Read 2 Chronicles 34
Josiah's reign; book of the Law found; fall of
One of the highest honors ever attributed to a king was given to Josiah, when it was recorded: He did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined (turned aside) neither to the right hand, nor to the left. . . . And he read in their ears all the words of the Book of the Covenant that was found in the House of the LORD (II Chronicles 34:2,30).
But the last four kings of
Nebuchadnezzar's soldiers eventually broke through the north wall and mercilessly butchered both young and old. Then they burnt the House of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly (valuable) vessels thereof (II Chronicles 36:17-19; II Kings 25:4-11; Jeremiah 52:5-23). Most of those who had escaped the massacre were driven off as slaves to become exiles in a foreign land (II Chronicles 36:20-21).
Because of His great love for
Through the messengers of God who were rejected by His people (II Chronicles 36:15-16; compare Isaiah 53:3; Mark 9:12). Jesus came unto His own (own people), and His own received Him not (John 1:11; also Matthew 21:42; Mark 8:31; 12:10; Luke 9:22; 17:25; 20:17).
35:13 sod =b> boiled; 36:3 put him down =b> deposed him; condemned =b> taxed; demanded tribute; 36:10 brother =b> uncle; 36:15 rising up betimes =b> early every morning, again and again.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Job 19:25