Now Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylongaveordersabout1JeremiahthroughNebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,
12"Take him and alookafter him, and 2donothingharmful to him, but ratherdeal with him just as he tells you."
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguardsent word, along with Nebushazban the bRab-saris, and Nergal-sar-ezer the cRab-mag, and all the leadingofficers of the king of Babylon ;
they even sent and 3tookJeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to 4Gedaliah, the son of 5Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayedamong the people.
Now the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was 6confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying,
16"Go and speak to 7Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to bring My words on thiscity8for disaster and not for dprosperity ; and they will 9takeplacebefore you on that day.
"But I will 10deliver you on that day," declares the LORD, "and you will not be given into the hand of the menwhom you dread.
"For I will certainlyrescue you, and you will not fall by the sword ; but you will have your own 11life as booty, because you have 12trusted in Me," declares the LORD.' "