J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter, as before, we have, I. A prophecy
of the invading of the land of Judah and the besieging of Jerusalem
by the Chaldean army (ver.
1-6), with the spoils they should make of the country
(ver. 9) and the terror
which all should be seized with on that occasion, ver. 22-26. II. An account of
those sins of Judah and Jerusalem which provoked God to bring this
desolating judgment upon them. Their oppression (ver. 7), their contempt of the word of God
(ver. 10-12), their
worldliness (ver. 13), the
treachery of their prophets (ver.
14), their impudence in sin (ver. 15), their obstinacy against reproofs
(ver. 18, 19), which
made their sacrifices unacceptable to him (ver. 20), and for which he gave them up to
ruin (ver. 21), but tried
them first (ver. 27) and
then rejected them as irreclaimable, ver. 28-30. III. Good counsel given them
in the midst of all this, but in vain, ver. 8, 16, 17.