Jeremiah's prophecies

Jeremiah preached from about 628 BC to 586 BC (about 2600 years ago) in Jerusalem. During that time, Babylon took control of Jerusalem. Babylon began taking Jews as captives to Babylon as early as 605 BC and 597 BC. Babylon destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BC. Jeremiah prophesied that the Jews would be scattered from their homeland and persecuted. He also said that God would protect the Jews from total destruction and that they would one day return to their homeland and that the second Israel would be more impressive than the first. Today, we can see with our own eyes that the Jews have indeed survived widespread persecutions and that they have re-established Israel (in 1948), after 19 centuries of exile and persecutions throughout the world.

Below is a partial listing of Jeremiah's prophecies.

Jeremiah 23:3-6
The Messiah would appear sometime after the Babylonian Captivity

Jeremiah 23:5
The Messiah would be a descendant of King David

Jeremiah 25:11-12
Babylon would rule Judah for 70 years

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Jeremiah predicted a 'new covenant' involving the Messiah and the forgiveness of sin

Jeremiah 32:36-37
The Jews would survive Babylonian rule and return home

Jeremiah 46:25-28
Jeremiah prophesied that Judah and Egypt would be restored but that Babylon would be destroyed

Jeremiah 47:1-7
Philistia would be destroyed

Jeremiah 49:16
Edom would be toppled and humbled

To read more about Jeremiah, click here for our Biblical people profile of the prophet Jeremiah.