Book of Jeremiah

Written in Palestine about 685-606 B.C. The prophecy of Jeremiah might be considered the great book on backsliding and the dangers of apostasy. Apart from this only one other book even mentions the word backsliding (Hosea 4:16; Hosea 11:7; Hosea 14:4). Jeremiah uses it thirteen times (Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 3:6-22; Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 8:5; Jeremiah 14:7; Jeremiah 31:22; Jeremiah 49:4). He was the first prophet having continuous open warfare with his people. His theme seems to be that of judgment without mercy for those who become apostates and defy God. His messages repeatedly refer to the immediate Babylonian captivity, the return of Israel after seventy years, another worldwide dispersion, a final regathering of Israel at the end of this age, and the reign of Messiah over Israel forever (Jeremiah 3:14-25; Jeremiah 7:1-7; Jeremiah 16:14-21; Jeremiah 17:21-26; Jeremiah 23:3-8; Jeremiah 30:1-31:40; Jeremiah 32:37-33:26). The book makes clear to Israel the consequences of sin and apostasy; to reveal to them their own future in the plan of God for man; and to emphasize the fact that the destiny of every man is determined by his conformity or lack of conformity to God and His plan.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would come from the lineage of David.

Jeremiah 23:5

Luke 3:23-31

The Messiah would be Lord and King.

Jeremiah 23:6

John 13:13

Herod the King would kill many children trying to destroy the Christ Child (Messiah).

Jeremiah 31:15

Matthew 2:16

The Messiah would be born of a virgin (Mary).

Jeremiah 31:22

Matthew 1:18-20

The Messiah would establish the "New Covenant" with man.

Jeremiah 31:31

Matthew 26:28

The Messiah would come from the lineage of David.

Jeremiah 33:14-15

Luke 3:23-31

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