Jeremiah 39

CLV(i) 1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, come has Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his force unto Jerusalem, and they lay siege against it;" 2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth of the month, has the city been broken up;" 3 and come in do all the heads of the king of Babylon, and they sit at the middle gate, Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsechim, chief of the eunuchs, Nergal-Sharezer, chief of the Mages, and all the rest of the heads of the king of Babylon." 4 And it comes to pass, when Zedekiah king of Judah, and all the men of war, have seen them, that they flee and go forth by night from the city, the way of the king's garden, through the gate between the two walls, and he goes forth the way of the plain." 5 And the forces of the Chaldeans pursue after them, and overtake Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, and they take him, and bring him up unto Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Riblah, in the land of Hamath, and he speaks with him--judgments." 6 And the king of Babylon slaughters the sons of Zedekiah, in Riblah, before his eyes, yea, all the freemen of Judah has the king of Babylon slaughtered." 7 And the eyes of Zedekiah he has blinded, and he binds him with brazen fetters, to bring him in to Babylon." 8 And the house of the king, and the house of the people, have the Chaldeans burnt with fire, and the walls of Jerusalem they have broken down." 9 And the remnant of the people who are left in the city, and those falling who have fallen to him, and the remnant of the people who are left, has Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, removed [to] Babylon." 10 And of the poor people, who have nothing, has Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, left in the land of Judah, and he gives to them vineyards and fields on the same day." 11 And Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gives a charge concerning Jeremiah, by the hand of Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, saying, 12 `Take him, and place your eyes upon him, and do no evil thing to him, but as he speaks unto you, so do with him.'" 13 And Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners sends, and Nebushazban, chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-Sharezer, chief of the Mages, and all the chiefs of the king of Babylon;" 14 yea, they send and take Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and give him unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, to carry him home, and he dwells in the midst of the people." 15 And unto Jeremiah has a word of Yahweh been--in his being detained in the court of the prison--saying: 16 `Go, and you have spoken to Ebed-Melech the Cushite, saying:Thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Elohim of Israel:Lo, I am bringing in My words unto this city for evil, and not for good, and they have been before you in that day." 17 And I have delivered you in that day--an affirmation of Yahweh--and you are not given into the hand of the men of whose face you are afraid, 18 for I do certainly deliver you, and by sword you fall not, and your life has been to you for a spoil, for you have trusted in Me--an affirmation of Yahweh.'"
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