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Jeremiah 22 - AMP

2 Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, you who sit upon the throne of David--you and your servants and your people who enter by these gates. 3 Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger or temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. 4 For if you will indeed obey this word, then will there enter in through the gates of this house kings sitting upon David's throne, riding in chariots and on horses--they and their servants and their people. 5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, says the Lord, that this house will become a desolation. 6 For thus says the Lord concerning the house of the king of Judah: you are to Me as Gilead or as the summit of Lebanon , yet surely I will make you a wilderness and uninhabited cities. 7 And I will prepare, solemnly set apart, and appoint destroyers, each with his weapons, and they will cut down your choicest cedars and cast them into the fire. 8 And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbor, Why has the Lord done this to this great city? 9 Then they will answer, Because forsook the covenant or solemn pledge with the Lord their God and worshiped other gods and served them. 10 Weep not for him who is dead nor bemoan him; but weep bitterly for him who goes away , for he shall return no more nor see his native country . 11 For thus says the Lord concerning Shallum son of Josiah king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father and who went forth out of this place: shall not return here any more; 12 But he shall die in the place where they have led him captive, and he shall see this land no more. 13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his chambers by injustice, who uses his neighbor's service without wages and does not give him his pay , 14 Who says, I will build myself a wide house with large rooms, and he cuts himself out windows, and it is ceiled or paneled with cedar and painted with vermilion. 15 Do you think that being a king means vying and striving to excel in cedar ? Did not your father , as he ate and drank, do justice and righteousness ? Then it was well with him. 16 He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know and recognize Me? says the Lord. 17 But your eyes and your heart are only for your covetousness and dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, for oppression and doing violence. 18 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: shall not lament for him, saying, Ah, my brother! or, Ah, sister, shall not lament for him saying, Ah, lord! or Ah, his majesty! or Ah, his glory! 19 he shall be buried with the burial of a donkey--dragged out and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem. 20 Go up to Lebanon and cry out, and raise your voice in of Bashan , and cry out from Abarim , for all your lovers (the king's chosen allies) are destroyed. 21 I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, I will not listen! This has been your attitude from your youth; you have not obeyed My voice. 22 The wind shall pasture upon and consume all your shepherds (your princes and statesmen), and your lovers (allies) shall go into captivity. Surely then shall you be ashamed and confounded and dismayed because of all your wickedness. 23 O inhabitant of Lebanon , you who make your nest among the cedars, how you will groan and how pitiable you will be when pangs come upon you, pain like that of a woman in childbirth! 24 As I live, says the Lord, though Coniah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon My right hand, yet would I tear you off. 25 And I will give you into the hands of those who seek your life and into the hand of those of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and into the hands of the Chaldeans. 26 And I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another country, where you were not born, and there you will die. 27 But to the land to which they will yearn to return, there they will not return. 28 Is this man Coniah a despised, broken pot? Is he a vessel in which no one takes pleasure? Why are they hurled out, he and his royal offspring, and cast into a land which they do not know, understand, or recognize? 29 O land, land, land, hear the word of the Lord! 30 Thus says the Lord: Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days, for no man of his offspring shall succeed in sitting upon the throne of David and ruling any more in Judah.

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Hear O Earth
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Nov, 2016
Summary: Expressive of deep grief
Scripture: Jeremiah 22:29
Denomination: Baptist
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Hear O Earth
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Sep, 2016
Summary: Hear it with carefulness with self-application and in faith, be enlightened - LIVE IT
Scripture: Jeremiah 22:29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 130
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Shared by: Jeff Riedel on Jul, 2014
Summary: Mission work is hard work. Many missionaries endure more things than you could possibly imagine. If you are not truly called to the "Mission Field", then please reconsider your position to serve in this type ministry. Let me share our exploits w/you.
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Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jun, 2012
Summary: Just what do we look for in a godly leader?
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As Surely as the Sun Will Rise
Shared by: John Shearhart on Dec, 2011
Summary: God keeps His promise...
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,195
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Why Are You Running
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Jul, 2011
Summary: Why do we try to run from God?
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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You Missed the Point
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jun, 2008
Summary: Like Josiah’s sorry sons, we have missed the point of our fathers’ messages about the value of Scripture, the worth of the church, and the meaning of the work ethic.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 22:11-23
Denomination: Baptist
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The Late, Great, Planet Earth.
Shared by: Anthony Smith on Sep, 2005
Summary: What is prophecy, prophecy is a look into the future but it is also a promise made that will occur. There are many that are ignoring prophecy or should I say promises that are made by God.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 22:29
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Shared by: GUY GLASS on Aug, 2004
Summary: As we approach this character study, I am reminded of the Christmas Season Character of Scrooge. Yet, as the story of Scrooge goes, even he has some redeeming qualities evident by the end of his tail. Not so with Jehoiakim. This king goes from bad to w
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 22:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 787
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You Missed the Point
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jun, 2003
Summary: Why do we scold fathers on Father’s Day, when it is often that their children simply miss hearing their counsel. The sons of Josiah ignored their grounding in God’s word and the support of the Temple and misunderstood the value of hard work.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 22:11-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,882
Shared by: CLARENCE WEAVER SR on Oct, 2002
Summary: God condemns the descendants of Josiah, who were unjust, and unrighteous towards the poor.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 22:13-23
Views: 2,876