King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

Jeremiah 1

Jeremiah’s call to the prophetic office. (1-10) A vision of an almond-tree and of a seething-pot, Divine protection is promised. (11-19)

Jeremiah 2

God expostulates with his people. (1-8) Their revolt beyond example. (9-13) Guilt the cause of sufferings. (14-19) The sins of Judah. (20-28) Their false confidence. (29-37)

Jeremiah 3

Exhortations to repentance. (1-5) Judah more guilty than Israel. (6-11) But pardon is promised. (12-20) The children of Israel express their sorrow and repentance. (21-25)

Jeremiah 4

Exhortations and promises. (1-2) Judah exhorted to repentance. (3-4) Judgements denounced. (5-18) The approaching ruin of Judah. (19-31)

Jeremiah 5

The Jews’ profession of religion was hypocritical. (1-9) The cruel proceedings of their enemies. (10-18) Their apostacy and idolatry. (19-31)

Jeremiah 6

The invasion of Judea. (1-8) The justice of God’s proceedings. (9-17) All methods used to amend them had been without success. (18-30)

Jeremiah 7

Confidence in the temple is vain. (1-16) The provocation by persisting in idolatry. (17-20) God justifies his dealings with them. (21-28) And threatens vengeance. (29-34)

Jeremiah 8

The remains of the dead exposed. (1-3) The stupidity of the people, compared with the instinct of the brute creation. (4-13) The alarm of the invasion, and lamentation. (14-22)

Jeremiah 9

The people are corrected, Jerusalem is destroyed. (1-11) The captives suffer in a foreign land. (12-22) God’s loving-kindness, He threatens the enemies of his people. (23-26)

Jeremiah 10

The absurdity of idolatry. (1-16) Destruction denounced against Jerusalem. (17-25)

Jeremiah 11

The disobedient Jews reproved. (1-10) Their utter ruin. (11-17) The people would be destroyed who sought the prophet’s life. (18-23)

Jeremiah 12

Jeremiah complains of the prosperity of the wicked. (1-6) The heavy judgments to come upon the nation. (7-13) Divine mercy to them, and even to the nations around. (14-17)

Jeremiah 13

The glory of the Jews should be marred. (1-11) All ranks should suffer misery, An earnest exhortation to repentance. (12-17) An awful message to Jerusalem and its king. (18-27)

Jeremiah 14

A drought upon the land of Judah. (1-7) A confession of sin in the name of the people. (8-9) The Divine purpose to punish is declared. (10-16) The people supplicate. (17-22)

Jeremiah 15

The destruction of the wicked described. (1-9) The prophet laments such messages, and is reproved. (10-14) He supplicates pardon, and is promised protection. (15-21)

Jeremiah 16

Prohibitions given to the prophet. (1-9) The justice of God in these judgments. (10-13) Future restoration of the Jews, and the conversion of the Gentiles. (14-21)

Jeremiah 17

The fatal consequences of the idolatry of the Jews. (1-4) The happiness of the man that trusts in God; the end of the opposite character. (5-11) The malice of the prophet’s enemies. (12-18) The observance of the sabbath. (19-27)

Jeremiah 18

God’s power over his creatures is represented by the potter. (1-10) The Jews exhorted to repentance, and judgments foretold. (11-17) The prophet appeals to God. (18-23)

Jeremiah 19

By the type of breaking an earthen vessel, Jeremiah is to predict the destruction of Judah.

Jeremiah 20

The doom of Pashur, who ill-treated the prophet. (1-6) Jeremiah complains of hard usage. (7-13) He regrets his ever having been born. (14-18)

Jeremiah 21

The only way of deliverance is to be surrendering to the Babylonians. (1-10) The wickedness of the king and his household. (11-14)

Jeremiah 22

Justice is recommended, and destruction threatened in case of disobedience. (1-9) The captivity of Jehoiakim, and the end of Jeconiah. (10-19) The doom of the royal family. (20-30)

Jeremiah 23

The restoration of the Jews to their own land. (1-8) The wickedness of the priests and prophets of Judah, The people exhorted not to listen to false promises. (9-22) The pretenders to inspiration threatened. (23-32) Also the scoffers at true prophecy. (33-40)

Jeremiah 24

Good and bad figs represent the Jews in captivity, and those who remain in their own land.

Jeremiah 25

The Jews rebuked for not obeying calls to repentance. (1-7) Their captivity during seventy years is expressly foretold. (8-14) Desolations upon the nations shown by the emblem of a cup of wrath. (15-29) The judgments again declared. (30-38)

Jeremiah 26

The destruction of the temple and city foretold. (1-6) Jeremiah’s life is threatened. (7-15) He is defended by the elders. (16-24)

Jeremiah 27

The neighbouring nations to be subdued. (1-11) Zedekiah is warned to yield. (12-18) The vessels of the temple to be carried to Babylon, but afterwards to be restored. (19-22)

Jeremiah 28

A false prophet opposes Jeremiah. (1-9) The false prophet warned of his approaching death. (10-17)

Jeremiah 29

Two letters to the captives in Babylon; In the first, they are recommended to be patient and composed. (1-19) In the second, judgments are denounced against the false prophets who deceived them. (20-32)

Jeremiah 30

Troubles which shall be before the restoration of Israel. (1-11) Encouragement to trust Divine promises. (12-17) The blessings under Christ, and the wrath on the wicked. (18-24)

Jeremiah 31

The restoration of Israel. (1-9) Promises of guidance and happiness; Rachel lamenting. (10-17) Ephraim laments his errors. (18-20) The promised Saviour. (21-26) God’s care over the church. (27-34) Peace and prosperity in gospel time. (35-40)

Jeremiah 32

Jeremiah buys a field. (1-15) The prophet’s prayer. (16-25) God declares that he will give up his people, but promises to restore them. (26-44)

Jeremiah 33

The restoration of the Jews. (1-13) The Messiah promised; happiness of his times. (14-26)

Jeremiah 34

Zedekiah’s death at Babylon foretold. (1-7) The Jews reproved for compelling their poor brethren to return to unlawful bondage. (8-22)

Jeremiah 35

The obedience of the Rechabites. (1-11) The Jews’ disobedience to the Lord. (12-19)

Jeremiah 36

Baruch is to write the prophecies of Jeremiah. (1-8) The princes advise them to hide themselves. (9-19) The king having heard a part, burns the roll. (20-32)

Jeremiah 37

The Chaldean army will return. (1-10) Jeremiah is imprisoned. (11-21)

Jeremiah 38

Jeremiah is cast into a dungeon, from whence he is delivered by an Ethiopian. (1-13) He advises the king to surrender to the Chaldeans. (14-28)

Jeremiah 39

The taking of Jerusalem. (1-10) Jeremiah used well. (11-14) Promises of safety to Ebed-melech. (15-18)

Jeremiah 40

Jeremiah is directed to go to Gedaliah. (1-6) A conspiracy against Gedaliah. (7-16)

Jeremiah 41

Ishmael murders Gedaliah. (1-10) Johanan recovers the captives, and purposes to retire to Egypt. (11-18)

Jeremiah 42

Johanan desires Jeremiah to ask counsel of God. (1-6) They are assured of safety in Judea, but of destruction in Egypt. (7-22)

Jeremiah 43

The leaders carry the people to Egypt. (1-7) Jeremiah foretells the conquest of Egypt. (8-13)

Jeremiah 44

The Jews in Egypt persist in idolatry. (1-14) They refuse to reform. (15-19) Jeremiah then denounces destruction upon them. (20-30)

Jeremiah 45

An encouragement sent to Baruch.

Jeremiah 46

The defeat of the Egyptians. (1-12) Their overthrow after the siege of Tyre. (13-26) A promise of comfort to the Jews. (27,28)

Jeremiah 47

The calamities of the Philistines.

Jeremiah 48

Prophecies against Moab for pride and security. (1-13) For carnal confidence and contempt of God. (14-47)

Jeremiah 49

Prophecies relative to the Ammonites. (1-6) The Edomites. (7-22) The Syrians. (23-27) The Kedarenes. (28-33) The Elamites. (34-39)

Jeremiah 50

The ruin of Babylon. (1-3,8-16,21-32,35-46;) The redemption of God’s people. (4-7,17-20,33,34)

Jeremiah 51

Babylon’s doom; God’s controversy with her; encouragements from thence to the Israel of God. (1-58) The confirming of this. (59-64)

Jeremiah 52

The fate of Zedekiah. (1-11) The destruction of Jerusalem. (12-23) The captivities. (24-30) The advancement of Jehoiachin. (31-34)