God is the one who gave Nebuchadnezzar his great power.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 27:1-11

ESV Text: Jeremiah 27:1-11



KJV Text:

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

     1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, 3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah; 4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; 5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. 6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. 7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him. 8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. 9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: 10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish. 11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 520, st. 1-6:
Commit Whatever Grieves Thee

— Organ Audio


1. Commit whatever grieves thee 
Into the gracious hands 
Of Him who never leaves thee, 
Who heaven and earth commands. 
Who points the clouds their courses, 
Whom winds and waves obey, 
He will direct thy footsteps 
And find for thee a way. 

2. On Him place thy reliance 
If thou wouldst be secure; 
His work thou must consider 
If thine is to endure. 
By anxious sighs and grieving 
And self-tormenting care 
God is not moved to giving; 
All must be gained by prayer. 

3. Thy truth and grace, O Father, 
Most surely see and know 
Both what is good and evil 
For mortal man below. 
According to Thy counsel 
Thou wilt Thy work pursue; 
And what Thy wisdom chooseth 
Thy might will always do. 

4. Thy hand is never shortened, 
All things must serve Thy might; 
Thine every act is blessing, 
Thy path is purest light. 
Thy work no man can hinder, 
Thy purpose none can stay, 
Since Thou to bless Thy children 
Wilt always find a way. 

5. Though all the powers of evil 
The will of God oppose, 
His purpose will not falter, 
His pleasure onward goes. 
Whate’er God’s will resolveth, 
Whatever He intends. 
Will always be accomplished 
True to His aims and ends. 

6. Then hope, my feeble spirit, 
And be thou undismayed; 
God helps in every trial 
And makes thee unafraid. 
Await His time with patience, 
Then shall thine eyes behold 
The sun of joy and gladness 
His brightest beams unfold. 


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