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“As the Lord had declared,” Babylon marched against Jerusalem and the exile began. Would Judah truly understand why?

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 24:10-17

ESV Text: 2 Kings 24:10-17

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:30 and ends at about 3:2

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10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it. 12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign. 13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon. 17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 455:
Our Heavenly Father, Hear

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1. Our heav’nly Father, hear 
The prayer we offer now. 
Thy name be hallowed far and near; 
To Thee all nations bow. 

2. Thy kingdom come; Thy will 
On earth be done in love 
As saints and seraphim fulfil 
Thy holy will above. 

3. Our daily bread supply 
While by Thy word we live. 
The guilt of our iniquity 
Forgive as we forgive. 

4. From dark temptation’s power, 
From Satan’s wiles, defend. 
Deliver in the evil hour 
And guide us to the end. 

5. Thine shall forever be 
Glory and power divine; 
The scepter, throne, and majesty 
Of heaven and earth are Thine.