When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, “(A)You must die! Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be (B)desolate, without inhabitant’?” And (C)all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the (D)officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the Lord and sat in the (E)entrance of the New Gate of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets (F)spoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, “A (G)death sentence for this man! For he has prophesied (H)against this city as you have heard in your hearing.”

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But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded(A) him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized(B) him and said, “You must die!(C) Why do you prophesy in the Lord’s name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?”(D) And all the people crowded(E) around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the officials(F) of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the Lord and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate(G) of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death(H) because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”(I)

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Then the (A)officials said to the king, “Now let this man be put to death, inasmuch as he is [a](B)discouraging the men of war who are left in this city and [b]all the people, by speaking such words to them; for this man (C)is not seeking the well-being of this people but rather their harm.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:4 Lit weakening the hands of
  2. Jeremiah 38:4 Lit the hands of all

Then the officials(A) said to the king, “This man should be put to death.(B) He is discouraging(C) the soldiers who are left in this city, as well as all the people, by the things he is saying to them. This man is not seeking the good of these people but their ruin.”

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