1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The Egyptians having raised the siege of the Chaldeans, King Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to pray for the people. 6 Jeremiah prophesieth the Chaldeans' certain return and victory. 11 He is taken for a fugitive, beaten, and put in prison. 16 He assureth Zedekiah of the captivity. 18 Intreating for his liberty, he obtaineth some favour.
37:1 ¶ And Zedekiah son of Josiah, reigned as king, instead of Coniah son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, made king, in the land of Judah.
37:4 Now, Jeremiah, was coming in and going out in the midst of the people, for they had not put him into prison.
37:5 And, the force of Pharaoh, had come forth out of Egypt,and, when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard the tidings of them, they went up from Jerusalem.
37:7 Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Thus, shall ye say unto the king of Judah, who sent you unto me to enquire of me,Lo! the force of Pharaoh, which is coming out to you to help, is about to return to its own land, to Egypt;
37:8 Then will the Chaldeans come back, and fight against this city,and capture it, and burn it with fire.
37:10 For, though ye had smitten all the force of the Chaldeans who are fighting with you, and there had remained of them only desperately wounded, men, yet, every man in his tent, should have arisen and burnt this city, with fire.
37:11 ¶ Now it came to pass, when the army of the Chaldeans, had gone up, from Jerusalem,because of the force of Pharaoh,
37:12 then went forth Jeremiah out of Jerusalem, to go into the land of Benjamin,to receive a portion from thence in the midst of the people.
37:13 And so it came to pass, he, being in the gate of Benjamin, and there being there, a ward-master whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah son of Hananiah, that he seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Unto the Chaldeans, art thou, falling away!
37:14 Then said Jeremiah, False! I am not falling away unto the Chaldeans! Howbeit he hearkened not unto him,so Irijah seized Jeremiah, and brought him in unto the princes.
37:15 Then were the princes wroth, against Jeremiah, and smote him,and put him in prison, in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for, that, had they made the prison.
37:16 When Jeremiah had entered into the dungeon-house and into the cells, and Jeremiah, had remained there, many days,
37:17 then sent King Zedekiahand fetched him, and the king, asked him, in his own house, secretly, and said,Is, there a word from Yahweh? And Jeremiah said,There is, for (said he), Into the hand of the king of Babylon, shalt thou be delivered!
37:18 And Jeremiah said, unto King Zedekiah,What sin have I committed against thee, or, against thy servants, or, against this people, that ye have delivered me, up into prison?
37:19 Where, then are your prophets, who prophesied unto you, saying,The king of Babylon, shall not come, against you, nor against this land?
37:20 Now, therefore, hear, I beseech thee, O my lord the king,Let my supplication, I pray thee, fall prostrate before thee, and do not cause me to return unto the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there!
37:21 Then King Zedekiah gave command and they committed Jeremiah into the guard-court, and [said] that there should be given him a cake of bread daily, out of the bakers' street, until all the bread out of the city, should be spent. So Jeremiah remained, in the guard-court.
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