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18 Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, “What did I do wrong to you, or to your servants, or to this people, that you have put me in prison?[a] 19 And where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying,[b] ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you and against this land’? 20 Now then, my lord the king, please let my plea fall before you.[c] You must not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, so that I will not die there.”

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  1. Jeremiah 37:18 Literally “the house of the imprisonment”
  2. Jeremiah 37:19 Literally “to say”
  3. Jeremiah 37:20 Literally “to the face of you”