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Neither he, nor his officials, nor the people of the land would listen to the words which the Lord spoke through Jeremiah the prophet. Yet King Zedekiah sent Jehucal, son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah, son of Maaseiah the priest, to Jeremiah the prophet with this request: “Please appeal to the Lord, our God, for us.”(A) At this time Jeremiah still came and went freely among the people; he had not yet been put into prison.[a]

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  1. 37:4 Put into prison: as described in 32:1–3. Chronologically, the present episode follows 34:1–7.

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