The Book of Jeremiah Chapter 38 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 38 Now Chef attire the son of Matan gedalia The son of Pasha Jew called the son of Shalimar and Pasha the son of malachia Heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken To all the people saying Thus says the Lord He who remains in this city shall die by The sword by famine and by pestilence But he who goes over to the Chaldeans Shall live His life shall be as a prize to him and He shall live Thus says the Lord this city shall Surely be given into the hand of the King of babylon's army which shall take It Therefore the princes said to the king Please let this man be put to death For thus he weakens the hands of the men Of War who remain in this city and the Hands of all the people by speaking such Words to them For this man does not seek the welfare Of this people but their harm Then zedekiah the king said Look he is in your hand For the king can do nothing against you So they took Jeremiah and cast him into The dungeon of malkia the King's son Which was in the court of the prison And they let Jeremiah Down with ropes And in the dungeon there was no water But Maya

So Jeremiah sank in the Maya Now eBid Milik the Ethiopian one of the Eunuchs who was in The King's house Heard that they had put Jeremiah in the Dungeon When the King was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin eBid Milik went out of the King's house and spoke to the king Saying My Lord the king these men have done Evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast Into the dungeon And he is likely to die from Hunger in The place where he is For there is no more bread in the city Then the king commanded ebit Malik the Ethiopian saying Take from here 30 men with you and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon Before he dies So eBid Milik took the men with him and Went into the house of the king under The treasury And took from their old clothes and old Rags and let them down by ropes into the Dungeon to Jeremiah Then eBid me like the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah Please put these old clothes and Rags Under your armpits under the ropes And Jeremiah did so So they pulled Jeremiah up with ropes And lifted him out of the dungeon

And Jeremiah remained in the court of The prison Then zedekiah the king sent and had Jeremiah the prophet brought to him at The third entrance of the house of the Lord And the King said to Jeremiah I will ask you something Hide nothing from me Jeremiah said to zedekiah If I declare it to you will you not Surely put me to death And if I give you advice you will not Listen to me So zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah saying As the Lord Lives who made our very Souls I will not put you to death nor Will I give you into the hand of these Men who seek your life Then Jeremiah said to zedekiah Thus says the Lord the god of hosts the God of Israel If you surely surrender to the king of Babylon's princes then your soul shall Live This city shall not be burned with fire And you and your house shall live But if you do not surrender to the king Of babylon's princes then this city Shall be given into the hand of the Chaldeans they shall burn it with fire And you shall not escape from their hand And zedekiah the King said to Jeremiah

I am afraid of the Jews who have Defected to the Chaldeans lest they Deliver me into their hand and they Abuse me But Jeremiah said they shall not deliver You Please obey the voice of the Lord which I speak to you so it shall be well with You and your soul shall live But if you refuse to surrender this is The word that the Lord has shown me Now Behold all the women who are left in The king of judah's house shall be Surrendered to the king of babylon's Princes And those women shall say Your close friends have set upon you and Prevailed against you your feet have Sunk in the Maya and they have turned Away again So they shall surrender all your wives And children to the Chaldeans You shall not escape from their hand but Shall be taken by the hand of the king Of Babylon and you shall cause this city To be burned with fire Then zedekiah said to Jeremiah Let no one know of these words and you Shall not die But if the princes hear that I have Talked with you and they come to you and Say to you declare to us now what you Have said to the king and also what the King said to you do not hide it from us

And we will not put you to death Then you shall say to them I presented my request before the king That he would not make me return to Jonathan's house to die there Then all the princes came to Jeremiah And asked him And he told them according to all these Words that the king had commanded So they stopped speaking with him for The conversation had not been heard Now Jeremiah remained in the court of The prison until the day that Jerusalem Was taken And he was there when Jerusalem was Taken

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