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Jeremiah 32:1-15

1A.(6) And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

1B.(7) Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee,

1C. saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.

1B’.(8) So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD,

1C’. and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself.

1A’. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.

2A.(9) And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.(10) And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

2B. (11) So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:(12) And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.

2B’.(13) And I charged Baruch before them, saying, (14) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.

2A’.(15) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.

 

Jeremiah 10:1-10*

Note: the centre of this pattern is quoted in Revelation 15:3-4.

A.(1) Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: (2) Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

B.(3) For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

C.(4) They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

D.(5) They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

E.(6) Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee,

F. O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain:

E’. forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

D’.(8) But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

C’.(9) Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz,

B’. the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

A’.(10) But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

 

 

Jeremiah 49:13-22

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A.(13) For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. (14) I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. (15) For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. (16) Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

B.(17) Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. (18) As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.

C.(19) Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

B’.(20) Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.

A’. 21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. (22) Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

Jeremiah 38

I was wondering whether there was a chiasm between Jeremiah being cast into the dungeon, and then him being pulled out of the dungeon, in Jeremiah 38:6-13. Here is a suggestion:

A) Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him int the dungeon of Malchijah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison (v6)
B) And they let down Jeremiah with cords (v6)
C) Now when Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house… (v7)
D) …Heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (v7)
E) Ebed-Melech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake unto the king, saying (v8)
F) He is like to die for hunger in the place where he is (v9)
G) Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon (v10)
f) Before he die (v10)
e) So Ebed-Melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king (v11)
d) And took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah (v11)
c) And Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah… (v12)
b) So they drew up Jeremiah with cords (v13)
a) And Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison (v13)

Jeremiah 51:47-52

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A.(47) Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon:

B. and her whole land shall be confounded,

C. and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

D.(48) Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD.

C.(49) As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. (50) Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

B’.(51) We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’S house.

A’.(52) Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.

Jeremiah 48:15-18

A (15) Moab is spoiled, and GONE UP <05927> out of her cities,

B (15) and his chosen young men are GONE DOWN <03381> to the slaughter,

C (15) saith the King, whose NAME is Yahweh of hosts.

D (16) The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.

C′ (17) All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his NAME, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

B′ (18) Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, COME DOWN <03381> from thy glory,

A′ (18) and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab SHALL COME <05927> upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.

Jeremiah 46:24-26

A (24) The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; SHE SHALL BE DELIVERED INTO THE HAND of the people of the north.

B (25) Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and PHARAOH,

C (25) and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings;

B′ (25) even PHARAOH, and all them that trust in him:

A′ (26) And I WILL DELIVER THEM INTO THE HAND of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith Yahweh.

Jeremiah 44

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1A.(1) The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,

1B.(2) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,

1C.(3) Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. (4) Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

1D.(5) But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness,

1E. to burn no incense unto other gods.

1F.(6) Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.

1G.(7) Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;

1F’.(8) In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands,

1E’. burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

1D’.(9) Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?

1C’.(10) They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.

1B’.(11) Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.

1A’.

i. (12) And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.

ii. (13) For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:

i’.(14) So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.

2A.(15) Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros,

2B.answered Jeremiah, saying, (16) As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

2C.(17) But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

2D’.(18) But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

2C’.(19) And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

2B’.(20) Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying,

2A’.(21) The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind? (22) So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day. (23) Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.

3A.(24) Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt:

3B.(25) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

3A’.(26) Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt;

3B’. Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth. (27) Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.

4A.(28) Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.

4B.(29) And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place,

4A’. that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:

4B’.(30) Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.

Jeremiah 38:6-13

A) Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him int the dungeon of Malchijah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison (v6)

B) And they let down Jeremiah with cords (v6). And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

C) Now when Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house  (v7)

D) Heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (v7); the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

E) Ebed-Melech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake unto the king, saying, (v8)

F) My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast  into the dungeon and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is (v9)

G) Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon (v10)

f) Before he die (v10)

e) So Ebed-Melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, (v11)

d) And took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah (v11)

c) And Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so. (v12)

b) So they drew up Jeremiah with cords and took him out of the dungeon;  (v13)

a) And Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison (v13)

JEREMIAH 34:17-20

A (17) Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms OF THE EARTH.

B (18) And I WILL GIVE the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me,

C (18) when they cut THE CALF in twain,

D (18) and PASSED BETWEEN THE PARTS thereof,

E (19) The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land,

D′ (19) which PASSED BETWEEN THE PARTS

C′ (19) OF THE CALF;

B′ (20) I WILL EVEN GIVE them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life:

A′ (20) and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts OF THE EARTH.