Jeremiah 52

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Jeremiah records that the king reigned eleven years in Jerusalem (verse 1), before going against the Lord’s commands and being a wicked king (verse 2). The Lord grew angry with him because of his wickedness (verse 3), and so delivered him to his natural consequences of being conquered by another king (verse 4). This happened in his eleventh year as king (verse 5), aft a famine was first sent as warning (verse 6).

The people of the city began to flee, leaving to look for food and escape the Chaldean army (Babylonians) (verse 7), but the Babylonian army caught up with them near Jericho (verse 8, 28). The king was captured (verse 9) and blinded and imprisoned (verse 11) and his sons killed (verse 10).

There was a captain of the Babylonian army (verse 12) who set Jerusalem on fire, even the temple and the homes (verse 13) and knocked down the walls (verse 14). They also carried away the treasures of the temple (verse 17-23), and carried away the temple workers as captives (verse 24). Some of the last of the poor were also carried away captive (verse 15, 29), but some were left to care for the land (verse 16). The other nobles were taken (verse 25, 30) to the king of Babylon (verse 26) who killed them (verse 27).

Jeremiah reminds the people of Holiness to trust in Him and be patient in affliction, telling the story of how the king of Bablyon later brought the king of Judah out of prison (verse 31) to help govern his own people (verse 32) and eat in the palaces of the king of Babylon (verse 33) for the rest of his life (verse 34).

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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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