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ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 24:1-7
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During his reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him.
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The LORD sent Chaldean, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Jehoiakim. He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD He had spoken through His servants the prophets.
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This happened to Israel only at the LORD's command to remove them from His sight. It was because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all he had done,
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and also because of all the innocent blood he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive.
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The rest of the events of Jehoiakim's [reign], along with all his accomplishments, are written about in the Historical Record of Judah's Kings.
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Jehoiakim rested with his fathers, and his son Jehoiachin became king in his place.
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Now the king of Egypt did not march out of his land again, for the king of Babylon took everything that belonged to the king of Egypt, from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 36:5
Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king; he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 22:13-17
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Woe for the one who builds his palace through unrighteousness, his upper rooms through injustice, who makes his fellow man serve without pay and will not give him his wages,
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who says: I will build myself a massive palace, with spacious upper rooms. He will cut windows in it, and it will be paneled with cedar and painted with vermilion.
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Are you a king because you excel in cedar? Your own father, did he not eat and drink? He administered justice and righteousness, then it went well with him.
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He took up the case of the poor and needy, then it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me? [This is] the LORD's declaration.
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But you have eyes and heart for nothing except your own unjust gain, shedding innocent blood and committing extortion and oppression.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 26:1-24
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At the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD:
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"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's temple and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all Judah's cities that are coming to worship there. Do not hold back a word.
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Perhaps they will listen and return-- each from his evil way of life-- so that I might relent concerning the disaster that I plan to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.
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You are to say to them: This is what the LORD says: If you do not listen to Me by living according to My law that I set before you
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and by listening to the words of My servants the prophets I have been sending you time and time again, though you did not listen,
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I will make this temple like Shiloh. I will make this city an object of cursing for all the nations of the earth."
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The priests, the prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the temple of the LORD.
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He finished the address the LORD had commanded him to deliver to all the people. Then the priests, the prophets, and all the people took hold of him, yelling, "You must surely die!
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How dare you prophesy in the name of the LORD, 'This temple will become like Shiloh and this city will become an uninhabited ruin'!" Then all the people assembled against Jeremiah at the LORD's temple.
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When the officials of Judah heard these things, they went up from the king's palace to the LORD's temple and sat at the entrance of the New Gate.
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Then the priests and prophets said to the officials and all the people, "This man deserves the death sentence because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears."
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Then Jeremiah said to all the officials and the people, "The LORD sent me to prophesy all the words that you have heard against this temple and city.
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So now, correct your ways and deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God so that He might relent concerning the disaster that He warned about.
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As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right.
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But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city, and on its residents, for it is certain the LORD has sent me to speak all these things directly to you."
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Then the officials and all the people told the priests and prophets, "This man doesn't deserve the death sentence, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God!"
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Some of the elders of the land stood up and said to all the assembled people,
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"Micah the Moreshite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and said to all the people of Judah, 'This is what the LORD of Hosts says: Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become ruins, and the temple mount a forested hill.'
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Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all [the people of] Judah put him to death? Did he not fear the LORD and plead for the LORD's favor, and did not the LORD relent concerning the disaster He had pronounced against them? We are about to bring great harm on ourselves!"
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Another man was also prophesying in the name of the LORD-- Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim. He prophesied against this city and against this land in words like all those of Jeremiah.
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King Jehoiakim, all his warriors, and all the officials heard his words, and the king tried to put him to death. When Uriah heard, he fled in fear and went to Egypt.
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But King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: Elnathan son of Achbor and [certain other] men with him [went] to Egypt.
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They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who executed him with the sword and threw his corpse into the burial place of the common people.
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But Ahikam son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 36:1-32
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In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
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"Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I [first] spoke to you during Josiah's reign until today.
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Perhaps, when the house of Judah hears about all the disaster I am planning to bring on them, each one of them will turn from his evil way. Then I will forgive their wrongdoing and sin."
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So Jeremiah summoned Baruch son of Neriah. At Jeremiah's dictation, Baruch wrote on a scroll all the words the LORD had spoken to Jeremiah.
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Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, "I am restricted; I cannot enter the temple of the LORD,
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so you must go and read from the scroll-- which you wrote at my dictation-- the words of the LORD in the hearing of the people at the temple of the LORD on a day of fasting. You must also read them in the hearing of all the Judeans who are coming from their cities.
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Perhaps their petition will come before the LORD, and each one will turn from his evil way, for the anger and fury that the LORD has pronounced against this people are great."
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So Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet had commanded him. At the LORD's temple he read the LORD's words from the scroll.
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In the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people of Jerusalem and all those coming in from Judah's cities into Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD.
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Then at the LORD's temple, in the chamber of Gemariah son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper courtyard at the opening of the New Gate of the LORD's temple, in the hearing of all the people, Baruch read Jeremiah's words from the scroll.
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When Micaiah son of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the scroll,
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he went down to the scribe's chamber in the king's palace. All the officials were sitting there-- Elishama the scribe, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan son of Achbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
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Micaiah reported to them all the words he had heard when Baruch read from the scroll in the hearing of the people.
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Then all the officials sent [word] to Baruch through Jehudi son of Nethaniah, son of Shelemiah, son of Cushi, saying, "Bring the scroll that you read in the hearing of the people, and come." So Baruch son of Neriah took the scroll and went to them.
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They said to him, "Sit down and read [it] in our hearing." So Baruch read [it] in their hearing.
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When they had heard all the words, they turned to each other in fear and said to Baruch, "We must surely tell the king all these things."
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Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us-- how did you write all these words? At his dictation?"
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Baruch said to them, "At his dictation. He recited all these words to me while I was writing on the scroll in ink."
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The officials said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah must hide yourselves and tell no one where you are."
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Then they came to the king at the courtyard, having deposited the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and reported everything in the hearing of the king.
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The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it from the chamber of Elishama the scribe. Jehudi then read it in the hearing of the king and all the officials who were standing by the king.
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Since it was the ninth month, the king was sitting in his winter quarters with a fire burning in front of him.
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As soon as Jehudi would read three or four columns, Jehoiakim would cut the scroll with a scribe's knife and throw the columns into the blazing fire until the entire scroll was consumed by the fire in the brazier.
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As they heard all these words, the king and all of his servants did not became terrified or tear their garments.
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Even though Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah had urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
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Then the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, Seraiah son of Azriel, and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD had hidden them.
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After the king had burned the scroll with the words Baruch had written at Jeremiah's dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
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"Take another scroll, and once again write on it the very words that were on the original scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah burned.
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You are to proclaim concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: This is what the LORD says: You have burned the scroll, saying: Why have you written on it: The king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land and cause it to be without man or beast?
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Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on David's throne, and his corpse will be thrown out [to be exposed] to the heat of day and the frost of night.
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I will punish him, his descendants, and his officers for their wrongdoing. I will bring on them, on the residents of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah all the disaster, which I warned them about but they did not listen."
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Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch son of Neriah, the scribe, and he wrote on it at Jeremiah's dictation all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim, Judah's king, had burned in the fire. And many other words like them were added.