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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Jeremiah

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 9


9-1

1 Introduction (1:1-3)
  2 Jeremiah's call and commission (1:4-19)
    3 God pleads with Israel to repent (2:1-3:5)
      4 A call to repentance (3:6-13)
        5 Return to Zion (3:14-18)
      6 A call to repentance (3:19-4:4)
    7 Invasion and desolation of Judah threatened (4:5-31)
  8 The utter corruption of God's people (5:1-31)
9 The imminence and horror of the invasion (6:1-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Introduction (1:1-3)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-19 The imminence and horror of the invasion (6:1-30)
see 5-1-1
2 Jeremiah's call and commission (1:4-19)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-18 The utter corruption of God's people (5:1-31)
see 5-1-1
3 God pleads with Israel to repent (2:1-3:5)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-17 Invasion and desolation of Judah threatened (4:5-31)
see 5-1-1
4 A call to repentance (3:6-13)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-16 A call to repentance (3:19-4:4)
see 5-1-1

9-1-1

1 Introduction (1:1-3)
  2 Jeremiah's call and commission (1:4-19)
    3 God pleads with Israel to repent (2:1-3:5)
  4 A call to repentance (3:6-13)
5 Return to Zion (3:14-18)
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1 Introduction (1:1-3)
1:3 and continued through the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the downfall and exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, son of Josiah, king of Judah.
Captivity / return5 Return to Zion (3:14-18)
3:18 In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel; together they will come from the land of the north to the land which I gave to your fathers as a heritage.
2 Jeremiah's call and commission (1:4-19)
1:7To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Vocation of prophet4 A call to repentance (3:6-13)
3:12 Go, proclaim these words toward the north,

9-1-2

5 Return to Zion (3:14-18)
  6 A call to repentance (3:19-4:4)
    7 Invasion and desolation of Judah threatened (4:5-31)
  8 The utter corruption of God's people (5:1-31)
9 The imminence and horror of the invasion (6:1-30)
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5 Return to Zion (3:14-18)
3:18 In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel; together they will come from the land of the north to the land which I gave to your fathers as a heritage.
People who come from the north9 The imminence and horror of the invasion (6:1-30)
6:22See, a people comes from the land of the north, a great nation, roused from the ends of the earth.
6 A call to repentance (3:19-4:4)
3:22 Return, rebellious children, and I will cure you of your rebelling.
Betrayal8 The utter corruption of God's people (5:1-31)
5:6For their many crimes and their numerous rebellions.

9-2

10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation (7:1-15)
  11 The people's disobedience (7:16-8:3)
    12 The prophet perversity of the whole nation (8:4-9:5)
      13 The prophet mourns for the people (9:6-25)
        14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel (10:1-16)
      15 The coming exile (10:17-25)
    16 Israel and Judah have broken the covenant (11:1-17)
  17 Jeremiah complains to God (11:18-12:6)
18 God replies to Jeremiah (12:7-17)
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10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation (7:1-15)
see 3-1
see 3-118 God replies to Jeremiah (12:7-17)
see 3-1
11 The people's disobedience (7:16-8:3)
see 3-1
see 3-117 Jeremiah complains to God (11:18-12:6)
see 3-1
12 The prophet perversity of the whole nation (8:4-9:5)
see 3-1
see 3-116 Israel and Judah have broken the covenant (11:1-17)
see 3-1
13 The prophet mourns for the people (9:6-25)
see 3-1
see 3-115 The coming exile (10:17-25)
see 3-1

9-2-1

10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation (7:1-15)
  11 The people's disobedience (7:16-8:3)
    12 The prophet perversity of the whole nation (8:4-9:5)
  13 The prophet mourns for the people (9:6-25)
14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel (10:1-16)
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10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation (7:1-15)
7:9 burn incense to Baal, go after strange gods that you know not, (7:9)
Paganism14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel (10:1-16)
10:2 Learn not the customs of the nations (10:2)
11 The people's disobedience (7:16-8:3)
7:26 Yet they have not obeyed me nor paid heed; they have stiffened their necks and done worse than their fathers.
People don't listen to the LORD13 The prophet mourns for the people (9:6-25)
9:12 The LORD answered: Because they have abandoned my law, which I set before them, and have not followed it or listened to my voice,

9-2-2

14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel (10:1-16)
  15 The coming exile (10:17-25)
    16 Israel and Judah have broken the covenant (11:1-17)
  17 Jeremiah complains to God (11:18-12:6)
18 God replies to Jeremiah (12:7-17)
Former halfRelationLatter half
14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel (10:1-16)
see 4-1-2
see 4-1-218 God replies to Jeremiah (12:7-17)
see 4-1-2
15 The coming exile (10:17-25)
see 4-1-2
see 4-1-217 Jeremiah complains to God (11:18-12:6)
see 4-1-2

9-3

19 The linen loincloth (13:1-14)
  20 Exile threatened (13:15-27)
    21 The great drought (14:1-22)
      22 Punishment is inevitable (15:1-9)
        23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured (15:10-21)
      24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message (16:1-13)
    25 God will restore Israel (16:14-21)
  26 Judah's sin and punishment (17:1-13)
27 Jeremiah prays for vindication (17:14-18)
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19 The linen loincloth (13:1-14)
13:9 Thus says the LORD: So also I will allow the pride of Judah to rot, the great pride of Jerusalem.
Breaking27 Jeremiah prays for vindication (17:14-18)
17:18Bring upon them the day of misfortune, crush them with repeated destruction.
20 Exile threatened (13:15-27)
13:22For your great guilt your skirts are stripped away and you are violated.
Shame of people who forsake the LORD26 Judah's sin and punishment (17:1-13)
17:13 O hope of Israel, O LORD! all who forsake you shall be in disgrace; The rebels in the land shall be put to shame; they have forsaken the source of living waters (the LORD).
21 The great drought (14:1-22)
14:8 O Hope of Israel, O LORD, our savior in time of need!
Savior in suffering25 God will restore Israel (16:14-21)
16:19 O LORD, my strength, my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress!
22 Punishment is inevitable (15:1-9)
15:2Thus says the LORD: Whoever is marked for death, to death; whoever is marked for the sword, to the sword; whoever is marked for famine, to famine; whoever is marked for captivity, to captivity.
Prophecy about ruin by sword and famine24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message (16:1-13)
16:4Sword and famine will make an end of them, and their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.

9-3-1

19 The linen loincloth (13:1-14)
  20 Exile threatened (13:15-27)
    21 The great drought (14:1-22)
  22 Punishment is inevitable (15:1-9)
23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured (15:10-21)
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19 The linen loincloth (13:1-14)
see 5-2-1
see 5-2-123 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured (15:10-21)
see 5-2-1
20 Exile threatened (13:15-27)
see 5-2-1
see 5-2-122 Punishment is inevitable (15:1-9)
see 5-2-1

9-3-2

23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured (15:10-21)
  24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message (16:1-13)
    25 God will restore Israel (16:14-21)
  26 Judah's sin and punishment (17:1-13)
27 Jeremiah prays for vindication (17:14-18)
Former halfRelationLatter half
23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured (15:10-21)
see 5-2
see 5-227 Jeremiah prays for vindication (17:14-18)
see 5-2
24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message (16:1-13)
see 5-2
see 5-226 Judah's sin and punishment (17:1-13)
see 5-2

9-4

28 Hallow the sabbath day (17:19-27)
  29 The potter and the clay (18:1-17)
    30 A plot against Jeremiah (18:18-23)
      31 The broken earthenware jug (19:1-15)
        32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur (20:1-6)
      33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors (20:7-18)
    34 Jerusalem will fall to Nebuchadrezzar (21:1-14)
  35 Exhortation to repent (22:1-30)
36 Restoration after exile (23:1-8)
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28 Hallow the sabbath day (17:19-27)
17:24 If you obey me wholeheartedly, says the LORD, and carry no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath, keeping the sabbath holy and abstaining from all work on it, 17:25 then, through the gates of this city, kings who sit upon the throne of David will continue to enter, riding in their chariots or upon their horses, along with their princes, and the men of Judah, and the citizens of Jerusalem. This city will remain inhabited forever.
Restoration of Israle36 Restoration after exile (23:1-8)
23:8 but rather, "As the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of the house of Israel up from the land of the north"-- and from all the lands to which I banished them; they shall again live on their own land.
29 The potter and the clay (18:1-17)
18:4 Whenever the object of clay which he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.
Crushed container35 Exhortation to repent (22:1-30)
22:28 Is this man Coniah a vessel despised, to be broken up, an instrument that no one wants?
30 A plot against Jeremiah (18:18-23)
18:21 So now, deliver their children to famine, do away with them by the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men die of pestilence, their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
Sword and famine34 Jerusalem will fall to Nebuchadrezzar (21:1-14)
21:9 Whoever remains in this city shall die by the sword or famine or pestilence. But whoever leaves and surrenders to the besieging Chaldeans shall live and have his life as booty.
31 The broken earthenware jug (19:1-15)
19:8 I will make this city an object of amazement and derision. Because of all its wounds, every passer-by will be amazed and will catch his breath.
Terror on every side33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors (20:7-18)
20:10 Yes, I hear the whisperings of many: "Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!"

9-4-1

28 Hallow the sabbath day (17:19-27)
  29 The potter and the clay (18:1-17)
    30 A plot against Jeremiah (18:18-23)
  31 The broken earthenware jug (19:1-15)
32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur (20:1-6)
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28 Hallow the sabbath day (17:19-27)
17:21As you love your lives, take care not to carry burdens on the sabbath day, to bring them in through the gates of Jerusalem.
Gate of Jerusalem32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur (20:1-6)
20:2 So he had the prophet scourged and placed in the stocks at the upper Gate of Benjamin in the house of the LORD.
29 The potter and the clay (18:1-17)
18:4 Whenever the object of clay which he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.
Crushed container31 The broken earthenware jug (19:1-15)
19:10 And you shall break the flask in the sight of the men who went with you, 19:11 and say to them:

9-4-2

32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur (20:1-6)
  33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors (20:7-18)
    34 Jerusalem will fall to Nebuchadrezzar (21:1-14)
  35 Exhortation to repent (22:1-30)
36 Restoration after exile (23:1-8)
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32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur (20:1-6)
20:3Instead of Pashhur, the LORD will name you "Terror on every side."
Given name36 Restoration after exile (23:1-8)
23:6This is the name they give him: "The LORD our justice."
33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors (20:7-18)
20:17 because he did not dispatch me in the womb! Then my mother would have been my grave, her womb confining me forever.
Birth, mother35 Exhortation to repent (22:1-30)
22:26 I will cast you out, you and the mother who bore you, into a different land from the one you were born in; and there you shall die.

9-5

37 False prophets of hope denounced (23:9-40)
  38 The good and the bad figs (24:1-10)
    39 The Babylonian captivity foretold (25:1-14)
      40 The cup of God's wrath (25:15-38)
        41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple (26:1-19)
      42 Death of Uriah (26:20-24)
    43 The sign of the yoke (27:1-22)
  44 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies (28:1-17)
45 Restoration promised (29:1-23)
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37 False prophets of hope denounced (23:9-40)
see 1-1
see 1-145 Restoration promised (29:1-23)
see 1-1
38 The good and the bad figs (24:1-10)
see 1-1
see 1-144 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies (28:1-17)
see 1-1
39 The Babylonian captivity foretold (25:1-14)
see 1-1
see 1-143 The sign of the yoke (27:1-22)
see 1-1
40 The cup of God's wrath (25:15-38)
see 1-1
see 1-142 Death of Uriah (26:20-24)
see 1-1

9-5-1

37 False prophets of hope denounced (23:9-40)
  38 The good and the bad figs (24:1-10)
    39 The Babylonian captivity foretold (25:1-14)
  40 The cup of God's wrath (25:15-38)
41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple (26:1-19)
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37 False prophets of hope denounced (23:9-40)
23:11 Both prophet and priest are godless! In my very house I find their wickedness, says the LORD.
Prophet, priest, temple41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple (26:1-19)
26:8 When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD bade him speak to all the people, the priests and prophets laid hold of him, crying, "You must be put to death! 26:9 Why do you prophesy in the name of the LORD: 'This house shall be like Shiloh,' and 'This city shall be desolate and deserted'?"
38 The good and the bad figs (24:1-10)
24:10 I will send upon them the sword, famine, and pestilence, until they have disappeared from the land which I gave them and their fathers.
The LORD sends sword40 The cup of God's wrath (25:15-38)
25:16 They shall drink, and be convulsed, and go mad, because of the sword I will send among them.

9-5-2

41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple (26:1-19)
  42 Death of Uriah (26:20-24)
    43 The sign of the yoke (27:1-22)
  44 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies (28:1-17)
45 Restoration promised (29:1-23)
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41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple (26:1-19)
26:7 The priests and prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah say these words in the Temple of Yahweh
Prophecy towards all the people45 Restoration promised (29:1-23)
29:1 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to those who were left of the elders in exile, to the priests, the prophets and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had deported from Jerusalem to Babylon
42 Death of Uriah (26:20-24)
Death of Uriah
Death of prophets44 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies (28:1-17)
Death of Hananiah

9-6

46 The letter of Shemaiah (29:24-32)
  47 Distress and salvation of Jacob (30:1-24)
    48 The joyful return of the exiles (31:1-26)
      49 A new covenant (31:27-40)
        50 Jeremiah is imprisoned (32:1-5)
      51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege (32:6-15)
    52 Jeremiah prays for understanding (32:16-25)
  53 God's assurace of the people's return (32:26-44)
54 Healing after punishment (33:1-18)
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46 The letter of Shemaiah (29:24-32)
29:32 I shall punish Shemaiah of Nehelam and his descendants
Descendants54 Healing after punishment (33:1-18)
3317 David will never lack a male descendant to occupy the throne of the House of Israel
47 Distress and salvation of Jacob (30:1-24)
30:10Behold, I will deliver you from the far-off land, your descendants, from their land of exile; Jacob shall again find rest, shall be tranquil and undisturbed,
Returning and dwelling in peace53 God's assurace of the people's return (32:26-44)
32:37 Behold, I will gather them together from all the lands to which in anger, wrath, and great rage I banish them; I will bring them back to this place and settle them here in safety.
48 The joyful return of the exiles (31:1-26)
31:5 Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; those who plant them shall enjoy the fruits.
Rebuilding field52 Jeremiah prays for understanding (32:16-25)
32:25 and yet you tell me, O Lord GOD: Buy the field with money, call in witnesses. But the city has already been handed over to the Chaldeans!
49 A new covenant (31:27-40)
31:33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.
New covenant51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege (32:6-15)
32:10 When I had written and sealed the deed, called witnesses and weighed out the silver on the scales,

9-6-1

46 The letter of Shemaiah (29:24-32)
  47 Distress and salvation of Jacob (30:1-24)
    48 The joyful return of the exiles (31:1-26)
  49 A new covenant (31:27-40)
50 Jeremiah is imprisoned (32:1-5)
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46 The letter of Shemaiah (29:24-32)
29:27 why then have you not disciplined Jeremiah of Anathoth, now posing as a prophet to you?
Capture of Jeremiah50 Jeremiah is imprisoned (32:1-5)
32:2 the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the Court of the Guard in the king of Judah's palace
47 Distress and salvation of Jacob (30:1-24)
30:18See! I will restore the tents of Jacob, his dwellings I will pity; City shall be rebuilt upon hill, and palace restored as it was.
Restoration from ruin49 A new covenant (31:27-40)
31:28 As I once watched over them to uproot and pull down, to destroy, to ruin, and to harm, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD.

9-6-2

50 Jeremiah is imprisoned (32:1-5)
  51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege (32:6-15)
    52 Jeremiah prays for understanding (32:16-25)
  53 God's assurace of the people's return (32:26-44)
54 Healing after punishment (33:1-18)
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50 Jeremiah is imprisoned (32:1-5)
32:5in fighting the Chaldeans, you cannot win!"
Defeated by Chaldeans54 Healing after punishment (33:1-18)
33:5 men come to battle the Chaldeans, and these houses will be filled with the corpses of those whom I slay in my anger and wrath, when I hide my face from this city for all their wickedness.
51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege (32:6-15)
32:10 When I had written and sealed the deed, called witnesses and weighed out the silver on the scales,
Writing the deed, weighing out the silver53 God's assurace of the people's return (32:26-44)
32:44 Fields shall be bought with money, deeds written and sealed, and witnesses shall be used in the land of Benjamin, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah and of the hill country, in the cities of the foothills and of the Negeb, when I change their lot, says the LORD.

9-7

55 Covenant with David (33:19-26)
  56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah (34:1-7)
    57 Treacherous treatment of slaves (34:8-22)
      58 The rechabites commended (35:1-19)
        59 The scroll read in the temple (36:1-32)
      60 Jeremiah is imprisoned (37:1-21)
    61 Jeremiah in the cistern (38:1-13)
  62 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again (38:14-28)
63 The fall of Jerusalem (39:1-14)
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55 Covenant with David (33:19-26)
33:21 then can my covenant with my servant David also be broken, so that he will not have a son to be king upon his throne, and my covenant with the priests of Levi who minister to me.
Descendants of David don't be destroyed63 The fall of Jerusalem (39:1-14)
39:6 As Zedekiah looked on, his sons were slain at Riblah by order of the king of Babylon, who slew also all the nobles of Judah. 39:7 He then blinded Zedekiah and bound him in chains to bring him to Babylon.
56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah (34:1-7)
34:4 But if you obey the word of the LORD, Zedekiah, king of Judah, then, says the LORD to you, you shall not die by the sword. 34:5 You shall die in peace, and they will lament you as their lord, and burn spices for your burial as they did for your fathers, the kings who preceded you from the first; it is I who make this promise, says the LORD.
Prophecy to king Zedekiah62 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again (38:14-28)
38:17Thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you surrender to the princes of Babylons king, you shall save your life; this city shall not be destroyed with fire, and you and your family shall live.
57 Treacherous treatment of slaves (34:8-22)
34:17I now proclaim you free, says the LORD, for the sword, famine, and pestilence.
Sword, famine, pestilence61 Jeremiah in the cistern (38:1-13)
38:2He who remains in this city shall die by sword, or famine, or pestilence;
58 The rechabites commended (35:1-19)
35:15 I kept sending you all my servants the prophets, telling you to turn back, all of you, from your evil way; to reform your conduct, and not follow strange gods or serve them, if you would remain on the land which I gave you and your fathers; but you did not heed me or obey me.
People don't listen to prophet60 Jeremiah is imprisoned (37:1-21)
37:2 Neither he, nor his ministers, nor the people of the land would listen to the words of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah the prophet.

9-7-1

55 Covenant with David (33:19-26)
  56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah (34:1-7)
    57 Treacherous treatment of slaves (34:8-22)
  58 The rechabites commended (35:1-19)
59 The scroll read in the temple (36:1-32)
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55 Covenant with David (33:19-26)
see 5-4
see 5-459 The scroll read in the temple (36:1-32)
see 5-4
56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah (34:1-7)
see 5-4
see 5-458 The rechabites commended (35:1-19)
see 5-4

9-7-2

59 The scroll read in the temple (36:1-32)
  60 Jeremiah is imprisoned (37:1-21)
    61 Jeremiah in the cistern (38:1-13)
  62 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again (38:14-28)
63 The fall of Jerusalem (39:1-14)
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59 The scroll read in the temple (36:1-32)
see 5-4-2
see 5-4-263 The fall of Jerusalem (39:1-14)
see 5-4-2
60 Jeremiah is imprisoned (37:1-21)
see 5-4-2
see 5-4-262 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again (38:14-28)
see 5-4-2

9-8

64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech (39:15-18)
  65 Jeremiah is released (40:1-6)
    66 Jeremiah with Gedaliah the governor (40:7-16)
      67 Insurrection against Gedaliah (41:1-18)
        68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate (42:1-22)
      69 Escape to Egypt (43:1-7)
    70 Jeremiah warns of judgment (43:8-13)
  71 Denunciation of persistent idolatry (44:1-30)
72 A word of comfort to Baruch (45:1-5)
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64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech (39:15-18)
see 3-3
see 3-372 A word of comfort to Baruch (45:1-5)
see 3-3
65 Jeremiah is released (40:1-6)
see 3-3
see 3-371 Denunciation of persistent idolatry (44:1-30)
see 3-3
66 Jeremiah with Gedaliah the governor (40:7-16)
see 3-3
see 3-370 Jeremiah warns of judgment (43:8-13)
see 3-3
67 Insurrection against Gedaliah (41:1-18)
see 3-3
see 3-369 Escape to Egypt (43:1-7)
see 3-3

9-8-1

64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech (39:15-18)
  65 Jeremiah is released (40:1-6)
    66 Jeremiah with Gedaliah the governor (40:7-16)
  67 Insurrection against Gedaliah (41:1-18)
68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate (42:1-22)
Former halfRelationLatter half
64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech (39:15-18)
see 4-4-1
see 4-4-168 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate (42:1-22)
see 4-4-1
65 Jeremiah is released (40:1-6)
see 4-4-1
see 4-4-167 Insurrection against Gedaliah (41:1-18)
see 4-4-1

9-8-2

68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate (42:1-22)
  69 Escape to Egypt (43:1-7)
    70 Jeremiah warns of judgment (43:8-13)
  71 Denunciation of persistent idolatry (44:1-30)
72 A word of comfort to Baruch (45:1-5)
Former halfRelationLatter half
68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate (42:1-22)
42:17 All those men who determine to go to Egypt to stay, shall die by the sword, famine, and pestilence; not one shall survive or escape the evil that I will bring upon them.
Bringing disaster on everyone72 A word of comfort to Baruch (45:1-5)
45:5I am bringing evil on all mankind, says the LORD,
69 Escape to Egypt (43:1-7)
43:2"You lie; it was not the LORD, our God, who sent you to tell us not to go to Egypt to settle.
Don't go to Egypt to settle71 Denunciation of persistent idolatry (44:1-30)
44:12 I will take away the remnant of Judah who insisted on coming to dwell in Egypt, so that they shall be wholly destroyed.

9-9

73 Judgment on Egypt (46:1-12)
  74 Babylonia will strike Egypt (46:13-28)
    75 Judgment on nations (47:1-49:33)
      76 Judgment on Elam (49:34-39)
        77 Judgment on Babylon (50:1-51:58)
      78 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah (51:59-64)
    79 The reign of Zedekiah (52:1-11)
  80 The destruction of Jerusalem (52:12-30)
81 Jehoiachin favored in captivity (52:31-34)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Judgment on Egypt (46:1-12)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-281 Jehoiachin favored in captivity (52:31-34)
see 5-5-2
74 Babylonia will strike Egypt (46:13-28)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-280 The destruction of Jerusalem (52:12-30)
see 5-5-2
75 Judgment on nations (47:1-49:33)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-279 The reign of Zedekiah (52:1-11)
see 5-5-2
76 Judgment on Elam (49:34-39)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-278 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah (51:59-64)
see 5-5-2

9-9-1

73 Judgment on Egypt (46:1-12)
  74 Babylonia will strike Egypt (46:13-28)
    75 Judgment on nations (47:1-49:33)
  76 Judgment on Elam (49:34-39)
77 Judgment on Babylon (50:1-51:58)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Judgment on Egypt (46:1-12)
judgment on Egypt
Judgment on great nations77 Judgment on Babylon (50:1-51:58)
judgment on Babylon
74 Babylonia will strike Egypt (46:13-28)
46:26 I will hand them over to those who seek their lives, to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and his ministers. But later on Egypt shall be inhabited again, as in times past, says the LORD.
Punishment and restoration76 Judgment on Elam (49:34-39)
49:38 My throne I will set up in Elam and destroy from there king and princes, says the LORD. 49:39 But in the days to come I will change the lot of Elam, says the LORD.

9-9-2

77 Judgment on Babylon (50:1-51:58)
  78 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah (51:59-64)
    79 The reign of Zedekiah (52:1-11)
  80 The destruction of Jerusalem (52:12-30)
81 Jehoiachin favored in captivity (52:31-34)
Former halfRelationLatter half
77 Judgment on Babylon (50:1-51:58)
50:20 In those days, at that time, says the LORD: They shall seek Israel's guilt, but it shall be no more, and Judah's sins, but these shall no longer be found; for I will forgive the remnant I preserve.
Forgiveness of sin81 Jehoiachin favored in captivity (52:31-34)
52:31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, Evil-merodach, king of Babylon, in the inaugural year of his reign, took up the case of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, and released him from prison.
78 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah (51:59-64)
51:61 When you reach Babylon, see that you read aloud all these words
Travel to Babylon80 The destruction of Jerusalem (52:12-30)
52:28 the people whom Nebuchadnezzar led away captive

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