Zedekiah1 son of Josiah was made king2 of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin3 son of Jehoiakim.
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Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention4 to the words the LORD had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.
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King Zedekiah, however, sent5 Jehukal6 son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah7 son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: "Please pray8 to the LORD our God for us."
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Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.9
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Pharaoh's army had marched out of Egypt,10 and when the Babylonians who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew11 from Jerusalem.12
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Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: