Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000667
00:14 Hello and welcome to "His Words Are Life."
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we're going
00:18 to be reading together from the Book of Jeremiah.
00:21 But before we start let's pray together.
00:24 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you so much
00:26 for your very great blessings to us.
00:29 Thank you, for bringing us to this time
00:31 to hear Your word and to read it together.
00:34 Please be with us now,
00:35 and teach us what you have for us to learn.
00:37 We love You so much and thank you
00:39 for loving us, amen.
00:42 We're reading in Jeremiah Chapter 51
00:44 beginning with verse 62
00:46 and this is the King James Version.
00:49 "Then shalt thou say,
00:51 O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place,
00:54 to cut it off, that none shall remain in it,
00:57 neither man nor beast,
00:59 but that it shall be desolate forever.
01:02 And it shall be, when thou hast made
01:04 an end of reading this book,
01:06 that thou shalt bind a stone to it,
01:08 and cast it into the midst of Euphrates.
01:11 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink,
01:14 and shall not rise from the evil
01:16 that I will bring upon her, and they shall be weary.
01:20 Thus far are the words of Jeremiah."
01:23 We're continuing now in Jeremiah Chapter 52,
01:26 and this is the King James Version.
01:29 "Zedekiah was one and twenty years old
01:32 when he began to reign,
01:34 and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
01:37 And his mother's name was Hamutal
01:40 the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
01:43 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord,
01:46 according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
01:50 For through the anger of the Lord
01:52 it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah,
01:55 till he had cast them out from his presence,
01:57 that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
02:01 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign,
02:04 in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month,
02:07 that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came,
02:10 he and all his army, against Jerusalem,
02:13 and pitched against it,
02:14 and built forts against it round about.
02:18 So the city was besieged
02:19 unto the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
02:22 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month,
02:25 the famine was sore in the city,
02:27 so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
02:31 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled,
02:34 and went forth out of the city by night
02:37 by the way of the gate between the two walls,
02:39 which was by the king's garden.
02:41 Now the Chaldeans were by the city round about,
02:44 and they went by the way of the plain.
02:47 The army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king,
02:49 and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho
02:51 and all his army was scattered from him.
02:54 Then they took the king, and carried him up
02:56 unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath,
02:59 where he gave judgment upon him.
03:02 And the king of Babylon slew the sons
03:04 of Zedekiah before his eyes,
03:06 he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
03:10 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah,
03:13 and the king of Babylon bound him in chains,
03:15 and carried him to Babylon,
03:16 and put him in prison till the day of his death.
03:20 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month,
03:23 which was the nineteenth year
03:24 of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
03:27 came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard,
03:29 which served the king of Babylon,
03:31 into Jerusalem, and burned the house of the Lord,
03:33 and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem,
03:35 and all the houses of the great men,
03:37 burned he with fire.
03:38 And all the army of the Chaldeans,
03:40 that were with the captain of the guard,
03:42 brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
03:46 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
03:48 carried away captive certain of the poor of the people,
03:52 and the residue of the people that remained in the city,
03:55 and those that fell away,
03:56 that fell to the king of Babylon,
03:59 and the rest of the multitude.
04:01 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
04:03 left certain of the poor of the land
04:05 for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
04:08 Also the pillars of brass
04:10 that were in the house of the Lord,
04:12 and the bases, and the brazen sea
04:14 that was in the house of the Lord,
04:16 the Chaldeans brake, and carried
04:17 all the brass of them to Babylon.
04:20 The caldrons also, and the shovels,
04:21 and the snuffers, and the bowls,
04:23 and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass
04:26 wherewith they ministered, took they away.
04:29 And the basons, and the firepans,
04:31 and the bowls, and the caldrons,
04:33 and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups
04:36 that which was of gold in gold
04:38 and that which was of silver in silver,
04:41 took the captain of the guard away.
04:44 The two pillars, one sea,
04:46 and twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases,
04:48 which King Solomon had made in the house of the Lord,
04:51 the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
04:55 And concerning the pillars,
04:56 the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits,
04:59 and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it,
05:02 and the thickness thereof was four fingers, it was hollow.
05:06 And a chapiter of brass was upon it,
05:07 and the height of one chapiter was five cubits,
05:10 with network and pomegranates
05:12 upon the chapiters round about, all of brass.
05:15 The second pillar also and the pomegranates
05:17 were like unto these.
05:18 And there were ninety
05:19 and six pomegranates on a side,
05:21 and all the pomegranates
05:22 upon the network were an hundred round about.
05:25 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest,
05:29 and Zephaniah the second priest,
05:30 and the three keepers of the door.
05:32 He took also out of the city an eunuch,
05:35 which had the charge of the men of war,
05:37 and seven men of them
05:38 that were near the king's person,
05:40 which were found in the city,
05:42 and the principal scribe of the host,
05:44 who mustered the people of the land,
05:46 and threescore men of the people of the land,
05:49 that were found in the midst of the city.
05:51 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them,
05:55 and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
05:59 And the king of Babylon smote them,
06:01 and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath.
06:05 Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
06:11 This is the people whom Nebuchadnezzar
06:13 carried away captive in the seventh year
06:16 three thousand Jews and three and twenty.
06:19 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar
06:22 he carried away captive
06:23 from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons.
06:27 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadnezzar,
06:31 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
06:33 carried away captive of the Jews
06:35 seven hundred forty and five persons,
06:37 all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
06:41 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year
06:44 of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah,
06:47 in the twelfth month,
06:49 in the five and twentieth day of the month,
06:52 that Evilmerodach king of Babylon
06:54 in the first year of his reign
06:56 lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah,
07:00 and brought him forth out of prison.
07:03 And spake kindly unto him,
07:05 and set his throne above the throne of the kings
07:08 that were with him in Babylon.
07:10 And changed his prison garments,
07:12 and he did continually eat bread
07:15 before him all the days of his life.
07:18 And for his diet, there was a continual diet
07:21 given him of the king of Babylon,
07:23 every day a portion until the day of his death,
07:27 all the days of his life."
07:30 We're going now to the Book of Lamentations Chapter 1
07:33 and this is the King James Version.
07:37 "How doth the city sit solitary,
07:39 that was full of people.
07:41 How is she become as a widow.
07:44 She that was great among the nations,
07:46 and princess among the provinces,
07:48 how is she become tributary.
07:50 She weepeth sore in the night,
07:52 and her tears are on her cheeks,
07:55 among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her,
07:58 all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
08:01 they are become her enemies.
08:03 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction,
08:06 and because of great servitude.
08:09 She dwelleth among the heathen,
08:11 she findeth no rest.
08:13 All her persecutors overtook her
08:15 between the straits.
08:17 The ways of Zion do mourn,
08:19 because none come to the solemn feasts.
08:22 All her gates are desolate, her priests sigh,
08:26 her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
08:30 Her adversaries are the chief,
08:32 her enemies prosper,
08:33 for the Lord hath afflicted her
08:35 for the multitude of her transgressions.
08:37 Her children are gone into captivity
08:39 before the enemy.
08:41 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed.
08:45 Her princes are become like harts that find no pasture,
08:48 and they are gone without strength
08:49 before the pursuer.
08:52 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction
08:54 and of her miseries all her pleasant things
08:57 that she had in the days of old,
08:59 when her people fell into the hand of the enemy,
09:01 and none did help her.
09:03 The adversaries saw her,
09:04 and did mock at her sabbaths.
09:07 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned,
09:10 therefore she is removed.
09:13 All that honoured her despise her,
09:15 because they have seen her nakedness,
09:18 yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
09:21 Her filthiness is in her skirts,
09:23 she remembereth not her last end,
09:26 therefore she came down wonderfully.
09:29 She had no comforter.
09:31 O Lord, behold my affliction.
09:33 for the enemy hath magnified himself.
09:35 The adversary hath spread out his hand
09:38 upon all her pleasant things,
09:40 for she hath seen that the heathen
09:42 entered into her sanctuary,
09:44 whom thou didst command
09:45 that they should not enter into thy congregation.
09:48 All her people sigh, they seek bread,
09:52 they have given their pleasant things
09:54 for meat to relieve the soul.
09:56 See, O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile.
10:01 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?
10:04 Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
10:07 like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me,
10:09 wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me
10:11 in the day of his fierce anger.
10:13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones,
10:16 and it prevaileth against them.
10:18 He hath spread a net for my feet,
10:20 he hath turned me back.
10:21 He hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
10:25 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand.
10:29 They are wreathed, and come up upon my neck.
10:32 He hath made my strength to fall,
10:35 the Lord hath delivered me into their hands,
10:37 from whom I am not able to rise up.
10:41 The Lord hath trodden under foot
10:43 all my mighty men in the midst of me.
10:45 He hath called an assembly against me
10:48 to crush my young men.
10:49 The Lord hath trodden the virgin,
10:51 the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
10:54 For these things I weep, mine eye,
10:57 mine eye runneth down with water,
10:59 because the comforter that should relieve
11:00 my soul is far from me.
11:03 My children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
11:07 Zion spreadeth forth her hands,
11:09 and there is none to comfort her.
11:11 The Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob,
11:13 that his adversaries should be round about him.
11:15 Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
11:19 The Lord is righteous,
11:21 for I have rebelled against his commandment.
11:24 Hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow.
11:29 My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
11:32 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me.
11:34 My priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city,
11:38 while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
11:41 Behold, O Lord, for I am in distress.
11:45 My bowels are troubled,
11:46 mine heart is turned within me,
11:49 for I have grievously rebelled.
11:51 Abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
11:57 They have heard that I sigh.
11:59 There is none to comfort me.
12:02 All mine enemies have heard of my trouble,
12:05 they are glad that thou hast done it.
12:07 Thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called,
12:09 and they shall be like unto me.
12:11 Let all their wickedness come before thee,
12:13 and do unto them,
12:14 as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions,
12:17 for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint."
12:22 Continuing Lamentations Chapter 2.
12:26 "How hath the Lord covered
12:27 the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger,
12:30 and cast down from heaven
12:31 unto the earth the beauty of Israel,
12:33 and remembered not his footstool
12:35 in the day of his anger.
12:38 The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob,
12:41 and hath not pitied.
12:42 He hath thrown down in his wrath
12:44 the strong holds of the daughter of Judah,
12:46 he hath brought them down to the ground.
12:48 He hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
12:51 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel.
12:55 He hath drawn back his right hand
12:56 from before the enemy, and he burned
12:58 against Jacob like a flaming fire,
13:00 which devoureth round about.
13:02 He hath bent his bow like an enemy.
13:05 He stood with his right hand as an adversary,
13:08 and slew all that were pleasant
13:10 to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion.
13:13 He poured out his fury like fire.
13:16 The Lord was as an enemy.
13:18 He hath swallowed up Israel,
13:19 he hath swallowed up all her palaces.
13:21 He hath destroyed his strong holds,
13:23 and hath increased in the daughter of Judah
13:26 mourning and lamentation.
13:28 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle,
13:30 as if it were of a garden.
13:32 He hath destroyed his places of the assembly.
13:35 The Lord hath caused the solemn feasts
13:37 and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion,
13:39 and hath despised in the indignation
13:41 of his anger the king and the priest.
13:44 The Lord hath cast off his altar,
13:47 he hath abhorred his sanctuary,
13:49 he hath given up into the hand of the enemy
13:51 the walls of her palaces,
13:53 they have made a noise in the house of the Lord,
13:56 as in the day of a solemn feast.
14:01 The Lord hath purposed
14:02 to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion.
14:05 He hath stretched out a line,
14:07 he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying.
14:10 Therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament,
14:13 they languished together.
14:15 Her gates are sunk into the ground,
14:17 he hath destroyed and broken her bars.
14:20 Her king and her princes are among the Gentiles.
14:24 The law is no more,
14:25 her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.
14:29 The elders of the daughter of Zion
14:30 sit upon the ground, and keep silence.
14:33 They have cast up dust upon their heads,
14:36 they have girded themselves with sackcloth.
14:38 The virgins of Jerusalem
14:40 hang down their heads to the ground."