Summary of Jeremiah
Chapter by Chapter:
Jeremiah 1-2: Jeremiah Foreordained/The Jews reject everything
Jeremiah 3-4: Gathering of Israel/Repent!
Jeremiah 5-6: Sin= Less or No Blessings /Jerusalem shall be destroyed
Jeremiah 7-8: Repent!/Calamities shall fall on Jerusalem
Jeremiah 9-10: Sinful people will be punished /Learn not thy heathen!
Jeremiah 11-12: The Lord heareth not /Learn the ways of Israel
Jeremiah 13-14: Israel and Judah shall not/The Lord will not hear thy prayers
Jeremiah 15-16: Jerusalem shall be destroyed/The Restoration
Jeremiah 17-18: Keep the Sabbath Day/Repent and God will Repent
Jeremiah 19-20: Eating Flesh?/Jeremiah is smitten
Jeremiah 21-22: Judged by Works/Pastors will be confounded
Jeremiah 23-24: False Prophets /Jews shall be scattered and cursed
Jeremiah 25-26: The Last Days: War/Not worthy of death
Jeremiah 27-28: All Nations to serve Babylon/Hananiah Prophesies Falsely
Jeremiah 29-30: Prophesying Falsely/Christ will Reign
Jeremiah 31-32: Israel shall be gathered/The Lord will gather Israel
Jeremiah 33-34: The Seed of David/The Jews will be scattered
Jeremiah 35-36: Blessings for Obedience/Roll or Book
Jeremiah 37-38: Jeremiah Prophesies of Egypt/Jeremiah in the dungeon
Jeremiah 39-40: Jerusalem is taken captive/Gedaliah, Governor of the Jews
Jeremiah 41-42: Ishmael kills Sedaliah/Jeremiah promises peace if they obey
Jeremiah 43-44: Babylon shall conquer Egypt/Jeremiah prophesies of the destruction of Jerusalem
Jeremiah 45-46: The Life of Baruch shall be preserved/Conquest of Egypt and Babylon
Jeremiah 47-48: The destruction of the Phillistines/The destruction of Moab
Jeremiah 49-50: Judgment and Destruction/Babylon shall be destroyed
Jeremiah 51-52: Babylon shall be destroyed/Zedekiah’s sons die in Jerusalem
The Book of Jeremiah is the second of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible. It derives its name from the records and the visions of Jeremiah. Jeremiah lived in Jerusalem in the late 7th and early 6th centuries BC during the time of King Josiah and the fall of the Kingdom of Judah to the Babylonians. The book is written in a complex and poetic Hebrew. According to the book, the Prophet Jeremiah was a son of a priest from Anatot in the land of Benjamin, who lived in the last years of the Kingdom of Judah after the siege of Jerusalem, which ended in the destruction of Solomon’s Temple and the raiding of the city by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
For a quarter century prior to the destruction, Jeremiah repeatedly issued prophecies predicting God’s forthcoming judgment; advocating the Israelites to put down their idols and repent in hopes of turning away God’s judgment and fulfilling their destiny as His chosen people. Jeremiah’s fellow Israelites refused to heed his warnings and did not repent. His efforts failed and he witnessed the destruction of everything he knew.