Jeremiah 37:1-6 (Common English Bible)

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Jeremiah falsely accused and imprisoned

1 Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar appointed Zedekiah, Josiah's son, to succeed Coniah, Jehoiakim's son, as king of Judah. 2 Neither Zedekiah, his attendants, nor the people of the land listened to the LORD's words spoken by the prophet Jeremiah. 3 Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal, Shelemiah's son, and the priest Zephaniah, Maaseiah's son, to Jeremiah the prophet with this plea: "Please pray for us to the LORD our God." ( 4 Now Jeremiah hadn't been imprisoned yet, so he was free to come and go among the people. 5 Pharaoh's army had recentlya set out from Egypt; when the Babylonians who were attacking Jerusalem learned of the Egyptian advance, they withdrew from Jerusalem.) 6 Then the LORD's word came to Jeremiah the prophet:
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