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 Judean 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.