Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and shattered their bars. Her king and her princes are exiled among the nations, the law is no more, and even her prophets find no vision from the LORD.
Cross ReferencesNehemiah 1:3
And they told me, "The remnant who survived the exile are there in the province, in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire."
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer any prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.
"The prophets are prophesying lies in My name," the LORD replied. "I did not send them or appoint them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, a worthless divination, the futility and delusion of their own minds.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
The warriors of Babylon have stopped fighting; they sit in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women. Babylon's homes have been set ablaze, the bars of her gates are broken.
Disaster upon disaster will come, and rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction from the priests and counsel from the ancients will perish.
For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or idol.
A sword will whirl through their cities; it will destroy the bars of their gates and consume them in their own plans.
I will break down the gates of Damascus and cut off the ruler of the Valley of Aven and him who wields the scepter from Beth-eden. The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir," says the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem
20. He complains thereof to God
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Jeremiah 39:2, 8
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2 Kings 24:12-15
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Jeremiah 52:8, 9
2 Chronicles 15:3
Amos 8:11, 12
Micah 3:6, 7
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