jeremiah speaking) Forasmuch as there is none like unto You, O Yahweh; You art great, and Your name is great in might.
Exodus 15:11 Who is like unto You, O Yahweh, among the gods? who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
10:7 Who would not fear You, O King of nations? for to You doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto You.
Psalm 89:6 For who in the sky can be compared unto Yahweh? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto Yahweh?
Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear You, O Yahweh, and glorify Your name? for You only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before You; for Your judgments are made manifest.
10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock (tree) is a doctrine of vanities (an instruction of worthlessness).
10:9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
Verses 1-9 are talking about the Christmas tree. Christmas is a pagan custom, holiday and idol worship. This is 600 BC and they are worshiping the customs of the other nations. Christ was not born until 600 years later and at the end of September. John was born on the Spring Equinox (Mar 20,21) and Christ was 6 months later (late Sept). Stop celebrating false rituals! Easter is one too!
Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
10:10 But Yahweh is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting king: at His wrath the earth (land) shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation.
10:11 Thus shall you say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens (skies) and the earth (land), even they shall perish from the earth (land), and from under these heavens (skies).
Psalm 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but Yahweh made the skies.
10:12 He hath made the earth (land) by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens (skies) by His discretion.
10:13 When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens (skies), and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth (land); He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures (storehouse).
Job 38:34 Canst you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
10:14 Every man (adam) is brutish in his knowledge: every founder (refiner) is confounded (put to shame) by the graven image (carved idol): for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
10:15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for He (Yahweh) is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: Yahweh of hosts is His name.
The Septuagint: 16 Such is not the portion of Jacob; for He that formed all things, He is his inheritance; Yahweh is His name.
10:17 Gather up your wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
Septuagint: Ezekiel 12:3 You therefore, son of man, prepare yourself baggage for going into captivity by day in their sight; and you shalt be led into captivity from your place into another place in their sight; that they may see that it is a provoking (rebellious) house.
10:18 For thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
10:19 (Jeremiah speaking) Woe is me for my hurt! My wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
Psalm 77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
10:20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: My children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
10:21 For the pastors (shepherds) are become brutish, and have not sought Yahweh: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks (congregations) shall be scattered.
10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons (lair of jackals).
The 'noise of the bruit' correctly translated from the Hebrew reads 'the sound of the report (tidings)'.
'Den of dragons' is a reference to the Edomite Jews that crept in while Judah was away in Babylonian captivity.
10:23 O Yahweh, I know that the way of man (adam) is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from Yahweh.
10:24 O Yahweh, correct me, but with judgment; not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
10:25 Pour out Your fury upon the heathen (nations) that know You not, and upon the families that call not on Your name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.
Look at some of the cities in our once white Christian nation now. Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, LA. The other races have devoured our blessings and made our cities and suburbs desolate.
Psalm 79:6 Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that have not known Thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Thy name.
Job 18:21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
Breaking the covenant
Jeremiah 11:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
11:2 Hear you the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
11:3 And say you unto them, Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
11:4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey My voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be My people, and I will be your God:
Deuteronomy 4:20 But Yahweh hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto Him a people of inheritance, as you are this day.
Our fore fathers agreed on several occasions to obey Yahweh. This covenant was made with our ancestors. We are still bound by them. Yahweh divorced them. Christ died so He may legally remarry us, but only if we are obedient.
11:5 That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. (Jeremiah speaking) Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if you hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that Yahweh your God shall keep unto you the covenant and the mercy which He sware unto your fathers:
11:6 Then Yahweh said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear you the words of this covenant, and do them.
11:7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers (ancestors) in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey My voice.
11:8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination (stubbornness) of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
11:9 And Yahweh said unto me (Jeremiah), A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
11:10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear My words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their (fore) fathers.
Ezekiel 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the statutes of your fore fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
11:11 Therefore thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil (harm) upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto Me, I will not hearken unto them.
11:12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they (idols, little g gods) shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
Deuteronomy 32:37 And He shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
11:13 For according to the number of your cities were your gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal (the LORD).
11:14 (Yahweh instructs Jeremiah) Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto Me for their trouble.
Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you (Moses) a great nation.
11:15 What hath My beloved to do in Mine house, seeing she (Jerusalem) hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you doest evil, then you rejoicest.
How can the holy flesh pass from you? Race mixing and pagan orgies.
11:16 Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
The olive tree is the symbol of Israel. Fair always describes the white race.
The Hebrew word order starts as: 16 An olive tree of green, fair, of fruit in aspect has Yahweh called your name...
11:17 For Yahweh of hosts, that planted you, hath pronounced evil against you, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke Me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
Isaiah 5:2 And He fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and He looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
11:18 (Jeremiah speaking) And Yahweh hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then You shewedst me their doings.
11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
They wanted to kill Jeremiah. People hate those who point out their sins to them.
11:20 But, O Yahweh of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see Your vengeance on them: for unto You have I revealed my cause.
Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins (passion).
11:21 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of the men of Anathoth, that seek your life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of Yahweh, that you die not by our hand:
Micah 2:6 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
If you are going to tell the truth, then we are going to kill you.
11:22 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
11:23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation (punishment).
A plea of Yahweh to Israel
Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous art You, O Yahweh, when I plead with You: yet let me talk with You of Your judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Psalm 51:4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight: that You mightest be justified when You speakest, and be clear when You judgest.
Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
12:2 You hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: You art near in their mouth, and far from their reins (passion).
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.
12:3 But You, O Yahweh, knowest me: You hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward You: pull them out (drag them away) like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
Why do wicked people prosper?
12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
12:5 (Yahweh speaks) If you hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how canst you contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein you trustedst, they wearied you, then how wilt you do in the swelling of Jordan?
12:6 For even your brethren, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yea, they have called a multitude (mob) after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto you.
12:7 I have forsaken Mine house (the Temple), I have left Mine heritage (the children of Jacob); I have given the dearly beloved of My soul (Jacob) into the hand of her (hated) enemies.
12:8 Mine heritage is unto Me as a lion in the forest (symbolic of Judah); it crieth out against Me: therefore have I hated it.
12:9 Mine heritage is unto Me as a speckled bird (multicolored- race mixed), the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
12:10 Many pastors (shepherds) have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden My portion under foot, they have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
1 Now will I sing to My wellbeloved a song of My beloved touching His vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
Isaiah 63:18 The people of Your holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down Your sanctuary.
12:11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto Me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
Today's “churches” have destroyed His people with false Jewish doctrine.
Isaiah 42:25 Therefore He hath poured upon him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.
12:12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of Yahweh shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.
12:13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues (produce of your lips) because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
12:14 Thus saith Yahweh against all Mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused My people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
12:15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of My people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, Yahweh liveth; as they taught My people to swear by Baal; then shall they be (re)built in the midst of My people.
The 'they' in verse 16 is speaking of the nations that are going to carry Israel into captivity. If they learn that Yahweh is the God of Israel, and repent, He will let them rebuild their nation. These conquering nations that punished Israel were racial kinsmen of the nations that sprung from Adam (Genesis chapter 10), but were pagan.
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yahshua Christ Himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Prince:
1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Yahweh by Yahshua Christ.
12:17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith Yahweh.
They did not obey, and they were ultimately destroyed. Babel was crushed by Persia.
Baal is The Lord. Lord is a title. Lord is NOT God's name. Yet we continue to call upon the name of the Devil (Baal), just as we have been taught by our enemies. STOP! YAHWEH is His name.
Chapters 13-17 are Jeremiah's indictment against the remnant of Judah. From chapter 2 began to culminate the list of charges by Yahweh against His people. The verdict, GUILTY.
Parable of the girdle (race mixing)
Jeremiah 13:1 Thus saith Yahweh unto me, Go and get you a linen girdle, and put it upon your loins, and put it not in water.
13:2 So I got a girdle according to the word of Yahweh, and put it on my loins.
13:3 And the word of Yahweh came unto me the second time, saying,
13:4 Take the girdle that you hast got, which is upon your loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.
13:5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as Yahweh commanded me.
13:6 And it came to pass after many days, that Yahweh said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded you to hide there.
13:7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
13:8 Then the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying,
13:9 Thus saith Yahweh, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
Leviticus 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your sky as iron, and your land as bronze:
13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear My words, which walk in the imagination (stubbornness) of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
13:11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto Me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith Yahweh; that they might be unto Me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the land is Mine:
13:12 Therefore you shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto you, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
13:13 Then shalt you say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of His fury; you hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
21 Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
Isaiah 63:6 And I will tread down the people in Mine anger, and make them drunk in My fury, and I will bring down their strength to the ground.
13:14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith Yahweh: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
Psalm 2:9 You shalt break them with a rod of iron; You shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
13:15 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for Yahweh hath spoken.
13:16 Give glory to Yahweh your God, before He cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, He turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross (thick) darkness.
Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the skies thereof.
Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look unto the land; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Yahweh GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the land in the clear day:
13:17 But if you will not hear it, My soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and Mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is carried away captive.
13:18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
13:19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.
13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
He is speaking to the kings and queens (v18), the rulers over the people.
13:21 What wilt you say when He shall punish you? for you hast taught them to be captains (tame), and as chief over you: shall not sorrows take you, as a woman in travail?
The culture created it's leaders. These 'captains' would be our leaders that rebel against Yahweh.
13:22 And if you say in your heart, Wherefore come these things upon Me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered, and your heels made bare (to suffer violence).
13:23 Can the Ethiopian (kushiy) change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
The Septuagint: 23 If the Ethiopian shall change his skin, or the leopardess her spots, then shall you be able to do good, having learnt evil.
The original Ethiopians were white, as Ethiopian means 'sun burnt face'.
The Kushiy were descendants of Cush the grandson of Noah through Ham.
Later they were Greeks that colonized Ethiopia.
The Ethiopians at Jeremiah's time have become race mixed by invasion of blacks and today are only distinguished as blacks. Egypt was once white, until it was invaded by blacks and Arabs. America and the other white nations are following the same trend.
13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Hosea 13:3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
13:25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from Me, saith Yahweh; because you hast forgotten Me, and trusted in falsehood.
Job 20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
Psalm 11:6 Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
13:26 Therefore will I discover your skirts upon your face, that your shame may appear.
13:27 I have seen your adulteries, and your neighings, the lewdness of your whoredom, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto you, O Jerusalem! wilt you not be made clean? when shall it once be?
The Septuagint ends verse 27 as: “Woe to you, O Jerusalem, for you hast not been purified so as to follow Me; how long yet shall it be?”
Jeremiah 14:1 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.
14:2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black (dressed for mourning) unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
14:3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded (disgraced), and covered their heads.
14:4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth (land), the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
14:5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it (the newborn calf), because there was no grass.
14:6 And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons (jackals); their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.
14:7 (Jeremiah speaking to Yahweh) O Yahweh, though our iniquities testify against us, do You it for Your name's sake: for our backslidings (apostasies) are many; we have sinned (missed the mark of duty and rightness) against You.
Psalm 25:11 For Your name's sake, O Yahweh, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
14:8 O The Hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest You be as a stranger (sojourner) in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
Yahweh was dwelling in the land when Israel was obedient. He does not dwell with us when we are disobedient.
14:9 Why shouldest You be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet You, O Yahweh, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Your name; leave us not.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
14:10 Thus saith Yahweh unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore Yahweh doth not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Grace does not nullify our wandering today if we do not continue to follow and obey Yahweh. We must return to Him in order to receive favor (grace).
14:11 Then said Yahweh unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation (grain offering), I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you (Moses) a great nation.
14:13 Then said I, Ah, Yahweh GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
14:14 Then Yahweh said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in My name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought (a worthless thing), and the deceit of their heart.
14:15 Therefore thus saith Yahweh concerning the prophets that prophesy in My name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
14:16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
14:17 Therefore you (Jeremiah) shalt say this word unto them; Let Mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of My people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous (severe) blow (wound).
Speaking of Jerusalem.
14:18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.
Ezekiel 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
14:19 (Jeremiah speaking) Hast You utterly rejected Judah? hath Your soul lothed Zion? why hast You smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!
Lamentations 5:22 But You hast utterly rejected us; You art very wroth against us.
14:20 We acknowledge, O Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against You.
14:21 Do not abhor us, for Your name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of Your glory: remember, break not Your covenant with us.
Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen (nations), and learned their works.
14:22 Are there any among the vanities (idols) of the Gentiles (nations) that can cause rain? or can the heavens (skies) give showers? art not You He, O Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait upon You: for You hast made all these things.
Jeremiah 15:1 Then said Yahweh unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me, yet My mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. (Ex 32:11-14; Num 14:13-19; 1Sa 7:5-9)
15:2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto you, Whither shall we go forth? then you shalt tell them, Thus saith Yahweh; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
15:3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith Yahweh: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven (sky), and the beasts of the earth (land), to devour and destroy. (Lev 26:16)
Deuteronomy 28:26 And your carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the land, and no man shall fray them away.
15:4 And I will cause them to be removed into (to be a horror to) all kingdoms of the earth (land), because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. (2Ki 21:1-16)
Deuteronomy 28:25 Yahweh shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the land.
See what Manasseh did in 2 Chr 33:1-21. See also the Prayer of Manasseh in the Septuagint.
15:5 For who shall have pity upon you, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan you? or who shall go aside to ask how you doest?
15:6 You hast forsaken Me, saith Yahweh, you art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out My hand against you, and destroy you; I am weary with repenting (weary of compassion).
15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people, since they return not from their ways.
15:8 Their widows are increased to Me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
15:9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost (breathed out her life); her sun is gone down while it was yet day (symbol of clamity): she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their (hated) enemies, saith Yahweh.
1Samuel 2:5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Yahweh GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the land in the clear day:
Yahweh is going to bring calamity.
15:10 Woe is me, my mother, that you hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth (land)! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Jeremiah, since verse 2, has been telling the people what Yahweh said, and they hate him for it.
15:11 (Jeremiah still speaking) Yahweh said, Verily it shall be well with your remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat you well in the time of evil (harm) and in the time of affliction.
15:12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
Septuagint: 12 Will iron be known? whereas your strength is a brazen covering.
15:13 Your substance and your treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders.
Psalm 44:12 You sellest your people for nought, and dost not increase your wealth by their price.
They have become dirty underwear.
15:14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you knowest not: for a fire is kindled in Mine anger, which shall burn upon you.
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in Mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
15:15 O Yahweh, You knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in Your longsuffering: know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
Psalm 69:7 For I have suffered reproach for your sake; shame has covered my face.
15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and Your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Your name, O Yahweh God of hosts.
1 Moreover He said unto me, Son of man, eat that you findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
3 And He said unto me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this roll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of Your hand: for You hast filled me with indignation.
Against these people.
4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt You be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
15:19 Therefore thus saith Yahweh, If you return, then will I bring you again, and you shalt stand before Me: and if you take forth the precious from the vile (worthless), you shalt be as My mouth: let them return unto you; but return not you unto them.
Zechariah 3:7 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; If you wilt walk in My ways, and if you wilt keep My charge, then you shalt also judge My house, and shalt also keep My courts, and I will give you places to walk among these that stand by.
15:20 And I will make you unto this people a fenced brasen (bronze) wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, saith Yahweh.
15:21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible (violent).
Those who attack Jeremiah will be dealt with.
Jeremiah 16:1 The word of Yahweh came also unto me, saying,
16:2 You shalt not take you a wife, neither shalt you have sons or daughters in this place.
16:3 For thus saith Yahweh concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
16:4 They shall die of grievous deaths (deadly diseases); they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth (ground): and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven (sky), and for the beasts of the earth (land).
16:5 For thus saith Yahweh, Enter not into the house of mourning (for the dead), neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away My peace from this people, saith Yahweh, even lovingkindness and mercies.
When we wander from The Way, and Yahweh, He will take His peace from us, He will show no mercy, justice will be served. There is no such thing as 'once saved, always saved'. No one is 'saved' yet. Those that have 'chose' Yahweh can still wander. This life is an ongoing test to remain in His Way.
16:6 Both the great (rich) and the small (poor) shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:
Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Yahweh.
16:7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
16:8 You shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
Do not partake with them.
16:9 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
16:10 And it shall come to pass, when you shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto you, Wherefore hath Yahweh pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against Yahweh our God?
This is the same thing today's “church” goers will be saying.
Deuteronomy 29:24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath Yahweh done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
16:11 Then shalt you say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken Me, saith Yahweh, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My law;
16:12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination (stubbornness) of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto Me:
16:13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.
Deuteronomy 4:26 I call the sky and land to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
36 Yahweh shall bring you, and your king which you shalt set over you, unto a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there shalt you serve other gods, wood and stone.
63 And it shall come to pass, that as Yahweh rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so Yahweh will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and you shall be plucked from off the land whither you goest to possess it.
16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that it shall no more be said, Yahweh liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Isaiah 43:18 Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
16:15 But (Instead, it will be said), Yahweh liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither He had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith Yahweh, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
The fishers were the apostles and disciples of Christ spreading the gospel. This phase is over, the world has heard of Christ, in one way or another, just look at all the denominations.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
The hunters are those who are searching for the sheep. The hunters are the elect of Yahweh that have knowledge and understanding and hunt for those that can hear.
Hunters also describe archaeologists and the evidence that they dig up.
16:17 For Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from Mine eyes.
16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled My land, they have filled Mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things (idols).
16:19 (Jeremiah speaking) O Yahweh, my Strength, and my Fortress, and my Refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles (nations) shall come unto You from the ends of the earth (land), and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Psalm 18:2 Yahweh is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength, in whom I will trust; my Buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Isaiah 44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
16:20 Shall a man (adam) make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Galatians 4:8 Howbeit then, when you knew not God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
16:21 (Yahweh speaking) Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know Mine hand and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.
Exodus 15:3 Yahweh is a man of war: Yahweh is His name.
Who are the hunters?
First of all, it is paramount that we establish just where “... the children of Israel from the land of the north ...” is a reference to!
Surely, as we shall see, it wasn’t old Palestine. All of this becomes obvious when we consider 2 Sam. 7:10:
“Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime ....”
In the time of Samuel, the children of Israel were already located in what the Greeks later called Palestine, so the phrase “... and will plant them ...” has to refer to some place other than Palestine!
Not only were the children of Israel to be planted some place other than Palestine, but when they had finally settled down in that new location they would “... move no more ...”!
When one accurately traces the migration of the children of Israel, the regathering place is America.
Who goes out rummaging through the “... holes of the rocks ...”, other than some snoopy, inquisitive archaeologists?
While all of these archaeologists found many things verifying Biblical places, times and events, prob- ably the most important of these were the cuneiform clay tablets found in the excavations of the Assyrian royal library at Nineveh.
Among these tablets were over 1,400 different texts, including reports of how the captive peoples (Israelites) were breaking away in small groups and heading northwest in the general direction of Europe. The texts of these Assyrian clay tablets were not deciphered until about 1930. These Assyrian reports were saying in effect: “The last time we saw those sons of Omri (as the Israelites were called by the Assyrians), they were breaking away and heading in a northwesterly direction toward Europe.”
Notes from Howard Rand – Study in Jeremiah
“Yahweh sets forth the method by which He will bring Israel back to Himself. This is a most important prophecy, for in sending for fishers and hunters, the way in which Israel is to be awakened to spiritual values and to the need of obeying His Covenant is revealed to Jeremiah.
The sending of these two groups designated as fishers and hunters indicates that there are two entirely different methods by which an appeal would be made to Israel. A fisherman patiently waits as he undertakes to snare the fish in a net or catch it on a line, but the hunter tramps through the woods and over the hills and mountains exerting energy and strength as he travels in search of his especially selected prey. Actually Jeremiah prophetically referred to the two distinct phases of the Gospel in their respective appeals to Israel for the purpose of bringing them back to covenant relationship with Yahweh. The first would require fishers and the period of their fishing is clearly defined by the events of the Gospel Age. The second would require hunters and the period of their activity would be at the end of the Gospel Age. This is demonstrated by the activities of those who have sought to establish the identity of Israel in these last days, hunting out the evidence and tracing Israel from Palestine, throughout her years of wanderings, to the present time. History reveals how faithfully the predicted fishing and hunting missions have been carried out by those chosen of Yahweh for each purpose.”
Page 85: “The fishers were to be followed by many hunters according to Jeremiah, thus indicating a change in method and message. The task of the hunters was to search for Israel. The fisherman blindly casts his net and gathers into it all kinds of fish, some good and some bad. [Some Israelite which are to be kept, and some non-Israelite which are to be ‘cast away’ at the end of the world, Matthew 13:47-49.] That is not so with the hunter who seeks to find the particular object of his search. All this points to the modern endeavor to identify the House of Israel in the world today ...”
Page 86: “‘Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.’ (Matthew 10:23) The Gospel of the Kingdom was to be proclaimed exclusively to the Israel peoples. All the cities and towns in the Israel lands have not yet heard this message which the hunters have been commissioned to proclaim ...”
Page 87: “Hearken to Me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek Yahweh: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you. (Isaiah 51:1-2)”
Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond (something hard): it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your (pagan) altars; (Job 19:24)
17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves (Asherah poles) by the green trees upon the high hills.
Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and forgat Yahweh their God, and served Baalim and the carved poles of Asherah.
Groves is H842 asherah. A Babylonian (Astarte)-Canaanite goddess (of fortune and happiness). They were sacred trees or carved poles set up near a pagan altar . It is also where we get Easter from, which is not a Christian holiday, but pagan goddess worship.
17:3 O My mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures to the spoil, and your high places for sin, throughout all your borders.
High places of pagan worship.
17:4 And you, even yourself, shalt discontinue from your heritage that I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your (hated) enemies in the land which you knowest not: for you have kindled a fire in Mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
17:5 Thus saith Yahweh; Cursed be the (strong) man that trusteth in man (adam), and maketh flesh his arm (power, security), and whose heart departeth from Yahweh.
17:6 For he shall be like the heath (bare) in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
17:7 Blessed is the (strong) man that trusteth in Yahweh, and whose hope (confidence) is Yahweh. See verse 5.
17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. See verse 6.
Trust in Yahweh. Verses 5 and 7, and verses 6 and 8 show the contrasts of trusting and not trusting in Yahweh. The lesson, Trust in Yahweh.
Job 8:16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
The Septuagint: 9 The heart is deep beyond all things, and it is the man, and who can know him?
The heart can also refer to the mind.
17:10 I Yahweh search the heart, I try the reins (inner being), even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Septuagint: 10 I Yahweh try the hearts, and prove the reins (passion), to give to every one according to his ways, and according to the fruits of his devices.
1Samuel 16:7 But Yahweh said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for Yahweh seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looketh on the heart.
Psalm 62:12 Also unto You, O Yahweh, belongeth mercy: for You renderest to every man according to his work.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the assemblies shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right (just means), shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Septuagint: 11 The partridge utters her voice, she gathers eggs which she did not lay; so is a man gaining his wealth unjustly; in the midst of his days his riches shall leave him, and at his latter end he will be a fool.
There is a bird that kicks out the eggs of an indigenous bird's nest, lay their own, and the other bird cares for the eggs of the bird that kicked it's eggs out.
We have been fooled into raising and feeding the other races and neglecting our own.
17:12 (Jeremiah speaking) A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
17:13 O Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all that forsake You shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me (You) shall be written in the earth (land), because they have forsaken Yahweh, the fountain of living waters.
Septuagint has: 'fountain of life'.
The Hebrew has: 'because they have forsaken the water of life, Yahweh'.
It describes Him as the water of life.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
17:14 Heal me, O Yahweh, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for You art my praise.
Deuteronomy 10:21 He is your praise, and He is your God, that hath done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.
17:15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of Yahweh? let it come now.
Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let Him make speed, and hasten His work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor (shepherd) to follow you (the people): neither have I desired the woeful day; you knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before you.
17:17 Be not a terror unto me: You (Yahweh) art my hope (refuge) in the day of evil.
Septuagint: 17 Be not to me a stranger, but spare me in the evil day.
17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
17:19 Thus said Yahweh unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;
17:20 And say unto them, Hear you the word of Yahweh, you kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
17:21 Thus saith Yahweh; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; (Neh 13:15-22)
17:22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do you any work, but hallow you the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt you labour, and do all your work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yahweh your God: in it you shalt not do any work...
17:23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
17:24 And it shall come to pass, if you diligently hearken unto Me, saith Yahweh, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
17:26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat (grain) offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of Yahweh.
17:27 But if you will not hearken unto Me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
The potter and the clay
Jeremiah 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.
18:3 (Jeremiah speaking) Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
18:5 Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Yahweh. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in Mine hand, O house of Israel.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the land. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest you? or your work, He hath no hands?
Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art you that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, Why hast you made me thus?
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Yahweh, you art our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil (harm) that I thought to do unto them.
Ezekiel 18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
18:9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
18:10 If it do evil in My sight, that it obey not My voice, then I will repent (change My mind) of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them (Judah).
18:11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I frame evil (harm) against you, and devise a device against you: return you now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
2Kings 17:13 Yet Yahweh testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn you from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.
18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination (stubbornness) of his evil heart.
18:13 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Ask you now among the heathen (nations), who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.
The virgin of Israel is Yahweh's bride. The obedient remnant of Jacob are His bride.
1Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the nations...
18:14 Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?
18:15 Because My people hath forgotten Me, they have burned incense to vanity (to worthless idols), and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up (raised up);
All the kings highways were raised roads. Because the children of Israel has forgotten Yahweh they would stumble out in the wilderness.
18:16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the (hated) enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
18:18 Then said they (the people against Jeremiah), Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law (torah) shall not perish from the priest (their pagan priests), nor counsel from the wise (their counselors), nor the word from the prophet (their prophet). Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
18:19 (Jeremiah speaking) Give heed to me, O Yahweh, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.
18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before You to speak good for them, and to turn away Your wrath from them.
Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.
18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
Jeremiah had enough and was telling Yahweh to go ahead, punish them.
18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when You shalt bring a troop (marauding band) suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
18:23 Yet, Yahweh, You knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from Your sight, but let them be overthrown before You; deal thus with them in the time of Your anger.
Psalm 35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Psalm 109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Yahweh; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
Jerusalem is forever going to be destroyed
Jeremiah 19:1 Thus saith Yahweh, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
19:2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you,
The valley of the son of Hinnom (wailing).
2Ki 21:12 Therefore thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
The children were sacrificed in the fire to Molech, hence 'wailing'. This child ritual sacrifice continues today, both literally in secret cult societies and in Israel, and in other ways such as abortion.
19:3 And say, Hear you the word of Yahweh, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil (harm) upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
19:4 Because they have forsaken Me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents (children);
The Septuagint starts as: “Because they forsook Me, and profaned this place...”
Deuteronomy 28:20 Yahweh shall send upon you cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that you settest your hand unto for to do, until you be destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the wickedness of your doings, whereby you hast forsaken Me.
19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal (Lord), to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into My mind:
19:6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
19:7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their (hated) enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven (sky), and for the beasts of the earth (land).
Deuteronomy 28:53 And you shalt eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, which Yahweh your God hath given you, in the siege, and in the straitness (oppression), wherewith your hated enemies shall distress you:
19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels; that I should make you a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore you shall bear the reproach of My people.
19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness (oppression), wherewith their (hated) enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten (oppress) them. (Lev 26:27-29; Deut 28:53)
19:10 Then shalt you break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with you,
The earthen vessel he got from the potter in verse 1.
19:11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
Psalm 2:9 You shalt break them with a rod of iron; you shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Isaiah 30:14 And He shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; He shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
19:12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith Yahweh, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
Tophet, a place of fire. Tophet was near Jerusalem. They burned trash there as well. Fitting.
19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven (the sky- constellations), and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
2Kings 23:10 And he (Josiah) defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
19:14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither Yahweh had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of Yahweh's house; and said to all the people,
19:15 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil (harm) that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear My words.
Broken bottle nation
This is a prophecy to “Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem”.
Jeremiah was not addressing all the twelve tribes of Israel, nor was he speaking of all of the original nation of Judah. We must not overlook the fact that the bulk of Judah had also been taken into the Assyrian captivity (mid 700 BC), never to return, and after Assyria left off with Judah, all that was left was the city of Jerusalem.
It was, rather, addressed to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, some of whom had mingled their blood with the Canaanites and Edomites. Later, when the nation of Judah was taken captive into Babylon, most of pureblooded Judah would never return again, but follow in the footsteps of the ten northern tribes. After a remnant of the nation of Judah returned to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity, even more admixture of the Canaanites was added to Judah. Nevertheless, many stayed racially pure. This race-mixing process continued more and more until, at the time of Christ, there remained only a remnant in the nation of Judah with the pure blood of Judah, Benjamin and Levites.
Jeremiah proclaimed that the remnant nation of Judaea and Jerusalem would become a broken-bottle, never to be made whole again, Jeremiah 19:10-11.
After Hezekiah there were no kings of the House of David in Judaea continuing to the final fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and that was the prophetic end of the “broken bottle” nation, never to arise again.
When Scripture proclaims that that remnant nation is like a broken bottle, “that cannot be made whole again” (Jer. 19:11), how can the “churches” sidestep and reconcile that inalterable fact? Yet they try! Again, how can the “churches” remove the curse of the fig tree of Matthew 21:19 which our Redeemer placed on them when he said: “Let no fruit grow on you henceforward for ever.” Both of these passages totally eliminate any such future (so-called) fulfillment. Therefore, Daniel’s prophecy at chapter 9 concerns itself with the sum and substance of how long, and under what conditions, that post-exilic remnant, non-sovereign nation would last. It fell in 70 A.D. to the Romans, never to be revived again! It hasn’t and it never will! The Jews are not Israel. The Jews stole the land in 1948. No Israelite has lived there for over 1500 years. It is indeed a habitation of dragons and jackals.
Jeremiah and Pashur
Jeremiah 20:1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of Yahweh, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.
20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of Yahweh.
20:3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, Yahweh hath not called your name Pashur, but Magormissabib.
Pashur means freedom. Magormissabib means terror on every side.
20:4 For thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself, and to all your friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their (hated) enemies, and your eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive (into exile) into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
20:5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their (hated) enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.
2Kings 20:17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith Yahweh.
12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of Yahweh, as Yahweh had said.
14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
2Kings 25:13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
20:6 And you, Pashur, and all that dwell in your house shall go into captivity: and you shalt come to Babylon, and there you shalt die, and shalt be buried there, you, and all your friends, to whom you hast prophesied lies.
20:7 (Jeremiah laments) O Yahweh, You hast deceived me, and I was deceived: You art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
Lamentations 3:14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
20:8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of Yahweh was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.
Jeremiah was punished for speaking the truth from Yahweh.
20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name. But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing (holding it in- His word), and I could not stay.
18 For I am full of words, for the spirit of my belly destroys me.
19 And my belly is as a skin of sweet wine, bound up and ready to burst; or as a brazier's labouring bellows.
Psalm 39:3 My heart grew hot within me, and a fire would kindle in my meditation: I spoke with my tongue,
20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side (v3). Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Psalm 31:13 For I heard the slander of many that dwelt round about: when they were gathered together against me, they took counsel to take my life.
20:11 But Yahweh is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
20:12 But, O Yahweh of hosts, that triest (tests) the righteous, and seest the reins (passion) and the heart, let me see Your vengeance on them: for unto You have I opened my cause.
Psalm 54:7 For He hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen His desire upon mine enemies.
20:13 Sing unto Yahweh, praise you Yahweh: for He hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
20:14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
20:15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto you; making him very glad.
20:16 And let that man be as the cities which Yahweh overthrew, and repented not: and let Him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
24 Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven;
25 And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
20:17 Because He slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great (pregnant) with me. (Job 3:10-11)
20:18 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Lamentations 3:1 I am the man that sees poverty, through the rod of His wrath upon me.
The people hated Jeremiah when he was indicting and prophesying against them for their race mixing and idolatry, now things are turning bad and they turn to him.
Jeremiah 21:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
21:2 Enquire, I pray you, of Yahweh for us; for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that Yahweh will deal with us according to all His wondrous works, that He may go up from us. (2K 25:1-11)
21:3 Then said Jeremiah unto them (Pashur and Zephaniah), Thus shall you say to Zedekiah:
21:4 Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith you fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.
Isaiah 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: Yahweh of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
21:5 And I Myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
21:6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man (adam) and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
In their sin and wickedness, the children of Israel have become enemies of Yahweh.
Beast H929 is used as an idiom in the Hebrew as a derogatory term for non-Adamic peoples (racial aliens). This shows that there was a mixed multitude in that city. Yahweh demands we be separate from the other races.
21:7 And afterward, saith Yahweh, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their (hated) enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
21:8 And unto this people you shalt say, Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call the sky and land to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live:
21:9 He that abideth (dwells) in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
Fall, meaning, their lot in life will fall to the Kasdiym (Chaldeans), they will place their lives in the hands of the Kasdiym. They will become servants to them.
21:10 For I have set My face against this city for evil (harm), and not for good, saith Yahweh: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
21:11 (Jeremiah speaking) And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear you the word of Yahweh;
21:12 O house of David, thus saith Yahweh; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest My fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
Psalm 101:8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of Yahweh.
Race-mixing, idolatry, evil, sinning. The same thing is happening today.
21:13 Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith Yahweh; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?
Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD; Because you have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith Yahweh GOD.
21:14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith Yahweh: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
Jeremiah 22:1 Thus saith Yahweh; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
22:2 And say, Hear the word of Yahweh, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people that enter in by these gates:
22:3 Thus saith Yahweh; Execute you judgment (justice) and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger (sojourner of kin), the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
22:4 For if you do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, saith Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He sware by Himself,
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability (unchanging) of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
22:6 For thus saith Yahweh unto the king's house of Judah; You art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make you a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.
Gilead and Lebanon both evoke images of beautiful mountains where the people of God dwelt.
22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against you, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
A reference to men. The Babylonians were going to destroy all the men.
22:8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath Yahweh done thus unto this great city?
22:9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Yahweh their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath Yahweh done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Yahweh God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: (1 K 9:8-9)
22:10 Weep you not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
22:11 For thus saith Yahweh touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more: (2Ki 23:31-34)
22:12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.
22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
Some of us have experienced this with our own labors and bosses.
22:14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
Our oppressors live in mansions.
22:15 Shalt you reign, because you closest thyself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
The Septuagint reads: 15 Shalt you reign, because you art provoked with your father Achaz? they shall not eat, and they shall not drink: it is better for you to execute judgment and justice.
Psalm 128:2 For you shalt eat the labour of your hands: happy shalt you be, and it shall be well with you.
Isaiah 3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know Me? saith Yahweh.
22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
22:18 Therefore thus saith Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah master! or, Ah his glory! (2Ki 23:36-24:6)
22:19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
2Chronicles 36:6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
22:20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up your voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all your lovers are destroyed.
22:21 I spake unto you in your prosperity; but you saidst, I will not hear. This hath been your manner from your youth, that you obeyedst not My voice.
22:22 The wind shall eat up all your pastors (shepherds), and your lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt you be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
The Hebrew begins verse 22: “All your shepherds shall be cropped by the wind...”.
Cropped is grass eaten down to it's roots.
22:23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest your nest in the cedars, how gracious (pitied) shalt you be when pangs come upon you, the pain as of a woman in travail!
22:24 As I live, saith Yahweh, though Coniah (Jechoniah) the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon My right hand, yet would I pluck you thence;
22:25 And I will give you into the hand of them that seek your life, and into the hand of them whose face you fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
22:26 And I will cast you out, and your mother that bare you, into another country, where you were not born; and there shall you die.
2Kings 24:15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
2Chronicles 36:10 And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him (Jehoiachin) to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of Yahweh, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
22:27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
22:28 (Jeremiah speaking) Is this man Coniah (Jechoniah) a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Psalm 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the nations as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Yahweh.
Hebrew and Septuagint: 29 Land, land, land hear the word of Yahweh.
22:30 Thus saith Yahweh, Write you this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
The Septuagint: 30 Write you this man an outcast: for there shall none of his seed at all grow up to sit on the throne of David, or as a prince yet in Judah.
Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors (shepherds) that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith Yahweh.
Ezekiel 34:2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
23:2 Therefore thus saith Yahweh God of Israel against the pastors (shepherds) that feed My (His) people; Ye have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith Yahweh.
23:3 And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith Yahweh.
The same Hebrew word is used here for shepherds as the previous verses using pastor. There is no reason to translate as pastor, other than to imply that a pastor as we know today should be held in high esteem. Sadly most teach false doctrine, and do so unwittingly.
23:5 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch (sprout), and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth (land).
Of course Christ is the Branch. But here in 23:5 and 33:15 (also Zec 3:8, 6:12) it is the sprout, referring to Zerubbabel.
Branch comes from H6780 tsemach, meaning the sprout, shoot (of Davidic tree), growth, branch, and here it is a figurative of Zerubbabel, because he would build the second temple under the order of Koresh (Cyrus) of Persia.
Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of Yahweh be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
10 Behold, Yahweh GOD will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.
11 He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
23:6 In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of grain and wine; also his skies shall drop down dew.
23:7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that they shall no more say, Yahweh liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
23:8 But, (they will say) Yahweh liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
The north country is Europe, we eventually migrated west from there. The regathered 12 tribes of Israel indeed dwell in their own land, America. Ame (Hebrew)- my people Rica (Latin)- rich, plentiful land
23:9 (Jeremiah speaking) Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets (the lying prophets); all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of Yahweh, and because of the words of His holiness.
Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force (might) is not right (upright).
Adulterers include commiting adultery, idolatrous worship, and making impure the word of Yahweh.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. (Blood mingled with blood, reference to race mixing)
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the sky; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
23:11 (Yahweh speaking) For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in My house have I found their wickedness, saith Yahweh.
23:12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith Yahweh.
23:13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Israel to err.
23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery (race mixing), and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
23:15 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
23:16 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain (worthless): they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
23:17 They say still unto them that despise Me, Yahweh hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination (stubbornness) of his own heart, No evil (harm) shall come upon you.
23:18 (Jeremiah speaking) For who hath stood in the counsel of Yahweh, and hath perceived and heard His word? who hath marked His word, and heard it?
Job 15:8 Hast you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself?
23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of Yahweh is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
23:20 The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until He have executed, and till He have performed the thoughts of His heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.
23:21 (Yahweh speaking) I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
23:22 But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith Yahweh, and not a God afar off?
The Hebrew: 23 I am Elohiym nearby, declares Yahweh, and not Elohiym far away.
Verse 23 is not a question.
23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith Yahweh. Do not I fill heaven (sky) and earth (land)? saith Yahweh.
Psalm 139:7 Whither shall I go from your spirit? or whither shall I flee from your presence?
23:25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in My name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
23:27 Which think to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal.
Baal is Lord. Everyone calls God Lord instead of His true name Yahweh.
Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and forgat Yahweh their God, and served Baalim and the Asherah poles.
23:28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith Yahweh.
23:29 Is not My word like as a fire? saith Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Yahweh, that steal My words every one from his neighbour.
The Jewish Pharisees did it at Christ's time, the Catholics did it next, then all the denominations did it in the 1800's, and now today's preachers do it. And sadly, most of them don't even know it, they just repeat the lies they were taught.
23:31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith Yahweh, that use their tongues, and say, He (Yahweh) saith.
Yahweh did not ordain most all of the preachers today. Judeo-Christianity is an abomination.
23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies, and by their lightness (recklessness); yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith Yahweh.
Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden (utterance) of Yahweh? you shalt then say unto them, What burden (utterance)? I will even forsake you, saith Yahweh.
23:34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden (utterance) of Yahweh (saying something He did not say), I will even punish that man and his house.
23:35 Thus shall you say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath Yahweh answered? and, What hath Yahweh spoken?
23:36 And the burden (utterance) of Yahweh shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden (own utterance); for you have perverted (altered) the words of the living God, of Yahweh of hosts our God.
We pray as you study the Word that you can see that the original utterances have been altered and perverted by the enemies of our God, as well as by those who have been deceived, as well as those who are unlearned, such as well meaning but ignorant preachers. The deception and perversion is widespread, especially throughout all the denominations.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (the remnant).
23:37 Thus shalt you say to the prophet, What hath Yahweh answered you? and, What hath Yahweh spoken?
23:38 But since you say, The burden (utterance) of Yahweh (saying what He did not say); therefore thus saith Yahweh; Because you say this word, The burden (utterance) of Yahweh (saying what I did not say), and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden (utterance) of Yahweh (the things I did not say);
23:39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your (fore) fathers, and cast you out of My presence:
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shalt be no priest to Me: seeing you hast forgotten the torah of your God, I will also forget your children.
23:40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
The 2 baskets of good and bad figs
1 Thus hath Yahweh GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And He said, Amos, what seest you? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said Yahweh unto me, The end is come upon My people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith Yahweh GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
Jeremiah 24:1 Yahweh shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of Yahweh, after that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. (2 Ki 24:12)
24:2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
Figs are figurative for people.
24:3 Then said Yahweh unto me, What seest you, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
24:4 Again the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying,
24:5 Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive (exiles) of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.
24:6 For I will set Mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
24:7 And I will give them an heart to know Me, that I am Yahweh: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart.
The good figs were the pureblooded Israelites of Judah that were sent into Babylonian captivity. The good figs did not adopt the Babylonian tradition during the captivity.
The bad figs were those that mixed with non-Israelites. Race-mixing. And those that had adopted Babylonian Talmudism and sent into dispersion and are a curse.
24:8 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith Yahweh, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth (land) for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. (Deut 28:25, 27)
24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
1Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for My name, will I cast out of My sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
Zedekiah and his group tried to flee to Egypt for safety, but Yahweh's punishment cannot be avoided.
The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the end of the broken bottle nation. True Israel never returned, as prophesied.
Jeremiah 26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the land.
The Jews are no doubt a curse to everyone.
20 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the nations, until the times of the nations be fulfilled.
This is Christ speaking. Jerusalem was destroyed 40 years after His death. The children of Jacob never returned, they went on to settle Europe and eventually America.
The Jews are the descendants of Cain and Esau. The devil's children.
You must see the deception by now. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
In chapters 21-24 it is clear that in Judah's sin the only hope left was destruction, so that a remnant would be preserved in captivity. If Yahweh had left the city as it was in the direction it was heading all of them would have been race mixed by the time of His 1st Advent.
They were sent into captivity for their own good.
The bad figs were going into captivity for their disgrace and eventual destruction.
The good figs were going into captivity to preserve and protect them from the bad figs.
Seventy years later, when the remnant of about 45,000 returned to Judah, they were mostly all true Judahites (good figs), because the bad figs died in captivity and/or settled elsewhere.
We must not forget that among those returning, their were a few bad figs, and some were claiming to be priests but could not show their genealogy (Ezra 2:61-62). These were the Canaanite and Edomite Jews (the thorns in our side) that eventually polluted the priesthood and in their subtle deception covered God's law with their law (traditions of men, Judaism, Zionism, Communism, Liberalism, Talmudism, Satanic and Judeo doctrines).
Matthew 16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
12 Then understood they how that He bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
This little lie spoiled the whole world. Christ is not a Jew!
The seventy year prophecy of Jeremiah (Not to be confused with the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel)
Jeremiah 25:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon;
Jehoiakim reigned from 609-598 BC. The time at this point in Jeremiah is 605 BC.
25:2 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,
25:3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of Yahweh hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but you have not hearkened.
Jeremiah has been preaching to them for 23 years and they still don't listen, and hate him for it.
25:4 And Yahweh hath sent unto you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but you have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
25:5 They said, Turn you again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that Yahweh hath given unto you and to your (fore) fathers for ever and ever:
Jonah 3:8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.
25:7 Yet you have not hearkened unto Me, saith Yahweh; that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands (idols) to your own hurt (and I will do you no harm).
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is not God (idols); they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
25:8 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Because you have not heard (listened) My words,
25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith Yahweh, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment (appalment), and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Isaiah 24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. (Dan 9:2)
This was also 70 years because they did not keep the land shabbath for 70 years.
25:12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith Yahweh, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.
Babylon was taken by the Persians in 539 BC.
25:13 And I will bring upon that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
25:14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
25:15 For thus saith Yahweh God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. (Ps 75:8, Is 51:17)
Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
25:16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
Jeremiah was sent by Yahweh to take this message of His fury to all the nations of the land. Israel was going to be punished for their idolatry and race-mixing along with all the other pagan nations. If you act like the tares, you'll be burned with the tares.
25:17 Then took I the cup at Yahweh's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom Yahweh had sent me:
25:18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
25:19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
25:20 And all the mingled people (dusky people), and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
25:21 Edom (Esau, the Jews), and Moab (incest), and the children of Ammon (incest),
25:22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,
25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
Ishmael and Edom mixed. The word Arab means mix, to grow dark.
In verse 23, utmost corners is talking about the pagan practice of shaving the sides of the head.
The Hebrew ends as: “...and all that cut of the hair of their temples,”.
25:24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people (dusky people) that dwell in the desert,
Ezekiel 30:5 Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam (Persia), and all the kings of the Medes (Japethites),
25:26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world (land), which are upon the face of the earth (ground): and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
Sheshach may be another word for Babylon, as seen in Jeremiah 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole land surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
25:27 Therefore you shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink you, and be drunken, and spue (vomit), and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then shalt you say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
You will be punished for your wickedness.
25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil (harm) on the city which is called by My name, and should you (these other wicked nations) be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth (land), saith Yahweh of hosts.
25:30 Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and say unto them, Yahweh shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth (land); for Yahweh hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with (file His indictment against) all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith Yahweh.
Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of Yahweh, you children of Israel: for Yahweh hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
25:32 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth (land).
25:33 And the slain of Yahweh shall be at that day from one end of the earth (land) even unto the other end of the earth (land): they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
Isaiah 66:16 For by fire and by His sword will Yahweh plead with all flesh: and the slain of Yahweh shall be many.
Psalm 79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
25:34 Howl, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, you principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and you shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
Hosea 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind (Babylonians) shall come, the wind of Yahweh shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
25:35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
25:36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for Yahweh hath spoiled their pasture.
25:37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
25:38 He hath forsaken His covert (lair), as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of His fierce anger.
Jeremiah 26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from Yahweh, saying, (2Ki 23:36-24:6)
26:2 Thus saith Yahweh; Stand in the court of Yahweh's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in Yahweh's house, all the words that I command you to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
26:3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent Me (change My mind) of the evil (harm), which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
26:4 And you shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh; If you will not hearken to Me, to walk in My law (torah), which I have set before you,
26:5 To hearken to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but you have not hearkened;
26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth (land).
Shiloh means peace. The city of Ephraim where the ark of the covenant rested.
Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
Psalm 78:60 So that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He placed among men (adam);
Jeremiah 7:12 But go you now unto My place which was in Shiloh, where I set My name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Israel. The ark and the tabernacle in the wilderness was there from the period of the Judges until David. Shiloh was destroyed by the Assyrians.
26:7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Yahweh.
26:8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that Yahweh had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took (seized) him, saying, You shalt surely die.
26:9 Why hast you prophesied in the name of Yahweh, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh.
26:10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of Yahweh, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of Yahweh's house.
26:11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your ears.
Sound familiar? John the Baptist, Christ, everyone else who is proclaiming this same message.
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
26:12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people, saying, Yahweh sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will repent Him (change His mind) of the evil (harm) that He hath pronounced against you.
26:14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand (symbol of power): do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth Yahweh hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
In the ancient world ambassadors were considered sacred. Jeremiah is saying he is a messenger, don't kill him for proclaiming the message.
26:16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God.
26:17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,
26:18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Micah was a double witness to Yahweh's warnings.
The Romans, after the second temple was destroyed, plowed Jerusalem. This was after the time of Yahshua. Yahweh fulfills His word. Period.
26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him (Micah) at all to death? did he not fear (revere) Yahweh, and besought Yahweh, and Yahweh repented Him (changed His mind) of the evil (harm) which He had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
2Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of Yahweh came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
26:20 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of Yahweh, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:
26:21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt;
26:22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.
26:23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
When you flee from Yahweh's will, you will die.
26:24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death. (2 Ki 22:12,14)
Jeremiah 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, (2Ki 24:18-20)
27:2 Thus saith Yahweh to me; Make you bonds and yokes, and put them upon your neck,
27:3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
All these ambassadors come and meet in Jerusalem. Regarding the coming Babylonians.
27:4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall you say unto your masters;
27:5 I have made the earth (land), the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet (right) unto Me.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the land, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the skies, and all their host have I commanded.
27:6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
27:8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith Yahweh, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
27:9 Therefore hearken not you to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:
27:10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and you should perish.
27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith Yahweh; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
27:12 (Jeremiah speaking) I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as Yahweh hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Zedekiah and other Judahite leaders chose to flee, seeking refuge in Egypt. They died.
27:14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
27:15 For I have not sent them, saith Yahweh, yet they prophesy a lie in My name; that I might drive you out, and that you might perish, you, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
This is very much like today's “churches” and “preachers”. They teach what was taught to them, lies, false doctrine and scattering words. They don't know the identity of the two seedlines of Genesis 3:15, they don't know who true Israel is, and they teach that Jesus was a Jew! It very much matters that you must understand exactly what you believe in, and not just what you where told.
27:16 (Jeremiah speaking) Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of Yahweh's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
27:17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of Yahweh be with them, let them now make intercession to Yahweh of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.
27:19 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea (large washing bowl used in sacrificial rituals), and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city,
2Kings 25:13 And the pillars of bronze that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases, and the bronze sea that was in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the bronze of them to Babylon.
27:20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
27:21 Yea, thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;
27:22 (Yahweh speaking) They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith Yahweh; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
Jeremiah's prophecy versus Hananiah's prophecy.
Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of Yahweh, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying, (2ki 24:18-20)
28:2 (Hananiah speaking, lying) Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of Yahweh's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:
28:4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith Yahweh: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Apparently Zedekiah is being rebellious against this prophecy here.
Hananiah claimed to be speaking the words of Yahweh.
Hananiah was an Israelite, but even Israelites can be false prophets.
28:5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of Yahweh,
28:6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: Yahweh do so: Yahweh perform Your words which You hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of Yahweh's house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
Jeremiah knows Hananiah is a false prophet. Jeremiah is only showing the desire that it would be good if Hananiah were correct.
28:7 Nevertheless hear you now this word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people;
28:8 The prophets that have been before me and before you of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
28:9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh hath truly sent him.
28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
28:11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
So Hananiah had his prophecy and Jeremiah had his, which was from Yahweh.
28:12 Then the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
28:13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; You hast broken the yokes of wood; but you shalt make for them yokes of iron.
28:14 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore shalt you serve your enemies which Yahweh shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until He have destroyed you.
Destroyed the bad figs out of you of course. These captivities and punishment are for purging.
28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; Yahweh hath not sent you; but you makest this people to trust in a lie.
28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will cast you from off the face of the earth (land): this year you shalt die, because you hast taught rebellion (spoken apostasy) against Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So shalt you put the evil away from the midst of you.
28:17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
What do you think Yahweh is going to do with those that teach that Jesus is a Jew?!
Safety in captivity
False prophets arise against Jeremiah
Jeremiah 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
29:2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
29:3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
29:4 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
29:5 (Yahweh speaking) Build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
We are talking about the earlier deportations of people who have already settled themselves in Babylon. They were the bulk of the 'good figs' because they listened.
29:6 Take you wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that you may be increased there, and not diminished.
29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto Yahweh for it: for in the peace thereof shall you have peace.
Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of righteousness, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
1Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
29:8 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
29:9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in My name: I have not sent them, saith Yahweh.
Yahweh is preserving and protecting the 'good figs' that accept their punishment. This is why this 70 years captivity is “for their own good”. When they complete it, they would return to Judah purged of bad habits and renewed in The Way. This was to re-establish the law and bring in our Messiah, who is a Judahite, a pure blood Anglo-Saxon Israelite.
29:10 For thus saith Yahweh, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform My good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
This returning remnant is the 'Broken Bottle Nation' from chapter 19.
2Chronicles 36:21 To fulfil the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfill threescore and ten years.
One of the major sins of Judah was that they did not keep the land sabbath consecutively for 70 years.
29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
29:12 Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.
Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto Yahweh God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
29:13 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.
39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me;
Deuteronomy 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither Yahweh your God hath driven you,
29:14 And I will be found of you, saith Yahweh: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith Yahweh; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
29:15 Because you have said, Yahweh hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;
The understanding of the prophets that He raises up in Babylon, namely Daniel and Zechariah, is what is going to bring safety and good things to the people, namely the 1st Advent of Prince Yahshua.
An understanding of Daniel brings an understanding of the redemption and salvation and advent of Christ.
Daniel prophesied Christ and what is to come upon Jerusalem (the 70 weeks kingdom).
29:16 (Jeremiah speaking) Know that thus saith Yahweh of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity;
These are the ones (bad figs) left in Judah and didn't go into captivity.
29:17 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
These are the Judahites that are against Yahweh, against going into captivity.
29:18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth (land), to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
29:19 Because they have not hearkened to My words, saith Yahweh, which I sent unto them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but you would not hear, saith Yahweh.
29:20 (Jeremiah speaking) Hear you therefore the word of Yahweh, all you of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Another false prophet Kolaiah prophecies.
29:21 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto you in My name; Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay them before your eyes;
29:22 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon, saying, Yahweh make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire;
29:23 Because they have committed villany (disgrace) in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith Yahweh.
Two meanings, adultery with women, and committed adultery with the pagan gods in Babel.
29:24 Thus shalt you also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,
29:25 Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because you hast sent letters in your name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
29:26 Yahweh hath made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that you should be officers in the house of Yahweh, for every man that is mad (insane), and maketh himself a prophet, that you shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks. (2 Ki 9:11)
29:27 Now therefore why hast you not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?
29:28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
So we just saw the false prophet Shemaiah trying to coax the priests to put Jeremiah in prison.
29:29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
29:30 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah, saying,
29:31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith Yahweh concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:
29:32 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for My people, saith Yahweh; because he hath taught rebellion (apostasy) against Yahweh.
Jeremiah 30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
30:2 Thus speaketh Yahweh God of Israel, saying, Write you all the words that I have spoken unto you in a book.
30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will bring again the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, saith Yahweh: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their (fore) fathers, and they shall possess it.
30:4 And these are the words that Yahweh spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
30:5 For thus saith Yahweh; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear (terror, dread), and not of peace.
30:6 Ask you now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith Yahweh of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers (foreigners) shall no more serve themselves of him:
30:9 But they shall serve Yahweh their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
The reference of David is the House of David, the kingly line that Christ came from. And Queen Elizabeth II, who is not a Jew.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given Him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and He shall feed them, even My servant David (Christ); He shall feed them, and He shall be their shepherd.
30:10 Therefore fear you not, O My servant Jacob, saith Yahweh; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
30:11 For I am with you, saith Yahweh, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
30:12 For thus saith Yahweh, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
They were in deep apostasy.
30:13 There is none to plead your cause, that you mayest be bound up: you hast no healing medicines.
30:14 All your lovers (the other nations) have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
Lamentations 1:2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
30:15 Why criest you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
30:16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
30:17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith Yahweh; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
30:18 Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto Me? saith Yahweh.
Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh (Yahshua) come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
Numbers 16:5 And he (Moses) spake unto Korah (Core) and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow Yahweh will shew who are His, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto Him: even him whom He hath chosen will He cause to come near unto Him.
30:22 And you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
30:23 (Jeremiah speaking) Behold, the whirlwind of Yahweh goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
30:24 The fierce anger of Yahweh shall not return, until He have done it, and until He have performed the intents (thoughts) of His heart (mind): in the latter days you shall consider it.
Restoration of Israel
Jeremiah 31:1 (Yahweh speaking) At the same time, saith Yahweh, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.
31:2 Thus saith Yahweh, The people which were left of the sword found grace (favor) in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
31:3 Yahweh hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you.
Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith Yahweh. Yet you say, Wherein hast you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob,
31:4 Again I will build you, and you shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: you shalt again be adorned with your tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
'Virgin of Israel' is a reference to the pureblooded Israelites in Jerusalem. Those that have not race mixed.
31:5 You shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
The Scythians. A branch of Israelites that settled beyond the land of Judah.
Isaiah 65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of My people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim (signifying all Israel) shall cry, Arise you, and let us go up to Zion unto Yahweh our God.
31:7 For thus saith Yahweh; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish you, praise you, and say, O Yahweh, save Your people, the remnant of Israel.
31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country (from captivity), and gather them from the coasts of the earth (land), and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
The remnant of Judah did return to Jerusalem after the 70 years in Babylon.
Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you with your sweet savour (sacrifice in captivity, purging), when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen (nations).
31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.
31:10 Hear the word of Yahweh, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off (British isles), and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
31:11 For Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of Yahweh, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you skies; for Yahweh hath done it: shout, you lower parts of the land: break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel.
31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness (the best of the land), and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith Yahweh.
31:15 Thus saith Yahweh; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Because Herod (an Edomite Jew) slayed all the male children in an attempt to kill Christ.
Also by race mixing, abortion, child sacrifice and murder.
31:16 Thus saith Yahweh; Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, saith Yahweh; and they shall come again from the land of the (hated) enemy.
Ezra 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem. This was after the return from Babylon.
31:17 And there is hope in your end, saith Yahweh, that your children shall come again to their own border.
31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim (Israel) bemoaning himself thus; (Ephraim complaining) You hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn You me, and I shall be turned; for You art Yahweh my God.
Lamentations 5:21 Turn You us unto You, O Yahweh, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
31:20 (Yahweh speaking) Is Ephraim My dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore My bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 32:36 For Yahweh shall judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone (failed in the hostile invasion), and there is none shut up, or left (and were become feeble).
Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboim? Mine heart is turned within Me, My repentings are kindled together.
Admah and Zeboim were among the wicked Canaanite cities of the plain that had been destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah.
31:21 Set you up waymarks (roadmarks), make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
31:22 How long wilt you go about, O you backsliding (apostate) daughter? for Yahweh hath created a new thing in the earth (land), A woman shall compass a man.
This may be a reference to feminism or woman's suffrage. Women being elevated over man.
Also a reference to Christ and the woman would be Israel, the bride.
The Hebrew word is geber H1397, a mighty man.
31:23 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; Yahweh bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
31:24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
31:25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
31:26 (Jeremiah speaking) Upon this I awaked (from the vision), and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
31:27 (Yahweh speaking) Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
This verse has a dual meaning. Yahweh was going to repopulate Judah with His people and with livestock.
This verse also describes the time of today. Like it or not, the Bible describes the other races as the 'beasts of the field' in most instances, unless the context is about animals.
Race mixing has not happened since the time of Adam as it is happening today. If it had, we would not have different races by now. History shows that only the white race (Adamic man) has brought civilization and established, built, and governed society. Nowhere does the scriptures teach that Yahweh created any other race than Adamic man. The scriptures do however teach of what happened when the angels that kept not their first estate mingled with Adamic man. Since Adamic man was given the 'breath of life', only he can hold the DNA (Spirit). Kind after kind. A race mixed child is a broken cistern that cannot hold water (DNA, Spirit). Hence, be you separate from them and touch not the unclean.
On the other hand:
The word for beast is behemah, which by definition refers to cattle or livestock.
The word for sow is zara, meaning to sow, scatter, fructify, disseminate.
To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to fructify the earth.
FRUC'TIFY, v.i. To bear fruit.
DISSEMINATE, v.t. [l., to sow; seed.]
1. Literally, to sow; to scatter seed; but seldom or never used in its literal sense. But hence,
2. To scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread.
3. To spread; to diffuse.
4. To spread; to disperse.
31:28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them (children of Israel), to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith Yahweh.
Why would Yahweh watch over, build, and plant a race mixed people?
It seems that since Jeremiah 31 is about the restoration of Israel at the time of the Babylonian captivity, Yahweh was simple stating that the people and their livestock will return to Jerusalem and be fruitful and multiply.
31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge (blunted).
A reference to the race mixing that was going on.
2 What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are blunted?
3 As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, you shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Blunted- Made dull; weakened; impaired; repressed.
31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge (blunted).
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Matthew 26:28 For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahweh:
Deuteronomy 1:31 And in the wilderness, where you hast seen how that Yahweh your God bare you, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came into this place.
31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put My law (torah) in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people.
These covenants are to and for the same people (race, family, posterity) in the OT as the NT.
The only major thing that changed between the covenants was that in the Old Covenant, the Levitical priesthood performed the rituals for the people. When Christ died, He became our High Priest, and the priesthood expired. No more sacrifices and rituals. The law was written in our hearts and it was up to us individually to repent and obey.
The covenants were never made to the other races. The covenants were only to Israel as stated in verse 31. The Bible is by, to, for and about the Adamic race. It's the “churches” that teach that this heritage, covenants and promises are for everyone. But Yahweh chose only Israel.
31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Hebrews 8:8 For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in My covenant, and I regarded them not, saith Yahweh.
8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahweh; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:
8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh: for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest.
8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
31:35 Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; Yahweh of hosts is His name:
31:36 If those ordinances depart from before Me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever.
31:37 Thus saith Yahweh; If heaven (the sky) above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth (land) searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Yahweh.
31:38 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that the city shall be built to Yahweh from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. After the captivity in Babylon.
31:39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
31:40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy (set apart) unto Yahweh; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.
They did rebuild Jerusalem, but it did not last. The land is still defiled today and is now a den of vipers (Jews).
Jeremiah buys a field
Jeremiah 32:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. (2Ki 25:1-7)
32:2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
32:3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost you prophesy, and say, Thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
32:4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes;
32:5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith Yahweh: though you fight with the Chaldeans, you shall not prosper. (?)
Verses 3-5 are one big question from Zedekiah.
32:6 And Jeremiah said, The word of Yahweh came unto me, saying,
32:7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum your uncle shall come unto you, saying, Buy you my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is your to buy it.
32:8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of Yahweh, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray you, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is your, and the redemption is your; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of Yahweh.
32:9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
32:10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
32:11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open (published):
32:12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Judahitess that sat in the court of the prison.
32:13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
32:14 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
When Jerusalem was liberated from the Turks in 1917, it was the British Israelites, the kingdom being primarily of Joseph (Ephraim, Manasseh) and Judah, are the people that liberated Palestine from the Turks. But after 30 years, they just handed it over to the Jews. One of the greatest thefts in the history of the world.
32:15 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
32:16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto Yahweh, saying,
32:17 Ah Yahweh GOD! behold, You hast made the heaven (sky) and the earth (land) by Your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for You:
32:18 You shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, Yahweh of hosts, is His name,
32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for Your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men (adam): to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Job 34:21 For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.
32:20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men (adam); and hast made You a name, as at this day;
1Chronicles 17:21 And what one nation in the land is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem His own people, to make You a name of greatness and terribleness (glorious), by driving out nations from before Your people, whom You hast redeemed out of Egypt?
32:21 And hast brought forth Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
32:22 And hast given them this land, which You didst swear to their (fore) fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; (Ex 3:8,17)
32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not Your voice, neither walked in Your law (torah); they have done nothing of all that You commandedst them to do: therefore You hast caused all this evil (harm) to come upon them:
32:24 Behold the mounts (seige mounds piled up), they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what You hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, You seest it.
32:25 And You hast said unto me, O Yahweh GOD, Buy you the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
32:26 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah, saying,
32:27 Behold, I am Yahweh, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?
32:28 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it: (2Ki 25:1-11)
32:29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke Me to anger.
32:30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before Me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked Me to anger with the work of their hands (made idols), saith Yahweh.
Ezekiel 20:28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up Mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices (to other gods), and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.
32:31 For this city hath been to Me as a provocation of Mine anger and of My fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before My face,
32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken Yahweh, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
32:33 And they have turned unto Me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
32:34 But they set their abominations (idols) in the house (Temple), which is called by My name, to defile it. (2Ki 23:10)
32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination (child sacrifice), to cause Judah to sin.
The fires of Molech are the Canaanite practices of sacrifice, throwing their children into the fire for sacrifice. This still goes on in the Jewish state of Israel today. It's also practiced as 'abortion'.
The Israelites adopted these pagan practices and will be punished for it, among other sins.
32:36 And now therefore thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof you say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
32:37 (Yahweh speaking) Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in Mine anger, and in My fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
Deuteronomy 30:3 That then Yahweh your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, whither Yahweh your God hath scattered you.
32:38 And they shall be My people, and I will be their God:
32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear (revere) Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me.
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole heart and with My whole soul.
This is talking about the revival that is going to take place after the 70 years in Babylon, starting with Nehemiah and Ezra.
32:42 For thus saith Yahweh; Like as I have brought all this great evil (harm) upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof you say, It is desolate without man (adam) or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
32:44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences (deeds), and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith Yahweh.
So they will be coming back from Babylon. Yahweh warned them, punished them, purged them, and returned the good fig remnant to Judah. After the Jews murdered Christ, the land was defiled with His blood and still remains defiled until this day. But Yahweh regathered His people here in America, the regathering place of the 12 tribes of Jacob.
The Potter's Field analogy (parable) is teaching the law of redemption of the land. Yahweh tells Jeremiah to buy a field, symbolizing that it will always be ours, even if we are driven from it the law of redemption applies. Yahweh brought our ancestors back to it after Babylonian captivity, it is presently defiled, and it will once again be cleansed and ours when He returns.
Promise of restoration
Jeremiah 33:1 Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
33:2 Thus saith Yahweh the maker thereof, Yahweh that formed it, to establish it; Yahweh is His name;
33:3 Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and shew you great and mighty things, which you knowest not.
33:4 For thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;
33:5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in Mine anger and in My fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid My face from this city.
33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.
33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against Me.
33:9 And it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth (land), which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
The pagan nations are going to be afraid of Israel again, and Yahweh.
33:10 Thus saith Yahweh; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man (adam) and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,
33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise Yahweh of hosts: for Yahweh is good; for His mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of Yahweh. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith Yahweh.
'When you are done with your punishment I will bring you back', and He did.
Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto Yahweh; because He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised Yahweh, because the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid.
Psalm 100:5 For Yahweh is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
33:12 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man (adam) and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
33:13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him (the shepherd) that telleth (counts) them, saith Yahweh.
Yahweh is assuring that they will return after the Babylonian captivity.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth (remnant) shall be holy unto Yahweh.
33:14 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch (sprout) of righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. Zerubbabel
33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, Yahweh our righteousness.
Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth My servant the BRANCH (sprout).
6:12 And speak unto him (Joshua), saying, Thus speaketh Yahweh of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH (sprout); and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of Yahweh:
33:17 For thus saith Yahweh; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
Queen Elizabeth II is the current seed of David, of the house of Judah, an Israelite.
Yahweh keeps His promises.
2Samuel 7:16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever.
33:18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat (grain) offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
The Levitical offerings expired after Christ was sacrificed. Paul and Peter tell what replaced burnt offerings.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Yahshua Christ to the dispersed nations of Israel, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of these nations might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
9 But you are a chosen generation (race), a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:
33:19 And the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah, saying,
33:20 Thus saith Yahweh; If you can break My covenant of the day, and My covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
33:21 Then may also My covenant be broken with David My servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, My ministers.
33:22 As the host of heaven (the sky) cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David My servant, and the Levites that minister unto Me.
33:23 Moreover the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, saying,
33:24 Considerest you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families (Benjamin, Judah) which Yahweh hath chosen, He hath even cast them off? thus they have despised My people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
33:25 Thus saith Yahweh; If My covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven (the sky) and earth (the land);
33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
Zedekiah's broken promise
Jeremiah 34:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth (land) of his dominion, and all the people, fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying, (2 Ki 25:1-11)
34:2 Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:
34:3 And you shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and your eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with you mouth to mouth, and you shalt go to Babylon.
34:4 Yet hear the word of Yahweh, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith Yahweh of you, You shalt not die by the sword:
34:5 But you shalt die in peace: and with the burnings (of spices) of your fathers (embalmed with spices), the former kings which were before you, so shall they burn odours for you; and they will lament you, saying, Ah master! for I have pronounced the word, saith Yahweh.
34:6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem,
34:7 When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities remained of the cities of Judah.
The first attack of the Babylonians.
34:8 This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;
Referring to the shabbatical year of the jubilee.
34:9 That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Judahite his brother.
Nehemiah 5:11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them.
34:10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go.
34:11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.
34:12 Therefore the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
34:13 Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your (fore) fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying,
34:14 At the end of seven years let you go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto you; and when he hath served you six years, you shalt let him go free from you: but your (fore) fathers hearkened not unto Me, neither inclined their ear.
Exodus 21:2 If you buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
34:15 And you were now turned, and had done right in My sight, in proclaiming liberty (honoring the jubilee) every man to his neighbour; and you had made a covenant before Me in the house which is called by My name:
34:16 But you turned and polluted My name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom you had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.
Exodus 20:7 You shalt not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
The name also requires commitment to promises and oaths. Going back on your word to Him is taking His name in vain.
34:17 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Ye have not hearkened unto Me, in proclaiming liberty (honoring the jubilee), every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth (land).
Notice Yahweh proclaimed a liberty to them. Not the jubilee liberty. In other words, they didn't show their brethren mercy, so Yahweh didn't show them mercy.
34:18 And I will give the men that have transgressed (passed beyond) My covenant, which have not performed (fulfilled) the words of the covenant which they had made before Me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof,
This is referring to breaking a 'deal'.
34:19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between the parts of the calf;
34:20 I will even give them into the hand of their (hated) enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven (sky), and to the beasts of the earth (land).
34:21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their (hated) enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which are gone up from you.
34:22 Behold, I will command, saith Yahweh, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.
The Rechabites are an example of obedience
Jeremiah 35:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
35:2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of Yahweh, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink. (2Ki 10:15, 23)
The men that helped kill all the priests of Baal. Very loyal to Yahweh.
35:3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
35:4 And I brought them into the house of Yahweh, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
35:5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink you wine.
35:6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons for ever:
35:7 Neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land where you be strangers (sojourners).
Exodus 20:12 Honour your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which Yahweh your God giveth you.
2 Honour your father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with you, and you mayest live long on the earth.
35:8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
35:9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
35:10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
35:11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear (the presence) of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear (the presence) of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
35:12 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah, saying,
35:13 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction to hearken to My words? saith Yahweh.
35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed (the commandment stands); for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but you hearkened not unto Me.
35:15 I have sent also unto you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return you now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto Me. (Exodus 20)
Yahweh is using the example (analogy) of the loyal and faithful Rechabites to show Judah what obedience is.
35:16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people (Judah) hath not hearkened unto Me:
35:17 Therefore thus saith Yahweh God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil (harm) that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
35:18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
35:19 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want (lack, fail) a man to stand before Me for ever.
Baruch and the reading of the scroll
Jeremiah 36:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
36:2 Take you a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto you against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto you, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil (punishment, harm) which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
36:4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Yahweh, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
36:5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up (locked up); I cannot go into the house of Yahweh:
36:6 Therefore go you, and read in the roll, which you hast written from my mouth, the words of Yahweh in the ears of the people in Yahweh's house upon the fasting day: and also you shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
The day of fasting. 10th day of the 7th month is the day of propitiation (September 27 for the year 2017, sundown to 28th sundown). The Israelites came to Jerusalem to observe the feast days and hear the torah. We are still to gather with our brethren and observe our heritage wherever we dwell.
Leviticus 16:29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger (of kin) that sojourneth among you:
36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before Yahweh, and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that Yahweh hath pronounced against this people.
36:8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of Yahweh in Yahweh's house.
36:9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before Yahweh to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.
This is a different fast than yom kippur (10th day 7th month day of propitiation).
36:10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of Yahweh's house, in the ears of all the people.
36:11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of Yahweh,
36:12 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
36:13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.
36:14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in your hand the roll wherein you hast read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them.
36:15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.
36:16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell (report) the king of all these words.
36:17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst you write all these words at his mouth?
36:18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
36:19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go, hide you, you and Jeremiah; and let no man know where you be.
36:20 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told (reported) all the words in the ears of the king.
36:21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes (officials) which stood beside the king.
36:22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.
36:23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
Amos 3:15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith Yahweh.
36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
36:25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not hear them.
36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but Yahweh hid them.
36:27 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
36:28 Take you again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.
36:29 And you shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith Yahweh; You hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast you written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man (adam) and beast?
36:30 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
36:31 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil (harm) that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.
36:32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.
Jeremiah 37:1 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah (Jechoniah) the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.
2Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his (Jehoiachin's) father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah. (2 Chr 36:10)
37:2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of Yahweh, which He spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
12 And he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of Yahweh.
14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of Yahweh which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
37:3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto Yahweh our God for us.
37:4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people: for they had not put him into prison.
37:5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they departed from Jerusalem.
2Kings 24:7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
37:6 Then came the word of Yahweh unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
37:7 Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel; Thus shall you say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto Me to enquire of Me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
37:8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.
37:9 Thus saith Yahweh; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.
37:10 For though you had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
Look, people, no matter what you do, no matter who you call to help, the Kasdiym (Babylonians) will take this city and burn it with fire, it's your punishment.
37:11 And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear (the presence) of Pharaoh's army,
37:12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people.
37:13 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took (arrested) Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You fallest away to the Chaldeans.
Are you a traitor, a deserter?
37:14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took (arrested) Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes (officials).
37:15 Wherefore the princes (officials) were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.
37:16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins (cell), and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
37:17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from Yahweh? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said He, you shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
37:18 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I offended against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?
37:19 Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
Remember the false prophets of chapters 28 and 29, Hananiah, Kolaiah and Shemaiah.
37:20 Therefore hear now, I pray you, O my master the king: let my supplication, I pray you, be accepted before you; that you cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
The miry dungeon and Jeremiah's advice
Jeremiah 38:1 Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the people, saying,
38:2 Thus saith Yahweh, He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live.
38:3 Thus saith Yahweh, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.
38:4 Therefore the princes (officials) said unto the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
38:5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.
38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
The dungeon was a empty cistern.
This was a different cistern (dungeon of Malchiah) than in chapter 37:16 dungeon H1004/953.
This was also different people doing this and contrary to the king's orders in chapter 37.
37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison (not the mirey cistern), and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison. Then verse 6 of chapter 38 happened in secret.
38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian (Kushiy- descendant of Cush), one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (cistern); the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;
38:8 Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king, saying,
38:9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.
38:10 Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with you, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon (cistern), before he die.
38:11 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon (cistern) to Jeremiah.
38:12 And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under your armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
Because his feet were stuck in the mire, it was going to take some serious tugging.
38:13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon (cistern): and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
38:14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third entry that is in the house of Yahweh: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask you a thing; hide nothing from me.
38:15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto you, wilt you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, wilt you not hearken unto me?
38:16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As Yahweh liveth, that made us this soul (being), I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hand of these men that seek your life.
38:17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; If you wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then your soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and you shalt live, and your house:
38:18 But if you wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shalt not escape out of their hand.
38:19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Judahites that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they (the Caldeans) deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
38:20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver you. Obey, I beseech you, the voice of Yahweh, which I speak unto you: so it shall be well unto you, and your soul shall live.
38:21 But if you refuse to go forth, this is the word that Yahweh hath shewed me:
38:22 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Your friends have set you on, and have prevailed against you: your feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back.
38:23 So they shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans: and you shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and you shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.
38:24 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no man know of these words, and you shalt not die.
38:25 But if the princes (officials) hear that I have talked with you, and they come unto you, and say unto you, Declare unto us now what you hast said unto the king, hide it not from us, and we will not put you to death; also what the king said unto you:
38:26 Then you shalt say unto them, I (Jeremiah) presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
38:27 Then came all the princes (officials) unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the matter was not perceived.
38:28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was there when Jerusalem was taken.
Ezekiel 33:21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
The fall of Jerusalem
The result of disobedience
Jeremiah 39:1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
39:2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up (walls breached). 18 months later.
39:3 And all the princes (officers) of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer (chief soothsayer), Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris (chief eunuch), Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes (officers) of the king of Babylon.
39:4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
2Kings 25:4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.
39:5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment (pronounced justice) upon him.
39:6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
39:7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
Ezekiel 12:13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in My snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
39:8 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.
2Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of Yahweh, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.
39:9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away (surrendered), that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.
2Kings 25:11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.
39:10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
They became slaves to farm and send the produce to Babel and sustain the troops left behind.
39:11 Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,
39:12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto you.
39:13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
39:14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people.
Gedaliah will become the governor of the people later on. And killed.
39:15 Now the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
39:16 Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before you.
Daniel 9:12 And He hath confirmed His words, which He spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
39:17 But I will deliver you in that day, saith Yahweh: and you shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom you art afraid.
39:18 For I will surely deliver you, and you shalt not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey unto you: because you hast put your trust in Me, saith Yahweh.
Gedaliah made governor over cities of Judah
Jeremiah 40:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which were carried away captive unto Babylon.
40:2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Yahweh your God hath pronounced this evil (clamity) upon this place.
40:3 Now Yahweh hath brought it, and done according as He hath said: because you (children of Israel) have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath Yahweh done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Yahweh God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: (Dan 9:11)
40:4 And now, behold, I loose you this day from the chains which were upon your hand. If it seem good unto you to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto you: but if it seem ill unto you to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before you: whither it seemeth good and convenient for you to go, thither go.
40:5 Now while he (the captain) was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him (Jeremiah) go.
40:6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
40:7 Now when all the captains of the forces which were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children, and of the poor of the land, of them that were not carried away captive to Babylon; (2 Ki 25:23)
40:8 Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
40:9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
40:10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but you, gather you wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that you have taken.
Those were cities that were taken from the Canaanites when Israel came into the land. 'Go back to the cities of your tribes'.
40:11 Likewise when all the Judahites that were in Moab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan;
40:12 Even all the Judahites returned out of all places whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
40:13 Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
40:14 And (the captains of the forces that escaped) said unto him, Dost you certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay you? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not.
40:15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray you, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay you, that all the Judahites which are gathered unto you should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
40:16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, You shalt not do this thing: for you speakest falsely of Ishmael.
Gedaliah is slain
Jeremiah 41:1 Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
41:2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land. (2 Ki 25:25)
41:3 Ishmael also slew all the Judahites that were with him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans that were found there, and the men of war.
41:4 And it came to pass the second day after he had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
41:5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Yahweh.
27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt you mar the corners of your beard.
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
41:6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
41:7 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men that were with him.
41:8 But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.
41:9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear (presence) of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.
41:10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
41:11 But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him (that assembled for Gedaliah), heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
41:12 Then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.
41:13 Now it came to pass, that when all the people which were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, then they were glad.
41:14 So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah cast about and returned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah.
41:15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the Ammonites.
41:16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
41:17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
41:18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land.
Yahweh says do not go to Egypt
Jeremiah 42:1 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest, came near,
42:2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech you, our supplication be accepted before you, and pray for us unto Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do behold us:)
42:3 That Yahweh your God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
42:4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto Yahweh your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing Yahweh shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.
42:5 Then they said to Jeremiah, Yahweh be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which Yahweh your God shall send you to us.
42:6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of Yahweh our God.
42:7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah.
42:8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
42:9 And said unto them, Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel, unto whom you sent me to present your supplication before Him;
42:10 (Yahweh speaking) If you will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent Me (I regret) of the evil (harm) that I have done unto you.
Like a parent, Yahweh did not want to spank them, but He had to.
42:11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith Yahweh: for I am with you to save (preserve) you, and to deliver you from his hand.
42:12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
42:13 But if you say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of Yahweh your God,
42:14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
42:15 And now therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you remnant of Judah; Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; If you wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
42:16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which you feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof you were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die.
Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as Yahweh hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
42:17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
42:18 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; As Mine anger and My fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall My fury be poured forth upon you, when you shall enter into Egypt: and you shall be an execration, and an astonishment (appalment), and a curse, and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.
42:19 Yahweh hath said concerning you, O you remnant of Judah; Go you not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.
42:20 (Jeremiah speaking) For you dissembled in your hearts, when you sent me unto Yahweh your God, saying, Pray for us unto Yahweh our God; and according unto all that Yahweh our God shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.
42:21 And now I have this day declared it to you; but you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh your God, nor any thing for the which He hath sent me unto you.
42:22 Now therefore know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither you desire to go and to sojourn.
Defiantly on to Egypt
Jeremiah 43:1 And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, for which Yahweh their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
43:2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, You speakest falsely: Yahweh our God hath not sent you to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
43:3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth you on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.
43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of Yahweh, to dwell in the land of Judah.
43:5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
43:6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of Yahweh: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
43:8 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
43:9 Take great stones in your hand, and hide them in the clay in the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
43:10 And say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
588 BC Zedekiah tried to ally with Egypt against the Babylonians.
43:11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
43:12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
43:13 He shall break also the images (pillars) of Bethshemesh (house of the Sun, sun worship), that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
In 1886 Mr E Flinders Petrie unearthed at Tophanes, the identical palace where the royal remnant of Judah resided in Egypt. The mound which covered the ruins had always been associated by the Arabs with the missing daughters of Zedekiah. It's remains gave evidence of having been visited by a very sudden destruction (ch 43) and by fire. He discovered these 'great stones'.
Also, the pagan sun pillars are the same thing as the steeples of a “church”. And the cross is actually the symbol of Tammuz the sun god.
The refugees rebuked
Jeremiah 44:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Judahites which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,
44:2 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; You have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,
44:3 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, you, nor your fathers.
44:4 Howbeit I sent unto you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
44:5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
44:6 Wherefore My fury and Mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.
44:7 Therefore now thus saith Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit you this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
44:8 In that you provoke Me unto wrath with the works of your hands (hand made idols), burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither you be gone to dwell, that you might cut yourselves off, and that you might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth (land)?
44:9 Have you forgotten the wickedness of your (fore) fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
44:10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in My law (torah), nor in My statutes, that I set before you and before your (fore) fathers.
Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
44:11 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set My face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.
Judah had become full of pagan worship and blood rituals. They sacrificed their children to Molech. These references are only some of the sins of Judah.
Leviticus 17:10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set My face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
5 Then I will set My face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set My face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
44:12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment (appalment), and a curse, and a reproach.
44:13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:
44:14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.
Jeremiah, Baruch, Zedekiah's daughters.
44:15 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
44:16 As for the word that you hast spoken unto us in the name of Yahweh, we will not hearken unto you.
44:17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven (the moon), and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
44:18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
44:19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
Moon worship. The queen of the sky.
This title referred to Ishtar, an Assyrian and Babylonian goddess also called Ashtoreth and Astarte by various other groups. She was thought to be the wife of the false god Baal, also known as Molech. This is also where we get Easter. Yes, Easter is a pagan holiday and has nothing to do with Christ. The worship of Astarte was introduced by Jezebel.
44:20 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying,
44:21 The incense that you burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, you, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not Yahweh remember them, and came it not into His mind?
44:22 So that Yahweh could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment (appalment), and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
44:23 Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in His law, nor in His statutes, nor in His testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
44:24 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt:
44:25 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: you will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
44:26 Therefore hear you the word of Yahweh, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by My great name, saith Yahweh, that My name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, Yahweh GOD liveth.
44:27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil (harm), and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
44:28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, Mine, or theirs.
44:29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith Yahweh, that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that My words shall surely stand against you for evil (harm, punishment):
44:30 Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of Egypt into the hand of his (hated) enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, his (hated) enemy, and that sought his life.
Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
Ezekiel 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
Egypt wasn't going to be able to help those seeking refuge there.
Baruch is encouraged
Jeremiah 45:1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
45:2 Thus saith Yahweh, the God of Israel, unto you, O Baruch;
45:3 You didst say, Woe is me now! for Yahweh hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
45:4 Thus shalt you say unto him, Yahweh saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
45:5 And seekest you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith Yahweh: but your life will I give unto you for a prey in all places whither you goest.
Prophecy against Egypt
Jeremiah 46:1 The word of Yahweh which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles (nations);
46:2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.
46:3 Order you the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
46:4 Harness the horses; and get up, you horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
46:5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, saith Yahweh.
46:6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
46:7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
A metaphor for many troops of men.
46:8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth (land); I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
46:9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
46:10 For this is the day of Yahweh GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Him of His adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for Yahweh GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
Prophesying the great battle between Egypt and Babylon.
46:11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt you use many medicines; for you shalt not be cured.
Egypt was a white nation up to around this time, 600 BC, the descendants of Ham, Noah's son. When the Pharoah died, the general of the army took over with his Nubium army (blacks) and within 70 years the bloodline was changed forever.
Ezekiel 30:21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
46:12 The nations have heard of your shame, and your cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
46:13 The word that Yahweh spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.
46:14 Declare you in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say you, Stand fast, and prepare you; for the sword shall devour round about you.
46:15 Why are your valiant men swept away? they stood not, because Yahweh did drive them.
46:16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
46:17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
46:18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is Yahweh of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he (Nebuchadnezzar) come.
Isaiah 47:4 As for our redeemer, Yahweh of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel.
46:19 O you daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
46:20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.
'Fair' is a description of a white person. The Egyptians were once white.
Hosea 10:11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
46:21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
Psalm 37:13 Yahweh shall laugh at him: for He seeth that his day is coming.
46:22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
46:23 They shall cut down her forest, saith Yahweh, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
46:24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
Possibly a reference to the city No.
46:25 Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
46:26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith Yahweh.
46:27 But fear not you, O My servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar off, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
Jacob (the children of Israel) 'shall return', to Yahweh.
46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob My servant, saith Yahweh: for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven you: but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in measure (justly); yet will I not leave you wholly unpunished.
Prophecy against the Philistines
Jeremiah 47:1 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
Amos 1:6 Thus saith Yahweh; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:
47:2 Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, waters (people) rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood (a great invasion), and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men (adam) shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
47:4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for Yahweh will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor (Crete).
The Zidonians and Philistines were a mixed race people.
Ezekiel 25:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD; Behold, I will stretch out Mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
47:5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt you cut yourself (for the dead)? (Mic 1:16)
47:6 O you sword of Yahweh, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put up thyself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.
47:7 How can it be quiet, seeing Yahweh hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath He appointed it.
Ezekiel 14:17 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
Micah 6:9 Yahweh's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see your name: hear you the rod, and who hath appointed it.
There will be vengeance on the other nations that came against Israel. Yahweh is punishing everybody.
Prophecy against Moab
Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded (withered) and dismayed.
See Isaiah chapters 15 and 16 for more on Moab.
48:2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also you shalt be cut down, O Madmen (the name of a city in Moab); the sword shall pursue you.
48:3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.
48:4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
48:5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath (ar ar- unknown plant) in the wilderness.
48:7 For because you hast trusted in your works and in your treasures, you shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes (attendants) together.
Judges 11:24 Wilt not you possess that which Chemosh your god giveth you to possess? So whomsoever Yahweh our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess.
48:8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as Yahweh hath spoken.
48:9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.
Psalm 55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
48:10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of Yahweh deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
If Yahweh commands you to fight and kill, you must.
48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees (sediment of wine), and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Yahweh is comparing Moab to wine bottles.
48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will send unto him wanderers (tippers), that shall cause him to wander (tip over), and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
48:13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
Bethel and Dan were places where the golden calves were worshiped. It was also where Jacob blessed the stone pillow.
48:14 How say you, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
Isaiah 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
48:15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is Yahweh of hosts.
48:16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.
48:17 All you that are about him, bemoan him; and all you that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!
Symbols of royalty and authority.
48:18 You daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from your glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon you, and he shall destroy your strong holds.
48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy (observe, watch); ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?
48:20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell you it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.
48:21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
48:22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
48:23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
48:24 And upon Kerioth (Judas Iscariot's home town), and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
Amos 2:2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:
48:25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith Yahweh.
Psalm 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Horn and arm are symbols of power.
48:26 Make you him drunken: for he magnified himself against Yahweh: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.
48:27 For was not Israel a derision unto you? was he found among thieves? for since you spakest of him, you skippedst for joy.
They will be judged because they rejoiced at our affliction.
Zephaniah 2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached My people, and magnified themselves against their border.
48:28 O you that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's (cave's) mouth.
48:29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
48:30 I know his wrath, saith Yahweh; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
48:31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; Mine heart shall mourn (moan) for the men of Kirheres.
48:32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for you with the weeping of Jazer: your plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon your summer fruits and upon your vintage.
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen (nations) have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water you with My tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest is fallen.
48:33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting (for joy over the harvest); their shouting shall be no shouting.
Isaiah 16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
48:34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
48:35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith Yahweh, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.
48:36 Therefore Mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and Mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. (Is 15:5, 16:11)
48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. (Is 15:2-3)
Shaving the sides of the temples, styling the beard, and cutting the skin are all pagan practices.
48:38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith Yahweh.
Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the nations as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
48:39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
48:40 For thus saith Yahweh; Behold, he (Babylon) shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
Deuteronomy 28:49 Yahweh shall bring a nation against you from far (Babylonians), from the end of the land, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue you shalt not understand;
Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
48:42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against Yahweh.
48:43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon you, O inhabitant of Moab, saith Yahweh.
48:44 He that fleeth from the (presence of) fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith Yahweh.
48:45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
Numbers 21:28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.
48:46 Woe be unto you, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for your sons are taken captives, and your daughters captives.
48:47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab (some of the remnant will return) in the latter days, saith Yahweh. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
Prophecy against Ammon
Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith Yahweh; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?
Evidently the Ammonites have taken the land of Gad, one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Ezekiel 21:28 And you, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say you, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering (gleam):
Ezekiel 25:2 Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;
Amos 1:13 Thus saith Yahweh; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them (dispossess them) that were his heirs (dispossessors), saith Yahweh.
Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
The tribe of Gad will take possession of their rightful inheritance.
49:3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, you daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes (attendants) together.
49:4 Wherefore gloriest (boast) you in the valleys, your flowing valley, O backsliding (apostate) daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?
49:5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon you, saith Yahweh GOD of hosts, from all those that be about you; and you shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth.
49:6 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith Yahweh.
A remnant of Ammon will return.
Prophecy against Edom
Edom are the descendants of Esau that race mixed with the descendants of Cain.
These are the Jews. These later infiltrated the sect of the Pharisees. These Edomites murdered our Prince.
49:7 Concerning Edom, thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
Teman is an Edomite city. The enemy is wise. The enemy is the serpent race, Christ warns us.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Ezekiel 25:12 Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
Obadiah 1:8 Shall I not in that day, saith Yahweh, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
49:8 Flee you, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.
49:9 If grapegatherers come to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough.
The Jews have to have it all. The greed is intense. A parasite that will leave it's host bare. What they do will be done to them...
49:10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.
49:11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.
The Geneva says: 10 For I have discovered Esau: I have uncovered his secrets, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is wasted, and his brethren and his neighbours, and there shall be none to say, 11 Leave your fathers children, and I will preserve them alive, and let your widows trust in Me.
New Living Translation: 11 But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on Me for help."
Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Isaiah 17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
49:12 For thus saith Yahweh; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art you he that shall altogether go unpunished? you shalt not go unpunished, but you shalt surely drink of it.
49:13 For I have sworn by Myself, saith Yahweh, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
49:14 I have heard a rumour from Yahweh, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen (nations), saying, Gather you together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith Yahweh GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from Yahweh, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen (nations), Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made you small among the heathen (nations): you art greatly despised.
3 The pride of your heart hath deceived you, you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
49:15 For, lo, I will make you small among the heathen (nations), and despised among men (adam).
The Jews are indeed a small nation and a small number of people. This is more proof that Abraham's seed will become many nations (white nations of Europe and America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia). Indeed we, the true Israelites of the 12 tribes of Jacob, are the Israel of the Bible. This is our heritage and the Jews will pay for their deception.
49:16 Your terribleness hath deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though you shouldest make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from thence, saith Yahweh.
One example: Hollywood, Golden Globes, Emmy's. Jews rewarding Jews for being Jews.
49:17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.
49:18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith Yahweh, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man (adam) dwell in it.
49:19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her (Israel): and who is a chosen man (Yahshua), that I may appoint over her (Israel)? for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
49:20 Therefore hear the counsel (plan) of Yahweh, that He hath taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock (Israel) shall draw them out: surely He shall make their habitations desolate with them.
49:21 The earth (land) is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea (Sea of Reeds).
Japan rebukes Israel for treatment of Palestinians March 11,2010. One year later on the same day Fukashima happens. Coincidence?
49:22 Behold, he (Babylon) shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
Prophecy against Damascus
49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
49:25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of My joy!
49:26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith Yahweh of hosts.
49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.
Amos 1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.
Prophecy against Kedar
Kedar are descendants of Ishmael
49:28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith Yahweh; Arise you, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.
49:29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.
49:30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O you inhabitants of Hazor, saith Yahweh; for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
49:31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith Yahweh, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
49:32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners (cut off the hair of the temple- pagan haircuts); and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith Yahweh.
49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons (jackals), and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man (adam) dwell in it.
Prophecy against Elam
Elam are descendants of Shem.
49:34 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
49:35 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
49:36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven (the sky), and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
49:37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their (hated) enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil (harm) upon them, even My fierce anger, saith Yahweh; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
49:38 And I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith Yahweh.
49:39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith Yahweh.
A remnant of Elam will return.
Prophecy against Babylon
Jeremiah 50:1 The word that Yahweh spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a (battle) standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel (Baal) is confounded (put to shame), Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded (put to shame), her images are broken in pieces.
50:3 For out of the north (Persia) there cometh up a nation against her (Babylon), which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man (adam) and beast.
50:4 In those days (when Persia takes over), and in that time, saith Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek Yahweh their God.
Hosea 1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel (Yahweh sows).
Indeed Yahweh sows His people and gathers them together. This happened in 1776.
50:5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to Yahweh in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
How many people in the “churches” know their true heritage? NONE, they think it's the Jews heritage.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray (by Jew doctrine); we have turned every one to his own way; and Yahweh hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
1Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of justice, even Yahweh, the hope of their (fore) fathers.
50:8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats (leaders) before the flocks.
Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say you, Yahweh hath redeemed His servant Jacob.
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from the sky, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
The “churches” teach that everybody can be redeemed.
Scripture teaches that only the children of Israel are redeemed.
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith Yahweh: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith Yahweh.
7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
50:9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
The Medes and Persians.
50:10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith Yahweh.
50:11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of Mine heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with My people, I have polluted Mine inheritance, and given them into your (Babylon's) hand: you didst shew them (Israel) no mercy; upon the ancient hast you very heavily laid your yoke.
Hosea 10:11 And Ephraim (Israel) is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
50:12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
50:13 Because of the wrath of Yahweh it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished (appalled), and hiss at all her plagues.
50:14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against Yahweh.
50:15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
Isaiah 13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
50:17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria (Asshur) hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
2Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
50:18 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
50:19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
Isaiah 65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for My people that have sought Me.
50:20 In those days, and in that time, saith Yahweh, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
Isaiah 1:9 Except Yahweh of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
In verse 20, reserve is H7604 sha ar, meaning to remain, be left over, be left behind, survive.
Just like Noah and his family, just like the wheat in the parable of the wheat and tares, and in many places throughout scripture, such as here in verse 20, we clearly see that the wicked will be destroyed and the righteous will remain. There is no 'rapture'!
50:21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith Yahweh, and do according to all that I have commanded you.
50:22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
50:23 How is the hammer of the whole earth (land) cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation (an appallment) among the nations!
Isaiah 14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
50:24 I have laid a snare for you, and you art also taken, O Babylon, and you wast not aware: you art found, and also caught, because you hast striven against (provoked) Yahweh.
50:25 Yahweh hath opened His armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of His indignation: for this is the work of Yahweh GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
50:26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
50:27 Slay all her bullocks (metaphor for powerful men); let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
50:28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our God, the vengeance of His temple.
50:29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
50:30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith Yahweh.
50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, saith Yahweh GOD of hosts: for your day is come, the time that I will visit you.
50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
50:33 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of hosts is His name: He shall throughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is Yahweh God who judgeth her.
Isaiah 47:4 As for our redeemer, Yahweh of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel.
50:35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith Yahweh, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes (officials), and upon her wise men.
Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Isaiah 47:13 You art wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you.
50:36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote (become fools): a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
Isaiah 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
50:37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
Mingled is H6154 ereb, as mixed, mongrel, dusky, Arab.
50:38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images (carved idols), and they are mad upon their idols (terror).
50:39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. (Is 13:21-22)
Babylon is still desolate and in ruins.
50:40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith Yahweh; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man (adam) dwell therein. (Gen 19: 24-25)
50:41 Behold, a people shall come from the north (Persians), and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts (borders) of the earth (land).
50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against you, O daughter of Babylon.
50:43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
50:44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
50:45 Therefore hear you the counsel (plan) of Yahweh, that He hath taken against Babylon; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely He shall make their habitation desolate with them.
50:46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth (land) is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the land, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Jeremiah 51:1 Thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against Me, a destroying wind;
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from the sky, saying, Come out of her, My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
51:2 And will send unto Babylon fanners (foreigners), that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
51:3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare you not her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.
51:4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
51:5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of Yahweh of hosts; though their land was filled with sin (guilt) against the Holy One of Israel.
We are not forsaken, thanks to the promises made to Abraham. This is where our grace (favor) comes from.
51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of Yahweh's vengeance; He will render unto her a recompence.
51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in Yahweh's hand, that made all the earth (land) drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Revelation 14:8 And there followed another messenger, saying, Babylon is fallen (ancient Babylon), is fallen (Mystery Babylon), that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
The Jews are the merchants of the world. Their ungodly and unjust banking and commerce has the world in a drunk stupor. We are living in the times of Mystery Babylon, the world is under her spell and has no clue.
51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
These are dual prophecies. Ancient Babylon's fall and the final fall of Mystery Babylon when our Prince returns.
51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
Revelation 18:5 For her sins have reached unto the sky, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
51:10 Yahweh hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our God.
Psalm 37:6 And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.
51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: Yahweh hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for His device (plan) is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of His temple.
51:12 Set up the (battle) standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for Yahweh hath both devised and done that which He spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.
Nahum 2:1 He that dasheth in pieces is come up before your face: keep the munition, watch the way, make your loins strong, fortify your power mightily.
Nahum 3:14 Draw you waters for the siege, fortify your strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln( make the fortifications stronger than brick)..
51:13 O you that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.
1 And there came one of the seven messengers which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto you the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which you sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
The Jews have us all enslaved and in debt under their Federal Bank and monetary system.
51:14 Yahweh of hosts hath sworn by Himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men (adam), as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
15 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.
16 You hast multiplied your merchants above the stars of the sky: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
In the prophecies of Hosea and Amos, Yahweh chastised the children of Israel for the whoredom of international trade. Nineveh is portrayed here in that same manner, as is the whore of Babylon in the Revelation, chapter 18. The stars of heaven often refer to the people of God in scripture, and Nineveh certainly multiplied her merchants above the children of Israel. Ostensibly, all of history's great empires were built for the sake of the world's merchants.
Where it says that “the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away”, it is evident that once the damage is done, those who caused it would not be found. Nineveh was not taken over. Rather it was destroyed and those who destroyed it had left for good.
Verses 15-19 are a hymn of praise to Yahweh.
51:15 He hath made the earth (land) by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven (sky) by His understanding.
51:16 When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens (skies); and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth (land): He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures. (Psa 135:7)
51:17 Every man (adam) is brutish by his knowledge (ignorance); every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
51:18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
51:19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for He (Yahweh) is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: Yahweh of hosts is His name. End of hymn.
51:20 You (speaking of Israel) art My battle axe and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
5 O Assyrian, the rod of Mine anger, and the staff in their hand is Mine indignation.
10 As My hand hath found (taken) the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
51:21 And with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
51:22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
51:23 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
51:24 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith Yahweh.
51:25 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, saith Yahweh, which destroyest all the earth (land): and I will stretch out Mine hand upon you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you (Babel) a burnt mountain.
Isaiah 13:2 Lift up a standard (banner) on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, open the gates, you rulers.
51:26 And they shall not take of you (Babel) a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shalt be desolate for ever, saith Yahweh.
2 And he (messenger) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Ancient Babylon has fallen and is to this day desolate.
Mystery Babylon has not fallen yet, but will when Christ returns.
The Jews are Mystery Babylon, because the world has been deceived into believing that they are God's people. They rule over us with their commerce and banking, unjust weights and measures and doctrine of Judaism. Indeed they will fall and become a desolation, just as promised by Yahweh.
51:27 Set you up a (battle) standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.
51:28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of Yahweh shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars (that hold the city gates closed) are broken.
51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
51:32 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
51:33 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Isaiah 21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
Amos 1:3 Thus saith Yahweh; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
51:34 (Israel speaking) Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
51:35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
51:36 Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs (people) dry.
51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Isaiah 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
51:38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.
51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual (everlasting) sleep, and not wake, saith Yahweh.
51:40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth (land) surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment (appallment) among the nations!
51:42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
Sea and waves are metaphors for people.
51:43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man (adam) pass thereby.
51:44 And I will punish Bel (Baal) in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
51:45 My people, go you out of the midst of her, and deliver you every man his soul from the fierce anger of Yahweh.
51:46 And lest your heart faint, and you fear for the rumour (announcement) that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
51:47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images (carved idols) of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded (put to shame), and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
2Kings 19:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour (announcement), and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
51:48 Then the heaven (sky) and the earth (land), and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith Yahweh.
51:49 (Jeremiah speaking) As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth (land).
Revelation 18:24 And in her (Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the land.
51:50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember Yahweh afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
51:51 We are confounded (put to shame), because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh's house.
The “churches” teach that everybody can come to Yahweh's house.
Yahweh says that only His people (those of the generations of Adam) are His house.
The Hebrew word for strangers is zur H2114, someone of a different race. “Be you separate.”
Verse 51, strangers is referring to the Jews and the other races.
51:52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven (the sky), and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me shall spoilers come unto her, saith Yahweh.
51:54 (Jeremiah speaking) A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
51:55 Because Yahweh hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
51:56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for Yahweh God of recompences shall surely requite (require payment).
Psalm 94:1 O Yahweh God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew Yourself.
51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual (everlasting) sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Yahweh of hosts.
51:58 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
13 Behold, is it not of Yahweh of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
51:59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a quiet prince (official).
51:60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil (harm) that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
51:61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
51:62 Then shalt you say, O Yahweh, You hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man (adam) nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
51:63 And it shall be, when you hast made an end of reading this book, that you shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty messenger took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
51:64 And you shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
Downfall of Jerusalem
Jeremiah 52:1 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
52:2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
52:3 For through the anger of Yahweh it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till He had cast them out from His presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
52:4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. (Ez 24:2)
52:5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
52:6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
52:7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. (Ez 33;21)
52:8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
52:9 Then they took (captured) the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him.
52:10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes (officials) of Judah in Riblah. (2Ki 25:7)
52:11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
52:12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, (2Ki 25:8)
52:13 And burned the house of Yahweh (the Temple), and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:
The Judahites were worshiping their pagan gods on their rooftops, so in addition to the Temple, in which they put their carved idols and such, and the kings' house, Yahweh allowed the Babylonians to burn all of it with fire.
52:14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
52:15 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away (surrendered), that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
52:16 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
52:17 Also the pillars of brass (bronze) that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases, and the brasen (bronze) sea (bowl) that was in the house of Yahweh, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass (bronze) of them to Babylon.
52:18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass (bronze) wherewith they ministered, took they away.
52:19 And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks (lampstands- menorah), and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
52:20 The two pillars, one sea (bowl), and twelve brasen (bronze) bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of Yahweh: the brass (bronze) of all these vessels was without weight (too heavy to measure).
52:21 And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits (27'); and a fillet of twelve cubits (18') did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
52:22 And a chapiter of brass (bronze) was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits (7'6''), with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass (bronze). The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.
52:23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
52:24 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: (2 Ki 25:18)
52:25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore (60) men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
52:26 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
52:27 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
52:28 This is the people whom Nebuchadnezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Judahites and three and twenty:
1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
2 And Yahweh sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spake by His servants the prophets.
52:29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:
52:30 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Judahites seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
52:31 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison, (2 Ki 25:27-30)
52:32 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
52:33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.
52:34 And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
Jehoiachin was honored because he accepted punishment and captivity.
Tea Tephi and Scota (of Pharez)
A Remnant Shall Escape (Article from Tearing down building up)
Jeremiah 15:11 Yahweh said, “Verily it shall be well with your remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat you well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
God gave Jeremiah another Promise of comfort for his commission he was to accomplish. But who else did our Heavenly Father mean when He said this to Jeremiah, with “it shall be well with your remnant”? Who else was with Jeremiah after the king of Babylon set him free? When Jeremiah was released from prison at Jerusalem, he was left to the charge of the governor Gedaliah, which was of a very small remnant that remained in Judea. Jeremiah dwelt with that remnant at Mizpah (Jer.40:2-6). Then a certain man named Ishmael would come to Mizpah where Jeremiah was, and slay the governor Gedaliah, also many of the Judahites with him, and attempt to carry the residue of the people left in Mizpah to the land of the Ammorites:
Jeremiah 41:10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the People that were in Mizpah, even the king’s daughters, and all the People that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
So this Ishmael started his own captivity scheme, beginning to carry all the people of Mizpah captive, which included Jeremiah and… “even the king’s daughters”? Well which king’s daughters are these? They were Zedekiah’s daughters, the last king of the house of David that Nebuchadnezzar just hauled off to Babylon, remember? Recall king Josiah’s son Jehoahaz who was mentioned earlier in this study. Jehoahaz, a previous king of Judah, was the son of Jeremiah’s daughter Hamutal (2 Kings 23:31). That would make these “king’s daughters” of Zedekiah part of Jeremiah’s kinfolk. So it would make sense that these daughters of Zedekiah were put under Jeremiah’s personal care.
A man named Johanan then freed this remnant out of Ishmael’s hand, and they all came to a place called Chimham near Bethlehem, to prepare to go into Egypt (Jer.41:17). At this point they asked Jeremiah to inquire of Yahweh to discover what to do, which was definitely a good idea. It seemed common sense for them to go into Egypt to escape the hand of the king of Babylon who had just overthrown Jerusalem and Judea. Yahweh told that remnant to stay in the land of Judah, and they would be well taken care of, the king of Babylon even showing them mercy. But fleeing to Egypt would mean to perish (Jer.42:9). Johanan, who had charge over them, decided to go into Egypt anyway:
Jeremiah 43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the People, obeyed not the voice of Yahweh, to dwell in the land of Judah.
5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king’s daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of Yahweh: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Now we are given a more detailed list of this group. Johanan took all the remnant of Judah, “the king’s daughters”, “Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch” the personal secretary of Jeremiah (Jer.36:4). Because Johanan and his captains decided to disobey God’s warning that they were not to go into Egypt to escape, what did that mean for the “king’s daughters” (daughters of king Zedekiah), Jeremiah, and his secretary Baruch who Johanan forced to go also? What did our Heavenly Father warn?…
Jeremiah 44:11 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; ‘Behold, I will set My face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.
12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:
God did give plenty of warning against their going down to Egypt, because He was sending Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to punish Egypt next (Jer.43:10-13). That’s why He told Johanan and the remnant not to go there. Can we just assume that Jeremiah, Baruch, and the ‘king’s daughters’ all perished in the land of Egypt? That’s what some would like us to think…along with the false idea that God broke His Promise to David that one of his seed would always sit upon the throne of Israel. But wait a minute. Was there a consolation to some of that remnant within God’s warning that we might have missed? Yes, it’s in the very next verse of Jeremiah 44:
Jeremiah 44:14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.’ “
Notice the last phrase, “…for none shall return but such as shall escape.” (Jer.44:14). Does that last phrase intend that no matter what, some among that company would escape captivity in one way or another? Yes, for God ordained Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations, for also “to build, and to plant” (Jer.1:10).
The Legend of ‘Ollam Fodhla’
There are various legends within Ireland’s ancient history, that Jeremiah the prophet came there with his scribe secretary Baruch, and at least one of the “king’s daughters” of Zedekiah. Possibly the greatest archaeological evidence pointing to the legend, are the stones with ancient hieroglyphs (picture inscriptions) found in a sepulchral chamber near Oldcastle County, Meath, Ireland near the ancient hill of Tara (called ‘Teamhair‘ in The Annals Of The Four Masters 1). The hill of Tara is where the ancient kings of Ireland were coronated. One translation of the stones refers to a Lunar eclipse in the constellation Taurus joining with the planets Saturn and Jupiter in Virgo. By stellar calculation, this gave the date of Thursday, October 16, 583 B.C. The inscriptions form a type of symbol map, which tells a story of the travels of a ship on a journey. The first ship with five lines in it may symbolize passengers, Jeremiah, his scribe Baruch, two of the “king’s daughters” (of Zedekiah), and the last passenger possibly Ebed-Melech, the Ethiopian who helped deliver Jeremiah out of prison, and whom God promised to save from the king of Babylon (Jer.38:7 forward; Jer.39:16-18).2
The name Ollam Fodhla is given in The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, stating that Eochaidl was the first Ollamh at Teamhair (Tara). The title of Ollam, or Ollav, refers to a learned doctor of wisdom, and Fodhla indicates a king.3 Yet the same Annals also refer to the title of Ollav much earlier in Ireland’s history, when one Tighernmas established the wearing of different colors according to class and profession. A poet or Ollam was assigned six colors, with the highest of seven assigned to a King or Queen.4 The point with all this, is that Jeremiah could well have been an early Ollam in Ireland’s history. MacManus makes remark of Ollam Fodla in his work The Story of The Irish Race,
“His title, Ollam Fodla, Doctor of Wisdom, has preserved his memory down the ages. The legends indicate that he was a true father to his people, and an able statesman. He organised (sic) the nation for efficiency– divided it into cantreds, appointed a chief over every cantred, a brugaid (magistrate) over every territory, and a steward over every townland. Some traditions say that he established a School of Learning. And as crowning glory he established a School Feis of Tara, the great triennial Parliament of the chiefs, the nobles, and the scholars of the nation, which assembled on Tara Hill once every three years to settle the nation’s affairs.”5
If some have noticed that I haven’t offered many dates within this, it is because of some doubt of the preservation of proper dates in Ireland’s history before the reign of the king of Ireland named Cimbaoth. His reign was contemporary with the time of Alexander The Great.6 Thus we are left with looking at major historical events within Ireland’s ancient history. The historical link of Ireland’s Hill of Tara (Teamhair) with one Tea Tephi is another major event. E.Raymond Capt. quotes a source from the Chronicles of Eri by Milner which links Tara, and the Lia Fail Stone (Jacob’s Pillar):
In the “Chronicles of Eri”, by Milner, we find Eochaidh, the husband of Tea Tephi, associated with the Stone Lia Fail. The account is titled, “The Story of Lia Fail”, and states: “In the early days it was carried about by priests on the march in the wilderness (hence the much-worn rings still attached to it, one at each end). Later it was borne by the sea from East to West-‘to the extremity of the world of the sun’s going’ (an expression used by the Romans to describe Britain). Its bearers had resolved, at starting, to ‘move on the face of the waters, in search of their brethren.’ Shipwrecked on the coast of Ireland, they yet came safe with Lia Fail…Eachaidh ‘sent a car for Lia Fail, and he himself was placed thereon.” The story of the Stone was then repeated by his order, “And Erimionn (Heremon) was seated on Lia Fail, and the crown was placed upon his head, and the mantle upon his shoulders, and all clapped and shouted.” And the name of that place, from that day forward, was called “Tara” (spelled “Tamhra” in the Irish language).7
The important matter as stated before, are the events of this history, as Capt. rightly remarks: “There are many other variations of the story of the Stone being brought from Egypt to Ireland, which when added together present us with a rather confused story. This is understandable when it is realized that the Irish records are compilations at a late date of very early tribal histories. Each of these, written in a tongue difficult to translate, gives its own aspect of the one great story. However, they all agree in the following: The Stone, known as the ‘Stone of Destiny’, came from Spain, and before that, from Egypt. It came in the company of an aged guardian, who was called ‘Ollam Folla (Hebrew words that mean ‘revealer’, or ‘prophet’). Eochaidh (Eremhon) with his Queen Tea Tephi was crowned King of Ireland upon the Stone which remained at the Palace of Team-hair Breagh. It was the Coronation Stone of every ‘Ard-Righ’ (High King) of ‘Eireann’ (Ireland) for a period of about 1040 years; from King Eremhon (The Heremon) to the 131st Ard-Righ, named ‘Murcheartach.” 8
The subject of God preserving Jeremiah for his ordaining as “a prophet to the nations”, and “to build, and to plant”, and the Lia Fail Stone being brought to ancient Ireland, is linked with God’s prophecy to Joseph for the latter days:
Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
Joseph’s seed would indeed be “a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well” (symbolic of great waters), and the “branches” of his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh would indeed “run over the wall”, founding the nations of western Europe and Asia Minor joined along with the remainder of the ten tribes of the “house of Israel”. And “from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel:” (Lia Fail Stone – Jacob’s Pillar, also known as The Shepherd’s Stone symbolizing The House of God per Genesis 28:10-22).
1 Jacob’s Pillar: A Biblical Historical Study, by E. Raymond Capt. (Hoffman Print Co, Muskogee Ok.1996) p. 41.
2 Ibid., p.40.
3 Ibid., p. 41.
4 The Story of the Irish Race, by Seumas MacManus (Wings Books, New York, NY, 1966), p. 15.
5 Ibid., p.15.
6 Ibid., p.16.
7 Jacob’s Pillar: A Biblical Historical Study, by E. Raymond Capt. (Hoffman Print Co, Muskogee Ok 1996), p.32.
8 Ibid., p. 32-33.
There are no clear records of Scota, and it may be a misunderstanding of her being the actual daughter of an Egyptian Pharoah rather than an adopted daughter.
The bible tells us that the House of David, descendants of Pharez the son of Judah,was taken captive in Babylon when the first temple was destroyed. King Zedekiah, who was a descendant of Pharez the son Judah,was taken captive to Babylon also. When the temple fell, the prophet Jeremiah escaped with the King’s two daughters, Scota and Tea Tephi, first to Egypt and then to Ireland. King Zedekiah’s daughters married Milesian Kings. The Milesian Kings were descendant to Zarah who was Judah’s son also. Pharez and Zarah were twins born to Judah and Tamar (Genesis chapter 38).
The ancient Irish records record the coming of “ the Great Prophet, ” “ Brugh ” his scribe (Baruch), and the daughter of a king, about 583 B.C. and that with them they brought the “Wonderful Stone, ” or “ Stone of Destiny. ” This stone today is referred to as the The Prophet Jeremiah remained in Ireland until his death and is buried there. His tomb is also in Ireland. Jeremiah’s tomb has hieroglyphics that reflect his journey to Ireland Coronation Stone.
Queen Elizabeth II and all of the monarchs of Europe are descendants from the Royal House of Judah/David. The various kings and queens of Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Sweden, etc. are all related to this Royal House.
Birth of Pharez and Zarah
Genesis 38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast you broken forth? this breach be upon you: therefore his name was called Pharez.
30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
1Chronicles 2:5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
1Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
Zarah left the Egyptian captivity early and before the Exodus. (Romans are a branch of Zarah, hence the wild grapes that were “grafted” back in, because they missed the experiences of the Exodus and the giving of the law.)
Ezekiel’s Young Twig Prophesy Fulfilled
Ezekiel’s prophesy was fulfilled when Tea Tephi was taken from Jerusalem and planted in Ireland:
Ezekiel 17:4 He (Nebuchadnezzar) cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffick; he set it in a city of merchants (Babylon).
17:22 Thus saith Yahweh "I AM"; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one (female - Teia Tephi), and will plant [it (her)] upon an high mountain and eminent (in the British Isles):
17:23 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it (at Tara): and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the "I AM" have brought down the high tree (Pharez in Jerusalem), have exalted the low tree (Zarah in Ireland), have dried up the green tree (the 2 tribed House of Judah)*, and have made the dry tree (the 10 tribed House of Israel) to flourish: I the "I AM" have spoken and have done it.
The Stone of Destiny
In the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey in London, England is an oblong block of sandstone, upon which all of England’s kings have been crowned for several centuries. Before this the kings of Scotland and before that the kings of Ireland were also crowned upon this stone. This is another bit of evidence and piece of the puzzle that proves the identity of the Anglo-Saxon people as the Israel of the Bible and the house of David still rules over them.
The history of this stone begins in Genesis 28:17,19, where we read that Jacob camped overnight in a field and for his pillow used a stone with his cloak over it. During the night, Yahweh appeared to him in a vision and promised to give him the land of Canaan. When Jacob awoke he said, “This is the house of Yahweh,” and named the place Beth-el meaning house of Yahweh. Then he took the stone he had used as his pillow and set it up as a monument and dedicated it with an offering of oil. Jacob promised if Yahweh would help him, “Then shall Yahweh be my God: and this stone which I have set for a monument shall be Yahweh’s house.”
We next find mention of the stone in Genesis chapter 49, when the aged Israel, before he dies, tells his 12 sons what will befall their respective descendants in the last days. Speaking of Joseph he says, “From thence is the shepherd of the stone of Israel.” We should therefore expect to find the stone in the custody of Joseph in the last days. The English are the tribe of Ephraim, descended from one of Joseph’s sons.
The royal house of England has the dual symbol of the lion of Judah and the Unicorn of Joseph.
We next hear of it when the children of Israel, in their exodus from Egypt, were facing death by thirst in the desert. Yahweh instructed Moses, “I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.” Thus they were saved from death.
In I Corinthians 10:1-4 Paul records, “All our fathers were under the cloud and all passed through the sea and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them and that Rock was Anointed.” They were given water to drink from a rock which was carried along with them.
As Jacob had said, “This stone that I have set up for a monument shall be Yahweh’s house”, so Yahweh hallowed it with His presence.
After Joshua had conquered the promised land and divided it among the 12 tribes, he reminded them that they must ever be loyal to Yahweh and he set up a stone as a monument of witness to this warning. The Hebrew says he took the stone of greatness and what would that be, or what more fitting witness could there be, but the stone which was Yahweh’s house?
Judges 9:6 and II Kings 11:12-14 show the beginning of the coronations with this stone.
In order to fulfill Yahweh’s prophecy that Jeremiah was also to build and to plant, Jeremiah had to leave Egypt and take the princess to where another Israelite kingdom was then in existence in Ireland. We know that with Jeremiah went Baruch his scribe, and the king’s daughter Tea Tephi. With the princess, he would also certainly take the hidden stone upon which the kings were crowned.
All English kings have been crowned on it ever since. Its origin has been well known during the entire time it has been in the British Isles and from practically the first, it was called Jacob’s stone. William of Rislanger, writing in the 13th century, records the coronation of John de Baliol as king of Scotland in the year 1292 A. D., upon the stone which Jacob placed his head.
1297 King Edward I invaded Scotland and captured the stone and took it back to England and was placed in Westminster Abby.
Ezekiel 21:25 And you, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
26 Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: it shall not have such another after it: you hast abased that which was high, and exalted that which was low.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
The Stone went from Palestine to Ireland (overturn), from Ireland to Scotland (overturn), and Scotland to England (overturn).
2Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king (David) sat in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest round about from all his enemies;
2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains (tents).
3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for Yahweh is with you.
4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of Yahweh came unto Nathan, saying,
5 Go and tell My servant David, Thus saith Yahweh, Shalt you build Me an house for Me to dwell in?
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people Israel, saying, Why build you not Me an house of cedar?
8 Now therefore so shalt you say unto My servant David, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel:
9 And I was with you whithersoever you wentest, and have cut off all your enemies out of your sight, and have made you a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
This prophecy is given to David in Palestine, so this is not referring to planting the Israelites there again. As is evident, we went on to settle Europe and America and “move no more”.
11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also Yahweh telleth you that He will make you an house.
12 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shalt sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for My name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
14 I will be his father, and he shall be My son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes (affliction) of the children of men:
15 But My mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever.
17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
David's seed indeed fulfills Yahweh's promise that:
Jeremiah 33:17 For thus saith Yahweh; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
JEREMIAH – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Jeremiah.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Jeremiah is Prophetic Oracle and Narrative History, although not completely in chronological order. The prophet Jeremiah wrote it sometime during his ministry about 626-586 B.C. Key personalities are the many kings Judah, Baruch, Ebdemelech, King Nebuchadnezzar, and the Rechabites.
Its purpose was to warn of the destruction that they were about to face and to urge Judah to return and submit to God. Jeremiah was a priest who God calls to be His prophet. Jeremiah identifies their sins and treachery, as he wants them to realize the serious condition of their sinful ways. He then gives prophecies of the coming king and the New Covenant that would be made.
• In chapters 1-10, God calls Jeremiah and proclaims, “I have put My words in your mouth” (1:9). Jeremiah condemns Judah for their sins and attacks their faithlessness, obviously angry over their blatant sin.
• Chapters 11-28, Jeremiah warned of the destruction that would be poured out on Judah. He writes about God’s hard dispense of holy anger. At one point God says, “I will not listen when they call to Me because of their disaster” (12:14). A lot of the wickedness that angered God was the constant worship of false idols and gods, and the sacrifices they were burning to them.
• From chapters 29-38, Jeremiah writes about the New Covenant and the hope that God would bring when He delivers them after the captivity. King Zedekiah who did not heed his warning throws Jeremiah into prison and then into a cistern. Nevertheless, Jeremiah warned that the King would fall into the hands of the King of Babylon.
• Chapters 39-52, Jeremiah records the events of the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. As many prophets had announced in the past, the Empire of Babylon indeed laid siege to Jerusalem and the land of Judah. This completes the exile of both kingdoms, the Northern Kingdom in 722 B.C. and now the Southern Kingdom in 586 B.C. As Jeremiah had declared in 37:17, King Zedekiah was captured and his son murdered in his presence, he was blinded, bound and dragged off to Babylon in captivity.
• In chapter 50, God promises to rescue His nation from captivity. In verse 17-18 God declares, “Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and the last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am going to punish the king of Babylon and his land, just as I punished the king of Assyria.” The capital of Assyria was destroyed so severely it was not discovered until the 19th century A.D.
Author and Date
The book preserves an account of the prophetic ministry of Jeremiah, whose personal life and struggles are shown to us in greater depth and detail than those of any other OT prophet. The meaning of his name is uncertain. Suggestions include "The Lord exalts" and "The Lord establishes," but a more likely proposal is "The Lord throws," either in the sense of "hurling" the prophet into a hostile world or of "throwing down" the nations in divine judgment for their sins. Jeremiah's prophetic ministry began in 626 b.c. and ended sometime after 586. His ministry was immediately preceded by that of Zephaniah. Habakkuk was a contemporary, and Obadiah may have been also. Since Ezekiel began his ministry in Babylon in 593, he too was a late contemporary of the great prophet in Jerusalem. How and when Jeremiah died is not known; Jewish tradition, however, asserts that while living in Egypt he was put to death by being stoned (cf. Heb 11:37). The Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau, this is not their heritage. Hebrews does not assert that Jeremiah was stoned in Egypt, he went with Zedekiah's daughters and Baruch to Ireland and his grave is located there.
Jeremiah was a member of the priestly household of Hilkiah. His hometown was Anathoth (1:1), so he may have been a descendant of Abiathar (1Ki 2:26), a priest during the days of King Solomon. The Lord commanded Jeremiah not to marry and raise children because the impending divine judgment on Judah would sweep away the next generation (16:1-4). Primarily a prophet of doom, he attracted only a few friends, among whom were Ahikam (26:24), Gedaliah (Ahikam's son, 39:14) and Ebed-Melech (38:7-13; cf. 39:15-18). Jeremiah's closest companion was his faithful secretary, Baruch, who wrote down Jeremiah's words as the prophet dictated them (36:4-32). He also received from Jeremiah and deposited for safekeeping a deed of purchase (32:11-16), and accompanied the prophet on the long road to exile in Egypt (43:6-7).
Jeremiah began prophesying in Judah halfway through the reign of Josiah (640-609 b.c.) and continued throughout the reigns of Jehoahaz (609), Jehoiakim (609-598), Jehoiachin (598-597) and Zedekiah (597-586). It was a period of storm and stress when the doom of entire nations -- including Judah itself -- was being sealed. The smaller states of western Asia were often pawns in the power plays of such imperial giants as Egypt, Assyria and Babylon, and the time of Jeremiah's ministry was no exception. Ashurbanipal, last of the great Assyrian rulers, died in 627. His successors were no match for Nabopolassar, the founder of the Neo-Babylonian empire, who began his rule in 626 (the year of Jeremiah's call to prophesy). Soon after Assyria's capital city Nineveh fell under the onslaught of a coalition of Babylonians and Medes in 612, Egypt (no friend of Babylon) marched northward in an attempt to rescue Assyria, which would soon be destroyed. King Josiah of Judah made the mistake of trying to stop the Egyptian advance, and his untimely death near Megiddo in 609 at the hands of Pharaoh Neco II was the sad result (2Ch 35:20-24). Jeremiah, who had found a kindred spirit in the godly Josiah and perhaps had proclaimed the messages recorded in 11:1-8; 17:19-27 during the king's reformation movement, lamented Josiah's death ( 2Ch 35:25).
Josiah's son Jehoahaz, also knwn as Shallum, is mentioned only briefly in the book of Jeremiah (22:10b-12), and then in an unfavorable way. Neco put Jehoahaz in chains and made Eliakim, another of Josiah's sons, king in his place, renaming him Jehoiakim. Jehoahaz had ruled for a scant three months (2Ch 36:2), and his reign marks the turning point in the king's attitude toward Jeremiah. Once the friend and confidant of the king, the prophet now entered a dreary round of persecution and imprisonment, alternating with only brief periods of freedom (20:1-2; 26:8-9; 32:2-3; 33:1; 36:26; 37:12-21; 38:6-13,28).
Jehoiakim remained relentlessly hostile toward Jeremiah. On one occasion, when an early draft of the prophet's writings was being read to Jehoiakim (36:21), the king used a scribe's knife to cut the scroll apart, three or four columns at a time, and threw it piece by piece into the firepot in his winter apartment (22-23). At the Lord's command, however, Jeremiah simply dictated his prophecies to Baruch a second time, adding "many similar words" to them (v. 32).
Just prior to this episode in Jeremiah's life, an event of extraordinary importance took place that changed the course of history: In 605 b.c., the Egyptians were crushed at Carchemish on the Euphrates by Nebuchadnezzar (46:2), the gifted general who succeeded his father Nabopolassar as ruler of Babylon that same year. Neco returned to Egypt after heavy losses, and Babylon was given a virtually free hand in western Asia for the next 70 years. Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem in 605, humiliating Jehoiakim (Da 1:1-2) and carrying off Daniel and his three companions to Babylon (Da 1:3-6). Later, in 598-597, Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem again, and the rebellious Jehoiakim was heard of no more. His son Jehoiachin ruled Judah for only three months (2Ch 36:9). Jeremiah foretold the captivity of Jehoiachin and his followers (22:24-30), a prediction that was later fulfilled (24:1; 29:1-2).
Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle and a son of Josiah, was renamed Zedekiah and placed on Judah's throne by Nebuchadnezzar in 597 b.c. (37:1; 2Ch 36:9-14). Zedekiah, a weak and vacillating ruler, sometimes befriended Jeremiah and sought his advice but at other times allowed the prophet's enemies to mistreat and imprison him. Near the end of Zedekiah's reign, Jeremiah entered into an agreement with him to reveal God's will to him in exchange for his own personal safety (38:14-27). Even then the prophet was under virtual house arrest until Jerusalem was captured in 586 (38:28).
While trying to flee the city, Zedekiah was overtaken by the pursuing Babylonians. In his presence his sons were executed, after which he himself was blinded by Nebuchadnezzar (39:1-7). Nebuzaradan, commander of the imperial guard, advised Jeremiah to live with Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar had made governor over Judah (40:1-6). After a brief term of office, Gedaliah was murdered by his opponents (41:1-9). Others in Judah feared Babylonian reprisal and fled to Egypt, taking Jeremiah and Baruch with them (43:4-7). By that time the prophet was probably over 70 years old. His last recorded words are found in 44:24-30, the last verse of which is the only explicit reference in the Bible to Pharaoh Hophra, who ruled Egypt from 589 to 570 b.c.
Theological Themes and Message
Referred to frequently as "Jeremiah the prophet" in the book that bears his name (20:2; 25:2; 28:5,10-12,15; 29:1,29; 32:2; 34:6; 36:8,26; 37:2,3,6; 38:9-10,14; 42:2,4; 43:6; 45:1; 46:1,13; 47:1; 49:34; 50:1) and elsewhere (2Ch 36:12; Da 9:2; Mt 2:17; 27:9; see Mt 16:14), Jeremiah was ever conscious of his call from the Lord (1:5; 15:19) to be a prophet. As such, he proclaimed words given him by God himself (19:2) and therefore certain of fulfillment (28:9; 32:24). Jeremiah had only contempt for false prophets (14:13-18; 23:13-40; 27:14-18) like Hananiah (ch. 28) and Shemaiah (29:24-32). Many of his own predictions were fulfilled in the short term (e.g., 16:15; 20:4; 25:11-14; 27:19-22; 29:10; 34:4-5; 43:10-11; 44:30; 46:13), and others were -- or will yet be -- fulfilled in the long term (e.g., 23:5-6; 30:8-9; 31:31-34; 33:15-16).
As hinted earlier, an aura of conflict surrounded Jeremiah almost from the beginning. He lashed out against the sins of his countrymen (44:23), scoring them severely for their idolatry (16:10-13,20; 22:9; 32:29; 44:2-3,8,17-19,25) -- which sometimes even involved sacrificing their children to foreign gods (see 7:30-34 and notes). But Jeremiah loved the people of Judah in spite of their sins, and he prayed for them (14:7,20) even when the Lord told him not to (7:16; 11:14; 14:11).
Judgment is one of the all-pervasive themes in Jeremiah's writings, though he was careful to point out that repentance, if sincere, would postpone the otherwise inevitable. His counsel of submission to Babylon and his message of "life as usual" for the exiles of the early deportations branded him as a traitor in the eyes of many. Actually, of course, his advice not to rebel against Babylon marked him as a true patriot, a man who loved his own people too much to stand by silently and watch them destroy themselves. By warning them to submit and not rebel, Jeremiah was revealing God's will to them -- always the most sensible prospect under any circumstances.
Who wrote the book?
The son of a priest from the small town of Anathoth in Judah, the prophet Jeremiah dictated prophecies from the Lord to his secretary, Baruch. Because of Jeremiah’s lineage, he would have been raised a priest, though no record of his priestly service exists. Instead, God chose this man of undeniable courage to speak to the people of Judah on the Lord’s behalf—even though they would not listen.
Jeremiah was nearly twenty years old when he began to prophesy, and he continued in that office for the rest of his adult life, some forty years or more. Because his message held little weight with the people, Jeremiah’s prophecies reveal a substantial amount of emotional depth—often sorrow over the plight of God’s people or his own troubles (Jeremiah 12:1–4; 15:10).
Where are we?
Jeremiah’s ministry began in 627 BC and ended sometime around 582 BC with his prophecy to the Jews (Judahites) who fled to Egypt (Jeremiah 44:1). The Jews are of Cain and Esau. The Judahites are Israelites of the house of Judah. For the majority of this time, Jeremiah based his ministry out of Jerusalem. The southern kingdom of Judah fell during Jeremiah’s prophetic ministry (586 BC), having been threatened for many years by outside powers—first Assyria and Egypt and then by their eventual conquerors, Babylon.
Jeremiah found himself addressing a nation hurtling headlong toward judgment from God. The Israelites may have feared the future as the outside powers drew near, but rather than respond with humility and repentance, the people of Judah primarily lived as islands unto themselves, disregarding both the Lord’s commandments and the increasing danger that resulted from their disobedience.
Why is Jeremiah so important?
The prophecies of Jeremiah offer us a unique insight into the mind and heart of one of God’s faithful servants. The book includes numerous personal statements of emotional engagement, painting Jeremiah not merely as a prophet brought on the scene to deliver God’s message but also as a red-blooded human being who felt compassion for his people, desired judgment for evildoers, and was concerned about his own safety as well.
Significantly, the book of Jeremiah also provides us the clearest glimpse of the new covenant God intended to make with His people once Christ came to earth. This new covenant would be the means of restoration for God’s people, as He would put His law within them, writing it on hearts of flesh rather than on tablets of stone. Rather than fostering our relationship with God through a fixed location like a temple, He promised through Jeremiah that His people would know Him directly, a knowledge that comes through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ (Jeremiah 31:31–34; see also Hebrews 8:6).
What's the big idea?
Because Jeremiah prophesied in the final years of Judah before God’s people were exiled to Babylon, it makes sense that the book’s overarching theme is judgment. Indeed, the first forty-five chapters focus primarily on the judgment coming to Judah because of its disbelief and disobedience. However, an element of grace is also present in these events. The fall of Jerusalem comes nearly nine hundred years after the original covenant between God and the Israelites in the Sinai desert (Exodus 24:1–18). Such an extended period of time witnesses to God’s great patience and mercy, allowing His people the opportunity to turn from their sinful ways—a lifestyle they began not long after they struck the original covenant with God (32:1–35).
How do I apply this?
Seeing God’s patience with His people in the Old Testament reminds us that God has always been and continues to be merciful. That His chosen people routinely ignored the covenant they made with Him for the better part of a millennia without immediate death and destruction should give us hope in our own struggles with living well for God. Though we fail Him, He is patient with us, working in us to bring about the best for our lives.
But the book of Jeremiah also reminds us that an end will certainly come, a truth that should spur us to follow after God wholeheartedly. Will you follow Him?