Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

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HOMILY 11

Jeremiah12.11-13.11

On "All of the earth was obliterated in destruction" and on the "waistcloth."

WHO IS THE ONE WHO SAYS: On account of me all of the earth was obliterated in destruction?1. Christ says this, since before his coming many sins had occurred in the people, but not of such a nature that they were altogether forsaken and delivered for a long time into captivity. But when they filled up the measure of their fathers2. and continued denying the Prophets3. and persecuting the righteous, killing the Christ of God,4. then the verse Your house is forsaken has been realized. And on account of him they have suffered these things and all of the earth was obliterated in destruction.

2. But if one wishes to hear the passage On account of me all of the earth was obliterated in destruction in a higher way, note that, when Jesus came, the earth in you was obliterated in some sense. For it was obliterated when the5.members on the earth were put to death6. and the earth no longer produced its own works. There no longer arose in the righteous man the works of flesh, by which the flesh was flourishing, no longer immorality, no longer impurity, not licentiousness, not idolatry, not sorcery, and the rest.7. But the Savior also says: My do you suppose that I came: to bring peace on the earth? I did not come to bring peace but a sword.8. For truly before he came, there was no sword on the

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1.
Jer 12.11.
2.
Cf. Matt 23.32.
3.
Cf. Matt 23.37.
4.
Luke 9.20.
5.
Jerome has "our" instead of "the."
6.
Col 3.5.
7.
Gal 5.19-20.
8.
Cf. Matt 10-34.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Select Bibliography ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Homilies on Jeremiah 1
  • Homily 1 3
  • Homily 2 23
  • Homily 3 28
  • Homily 4 30
  • Homily 5 40
  • Homily 6 62
  • Homily 7 68
  • Homily 8 74
  • Homily 9 Jeremiah 11.1-10 85
  • Homily 10 94
  • Homily 11 103
  • Homily 12 110
  • Homily 13 130
  • Homily 14 135
  • Homily 15 157
  • Homily 16 166
  • Homily 17 Jeremiah 17.11-16 180
  • Homily 18 188
  • Homily 19 Jeremiah 20.1-7 207
  • Homily 20 221
  • Homily 27 (50) 245
  • Homily 28 (51) Jeremiah 28.6-9 (51.6-9) 260
  • Fragments on Jeremiah 275
  • Fragments of Homilies 21 and 39 from the Philocalia 277
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 317
  • Homily on 1 Kings 28 319
  • Indices 335
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