"Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, since Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is waging war against us. Perhaps the LORD will perform for us something like all His past wonders, so that Nebuchadnezzar will withdraw from us."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 10:10
His kingdom began in Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Pray to the LORD, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go; you do not need to stay any longer."
2 Kings 17:24
Then the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the towns of Samaria to replace the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and lived in its towns.
2 Kings 25:1
So in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his entire army. They encamped outside the city and built a siege wall all around it.
We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us the work You did in their days, in days of long ago.
who indeed call yourselves after the Holy City and lean on the God of Israel--the LORD of Hosts is His name.
The LORD said: "Surely I will deliver you for a good purpose; surely I will intercede with your enemy in your time of trouble, in your time of distress.
But Jeremiah answered, "You are to tell Zedekiah the following:
"Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!
Yet King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, to Jeremiah the prophet with the message, "Please pray for us to the LORD our God!"
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who is sending you to inquire of Me, 'Behold, Pharaoh's army, which has marched out to help you, is going back to its own land of Egypt.
Later, King Zedekiah sent for him and received him, and in his palace he privately asked, "Is there a word from the LORD?" "There is," Jeremiah replied. "You will be handed over to the king of Babylon."
Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and received him at the third entrance that is in the house of the LORD. "I am going to ask you something," said the king to Jeremiah. "Do not hide anything from me."
Disaster upon disaster will come, and rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction from the priests and counsel from the ancients will perish.
For when any Israelite or any foreigner dwelling in Israel separates himself from me, sets up idols in his heart, and puts a wicked stumbling block before his face, and then comes to the prophet to inquire of Me, I the LORD will answer him Myself.
In the seventh year, on the tenth day of the fifth month, some of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and they sat down before me.
Chapter Outline1. Zedikiah sends to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadnezzar's war.
3. Jeremiah foretells a hard siege and miserable captivity.
8. He counsels the people to fall to the Chaldeans;
11. and upbraids the King's house.
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Jeremiah 37:3, 7
1 Samuel 10:22
1 Samuel 28:6, 15
1 Kings 14:2, 3
1 Kings 22:3-8
2 Kings 1:3
2 Kings 3:11-14
2 Kings 22:13, 14
Jeremiah 39:1, 2
2 Kings 25:1, 2
1 Samuel 7:10-12
1 Samuel 14:6-14
1 Samuel 17:45-50
2 Chronicles 14:9-13
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
2 Chronicles 32:21
Isaiah 59:1, 2
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