“When I went to the gate(A) of the city
    and took my seat in the public square,

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13 But when he reached the Benjamin Gate,(A) the captain of the guard, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, arrested him and said, “You are deserting to the Babylonians!”(B)

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But Ebed-Melek,(A) a Cushite,[a] an official[b](B) in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:7 Probably from the upper Nile region
  2. Jeremiah 38:7 Or a eunuch

10 The whole land, from Geba(A) to Rimmon,(B) south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up(C) high from the Benjamin Gate(D) to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate,(E) and from the Tower of Hananel(F) to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place.(G)

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