Jeremiah the prophet, Hebrews 11:37 and Jeremiah 1:1-19

Jeremiah Book of Jeremiah.

See what you can find in this book about Kings, prophets, war and God’s love.

Jeremiah in Hebrew means: exalted of God or Jah is high.

Jeremiah’s daughter married Josiah 16th King of Judah and her sons were the 17th and 20th kings of Judah. 20th king was last king of Judah.

Jeremiah’s faith in God allowed him to live were he wanted this was grated by the King of Babylon.

Background Reading:

They were stoned to death — Naboth the Jezreelite for his vineyard to use as a private vegetable patch. Zechariah the prophet, Son of Jehoioha the Priest stoned to death in the courtyard of the Lords temple by King Joash. Jeremiah who by tradition was stoned to death in Egypt.
Hebrews 11:37

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See what you an find in this book about Jeremiah about Kings, Prophets, War, and God’s love.

Introduction to the book of Jeremiah

1:1 The words of Hilkiah’s son Jeremiah, who was one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. 2 This message from the LORD came to him during the thirteenth year of the reign of Ammon’s son Josiah, the king of Judah, 3 and during the reign of Josiah’s son Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, and continued until the exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month, at the end of the eleventh year of the reign of Josiah’s son Zedekiah, the king of Judah.

Jeremiah’s Call as a Prophet

4 This message from the LORD came to me:

5 “I knew you before I formed you in the womb;

I set you apart for me before you were born;

I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

6 I replied, “Ah, LORD God! Look, I don’t know how to speak, because I’m only a young man.”

7 Then the LORD told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a young man,’ for you will go everywhere I send you, and you will speak everything I command you. 8 Don’t be afraid of them, because I am with you to deliver you,” declares the LORD.

9 The LORD stretched out his hand, touched my mouth, and then told me, “Look, I’ve put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I’ve appointed you to prophesy about nations and kingdoms, to pull up and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

The Visions of the Almond Branch and Boiling Pot

11 This message from the LORD came to me, asking, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”

I replied, “I see an almond branch.”

12 The LORD told me, “You have observed well, because I’m watching over my message, to make sure it comes about.”

13 This message from the LORD came to me a second time: “What do you see?”

I replied, “I see a boiling pot, and its mouth is tilted away from the north.”

14 Then the LORD told me, “From the north disaster will pour out on all who live in the land, 15 because I’m about to summon all the families and kingdoms from the north,” declares the LORD.

“They’ll come and each one will set up his seat

at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem,

against all of its surrounding walls,

and against all of the towns of Judah.

16 “I’ll pronounce my judgments against them

because of all their wickedness.

They have forsaken me,

they have burned incense to other gods,

and they have bowed down in worship

to the works of their own hands.”

The LORD’s Assurance to Jeremiah

17 “As for you, get ready! Stand up and tell them everything that I’ve commanded you. Don’t be frightened as you face them, or I’ll frighten you right in front of them.

18 “As for me, today I’m making you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. 19 They’ll fight against you, but they won’t prevail against you, because I am with you,” declares the LORD, “to deliver you.”
Jeremiah 1:1-19

also read 2 Kings 22:3-25:30 and 2 Chronicles 34:1-36:21 and the rest of the book of Jeremiah.


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