1 But Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jucal son of Shelemiah and Pashhur son of Malchiah heard the words which Jeremiah was saying to all the people,
1Chr 9:12 Acts 4:1-2 Acts 4:6-10 Acts 5:28 Ezra 2:3 Jer 21:1-10 Jer 37:3-4
2 'Yahweh says this, "Anyone who stays in this city will die by sword, famine or plague; but anyone who leaves it and surrenders to the Chaldaeans will live; he will escape with his life.
Jer 34:17 Jer 39:18 Jer 45:5 Jer 42:17 Ezek 5:12-17 Ezek 6:11 Ezek 7:15
3 Yahweh says this: This city will certainly be handed over to the army of the king of Babylon, and he will capture it." '
Jer 21:10 Jer 32:3-5
4 The chief men then said to the king, 'You must have this man put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, and all the people too, by talking like this. This man is seeking not the welfare of the people but their ruin.'
Jer 26:11 1Kgs 18:17-18 1Kgs 21:20 Acts 16:20 Amos 7:10 Exod 5:4 Jer 29:7
5 King Zedekiah answered, 'He is in your hands as you know, for the king is powerless to oppose you.'
2Sam 3:39 1Sam 15:24 1Sam 29:9 2Sam 19:22 John 19:12-16 Prov 29:25
6 So they took Jeremiah and put him into the storage-well of the king's son Malchiah in the Court of the Guard, letting him down with ropes. There was no water in the storage-well, only mud, and into the mud Jeremiah sank.
Jer 37:16 Jer 37:21 Zech 9:11 Acts 16:24 Gen 37:24 Jer 38:22 Ps 40:2
7 But Ebed-Melech the Cushite, a eunuch attached to the palace, heard that Jeremiah had been put into the storage-well. As the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,
Jer 29:2 Jer 37:13 Amos 5:10 Deut 21:19 2Kgs 24:15 Acts 8:27-39 Jer 13:23
8 Ebed-Melech came out from the palace and spoke to the king.
9 'My lord king,' he said, 'these men have done a wicked thing by treating the prophet Jeremiah like this: they have thrown him into the storage-well. He will starve to death there, since there is no more food in the city.'
Jer 52:6 Esth 7:4-6 Jer 37:21-6 Job 31:34 Prov 24:11-12 Prov 31:8-9
10 At this the king gave Ebed-Melech the Cushite the following order: 'Take thirty men with you from here and pull the prophet Jeremiah out of the storage-well before he dies.'
Esth 5:2 Esth 8:7 Ps 75:10 Prov 21:1
11 Ebed-Melech took the men with him and went into the palace to the Treasury wardrobe; out of it he took some torn, worn-out rags which he lowered on ropes to Jeremiah in the storage-well.
12 Ebed-Melech the Cushite then said to Jeremiah, 'These torn, worn-out rags are for you to put under your armpits to pad the ropes.' Jeremiah did this.
Eph 4:32 Rom 12:10 Rom 12:15
13 Then they hauled Jeremiah up with the ropes and pulled him out of the storage-well. And Jeremiah stayed in the Court of the Guard.
Jer 37:21 Acts 23:35 Acts 28:16 Acts 28:30 1Kgs 22:27 Acts 24:23-26 Jer 38:6
14 King Zedekiah had the prophet Jeremiah summoned to him at the third entrance to the Temple of Yahweh. 'I want to ask you for a word,' the king said to Jeremiah, 'keep nothing back from me.'
1Kgs 22:16 1Sam 3:17-18 Jer 21:1-2 Jer 37:17 Jer 42:2-5 Jer 42:20 1Kgs 10:5
15 Jeremiah answered Zedekiah, 'If I do proclaim it to you, are you not sure to have me put to death? And if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.'
16 King Zedekiah then secretly swore this oath to Jeremiah, 'As Yahweh lives, giver of this life of ours, I will have you neither put to death nor handed over to these men who are determined to kill you.'
Isa 57:16 Jer 37:17 Jer 34:20 Jer 38:1-6 John 3:2 Num 16:22 Num 27:16
17 Jeremiah then said to Zedekiah, 'Yahweh, God Sabaoth, God of Israel, says this, "If you go out and surrender to the king of Babylon's generals, your life will be safe and this city will not be burnt down; you and your family will survive.
Jer 27:12 Jer 38:2 Jer 39:3 1Chr 17:24 2Kgs 24:12 Amos 5:27 Jer 21:8-10
18 But if you do not go out and surrender to the king of Babylon's generals, this city will be handed over to the Chaldaeans and they will burn it down; nor will you yourself escape their clutches." '
Jer 38:3 2Kgs 25:4-10 Jer 24:8-10 Jer 32:3-5 2Kgs 24:12 2Kgs 25:27-30 Ezek 12:13
19 King Zedekiah then said to Jeremiah, 'I am afraid of the Judaeans who have already gone over to the Chaldaeans: I might be handed over to them and they would ill-treat me.'
John 12:42 Isa 51:12-13 Isa 57:11 Jer 38:22 John 19:12-13 1Sam 15:24 1Sam 31:4
20 'You will not be handed over to them,' Jeremiah replied. 'Please listen to Yahweh's voice as I have relayed it to you, and then all will go well with you and your life will be safe.
Isa 55:3 2Chr 20:20 Acts 26:29 Dan 4:27 Jer 26:13 2Cor 5:11 2Cor 5:20
21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is what Yahweh has shown me:
Acts 18:6 Acts 20:26-27 Exod 10:3-4 Exod 16:28 Ezek 2:4-5 Ezek 2:7 Ezek 3:17-19
22 the sight of all the women left in the king of Judah's palace being led off to the king of Babylon's generals and saying: "They have misled you, they have triumphed over you, those friends of yours! Your feet have sunk in the mud! They are up and away!"
Jer 20:10 Jer 43:6 Isa 42:17 Jer 6:12 Jer 38:4-6 Jer 38:19 Jer 41:10
23 'Yes, all your wives and children will be led off to the Chaldaeans, and you yourself will not escape their clutches but will be a prisoner in the clutches of the king of Babylon. And as for this city, it will be burnt down.'
Jer 41:10 Jer 38:18 Jer 39:6 2Kgs 25:7 2Chr 36:20-21 Ezek 14:9 Ezek 43:3
24 Zedekiah then said to Jeremiah, 'Do not let anyone else hear these words or you will die.
25 If the chief men hear that I have been talking to you, and come and say, "Tell us what you said to the king and what the king said to you; keep nothing back from us, or we shall put you to death,"
Jer 38:4-6 Jer 38:27
26 you must reply, "I presented this request to the king: that he would not have me sent back to Jonathan's house to die." '
Jer 37:20 Jer 37:15 Esth 4:8 Jer 42:2
27 And in fact all the chief men came to Jeremiah and questioned him. He told them exactly what the king had ordered him to say. They then left him in peace, since the conversation had not been overheard.
1Sam 10:15-16 1Sam 16:2-5 2Kgs 6:19 Acts 23:6
28 And Jeremiah stayed in the Court of the Guard until the day Jerusalem was captured. And he was there when Jerusalem actually was captured.
Jer 37:21 Jer 39:14 Jer 15:20-21 Jer 38:13 Ps 23:4 2Tim 3:11 2Tim 4:17-18