Jeremiah

Jeremiah

 
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  • Then Jeremiah took another scroll and dictated again to his secretary Baruch. He wrote everything that had been on the scroll King Jehoiakim had burned in the fire. Only this time, he added much more! - Jeremiah 36:32


  • But neither King Zedekiah nor his officials nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the LORD said through Jeremiah. - Jeremiah 37:2


  • Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the priest, son of Maaseiah, to ask Jeremiah, "Please pray to the LORD our God for us." - Jeremiah 37:3


  • Jeremiah had not yet been imprisoned, so he could come and go as he pleased. - Jeremiah 37:4


  • Then the LORD gave this message to Jeremiah: - Jeremiah 37:6


  • Jeremiah started to leave the city on his way to the land of Benjamin, to see the property he had bought. - Jeremiah 37:12


  • "That's not true!" Jeremiah protested. "I had no intention of doing any such thing." But Irijah wouldn't listen, and he took Jeremiah before the officials. - Jeremiah 37:14


  • They were furious with Jeremiah and had him flogged and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary. Jonathan's house had been converted into a prison. - Jeremiah 37:15


  • Jeremiah was put into a dungeon cell, where he remained for many days. - Jeremiah 37:16


  • Later King Zedekiah secretly requested that Jeremiah come to the palace, where the king asked him, "Do you have any messages from the LORD?" "Yes, I do!" said Jeremiah. "You will be defeated by the king of Babylon." - Jeremiah 37:17


  • Then Jeremiah asked the king, "What crime have I committed? What have I done against you, your officials, or the people that I should be imprisoned like this? - Jeremiah 37:18


  • So King Zedekiah commanded that Jeremiah not be returned to the dungeon. Instead, he was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace. The king also commanded that Jeremiah be given a loaf of fresh bread every day as long as there was any left in the city. So Jeremiah was put in the palace prison. - Jeremiah 37:21


  • Now Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jehucal* son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malkijah heard what Jeremiah had been telling the people. He was saying,1 - Jeremiah 38:1


  • So the officials took Jeremiah from his cell and lowered him by ropes into an empty cistern in the prison yard. It belonged to Malkijah, a member of the royal family. There was no water in the cistern, but there was a thick layer of mud at the bottom, and Jeremiah sank down into it. - Jeremiah 38:6


  • But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian,* an important palace official, heard that Jeremiah was in the cistern. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate,3 - Jeremiah 38:7


  • "My lord the king," he said, "these men have done a very evil thing in putting Jeremiah the prophet into the cistern. He will soon die of hunger, for almost all the bread in the city is gone." - Jeremiah 38:9


  • So the king told Ebed-melech, "Take along thirty of my men, and pull Jeremiah out of the cistern before he dies." - Jeremiah 38:10
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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