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Jeremiah
As a sign of His coming judgement, God forbade Jeremiah to feast.

Jeremiah

This quiz, Jeremiah, looks at the ‘weeping prophet’.

The second of the Prophetic Books, and the twenty-fourth book in the Bible, is the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah lived 80 -100 years after the death of Isaiah and was the prophet to the last five kings of Judah. He has been called the 'weeping prophet' because of his sadness for his people's sin, and he witnessed the capture of Jerusalem and the exile of its people, both of which he had predicted would come if the people did not turn back to God.

Jeremiah is not all doom and gloom. He tells us of God's promise to renew his people in the future.

All quotations from the Bible are taken from the Authorised King James Version.
1.
Jeremiah speaks of a time when everyone shall know God and that He will forgive their sin. What does Jeremiah call this?
The new covenant
The new world
The new testament
The new Eden
Jeremiah is talking about the coming of Jesus when the Jews will no longer be the only ones who teach men about God.

Jeremiah 31:34
"And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more"
2.
Jeremiah's prophecies were not popular and the people of his hometown plotted to kill him. What was the name of Jeremiah's hometown?
Jerusalem
Hebron
Anathoth
Bethlehem
Because of their wicked plans God decided to punish the people of Anathoth.

Jeremiah 11:21-23
"Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the Lord, that thou die not by our hand: therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: and there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation"
3.
The Book of Jeremiah begins when God speaks to him and tells him that he has been chosen to be God's spokesman. How old was Jeremiah when God chose him as His prophet?
God chose Jeremiah to be His prophet before he was born
God chose Jeremiah to be His prophet when he was 13
God chose Jeremiah to be His prophet when he was 21
God chose Jeremiah to be His prophet when he was 33
God spoke to Jeremiah when he was still a child but told him that he was chosen before he was born.

Jeremiah 1:4-5
"Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,
and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations"
4.
After the Babylonians had captured the king of Judah, God showed Jeremiah a vision which likened the Jews to what?
Good and bad figs
Fine and sour wine
Wheat and chaff
Gold and pebbles
The vision showed that the Jews who had been exiled would be saved, but those who had remained in Jerusalem or fled to Egypt would be spread throughout the nations.

Jeremiah 24:4-10
"Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the Lord, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt: and I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers"
5.
As a sign of His coming judgement, God forbade Jeremiah to marry, to feast or even to do what other thing with the people of Israel?
To play a game
To talk and debate
To laugh and joke
To eat and drink
This was to show them that in future there would be no happy occasions in the land.

Jeremiah 16:8-9
"Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride"
6.
In chapters 46 - 51 of the Book of Jeremiah, he tells us of God's plans for the nations which surround Israel. How many nations does Jeremiah speak of?
He tells us of God's plans for 3 nations
He tells us of God's plans for 5 nations
He tells us of God's plans for 7 nations
He tells us of God's plans for 9 nations
The nations Jeremiah names are Egypt, Philistia, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar, Elam and Babylon. God tells Ammon that it will be destroyed and that Israel will take control of the land.

Jeremiah 49:1-2
"Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the Lord;
Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir?
why then doth their king inherit Gad,
and his people dwell in his cities?
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites;
and it shall be a desolate heap,
and her daughters shall be burned with fire:
then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the Lord"
7.
As a warning for the people of Jerusalem God had Jeremiah gather them together and then to break what item?
A sword
A clay pot
A strong stick
A glass window
This was a sign that God was going to break the Jewish nation because they had worshipped false gods and even sacrificed children to them!

Jeremiah 19:10-13
"Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee, and shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter’s vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury. Thus will I do unto this place, saith the Lord, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet: and the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods"
8.
The Jews were not to be exiled to Babylon forever and Jeremiah correctly predicted how long it would be before they were set free. How long was it before the Jews returned home?
7 months
7 years
70 years
700 years
Jeremiah's prediction was spot on. The Jews were released after 70 years in Babylon.

Jeremiah 25:11-12
"And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations"
9.
To illustrate to Jeremiah how He felt about His chosen people, God had Jeremiah bury an item of clothing. Which item was it?
A crown/diadem
A loincloth/girdle
A robe/cloak
A shoe/sandal
God had Jeremiah return after a time and dig up the loincloth.

Jeremiah 13:7-11
"Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing. Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem. This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the Lord; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear"
10.
God commanded Jeremiah to pass on a message to all the kings in the area. He was to speak this message whilst wearing what?
Whilst wearing sackcloth
Whilst wearing a golden robe
Whilst wearing a yoke
Whilst wearing a mask
God had decided to hand all the kingdoms into the rule of Babylon. The yoke, used to control cattle, was a symbol of servitude to the king of Babylon.

Jeremiah 27:8
"And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand"

 

Author:  Graeme Haw

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