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The Egyptians raise the siege of the Chaldeans: and king
Zedekiah sends to Jeremiah, to pray and enquire of the Lord for
them, ver. 1 - 5.
He prophesies the Chaldeans return and victory, ver. 6 - 10.
He is apprehended for a fugitive, beaten, and put into prison,
ver. 11 - 15.
He assures Zedekiah of the captivity; and, entreating for liberty,
obtains some favour, ver. 16 - 21.
10: And burn it - When God is resolved upon an effect, the
instruments are little to be regarded. It is not the arm of
flesh, but the power of God which is in that case to be considered.
12: Went forth - Jeremiah knowing the city would suddenly be
taken, and that he could be no farther useful to the people,
taking advantage of the withdrawing of the Chaldean army, resolves
to go to his own country, to Anathoth, in the crowd of people that
were going out.
13: Of Benjamin - The gate that looked toward the inheritance of that
16: The dungeon - The Hebrew words signify some pit, or deep
hole, where were some cells or apartments, in which they were
wont to keep those whom they judged great malefactors.
17: Is there - Hath God revealed any thing to thee, concerning the
issue of the return of the Chaldean army.