The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging1 Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined2 in the courtyard of the guard3 in the royal palace of Judah.
Now Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him there, saying, "Why do you prophesy4 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 capture5 it.
Zedekiah6 king of Judah will not escape7 out of the hands of the Babyloniansa8 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 take9 Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will remain until I deal with him,10 declares the LORD. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will not succeed.' "11