38 1 By the motion of the rulers Jeremiah is put into a dungeon.  14 At the request of Ebed-Melech the King commandeth Jeremiah to be brought forth of the dungeon. 17 Jeremiah showeth the King how he might escape death.

Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of [a]Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the people, saying,

Thus saith the Lord, He that remaineth in this city, shall die by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence: but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans, shall live: for he shall have his life for [b]a prey, and shall live.

Thus saith the Lord, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babel’s army, which shall take it.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:1 For Zedekiah had sent these to Jeremiah, to inquire at the Lord for the state of the country now when Nebuchadnezzar came, as Jer. 21:1.
  2. Jeremiah 38:2 Read Jer. 21:9 and 45:5.

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