Behold, I am going to give the command, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, capture it, and burn it down. And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."
Cross References2 Kings 25:6
The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where they pronounced judgment on him.
A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to lay waste to your land. Your cities will be reduced to ruins and lie uninhabited.
"And I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble, a haunt for jackals; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."
This is what the LORD says: In this place you say is a wasteland without man or beast, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted--inhabited by neither man nor beast--there will be heard again
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go, speak to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him that this is what the LORD says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.
Then the Chaldeans will return and fight against this city. They will capture it and burn it down.'
In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem with his entire army and laid siege to the city.
And on the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah's eleventh year, the city was broken through.
"This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, they lie today in ruins and desolation
Therefore My wrath and anger poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become the desolate ruin they are today.
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is today.
Because of the wrath of the LORD, she will not be inhabited; she will become completely desolate. All who pass through Babylon will be horrified and scoff at all her wounds.
Then the city was breached, and though the Chaldeans had surrounded the city, all the men of war fled. the city by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king's garden. They fled toward the Arabah,
He burned down the house of the LORD, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem--every significant building.
Because you have disheartened the righteous with your lies, even though I have caused them no grief, and because you have encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways to save their lives,
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah prophesies the captivity of Zedekiah and the city.
8. The princes and the people having dismissed their bond-servants,
11. contrary to the covenant of God, re-assume them.
12. Jeremiah gives them and Zedekiah into the hands of their enemies.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will command.
2 Samuel 16:11
2 Kings 24:3, 4
2 Chronicles 36:17
Jeremiah 39:1, 2, 8
Jeremiah 52:7, 13
and I will.
Jeremiah 44:2-6, 22
Ezekiel 33:27, 28
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