Jeremiah

Jeremiah

 
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  • So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to a room in the palace beneath the treasury, where he found some old rags and discarded clothing. He carried these to the cistern and lowered them to Jeremiah on a rope. - Jeremiah 38:11


  • Ebed-melech called down to Jeremiah, "Put these rags under your armpits to protect you from the ropes." Then when Jeremiah was ready, - Jeremiah 38:12


  • they pulled him out. So Jeremiah was returned to the courtyard of the guard--the palace prison--where he remained. - Jeremiah 38:13


  • One day King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah to meet him at the third entrance of the LORD's Temple. "I want to ask you something," the king said. "And don't try to hide the truth." - Jeremiah 38:14


  • Jeremiah said, "If I tell you the truth, you will kill me. And if I give you advice, you won't listen to me anyway." - Jeremiah 38:15


  • Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "The LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: If you surrender to Babylon, you and your family will live, and the city will not be burned. - Jeremiah 38:17


  • Jeremiah replied, "You won't be handed over to them if you choose to obey the LORD. Your life will be spared, and all will go well for you. - Jeremiah 38:20


  • Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "Don't tell anyone you told me this, or you will die! - Jeremiah 38:24


  • Sure enough, it wasn't long before the king's officials came to Jeremiah and asked him why the king had called for him. But Jeremiah followed the king's instructions, and they left without finding out the truth. No one had overheard the conversation between Jeremiah and the king. - Jeremiah 38:27


  • And Jeremiah remained a prisoner in the courtyard of the guard until the day Jerusalem was captured. - Jeremiah 38:28


  • King Nebuchadnezzar had told Nebuzaradan to find Jeremiah. - Jeremiah 39:11


  • sent messengers to bring Jeremiah out of the prison. They put him under the care of Gedaliah son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, who was to take him back to his home. So Jeremiah stayed in Judah among his own people. - Jeremiah 39:14


  • The LORD had given the following message to Jeremiah while he was still in prison: - Jeremiah 39:15


  • The LORD gave a message to Jeremiah after Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among the captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being sent to exile in Babylon. - Jeremiah 40:1


  • The captain of the guard called for Jeremiah and said, "The LORD your God has brought this disaster on this land, - Jeremiah 40:2


  • If you decide to stay, then return to Gedaliah son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan. He has been appointed governor of Judah by the king of Babylon. Stay there with the people he rules. But it's up to you; go wherever you like." Then Nebuzaradan gave Jeremiah some food and money and let him go. - Jeremiah 40:5


  • So Jeremiah returned to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah and lived in Judah with the few who were still left in the land. - Jeremiah 40:6
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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