11/21/13

From Ben Fronczek... Christian Hope for those who Despair I Peter 1:3-12 (part 1)

Christian Hope for those who Despair

 

Christian Hope for those who Despair    
 I Peter 1:3-12 (part 1)
- By Ben Fronczek

One of my favorite New Testament characters is the man we know as Peter. I like him because he is like so many of us in so many ways. He was impulsive, sometimes hot tempered, more than once he put his foot in his mouth and said something foolish. There were times when he was on fire for the Lord and then times when his faith wavered. He even denied being a follower of Jesus. He messed up just like many of us mess us from time to time. Another thing I like about Peter is that fact that even though he may have messed up now and then, he did not throw in the towel or give up. If anything he grew wiser and his faith grew stronger and stronger as it should.  Christians today can learn from Peter because we have two letters which he authored to the early church. And in these letters we find wise, encouraging, and practical advice to believers from a guy who not only walked with Jesus, but also knows what it was like to mess up that walk. Peter penned these words about 30 years after Christ’s death and resurrection. He was writing to encourage the persecuted Christians of Asia Minor.
Those early Christians lived in a very difficult time. It was a very anti-Christian society.  Speaking or writing from experience, Peter knew that those early Christians needed not only words of instruction, but also words of hope and encouragement just like he did when he was younger.

Over the up and coming weeks I plan on presenting some sermons based on what he wrote in his epistles. And to begin with I would like to talk about what he himself started with in 1Peter 1, and that is his message of hope.


I don’t know about you but there are times when I get discouraged and down even though I know that I am very blessed because I am a Christian. And I suppose I am just being selfish. I cannot imagine those who have real trouble in their lives, whether due to sickness, poverty, loneliness, a miserable job, or family life, real persecution or a 1000 others things that cause real heart ache in this world. There are a lot of discouraged and miserable people in this world, even some who know God. It even surprised me that Solomon once wrote this in Ecclesiastes   

2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.   4:1-2 “Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: ‘I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter.  2 And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.’

These are words of despair. He seems to be saying it’s better to be dead than alive and have to deal with all the injustice and garbage and trouble that is going on around us.  Solomon is definitely in a frump, or in low period of his life when he wrote those words. Maybe that’s where you are. Maybe you know someone who is there right now. Well I believe that through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Peter wrote these words to shake believers out this kind of frump. He wanted to remind us that there is something better to focus on; and that is the hope we have in Jesus. Let’s begin by breaking down what Peter had to say here in this text.

#1. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade —kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

There are some key words and thoughts here. Do you think Peter could appreciate and understand God’s mercy? You bet he could! He was the guy that denied even knowing Jesus three times after our Lord was arrested. He was a liar, and a traitor when asked about his faith. But then what happened after Jesus rose from the dead and made them breakfast on the beach one day? Three times He asked Peter, “Do you love me?”, “Do you love me?”  “Do you love me?”. And then He reinstates Peter by giving him a commission to take care of and feed His sheep (that is His followers, His disciples.) Peter definitely could appreciate the mercy of God; and not only because he was personally forgiven, but primarily because all of us have been shown mercy because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Peter wrote; 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade …” 

Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection He has blessed every believer by giving us a new life, with new hope and promise of an existence that can never perish, spoil or fade.
Because of God’s mercy we have the greatest promise, the greatest adventure that one could ever look forward to, and it is waiting for us beyond this physical life in Heaven. Most of us get excited and are thrilled with anticipation before we go on a vacation or adventure. It is our hope that we will have a great time. The adventure we will experience in Heaven will be far more exciting and fulfilling than any vacation or adventure we could ever experience on this earth. That’s the hope we have as Christians as we look forward to what God has promised us.

Every day that passes brings the Christian one step closer to this amazing adventure and because of that we should not let Satan knock us down with despairing thoughts or trials. I believe that why the Apostle Paul had this to say as he wrote the Corinthians:  

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor. 4:16-18

Peter and Paul knew and were convinced of the fact that no trial, no hardship, nothing in this life can compare to what we are about to experience in Heaven. So they both encouraged us just to hang in there. That’s why in out text Peter goes on to write,  

6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”

And Peter goes on to tell us that those trials are not without purpose.     I like how the NLT translates verse 7. It says   

7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

God and heaven is watching. The text says if you remain strong there will be praise, glory and honor awaiting you when Jesus is revealed.  The focus in this text is not about the trials, it is about the hope that we have and how we should be able to overcome them all because of who we are and what lies ahead. What it comes down to is this; our peace of mind, our happiness is determined by how much faith we really have. I like what Peter says in the following verses

8 You love Him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. 9 The reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls.
10 This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. 11 They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and His great glory afterward.
12 They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.” NLT

I truly believe that Peter understood how hard is to live the Christian life.     We are bombarded on every side with negative thoughts, propaganda, atheistic, liberal views, and temptations that can trip us up. And we also battle with our own fears, lusts, guilt, and other weaknesses just like Peter did.

But Peter reminds us that our God is a God of mercy and will show it to those who accept His gift; His one and only Son, as their new Lord and Savior. Peter reminds those early Christians and I believe he wanted to remind all of us of the amazing hope that we have set before us; the excitement and adventure that comes after this earthly life where we will be able to enter an existence where God Himself resides with all His angels, and with His Son. It’s really there, and God, with His Son and the multitude of angels, along with all those Christian who have gone on before us are just waiting to welcome us into that abode.
The writer Hebrews wrote;  

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (12:1-3)

Challenge: To hang in there and don’t let ANYTHING  rob you of the joy and the hope that you have in Jesus.

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

From Jim McGuiggan... Romans: The World: A Beloved Rebel (2)

 Romans: The World: A Beloved Rebel (2)

Chapter 1:18-3:20
He begins with creation and the human apostasy from God. In that human rebellion the creation itself became an occasion for sin, was perverted and was treated as if it were God instead of the creature (1:18-23). From there he moves to Sinai, the creation of Israel (compare Isaiah 43:1,7; 44:2,21,24; 49:5 and elsewhere) and Israel's apostasy (2:1-3:20). The whole world is under God's judgment. (He will later summarize humanity as non-redeemed in Adam, the old man-5:12-21.)
Why is a message about God's faithfulness such good news? Part of the answer is implied in 1:18 - 3:20 where Paul charts the sinful course of human history. In light of humanity's treacherous betrayal of God and our crass abuse of the dominion he gave to us (Genesis 1:26-27 with Genesis 3) it might be thought that God would obliterate us.

And in some ways the biblical record could be seen as proof that God had abandoned humanity. The expulsion of Adam, Eve and Cain from God's presence, Noah's flood and the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah could be used as proof that God had turned from humanity and was bent only on destroying them in outbursts of his anger. If such expressions of his anger were typical of his full feelings toward the human race our situation would be hopeless and lead to utter despair. But Paul's good news is that God is faithful even in the face of our faithlessness. This means that however we understand the wrath of God it is to be seen as part of his faithfulness toward us.

But far from implying that God is not angry about our sin Paul insists that the anger of God is being revealed against all unrighteousness (1:18). We need to note the present tense of the verb and follow the major versions and we need to note that when God's wrath is being revealed it is against "all" unrighteousness.

It's clear not only from the biblical record but from looking around us that not every evil person is suffering from God's anger in the present time. Oppressors and cheats, drug barons and porn kings, warlords and corrupt financiers are living in luxury while feeding off the helpless. Is the wrath of God being revealed against all that? Paul would say yes. Every time one oppressor is exposed and dealt with every oppressor is judged. When a society imprisons a ruthless criminal it speaks its mind against all ruthless criminals. Society can't catch up with them all but God can! The justice he brings down on criminals at a national or individual level is a demonstration of how he feels toward all oppression and impenitence. Specific judgements are a promise and a prophecy that all crimes are noted and will be dealt with. No one "gets away with" anything. As God works to bring his eternal purpose to a glorious conclusion in a final judgement and revelation he shows his local and individual judgements to remind us that a final judgement is up ahead.

[The psalmists and prophets indicate this when they speak of judgements on various nations. They often describe the judgments in galactic terms. Stars fall, skies are rolled up, the earth is bludgeoned and the like. This links the crime of the particular nation in view with a humanity-wide rebellion and a universal judgment. See Isaiah 13, 34 and Jeremiah 4 as illustrations of this.]

It's worth noting that Paul begins this section of Romans with God as our Father creator and that all the corruption he lists later begins with our departure from him (1:18-23). If we're out of tune with God we're out of tune with creation and our fellow-humans. Paul views our sin not simply as the breaking of some universal laws—it is a violation of a personal relationship. And our betrayal of God, our refusal to acknowledge who he is and give to him our grateful thanks blinds us. Professing ourselves to be wise (Genesis 3 and the forbidden fruit is in view) we became fools (Romans 1:21). Sin disables us until we are no longer able to think well. It isn't that now we have rebelled against God that we think 2+2=5. It's all subtler and much more dangerous than that. Thinking we're very wise (thinking we're gods) we refuse to be taught. Our intellectual gifts are used to serve our own selfish ends. They're used to "explain" why we should deprive one another or why it's okay to jettison developing human beings. We show why it's all right to bury little nations under mountains of debt in order to please stockholders and to demand our rights at every single point to the destruction of community relationships.

Thinking we are very wise we not only do we oppose gender-discrimination, we completely deny the differences in gender which is part of our being in the image of God (see Genesis 1:26-27 and Romans 1:26-27). We substitute "citizenship" for relationships (like father and mother and children) and wonder why we promote the absence of "natural affection" (love for family members). Did ever a nation or an individual admit that what it was doing was just plainly evil? Haven't we all justified our wickedness?

As history developed our evil grew Paul says God gave us up to perversity and moral derangement (Romans 1:24,25,28) It's one face of God's wrath (though it's not the whole picture) that he chose to give us over to our sin. Our deepening wickedness is the result of God hardening us. It isn't that God simply stepped back and "allowed" us to sin more--the passages speak of a direct act of God that results in our choosing to sin even more. God's doesn't choose sin for us we do that ourselves but God works with us (as he did with Pharaoh and Israel see Romans 9:17-18 & 11:7-10) to drive us further into desperate need.

Paul's good news, however, is that God didn't drive us under sin so that he might be rid of us. He concluded us all under sin "that he might have mercy on us all" (Romans 11:32). His giving us up to our wickedness was an act of mercy. We're tempted to think that a worsening world is proof that God will or has abandoned us but Paul sees it as the merciful wrath of God driving us to desperate need for mercy which he is eager to provide. Our "wisdom" is our arrogance and our arrogance by God's grace leads us into abysmal trouble out of which we cry for help.

The apostle takes up the Jewish story (2:1-3:19). They felt superior to the Gentile world Paul had just sketched but their own scriptures made it clear that though they possessed the Torah they had not internalised it. They had not taken it into their hearts. They had the marks of God's special favour (like circumcision, the covenants and the Torah) but they didn't have the heart or lifestyle that these called for or bore witness to. So that while they called themselves Jews and took pride in the name they weren't true Jews because a true Jew had the flesh of Abraham and his faith. A true Jew had a circumcised heart as well as body. The true Jew not only possessed the Torah, he lived it (Romans 2:28-29; 9:6).

Paul lumps humanity together and makes the claim that Gentiles who had on their hearts what the Torah called for (Romans 2:14-15) would receive eternal life (through the Messiah) as surely as the Jew who lived in honour before God (Romans 2:6-16). Did this mean the Jews had never been peculiarly blessed by God (Romans 3:1-2)? No, Paul insists they were given special privileges but that they had been faithless just as the Gentiles had been and so, in practice, Jews were no better off than any other nation. A collection of texts from the Jewish scriptures showed that the Jews, like the Gentiles, didn't give to God what was his due (Romans 3:9-19).

He concludes this section then by saying that the whole world is brought under judgment before God. On the whole the Gentiles bore the marks of rebellion against God and the sign of his wrath on them. On the whole the Jews had the witness of the Torah against them as perennial transgressors.

It's possible for humans with their darkened hearts and sensitivity to pain to think that God's reaction to sin is something of "over-kill". We might claim it is too great a reaction to the crimes of humanity but this is part of the reason Jesus Christ is our redeemer. He is able to see it for what it is and confess it for what it is our sin is the one unendurable! (See this developed in the next section.)

And the cross marks us out Jew and Gentile together as rebels against God for when God came, in and as Jesus Christ, we slew him! Explain as we will, protest as fiercely as we might, we showed that as a race we were enemies of God when we laid hands on him and sought his extermination.

©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... A Preacher Worthy Of Imitation (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                A Preacher Worthy Of Imitation (2:1-12)

INTRODUCTION

1. In our previous lesson we mentioned the value of a good role
   model...
   a. It demonstrates what can be done
   b. It provides direction for what should be done
   c. It inspires one to do what ought to be done
   -- The church at Thessalonica certainly serves as "A Church Worthy 
      Of Imitation"

2. In the second chapter of 1st Thessalonians, we find Paul reflecting
   upon...
   a. His preaching while at Thessalonica - 1Th 2:1-8
   b. His conduct while at Thessalonica - 1Th 2:9-12
   -- From which we learn that Paul certainly serves as "A Preacher
      Worthy Of Imitation"

[Just as churches would do well to emulate the church at Thessalonica,
so preachers would do well to imitate the example of the apostle Paul
while he worked with them.  But not just preachers; all Christians
would benefit by imitating the example of Paul.  Consider therefore...]

I. THE MANNER OF HIS PREACHING

   A. WITH BOLDNESS...
      1. Paul preached with boldness - 1Th 2:1-2
         a. Despite his previous persecution at Philippi
         b. Despite the persecution at Thessalonica
      2. Such boldness was not natural for Paul, or for others
         a. Paul often experienced fear and trembling - 1Co 2:3
         b. Timothy needed encouragement to be bold - 2Ti 1:6-8
      3. But he found boldness "in our God"
         a. For which reason he asked others to pray for him, that God 
            would grant him boldness - Ep 6:19-20
         b. Others also looked to God when in need of boldness - Ac 4:29,31
      -- To proclaim the word with all boldness, look to God for 
         courage!

   B. WITH TRUTH AND HONESTY...
      1. Paul preached the truth, not error - 1Th 2:3
      2. He did so with honesty, not through impure motives or trickery 
         - 1Th 2:3; 2Co 4:2
      3. Note the need for both truth and honesty:
         a. It is not enough to speak the truth, we must do so honestly
         b. It is not enough to be honest, we must speak the truth
      -- Let's strive to have both truth and honesty! - cf. 2Co 2:17

   C. PLEASING GOD, NOT MEN...
      1. Paul was aware that God had trusted him with the gospel - 1Th 2:4
         a. As an expression of grace - Ep 3:8
         b. As an example of mercy and longsuffering - 1Ti 1:11-16
      2. Therefore it was God he sought to please, not man - 1Th 2:4
         a. Knowing that it is God who tries the heart - He 4:13
         b. Knowing that this is what made him a true servant of Christ
            - Ga 1:10
      -- Be concerned with pleasing God, not gaining the popularity of 
         men!

   D. WITHOUT FLATTERY OR COVETOUSNESS...
      1. Paul did not resort to flattering words to gain an audience 
         - 1Th 2:5
         a. He undoubtedly knew that using flattery was dangerous - Pr 29:5
         b. Flattery is a tool used by false teachers - 2Pe 2:18
      2. Nor did Paul resort to using covetousness, either to persuade 
         or for his own personal gain - 1Th 2:5
         a. Covetousness is another tool of false teachers - 1Pe 2:1-3
         b. Paul was careful not to take advantage of his brethren, 
            becoming wealthy off of them - Ac 20:33; 2Co 11:9; 12:17
      -- Win souls through the truth, not flattery, and avoid any 
         semblance of taking advantage of brethren for monetary gain

   E. WITHOUT SEEKING FOR GLORY FROM MEN...
      1. Paul was careful not to seek glory from them or from others 
         - 1Th 2:6
         a. As an apostle of Christ it would have been easy to do
         b. He could have easily abused his authority, but he was 
            careful not to
      2. Any such glory would have been vain glory - Pr 25:27
      -- True servants do not seek glory from men, but from God!

   F. WITH GENTLENESS AND AFFECTION...
      1. He was gentle, like a nursing mother with her children - 1Th 2:7
         a. As he counseled Timothy to be towards those in error - 2 Ti 2:24-25
         b. As he instructed the spiritual to be toward those overtaken 
            in a fault - Ga 6:1
      2. He had affection for them, which prompted him to share not 
         just the gospel, but his own life - 1Th 2:8
         a. Paul was a preacher who loved his brethren - cf. Php 1:8
         b. For which he joyfully sacrificed his life as necessary 
            - cf. Php 2:17
      -- Let gentleness and love for the brethren be apparent both in 
         our preaching and in life!

[Indeed, one cannot separate our preaching from our life.  So as we
continue to learn what made Paul "A Preacher Worthy Of Imitation", we
focus our attention more closely on...]

II. THE MANNER OF HIS LIFE

   A. LABORING NIGHT AND DAY...
      1. Paul did not desire to be a burden, and so worked to support
         himself - 1Th 2:9
         a. Not that it is inappropriate for preachers to be supported 
            - 1Co 9:7-14
         b. Paul chose to preach the gospel without charge as a way of
            demonstrating his willingness to accept his calling as a 
            steward - cf. 1Co 9:6,15-18
         c. So Paul often worked as a tent maker while preaching 
            - e.g., Ac 18:1-4
      2. His example should remind us of the sacrificial nature of our
         service
         a. Some may choose to support themselves like Paul did
         b. All should be available and accessible both night and day 
            - Ac 20:31
         c. Note also that we can serve by praying "night and day" 
            - 1Th 3:10; 1Ti 5:5
      -- The main point is that our service to God and one another is a 
         not a 9-5 job!

   B. DEVOUT, JUST, AND BLAMELESS...
      1. "Devoutly" depicts the nature of his service - 1Th 2:10
         a. It was "holy" (NIV)
         b. It was "pure" (NRSV)
      2. "Justly" describes his dealings with his fellow man
         a. It was "upright" (NRSV)
         b. It was "righteous" (NIV)
      3. "Blamelessly" reflects his carefulness to be above reproach
         a. Something he was always careful about - Ac 24:16; 2Co 6:3
         b. Even before he became a Christian - Php 3:6
      -- All three of these graces are important; they impact our
         relationship to God, our relationship to our fellow man, and 
         help keep our reputation pure

   F. FATHERLY...
      1. Paul was like a father to them - 1Th 2:11
         a. Exhorting and comforting them (encouraging them) - e.g., 
            1Th 4:1
         b. Charging them as necessary (commanding them) - e.g., 2Th 3:6,12
      2. For he was concerned about their walk (life) as a Christian 
         - 1Th 2:12
         a. He wanted their walk to be worthy of God
         b. For God had called them into His kingdom and glory
   
CONCLUSION

1. Certainly all preachers would do well to have the same kind of
   fatherly concern (and motherly gentleness and affection) that Paul
   had!

2. But not only preachers...how much better it would be if all members
   of the church served one another as Paul served his brethren!
   a. With boldness, truth and honesty, seeking to pleasing God and not
      men
   b. Without flattery, covetousness, or seeking glory from men
   c. With labor night and day, seeking to be devout, just, and 
      blameless
   -- With the gentleness and affection of a nursing mother, and the
      guidance and encouragement of a caring father

Yes, the apostle Paul is indeed "A Preacher Worthy Of Imitation"...for
such reasons every Christian would do well to heed his admonition as
found in another place:

       "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." (1Co 11:1)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 21






Bible Reading and Study   


November 21


The World English Bible



Nov. 21
Jeremiah 34-37

Jer 34:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his dominion, and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of it, saying:
Jer 34:2 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Go, and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:
Jer 34:3 and you shall not escape out of his hand, but shall surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and your eyes shall see the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with you mouth to mouth, and you shall go to Babylon.
Jer 34:4 Yet hear the word of Yahweh, O Zedekiah king of Judah: thus says Yahweh concerning you, You shall not die by the sword;
Jer 34:5 you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, saying, Ah Lord! for I have spoken the word, says Yahweh.
Jer 34:6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem,
Jer 34:7 when the king of Babylon's army was fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish and against Azekah; for these alone remained of the cities of Judah as fortified cities.
Jer 34:8 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people who were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty to them;
Jer 34:9 that every man should let his male servant, and every man his female servant, who is a Hebrew or a Hebrewess, go free; that none should make bondservants of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother.
Jer 34:10 All the princes and all the people obeyed, who had entered into the covenant, that everyone should let his male servant, and everyone his female servant, go free, that none should make bondservants of them any more; they obeyed, and let them go:
Jer 34:11 but afterwards they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.
Jer 34:12 Therefore the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
Jer 34:13 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying,
Jer 34:14 At the end of seven years you shall let go every man his brother who is a Hebrew, who has been sold to you, and has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you: but your fathers didn't listen to me, neither inclined their ear.
Jer 34:15 You were now turned, and had done that which is right in my eyes, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
Jer 34:16 but you turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom you had let go free at their pleasure, to return; and you brought them into subjection, to be to you for servants and for handmaids.
Jer 34:17 Therefore thus says Yahweh: you have not listened to me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim to you a liberty, says Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth.
Jer 34:18 I will give the men who have transgressed my covenant, who have not performed the words of the covenant which they made before me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between its parts;
Jer 34:19 the princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, who passed between the parts of the calf;
Jer 34:20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life; and their dead bodies shall be for food to the birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth.
Jer 34:21 Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, who have gone away from you.
Jer 34:22 Behold, I will command, says Yahweh, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.
Jer 35:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
Jer 35:2 Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of Yahweh, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
Jer 35:3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
Jer 35:4 and I brought them into the house of Yahweh, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
Jer 35:5 I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, Drink you wine.
Jer 35:6 But they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons, forever:
Jer 35:7 neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any; but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land in which you sojourn.
Jer 35:8 We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;
Jer 35:9 nor to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
Jer 35:10 but we have lived in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
Jer 35:11 But it happened, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians; so we dwell at Jerusalem.
Jer 35:12 Then came the word of Yahweh to Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 35:13 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Go, and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction to listen to my words? says Yahweh.
Jer 35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons, not to drink wine, are performed; and to this day they drink none, for they obey their father's commandment: but I have spoken to you, rising up early and speaking; and you have not listened to me.
Jer 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return you now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and don't go after other gods to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to me.
Jer 35:16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to me;
Jer 35:17 therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them; because I have spoken to them, but they have not heard; and I have called to them, but they have not answered.
Jer 35:18 Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according to all that he commanded you;
Jer 35:19 therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me forever.
Jer 36:1 It happened in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
Jer 36:2 Take a scroll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
Jer 36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
Jer 36:4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Yahweh, which he had spoken to him, on a scroll of a book.
Jer 36:5 Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I can't go into the house of Yahweh:
Jer 36:6 therefore go you, and read in the scroll, which you have written from my mouth, the words of Yahweh in the ears of the people in Yahweh's house on the fast day; and also you shall read them in the ears of all Judah who come out of their cities.
Jer 36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before Yahweh, and will return everyone from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that Yahweh has pronounced against this people.
Jer 36:8 Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of Yahweh in Yahweh's house.
Jer 36:9 Now it happened in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, that all the people in Jerusalem, and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem, proclaimed a fast before Yahweh.
Jer 36:10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan, the scribe, in the upper court, at the entry of the new gate of Yahweh's house, in the ears of all the people.
Jer 36:11 When Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of Yahweh,
Jer 36:12 he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and behold, all the princes were sitting there, to wit, Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
Jer 36:13 Then Micaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.
Jer 36:14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, Take in your hand the scroll in which you have read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand, and came to them.
Jer 36:15 They said to him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.
Jer 36:16 Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.
Jer 36:17 They asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth?
Jer 36:18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
Jer 36:19 Then said the princes to Baruch, Go, hide you, you and Jeremiah; and let no man know where you are.
Jer 36:20 They went in to the king into the court; but they had laid up the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe; and they told all the words in the ears of the king.
Jer 36:21 So the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll; and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes who stood beside the king.
Jer 36:22 Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire in the brazier burning before him.
Jer 36:23 It happened, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that the king cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Jer 36:24 They were not afraid, nor tore their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants who heard all these words.
Jer 36:25 Moreover Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the scroll; but he would not hear them.
Jer 36:26 The king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet; but Yahweh hid them.
Jer 36:27 Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the scroll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 36:28 Take again another scroll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.
Jer 36:29 Concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, Thus says Yahweh: You have burned this scroll, saying, Why have you written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from there man and animal?
Jer 36:30 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to sit on the throne of David; and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
Jer 36:31 I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring on them, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them, but they didn't listen.
Jer 36:32 Then took Jeremiah another scroll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and there were added besides to them many like words.
Jer 37:1 Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned as king, instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.
Jer 37:2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did listen to the words of Yahweh, which he spoke by the prophet Jeremiah.
Jer 37:3 Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now to Yahweh our God for us.
Jer 37:4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people; for they had not put him into prison.
Jer 37:5 Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt; and when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard news of them, they broke up from Jerusalem.
Jer 37:6 Then came the word of Yahweh to the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 37:7 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, You shall tell the king of Judah, who sent you to me to inquire of me: Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
Jer 37:8 The Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city; and they shall take it, and burn it with fire.
Jer 37:9 Thus says Yahweh, Don't deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us; for they shall not depart.
Jer 37:10 For though you had struck the whole army of the Chaldeans who fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yes would they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
Jer 37:11 It happened that, when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
Jer 37:12 then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to receive his portion there, in the midst of the people.
Jer 37:13 When he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are falling away to the Chaldeans.
Jer 37:14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I am not falling away to the Chaldeans. But he didn't listen to him; so Irijah laid hold on Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
Jer 37:15 The princes were angry with Jeremiah, and struck him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.
Jer 37:16 When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon house, and into the cells, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
Jer 37:17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and fetched him: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from Yahweh? Jeremiah said, There is. He said also, You shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
Jer 37:18 Moreover Jeremiah said to king Zedekiah, Wherein have I sinned against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?
Jer 37:19 Where now are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
Jer 37:20 Now please hear, my lord the king: please let my supplication be presented before you, that you not cause me to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
Jer 37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the guard; and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.


 
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Jeremiah

Jeremiah 34 1
The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his dominion, and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of it, saying:
The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth under his dominion, and all the
peoples, fought against Jerusalem and against all the cities thereof, saying,
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah -- and Nebuchadnezzar king
of Babylon, and all his force, and all kingdoms of the land of the dominion of his
hand, and all the peoples are fighting against Jerusalem, and against all its cities
-- saying:
Jeremiah 34 2
Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Go, and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:
Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell
him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and
he shall burn it with fire.
`Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel: Go, and thou hast spoken unto Zedekiah king of
Judah, and hast said unto him, Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am giving this city into the
hand of the king of Babylon, and he hath burned it with fire,
Jeremiah 34 3
and you shall not escape out of his hand, but shall surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and your eyes shall see the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with you mouth to mouth, and you shall go to Babylon.
And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt certainly be taken, and given into his
hand; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and his mouth shall
speak with thy mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.
and thou, thou dost not escape out of his hand, for thou art certainly caught, and
into his hand thou art given, and thine eyes see the eyes of the king of Babylon,
and his mouth with thy mouth speaketh, and Babylon thou enterest.
Jeremiah 34 4
Yet hear the word of Yahweh, O Zedekiah king of Judah: thus says Yahweh concerning you, You shall not die by the sword;
Only, hear the word of Jehovah, O Zedekiah king of Judah. Thus saith Jehovah as to thee:
Thou shalt not die by the sword;
`Only, hear a word of Jehovah, O Zedekiah king of Judah, Thus said Jehovah unto thee: Thou dost not die by sword,
Jeremiah 34 5
you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, [saying], Ah Lord! for I have spoken the word, says Yahweh.
thou shalt die in peace, and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings that were
before thee, so shall they burn for thee; and they will lament for thee, Ah, lord! for I have
spoken the word, saith Jehovah.
in peace thou diest, and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings who
have been before thee, so they make a burning for thee; and Ah, lord, they lament
for thee, for the word I have spoken -- an affirmation of Jehovah.`
Jeremiah 34 6
Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem,
And the prophet Jeremiah spoke all these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah, in
Jerusalem.
And Jeremiah the prophet speaketh unto Zedekiah king of Judah all these words
in Jerusalem,
Jeremiah 34 7
when the king of Babylon`s army was fighting against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish and against Azekah; for these [alone] remained of the cities of Judah [as] fortified cities.
And the king of Babylon`s army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of
Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah; for these were amongst the
cities of Judah, the fenced cities that were left.
and the forces of the king of Babylon are fighting against Jerusalem, and against
all the cities of Judah that are left -- against Lachish, and against Azekah, for
these have been left among the cities of Judah, cities of fortresses.
Jeremiah 34 8
The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people who were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty to them;
The word that came unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, after that king Zedekiah had made a
covenant with all the people that were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them:
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, after the making by the king Zedekiah of a covenant with all the people who [are] in Jerusalem, to proclaim to them liberty,
Jeremiah 34 9
that every man should let his man-servant, and every man his maid-servant, who is a Hebrew or a Hebrewess, go free; that none should make bondservants of them, [to wit], of a Jew his brother.
that every man should let his bondman, and every man his bondmaid, the Hebrew and the
Hebrewess, go free, that none should exact service of them, [that is,] of a Jew his brother.
to send out each his man-servant, and each his maid-servant -- the Hebrew and the
Hebrewess -- free, so as not to lay service on them, any on a Jew his brother;
Jeremiah 34 10
All the princes and all the people obeyed, who had entered into the covenant, that everyone
should let his man-servant, and everyone his maid-servant, go free, that none should make
bondservants of them any more; they obeyed, and let them go:
And all the princes and all the people that had entered into the covenant obeyed, every
man letting his bondman and every man his bondmaid go free, that none should exact
service of them any more: they obeyed, and let [them] go.
and hearken do all the heads, and all the people who have come in to the covenant to send forth each his man-servant and each his maid-servant free, so as not to lay service on them any more, yea, they hearken, and send them away;
Jeremiah 34 11
but afterwards they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.
But afterwards they turned, and caused the bondmen and the bondmaids whom they had
let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for bondmen and for bondmaids.
and they turn afterwards, and cause the men-servants and the maid-servants to
return, whom they had sent forth free, and they subdue them for men-servants and
for maid-servants.
Jeremiah 34 12
Therefore the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying:
Jeremiah 34 13
Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I
brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying,
Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I
brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying,
`Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, I -- I made a covenant with your fathers in the
day of My bringing them forth from the land of Egypt, from a house of servants,
saying,
Jeremiah 34 14
At the end of seven years you shall let go every man his brother who is a Hebrew, who has been sold to you, and has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you: but your  fathers didn`t listen to me, neither inclined their ear.
At the end of seven years ye shall let go every man his brother, a Hebrew, who hath sold
himself unto thee; when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from
thee. But your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
At the end of seven years ye do send forth each his brother, the Hebrew, who is
sold to thee, and hath served thee six years, yea, thou hast sent him forth free from
thee: and your fathers hearkened not unto Me, nor inclined their ear.
Jeremiah 34 15
You were now turned, and had done that which is right in my eyes, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
And you, ye had this day turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty
every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is
called by my name:
`And ye turn back, ye to-day, and ye do that which is right in Mine eyes, to proclaim liberty each to his neighbour, and ye make a covenant before Me in the house over which My name is called.
Jeremiah 34 16
but you turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom you had let go free at their pleasure, to return; and you brought them into subjection, to be to you for servants and for handmaids.
but ye have turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his bondman, and every
man his bondmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and ye have
brought them into subjection, to be unto you for bondmen and for bondmaids.
And -- ye turn back, and pollute My name, and ye cause each his man-servant and
each his maid-servant, whom he had sent forth free, (at their pleasure,) to return,
and ye subdue them to be to you for men-servants and for maid-servants.
Jeremiah 34 17
Therefore thus says Yahweh: you have not listened to me, to proclaim liberty, every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim to you a liberty, says Yahweh, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty,
every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty
for you, saith Jehovah, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will give
you over to be driven hither and thither among all the kingdoms of the earth.
`Therefore, thus said Jehovah: Ye have not hearkened unto Me to proclaim
freedom, each to his brother, and each to his neighbour; lo, I am proclaiming to
you liberty -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- unto the sword, unto the pestilence, and
unto the famine, and I have given you for a trembling to all kingdoms of the earth.
Jeremiah3418
I will give the men who have transgressed my covenant, who have not performed the words of the covenant which they made before me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts of it;
And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, who have not performed the
words of the covenant which they had made before me, -- the calf which they cut in
twain, and passed between the parts thereof,
`And I have given the men who are transgressing My covenant, who have not
established the words of the covenant that they have made before Me, by the calf,
that they have cut in two, and pass through between its pieces --
Jeremiah 34 19
the princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the
people of the land, who passed between the parts of the calf;
-- the princes of Judah and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all
the people of the land, that passed between the parts of the calf;
heads of Judah, and heads of Jerusalem, the officers, and the priests, and all the
people of the land those passing through between the pieces of the calf --
Jeremiah 34 20
I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life; and their dead bodies shall be for food to the birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth.
them will I give into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of them that seek their
life; and their carcases shall be food for the fowl of the heavens and for the beasts of the
earth.
yea, I have given them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those
seeking their soul, and their carcase hath been for food to the fowl of the heavens,
and to the beast of the earth.
Jeremiah 34 21
Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon`s army, who have gone away from you.
And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies,
and into the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon`s
army, which are gone up from you.
`And Zedekiah king of Judah, and his heads, I give into the hand of their enemies,
and into the hand of those seeking their soul, and into the hand of the forces of
the king of Babylon, that are going up from off you.
Jeremiah 34 22
Behold, I will command, says Yahweh, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.
Behold, I command, saith Jehovah, and I will cause them to return to this city; and they
shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire; and I will make the cities of
Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.
Lo, I am commanding -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- and have brought them back
unto this city, and they have fought against it, and captured it, and burned it
with fire, and the cities of Judah I do make a desolation -- without inhabitant.`
Jeremiah 35 1
The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah,
the king of Judah, saying,
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, in the days of Jehoiakim son
of Josiah king of Judah, saying:
Jeremiah 35 2
Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of Yahweh, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak with them, and bring them into the house of
Jehovah, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
`Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and thou hast spoken with them, and
brought them into the house of Jehovah, unto one of the chambers, and caused
them to drink wine.`
Jeremiah 35 3
Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
And I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brethren, and
all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites,
And I take Jaazaniah son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah, and his brethren, and all
his sons, and all the house of the Rechabites,
Jeremiah 35 4
and I brought them into the house of Yahweh, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
and I brought them into the house of Jehovah, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the
son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was
above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
and bring them into the house of Jehovah, unto the chamber of the sons of Hanan
son of Igdaliah, a man of God, that [is] near to the chamber of the princes, that [is]
above the chamber of Maaseiah son of Shallum, keeper of the threshold;
Jeremiah 35 5
I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, Drink you wine.
And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine, and cups, and I
said unto them, Drink wine.
and I put before the sons of the house of the Rechabites goblets full of wine, and
cups, and I say unto them, Drink ye wine.
Jeremiah 35 6
But they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons, forever:
And they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father
commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, ye nor your sons for ever;
And they say, `We do not drink wine: for Jonadab son of Rechab, our father,
charged us, saying, Ye do not drink wine, ye and your sons -- unto the age;
Jeremiah 35 7
neither shall you build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any; but all your days you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many days in the land in which you sojourn.
neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor shall ye have [any]; but
all your days ye shall dwell in tents, that ye may live many days in the land where ye
sojourn.
and a house ye do not build, and seed ye do not sow, and a vineyard ye do not plant,
nor have ye any; for in tents do ye dwell all your days, that ye may live many days
on the face of the ground whither ye are sojourning.
Jeremiah 35 8
We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters;
And we have hearkened unto the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that
he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our
daughters,
`And we hearken to the voice of Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, to all that he
commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our
daughters;
Jeremiah 35 9
nor to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
and not to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed;
nor to build houses for our dwelling; and vineyard, and field, and seed, we have
none;
Jeremiah 35 10
but we have lived in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
but we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed and done according to all that Jonadab our
father commanded us.
and we dwell in tents, and we hearken, and we do according to all that Jonadab
our father commanded us;
Jeremiah 35 11
But it happened, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians; so we dwell at Jerusalem.
And it came to pass when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we
said, Come and let us go into Jerusalem because of the army of the Chaldeans, and
because of the army of Syria; and we dwell at Jerusalem.
and it cometh to pass, in the coming up of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon unto
the land, that we say, Come, and we enter Jerusalem, because of the force of the
Chaldeans, and because of the force of Aram -- and we dwell in Jerusalem.`
Jeremiah 35 12
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: `Thus said Jehovah of Hosts,
God of Israel:
Jeremiah 35 13
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Go, and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction to listen to my words? says Yahweh.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the men of Judah and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken unto my words?
saith Jehovah.
`Go, and thou hast said to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Do
ye not receive instruction? -- to hearken unto My words -- an affirmation of
Jehovah.
Jeremiah 35 14
The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons, not to drink wine, are performed; and to this day they drink none, for they obey their father`s commandment: but I have spoken to you, rising up early and speaking; and you have not listened to me.
The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine,
are performed; and to this day they have drunk none, for they have obeyed their father`s
commandment. But I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking, and ye have not
hearkened unto me.
Performed have been the words of Jonadab son of Rechab, when he commanded his
sons not to drink wine, and they have not drunk unto this day, for they have
obeyed the command of their father; and I -- I have spoken unto you, rising early
and speaking, and ye have not hearkened unto Me.
Jeremiah 35 15
I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return you now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and don`t go after other gods to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to me.
And I have sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying,
Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after
other gods to serve them; and ye shall dwell in the land that I have given to you and to
your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear nor hearkened unto me.
And I send unto you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending,
saying: Turn back, I pray you, each from his evil way, and amend your doings, yea,
ye do not walk after other gods, to serve them, and dwell ye on the ground that I have given to you and to your fathers; and ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto Me.
Jeremiah 35 16
Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to me;
Yea, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their
father which he commanded them, but this people hath not hearkened unto me;
`Because the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab have performed the command of their
father, that he commanded them, and this people have not hearkened unto Me,
Jeremiah 35 17
therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them; because I have spoken to them, but they have not heard; and I have called to them, but they have not answered.
therefore thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring upon
Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced
against them, because I have spoken unto them, but they have not hearkened, and I have
called unto them, but they have not answered.
therefore thus said Jehovah, God of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am bringing in unto
Judah, and unto all inhabitants of Jerusalem, all the evil that I have spoken against
them, because I have spoken unto them, and they have not hearkened, yea, I call
to them, and they have not answered.`
Jeremiah 35 18
Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel:
Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according to all that he commanded you;
And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God
of Israel: Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all
his injunctions, and have done according unto all that he hath commanded you;
And to the house of the Rechabites said Jeremiah: `Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God
of Israel, Because that ye have hearkened unto the command of Jonadab your
father, and ye observe all his commands, and do according to all that he
commanded you;
Jeremiah 35 19
therefore thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me forever.
therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, There shall not fail to Jonadab the
son of Rechab a man to stand before me, for ever.
therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Of Jonadab son of Rechab one
standing before me is not cut off all the days.`
Jeremiah 36 1
It happened in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah,
[that] this word came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
And it cometh to pass, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah,
this word hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying:
Jeremiah 36 2
Take a scroll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee
against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke unto
thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
`Take to thee a roll of a book, and thou hast written on it all the words that I have
spoken unto thee concerning Israel, and concerning Judah, and concerning all the
nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day;
Jeremiah 36 3
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that theymay return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. It may be the house of Judah will hear all the evil that I purpose to do unto them, that
they may return every man from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and
their sin.
if so be the house of Israel do hear all the evil that I am thinking of doing to them,
so that they turn back each from is evil way, and I have been propitious to their
iniquity, and to their sin.`
Jeremiah 36 4
Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Yahweh, which he had spoken to him, on a scroll of a book.
And Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Nerijah; and Baruch wrote from the mouth of
Jeremiah all the words of Jehovah, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
And Jeremiah calleth Baruch son of Neriah, and Baruch writeth from the mouth of
Jeremiah all the words of Jehovah, that He hath spoken unto him, on a roll of a
book.
Jeremiah 36 5
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I can`t go into the house of Yahweh:
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up, I cannot go into the house of
Jehovah; but go thou in,
And Jeremiah commandeth Baruch, saying, `I am restrained, I am not able to enter
the house of Jehovah;
Jeremiah 36 6
therefore go you, and read in the scroll, which you have written from my mouth, the words of Yahweh in the ears of the people in Yahweh`s house on the fast-day; and also you shall read them in the ears of all Judah who come out of their cities.
and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of Jehovah in the
ears of the people in the house of Jehovah upon the fast day; and thou shalt also read them
in the ears of all Judah that come from their cities.
but thou hast entered -- and thou hast read in the roll that thou hast written from
my mouth, the words of Jehovah, in the ears of the people, in the house of Jehovah,
in the day of the fast, and also in the ears of all Judah who are coming in from
their cities thou dost read them;
Jeremiah 36 7
It may be they will present their supplication before Yahweh, and will return everyone from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that Yahweh has pronounced against this people.
It may be they will present their supplication before Jehovah, and that they will return
every one from his evil way; for great is the anger and the fury that Jehovah hath
pronounced against this people.
if so be their supplication doth fall before Jehovah, and they turn back each from
his evil way, for great [is] the anger and the fury that Jehovah hath spoken
concerning this people.`
Jeremiah 36 8
Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him,
reading in the book the words of Yahweh in Yahweh`s house.
And Baruch the son of Nerijah did according to all that the prophet Jeremiah
commanded him, reading in the book the words of Jehovah in Jehovah`s house.
And Baruch son of Neriah doth according to all that Jeremiah the prophet
commanded him, to read in the book the words of Jehovah in the house of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 36 9
Now it happened in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth
month, that all the people in Jerusalem, and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem, proclaimed a fast before Yahweh.
And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, in
the ninth month, [that] they proclaimed a fast before Jehovah, for all the people in
Jerusalem, and for all the people that came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem.
And it cometh to pass, in the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, in
the ninth month, proclaimed a fast before Jehovah have all the people in
Jerusalem, and all the people who are coming in from cities of Judah to Jerusalem;
Jeremiah 36 10
Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Yahweh, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan, the scribe, in the upper court, at the entry of the new gate of Yahweh`s house, in the ears of all the people.
And Baruch read in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah, in the
chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper court, at the entry of
the new gate of the house of Jehovah, in the ears of all the people.
and Baruch readeth in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah, in
the chamber of Gemariah son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the
opening of the new gate of the house of Jehovah, in the ears of all the people.
Jeremiah 36 11
When Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of Yahweh,
And Micah the son of Gemariah the son of Shaphan heard out of the book all the words of
Jehovah;
And Michaiah son of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, heareth all the words of Jehovah
from off the book,
Jeremiah 36 12
he went down into the king`s house, into the scribe`s chamber: and, behold, all the princes were sitting there, [to wit], Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
and he went down to the king`s house, into the scribe`s chamber, and behold, all the
princes were sitting there: Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and
Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of
Hananiah, and all the princes.
and he goeth down [to] the house of the king, unto the chamber of the scribe, and
lo, there are all the heads sitting: Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan son of Acbor, and Gemariah son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the heads.
Jeremiah 36 13
Then Micaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.
And Micah declared unto them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read in the
book in the ears of the people.
And declare to them doth Micaiah all the words that he hath heard, when Baruch
readeth in the book in the ears of the people;
Jeremiah 36 14
Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of
Cushi, to Baruch, saying, Take in your hand the scroll in which you have read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand, and came to them.
And all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of
Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thy hand the roll in which thou hast read in the ears
of the people, and come. And Baruch the son of Nerijah took the roll in his hand, and
came unto them.
and all the heads send unto Baruch, Jehudi son of Nethaniah, son of Shelemiah, son
of Cushi, saying, `The roll in which thou hast read in the ears of the people take in
thy hand, and come.` And Baruch son of Neriah taketh the roll in his hand and
cometh in unto them,
Jeremiah 36 15
They said to him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.
And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. And Baruch read [it] in
their ears.
and they say unto him, `Sit down, we pray thee, and read it in our ears,` and
Baruch readeth in their ears,
Jeremiah 36 16
Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.
And it came to pass, when they heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward
another, and said unto Baruch, We will certainly report to the king all these words.
and it cometh to pass, when they hear all the words, they have been afraid one at
another, and say unto Baruch, `We do surely declare to the king all these words.`
Jeremiah 36 17
They asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth?
And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words from
his mouth?
And they asked Baruch, saying, `Declare, we pray thee, to us, how didst thou write
all these words -- from his mouth?`
Jeremiah 36 18
Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
And Baruch said unto them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I
wrote [them] with ink in the book.
And Baruch saith to them, `From his mouth, he pronounceth unto me all these
words, and I am writing on the book with ink.`
Jeremiah 36 19
Then said the princes to Baruch, Go, hide you, you and Jeremiah; and let no man know where you are.
And the princes said unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah; that none may know
where ye are.
And the heads say unto Baruch, `Go, be hidden, thou and Jeremiah, and let no one
know where ye [are].`
Jeremiah 36 20
They went in to the king into the court; but they had laid up the scroll in the chamber of
Elishama the scribe; and they told all the words in the ears of the king.
And they went in unto the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber of
Elishama the scribe; and they told all the words in the ears of the king.
And they go in unto the king, to the court, and the roll they have laid up in the
chamber of Elishama the scribe, and they declare in the ears of the king all the
words.
Jeremiah 36 21
So the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll; and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the
scribe. Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes who stood beside the king.
And the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll, and he fetched it out of the chamber of
Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the
princes that stood beside the king.
And the king sendeth Jehudi to take the roll, and he taketh it out of the chamber
of Elishama the scribe, and Jehudi readeth it in the ears of the king, and in the
ears of all the heads who are standing by the king;
Jeremiah 36 22
Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth month: and [there was a fire in] the brazier burning before him.
Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth month, and with the fire-pan
burning before him.
and the king is sitting in the winter-house, in the ninth month, and the stove
before him is burning,
Jeremiah 36 23
It happened, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that [the king] cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four columns, he cut it with the
scribe`s knife, and cast it into the fire that was in the pan until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was in the pan.
and it cometh to pass, when Jehudi readeth three or four leaves, he cutteth it out
with the scribe`s knife, and hath cast unto the fire, that [is] on the stove, till the
consumption of all the roll by the fire that [is] on the stove.
Jeremiah 36 24
They were not afraid, nor tore their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants who
heard all these words.
And they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, [neither] the king nor any of his
servants that heard all these words.
And the king and all his servants who are hearing all these words have not been
afraid, nor rent their garments.
Jeremiah 36 25
Moreover Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the scroll; but he would not hear them.
Moreover, Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he
would not burn the roll; but he would not hear them.
And also Elnathan, and Delaiah, and Gemariah have interceded with the king not
to burn the roll, and he hath not hearkened unto them.
Jeremiah 36 26
The king commanded Jerahmeel the king`s son, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet; but Yahweh hid them.
And the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel,
and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet;
but Jehovah hid them.
And the king commandeth Jerahmeel son of Hammelek, and Seraiah son of Azriel,
and Shelemiah son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe, and Jeremiah the prophet,
and Jehovah doth hide them.
Jeremiah 36 27
Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the scroll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
And after that the king had burned the roll, and the words that Baruch wrote at the
mouth of Jeremiah, the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah -- after the king`s burning the roll,
even the words that Baruch hath written from the mouth of Jeremiah -- saying:
Jeremiah 36 28
Take again another scroll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first scroll,
which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.
Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first
roll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.
`Turn, take to thee another roll, and write on it all the former words that were on
the first roll, that Jehoiakim king of Judah burnt,
Jeremiah 36 29
Concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, Thus says Yahweh: You have burned this
scroll, saying, Why have you written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from there man and animal?
And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou hast burned this
roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly
come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from it man and beast?
and unto Jehoiakim king of Judah thou dost say: Thus said Jehovah, Thou hast
burnt this roll, saying, Wherefore hast thou written on it, saying, The king of
Babylon surely cometh in, and hath destroyed this land, and caused to cease from
it man and beast?
Jeremiah 36 30
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to sit on the throne of David; and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have none to
sit upon the throne of David; and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat,
and in the night to the frost.
`Therefore, thus said Jehovah, concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He hath none
sitting on the throne of David, and his carcase is cast out to heat by day, and to
cold by night;
Jeremiah 36 31
I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring on them, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them, but they didn`t listen.
And I will visit their iniquity upon him, and upon his seed, and upon his servants; and I
will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah,
all the evil that I have pronounced against them; and they have not hearkened.
and I have charged on him, and on his seed, and on his servants, their iniquity;
and I have brought in on them, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto the
men of Judah, all the evil that I have spoken unto them, and they hearkened not.`
Jeremiah 36 32
Then took Jeremiah another scroll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who
wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and there were added besides to them many like words.
And Jeremiah took another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Nerijah; and
he wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah, all the words of the book that Jehoiakim
king of Judah had burned in the fire; and there were added besides unto them many like
words.
And Jeremiah hath taken another roll, and giveth it unto Baruch son of Neriah the
scribe, and he writeth on it from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book
that Jehoiakim king of Judah hath burnt in the fire; and again there were added
unto them many words like these.
Jeremiah 37 1
Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned as king, instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.
And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim,
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon having made him king in the land of Judah.
And reign doth king Zedekiah son of Josiah instead of Coniah son of Jehoiakim
whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had caused to reign in the land of Judah,
Jeremiah 37 2
But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did listen to the words of Yahweh, which he spoke by the prophet Jeremiah.
And neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, hearkened unto the words of
Jehovah, which he had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah.
and he hath not hearkened, he, and his servants, and the people of the land, unto
the words of Jehovah, that He spake by the hand of Jeremiah the prophet.
Jeremiah 37 3
Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now to Yahweh our God for us.
And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of
Maaseiah the priest to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto Jehovah our God for
us.
And Zedekiah the king sendeth Jehucal son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah son of
Maaseiah the priest, unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `Pray, we beseech thee,
for us unto Jehovah our God.`
Jeremiah 37 4
Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people; for they had not put him into prison.
And Jeremiah came in and went out among the people; for they had not put him into
prison.
And Jeremiah is coming in and going out in the midst of the people, (and they
have not put him in the prison-house),
Jeremiah 37 5
Pharaoh`s army was come forth out of Egypt; and when the Chaldeans who were besieging
Jerusalem heard news of them, they broke up from Jerusalem.
And Pharaoh`s army was come forth out of Egypt; and when the Chaldeans that besieged
Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they went up from Jerusalem.
and the force of Pharaoh hath come out of Egypt, and the Chaldeans, who are
laying siege against Jerusalem, hear their report, and go up from off Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 37 6
Then came the word of Yahweh to the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
Jeremiah 37 7
Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Thus shall you tell the king of Judah, who sent you to me to inquire of me: Behold, Pharaoh`s army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you
unto me to inquire of me: Behold, Pharaoh`s army, which is come forth to help you, shall
return to Egypt into their own land.
`Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Thus do ye say unto the king of Judah, who is
sending you unto Me, to seek Me: Lo, the force of Pharaoh that is coming out to you
for help hath turned back to its land, to Egypt,
Jeremiah 37 8
The Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city; and they shall take it, and burn it with fire.
And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it
with fire.
and the Chaldeans have turned back, and fought against this city, and captured it,
and burnt it with fire.
Jeremiah 37 9
Thus says Yahweh, Don`t deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us; for they shall not depart.
Thus saith Jehovah: Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans are certainly gone
away from us; for they are not gone.
`Thus said Jehovah: Lift not up your souls saying, The Chaldeans surely go from off
us, for they do not go;
Jeremiah 37 10
For though you had struck the whole army of the Chaldeans who fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yes would they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and
there remained [but] wounded men among them, [yet] should they rise up every man in
his tent, and burn this city with fire.
for though ye had smitten all the force of the Chaldeans who are fighting with
you, and there were left of them wounded men -- each in his tent -- they rise, and
have burnt this city with fire.`
Jeremiah 37 11
It happened that, when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh`s army,
And it came to pass when the army of the Chaldeans was gone up from Jerusalem because
of Pharaoh`s army,
And it hath come to pass, in the going up of the force of the Chaldeans from off
Jerusalem, because of the force of Pharaoh,
Jeremiah 37 12
then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to receive his portion there, in the midst of the people.
that Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to have his
portion there among the people.
that Jeremiah goeth out from Jerusalem to go [to] the land of Benjamin, to receive
a portion thence in the midst of the people.
Jeremiah 37 13
When he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are falling away to the Chaldeans.
And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there whose name
was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on the prophet
Jeremiah, saying, Thou art deserting to the Chaldeans.
And it cometh to pass, he is at the gate of Benjamin, and there [is] a master of the
ward -- and his name is Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah -- and he catcheth
Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `Unto the Chaldeans thou art falling.`
Jeremiah 37 14
Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I am not falling away to the Chaldeans. But he didn`t listen to
him; so Irijah laid hold on Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
And Jeremiah said, It is false: I am not deserting to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not
to him; and Irijah laid hold on Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
And Jeremiah saith, `Falsehood -- I am not falling unto the Chaldeans;` and he hath not hearkened unto him, and Irijah layeth hold on Jeremiah, and bringeth him in unto the heads,
Jeremiah 37 15
The princes were angry with Jeremiah, and struck him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.
And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in the place of
confinement in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.
and the heads are wroth against Jeremiah, and have smitten him, and put him in
the prison-house -- the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it they had made for a
prison-house.
Jeremiah 37 16
When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon-house, and into the cells, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon and into the vaults, and Jeremiah had
remained there many days,
When Jeremiah hath entered into the house of the dungeon, and unto the cells,
then Jeremiah dwelleth there many days,
Jeremiah 37 17
Then Zedekiah the king sent, and fetched him: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from Yahweh? Jeremiah said, There is. He said also, You shall  be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
king Zedekiah sent and took him out. And the king asked of him secretly in his house,
and said, Is there any word from Jehovah? And Jeremiah said, There is; and he said, Thou
shalt be given into the hand of the king of Babylon.
and the king Zedekiah sendeth, and taketh him, and the king asketh him in his
house in secret, and saith, `Is there a word from Jehovah?` And Jeremiah saith,
`There is,` and he saith, `Into the hand of the king of Babylon thou art given.`
Jeremiah 37 18
Moreover Jeremiah said to king Zedekiah, Wherein have I sinned against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison?
And Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I offended against thee, or against thy
servants, or against this people, that ye have put me in the prison?
And Jeremiah saith unto the king Zedekiah, `What have I sinned against thee, and
against thy servants, and against this people, that ye have given me unto a prison-
house?
Jeremiah 37 19
Where now are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
And where are your prophets that prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall
not come against you, nor against this land?
And where [are] your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon
doth not come in against you, and against this land?
Jeremiah 37 20
Now please hear, my lord the king: please let my supplication be presented before you, that you not cause me to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
And now hear, I pray thee, my lord, O king: let my supplication, I pray thee, come before
thee; and cause me not to return into the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
And now, hearken, I pray thee, my lord, O king, let my supplication fall, I pray thee, before thee, and cause me not to return [to] the house of Jonathan the scribe, that I die not there.`
Jeremiah 37 21
Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the guard; and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers` street, until all the bread in the city was spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the
guard, and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers` street, until all the
bread in the city was spent. And Jeremiah abode in the court of the guard.
And the king Zedekiah commandeth, and they commit Jeremiah into the court of
the prison, also to give to him a cake of bread daily from the bakers` street, till
the consumption of all the bread of the city, and Jeremiah dwelleth in the court
of the prison.

Study Questions
 What was going to happen to Zedekiah? 34:3-5
 
What did the Israelites do that was WRONG? 34:8-11
 
What were the Rechabites told to do? 32:2,5
 
Why does the LORD of HOSTS refer to the words of Jonadab, the son of Rechab? 35:13-16

Why was this scroll written? Vs 3 (1-2)
 
Who was Baruch? 36:4
 
What did the king do with the scroll? 36:23
 
Why was the seige lifted from Jerusalem? 37:11
 
Why did Jeremiah not want to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe? 37:20



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Nov. 21
Hebrews 7

Heb 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Heb 7:2 to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace;
Heb 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually.
Heb 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils.
Heb 7:5 They indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though these have come out of the body of Abraham,
Heb 7:6 but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
Heb 7:7 But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Heb 7:8 Here people who die receive tithes, but there one receives tithes of whom it is testified that he lives.
Heb 7:9 We can say that through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes,
Heb 7:10 for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Heb 7:11 Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also in the law.
Heb 7:13 For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.
Heb 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord has sprung out of Judah, about which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
Heb 7:15 This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,
Heb 7:16 who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:
Heb 7:17 for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."
Heb 7:18 For there is an annulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
Heb 7:19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
Heb 7:20 Inasmuch as he was not made priest without the taking of an oath
Heb 7:21 (for they indeed have been made priests without an oath), but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.' "
Heb 7:22 By so much, Jesus has become the collateral of a better covenant.
Heb 7:23 Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
Heb 7:24 But he, because he lives forever, has his priesthood unchangeable.
Heb 7:25 Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.
Heb 7:26 For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Heb 7:27 who doesn't need, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices daily, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For he did this once for all, when he offered up himself.
Heb 7:28 For the law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the word of the oath which came after the law appoints a Son forever who has been perfected.

 
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Hebrews


Hebrews 7 1
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham
returning from smiting the kings, and blessed him;
For this Melchisedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who did meet
Abraham turning back from the smiting of the kings, and did bless him,
Hebrews 7 2
to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of
righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;
to whom Abraham gave also the tenth portion of all; first being interpreted King of
righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;
to whom also a tenth of all did Abraham divide, (first, indeed, being interpreted,
`King of righteousness,` and then also, King of Salem, which is, King of Peace,)
Hebrews 7 3
without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually.
without father, without mother, without genealogy; having neither beginning of days
nor end of life, but assimilated to the Son of God, abides a priest continually.
without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of
days nor end of life, and being made like to the Son of God, doth remain a priest
continually.
Hebrews 7 4
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils.
Now consider how great this [personage] was, to whom [even] the patriarch Abraham
gave a tenth out of the spoils.
And see how great this one [is], to whom also a tenth Abraham the patriarch did
give out of the best of the spoils,
Hebrews 7 5
They indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest`s office have a commandment to take
tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though these have come out of the loins of Abraham,
And they indeed from among the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have
commandment to take tithes from the people according to the law, that is from their
brethren, though these are come out of the loins of Abraham:
and those, indeed, out of the sons of Levi receiving the priesthood, a command
have to take tithes from the people according to the law, that is, their brethren,
even though they came forth out of the loins of Abraham;
Hebrews 7 6
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has taken tithes of Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the
promises.
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from
Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,
Hebrews 7 7
But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better.
But beyond all gainsaying, the inferior is blessed by the better.
and apart from all controversy, the less by the better is blessed --
Hebrews 7 8
Here men who die receive tithes, but there one, of whom it is testified that he lives.
And here dying men receive tithes; but there [one] of whom the witness is that he lives;
and here, indeed, men who die do receive tithes, and there [he], who is testified
to that he was living,
Hebrews 7 9
So to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes,
and, so to speak, through Abraham, Levi also, who received tithes, has been made to pay
tithes.
and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid
tithes,
Hebrews 7 10
for he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him.
for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.
Hebrews 7 11
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it have the people
received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of
Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
If indeed then perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, for the people had their law
given to them in connexion with *it*, what need [was there] still that a different priest
should arise according to the order of Melchisedec, and not be named after the order of
Aaron?
If indeed, then, perfection were through the Levitical priesthood -- for the people
under it had received law -- what further need, according to the order of
Melchisedek, for another priest to arise, and not to be called according to the
order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7 12
For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also of the law.
For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also.
for the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come,
Hebrews 7 13
For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no man has given attendance at the altar.
For he, of whom these things are said, belongs to a different tribe, of which no one has
[ever] been attached to the service of the altar.
for he of whom these things are said in another tribe hath had part, of whom no
one gave attendance at the altar,
Hebrews 7 14
For it is evident that our Lord has sprung out of Judah, as to which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
For it is clear that our Lord has sprung out of Juda, as to which tribe Moses spake
nothing as to priests.
for [it is] evident that out of Judah hath arisen our Lord, in regard to which tribe
Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Hebrews 7 15
This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,
And it is yet more abundantly evident, since a different priest arises according to the
similitude of Melchisedec,
And it is yet more abundantly most evident, if according to the similitude of
Melchisedek there doth arise another priest,
Hebrews 7 16
who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an
endless life:
who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to
power of indissoluble life.
who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the
power of an endless life,
Hebrews 7 17
for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, According to the order of Melchizedek."
For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of
for He doth testify -- `Thou [art] a priest -- to the age, according to the order of
Melchisedek;`
Hebrews 7 18
For there is an annulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and uselessness 
For there is a setting aside of the commandment going before for its weakness and
unprofitableness,
for a disannulling indeed doth come of the command going before because of its
weakness, and unprofitableness,
Hebrews 7 19
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through
which we draw near to God.
(for the law perfected nothing,) and the introduction of a better hope by which we draw
nigh to God.
(for nothing did the law perfect) and the bringing in of a better hope, through
which we draw nigh to God.
Hebrews 7 20
Inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath,
And by how much [it was] not without the swearing of an oath;
And inasmuch as [it is] not apart from oath, (for those indeed apart from oath are
become priests,
Hebrews 7 21
for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind, `You are a priest forever, According to the order of Melchizedek`".
(for they are become priests without the swearing of an oath, but he with the swearing of
an oath, by him who said, as to him, The Lord has sworn, and will not repent [of it],
*Thou* [art] priest for ever [according to the order of Melchisedec];)
and he with an oath through Him who is saying unto him, `The Lord sware, and
will not repent, Thou [art] a priest -- to the age, according to the order of
Melchisedek;`)
Hebrews 7 22
By so much has Jesus become the collateral of a better covenant.
by so much Jesus became surety of a better covenant.
by so much of a better covenant hath Jesus become surety,
Hebrews 7 23
Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
And they have been many priests, on account of being hindered from continuing by
and those indeed are many who have become priests, because by death they are
hindered from remaining;
Hebrews 7 24
But he, because he lives forever, has his priesthood unchangeable.
but he, because of his continuing for ever, has the priesthood unchangeable.
and he, because of his remaining -- to the age, hath the priesthood not transient,
Hebrews 7 25
Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him,
seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
Whence also he is able to save completely those who approach by him to God, always
living to intercede for them.
whence also he is able to save to the very end, those coming through him unto God
-- ever living to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 7 26
For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
For such a high priest became us, holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and
become higher than the heavens:
For such a chief priest did become us -- kind, harmless, undefiled, separate from
the sinners, and become higher than the heavens,
Hebrews 7 27
who doesn`t need, like those high priests, to daily offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.
who has not day by day need, as the high priests, first to offer up sacrifices for his own
sins, then [for] those of the people; for this he did once for all [in] having offered up
himself.
who hath no necessity daily, as the chief priests, first for his own sins to offer up
sacrifice, then for those of the people; for this he did once, having offered up
himself;
Hebrews 7 28
For the law appoints men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appoints a Son, perfected forevermore.
For the law constitutes men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the swearing
of the oath which [is] after the law, a Son perfected for ever.
for the law doth appoint men chief priests, having infirmity, but the word of the
oath that [is] after the law [appointeth] the Son -- to the age having been perfected.


Study Questions
Melchizedek was king of ________? 7:1
 
The ___________ is blessed by the ___________? 7:7
 
On what basis did Jesus become a priest on the order of Melchizedek? 7:15-16