To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the people of God neglect his word and ordinances. 13. two evils--not merely one evil, like the idolaters who know no better; besides simple idolatry, My people add the sin of forsaking the true God whom they have known; the heathen, though having the sin of idolatry, are free from the further sin of changing the true God for idols ( Jeremiah 2:11 ). Go— From Anathoth to Jerusalem. Or better from an Arabic root: "her heat (sexual impulse), who can allay it?" Kedar--descended from Ishmael; the Bedouins and Arabs, east of Palestine. Date of Writing: The Book of Jeremiah was written between 630 and 580 B.C. 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that wasnot sown. They'll worship God with full devotion, and won't just go through the motions while actually wishing they were home watching "Real Housewives of Jericho." thief--( John 10:1 ). CHAPTER 2. The Hebrew collocation is, "O, the generation, ye," that is, "O ye who now live." We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. pastors--civil, not religious: princes ( Jeremiah 3:15 ), whose duty it was to tend their people. . forsaken me--The Hebrew collocation brings out the only living God into more prominent contrast with idol nonentities. at her pleasure--rather, "in her ardor," namely, in pursuit of a male, sniffing the wind to ascertain where one is to be found [MAURER]. The Shekinah, or cloud resting on the sanctuary, was the symbol of "the glory of the Lord" ( 1 Kings 8:11 ; compare Romans 9:4 ). The Message of Jeremiah 4:3-5:6. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapters 4 to 6 Chapters 7 to 9 Chapter 10 Chapters 11 and 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 ... chapter 47, chapter 48, chapter 49, verses 1-6, 7-22, 23-27, 28, 29, 30-33, 34-39; chapters 50,51. # thee: or, for thy sake. . Physics is the use of the scientific method to find out the basic principles governing light and matter and to discover the implications of those laws. . The substantive that follows in this verse (and also that in Jeremiah 2:24 ) is in apposition with the preceding "thou." Now through Jeremiah, God asked His people to consider the case of the Israel in the sense of the conquered northern kingdom, to remember why they were now slaves. The world is, to those who make it their home and their portion, a wilderness and a land of darkness; but those who dwell in God, have the lines fallen to them in pleasant places. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. darkness--literally, "darkness of Jehovah," the strongest Hebrew term for "darkness; the densest darkness"; compare "land of the shadow of death" ( Jeremiah 2:6 ). you . . "Trimmest" best suits the image of one decking herself as a harlot. But this new section in Jeremiah 4:3-5:6 is all about Judah. head--expressive of mourning ( 2 Samuel 13:19 ). the valley--namely, of Hinnom, or Tophet, south and east of Jerusalem: rendered infamous by the human sacrifices to Moloch in it (compare Jeremiah 19:2 Jeremiah 19:6 Jeremiah 19:13 Jeremiah 19:14 , 32:35 ; thou art--omit. occasion--either from a Hebrew root, "to meet"; "her meeting (with the male for sexual intercourse), who can avert it?" prophets--who should have reclaimed the people from their apostasy, encouraged them in it by pretended oracles from Baal, the Phoenician false god. Yirmiyahu - Jeremiah - Chapter 2 « Previous Chapter 1. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. So, in general, all earthly, compared with heavenly, means of satisfying man's highest wants ( Isaiah 55:1 Isaiah 55:2 ; compare Luke 12:33 ). Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither else shall we go? Instead of "also," translate, "even" the Egyptians, in whom thou dost trust, shall miserably disappoint thy expectation [MAURER]. "A wild ass," agreeing with "thou" ( Jeremiah 2:23 ). . Let us be careful that we do not lose in zeal and fervency, as we gain knowledge. Israel alone does this. your . The greater were God's favors to them from the first, the fouler was their ingratitude in forsaking Him ( Jeremiah 2:3 Jeremiah 2:5 , &c.). all they--whichever of the males desire her company [HORSLEY]. shall come--rather, "came.". 3. holiness unto the Lord--that is, was consecrated to the service of Jehovah ( Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 ). Neither said they, Where, &c.--The very words which God uses ( Isaiah 63:9 Isaiah 63:11 Isaiah 63:13 ), when, as it were, reminding Himself of His former acts of love to Israel as a ground for interposing in their behalf again. . Look for the imagery God is using to help the people of Judah understand the seriousness of their sin. Chapter 2. Purpose of Writing: The Book of Jeremiah records the final prophecies to Judah, warning of oncoming destruction if the nation does not repent. The sense of English Version is, "I broke thy yoke (in Egypt)," &c., "and (at that time) thou saidst, I will not transgress; whereas thou hast (since then) wandered (from Me)" ( Exodus 19:8 ). 34. After listening to and/or reading the scripture please answer the related study questions below. Now through Jeremiah, God asked His people to consider the case of the Israel in the sense of the conquered northern kingdom, to remember why they were now slaves. Chapter 2 You've Done Me Wrong Jeremiah says that the word of God came to him and told him to speak to Jerusalem. Jehoiakim was twice leagued with them ( 2 Kings 23:34 2 Kings 23:35 ): when he received the crown from them, and when he revolted from Nebuchadnezzar ( 2 Kings 24:1 2 Kings 24:2 2 Kings 24:7 ). very desolate--rather, "be exceedingly aghast" at the monstrous spectacle. . They thus answered to the motto on their high priest's breastplate, "Holiness to the Lord" ( Deuteronomy 7:6 , Deuteronomy 14:2 Deuteronomy 14:21 ). . The book of Jeremiah is an account of the prophecies given to the prophet Jeremiah by God beginning around 626 B.C. Jeremiah, doubtless, supported the reformation begun by Josiah, in the previous year (the twelfth of his reign), and fully carried out in the eighteenth.