Step 1: Jeremiah - Chapter 1
The LORD said to me: I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Do not be afraid. I am calling the northern kingdoms against Judah.
Step 2: Jeremiah - Chapter 2
Go and proclaim: My people have exchanged their glory for idols. You have all rebelled against me. Now I will bring you to judgement.
Step 3: Jeremiah - Chapter 3
Israel played the whore on every hill. Her false sister Judah saw it. Return, O faithless children! Surely the LORD is our salvation.
Step 4: Jeremiah - Chapter 4
Flee to safety! I am bringing disaster from the north, says the LORD. I have heard the trumpet! The whole land shall be a desolation.
Step 5: Jeremiah - Chapter 5
Israel and Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me. I am bringing a distant nation against you. Your sins have deprived you of good.
Step 6: Jeremiah - Chapter 6
Flee from Jerusalem! I appointed watchmen but you would not listen. An army is coming from the north. My people are rejected silver.
Step 7: Jeremiah - Chapter 7
Proclaim at the temple: Has this house become a den of thieves? I sent prophets but you did not listen. Judah will become desolate.
Step 8: Jeremiah - Chapter 8
Why do these people refuse to return? They have no shame. The LORD has doomed us because we have sinned. Is there no balm in Gilead?
Step 9: Jeremiah - Chapter 9
No one speaks the truth. I will scatter these people, says the LORD. The sound of wailing is heard from Zion. I act with justice.
Step 10: Jeremiah - Chapter 10
Do not learn the ways of the nations. The LORD is the true God. Listen, a great commotion from the north! They have devoured Jacob.
Step 11: Jeremiah - Chapter 11
Both Israel and Judah have broken my covenant. I will bring disaster. Do not pray for them. I will punish those who seek your life.
Step 12: Jeremiah - Chapter 12
O LORD, why do the wicked prosper? I have left my house. Many shepherds have ruined my vineyard. I will uproot my evil neighbours.
Step 13: Jeremiah - Chapter 13
The LORD told me to hide a sash in the rocks. So I will ruin the pride of Judah, says the LORD. All Judah will be carried into exile.
Step 14: Jeremiah - Chapter 14
There is no water in the cisterns. O LORD, do not forsake us! I will destroy them by sword and by famine. Can any idols bring rain?
Step 15: Jeremiah - Chapter 15
Send these people away from my presence! Who will mourn for Jerusalem? O LORD, I suffer insult for you. I am with you, says the LORD.
Step 16: Jeremiah - Chapter 16
The LORD said to me: Do not marry or have children. Why has the LORD pronounced evil against us? You have followed your evil hearts.
Step 17: Jeremiah - Chapter 17
Cursed are those who trust in man. Blessed are those who trust in the LORD. If you keep the Sabbath, Jerusalem will remain forever.
Step 18: Jeremiah - Chapter 18
The LORD said: Go to the potter. You are clay in my hand, O Israel. My people have forgotten me. O LORD, they have dug a pit for me.
Step 19: Jeremiah - Chapter 19
The LORD said: Buy a clay jar. These people have burned sacrifices to foreign gods. Then break the jar. So I will smash this nation.
Step 20: Jeremiah - Chapter 20
Pashhur put Jeremiah in the stocks. Everyone mocks me. But the word of the LORD is a fire in my bones. Cursed be the day I was born!
Step 21: Jeremiah - Chapter 21
Zedekiah enquired about Nebuchadnezzar. The LORD says: Whoever stays in the city will die. Nebuchadnezzar will destroy it with fire.
Step 22: Jeremiah - Chapter 22
Proclaim at the palace: I will make you a desert. Shallum will not return. They will not lament for Jehoiakim. Coniah is cast away.
Step 23: Jeremiah - Chapter 23
I will raise up a righteous Branch, says the LORD. The prophets fill you with false hopes. I did not speak, yet they have prophesied.
Step 24: Jeremiah - Chapter 24
The LORD showed me two baskets of figs after the exile to Babylon. The good figs are the exiles. The bad figs are those who remain.
Step 25: Jeremiah - Chapter 25
You did not listen, says the LORD. So I will summon Babylon. Make the nations drink my cup of wrath. The LORD will roar from on high.
Step 26: Jeremiah - Chapter 26
The LORD said: Speak in the courts. The priests seized Jeremiah to kill him, but the officials refused. Uriah had been put to death.
Step 27: Jeremiah - Chapter 27
The LORD said: Put a yoke on your neck. I will hand all the nations over to serve Nebuchadnezzar. Do not listen to your prophets.
Step 28: Jeremiah - Chapter 28
Hananiah took Jeremiah's yoke and broke it. The LORD said: Tell Hananiah, I have put an iron yoke on these nations. Hananiah died.
Step 29: Jeremiah - Chapter 29
Jeremiah wrote to the exiles: Seek peace for the city. After seventy years you will return. Ahab, Zedekiah and Shemaiah speak lies.
Step 30: Jeremiah - Chapter 30
Write these words in a book. I will restore my people, says the LORD. I have punished you but I will heal you. I will be your God.
Step 31: Jeremiah - Chapter 31
Sing with joy for Jacob! Return to your cities. I will make a new covenant with Israel, says the LORD. I will put my law within them.
Step 32: Jeremiah - Chapter 32
Jeremiah bought a field in Anathoth. O LORD, the city has been handed over to Babylon. The LORD says: I will surely gather my people.
Step 33: Jeremiah - Chapter 33
The LORD says: I will tell you great things. I will bring healing to the land. David will never lack a son on the throne of Israel.
Step 34: Jeremiah - Chapter 34
Tell Zedekiah: You will not escape the king of Babylon. The people took back their slaves. The LORD says: You have not obeyed me.
Step 35: Jeremiah - Chapter 35
The Rechabites refused to drink wine. The LORD said to Judah: The command of Jonadab has been obeyed, yet you have not obeyed me.
Step 36: Jeremiah - Chapter 36
Baruch read out Jeremiah's words at the temple. The king sent for the scroll and burned it. The LORD said: I will bring disaster.
Step 37: Jeremiah - Chapter 37
Zedekiah became king. Jeremiah said: Do not think the Babylonians will leave us. Irijah arrested Jeremiah. Zedekiah gave him bread.
Step 38: Jeremiah - Chapter 38
Jeremiah was thrown into a cistern. Zedekiah sent for him. Jeremiah said: If you surrender to the king of Babylon then you will live.
Step 39: Jeremiah - Chapter 39
The Babylonians besieged Jerusalem and captured Zedekiah. They took the people into exile. Nebuchadnezzar said: Do not harm Jeremiah.
Step 40: Jeremiah - Chapter 40
Nebuzaradan said to Jeremiah: Go back to Gedaliah, who has been appointed over Judah. The captains warned Gedaliah about Ishmael.
Step 41: Jeremiah - Chapter 41
Ishmael killed Gedaliah and eighty men. Johanan went to fight Ishmael but he escaped. Johanan led the survivors on the way to Egypt.
Step 42: Jeremiah - Chapter 42
The people asked Jeremiah to pray. The LORD says: If you stay in the land, I will grant you mercy. If you go to Egypt, you will die.
Step 43: Jeremiah - Chapter 43
Johanan and all the people did not obey the LORD. They went to Egypt. The LORD said: Nebuchadnezzar will ravage the land of Egypt.
Step 44: Jeremiah - Chapter 44
The LORD says: Why do you provoke me with other gods? The people said: We will not listen. The LORD says: I am going to punish you.
Step 45: Jeremiah - Chapter 45
When Baruch wrote these words, the LORD said to him: I am going to break what I have built. Do not seek great things for yourself.
Step 46: Jeremiah - Chapter 46
Of Egypt: There is no healing for you. Prepare yourselves for exile. I will deliver Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar. But fear not, O Jacob!
Step 47: Jeremiah - Chapter 47
Of the Philistines: Waters are rising from the north. The LORD is destroying the Philistines. How can the sword of the LORD be quiet?
Step 48: Jeremiah - Chapter 48
Of Moab: Woe to Nebo, for it is laid waste. We have heard of his arrogance. How it is broken! Moab has become a derision to all.
Step 49: Jeremiah - Chapter 49
The LORD says: Rabbah will become desolate. I will make Edom small. Damascus has become feeble. Flee, O Hazor. I will destroy Elam.
Step 50: Jeremiah - Chapter 50
Of Babylon: A nation will make her desolate. Judah will seek the LORD. Repay Babylon for all her deeds. A sword against her warriors!
Step 51: Jeremiah - Chapter 51
The LORD says: I will send a destroyer against Babylon. I will repay them for the evil done in Zion. Read these words in Babylon.
Step 52: Jeremiah - Chapter 52
Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned the temple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach released Jehoiachin.