1 H1697 The word H3414 which came unto Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD H5019 , when Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H2428 , and all his army H4467 , and all the kingdoms H776 of the earth H3027 of his dominion H4475 H5971 , and all the people H3898 , fought [H8737] H3389 against Jerusalem H5892 , and against all the cities H559 thereof, saying [H8800] ,
2 H559 Thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H430 , the God H3478 of Israel H1980 ; Go [H8800] H559 and speak [H8804] H6667 to Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H559 , and tell [H8804] H559 him, Thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H5414 ; Behold, I will give [H8802] H5892 this city H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H8313 , and he shall burn [H8804] H784 it with fire:
3 H4422 And thou shalt not escape out [H8735] H3027 of his hand H8610 , but shalt surely [H8800] H8610 be taken [H8735] H5414 , and delivered [H8735] H3027 into his hand H5869 ; and thine eyes H7200 shall behold [H8799] H5869 the eyes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H1696 , and he shall speak [H8762] H6310 with thee mouth H6310 to mouth H935 , and thou shalt go [H8799] H894 to Babylon.
4 H8085 Yet hear [H8798] H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD H6667 , O Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H559 ; Thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H4191 of thee, Thou shalt not die [H8799] H2719 by the sword:
5 H4191 But thou shalt die [H8799] H7965 in peace H4955 : and with the burnings H1 of thy fathers H7223 , the former H4428 kings H6440 which were before H8313 thee, so shall they burn [H8799] H5594 odours for thee; and they will lament [H8799] H1945 thee, saying, Ah H113 lord H1696 ! for I have pronounced [H8765] H1697 the word H5002 , saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD.
6 H3414 Then Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H1696 spake [H8762] H1697 all these words H6667 unto Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3389 in Jerusalem,
7 H4428 When the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army H3898 fought [H8737] H3389 against Jerusalem H5892 , and against all the cities H3063 of Judah H3498 that were left [H8737] H3923 , against Lachish H5825 , and against Azekah H4013 : for these defenced H5892 cities H7604 remained [H8738] H5892 of the cities H3063 of Judah.
8 H1697 This is the word H3414 that came unto Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD H310 , after H4428 that the king H6667 Zedekiah H3772 had made [H8800] H1285 a covenant H5971 with all the people H3389 which were at Jerusalem H7121 , to proclaim [H8800] H1865 liberty unto 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 [H8763] H2670 free H5647 ; that none should serve [H8800] H3064 himself of them, to wit, of a Jew H251 his brother.
10 H8269 Now when all the princes H5971 , and all the people H935 , which had entered [H8804] H1285 into the covenant H8085 , heard [H8799] H376 that every one H5650 should let his manservant H376 , and every one H8198 his maidservant H7971 , go [H8763] H2670 free H5647 , that none should serve [H8800] H8085 themselves of them any more, then they obeyed [H8799] H7971 , and let them go [H8762] .
11 H310 But afterward H7725 they turned [H8799] H5650 , and caused the servants H8198 and the handmaids H7971 , whom they had let go [H8765] H2670 free H7725 , to return [H8686] H3533 , and brought them into subjection [H8799] [H8675] H3533 [H8686] H5650 for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
12 H1697 Therefore the word H3068 of the LORD H3414 came to Jeremiah H3068 from the LORD H559 , saying [H8800] ,
13 H559 Thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H430 , the God H3478 of Israel H3772 ; I made [H8804] H1285 a covenant H1 with your fathers H3117 in the day H3318 that I brought them forth [H8687] H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt H1004 , out of the house H5650 of bondmen H559 , saying [H8800] ,
14 H7093 At the end H7651 of seven H8141 years H7971 let ye go [H8762] H376 every man H251 his brother H5680 an Hebrew H4376 , which hath been sold [H8735] H5647 unto thee; and when he hath served [H8804] H8337 thee six H8141 years H7971 , thou shalt let him go [H8765] H2670 free H1 from thee: but your fathers H8085 hearkened [H8804] H5186 not unto me, neither inclined [H8689] H241 their ear.
15 H3117 And ye were now H7725 turned [H8799] H6213 , and had done [H8799] H3477 right H5869 in my sight H7121 , in proclaiming [H8800] H1865 liberty H376 every man H7453 to his neighbour H3772 ; and ye had made [H8799] H1285 a covenant H6440 before H1004 me in the house H7121 which is called [H8738] H8034 by my name:
16 H7725 But ye turned [H8799] H2490 and polluted [H8762] H8034 my name H376 , and caused every man H5650 his servant H376 , and every man H8198 his handmaid H7971 , whom ye had set [H8765] H2670 at liberty H5315 at their pleasure H7725 , to return [H8686] H3533 , and brought them into subjection [H8799] H5650 , to be unto you for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
17 H559 Therefore thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H8085 ; Ye have not hearkened [H8804] H7121 unto me, in proclaiming [H8800] H1865 liberty H376 , every one H251 to his brother H376 , and every man H7453 to his neighbour H7121 : behold, I proclaim [H8802] H1865 a liberty H5002 for you, saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD H2719 , to the sword H1698 , to the pestilence H7458 , and to the famine H5414 ; and I will make [H8804] H2189 you to be removed [H8675] H2113 H4467 into all the kingdoms H776 of the earth.
18 H5414 And I will give [H8804] H582 the men H5674 that have transgressed [H8802] H1285 my covenant H6965 , which have not performed [H8689] H1697 the words H1285 of the covenant H3772 which they had made [H8804] H6440 before H3772 me, when they cut [H8804] H5695 the calf H8147 in twain H5674 , and passed [H8799] H1335 between the parts thereof,
19 H8269 The princes H3063 of Judah H8269 , and the princes H3389 of Jerusalem H5631 , the eunuchs H3548 , and the priests H5971 , and all the people H776 of the land H5674 , which passed [H8802] H1335 between the parts H5695 of the calf;
20 H5414 I will even give [H8804] H3027 them into the hand H341 of their enemies [H8802] H3027 , and into the hand H1245 of them that seek [H8764] H5315 their life H5038 : and their dead bodies H3978 shall be for meat H5775 unto 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 [H8799] H3027 into the hand H341 of their enemies [H8802] H3027 , and into the hand H1245 of them that seek [H8764] H5315 their life H3027 , and into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army H5927 , which are gone up [H8802] from you.
22 H6680 Behold, I will command [H8764] H5002 , saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD H7725 , and cause them to return [H8689] H5892 to this city H3898 ; and they shall fight [H8738] H3920 against it, and take [H8804] H8313 it, and burn [H8804] H784 it with fire H5414 : and I will make [H8799] H5892 the cities H3063 of Judah H8077 a desolation H3427 without an inhabitant [H8802] .