AGAINST THE NATIONS: Babylon (part 1) Jeremiah 50:1-20

AGAINST THE NATIONS: Babylon (part 1)

Jeremiah 50:1-20

 

*Babylon was conquered by the Medes and Persians in 539 B.C. without a battle. The prophetic violent overthrow is also written in Revelation chapters. 17-18.

 

I.                Lost Sheep (vs. 1-7)

a.      Babylon was God’s agent of punishment against Judah and the  

surrounding nations but who stands in God’s judgement in this passage?

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        b. Why is Jeremiah told to proclaim this judgment and not conceal it?

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c. Where will the coalition of armies come from that overthrow Babylon?

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        d. What will become of exiled Israel and Judah? ___________________

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        e. How does God describe His people vs. 6? ______________________

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        f. What reason did those who abused God’s people give to justify their

        actions. ____________________________________________________

 

II.              Chaldea Shall Become Plunder (vs. 8-14)

         a. What is Israel / Judah instructed to do? ________________________

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         b. What clue in verses 9, 14 may indicate the Elamites presence with this

 coalition? __________________________________________________

         c. Why is God bringing destruction on Babylon? ___________________

          __________________________________________________________

 d. Has this prophecy already been fully accomplished? ______________

 

III.            I Will Punish the King of Babylon… (vs. 15-20)

         a. Who will ensure Babylon’s fall? ______________________________

         b. Were the Jews the only people who were “allowed” to flee Babylon  

         and return to their own nation? _________________________________

         __________________________________________________________

 c. How is Israel / Judah’s history on display and how is God’s faithfulness    

and involvement presented vs. 17-20? ____________________________

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         d. What prophetic period will God put away completely the sins of Israel

         and Judah? _________________________________________________

IV.            Application:  Like many Old Testament prophecies there was an

      imperfect/incomplete fulfillment but also a future perfect fulfillment.

      How does Roman’s 11:26 help us see this is still to come? ___________

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