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Jeremiah Decides to Remain in the Land

40 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh after Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard,[a] had let him go from Ramah, where he had been taken[b] bound in chains in the midst of all the exiles[c] of Jerusalem and Judah who were being deported to Babylon. And the captain of the guard[d] took Jeremiah and said to him, “Yahweh your God threatened this disaster to this place, and now he has brought it about,[e] and Yahweh has done just as[f] he threatened. Because you sinned against Yahweh and did not listen to his voice, so this thing has happened to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 40:1 Hebrew “guards”
  2. Jeremiah 40:1 Literally “at his taking him
  3. Jeremiah 40:1 Hebrew “exile”
  4. Jeremiah 40:2 Hebrew “guards”
  5. Jeremiah 40:3 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  6. Jeremiah 40:3 Literally “as that”

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