Can the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies alone send showers? Is this not by You, O LORD our God? So we put our hope in You, for You have done all these things.
Cross ReferencesActs 14:15
"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
1 Kings 8:36
may You hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk. May You send rain on the land that You gave Your people as an inheritance.
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was among the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, I stand before Him, and in these years there will be neither dew nor rain except at my word!"
Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?
See, they are all a delusion; their works amount to nothing; their images are as empty as the wind.
They have lied about the LORD and said, "He will not do anything; harm will not come to us; we will not see sword or famine.
They have not said in their hearts, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives the rains, both autumn and spring, in season, who keeps for us the appointed weeks of harvest.'
For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut down a tree from the forest; it is shaped with a chisel by the hands of a craftsman.
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. In the time of their punishment, they will perish.
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
She will pursue her lovers but not catch them; she will seek them but not find them. Then she will say, 'I will return to my first husband, for then I was better off than now.'
Chapter Outline1. The grievous famine,
7. causes Jeremiah to pray.
10. The Lord will not be entreated for the people.
13. false prophets are no excuse for them.
17. Jeremiah is moved to complain for them.
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1 Kings 17:1
1 Kings 18:1
Psalm 74:1, 2
Zechariah 10:1, 2
1 Kings 8:36
1 Kings 17:14
1 Kings 18:39-45
Psalm 25:3, 21
Isaiah 30:18, 23
Lamentations 3:25, 26
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