So about three thousand went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai,(A)

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“‘In this place I will ruin[a] the plans(A) of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies,(B) at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses(C) as food(D) to the birds and the wild animals.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 19:7 The Hebrew for ruin sounds like the Hebrew for jar (see verses 1 and 10).

After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah(A) king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague,(B) sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon(C) and to their enemies(D) who want to kill them.(E) He will put them to the sword;(F) he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’(G)

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