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Jeremiah 39:16

Context
NETBible

“Go 1  and tell Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, ‘The Lord God of Israel who rules over all says, “I will carry out against this city what I promised. It will mean disaster and not good fortune for it. 2  When that disaster happens, you will be there to see it. 3 

XREF

Jos 23:14,15; 2Ch 36:21; Ps 91:8,9; Ps 92:11; Jer 5:14; Jer 19:11,12; Jer 21:7-10; Jer 24:8-10; Jer 26:15,18,20; Jer 32:28,29; Jer 34:2,3,22; Jer 35:17; Jer 36:31; Jer 38:7-13; Jer 44:28,29; Da 9:12; Zec 1:6; Mt 24:35

NET © Notes

sn Even though Jeremiah was confined to the courtyard of the guardhouse, he was still free to entertain visitors (32:2, 8). Moreover, Ebed-Melech was an official attached to the royal court and would have had access to the courtyard of the guardhouse (38:7, 13). Jeremiah would not have had to leave the courtyard of the guardhouse to “go and tell” him something.

tn Heb “Behold, I will bring to pass my words against this city for evil/disaster and not for good/good fortune.” For the form of the verb מֵבִי ([mevi] Kethib, מֵבִיא [mevi’] Qere) see GKC 206-7 §74.k, where the same form is noted for the Kethib in 2 Sam 5:2; 1 Kgs 21:21; Jer 19:15 all of which occur before a word beginning with א. For the nuance “carry out” (or “bring to pass”) see BDB 99 s.v. בּוֹא Hiph.2.b.

tn Heb “And they [= my words for disaster] will come to pass [= happen] before you on that day [i.e., the day that I bring them to pass/carry them out].”



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