Day 220

The 297 Day Bible – Day 220 [text]
Christ in the Prophets
Jeremiah Chapter 39

1 in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and besieged it;

2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city–

3 that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sarezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim Rab-saris, Nergal-sarezer Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king’s garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls; and he went out the way of the Arabah.

5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he gave judgment upon him.

6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes; also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

8 And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house, and the house of the people, with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, the deserters also, that fell away to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, that had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields in that day.

11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying:

12 ‘Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.’

13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushazban Rab-saris, and Nergal-sarezer Rab-mag, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon;

14 they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home; so he dwelt among the people. {S}

15 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying:

16 ‘Go, and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying:
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before thee in that day.

17 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.

18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee; because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith the LORD.’ {P}

Jeremiah Chapter 40

1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah, that were carried away captive unto Babylon.

2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him:
‘The LORD thy God pronounced this evil upon this place;

3 and the LORD hath brought it, and done according as He spoke; because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not hearkened to His voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.

4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which are upon thy hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto thee; but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear; behold, all the land is before thee; whither it seemeth good and right unto thee to go, thither go.–

5 Yet he would not go back.–
Go back then to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wheresoever it seemeth right unto thee to go.’
So the captain of the guard gave him an allowance and a present, and let him go.

6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land. {P}

7 Now when all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of them that were not carried away captive to Babylon;

8 then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.

9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore unto them and to their men, saying:
‘Fear not to serve the Chaldeans; dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans that may come unto us; but ye, gather ye wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.’

11 Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan;

12 then all the Jews returned out of all places whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits in great abundance. {S}

13 Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,

14 and said unto him:
‘Dost thou know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take thy life?’
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not.

15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying:
‘Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it; wherefore should he take thy life, that all the Jews that are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant of Judah perish?’

16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah:
‘Thou shalt not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.’ {P}

Christ in the Writings
Job Chapter 40

1 {S} Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said:

2 Shall he that reproveth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it. {P}

3 {S} Then Job answered the LORD, and said:

4 Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer Thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

5 Once have I spoken, but I will not answer again; yea, twice, but I will proceed no further. {P}

6 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

7 Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.

8 Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?

9 Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?

10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath; and look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in the hidden place.

14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the stays of his body.

17 He straineth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

18 His bones are as pipes of brass; his gristles are like bars of iron.

19 He is the beginning of the ways of God; He only that made him can make His sword to approach unto him.

20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, and all the beasts of the field play there.

21 He lieth under the lotus-trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

22 The lotus-trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

23 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; he is confident, though the Jordan rush forth to his mouth.

24 Shall any take him by his eyes, or pierce through his nose with a snare?

25 Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish-hook? or press down his tongue with a cord?

26 Canst thou put a ring into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a hook?

27 Will he make many supplications unto thee? or will he speak soft words unto thee?

28 Will he make a covenant with thee, that thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

29 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

30 Will the bands of fishermen make a banquet of him? Will they part him among the merchants?

31 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish-spears?

32 Lay thy hand upon him; think upon the battle, thou wilt do so no more.

Christ in the Witnesses
The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians – Chapter 3
܀ ܕܠܘܬ ܦܝܠܝܦܣܝ̈ܐ ܀

1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in our Lord. To write these [things] again and again to you, is not irksome to me, because they make you cautious.

2 Beware of dogs; beware of evil doers; beware of the clipped in flesh.

3 For we are the [real] circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and glory in Jesus the Messiah, and place no reliance on the flesh.

4 And yet I might place reliance on the flesh. For, if any one thinketh that his reliance should be on the flesh, I might [do so] more than he.

5 Circumcised when eight days old; of the stock of Israel; of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew, descendant of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;

6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; and as to the righteousness of the law, I was without fault.

7 But these things, which had been my excellence, I have accounted a detriment, because of the Messiah.

8 And now also I account them all a detriment, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus the Messiah my Lord; for the sake of whom, I have parted with all things, and have accounted [them] as dung, that I might gain the Messiah,

9 and be found in him; since my righteousness is not [now] that from the law, but that which is from faith in the Messiah, that is, the righteousness which is from God;

10 that thereby I might know Jesus, and the efficacy of his resurrection; and might participate in his sufferings, and be assimilated to his death:

11 if so be, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not as though I had already taken [the prize], or were already complete; but I run [in the race], if so I may take that, for which Jesus the Messiah took me.
13 My brethren, I do not consider myself, as having taken [it]. But one thing I know, that I forget the things behind me, and reach for the things before me;

14 and I run straight for the goal, that I may obtain the [prize] of victory of the call of God from on high, by Jesus the Messiah.

15 Therefore let those who are perfect, have these views; and if ye differently view any thing, God will reveal that also to you.

16 Nevertheless, that we may attain to this, let us proceed on in one path, and with one consent.

17 Be like me, my brethren; and contemplate them, who walk after the pattern ye have seen in us.

18 For there are many who walk otherwise; of whom I have often told you, and I now tell you, with weeping, that they are adversaries of the cross of the Messiah;

19 whose end is destruction; whose god is their belly, and their glory their shame; whose thoughts are on things of the earth.

20 But our concern is with heaven; and from thence we expect our Vivifier, our Lord, Jesus the Messiah;

21 who will change the body of our abasement, that it may have the likeness of the body of his glory, according to his great power, whereby all things are made subject to him.

"Give thanks to GOD for He is good for His love is forever."
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