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17 Then King Zedekiah had him brought to the palace. There he questioned him privately and asked him,[a] “Is there any message from the Lord?” Jeremiah answered, “Yes, there is.” Then he announced,[b] “You will be handed over to the king of Babylon.”[c]

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  1. Jeremiah 37:17 tn Heb “Then King Zedekiah sent and brought him, and the king asked him privately [or more literally, in secret] and said.”
  2. Jeremiah 37:17 tn Heb “Then he said.”
  3. Jeremiah 37:17 sn Jeremiah’s answer, even under duress, was the same that he had given Zedekiah earlier. (See Jer 34:3 and see the study note on 34:1 for the relative timing of these two incidents.)

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