Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000663
00:15 Hello and welcome to "His Words Are Life."
00:17 I am Kelly Mowrer and today we're going to
00:19 continue reading together in the Book of Jeremiah.
00:22 But let's pray together before we start.
00:25 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much for this day
00:29 that you have made.
00:30 May we rejoice and be glad in it
00:33 and may we particularly in Your presence now,
00:36 hear Your words speaking to us
00:39 and bearing fruit in our lives.
00:40 We love You so much
00:42 and thank You for loving us, amen.
00:45 Reading in the Book of Jeremiah,
00:47 Chapter 41 beginning with verse 16
00:50 and this is the King James Version.
00:53 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah,
00:56 and all the captains of the forces
00:58 that were with him, all the remnant of the people
01:01 whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
01:04 from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah
01:08 the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war,
01:11 and the women, and the children,
01:14 and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon,
01:17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham,
01:22 which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
01:26 Because of the Chaldeans, for they were afraid of them,
01:29 because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah
01:31 had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam,
01:34 whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land.
01:39 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 42
01:41 and this is the Kings James Version.
01:44 Then all the captains of the forces,
01:47 and Johanan the son of Kareah,
01:49 and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah,
01:52 and all the people from the least
01:54 even unto the greatest,
01:56 came near, And said unto Jeremiah the prophet,
02:00 Let, we beseech thee, our supplication
02:03 be accepted before thee,
02:05 and pray for us unto the Lord thy God,
02:07 even for all this remnant,
02:09 for we are left but a few of many,
02:12 as thine eyes do behold us,
02:15 That the Lord thy God may shew us
02:17 the way wherein we may walk,
02:19 and the thing that we may do.
02:22 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them,
02:25 I have heard you, behold, I will pray unto the Lord
02:28 your God according to your words,
02:31 and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing
02:33 the Lord shall answer you, I will declare it unto you,
02:36 I will keep nothing back from you.
02:39 Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be a true
02:42 and faithful witness between us,
02:47 if we do not even according to all things
02:50 for the which the Lord thy God shall send thee to us.
02:53 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil,
02:56 we will obey the voice of the Lord our God,
02:59 to whom we send thee, that it may be well with us,
03:02 when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.
03:05 And it came to pass after ten days,
03:07 that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.
03:11 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah,
03:14 and all the captains of the forces
03:16 which were with him, and all the people
03:18 from the least even to the greatest,
03:21 And said unto them, Thus saith the Lord,
03:24 the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me
03:28 to present your supplication before him,
03:31 If ye will still abide in this land,
03:34 then will I build you, and not pull you down,
03:38 and I will plant you, and not pluck you up,
03:41 for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
03:44 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon,
03:47 of whom ye are afraid, be not afraid of him,
03:50 saith the Lord, for I am with you to save you,
03:54 and to deliver you from his hand.
03:57 And I will show mercies unto you,
03:59 that he may have mercy upon you,
04:01 and cause you to return to your own land.
04:05 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land,
04:08 neither obey the voice of the Lord your God,
04:10 Saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt,
04:13 where we shall see no war,
04:14 nor hear the sound of the trumpet,
04:16 nor have hunger of bread, and there will we dwell,
04:20 And now therefore hear the word of the Lord,
04:22 ye remnant of Judah, Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
04:25 the God of Israel,
04:27 If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt,
04:32 and go to sojourn there, Then it shall come to pass,
04:35 that the sword, which ye feared,
04:37 shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt,
04:41 and the famine, whereof ye were afraid,
04:44 shall follow close after you there in Egypt,
04:48 and there ye shall die.
04:50 So shall it be with all the men
04:52 that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there,
04:57 they shall die by the sword,
04:59 by the famine, and by the pestilence,
05:01 and none of them shall remain or escape
05:04 from the evil that I will bring upon them.
05:07 For thus saith the Lord of hosts,
05:08 the God of Israel, As mine anger and my fury
05:12 hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
05:16 so shall my fury be poured forth upon you,
05:19 when ye shall enter into Egypt,
05:21 and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment,
05:25 and a curse, and a reproach,
05:28 and ye shall see this place no more.
05:31 The Lord hath said concerning you,
05:33 O ye remnant of Judah, Go ye not into Egypt,
05:38 know certainly that I have admonished you this day.
05:43 For ye dissembled in your hearts,
05:45 when ye sent me unto the Lord your God,
05:47 saying, Pray for us unto the Lord our God,
05:48 and according unto all that the Lord our God shall say,
05:51 so declare unto us, and we will do it.
05:54 And now I have this day declared it to you,
05:58 but ye have not obeyed
05:59 the voice of the Lord your God,
06:01 nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you.
06:06 Now therefore know certainly
06:08 that ye shall die by the sword,
06:10 by the famine, and by the pestilence,
06:12 in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.
06:18 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 43
06:20 and this is the King James Version.
06:23 And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made
06:26 an end of speaking unto all the people
06:29 all the words of the Lord their God,
06:31 for which the Lord their God had sent him to them,
06:33 even all these words,
06:35 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah,
06:39 and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men,
06:43 saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely,
06:48 the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say,
06:51 Go not into Egypt to sojourn there,
06:55 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us,
06:59 for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans,
07:02 that they might put us to death,
07:03 and carry us away captives into Babylon.
07:07 So Johanan the son of Kareah,
07:09 and all the captains of the forces,
07:11 and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the Lord,
07:16 to dwell in the land of Judah.
07:19 But Johanan the son of Kareah,
07:21 and all the captains of the forces,
07:23 took all the remnant of Judah,
07:25 that were returned from all nations,
07:27 whither they had been driven,
07:28 to dwell in the land of Judah,
07:32 Even men, and women, and children,
07:35 and the king's daughters,
07:36 and every person that Nebuzaradan
07:38 the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah
07:41 the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
07:44 and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
07:49 So they came into the land of Egypt,
07:51 for they obeyed not the voice of the Lord,
07:54 thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
07:58 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
08:01 saying, Take great stones in thine hand,
08:04 and hide them in the clay in the brickkiln,
08:06 which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes,
08:10 in the sight of the men of Judah,
08:12 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
08:16 the God of Israel,
08:18 Behold, I will send
08:20 and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon,
08:23 my servant, and will set his throne
08:26 upon these stones that I have hid,
08:28 and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
08:32 And when he cometh,
08:33 he shall smite the land of Egypt,
08:36 and deliver such as are for death to death,
08:38 and such as are for captivity to captivity,
08:41 and such as are for the sword to the sword.
08:45 And I will kindle a fire
08:46 in the houses of the gods of Egypt,
08:49 and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives,
08:52 and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt,
08:55 as a shepherd putteth on his garment,
08:57 and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
09:01 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh,
09:04 that is in the land of Egypt,
09:05 and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians
09:08 shall he burn with fire.
09:11 Continuing in Jeremiah Chapter 44
09:13 and this is the King James Version.
09:17 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews
09:19 which dwell in the land of Egypt,
09:21 which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes,
09:24 and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros,
09:26 saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
09:29 the God of Israel, Ye have seen all the evil
09:31 that I have brought upon Jerusalem,
09:33 and upon all the cities of Judah,
09:35 and, behold, this day they are a desolation,
09:37 and no man dwelleth therein,
09:39 Because of their wickedness which they have committed
09:42 to provoke me to anger,
09:44 in that they went to burn incense,
09:45 and to serve other gods, whom they knew not,
09:48 neither they, ye, nor your fathers.
09:52 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets,
09:55 rising early and sending them,
09:57 saying, oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
10:02 But they hearkened not,
10:04 nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness,
10:08 to burn no incense unto other gods.
10:11 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth,
10:13 and was kindled in the cities of Judah
10:15 and in the streets of Jerusalem,
10:17 and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.
10:21 Therefore now thus saith the Lord,
10:23 the God of hosts, the God of Israel,
10:25 Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls,
10:30 to cut off from you man and woman,
10:31 child and suckling, out of Judah,
10:33 to leave you none to remain,
10:35 In that ye provoke me unto wrath
10:37 with the works of your hands,
10:39 burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt,
10:41 whither ye be gone to dwell,
10:43 that ye might cut yourselves off,
10:45 and that ye might be a curse
10:46 and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
10:50 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers,
10:52 and the wickedness of the kings of Judah,
10:55 and the wickedness of their wives,
10:56 and your own wickedness,
10:58 and the wickedness of your wives,
10:59 which they have committed in the land of Judah,
11:01 and in the streets of Jerusalem?
11:03 They are not humbled even unto this day,
11:06 neither have they feared, nor walked in my law,
11:09 nor in my statutes, that I set before you
11:12 and before your fathers.
11:14 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
11:18 Behold, I will set my face against you for evil,
11:21 and to cut off all Judah.
11:24 And I will take the remnant of Judah,
11:25 that have set their faces
11:27 to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there,
11:29 and they shall all be consumed,
11:31 and fall in the land of Egypt,
11:34 they shall even be consumed by the sword
11:36 and by the famine, they shall die,
11:38 from the least even unto the greatest,
11:40 by the sword and by the famine,
11:43 and they shall be an execration,
11:44 and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
11:49 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt,
11:51 as I have punished Jerusalem,
11:53 by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence,
11:56 So that none of the remnant of Judah,
11:57 which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there,
12:00 shall escape or remain,
12:03 that they should return into the land of Judah,
12:06 to the which they have a desire
12:07 to return to dwell there, for none shall return
12:10 but such as shall escape.
12:13 Then all the men which knew
12:14 that their wives had burned incense unto other gods,
12:17 and all the women that stood by,
12:19 a great multitude, even all the people
12:21 that dwelt in the land of Egypt,
12:23 in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
12:26 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us
12:29 in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.
12:32 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth
12:36 out of our own mouth,
12:37 to burn incense unto the queen of heaven,
12:39 and to pour out drink offerings unto her,
12:42 as we have done, we, and our fathers,
12:44 our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah,
12:47 and in the streets of Jerusalem,
12:48 and then had we plenty of victuals,
12:50 and were well, and saw no evil.
12:53 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
12:56 and to pour out drink offerings unto her,
12:57 we have wanted all things,
12:59 and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
13:02 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven,
13:04 and poured out drink offerings unto her,
13:05 did we make her cakes to worship her,
13:08 and pour out drink offerings unto her,
13:10 without our men?
13:12 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people,
13:15 to the men, and to the women,
13:16 and to all the people which had given him that answer,
13:19 saying, The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah,
13:23 and in the streets of Jerusalem,
13:24 ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes,
13:27 and the people of the land,
13:29 did not the Lord remember them,
13:32 and came it not into his mind?
13:35 So that the Lord could no longer bear,
13:38 because of the evil of your doings,
13:41 and because of the abominations
13:43 which ye have committed,
13:44 therefore is your land desolation,
13:48 and an astonishment, and a curse,
13:50 without an inhabitant, as at this day.
13:54 Because ye have burned incense,
13:55 and because ye have sinned against the Lord,
13:57 and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord,
14:00 nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes,
14:02 nor in his testimonies,
14:04 therefore this evil is happened unto you,
14:07 as at this day.
14:09 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people,
14:11 and to all the women, Hear the word of the Lord,
14:14 all Judah that are in the land of Egypt,
14:17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying,
14:20 Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths,
14:24 and fulfilled with your hand, saying,
14:27 We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed,
14:29 to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
14:31 and to pour out drink offerings unto her,
14:34 ye will surely accomplish your vows,
14:36 and surely perform your vows.