Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Great Pool

Ishmael made captives of all the rest of the people who were in Mizpah—the king’s daughters along with all the others who were left there, over whom Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam. Ishmael … Continue reading

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A Cistern Filled With Bodies

In the seventh month Ishmael son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, who was of royal blood and had been one of the king’s officers, came with ten men to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah. While they were eating … Continue reading

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Muddy Cistern

Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jehukal son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malkijah heard what Jeremiah was telling all the people when he said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Whoever stays in this city will … Continue reading

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Burning Words

After the king burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah’s dictation, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, … Continue reading

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Sand on the Seashore

The days are coming,’ declares the Lord , ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.   “ ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from … Continue reading

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They Will All Know Me

“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord . “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they … Continue reading

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An Unruly Calf

This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”   This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice … Continue reading

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