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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 19\\

In this chapter is foreshadowed, represented, and confirmed, the
destruction of Jerusalem, by the breaking of a potter's vessel the
prophet had in his hand; and by the place where he was bid to do this,
and did it. The order for it, and the witnesses of it, and the place
where it was done, are declared in \\#Jer 19:1,2\\; the proclamation there
of Jerusalem's ruin is made, \\#Jer 19:3\\; the cause of it, their
apostasy, idolatry, and shedding of innocent blood, \\#Jer 19:4,5\\; the
great slaughter of them by the sword and famine, \\#Jer 19:6-9\\; and how
easy, and irresistible, and irrecoverable, their destruction would be,
are signified by the breaking of the bottle, \\#Jer 19:10,11\\, when
Jerusalem for its idolatry would become as defiled a place as Tophet,
where the prophet was, \\#Jer 19:12,13\\; from whence he came to the
temple, and there repeated the proclamation of the evil that should
come upon that city, and all the towns around it, \\#Jer 19:14,15\\.