J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter we have, I. Jeremiah imprisoned
for foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of
king Zedekiah, ver. 1-5.
II. We have him buying land, by divine appointment, as an assurance
that in due time a happy end should be put to the present troubles,
ver. 6-15. III. We have
his prayer, which he offered up to God upon that occasion,
ver. 16-25. IV. We have
a message which God thereupon entrusted him to deliver to the
people. 1. He must foretel the utter destruction of Judah and
Jerusalem for their sins, ver.
26-35. But, 2. At the same time he must assure them
that, though the destruction was total, it should not be final, but
that at length their posterity should recover the peaceable
possession of their own land, ver.
36-44. The predictions of this chapter, both
threatenings and promises, are much the same with what we have
already met with again and again, but here are some circumstances
that are very particular and remarkable.