Context6Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 7Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Thus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: Behold, Pharaohs army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt. 8The Chaldeans will also return and fight against this city, and they will capture it and burn it with fire. 9Thus says the LORD, Do not deceive yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans will surely go away from us, for they will not go. 10For even if you had defeated the entire army of Chaldeans who were fighting against you, and there were only wounded men left among them, each man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.
11Now it happened when the army of the Chaldeans had lifted the siege from Jerusalem because of Pharaohs army, 12that Jeremiah went out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin in order to take possession of some property there among the people. 13While he was at the Gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah was there; and he arrested Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are going over to the Chaldeans! 14But Jeremiah said, A lie! I am not going over to the Chaldeans; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials. 15Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison. 16For Jeremiah had come into the dungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Jeremiah stayed there many days.
17Now King Zedekiah sent and took him out; and in his palace the king secretly asked him and said, Is there a word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is! Then he said, You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon! 18Moreover Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, In what way have I sinned against you, or against your servants, or against this people, that you have put me in prison? 19Where then are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon will not come against you or against this land? 20But now, please listen, O my lord the king; please let my petition come before you and do not make me return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, that I may not die there. 21Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guardhouse.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then came the word of Jehovah unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias the prophet, saying:
Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
English Revised Version
Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Webster's Bible Translation
Then came the word of the LORD to the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
World English Bible
Then came the word of Yahweh to the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
'Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned as king ... whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king'--JER. xxxvii. 1. Zedekiah was a small man on a great stage, a weakling set to face circumstances that would have taxed the strongest. He was a youth at his accession to the throne of a distracted kingdom, and if he had had any political insight he would have seen that his only chance was to adhere firmly to Babylon, and to repress the foolish aristocracy who hankered after alliance with the rival power …
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