Parallel Bible results for Jeremiah 37

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Jeremiah 37

NLT 1 Zedekiah son of Josiah succeeded Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim as the king of Judah. He was appointed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. NIV 1 Zedekiah son of Josiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim. NLT 2 But neither King Zedekiah nor his attendants nor the people who were left in the land listened to what the said through Jeremiah. NIV 2 Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the LORD had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet. NLT 3 Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the priest, son of Maaseiah, to ask Jeremiah, “Please pray to the our God for us.” NIV 3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: "Please pray to the LORD our God for us." NLT 4 Jeremiah had not yet been imprisoned, so he could come and go among the people as he pleased. NIV 4 Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison. NLT 5 At this time the army of Pharaoh Hophra of Egypt appeared at the southern border of Judah. When the Babylonian army heard about it, they withdrew from their siege of Jerusalem. NIV 5 Pharaoh's army had marched out of Egypt, and when the Babylonians who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem. NLT 6 Then the gave this message to Jeremiah: NIV 6 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: NLT 7 “This is what the , the God of Israel, says: The king of Judah sent you to ask me what is going to happen. Tell him, ‘Pharaoh’s army is about to return to Egypt, though he came here to help you. NIV 7 "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of me, 'Pharaoh's army, which has marched out to support you, will go back to its own land, to Egypt. NLT 8 Then the Babylonians will come back and capture this city and burn it to the ground.’ NIV 8 Then the Babylonians will return and attack this city; they will capture it and burn it down.' NLT 9 “This is what the says: Do not fool yourselves into thinking that the Babylonians are gone for good. They aren’t! NIV 9 "This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians will surely leave us.' They will not! NLT 10 Even if you were to destroy the entire Babylonian army, leaving only a handful of wounded survivors, they would still stagger from their tents and burn this city to the ground!” NIV 10 Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down." NLT 11 When the Babylonian army left Jerusalem because of Pharaoh’s approaching army, NIV 11 After the Babylonian army had withdrawn from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army, NLT 12 Jeremiah started to leave the city on his way to the territory of Benjamin, to claim his share of the property among his relatives there. NIV 12 Jeremiah started to leave the city to go to the territory of Benjamin to get his share of the property among the people there. NLT 13 But as he was walking through the Benjamin Gate, a sentry arrested him and said, “You are defecting to the Babylonians!” The sentry making the arrest was Irijah son of Shelemiah, grandson of Hananiah. NIV 13 But when he reached the Benjamin Gate, the captain of the guard, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, arrested him and said, "You are deserting to the Babylonians!" NLT 14 “That’s not true!” Jeremiah protested. “I had no intention of doing any such thing.” But Irijah wouldn’t listen, and he took Jeremiah before the officials. NIV 14 "That's not true!" Jeremiah said. "I am not deserting to the Babylonians." But Irijah would not listen to him; instead, he arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials. NLT 15 They were furious with Jeremiah and had him flogged and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary. Jonathan’s house had been converted into a prison. NIV 15 They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison. NLT 16 Jeremiah was put into a dungeon cell, where he remained for many days. NIV 16 Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time. NLT 17 Later King Zedekiah secretly requested that Jeremiah come to the palace, where the king asked him, “Do you have any messages from the ?” “Yes, I do!” said Jeremiah. “You will be defeated by the king of Babylon.” NIV 17 Then King Zedekiah sent for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked him privately, "Is there any word from the LORD?" "Yes," Jeremiah replied, "you will be handed over to the king of Babylon." NLT 18 Then Jeremiah asked the king, “What crime have I committed? What have I done against you, your attendants, or the people that I should be imprisoned like this? NIV 18 Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, "What crime have I committed against you or your officials or this people, that you have put me in prison? NLT 19 Where are your prophets now who told you the king of Babylon would not attack you or this land? NIV 19 Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, 'The king of Babylon will not attack you or this land'? NLT 20 Listen, my lord the king, I beg you. Don’t send me back to the dungeon in the house of Jonathan the secretary, for I will die there.” NIV 20 But now, my lord the king, please listen. Let me bring my petition before you: Do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, or I will die there." NLT 21 So King Zedekiah commanded that Jeremiah not be returned to the dungeon. Instead, he was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace. The king also commanded that Jeremiah be given a loaf of fresh bread every day as long as there was any left in the city. So Jeremiah was put in the palace prison. NIV 21 King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.