“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, (A)I set before you the way of life and the way of death. He who (B)remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but he who goes out and [a]defects to the Chaldeans who besiege you, he shall (C)live, and his life shall be as a prize to him. 10 For I have (D)set My face against this city for adversity and not for good,” says the Lord. (E)“It shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall (F)burn it with fire.” ’

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 21:9 Lit. falls away to