Jeremiah

I. Superscription (1:1-3)

II. Jeremiah's Call Experience (1:4-19)

III. Prophecy Concerning Judah (2:1-25:38)

A. Call to repent (2:1-4:4)

1. Israel's initial obedience (2:1-3)
2. Israel's idolatry (2:4-3:10)
3. Repent now (3:11-4:4)

B. Destruction comes (4:5-6:30)

1. A terrible invasion will occur (4:5-31)
2. God's people are completely corrupt (5:1-13)
3. An enemy nation will come (5:14-17)
4. Salvation in the midst of judgment (5:18-19)
5. God's people do not obey him (5:20-31)
6. Description of the invasion (6:1-30)

C. Temple Sermon (7:1-8:3)

1. Sermon (7:1-26)
2. God's words to Jeremiah (7:27-8:3)

D. Jeremiah's life is bound to his prophecy (8:4-20:18)

1. Judah's sin (8:4-17)
2. Jeremiah mourns (8:18-9:11)
3. Judgment to come (9:12-16)
4. Raise a dirge (9:17-22)
5. Boast only of faith in God (9:23-24)
6. Judgment on the uncircumcised (9:25-26)
7. Against idolatry (10:1-16)
8. Exile is coming (10:17-25)
9. Proclaim obedience (11:1-17)
10. Plot against Jeremiah's life (11:18-23)
11. Jeremiah's complaint and God's answer (12:1-17)
12. Sign of the linen loincloth (13:1-11)
13. Illustration of the wine jars (13:12-14)
14. Call to repent (13:15-17)
15. Reason for judgment 13:18-27)
16. Prophecy concerning a drought (14:1-10)
17. Certainty of destruction (14:11-15:14)
18. Jeremiah's complaint and God's answer (15:15-21)
19. Meaning of Jeremiah's celibacy (16:1-21)
20. Judah's sin (17:1-18)
21. Keep the Sabbath (17:19-27)
22. Sign of the potter (18:1-17)
23. Jeremiah's complaint (18:18-23)
24. Sign of the broken earthenware jar (19:1-13)
25. Jeremiah arrested (19:14-20:6)
26. Jeremiah's complaint (20:7-13)
27. Jeremiah's complaint (20:14-18)

E. Words to royalty (21:1-23:40)

1. To Zedekiah (21:1-14)
2. To House of David (22:1-10)
3. Concerning Shallum (22:11-17)
4. Concerning Jehoiakim (22:18-23)
5. Concerning Coniah (22:24-30)
6. Concerning the shepherds (23:1-8)
7. Concerning prophets (23:9-40)

F. Further words of judgment (24:1-25:38)

1. Sign of the baskets of figs (24:1-10)
2. Judgment on all who disobey God (25:1-38)

IV. Jeremiah vs. False Prophets (26:1-29:32)

A. Jeremiah on trial after Temple Sermon (26:1-24)
B. Jeremiah vs. Hananiah (27:1-28:17)

1. Sign of the wooden yoke (27:1-22)
2. Hananiah contrdicts Jeremiah's prophecy (28:1-11)
3. Jeremiah confronts Hananiah with a new prophecy (28:12-16)
4. Death of Hananiah (28:17)

C. Letter to exiles in Babylon (29:1-32)

1. Letter to all exiles in Babylon (29:1-23)
2. Against Shemaiah (29:24-32)

V. Book of Consolation (30:1-33:26)

A. Jeremiah to write his prophecies in a book (30:1-3)
B. Promised restoration of Israel (30:4-31:26)
C. New days are coming (31:27-40)

1. Replenished population (31:27-28)
2. Individual responsibility (31:29-30)
3. A new covenant (31:31-34)
4. Assurance of restoration (31:35-37)
5. Jerusalem to be rebuilt (31:38-40)

D. Sign of purchasing a field (32:1-44)
E. Healing is coming (33:1-26)

VI. Some of Jeremiah's Experiences (34:1-45:5)

A. Zedekiah frees slaves when Jerusalem besieged (34:1-22)
B. Prophecy concerning the Rechabites (35:1-19)
C. Jehoiakim and Jeremiah's scroll (36:1-32)
D. Jeremiah imprisoned by Zedekiah (37:1-21)
E. Jeremiah in the cistern (38:1-28)
F. Fall and destruction of Jerusalem (39:1-18)
G. Gedaliah, the governor, is assassinated (40:1-41:18)
H. Jeremiah counsels the people to remain in Judah (42:1-22)
I. Jeremiah taken to Egypt (43:1-7)
J. Jeremiah prophesies in Egypt (43:8-44:30)
K. Prophecy for Baruch (45:1-5)

VII. Prophecy Concerning Foreign Nations (46:1-51:64)

A. Introduction (46:1)
B. Egypt (46:2-28)
C. Philistia (47:1-7)
D. Moab (48:1-47)
E. Ammon (49:1-6)
F. Edom (49:7-22)
G. Damascus (49:23-27)
H. Kedar (49:28-33)
I. Elam (49:34-39)
J. Babylon (50:1-51:64)

VIII. Fall and Destruction of Jerusalem (52:1-34)

A. Jerusalem falls (52:1-11)
B. Jerusalem looted and destroyed (52:12-27)
C. Number of captives taken into exile (52:28-30)
D. Jehoiachin freed from prison in Babylon (52:31-34)

 

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