Jeremiah 37:11

11 After the Babylonian army had withdrawn from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh’s army,

Read Jeremiah 37:11 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
Now when the Chaldean army had withdrawn from Jerusalem at the approach of Pharaoh's army,
When the Babylonian army left Jerusalem because of Pharaoh’s approaching army,

What does Jeremiah 37:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.


FOOTNOTES:

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