New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Jeremiah 37:7–16

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7 “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘aThus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: “Behold, bPharaoh’s army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt.

8 “The Chaldeans will also areturn and fight against this city, and they will capture it and burn it with fire.” ’

9 “Thus says the Lord, ‘Do not adeceive yourselves, saying, “The Chaldeans will surely go away from us,” for they will not go.

10 ‘For aeven if you had defeated the entire army of Chaldeans who were fighting against you, and there were only wounded men left among them, each man in his tent, they would rise up and bburn this city with fire.’ ”

Jeremiah Imprisoned

11 Now it happened when the army of the Chaldeans had lifted the siege from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh’s army,

12 that Jeremiah went out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin in order to atake 1possession of some property there among the people.

13 While he was at the aGate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah was there; and he barrested Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are 1going over to the Chaldeans!”

14 But Jeremiah said, “aA lie! I am not 1going over to the Chaldeans”; yet he would not listen to him. So Irijah arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.

15 Then the officials were aangry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they bput him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.

16 For Jeremiah had come into the 1adungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Jeremiah stayed there many days.

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