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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.

References for Jeremiah 37:1

      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 recently set out from Egypt; when the Babylonians who were attacking Jerusalem learned of the Egyptian advance, they withdrew from Jerusalem.)

      References for Jeremiah 37:5

        • a 37:5 - Heb lacks <i>recently.</i>
          6 Then the LORD's word came to Jeremiah the prophet:
          7 The LORD, the God of Israel, proclaims: Tell the king of Judah who sent his emissaries to seek advice from me: "Pharaoh's army that came to assist you is heading back to Egypt.
          8 The Babylonians will return and attack this city. They will capture it and burn it down."
          9 The LORD proclaims: Don't let yourself be deceived into thinking that the Babylonians will withdraw for good. They won't!

          References for Jeremiah 37:9

            • b 37:9 - Heb lacks <i>for good.</i>
              10 Even if you were to crush the entire Babylonian army that's attacking you and only the wounded in their tents remained, they would rise up and burn this city down.