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Jeremiah: Judgment and Restoration, Part XVI

King Zedekiah was the last king of Judah, 597-586, B.C. His administration was evil, for he continued the traditions of the wicked kings, II Kings 24:17-25:7. He was ambivalent toward Jeremiah's preaching. Frequently he would go to Jeremiah for counsel, but when it was received, he would reject it, if he did not like it.

This time he asks Jeremiah if God will intervene and rescue Judah from the imminent invasion of Babylon.

God's answer through his prophet destroyed all hope. God himself will destroy Judah by means of Babylon, with irresistible force.