1 Et regnavit rex Sedecias filius Iosiae pro Iechonia filio Ioachim; quem constituit regem Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis in terra Iudae.
2 Et non oboedivit, ipse et servi eius et populus terrae, verbis Domini, quae locutus est in manu Ieremiae prophetae.
3 Et misit rex Sedecias Iuchal filium Selemiae et Sophoniam filium Maasiae sacerdotem ad Ieremiam prophetam dicens: "Ora pro nobis Dominum Deum nostrum".
4 Ieremias autem libere ambulabat in medio populi; non enim miserant eum in custodiam carceris.
5 Igitur exercitus pharaonis egressus est de Aegypto, et audientes Chaldaei, qui obsidebant Ierusalem, huiuscemodi nuntium recesserunt ab Ierusalem.
6 Et factum est verbum Domini ad Ieremiam prophetam dicens:
7 "Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Sic dicetis regi Iudae, qui misit vos ad me interrogandum: Ecce exercitus pharaonis, qui egressus est vobis in auxilium, revertetur in terram suam in Aegyptum;
8 et redient Chaldaei et bellabunt contra civitatem hanc et capient eam et succendent eam igni.
9 Haec dicit Dominus: Nolite decipere animas vestras dicentes: "Euntes abibunt et recedent a nobis Chaldaei", quia non abibunt.
10 Sed et si percusseritis omnem exercitum Chaldaeorum, qui proeliantur adversum vos, et derelicti fuerint ex eis aliqui vulnerati, singuli de tentorio suo consurgent et incendent civitatem hanc igni".
11 Ergo cum recessisset exercitus Chaldaeorum ab Ierusalem propter exercitum pharaonis,
12 egressus est Ieremias de Ierusalem, ut iret in terram Beniamin et divideret ibi possessionem in conspectu populi.
13 Cumque pervenisset ad portam Beniamin, erat ibi custos portae nomine Ierias filius Selemiae filii Hananiae; et apprehendit Ieremiam prophetam dicens: "Ad Chaldaeos profugis".
14 Et respondit Ieremias: "Falsum est! Non fugio ad Chaldaeos". Et non audivit eum; sed comprehendit Ierias Ieremiam et adduxit eum ad principes.
15 Et irati sunt principes contra Ieremiam, quem caesum miserunt in carcerem, qui erat in domo Ionathan scribae; eam enim in carcerem fecerant.
16 Itaque ingressus est Ieremias in domum laci fornice tectam; et sedit ibi Ieremias diebus multis.
17 Mittens autem Sedecias rex tulit eum et interrogavit eum in domo sua abscondite et dixit: "Putasne est sermo a Domino?". Et dixit Ieremias: "Est"; et ait: "In manus regis Babylonis traderis".
18 Et dixit Ieremias ad regem Sedeciam: "Quid peccavi tibi et servis tuis et populo isti, quia misistis me in domum carceris?
19 Ubi sunt prophetae vestri, qui prophetabant vobis et dicebant: "Non veniet rex Babylonis super vos et super terram hanc"?
20 Nunc ergo audi, obsecro, domine mi rex; valeat deprecatio mea in conspectu tuo, et ne me remittas in domum Ionathan scribae, ne moriar ibi".
21 Praecepit ergo rex Sedecias, ut traderetur Ieremias in vestibulo custodiae, et daretur ei torta panis cotidie ex vico Pistorum, donec consumerentur omnes panes de civitate. Et mansit Ieremias in vestibulo custodiae.
King James Version
1 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.
2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us.
4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people: for they had not put him into prison.
5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they departed from Jerusalem.
6 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to enquire of me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.
9 Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.
10 For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
11 ¶ And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people.
13 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.
14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.
16 ¶ When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
18 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I offended against thee, or against thy servants, or against this people, that ye have put me in prison?
19 Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.