Then all the army officers, including Johanan1 son of Kareah and Jezaniaha son of Hoshaiah,2 and all the people from the least to the greatest3 approached
Jeremiah the prophet and said to him, "Please hear our petition and pray4 to the LORD your God for this entire remnant.5 For as you now see, though we were once many, now only a few6 are left.
Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."74
"I have heard you," replied Jeremiah the prophet. "I will certainly pray8 to the LORD your God as you have requested; I will tell9 you everything the LORD says and will keep nothing back from you."105
Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true11 and faithful12 witness13 against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the LORD your God sends you to tell us.
Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well14 with us, for we will obey15 the LORD our God."
Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.