Jeremiah 21

CHAPTER 21

The Coming Destruction from Babylon

The word coming from the  lord to Jeremiah, when [3sent 4to 5him 1king 2Zedekiah] Pashur son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah the priest, saying, You ask [3for 4us 1the 2  lord]! for the king of Babylon has set by us; if the  lord will do according to all his wonders, and the king shall go forth from us. And [2said 3to 4them 1Jeremiah], Thus you shall say to Zedekiah, Thus says the  lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I turn back the weapons of warfare which are in your hands, and by which you wage war with them against the Chaldeans, the ones hemming you in who are outside the wall; and I will gather them into the midst of this city. And I shall wage war myself against you with a hand being stretched out, and with [2arm 1a fortified] with rage and [2anger 1great]. And I will strike all the ones dwelling in this city, men and the cattle. By [2death 1a great] even they shall die. And after these things, thus says the  lord, I will deliver up Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, the one surviving in this city from death, and from famine, and from the sword, into the hands of their enemies, of the ones seeking their lives. And they shall cut them in pieces by the mouth of the sword; I will not spare against them, and in no way shall I pity them. And [2to 3this people 1you shall say], Thus says the  lord, Behold, I put before your face the way of life, and the way of death. The one being settled in this city shall die by the sword and by famine; and the one going forth to join with the Chaldeans, the ones hemming you in, shall live; and [2will be 1his life] for spoils, he shall live. 10 For I firmly fixed my face against this city for bad, and not for good, says the  lord. Into the hands of the king of Babylon it shall be delivered up, and he shall incinerate it by fire.

Judgment on the House of David

11 O house of the king of Judah, hear the word of the  lord! 12 O house of David, Thus says the  lord; Arbitrate [2in the morning 1judgment], and straighten out, and rescue the one being torn in pieces from the hand of the one wronging him! so that [2should not 3be lit 4as 5a fire 1my anger], and it should be kindled, and there will not be one extinguishing it. 13 Behold, I am against you, O one dwelling the valley of Sor; the plain country of the ones saying, Who shall terrify us? Or who shall enter to our home? 14 And I will look about upon you, and I will kindle a fire in her forest. And it shall devour all the things round about her.
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