New American Standard Bible
The Rechabites’ Obedience
35 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of (A)Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying, 2 “Go to the house of the (B)Rechabites and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of the (C)chambers, and give them wine to drink.” 3 So I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons, and all the household of the Rechabites, 4 and I brought them into the house of the Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the (D)man of God, which was next to the chamber of the officials, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, (E)the doorkeeper. 5 Then I set before the [a]men of the house of the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, “(F)Drink wine!” 6 But they said, “We will not drink wine, for (G)Jonadab the son of (H)Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, ‘You shall (I)not drink wine, you or your sons, forever. 7 You shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed nor plant a vineyard, nor [b]own one; but you shall live in (J)tents all your days, so that you may live (K)many days [c]in the land where you (L)live as strangers.’ 8 And we have (M)obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, or our daughters, 9 nor to build ourselves houses to live in; and we (N)do not have a vineyard, a field, or seed. 10 But we have (O)lived only in tents, and have obeyed and have done according to all that our father (P)Jonadab commanded us. 11 However, when (Q)Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, ‘Come, and let’s (R)go to Jerusalem away from the army of the Chaldeans and the army of the Arameans.’ So we have lived in Jerusalem.”
12 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 13 “This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Go and say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, “(S)Will you not accept instruction by listening to My words?” declares the Lord. 14 “The (T)words of Jonadab the son of Rechab have been followed, which he commanded his sons: not to drink wine. And they do not drink wine to this day, for they have obeyed their father’s command. But I have spoken to you (U)again and again, yet you have (V)not listened to Me. 15 Also I have sent to you all My (W)servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: ‘(X)Turn now every person from his evil way and amend your deeds, and (Y)do not follow other gods to worship them. Then you will (Z)live in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not (AA)inclined your ear or listened to Me. 16 Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have (AB)followed the command of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’ 17 Therefore this is what the Lord says, the God of armies, the God of Israel: ‘Behold, (AC)I am bringing on Judah and on all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them; because I (AD)spoke to them but they did not listen, and I have called them but they did not answer.’”
18 Then Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, “This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Because you have (AE)obeyed the command of Jonadab your father, kept all his commands, and done according to all that he commanded you, 19 therefore this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “Jonadab the son of Rechab (AF)will not lack a man to (AG)stand before Me [d]always.”’”
Jeremiah’s Scroll Read in the Temple
36 In the (AH)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 “Take a [e](AI)scroll and write on it all the (AJ)words which I have spoken to you concerning (AK)Israel, Judah, and all the (AL)nations, from the (AM)day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day. 3 (AN)Perhaps the house of Judah will listen to all the disaster which I plan to carry out against them, so that every person will (AO)turn from his evil way; then I will (AP)forgive their wrongdoing and their sin.”
4 Then Jeremiah called (AQ)Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a [f](AR)scroll [g]at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord which He had spoken to him. 5 Jeremiah then commanded Baruch, saying, “I am [h](AS)restricted; I cannot go into the house of the Lord. 6 So you go and (AT)read from the scroll, which you have (AU)written [i]at my dictation, the words of the Lord [j]to the people at the Lord’s house on a day of (AV)fasting. And you shall also read them [k]to all the people of Judah who come from their cities. 7 (AW)Perhaps their pleading will [l]come before the Lord, and everyone will turn from his evil way; for (AX)great is the anger and the wrath that the Lord has pronounced against this people.” 8 So Baruch the son of Neriah acted in accordance with all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, (AY)reading from the book the words of the Lord in the Lord’s house.
9 Now in the (AZ)fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the (BA)ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who (BB)came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a (BC)fast before the Lord. 10 Then Baruch read to all the people from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord in the (BD)chamber of (BE)Gemariah the son of Shaphan the (BF)scribe, in the upper courtyard, at the (BG)entry of the New Gate of the Lord’s house.
11 Now when (BH)Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard all the words of the Lord from the book, 12 he went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there—(BI)Elishama the scribe, (BJ)Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, (BK)Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials. 13 And Micaiah (BL)declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read from the book to the people. 14 Then all the officials sent (BM)Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, who was the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, “Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read to the people and come.” So Baruch the son of Neriah (BN)took the scroll in his hand and came to them. 15 And they said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch (BO)read it to them. 16 When they had heard all the words, they turned in (BP)fear one to another. And they said to Baruch, “We will certainly (BQ)report all these words to the king.” 17 Then they asked Baruch, saying, “Tell us, please, (BR)how did you write all these words? Was it [m]at Jeremiah’s dictation?” 18 And Baruch said to them, “He (BS)dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.” 19 Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go, (BT)hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone know where you are.”
The Scroll Is Burned
20 So they came to the (BU)king in the courtyard, but they had deposited the scroll in the chamber of (BV)Elishama the scribe; and they reported all the words to the king. 21 Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi (BW)read it to the king as well as to all the officials who were standing beside the king. 22 Now the king was sitting in the (BX)winter house in the (BY)ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him. 23 And when Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and (BZ)threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all of the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier. 24 Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words did (CA)not tremble in fear, nor did they (CB)tear their garments. 25 Even though Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah (CC)urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them. 26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king’s son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to (CD)seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the (CE)Lord hid them.
The Scroll Is Replaced
27 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah after the king had (CF)burned the scroll and the words which (CG)Baruch had written [n]at the dictation of Jeremiah, saying, 28 “(CH)Take again another scroll and write on it all the previous words that were (CI)on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah burned. 29 And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘This is what the Lord says: “You have (CJ)burned this scroll, saying, ‘(CK)Why have you written on it [o]that the (CL)king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make mankind and animals disappear from it?’” 30 Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: “He shall have (CM)no one to sit on the throne of David, and his (CN)dead body shall be thrown out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night. 31 I will also (CO)punish him, his [p]descendants, and his servants for their wrongdoing, and I will (CP)bring on them and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the people of Judah all the disaster that I have declared to them—but they did not listen.”’”
32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch the son of Neriah, and he (CQ)wrote on it at the [q]dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and many [r]similar words were added to them.
Jeremiah Warns against Trust in Pharaoh
37 Now (CR)Zedekiah the son of Josiah whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had (CS)made king in the land of Judah, reigned as king in place of (CT)Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. 2 But (CU)neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the Lord which He spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.
3 Yet (CV)King Zedekiah sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and (CW)the priest Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “(CX)Please pray to the Lord our God in our behalf.” 4 Now Jeremiah was still coming and going among the people, for they had not yet (CY)put him in prison. 5 Meanwhile, (CZ)Pharaoh’s army had set out from Egypt; and when the Chaldeans who had been besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they (DA)withdrew from Jerusalem.
6 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 7 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: ‘(DB)This is what you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: “Behold, (DC)Pharaoh’s army, which has come out to help you, is going to return to its own land of Egypt. 8 Then the Chaldeans will (DD)return and fight against this city, and they will capture it and burn it with fire.”’ 9 This is what the Lord says: ‘Do not (DE)deceive yourselves, saying, “The Chaldeans will certainly go away from us,” for they will not go. 10 For (DF)even if you had defeated the entire army of Chaldeans who were fighting against you, and there were only wounded men left among them, each man in his tent, they would rise up and (DG)burn this city with fire.’”
11 Now it happened when the army of the Chaldeans had withdrawn from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh’s army, 12 that Jeremiah left Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin in order to (DH)take [s]possession of some property there among the people. 13 While he was at the (DI)Gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah was there; and he (DJ)arrested Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans!” 14 But Jeremiah said, “(DK)A lie! I am not deserting to the Chaldeans”; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials. 15 Then the officials were (DL)angry at Jeremiah and they beat him, and (DM)put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for they had made it into the prison. 16 For Jeremiah had come into the [t](DN)dungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Jeremiah stayed there many days.
17 Now King Zedekiah sent men and took him out; and in his palace the king (DO)secretly asked him and said, “Is there a (DP)word from the Lord?” And Jeremiah said, “There is!” Then he said, “You will be (DQ)handed over to the king of Babylon!” 18 Moreover, Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, “(DR)In what way have I sinned against you, or your servants, or this people, that you have put me in prison? 19 And (DS)where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The (DT)king of Babylon will not come against you or against this land’? 20 But now, please listen, my lord the king; please let my (DU)plea [u]come before you and do not make me return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, so that I will not die there.” 21 Then King Zedekiah gave a command, and they placed Jeremiah in custody in the (DV)courtyard of the guardhouse, and gave him a loaf of (DW)bread daily from the bakers’ street, until all the bread in the city was (DX)gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
Jeremiah Thrown into the Cistern
38 Now Shephatiah the son of Mattan, Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, Jucal the (DY)son of Shelemiah, and (DZ)Pashhur the son of Malchijah heard the words that Jeremiah was speaking to all the people, saying, 2 “This is what the Lord says: ‘Anyone who (EA)stays in this city will die by the (EB)sword, by famine, or by plague; but anyone who surrenders to the Chaldeans will live and have his own (EC)life as plunder, and stay alive.’ 3 This is what the Lord says: ‘This city will certainly be (ED)handed over to the army of the king of Babylon and he will capture it.’” 4 Then the (EE)officials said to the king, “Please have this man put to death, since he is [v](EF)discouraging the men of war who are left in this city and [w]all the people, by speaking words like these to them; for this man (EG)is not seeking the well-being of this people, but rather their harm.” 5 And King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your [x]hands; for the king (EH)can do nothing against you.” 6 So they took Jeremiah and threw him into the (EI)cistern of Malchijah the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only (EJ)mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud. 7 But (EK)Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a [y](EL)eunuch, while he was in the king’s palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the cistern. Now the king was sitting at the (EM)Gate of Benjamin; 8 and Ebed-melech went out from the king’s palace and spoke to the king, saying, 9 “My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have thrown into the cistern; and he will die right where he is because of the famine, for there is (EN)no more bread in the city.” 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, “Take thirty men from here [z]under your authority and bring Jeremiah the prophet up from the cistern before he dies.” 11 So Ebed-melech took the men under his [aa]authority and went into the king’s palace to a place beneath the storeroom, and took from there worn-out clothes and worn-out rags, and let them down by ropes into the cistern to Jeremiah. 12 Then Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, “Now put these worn-out clothes and rags under your armpits under the ropes”; and Jeremiah did so. 13 So they pulled Jeremiah out with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern, and Jeremiah stayed in the (EO)courtyard of the guardhouse.
Zedekiah Seeks an Answer from God
14 Then King Zedekiah (EP)sent word and [ab]had Jeremiah the prophet brought to him at the third entrance that is in the house of the Lord; and the king said to Jeremiah, “I am going to (EQ)ask you something; do not hide anything from me.” 15 And Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “(ER)If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.” 16 But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in (ES)secret, saying, “As the Lord lives, who made this [ac](ET)life for us, I certainly will not put you to death, nor will I hand you over to (EU)these men who are seeking your [ad]life.”
17 So Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “This is what the Lord (EV)God of armies, the (EW)God of Israel says: ‘If you will indeed (EX)surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, then [ae]you will live, this city will not be burned with fire, and you and your household will [af]survive. 18 But if you do (EY)not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, then this city (EZ)will be handed over to the Chaldeans; and they will burn it with fire, and (FA)you yourself will not escape from their hands.’” 19 Then King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “I am (FB)in fear of the Jews who have (FC)deserted to the Chaldeans, for they may hand me over to them, and they will (FD)abuse me.” 20 But Jeremiah said, “They will not turn you over. Please [ag](FE)obey the Lord in what I am saying to you, so that it may go (FF)well for you and [ah](FG)you may live. 21 But if you keep refusing to surrender, this is the word which the Lord has shown me: 22 ‘Behold, all of the (FH)women who have been left in the palace of the king of Judah are going to be brought out to the officers of the king of Babylon; and those women will say,
“[ai]Your close friends
Have misled and overpowered you;
While your feet were sunk in the mire,
They turned back.”
23 They are also going to bring out all your wives and your (FI)sons to the Chaldeans, and (FJ)you yourself will not escape from their hand, but will be seized by the hand of the king of Babylon, and (FK)this city will be burned with fire.’”
24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “Let no one know about these words, and you will not die. 25 But if the (FL)officials hear that I have talked with you and come to you and say to you, ‘Tell us now what you said to the king and what the king said to you; do not hide it from us and we will not put you to death,’ 26 then you are to say to them, ‘I was (FM)presenting my plea before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.’” 27 Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with all these words which the king had commanded; and they stopped speaking with him, since the [aj]conversation had not been overheard. 28 So Jeremiah (FN)stayed in the courtyard of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was captured.
39 [ak]Now when Jerusalem was captured [al](FO)in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it; 2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was (FP)breached. 3 Then all the (FQ)officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the (FR)Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the [am]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [an]Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon. 4 And when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they (FS)fled and left the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate (FT)between the two walls; and he went out toward the [ao]Arabah. 5 But the army of the (FU)Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the (FV)plains of Jericho; and they took him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at (FW)Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he [ap]passed sentence on him. 6 Then the (FX)king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah (FY)before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slaughtered all the (FZ)nobles of Judah. 7 He then (GA)blinded Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in (GB)shackles of bronze to bring him to (GC)Babylon. 8 The Chaldeans also (GD)burned the king’s palace and the houses of the people with fire, and they (GE)tore down the walls of Jerusalem. 9 And as for the rest of the people who were left in the city, the (GF)deserters who had deserted to him and (GG)the rest of the people who remained, (GH)Nebuzaradan the (GI)captain of the bodyguard took them into exile in Babylon. 10 But some of the (GJ)poorest people, who had nothing, (GK)Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields [aq]at that time.
11 Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave orders regarding (GL)Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying, 12 “Take him and [ar]look after him, and (GM)do not do anything harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you.” 13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent word, along with Nebushazban the [as]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [at]Rab-mag, and all the leading officers of the king of Babylon; 14 they even sent word and (GN)took Jeremiah out of the courtyard of the guardhouse and entrusted him to (GO)Gedaliah, the son of (GP)Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.
15 Now the word of the Lord had come to Jeremiah while he was (GQ)confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse, saying, 16 “Go and speak to (GR)Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, ‘This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to bring My words on this city (GS)for disaster and not for [au]prosperity; and they will (GT)take place before you on that day. 17 But I will (GU)save you on that day,” declares the Lord, “and you will not be handed over to the men of whom you are afraid. 18 For I will assuredly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own (GV)life as plunder, because you have (GW)trusted in Me,” declares the Lord.’”
Jeremiah Remains in Judah
40 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after (GX)Nebuzaradan captain of the bodyguard had released him from (GY)Ramah, when he had taken him bound in (GZ)chains among all the exiles of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon. 2 Now the captain of the bodyguard had taken Jeremiah and said to him, “The (HA)Lord your God promised this disaster against this place; 3 and the Lord has brought it and done just as He promised. Because you people (HB)sinned against the Lord and did not listen to His voice, this thing has happened to you. 4 But now, behold, I am (HC)setting you free today from the chains that are on your hands. If [av]you would prefer to come with me to Babylon, come along, and I will [aw]look after you; but if [ax]you would prefer not to come with me to Babylon, [ay]do not come. Look, the (HD)whole land is before you; go wherever it seems good and right for you to go.” 5 As [az]Jeremiah was still not going back, [ba]he said, “Go on back then to (HE)Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has (HF)appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people; or else go anywhere it seems right for you to go.” So the captain of the bodyguard gave him a (HG)ration and a (HH)gift, and let him go. 6 Then Jeremiah went to (HI)Mizpah to (HJ)Gedaliah the son of Ahikam and stayed with him among the people who were left in the land.
7 (HK)Now all the commanders of the forces that were in the field, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam over the land, and that he had put him in charge of the men, women, and [bb]children, those of the (HL)poorest of the land who had not been exiled to Babylon. 8 So they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah, along with (HM)Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, (HN)Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, the sons of Ephai the (HO)Netophathite, and (HP)Jezaniah the son of the (HQ)Maacathite, both they and their men. 9 Then Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, (HR)swore to them and to their men, saying, “(HS)Do not be afraid of serving the Chaldeans; stay in the land and serve the king of Babylon, so that it may go well for you. 10 Now as for me, behold, I am going to stay in Mizpah to (HT)stand for you before the Chaldeans who come to us; but as for you, (HU)gather wine, (HV)summer fruit, and oil, and put them in your storage vessels, and live in your cities that you have taken over.” 11 Likewise, also all the Jews who were in (HW)Moab and among the sons of (HX)Ammon and in (HY)Edom, and who were in all the other countries, heard that the king of Babylon had [bc]left a remnant for Judah, and that he had appointed over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan. 12 Then all the Jews (HZ)returned from all the places to which they had been scattered and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruit in great abundance.
13 Now Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were in the field came to Gedaliah at Mizpah, 14 and said to him, “Are you well aware that Baalis the king of the sons of (IA)Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life?” But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam did not believe them. 15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke secretly to Gedaliah in Mizpah, saying, “(IB)Let me go and kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no one will know! Why should he (IC)take your life, so that all the Jews who are gathered to you would be scattered and the (ID)remnant of Judah would perish?” 16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, “(IE)Do not do this thing, for you are telling a lie about Ishmael.”
Gedaliah Is Murdered
41 (IF)Now in the seventh month (IG)Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal [bd]family and one of the chief officers of the king, along with ten men, came to Mizpah to (IH)Gedaliah the son of Ahikam. While they (II)were eating bread together there in Mizpah, 2 Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the ten men who were with him rose up, and (IJ)struck and killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the sword and (IK)put to death the one (IL)whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the land. 3 Ishmael also struck and killed all the Jews who were with him, that is with Gedaliah in Mizpah, and the Chaldeans who were found there, the men of war.
4 Now it happened on the [be]next day after the killing of Gedaliah, when no one knew about it, 5 that eighty men (IM)came from (IN)Shechem, from (IO)Shiloh, and from (IP)Samaria with (IQ)their beards shaved off, their clothes torn, and [bf]their bodies (IR)gashed, having grain offerings and incense in their hands to bring to the (IS)house of the Lord. 6 Then Ishmael the son of Nethaniah left Mizpah to meet them, (IT)weeping as he went; and as he met them, he said to them, “Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam!” 7 Yet it turned out that as soon as they came inside the city, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and the men who were with him (IU)slaughtered them and threw them into the cistern. 8 But ten men who were found among them said to Ishmael, “Do not put us to death, for we have (IV)supplies of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the field.” So he refrained and did not put them to death along with their companions.
9 Now as for the cistern where Ishmael had thrown all the bodies of the men whom he had struck and killed [bg]because of Gedaliah, it was the (IW)one that King Asa had constructed on (IX)account of Baasha, king of Israel; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with the dead. 10 Then Ishmael took captive all the (IY)remnant of the people who were in Mizpah, the (IZ)king’s daughters and all the people who were left in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had put in the custody of Gedaliah the son of Ahikam. Ishmael the son of Nethaniah took them captive and proceeded to cross over to the sons of (JA)Ammon.
Johanan Rescues the People
11 But Johanan the son of Kareah and all the (JB)commanders of the forces that were with him heard about all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done. 12 So they took all the men and went to (JC)fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and they found him by the (JD)large [bh]pool that is in Gibeon. 13 Now as soon as all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him, they were joyful. 14 So all the people whom Ishmael had taken captive from Mizpah turned around and came back, and went to Johanan the son of Kareah. 15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah (JE)escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the sons of Ammon. 16 Then Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him took from Mizpah (JF)all the remnant of the people whom he had [bi]recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, after he had struck and killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, that is, the men who were [bj]soldiers, the women, the [bk]children, and the high officials, whom he had brought back from Gibeon. 17 And they went and stayed in [bl](JG)Geruth Chimham, which is beside Bethlehem, in order to (JH)proceed into Egypt 18 because of the Chaldeans; for they were (JI)afraid of them, since Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had struck and killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom (JJ)the king of Babylon had appointed over the land.
Warning against Going to Egypt
42 Then all the commanders of the forces, (JK)Johanan the son of Kareah, Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people (JL)from the small to the great approached 2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Please let our (JM)pleading [bm]come before you, and (JN)pray for us to the Lord your God for all this remnant—since we have been left only a (JO)few out of many, just as your own eyes now see us— 3 that the Lord your God will tell us the (JP)way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.” 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard you. Behold, I am going to (JQ)pray to the Lord your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole [bn]message which the (JR)Lord gives you as an answer. I will (JS)not withhold a word from you.” 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the (JT)Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with the whole [bo]message with which the Lord your God will send you to us. 6 Whether it is [bp]pleasant or [bq]unpleasant, we will (JU)listen to the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go (JV)well for us when we listen to the voice of the Lord our God.”
7 Now at the (JW)end of ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah. 8 Then he called for Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him, and for all the people from the small to the great, 9 and said to them, “This is what the Lord (JX)says, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your plea before Him: 10 ‘If you will indeed stay in this land, then I will (JY)build you up and not tear you down, and I will plant you and not uproot you; for I [br]will (JZ)relent of the disaster that I have inflicted on you. 11 (KA)Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Lord, ‘for (KB)I am with you to save you and rescue you from his hand. 12 I will also show you compassion, so that (KC)he will have compassion on you and restore you to your own soil. 13 But if you are going to say, “We will (KD)not stay in this land,” so as not to listen to the voice of the Lord your God, 14 saying, “No, but we will (KE)go to the land of Egypt, where we will not see war, or (KF)hear the sound of a trumpet, or hunger for bread, and we will stay there”; 15 then [bs]in that case listen to the word of the Lord, you remnant of Judah. This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “If you really set your [bt]minds to enter (KG)Egypt and go in to reside there, 16 then the (KH)sword, of which you are afraid, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow closely after you there in Egypt, and you will die there. 17 So all the people who set their [bu]minds to go to Egypt to reside there will die by the (KI)sword, by famine, or by plague; and they will (KJ)have no refugees or survivors from the disaster that I am going to bring on them.”’”
18 For this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “As My (KK)anger and wrath have gushed out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will gush out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a (KL)curse, an object of horror, [bv]an imprecation, and a disgrace; and (KM)you will not see this place again.” 19 The Lord has spoken to you, you remnant of Judah, “Do not (KN)go to Egypt!” You (KO)know for certain that I have (KP)admonished you today. 20 For you have only [bw](KQ)deceived yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the Lord your God, saying, “Pray for us to the Lord our God; and whatever the Lord our God says, tell us so, and we will do it.” 21 So I have (KR)told you today, but you have (KS)not [bx]obeyed the Lord your God in whatever He has sent me to tell you. 22 And now you shall know for certain that you will (KT)die by the sword, by famine, or by plague in the (KU)place where you desire to go to reside.
In Egypt Jeremiah Warns of Judgment
43 But as soon as Jeremiah, whom the Lord their God had sent to them, had (KV)finished telling all the people all the words of the Lord their God—that is, all these words— 2 Azariah the (KW)son of Hoshaiah, Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, “You are (KX)telling a lie! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You are not to enter Egypt to reside there’; 3 but (KY)Baruch the son of Neriah is inciting you against us in order to hand us over to the Chaldeans, so they will put us to death or exile us to Babylon!” 4 So (KZ)Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces, and all the people, (LA)did not obey the voice of the Lord to (LB)stay in the land of Judah. 5 Instead, Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces took the (LC)entire remnant of Judah who had returned from all the nations to which they had been scattered, in order to reside in the land of Judah— 6 the men, the women, the [by]children, the (LD)king’s daughters, and (LE)every person whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam [bz]and grandson of Shaphan, together with (LF)Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah— 7 and they entered the land of Egypt (for they did not obey the voice of the Lord) and went in as far as (LG)Tahpanhes.
8 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in (LH)Tahpanhes, saying, 9 “Take some large stones in your [ca]hands and hide them in the [cb]mortar in the brick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh’s [cc]palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of [cd]some of the Jews; 10 and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to send men and get (LI)My servant (LJ)Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and I am going to set his throne over these stones that I have hidden; and he will spread his [ce](LK)canopy over them. 11 He will also come and (LL)strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and (LM)those for the sword to the sword. 12 And [cf]I shall set fire to the temples of the (LN)gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will [cg](LO)wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd [ch]wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely. 13 He will also smash to pieces the [ci]obelisks of [cj]Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt; and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire.”’”
Conquest of Egypt Predicted
44 The word that came to Jeremiah for all the Jews living in the land of Egypt, those who were living in (LP)Migdol, (LQ)Tahpanhes, (LR)Memphis, and the land of (LS)Pathros, saying, 2 “This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘You yourselves have seen all the disaster that I have brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are in (LT)ruins and no one lives in them, 3 (LU)because of their wickedness which they committed to (LV)provoke Me to anger by continuing to (LW)burn [ck]sacrifices and to (LX)serve other gods whom they had not known, neither they, you, nor your fathers. 4 Yet I (LY)sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying, “Oh, do not do this (LZ)abominable thing which I hate.” 5 But (MA)they did not listen or incline their ears to turn from their wickedness, so as not to burn [cl]sacrifices to other gods. 6 Therefore My (MB)wrath and My anger gushed out and burned in the (MC)cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become ruins and a (MD)desolation as it is this day. 7 Now then, this is what the Lord God of armies, the God of Israel says: “Why are you (ME)doing great harm to yourselves, to (MF)eliminate from yourselves man and woman, child and infant from among Judah, leaving yourselves without a remnant, 8 (MG)provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, (MH)burning [cm]sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt where you are entering to reside, so that you may be eliminated and become a (MI)curse and a disgrace among all the nations of the earth? 9 Have you forgotten the (MJ)wickedness of your fathers, the wickedness of the kings of Judah and the wickedness of their wives, your own wickedness and the wickedness of your wives, which they committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 10 Yet they (MK)have not become [cn]contrite even to this day, nor have they feared, nor (ML)walked in My Law or My statutes, which I placed before you and before your fathers.”’
11 “Therefore this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Behold, I am going to (MM)set My face against you for a disaster, even to eliminate all Judah. 12 And I will (MN)take away the remnant of Judah who have set their [co]minds on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all [cp](MO)meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword or meet their end by famine. From the small to the great, they will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a (MP)curse, an object of horror, [cq]an imprecation, and a disgrace. 13 And I will (MQ)punish those who live in the land of Egypt, just as I have punished Jerusalem, with the sword, with famine, and with plague. 14 So there will be (MR)no survivor or refugee for the remnant of Judah who have entered the land of Egypt to reside there and then to return to the land of Judah, to which they are [cr](MS)longing to return to live; for none will (MT)return except a few refugees.’”
15 Then (MU)all the men who were aware that their wives were burning [cs]sacrifices to other gods, along with all the women who were standing by, as a large assembly, [ct]including all the people who were living in Pathros in the land of Egypt, responded to Jeremiah, saying, 16 “As for the [cu](MV)message that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, (MW)we are not going to listen to you! 17 But we will certainly (MX)carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, [cv]by burning [cw]sacrifices to the (MY)queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as (MZ)we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings, and our leaders did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had (NA)plenty of [cx]food and were well off and saw no [cy]misfortune. 18 But since we stopped burning [cz]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have (NB)lacked everything, and have met our end by the sword and by famine.” 19 “And,” said the women, “when we were (NC)burning [da]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and [db]pouring out drink offerings to her, was it (ND)without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes [dc]in her image, and poured out drink offerings to her?”
Disaster for the Jews
20 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men and women—even to all the people who were giving him such an answer—saying, 21 “As for the [dd](NE)smoking sacrifices that you burned in the cities of Judah and in the (NF)streets of Jerusalem, you and your forefathers, your kings and your leaders, and the people of the land, did the Lord not (NG)remember them, and did all of this not come into His [de]mind? 22 So the Lord was (NH)no longer able to endure it, (NI)because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; so your land has become a (NJ)place of ruins, an object of horror, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day. 23 Since you have burned [df]sacrifices and have sinned against the Lord and (NK)not obeyed the voice of the Lord nor (NL)walked in His Law, His statutes, or His testimonies, therefore this (NM)disaster has happened to you, as it has this day.”
24 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, “(NN)Hear the word of the Lord, all Judah who are (NO)in the land of Egypt! 25 This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel [dg]says: ‘As for you and your wives, you have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled it with your hands, saying, “We will (NP)certainly perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn [dh]sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her.” (NQ)By all means fulfill your vows, and be sure to perform your vows!’ 26 [di]In return, hear the word of the Lord, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt: ‘Behold, I have (NR)sworn by My great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that My name shall (NS)never be invoked again by the mouth of anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, “(NT)As the Lord [dj]God lives.” 27 Behold, I am watching over them (NU)for harm and not for good, and (NV)all the people of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will [dk]meet their end by the sword or by famine until they [dl]are completely gone. 28 (NW)Those who escape the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah [dm](NX)few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know (NY)whose word will stand, Mine or theirs. 29 And this will be the (NZ)sign to you,’ declares the Lord, ‘that I am going to punish you in this place, so that you may know that (OA)My words will assuredly stand against you for harm.’ 30 This is what the Lord says: ‘Behold, I am going to hand (OB)Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt over to his enemies, to those who seek his life, just as I handed (OC)Zedekiah king of Judah over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who was his enemy and was seeking his life.’”
Message to Baruch
45 This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to (OD)Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had (OE)written these words in a book [dn]at Jeremiah’s dictation, in the (OF)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying: 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says to you, Baruch: 3 ‘You said, “Oh, woe to me! For the Lord has added grief to my pain; I am (OG)weary with my groaning and have found no rest.”’ 4 This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: “Behold, (OH)what I have built I am going to tear down, and what I have planted I am going to uproot, that is, all the people of the land.” 5 But as for you, are you (OI)seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to (OJ)bring disaster on all flesh,’ declares the Lord, ‘but I will (OK)give your life to you as plunder in all the places where you may go.’”
Defeat of Pharaoh Foretold
46 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet (OL)concerning the nations.
2 To (OM)Egypt, concerning the army of (ON)Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at (OO)Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the (OP)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
3 “(OQ)Set up the [do]buckler and shield,
And advance to the battle!
4 Harness the horses,
And [dp]mount the steeds,
Take your stand with helmets on!
(OR)Polish the spears,
Put on the (OS)coats of armor!
5 Why have I seen it?
They are terrified,
They are (OT)retreating,
And their (OU)warriors are defeated
And have taken refuge in flight,
Without facing back.
[dq](OV)Terror is on every side!”
Declares the Lord.
6 Let not the (OW)swift man flee,
Nor the warrior escape.
In the north beside the river Euphrates
They have (OX)stumbled and fallen.
7 Who is this that (OY)rises like the Nile,
Like the rivers whose waters surge?
8 Egypt rises like the Nile,
And like the rivers whose waters surge;
And He has said, “I will (OZ)rise and cover that land;
I will (PA)destroy the city and its inhabitants.”
9 Go up, you horses, and [dr](PB)drive wildly, you chariots,
So that the warriors may [ds]march forward:
[dt]Cush and [du](PC)Put, who handle the shield,
And the [dv](PD)Lydians, who handle and bend the bow.
10 For (PE)that day belongs to the Lord [dw]God of armies,
A day of (PF)vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes;
And the (PG)sword will devour and be satisfied,
And [dx]drink its fill of their blood;
For there will be a (PH)slaughter for the Lord [dy]God of armies,
In the land of the north at the river Euphrates.
11 Go (PI)up to Gilead and obtain balm,
(PJ)Virgin daughter of Egypt!
You have used many [dz]remedies in vain;
There is (PK)no healing for you.
12 The nations have heard of your (PL)shame,
And the earth is full of your (PM)cry of distress;
For one (PN)warrior has stumbled over [ea]another,
And both of them have fallen down together.
14 “Declare in Egypt and proclaim in (PQ)Migdol,
Proclaim also in Memphis and (PR)Tahpanhes;
Say, ‘Take your stand and get yourself ready,
For the (PS)sword has devoured those around you.’
15 Why have your (PT)powerful ones been cut down?
They do not stand because the Lord has (PU)thrust them away.
16 They have repeatedly (PV)stumbled;
Indeed, they have fallen, one against another.
Then they said, ‘Get up, and (PW)let’s go back
To our own people and our native land,
Away from the [ec](PX)sword of the oppressor!’
17 [ed]They shouted there, ‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is nothing but (PY)a big noise;
He has let the appointed time pass by!’
18 As I live,” declares the (PZ)King,
Whose name is the Lord of armies,
“One certainly shall come who is like (QA)Tabor among the mountains,
Or like (QB)Carmel by the sea.
19 Make your baggage ready for (QC)exile,
(QD)Daughter living in Egypt,
For (QE)Memphis will become a desolation;
It will be destroyed and [ee]deprived of inhabitants.
20 Egypt is a pretty (QF)heifer,
But a [ef]horsefly is coming (QG)from the north—it is coming!
21 Also her (QH)mercenaries in her midst
Are like fattened (QI)calves,
For they too have turned away and have fled together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their disaster has come upon them,
The time of their (QJ)punishment.
22 Its sound moves along like a serpent;
For they move on [eg]like an army
And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
23 They have cut down her (QK)forest,” declares the Lord;
“Certainly it will no longer be found,
Even though [eh]they are more numerous than (QL)locusts
And are without number.
24 The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame,
Turned over to the [ei]power of the (QM)people of the north.”
25 The Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to punish Amon of (QN)Thebes, and (QO)Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her (QP)gods and her kings, indeed, Pharaoh and those who (QQ)trust in him. 26 I shall hand them over to those who are (QR)seeking their lives, that is, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to his [ej]officers. (QS)Afterward, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old,” declares the Lord.
27 “But as for you, Jacob My servant, (QT)do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, Israel!
For, see, I am going to (QU)save you from far away,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob will return and be (QV)undisturbed
And secure, with no one making him afraid.
28 Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord,
“For (QW)I am with you.
For I will make a complete destruction of all the nations
Where I have driven you,
Yet I will (QX)not make a complete destruction of you;
But I will (QY)correct you properly
And by no means leave you unpunished.”
Prophecy against Philistia
“Behold, waters are going to rise from (RB)the north
And become an overflowing torrent,
And (RC)overflow the land and everything that is in it,
The city and those who live in it;
And the people will (RD)cry out,
And every inhabitant of the land will wail.
3 Because of the noise of the [el](RE)galloping hoofs of his [em]stallions,
The roar of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels,
The fathers have not turned back for their children,
Because of the debility of their hands,
4 Because of the day that is coming
To (RF)destroy all the Philistines,
To eliminate from (RG)Tyre and Sidon
Every surviving ally;
For the Lord is going to destroy the Philistines,
The remnant of the coastland of (RH)Caphtor.
5 (RI)Baldness has come upon Gaza;
(RJ)Ashkelon has been destroyed.
Remnant of their valley,
How long will you (RK)gash yourself?
6 Ah, (RL)sword of the Lord,
How long will you not be quiet?
Withdraw into your sheath;
Rest and stay still.
7 How can [en]it be quiet,
When the Lord has (RM)given it an order?
Against Ashkelon and against the sea shore—
There He has (RN)summoned it.”
- Jeremiah 35:5 Lit sons
- Jeremiah 35:7 Lit shall it be to you
- Jeremiah 35:7 Lit on the face of the
- Jeremiah 35:19 Lit all the days
- Jeremiah 36:2 Lit scroll of a book
- Jeremiah 36:4 Lit scroll of a book
- Jeremiah 36:4 Lit from the mouth of
- Jeremiah 36:5 Lit restrained
- Jeremiah 36:6 Lit from my mouth
- Jeremiah 36:6 Lit in the ears of, and so throughout this ch
- Jeremiah 36:6 Lit in the ears of, and so throughout this ch
- Jeremiah 36:7 Lit fall
- Jeremiah 36:17 Lit from his mouth
- Jeremiah 36:27 Lit from his mouth
- Jeremiah 36:29 Lit saying
- Jeremiah 36:31 Lit seed
- Jeremiah 36:32 Lit from his mouth
- Jeremiah 36:32 Lit like those
- Jeremiah 37:12 Or part in a dividing
- Jeremiah 37:16 Lit house of the cistern-pit
- Jeremiah 37:20 Lit fall
- Jeremiah 38:4 Lit making slack the hands of
- Jeremiah 38:4 Lit the hands of all
- Jeremiah 38:5 Lit hand
- Jeremiah 38:7 Or high official
- Jeremiah 38:10 Lit in your hand
- Jeremiah 38:11 Lit hand
- Jeremiah 38:14 Lit took Jeremiah the prophet to him
- Jeremiah 38:16 Lit soul
- Jeremiah 38:16 Lit soul
- Jeremiah 38:17 Lit your soul
- Jeremiah 38:17 Lit live
- Jeremiah 38:20 Lit listen to the voice of
- Jeremiah 38:20 Lit your soul
- Jeremiah 38:22 Lit The men of your peace
- Jeremiah 38:27 Lit word
- Jeremiah 39:1 Ch 38:28b in Heb
- Jeremiah 39:1 Ch 39:1 in Heb
- Jeremiah 39:3 I.e., chief official
- Jeremiah 39:3 I.e., title of a high official
- Jeremiah 39:4 I.e., Jordan valley
- Jeremiah 39:5 Lit spoke judgments with
- Jeremiah 39:10 Lit on that day
- Jeremiah 39:12 Lit set your eyes on
- Jeremiah 39:13 I.e., chief official
- Jeremiah 39:13 I.e., title of a high official
- Jeremiah 39:16 Lit good
- Jeremiah 40:4 Lit it is good in your eyes
- Jeremiah 40:4 Lit set my eyes on
- Jeremiah 40:4 Lit it is evil in your eyes
- Jeremiah 40:4 Lit refrain
- Jeremiah 40:5 Lit he
- Jeremiah 40:5 I.e., Nebuzaradan
- Jeremiah 40:7 Lit infants
- Jeremiah 40:11 Lit given
- Jeremiah 41:1 Lit seed
- Jeremiah 41:4 Or second
- Jeremiah 41:5 Lit having cut themselves
- Jeremiah 41:9 Lit by the hand of
- Jeremiah 41:12 Lit waters
- Jeremiah 41:16 Lit brought back
- Jeremiah 41:16 Lit men of war
- Jeremiah 41:16 Lit infants
- Jeremiah 41:17 Or the lodging place of Chimham
- Jeremiah 42:2 Lit fall
- Jeremiah 42:4 Lit word
- Jeremiah 42:5 Lit word
- Jeremiah 42:6 Lit good
- Jeremiah 42:6 Lit evil
- Jeremiah 42:10 Or shall have changed my mind about
- Jeremiah 42:15 Lit now therefore
- Jeremiah 42:15 Lit face
- Jeremiah 42:17 Lit face
- Jeremiah 42:18 Lit a curse-formula
- Jeremiah 42:20 Or acted errantly in your souls
- Jeremiah 42:21 Lit listened to the voice of
- Jeremiah 43:6 Lit infants
- Jeremiah 43:6 Lit the son
- Jeremiah 43:9 Lit hand
- Jeremiah 43:9 Or clay floor
- Jeremiah 43:9 Lit house
- Jeremiah 43:9 Lit men
- Jeremiah 43:10 Or carpet
- Jeremiah 43:12 Some ancient versions He will set
- Jeremiah 43:12 Or delouse the land
- Jeremiah 43:12 Or delouses his garment
- Jeremiah 43:13 Or stone pillars
- Jeremiah 43:13 Heb Beth-shemesh; i.e., the house of the sun-god
- Jeremiah 44:3 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:5 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:8 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:10 Lit crushed
- Jeremiah 44:12 Lit faces
- Jeremiah 44:12 Lit be finished
- Jeremiah 44:12 Lit a curse-formula
- Jeremiah 44:14 Lit lifting up their soul
- Jeremiah 44:15 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:15 Lit and
- Jeremiah 44:16 Lit word
- Jeremiah 44:17 Or so as to burn
- Jeremiah 44:17 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:17 Lit bread
- Jeremiah 44:17 Lit evil
- Jeremiah 44:18 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:19 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:19 Lit to pour
- Jeremiah 44:19 Lit to make an image of her
- Jeremiah 44:21 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:21 Lit heart
- Jeremiah 44:23 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:25 Lit says, saying
- Jeremiah 44:25 Or incense
- Jeremiah 44:26 Lit Therefore
- Jeremiah 44:26 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
- Jeremiah 44:27 Lit be finished
- Jeremiah 44:27 Lit come to an end
- Jeremiah 44:28 Lit men of number
- Jeremiah 45:1 Lit from the mouth of Jeremiah
- Jeremiah 46:3 I.e., small shield
- Jeremiah 46:4 Or go up, you horsemen
- Jeremiah 46:5 Heb Magor-missabib i.e., Terror is on every side
- Jeremiah 46:9 Lit act like madmen
- Jeremiah 46:9 Lit go forth
- Jeremiah 46:9 Or Ethiopia
- Jeremiah 46:9 I.e., Libya (or Somaliland)
- Jeremiah 46:9 Heb Ludim
- Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
- Jeremiah 46:10 Lit be saturated with
- Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
- Jeremiah 46:11 Lit healings
- Jeremiah 46:12 Lit warrior
- Jeremiah 46:13 Lit word
- Jeremiah 46:16 Lit oppressing sword
- Jeremiah 46:17 Some ancient versions Call the name of Pharaoh a big noise
- Jeremiah 46:19 Lit without
- Jeremiah 46:20 Or possibly mosquito
- Jeremiah 46:22 Or in force
- Jeremiah 46:23 I.e., trees of the forest, the Egyptians
- Jeremiah 46:24 Lit hand
- Jeremiah 46:26 Lit servants
- Jeremiah 47:1 Lit struck
- Jeremiah 47:3 Lit stamping of the
- Jeremiah 47:3 Lit mighty ones
- Jeremiah 47:7 Lit you