Jeremiah 38

Chapter 38

38:4  Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

let this man

See Jeremiah 26:11 .

The fundamental reason why the prophetic warnings of the Old and New Testaments are unwelcome to an unreasoning optimism.

38:6  Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

then took they

(See Scofield "Jeremiah 37:11") .