This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth1 year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth2 year of Nebuchadnezzar.
The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging3 Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined4 in the courtyard of the guard5 in the royal palace of Judah.
Now Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him there, saying, "Why do you prophesy6 as you do? You say, 'This is what the LORD says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will capture7 it.
Zedekiah8 king of Judah will not escape9 out of the hands of the Babyloniansa10 but will certainly be handed over to the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes.
He will take11 Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will remain until I deal with him,12 declares the LORD. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will not succeed.' "13