And kingZedekiah the son of Josiahreigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzarking of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.2
But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spakebya the prophetJeremiah.3
And Zedekiah the kingsentJehucal the son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophetJeremiah,saying , Pray now unto the LORD our God for us.
Now Jeremiah came in and went outamong the people: for they had not put him into prison .
Then Pharaoh'sarmy was come forth out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that besiegedJerusalemheardtidings of them, they departed from Jerusalem.6
Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophetJeremiah,saying ,
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to enquire of me; Behold, Pharaoh'sarmy, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.8
And the Chaldeans shall come again , and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.9
Thus saith the LORD;Deceive not yourselves,bsaying , The Chaldeans shall surelydepart from us: for they shall not depart .
For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but woundedcmen among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.