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Week 23 Day 4
When the Israelites are captured
and taken as prisoners
to a foreign land
it sounds like the end
But you know it is not the end
in God's book
is never the final word
Victory will be the last word
God's plan of salvation
There is suffering
and there is rebirth. THE END OF AN ERA Characterized by short reigns, violence and invasions. II Chronicles 35 & 36
25Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. To this day all the singing
men and the women speak of Josiah in their lamentations.
26The acts of Josiah and his goodness, according to what was
written in the Law of the Lord, 27and his deeds from first to
last, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
1Then the people took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and
made him king. 2Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when
he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.
3The king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem; and he imposed on the land a tribute of one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. 4Then the king of Egypt made Jehoahaz's
brother Eliakim king in Jerusalem, and changed his name
to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother and
carried him off to Egypt.
5Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became
king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. He did evil
in the sight of the Lord his God.
6Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him,
and bound him in bronze fetters to carry him off to Babylon.
7Nebuchandnezzar also carried off some of the articles from
the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple
at Babylon. 8The rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, which he
did, and what was found against him, indeed they are written
in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
9Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king,
and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days.
10At the turn of the year king Nebuchadnezzar summoned
him and took him to Babylon, with the costly articles from the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, Jehoiakim's brother,
king over Judah and Jerusalem.
11Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became
king, and he reigned eleven years. 12He did evil in the sight
of the Lord his God, and did not humble himself before
Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord.
13He also rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar
He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning
to the Lord God of Israel. 14Moreover all the leaders of the
priests and the people transgressed more and more, according
to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house
of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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