1 Zedekiah son of Josiah became king, succeeding Coniah son of Jehoiakim. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had made him king of Judah.
2Kgs 24:17 Jer 22:24 2Kgs 24:12 1Chr 3:15-16 2Chr 36:9-10 Ezek 17:12-21 Jer 22:28
2 But neither he nor his courtiers nor the people of the country paid any attention to the words Yahweh spoke through the prophet Jeremiah.
2Chr 36:12-16 2Kgs 24:19-20 Prov 29:12 1Kgs 14:18 1Kgs 16:7 1Thess 4:8 2Sam 10:2
3 King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to the prophet Jeremiah with this message, 'Intercede for us with Yahweh our God.'
Jer 21:1-2 1Kgs 13:6 Jer 29:25 Jer 52:24 Acts 8:24 Jer 2:27 Jer 42:2-4
4 Now Jeremiah was still moving freely among the people: he had not yet been put in prison.
Jer 37:15 Jer 32:2-3
5 Meanwhile Pharaoh's army was on the move from Egypt and the Chaldaeans besieging Jerusalem had raised the siege when they heard the news.
Ezek 17:15 2Kgs 24:7 Jer 34:21 Jer 37:11 Jer 37:7
6 Then the word of Yahweh came to the prophet Jeremiah as follows,
7 'Yahweh, God of Israel, says this, "To the king of Judah who sent you to consult me make this reply: Is Pharaoh's army marching to your aid? It will withdraw to its own country, Egypt.
Lam 4:17 2Kgs 22:18 Jer 21:2 Ezek 17:17 Isa 31:1-3 Jer 37:3 Ezek 29:6-7
8 The Chaldaeans will return to attack this city; they will capture it and burn it down.
Jer 38:23 Jer 39:2-8 Jer 32:29 Jer 34:21-22
9 Yahweh says this: Do not cheer yourselves up by thinking: The Chaldaeans are leaving us for good. They are not leaving.
Obad 1:3 2Thess 2:3 Eph 5:6 Gal 6:3 Gal 6:7 Matt 24:4-5 Jas 1:22
10 Even if you cut to pieces the whole Chaldaean army now fighting against you until there were only the wounded left, they would stand up again, each man in his tent, to burn this city down." '
Isa 30:17 Lev 26:36-38 Isa 10:4 Isa 13:15 Isa 14:19 Jer 21:4-7 Jer 37:8
11 At the time when the Chaldaean army, threatened by Pharaoh's army, had raised the siege of Jerusalem,
12 Jeremiah set out from Jerusalem for the territory of Benjamin to see about a piece of his property among the people there.
Jer 1:1 1Chr 6:60 1Kgs 19:3 1Kgs 19:9 1Thess 5:22 Jer 32:8-9 Josh 21:17-18
13 He was at the Benjamin Gate when the guard commander there, a certain Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, arrested the prophet Jeremiah, shouting, 'You are deserting to the Chaldaeans!'
Jer 38:7 Zech 14:10 Acts 6:11 Acts 24:5-9 Acts 24:13 Jer 18:18 Jer 20:10
14 Jeremiah answered, 'It is a lie! I am not deserting to the Chaldaeans.' But Irijah would not listen to Jeremiah and took him under arrest to the chief men.
Jer 40:4-6 Matt 5:11-12 Ps 27:12 Ps 52:1-2 1Pet 3:16 1Pet 4:14-16 Luke 6:22-23
15 And the chief men, furious with Jeremiah, had him beaten and shut up in the house of the scribe Jonathan, which had been turned into a prison.
Jer 38:26 2Chr 16:10 2Chr 18:26 Acts 5:18 Gen 39:20 Jer 20:1-3 Jer 26:16
16 Thus Jeremiah found himself in an underground vault. And there for a long time he stayed.
Jer 38:6 Jer 38:10-13 Gen 40:15 Lam 3:53 Lam 3:55
17 Later, King Zedekiah had him sent for, and the king questioned him privately in his palace. 'Is there any word from Yahweh?' he asked. 'There is,' Jeremiah answered, and added, 'you will be handed over to the king of Babylon.'
Jer 21:7 1Kgs 14:1-4 1Kgs 22:16 Ezek 12:12-13 Jer 21:1-2 Jer 24:8 Jer 37:3
18 Jeremiah then said to King Zedekiah, 'What wrong have I done you, or your courtiers or this people, for you to have put me in prison?
Acts 25:8 John 10:32 Acts 25:11 Acts 25:25 Dan 6:22 1Sam 24:9-15 1Sam 26:18-21
19 Where are your prophets now who prophesied, "The king of Babylon will not attack you or this country"?
2Kgs 3:13 Jer 2:28 Jer 28:10-17 Deut 32:36-37 Ezek 13:10-16 Jer 6:14 Jer 8:11
20 So now I beg you to hear me, my lord king! I beg you to approve my request! Do not have me taken back to the house of the scribe Jonathan, or I shall die there.'
Jer 36:7 Acts 23:16-22 Acts 25:10-11 Acts 28:18-19 Jer 26:15 Jer 38:6-9 Jer 38:26
21 King Zedekiah then gave an order, and Jeremiah was confined in the Court of the Guard and given a loaf of bread a day from the Street of the Bakers as long as there was bread left in the city. So Jeremiah stayed in the Court of the Guard.
Jer 38:13 Jer 38:28 Jer 32:2 Jer 38:9 Jer 52:6 2Kgs 25:3 Isa 33:16