Jeremiah 15:1-9 Death, Sword, Famine, And Captivity.
Two great intercessors, Moses and Samuel, would not be able to change the mind of the LORD. So Jeremiah should not be surprised to learn that he would not be able to change it either (v. 1). Instead, Jeremiah was given the message that the majority would perish through death directly, or death by sword or famine, and a remnant who would go into captivity (v. 2). These four outcomes would come via “four forms of destruction” – the sword, dogs, birds, and beasts (v. 3). All this defeat by the kingdoms of the earth was as a result of “Manasseh the son of Hezekiah” (v. 4). Jerusalem would be forsaken (v. 5), because they forsook the LORD who was “weary of relenting” (v. 6). There would be a winnowing, a cutting off of the next generation of apostates, with only a remnant to remain for captivity (v. 7). Widows will be in anguish through the loss of their sons also (v. 8). There will be no remnant among the apostates (v. 9).