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NOTE: In the following outline, where chapter numbers are shown in (italics), they are included in the preceding chapter link.

An overview of the book: Introduction to Jeremiah
Book One, ch. 1-20
I. Call of the Prophet during Josiah's reign (ch. 1)
II. Prophecies to Judah & Jerusalem prior to Zedekiah's reign (ch. 2-20)
A. Public Sermons (3 messages, in 2 time periods):
  1. Condemnation of Unfaithful Judah (2:1- 3:5):
    1. They Rejected Jehovah.
    2. They Reared their own gods.
  2. Charge of Backsliding, during Josiah's reign (3:6- 6:13):
    1. A call for Repentance (3:6- 4:4)
    2. A preview of coming Judgment (4:5- 6:13)
  3. Message of warning at the Temple Gate:
         False Religion leads to Destruction (ch.7-10)
B. Discourses from Personal Experience (7 messages):
  1. The Message on the Broken Covenant: (ch.11-12)
         Conspiracies, Questions, Consequences
  2. The Sign of the Linen Girdle: (ch.13)
         Judah's Pride to be Broken by Captivity.
  3. The Drought and Jeremiah's Intercession:
         A Parched Land Bathed in Tears. (ch.14-15)
  4. Jeremiah forbidden to Marry, Mourn or Feast (16:1- 17:18):
    • Inconsolable sorrow soon will overtake Judah, due to wicked hearts far from the Lord.
    • Supernatural healing will oversee hearts, whose only Hope is in the Lord.
  5. Message in the Gate of commerce (17:19-27):
         Remember the Sabbath. (A test of heart inclination.)
  6. Lessons at the Potter's house (ch.18-19):
    1. The Lord remakes a people who yield to Him.
    2. The Lord breaks those who refuse to yield.
  7. Jeremiah's first Persecution (ch.20):
    1. The Lord will break the persecutors.
    2. The Lord molds His servant for His service.
      God's Word burns within His servant's heart.

Book Two, ch. 21-44
III. Prophecies during the reign of Zedekiah (ch.21-29)
  1. Answer to Zedekiah regarding Nebuchadnezzar:
    Captivity is unavoidable, without true repentance.
    1. Illustrated by prior judgments upon the three preceding kings (ch.21-22)
    2. Illuminated by the future Righteous Branch, in contrast to current False Shepherds (ch.23)
    3. Revealed in the Vision of Two Baskets of Figs (ch.24):
      • The Lord discerns between the captives.
      • He will restore the Good... not the Bad.
      • Zedekiah is among the Bad.
  2. Sentence of Judgment upon Judah and the nations (ch.25):
    • Judah, desolated by Babylon, for 70 years.
    • Babylon, punished by God, after 70 years.
    • All nations, fall drunken under God's wrath,
      at the end of the days of wickedness.
  3. Message in the Temple Court (ch.26):
    • Conflict with the People.
  4. Sign of the Yokes (ch.27-28):
    • Conflict with False Prophets in Jerusalem.
  5. Letter to Captives, re: Duration of Exile (ch.29):
    • Conflict with False Prophets already in exile.
IV. Prophecies re: the Future of the 12 Tribes,
   in view of Judah's near captivity
   (Messages delivered during the Siege of Jerusalem.)
  1. Future Restoration is Promised:     (ch.30)
    Preceded by the Time of Jacob's Trouble.
    • But he shall be saved out of it.
  2. The future Restoration is of the LORD: I will put
    My People in their Land, My Law in their Hearts.
    • The New Covenant (ch.31)
  3. The future Restoration is Certain:     (ch.32)
    • illustrated by Jeremiah's Purchase of a Field.
  4. The future Restoration is Secured:     (ch.33)
    • in the Person of David's Righteous Branch.
  5. God's sure Word to Zedekiah (ch.34):
    1. Zedekiah's Captivity Foretold and described
    2. The certainty of God's Word, demonstrated by recent examples of disregarding it.
      • Two broken Covenants. (ch.34)
      • The spoken word of Jonadab honored,
        but Judah dishonors God's Word. (ch.35)
      • The written Word of God, preserved,
        burns Jehoiakim who burned it. (ch.36)
  6. Jeremiah Imprisoned (ch.37-38):
    1. Responds to Zedekiah's request for prayer.
    2. Counsels Zedekiah concerning God's Will.
  7. The Fall of Jerusalem (ch.39):
    • Zedekiah's captivity.
    • Jeremiah's release.
    • A servant's reward.
V. Prophecies to the Remnant after the Destruction of Jerusalem...
  1. While they remained in the Land. (40:1- 43:7)
  2. After they removed to Egypt. (43:8- 44:30)

Appendices, ch. 45-52
VI. Message to Baruch (ch.45)
VII. Messages to the Nations:
  1. To Egypt (ch.46)
  2. To Philistia (ch.47)
  3. To Moab (ch.48)
  4. To Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedor, Hazor, and Elam (ch.49)
  5. To Babylon (ch.50-51)
VIII. The Destruction of Jerusalem, in retrospect,
     and in specific Fulfillment of Prophecy (ch.52):
  1. The fate of Zedekiah
  2. The fate of the City
  3. The fate of the Temple
  4. The fate of certain people
  5. The fate of the exiles
  6. The fate of Jehoiachin

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