20 or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles.(A)

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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

27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a](A) eunuch,(B) an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:27 That is, from the southern Nile region

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