The LORD had given the following message to Jeremiah while he was still in prison:
"Say to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a 'The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will do to this city everything I have threatened. I will send disaster, not prosperity. You will see its destruction,
but I will rescue you from those you fear so much.
Because you trusted me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe. I, the LORD, have spoken!'"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)