Jeremiah 38:7-10 NIV

7 But Ebed-Melech,1 a Cushite,a an officialb2 in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,3

References for Jeremiah 38:7

    • c 38:7 - Probably from the upper Nile region
    • d 38:7 - Or "a eunuch"
      8 Ebed-Melech went out of the palace and said to him,
      9 "My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all they have done to Jeremiah the prophet. They have thrown him into a cistern,4 where he will starve to death when there is no longer any bread5 in the city."

      References for Jeremiah 38:9

      10 Then the king commanded Ebed-Melech the Cushite, "Take thirty men from here with you and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the cistern before he dies."