Je 39:1And when Jerusalem was captured (in the ninth year of Zedekiah the king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon and his whole army came to Jerusalem and besieged it;

Je 39:2In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city),

Je 39:3All the princes of the king of Babylon came and sat down in the middle gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sechim the Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer the Rab-mag, and all the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Je 39:4And when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they fled and went out from the city by night by way of the king’s garden through the gate between the two walls; and he went out by the way toward the Arabah.

Je 39:5And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and they overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he pronounced judgments on him.

Je 39:6Then the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slaughtered all the nobles of Judah.

Je 39:7And he put out Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him with bronze fetters to bring him to Babylon.

Je 39:8And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house and the houses of the people with fire and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

Je 39:9And the rest of the people who were left in the city, both the deserters who deserted to him and the rest of the people who were left, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard carried away into exile to Babylon.

Je 39:10But some of the poorest people who had nothing, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left in the land of Judah and gave them vineyards and fields at that time.

Je 39:11And Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon commanded concerning Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,

Je 39:12Take him and look after him, and do no evil to him, but deal with him just as he tells you.

Je 39:13So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent men, and Nebushazban the Rab-saris and Nergal-sharezer the Rab-mag and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon

Je 39:14Also sent men and took Jeremiah from the court of the guard and gave him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. And he dwelt among the people.

Je 39:15Now the word of Jehovah had come to Jeremiah when he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying,

Je 39:16Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Cushite, saying, Thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, I am about to bring My words against this city for evil and not for good; and they will come to pass before you on that day.

Je 39:17But I will deliver you on that day, declares Jehovah, and you will not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.

Je 39:18For I will surely save you, and you will not fall by the sword, but you will have your own life as spoil, because you have put your trust in Me, declares Jehovah.

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