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Jeremiah 39 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Walls of Jerusalem Torn Down

(2Ki 25:1–12; Jer 52:4–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:1 -

[fn]Now when Jerusalem was captured [fn]in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his military force came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it;

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:2 - in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city was breached.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:3 - Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the [fn]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [fn]Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:4 - Now it happened that when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they fled and went out of the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate between the two walls; and he went out toward the [fn]Arabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:5 - But the military force of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the [fn]plains of Jericho; and they took him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he spoke judgment on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:6 - Then 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:7 - He then blinded Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in fetters of bronze to bring him to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:8 - The Chaldeans also burned with fire the house of the king and the houses of the people, and they tore down the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:9 - And as for the rest of the people who remained in the city, the [fn]defectors who had gone over to him and the rest of the people who remained, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard took them away into exile in Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:10 - But some of the poorest people who had nothing, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard had them remain in the land of Judah and gave them vineyards and fields [fn]at that time.

Jeremiah Delivered

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:11 -

Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave a command about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:12 - “Take him and set your eyes to look after him and do nothing harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he speaks to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:13 - So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent word, along with Nebushazban the [fn]Rab-saris and Nergal-sar-ezer the [fn]Rab-mag and all the leading officers of the king of Babylon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:14 - they even sent and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard and gave him over to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:15 -

Now the word of Yahweh had come to Jeremiah while he was confined in the court of the guard, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:16 - “Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, “Behold, I am about to bring My words on this city for [fn]calamity and not for [fn]prosperity; and they will take place before you on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:17 - “But I will deliver you on that day,” declares Yahweh, “and you will not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:18 - “For I will certainly provide you escape, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own life as spoil because you have trusted in Me,” declares Yahweh.’”
LSB Footnotes
Ch 38:28b in Heb
Ch 39:1 in Heb
Lit chief official
Title of a high official
Jordan valley
Same Heb root as Arabah in 39:4
Lit fallers who had fallen
Lit on that day
Lit chief official
Title of a high official
Lit evil
Lit good

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