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 Jeremiah 38:6 - 13
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   Book of Jeremiah
   Chapter 38  - Click for Chapter Audio
38:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern R1938 of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, R1939 and Jeremiah sank into the mud.
 
38:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Ebed-melech R1940 the Ethiopian, a F370 eunuch, R1941 while he was in the king's palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. Now the king was sitting in the Gate R1942 of Benjamin;
 
38:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and Ebed-melech went out from the king's palace and spoke to the king, saying,
 
38:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast into the cistern; and he will F371 die right where he is because of the famine, for there is no R1943 more bread in the city."
 
38:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, "Take thirty men from here under F372 your authority and bring up Jeremiah the prophet from the cistern before he dies."
 
38:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Ebed-melech took the men under his authority F373 and went into the king's palace to a place beneath the storeroom and took from there worn-out clothes and worn-out rags and let them down by ropes into the cistern to Jeremiah.
 
38:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, "Now put these worn-out clothes and rags under your armpits under the ropes"; and Jeremiah did so.
 
38:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they pulled Jeremiah up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern, and Jeremiah stayed in the court R1944 of the guardhouse.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F370 Or an official
F371 M.T. reads has died
F372 Lit in your hand
F373 Lit hand

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R1938 Jeremiah 37:16,21; Acts 16:24
R1939 Psalms 40:2; 69:2,14,15; Jeremiah 38:22; Zechariah 9:11
R1940 Jeremiah 39:16
R1941 Jeremiah 29:2; Acts 8:27
R1942 Deuteronomy 21:19; Job 29:7; Jeremiah 37:13; Amos 5:10
R1943 Jeremiah 37:21; 52:6
R1944 Nehemiah 3:25; Jeremiah 32:2; 37:21; 38:6; 39:14,15; Acts 23:35; 24:27; 28:16,30

 
 

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