KJV JER38 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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38:1 Then Shephatiah [H8203] the son [H1121] of Mattan [H4977] , and Gedaliah [H1436] the son [H1121] of Pashur [H6583] , and Jucal [H3116] the son [H1121] of Shelemiah [H8018] , and Pashur [H6583] the son [H1121] of Malchiah [H4441] , heard [heb8085] the words [H1697] that Jeremiah [H3414] had spoken [H1696] unto all the people [H5971] , saying [H559] ,

38:2 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , He that remaineth [H3427] in this city [H5892] shall die [H4191] by the sword [H2719] , by the famine [H7458] , and by the pestilence [H1698] : but he that goeth forth [H3318] to the Chaldeans [H3778] shall live [H2421] ; for he shall have his life [H5315] for a prey [H7998] , and shall live [H2421] [H2425] .

38:3 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , This city [H5892] shall surely [H5414] be given [H5414] into the hand [H3027] of the king [H4428] of Babylon's [H894] army [H2428] , which shall take [H3920] it.

38:4 Therefore the princes [H8269] said [H559] unto the king [H4428] , We beseech thee, let this man [H376] be put to death [H4191] : for thus [H3651] he weakeneth [H7503] the hands [H3027] of the men [H582] of war [H4421] that remain [H7604] in this city [H5892] , and the hands [H3027] of all the people [H5971] , in speaking [H1696] such words [H1697] unto them: for this man [H376] seeketh [H1875] not the welfare [H7965] of this people [H5971] , but the hurt [H7451] .(welfare: Heb. peace)

38:5 Then Zedekiah [H6667] the king [H4428] said [H559] , Behold, he [is] in your hand [H3027] : for the king [H4428] [is] not [he that] can [H3201] do [any] thing [H1697] against you.

38:6 Then took [H3947] they Jeremiah [H3414] , and cast [H7993] him into the dungeon [H953] of Malchiah [H4441] the son [heb1121] of Hammelech [H4428] , that [was] in the court [H2691] of the prison [H4307] : and they let down [H7971] Jeremiah [H3414] with cords [H2256] . And in the dungeon [H953] [there was] no water [H4325] , but mire [H2916] : so Jeremiah [H3414] sunk [H2883] in the mire [H2916] .(of Hammelech: or, of the king)

38:7 Now when Ebedmelech [H5663] the Ethiopian [H3569] , one [H376] of the eunuchs [H5631] which was in the king's [H4428] house [H1004] , heard [H8085] that they had put [H5414] Jeremiah [H3414] in the dungeon [H953] ; the king [H4428] then sitting [H3427] in the gate [H8179] of Benjamin [H1144] ;

38:8 Ebedmelech [H5663] went forth [H3318] out of the king's [H4428] house [H1004] , and spake [H1696] to the king [H4428] , saying [H559] ,

38:9 My lord [H113] the king [H4428] , these men [H582] have done evil [H7489] in all that they have done [H6213] to Jeremiah [H3414] the prophet [H5030] , whom they have cast [H7993] into the dungeon [H953] ; and he is like to die [H4191] for [H6440] hunger [H7458] in the place [H8478] where he is: for [there is] no more bread [H3899] in the city [H5892] .(he is like: Heb. he will die)

38:10 Then the king [H4428] commanded [H6680] Ebedmelech [H5663] the Ethiopian [H3569] , saying [H559] , Take [H3947] from hence thirty [H7970] men [H582] with thee [H3027] , and take up [H5927] Jeremiah [H3414] the prophet [H5030] out of the dungeon [H953] , before he die [H4191] .(with thee: Heb. in thine hand)

38:11 So Ebedmelech [H5663] took [H3947] the men [H582] with him [H3027] , and went [H935] into the house [H1004] of the king [H4428] under the treasury [H214] , and took [H3947] thence old [H1094] cast clouts [H5499] and old [H1094] rotten rags [H4418] , and let them down [H7971] by cords [H2256] into the dungeon [H953] to Jeremiah [H3414] .

38:12 And Ebedmelech [H5663] the Ethiopian [H3569] said [H559] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , Put [H7760] now [these] old [H1094] cast clouts [H5499] and rotten rags [H4418] under thine armholes [H679] [H3027] under the cords [H2256] . And Jeremiah [H3414] did [H6213] so.

38:13 So they drew up [H4900] Jeremiah [H3414] with cords [H2256] , and took him up [H5927] out of the dungeon [H953] : and Jeremiah [H3414] remained [H3427] in the court [H2691] of the prison [H4307] .

38:14 Then Zedekiah [H6667] the king [H4428] sent [H7971] , and took [H3947] Jeremiah [H3414] the prophet [H5030] unto him into the third [H7992] entry [H3996] that [is] in the house [H1004] of the LORD [H3068] : and the king [H4428] said [H559] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , I will ask [H7592] thee a thing [H1697] ; hide [H3582] nothing from me.(third: or, principal)

38:15 Then Jeremiah [H3414] said [H559] unto Zedekiah [H6667] , If I declare [H5046] [it] unto thee, wilt thou not surely [H4191] put me to death [H4191] ? and if I give thee counsel [H3289] , wilt thou not hearken [H8085] unto me?

38:16 So Zedekiah [H6667] the king [H4428] sware [H7650] secretly [H5643] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , saying [H559] , [As] the LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , that made [H6213] us this soul [H5315] , I will not put thee to death [H4191] , neither will I give [H5414] thee into the hand [H3027] of these men [H582] that seek [H1245] thy life [H5315] .

38:17 Then said [H559] Jeremiah [H3414] unto Zedekiah [H6667] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , the God [H430] of hosts [H6635] , the God [H430] of Israel [H3478] ; If thou wilt assuredly [H3318] go forth [H3318] unto the king [H4428] of Babylon's [H894] princes [H8269] , then thy soul [H5315] shall live [H2421] , and this city [H5892] shall not be burned [H8313] with fire [H784] ; and thou shalt live [H2421] , and thine house [H1004] :

38:18 But if thou wilt not go forth [H3318] to the king [H4428] of Babylon's [H894] princes [H8269] , then shall this city [H5892] be given [H5414] into the hand [H3027] of the Chaldeans [H3778] , and they shall burn [H8313] it with fire [H784] , and thou shalt not escape out [H4422] of their hand [H3027] .

38:19 And Zedekiah [H6667] the king [H4428] said [H559] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , I am afraid [H1672] of the Jews [H3064] that are fallen [H5307] to the Chaldeans [H3778] , lest they deliver [H5414] me into their hand [H3027] , and they mock [H5953] me.

38:20 But Jeremiah [H3414] said [H559] , They shall not deliver [H5414] [thee]. Obey [H8085] , I beseech thee, the voice [H6963] of the LORD [H3068] , which I speak [H1696] unto thee: so it shall be well [H3190] unto thee, and thy soul [H5315] shall live [H2421] .

38:21 But if thou refuse [H3986] to go forth [H3318] , this [is] the word [H1697] that the LORD [H3068] hath shewed [H7200] me:

38:22 And, behold, all the women [H802] that are left [H7604] in the king [H4428] of Judah's [H3063] house [H1004] [shall be] brought forth [H3318] to the king [H4428] of Babylon's [H894] princes [H8269] , and those [women] shall say [H559] , Thy friends [H582] [H7965] have set thee on [H5496] , and have prevailed [H3201] against thee: thy feet [H7272] are sunk [H2883] in the mire [H1206] , [and] they are turned away [H5472] back [H268] .(Thy friends: Heb. Men of thy peace)

38:23 So they shall bring out [H3318] all thy wives [H802] and thy children [H1121] to the Chaldeans [H3778] : and thou shalt not escape out [H4422] of their hand [H3027] , but shalt be taken [H8610] by the hand [H3027] of the king [H4428] of Babylon [H894] : and thou shalt cause this city [H5892] to be burned [H8313] with fire [H784] .(thou shalt cause: Heb. thou shalt burn, etc)

38:24 Then said [H559] Zedekiah [H6667] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , Let no man [H376] know [H3045] of these words [H1697] , and thou shalt not die [H4191] .

38:25 But if the princes [H8269] hear [H8085] that I have talked [H1696] with thee, and they come [H935] unto thee, and say [H559] unto thee, Declare [H5046] unto us now what thou hast said [H1696] unto the king [H4428] , hide [H3582] it not from us, and we will not put thee to death [H4191] ; also what the king [H4428] said [H1696] unto thee:

38:26 Then thou shalt say [H559] unto them, I presented [H5307] my supplication [H8467] before [H6440] the king [H4428] , that he would not cause me to return [H7725] to Jonathan's [H3083] house [H1004] , to die [H4191] there.

38:27 Then came [H935] all the princes [H8269] unto Jeremiah [H3414] , and asked [H7592] him: and he told [H5046] them according to all these words [H1697] that the king [H4428] had commanded [H6680] . So they left off speaking [H2790] with him; for the matter [H1697] was not perceived [H8085] .(they: Heb. they were silent from him)

38:28 So Jeremiah [H3414] abode [H3427] in the court [H2691] of the prison [H4307] until the day [H3117] that Jerusalem [H3389] was taken [H3920] : and he was [there] when Jerusalem [H3389] was taken [H3920] .