Zedekiah

Zedekiah

 
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  • King Zedekiah will be captured by the Babylonians* and taken to the king of Babylon to be judged and sentenced.2 - Jeremiah 32:4


  • I will take Zedekiah to Babylon and will deal with him there. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will never succeed." - Jeremiah 32:5


  • "Go to King Zedekiah of Judah, and tell him, `This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it. - Jeremiah 34:2


  • "But listen to this promise from the LORD, O Zedekiah, king of Judah. This is what the LORD says: `You will not be killed in war - Jeremiah 34:4


  • So Jeremiah the prophet delivered the message to King Zedekiah of Judah. - Jeremiah 34:6


  • This message came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah made a covenant with the people, proclaiming freedom for the slaves. - Jeremiah 34:8


  • I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah and his officials to the army of the king of Babylon. And though Babylon's king has left this city for a while, - Jeremiah 34:21


  • he went down to the secretary's room in the palace where the administrative officials were meeting. Elishama the secretary was there, along with Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan son of Acbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the others with official responsibilities. - Jeremiah 36:12


  • Zedekiah son of Josiah succeeded Jehoiachin* son of Jehoiakim as the king of Judah. He was appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar* of Babylon.1 - Jeremiah 37:1


  • But neither King Zedekiah nor his officials nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the LORD said through Jeremiah. - Jeremiah 37:2


  • Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the priest, son of Maaseiah, to ask Jeremiah, "Please pray to the LORD our God for us." - Jeremiah 37:3


  • Later King Zedekiah secretly requested that Jeremiah come to the palace, where the king asked him, "Do you have any messages from the LORD?" "Yes, I do!" said Jeremiah. "You will be defeated by the king of Babylon." - Jeremiah 37:17


  • So King Zedekiah commanded that Jeremiah not be returned to the dungeon. Instead, he was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace. The king also commanded that Jeremiah be given a loaf of fresh bread every day as long as there was any left in the city. So Jeremiah was put in the palace prison. - Jeremiah 37:21


  • So King Zedekiah agreed. "All right," he said. "Do as you like. I will do nothing to stop you." - Jeremiah 38:5


  • One day King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah to meet him at the third entrance of the LORD's Temple. "I want to ask you something," the king said. "And don't try to hide the truth." - Jeremiah 38:14


  • So King Zedekiah secretly promised him, "As surely as the LORD our Creator lives, I will not kill you or hand you over to the men who want you dead." - Jeremiah 38:16


  • Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "The LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: If you surrender to Babylon, you and your family will live, and the city will not be burned. - Jeremiah 38:17
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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