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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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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 ...
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Jeremiah 31:32 Which covenant did they break?

Jeremiah 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, The majority ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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Fulfillment of Jeremiah 23:5-8

At what point will God's declaration in Jeremiah 23:5-8 be fulfilled? This doesn't seem to have been fulfilled when Jesus came 2000 years ago, so is it referring to his second coming? Verses 5-6 are ...
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Why God Punished Egypt as per Jeremiah 46?

Why God Punished Egypt. Is it because they killed good king Josiah. If he was a good king, God never allows that to happen. Also as per verse 26 it says, "But later on, people will live in Egypt ...
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In Jeremiah 20:7 what is the accurate translation “deceived” or “persuaded” or “enticed”?

Jeremiah 20:7 (KJV): O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. Jeremiah 20:7 (ASV): O ...
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What is the meaning of “it” in Jeremiah 19:5? “nor did it come into My mind”. E.S.V

Jeremiah 19:5 (ESV); and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind-- Here are ...
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What is the correct translation of Jeremiah 6:2?

Jeremiah 6:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 2“The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off. Jeremiah 6:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to ...
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Who committed adultery with stones and with stocks in Jeremiah 3:9?

Jeremiah 3:8-9 NIV 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared ...
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Is Jeremiah 2:3 an allusion to Leviticus 19:23?

Leviticus 19:23 NIV 23 “‘When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard its fruit as forbidden.[b] For three years you are to consider it forbidden[c]; it must not be eaten. 24 In ...
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Are the forty years of Ezekiel 4 related to the seventy years of Jeremiah 25?

Ezekiel portrays the siege & destruction of Jerusalem for forty years Ezekiel 4:1-6 NIV 4 “Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. 2 ...
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Jews time in exile

Jeremiah prophesied 70 years of Babylonian captivity, which began 606 BC and ended in 536 BC. On the other hand, Ezekiel, while 30 years into this captivity (Eze 1:1), prophesied 390 and 40 years ...
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Should we pray for peoples' downfall as opposed to their salvation?

Jeremiah 18:21 (NIV) So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men ...
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Are there certain types of trees mentioned in Jeremiah 17:8?

(NIV) Jer 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. (8) They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does ...
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In 1 Peter 5:8 is “your adversary, the devil” a reference to persecuting Jews in cahoots with Rome?

Peter speaks of a "roaring lion" on the prowl. I don't think anyone thinks that an actual lion is the problem. Nor does the Satan eat humans that I'm aware of. [1Pe 5:8-11 CSB] (8) Be sober-...
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Did Jeremiah lie in Jer. 38:27?

The king summons Jeremiah (38:14) and talks about whether to surrender to the enemy. Then, the king tells Jeremiah to, if asked, characterize their conversation as being about something else. That ...
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Is Jeremiah 18:2 grammatically incorrect?

This may seem like an insignificant question but I was wondering why the Hebrew "וְשָׁ֖מָּה" which is feminine appears in Jeremiah 18:2 to refer to "בֵּ֣ית" which is masculine: קוּם וְיָרַדְתָּ ...
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What is the significance of not putting the linen waistband in water in Jeremiah 13:1?

Jeremiah 13:1 NASB 13 Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.” What was the significance of not putting the linen ...
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In Jeremiah 7:30 what does it mean that his “house” is “called by my name”?

[Jer 7:30 HNV] (30) For the children of Yehudah have done that which is evil in my sight, says the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to defile it. We see ...
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Why did Judah resist Jeremiah as a prophet but accept the reformations led by Josiah?

Why did Kingdom of Judah resist Jeremiah as a prophet for 40 year but accept the reformation led by Josiah? Why does God acknowledge his reign as godly though the people eventually were led into ...
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A question about the Hebrew words translated 'righteousness' in Jeremiah 33:15/16

In Jeremiah 33:15 : ... the Branch of righteousness [KJV] the Hebrew word used is tsedaqah, so Young's Analytical Concordance informs me. In Jeremiah 33:16 : ... the Lord our righteousness [...
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Are the 70 weeks of Daniel and Jeremiah prophecies about the Babylonian exile of the 6th century BC or about the age of the Messiah?

Jeremiah ostensibly predicted that Israel would be destroyed and be in captivity to Babylon for 70 years: [Jer 25:11 NLT] 11 This entire land will become a desolate wasteland. Israel and her ...
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What is the meaning of Jeremiah 49:12?

Jeremiah 49:12 For thus says the LORD: “If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, will you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. Who are "those who ...
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Did the Jews eventually emulate the ritual of cutting themselves during mourning for the dead in Jeremiah 16:5-6?

Moses had initial warned the Jewish people about cutting themselves when mourning for the dead. KJV Leviticus 19 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks ...
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Was Jeremiah questioning God's faithfulness in Jeremiah 15:18?

Jeremiah 15 NASB [16]Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. After praising ...
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What do the words “boasts” & "knows mean in Jeremiah 9:24

Jeremiah 9:24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things ...
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JEHOVAH TSIDKENU - why is 'our' inserted in the English bible?

Jeremiah 23:6b is translated in the KJV as : 'And this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. In the margin of the KJV is the following : 'Heb. Jehovah-Tsidkenu'. ...
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In Jeremiah 9:26 why are the Judaeans among the nations who cut the corners of their beards?

For some reason the LORD held great contempt for those who cut off their sideburns and plans them harm. In the list of the nations with whom he is angry about this is Judah: NET Bible Jeremiah 9: ...
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In Jeremiah 29:11 what is the “expected end” that God gives the exiles?

KJV Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. I note that the LORD is in the process of announcing ...
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Does Jeremiah 31:31 affect the Davidic covenant?

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jeremiah 31:31 ESV) Since the house of Judah includes the house of ...
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In Jeremiah 23:6, is the phrase “the LORD our Righteousness” a title or just the meaning of the name?

Jeremiah 23:5-6 (CJB): 5 “The days are coming,” says Adonai when I will raise a righteous Branch for David. He will reign as king and succeed, he will do what is just and right in the land.6 In ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

Daniel 9:24-26 (YLT): ... 'Seventy weeks [sevens] are determined for thy people, and for thy holy city, to shut up the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover iniquity, and to bring in ...
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“Stealing the word” in Jeremiah 23:30. What does the prophet mean by this?

What does the phrase "stealing the word" really mean as used in Jeremiah 23:30? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal my words from one another. (ESV)
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Contradiction between Exodus 29:18 and Jeremiah 7:22

What does Jeremiah mean by his statement in Jeremiah 7:22? For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings ...
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Is Jeremiah 9:23-24 a good example of chiasm?

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (JUB), for example: 23Thus hath the LORD said, a) Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, b) neither let the mighty man glory in his might, c) let not the rich man glory in his ...
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Why does Jeremiah ascribe deception to God in Jeremiah 4:10?

Jeremiah 4:10 NKJV 10 Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, Saying, ‘You shall have peace,’ Whereas the sword reaches to the heart.” It's clear ...
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What is Jeremiah referring to in Jeremiah 33:2?

Jeremiah 33:2 (NKJV) 2 “Thus says the LORD who made it, the LORD who formed it to establish it (the LORD is His name): In the above text its not clear what the prophet Jeremiah is referring to,...
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Does Jeremiah 33 predict that when the messiah comes Judah will live in peace and prosperity?

ESV Jeremiah 33: 14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will ...
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In Jeremiah 23:6 what does “the LORD Our Righteousness” mean?

I noticed that the English translations of Jeremiah 23:6 vary greatly (http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/23-6.htm). What is the proper rendering of the verse? Is it about YHVH being righteous? Or making ...
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Does a wasted, formless and void earth in Gen. 1:2 imply a previously existing world?

Jumping off of the question asked in Jul 2016 here about the similarity of Gen. 1:2 with the prophesy of Jer. 4:23 - Jer. 4:23 - 26: "23 I looked [to] the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto ...
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Why does the Prophet curse the day of his birth in Jeremiah 20:14?

Jeremiah 20:13-14 (KJV) 13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers. 14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day ...
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In what sense has God mislead the people of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 4:10)

Jeremiah 4:10 (NIV) 10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!” In ...
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Why does the BHS suggest היום for האישׁ in Jeremiah 20:16?

The Masoretic text of Jeremiah 20:16 reads: וְהָיָה הָאִישׁ הַהוּא כֶּֽעָרִים אֲשֶׁר־הָפַךְ יְהוָה וְלֹא נִחָם וְשָׁמַע זְעָקָה בַּבֹּקֶר וּתְרוּעָה בְּעֵת צָהֳרָֽיִם Translated as (JSB): Let ...
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Why must a Hebrew slave who has to work six years only be released after the seventh year?

In Jeremiah 34:14, we read that a Hebrew slave which has served six years must be let go at the end of the seventh year: Jer 34:14: מִקֵּץ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים תְּֽשַׁלְּחוּ אִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו הָעִבְרִי ...
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Why does God call Nebuchadnezzar his servant?

Jeremiah 27:6 (KJV) 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. How could ...
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In Jeremiah 29:8 what kind of dream was Israel not to listen to?

In Jeremiah, which dreams is God saying to not listen to? NKJV, Jeremiah 29:8 - For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your ...