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Synopsis Home Jeremiah Chapters 7 to 9
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

The temple a witness against iniquity; the prophet's grief; God's righteous judgments

Chapter 7 begins a new prophecy, contemplating especially the temple, which, instead of being a protection (as the people, without conscience, would have it), was become a further demonstration of their iniquity. They were to remember Shiloh; for the house of God should likewise be overthrown. Judah should be cast off, as Ephraim had been, and God would hear no intercession for His people. He required obedience and not sacrifice, and if the people came into His house while they were practising idolatry, they did but defile it. But Israel had less understanding than the birds of the heaven, which at least knew their appointed times, while Israel knew not the judgment of Jehovah (chap. 8). From verse 18 to verse 2 of chapter 9 the prophet lays open the depth of his grief. From verse 3 of chapter 9 he proclaims judgment -- a judgment which shall also visit the nations around. And in view of these judgments he exhorts every man not to glory in man, but in the knowledge of Jehovah (v. 23, 24).

Synopsis by John Darby