Search The Scriptures —Study 9 — Jeremiah 13

Study 9 From the Book of Jeremiah is: Jeremiah 13

  1. What is the purpose of the incident of the waistcloth? Which is a truer description of you, verse 10 or verse 11?
  2. Consider the images used to describe the coming judgment and their usefulness for preaching today. See Notes below; and cf. Pss. 1:4; 60:3; Is. 8:22; 51:17; Mi. 3:6, 7; Jn. 12:35; 2 Thes. 2:11, 12.
  3. Verse 23. What answer does the New Testament give to this question? See Rom. 5:6; 2 Cor. 5:17.


  1. Verses 13, 14. ‘Drunkenness’ is used in a figurative sense to describe mental fear and bewilderment, when men in their panic turn against each other.
  2. Verse 16. ‘Give glory to the Lord’: a Hebrew expression for confession of sin, recognizing God’s holiness, and turning from sin to obedience. Cf. jos. 7:19; Mal. 2:2; Jn. 9:24.
  3. Verse 18: i.e., Jehoiachin and his mother Nehushta (2 Ki. 24:8, 9). Queen mothers regularly wielded great influence at court.
  4. Verse 19. ‘The Negeb’ is the area of Palestine south of Beersheba.
  5. . Verse 21. Another. Translation reads ‘he’, God, instead of ‘they’ (driver). Cf. Dt. 28:13, 44; La. 1:5.




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