Zedekiah disobeyed Jehovah’s direction to surrender to Babylon


  • Zedekiah’s sons were slaughtered before his eyes. He then was blinded, bound with copper fetters, and imprisoned in Babylon until his death

Ebed-melech demonstrated trust in Jehovah and concern for His prophet Jeremiah


  • Jehovah promised to safeguard Ebed-melech during Judah’s destruction

Jeremiah preached boldly for many years before Jerusalem was destroyed


  • Jehovah protected Jeremiah during Jerusalem’s siege and arranged for him to be released by the Babylonians