2 At that time, the army of the Babylonian king had surrounded Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined to the prison quarters in the palace of Judah's king.
3 Judah's King Zedekiah had Jeremiah sent there after questioning him: "Why do you prophesy, ‘This is what the LORD says: I'm handing this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will occupy it;