The King's Singers
"Lamentations of Jeremiah"
published in 1565
The Prophet Jeremiah Mourning
Over the Destruction of Jerusalem
by Rembrandt van Rijn ~ 1630
PLEASE PRAY FOR ELLEN
WIFE OF MY FRIEND GEORGES
WHO WILL UNDERGO HEART SURGERY TOMORROW
Jeremiah always prayed for his country and his people. He also warned them that if they continue to sin , God will punish them. Naturally they did not listen and instead threw Jeremiah down into a deep hole. Jeremiah did not scream for help, he just kept on praying for his country and his people.
His writings are put together in the Book of Jeremiah and, according to tradition, the Book of Lamentations. Jeremiah is also famous as "the broken-hearted prophet" (who wrote or dictated a "broken-hearted book", which has been difficult for scholars to put into chronological order), whose heart-rending life, and true prophecies of dire warning went largely unheeded by the people of Israel. God told Jeremiah, "You will go to them; but for their part, they will not listen to you".
So will Babylon sink to rise no more
because of the disaster I will bring upon her.
And her people will fall.
The words of Jeremiah end here.
~ Jeremiah 51:64
JEREMIAH: The Lord, most vehement, will rise
יִרמְיָה יִרמְיָהוּ yirmeyâh yirmeyâhû
From 7311 and 3050 Jah will rise; Jirmejah, - Jeremiah.
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively): - bring up, exalt (self), extol, give, go up, haughty, heave (up), (be, lift up on, make on, set up on, too) high (-er, one), hold up, levy, lift (-er) up, (be) lofty, (X a-) loud, mount up, offer (up), + presumptuously, (be) promote (-ion), proud, set up, tall (-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms.
Contracted for 3068 and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name: - Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Cp. names in “-iah,” “-jah.”
the Lord, most vehement
Contracted from 3068 which comes from 1961:
A primitive root (compare 1933 ; to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.
David shall never want for a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel
Neither shall the priests, the Levites, want for a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually
~ Jeremiah 33
From 2076 properly a slaughter, that is, the flesh of an animal; by implication a sacrifice (the victim or the act): - offer (-ing), sacrifice.
A primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice): - kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.
כּול כּל o
כּוֹל כּוֹל kôl kôl
From 3634 properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense): - (in) all (manner, [ye]), altogether, any (manner), enough, every (one, place, thing), howsoever, as many as, [no-] thing, ought, whatsoever, (the) whole, whoso (-ever).
A primitive root; to complete: - (make) perfect.
Now ..... the temple has been down since the year 70AD so the Levite Priests have been unable to do these things ever since. As there is no propitiation of sin without blood sacrifice, I'll leave you do the math.
The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
~ Psalm 110:4
Before my being your mercy came through me,
bringing existence to nothing to shape me.
Who is it conceived of my form—and who
cast it then in a kiln to create me?
Who breathed soul inside me—and who
opened the belly of hell and withdrew me?
Who through youth brought me this far?
Who with wisdom and wonder endowed me?
I’m clay cupped in your hands, it’s true;
it’s you, I know, not I who made me.
I’ll confess my sin and will not say
the serpent’s ways, or evil seduced me.
How could I hide my error from you when
before my being your mercy came through me?
~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol