In the Codex Alexandrinus, the Codex Vaticanus and the Arabic version of
the Septuagint, this chapter stands as a separate book between Lamentations
and Ezekiel. It is a message from Jeremiah to the exiled Jews heading to
Babylon (597 BC), urging them to denounce idolatry. In it is a declaration
of the impotence of the idols, showing the folly of worshipping them.