21 “People listened to me expectantly,
    waiting in silence for my counsel.(A)

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His children(A) are far from safety,(B)
    crushed in court(C) without a defender.(D)

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21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,(A)
    knowing that I had influence in court,(B)

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he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten(A) and put in the stocks(B) at the Upper Gate of Benjamin(C) at the Lord’s temple.

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But Ebed-Melek,(A) a Cushite,[a] an official[b](B) in the royal palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern. While the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate,(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 38:7 Probably from the upper Nile region
  2. Jeremiah 38:7 Or a eunuch
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