They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten1 and imprisoned2 in the house3 of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.
Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time.
Then King Zedekiah sent4 for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked5 him privately,6 "Is there any word from the LORD?" "Yes," Jeremiah replied, "you will be handed over7 to the king of Babylon."
Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, "What crime8 have I committed against you or your officials or this people, that you have put me in prison?
Where are your prophets9 who prophesied to you, 'The king of Babylon will not attack you or this land'?
But now, my lord the king, please listen. Let me bring my petition before you: Do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, or I will die there."1021
King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread11 in the city was gone.12 So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.13