Weep not for Josiah, but for his son Shallum (Jehoahaz).

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 22:1-12

ESV Text: Jeremiah 22:1-12



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 2:13

     1 Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, 2 And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates: 3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. 4 For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. 5 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation. 6 For thus saith the LORD unto the king’s house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited. 7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. 8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city? 9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

     10 Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country. 11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more: 12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 590:
In the Midst of Earthly Life

— Organ Audio


1. In the midst of earthly life 
Snares of death surround us; 
Who shall help us in the strife 
Lest the Foe confound us? 
Thou only, Lord, Thou only. 
We mourn that we have greatly erred, 
That our sins Thy wrath have stirred. 
Holy and righteous God! 
Holy and mighty God! 
Holy and all-merciful Savior! 
Eternal Lord God! 
Save us lest we perish 
In the bitter pangs of death. 
Have mercy, O Lord! 

2. In the midst of death’s dark vale 
Powers of hell o’ertake us. 
Who will help when they assail, 
Who secure will make us? 
Thou only, Lord, Thou only. 
Thy heart is moved with tenderness, 
Pities us in our distress. 
Holy and righteous God! 
Holy and mighty God! 
Holy and all-merciful Savior! 
Eternal Lord God! 
Save us lest we perish 
In the bitter pangs of death. 
Have mercy, O Lord! 

3. In the midst of utter woe 
All our sins oppress us, 
Where shall we for refuge go, 
Where for grace to bless us? 
To Thee, Lord Jesus, only. 
Thy precious blood was shed to win 
Full atonement for our sin. 
Holy and righteous God! 
Holy and mighty God! 
Holy and all-merciful Savior! 
Eternal Lord God! 
Save us lest we perish 
In the bitter pangs of death. 
Have mercy, O Lord! 


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