Jeremiah 34:1-7 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Message for Zedekiah

1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, when Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and all his army, with all [the] kingdoms of [the] earth [under] the dominion of his hand, and all the peoples [were] fighting against Jerusalem and against all its cities, {saying},a 2 "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: 'Go and say to Zedekiah the king of Judah, now you must say to him, "Thus says Yahweh: 'Look, I [am] going to give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it with fire. 3 And you will not escape from his hand, but surely you will be captured, and into his hand you will be given, and {you will see the king of Babylon eye to eye},b and {you will speak face to face with him},c and [to] Babylon you will go.' 4 However, hear the word of Yahweh, [O] Zedekiah, the king of Judah. Thus says Yahweh concerning you: 'You will not die by the sword. 5 In peace you will die, and as [there was] burning for your ancestors,d the former kings who were {before you},e so they will burn for you, and they will lament for you, "Alas, lord!" For [the] word I have spoken,' {declares}f Yahweh." '" 6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Zedekiah the king of Judah all these words in Jerusalem 7 when the army of the king of Babylon [was] fighting against Jerusalem and against all the cities of Judah that were left over--Lachish and Azekah, for these remained among the cities of Judah, the cities of fortification.
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