So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah with ropes into the cistern, which had no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.
Cross ReferencesActs 16:24
On receiving this order, he placed them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
He lifted me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps firm.
I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.
Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink; deliver me from my foes and out of the deep waters.
At that time, the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard, which was in the palace of the king of Judah.
So Jeremiah went into a cell in the dungeon and remained there a long time.
So King Zedekiah gave orders, and Jeremiah was placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread daily from the baker's street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.
and they pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.
All the women who remain in the palace of the king of Judah will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon, and those women will say: 'They misled you and overcame you--those trusted friends of yours. Your feet sank into the mire, and they deserted you.'"
They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones at me.
As for you, because of the blood of My covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah, by a false suggestion, is put into the dungeon of Malchiah.
7. Ebed-Melech, by suit, gets him some enlargement.
14. Upon secret conference, he counsels the king by yielding to save his life.
24. By the king's instructions he conceals the conference from the princes.
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