Jeremiah was going about his daily tasks[a] among the people, for he had not yet been put into the prison.(A) Pharaoh’s army had left Egypt,(B) and when the Chaldeans, who were besieging Jerusalem, heard the report, they withdrew from Jerusalem.

The word of the Lord came to the prophet Jeremiah:

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Footnotes

  1. 37:4 Lit was coming in and going out

Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.(A) Pharaoh’s army had marched out of Egypt,(B) and when the Babylonians[a] who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew(C) from Jerusalem.(D)

Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet:

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 37:5 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 8, 9, 13 and 14

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