Posts from July 2018

Posts from July 2018

Lamentations

Lamentations 3:40-42

40 Let us test and examine our ways; let us return to Yahweh. 41 Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens. 42 We ourselves have transgressed and rebelled, You have not forgiven. I selected the Lexham English Bible (LEB) version today because of how verse forty-one says Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens. The concept of lifting up our hearts with our hands to God…
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Lamentations 2:17-19

17 The Lord has done what He planned; He has fulfilled His word, which He decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, He has let the enemy gloat over you, He has exalted the horn [strength] of your foes. 18 The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. You walls of Daughter Zion, let your tears flow like a river day and night; give yourself no relief, your eyes no rest. 19 Arise, cry out in…
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Lamentations 2:11

11 My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city. A sense of horror is found in this chapter’s verses with the next verse showing why the writer is weeping so greatly. 12 They say to their mothers, “Where is bread and wine?” as they faint like the wounded in the streets of the city,…
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Lamentations 1:20

20 “See, Lord, how distressed I am! I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death. Before we begin in Lamentations, let’s talk about the book itself. We just finished looking at Jeremiah and he is believed to be the author, the weeping prophet, of Lamentations. The actual author is nameless within, but there is much evidence within and without that points…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 49:14-16

14 I have heard a message from the Lord; an envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Assemble yourselves to attack it! Rise up for battle!” 15 “Now I will make you small among the nations, despised by mankind. 16 The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s,…
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Jeremiah 48:29-30a

29 “We have heard of Moab’s pride—how great is her arrogance!—of her insolence, her pride, her conceit and the haughtiness of her heart. 30a I know her insolence but it is futile,” declares the Lord. Looking at verse twenty-nine above, we see the insolence, pride, conceit, and haughtiness of the people of Moab originates in their hearts. The Lord is clearly not pleased and destruction is coming. However, again like a loving parent He is not pleased with what has…
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Jeremiah 32:39-41

Jeremiah 32:39-41 ESV 39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40 I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of Me in their hearts, that they may not turn from Me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will…
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Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke My covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel…
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Jeremiah 31:20

20 Is not Ephraim My dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the Lord. The above verse is the conclusion to the four preceding verses given below 16 This is what the Lord says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return…
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Jeremiah 30:23-24

23 See, the storm of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked. 24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until He fully accomplishes the purposes of His heart. In days to come you will understand this. The last two verses of this chapter are found above with the last one speaking of God’s heart, the purposes of His heart. Looking at all the versions of…
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Jeremiah 29:10-13

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill My good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.…
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Jeremiah 24:4-7

4 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 5 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. 6 My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and…
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