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Jeremiah Is Thrown into a Muddy Cistern

38 Shephatiah (son of Mattan), Gedaliah (son of Pashhur), Jucal (son of Shelemiah), and Pashhur (son of Malchiah) heard that Jeremiah was speaking to all the people. They heard Jeremiah say, “This is what the Lord says: Those who stay in this city will die in wars, famines, or plagues. But those who surrender to the Babylonians will live. They will escape with their lives.

“This is what the Lord says: This city will certainly be handed over to the army of the king of Babylon, and it will capture the city.”

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