For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up
In prison, at least in the court of the prison; he had given orders for his imprisonment, which were executed, and it was the same as if he had done it himself; the reason of which was, as follows: saying, wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, thus saith the Lord,
behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and
he shall take it?
meaning the city of Jerusalem, now besieged by the king of Babylon. This prophecy stands in ( Jeremiah 34:1-3 ) ; the prophecies of this book not being put together in proper order of time.