The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, when 1Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army, with 2all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his dominion and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem and against all its cities, saying,
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"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, '3Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah and say to him: "Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, 4I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and 5he will burn it with fire.
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'6You will not escape from his hand, for you will surely be captured and delivered into his hand; and you will 7see the king of Babylon eye to eye, and he will speak with you face to face, and you will go to Babylon.' "'
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"Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah! Thus says the LORD concerning you, 'You will not die by the sword.
'You will die in peace; and as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they will 8burn spices for you; and 9they will lament for you, "Alas, lord!"' For I have spoken the word," declares the LORD.
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Then Jeremiah the prophet spoke 10all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem
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when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the remaining cities of Judah, that is, 11Lachish and 12Azekah, for they alone remained as 13fortified cities among the cities of Judah.
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The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had 14made a covenant with all the people who were in Jerusalem to 15proclaim release to them:
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that each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, a 16Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman; so that 17no one should keep them, a Jew his brother, in bondage.
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And all the 18officials and all the people obeyed who had entered into the covenant that each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, so that no one should keep them any longer in bondage; they obeyed, and set them free.
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