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2019 February 9
Jeremiah 13

The Prophet Jeremiah
Held by Some to be the Right Panel of the Aix Annunciation Triptych (1443-1445)
Barthelemy d'Eyck Called the Master of the Aix Annunciation (c. 1420 - after 1470)
Northern Renaissance Style
Influenced by Flemish Painting
Particularly Early Netherlandish Art
and the Italian Renaissance of Naples
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts Jeremiah, who, in the chapter below, acted out the LORD's message in a series of three images. ]


[ 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: In Jeremiah 13, the LORD teaches three symbolic lessons, through Jeremiah, to those who defy him - the lesson of the girdle, the lesson of the wine skin, and the lesson of the flock. In the first lesson, the LORD tells Jeremiah to go and buy a girdle (a belt, loincloth, or sash like the one in the upper left of the picture above); he then wears it for a while; afterward the LORD sends him to the Euphrates to bury it; then the LORD sends him to dig up the now marred and useless girdle (1-7).
     The LORD then tells Jeremiah that he will, in a similar manner, mar the pride of Judah and Jerusalem because they have refused to hear the words of the LORD and have turned to idols; like the girdle, they are good for nothing though they used to cling to the LORD like the girdle clung to Jeremiah; but they lost his offer to make them his people and to have praise and glory (8-11).
     The second lesson is the lesson of the wine jar or wine skin. The LORD tells Jeremiah to tell the people that "every bottle will be filled with wine;" and they say they know this obvious truth (12).
     But the LORD says that all of them - prophet, priest, king, and people - will be drunken with judgment not with wine; and he will dash them one against another (13-14).
     In the third lesson, (the lesson of the flock), the LORD tells them to listen and not be proud lest he cause darkness to come and they stumble on the dark mountains in the shadow of death. But if they don't listen, he will weep in secret places for their pride because his flock is carried away captive (15-17).
     the LORD tells Jeremiah to tell the king and queen to humble themselves because their chief cities,'the crown of their glory,' will fall, and Judah will go into captivity (18-19). He tells them to lift up their eyes and see the army coming form the north and see how their flock has disappeared; what will they say about this punishment - this anguish like a woman in travail? Will they ask why it has come upon them? It comes because of the greatness of their iniquity (20-22).
     He tells them that as the Ethiopian cannot change his skin nor the leopard his spots, so they that are accustomed to do evil cannot change their ways (23).
     Therefore, says the LORD, he will scatter them like stubble before the wind; that is their lot because they have forgotten the LORD and trusted in falsehood; therefore he will make them naked and ashamed because of their spiritual adultery, their lewdness, their whoredom, and their abominations; and when, he asks them, will they ever be made clean? (24-27).

     [ Sermons: Alan Noell. Philip Ryken. 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.

[1] Exodus 28:40; Leviticus 16:4; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 3:3.
[2] Isaiah 20:2.
[3-7] Jeremiah 39:11; Psalm 137:1; Isaiah 64:6.
[8-11] Exodus 28:40; Jeremiah 18:4-6; Ezekiel 44:17; Jeremiah 5:23; Jeremiah 7:25-28; Deuteronomy 26:19; Exodus 19:5-6.
[12] Isaiah 29:9; Psalm 60:3; Isaiah 51:17; Isaiah 30:14; Lamentations 4:2; Jeremiah 19:1; Jeremiah 19:10; Jeremiah 25:15.
[13] Jeremiah 25:15-18, 27; Psalm 75:8.
[14] Jeremiah 19:9-11.
[15] Isaiah 42:23.
[16] Job 3:9; Job 24:15; Proverbs 7:9; Isaiah 59:10; John 11:10; John 12:35.
[17] Jeremiah 22:5; Jeremiah 9:1.
[18] 2 Kings 24:8; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Kings 10:13; 2 Chronicles 15:16; Jeremiah 29:2.
[19] 2 Kings 18:13.
[20] Jeremiah 1:14.
[21] Jeremiah 3:4; Psalm 55:13; Proverbs 2:17; Proverbs 16:28; Isaiah 13:8; Isaiah 21:3; Psalm 48:6.
[22] Isaiah 20:4; Isaiah 47:2; Ezekiel 23:29; Hosea 2:3; Nahum 3:5; Isaiah 20:2-4.
[23] Jeremiah 38:10; Zephaniah 3:10; Psalm 68:31; Psalm 87:4.
[24] Isaiah 40:24; Isaiah 41:2; Jeremiah 4:11; Job 1:19.
[25] Jeremiah 32:18; Psalm 79:12; Proverbs 21:14.
[26] Jeremiah 13:22; Nahum 3:5.
[27] Jeremiah 2:24; Jeremiah 5:8; Revelation 6:10.
     -- 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 13

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)

e). The LORD's Fifth Word: Three Images of Overwhelming Judgmentt (13:1-27)

(1). The Ruined Girdle - The Ruin of Judah (13:1-11)

     1 Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. 2 So I got [this] a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins. 3 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, 4 Take [this] the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock. 5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. 6 And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take [this] the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there. 7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took [this] the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.

     8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem. 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear [this] my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me [this] the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.

(2). The Wineskins - Jerusalem Drunk With Judgment (13:12-17)

     12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them [this] -- this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know [knowing we know] that every bottle shall be filled with wine? 13 Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, fill [this] all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness. 14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.

(3). The Flock - Captivity of the LORD's Flock (13:18-27)

18 Say unto the king and to the queen,
Humble yourselves,
sit down:
for your principalities shall come down,
even the crown of your glory.
19 The cities of the south shall be shut up,
and none shall open them:
Judah shall be carried away captive
all of it,
it shall be wholly carried away captive.

20 Lift up your eyes,
and behold them that come from the north:
where is the flock that was given thee,
thy beautiful flock?
21 What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee [he visits upon you]?
for thou hast taught them to be captains,
and as chief over thee:
shall not sorrows take thee,
as a woman in travail?
22 And if thou say in thine heart,
Wherefore come these things upon me?
For the greatness of thine iniquity
are thy skirts discovered,
and thy heels made bare.
23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin,
or the leopard his spots?
then may ye also do good,
that are accustomed to do evil.
24 Therefore will I scatter them
as the stubble that passeth away
by the wind of the wilderness.
25 This is thy lot,
the portion of thy measures from me,
saith the LORD;
because thou hast forgotten me,
and trusted in falsehood.
26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face,
that thy shame may appear.
27 I have seen thine adulteries,
and thy neighings,
the lewdness of thy whoredom,
and thine abominations
on the hills
in the fields.
Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem!
wilt thou not be made clean?
when shall it once be?

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