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And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and (A)Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, (B)“Pray now to the Lord our God for us.” Now Jeremiah was coming and going among the people, for they had not yet put him in prison. Then (C)Pharaoh’s army came up from Egypt; and when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard news of them, they departed from Jerusalem.

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King Zedekiah, however, sent(A) Jehukal(B) son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah(C) son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray(D) to the Lord our God for us.”

Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.(E) Pharaoh’s army had marched out of Egypt,(F) and when the Babylonians[a] who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew(G) from Jerusalem.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 37:5 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 8, 9, 13 and 14

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