Jeremiah 37:21
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New International Version
King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then Zedekiah - the court of the prison - Was contiguous to the king's house, where the prisoners could readily see their friends.

Give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street - From the public stores; which he received till all the provisions were spent.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

into the.

Jeremiah 32:2,8 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison...

Jeremiah 38:13,28 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison...

and that.

1 Kings 17:4-6 And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there...

Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem you from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

Psalm 33:18,19 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy...

Psalm 34:9,10 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him...

Psalm 37:3,19 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed...

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

until.

Jeremiah 38:9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon...

Jeremiah 52:6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city...

Deuteronomy 28:52-57 And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land...

2 Kings 25:3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

Lamentations 2:11,12,19,20 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

Lamentations 4:4,5,9,10 The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them...

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Thus.

Jeremiah 38:13,28 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison...

Jeremiah 39:14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan...

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church to God for him.

Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Acts 28:16,30 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard...

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner...

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Library
Zedekiah
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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 drank from the brook.

2 Kings 25:3
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.

Job 5:20
In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.

Psalm 33:18
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

Psalm 33:19
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

Isaiah 33:16
they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them.

Jeremiah 32:2
The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace of Judah.

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