However, Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who worked in the royal palace, heard that they had put me in the well. At that time the king was holding court at the Benjamin Gate.
So Ebedmelech went there and said to the king,
"Your Majesty, what these men have done is wrong. They have put Jeremiah in the well, where he is sure to die of starvation, since there is no more food in the city."
Then the king ordered Ebedmelech to take with him three men and to pull me out of the well before I died.
So Ebedmelech went with the men to the palace storeroom and got some worn-out clothing which he let down to me by ropes.
He told me to put the rags under my arms, so that the ropes wouldn't hurt me. I did this,
and they pulled me up out of the well. After that I was kept in the courtyard.