1 H1697 The word H3414 which came to Jeremiah H3068 from Yahweh, H5019 when Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon, H2428 and all his army, H4467 and all the kingdoms H776 of the earth H3027 that were under his dominion, H5971 and all the peoples, H3898 were fighting H3389 against Jerusalem, H5892 and against all the cities H559 of it, saying:
2 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H1980 Go, H559 and speak H6667 to Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H559 and tell H559 him, Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H5414 Behold, I will give H5892 this 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 out H3027 of his hand, H8610 but shall surely H8610 be taken, H5414 and delivered H3027 into his hand; H5869 and your eyes H7200 shall see 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 H8085 Yet hear H1697 the word H3068 of Yahweh, H6667 O Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah: H559 thus says H3068 Yahweh H4191 concerning you, You shall not die H2719 by the sword;
5 H4191 you shall die H7965 in peace; H4955 and with the burnings H1 of your fathers, H7223 the former H4428 kings H6440 who were before H8313 you, so shall they make a burning H5594 for you; and they shall lament H1945 you, saying, Ah H113 Lord! H1696 for I have spoken H1697 the word, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh.
6 H3414 Then Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H1696 spoke H1697 all these words H6667 to Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3389 in Jerusalem,
7 H4428 when the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army H3898 was fighting H3389 against Jerusalem, H5892 and against all the cities H3063 of Judah H3498 that were left, H3923 against Lachish H5825 and against Azekah; H7604 for these alone remained H5892 of the cities H3063 of Judah H4013 as fortified H5892 cities.
8 H1697 The word H3414 that came to Jeremiah H3068 from Yahweh, H310 after H4428 that the king H6667 Zedekiah H3772 had made H1285 a covenant H5971 with all the people H3389 who were at Jerusalem, H7121 to proclaim H1865 liberty to them;
9 H376 that every man H5650 should let his male H376 servant, and every man H8198 his female H5680 servant, who is a Hebrew H5680 or a Hebrewess, H7971 go H2670 free; H5647 that none should make bondservants H3064 of them, of a Jew H251 his brother.
10 H8269 All the princes H5971 and all the people H935 obeyed, who had entered H1285 into the covenant, H376 that everyone H5650 should let his male H376 servant, and everyone H8198 his female H7971 servant, go H2670 free, H5647 that none should make bondservants H8085 of them any more; they obeyed, H7971 and let them go:
11 H310 but afterwards H7725 they turned, H5650 and caused the servants H8198 and the handmaids, H7971 whom they had let go H2670 free, H7725 to return, H3533 and brought them into subjection H5650 for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
13 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H3772 I made H1285 a covenant H1 with your fathers H3117 in the day H3318 that I brought them forth H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt, H1004 out of the house H5650 of bondage, H559 saying,
14 H7093 At the end H7651 of seven H8141 years H7971 you shall let go H376 every man H251 his brother H5680 who is a Hebrew, H4376 who has been sold H5647 to you, and has served H8337 you six H8141 years, H7971 you shall let him go H2670 free H1 from you: but your fathers H8085 didn't listen H5186 to me, neither inclined H241 their ear.
15 H3117 You had now H7725 turned, H6213 and had done H3477 that which is right H5869 in my eyes, 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 H7121 which is called H8034 by my name:
16 H7725 but you turned H2490 and profaned H8034 my name, H376 and caused every man H5650 his servant, H376 and every man H8198 his handmaid, H7971 whom you had let H2670 go free H5315 at their pleasure, H7725 to return; H3533 and you brought them into subjection, H5650 to be to you for servants H8198 and for handmaids.
17 H559 Therefore thus says H3068 Yahweh: H8085 you have not listened H7121 to me, to proclaim H1865 liberty, H376 every man H251 to his brother, H376 and every man H7453 to his neighbor: H7121 behold, I proclaim H1865 to you a liberty, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh, H2719 to the sword, H1698 to the pestilence, H7458 and to the famine; H5414 and I will make H2189 you to be tossed H4467 back and forth among all the kingdoms H776 of the earth.
18 H5414 I will give H582 the men H5674 who have transgressed H1285 my covenant, H6965 who have not performed H1697 the words H1285 of the covenant H3772 which they made H6440 before H3772 me, when they cut H5695 the calf H8147 in two H5674 and passed H1335 between its parts;
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 who passed H1335 between 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 those who seek H5315 their life; H5038 and their dead bodies H3978 shall be for food H5775 to the birds H8064 of the sky, H929 and to the animals H776 of the earth.
21 H6667 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 those who seek H5315 their life, H3027 and into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army, H5927 who have gone away from you.
22 H6680 Behold, I will command, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh, H7725 and cause them to return H5892 to this city; H3898 and they shall fight H3920 against 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, H3427 without inhabitant.