‘Some of your very own descendants whom you father 1 will be taken away and will be made eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”
I look, but there is no one, among them there is no one who serves as an adviser, that I might ask questions and receive answers.
I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah people to take possession of my mountains. My chosen ones will take possession of the land; 1 my servants will live there.
Do not listen to them, 1 because their prophecies are lies. 2 Listening to them will only cause you 3 to be taken far away from your native land. I will drive you out of your country and you will die in exile. 4
When the time for them to be rescued comes,” 1 says the Lord who rules over all, 2 “I will rescue you from foreign subjugation. 3 I will deliver you from captivity. 4 Foreigners will then no longer subjugate them.
I will make the children who follow one another in the line of my servant David very numerous. I will also make the Levites who minister before me very numerous. I will make them all as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sands which are on the seashore.’” 1
Everyone was supposed to free their male and female Hebrew slaves. No one was supposed to keep a fellow Judean enslaved. 1
Neither he nor the officials who served him nor the people of Judah paid any attention to what the Lord said through the prophet Jeremiah. 1
Then Jeremiah asked King Zedekiah, “What crime have I committed against you, or the officials who serve you, or the people of Judah? What have I done to make you people throw me into prison? 1
When their appetites are all stirred up, 1 I will set out a banquet for them. I will make them drunk so that they will pass out, 2 they will fall asleep forever, they will never wake up,” 3 says the Lord. 4
The ships of Tarshish 1 were the transports for your merchandise. “‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.
You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the people who are with you. I give you as food to every kind of bird and every wild beast.
and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the Lord to minister to him.”
you will give a young bull for a sin offering to the Levitical priests who are descended from Zadok, who approach me to minister to me, declares the sovereign Lord.