Here it appears why they flattered others in their sins--because they could not reprove them without condemning themselves. Lying was bad, lying to the people of God to delude them into a false hope was worse, but fathering their lies upon the God of truth was worst of all. For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. - Herman Hanko, Problems and Limitations of the Traditional "Sermon" Concept, Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing - Ingrid Schlueter, Should One Man Be The Dominant, Focal-Point Of A Church Service. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. The Lord has raised us up prophets in Babylon, Jeremiah 29:15. And though they are at a great distance they shall be brought again to their own land, to the place whence they were carried captive, Jeremiah 29:14. - Richard A. Wiedenheft, Immortality - The Gift Of God Through Faith In Jesus The Christ, Immortality or Resurrection of the Dead? Pentateuch And thus God will make them, or rather deal with them accordingly, as the salt that has lost its savour, which, being good for nothing, is cast to the dunghill, and so are rotten figs. Pentateuch Pauline Epistles I called, but they refused. That they must not disquiet themselves with fears of intolerable hardships in their captivity. They were dreams of their own bespeaking. a. Here is a letter which Shemaiah, a false prophet in Babylon, wrote to the priests at Jerusalem, to stir them up to persecute Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:24-29), and a denunciation of God's wrath against him for writing such a letter, Jeremiah 29:30-32. - Oscar Cullmann, Immortality or Resurrection? B. C. 596. (Feinberg). Thank you for registering. (1.) Hath he said, and shall he not do it? It is common for those that pretend to more knowledge than their neighbours to be thus assuming. -------------------- We may serve God and do good by writing to our friends at a distance pious letters of seasonable comforts and wholesome counsels. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible -------------------- Exile didn't mean that God forgot about them or wanted to destroy them. i. "The freedom allowed them implies they were neither slaves nor prisoners in their new land." Build houses and dwell in them: The Jewish people were in Babylon by the will of God, in His bringing judgment on Judah for their generations of rebellion against Him. He was not the high priest, but sagan or suffragan to the high priest, or in some other considerable post of command in the temple, as Pashur, Jeremiah 20:1. 18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: 19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them but ye would not hear, saith the LORD. God had appointed an end to it, but it would be a long season in exile before God would cause you to return to this place. b. "Do not envy the state of Zedekiah who sits on the throne of David, nor that of the people who are now in the land whence ye have been carried captive." (Feinberg). Minor Prophets God's sending to them in this letter might be an encouragement to them in their captivity, as it was an evidence that he had not cast them off, had not abandoned them and disinherited them, though he was displeased with them and corrected them for, if the Lord had been pleased to kill them, he would not have written to them. (Thompson). God's faithful prophets were sometimes charged with being the troublers of the land, and as such were tortured and slain but their names were a blessing when they were gone and their memory sweet, not as these false prophets. Here, God spoke to Ahab and Zedekiah – two men considered prophets, and named after a wicked king of Israel and a wicked king of Judah. See Amos 7:16,17. He is the Lord God of the holy prophets, not of such impure ones. The Nature of Man - Dualistic or Holistic? The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable? Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. But let them not deceive you, suffer not yourselves to be deluded by them." His thoughts are all working towards the expected end, which he will give in due time. Prophets Pentateuch The Case for Conditional Immortality - J. W. Wenham, The Bible, Slavery, and America's Founders, The Biological and Biblical Dangers of Problem-Centered Counseling, The Urgent Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry, Problems and Limitations Minor Prophets He assures them that God would restore them in mercy to their own land again, at the end of 70 years (, 4. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Minor Prophets In these verses. 5. Their prayer and God's answer were part of their future and hope. The most secret sins are known to God he can see the villainy that is covered with the thickest cloak of hypocrisy, and there is a day coming when he will bring to light all these hidden works of darkness and every man will appear in his own colours.