11/19/13

From Ben Fronczek... Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Walk Part 3


Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Walk Part 3



Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Walk     Part 3
What would happen if you decided to stop using your legs; if you decided to stop walking.  Maybe you buy one of those Hoveround motorized chairs and decide you are going to get around by cruising around in style. Well, as you could imagine it would not take too long before the muscles in your legs would turn to jello. They would grow weaker and weaker as the months go by where eventually you would have a difficult time standing not to mention the fact that you would no longer be able to run, or even walk. The saying would come true, ‘If you don’t use it, you’ll loose it.’ If you want a healthy body so that you can keep on functioning properly, we need to maintain a certain level of physical activity. (This is of course assuming you are physically handicapped)    Likewise, if you want to remain spiritually healthy, we need to maintain a certain level of  spiritual activity to maintain a healthy spiritual walk.

Walk and its various forms, (walking, walked, walks, etc)…appears 252 times throughout Scripture… It appears as early as Genesis 3:8 when Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden…

it occurs close to 50 times in the Wisdom Literature like Psalms and Proverbs…
It occurs 47 in the Old Testament Prophets…
It occurs 49 times in the Gospels and Act, and it occurs 15 times in the Epistles.   And the last 

occurrence is in Revelation chapter 21…
So you can see that this word is found scattered liberally throughout every kind of literature that makes up the Bible…  In particular I like the scriptures that make reference to ways that will improve, maintain, or tune up our spiritual lives as we walk. For Example scripture make reference to:

#1 Walking with God.   When I take a hike it’s especially nice when I go with my wife or one of my kids. On those hikes or mountain climbs, it’s not only a time to exercise the legs, but more importantly it’s a great time to fellowship, enjoy the other person’s company, and share and talk with my love one. Sometimes you talk about things you otherwise would not make the time for. We talk about our worries, concerns, our ambitions, or our dreams; whatever is important.
Likewise it’s important to take time to walk with God like this. I thinks it’s important to learn how to enjoy His company and spend time listening to His voice as you meditate on, or read His Word. It can also be a time to express hopes and dreams with Him as well as our fears and concerns as we pray and talk to Him. Or it may simply be a time to relish His presence as we go thru the day..
Taking time to walk with God in this manner is an important part of maintaining an over-all healthy spiritual walk each day. It is like stretching or preparing your legs before you climb a mountain or hike a trail.

#2. In other places Scripture talks about Walking BEFORE God
 
A. To me, there is a difference between, “walking WITH God” and “walking BEFORE God”.
Walking WITH God implies close communion and fellowship like we just talked about
But walking BEFORE God seems to imply obedience and faithfulness.

B. In Genesis 17:1, God tells Abraham,  “I am God Almighty ; walk before me and be blameless.”
God was establishing His covenant with Abraham. God was telling Abraham that He would bless him with many descendants, that they would have their own land, and God would guide and protect them.  That’s what God would do. But as far as Abraham’s part, he was to walk in obedience to the Lord, to serve Him and Him alone, and not just Abraham, but all his descendants as well. They were to live their lives in obedience to God, Holy,  Righteous, and blameless.
One phrase that is found over and over in scripture is a reference to “walk in God’s ways.”  Walking in God’s ways implies an obedience to the will of God.

Deuteronomy 5:33 says,  

“ Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. “

Deuteronomy 26:16-17  

“The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in his ways, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws, and that you will obey him”

In the NT we also have many verses that have been written instructing us how to walk. In 

Galatians 5 Paul writes,

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

The Bible encourages those who have been born again to walk in a new way of life. To keep in step with what the Spirit of Christ desires..  verse 25 This isn’t something that is forced upon us, rather, it is a walk we choose when we accepted Jesus as the new Lord of our life. Just as we should choose to change some habits and choose to feed our body what it needs to keep it healthy, the same is true for our spiritual life. To maintain a healthy spiritual walk we need a good spiritual diet of God’s word, good Christian fellowship, heartfelt prayer. And just like we may need to cut out some bad habits and stop consuming things that are bad for us for our physical health, we are told to stop doing certain things and stop consuming things that will hurt us spiritually.  

And the result will be the fruit of the Spirit mentioned: 

 “ love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.”    

These Fruit of the Spirit to some degree should be evident and seen in our lives. If you lack of any aspect of these ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ in your life you need to take time and examine your walk with God. It may be time to give your walk a tune up or some maintenance. You may need to make some changes in your life. Maybe you’ve allowed some old unhealthy habit to creep back into your life. Or maybe you are not consuming enough of the good things that are meant to strengthen and enrich your life and spiritual walk. God is interested in every part of our lives. So we need to submit every aspect of our live to God. It’s not enough to say we are born again or that we are Christians, we must live the life and keep in step with the Spirit. If we are saved, we must live like it! The Spirit that raised us from the dead will also lead us into Christ-likeness as we walk in-step with Him; that is if we choose to continue to walk with Him. In our last lesson we looked at an important verse in Romans 12:1-2 which is also important for this lesson. 
 It says,

 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

It begins with the mind, making a decision to no longer conform to the pattern of this world, an allow our self to be transformed by the renewing of our mind so that we will test and know what God’s will is.’   And that should lead to the first part of this verse where we… out of love, we choose to offer our bodies, our whole self as a living sacrifice to our Lord and God for service.
God not only walks with us in the spiritual sense…and not only are we to walk before God in humble obedience… B
Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Walk     Part 3
What would happen if you decided to stop using your legs; if you decided to stop walking.  Maybe you buy one of those Hoveround motorized chairs and decide you are going to get around by cruising around in style. Well, as you could imagine it would not take too long before the muscles in your legs would turn to jello. They would grow weaker and weaker as the months go by where eventually you would have a difficult time standing not to mention the fact that you would no longer be able to run, or even walk. The saying would come true, ‘If you don’t use it, you’ll loose it.’ If you want a healthy body so that you can keep on functioning properly, we need to maintain a certain level of physical activity. (This is of course assuming you are physically handicapped)    Likewise, if you want to remain spiritually healthy, we need to maintain a certain level of  spiritual activity to maintain a healthy spiritual walk.

Walk and its various forms, (walking, walked, walks, etc)…appears 252 times throughout Scripture… It appears as early as Genesis 3:8 when Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden…

it occurs close to 50 times in the Wisdom Literature like Psalms and Proverbs…
It occurs 47 in the Old Testament Prophets…
It occurs 49 times in the Gospels and Act, and it occurs 15 times in the Epistles.   And the last 

occurrence is in Revelation chapter 21…
So you can see that this word is found scattered liberally throughout every kind of literature that makes up the Bible…  In particular I like the scriptures that make reference to ways that will improve, maintain, or tune up our spiritual lives as we walk. For Example scripture make reference to:

#1 Walking with God.   When I take a hike it’s especially nice when I go with my wife or one of my kids. On those hikes or mountain climbs, it’s not only a time to exercise the legs, but more importantly it’s a great time to fellowship, enjoy the other person’s company, and share and talk with my love one. Sometimes you talk about things you otherwise would not make the time for. We talk about our worries, concerns, our ambitions, or our dreams; whatever is important.
Likewise it’s important to take time to walk with God like this. I thinks it’s important to learn how to enjoy His company and spend time listening to His voice as you meditate on, or read His Word. It can also be a time to express hopes and dreams with Him as well as our fears and concerns as we pray and talk to Him. Or it may simply be a time to relish His presence as we go thru the day..
Taking time to walk with God in this manner is an important part of maintaining an over-all healthy spiritual walk each day. It is like stretching or preparing your legs before you climb a mountain or hike a trail.

#2. In other places Scripture talks about Walking BEFORE God
 
A. To me, there is a difference between, “walking WITH God” and “walking BEFORE God”.
Walking WITH God implies close communion and fellowship like we just talked about
But walking BEFORE God seems to imply obedience and faithfulness.

B. In Genesis 17:1, God tells Abraham,  “I am God Almighty ; walk before me and be blameless.”
God was establishing His covenant with Abraham. God was telling Abraham that He would bless him with many descendants, that they would have their own land, and God would guide and protect them.  That’s what God would do. But as far as Abraham’s part, he was to walk in obedience to the Lord, to serve Him and Him alone, and not just Abraham, but all his descendants as well. They were to live their lives in obedience to God, Holy,  Righteous, and blameless.
One phrase that is found over and over in scripture is a reference to “walk in God’s ways.”  Walking in God’s ways implies an obedience to the will of God.

Deuteronomy 5:33 says,  

“ Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. “

Deuteronomy 26:16-17  

“The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in his ways, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws, and that you will obey him”

In the NT we also have many verses that have been written instructing us how to walk. In 

Galatians 5 Paul writes,

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

The Bible encourages those who have been born again to walk in a new way of life. To keep in step with what the Spirit of Christ desires..  verse 25 This isn’t something that is forced upon us, rather, it is a walk we choose when we accepted Jesus as the new Lord of our life. Just as we should choose to change some habits and choose to feed our body what it needs to keep it healthy, the same is true for our spiritual life. To maintain a healthy spiritual walk we need a good spiritual diet of God’s word, good Christian fellowship, heartfelt prayer. And just like we may need to cut out some bad habits and stop consuming things that are bad for us for our physical health, we are told to stop doing certain things and stop consuming things that will hurt us spiritually.  

And the result will be the fruit of the Spirit mentioned: 

 “ love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.”    

These Fruit of the Spirit to some degree should be evident and seen in our lives. If you lack of any aspect of these ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ in your life you need to take time and examine your walk with God. It may be time to give your walk a tune up or some maintenance. You may need to make some changes in your life. Maybe you’ve allowed some old unhealthy habit to creep back into your life. Or maybe you are not consuming enough of the good things that are meant to strengthen and enrich your life and spiritual walk. God is interested in every part of our lives. So we need to submit ev
Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Walk     Part 3
What would happen if you decided to stop using your legs; if you decided to stop walking.  Maybe you buy one of those Hoveround motorized chairs and decide you are going to get around by cruising around in style. Well, as you could imagine it would not take too long before the muscles in your legs would turn to jello. They would grow weaker and weaker as the months go by where eventually you would have a difficult time standing not to mention the fact that you would no longer be able to run, or even walk. The saying would come true, ‘If you don’t use it, you’ll loose it.’ If you want a healthy body so that you can keep on functioning properly, we need to maintain a certain level of physical activity. (This is of course assuming you are physically handicapped)    Likewise, if you want to remain spiritually healthy, we need to maintain a certain level of  spiritual activity to maintain a healthy spiritual walk.

Walk and its various forms, (walking, walked, walks, etc)…appears 252 times throughout Scripture… It appears as early as Genesis 3:8 when Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden…

it occurs close to 50 times in the Wisdom Literature like Psalms and Proverbs…
It occurs 47 in the Old Testament Prophets…
It occurs 49 times in the Gospels and Act, and it occurs 15 times in the Epistles.   And the last 

occurrence is in Revelation chapter 21…
So you can see that this word is found scattered liberally throughout every kind of literature that makes up the Bible…  In particular I like the scriptures that make reference to ways that will improve, maintain, or tune up our spiritual lives as we walk. For Example scripture make reference to:

#1 Walking with God.   When I take a hike it’s especially nice when I go with my wife or one of my kids. On those hikes or mountain climbs, it’s not only a time to exercise the legs, but more importantly it’s a great time to fellowship, enjoy the other person’s company, and share and talk with my love one. Sometimes you talk about things you otherwise would not make the time for. We talk about our worries, concerns, our ambitions, or our dreams; whatever is important.
Likewise it’s important to take time to walk with God like this. I thinks it’s important to learn how to enjoy His company and spend time listening to His voice as you meditate on, or read His Word. It can also be a time to express hopes and dreams with Him as well as our fears and concerns as we pray and talk to Him. Or it may simply be a time to relish His presence as we go thru the day..
Taking time to walk with God in this manner is an important part of maintaining an over-all healthy spiritual walk each day. It is like stretching or preparing your legs before you climb a mountain or hike a trail.

#2. In other places Scripture talks about Walking BEFORE God
 
A. To me, there is a difference between, “walking WITH God” and “walking BEFORE God”.
Walking WITH God implies close communion and fellowship like we just talked about
But walking BEFORE God seems to imply obedience and faithfulness.

B. In Genesis 17:1, God tells Abraham,  “I am God Almighty ; walk before me and be blameless.”
God was establishing His covenant with Abraham. God was telling Abraham that He would bless him with many descendants, that they would have their own land, and God would guide and protect them.  That’s what God would do. But as far as Abraham’s part, he was to walk in obedience to the Lord, to serve Him and Him alone, and not just Abraham, but all his descendants as well. They were to live their lives in obedience to God, Holy,  Righteous, and blameless.
One phrase that is found over and over in scripture is a reference to “walk in God’s ways.”  Walking in God’s ways implies an obedience to the will of God.

Deuteronomy 5:33 says,  

“ Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. “

Deuteronomy 26:16-17  

“The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in his ways, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws, and that you will obey him”

In the NT we also have many verses that have been written instructing us how to walk. In 

Galatians 5 Paul writes,

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

The Bible encourages those who have been born again to walk in a new way of life. To keep in step with what the Spirit of Christ desires..  verse 25 This isn’t something that is forced upon us, rather, it is a walk we choose when we accepted Jesus as the new Lord of our life. Just as we should choose to change some habits and choose to feed our body what it needs to keep it healthy, the same is true for our spiritual life. To maintain a healthy spiritual walk we need a good spiritual diet of God’s word, good Christian fellowship, heartfelt prayer. And just like we may need to cut out some bad habits and stop consuming things that are bad for us for our physical health, we are told to stop doing certain things and stop consuming things that will hurt us spiritually.  

And the result will be the fruit of the Spirit mentioned: 

 “ love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.”    

These Fruit of the Spirit to some degree should be evident and seen in our lives. If you lack of any aspect of these ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ in your life you need to take time and examine your walk with God. It may be time to give your walk a tune up or some maintenance. You may need to make some changes in your life. Maybe you’ve allowed some old unhealthy habit to creep back into your life. Or maybe you are not consuming enough of the good things that are meant to strengthen and enrich your life and spiritual walk. God is interested in every part of our lives. So we need to submit every aspect of our live to God. It’s not enough to say we are born again or that we are Christians, we must live the life and keep in step with the Spirit. If we are saved, we must live like it! The Spirit that raised us from the dead will also lead us into Christ-likeness as we walk in-step with Him; that is if we choose to continue to walk with Him. In our last lesson we looked at an important verse in Romans 12:1-2 which is also important for this lesson. 
 It says,

 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

It begins with the mind, making a decision to no longer conform to the pattern of this world, an allow our self to be transformed by the renewing of our mind so that we will test and know what God’s will is.’   And that should lead to the first part of this verse where we… out of love, we choose to offer our bodies, our whole self as a living sacrifice to our Lord and God for service.
God not only walks with us in the spiritual sense…and not only are we to walk before God in humble obedience… But there is something else I find most encouraging. . Scripture also reveals that…..
 
#3. God Walks Among Us
From the very beginning in Genesis 3:8 we read that man was never alone. We read that the LORD God was there with Adam and Eve walking in the garden in the cool of the day, even when they tried hide from Him. Even after the fall, all through scripture we can find instances of God being there among His people. 

In Leviticus 26:12, God told His people,  

“I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people”…
 
and we know that while the Children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness…
There were times when God was real close: 

- The pillar of fire by night, and the pillar of cloud by day, to lead the way, the Shekinah glory of God above the mercy seat first in the Tabernacle then in the temple.
- In Isaiah 43:2, God says,

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,  you will not be burned;  the flames will not set you ablaze.“

In the Old Testament we read that God spoke to the people through His prophets. And then the Word of God quite literally became flesh, and for a period of some 33 years He dwelt among us, and He walked and talked to us as a man; and we called Him Jesus.  God was with His people then, and He is with us today.

One of the last things Jesus told His disciple before He ascended into Heaven was, 

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

And this is true. His spirit was poured out and walks with us and lives in us. Jesus said that we would not be left alone. We are never alone! We are told that His Spirit would come to help teach, and guide us and lead us into greater truth. The promise wasn’t for just a selected few, but all who would accept Jesus as Lord. (John 16:5-15) Sometimes when we run a race or climb a mountain we may feel like quitting when we get tired or discouraged. The end just seems too far off. It’s great knowing that we are not alone, that there is someone cheering us on, encouraging us not to quit. Don’t ever forget that God is with you and me all the time. He loves us and wants us to become all that we can be, even if we do not believe in our self.

Closing:  We see from Scripture that we can walk with God in a spiritual sense and that it can be a blessed sweet communion if we choose. We also see that we should walk BEFORE God in humility and obedience. This is actually for our benefit and best interest. And there are those special times when God walks amongst us and is always with us. And  questions naturally arise,  like:  ‘Well where is He? I can’t see Him?’   God is not a physical being, He is a spiritual being and that’s something hard for us to understand. But that’s where faith comes in. And each of us has to  choice to believe or not to believe.  How sad it is for those who choose not to believe He is here. How sad, how lonely.  And then there’s the question:  ‘How can we walk with Him and before Him?  Who am I, I am too weak.’

In Leviticus 26:13 God told the Jews,

 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.”

God told those people long ago, you guys didn’t do anything. It was me who brought you out of Egypt. And likewise it is God who will give us the strength and ENABLES us to walk with Him.
It is by His power and thru Christ that we can live for Him and walk before Him in humble obedience each and every day. We cannot free our self of sin and it’s shackles without Him. His Spirit will give us the power to change, that is if we accept that help.

I like what Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 40:13 He said,  

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “

Walking is certainly good for exercise…it is good for the body…it is good for spending some quality time with someone you love…and that includes our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Today I want to challenge you to:

- Walk with Him!!!  Enjoy sweet fellowship with Him…

- And do your best to ‘Walk before Him in obedience to His will. Its for your best interest.

- And finally find comfort in the fact that He walking with you.

ery aspect of our live to God. It’s not enough to say we are born again or that we are Christians, we must live the life and keep in step with the Spirit. If we are saved, we must live like it! The Spirit that raised us from the dead will also lead us into Christ-likeness as we walk in-step with Him; that is if we choose to continue to walk with Him. In our last lesson we looked at an important verse in Romans 12:1-2 which is also important for this lesson. 
 It says,

 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

It begins with the mind, making a decision to no longer conform to the pattern of this world, an allow our self to be transformed by the renewing of our mind so that we will test and know what God’s will is.’   And that should lead to the first part of this verse where we… out of love, we choose to offer our bodies, our whole self as a living sacrifice to our Lord and God for service.
God not only walks with us in the spiritual sense…and not only are we to walk before God in humble obedience… But there is something else I find most encouraging. . Scripture also reveals that…..
 
#3. God Walks Among Us
From the very beginning in Genesis 3:8 we read that man was never alone. We read that the LORD God was there with Adam and Eve walking in the garden in the cool of the day, even when they tried hide from Him. Even after the fall, all through scripture we can find instances of God being there among His people. 

In Leviticus 26:12, God told His people,  

“I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people”…
 
and we know that while the Children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness…
There were times when God was real close: 

- The pillar of fire by night, and the pillar of cloud by day, to lead the way, the Shekinah glory of God above the mercy seat first in the Tabernacle then in the temple.
- In Isaiah 43:2, God says,

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,  you will not be burned;  the flames will not set you ablaze.“

In the Old Testament we read that God spoke to the people through His prophets. And then the Word of God quite literally became flesh, and for a period of some 33 years He dwelt among us, and He walked and talked to us as a man; and we called Him Jesus.  God was with His people then, and He is with us today.

One of the last things Jesus told His disciple before He ascended into Heaven was, 

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

And this is true. His spirit was poured out and walks with us and lives in us. Jesus said that we would not be left alone. We are never alone! We are told that His Spirit would come to help teach, and guide us and lead us into greater truth. The promise wasn’t for just a selected few, but all who would accept Jesus as Lord. (John 16:5-15) Sometimes when we run a race or climb a mountain we may feel like quitting when we get tired or discouraged. The end just seems too far off. It’s great knowing that we are not alone, that there is someone cheering us on, encouraging us not to quit. Don’t ever forget that God is with you and me all the time. He loves us and wants us to become all that we can be, even if we do not believe in our self.

Closing:  We see from Scripture that we can walk with God in a spiritual sense and that it can be a blessed sweet communion if we choose. We also see that we should walk BEFORE God in humility and obedience. This is actually for our benefit and best interest. And there are those special times when God walks amongst us and is always with us. And  questions naturally arise,  like:  ‘Well where is He? I can’t see Him?’   God is not a physical being, He is a spiritual being and that’s something hard for us to understand. But that’s where faith comes in. And each of us has to  choice to believe or not to believe.  How sad it is for those who choose not to believe He is here. How sad, how lonely.  And then there’s the question:  ‘How can we walk with Him and before Him?  Who am I, I am too weak.’

In Leviticus 26:13 God told the Jews,

 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.”

God told those people long ago, you guys didn’t do anything. It was me who brought you out of Egypt. And likewise it is God who will give us the strength and ENABLES us to walk with Him.
It is by His power and thru Christ that we can live for Him and walk before Him in humble obedience each and every day. We cannot free our self of sin and it’s shackles without Him. His Spirit will give us the power to change, that is if we accept that help.

I like what Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 40:13 He said,  

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “

Walking is certainly good for exercise…it is good for the body…it is good for spending some quality time with someone you love…and that includes our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Today I want to challenge you to:

- Walk with Him!!!  Enjoy sweet fellowship with Him…

- And do your best to ‘Walk before Him in obedience to His will. Its for your best interest.

- And finally find comfort in the fact that He walking with you.

ut there is something else I find most encouraging. . Scripture also reveals that…..
 
#3. God Walks Among Us
From the very beginning in Genesis 3:8 we read that man was never alone. We read that the LORD God was there with Adam and Eve walking in the garden in the cool of the day, even when they tried hide from Him. Even after the fall, all through scripture we can find instances of God being there among His people. 

In Leviticus 26:12, God told His people,  

“I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people”…
 
and we know that while the Children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness…
There were times when God was real close: 

- The pillar of fire by night, and the pillar of cloud by day, to lead the way, the Shekinah glory of God above the mercy seat first in the Tabernacle then in the temple.
- In Isaiah 43:2, God says,

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,  you will not be burned;  the flames will not set you ablaze.“

In the Old Testament we read that God spoke to the people through His prophets. And then the Word of God quite literally became flesh, and for a period of some 33 years He dwelt among us, and He walked and talked to us as a man; and we called Him Jesus.  God was with His people then, and He is with us today.

One of the last things Jesus told His disciple before He ascended into Heaven was, 

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

And this is true. His spirit was poured out and walks with us and lives in us. Jesus said that we would not be left alone. We are never alone! We are told that His Spirit would come to help teach, and guide us and lead us into greater truth. The promise wasn’t for just a selected few, but all who would accept Jesus as Lord. (John 16:5-15) Sometimes when we run a race or climb a mountain we may feel like quitting when we get tired or discouraged. The end just seems too far off. It’s great knowing that we are not alone, that there is someone cheering us on, encouraging us not to quit. Don’t ever forget that God is with you and me all the time. He loves us and wants us to become all that we can be, even if we do not believe in our self.

Closing:  We see from Scripture that we can walk with God in a spiritual sense and that it can be a blessed sweet communion if we choose. We also see that we should walk BEFORE God in humility and obedience. This is actually for our benefit and best interest. And there are those special times when God walks amongst us and is always with us. And  questions naturally arise,  like:  ‘Well where is He? I can’t see Him?’   God is not a physical being, He is a spiritual being and that’s something hard for us to understand. But that’s where faith comes in. And each of us has to  choice to believe or not to believe.  How sad it is for those who choose not to believe He is here. How sad, how lonely.  And then there’s the question:  ‘How can we walk with Him and before Him?  Who am I, I am too weak.’

In Leviticus 26:13 God told the Jews,

 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.”

God told those people long ago, you guys didn’t do anything. It was me who brought you out of Egypt. And likewise it is God who will give us the strength and ENABLES us to walk with Him.
It is by His power and thru Christ that we can live for Him and walk before Him in humble obedience each and every day. We cannot free our self of sin and it’s shackles without Him. His Spirit will give us the power to change, that is if we accept that help.

I like what Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 40:13 He said,  

“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “

Walking is certainly good for exercise…it is good for the body…it is good for spending some quality time with someone you love…and that includes our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Today I want to challenge you to:

- Walk with Him!!!  Enjoy sweet fellowship with Him…

- And do your best to ‘Walk before Him in obedience to His will. Its for your best interest.

- And finally find comfort in the fact that He walking with you.

(Sermon Based a little on a sermon by Larry Brincefield)

For more lessons click on the following link: http://granvillenychurchofchrist.org/?page_id=566

From Jim McGuiggan... Romans: The Glorious Inheritance (5)

Romans: The Glorious Inheritance (5)

Chapter 8:18 - 39 Abraham and his children were to inherit "the world" (4:13, and see 1 Corinthians 3:22-23) apart from the Torah. Strange as it was to Israel's ears the inheritance was to be independent of the Torah so that Israel (as well as Gentiles) could receive it (4:16). This meant Israel needed to be redeemed from the holy Torah that bound them to their apostasy (signalled and underscored by the rejection of their own Messiah). In Christ that rescue from the Torah and its curse has taken place and the inheritance is secured with the Holy Spirit as a pledge of the coming complete fulfilment.

But the inheritance is for all of Abraham's children, Jew and Gentile who are in Christ Jesus (see Galatians 3:26-29). Since creation was subjected to bondage as a result of human rebellion it awaits the day of their full redemption and inheriting. The full redemption and glorification of God's children guarantees the redemption of the creation (8:18-23). Sin has been dealt with in God's faithfulness so no condemnation exists for those embraced in Christ. The full inheritance of the world is assured despite present tribulation or distress (8:31-39). The Lord has not been faithless to the human race and has not abandoned them despite their universal apostasy.

To those who (Jews or Gentiles) who insisted on living in the flesh (outside of Christ with all that that means for each group) there is only death (8:5-8) but for those (Jews or Gentiles) who in union with Christ live in and walk after the Spirit the righteous requirement of the Torah is fulfilled (8:4). And this is the "logical" and moral end of Paul's gospel (rather than 6:1). By the Spirit rather flesh they belong to Christ (8:9) and if they are Christ's they are Abraham's seed and heirs of "the world" according to the promise (Galatians 3:29 with Romans 4:13-14 and see
1 Corinthians 3:22-23). And since they are Christ's and therefore Abraham's children they are God's children and heirs rather than slaves (8:15-17).

But where is the glorious inheritance? It is secured in Christ who for his co-heirs is bringing it and them all into completed glory. He reigns in the midst of his enemies and until all the enemies are defeated (1 Corinthians 15:25-26; Psalm 110:2). The last enemy that will be defeated is death, which is listed here in Romans 8:35-39 (and see 1 Corinthians 15:26). And who will inherit though at this time they have something of a wilderness experience? The glorified children of God (8:18,30). And what will be their inheritance? The glorified creation that groans while it eagerly watches for the glorification of the children of God! Humanity dragged creation down with it and the new humanity in and through Jesus Christ will rise it back up when its glorification is complete. The creation was subjected to corruption or futility and so reflected the loss of glory humanity brought on itself but when the children of God, the new humanity in Christ, are glorified creation will be redeemed from the curse and glorified with them (see Genesis 3).

©2004 Jim McGuiggan. All materials are free to be copied and used as long as money is not being made.

Many thanks to brother Ed Healy, for allowing me to post from his website, the abiding word.com.

From Mark Copeland... Their Election By God (1 Thessalonians 1:4-5)







               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                     Their Election By God (1:4-5)

INTRODUCTION

1. As Paul contemplated the condition of the church at Thessalonica, he
   had much for which to be thankful - 1Th 1:2-3
   a. They had a faith that worked
   b. They had a love which labored
   c. They had a hope that gave them patience
   
2. He also took consolation in knowing that they were "chosen"...
   a. He refers to their "election by God" - 1Th 1:4
   b. As evidence, he reminds them of how God had worked through such 
      men as Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy - 1Th 1:5

3. In some way, these Thessalonians had become part of God's chosen 
   people...
   a. A special people as described in 1Pe 2:9-10
   b. Just as the nation of Israel had been chosen by God - Deut 10:15

4. Several questions naturally come to mind regarding the Thessalonians
   and their election by God...
   a. When did God make His choice?
   b. Were the Thessalonians chosen individually, or as part of some
      coporate or general choice?
   c. Was their election by God final, i.e., was it impossible for them
      to lose their privilege of being God's chosen people?
   -- And how might the answers to these questions relate to our own 
      election by God?

[Let's first focus our attention on the idea of...]

I. THEIR ELECTION BY GOD

   A. THE "WORD" TRANSLATED ELECTION...
      1. Comes from ekloge {ek-log-ay'}, meaning "the act of picking
         out, choosing"
      2. Related to the idea of being chosen, which comes from the 
         Greek eklegomai {ek-leg'-om-ahee}, and means "to pick out, 
         choose, to pick or choose out for one's self"

   B. THE "TIME" OF GOD'S ELECTION...
      1. God made His choice "before the foundation of the world" - Ep
         1:4
      2. Just as with Christ Himself, who was foreordained "before the
         foundation of the world" - 1Pe 1:20

   C. THE "OBJECTS" OF GOD'S ELECTION...
      1. When God made His "choice" before the world began...
         a. Did He chose certain individuals to become His elect?
         b. Or was His choice more general in nature?
      2. Two popular answers to this question:
         a. The Calvinist believes that this choice was...
            1) Individual (only certain select individuals have been
               chosen)
            2) Dependent solely upon God's gracious and mysterious 
               will, without any foreknowledge of good or evil on the 
               part of those selected
            3) Unconditional and final (there is no possibility of
               apostasy)
         b. The Arminian believes that this choice was...
            1) Individual (certain select individuals have been chosen)
            2) Based upon foreknowledge of those souls who would 
               respond to the gospel and persevere in the faith
            3) Unconditional and final, in the sense that God already
               knows those who will persevere to the end
      3. Paul says simply that God "chose us in Him" (i.e., Christ)
         - cf. Ep 1:4
         a. I understand this election by God to have been general, not
            particular; corporate, not individual
         b. To refer to the body of Christ, the church as a whole, 
            which God chose for His divine and gracious purposes He 
            planned to carry out in Christ
         c. Just as Israel (as a nation) had been chosen by God to 
            receive His blessings

   D. THE "PROCESS" OF GOD'S ELECTION...
      1. How did the Thessalonians become part of God's chosen people?
      2. Paul explains in his second epistle - 2Th 2:13-14
         a. "through sanctification of the Spirit"
            1) Here we see God's part, the sanctifying work of the
               Spirit
            2) This the Spirit did through the truth, or Word of God,
               which He revealed through the apostles - cf. Jn 16:13;
               17:17; Ep 6:17
         b. "and belief of the truth"
            1) Here we see man's part, as the Thessalonians heeded the
               Word of God
            2) Therefore when they heeded the preaching of the gospel, 
               they were saved, and as such became God's elect!
         c. This God accomplished by calling them through the gospel 
            proclaimed by the apostles - 2Th 2:14

[Today, when a person heeds the gospel of Christ, they are "sanctified"
(set apart) by the Holy Spirit as a result of believing the truth.
According to God's choice made before the world began, all who obey
Christ become part of that great body of the saved in Christ, God's
elect!  But is their participation in the blessings of the elect
final...?]
   
II. MAKING OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE

   A. GOD'S ELECTION IS UNCONDITIONAL...
      1. God's election or choice was general
      2. He chose to save people "in Christ"
      3. That choice is unconditional and final
         a. There is no way anyone can be saved without Christ
         b. As Jesus Himself said, "no one can come to the Father 
            except through Me" - Jn 14:6
         c. As Peter would later say, "there is no other name under 
            heaven given among men by which we must be saved." - Ac 4:12
   
   B. OUR ELECTION IS CONDITIONAL...
      1. Whether we as individuals remain in the body or church, (God's
         elect) is conditional
      2. We must be "diligent to make your calling and election sure" 
         - 2Pe 1:10
         a. Just as Israel (as a nation) had been chosen by God to 
            receive His blessings
         b. But individually, the Israelites also had to "make their 
            calling and election sure"   
         c. Remember the many Israelites who became God's elect at
            Mount Sinai, but died later in the wilderness!
      3. Thus we find many warnings in the Scriptures to remain
         faithful
         a. Or fall just like many did in the wilderness - He 3:12-19
         b. Or come short of our heavenly rest, like they failed to 
            enter the Promised Land - He 4:1-3,9-11
      4. Jesus Himself warned His disciples
         a. Be fruitful, or be cut off! - Jn 15:1-6
         b. Be faithful, to receive the crown of life! - Re 2:10

CONCLUSION

1. It was the faithful and fruitful lives of the Thessalonians that 
   gave Paul confidence concerning their election...
   a. Their active faith, love and hope - 1Th 1:2-3
   b. Their reception of Paul and the Word - 1Th 1:6-7
   
2. But whether they remained part of God's elect was not final...
   a. If it was, why even bother to worry about them? - 1Th 3:1,5-6
   b. As long as they remained faithful, Paul was comforted - 1Th 3:7

3. Dear friends and brethren, what about us...?
   a. Are we included among God's elect?
      1) God's choice regarding salvation is still sure and final
      2) Only in Christ Jesus is there salvation!
      3) Through the gospel, God is still calling people
      -- Obey the gospel, and you will be set apart by the Spirit to
         become one of God's chosen!
   b. Are we being diligent to make our calling and election sure?
      1) Are we faithful and fruitful in our service to Christ?
      2) Will we persevere to the end, or fall short of our heavenly 
         rest?

That we may experience the eternal blessings God has prepared for His
Elect, let us heed the admonition of Scripture:

   Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
   of unbelief in departing from the living God;

   but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest
   any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
   
   For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning
   of our confidence steadfast to the end.
                                                      (He 3:12-14)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 19







Bible Reading and Study   


November 19


The World English Bible



Nov. 19
Jeremiah 26-29

Jer 26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word from Yahweh, saying,
Jer 26:2 Thus says Yahweh: Stand in the court of Yahweh's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in Yahweh's house, all the words that I command you to speak to them; don't diminish a word.
Jer 26:3 It may be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way; that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
Jer 26:4 You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
Jer 26:5 to listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I send to you, even rising up early and sending them, but you have not listened;
Jer 26:6 then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
Jer 26:7 The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Yahweh.
Jer 26:8 It happened, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that Yahweh had commanded him to speak to all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold on him, saying, You shall surely die.
Jer 26:9 Why have you prophesied in the name of Yahweh, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant? All the people were gathered to Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh.
Jer 26:10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of Yahweh; and they sat in the entry of the new gate of Yahweh's house.
Jer 26:11 Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy of death; for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your ears.
Jer 26:12 Then spoke Jeremiah to all the princes and to all the people, saying, Yahweh sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
Jer 26:13 Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will repent him of the evil that he has pronounced against you.
Jer 26:14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as is good and right in your eyes.
Jer 26:15 Only know for certain that, if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city, and on its inhabitants; for of a truth Yahweh has sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.
Jer 26:16 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets: This man is not worthy of death; for he has spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God.
Jer 26:17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
Jer 26:18 Micah the Morashtite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Jer 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn't he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster which he had pronounced against them? Thus should we commit great evil against our own souls.
Jer 26:20 There was also a man who prophesied in the name of Yahweh, Uriah the son of Shemaiah of Kiriath Jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:
Jer 26:21 and when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death; but when Uriah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt:
Jer 26:22 and Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him, into Egypt;
Jer 26:23 and they fetched forth Uriah out of Egypt, and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who killed him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
Jer 26:24 But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
Jer 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
Jer 27:2 Thus says Yahweh to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;
Jer 27:3 and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the children of Ammon, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon, by the hand of the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah;
Jer 27:4 and give them a command to their masters, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, You shall tell your masters:
Jer 27:5 I have made the earth, the men and the animals that are on the surface of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm; and I give it to whom it seems right to me.
Jer 27:6 Now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the animals of the field also have I given him to serve him.
Jer 27:7 All the nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the time of his own land come: and then many nations and great kings shall make him their bondservant.
Jer 27:8 It shall happen, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, says Yahweh, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
Jer 27:9 But as for you, don't you listen to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreams, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the king of Babylon:
Jer 27:10 for they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land, and that I should drive you out, and you should perish.
Jer 27:11 But the nation that shall bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, that nation will I let remain in their own land, says Yahweh; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
Jer 27:12 I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
Jer 27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as Yahweh has spoken concerning the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Jer 27:14 Don't listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy a lie to you.
Jer 27:15 For I have not sent them, says Yahweh, but they prophesy falsely in my name; that I may drive you out, and that you may perish, you, and the prophets who prophesy to you.
Jer 27:16 Also I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Don't listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, Behold, the vessels of Yahweh's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon; for they prophesy a lie to you.
Jer 27:17 Don't listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation?
Jer 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of Yahweh be with them, let them now make intercession to Yahweh of Armies, that the vessels which are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, don't go to Babylon.
Jer 27:19 For thus says Yahweh of Armies concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that are left in this city,
Jer 27:20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon didn't take, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
Jer 27:21 yes, thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem:
Jer 27:22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be, until the day that I visit them, says Yahweh; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
Jer 28:1 It happened the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of Yahweh, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
Jer 28:2 Thus speaks Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Jer 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of Yahweh's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried to Babylon:
Jer 28:4 and I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, who went to Babylon, says Yahweh; for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Jer 28:5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people who stood in the house of Yahweh,
Jer 28:6 even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: Yahweh do so; Yahweh perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring again the vessels of Yahweh's house, and all them of the captivity, from Babylon to this place.
Jer 28:7 Nevertheless hear you now this word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people:
Jer 28:8 The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
Jer 28:9 The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly sent him.
Jer 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it.
Jer 28:11 Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon within two full years from off the neck of all the nations. The prophet Jeremiah went his way.
Jer 28:12 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 28:13 Go, and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus says Yahweh: You have broken the bars of wood; but you have made in their place bars of iron.
Jer 28:14 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the animals of the field also.
Jer 28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah: Yahweh has not sent you; but you make this people to trust in a lie.
Jer 28:16 Therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will send you away from off the surface of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have spoken rebellion against Yahweh.
Jer 28:17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
Jer 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the residue of the elders of the captivity, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon,
Jer 29:2 (after that Jeconiah the king, and the queen mother, and the eunuchs, and the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the craftsmen, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem),
Jer 29:3 by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), saying,
Jer 29:4 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, to all the captivity, whom I have caused to be carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Jer 29:5 Build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Jer 29:6 Take wives, and father sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply you there, and don't be diminished.
Jer 29:7 Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to Yahweh for it; for in its peace you shall have peace.
Jer 29:8 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Don't let your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you; neither listen you to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
Jer 29:9 For they prophesy falsely to you in my name: I have not sent them, says Yahweh.
Jer 29:10 For thus says Yahweh, After seventy years are accomplished for Babylon, I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.
Jer 29:12 You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Jer 29:13 You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.
Jer 29:14 I will be found by you, says Yahweh, and I will turn again your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yahweh; and I will bring you again to the place from where I caused you to be carried away captive.
Jer 29:15 Because you have said, Yahweh has raised us up prophets in Babylon;
Jer 29:16 thus says Yahweh concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who haven't gone forth with you into captivity;
Jer 29:17 thus says Yahweh of Armies; Behold, I will send on them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that can't be eaten, they are so bad.
Jer 29:18 I will pursue after them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth, to be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations where I have driven them;
Jer 29:19 because they have not listened to my words, says Yahweh, with which I sent to them my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but you would not hear, says Yahweh.
Jer 29:20 Hear you therefore the word of Yahweh, all you of the captivity, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Jer 29:21 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie to you in my name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and he shall kill them before your eyes;
Jer 29:22 and of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captives of Judah who are in Babylon, saying, Yahweh make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire;
Jer 29:23 because they have worked folly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken words in my name falsely, which I didn't command them; and I am he who knows, and am witness, says Yahweh.
Jer 29:24 Concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying,
Jer 29:25 Thus speaks Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, saying, Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
Jer 29:26 Yahweh has made you priest in the place of Jehoiada the priest, that there may be officers in the house of Yahweh, for every man who is mad, and makes himself a prophet, that you should put him in the stocks and in shackles.
Jer 29:27 Now therefore, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who makes himself a prophet to you,
Jer 29:28 because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, The captivity is long: build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?
Jer 29:29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
Jer 29:30 Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 29:31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus says Yahweh concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, and I didn't send him, and he has caused you to trust in a lie;
Jer 29:32 therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he see the good that I will do to my people, says Yahweh, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh.




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Jeremiah

 
Jeremiah 26 1
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word from Yahweh, saying,
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, came this
word from Jehovah, saying,
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, hath this
word been from Jehovah, saying:
Jeremiah 26 2
Thus says Yahweh: Stand in the court of Yahweh`s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in Yahweh`s house, all the words that I command you to speak to them; don`t diminish a word.
Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the court of Jehovah`s house, and speak unto all the cities of
Judah, which come to worship in Jehovah`s house, all the words that I command thee to
speak unto them: diminish not a word.
`Thus said Jehovah, Stand thou in the court of the house of Jehovah, and thou hast
spoken unto all [those of] the cities of Judah who are coming in to bow themselves
in the house of Jehovah, all the words that I have commanded thee to speak unto
them, thou dost not diminish a word.
Jeremiah 26 3
It may be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way; that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
Peradventure they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent
me of the evil which I purpose to do unto them because of the wickedness of their doings.
If so be they hearken, and turn back each from his evil way, then I have repented
concerning the evil that I am thinking of doing to them, because of the evil of
their doings.
Jeremiah 26 4
You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: If ye will not hearken unto me, to walk
in my law, which I have set before you,
`And thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah, If ye do not hearken unto Me, to
walk in My law, that I set before you,
Jeremiah 26 5
to listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I send to you, even rising up early and sending them, but you have not listened;
to hearken unto the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent unto you, even
rising early and sending [them], but ye have not hearkened,
To hearken to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I am sending unto you,
yea, rising early and sending, and ye have not hearkened,
Jeremiah 26 6
then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.
-- then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the
nations of the earth.
Then I have given up this house as Shiloh, and this city I give up for a reviling to
all nations of the earth.`
Jeremiah 26 7
The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the
house of Yahweh.
And the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words
in the house of Jehovah.
And the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, hear Jeremiah speaking
these words in the house of Jehovah,
Jeremiah 26 8
It happened, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that Yahweh had commanded him to speak to all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold on him, saying, You shall surely die.
And it came to pass when Jeremiah had ended speaking all that Jehovah had commanded
[him] to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people
seized him, saying, Thou shalt certainly die.
And it cometh to pass, at the completion of Jeremiah`s speaking all that Jehovah
hath commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests, and the
prophets, and all the people catch him, saying, Thou dost surely die,
Jeremiah 26 9
Why have you prophesied in the name of Yahweh, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant? All the people were gathered to Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh.
Why hast thou prophesied in the name of Jehovah, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh,
and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant? And all the people were gathered
against Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah.
Wherefore hast thou prophesied in the name of Jehovah, saying, `As Shiloh this
house shall be, and this city is wasted, without inhabitant?` and all the people are
assembled unto Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 26 10
When the princes of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king`s house to the house of Yahweh; and they sat in the entry of the new gate of Yahweh`s [house].
And the princes of Judah heard these things; and they went up from the king`s house
unto the house of Jehovah, and sat in the entry of the new gate of Jehovah.
And the heads of Judah hear these things, and they go up from the house of the
king [to] the house of Jehovah, and sit in the opening of the new gate of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 26 11
Then spoke the priests and the prophets to the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy of death; for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your ears.
And the priests and the prophets spoke unto the princes and to all the people, saying,
This man is worthy to die, for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with
your ears.
And the priests and the prophets speak unto the heads, and unto all the people,
saying, `Judgment of death [is] for this man, for he hath prophesied against this
city, as ye have heard with your ears.`
Jeremiah 26 12
Then spoke Jeremiah to all the princes and to all the people, saying, Yahweh sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.
And Jeremiah spoke to all the princes and to all the people, saying, Jehovah sent me to
prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that ye have heard.
And Jeremiah speaketh unto all the heads, and unto all the people, saying,
`Jehovah sent me to prophesy concerning this house, and concerning this city, all
the words that ye have heard;
Jeremiah 26 13
Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will repent him of the evil that he has pronounced against you.
And now, amend your ways and your doings, and hearken to the voice of Jehovah your God;
and Jehovah will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
And now, amend your ways, and your doings, and hearken to the voice of Jehovah
your God, and Jehovah doth repent concerning the evil that He hath spoken
against you.
Jeremiah 26 14
But as for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as is good and right in your eyes.
But as for me, behold, I am in your hand; do unto me as seemeth good and right in your
eyes:
`And I, lo, I [am] in your hand, do to me as is good and as is right in your eyes;
Jeremiah 26 15
Only know for certain that, if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city, and on the inhabitants of it; for of a truth Yahweh has sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.
only know for certain that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood
upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof; for of a truth
Jehovah hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
Only, know ye certainly, that if ye are putting me to death, surely innocent blood
ye are putting on yourselves, and on this city, and on its inhabitants; for truly
hath Jehovah sent me unto you to speak in your ears all these words.`
Jeremiah 26 16
Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets: This man is not
worthy of death; for he has spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God.
And the princes and all the people said unto the priests and to the prophets, This man is
not worthy to die; for he hath spoken to us in the name of Jehovah our God.
And the heads and all the people say unto the priests and unto the prophets,
`There is not for this man a judgment of death, for in the name of Jehovah our God
he hath spoken unto us.`
Jeremiah 26 17
Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
And there rose up certain of the elders of the land and spoke to all the congregation of
the people, saying,
And certain of the elders of the land rise up, and speak unto all the assembly of
the people, saying,
Jeremiah 26 18
Micah the Morashtite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and he spoke to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts: Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem
shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spoke to all
the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Zion shall be ploughed [as] a
field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places
of a forest.
`Micah the Morashtite hath been prophesying in the days of Hezekiah king of
Judah, and he saith unto all the people of Judah, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts:
Zion is a plowed field, and Jerusalem is heaps, And the mountain of the house is
for high places of a forest.
Jeremiah 26 19
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn`t he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus should we commit great evil against our own souls.
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? Did he not fear Jehovah,
and supplicate Jehovah, and Jehovah repented him of the evil that he had pronounced
against them? And we should be doing a great evil against our souls.
`Put him at all to death did Hezekiah king of Judah, and all Judah? Did he not fear
Jehovah? yea, he appeaseth the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah repenteth concerning
the evil that He spake against them; and we are doing great evil against our souls. 
 Jeremiah 26 20
There was also a man who prophesied in the name of Yahweh, Uriah the son of Shemaiah of
Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:
And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of Jehovah, Urijah the son of
Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim: and he prophesied against this city and against this land
according to all the words of Jeremiah;
`And also there hath been a man prophesying in the name of Jehovah, Urijah son of
Shemaiah, of Kirjath-Jearim, and he prophesieth against this city, and against
this land according to all the words of Jeremiah,
Jeremiah 26 21
and when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty-men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death; but when Uriah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt:
and Jehoiakim the king, and all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, and
the king sought to put him to death; but Urijah heard it, and he was afraid, and fled, and
went into Egypt.
And the king Jehoiakim, and all his mighty ones, and all the heads, hear his
words, and the king seeketh to put him to death, and Urijah heareth, and feareth,
and fleeth, and goeth in to Egypt.
Jeremiah 26 22
and Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, [namely], Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him, into Egypt;
And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and men with
him, into Egypt;
And the king Jehoiakim sendeth men to Egypt -- Elnathan son of Achbor, and men
with him unto Egypt --
Jeremiah 26 23
and they fetched forth Uriah out of Egypt, and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who killed him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.
and they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him to Jehoiakim the king; and
he slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the children of the
people.
And they bring out Urijah from Egypt, and bring him in unto the king Jehoiakim,
and he smiteth him with a sword, and casteth his corpse unto the graves of the
sons of the people.`
Jeremiah 26 24
But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
-- Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they
should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
Only, the hand of Ahikam son of Shaphan hath been with Jeremiah so as not to give
him up into the hand of the people to put him to death.
Jeremiah 27 1
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, came this
word to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, hath this
word been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
Jeremiah 27 2
Thus says Yahweh to me: Make you bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;
Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck;
`Thus said Jehovah unto me, Make to thee bands and yokes,
Jeremiah 27 3
and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the children of Ammon, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Sidon, by the hand of the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah;
and send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the
children of Ammon, and to the king of Tyre, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the
messengers that come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah.
And thou hast put them on thy neck, and hast sent them unto the king of Edom,
and unto the king of Moab, and unto the king of the sons of Ammon, and unto the
king of Tyre, and unto the king of Zidon, by the hand of messengers who are
coming in to Jerusalem, unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
Jeremiah 27 4
and give them a charge to their masters, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, Thus shall you tell your masters:
And give them a charge unto their masters, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of
Israel: Thus shall ye say unto your masters:
And thou hast commanded them for their lords, saying, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts,
God of Israel,
Jeremiah 27 5
I have made the earth, the men and the animals that are on the surface of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm; and I give it to whom it seems right to me.
I have made the earth, man and beast that are upon the face of the earth, by my great
power and by my outstretched arm; and I give them unto whom it seemeth right in mine
eyes.
Thus do ye say unto your lords, I -- I have made the earth with man, and the cattle
that [are] on the face of the earth, by My great power, and by My stretched-out
arm, and I have given it to whom it hath been right in Mine eyes.
Jeremiah 27 6
Now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my
servant; and the animals of the field also have I given him to serve him.
And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
my servant; and the beasts of the field also have I given him to serve him.
`And now, I -- I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon, My servant, and also the beast of the field I have given to him to serve
him;
Jeremiah 27 7
All the nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son`s son, until the time of his own land
come: and then many nations and great kings shall make him their bondservant.
And all the nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son`s son, until the time of his
land also come, when many nations and great kings shall reduce him to servitude.
And served him have all the nations, and his son, and his son`s son, till the coming
in of the time of his land, also it; and done service for him have many nations and
great kings.
Jeremiah 27 8
It shall happen, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, says Yahweh, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the
king of Babylon, that nation will I visit, saith Jehovah, with the sword, and with the
famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
And it hath come to pass, the nation and the kingdom that do not serve him --
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon -- and that which putteth not its neck into the
yoke of the king of Babylon, with sword, and with famine, and with pestilence, I
lay a charge on that nation -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- till I consume them by
his hand.
Jeremiah 27 9
But as for you, don`t you listen to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreams, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the king of Babylon:
And ye, hearken not to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to
your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, who speak unto you saying: Ye shall not serve the
king of Babylon.
`And ye, ye do not hearken unto your prophets, and unto your diviners, and unto
your dreamers, and unto your observers of clouds, and unto your sorcerers who
are speaking unto you, saying, Ye do not serve the king of Babylon, --
Jeremiah 27 10
for they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land, and that I should drive you out, and you should perish.
For they prophesy falsehood unto you, to remove you far from your land, and that I should
drive you out, and ye should perish.
For falsehood they are prophesying to you, so as to remove you far from off your
ground, and I have driven you out, and ye have perished.
Jeremiah 27 11
But the nation that shall bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, that [nation] will I let remain in their own land, says Yahweh; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
But the nation that bringeth its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serveth
him, will I let remain still in its own land, saith Jehovah; and they shall till it, and dwell
therein.
And the nation that causeth its neck to enter into the yoke of the king of Babylon,
and hath served him -- I have left it on its ground -- an affirmation of Jehovah --
and it hath tilled it, and dwelt in it.`
Jeremiah 27 12
I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
And I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, bring your
necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
And unto Zedekiah king of Judah I have spoken according to all these words,
saying, `Cause your necks to enter into the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve
him and his people, and live.
Jeremiah 27 13
Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as Yahweh has spoken concerning the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence,
as Jehovah hath spoken concerning the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
Why do ye die, thou and thy people, by sword, by famine, and by pestilence, as
Jehovah hath spoken concerning the nation that doth not serve the king of
Babylon?
Jeremiah 27 14
Don`t listen to the words of the prophets who speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy a lie to you.
And hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not
serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy falsehood unto you.
`And ye do not hearken unto the words of the prophets who are speaking unto you,
saying, Ye do not serve the king of Babylon, -- for falsehood they are prophesying
to you.
Jeremiah 27 15
For I have not sent them, says Yahweh, but they prophesy falsely in my name; that I may drive you out, and that you may perish, you, and the prophets who prophesy to you.
For I have not sent them, saith Jehovah, yet they prophesy falsely in my name; in order
that I should drive you out, and that ye should perish, ye, and the prophets who prophesy
unto you.
For I have not sent them -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- and they are prophesying
in My name falsely, so as to drive you out, and ye have perished, ye, and the
prophets who are prophesying to you.`
Jeremiah 27 16
Also I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Don`t listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, Behold, the vessels of Yahweh`s house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon; for they prophesy a lie to you.
And I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: Hearken not
to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of
Jehovah`s house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon; for they prophesy
falsehood unto you.
And unto the priests, and unto all this people, I have spoken, saying, `Thus said
Jehovah, Ye do not hearken unto the words of your prophets, who are prophesying
to you, saying, Lo, the vessels of the house of Jehovah are brought back from
Babylon now in haste, for falsehood they are prophesying to you.
Jeremiah 27 17
Don`t listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a
desolation?
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city
become a waste?
Ye do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why is this city
a waste?
Jeremiah 27 18
But if they be prophets, and if the word of Yahweh be with them, let them now make
intercession to Yahweh of Hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, don`t go to Babylon.
But if they be prophets, and if the word of Jehovah be with them, let them now make
intercession to Jehovah of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of Jehovah,
and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.
`And, if they be prophets, and if a word of Jehovah be with them, let them
intercede, I pray you, with Jehovah of Hosts, so that the vessels that are left in the
house of Jehovah, and [in] the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem, have
not gone into Babylon.
Jeremiah 27 19
For thus says Yahweh of Hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that are left in this city,
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and
concerning the bases, and concerning the rest of the vessels that are left in this city,
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and
concerning the bases, and concerning the rest of the vessels that are left in this
city,
Jeremiah 27 20
which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon didn`t take, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah
the son of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the
nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
That Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath not taken, in his removing Jeconiah
son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon with all the freemen of
Judah and Jerusalem,
Jeremiah 27 21
yes, thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem:
yea, thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in
the house of Jehovah, and in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem:
Surely thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left
of the house of Jehovah, and of the house of the king of Judah, and [in] Jerusalem:
Jeremiah2722
They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be, until the day that I visit them, says Yahweh; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day of my visiting
them, saith Jehovah; then I will bring them up, and restore them to this place.
To Babylon they are brought, and there they are till the day of My inspecting
them -- an affirmation of Jehovah; then I have brought them up, and have brought
them back unto this place.`
Jeremiah 28 1
It happened the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the
fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet, who was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of Yahweh, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of
Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, [that] Hananiah the son of Azzur, the
prophet, who was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of Jehovah, in the presence of the
priests and of all the people, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in that year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah
king of Judah, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, spoken unto me hath
Hananiah son of Azur the prophet, who [is] of Gibeon, in the house of Jehovah,
before the eyes of the priests, and all the people, saying,
Jeremiah 28 2
Thus speaks Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the
king of Babylon.
`Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the
king of Babylon;
Jeremiah 28 3
Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of Yahweh`s house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried to Babylon:
Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of Jehovah`s house,
that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried to Babylon;
Within two years of days I am bringing back unto this place all the vessels of the
house of Jehovah that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath taken from this place,
and doth carry to Babylon,
Jeremiah 28 4
and I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, with all the
captives of Judah, who went to Babylon, says Yahweh; for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
and I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, with
all the captives of Judah that went to Babylon, saith Jehovah: for I will break the yoke of
the king of Babylon.
And Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the removed of Judah, who
are entering Babylon, I am bringing back unto this place -- an affirmation of
Jehovah; for I do break the yoke of the king of Babylon.`
Jeremiah 28 5
Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people who stood in the house of Yahweh,
And the prophet Jeremiah spoke unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the
priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of Jehovah.
And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto Hananiah the prophet, before the eyes of the
priests, and before the eyes of all the people who are standing in the house of
Jehovah,
Jeremiah 28 6
even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: Yahweh do so; Yahweh perform your words which you have prophesied, to bring again the vessels of Yahweh`s house, and all them of the captivity, from Babylon to this place.
And the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen, may Jehovah do so! may Jehovah perform thy words
which thou hast prophesied, to bring again from Babylon, into this place, the vessels of
Jehovah`s house, and all them of the captivity!
Yea, Jeremiah the prophet saith, `Amen! so may Jehovah do; Jehovah establish thy
words that thou hast prophesied, to bring back the vessels of the house of Jehovah
and all the removal from Babylon, unto this place.
Jeremiah 28 7
Nevertheless hear you now this word that I speak in your ears, and in the ears of all the people:
Nevertheless, hear, I pray thee, this word which I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of
all the people:
`Only, hear, I pray thee, this word that I am speaking in thine ears, and in the ears
of all the people.
Jeremiah 28 8
The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old, prophesied also
concerning many countries and concerning great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of
pestilence.
The prophets who have been before me, and before thee, from of old, even they
prophesy concerning many lands, and concerning great kingdoms, of battle, and
of evil, and of pestilence.
Jeremiah 28 9
The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall happen, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly sent him.
The prophet that prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass,
shall be known as the prophet whom Jehovah hath really sent.
The prophet who doth prophesy of peace -- by the coming in of the word of the
prophet, known is the prophet that Jehovah hath truly sent him.`
Jeremiah 28 10
Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar from off the prophet Jeremiah`s neck, and broke it.
And the prophet Hananiah took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah`s neck, and broke
it.
And Hananiah the prophet taketh the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the
prophet, and breaketh it,
Jeremiah 28 11
Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus says Yahweh: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon within two full years from off the neck of all the nations. The prophet Jeremiah went his way.
And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: So will I
break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon within two full years from off the
neck of all the nations. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
And Hananiah speaketh before the eyes of all the people, saying, `Thus said
Jehovah, Thus I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, within two
years of days, from off the neck of all the nations;` and Jeremiah the prophet goeth
on his way.
Jeremiah 28 12
Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah, after that the prophet Hananiah had
broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah after the breaking, by Hananiah the
prophet, of the yoke from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
Jeremiah 28 13
Go, and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus says Yahweh: You have broken the bars of wood; but you have made in their place bars of iron.
Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou hast broken the yokes of wood, and
thou hast made in their place yokes of iron.
`Go, and thou hast spoken unto Hananiah, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Yokes of wood
thou hast broken, and I have made instead of them yokes of iron;
Jeremiah 28 14
For thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may served Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the animals of the field also.
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of
all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall
serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, A yoke of iron I have put on the neck
of all these nations to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they have
served him, and also the beast of the field I have given to him.`
Jeremiah 28 15
Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah: Yahweh has not sent you; but you make this people to trust in a lie.
And the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah, Hear now, Hananiah: Jehovah
hath not sent thee; and thou makest this people to trust in falsehood.
And Jeremiah the prophet saith unto Hananiah the prophet, `Hear, I pray thee, O
Hananiah; Jehovah hath not sent thee, and thou hast caused this people to trust on
falsehood.
Jeremiah 28 16
Therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will send you away from off the surface of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have spoken rebellion against Yahweh.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this
year thou shalt die, for thou hast spoken revolt against Jehovah.
Therefore thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am casting thee from off the face of the ground;
this year thou diest, for apostacy thou hast spoken concerning Jehovah.`
Jeremiah 28 17
So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
And the prophet Hananiah died in the same year in the seventh month.
And Hananiah the prophet dieth in that year, in the seventh month.
Jeremiah 29 1
Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the
residue of the elders of the captivity, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the
people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon,
And these are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to
the residue of the elders of the captivity, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to
all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon
And these [are] words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem
unto the remnant of the elders of the removal, and unto the priests, and unto the
prophets, and unto all the people -- whom Nebuchadnezzar removed from
Jerusalem to Babylon,
Jeremiah 29 2
(after that Jeconiah the king, and the queen-mother, and the eunuchs, [and] the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the craftsmen, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem,)
(after that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and
Jerusalem, and the craftsmen, and the smiths, had departed from Jerusalem);
After the going forth of Jeconiah the king, and the mistress, and the officers,
heads of Judah and Jerusalem, and the artificer, and the smith, from Jerusalem --
Jeremiah 29 3
by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,) saying,
by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkijah (whom
Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon, unto Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), saying,
By the hand of Eleasah son of Shaphan, and Gemariah son of Hilkijah, whom
Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon -- to Babylon,
saying,
Jeremiah 29 4
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, to all the captivity, whom I have caused to be
carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all the captivity, whom I have caused to
be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon:
`Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, to all the removal that I removed from
Jerusalem to Babylon,
Jeremiah 29 5
Build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Build houses, and dwell in them, and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Build ye houses, and abide; and plant ye gardens, and eat their fruit;
Jeremiah 29 6
Take wives, and father sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your
daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply you there, and don`t be diminished.
Take wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your
daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there, and
be not diminished.
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take for your sons wives, and
your daughters give to husbands, and they bear sons and daughters; and multiply
there, and ye are not few;
Jeremiah 29 7
Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to
Yahweh for it; for in the peace of it shall you have peace.
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captive, and
pray unto Jehovah for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
And seek the peace of the city whither I have removed you, and pray for it unto
Jehovah, for in its peace ye have peace.
Jeremiah 29 8
For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: Don`t let your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you; neither listen you to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Let not your prophets that are in your
midst, nor your diviners deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams, which ye like to
dream.
`For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Let not your prophets who [are] in
your midst, and your diviners, lift you up, nor hearken ye unto their dreams, thay
ye are causing [them] to dream;
Jeremiah 29 9
For they prophesy falsely to you in my name: I have not sent them, says Yahweh.
For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith Jehovah.
For with falsehood they are prophesying to you in My name; I have not sent them,
an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 29 10
For thus says Yahweh, After seventy years are accomplished for Babylon, I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
For thus saith Jehovah: When seventy years shall be accomplished for Babylon I will visit
you, and perform my good word toward you, in bringing you back to this place.
`For thus said Jehovah, Surely at the fulness of Babylon -- seventy years -- I inspect
you, and have established towards you My good word, to bring you back unto this place.
Jeremiah 29 11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not
of evil, to give you in your latter end a hope.
For I have known the thoughts that I am thinking towards you -- an affirmation of
Jehovah; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give to you posterity and hope.
Jeremiah 29 12
You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you;
`And ye have called Me, and have gone, and have prayed unto Me, and I have
hearkened unto you,
Jeremiah 29 13
You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.
and ye shall seek me and find me, for ye shall search for me with all your heart,
And ye have sought Me, and have found, for ye seek Me with all your heart;
Jeremiah 29 14
I will be found of you, says Yahweh, and I will turn again your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places wither I have driven you, says Yahweh; and I will bring you again to the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
and I will be found of you, saith Jehovah. And I will turn your captivity, and I will gather
you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith Jehovah;
and I will bring you again into the place whence I have caused you to be carried away
captive.
And I have been found of you -- an affirmation of Jehovah; and I have turned back
[to] your captivity, and have gathered you out of all the nations, and out of all the
places whither I have driven you -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- and I have brought
you back unto the place whence I removed you.
Jeremiah 29 15
Because you have said, Yahweh has raised us up prophets in Babylon;
If ye say, Jehovah hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;
`Because ye have said, Jehovah hath raised up to us prophets in Babylon,
Jeremiah 29 16
thus says Yahweh concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who haven`t gone forth with you into captivity;
yea, thus saith Jehovah concerning the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and
concerning all the people that dwell in this city, your brethren that are not gone forth
with you into captivity;
Surely thus said Jehovah concerning the king who is sitting on the throne of
David, and concerning all the people that is dwelling in this city, your brethren
who went not forth with you in the removal;
Jeremiah 29 17
thus says Yahweh of Hosts; Behold, I will send on them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that can`t be eaten, they are so bad.
thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will send against them the sword, the famine, and
the pestilence, and will make them like the vile figs, that cannot be eaten for badness.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Lo, I am sending among them the sword, the famine,
and the pestilence, and I have given them up as figs that [are] vile, that are not
eaten for badness.
Jeremiah 29 18
I will pursue after them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will
deliver them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth, to be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations where I have driven them;
And I will pursue them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and
will give them over to be driven hither and thither into all the kingdoms of the earth, to
be an execration, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among all the
nations whither I will drive them:
And I have pursued after them with sword, with famine, and with pestilence, and
have given them for a trembling to all kingdoms of the earth, for a curse and for
an astonishment, and for a hissing, and for a reproach among all the nations
whither I have driven them,
Jeremiah 29 19
because they have not listened to my words, says Yahweh, with which I sent to them my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but you would not hear, says Yahweh.
because they have not hearkened to my words, saith Jehovah, wherewith I sent unto them
my servants the prophets, rising early and sending; but ye have not hearkened, saith
Jehovah.
Because that they have not hearkened unto My words -- an affirmation of Jehovah -
- that I sent unto them by My servants the prophets, rising early and sending, and
ye hearkened not -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 29 20
Hear you therefore the word of Yahweh, all you of the captivity, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.
But ye, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon, hear the word
of Jehovah.
`And ye, hear ye a word of Jehovah, all ye of the captivity that I have sent from
Jerusalem to Babylon,
Jeremiah 29 21
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy a lie to you in my name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall kill them before your eyes;
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and
concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who prophesy falsehood unto you in my name:
Behold, I will give them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall
smite them before your eyes.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, concerning Ahab son of Kolaiah, and
concerning Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you in My name
falsehood: Lo, I am giving them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
and he hath smitten them before your eyes,
Jeremiah 29 22
and of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captives of Judah who are in Babylon, saying, Yahweh make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire;
And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah that are in Babylon,
saying, Jehovah make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon
roasted in the fire;
And taken from them hath been a reviling by all the removed of Judah that [are]
in Babylon, saying, Jehovah doth set thee as Zedekiah, and as Ahab, whom the king
of Babylon roasted with fire;
Jeremiah 29 23
because they have worked folly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors` wives, and have spoken words in my name falsely, which I didn`t command them; and I am he who knows, and am witness, says Yahweh.
because they have committed infamy in Israel, and have committed adultery with their
neighbours` wives, and have spoken words of falsehood in my name, which I had not
commanded them: and I [am] he that knoweth, and [am] witness, saith Jehovah.
Because that they have done folly in Israel, and commit adultery with the wives of
their neighbours, and speak a word in My name falsely that I have not commanded
them, and I [am] He who knoweth and a witness -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 29 24
Concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying,
And thou shalt speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,
`And unto Shemaiah the Nehelamite thou dost speak, saying,
Jeremiah 29 25
Thus speaks Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest,
and to all the priests, saying,
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in
thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah
the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, saying, Because that thou hast sent in thy
name letters unto all the people who [are] in Jerusalem, and unto Zephaniah son
of Maaseiah the priest, and unto all the priests, saying,
Jeremiah 29 26
Yahweh has made you priest in the place of Jehoiada the priest, that there may be officers in the house of Yahweh, for every man who is mad, and makes himself a prophet, that you should put him in the stocks and in shackles.
Jehovah hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that there should be
officers [in] the house of Jehovah, over every madman and self-made prophet, that thou
shouldest put him in the stocks and in the shackles.
Jehovah hath made thee priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, for there being
inspectors of the house of Jehovah, for every one mad and making himself a
prophet, and thou hast put him unto the torture and unto the stocks.
Jeremiah 29 27
Now therefore, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth, who makes himself a prophet to you,
And now, why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, who maketh himself a
prophet to you?
And now, why hast thou not pushed against Jeremiah of Anathoth, who is making
himself a prophet to you?
Jeremiah 29 28
because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, [The captivity] is long: build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?
Forasmuch as he hath sent unto us in Babylon, saying, It will be long; build houses, and
dwell [in them], and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Because that he hath sent unto us to Babylon, saying, It [is] long, build ye houses,
and abide; and plant ye gardens, and eat their fruit.`
Jeremiah 29 29
Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
-- And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of the prophet Jeremiah.
And Zephaniah the priest readeth this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
Jeremiah 29 30
Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah, saying,
Jeremiah 29 31
Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus says Yahweh concerning Shemaiah the
Nehelamite: Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, and I didn`t send him, and he has caused you to trust in a lie;
Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith Jehovah concerning Shemaiah the
Nehelamite: Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he
hath caused you to trust in falsehood;
`Send unto all the removal, saying, Thus said Jehovah concerning Shemaiah the
Nehelamite, Because that Shemaiah prophesied to you, and I -- I have not sent him,
and he doth cause you to trust on falsehood,
Jeremiah 29 32
therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he see the good that I will do to my people, says Yahweh, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh.
therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his
seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he see the good
that I will do for my people, saith Jehovah; because he hath spoken revolt against Jehovah.
Therefore, thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am seeing after Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and
after his seed, he hath none dwelling in the midst of this people, nor doth he look
on the good that I am doing to My people -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- for
apostacy he hath spoken against Jehovah.`


Study Questions
If they would not listen to Jeremiah, what would happen to them? 26:6
 
What did the people do to Jeremiah? 26:8
 
Jeremiah's charge to the people was? 26:12-13
 
Whose hand was with Jeremiah? 26:24
 
What nation did God want to give authority to in order to rule over other nations? 27:8

What did Hananiah the son of Azzar prophesy? 28:10-11
 
Yokes of wood would become yokes of _____________? 28:13
 
What was going to happen to Hananiah for prophesying falsely? 28:16-17
 
How was the word of the LORD of HOSTS delivered through Jeremiah? 29:1
 
How long before the exiled Israelites return to Jerusalem? 29:10
 
Who was Shemaiah and what was to happen to him? 29:31-32


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Nov. 19
Hebrews 5

Heb 5:1 For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
Heb 5:2 The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.
Heb 5:3 Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.
Heb 5:4 Nobody takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.
Heb 5:5 So also Christ didn't glorify himself to be made a high priest, but it was he who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your father."
Heb 5:6 As he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
Heb 5:7 He, in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,
Heb 5:8 though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered.
Heb 5:9 Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,
Heb 5:10 named by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
Heb 5:11 About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12 For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
Heb 5:13 For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.
Heb 5:14 But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.


 
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Hebrews
 
Hebrews 5 1
For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
For every high priest taken from amongst men is established for men in things relating
to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;
For every chief priest -- out of men taken -- in behalf of men is set in things
[pertaining] to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins,
Hebrews 5 2
The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he
himself is also surrounded with weakness.
being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself
also is clothed with infirmity;
able to be gentle to those ignorant and going astray, since himself also is
compassed with infirmity;
Hebrews 5 3
Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.
and, on account of this [infirmity], he ought, even as for the people, so also for himself, to
offer for sins.
and because of this infirmity he ought, as for the people, so also for himself to
offer for sins;
Hebrews 5 4
No man takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.
And no one takes the honour to himself but [as] called by God, even as Aaron also.
and no one to himself doth take the honour, but he who is called by God, as also
Aaron:
Hebrews 5 5
So also Christ didn`t glorify himself to be made a high priest, but he who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your father."
Thus the Christ also has not glorified himself to be made a high priest; but he who had
said to him, *Thou* art my Son, *I* have to-day begotten thee.
so also the Christ did not glorify himself to become chief priest, but He who spake
unto him: `My Son thou art, I to-day have begotten thee;`
Hebrews 5 6
As he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, After the order of Melchizedek."
Even as also in another [place] he says, *Thou* [art] a priest for ever according to the
order of Melchisedec.
as also in another [place] He saith, `Thou [art] a priest -- to the age, according to
the order of Melchisedek;`
Hebrews 5 7
Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and
tears to him who was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly  fear,
Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up both supplications and entreaties to him
who was able to save him out of death, with strong crying and tears; (and having been
heard because of his piety;)
who in the days of his flesh both prayers and supplications unto Him who was able
to save him from death -- with strong crying and tears -- having offered up, and
having been heard in respect to that which he feared,
Hebrews 5 8
though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;
though he were Son, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered;
through being a Son, did learn by the things which he suffered -- the obedience,
Hebrews 5 9
and having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal
salvation,
and having been perfected, became to all them that obey him, author of eternal salvation;
and having been made perfect, he did become to all those obeying him a cause of
salvation age-during,
Hebrews 5 10
named by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
addressed by God [as] high priest according to the order of Melchisedec.
having been addressed by God a chief priest, according to the order of Melchisedek,
Hebrews 5 11
Of whom we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of
hearing.
Concerning whom we have much to say, and hard to be interpreted in speaking [of it],
since ye are become dull in hearing.
concerning whom we have much discourse and of hard explanation to say, since ye
have become dull of hearing,
Hebrews 5 12
For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have again need that [one] should teach
you what [are] the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and are become such
as have need of milk, [and] not of solid food.
for even owing to be teachers, because of the time, again ye have need that one
teach you what [are] the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and ye
have become having need of milk, and not of strong food,
Hebrews 5 13
For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.
For every one that partakes of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a
babe;
for every one who is partaking of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness
-- for he is an infant,
Hebrews 5 14
But solid food is for full grown men, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses
exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.
and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses
exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.


 Study Questions

Jesus was a priest of what order? 5:6