Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity;
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:3
[The letter was sent] by Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah whom Zedekiah king of Judah had sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. [The letter] stated:
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 24:2
One basket [contained] very good figs, like early figs, but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 38:2
"This is what the LORD says: 'Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine, and plague, but whoever surrenders to the Chaldeans will live. He will keep his life like the spoils [of war] and will live.'
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 38:3
This is what the LORD says: 'This city will most certainly be handed over to the king of Babylon's army, and he will capture it.'"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 38:17-23
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Jeremiah therefore said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'If indeed you surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned down, and you and your household will survive.
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But if you do not surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then this city will be handed over to the Chaldeans. They will burn it down, and you yourself will not escape from them.'"
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But King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "I am worried about the Judeans who have deserted to the Chaldeans. They may hand me over to them to abuse me."
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"They will not hand you over," Jeremiah replied. "Obey the voice of the LORD in what I am telling you, so it may go well for you and you can live.
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But if you refuse to surrender, this is the verdict that the LORD has shown me:
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'All the women who remain in the palace of Judah's king will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon and will say: Your trusted friends misled you and overcame you. Your feet sank into the mire, and they deserted you.
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All your wives and sons will be brought out to the Chaldeans. You yourself will not escape from them, for you will be seized by the king of Babylon and this city will burn down.'"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 6:1-9
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The word of the LORD came to me:
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"Son of man, turn your face toward the mountains of Israel and prophesy against them.
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You are to say: Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! This is what the Lord God says to the mountains and the hills, to the ravines and the valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.
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Your altars will be desolated and your incense altars smashed. I will throw down your slain in front of your idols.
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I will lay the corpses of the Israelites in front of their idols and scatter your bones around your altars.
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Wherever you live the cities will be in ruins and the high places will be desolate, so that your altars will lie in ruins and be desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.
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The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.
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"Yet I will leave a remnant when you are scattered among the nations, for throughout the countries there will be some of you who will escape the sword.
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Then your survivors will remember Me among the nations where they are taken captive, how I was crushed by their promiscuous hearts that turned away from Me and by their eyes that lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves because of the evil things they did, their abominations of every kind.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 17:12-21
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"Now say to that rebellious house: Don't you know what these things mean? Tell [them]: The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took its king and officials, and brought them back with him to Babylon.
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He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. Then he took away the leading men of the land,
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so the kingdom might be humble and not exalt itself but might keep his covenant in order to endure.
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However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and [still] escape?
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"As I live"-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- "he will die in Babylon, in the land of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke.
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Pharaoh will not help him with [his] great army and vast horde in battle, when ramps are built and siege walls constructed to destroy many lives.
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He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He did all these things even though he gave his hand [in pledge]. He will not escape!"
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Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "As I live, I will bring down on his head My oath that he despised and My covenant that he broke.
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I will spread My net over him, and he will be captured in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment on him there for the treachery he committed against Me.
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All the fugitives among his troops will fall by the sword, and those who survive will be scattered to every direction of the wind. Then you will know that I, Yahweh, have spoken."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 21:9-27
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"Son of man, prophesy: This is what the Lord says! You are to proclaim: A sword! A sword is sharpened and also polished.
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It is sharpened for slaughter, polished to flash like lightning! Should we rejoice? The scepter of My son, the sword despises every tree.
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The sword is given to be polished, to be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened, and it is polished, to be put in the hand of the slayer.
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Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against My people. It is against all the princes of Israel! They are given over to the sword with My people. Therefore strike [your] thigh [in grief].
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Surely it will be a trial! And what if the sword despises even the scepter? The scepter will not continue. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
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Therefore, son of man, prophesy and clap [your] hands together. Let the sword strike two times, even three. It is a sword for massacre, a sword for great massacre-- it surrounds them!
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I have appointed a sword for slaughter at all their gates, so that their hearts may melt and many may stumble. Alas! It is ready to flash like lightning; it is drawn for slaughter.
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Slash to the right; turn to the left-- wherever your blade is directed.
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I also will clap My hands together, and I will satisfy My wrath. I, the LORD, have spoken."
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Then the word of the LORD came to me:
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"Now you, son of man, mark out two roads that the sword of Babylon's king can take. Both of them should originate from the same land. And make a signpost at the fork in the road to [each] city.
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Mark out a road that the sword can take to Rabbah of the Ammonites and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.
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For the king of Babylon stands at the split in the road, at the fork of the two roads, to practice divination: he shakes the arrows, consults the idols, and observes the liver.
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The answer marked Jerusalem appears in his right hand, [indicating] that he should set up battering rams, give the order to slaughter, raise a battle cry, set battering rams against the gates, build a ramp, and construct a siege wall.
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It will seem like false divination in the eyes of those who have sworn an oath to the Babylonians, but it will draw attention to [their] guilt so that they will be captured.
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"Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because you have drawn attention to your guilt, exposing your transgressions, so that your sins are revealed in all your actions, since you have done this, you will be captured by them.
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And you, profane and wicked prince of Israel, the day has come for your punishment."
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This is what the Lord God says: Remove the turban, and take off the crown. Things will not remain as they are; exalt the lowly and bring down the exalted.
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A ruin, a ruin, I will make it a ruin! Yet this will not happen until He comes; I have given the judgment to Him.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 22:31
So I have poured out My indignation on them and consumed them with the fire of My fury. I have brought their actions down on their own heads." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 24:1-14
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The word of the LORD came to me in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth [day] of the month:
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"Son of man, write down today's date, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day.
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Now speak a parable to the rebellious house. Tell them: This is what the Lord God says: Put the pot on [the fire]-- put [it] on, and then pour water into it!
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Place the pieces of meat in it, every good piece-- thigh and shoulder. Fill it with choice bones.
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Take the choicest of the flock and also pile up the fuel under it. Bring it to a boil and cook the bones in it."
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Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Woe to the city of bloodshed, the pot that has rust inside it, and whose rust will not come off! Empty it piece by piece; lots should not be cast for its contents.
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For the blood she shed is in her midst. She put it out on the bare rock; she didn't pour it on the ground to cover it with dust.
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In order to stir up wrath and take vengeance, I have put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.
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Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Woe to the city of bloodshed! I Myself will make the pile of kindling large.
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Pile on the logs and kindle the fire! Cook the meat well and mix in the spices! Let the bones be burned!
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Set the empty pot on its coals so that it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt inside it; its rust will be consumed.
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It has frustrated every effort; its thick rust will not come off. Into the fire with its rust!
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Because of the indecency of your uncleanness-- since I tried to purify you, but you would not be purified from your uncleanness-- you will not be pure again until I have satisfied My wrath on you.
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I, the LORD, have spoken. It is coming, and I will do it! I will not refrain, I will not show pity, and I will not relent. I will judge you according to your ways and deeds. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.