13 Then he took a member of the royal family and made a treaty(A) with him, putting him under oath.(B) He also carried away the leading men(C) of the land, 14 so that the kingdom would be brought low,(D) unable to rise again, surviving only by keeping his treaty. 15 But the king rebelled(E) against him by sending his envoys to Egypt(F) to get horses and a large army.(G) Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Will he break the treaty and yet escape?(H)

16 “‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, he shall die(I) in Babylon, in the land of the king who put him on the throne, whose oath he despised and whose treaty he broke.(J) 17 Pharaoh(K) with his mighty army and great horde will be of no help to him in war, when ramps(L) are built and siege works erected to destroy many lives.(M) 18 He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. Because he had given his hand in pledge(N) and yet did all these things, he shall not escape.

19 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: As surely as I live, I will repay him for despising my oath and breaking my covenant.(O)

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13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath(A) in God’s name. He became stiff-necked(B) and hardened his heart and would not turn to the Lord, the God of Israel.

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