11/22/13

From Ben Fronczek.... With Blessings Comes Responsibility

With Blessings Come Responsibility

With Blessings Comes Responsibility    
1 Peter (Part 2)  (by Ben Fronczek)

Introduction:
There will be all kinds of celebrations around the nation on Memorial Day, from parades to picnics, 21 gun salutes at the local VFW halls, to re-runs of old war movies on TV. The day has been set aside to remember and pay tribute to those who have spilled their blood so that we can live free and live the blessed life that we can have in this country, which not many other countries have. But with this blessed freedom comes responsibility. Idealistically, it is to uphold those ideals set forth by our founding fathers. 

We should be a free people of law and order and justice.  Living according to these ideals honor those who gave up their life for the freedom and blessings we now possess. But, permitting evil, injustice, oppression, prejudice, and the like in our land, and ignoring what our forefathers wanted dishonors those soldiers who gave up their lives for us.  The freedom and the blessings we enjoy come with a responsibility to uphold laws and a certain ethical life style. As Christians who are wonderfully blessed by God, those blessings likewise come with responsibilities.  This topic brings us to our 2nd lesson in 1 Peter. Just like Americans aren’t free to do and live anyway they want, as Christians we are called to live a certain way which is meant to glorify our Lord.
I Peter 1:13 begins with the word, ‘Therefore’.  And when we see the word, ‘Therefore’ at the beginning a new paragraph, it indicates that the reader is about to receive some information based on what he just read in the previous section. And what did Peter talk about in that last section? He reminded those early Christians, and us, how truly blessed we are because of the hope that we have in Jesus. We not only have salvation because of what Christ did for us, even more wonderful and exciting is the fact that God has promised us an inheritance  that will never perish, spoil, or fade.  It’s waiting there for us in the place we call Heaven. This is the greatest blessing one could hope for, and it’s going to be the greatest adventure we will ever experience. Jesus, Himself said that He is going there to prepare a place for you and me. Now in light of these great blessings; our salvation and heavenly hope, Peter continues on by writing,  ‘Therefore’.  

Therefore what?

 “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

So in just 2 verses Peter gives us a list of six responsibilities that come along with the blessings we have received in Christ.

1)      To prepare our minds for action

2)      To be sober or self controlled

3)      To set our hope fully on the blessings and grace given to us

4)      To live as obedient Children

5)      To choose not to conform to the evil desires we had when we lived in ignorance

6)      And to live a holy life style, because our Lord, our new Master is holy

         With blessings come responsibility.  

In the last lesson I mentioned the fact that Peter probably wrote this letter to those early Christians because they needed encouragement because they lived during a very difficult time. It was easy to get discouraged and down in a frump. He knew that from experience, so he began his letter with these words of encouragement and hope.  But he doesn’t stop there. Now that he has caught their attention with these encouraging words of hope and blessing he tells them, 

‘Now you need to prepare your mind for action.’

I don’t know about you, but when I am down in a frump or depressed I have a tendency to shut down a bit. I am less enthusiastic about doing anything and can become a bit self-centered. But the more I am encouraged, the more excited I am about who I am as a Christian, as a child of God, and the more I am reminded of the blessings that my God has in store for me, the more enthusiastic I become and more I want to serve Him. Next Peter tells us to get control of our mind, 

‘be self controlled.’ Some versions say, ‘be sober,  ‘Keep sober in spirit,(ASV)’ ‘Think clearly and exercise self control (NLT)’

In other words, now that you have been reminded how blessed your really are and what you are going to get in the end, get your head screwed on right, and get your mind and body under control.  There is a battle going on to take control of your mind, the devil wants to rob you of the joy, and peace of mind you should have as a  Christian. Peter tells us to sober up, get that mind under control again. And the very next thing he tells us is to keep your mind set on not only the grace He has already shown us, but also on the end prize.

In Phil. 3 Paul wrote,  

12 I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.”

Paul not only lived to serve Jesus, based on this text he lived and looked forward to win the prize or get what God has promises each and every one of us who have accepted Jesus; that heavenly reward.  Paul goes on to say that all mature Christians should take that same view or live like that.
In other words, stop focusing on your past failures. Stop focusing on all the negative and all the problems in this world. Stop focusing on all the heart aches and pain which will ultimately bring you down. Instead, look forward, and keep your mind on the prize. And keep pressing on to win that prize If you learn to do this it will make you Christian walk so much easier. I personally believe this focus, this hope, is what sustained those early Christians, and gave them the strength they needed in times of great persecution. They did not live for the day of suffering, but rather for the day they would enter glory. Peter does not stop there. Now with this mind-set; focused on the grace given us and the hope we have, he tells those early Christians and us as well that we need to become like obedient children.

You have a choice. As a Christians, you can live your life and act like a disobedient child who will not obey his parents, teacher, or anyone else. And like that child you will not only cause pain and heart ache to others, you will also become miserable, unhappy, and discontent yourself. Or you can become like the obedient child who does their best. In doing so you will receive honor and praise from others and you will feel good about yourself, and will have peace of mind.  Negative actions and thoughts will only produce negative results. You will reap what you sow.

So Peter instructs that we should strive to become like those obedient children. More specifically he tells us not to go back to the evil desires you had  before you were a Christian, or before you knew about Christ, when you lived in ignorance and didn’t know better or even care. As you can imagine those things will only pull you down to where you were before.

This is why Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:8-15,

8 You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
15 Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

Peter’s final recommendation here is this, he wrote,

“Just as He who called to us holy, so be holy in all that you do. For it is written, be holy, because I am holy”

With our mind now focused on Jesus, and focused on amazing grace that God has shown us, and focused on the wonderful hope that we have in Heaven, we not only have the strength to become like obedient children, we have something to motivate us to become holy, like God. In between the lines I can almost hear Peter saying, ‘Come on guys, if I can do it, the guy who denied even knowing Jesus three times, then so can you.’

I believe that this is a super natural power that Christians are given when we believe and accept God’s grace and love, and when we accept our position in Him, and we REALLY look forward to our heavenly home. It’s life changing! When we choose to live like this, it honors Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross. It doesn’t dishonors Him because it is achieving His ultimate goal of truly saving your soul from the evil and sin of this world. We must always remember, with ever blessing comes with responsibility. And our responsibility is to take hold of what He has given us, and let it strengthen us, and let it help us get through this life by honoring Him by how we live.

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From Jim McGuiggan.... The argument of Romans 7

The argument of Romans 7


Keith asked how Romans 7 functions in the argument of Romans. Paul has a lot of things to say about the Torah (covenant law) in his writings. He said that if you don't keep the Torah it's worse than not having it (chapter 2). While he insisted that having the Torah had advantages (3:1-2) he insisted it wasn't all advantage since it pronounced judgement on the Jewish nation because of its sin (chapter 3:19-20). He also insisted that God's saving purposes came to fullness in Jesus and independent of the Torah (3:21). This all made it look like he was undermining the covenant law and despising the Jews (see 3:31). No wonder they asked (3:1), "What advantage is there then in being a Jew?"
   
Worse was to come in 5:20 when he said God brought the Torah in "so that the trespass might increase." Chapter 5:12-20 summarizes humanity in Adam and "the trespass" that was to increase was the sinful rebellion of Adam's children. Instead of making things better the entrance of the Torah only made the human sinful situation worse. And Paul said it was meant to do that (note the use of "hina" and compare 11:32). This all sounded terrible. The covenant law (Torah) was meant to increase sin? Does that not make the Torah a bad thing? Besides, if the wages of sin is death and the Torah was brought in to increase sin then it was brought in to bring death rather than life. And what is more, if the purpose of the Torah was to promote sin so that God would get more glory for his increased grace that should mean that people "should" sin since they're supposed to bring God glory.
  
 His critics would claim that the logic of Paul's gospel would put them under obligation to sin or live after the flesh (see 6:1 and 8:12). The whole of 6:1 through 8:17 is one piece that is dealing with these matters.
   
Paul insists that that is not the logic of the gospel. He insists that their baptism which brought them into union with the living Christ and his death, severed them from sin in every way (6:2-10). He insisted they were now slaves to Christ and must follow this sin-destroying Master. Yes, but if the Torah has been set aside, having done its job of making the human sin situation worse, why aren't they free to sin? Because they are free only to unite with and serve Christ the sin-destroyer.
   
Yes, but has he not said bad things about the Torah? No, he insists that the Torah is holy and righteous and good and it was given to Israel that they might have life with God (7:7-13). But, like the good and holy commandment in the Garden of Eden, the Torah became an occasion for Sin to seduce Israel as the Serpent had seduced Eve. The result for both was death. Israel re-enacted the sin of Adam and Eve. It wasn't that the Torah was evil--it was the reverse. But the holy commandment bound Israel to its rebellion and pointed her out as under God's judgement. In doing this, the Torah was doing precisely what it was supposed to do. The problem was in Israel's divided heart (see 7:14-25) because the Torah was always holy and spiritual.
  
 In fact, as it turns out in the purposes of God, when people walk after the Spirit (in more ways than one) they fulfil what the righteous Torah was after (8:3-4). The holy Torah never becomes evil though it becomes a tool in the hands of Sin (7:7-11). The Torah itself never brings death (7:10). It is Sin that makes use of it to condemn sinners and so it becomes "a Torah of sin and death" (7:21-23).
   
In this whole discussion Paul is dealing with the many faces and roles of the always holy and spiritual Torah. He shows he doesn't despise it, that it serves more than one function depending on the angle one looks at it from, that its covenant form and nature has served its purpose and is restructured by the Spirit in Christ (Romans 8:1). It's only on the surface he appears to contradict himself and it's only on the surface that he seems to be promoting sin by speaking evil of the Torah. Be sure to see 13:8-10 where he calls Christians to live out the requirements of the Torah.

©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... The Effective Word Of God (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                   The Effective Word Of God (2:13)

INTRODUCTION

1. We have seen the character of the church in Thessalonica - 1Th 1:
   3-10
   a. Their faith, love and hope
   b. Their worthy example to others in Macedonia and Achaia

2. To some degree, the condition of the church may have been due to the
   diligent and caring nature of Paul's ministry while with them - 1 Th 2:1-12

3. But it could not have happened without their willingness to receive
   the word of God...
   a. Preached to them by Paul, Silas, and Timothy
   b. Which they received as the word of God
   -- Which worked effectively in them - 1Th 2:13

[In our text (1Th 2:13), we are reminded of the effectiveness of God's
Word for those who believe it.  In this study, I wish to expand upon
this thought in order to increase our appreciation for and reception of
the Word of God in our lives...]

I. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOD'S WORD

   A. LIVING, POWERFUL, ABLE TO DISCERN...
      1. The word of God is no dead letter - He 4:12
      2. Just as Jesus' words were both spirit and life - Jn 6:63

   B. PRODUCES FAITH...
      1. As we hear (or read) it, it is able to develop faith in our 
         hearts - Ro 10:17
      2. This it does through the evidence it presents - cf. Jn 20:
         30-31

   C. HAS POWER TO SAVE...
      1. For it contains the gospel, God's power unto salvation - Ro 1:16-17
      2. Which is able to save our souls - Jm 1:21

   D. CAUSES ONE TO BE BORN AGAIN...
      1. By the word of God, He has brought us forth - Jm 1:18
      2. For the word of God is an incorruptible seed, by which one is 
         born again - 1Pe 1:22-23

   E. KEY TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH...
      1. We grow by virtue of the word of God - 1Pe 2:2
      2. Just as newborn babes grow by virtue of their mother's milk

   F. HELPS TO OVERCOME SATAN...
      1. John praised young men who overcame Satan through the Word of 
         God - 1Jn 2:14
      2. Of course, Jesus overcame Satan by appealing to the Word - Mt 4:1-11

   G. POSSESSES POWER TO SANCTIFY...
      1. As praised by the Psalmist - Ps 19:7-11
      2. As prayed by Jesus - Jn 17:17

   H. PRESERVES BOTH YOUNG AND OLD...
      1. The young cleanse their way by taking heed to it - Ps 119:9
      2. The elders were told they could guard against false teachers 
         and apostasy with the help of God's word - Ac 20:28-32

[Such are the many benefits of the wonderful Word of God.  It truly is
"The Effective Word Of God"!  But as indicated in our text, God's word
must be properly received...]

II. FOR GOD'S WORD TO BE EFFECTIVE

   A. MUST BE RECEIVED WITH FAITH...
      1. For it is works in those who believe - 1Th 2:13
      2. For it is God's power unto salvation to those who believe - Ro 1:17
      3. For it does not profit those who do not receive it with faith 
         - He 4:2

   B. MUST BE RECEIVED WITH MEEKNESS...
      1. The word must be received in meekness if it is to save - Jm 1:21
      2. For such is the person God is willing to guide and teach - Psa 25:9

   C. MUST BE RECEIVED BY DOERS...
      1. Not just hearers of the Word - Jm 1:22-25
      2. It is in obeying the Word that our souls are purified - 1Pe 1:22

   D. MUST BE FERVENTLY DESIRED...
      1. Like newborn babes longing for their mothers' milk - 1Pe 2:2
      2. For the one who meditates on it day and night is truly blessed 
         - Ps 1:1-3

   E. MUST ABIDE IN US...
      1. If we are to be strong, and overcome the wicked one - 1Jn 2:14
      2. If we are not to sin against God - Ps 119:11

CONCLUSION

1. Is the living, powerful Word of God effective in our lives?
   a. Is it producing faith, saving us by causing us to be born again?
   b. Is it producing spiritual growth, manifested by overcoming Satan,
      living holy lives whether we are young or old?

2. If the Word of God is not making a powerful impact in our lives,
   could it be...
   a. We are not receiving it with faith and meekness?
   b. We are not receiving it with the intention of obeying it?
   c. We have not fervently desired it, so that it can not abide in us?

If such is the case, then we haven't taken the Word of God seriously.
We have treated it no differently than the word of men.  May the church
of the Thessalonians always serve to remind us how we ought to receive
it...

   "...you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth,
   the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe."
                                                        (1Th 2:13)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 22







Bible Reading and Study    


November 22


The World English Bible



Nov. 22
Jeremiah 38-41

Jer 38:1 Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of Malchijah, heard the words that Jeremiah spoke to all the people, saying,
Jer 38:2 Thus says Yahweh, He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he who goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live, and his life shall be to him for a prey, and he shall live.
Jer 38:3 Thus says Yahweh, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it.
Jer 38:4 Then the princes said to the king, Let this man, we pray you, be put to death; because he weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man doesn't seek the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
Jer 38:5 Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he who can do anything against you.
Jer 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah the king's son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. In the dungeon there was no water, but mire; and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
Jer 38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin),
Jer 38:8 Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house, and spoke to the king, saying,
Jer 38:9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is likely to die in the place where he is, because of the famine; for there is no more bread in the city.
Jer 38:10 Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with you, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he dies.
Jer 38:11 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took there rags and worn-out garments, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
Jer 38:12 Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, Put now these rags and worn-out garments under your armholes under the cords. Jeremiah did so.
Jer 38:13 So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
Jer 38:14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet to him into the third entry that is in the house of Yahweh: and the king said to Jeremiah, I will ask you a thing; hide nothing from me.
Jer 38:15 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.
Jer 38:16 So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As Yahweh lives, who made us this soul, I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hand of these men who seek your life.
Jer 38:17 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the God of Israel: If you will go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then your soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and you shall live, and your house.
Jer 38:18 But if you will not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape out of their hand.
Jer 38:19 Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews who are fallen away to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
Jer 38:20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver you. Obey, I beg you, the voice of Yahweh, in that which I speak to you: so it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live.
Jer 38:21 But if you refuse to go forth, this is the word that Yahweh has shown me:
Jer 38:22 behold, all the women who are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Your familiar friends have set you on, and have prevailed over you: now that your feet are sunk in the mire, they are turned away back.
Jer 38:23 They shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans; and you shall not escape out of their hand, but shall be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and you shall cause this city to be burned with fire.
Jer 38:24 Then said Zedekiah to Jeremiah, Let no man know of these words, and you shall not die.
Jer 38:25 But if the princes hear that I have talked with you, and they come to you, and tell you, Declare to us now what you have said to the king; don't hide it from us, and we will not put you to death; also what the king said to you:
Jer 38:26 then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
Jer 38:27 Then came all the princes to Jeremiah, and asked him; and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the matter was not perceived.
Jer 38:28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken.
Jer 39:1 It happened when Jerusalem was taken, (in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and besieged it;
Jer 39:2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city),
Jer 39:3 that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, to wit, Nergal Sharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergal Sharezer, Rabmag, with all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Jer 39:4 It happened that, when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, through the gate between the two walls; and he went out toward the Arabah.
Jer 39:5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he gave judgment on him.
Jer 39:6 Then the king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon killed all the nobles of Judah.
Jer 39:7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
Jer 39:8 The Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
Jer 39:9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the residue of the people who remained in the city, the deserters also who fell away to him, and the residue of the people who remained.
Jer 39:10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, who had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
Jer 39:11 Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon commanded Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard concerning Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 39:12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do to him even as he shall tell you.
Jer 39:13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushazban, Rabsaris, and Nergal Sharezer, Rabmag, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon;
Jer 39:14 they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he lived among the people.
Jer 39:15 Now the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying,
Jer 39:16 Go, and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words on this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before you in that day.
Jer 39:17 But I will deliver you in that day, says Yahweh; and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.
Jer 39:18 For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey to you; because you have put your trust in me, says Yahweh.
Jer 40:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah, who were carried away captive to Babylon.
Jer 40:2 The captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, Yahweh your God pronounced this evil on this place;
Jer 40:3 and Yahweh has brought it, and done according as he spoke: because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come on you.
Jer 40:4 Now, behold, I loose you this day from the chains which are on your hand. If it seems good to you to come with me into Babylon, come, and I will take care of you; but if it seems bad to you to come with me into Babylon, don't: behold, all the land is before you; where it seems good and right to you to go, there go.
Jer 40:5 Now while he was not yet gone back, Go back then, said he, to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wherever it seems right to you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him food and a present, and let him go.
Jer 40:6 Then went Jeremiah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and lived with him among the people who were left in the land.
Jer 40:7 Now when all the captains of the forces who were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed to him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of those who were not carried away captive to Babylon;
Jer 40:8 then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, to wit, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
Jer 40:9 Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Don't be afraid to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
Jer 40:10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans who shall come to us: but you, gather you wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that you have taken.
Jer 40:11 Likewise when all the Jews who were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon, and in Edom, and who were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan;
Jer 40:12 then all the Jews returned out of all places where they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, to Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
Jer 40:13 Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
Jer 40:14 and said to him, Do you know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam didn't believe them.
Jer 40:15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Please let me go, and I will kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: why should he take your life, that all the Jews who are gathered to you should be scattered, and the remnant of Judah perish?
Jer 40:16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.
Jer 41:1 Now it happened in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal and one of the chief officers of the king, and ten men with him, came to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they ate bread together in Mizpah.
Jer 41:2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men who were with him, and struck Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and killed him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
Jer 41:3 Ishmael also killed all the Jews who were with him, to wit, with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans who were found there, the men of war.
Jer 41:4 It happened the second day after he had killed Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
Jer 41:5 that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even eighty men, having their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and having cut themselves, with meal offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Yahweh.
Jer 41:6 Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it happened, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
Jer 41:7 It was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah killed them, and cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men who were with him.
Jer 41:8 But ten men were found among those who said to Ishmael, Don't kill us; for we have stores hidden in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he stopped, and didn't kill them among their brothers.
Jer 41:9 Now the pit in which Ishmael cast all the dead bodies of the men whom he had killed, by the side of Gedaliah (the same was who which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel), Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with those who were killed.
Jer 41:10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people who were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people who remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the children of Ammon.
Jer 41:11 But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
Jer 41:12 then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.
Jer 41:13 Now it happened that, when all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, then they were glad.
Jer 41:14 So all the people who Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah turned about and came back, and went to Johanan the son of Kareah.
Jer 41:15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the children of Ammon.
Jer 41:16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to wit, the men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought back from Gibeon:
Jer 41:17 and they departed, and lived in Geruth Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
Jer 41:18 because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the land.



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Jeremiah



Jeremiah 38 1
Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of Malchijah, heard the words that Jeremiah spoke to all the people, saying,
And Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal the son of
Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of Malchijah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken
unto all the people, saying,
And Shephatiah son of Mattan, and Gedaliah son of Pashhur, and Jucal son of
Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malchiah, hear the words that Jeremiah is
speaking unto all the people, saying,
Jeremiah 38 2
Thus says Yahweh, He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he who goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live, and his life shall be to him for a prey, and he shall live.
Thus saith Jehovah: He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine,
and by the pestilence; but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; and he shall
have his life for a prey, and shall live.
`Thus said Jehovah: He who is remaining in this city dieth, by sword, by famine,
and by pestilence, and he who is going forth unto the Chaldeans liveth, and his
soul hath been to him for a prey, and he liveth.
Jeremiah 38 3
Thus says Yahweh, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the army of the king of
Babylon, and he shall take it.
Thus saith Jehovah: This city shall certainly be given into the hand of the king of
Babylon`s army, and he shall take it.
Thus said Jehovah: This city is certainly given into the hand of the force of the
king of Babylon, and he hath captured it.`
Jeremiah 38 4
Then the princes said to the king, Let this man, we pray you, be put to death; because he
weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man doesn`t seek the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
And the princes said unto the king, Let this man, we pray thee, be put to death; for why
should he weaken the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of
all the people, in speaking to them according to these words? for this man seeketh not
the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
And the heads say unto the king, `Let, we pray thee, this man be put to death,
because that he is making feeble the hands of the men of war, who are left in this
city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking unto them according to these
words, for this man is not seeking for the peace of this people, but for its evil.`
Jeremiah 38 5
Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he who can do anything against you.
And king Zedekiah said, Behold, he is in your hand; for the king is not he that can do a
thing against you.
And the king Zedekiah saith, `Lo, he [is] in your hand: for the king is not able for
you [in] anything.`
Jeremiah 38 6
Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah the king`s son, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. In the dungeon there was no water, but mire; and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
Then they took Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchijah the son of
Hammelech, which was in the court of the guard, and they let down Jeremiah with cords.
And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire; and Jeremiah sank in the mire.
And they take Jeremiah, and cast him into the pit of Malchiah son of the king,
that [is] in the court of the prison, and they send down Jeremiah with cords; and
in the pit there is no water, but mire, and Jeremiah sinketh in the mire.
Jeremiah 38 7
Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch, who was in the king`s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon (the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin,)
And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who was in the king`s house, heard that they
had put Jeremiah in the dungeon -- now the king was sitting in the gate of Benjamin,
And Ebed-Melech the Cushite, a eunuch who [is] in the king`s house, heareth that
they have put Jeremiah into the pit; and the king is sitting at the gate of
Jeremiah 38 8
Ebed-melech went forth out of the king`s house, and spoke to the king, saying,
-- and Ebed-melech went forth out of the king`s house, and spoke to the king, saying,
and Ebed-Melech goeth forth from the king`s house, and speaketh unto the king,
saying,
Jeremiah 38 9
My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is likely to die in the place where he is, because of the famine; for there is no more bread in the city.
My lord, O king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to the prophet
Jeremiah, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he will die by reason of the famine
in the place where he is; for there is no more bread in the city.
`My lord, O king, these men have done evil [in] all that they have done to Jeremiah
the prophet, whom they have cast into the pit, and he dieth in his place because of
the famine, for there is no more bread in the city.`
Jeremiah 38 10
Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with you, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
And the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty
men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
And the king commandeth Ebed-Melech the Cushite, saying, `Take with thee from
this thirty men, and thou hast brought up Jeremiah the prophet from the pit,
before he dieth.`
Jeremiah 38 11
So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took there rags and worn-out garments, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
And Ebed-melech took the men under his order, and went into the house of the king
under the treasury, and took thence old shreds and worn-out clothes, and let them down
by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
And Ebed-Melech taketh the men with him, and entereth the house of the king,
unto the place of the treasury, and taketh thence worn-out clouts, and worn-out
rags, and sendeth them unto Jeremiah unto the pit by cords.
Jeremiah 38 12
Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, Put now these rags and worn-out garments under your armholes under the cords. Jeremiah did so.
And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, Put, I pray, [these] old shreds and rags
under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
And Ebed-Melech the Cushite saith unto Jeremiah, `Put, I pray thee, the worn-out
clouts and rags under thine arm-holes, at the place of the cords,` and Jeremiah
doth so,
Jeremiah 38 13
So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
And they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and brought him up out of the dungeon; and
Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
and they draw out Jeremiah with cords, and bring him up out of the pit, and
Jeremiah dwelleth in the court of the prison.
Jeremiah 38 14
Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet to him into the third entry that is in the house of Yahweh: and the king said to Jeremiah, I will ask you a thing; hide nothing from me.
And king Zedekiah sent and took the prophet Jeremiah unto him, into the third entry
that is in the house of Jehovah; and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing:
hide nothing from me.
And the king Zedekiah sendeth, and taketh Jeremiah the prophet unto him, unto
the third entrance that [is] in the house of Jehovah, and the king saith unto Jeremiah, `I am asking thee a thing, do not hide from me anything.`
Jeremiah 38 15
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? and if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.
And Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare [it] unto thee, wilt thou not certainly put
me to death? and if I give thee counsel, thou wilt not hearken unto me.
And Jeremiah saith unto Zedekiah, `When I declare to thee, dost thou not surely
put me to death? and when I counsel thee, thou dost not hearken unto me.`
Jeremiah 38 16
So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As Yahweh lives, who made us this soul, I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hand of these men who seek your life.
And king Zedekiah swore secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, [As] Jehovah liveth, that made
us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these
men that seek thy life.
And the king Zedekiah sweareth unto Jeremiah in secret, saying, `Jehovah liveth,
He who made for us this soul, I do not put thee to death, nor give thee unto the
hand of these men who are seeking thy soul.`
Jeremiah 38 17
Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you will go forth to the king of Babylon`s princes, then your soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and you shall live, and your house.
And Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, Thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the God of Israel: If
thou wilt freely go forth to the king of Babylon`s princes, then thy soul shall live, and
this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt live, and thy house.
And Jeremiah saith unto Zedekiah, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Hosts, God of Israel:
If thou dost certainly go forth unto the heads of the king of Babylon, then hath thy
soul lived, and this city is not burned with fire, yea, thou hast lived, thou and
thy house.
Jeremiah 38 18
But if you will not go forth to the king of Babylon`s princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape out of their hand.
But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon`s princes, then shall this city be
given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not
escape out of their hand.
And if thou dost not go forth unto the heads of the king of Babylon, then hath this
city been given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they have burnt it with fire,
and thou dost not escape from their hand.`
Jeremiah 38 19
Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews who are fallen away to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
And king Zedekiah said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that have deserted to the
Chaldeans, lest they give me over into their hand, and they mock me.
And the king Zedekiah saith unto Jeremiah, `I am fearing the Jews who have fallen
unto the Chaldeans, lest they give me into their hand, and they have insulted me.`
Jeremiah 38 20
But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver you. Obey, I beg you, the voice of Yahweh, in that which I speak to you: so it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live.
And Jeremiah said, They shall not give [thee] over. Hearken, I beseech thee, unto the
voice of Jehovah, in that which I speak unto thee; so shall it be well unto thee, and thy
soul shall live.
And Jeremiah saith, `They do not give thee up; hearken, I pray thee, to the voice of
Jehovah, to that which I am speaking unto thee, and it is well for thee, and thy
soul doth live.
Jeremiah 38 21
But if you refuse to go forth, this is the word that Yahweh has showed me:
But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word which Jehovah hath shewn me:
`And if thou art refusing to go forth, this [is] the thing that Jehovah hath shewn
me:
Jeremiah 38 22
behold, all the women who are left in the king of Judah`s house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon`s princes, and those women shall say, Your familiar friends have set you on, and have prevailed over you: [now that] your feet are sunk in the mire, they are turned away back.
Behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah`s house shall be brought forth to
the king of Babylon`s princes; and they shall say, Thy familiar friends have set thee on,
and have prevailed over thee; thy feet are sunk in the mire, they are turned away back.
That, lo, all the women who have been left in the house of the king of Judah are
brought forth unto the heads of the king of Babylon, and lo, they are saying:
Persuaded thee, and prevailed against thee, Have thine allies, Sunk into mire
have thy feet, They have been turned backward.
Jeremiah 38 23
They shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans; and you shall not escape out of their hand, but shall be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and you shall cause this city to be burned with fire.
And they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the Chaldeans, and thou shalt
not escape out of their hand; for thou shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon,
and thou shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.
`And all thy wives, and thy sons, are brought forth unto the Chaldeans, and thou
dost not escape from their hand, for by the hand of the king of Babylon thou art
caught, and this city is burnt with fire.`
Jeremiah 38 24
Then said Zedekiah to Jeremiah, Let no man know of these words, and you shall not die.
And Zedekiah said unto Jeremiah, Let no man know of these words, and thou shalt not die.
And Zedekiah saith unto Jeremiah, `Let no man know of these words, and thou dost
not die;
Jeremiah 38 25
But if the princes hear that I have talked with you, and they come to you, and tell you, Declare to us now what you have said to the king; don`t hide it from us, and we will not put you to death; also what the king said to you:
And if the princes hear that I have talked with thee, and they come unto thee, and say
unto thee, Declare unto us now what thou hast said unto the king, hide it not from us,
and we will not put thee to death; and what hath the king said unto thee?
and when the heads hear that I have spoken with thee, and they have come in unto
thee, and have said unto thee, Declare to us, we pray thee, what thou didst speak
unto the king, do not hide [it] from us, and we do not put thee to death, and what
the king spake unto thee,
Jeremiah 38 26
then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan`s house, to die there.
then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he
would not cause me to return to Jonathan`s house, to die there.
then thou hast said unto them, I am causing my supplication to fall before the
king, not to cause me to return to the house of Jonathan, to die there.`
Jeremiah 38 27
Then came all the princes to Jeremiah, and asked him; and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the  matter was not perceived.
-- And all the princes came to Jeremiah, and asked him; and he told them according to all
these words that the king had commanded. And they withdrew quietly from him; for the
matter was not reported.
And all the heads come in unto Jeremiah, and ask him, and he declareth to them
according to all these words that the king commanded, and they keep silent from
him, for the matter was not heard;
Jeremiah 38 28
So Jeremiah abode in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken.
And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken.
and Jeremiah dwelleth in the court of the prison till the day that Jerusalem hath
been captured, and he was [there] when Jerusalem was captured.
Jeremiah 39 1
It happened when Jerusalem was taken, (in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the
tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and besieged it;
And it came to pass when Jerusalem was taken, in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of
Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army
against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, come hath
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his force unto Jerusalem, and they lay
siege against it;
Jeremiah 39 2
in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city,)
In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, the city
was broken into;
in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth of the month,
hath the city been broken up;
Jeremiah 39 3
that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, [to wit], Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.
and all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate: Nergal-
sharezer, Samgar-nebu, Sarsechim, chief chamberlain, Nergal-sharezer, chief magian,
and all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.
and come in do all the heads of the king of Babylon, and they sit at the middle
gate, Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsechim, chief of the eunuchs, Nergal-
Sharezer, chief of the Mages, and all the rest of the heads of the king of Babylon.
Jeremiah 39 4
It happened that, when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king`s garden, through the gate between the two walls; and he went out toward the Arabah.
And it came to pass when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them,
that they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king`s garden, by
the gate between the two walls; and he went out the way of the plain.
And it cometh to pass, when Zedekiah king of Judah, and all the men of war, have
seen them, that they flee and go forth by night from the city, the way of the king`s
garden, through the gate between the two walls, and he goeth forth the way of the
plain.
Jeremiah 39 5
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of
Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he gave judgment on him.
And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains
of Jericho; and they took him, and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
unto Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he pronounced judgment upon him.
And the forces of the Chaldeans pursue after them, and overtake Zedekiah in the
plains of Jericho, and they take him, and bring him up unto Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Riblah, in the land of Hamath, and he speaketh with him -- judgments.
Jeremiah 39 6
Then the king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon killed all the nobles of Judah.
And the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes, and
the king of Babylon slaughtered all the nobles of Judah;
And the king of Babylon slaughtereth the sons of Zedekiah, in Riblah, before his
eyes, yea, all the freemen of Judah hath the king of Babylon slaughtered.
Jeremiah 39 7
Moreover he put out Zedekiah`s eyes, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
and he put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with chains of brass, to carry him to
Babylon.
And the eyes of Zedekiah he hath blinded, and he bindeth him with brazen
fetters, to bring him in to Babylon.
Jeremiah 39 8
The Chaldeans burned the king`s house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
And the Chaldeans burned the king`s house and the houses of the people with fire, and
broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
And the house of the king, and the house of the people, have the Chaldeans burnt
with fire, and the walls of Jerusalem they have broken down.
Jeremiah 39 9
Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the residue of the people who remained in the city, the deserters also who fell away to him, and the residue of the people who remained.
And Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard carried away captive into Babylon the
rest of the people that were left in the city, and the deserters that had deserted to him,
with the rest of the people that were left.
And the remnant of the people who are left in the city, and those falling who have
fallen to him, and the remnant of the people who are left, hath Nebuzar-Adan,
chief of the executioners, removed [to] Babylon.
Jeremiah 39 10
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, who had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard left [certain] of the people, the poor who
had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
And of the poor people, who have nothing, hath Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the
executioners, left in the land of Judah, and he giveth to them vineyards and fields
on the same day.
Jeremiah 39 11
Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the
captain of the guard, saying, And Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had given charge concerning Jeremiah by Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard, saying,
And Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon giveth a charge concerning Jeremiah, by
the hand of Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, saying,
Jeremiah 39 12
Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do to him even as he shall tell you.
Take him, and keep an eye upon him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he
shall say unto thee.
`Take him, and place thine eyes upon him, and do no evil thing to him, but as he
speaketh unto thee, so do with him.`
Jeremiah 39 13
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushazban, Rab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon;
So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard sent, and Nebushazban, chief
chamberlain, and Nergal-sharezer, chief magian, and all the king of Babylon`s princes,
And Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners sendeth, and Nebushazban, chief of
the eunuchs, and Nergal-Sharezer, chief of the Mages, and all the chiefs of the
king of Babylon;
Jeremiah 39 14
they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he lived among the people.
even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard and committed him to
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should conduct him away home.
And he dwelt among the people.
yea, they send and take Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and give him unto
Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, to carry him home, and he dwelleth in the
midst of the people.
Jeremiah 39 15
Now the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the guard,
saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the
guard, saying,
And unto Jeremiah hath a word of Jehovah been -- in his being detained in the
court of the prison -- saying:
Jeremiah 39 16
Go, and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words on this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before you in that day.
Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of
Israel: Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good, and they
shall come to pass before thy face in that day.
`Go, and thou hast spoken to Ebed-Melech the Cushite, saying: Thus said Jehovah of
Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am bringing in My words unto this city for evil, and not
for good, and they have been before thee in that day.
Jeremiah 39 17
But I will deliver you in that day, says Yahweh; and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.
And I will deliver thee in that day, saith Jehovah; and thou shalt not be given into the
hand of the men of whom thou art afraid;
And I have delivered thee in that day -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- and thou art
not given into the hand of the men of whose face thou art afraid,
Jeremiah 39 18
For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey to you; because you have put your trust in me, says Yahweh.
for I will certainly save thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thou shalt have thy
life for a prey; for thou hast put thy confidence in me, saith Jehovah.
for I do certainly deliver thee, and by sword thou fallest not, and thy life hath
been to thee for a spoil, for thou hast trusted in Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah.`
Jeremiah 40 1
The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, after that Nebuzaradan the captain of the
guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah, who were carried away captive to Babylon.
The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, after that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the
body-guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him, being bound in chains,
among all the captivity of Jerusalem and Judah, that were carried away captive to
Babylon.
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, after Nebuzar-Adan, chief of
the executioners, hath sent him from Ramah, in his taking him -- and he a prisoner in chains -- in the midst of all the removal of Jerusalem and of Judah, who are removed to Babylon.
Jeremiah 40 2
The captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, Yahweh your God pronounced this evil on this place;
And the captain of the body-guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Jehovah thy God
pronounced this evil upon this place,
And the chief of the executioners taketh Jeremiah, and saith unto him, `Jehovah
thy God hath spoken this evil concerning this place,
Jeremiah 40 3
and Yahweh has brought it, and done according as he spoke: because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come on you.
and Jehovah hath brought [it about] and done according as he said; for ye have sinned
against Jehovah, and have not hearkened unto his voice, therefore this thing is come
upon you.
and Jehovah bringeth [it] in, and doth as He spake, because ye have sinned against
Jehovah, and have not hearkened to His voice, even this thing hath been to you.
Jeremiah 40 4
Now, behold, I loose you this day from the chains which are on your hand. If it seem good to you to come with me into Babylon, come, and I will look well to you; but if it seem ill to you to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before you; where it seems good and right to you to go, there go.
And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains that are upon thy hand. If it seem
good in thy sight to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will keep mine eye upon thee;
but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me to Babylon, forbear. See, all the land is
before thee: whither it seemeth good and right in thy sight to go, thither go.
`And now, lo, I have loosed thee to-day from the chains that [are] on thy hand; if
good in thine eyes to come with me [to] Babylon, come, and I keep mine eye upon
thee: and if evil in thine eyes to come with me to Babylon, forbear; see, all the
land [is] before thee, whither [it be] good, and whither [it be] right in thine eyes
to go -- go.` --
Jeremiah 40 5
Now while he was not yet gone back, Go back then, [said he], to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wherever it seems right to you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a present, and let him go.
And while he had not yet given answer; [he said,] Yea, go back to Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath appointed over the cities of
Judah, and abide with him in the midst of the people; or go wheresoever it seemeth
right in thy sight to go. And the captain of the body-guard gave him provisions and a
present, and let him go.
and while he doth not reply -- `Or turn back unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of
Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath appointed over the cities of Judah, and
dwell with him in the midst of the people, or whithersoever it is right in thine
eyes to go -- go.` And the chief of the executioners giveth to him for the way, and
a gift, and sendeth him away,
Jeremiah 40 6
Then went Jeremiah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and lived with him among the people who were left in the land.
And Jeremiah came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and abode with him
among the people that remained in the land.
and Jeremiah cometh in unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, to Mizpah, and dwelleth
with him, in the midst of the people who are left in the land.
Jeremiah 40 7
Now when all the captains of the forces who were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed to him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of those who were not carried away captive to Babylon;
And all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, they and their men, heard that
the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam over the land, and had
committed unto him men, and women, and children, and of the poor of the land, of them
that had not been carried away captive to Babylon.
And all the heads of the forces that [are] in the field hear, they and their men,
that the king of Babylon hath appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam over the land,
and that he hath charged him [with] men, and women, and infants, and of the
poor of the land, of those who have not been removed to Babylon;
Jeremiah 40 8
then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, [to wit], Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
And they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah; even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and
Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the
Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
and they come in unto Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and
Johanan and Jonathan sons of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth, and the sons
of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah son of the Maachathite, they and their
men.
Jeremiah 40 9
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Don`t be afraid to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore unto them and to their men,
saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon,
and it shall be well with you.
And swear to them doth Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, and to their men,
saying, `Be not afraid of serving the Chaldeans, abide in the land, and serve the
king of Babylon, and it is well for you;
Jeremiah 40 10
As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans who shall come to us: but you, gather you wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that you have taken.
And as for me, behold, I dwell at Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans, who will come
unto us; and ye, gather wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put [them] in your vessels,
and dwell in your cities which ye have taken.
and I, lo, I am dwelling in Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans who are come in
unto us, and ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruit, and oil, and put in your vessels,
and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.`
Jeremiah 40 11
Likewise when all the Jews who were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon, and in Edom, and who were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan;
Likewise all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon and in Edom,
and that were in all the lands, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant in
Judah, and that he had appointed over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of
Shaphan;
And also all the Jews who [are] in Moab, and among the sons of Ammon, and in
Edom, and who [are] in all the lands, have heard that the king of Babylon hath
given a remnant to Judah, and that he hath appointed over them Gedaliah son of
Ahikam, son of Shaphan,
Jeremiah 40 12
then all the Jews returned out of all places where they were driven, and came to the land of
Judah, to Gedaliah, to Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
and all the Jews returned out of all the places whither they had been driven, and came to
the land of Judah to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits in
great abundance.
and all the Jews from all the places whither they have been driven, turn back and
enter the land of Judah, unto Gedaliah, to Mizpah, and they gather wine and
summer fruit -- very much.
Jeremiah 40 13
Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
And Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields,
came to Gedaliah unto Mizpah,
And Johanan son of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces that [are] in the field,
have come in unto Gedaliah to Mizpah,
Jeremiah 40 14
and said to him, Do you know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam didn`t believe them.
and said unto him, Dost thou indeed know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon
hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to smite thee to death? But Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam believed them not.
and they say unto him, `Dost thou really know that Baalis king of the sons of
Ammon hath sent Ishmael son of Nethaniah to smite thy soul?` And Gedaliah son of
Ahikam hath not given to them credence.
Jeremiah 40 15
Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Please let me go, and I will kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: why should he take your life, that all the Jews who are gathered to you should be scattered, and the remnant of Judah perish?
And Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I
pray thee, and I will smite Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and no man shall know it: why
should he take thy life, and all they of Judah who are gathered unto thee be scattered, and
the remnant of Judah perish?
And Johanan son of Kareah hath spoken unto Gedaliah in secret, in Mizpah, saying,
`Let me go, I pray thee, and I smite Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and no one doth
know; why doth he smite thy soul? and scattered have been all Judah who are
gathered unto thee, and perished hath the remnant of Judah.`
Jeremiah 40 16
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do
this thing; for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.
And Gedaliah son of Ahikam saith unto Johanan son of Kareah, `Thou dost not do
this thing, for falsehood thou art speaking concerning Ishmael.`
Jeremiah 41 1
Now it happened in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal and [one of] the chief officers of the king, and ten men with him, came to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they ate bread together in Mizpah.
And it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of
Elishama, of the royal seed, and [one] of the king`s chief men, and ten men with him, came
to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam unto Mizpah, and there they ate bread together, in
Mizpah.
And it cometh to pass, in the seventh month, come hath Ishmael son of Nethaniah,
son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and of the chiefs of the king, and ten men with
him, unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, to Mizpah, and they eat there bread together
in Mizpah.
Jeremiah 41 2
Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men who were with him, and struck
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and killed him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah arose, and the ten men that were with him, and smote
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and killed him, whom the
king of Babylon had appointed over the land.
And Ishmael son of Nethaniah riseth, and the ten men who have been with him,
and they smite Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, with the sword, and he
putteth him to death whom the king of Babylon hath appointed over the land.
Jeremiah 41 3
Ishmael also killed all the Jews who were with him, [to wit], with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans who were found there, the men of war.
And Ishmael smote all the Jews that were with him, with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the
Chaldeans that were found there, the men of war.
And all the Jews who have been with him, with Gedaliah, in Mizpah, and the
Chaldeans who have been found there -- the men of war -- hath Ishmael smitten.
Jeremiah 41 4
It happened the second day after he had killed Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
And it came to pass the second day after he had killed Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
And it cometh to pass, on the second day of the putting of Gedaliah to death, (and
no one hath known,)
Jeremiah 41 5
that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even eighty men, having their beards shaved and their clothes torn, and having cut themselves, with meal-offerings and frankincense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Yahweh.
that there came men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, eighty men, having
their beards shaven and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves; with oblations
and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of Jehovah.
that men come in from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria -- eighty men --
with shaven beards, and rent garments, and cutting themselves, and an offering
and frankincense in their hand, to bring in to the house of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 41 6
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it happened, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all
along as he went; and it came to pass when he met them, he said unto them, Come to
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
And Ishmael son of Nethaniah goeth forth to meet them, from Mizpah, going on
and weeping, and it cometh to pass, at meeting them, that he saith unto them,
`Come in unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam.`
Jeremiah 41 7
It was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah killed them, [and cast them] into the midst of the pit, he, and the men who were with him.
And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of
Nethaniah, he and the men that were with him, slew them, [and cast them] into the midst
of the pit.
And it cometh to pass, at their coming in unto the midst of the city, that Ishmael
son of Nethaniah doth slaughter them, at the midst of the pit, he and the men who
[are] with him.
Jeremiah 41 8
But ten men were found among those who said to Ishmael, Don`t kill us; for we have stores
hidden in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he stopped, and didn`t kill them among their brothers.
But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Do not kill us, for we have
hidden stores in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbore,
and did not kill them among their brethren.
And ten men have been found among them, and they say unto Ishmael, `Do not put
us to death, for we have things hidden in the field -- wheat, and barley, and oil,
and honey.` And he forbeareth, and hath not put them to death in the midst of
their brethren.
Jeremiah 41 9
Now the pit in which Ishmael cast all the dead bodies of the men whom he had killed, by the side of Gedaliah (the same was who which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel,) Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with those who were killed.
And the pit into which Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men whom he had slain
by the side of Gedaliah was the one which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king
of Israel: Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with the slain.
And the pit whither Ishmael hath cast all the carcases of the men whom he hath
smitten along with Gedaliah, is that which the king Asa made because of Baasha
king of Israel -- it hath Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled with the pierced.
Jeremiah 41 10
Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people who were in Mizpah, even the king`s daughters, and all the people who remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the children of Ammon.
And Ishmael carried away captive all the remnant of the people that were in Mizpah, the
king`s daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzar-adan the
captain of the body-guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: Ishmael the son
of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the children of
Ammon.
And Ishmael taketh captive all the remnant of the people who [are] in Mizpah, the
daughters of the king, and all the people who are left in Mizpah, whom Nebuzar-
Adan, chief of the executioners, hath committed [to] Gedaliah son of Ahikam, and
Ishmael son of Nethaniah taketh them captive, and goeth to pass over unto the
sons of Ammon.
Jeremiah 41 11
But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
And Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him,
heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done;
And hear doth Johanan son of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces that [are]
with him, of all the evil that Ishmael son of Nethaniah hath done,
Jeremiah 41 12
then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.
and they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found
him by the great waters that are at Gibeon.
and they take all the men, and go to fight with Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and they
find him at the great waters that [are] in Gibeon.
Jeremiah 41 13
Now it happened that, when all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, then they were glad.
And it came to pass when all the people that were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of
Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, then they were glad.
And it cometh to pass, when all the people who [are] with Ishmael see Johanan son
of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces who [are] with him, that they rejoice.
Jeremiah 41 14
So all the people who Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah turned about and came back, and went to Johanan the son of Kareah.
And all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah turned about and
came back, and went to Johanan the son of Kareah.
And all the people whom Ishmael hath taken captive from Mizpah turn round, yea,
they turn back, and go unto Johanan son of Kareah.
Jeremiah 41 15
But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the
children of Ammon.
But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the
children of Ammon.
And Ishmael son of Nethaniah hath escaped, with eight men, from the presence of
Johanan, and he goeth unto the sons of Ammon.
Jeremiah 41 16
Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, [to wit], the men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought back from Gibeon:
Then Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him,
took all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of
Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the mighty men
of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again
from Gibeon;
And Johanan son of Kareah, and all the heads of the forces who [are] with him, take
all the remnant of the people whom he hath brought back from Ishmael son of
Nethaniah, from Mizpah -- after he had smitten Gedaliah son of Ahikam -- mighty
ones, men of war, and women, and infants, and eunuchs, whom he had brought
back from Gibeon,
Jeremiah 41 17
and they departed, and lived in Geruth Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
and they departed, and dwelt at Geruth-Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter
into Egypt,
and they go and abide in the habitations of Chimham, that [are] near Beth-Lehem,
to go to enter Egypt,
Jeremiah 41 18
because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the land.
because of the Chaldeans; for they feared them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had
smitten Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the
land.
from the presence of the Chaldeans, for they have been afraid of them, for Ishmael
son of Nethaniah had smitten Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon
had appointed over the land.

Study Questions
Those who went out the Chaldeans would have _______________ as their booty? 38:2
 
Jeremiah was cast into the _______38:6
What did Nebuchadnezzar do with the sons of Zedekiah? 39:6
 
What did Nechadnezzar do with Zedekiah? 39:7
 
What was done with Jeremiah? 39:14
 
Did Jeremiah go to Bablyon? 40:6
 
Who was appointed over the land of Israel by the king of Bablyon? 40:7
 
Gedaliah was ______? 41:2
 
Who killed Gedaliah? 41:18
 
 
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Nov. 22
Hebrews 8

Heb 8:1 Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this. We have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
Heb 8:2 a servant of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.
Heb 8:3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.
Heb 8:4 For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;
Heb 8:5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, "See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain."
Heb 8:6 But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law.
Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he said, "Behold, the days come," says the Lord, "that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
Heb 8:9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they didn't continue in my covenant, and I disregarded them," says the Lord.
Heb 8:10 "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days," says the Lord; "I will put my laws into their mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Heb 8:11 They will not teach every man his fellow citizen, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more."
Heb 8:13 In that he says, "A new covenant," he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away. 



 
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Hebrews 8 1
Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this. We have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
Now a summary of the things of which we are speaking [is], We have such a one high
priest who has sat down on [the] right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens;
And the sum concerning the things spoken of [is]: we have such a chief priest, who
did sit down at the right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens,
Hebrews 8 2
a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tent, which the Lord pitched, not man.
minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, [and]
not man.
of the holy places a servant, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord did set up,
and not man,
Hebrews 8 3
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.
For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence
it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.
for every chief priest to offer both gifts and sacrifices is appointed, whence [it is]
necessary for this one to have also something that he may offer;
Hebrews 8 4
For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;
If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who
offer the gifts according to the law,
for if, indeed, he were upon earth, he would not be a priest -- (there being the
priests who are offering according to the law, the gifts,
Hebrews 8 5
who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tent, for, "See," he said, "that you make all things according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."
(who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was
oracularly told [when] about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all
things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)
who unto an example and shadow do serve of the heavenly things, as Moses hath
been divinely warned, being about to construct the tabernacle, for `See (saith He)
thou mayest make all things according to the pattern that was shewn to thee in
the mount;`) --
Hebrews 8 6
But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better
covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.
and now he hath obtained a more excellent service, how much also of a better
covenant is he mediator, which on better promises hath been sanctioned,
Hebrews 8 7
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.
for if that first were faultless, a place would not have been sought for a second.
Hebrews 8 8
For finding fault with them, he said, "Behold, the days come," says the Lord, "That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
For finding fault, he says to them, Behold, days come, saith the Lord, and I will
consummate a new covenant as regards the house of Israel, and as regards the house of
Juda;
For finding fault, He saith to them, `Lo, days come, saith the Lord, and I will
complete with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, a new covenant,
Hebrews 8 9
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, In the day that I took them by the hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt; For they didn`t continue in my covenant, And I disregarded them," says the Lord.
not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in [the] day of my taking
their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because *they* did not continue in my
covenant, and *I* did not regard them, saith [the] Lord.
not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day of My
taking [them] by their hand, to bring them out of the land of Egypt -- because they
did not remain in My covenant, and I did not regard them, saith the Lord, --
Hebrews 8 10
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days," says the Lord; "I will put my laws into their mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be to them a God, And they will be to me a people.
Because this [is] the covenant that I will covenant to the house of Israel after those days,
saith the Lord: Giving my laws into their mind, I will write them also upon their hearts;
and I will be to them for God, and *they* shall be to me for people.
because this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those
days, saith the Lord, giving My laws into their mind, and upon their hearts I will
write them, and I will be to them for a God, and they shall be to Me for a people;
Hebrews 8 11
They will not teach every man his fellow citizen, Every man his brother, saying, `Know the Lord,` For all will know me, From the least of them to the greatest of them.
And they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the
Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from [the] little one [among them] unto
[the] great among them.
and they shall not teach each his neighbour, and each his brother, saying, Know
thou the Lord, because they shall all know Me from the small one of them unto the
great one of them,
Hebrews 8 12
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more."
Because I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their
lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.
because I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their
lawlessnesses I will remember no more;` --
Hebrews 8 13
In that he says, "A new covenant," he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.
In that he says New, he has made the first old; but that which grows old and aged [is] near
disappearing.
in the saying `new,` He hath made the first old, and what doth become obsolete
and is old [is] nigh disappearing.


Study Questions
Jesus is a priest of a ________ covenant? 8:6