As for the rest of the people who were left in the city, the a1deserterswho had goneover to him and 2the rest of the people who remained, 3Nebuzaradan the 4captain of the bodyguardcarried them into exile in Babylon.
But some of the 5poorestpeoplewhohadnothing , 6Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguardleftbehind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fieldsbat that time.
Now Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylongaveordersabout7JeremiahthroughNebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,
12"Take him and clookafter him, and 8donothingharmful to him, but ratherdeal with him just as he tells you."
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguardsent word, along with Nebushazban the dRab-saris, and Nergal-sar-ezer the eRab-mag, and all the leadingofficers of the king of Babylon ;
they even sent and 9tookJeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to 10Gedaliah, the son of 11Ahikam, 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 12confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying,
16"Go and speak to 13Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to bring My words on thiscity14for disaster and not for fprosperity ; and they will 15takeplacebefore you on that day.
"But I will 16deliver 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 17life as booty, because you have 18trusted in Me," declares the LORD.' "