'They will also bring out all your wives and your 1sons to the Chaldeans, and 2you yourself will not escape from their hand, but will be seized by the hand of the king of Babylon, and 3thiscity will be burned with fire.' "
Then Zedekiahsaid to Jeremiah, "Let nomanknow about thesewords and you will not die.
"But if the 4officialshear that I have talked with you and come to you and say to you, 'Tell us nowwhat you said to the king and what the kingsaid to you; do not hide it from us and we will not put you to death,'
then you are to say to them, 'I was 5presenting my petitionbefore the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to diethere.' "
Then all the officialscame to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with allthesewordswhich the king had commanded; and they ceasedspeaking with him, since the aconversation had not been overheard.
So Jeremiah6stayed in the court of the guardhouseuntil the day that Jerusalem was captured.