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Questions about the book of Jeremiah or the prophet himself. Jeremiah lived through the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.

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Jeremiah 30:8 - “his”, “your”, “him”?

To whom do all these pronouns refer? The most confusing is “your”. Is the verse switching from 3rd person to 2nd person? Is it addressing Jeremiah himself and equating him to Jacob? Is the verse ...
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What is the meaning of Sirach 50:25-26

25 There be two manner of nations which my heart abhorreth, and the third is no nation: 26 They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish ...
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In Jer. 45:4, What Jehovah is saying with "that which I have built...planted...I am throwing down...I am plucking up"?

Text: Jer. 45:4 (YTL) Thus dost thou say unto him: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, that which I have built I am throwing down, and that which I have planted I am plucking up, even the whole land itself.
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What is ment by Jeremiah 31:2

Jeremiah 31:22 "How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man." What is this referring to?
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Heb 6.18 says there are two immutable things; why can't there be three immutable things (according to Gen 15, the covenant with Abram)? [closed]

God cannot deny His promise nor His oath. These are two immutable things, says Heb 6.18. But covenant too is the third one which God cannot deny. If He denies, he will become like Jer 34:18. So by ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

Initial the text had spoken of the release from captivity of the two houses of Judah and Israel KJV Jeremiah 33 : 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and ...
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In Jeremiah 13:17 what does Jeremiah mean by “My soul will weep”?

Q: so in Jeremiah 13:17 is Jeremiah being literal, figurative(as if He is grieved), or metaphorical when he says “my soul will weep”??? Hear and give ear: Do not be proud, For the Lord has spoken. ...
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What is Jer. 48:11 refering to?

What does Jer. 48:11 refer to when it says that his smell/taste remains in him and his scent is not changed? What does the smell/taste and scent refer to?
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Were the nations(Gentiles) judged on account of their physical uncircumcision in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Jeremiah 9:25 KJV Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, ...
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Analyzing ( Jeremiah 29:8 ) rejection of other prophets prophecy by keeping Jeremiah 28 & Jeremiah 29 in context

@b-a 's answer in this related posting is quite good, and I just wanted to spawn out some more questions about it: Related Question Posting: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/30584/19810 ...
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Jeremiah Prophecy

I am confused about the verses in Matthew 27 :9-10 : ⁹Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was ...
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Why are the righteous taken away from the evil to come?

Isaiah 57:1 (KJV) The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Why are the ...
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Is Jeremiah 32:40 a direct reference to the New Covenant?

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:40 I ...
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What specifically were These-Laws הַֽחֻקִּ֥ים "Ha-Chuqim" (upon their hearts) referenced by [Jeremiah 31:36] which Israel keeps to remain a nation?

Jeremiah claimed Israel's nation could not exist before YHVH, if "Ha-Chuqim" These-Laws depart from upon their hearts : [Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֖הוּ | Jeremiah 31:36] "If [these-laws] depart ...
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Why did the faithfulness of Baruk ben-Neriah בָּר֖וּךְ בֶּן־נֵֽרִיָּ֑ה not fulfill the conditional terms of Jeremiah 5:1?

The Conditional statement in [Jeremiah 5:1] requested proof of יֵ֛שׁ "anyone" (in Jerusalem) [who] מְבַקֵּ֣שׁ אֱמוּנָ֑ה "seeks faith" (other than Jeremiah) to be found in order to ...
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What does the loincloth image signify in Jeremiah 13:11?

Jeremiah 13:11 English Standard Version For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the LORD, that they ...
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Did God in Jeremiah 3:12 contradict Deuteronomy 24:4 by letting Israel return to him?

Deuteronomy 24: 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from ...
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Who is the "him" in Jeremiah 30:21

Jer30:21 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 ...
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"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know" - To whom is Jeremiah 33:3's promise made?

Jeremiah 33:1-3 (NASB): Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, saying, 2 “This is what the LORD says, He who made the ...
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Jer. 12:9 question on a collective noun

This is my first post here, so I hope I'm doing this right... I have recently asked this same question on the b-hebrew forum but was very impressed by the quality of replies I see on this site. Why do ...
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Does the Reward of Repentance in Jeremiah 18:8 refer to spiritual salvation (in Heaven) or homeland security (on Earth)?

The Word of YHVH דְבַר יְהֹוָ֖ה is spoken through the prophet Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ regarding the conditional reward for national repentance : [Yirmiyahu יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ “Jeremiah” 18:8, MT] “And when ...
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Are all hearts universally deceitful?

Jeremiah 17:9 New International Version The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Is this universally true? For all or for some?
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In Jeremiah is evil always associated with the north regardless of geographical location?

The motif of evil coming forth from the north is repeated many times throughout Jeremiah. Already in the first chapter Jeremiah prophesizes that evil will come from the north. Then again in 4:6; 6:1 ...
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Did the Jewish remnant disavow God somewhat in Jeremiah 42:2?

Jeremiah 42: 1Then all the commanders of the forces, along with Johanan son of Kareah, Jezaniaha son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, approached 2 Jeremiah the prophet ...
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What is the significance of Jeremiah 35:19?

NIV Jeremiah 35:19 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve me.'" Is this literally true today?
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Jeremiah 31:19 breast or thigh?

Jeremiah 31:19 New International Version After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.' English ...
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Is Jeremiah 46 out of chronological order?

Jeremiah 46 1This is the word of the LORD about the nations—the word that came to Jeremiah the prophet 2concerning Egypt and the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on ...
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Why is Jeremiah so opposed to a Jewish settlement in Egypt?

Jeremiah 42:7-19 Ten days later the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah. 8So he called together Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him and all the people from the least to ...
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Evidence that Shallum is king Jehoahaz?

In 1 Chronicles 3:15 we find a list of king Josiah's four sons: The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, Jehoiakim the second son, Zedekiah the third, Shallum the fourth. Then in Jeremiah 22:11-12 ...
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Why does Jeremiah refer to Zedekiah as Jehoiakim?

In Jeremiah 27 the chapter begins by discussing the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, but in verse 3 pivots to talking about Zedekiah. 1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of ...
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How to know when to use Shihor or Nile?

In Joshua 13:3 (NASB) from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines: the Gazite, the ...
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Consulting some diviners tolerated?

I've asked this question before with a particular focus on Joseph's life. Now I'd like to broaden the scope by bringing in ​Jeremiah 27:9 (NASB) And as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your ...
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How can Jesus inherit David's throne since he's a descendent of Jehoiakim?

Based on Luke Jesus will inherit David's throne, however, Jehoiakim descendants can Not sit on David's throne as he is cursed by God. Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore this is what the LORD says about ...
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Why is Jeremiah's name spelled differently in the book of Jeremiah?

Jeremiah is ירמיהו and means "Whom the LORD has appointed." It appears even the LORD uses this name: And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I ...
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Who are the people in the "household of Israel from the north land" in Jeremiah: Chapter 23

It seems odd that people in the "north lands" are specified in Jeremiah: Chapter 23; verse 8. Is this book written after the Babylonian captivity? If the book is written after the Babylonian ...
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Chronology issue in Jeremiah 52?

Jeremiah 51:64 Then say, 'So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.'" The words of Jeremiah end here. Jeremiah 52:1 Zedekiah ...
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What is perpetual sleep?

Jeremiah 51:57 I will make drunk her officials and her wise men, her governors, her commanders, and her warriors; they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake, declares the King, whose name is the ...
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Did Jeremiah curse procrastinators?

Jeremiah 48:10 English Standard Version “Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness [רְמִיָּ֑ה], and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed. This seems to be a strange ...
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Who is the "I" in Jeremiah 31:19? Why did he strike his thigh?

Jeremiah 31:19 English Standard Version For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my ...
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What is the meaning of the Lord's hand in Jeremiah 25?

Jeremiah 25:15 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from My hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it. 16And they will drink ...
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What is the burden of the LORD in Jeremiah 23?

Jeremiah 23:33 “When one of this people, or a prophet or a priest asks you, ‘What is the burden of the LORD?’ you shall say to them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you off, declares the LORD.’ ...
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Did David not defile himself by taking back Michal in 2 Samuel 3?

After being threatened by Saul, David leaves his wife who subsequently is given to another man. Years later when David becomes king he requests that his wife be given back to him. 2 Samuel 3:14, 15 ...
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What is the meaning of "you" in Jeremiah 1:5?

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." "You" here refers to Jeremiah but in ...
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Who are the "Shepherds Like-My Heart" (רֹעִ֖ים כְּלִבִּ֑י) recounted by the prophet Yirmiyahu in Jeremiah 3:15?

In Jeremiah 3:15, the prophet Yirmiyahu begins declaring the Word of YHVH (דְבַר־יְהֹוָה֙) in past tense first-person singular : I gave (נָֽתַתִּ֥י) See Ivri conjugation of "Natati" (...
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Did God change his mind concerning visiting the sins of the fathers onto the sons in Jeremiah 31?

God had given instructions to Moses that he will visit the sins of the fathers onto the children Exodus 20:5 NIV 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a ...
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Why do Daniel 7:5 and Revelation 13:2 mention a bear, while Jeremiah 5:6 mentions a wolf?

Many Bible prophecies associate beasts with evil kingdoms. Three passages have such similarities that I assume they should be viewed as having some commonality of meaning, but one striking difference ...
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Why does God permit wickedness? [closed]

You may have asked yourself this question or your friends or perhaps your preacher. Do not be amazed, the question is not new, faithful servants of God have asked the same question. Job asked. Job 21:...
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How does God punish Babylon in Jeremiah 25:12?

Initial God threatens to destroy Judah using the Babylonian king if it persisted in its evil practices and worship of other gods. Jeremiah 25:8 NIV 8 Therefore the Lord Almighty says this: “Because ...
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Could the "new thing" in Jeremiah 31:22 be a prophecy of the virgin birth?

World English Bible Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go here and there, you backsliding daughter? for Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man. A related question ...
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Jeremiah 31:34 (cf. Hebrews 8:11): γνῶθι τὸν κύριον and πάντες εἰδήσουσίν με

In Jer. 31:34, it is written, וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת יְהוָה כִּי כוּלָּם יֵדְעוּ אוֹתִי לְמִקְטַנָּם וְעַד גְּדוֹלָם נְאֻם יְהוָה כִּי אֶסְלַח ...