1 H1697 The word H834 which H1961 came H3414 to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD, H5019 when Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon, H3605 and all H2428 his army, H3605 and all H4467 the kingdoms H776 of the earth H4475 of his dominion, H3605 and all H5971 the people, H3898 fought H5921 against H3389 Jerusalem, H5921 and against H3605 all H5892 the cities H559 thereof, saying,
2 H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H1980 Go H559 and speak H6667 to Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H559 and tell H3541 him, Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD; H2005 Behold, H5414 I will give H2063 this H5892 city H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon, H8313 and he shall burn H784 it with fire:
3 H4422 And you shall not escape H3027 out of his hand, H3588 but shall surely H8610 be taken, H5414 and delivered H3027 into his hand; H5869 and your eyes H7200 shall behold H5869 the eyes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon, H1696 and he shall speak H6310 with you mouth H6310 to mouth, H935 and you shall go H894 to Babylon.
4 H389 Yet H8085 hear H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD, H6667 O Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah; H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD H4191 of you, You shall not die H2719 by the sword:
5 H4191 But you shall die H7965 in peace: H4955 and with the burnings H1 of your fathers, H7223 the former H4428 kings H834 which H6440 were before H3651 you, so H8313 shall they burn H5594 odors for you; and they will lament H1945 you, saying, Ah H113 lord! H1696 for I have pronounced H1697 the word, H5002 said H3068 the LORD.
6 H3414 Then Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H1696 spoke H3605 all H428 these H1697 words H6667 to Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3389 in Jerusalem,
7 H4428 When the king H894 of Babylon’s H2428 army H3898 fought H5921 against H3389 Jerusalem, H5921 and against H3605 all H5892 the cities H3063 of Judah H3498 that were left, H413 against H3923 Lachish, H413 and against H5825 Azekah: H2007 for these H4013 defended H5892 cities H7604 remained H5892 of the cities H3063 of Judah.
8 H1697 This is the word H1961 that came H3414 to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD, H310 after H4428 that the king H6667 Zedekiah H3772 had made H1285 a covenant H3605 with all H5971 the people H834 which H3389 were at Jerusalem, H7121 to proclaim H1865 liberty to them;
9 H376 That every man H5650 should let his manservant, H376 and every man H8198 his maidservant, H5680 being an Hebrew H5680 or an Hebrewess, H7971 go H2670 free; H1115 that none H5647 should serve H3064 himself of them, to wit, of a Jew H251 his brother.
10 H3605 Now when all H8269 the princes, H3605 and all H5971 the people, H834 which H935 had entered H1285 into the covenant, H8085 heard H376 that every H376 one H5650 should let his manservant, H376 and every H376 one H8198 his maidservant, H7971 go H2670 free, H1115 that none H5647 should serve H5750 themselves of them any more, H8085 then they obeyed, H7971 and let them go.
11 H310 But afterward H3651 H7725 they turned, H5650 and caused the servants H8198 and the handmaids, H834 whom H7971 they had let go H2670 free, H7725 to return, H3533 and brought H3533 them into subjection H5650 for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
12 H1697 Therefore the word H3068 of the LORD H1961 came H3414 to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD, H559 saying,
13 H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H3772 I made H1285 a covenant H1 with your fathers H3117 in the day H3318 that I brought H3318 them forth H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt, H1004 out of the house H5650 of slaves, H559 saying,
14 H7093 At the end H7651 of seven H8141 years H7971 let you go H376 every man H251 his brother H5680 an Hebrew, H834 which H4376 has been sold H5647 to you; and when he has served H8337 you six H8141 years, H7971 you shall let him go H2670 free H1 from you: but your fathers H8085 listened H3808 not to me, neither H5186 inclined H241 their ear.
15 H3117 And you were now H7725 turned, H6213 and had done H3477 right H5869 in my sight, H7121 in proclaiming H1865 liberty H376 every man H7453 to his neighbor; H3772 and you had made H1285 a covenant H6440 before H1004 me in the house H834 which H7121 is called H8034 by my name:
16 H7725 But you turned H2490 and polluted H8034 my name, H376 and caused every man H5650 his servant, H376 and every man H8198 his handmaid, H834 whom H7971 he had set H2670 at liberty H5315 at their pleasure, H7725 to return, H3533 and brought H3533 them into subjection, H5650 to be to you for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
17 H3651 Therefore H3541 thus H559 said H3068 the LORD; H8085 You have not listened H7121 to me, in proclaiming H1865 liberty, H376 every one H251 to his brother, H376 and every man H7453 to his neighbor: H2005 behold, H7121 I proclaim H1865 a liberty H5002 for you, said H3068 the LORD, H2719 to the sword, H1698 to the pestilence, H7458 and to the famine; H5414 and I will make H2189 you to be removed H3605 into all H4467 the kingdoms H776 of the earth.
18 H5414 And I will give H582 the men H5674 that have transgressed H1285 my covenant, H834 which H6965 have not performed H1697 the words H1285 of the covenant H834 which H3772 they had made H6440 before H3772 me, when they cut H5695 the calf H8147 in two, H5674 and passed H996 between H1335 the parts thereof,
19 H8269 The princes H3063 of Judah, H8269 and the princes H3389 of Jerusalem, H5631 the eunuchs, H3548 and the priests, H3605 and all H5971 the people H776 of the land, H5674 which passed H996 between H1335 the parts H5695 of the calf;
20 H5414 I will even give H3027 them into the hand H341 of their enemies, H3027 and into the hand H1245 of them that seek H5315 their life: H5038 and their dead H5038 bodies H3978 shall be for meat H5775 to the fowls H8064 of the heaven, H929 and to the beasts H776 of the earth.
21 H6667 And Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H8269 and his princes H5414 will I give H3027 into the hand H341 of their enemies, H3027 and into the hand H1245 of them that seek H5315 their life, H3027 and into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon’s H2428 army, H5927 which are gone up from you.
22 H2005 Behold, H6680 I will command, H5002 said H3068 the LORD, H7725 and cause them to return H2063 to this H5892 city; H3898 and they shall fight H5921 against H3920 it, and take H8313 it, and burn H784 it with fire: H5414 and I will make H5892 the cities H3063 of Judah H8077 a desolation H369 without H3427 an inhabitant.