The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging(A) Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined(B) in the courtyard of the guard(C) in the royal palace of Judah.

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So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah, the king’s son, which was in the courtyard of the guard.(A) They lowered Jeremiah by ropes(B) into the cistern; it had no water in it,(C) only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.(D)

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13 and they pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.(A)

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28 And Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard(A) until the day Jerusalem was captured.

The Fall of Jerusalem(B)

This is how Jerusalem(C) was taken:

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13 So Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard, Nebushazban a chief officer, Nergal-Sharezer a high official and all the other officers(A) of the king of Babylon 14 sent and had Jeremiah taken out of the courtyard of the guard.(B) They turned him over to Gedaliah(C) son of Ahikam,(D) the son of Shaphan,(E) to take him back to his home. So he remained among his own people.(F)

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