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Jeremiah in a Cistern

38 Now Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jehucal[a] son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malkijah heard what Jeremiah had been telling the people. He had been saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Everyone who stays in Jerusalem will die from war, famine, or disease, but those who surrender to the Babylonians[b] will live. Their reward will be life. They will live!’

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Footnotes

  1. 38:1 Hebrew Jucal, a variant spelling of Jehucal; see 37:3.
  2. 38:2 Or Chaldeans; also in 38:18, 19, 23.

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