“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.” 11 So Ebed-melech took the men under his [c]authority and went into the king’s palace to a place beneath the storeroom and took from there worn-out clothes and worn-out rags and let them down by ropes into the cistern to Jeremiah.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:9 M.T. reads has died
  2. Jeremiah 38:10 Lit in your hand
  3. Jeremiah 38:11 Lit hand

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