When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, “(A)You must die! Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord saying, ‘This house will be like Shiloh and this city will be (B)desolate, without inhabitant’?” And (C)all the people gathered about Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the (D)officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the Lord and sat in the (E)entrance of the New Gate of the Lord’s house. 11 Then the priests and the prophets (F)spoke to the officials and to all the people, saying, “A (G)death sentence for this man! For he has prophesied (H)against this city as you have heard in your hearing.”

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Then the (A)officials said to the king, “Now let this man be put to death, inasmuch as he is [a](B)discouraging the men of war who are left in this city and [b]all the people, by speaking such words to them; for this man (C)is not seeking the well-being of this people but rather their harm.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:4 Lit weakening the hands of
  2. Jeremiah 38:4 Lit the hands of all

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