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Reflections on Jeremiah 31: 7-14

By Rev. Doug Martindale

Jeremiah 31: 7-14

One hundred years before Jeremiah, the Assyrians conquered the Northern Kingdom and carried its' citizens into captivity and laid siege to Jerusalem. You may remember it this way:

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,

And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;

And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,

When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Jeremiah says that Jerusalem will next be ravaged by the Babylonian army.