Yahweh tells Jeremiah that Jerusalem will be rebuilt and that David’s descendants will once again be kings of all Israel.
Yahweh’s covenant with David is everlasting: “If you could break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night should not come at their proper time, only then could my covenant with my servant David be broken.” (v. 20-21)
III. Select Verses
2-3: Thus said the LORD who is planning it, The LORD who is shaping it to bring it about, Whose name is LORD: Call to Me, and I will answer you, And I will tell you wondrous things, Secrets you have not known.
8: And I will purge them of all the sins which they committed against Me, and I will pardon all the sins which they committed against Me, by which they rebelled against Me.
16: In those days Judah shall be delivered and Israel shall dwell secure. And this is what she shall be called: “The LORD is our Vindicator.”
20-22: Thus said the LORD: If you could break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night should not come at their proper time, only then could My covenant with My servant David be broken — so that he would not have a descendant reigning upon his throne — or with My ministrants, the levitical priests. Like the host of heaven which cannot be counted, and the sand of the sea which cannot be measured, so will I multiply the offspring of My servant David, and of the Levites who minister to Me.
1-3. General introduction 1. Jeremiah in prison 2. Appellation: Yahweh the one who brings things about 3. Yahweh will respond to a request 4-11. Oracles about Jerusalem and the monarchy 4-5. Introduction about Jerusalem, which is full of dead fighters 6-7. Jerusalem will be rebuilt 8. Sins will be forgiven 9. The nations will be in awe of Jerusalem 10-11. Future joy in Jerusalem 12-13. Grazing land will be restored 14-17. The house of David will be restored upon all Israel 18. The line of Levitic Priests will never end 19-22. Oracle about David’s progeny 19. Introduction 20-21. The covenant of David cannot be broken, as day cannot become night 22. David and the Levites will be as the sand and the stars 23-28. Oracle about David’s line 23. Introduction 24. People look down on Yahweh’s nation 25-26. David will be restored for all time
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