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Jeremiah 38 - AMP

2 Thus says the Lord: He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, but he who goes out to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life as his only booty , and he shall live. 3 Thus says the Lord: This city shall surely be given into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it. 4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death; for thus he weakens the hands of the soldiers who remain in this city and the hands of all the people by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of these people, but harm. 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hands; for the king is in no position to do anything against you. 6 So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the dungeon or cistern pit of Malchiah the king's son, which was in the court of the guard; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. And in the dungeon or cistern pit there was no water, but only mire, and Jeremiah sank in the mire. 7 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian , one of the eunuchs who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon or cistern pit; and while the king was then sitting in the Gate of Benjamin, 8 Ebed-melech went out of the king's house and spoke to the king, saying, 9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon or cistern pit; and he is liable to die of hunger and is dead in the place where he is, for there is no more bread left in the city. 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from here thirty men with you and raise Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon or cistern pit before he dies. 11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took along from there old rags and worn-out garments and let them down by ropes into the dungeon or cistern pit to Jeremiah. 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, Put now these old rags and worn-out garments under your armpits under the ropes. And Jeremiah did so. 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with the ropes and took him up out of the dungeon or cistern pit; and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard. 14 Then Zedekiah the king sent and brought Jeremiah the prophet to him into the third entrance that is in the house of the Lord. And the king said to Jeremiah, I am going to ask you something; hide nothing from me. 15 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, If I tell you, will you not surely put me to death? And even if I did give you counsel, you would not listen to me. 16 So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, As the Lord lives, Who made our lives, I will not put you to death or give you into the hands of these men who seek your life. 17 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you will go forth and surrender to the princes of the king of Babylon, then you will live and this city will not be burned with fire; and you will live--you and your house. 18 But if you will not go forth and surrender to the princes of the king of Babylon, then this city will be given into the hands of the Chaldeans and they will burn it with fire; and you will not escape out of their hands. 19 And Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews who have deserted to the Chaldeans, lest the enemy deliver me into their hands and they mock me and abuse me. 20 But Jeremiah said, They will not deliver you . Obey, I beg of you, the voice of the Lord, Who speaks to you through me. Then it will be well with you, and you will live. 21 But if you refuse to go forth and surrender to them, this is the word that the Lord has shown me: 22 Behold, all the women who are left in the house of the king of Judah will be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes and will say , Your friends have prevailed against your better judgment and have deceived you. Now when your feet are sunk in the mire , they have turned their backs. 23 All your wives and your children will be brought out to the Chaldeans; and you will not escape out of their hands, but you will be seized by the king of Babylon, and you will cause this city to be burned with fire. 24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, Let no man know of this conversation and you will not die. 25 But if the princes hear that I have talked with you, and they come to you and say, Tell us what you said to the king and what he said to you; hide it not from us and we will not put you to death, 26 Then you shall say to them, I was presenting to the king my humble plea that he would not send me back to Jonathan's house to die there. 27 Then came all the princes to Jeremiah and asked him , and he told them all that the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him, for what the conversation had been was not discovered. 28 So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken .

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Unseen Heroes of the Faith
Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Sep, 2015
Summary: This sermon is meant to encourage all the unseen and unknown men and women of God who serve Him faithfully in the midst of difficult circumstances. It is based around an Ethiopian man named Ebed-Melech.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:4-13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,056
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jeremiah was thrown into a mud pit. There came a man, by the name of Ebed-Melek who had compassion and literally lifted the man of God out of the mud pit. He represents the church, who by ropes should rescue the perishing.
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:6-13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 878
Bryan Beverly avatar
Hold on to the Old Stuff
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Sep, 2014
Summary: This text reminds us that God still uses old stuff to lift us up where we belong.
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:7-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,514
Jason Smith avatar
Surrender and Live
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: Being told the only way you could survive a battle is to surrender would be challenging. This is what Jeremiah told the Jews before Jerusalem was destroyed, and God is telling the us the same today. Do you want to survive spiritual war? You must surrender
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:2-6
Views: 1,059
Jason Smith avatar
The Other Ethiopian Eunuch
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: There are great lessons we can learn from the Ethiopian Eunuchs in scripture. In this lesson we will examine an event in the life of the less well-known Ethiopian Eunuch, Ebed-Melech.
Jimmy Haile avatar
Love Lifted Me
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Aug, 2013
Summary: Ebed-Melech- It means…a servant of the lord That could be anyone of us!!!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:5-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,346
Ricky Nelms avatar
Lifting The Man Of God
Shared by: Ricky Nelms on Jul, 2010
Summary: The message is a good message for Pastor Appreciation. It talks Ebedmelech - the little known person in the Bible who lifted the prophet Jeremiah out of the muck and mire of the dungeon. There are 4 reasons why pastors can find themselves in a pit, and
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 47,813
Rich Middleton avatar
This Is Scary Stuff
Shared by: Rich Middleton on Mar, 2008
Summary: This sermon is about how hard it can be to follow God’s direction.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:17-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 944
Todd Riley avatar
Thank God for faithful men like Ebed Melech
Shared by: Todd Riley on Oct, 2006
Summary: A thanksgiving sermon
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,188
Jerry DePoy avatar
"Cast Clouts and Rotten Rags"
Shared by: Jerry DePoy on Sep, 2004
Summary: God can use any one with any thing at any time and in any place! Again, the title of the message is "Cast Clouts and Rotten Rags."
based on 48 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,565
Evie Megginson avatar
Shared by: Evie Megginson on Jul, 2004
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:2-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,958
Denn Guptill avatar
Lessons from the Pit
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jun, 2004
Summary: We’ve all been at the bottom of the Pit, here are lessons we can learn while we are there.
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:1-10
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 10,298
Dennis Lawrence avatar
Slimey Pits
Shared by: Dennis Lawrence on Mar, 2004
Summary: Like Jeremiah, we end up in some slimey pits in our lives, but God wants to use these for our growth.
based on 20 ratings
Views: 2,284
Antonio Silveira avatar
Out of The Pit
Shared by: Antonio Silveira on Nov, 2003
Summary: Evangelistic Sermon that also Encourages Christians to help others
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,025
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Who Is Willing To Speak Up
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Sep, 2003
Summary: This sermon about a willingness to speak the truth even when it’s not very popular.
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 22,671
Paul Fritz avatar
The Courage to Swim Against the Current - Jer. 38:1-13
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Jun, 2002
Summary: The Courage to Swim Against the Current - Jer. 38:1-13
based on 61 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:1-13
Views: 6,805
John Knight avatar
It's Just A Matter Of Life
Shared by: John Knight on May, 2002
Summary: Words of encouragement for lifes darkest hours. A look at Jeremiah in the pit.
based on 65 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 38:1-13
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 3,394
Doug Warren avatar
Shared by: Doug Warren on Mar, 2001
Series: Funeral
based on 1075 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 61,734