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Jeremiah 34
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Jeremiah’s Word to King Zedekiah

34[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, all his army, all the earthly kingdoms under his control, and all other nations were fighting against Jerusalem and all its surrounding cities:H1697H3414H3068H5019H4428H894H2428H4467H776H3027H4475H5971H3898H3389H5892H559 2"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go, speak to Zedekiah, king of Judah, and tell him: This is what the LORD says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.H559H3068H430H3478H1980H559H6667H4428H3063H559H559H3068H5414H5892H3027H4428H894H8313H784 3As for you, you will not escape from his hand but are certain to be captured and handed over to him. You will meet the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak face to face; you will go to Babylon.H4422H3027H8610H8610H5414H3027H5869H7200H5869H4428H894H1696H6310H6310H935H894 4"Yet hear the LORD's word, Zedekiah, king of Judah. This is what the LORD says concerning you: You will not die by the sword;H8085H1697H3068H6667H4428H3063H559H3068H4191H2719 5you will die peacefully. There will be a burning ceremony for you just like the burning ceremonies for your fathers, the former kings who preceded you. Alas, lord! will be the lament for you, for I have spoken [this] word." [This is] the LORD's declaration.H4191H7965H4955H1H7223H4428H6440H8313H5594H1945H113H1696H1697H5002H3068 6So Jeremiah the prophet related all these words to Zedekiah king of Judah in JerusalemH3414H5030H1696H1697H6667H4428H3063H3389 7while the king of Babylon's army was attacking Jerusalem and all of Judah's remaining cities— against Lachish and Azekah, for only they were left among Judah's fortified cities.H4428H894H2428H3898H3389H5892H3063H3498H3923H5825H4013H5892H7604H5892H3063

The People and Their Slaves

8[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah made a covenant with all the people who were in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom to them,H1697H3414H3068H310H4428H6667H3772H1285H5971H3389H7121H1865 9so each man would free his male and female Hebrew slaves and no one enslave his Judean brother.H376H5650H376H8198H5680H5680H7971H2670H5647H3064H251 10All the officials and people who entered into covenant to free their male and female slaves— in order not to enslave them any longer— obeyed and freed them.H8269H5971H935H1285H8085H376H5650H376H8198H7971H2670H5647H8085H7971 11Afterwards, however, they changed their minds and took back their male and female slaves they had freed and forced them to become slaves [again].H310H7725H5650H8198H7971H2670H7725H3533H3533H5650H8198 12Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD:H1697H3068H3414H3068H559 13"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery, saying:H559H3068H430H3478H3772H1285H1H3117H3318H776H4714H1004H5650H559 14At the end of seven years, each of you must free his Hebrew brother who sold himself to you. He may serve you six years, but then you must send him out free from you. But your ancestors did not obey Me or pay any attention.H7093H7651H8141H7971H376H251H5680H4376H5647H8337H8141H7971H2670H1H8085H5186H241 15Today you repented and did what pleased Me, each of you proclaiming freedom for his neighbor. You made a covenant before Me at the temple called by My name.H3117H7725H6213H3477H5869H7121H1865H376H7453H3772H1285H6440H1004H7121H8034 16But you have changed your minds and profaned My name. Each has taken back his male and female slaves who had been freed [to go] wherever they wanted, and you have [again] subjugated them to be your slaves.H7725H2490H8034H376H5650H376H8198H7971H2670H5315H7725H3533H5650H8198 17"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed Me by proclaiming freedom, each man for his brother and for his neighbor. I hereby proclaim freedom for you"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "to the sword, to plague, and to famine! I will make you a horror to all the earth's kingdoms.H559H3068H8085H7121H1865H376H251H376H7453H7121H1865H5002H3068H2719H1698H7458H5414H2189H2113H4467H776 18As for those who disobeyed My covenant, not keeping the terms of the covenant they made before Me, I will treat them like the calf they cut in two in order to pass between its pieces.H5414H582H5674H1285H6965H1697H1285H3772H6440H3772H5695H8147H5674H1335 19The officials of Judah and Jerusalem, the court officials, the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the pieces of the calfH8269H3063H8269H3389H5631H3548H5971H776H5674H1335H5695 20will be handed over to their enemies, to those who want to take their life. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land.H5414H3027H341H3027H1245H5315H5038H3978H5775H8064H929H776 21I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials over to their enemies, to those who want to take their life, to the king of Babylon's army that is withdrawing.H6667H4428H3063H8269H5414H3027H341H3027H1245H5315H3027H4428H894H2428H5927 22I am about to give the command"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, capture it, and burn it down. I will make Judah's cities a desolation, without inhabitant."H6680H5002H3068H7725H5892H3898H3920H8313H784H5414H5892H3063H8077H3427


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