Jeremiah 38:28

28 And Jeremiah remained 1in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken.

Jeremiah 38:28 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 38:28

So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison
Where he was ordered to be by the king, before he was cast into the dungeon, and where he was replaced by Ebedmelech; and which was now confirmed by the king, and here he continued: until the day that Jerusalem was taken;
but how long it was from his conversation with the king, to the taking of the city, is not certain: and he was [there] when Jerusalem was taken;
as appears from ( Jeremiah 39:14 ) . Kimchi connects this with the beginning of the next chapter; and so the Targum, rendering it,

``and it came to pass when Jerusalem was taken;''
namely, what is related in the following chapter.

Jeremiah 38:28 In-Context

26 then you shall say to them, 'I made a humble plea to the king that he would not send me back to the house of Jonathan to die there.'"
27 Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and asked him, and he answered them as the king had instructed him. So they stopped speaking with him, for the conversation had not been overheard.
28 And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Jeremiah 32:2
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