2 Kings Chapter 25

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2 Kings 25

1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.

12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.

16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king’s presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:

20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:

21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

22 And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.

24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

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54 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 25

  1. 2 Kings 25:27-30
    27) And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
    28) And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    29) And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
    30) And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

  2. The caption for verses 27-30 in the NLT caught my attention in this chapter, “Hope for Israel’s Royal Line”, Psalm 39:7 AMP says “And now, Lord, for what do I expectantly wait? My hope [my confident expectation] is in You.” Psalm 71:5 NLT “O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.”

  3. 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

  4. 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    Good things happen when God gives you favor to the people who normally would not give that good of treatment.

  5. “And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil–merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon; And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life. And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭25:27
    Even after all the junk he did. And the evil he did. He still had the blessing of the Lord Apon him, he was blessed all the days of his life and tooken out of prison. The anointing of God and gifts have no repentance.

  6. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    There is hope. Just trust in the Lord and He WILL lift you up.

  7. 1. So King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside it. They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign.
    2. The city remained under siege until King Zedekiah’s eleventh year.
    3. By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city was so severe the residents had no food.
    4. The enemy broke through the city walls…”NET

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    The whole army had to sit there for two years until the people were starving; then they were able to break through and take the city.

    As long as we are eating The Word and washing it down with prayer, we can remain strong against the enemy; but when we begin to starve our spirits, we get weak and lose our defense against the enemy’s advances.

    “It is written…”

  8. Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

    I have personally witnessed this proverb on several occasions. People who pretend to be open to instruction and act like they want help, actually only want a hand-out. The time spent teaching these people proven ways to dig themselves out of a hole they created for themselves is quickly forgotten. There were two families recently that found themselves in financial hole. They asked for guidance and instruction on how to correct the issues. Hours were spent with these people only to have our instructions ignored, forgotten or more likely, not truly wanted in the first place.

    In preparing a plan for one family we discovered some issues. While I did not treat this family as children I did strongly encourage them to correct the issues before doing anything else – in other words do it now. It was not done then and still has not been done. The family is almost dissolved now. Some people like to play boss. Do what I tell you and you will be okay. Other people, genuine people give instruction from love and a desire to see other people prosper. Knowing the difference between these two types of people should help us determine who to reach out for in times of need.

    • Amen.

      Thank you for offering instruction to those in need.

      It is a painful experience when those we care about enough to assist. The people reject, refuse or ignore the counsel or instruction given them because it is not what they wanted to hear.

      We must keep praying, seeking and serving, somebody seeks and needs what we have to instruct them.

  9. 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    When are ways please God he blesses us in a special way. It reminds me of the scripture ” When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes his enemies to be at peace with him .”

  10. Be careful who you are getting advice from, search the scriptures for yourself. When one has a problem and they go to someone for advice make sure they are telling you from God’s word. First of all when you have an issue go to God first and foremost.

  11. iLove to Grow in the Word
    2 Kings 25:7 NLT They made Zedekiah watch as they slaughtered his sons. Then they gouged out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him in bronze chains, and led him away to Babylon.

    Sin and rebellion is fun for awhile until judgement comes. Can you imagine watching your children be killed right in front of your very eyes and that being the last thing you ever saw and then after that, being led away captive in chains.

    This is an example of what happens in the spirit world today. When the Christian refuses to walk in the laws and statutes of the Lord and openly walks in rebellion, the Lord allows the enemy to take them captive. The first casualty of this behavior are the ones following this person. It opens the door for destruction and blinds the eyes of the one who is rebellious only then to chain them up with utter hopelessness.

  12. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    The 2 faces of the world (Babylon) one destroy, kills, and slaves you, the other cleans you, sets you up, and gives you provisions BUT YOU ARE STILL A PRISONER FOR YOU ARE NOT FREE TO GO BACK TO THE FATHER!!!! It just looks like you have a privilege while you are still under the control of Babylon!!! Do not fall into the hands of the world let it be under the destruction or under the fake freedom. John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
    35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
    36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

  13. 26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

    Fear moves and motivates people.
    Dr Hughes taught that our decisions are filtered through either fear or anger. Those two emotions provoke us to action, but we must be careful and not allow them to control us. We know that God has not given us a spirit of fear but we still feel that emotion at times. In times of fear we need the spirit of a sound mind to help us to respond and react appropriately. Though fear is a motivator for us, as believers we should actively replace the fear of the situation with the fear of God.

  14. 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life

    Just look where a little kindness will get you!

  15. 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

    Hallelujah!!!!! I can’t imagine being the one seeing my children be killed. Yet it’s for the spiritual babies also. We have to cover them with that blood because the devil will do anything to devour them becAuse they babies…Yet it’s so dangerous because if they rebel and leave God they become worse.

    24 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.” Luke 11:24-25

  16. LIFT UP YOUR HEAD

    27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    After 37 years of head hanging oppression and bondage. Jehoiachin is allowed to lift his head. This man who once ruled Judah was now beaten down, broken and defeated. Disobedience, rebellion and sin had generated this condition as it still does today.

    The psalmist declared:

    Psalms 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
    9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

    Get your HEAD UP! Up out of the sand, the pits, sin. Fix your eyes on JESUS and His Kingdom and nothing in this world will matter. Regardless of how long you have been down, depressed, discouraged, defeated. It is TIME NOW to Get your head UP.

    Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Our REDEMPTION draweth NIGH. It is not time to be distracted, discouraged or defeated. JESUS is returning soon for his bride, the church. Lets be READY and looking for his return.

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  17. 2 Kings 25: 27 In the thirty seventh year of the Exile of Jehoiachin King of Judah in the year AwelMarduk became king of Babylon he released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He did this in the 27th day of the twelfth month. He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honor higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life eat regularly at the king’s table. Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived.

  18. 9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

    They were overtaken by an evil kings rule and the house of the Lord and everything in it was totally desecrated and destroyed.

    We must be careful what spirits we entertain. If we do not continually stay full of the Holy Ghost and daily in His word, we can easily be overtaken by spirits that will set up rule and reign in our lives. We will wake up one day and find our relationship with the Lord totally destroyed and we will be empty and imprisioned by this world.

  19. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    The King of Bayylon Evilmerodach released King Jehoiachin out of prison and honored him more than any other King that was help captive. King Jehoiachin was treated with kindness for the rest of his life at the Babylonian’s King house.

    God blesses those who repent and follow his commands.

  20. “Evil-Merodach set Jehoiachin, the king of Judah, free from prison. It was in the 37th year after Jehoiachin had been taken away to Babylon. It was also the year Evil-Merodach became king of Babylonia. It was on the 27th day of the 12th month. Evil-Merodach spoke kindly to Jehoiachin. He gave him a place of honor. Other kings were with Jehoiachin in Babylon. But his place was more important than theirs. So Jehoiachin put his prison clothes away. For the rest of Jehoiachin’s life the king provided what he needed. The king did that for Jehoiachin day by day as long as he lived.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭25:27-30‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Thankful for kindness. There are things that we have done and we deserve so much more consequences. But Gods kindness toward us is unmeasurable and incomprehensible.

  21. 27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on April 2 of that year.
    28 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon.
    29 He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes to replace his prison garb and allowed him to dine in the king’s presence for the rest of his life.
    30 So the king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. (NLT)

    Grace wins! Thank you Jesus, when it seems all hope is lost, He still extends His grace.

  22. 2 Kings 25:15 (GNT with Deuterocanon)
    15 They took away everything that was made of gold or silver, including the small bowls and the pans used for carrying live coals.

    Rebellion against God doesn’t just bring curses. It doesn’t just allow the enemy to come in a ransack the place. It doesn’t just cause you and those you know to be captive to the enemy.

    Rebellion against God removes our access to him, and our only hope of salvation.

    The alter was gone. The laver was gone. The ark was gone. The holy place was gutted.

    When we rebel against God we seal our own doom by not repenting.

    Hebrews 10:26-27 (KJV Strong’s)
    26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

  23. 13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
    14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
    15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
    16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

    The enemy had no regard for the beauty of the temple Solomon had built for the Lord. And because the Lord now is judging Judah for their sin, He allows the temple to be utterly destroyed. The evil kings had set up groves and altars to pagan gods in this temple and it was desecrated. Satan has no regard for us or what we hold dear. We must be vigilant against his deceptions and temptations, putting on the whole armor of God. Praying the mind of Christ be in us and with the Holy Ghost, we can see through these fiery darts that come against us and make a stand for God. Using his word as we daily fight will keep us safe.

  24. 9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

  25. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life

    We serve such a merciful God!

  26. 24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

    One day we will have to choose whether to serve God or to fall into the order of this world.

  27. “27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;”

    Pain is temporary! I encourage the young people with all humility to obey the word and guidance of God! Don’t allow pride and anger or envy make a wall that covers your purpose! Don’t let all of the emotions make you fall into a pit because of disobedience to God! If there is one thing I fear, it’s God disciplining me so that I can understand. Trust me if God wants to get YOUR attention he WILL! God is not to play with young people! It is important and crucial that one follows God with all humility and sincerity to serve and honor all he’s done for us! God is the only WAY to a life much greater than this world could ever give! OBEY!

  28. 2 Kings 25:29 So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table.

    Sometimes we might feel in exile from our own. It seems to be desolate. We should never forget that God is in control of all things, he can cause for us to find favor were we didn’t think possible. Before we know it, we’ll be sitting at the Kings table, getting paid while on exile.

    Don’t fret.

  29. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    If you can endure even when it seems like things are grim, God will bring you out.

  30. 29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    The favor of God will allow you to be able to change your garments from prison clothes and receive substance above others even in your situation.

  31. “And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.” The word of God (Jesus) identifies value. Regardless of what one may place value on, or even believe that others do, may be anything but the truth. America was founded on Jesus (Creator), defended by those that feared Jesus (God), and built by families that worshiped God (Jesus). Anything or anyone that causes one to turn away from Jesus is not in support of, or has the same values; therefore unity is threatened. Likewise anyone that will not stand for the National anthem is disrespectful of what America believes, and of the blood that was shed too give them the very freedom to cause division. Dear God, bless us as a Nation that fears and reverences you and your word. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  32. “And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.” Unfortunately the actions of those in power often affect many others. The Lord had provided a season and many opportunities to seek him; however we can read today the fate of their choice. We also today have been given a season and opportunity, which thankfully we also still have time to do what is right. God let us chose from this day forward to seek you more than we did yesterday, in Jesus name.

  33. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

  34. 21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

    The rebellion and sin caused them to be taken away from their land and the sight of the Lord, his presence. There is way more to loose by by rejecting the Lord and not following his commandments.

  35. Don’t underestimate a hard worker

    12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    A hard worker can become anything he puts his mind to. He can make and learn anything. The best soldiers are made of country boys and poor boys that are just trying to make their way. You cannot keep a hard worker down.

  36. Once again the Babylonians plunder the temple this time taking mostly items made of bronze: pillars, stands,pots,dishes,and the remarkable cast bronze basin known as the Sea (1 Ki 7:23-26). Which is taken into account as more than could be weighed (vs16-17). Very little gold and silver remain in the city for them to take because the majority have been stolen by Nebuchadnezzar during his first looting of Jerusalem (2 Ki 24:13). This time Nebuchadnezzar had the temple burned along with most of the city and people exiled. Sometimes God let’s situations like these serve as fire to purify us and cause us to repent ans rid us of sin. Just like Jehoiachin was released from prison by a new Babylonian king and given favor to sit at his table God will make a way for us too.

  37. 1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

    2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

    3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

    4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

  38. Judah falls into exile confirming Gods word. In exile they would compile to teachings of Moses and their history books into a editorial addition that would eventually evolve into what we have today.

  39. 27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    • This is like those pastors and those that have rule over a congregation that have”been bought” by certain people in the congregation and they are allowed to do and undo as they desire because of their social status!!!

  40. 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

    This is how the enemy works:

    He destroys moral and hope, by killing the kings children, the king and country have had a huge blow to their moral, and the hope of a new heir to the throne has been killed.

    He takes our vision and hope, by blinding the king, the king looses sight of what he had, and what is to come.

    He puts us into binds, by binding the king, the king feels trapped, forced to do whatever is asked of him.

    Then he drags us back to the world, leading us straight back to Hell.

  41. “And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭25:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    It always happens that when we follow after what we want that we will have to pay the consequences. These consequences were delayed because josiah sougt after God. The revolution come through a small King, but the people of the land still did evil in the sight of the Lord. It is often through our “punishment” that we learn. Children want hugs from parents after spankings. And they begin to stop negative behavior too. It’s that way with God as well. When trials come, we run to the Lord. Sometimes he has to correct us by letting us go through things. When we seek after him (draw nigh unto him), then he will come to us (he will draw nigh unto us).

  42. 29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life

    Taking the past out of our lives, so that we can began to open our hearts to the word given by our pastor.don’t let the past hurts or wounds keep us from receiving word.

  43. We need to follow God just like Elijah did because if we don’t follow God we’ll end up in situations we can’t get our selves out of!!

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