Jerusalem is taken.
Jeremiah 39:1 In the ninth yeere of Zedekiah king of Iudah, in the tenth moneth, came Nebuchad rezzar king of Babylon, and all his armie against Ierusalem, and they besieged it. Jeremiah 39:2 [And] in the eleuenth yeere of Zedekiah, in the fourth moneth, the ninth day of the moneth, the citie was broken vp. Jeremiah 39:3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sate in the middle gate, [euen] Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergal-Sharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Zedekiah is made blind, and sent to Babylon.
Jeremiah 39:4 And it came to passe, [that] when Zedekiah the king of Iudah saw them and all the men of warre, then they fled and went forth out of the citie by night, by the way of the kings garden, by the gate betwixt the two walles, and hee went out the way of the plaine. Jeremiah 39:5 But the Caldeans armie pursued after them, and ouertooke Zedekiah in the plaines of Iericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him vp to Nebuchad-nezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gaue iudgement vpon him. Jeremiah 39:6 Then the king of Babylon slewe the sonnes of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Iudah. Jeremiah 39:7 Moreouer he put out Zedekiahs eyes, and bound him with chaines, to cary him to Babylon.
The city ruinated,
Jeremiah 39:8 And the Caldeans burnt the kings house, and the houses of the people with fire, and brake downe the wals of Ierusalem.
the people captivated.
Jeremiah 39:9 Then Nebuzaradan the captaine of the guard caried away captiue into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the citie, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained. Jeremiah 39:10 But Nebuzaradan the captaine of the guard left of the poore of the people which had nothing, in the land of Iudah, and gaue them vineyards and fieldes at the same time.
Nebuchadrezzar's charge for the good usage of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 39:11 Now Nebuchad-rezzar king of Babylon gaue charge coucerning Ieremiah to Nebuzaradan the captaine of the guard, saying; Jeremiah 39:12 Take him, and looke well to him, and doe him no harme, but doe vnto him euen as he shall say vnto thee. Jeremiah 39:13 So Nebuzaradan the captaine of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergal-Sharezer, Rabmag, and all the King of Babylons Princes: Jeremiah 39:14 Euen they sent, and tooke Ieremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him vnto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the sonne of Shaphan, that hee should carie him home: so hee dwelt among the people.
God's promise to Ebed-melech.
Jeremiah 39:15 Now the word of the LORD came vnto Ieremiah, while hee was shut vp in the court of the prison, saying; Jeremiah 39:16 Goe and speake to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus sayth the LORD of hostes the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring my words vpon this citie for euill, and not for good, and they shall be [accomplished] in that day before thee. Jeremiah 39:17 But I will deliuer thee in that day, sayth the LORD, and thou shalt not be giuen into the hand of the men of whom thou [art] afraid. Jeremiah 39:18 For I wil surely deliuer thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a pray vnto thee, because thou hast put thy trust in me, sayth the LORD.