For death has climbed in through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the town squares.
Cross References2 Chronicles 36:17
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who put their choice young men to the sword in the sanctuary, sparing neither young men nor young women, neither elderly nor infirm. God gave them all into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
Even the youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall.
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the young men gathered together. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old and the very old.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "I will lay stumbling blocks before this people; fathers and sons alike will be staggered; friends and neighbors will perish."
I will scatter them with a winnowing fork at the gates of the land. I will bereave and destroy My people who have not turned from their ways.
Therefore, hand their children over to famine, pour out the power of the sword upon them. Let their wives become childless and widowed, their husbands be slain by disease, and their young men struck down by the sword in battle.
So now, this is what the LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Why are you doing such great harm to yourselves? You are cutting off from Judah man and woman, child and infant, leaving yourselves without a remnant,
Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will perish in that day," declares the LORD.
And as I listened, He said to the others, "Follow him through the city and start killing; do not show pity or spare anyone!
Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children, but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.
They storm the city; they run along the wall; they climb into houses, entering through windows like thieves.
And if there are ten men left in one house, they too will die.
And when the relative who is to burn the bodies picks them up to remove them from the house, he will call to one inside of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" "None," that person will answer. "Silence," the relative will reply, "for the name of the LORD must not be invoked."
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the people for their manifold sins;
9. and for their judgment.
12. Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity.
17. He exhorts to mourn for their destruction;
23. and to trust not in themselves, but in God.
25. He threatens both Jews and Gentiles.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Chronicles 36:17
Ezekiel 9:5, 6
Ezekiel 21:14, 15
Amos 6:10, 11
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