The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion , and all the people,fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying ,
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel;Go and speak to Zedekiahking of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:3
And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be taken , and delivered into his hand; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.4
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiahking of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword:5
But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the formerkings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ahlord! for I have pronounced the word,saith the LORD.6
Then Jeremiah the prophetspake all these words unto Zedekiahking of Judah in Jerusalem,7
When the king of Babylon'sarmyfought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left , against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defencedcitiesremained of the cities of Judah.