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Jeremiah prophesies; is by the princes, with the king's permission,
cast into a dungeon; but is by Ebed - melech, with the king's consent,
taken out again, ver. 1 - 13.
He has a secret conference with the king, in which he counsels him by
yielding, to save his life, ver. 14 - 23.
By the king's command he conceals the conference from the princes,
ver. 24 - 27.
He abides in prison 'till Jerusalem is taken, ver. 28.
5: For the king - I see I am as it were no king. I can do nothing
against you, you will do what you please.
10: Thirty men - Probably the king commanded Ebed - melech to take
thirty men to guard him against any opposition.
19: Lest they - Lest the Chaldeans should deliver me into the
hands of those Jews which have fallen to them.
22: The women - Thou that art afraid of the insultings of men,
shalt fall under the insultings of the women. Thy friends - For this
thou mayest thank thy priests, and false prophets. And they - Have
forsaken thee, every one shifting for himself.