Jeremiah Chapter 46

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Jeremiah 46

1 The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.

Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, saith the Lord.

Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?

Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.

Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.

11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.

12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.

13 The word that the Lord spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.

14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.

15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the Lord did drive them.

16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.

17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.

18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.

19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.

21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.

22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.

23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.

25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:

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 the Lord.

27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

27 thoughts on “Jeremiah Chapter 46

  1. You Choose this day, discipline or destroyed.

    “But do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. For I will bring you home again from distant lands, and your children will return from their exile. Israel will return to a life of peace and quiet, and no one will terrorize them. Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, for I am with you,” says the Lord. “I will completely destroy the nations to which I have exiled you, but I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you, but with justice; I cannot let you go unpunished.” (Jeremiah 46:27, 28 NLT)
    Life is all about choices in life. My hope is to follow Christ wholeheartedly. Because that’s when I know that His hand of protection is upon my life.
    I’m not saying that I’m perfect. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But I also know that through discipline it’s where I learn. Even when it hurts the most, and i question my actions. One thing is TRUE…. IM TRUSTING in HIS WORD, at the end of it all. It what truly STANDS!!!
    His plan and purpose for my life is perfect. I want to walk in it, and obey. When I Obey, then it’s when I’m successful in His Kingdom!!! And it’s all for HIS GLORY!!!!

    It is my season for His Grace and Favor In My Life!!!

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT)

    HE’S BEEN FAITHFUL, thank you JESUS 💜💜🙏

  2. Verse 28 MSG “Yes, dear Jacob my servant, you have nothing to fear. Depend on it, I’m on your side. I’ll finish off all the godless nations among which I’ve scattered you, But I won’t finish you off. I have more work left to do on you. I’ll punish you, but fairly. No, I’m not finished with you yet.” I don’t believe the Lord is finished with us yet POFW, we still have alot of work to do. We have to keep moving forward and not let the chains of fear or unsureness keep us bound. After all, we are not the ones who are going to do IT, God is! God is on our side….thank you Jesus.

  3. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    I am thankful for a God who will keep us and loves us enough to correct us. Correction is not a terrible thing, it there to help is grow. A good father will encourage his children, but will not leave out correcting them. This is why we should thank the Lord for the encouragement and for the correction.

  4. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    Its so easy to say thank you Jesus for your correction when reading this but truth be told when we are placed in a position that He is correcting us its hard to be thankful.

  5. DISOBEDIENCE

    When you disobey it does not only affect you but all those around you. The evidence is that Judah ran back into Egypt, their captivity, disobeying God, showing that they prefer to live in slavery than to live free under the protection of God. That disobedience affected the nation that sheltered them, the nation they ran into, EGYPT (their own will). When you do your own will instead of the will of God, the consequences of your actions will be felt all over your home, work, and life. Most of the time those that disobey say: “I can do what I want, I am only harming myself” WRONG!!!! This is a perfect example that our actions good or evil will affect all those around us. May the Lord show us what His will in our lives are and may we follow His directions and not detour from where He leads us to go. In Jesus Name I pray AMEN.

    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 the Lord.

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    28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    The Lord Loves his people and that’s why he has to correct them. This is the same reason we must correct our children. We correct them now for the sake of the future Generation.

    The United States of America was born in this way. Our founding Fathers left a very corrupt Europe and started a very humble new life. They founded their new government on Biblical principals and a modest lifestyle.

    The modern day nation of Israel was born in like manner. After Hitler tried to destroy the Jews, they were allowed to return back to their native land for the first time in almost 2000 years. Humble beginnings trusting in God.

    But, once again correction is coming… Lets just repent

  7. Vs.28, “Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.”

    Hebrews 12:6, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
    Vs. 7, “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”
    Vs. 8, “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”
    Vs.9, “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?”
    Vs.10, “For they verely for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.”
    Vs. 11, “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righeousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”

    It is no fun to be corrected by the Lord, but he is my Heavenly Father that loves me, so he has to correct me at times. I would much rather be corrected by the Lord, and repent of my sins, than to be cut off forever.”

    Thank You Jesus that you love me.

  8. PREPARE FOR BATTLE

    3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
    4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

    This vivid picture of battle and VICTORY inspire and encourage me to remain on the LORD’s side. Through our OBEDIENCE to GOD and HIS Kingdom, WORD, SPIRIT, PROPHETS we arm ourselves with VICTORY in the LORD’s Great Army. The MSG version clarifies the validity of this great battle of the LORD’s:

    “‘Present arms!
    March to the front!
    Harness the horses!
    Up in the saddles!
    Battle formation! Helmets on,
    spears sharpened, armor in place!’
    But what’s this I see?
    They’re scared out of their wits!
    They break ranks and run for cover.
    Their soldiers panic.
    They run this way and that,
    stampeding blindly.
    It’s total chaos, total confusion, danger everywhere!”
    God’s Decree.

    Our adversaries run hopelessly in the dark, searching and longing for direction and help only to find themselves with no source.

    NOW is the TIME for the Great GOD Called Army of the LORD to RISE and prepare for battle for the PROMISES of GOD and allow HIM to defeat our enemies and intimidate our adversaries for HIS Glory and Great name JESUS.

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  9. 27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

    28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    We find here the benefit of being in the blood line of Abraham, the promise from the Lord to Jacob to not fear, God will deliver and save them even from afar off.

    The same blood line is carried down to us today. If we are living right, doing right, walking right, serving right, the protection of the Lord will be a shield and buckler for us.

  10. Jeremiah 46:28
    Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,
    for I am with you,” says the L ord.
    “I will completely destroy the nations to which I have exiled you,
    but I will not completely destroy you.
    I will discipline you, but with justice;
    I cannot let you go unpunished.”

    Discipline is necessary. Without it we become useless, and frail. We do not keep commitments, and are consumed by frivolous mundane activities of carnal distraction.

    I am thankful that The Lord chastens those he loves. His correction reminds us we are part of his family.

    Refusing correction is like removing ourselves from the family tree, and clinging to another.

  11. This chapter is reassures me that God hears me. Everyday i ask God to hide me and keep me from evil and each day he has done that. I thank God for his mercy n grace, for his blood, for keeping me safe n from any harm and for correcting me. Correction doesnt feel good but what real loving father doesn’t correct his child. Being correted by God lets me know that i am his child and that he loves me more than enough. Oh please kerp correcting me, hiding me, keeping me and loving me. I thank God that his mercy endureth forever and his grace is sufficient.

  12. 10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.

    Do not fear God has our backs. As long as we are under the right authority and doing what is right God is with us. Who are you putting your trust in?

  13. This world will fail us and eventually not be there. But my God is constant and will never fail His children. Who we put our trust is in vital! Leaning on the wrong people will make us fall. Lean on God and be strong! Lean on God and know peace! Lean on God and know true love!
    Thank you Jesus for your love and patience!! I would be nothing without you!

  14. 28 Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, for I am with you,” says the Lord. “I will completely destroy the nations to which I have exiled you, but I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you, but with justice; I cannot let you go unpunished.” (NLT)

    I thank God for his mercy that extends to save us, but even more for His correction that leads us back onto a right path.

  15. God does punish, and what Father doesn’t punish his children. The only one that doesn’t is the one whose not been there nor cares. I’m glad my Heavenly Father has been there and he does care. “Painfully”…..the “CROSS”.

  16. 27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

    The Lord will save you from your time of trouble. He will never leave you or forsake you.

  17. This chapter illustrates certainty. Jeremiah had forewarned them of what was to come. One can be certain there are things that will come to pass, as the word of God and the man of God has also forewarned. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  18. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    “You descendants of Jacob, my servants, do not be afraid; do not be terrified, people of Israel. For I will rescue you and your descendants from the faraway lands where you are captives. The descendants of Jacob will return to their land and enjoy peace. They will be secure and no one will terrify them. -Jeremiah 46:27

    Thank God for his saving grace. If we will turn unto him he will extend his grace.

    From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. -Psalms 61:2

    Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? -Psalms 139:7

    The Lord is always there!

  19. 27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

    28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    This is powerful!

  20. 27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

    28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    Here God is affirming his love and protection for Jacob… He is letting him know that he is with him and not to fear what man can do to him. We also have this promise in God that if we follow him he will protect and keep us because we are his people and He is our God.

  21. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

  22. Filled

    11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.

    It can be tempting to push aside pursuing right living for temporary fixes, but in the end they will only leave us empty again and unfulfilled. Our lives can become a complicated network of “balms” all aimed at filling the void only God can satisfy. The problem is those balms can fit the void and while they don’t satisfy, they do succeed at pushing God out. We can be so full of temporary fixes that there’s no room for God. A quick fix becomes a snare and hindrance in a hurry. We must instead live filled with God:

    Galatians 5:16
    This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

  23. The Mighty Nile

    Jeremiah compares the Egyptian armies to the Nile River during its annual flood. The Nile River flows south to north through Egypt, and the civilization of Egypt lies almost exclusively along the narrow strips of watered land on each side of the river. Every June the rains and snowmelt (who knew it snowed anywhere near here?) of central Africa push waters of the Nile more than 15 feet over its banks. The waters leave behind a layer of rich, fertile silt, excellent soil for growing all the produce of the land. Too large a rise in the rive can destroy homes and carry away, rather than deposit, the feritle soil: too small a rise in the rive can produce a lean agricultural year. The unpredictable flooding has been brought under control in recent years by building dams at strategic points along the river.

    Our sinful thoughts, can become sinful actions. The remnant of Judah has sealed their judgment, and now their actions are going to effect Egpyt. Jonah made a similar decision in running from the call of the Lord, and boarded a boat that soon took a storm ride for the worst. Jonah confessed to the crew about his disobedience to God, and weather of judgment. In order to save the crew, and boat Jonah was thrown overboard. The weather is about to again overflow in judgment, God said famine, and death waited for those who disobeyed, this warning is a promise. Just like the choices of our ancestors, our actions too effect everyone around us, and generations to come. Egypt was already partaking in pagan worship, even though they knew about Israel’s God from back in Moses’ time. They will attempt to make remedies for healing, but their is no use, vs12 says “One warrior will stumble over the another; bout will fall down together.”

  24. 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.

    23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

  25. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

    Who is like the Lord our God that like a loving father always protects, but corrects us for our own good.

  26. The ungodly nations are going to be judged along with Israel too- but Israel will have a fair punishment. Our God is just & fair and thankfully his mercy endures forever. He is not through working on each of us!

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