Summary of Jeremiah

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.


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