Jeremiah lived near Jerusalem and had a message for the nations from God during difficult times. God tells Jeremiah that because he is calling people to repent and return to worshipping Yahweh, he will face opposition, but that God will be with him. Jeremiah learns of the peoples’ sin and preaches to them from the temple of their need for repentance and of the coming Messiah. Only one or two people respond positively to his message, so he is lonely, but faithful. God also tells Jeremiah that he will renew his covenant with Israel and restore them. God is faithful to keep his promises.
I. Introduction to the prophecy (1)
II. Israel’s sins and the sins of the nations (2–29)
III. Renewal through the New Covenant (30–33)
IV. Israel and the nations’ punishment (34–51)
V. Conclusion to the prophecy (52)