The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 39:1–18

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in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and besieged it;

Jer46:1  And it came to pass in the ninth month of Sedekias king of Juda, that Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon came, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.

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in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city--

Jer46:2  And in the eleventh year of Sedekiass, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.

Then, in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the fifth of the month, the city was opened.

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that all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sarezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim Rab-saris, Nergal-sarezer Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

And all the rulers of the king of Babylon entered and were seated at the middle gate: Nergal-Sharezer, the priest of Nebo, Sarsechim, the chief eunuch, Nergal-Sharezer, the chief magi, and all the other rulers of the king of Babylon.

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And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls; and he went out the way of the Arabah.

Jer46:4  and they sent, and took Jeremias out of the court of the prison, and gave him in charge to Godolias the son of Achicam, the son of Saphan: and they brought him out, and he sat in the midst of the people.

And when Zedekiah, the king of Judah, with all the men of war, had seen them, they fled. And they departed from the city at night, by way of the king’s garden, and through the gate which was between the two walls. And they departed along the way of the desert.

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But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he gave judgment upon him.

Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes; also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

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Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

Also, he plucked out the eyes of Zedekiah. And he bound him with fetters, to be led away to Babylon.

And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the house of the people, with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

Also, the Chaldeans burned the house of the king and the house of the people with fire, and they overturned the wall of Jerusalem.

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Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, the deserters also, that fell away to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

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10  But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, that had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields in that day.

10  And Nebuzaradan, the leader of the military, released some of the poor people, those who had almost nothing, into the land of Judah. And he gave them vineyards and cisterns in that day.

11  Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying

11  Now Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, had instructed Nebuzaradan, the leader of the military, about Jeremiah, saying

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12  'Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.'

12  “Take him, and set your eyes on him, and you shall do no harm to him at all. But as he is willing, so shall you do with him.”

12  Take Jeremiah and treat him well and do him no harm; but do to him anything that he shall say to you.

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13  So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushazban Rab-saris, and Nergal-sarezer Rab-mag, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon;

13  Therefore, Nebuzaradan, the leader of the military, sent, and Nebushazban, the chief eunuch, and Nergal-Sharezer, the chief magi, and all the nobles of the king of Babylon sent,

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14  they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home; so he dwelt among the people.

14  and they took Jeremiah from the vestibule of the prison, and they delivered him to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, so that he could enter a house and live among the people.

14  Sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should have him sent back to his home; so he dwelt among the people.

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15  Now the word of YHWH came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying

Jer46:15  And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias in the court of the prison, saying,

15  But the word of the Lord had come to Jeremiah, when he had been confined to the vestibule of the prison, saying: “Go, and speak to Ebedmelech, the Ethiopian, saying

16  'Go, and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying: Thus saith YHWH of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished before thee in that day.

Jer46:16  Go and say to Abdemelech the Ethiopian, Thus said the Lord God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good.

16  Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring my words over this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be in your sight in that day.

17  But I will deliver thee in that day, saith YHWH; and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.

Jer46:17  But I will save thee in that day, and I will by no means deliver thee into the hands of the men before whom thou art afraid.

17  And I will free you in that day, says the Lord. And you will not be delivered into the hands of the men whom you dread.

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18  For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee; because thou hast put thy trust in Me, saith YHWH.'

18  But when delivering, I will free you. And you will not fall by the sword. Instead, your life will be saved for you, because you had faith in me, says the Lord.”