Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Where have you not lain with men? This completes the exile of both kingdoms, the Northern Kingdom in 722 B.C. Jeremiah 3:17-18. False gods are always abusive.” (Ryken) (Deuteronomy 28:30, Isaiah 13:16, where the word is translated ravished). Only acknowledge your iniquity, “This is followed by the recitation of an ideal confession for the sinning people. ‘Alas,’ says one, ‘I do not know whether I am a backslider, or whether I have been a hypocrite up till now!’ Do not argue that question at all. Jeremiah Chapter 3 Lessons from the text. But you have played the harlot with many lovers; Poetical Books The Gospels “The man” refers to all Israel, … "But I said: i. The promise to those that return is, God will heal their backslidings, by his pardoning mercy, his quieting peace, and his renewing grace. Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.. Ver. 'I will not cause My anger to fall on you. The Whole Bible They come devoting themselves to God. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. “The precise reasons for this ancient law may have been various, among them being an attempt to preserve the second marriage.” (Thompson). The idea was that they sought out these idols and offered themselves to them. Pentateuch John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible God saw their sin for what it was, and noted that it polluted the land. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. The actual glory of God in the presence of his people will be sufficient, and therefore the typical glory will not be missed.” (Feinberg). The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: "Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? And from the multitude of mountains; her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also, Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense, Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah, I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion, I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding, When you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days…they will say no more, “The ark of the covenant of the Lord”, It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts, The house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, And they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given, How can I put you among the children and give you a pleasant land, You shall call Me, “my Father,” and not turn away from Me, Weeping and supplications of the children of Israel, Return, you backsliding children…Indeed, we do come to You, Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel, For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth – their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters, We lie down in our shame, and our reproach covers us, We have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers…and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 6-7 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Quiet Heart Means Confidence in God (Elisabeth Elliot), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Genesis 4-5 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). It is a difficult enquiry, and of small practical value." Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. d. I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding: After the blessing of restoration and repatriation, God promised the blessing of good and godly spiritual leadership, giving an instructive description of what leaders among God’s people should be. Continuing that thought, he poetically expressed the idea that he didn’t have enough tears or time to adequately express his … Their flocks and their herds, True penitents learn to call sin death and ruin, and to charge upon it all they suffer. “Oh! May he return to her again?' b. God asked His people to look up to the heights – that is, the high places where altars to pagan gods were often built. ( CC) like a ravenous lion. The Old Testament Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! By sin we bring ourselves into trouble. Therefore the showers have been withheld, c. Her treacherous sister Judah saw it: The southern kingdom of Judah should have learned from Israel’s idolatry, refusal to repent, and fall. c. You have polluted the land with your harlotries and your wickedness: Israel considered their idolatry and sacrifice to pagan gods to be of little consequence. (Jer 3:23-25) The lasting shame of idolatry expressed in a statement of true repentance. a. Many of them probably told themselves that they were not forsaking the Lord, only adding the worship of these other gods. “This verse alludes to the worship of Baal and Asherah, which included sex with temple prostitutes at hilltop shrines.” (Ryken). I am constantly asked to decide for people whether they ever were true Christians, or were in error about their condition. c. We lie down in our shame, and our reproach covers us: This shame was constant and could not be done away with until the children of Israel genuinely repented and returned to the Lord. Prophets shall not that land be greatly polluted? 4. It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it: Jeremiah looked forward to the day when the reality of God’s presence among men surpassed the symbol of it represented by the ark of the covenant. Major Prophets Such deep repentance was necessary because they had perverted their way and forgotten the Lord their God. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. And yet ( v. 3 ), "Thou hadst a whore’s forehead, a brazen face of thy own. They were terribly wrong; their pursuit out of God’s will left them less satisfied than before. The Old Testament Would not that land be greatly polluted? Whatever repentance they did offer was not from the whole heart, but only in pretense. Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the prison, saying, “Thus says the LORD who made it, the LORD who formed it to establish it (the LORDis His name): ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” a. We and our fathers, a. In those days: In the previous lines (Jeremiah 3:16-17) God promised many of the features that would later be developed in the promise of the new covenant. By the road you have sat for them: Here God used the picture of a common street prostitute to illustrate the spiritual adultery of Israel. ( CB) Your sword has devoured your prophets. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. The New Testament And I will give you pastors according to my heart.] “If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her … The heavens are dark, the mountains are quaking, the birds are gone, and God has laid all the cities to ruin. (1-5) Judah more guilty than Israel. Is the salvation of Israel. i. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. Sin is turning aside to crooked ways. By the road … -------------------- “Scholars are clearly divided on the issue, and the reason is understandable. How can I put you among the children and give you a pleasant land: Rhetorically, God asked how backsliding Israel and treacherous Judah could receive such a blessing as the restoration to the land. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The lineage of Jeremiah as a son of one priests among many in the village of Anathoth, of the land and tribe of Benjamin. The times of ceremonial emphasis will pass away. a. Whatever thou hast said or done hitherto, wilt thou not from this time apply to me? In order to have written the account found in chapter 52, Jeremiah would have been in … Weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: Jeremiah prophetically saw Israel in true repentance, crying out to God from their desolation. ©2014 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Minor Prophets i. My Father: “The term ‘father’ was sometimes used by a young wife of her husband.” (Feinberg). b. Kings of Judah and during delivery time of the word of God through Jeremiah: Josiah, the son of Amon; and Jeremiah … For You are the Lord our God.". You have had a harlot's forehead; Jeremiah Chapter 3 + Text Size — 1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? You refuse to be ashamed. These pleas: “Return, O backsliding children” and “For I am married to you” have great depth of feeling. The son of a priest from the small town of Anathoth in Judah, the General Epistles (Jer 3:21-22) The weeping of a repentant Israel. Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, Her skirts stained with blood Chapter#3: Judah Worse Than Israel. At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: Even to that very city that had become like a harlot, and was full of abominations. Then the Lord said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. He too is afflicted, as his homeland has been pillaged. For I am merciful,' says the Lord; “In his days there had been great reform outwardly. ii. Prophets generations like those of today. ii. Neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 'I will not remain angry forever. Johannine Writings Repenting sinners may encourage themselves that God will not keep his anger to the end. 'How can I put you among the children -------------------- -------------------- 1. God no doubt used these words from Jeremiah as part of this work. The Gospels d. We have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers…and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God: This is the appropriate expression of broken repentance that should mark God’s backsliding children. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a i. “Here is the consciousness of sin in its essential character, and that produces godly sorrow. From our youth even to this day, Weeping and supplications of the children of Israel. All Rights Reserved. By the road you have sat for them Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. b. "And I said: Like an Arabian in the wilderness: “Jeremiah likened the national preoccupation with licentiousness to an Arab freebooter waiting in concealment to plunder a passing caravan, or to a wayside prostitute soliciting clients.” (Harrison) Sin wasn’t searching for them; they searched for it. i. And not turn away from Me.' They will come to him as the Guide of their youth: youth needs a guide. ii. Since in the rest of the chapter God repeatedly does invite Israel to return to Him, and the thought of this return is presented in a good sense, it is best to take it as rendered in the NKJV: as a plea from God to His people for them to return to Him. '” (Maclaren). Minor Prophets (12-20) The children of Israel express their sorrow and repentance. Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. Pauline Epistles b. -------------------- a. With your harlotries and your wickedness.”. The New Testament Now pardon is proclaimed, wilt thou not take the benefit? Jeremiah fortified for his commission Chapter#2: Israel’s Apostasy. Instead the promise seems to be of restored relationship with Yahweh, their covenant God. i. God connected disobedience to this law regarding remarriage to a defilement of the land, making it greatly polluted. Minor Prophets Johannine Writings i. b. On the desolate heights: “Where they were wont to worship idols, now they weep for their sins, and pray for pardon.” (Trapp), ii. And you have polluted the land (1:1-3) a. The vision of the almond tree. During the 13th year of the reign of King Josiah of Judah, the Lord selected him to act as His prophet and he served in that role for many years. a. Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah: This is a startling statement, considering how deeply the northern kingdom of Israel gave themselves to idols. Without here calling it the new covenant, Jeremiah speaks of some of the benefits of the new covenant as will be later developed in Jeremiah 31:31-33. "They say, 'If a man divorces his wife, 2. You have a harlot’s forehead; you refuse to be ashamed: God observed the lack of shame among Israel for their idol worship. (6-11) But pardon is promised. See God's readiness to pardon sin, and the blessings reserved for gospel times. ii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point By sin we bring ourselves into trouble. Jeremiah 3 1 “If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? A happy state of the church is foretold. For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth – their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters: Upon those altars to pagan gods upon the hills, generations of Israelis sacrificed their flocks and herds and even their sons and daughters (figuratively and sometimes literally). Pentateuch For I am married to you: Significantly, God said that He gave Israel a certificate of divorce (Jeremiah 3:8). Yet we see the modern world repeating the same mistakes and sins as previous fallen empires and cultures. These sense seems to be, “Judah has not repented honestly, only in pretense. Will He keep it to the end?' i. In receiving penitents, he is God, and not man. If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. But you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return to Me, You have polluted the land with your harlotries and your wickedness, Therefore the showers have been withheld and there has been no latter rain, You have a harlot’s forehead; you refuse to be ashamed, Behold, you have spoken and done evil things, as you were able. (21-25). You shall call Me, “my Father,” and not turn away from Me: Answering His own question, God pointed to an inner transformation that would take place among His people, despite their past treachery. And becomes another man's, Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. God will gather them to the land again. They had grown very impudent in sin. Johannine Writings The sense behind it was that it made the ideas of both marriage and divorce seem of little consequence, as if one might say: “I can divorce her, and remarry her later if I want to.” God wanted to speak that thinking and say, “No you can’t treat divorce and remarriage so casually. They will hope to find in him the tender compassions of a Father towards a returning prodigal. And our reproach covers us. d. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts: Jeremiah looked forward to the day when the nations would be genuinely transformed as they recognized the Lord and His work from Jerusalem. "Lift up your eyes to the desolate heights and see: Prophets “He says, ‘Return, ye backsliding children.’ I notice that he does not say, ‘Return, ye penitent children.’ He pictures you in your worst colors, yet he says, ‘Return, ye backsliding children.’ I notice also that he does not say, ‘Heal your wounds first, and then come back to me;’ but he says, ‘Return, ye backsliding children,’ with all your backslidings unhealed, – ‘and I will heal your backslidings. Some (as the NKJV and NLT) translate it as an invitation from God to Israel. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. And have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.". The words of Jeremiah 3:21-22 show several things about backsliding. b. 30 “In vain I punished your people; they did not respond to correction. Would not the land be greatly polluted? A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. The Old Testament The prophet's expression of the anguish of the remnant. They come disclaiming all expectations of relief and succour from any but the Lord. 2 The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, 3 and through the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, when the … And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense," says the Lord. 4. (Jer 3:11-13) God tells Jeremiah to invite Israel to return and find mercy. (Jer 3:3-5) The penalty of their sin and how they should have repented. The distinction between mere remorse and repentance is here already, in the ‘weeping and supplication. The Old Testament And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. i. It’s easy for us to think Judah was crazy and ask how they could have missed such obvious lessons. Here there is no promise that God would restore the northern kingdom to its land and realm. Luke-Acts The promise to those that return is, God will heal their backslidings, by his pardoning mercy, his quieting peace, and his renewing grace. And she goes from him Their conscience was dead to its proper workings. Cookie Notice: Minor Prophets It was all a shame that devoured. And give you a pleasant land, beautiful heritage of the hosts of nations?' Wisdom Literature -------------------- On a human level it is difficult and perhaps dangerous to judge the repentance of another person. 3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible This law of Deuteronomy 24:1-4 sounds strange to our modern age where it is not completely uncommon for a wife to return to her first husband after a second or third husband. The Gospels “The ‘shameful’ thing (v. 24, the article is emphatic in the Hebrew) is Baal, the god of shame. They are directed how to return. Sin Is a Confusion The final verse of this chapter says that the northern kingdom admits that they are covered by confusion. So have you dealt treacherously with Me, 3. This inner transformation is another feature of the new covenant. Wisdom Literature GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point This had special irony, because many of the pagan gods they went after were associated with weather, rain, and fertility (such as Baal and Ashtoreth). All God's mercies, in every age, suggest encouragement; and what can be so desirable for the young, as to have the Lord for their Father, and the Guide of their youth? Historical Books b. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. My Father: “The term ‘father’ was sometimes used by a young wife of her husband.” (Fienberg). They not only polluted themselves, but their land, with their whoredoms and with their wickedness ( v. 2 ); for it was universal and unpunished, and so became a national sin. Historical Books We lie down in our shame, Jeremiah 1-3 New International Version (NIV) 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. A voice was heard on the desolate heights, As Jeremiah had declared in 37:17, King Zedekiah was captured and his son murdered in his presence, he was blinded, bound and dragged off to Babylon in captivity. Pauline Epistles Will He remain angry forever? a. ii. So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. To alien deities under every green tree, Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Exhortations to repentance. These promises are fully to come to pass in the bringing back the Jews in after-ages. The New Testament -------------------- For we have sinned against the Lord our God, Return, O backsliding children: Here God speaks to both “sisters” (Jeremiah 3:7) Israel and Judah and invites them to return to Him. And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. But she did not return. Perhaps Israel will honestly repent if I invite them.”, iv. " And have scattered your charms “True confession, unfortunately, is a harrowing and humiliating experience, and thus seldom encountered, whether in individuals or nations.” (Harrison), iii. c. And they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given: The promise of return to the land is again promised to both Judah and Israel. These words were proclaimed toward the north; to Israel, the ten tribes, captive in Assyria. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Deuteronomy 24:4 says, her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the Lord, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance. That you have transgressed against the Lord your God, GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. b. (Jer 3:6-10) God speaks to Jeremiah about backsliding Israel, treacherous Judah. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. “The ark will not be restored because it will no longer be necessary as a symbol of God’s presence. If we confess our sins, the Lord is faithful and just to forgive them. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.". 31 “You of this generation, consider the word of the Lord: “Have I been a desert to Israel. Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, "In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.". He is the Lord, and he only can save. Nevertheless, repentance only in pretense is a real phenomenon, and God knows when repentance is insincere and only for show. c. Will you not from this time cry to Me: God told Israel what they should do. While he was still shut up in the court of the prison: As in Jeremiah 32, this word came to Jeremiah during the terrible final siege of the Babylonians against Jerusalem in the last years of King Z… The verb ‘return’ (sob) in the last line of v. 1 is an infinitive that may allow for more than one rendering.” (Feinberg). i. Behold, you have spoken and done evil things, It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore. Wisdom Literature (Jer 3:16-17) Return and know the presence of the Lord. Chapter 3. In a vision, he looks around and sees that the world is totally desolate and empty. He can teach all to call him Father; but without thorough change of heart and life, no man can be a child of God, and we have no security for not departing from Him. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands … As you were able.". “He that repenteth with a contradiction, saith Tertullian, God will pardon him with a contradiction. Israel like a foreign vine. God will graciously receive those that return to him; and by his grace, he takes them out from among the rest. If a man divorces his wife…may he return to her again? Israel abandons Jehovah for other gods. Instead, her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. Jeremiah appointed as a prophet. "Return, you backsliding children, In the days of Josiah the king: Josiah was one of the better kings of Judah, and in his reign there was an aggressive campaign to purify Israel of idolatry and to return to the Lord. They come justifying God in their troubles, and judging themselves for their sins. i. They key to their return was this: Only acknowledge your iniquity. (Spurgeon), "Return, O backsliding children," says the Lord; "for I am married to you. A summary of Jeremiah 3 from @biblesummary. Their sons and their daughters. c. At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered to it: Jeremiah looked forward to the day when Israel would be the leading nation of the earth, with the Lord Himself enthroned in Jerusalem and the nations coming to give Him honor. 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