J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter we have, I. The prophet's humble
complaint to God of the success that wicked people had in their
wicked practices (ver. 1,
2) and his appeal to God concerning his own integrity
(ver. 3), with a prayer
that God would, for the sake of the public, bring the wickedness of
the wicked to an end, ver. 3,
4. II. God's rebuke to the prophet for his uneasiness at
his present troubles, bidding him prepare for greater, ver. 5, 6. III. A sad lamentation
of the present deplorable state of the Israel of God, ver. 7-13. IV. An intimation of
mercy to God's people, in a denunciation of wrath against their
neighbours that helped forward their affliction, that they should
be plucked out; but with a promise that if they would at last join
themselves with the people of God they should come in sharers with
them in their privileges, ver.