Jeremiah 43

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When Jeremiah finished testifying to the people (verse 1), the rulers still did not believe him even after they had seen Babylon take Jerusalem (verse 2).  They wanted to go to Egypt, and did not like that he warned them not to go.  They blamed Baruch for twisting his words (verse 3), which was a false allegation against someone who had worked so hard to help the prophet.

Instead of listening to the word of the Lord that Jeremiah had given them, they prepared to go to Egypt anyway (verse 4).  All those Jews who had been left behind to inherit the land of Israel and Judah under Chaldean rule (verse 5), even the women and children and even Jeremiah the prophet (verse 6) were taken to the land of Egypt against their will (verse 7).

The Lord came to Jeremiah there (verse 8), telling him to take stones and hide them in clay in front of all the people (verse 9).  The Lord then declared that in the place where the stones were hidden, at the very gates of Jeremiah’s oppressors, would Babylon come even that far and place Nebuchadnezzar’s throne in that very spot (verse 10).  Babylon will come, the Lord said, and conquer even Egypt (verse 11), taking all the people captive (verse 12) and destroying all their false gods (verse 13).

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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