Jeremiah 38

  1 H8203 Then Shephatiah H1121 the son H4977 of Mattan, H1436 and Gedaliah H1121 the son H6583 of Pashur, H3116 and Jucal H1121 the son H8018 of Shelemiah, H6583 and Pashur H1121 the son H4441 of Malchiah, H8085 [H8799] heard H1697 the words H3414 that Jeremiah H1696 [H8764] had spoken H5971 to all the people, H559 [H8800] saying,
  2 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD, H3427 [H8802] He that remaineth H5892 in this city H4191 [H8799] shall die H2719 by the sword, H7458 by the famine, H1698 and by the pestilence: H3318 [H8802] but he that goeth forth H3778 to the Chaldeans H2421 [H8804] shall live; H5315 for he shall have his life H7998 for a prize, H2421 H2425 [H8799] and shall live.
  3 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD, H5892 This city H5414 [H8736] shall surely H5414 [H8735] be given H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army, H3920 [H8804] which shall take it.
  4 H8269 Therefore the princes H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king, H376 We beseech thee, let this man H4191 [H8714] be put to death: H3651 for thus H7503 [H8764] he weakeneth H3027 the hands H582 of the men H4421 of war H7604 [H8737] that remain H5892 in this city, H3027 and the hands H5971 of all the people, H1696 [H8763] in speaking H1697 such words H376 to them: for this man H1875 [H8802] seeketh H7965 not the welfare H5971 of this people, H7451 but the harm.
  5 H6667 Then Zedekiah H4428 the king H559 [H8799] said, H3027 Behold, he is in your hand: H4428 for the king H3201 [H8799] is not he that can H1697 do any thing against you.
  6 H3947 [H8799] Then they took H3414 Jeremiah, H7993 [H8686] and cast H953 him into the dungeon H4441 of Malchiah H1121 the son H4428 of Hammelech, H2691 that was in the court H4307 of the prison: H7971 [H8762] and they let down H3414 Jeremiah H2256 with cords. H953 And in the dungeon H4325 there was no water, H2916 but mire: H3414 so Jeremiah H2883 [H8799] sunk H2916 in the mire.
  7 H5663 Now when Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite, H376 one H5631 of the eunuchs H4428 who was in the king's H1004 house, H8085 [H8799] heard H5414 [H8804] that they had put H3414 Jeremiah H953 in the dungeon; H4428 the king H3427 [H8802] then sitting H8179 in the gate H1144 of Benjamin;
  8 H5663 Ebedmelech H3318 [H8799] went H4428 out of the king's H1004 house, H1696 [H8762] and spoke H4428 to the king, H559 [H8800] saying,
  9 H113 My sovereign H4428 the king, H582 these men H7489 [H8689] have done evil H6213 [H8804] in all that they have done H3414 to Jeremiah H5030 the prophet, H7993 [H8689] whom they have cast H953 into the dungeon; H4191 [H8799] and he is certain to die H6440 from H7458 hunger H8478 in the place H3899 where he is: for there is no more bread H5892 in the city.
  10 H4428 Then the king H6680 [H8762] commanded H5663 Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite, H559 [H8800] saying, H3947 [H8798] Take H7970 from here thirty H582 men H3027 with thee, H5927 [H8689] and take up H3414 Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H953 out of the dungeon, H4191 [H8799] before he dieth.
  11 H5663 So Ebedmelech H3947 [H8799] took H582 the men H3027 with him, H935 [H8799] and went H1004 into the house H4428 of the king H214 under the treasury, H3947 [H8799] and took H1094 from there old H5499 clothes H1094 and old H4418 rags, H7971 [H8762] and let them down H2256 by cords H953 into the dungeon H3414 to Jeremiah.
  12 H5663 And Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah, H7760 [H8798] Put H1094 now these old H5499 clothes H4418 and old rags H679 H3027 under thy arms H2256 under the cords. H3414 And Jeremiah H6213 [H8799] did so.
  13 H4900 [H8799] So they drew up H3414 Jeremiah H2256 with cords, H5927 [H8686] and took him H953 out of the dungeon: H3414 and Jeremiah H3427 [H8799] remained H2691 in the court H4307 of the prison.
  14 H6667 Then Zedekiah H4428 the king H7971 [H8799] sent, H3947 [H8799] and took H3414 Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H7992 to him into the third H3996 entrance H1004 that is in the house H3068 of the LORD: H4428 and the king H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah, H7592 [H8802] I will ask H1697 thee a thing; H3582 [H8762] hide nothing from me.
  15 H3414 Then Jeremiah H559 [H8799] said H6667 to Zedekiah, H5046 [H8686] If I declare H4191 [H8687] it to thee, wilt thou not surely H4191 [H8686] put me to death? H3289 [H8799] and if I give thee counsel, H8085 [H8799] wilt thou not hearken to me?
  16 H6667 So Zedekiah H4428 the king H7650 [H8735] swore H5643 secretly H3414 to Jeremiah, H559 [H8800] saying, H3068 As the LORD H2416 liveth, H6213 [H8804] that made H5315 us this breath, H4191 [H8686] I will not put thee to death, H5414 [H8799] neither will I give H3027 thee into the hand H582 of these men H1245 [H8764] that seek H5315 thy life.
  17 H559 [H8799] Then said H3414 Jeremiah H6667 to Zedekiah, H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD, H430 the God H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H3318 [H8800] If thou wilt assuredly H3318 [H8799] go forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes, H5315 then thy breath H2421 [H8804] shall live, H5892 and this city H8313 [H8735] shall not be burned H784 with fire; H2421 [H8804] and thou shalt live, H1004 and thy house:
  18 H3318 [H8799] But if thou wilt not go forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes, H5892 then shall this city H5414 [H8738] be given H3027 into the hand H3778 of the Chaldeans, H8313 [H8804] and they shall burn H784 it with fire, H4422 [H8735] and thou shalt not escape from H3027 their hand.
  19 H6667 And Zedekiah H4428 the king H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah, H1672 [H8802] I am anxious H3064 of the Judeans H5307 [H8804] that have fallen H3778 to the Chaldeans, H5414 [H8799] lest they give H3027 me into their hand, H5953 [H8694] and they mock me.
  20 H3414 But Jeremiah H559 [H8799] said, H5414 [H8799] They shall not give H8085 [H8798] thee. Obey, H6963 I beseech thee, the voice H3068 of the LORD, H1696 [H8802] which I speak H3190 [H8799] to thee: so it shall be well H5315 to thee, and thy breath H2421 [H8799] shall live.
  21 H3986 But if thou shalt refuse H3318 [H8800] to go forth, H1697 this is the word H3068 that the LORD H7200 [H8689] hath shown me:
  22 H802 And, behold, all the women H7604 [H8738] that are left H4428 in the king H3063 of Judah's H1004 house H3318 [H8716] shall be brought forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes, H559 [H8802] and those women shall say, H582 H7965 Thy friends H5496 [H8689] have set thee on, H3201 [H8804] and have prevailed H7272 against thee: thy feet H2883 [H8717] are sunk H1206 in the mire, H5472 [H8738] and they are turned away H268 back.
  23 H3318 [H8688] So they shall bring out H802 all thy wives H1121 and thy sons H3778 to the Chaldeans: H4422 [H8735] and thou shalt not escape out H3027 of their hand, H8610 [H8735] but shalt be taken H3027 by the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon: H5892 and thou shalt cause this city H8313 [H8799] to be burned H784 with fire.
  24 H559 [H8799] Then said H6667 Zedekiah H3414 to Jeremiah, H376 Let no man H3045 [H8799] know H1697 of these words, H4191 [H8799] and thou shalt not die.
  25 H8269 But if the princes H8085 [H8799] hear H1696 [H8765] that I have talked H935 [H8804] with thee, and they come H559 [H8804] to thee, and say H5046 [H8685] to thee, Declare H1696 [H8765] to us now what thou hast said H4428 to the king, H3582 [H8762] hide H4191 [H8686] it not from us, and we will not put thee to death; H4428 also what the king H1696 [H8765] said to thee:
  26 H559 [H8804] Then thou shalt say H5307 [H8688] to them, I presented H8467 my supplication H6440 at the face of H4428 the king, H7725 [H8687] that he would not cause me to return H3083 to Jonathan's H1004 house, H4191 [H8800] to die there.
  27 H935 [H8799] Then came H8269 all the princes H3414 to Jeremiah, H7592 [H8799] and asked H5046 [H8686] him: and he told H1697 them according to all these words H4428 that the king H6680 [H8765] had commanded. H2790 [H8686] So they stopped speaking H1697 with him; for the matter H8085 [H8738] was not perceived.
  28 H3414 So Jeremiah H3427 [H8799] abode H2691 in the court H4307 of the prison H3117 until the day H3389 that Jerusalem H3920 [H8738] was taken: H3389 and he was there when Jerusalem H3920 [H8738] was taken.