Jeremiah 37 New Living Translation (NLT) Zedekiah Calls for Jeremiah. 37 Zedekiah son of Josiah succeeded Jehoiachin [] son of Jehoiakim as the king of Judah. More importantly, he was "of the children of Zerah, the son of Judah, [and] was the king's deputy in all matters concerning the people." Zedekiah probably acts to return Jeremiah to the relatively posh digs of the royal guards because he too realizes that Jeremiah is a prophet. 1. It was he who made Zedekiah a vassal king and changed his name from Mattaniah to Zedekiah. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it. Ver. Key Book Character: King Zedekiah ... Esther 8:9 is the longest verse in the Bible by number of words. : 39:2: And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. A servant of the king, by the name of Ebed Melech of Kush, reported to the king of the prophet's plight. Nothing is mentioned in the verse about reigning. 39:1-7 The story of the fall of the city and Zedekiah’s attempt to escape, his capture, and his punishment. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon was the only king mentioned in the account of King Zedekiah. Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah 1 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah. 16. Jeremiah 52 - ESV: Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. After eleven years of Zedekiah’s rule, Jerusalem fully fell to Nebuchadnezzar. We find in verse 17 that the king takes Jeremiah aside to inquire if there is additional “…word for them from the Lord.” Jeremiah tells him the same thing; Jerusalem and … 32 Prophetic Sign Acts of the Bible . Ver. Contemporaries of King Zedekiah. Jeremiah 32:4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes;. This evil that overtook King Zedekiah, his sons, his officials, and Jerusalem fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah the prophet. 25 So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. 15 Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "If I give you an answer, will you not kill me? The 3rd problem is in assuming that Zedekiah (son of Josiah) in v. 15 is the same person as Zedekiah (son of Jehoiakim) in v. 16 – Bible Explorer Jan 20 at 23:03 So in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it. His mother’s name was Hamutal. v6 There at Riblah the king of Babylon killed Zedekiah's sons. 2 But neither King Zedekiah nor his attendants nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the Lord said through Jeremiah.. 3 Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent … Jeremiah 38:16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, [As] the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life. The Macmillan Bible Atlas says of this period: "The cities of Judah were destroyed one after the other. 2 Kings 24:18-20; Nothing lasts forever if you forget about God. ZEDEKIAH (Heb. Zedekiah Calls for Jeremiah. Zedekiah was rebellious against God and against King Nebuchadnezzar (2 Chronicles 36:12–13). The king ordered the servant to pull Jeremiah out of the pit, and Jeremiah's life was saved in the nick of time. Jeremiah 37 - ESV: Zedekiah the son of Josiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. She was from Libnah. The final king in the string of 19 kings that reigned in the southern kingdom of Judah was Mattaniah, whose name was changed to Zedekiah by the Babylonian monarch Nebuchadnezzar after invading and capturing Jerusalem for a second time in 597 B.C. He was appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar * of Babylon. Evidently, the king holds an audience with Jeremiah just after his release from the pit (verse 14). 14 Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to the third entrance to the temple of the Lord. - And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.The writer omits all the details of the siege, and hastens to the final catastrophe. of Babylon came with all the armies from the kingdoms he ruled, and he fought against Jerusalem and the towns of Judah. In chapter 34, God sends Jeremiah to deliver the message of Jerusalem's fall to Zedekiah in person (verse 2). 1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying, 2 Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us. Zedekiah Seeks Counsel from Jeremiah. Jeremiah 21:1 Context. The soldiers caught up with Zedekiah in the valley of Jericho. (2 Kings 24:18) comp. (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;) 29:3: By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying, 29:4 The last king of Judah and Jerusalem. 4. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison. 2Kin 23:31 His original name was Mattaniah, which was changed to Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried off his nephew Jehoiachim to Babylon and left him on the throne of Jerusalem. - New American Standard Version (1995) 2 Zedekiah did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord.He did just as Jehoiakim had done. So the king Zedekiah sware secretly unto Jeremiah. Even if I did give you counsel, you would not listen to me." And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah. Jeremiah 37:3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us. Zedekiah is afraid to follow the advice because of Jews who switched sides. There, the king decided how to punish Zedekiah. Again Jeremiah was brought before the king, and Zedekiah asked him for the Divine message, assuring him protection from his enemies. He was at Riblah in the region called Hamath. The king himself was not to die in the battle, but would be taken captive to later die in Babylon. 3:15) and the last king of Judah (597/6–587/6 B.C.E. Verse 2. In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and besieged it. King Zedekiah: 597-587 BC (2 Kings 24:17-25:7; 2 Chronicles 36:10-13) How to use this outline in church sermons and classes: This monograph on Zedekiah is organized very simply. Zedekiah had to watch this. He was the son of Josiah by his wife Hamutal, and therefore own brother to Jehoahaz. The word deputy literally means "hand." John Trapp Complete Commentary. Jeremiah cannot talk about the conservation because of the haters. Jer 37:21 - Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. He was appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar [] of Babylon. "Firstborn", second, third and fourth indicate that the list is the first 4 sons born to Josiah. What the Bible says about Zedekiah's Daughters (From Forerunner Commentary) ... was probably one such ambassador. "Do not hide anything from me." 1 Zedekiah was 21 years old when he became king. While the Babylonians (Chaldeans) were besieging Jerusalem, HOPHRA/APRIES came out to confront Nebuchadnezzar’s army. ).Zedekiah was 21 years old when he ascended the throne. She was the daughter of Jeremiah. The ninth year, tenth month, tenth day in Ezekiel is identical to the period in 2 Kings. - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan 'Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials I will give into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life, and into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon which has gone away from you. He does not want to lose his crystal ball. 38:14 – 24 Zedekiah again sends for Jeremiah to ask him questions. "I am going to ask you something," the king said to Jeremiah. Unless one knows a bit of Egyptian history, Pharaoh Hophra mentioned in 44:30, sometimes identified as King Apries, was the one with whom King Zedekiah of Judah made an alliance and wanted to aid him in revolting against Babylon. His mother was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah (II Kings 24:18; Jer. Bible Inspiration: Zedekiah Would “Not See” Babylon? Chapter 37. He ruled in Jerusalem for 11 years. 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did listen to the words of the LORD, which he spoke by the prophet Jeremiah. 1 King Nebuchadnezzar # 34:1 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar. This verse states that all the king’s scribes were summoned and commanded to write out a distinct language and script for each province and region. “Zedekiah ” means justice of Jehovah . King Zedekiah still had a few reservations about Jeremiah’s original prophecies regarding Judah. 2. They seized him and took him to Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon. 2 But neither King Zedekiah nor his attendants nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the Lord said through Jeremiah. Jerusalem fell when Zedekiah was king. And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape.] צִדְקִיָּהוּ ,צִדְקִיָּה; "YHWH is my righteousness"), the third son of Josiah (I Chron. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. One lesson can overview all the introductory components and assigned as homework. Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 6:12 …be careful not to forget the LORD, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. Berean Study Bible In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his entire army and laid siege to the city. 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