Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Jer. 39:11-40:6; 52:12-27; 2 Kgs. 25:8-21; 2 Chr. 36:15-21


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Jeremiah Chapter Thirty-Nine

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Jeremiah (Jer. 39:11-14) and Ebed-melech (Jer. 39:15-18) are delivered from death.

Jeremiah Chapter Forty

  1. Nebuzaradan’s release of Jeremiah is described here in greater detail (Jer. 40:1-6; cf. 39:11-14).

(Chapter Forty continues on Day 246)

Jeremiah Chapter Fifty-Two

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The 597BC deportation left the poorest of the land (2nd Kgs. 24:14), and now the 586BC deportation left only the poorest of the poor (Jer. 52:12-16; 2nd Kgs. 25:12).
  2. Much of the temple required dismantling in order to plunder the material wealth of its construction (Jer. 52:17-23).
  3. The remaining spiritual and secular authorities found in Jerusalem are brought to Nebuchadnezzar for execution (Jer. 52:24-27).

Second Kings Chapter Twenty-Five

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Nebuzaradan is the servant of Nebuchadnezzar tasked with the burning of Jerusalem, and the plundering of the temple (2nd Kgs. 25:8-17).
  2. Seraiah, Zephaniah, and three other priests are taken to Nebuchadnezzar and executed (2nd Kgs. 25:18,21).
  3. Zedekiah’s cabinet is arrested and executed (2nd Kgs. 25:19-21).

(Chapter Twenty-Five continues on Day 246)

Second Chronicles Chapter Thirty-Six

(Outline continues from Day 231)

  1. Chronicles provides a great spiritual insight into the Babylonian captivity: the 70 years of desolation provided for the land itself to enjoy its sabbaths (2nd Chr. 36:15-21; Lev. 26:34,35).

(Chapter Thirty-Six continues and concludes on Day 259)