Bible Stories for Adults

Judah is Taken Into Captivity

2 Kings 24-25, Ezekiel, Jeremiah 38-44

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Opening Prayer

Josiah's My Three Sons (2 Kings 23-24)
    How faithful of a king was Josiah?
      2 Kings 23:25
    What happened to Josiah?
      2 Kings 23:29
    Why wasn't God with Josiah when he fought against Egypt?
      2 Chronicles 35:21-22

    Who succeeded Josiah and what happened to him?
      2 Kings 23:31a, 32-33
    What did God prophecy through Jeremiah about Jehoahaz?
      Jeremiah 22:11-12

    Who succeeded Jehoahaz and how did he secure his reign?
      2 Kings 23:34-35
    How faithful was Jehoiakim and what happened to his alliance with Egypt?
      2 Kings 23:37-24:1
    How did Babylon respond when Jehoiakim revolted?
      2 Chronicles 36:6-7
    What did God prophecy through Jeremiah about Jehoiakim?
      Jeremiah 22:18-20

    Who succeeded Jehoiakim and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Chronicles 36:9
    Why was Jehoiachin's reign so short?
      2 Chronicles 36:10
    What did God prophecy through Jeremiah about Jehoiachin?
      Jeremiah 22:26-27, 30
    What happened to Jehoiachin later in Babylon?
      2 Kings 25:27-29

    Who succeeded Jehoiachin and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 24:17, 19
    What was Zedekiah's biggest mistake?
      2 Chronicles 36:13

God's Marriage (Jeremiah 3)
    How did God explain Israel's actions to Jeremiah?
      Jeremiah 3:6-7
    What did God do in response to Israel's adultery and did this affect Judah?
      Jeremiah 3:8
    Should Israel and Judah expect to be welcomed back by God if they returned?
      Jeremiah 3:1
    Did God follow this rationale?
      Jeremiah 3:12-13

God's Judgement of Israel (Jeremiah 25)
    How did God try to get His people to return to Him?
      Jeremiah 25:4-7
    Why didn't God's people find it necessary to return to God?
      Micah 3:11b
    What did God decide to do as a result of Israel's continued faithlessness?
      Jeremiah 25:8-11
    How would the 70 years of captivity be ended?
      Jeremiah 25:12

The First Deportation (2 Kings 24)
    How did God begin to bring about this destruction?
      2 Kings 24:10-12
    What did Nebuchadnezzar take back to Babylon with the first exile?
      2 Kings 24:13-16
    What prophet was taken into exile with Jehoiachin?
      Ezekiel 1:2-3

Ezekiel Answered Doubts of the Exiles (Ezekiel)
    God is punishing us for the sins of our fathers.
      Exodus 34:7
      Lamentations 5:7
      Ezekiel 18:2-4, 20

    Our guilt is too great. God has brought us here to die.
      Ezekiel 33:10-11
      Ezekiel 18:25-27

    God has abandoned His people Israel. We have no hope.
      Ezekiel 37:1-4, 10
      Ezekiel 37:11-14

The Second Deportation (2 Kings 25)
    What did Nebuchadnezzar do when Zedekiah rebelled?
      2 Kings 25:1-3
    How bad did the famine become?
      Lamentations 4:10
    What happened when Zedekiah tried to escape?
      2 Kings 25:4-7

    What did Nebuchadnezzar take back to Babylon with the second exile?
      2 Chronicles 36:18-20
    How did those of the first exile hear of the final destruction & exile?
      Ezekiel 33:21
    What happened to anyone who escaped the exile and stayed in Judah?
      Ezekiel 33:27-29
      2 Chronicles 36:21
    Who did Nebuchadnezzar appoint to govern this conquered land?
      2 Kings 25:22

Jeremiah's Destiny (Jeremiah 40-42)
    How was Jeremiah allowed to remain in Judah instead of going to Babylon?
      Jeremiah 40:1-2, 4, 6
    What happened to Jews who had fled to nearby countries before the exile?
      Jeremiah 40:11-12
    What happened to Gedaliah?
      Jeremiah 40:13-14; 41:2-3

    How did the few left handle the assassination of Babylon's appointed ruler?
      Jeremiah 42:1-3
    What answer did Jeremiah return with?
      Jeremiah 42:10-11, 13-14, 16
    What did the Jews do with God's instructions?
      Jeremiah 43:5-7
    How did God punish this disobedience?
      Jeremiah 44:13-14

Closing Prayer

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