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Week 31 Day 5
We look at the world and weep
But then we are visited by angels
sometimes in the form
of one least expected
who takes a risk in coming to our aid
And our spirit is renewed
there is still good in our world
They are a light that
be put out. SINKINGJeremiah into mud; Zedekiah into enemy hands and blindness. Jeremiah 38 & 39
1Now the princes heard that Jeremiah had spoken to the people,
saying, 2"Thus says the Lord: 'He who remains in this city shall
die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but he who goes
over to the Chaldeans shall live; this city shall surely be given into
the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.'"
4Therefore the princes said to the king, "Please, let this man
be put to death, for thus he weakens the hands of the men of war
who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people. This man does not seek the welfare of this people, but their harm."
5Then Zedekiah said, "He is in your hand." 6So they took
Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon in the court of the prison,
and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. In the dungeon there was
no water, but mire. So Jeremiah sank in the mire.
7One of the eunuchs in the king's house heard that they had
put Jeremiah in the dungeon. He spoke to the king, saying:
9"My lord, these men have done evil to the prophet, and he is
likely to die from hunger where he is." 10The king commanded,
"Take thirty men and lift Jeremiah out of the dungeon before
he dies." 11So the eunuch went for old clothes and rags,
12then said to Jeremiah, "Please put these old rags under your
armpits, under the ropes." 13So they pulled Jeremiah up with
ropes and lifted him out of the dungeon. 28Jeremiah remained
in the prison court until the day Jerusalem was taken.
1 In the ninth year of Zedediah king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem, and
besieged it. 2 In the eleventh year the city was penetrated.
4Zedekiah and all the men of war fled. 5But the Chaldean army
pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho.
They captured him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar, in
the land of Hamath, where he pronounced judgment on him.
6Then the king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedediah before
his eyes; the king of Babylon also killed all the nobles of Judah.
7He put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with bronze fetters
to carry him off to Babylon. 8The Chaldeans burned the king's
house and the houses of the people with fire, and broke down
the walls of Jerusalem. 9Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the
guard carried away captive to Babylon the remnant of the people
who remained in the city and those who defected to him. 10But
he left in the land of Judah the poor people, who had nothing,
and gave them vineyards and fields. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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