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