30 30his servants carried him dead in a chariot from

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Unformatted text preview: uphrates. King Josiah went to meet him; but when Pharaoh Neco met him at Megiddo, he killed him. 30 30His servants carried him dead in a chariot from Megiddo, His brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. The people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah, anointed him, and made him king in place of his father. (2 Kings 23: 26-30) 26 26 Responses to the Exile 1 …15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death 16 and adversity. 16If you obey the commandments of the Lord your If God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that 17 you are entering to possess. 17But if your heart turns away and But you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods 18 and serve them, 18I declare to you today that you shall perish; declare you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the 19 Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to call witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your 20 oving descendants may live, 20lloving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. (Deut 30:11-20) 30:11-20) Responses to the Exile 1 When all these things have happened to you, the blessings and When the curses that I have set before you, if you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, 2 and return to the Lord your God, and you and your children and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul, just as I am commanding you today, 3then the Lord your God will restore then your fortunes and have compassion on you, gathering you again from all the peoples among whom the Lord your God has scattered you. 4Even if you are exiled to the ends of the...
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