Jerusalem is taken.
Jeremiah 39:1 Now when the citie of Ierusalem was taken (for in the .ix. year of Zedekiah kinge of Iuda in the tenth Moneth, came Nabuchodonozor the Kinge of Babilon, and all his Hoste, and beseged Ierusalem. Jeremiah 39:2 And in the .xi. year of Zedekiah, in the fourth Moneth, the .ix. day of the Moneth, he brake into the citie). Jeremiah 39:3 Then al the Princes of the king of Babilon came in, and sat them doune vnder the porte: Neregel, Sarezer, Samegarnabo, Sarsachim, Rabsaris, Neregel, Sarezer, Rabmah, with all the other princes of the king of Babilon.
Zedekiah is made blind, and sent to Babylon.
Jeremiah 39:4 And when Zedekiah the king of Iuda wt his soudiars saw them, they fled, and departed out of the citie by night thorow the kinges garden, & thorow the porte that is betwene the two walles, and so they went towarde the wildernesse. Jeremiah 39:5 But the Caldees Hoste folowed faste after them, and toke Zedekiah in the felde of Iericho, and brought him presoner to Nabuchodonozor the kinge of Babilon vnto Reblath, that lyeth in the lande of Hemath, where he gaue iudgement vpon him. Jeremiah 39:6 So the king of Babilon caused the children of Zedekiah and all the nobles of Iuda be slayne, before hys face at Reblath. Jeremiah 39:7 And made Zedekiahs eyes to be put out, and bounde him with chaynes and sent him to Babilon.
The city ruinated,
Jeremiah 39:8 Moreouer, the Caldees brent vp the kinges palace, with the other houses of the people, and brake doune the walles of Ierusalem.
the people captivated.
Jeremiah 39:9 As for the remnaunt of the people that were in the citie, and suche as were come to helpe them (whatsoeuer was left of the comen sort) Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne caried them to Babilon. Jeremiah 39:10 But Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne, let the rascal people (and those that had nothinge) dwel still in the lande of Iuda, and gaue them vineyardes and corne feldes at the same tyme
Nebuchadrezzar's charge for the good usage of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 39:11 Nabuchodonosor also the king of Babilon gaue Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne a charge, concernyng Ieremy, saying: Jeremiah 39:12 take & cherysh him, and make muche of him: se thou do him no harme, but intreate him after his owne desyre. Jeremiah 39:13 So Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne, Nabusasban the chefe chamberlayne, Nergalsarezer the treasurer, and all the kinge of Babilons Lordes, sent for Ieremy, Jeremiah 39:14 and caused him be set out of the fore entrye of the preson, and committed him vnto Godoliah the sonne of Ahikam the sonne of Saphan: that he should carie him home, & so he dwelt among the people.
God's promise to Ebed-melech.
Jeremiah 39:15 Nowe whyle Ieremy laye yet bounde in the fore entrie of the preson, the worde of the Lord came vnto him, sayinge: Jeremiah 39:16 Go and tell Abedmelech the Morian: Thus sayeth the Lorde of Hostes the, God of Israel: Beholde the cruell and sharpe plage that I haue deuysed for this citie, will I brynge vpon them, that thou shalt se it: Jeremiah 39:17 but I will delyuer the, (sayeth the Lorde) and thou shalt not come in the handes of those men, whom thou fearest. Jeremiah 39:18 For doutles I wyl saue the, so that thou shalte not peryshe with the swerde, but thy lyfe shalbe saued, and that because thou haste put thy trust in me, sayeth the Lorde.