Jeremiah 37:8
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New International Version
Then the Babylonians will return and attack this city; they will capture it and burn it down.'

King James Bible
And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.

World English Bible
The Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city; and they shall take it, and burn it with fire.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Chaldeans have turned back, and fought against this city, and captured it, and burnt it with fire.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Pharaoh's army - shall return to Egypt - They were defeated by the Chaldeans; and, not being hearty in the cause, returned immediately to Egypt, leaving Nebuchadnezzar unmolested to recommence the siege.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 32:29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses...

Jeremiah 34:21,22 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life...

Jeremiah 38:23 So they shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans: and you shall not escape out of their hand...

Jeremiah 39:2-8 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up...

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
Jeremiah 21:4
This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am about to turn against you the weapons of war that are in your hands, which you are using to fight the king of Babylon and the Babylonians who are outside the wall besieging you. And I will gather them inside this city.

Jeremiah 32:29
The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods.

Jeremiah 34:2
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.

Jeremiah 34:22
I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take it and burn it down. And I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."

Jeremiah 37:10
Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down."

Jeremiah 38:18
But if you will not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, this city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians and they will burn it down; you yourself will not escape from them.'"

Jeremiah 38:23
"All your wives and children will be brought out to the Babylonians. You yourself will not escape from their hands but will be captured by the king of Babylon; and this city will be burned down."

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