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Synopsis Home Jeremiah Chapters 4 to 6
Jeremiah
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapters 4 to 6
Chapters 7 to 9
Chapter 10
Chapters 11 and 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapters 19 and 20
Chapters 21 to 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapters 27 and 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapters 31 and 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapters 37 and 38
Chapters 39 to 44
Chapters 49 to 51
Chapter 52

Repentance called for: the certain judgment of God

Chapter 4 resumes the subject of chapters 2, 3, and, applying it at that time to the people, tells them that, if they return, it must be unto the Lord Himself -- that neither forms nor half-measures would be of any use. After verse 4 the prophet announces the certain judgment of God, which should come from the north, and fall upon Jerusalem in destruction.

Universal sin: Jeremiah's position

In chapter 5 the sin and iniquity are shewn to be universal: rich and poor, all are alike. And "Shall not I visit for these things? saith Jehovah." Nevertheless He will not destroy entirely. The source of evil, or, at least, that which maintains it, is pointed out. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means. Chapter 6 continues the testimony, but gives also the position of Jeremiah in the midst of all this evil. In verses 11-26 the judgment is plainly announced. The conduct of the false prophets is again marked. In both these chapters the coming of Nebuchadnezzar in judgment is evidently declared.

Synopsis by John Darby