My lord the king, [a]these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the Prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon, and he dieth for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.

10 Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the black Moor, saying, Take from hence thirty men [b]with thee, and take Jeremiah the Prophet out of the dungeon before he die.

11 So Ebed-Melech took the men with him, and went to the house of the king under the treasury, and took there old rotten rags, and old worn clouts, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.

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  1. Jeremiah 38:9 Hereby is declared that the Prophet found more favor at this stranger’s hands, than he did by all them of his country, which was to their great condemnation.
  2. Jeremiah 38:10 Hebrew, under thine hand.