Jeremiah 38:22

Overview - Jeremiah 38
Jeremiah, by a false suggestion, is put into the dungeon of Malchiah.
Edeb-melech, by suit, gets him some enlargement.
14 Upon secret conference, he counsels the king by yielding to save his life.
24 By the king's instructions he conceals the conference from the princes.
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Jeremiah 38:22  (King James Version)
And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back.

41:10 43:6 Lamentations 5:11

and those
Mr. Harmer would render, "and here ({hennah,} or reading {hinneh,} behold,) the women (wont to sing on public
occasions) shall say," etc.; observing "that these bitter speeches much better suit the lips of women belonging to the conquering nation, singing before a captive prince, than of his own wives and concubines." This he illustrates by the following extract from Della Valle: When he was at Lar, in Persia, the king of Ormuz was brought thither in triumph; and "this poor unfortunate king entered Lar, with his people, in
the morning, music playing, and girls and women singing and dancing before him, according to the custom of Persia, and the people flocking together with a prodigious concourse, and conducting him in a pompous and magnificent manner, particularly with colours displayed, like what the Messenians formerly did to Philopoemen, the general of the Athenians, their prisoner of war, according to the report of Justin."* Thy friends
Hebrew The men of thy peace.
4-6 ; 20:10 Psalms 41:9 ; *marg:

have set
19 ; Lamentations 1:2 ; Micah 7:5

thy feet
6 ; Psalms 69:2 Psalms 69:14

they are
Jeremiah 46:5 Jeremiah 46:21 Isaiah 42:17 ; Lamentations 1:13