Jeremiah 37:11

Jeremiah Imprisoned

11 Now when 1the Chaldean army had withdrawn from Jerusalem at the approach of Pharaoh's army,

Jeremiah 37:11 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 37:11

And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans were
broken up from Jerusalem
When the siege of the city was broken up and raised: or, when they "went up from Jerusalem" F3; were gone from it; for fear of Pharaoh's army;
or rather "because of Pharaoh's army" F4. The word "fear" is not in the text; nor did they leave Jerusalem for fear of his army, but to meet it, and give it battle, as they did; however, by this means there was a freer egress and regress from and to the city.


F3 (twlexb) "cum recessisset", Cocceius; "ascendisset", Schmidt.
F4 (lyx ynpm) "propter exercitum", Cocceius, Schmidt; "propter copias", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jeremiah 37:11 In-Context

9 Thus says the LORD, Do not deceive yourselves, saying, "The Chaldeans will surely go away from us," for they will not go away.
10 For even if you should defeat the whole army of Chaldeans who are fighting against you, and there remained of them only wounded men, every man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.'"
11 Now when the Chaldean army had withdrawn from Jerusalem at the approach of Pharaoh's army,
12 Jeremiah set out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin to receive his portion there among the people.
13 When he was at the Benjamin Gate, a sentry there named Irijah the son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are deserting to the Chaldeans."

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