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Jeremiah 21 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:1 - The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:2 - “Please inquire of the LORD for us, for Nebuchadnezzar[fn] king of Babylon makes war against us. Perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all His wonderful works, that the king may go away from us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:3 - Then Jeremiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to Zedekiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:4 - ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: “Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, with which you fight against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans[fn] who besiege you outside the walls; and I will assemble them in the midst of this city.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:5 - “I Myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger and fury and great wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:6 - “I will strike the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they shall die of a great pestilence.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - “And afterward,” says the LORD, “I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence and the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life; and he shall strike them with the edge of the sword. He shall not spare them, or have pity or mercy.” ’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:8 - “Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:9 - “He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but he who goes out and defects to the Chaldeans who besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be as a prize to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:10 - “For I have set My face against this city for adversity and not for good,” says the LORD. “It shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.” ’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:11 - “And concerning the house of the king of Judah, say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:12 - ‘O house of David! Thus says the LORD:

“Execute judgment in the morning;
And deliver him who is plundered
Out of the hand of the oppressor,
Lest My fury go forth like fire
And burn so that no one can quench it,
Because of the evil of your doings.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:13 - “Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley,
And rock of the plain,” says the LORD,
“Who say, ‘Who shall come down against us?
Or who shall enter our dwellings?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:14 - But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings,” says the LORD;
“I will kindle a fire in its forest,
And it shall devour all things around it.” ’ ”
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, and so elsewhere
Or Babylonians

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