The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 37:18
Moreover, Jeremiah said unto King Zedekiah…
opportunity with him alone, and perhaps observing the king was melted
and softened with what he had said; however, finding liberty in his own
mind, he enlarges his discourse, and freely expostulates with him in
the following manner:
what have I offended against thee, or against thy servants, or against
this people, that ye have put me in prison?
or, "what have I sinned?"
have I been guilty of treason against thee, O king? or of scandal and
defamation of any of thy nobles and courtiers? have I done any injury
to any of the king's subjects? has there been any falsehood in my
prophecies? has not everything appeared to be true that I have spoken,
concerning the coming of the Chaldeans to invade the land, and besiege
the city? and concerning the return of the Chaldean army when broken
up? why then should I be cast into prison, and detained there? is it
not a clear case that what I have said comes from the Lord? and
therefore ought not to be used in this manner.