1 H8203 Then Shephatiah H1121 the son H4977 of Mattan H1436 , and Gedaliah H1121 the son H6583 of Pashur H3116 , and Jucal H1121 the son H8018 of Shelemiah H6583 , and Pashur H1121 the son H4441 of Malchiah H8085 [H8799] , heard H1697 the words H3414 that Jeremiah H1696 [H8764] had spoken H5971 to all the people H559 [H8800] , saying,
2 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H3427 [H8802] , He that remaineth H5892 in this city H4191 [H8799] shall die H2719 by the sword H7458 , by the famine H1698 , and by the pestilence H3318 [H8802] : but he that goeth forth H3778 to the Chaldeans H2421 [H8804] shall live H5315 ; for he shall have his life H7998 for a prize H2421 H2425 [H8799] , and shall live.
3 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H5892 , This city H5414 [H8736] shall surely H5414 [H8735] be given H3027 into the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon's H2428 army H3920 [H8804] , which shall take it.
4 H8269 Therefore the princes H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H376 , We beseech thee, let this man H4191 [H8714] be put to death H3651 : for thus H7503 [H8764] he weakeneth H3027 the hands H582 of the men H4421 of war H7604 [H8737] that remain H5892 in this city H3027 , and the hands H5971 of all the people H1696 [H8763] , in speaking H1697 such words H376 to them: for this man H1875 [H8802] seeketh H7965 not the welfare H5971 of this people H7451 , but the harm.
5 H6667 Then Zedekiah H4428 the king H559 [H8799] said H3027 , Behold, he is in your hand H4428 : for the king H3201 [H8799] is not he that can H1697 do any thing against you.
6 H3947 [H8799] Then they took H3414 Jeremiah H7993 [H8686] , and cast H953 him into the dungeon H4441 of Malchiah H1121 the son H4428 of Hammelech H2691 , that was in the court H4307 of the prison H7971 [H8762] : and they let down H3414 Jeremiah H2256 with cords H953 . And in the dungeon H4325 there was no water H2916 , but mire H3414 : so Jeremiah H2883 [H8799] sunk H2916 in the mire.
7 H5663 Now when Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite H376 , one H5631 of the eunuchs H4428 who was in the king's H1004 house H8085 [H8799] , heard H5414 [H8804] that they had put H3414 Jeremiah H953 in the dungeon H4428 ; the king H3427 [H8802] then sitting H8179 in the gate H1144 of Benjamin;
8 H5663 Ebedmelech H3318 [H8799] went H4428 out of the king's H1004 house H1696 [H8762] , and spoke H4428 to the king H559 [H8800] , saying,
9 H113 My lord H4428 the king H582 , these men H7489 [H8689] have done evil H6213 [H8804] in all that they have done H3414 to Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H7993 [H8689] , whom they have cast H953 into the dungeon H4191 [H8799] ; and he is certain to die H6440 from H7458 hunger H8478 in the place H3899 where he is: for there is no more bread H5892 in the city.
10 H4428 Then the king H6680 [H8762] commanded H5663 Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite H559 [H8800] , saying H3947 [H8798] , Take H7970 from here thirty H582 men H3027 with thee H5927 [H8689] , and take up H3414 Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H953 out of the dungeon H4191 [H8799] , before he dieth.
11 H5663 So Ebedmelech H3947 [H8799] took H582 the men H3027 with him H935 [H8799] , and went H1004 into the house H4428 of the king H214 under the treasury H3947 [H8799] , and took H1094 from there old H5499 clothes H1094 and old H4418 rags H7971 [H8762] , and let them down H2256 by cords H953 into the dungeon H3414 to Jeremiah.
12 H5663 And Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah H7760 [H8798] , Put H1094 now these old H5499 clothes H4418 and old rags H679 H3027 under thy arms H2256 under the cords H3414 . And Jeremiah H6213 [H8799] did so.
13 H4900 [H8799] So they drew up H3414 Jeremiah H2256 with cords H5927 [H8686] , and took him H953 out of the dungeon H3414 : and Jeremiah H3427 [H8799] remained H2691 in the court H4307 of the prison.
14 H6667 Then Zedekiah H4428 the king H7971 [H8799] sent H3947 [H8799] , and took H3414 Jeremiah H5030 the prophet H7992 to him into the third H3996 entrance H1004 that is in the house H3068 of the LORD H4428 : and the king H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah H7592 [H8802] , I will ask H1697 thee a thing H3582 [H8762] ; hide nothing from me.
15 H3414 Then Jeremiah H559 [H8799] said H6667 to Zedekiah H5046 [H8686] , If I declare H4191 [H8687] it to thee, wilt thou not surely H4191 [H8686] put me to death H3289 [H8799] ? and if I give thee counsel H8085 [H8799] , wilt thou not hearken to me?
16 H6667 So Zedekiah H4428 the king H7650 [H8735] swore H5643 secretly H3414 to Jeremiah H559 [H8800] , saying H3068 , As the LORD H2416 liveth H6213 [H8804] , that made H5315 us this soul H4191 [H8686] , I will not put thee to death H5414 [H8799] , neither will I give H3027 thee into the hand H582 of these men H1245 [H8764] that seek H5315 thy life.
17 H559 [H8799] Then said H3414 Jeremiah H6667 to Zedekiah H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H3068 the LORD H430 , the God H6635 of hosts H430 , the God H3478 of Israel H3318 [H8800] ; If thou wilt assuredly H3318 [H8799] go forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes H5315 , then thy soul H2421 [H8804] shall live H5892 , and this city H8313 [H8735] shall not be burned H784 with fire H2421 [H8804] ; and thou shalt live H1004 , and thy house:
18 H3318 [H8799] But if thou wilt not go forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes H5892 , then shall this city H5414 [H8738] be given H3027 into the hand H3778 of the Chaldeans H8313 [H8804] , and they shall burn H784 it with fire H4422 [H8735] , and thou shalt not escape from H3027 their hand.
19 H6667 And Zedekiah H4428 the king H559 [H8799] said H3414 to Jeremiah H1672 [H8802] , I am afraid H3064 of the Jews H5307 [H8804] that have fallen H3778 to the Chaldeans H5414 [H8799] , lest they deliver H3027 me into their hand H5953 [H8694] , and they mock me.
20 H3414 But Jeremiah H559 [H8799] said H5414 [H8799] , They shall not deliver H8085 [H8798] thee. Obey H6963 , I beseech thee, the voice H3068 of the LORD H1696 [H8802] , which I speak H3190 [H8799] to thee: so it shall be well H5315 to thee, and thy soul H2421 [H8799] shall live.
21 H3986 But if thou shalt refuse H3318 [H8800] to go forth H1697 , this is the word H3068 that the LORD H7200 [H8689] hath shown me:
22 H802 And, behold, all the women H7604 [H8738] that are left H4428 in the king H3063 of Judah's H1004 house H3318 [H8716] shall be brought forth H4428 to the king H894 of Babylon's H8269 princes H559 [H8802] , and those women shall say H582 H7965 , Thy friends H5496 [H8689] have set thee on H3201 [H8804] , and have prevailed H7272 against thee: thy feet H2883 [H8717] are sunk H1206 in the mire H5472 [H8738] , and they are turned away H268 back.
23 H3318 [H8688] So they shall bring out H802 all thy wives H1121 and thy children H3778 to the Chaldeans H4422 [H8735] : and thou shalt not escape out H3027 of their hand H8610 [H8735] , but shalt be taken H3027 by the hand H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H5892 : and thou shalt cause this city H8313 [H8799] to be burned H784 with fire.
24 H559 [H8799] Then said H6667 Zedekiah H3414 to Jeremiah H376 , Let no man H3045 [H8799] know H1697 of these words H4191 [H8799] , and thou shalt not die.
25 H8269 But if the princes H8085 [H8799] hear H1696 [H8765] that I have talked H935 [H8804] with thee, and they come H559 [H8804] to thee, and say H5046 [H8685] to thee, Declare H1696 [H8765] to us now what thou hast said H4428 to the king H3582 [H8762] , hide H4191 [H8686] it not from us, and we will not put thee to death H4428 ; also what the king H1696 [H8765] said to thee:
26 H559 [H8804] Then thou shalt say H5307 [H8688] to them, I presented H8467 my supplication H6440 before H4428 the king H7725 [H8687] , that he would not cause me to return H3083 to Jonathan's H1004 house H4191 [H8800] , to die there.
27 H935 [H8799] Then came H8269 all the princes H3414 to Jeremiah H7592 [H8799] , and asked H5046 [H8686] him: and he told H1697 them according to all these words H4428 that the king H6680 [H8765] had commanded H2790 [H8686] . So they stopped speaking H1697 with him; for the matter H8085 [H8738] was not perceived.