The Book of Jeremiah Chapter 37 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 37. Now King zedekiah the son of Josiah Reigned instead of konia the son of Jehoiakim whom Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon made King in the land of Judah But neither he nor his servants nor the People of the land gave heed to the Words of the Lord which he spoke by the Prophet Jeremiah And zedekiah the King sent to huckel the Son of Shalimar And Zephaniah the son of mayasia the Priest to the Prophet Jeremiah saying Pray now to the Lord Our God for us Now Jeremiah was coming and going among The people for they had not yet put him In prison Then Pharaoh's Army came up from Egypt And when the Chaldeans who were Besieging Jerusalem heard news of them They departed from Jerusalem Then the word of the Lord came to the Prophet Jeremiah saying Thus says the Lord the god of Israel Thus you shall say to the king of Judah Who sent you to me to inquire of me Behold Pharaoh's Army which has come up to help You will return to Egypt to their own Land And the Chaldeans shall come back and Fight against this city and take it and Burn it with fire Thus says the Lord

Do not deceive yourselves saying the Chaldeans will surely depart from us For they will not depart For though you had defeated the whole Army of the Chaldeans who fight against You and there remained only wounded men Among them they would rise up every man In his tent and burn the city with fire And it happened when the army of the Chaldeans left The Siege of Jerusalem For fear of Pharaoh's Army But Jeremiah went out of Jerusalem to go Into the land of Benjamin to claim his Property there among the people And when he was in the gate of Benjamin A captain of the Guard was there whose Name was iraja the son of shalimia the Son of hananiah And he seized Jeremiah the prophet Saying you are defecting to the Chaldeans Then Jeremiah said False I am not defecting to the Chaldeans But he did not listen to him So arija seized Jeremiah and brought him To the princes Therefore the princes were angry with Jeremiah and they struck him and put him In prison in the house of Jonathan The Scribe For they had made that the prison When Jeremiah entered the dungeon and The cells and Jeremiah had remained

There many days Then zedekiah the king sent and took him Out The king asked him secretly in his house And said Is there any word from the Lord And Jeremiah said There is Then he said You shall be delivered into the hand of The king of Babylon Moreover Jeremiah said to King zedekiah What offense have I committed against You against your servants or against This people that you have put me in Prison Where now are your prophets who Prophesied to you saying the king of Babylon will not come against you or Against this land Therefore please hear now O My Lord the King Please let my petition be accepted Before you and do not make me return to The house of Jonathan The Scribe lest I Die there Then zedekiah the king commanded that They should commit Jeremiah to the court Of the prison and that they should give Him daily a piece of bread from the Baker's Street until all the bread in The city was gone Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of The prison

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