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Jeremiah: Judgment and Restoration, Part II

The book of Jeremiah is unique because of a group of passages known as Jeremiah's "Confessions," consisting of prayers, monologues, dialogues, and disputes with God. They are found in 4:19-21; 5:3-5; 8:18-9:1; 11:18-23; 12:1-6; 15:10-21; 17:14-18; 18:18-23; 20:7-18. All of them reveal something of the heart and inner struggles of Jeremiah, a man held captive by the word of the Lord. It is because of these confessions that he has been called "the weeping prophet."