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2019 February 1
Jeremiah 5

Calumny of Apelles (detail) - (1494-1495)
Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445 - 1510)
Renaissance Style, Florentine School
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting illustrates the sin of calumny (slander). This was what Israel did against God. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: A central problem in Jeremiah 5 is the sin of calumny against God (as seen particularly in verses 2, 12-14, 24, 27, 31, and elsewhere by implication). As the chapter begins, the LORD gives a command to run through the streets of Jerusalem in Judah and look for a man who is just and true (compare Genesis 18:24-26), saying he will pardon Jerusalem if such a man can be found (1).
     But the report comes back that they swear falsely about their devotion to God; they have not received his correction; they are poor (or wretched); they are foolish; and even the great men have broken away from God (2-5).
     Therefore, lions, and wolves, and leopards will tear them to pieces (6).
     They forsook God and committed adultery; therefore God will be avenged upon them (7-9).
     So the LORD calls for destroyers to remove their battlements from their walls, but not to make a full end of them, for they have been treacherous against the LORD, all the while believing the thoughts of their own hearts and the words of their prophets that no judgment would come upon them (10-13).
     Therefore, says the LORD, his words will devour them like fire devours wood; and an ancient nation will rise against them and bring slaughter and famine to them (14-17).
     Nevertheless, the LORD will not completely destroy them; but as they have served foreign gods, so they will serve foreign people in a foreign land (18-19).
     So the LORD calls them to fear his great power which holds the sea in place so that it does not overrun the land; but he speaks to a people with a revolting and rebellious heart who do not acknowledge that he sends the rain and the harvest; instead, their sins have withheld these things from them (20-25).
     They ensnare others; their houses are full of deceit and unjust gain; they are fat and shiny; they do not judge the wicked; and they ignore the cause of the fatherless and the needy; so God will visit them with judgment for such things (26-29).
     Yet, still, says the LORD, the prophets prophesy falsely; the priests rule in accord with the prophets; and God's people love to have it so; but what will they do when the consequences of all of this comes upon them? (30-31).

     [ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. Philip Ryken 1. Philip Ryken 2. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 5: Jeremiah 1. Jeremiah 2. Jeremiah 3. Jeremiah 4. Jeremiah 5. Jeremiah 6. ]
[1] Genesis 18:25; Genesis 18:32.
[2] Matthew 23:16.
[3] Jeremiah 32:19.
[4] Matthew 9:36; Luke 12:48.
[5] Micah 3:1.
[6] Habakkuk 1:8; Zephaniah 3:3; Hosea 13:7.
[7] Deuteronomy 32:15; Hosea 13:6.
[8] Ezekiel 23:20; Jeremiah 2:24.
[9] Jeremiah 9:9.
[10] Isaiah 18:5; Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:8-16.
[11] Jeremiah 3:6-11, 20.
[12] Psalm 14:1.
[13] Jeremiah 14:13-15.
[14] Jeremiah 2:19.
[15] Micah 6:2; Amos 5:24; Psalm 74:15; Isaiah 28:11; Deuteronomy 28:49.
[16] Isaiah 5:28.
[17] Ezekiel 26:9.
[18] Jeremiah 4:27.
[19] Jeremiah 1:16.
[20] Jeremiah 4:5; Jeremiah 4:16.
[21] Isaiah 6:10.
[22] Job 38:8-11.
[23] Deuteronomy 21:18-21.
[24] Genesis 8:22; Psalm 148:8; Acts 14:17; Deuteronomy 11:14; James 5:7; Proverbs 16:15.
[25] Jeremiah 2:17-19.
[26] Hosea 13:7.
[27] Jeremiah 4:22.
[28] Deuteronomy 32:15.
[29] Jeremiah 9:9.
[30] Jeremiah 2:12; Jeremiah 23:14.
[31] Jeremiah 20:6; Jeremiah 29:9; Romans 1:32.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. JEREMIAH: Jeremiah Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Jeremiah Detailed Outline

Jeremiah 5

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1. Prophecies for Judah + Jerusalem's Fall & the Aftermath

(1:1 - 45:5 ) - 627 - 560 B.C., Israel

B. Prophecies and Events in Judah and Jerusalem (2-45)

1). Until the Fall of Jerusalem (2-39)

b). The LORD's Second Word (Continued): Repent Before the Coming Judgment (3:6 - 6:30)

1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
and see now,
and know,
and seek in the broad places thereof,
if ye can find a man,
if there be any that executeth judgment,
that seeketh the truth;
and I will pardon it.
2 And though they say,
The LORD liveth;
surely they swear falsely.
are not thine eyes upon the truth?
thou hast stricken them,
but they have not grieved;
thou hast consumed them,
but they have refused to receive correction:
they have made their faces harder than a rock;
they have refused to return.

4 Therefore I said,
Surely these are poor;
they are foolish:
for they know not the way of the LORD,
nor the judgment of their God.
5 I will get me unto the great men,
and will speak unto them;
for they have known the way of the LORD,
and the judgment of their God:
but these have altogether broken the yoke,
and burst the bonds.

6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them,
and a wolf of the evenings [desert] shall spoil them,
a leopard shall watch over their cities:
every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces:
because their transgressions are many,
and their backslidings are increased.

7 How shall I pardon thee for this?
thy children have forsaken me,
and sworn by them that are no gods:
when I had fed them to the full,
[this] -- they then committed adultery,
and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
8 They were as fed horses in the morning:
every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.
9 Shall I not visit for these things?
saith the LORD:
and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

10 Go ye up upon her walls,
and destroy;
but make not a full end:
take away her battlements;
for they are not the LORD'S.
11 For the house of Israel
and the house of Judah
have dealt very treacherously [being treacherous they are treacherous] against me,
saith the LORD.
12 They have belied the LORD,
and said,
It is not he;
neither shall evil come upon us;
neither shall we see
nor famine:
13 And the prophets shall become wind,
and the word is not [nothing] in them:
thus shall it be done unto them.

14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts,
Because ye speak [this] -- this word,
I will make my words in thy mouth fire,
and this people wood,
and it shall devour them.
15 Lo,
I will bring a nation upon you from far,
O house of Israel,
saith the LORD:
it is a mighty nation,
it is an ancient [from perpetuity] nation,
a nation whose language thou knowest not,
neither understandest what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre,
they are all mighty men.
17 And they shall eat up
thine harvest,
and thy bread,
which thy sons and thy daughters should eat:
they shall eat up
thy flocks
and thine herds:
they shall eat up
thy vines
and thy fig trees:
they shall impoverish thy fenced cities,
wherein thou trustedst,
with the sword.

     18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you. 19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God [this] -- all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob,
and publish it in Judah,
21 Hear now this,
O foolish people,
and without [and with nothing of] understanding;
which have eyes,
and see not;
which have ears,
and hear not:
22 Fear ye not me?
saith the LORD:
will ye not tremble at my presence,
which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea
by a perpetual decree,
that it cannot pass it:
and though the waves thereof toss themselves,
yet can they not prevail;
though they roar,
yet can they not pass over it?
23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart;
they are revolted and gone.
24 Neither say they in their heart,
Let us now fear [this] the LORD our God,
that giveth rain,
both the former and the latter,
in his season:
he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
25 Your iniquities have turned away these things,
and your sins have withholden good things from you.
26 For among my people are found wicked men:
they lay wait,
as he that setteth snares;
they set a trap,
they catch men.
27 As a cage is full of birds,
so are their houses full of deceit:
therefore they are become great,
and waxen rich.
28 They are waxen fat,
they shine:
they overpass the deeds of the wicked:
they judge not the cause,
the cause of the fatherless,
yet they prosper;
and the right of the needy do they not judge.
29 Shall I not visit for these things?
saith the LORD:
shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

30 A wonderful and horrible thing
is committed in the land;
31 The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests bear rule by their means;
and my people love to have it so:
and what will ye do in the end thereof?

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