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Jeremiah is Arrested and Imprisoned

38 Mattan’s son Shephatiah, Pashhur’s son Gedaliah, Shelemiah’s son Jucal, and Malchijah’s son Pashhur heard the words that Jeremiah was speaking to all the people: “This is what the Lord says: ‘Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague, but the one who goes over to the Chaldeans will live. His life will be spared,[a] and he will live.’ This is what the Lord says: ‘This city will surely be given to the army of the king of Babylon, and he will capture it.’”

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  1. Jeremiah 38:2 Lit. He will have his life as a spoil of war

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