The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah while he was confined in the court of the guard:
Go and say to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian: a Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I am going to fulfill my words against this city for evil and not for good, and they shall be accomplished in your presence on that day.
But I will save you on that day, says the Lord, and you shall not be handed over to those whom you dread.
For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but you shall have your life as a prize of war, because you have trusted in me, says the Lord.
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