- Jerusalem became
a slave to Babylon.
of multiple transgressions Jerusalem was taken into captivity.
Lord allowed all to happen to them.
one came to help Jerusalem.
All her neighbors had become adversaries.
prophets gave false prophecies and other delusions.
urged the people to cry out to the Lord and pour out their hearts so
perhaps He would show mercy to them and their children.
prophet believed the Lord was merciful and compassionate and would not
cast His people off forever.
people should examine their ways that brought this captivity upon them.
They should repent of their sins and turn their hearts and hands back to
prophet asked the Lord to repay their enemies and destroy them.
- Sodom fell in one day. Jerusalem was besieged for several weeks
causing starvation to set in among the people.
- Edom the relative of Judah from Esau and Ishmael would
suffer punishment too.
prophet asks the Lord for mercy and not to forget His people. Turn them
back and restore them unless He has completely rejected His people.