During Jeremiah's lifetime, Judah fell and was carried into captivity under Nebuchadnezzar. The Babylonian monarch besieged and took Jerusalem. Jeremiah was first allowed to stay with the remnant in the land, but he was later taken with them to Egypt. We may presume that he died there.
Jeremiah is called the ''weeping prophet,'' but he is also a prophet of hope. The key words of his prophecy are ''go and cry...'' (2:2).
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
Arise, and go down to the potter's house,
and there I will cause thee to hear My words.
Then I went down to the potter's house,
and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter;
so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the earth.
In His days, Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt,
But, The Lord liveth, who brought up and led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries to which I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land. (Jer 23:5-8)
Their Redeemer is strong, the Lord of hosts is His name; He shall thoroughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. (Jer 50:34)