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Jeremiah 32:24

32:24 Even now siege ramps have been built up around the city 1  in order to capture it. War, 2  starvation, and disease are sure to make the city fall into the hands of the Babylonians 3  who are attacking it. 4  Lord, 5  you threatened that this would happen. Now you can see that it is already taking place. 6 

Jeremiah 32:28

32:28 Therefore I, the Lord, say: 7  ‘I will indeed hand 8  this city over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and the Babylonian army. 9  They will capture it.

1 tn Heb “Siege ramps have come up to the city to capture it.”

2 tn Heb “sword.”

3 tn Heb “The Chaldeans.” See the study note on 21:4 for further explanation.

4 tn Heb “And the city has been given into the hands of the Chaldeans who are fighting against it because of the sword, starvation, and disease.” The verb “has been given” is one of those perfects that view the action as good as done (the perfect of certainty or prophetic perfect).

5 tn The word “Lord” is not in the text but is supplied in the translation as a reminder that it is he who is being addressed.

6 tn Heb “And what you said has happened and behold you see it.”

7 tn Heb “Thus says the Lord.” However, the speech has already been introduced as first person. So the first person style has been retained for smoother narrative style.

8 tn Heb “Behold, I will give this city into the hand of…”

9 tn Heb “The Chaldeans.” See the study note on 21:4 for further explanation.

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