Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000655
00:16 Hello and welcome back to "His words are life."
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer and today
00:20 we're going to read together in the Book of Jeremiah.
00:22 But before we start let's pray.
00:24 Dear heavenly Father, thank You again
00:27 for time apart to listen to Your voice.
00:30 In the words that You've spoken all these thousands of years ago
00:34 have power in our lives today.
00:37 Please send the Holy Spirit to bring understanding
00:39 to our heart as we hear now Your words to us.
00:43 Pray in the name of Jesus. Thank You for loving us, amen.
00:49 Reading in Jeremiah Chapter 19, picking up with verse 10.
00:52 This is the King James Version.
00:56 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men
00:59 that go with thee, and shalt say unto them,
01:01 thus saith the Lord of hosts.
01:03 Even so will I break this people and this city,
01:07 as one breaketh a potter's vessel,
01:09 that cannot be made whole again,
01:11 and they shall bury them in Tophet,
01:13 till there be no place to bury.
01:16 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the Lord,
01:18 and to the inhabitants thereof,
01:19 and even make this city as Tophet.
01:23 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of
01:25 the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet,
01:28 because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have
01:31 burned incense unto all the host of heaven,
01:34 and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
01:38 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the Lord had sent him
01:41 to prophesy, and he stood in the court of the Lord's house,
01:44 and said to all the people, thus saith the Lord of hosts,
01:48 the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring upon this city
01:51 and upon all her towns all the evil that I have
01:55 pronounced against it, because they have hardened
01:59 their necks, that they might not hear my words.
02:04 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 20
02:06 and this is the King James Version.
02:09 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest,
02:12 who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord,
02:15 heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.
02:19 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet,
02:21 and put him in the stocks that were in
02:23 the high gate of Benjamin,
02:24 which was by the house of the Lord.
02:26 And it came to pass on the morrow,
02:29 that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks.
02:33 Then said Jeremiah unto him, the Lord hath not called
02:36 thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib.
02:40 For thus saith the Lord, Behold,
02:42 I will make thee a terror to thyself,
02:45 and to all thy friends and they shall fall by the sword
02:48 of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it,
02:52 and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon,
02:56 and he shall carry them captive into Babylon,
02:59 and shall slay them with the sword.
03:02 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city,
03:06 and all the labors thereof, and all the precious things thereof,
03:10 and all the treasures of the kings of Judah
03:13 will I give into the hand of their enemies,
03:15 which shall spoil them, and take them,
03:18 and carry them to Babylon.
03:21 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go
03:24 into captivity and thou shalt come to Babylon,
03:27 and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou,
03:31 and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.
03:37 O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived,
03:40 thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed,
03:43 I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
03:47 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil,
03:51 because the word of the Lord was made a reproach unto me,
03:53 and a derision, daily.
03:55 Then I said, I will not make mention of him,
03:57 nor speak any more in his name.
03:58 But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire
04:02 shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing,
04:04 and I could not stay.
04:06 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side.
04:11 Report, say they, and we will report it.
04:13 All my familiars watched for my halting, saying,
04:17 Peradventure he will be enticed,
04:19 and we shall prevail against him,
04:20 and we shall take our revenge on him.
04:23 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one,
04:28 therefore my persecutors shall stumble,
04:31 and they shall not prevail, they shall be greatly ashamed,
04:34 for they shall not prosper, their everlasting confusion
04:39 shall never be forgotten.
04:42 But, O Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous,
04:45 and seest the reins and the heart,
04:48 let me see thy vengeance on them,
04:50 for unto thee have I opened my cause.
04:54 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord,
04:57 for he hath delivered the soul of the poor
05:00 from the hand of evildoers.
05:03 Cursed be the day wherein I was born,
05:07 let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
05:10 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying,
05:14 a man child is born unto thee, making him very glad.
05:18 And let that man be as the cities
05:20 which the lord overthrew, and repented not,
05:22 and let him hear the cry in the morning,
05:23 and the shouting at noontide, because he slew me not
05:26 from the womb, or that my mother might have
05:28 been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
05:32 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see
05:34 labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
05:40 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 21.
05:43 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord,
05:46 when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah,
05:52 and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
05:56 enquire, I pray thee, of the Lord for us,
05:59 for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us,
06:03 if so be that the Lord will deal with us according to all his
06:07 wondrous works, that he may go up from us.
06:11 Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah.
06:16 Thus saith the Lord God of Israel,
06:18 Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war
06:21 that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against
06:23 the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans,
06:26 which besiege you without the walls,
06:28 and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.
06:31 And I myself will fight against you with an
06:34 outstretched hand and with a strong arm,
06:36 even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
06:40 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city,
06:42 both man and beast, they shall die of a great pestilence.
06:47 And afterward, saith the Lord,
06:50 I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah,
06:52 and his servants, and the people,
06:54 and such as are left in this city
06:56 from the pestilence, from the sword,
06:57 from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar
07:00 king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies,
07:03 and into the hand of those that seek their life
07:05 and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword,
07:07 he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
07:13 And unto this people thou shalt say,
07:15 thus saith the Lord, Behold,
07:19 I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
07:23 He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword,
07:26 and by the famine, and by the pestilence
07:29 but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans
07:32 that besiege you, he shall live,
07:35 and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
07:39 For I have set my face against this city for evil,
07:42 and not for good, saith the Lord,
07:45 it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon,
07:48 and he shall burn it with fire.
07:51 And touching the house of the king of Judah, say,
07:54 Hear ye the word of the Lord.
07:56 O house of David, thus saith the Lord,
07:59 Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled
08:02 out of the hand of the oppressor,
08:04 lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it
08:09 because of the evil of your doings.
08:12 Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley,
08:15 and rock of the plain, saith the Lord,
08:18 which say, who shall come down against us?
08:21 Or who shall enter into our habitations?
08:24 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings,
08:27 saith the Lord and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof,
08:32 and it shall devour all things round about it.
08:36 Continuing with Jeremiah Chapter 22
08:39 and this is the King James Version.
08:42 Thus saith the LORD, Go down to the house of the king of Judah,
08:46 and speak there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord,
08:51 O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou,
08:56 and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates.
09:01 Thus saith the Lord, execute ye
09:04 judgment and righteousness,
09:07 and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor,
09:10 and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger,
09:14 the fatherless, nor the widow,
09:17 neither shed innocent blood in this place.
09:20 For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in
09:25 by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of
09:29 David, riding in chariots and on horses,
09:31 he, and his servants, and his people.
09:35 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself,
09:40 saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.
09:45 For thus saith the Lord unto the king's house of Judah,
09:47 thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon,
09:51 yet surely I will make thee a wilderness,
09:53 and cities which are not inhabited.
09:56 And I will prepare destroyers against thee,
09:58 every one with his weapons, and they shall cut down
10:02 thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
10:05 And many nations shall pass by this city,
10:08 and they shall say every man to his neighbor,
10:10 wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this great city?
10:14 Then they shall answer, because they have forsaken
10:18 the covenant of the Lord their God,
10:20 and worshipped other gods, and served them.
10:25 Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him,
10:29 but weep sore for him that goeth away,
10:32 for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
10:36 For thus saith the Lord touching Shallum the son of Josiah
10:39 king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father,
10:42 which went forth out of this place,
10:45 He shall not return thither any more,
10:47 but he shall die in the place whither they have led him
10:50 captive, and shall see this land no more.
10:54 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness,
10:57 and his chambers by wrong, that useth his neighbor's
11:01 service without wages, and giveth him not for his work.
11:07 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers,
11:11 and cutteth him out windows, and it is cieled with cedar,
11:14 and painted with vermilion.
11:16 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?
11:21 Did not thy father eat and drink,
11:23 and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
11:28 He judged the cause of the poor and needy,
11:30 then it was well with him, was not this to know me?
11:34 Saith the Lord.
11:35 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness
11:40 and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression,
11:44 and for violence, to do it.
11:46 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning Jehoiakim
11:49 the son of Josiah king of Judah, They shall not lament for him,
11:53 saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister!
11:57 They shall not lament for him, saying,
11:59 Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
12:03 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass,
12:07 drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
12:11 Go up to Lebanon, and cry, and lift up thy voice in Bashan,
12:14 and cry from the passages, for all thy lovers are destroyed.
12:19 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity,
12:22 but thou saidst, I will not hear.
12:25 This hath been thy manner from thy youth,
12:29 that thou obeyedst not my voice.
12:31 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors,
12:34 and thy lovers shall go into captivity,
12:37 surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded
12:40 for all thy wickedness.
12:43 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars,
12:47 how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee,
12:52 the pain as of a woman in travail!
12:55 As I live, saith the Lord, though Coniah
12:58 the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah
13:00 were the signet upon my right hand,
13:03 yet would I pluck thee thence, and I will give thee into
13:07 the hand of them that seek thy life,
13:08 and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest,
13:11 even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
13:15 and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
13:17 And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee,
13:19 into another country, where ye were not born,
13:22 and there shall ye die.
13:25 But to the land whereunto they desire to return,
13:28 thither shall they not return.
13:30 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol?
13:34 Is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure?
13:36 wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed,
13:38 and are cast into a land which they know not?
13:42 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.
13:46 Thus saith the Lord, write ye this man childless,
13:50 a man that shall not prosper in his days,
13:54 for no man of his seed shall prosper,
13:57 sitting upon the throne of David,
13:58 and ruling any more in Judah.
14:01 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 23.
14:05 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter
14:09 the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.
14:12 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel
14:14 against the pastors that feed my people.
14:17 Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away,
14:19 and have not visited them, behold,
14:22 I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
14:26 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries
14:30 whither I have driven them, and will bring them again
14:33 to their folds, and they shall be fruitful and increase.
14:38 Good bye.