Then came all the princes to Jeremiah, and asked him
After he had parted with the king, and was come back to the court of the prison; as soon as the princes had been informed of the interview between the king and the prophet, which soon came to their ears, they came in a body to him, to the court of the prison, where he was, and asked him of what passed between him and the king: and he told them according to all those words that the king had
what he told them, no doubt, was truth; though he did not tell them all the truth; which he was not obliged to do, having no command from God, and being forbid by the king: so they left off speaking with him;
or, "were silent from him" F5; went away silent, not being able to disprove what he had said, or object unto it, and finding they could get nothing more out of him: for the matter was not perceived;
or, "was not heard" F6; though there were persons that saw the king and the prophet together, yet nobody heard anything that passed between them; and therefore Jeremiah could not be confronted in what he had said, or be charged with concealing anything.
F5 (wnmm wvrxyw) "et tacuerunt ab eo", Pagninus, Montanus; "siluerunt", Calvin.
F6 (rbdh emvn al) "quia non auditum est verbum", Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt.