and Ebed-melech went out from the king’s palace and spoke to the king, saying, “My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast into the cistern; and he [a]will die right where he is because of the famine, for there is (A)no more bread in the city.” 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, “Take thirty men from here [b]under your authority and bring up Jeremiah the prophet from the cistern before he dies.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:9 M.T. reads has died
  2. Jeremiah 38:10 Lit in your hand
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