40 Jeremiah hath license to go whither he will. 6 He dwelleth with the people that remain with Gedaliah.

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord after that Nebuzaradan the chief steward had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which were carried away captive unto Babel.

[a]And the chief steward took Jeremiah and said unto him, The Lord thy God hath pronounced this plague upon this place.

Now the Lord hath brought it, and done according as he hath said: because ye have [b]sinned against the Lord, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.

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  1. Jeremiah 40:2 From this second verse unto Jer. 42:7, it seemeth to be as a parenthesis, and separated matter: and there this story beginneth again, and this vision is declared what it was.
  2. Jeremiah 40:3 God moved this infidel to speak this to declare the great blindness and obstinacy of the Jews, which could not feel that which this heathen man confessed.

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