Jeremiah 37:21
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New American Standard Bible
Then 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.

King James Bible
Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

Darby Bible Translation
Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the guard, and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was spent. And Jeremiah abode in the court of the guard.

World English Bible
Then Zedekiah the king commanded, and they committed Jeremiah into the court of the guard; and they gave him daily a loaf of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city was spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king Zedekiah commandeth, and they commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, also to give to him a cake of bread daily from the bakers' street, till the consumption of all the bread of the city, and Jeremiah dwelleth in the court of the prison.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The prison - the watch (marginal reference).

Piece - literally, a circle, i. e., a round cake.

The bakers' street - It is usual in oriental towns for each trade to have a special place set apart for it. Compare Acts 10:6.

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Carried Captive into Babylon
In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem," to besiege the city. 2 Kings 25:1. The outlook for Judah was hopeless. "Behold, I am against thee," the Lord Himself declared through Ezekiel. "I the Lord have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath" it shall not return any more. . . . Every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." "I will pour out Mine indignation
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 17:6
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.

2 Kings 25:3
On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

Job 5:20
"In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,

Psalm 33:19
To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.

Isaiah 33:16
He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Jeremiah 32:2
Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

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