Literature: Book of Jeremiah
"Before you were formed I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart"
This page focuses on the second two books after Isaiah in the five books of the Major Prophets - Jeremiah
- God appoints Jeremiah to warn the people of the fall of Jerusalem if they don't turn away from sin. Unfortunately, things went downhill after their disbelief.Lamentations
- Jeremiah writes a song of mourning and sorrow over the destruction of Jerusalem.Baruch
- A Deutercanonical Spin-Off
attributed to Jeremiah's secretary.
- The Cassandra: Jeremiah. Unfortunately, things went downhill as God destroys Jerusalem.
- The Chosen One: Jeremiah was chosen by God who already knew him before the day he was born.
- God of Evil: Many passages involve God promising to bring "evil" upon the nation as a form of judgment for their sins.
- God of Good: As Jeremiah 31 puts it, God may be angry with His people's sins, but He doesn't take any pleasure in punishing them since He still loves them.
- Heroic BSOD: Jeremiah in "Lamentations".
- I Am A Humanitarian: Lamentations has accounts of women eating their children after the fall of Jerusalem.
- Just a Kid: Jeremiah. God thought otherwise, however.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Advised submission to the Babylonians. For this, he was considered The Quisling.
- Mad Oracle
- Out, Damned Spot!: Versed as God's condemnation of Israel's behavior, in Jeremiah 2:22:
"For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked before Me."
- Pay Evil unto Evil: God implies this in Jeremiah 49:12 (New Living Translation):
"And this is what the LORD says: 'If the innocent must suffer, how much more must you! You will not go unpunished! You must drink this cup of judgment!'"
- Punished for Sympathy: As found in Jeremiah 48:10, God will not take kindly if the Chaldeans don't carry out His vengeance on the land of Moab. ("...cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.")
- Unaccustomed as I Am to Public Speaking...: Jeremiah, at first.
- Was Too Hard on Him: Some scriptures such as Jeremiah 8:21 shows us that God does not take any pleasure in punishing sinners:
"For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me."
- You Can't Go Home Again: Jeremiah fled to Egypt and probably died there.