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So Ebed-melech left the king’s house and spoke to the king, ‘My lord king, these men have acted wickedly in all they did to the prophet Jeremiah by throwing him into the cistern to die there of hunger, for there is no bread left in the city.’ 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian,[a] ‘Take three men with you from here, and pull the prophet Jeremiah up from the cistern before he dies.’

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  1. Jeremiah 38:10 Or Nubian; Heb Cushite

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