1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
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 reign doth king Zedekiah son of Josiah instead of Coniah son of Jehoiakim whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had caused to reign in the land of Judah,
37:4 And Jeremiah is coming in and going out in the midst of the people, (and they have not put him in the prison-house),
37:5 and the force of Pharaoh hath come out of Egypt, and the Chaldeans, who are laying siege against Jerusalem, hear their report, and go up from off Jerusalem.
37:7 'Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Thus do ye say unto the king of Judah, who is sending you unto Me, to seek Me: Lo, the force of Pharaoh that is coming out to you for help hath turned back to its land, to Egypt,
37:8 and the Chaldeans have turned back, and fought against this city, and captured it, and burnt it with fire.
37:10 for though ye had smitten all the force of the Chaldeans who are fighting with you, and there were left of them wounded meneach in his tentthey rise, and have burnt this city with fire.'
37:11 ¶ And it hath come to pass, in the going up of the force of the Chaldeans from off Jerusalem, because of the force of Pharaoh,
37:12 that Jeremiah goeth out from Jerusalem to go [to] the land of Benjamin, to receive a portion thence in the midst of the people.
37:13 And it cometh to pass, he is at the gate of Benjamin, and there [is] a master of the wardand his name is Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiahand he catcheth Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 'Unto the Chaldeans thou art falling.'
37:14 And Jeremiah saith, 'FalsehoodI am not falling unto the Chaldeans;' and he hath not hearkened unto him, and Irijah layeth hold on Jeremiah, and bringeth him in unto the heads,
37:15 and the heads are wroth against Jeremiah, and have smitten him, and put him in the prison-housethe house of Jonathan the scribe, for it they had made for a prison-house.
37:16 ¶ When Jeremiah hath entered into the house of the dungeon, and unto the cells, then Jeremiah dwelleth there many days,
37:17 and the king Zedekiah sendeth, and taketh him, and the king asketh him in his house in secret, and saith, 'Is there a word from Jehovah?' And Jeremiah saith, 'There is,' and he saith, 'Into the hand of the king of Babylon thou art given.'
37:18 And Jeremiah saith unto the king Zedekiah, 'What have I sinned against thee, and against thy servants, and against this people, that ye have given me unto a prison-house?
37:19 And where [are] your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, The king of Babylon doth not come in against you, and against this land?
37:20 And now, hearken, I pray thee, my lord, O king, let my supplication fall, I pray thee, before thee, and cause me not to return [to] the house of Jonathan the scribe, that I die not there.'
37:21 And the king Zedekiah commandeth, and they commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, also to give to him a cake of bread daily from the bakers' street, till the consumption of all the bread of the city, and Jeremiah dwelleth in the court of the prison.
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