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Jeremiah Chapter 5 Summary

Welcome to, your online Bible Study supplement source. Today we have a chapter summary on Jeremiah chapter 5. Before we get to the summary, let’s review the chapter below.

1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executes judgment, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.

2 And though they say, The Almighty liveth; surely they swear falsely.

3 O Almighty, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Almighty, nor the judgment of their Creator.

5 I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the Almighty, and the judgment of their Creator: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.

8 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife.

9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Almighty: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the Almighty’s.

11 For the house of Ephraim and the house of Juda have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the Almighty.

12 They have belied the Almighty, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:

13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

14 Wherefore thus saith the Almighty Creator of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Akobe, saith the Almighty: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.

17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trusted, with the sword.

18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the Almighty, I will not make a full end with you.

19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Almighty our Creator all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

20 Declare this in the house of Ephraim, and publish it in Juda, saying,

21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

22 Fear ye not me? saith the Almighty: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Almighty our Creator, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; the right of the needy do they not judge.

29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Almighty: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;

31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Jeremiah Chapter 5 Summary

Jeremiah chapter 5 opens with a call for an investigation in the streets of Jerusalem. They had to find anyone who executes justice and seeks the truth. The Almighty expresses His willingness to pardon the city if such a person is found. However, it becomes evident that the people’s oaths are false, and they have turned away from the truth.

The Almighty has chastised them, but they remain unrepentant, with hardened hearts. They lack knowledge of His ways and have broken away from His guidance. As a consequence of their transgressions and increasing backsliding, the city is threatened with violence and destruction by wild animals. This symbolizes the impending judgment due to their sins.

Jeremiah chapter 5 continues with the Almighty’s lament over the unfaithfulness of the people of Jerusalem. Despite having been provided with abundance, they turned to idolatry and indulged in adultery and wickedness. The Almighty questions whether He can pardon such actions. Also, He declares His intention to take vengeance on this sinful nation.

The people have falsely claimed that no evil will befall them.

They disregarded the warnings of the prophets who have become empty wind. In response, the Almighty announces His judgment. He describes a mighty and foreign nation that will invade. The nation will destroy their harvest, livestock, and fortified cities. This will leave them impoverished and vulnerable to the sword.

In the final section of Jeremiah chapter 5, the Almighty emphasizes that, despite His anger and judgment. He will not completely destroy the people. Instead, they will face consequences for their unfaithfulness. When they question why these things are happening to them, they will be reminded that they have forsaken the Almighty. They will be told they served foreign gods in their land. The Almighty admonishes the people for their foolishness and lack of fear. He points out His power over nature and the consequences of their rebellious hearts.

The people have turned away from fearing the Almighty.

Their sins have withheld enrichments from them. Wickedness is prevalent among them, with deceitful practices and the oppression of the fatherless and needy. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests lead the way, all while the people willingly embrace this deception. The chapter ends with a haunting question: “What will ye do in the end thereof?” implying the dire consequences of their actions.

This is the summary of Jeremiah chapter 5; Glory to the Creator of mercy and forgiveness.

The scene is set in a futuristic Nigerian city, with advanced architecture blending traditional elements. In the streets, a wise elder investigates, searching for justice and truth among the people. The background reveals false oaths and unrepentant hearts, symbolized by broken tablets and withered plants. Wild animals lurk, representing impending judgment.

The Almighty’s lament is portrayed through a holographic display showing scenes of idolatry and wickedness. A foreign invasion is depicted with a powerful, advanced army approaching, symbolizing judgment. Despite the chaos, a small light of hope shines. It is representing mercy and forgiveness, reminding the people of their need to return to righteousness.

For more summaries and studies, click on the summaries link right here. As always, be strong and very courageous.

Minister Koko


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