Chapter 51: Babylon shall be destroyed
Jeremiah foretells of the destruction of Babylon. We learn that Jesus Christ is the “builder” of the earth and God the Father is the “creator” or the “architect” who laid out the plans.
“He [Jesus] hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.” (Jeremiah 51:15) Babylon will be destroyed by the Medes. All shall be broken in pieces. The daughter of Babylon is like threshing floor, it is time to thresh her. Babylon will be brought as a lamb to the slaughter; it will become a dwelling place for dragons. Jeremiah instructs Seraiah (the chief priest) to read this prophecy in Babylon, then bind a stone to the prophecy and throw it in the Euphrates to demonstrate that Babylon shall sink.
When reading this it is not certain what “book” Jeremiah was speaking of, was it the Book of Jeremiah that we know of today? I personally believe that the book is different from what we know and is another Lost Book of the Bible.
Chapter 52: Zedekiah’s sons die in Jerusalem
We are reminded of an account of the defeat of Zedekiah by the Babylonians (see 2 Kings 25). Zedekiah’s sons are killed, Zedekiah, himself blinded. Jerusalem is besieged and looted by the Chaldeans. We also learn that the way Jehoiachin is treated in his captivity improves.