Does God issue any commands?
- We will be told later in the book of Jeremiah that the people were commanded not to go to Egypt, but in this passage we are told that they did anyway when the governor given to them by Nebuchadnezzar was assassinated.
Does God make any promises?
- God does not speak in this chapter.
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- Like the young sons of King Zedekiah were slain in their innocence before the eyes of their father, so was Jesus slain in His innocence before the eyes of His Father.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- The very poorest of the mourning people were left in the city to make it produce anything for the king. The very poorest, meekest mourners will inherit the earth and it will produce for the King. (See Matthew 5.)