Jeremiah 39:16
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"Go and tell Ebed-Melek the Cushite, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I am about to fulfill my words against this city--words concerning disaster, not prosperity. At that time they will be fulfilled before your eyes.

King James Bible
Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good, and they shall come to pass before thy face in that day.

World English Bible
Go, and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words on this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before you in that day.

Young's Literal Translation
'Go, and thou hast spoken to Ebed-Melech the Cushite, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am bringing in My words unto this city for evil, and not for good, and they have been before thee in that day.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Go and speak to Ebed-melech - The king's servant, the Cushite.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ebed-melech.

Jeremiah 38:7-13 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon...

Behold.

Jeremiah 5:14 Why thus said the LORD God of hosts, Because you speak this word, behold, I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood...

Jeremiah 19:11,12 And shall say to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel...

Jeremiah 21:7-10 And afterward, said the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people...

Jeremiah 24:8-10 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus said the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah...

Jeremiah 26:15,18,20 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city...

Jeremiah 32:28,29 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans...

Jeremiah 34:2,3,22 Thus said the LORD, the God of Israel; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus said the LORD; Behold...

Jeremiah 35:17 Therefore thus said the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold...

Jeremiah 36:31 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring on them, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem...

Jeremiah 44:28,29 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah...

Joshua 23:14,15 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls...

2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths...

Daniel 9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing on us a great evil...

Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers?...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

before thee.

Psalm 91:8,9 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked...

Psalm 92:11 My eye also shall see my desire on my enemies, and my ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Library
Ebedmelech the Ethiopian
'For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith the Lord.'--JER. xxxix. 18. Ebedmelech is a singular anticipation of that other Ethiopian eunuch whom Philip met on the desert road to Gaza. It is prophetic that on the eve of the fall of the nation, a heathen man should be entering into union with God. It is a picture in little of the rejection of Israel and the ingathering of the Gentiles.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

How those who Use Food Intemperately and those who Use it Sparingly are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 20.) Differently to be admonished are the gluttonous and the abstinent. For superfluity of speech, levity of conduct, and lechery accompany the former; but the latter often the sin of impatience, and often that of pride. For were it not the case that immoderate loquacity carries away the gluttonous, that rich man who is said to have fared sumptuously every day would not burn more sorely than elsewhere in his tongue, saying, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Psalm 91:8
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Jeremiah 21:10
I have determined to do this city harm and not good, declares the LORD. It will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will destroy it with fire.'

Jeremiah 38:7
But Ebed-Melek, a Cushite, an official in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,

Jeremiah 44:27
For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by sword and famine until they are all destroyed.

Daniel 9:12
You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.

Amos 9:4
Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. "I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good."

Zechariah 1:6
But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors? "Then they repented and said, 'The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.'"

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