Tag Archives: Cistern

From the Depths of the Pit

Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.   They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;   the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.   … 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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Spring of Living Water

“Therefore I bring charges against you again,” declares the Lord . “And I will bring charges against your children’s children.   Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and observe closely; see if there has ever … Continue reading

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Broken Pieces of Pottery

Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: “Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit, this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Country

Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah said to the field commander, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don’t speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people on the wall.”   … Continue reading

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Retribution and Reconciliation

Abner conferred with the elders of Israel and said, “For some time you have wanted to make David your king. Now do it! For the Lord promised David, ‘By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the … Continue reading

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