Jeremiah 37:1-6 NIV

Jeremiah in Prison

1 Zedekiah1 son of Josiah was made king2 of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachina3 son of Jehoiakim.

References for Jeremiah 37:1

    • a 37:1 - Hebrew "Coniah," a variant of "Jehoiachin"
      2 Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention4 to the words the LORD had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.

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      3 King Zedekiah, however, sent5 Jehucal6 son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah7 son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: "Please pray8 to the LORD our God for us."

      References for Jeremiah 37:3

      4 Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.9

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      5 Pharaoh's army had marched out of Egypt,10 and when the Babyloniansb who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew11 from Jerusalem.12

      References for Jeremiah 37:5

        • b 37:5 - Or "Chaldeans"; also in verses 8, 9, 13 and 14
          6 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: