Now the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was 1confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying,
16"Go and speak to 2Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to bring My words on thiscity3for disaster and not for aprosperity; and they will 4takeplacebefore you on that day.
"But I will 5deliver you on that day," declares the LORD, "and you will not be given into the hand of the menwhom you dread.
"For I will certainlyrescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own 6life as booty, because you have 7trusted in Me," declares the LORD.' "