Jerusalem is taken.
Jeremiah 39:1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his force against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. Jeremiah 39:2 In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, was the city, broken into. Jeremiah 39:3 Then came in all the princes of the king of Babylon, and sat in the middle gate,Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, chief eunuch, Nergal-sharezer, chief soothsayer, and 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 pass, as soon as Zedekiah king of Judah and all the men of war saw, them, that they fled, and went forth by night out of the city, by way of the king's garden, through the gate between the two walls,and he went forth by way of the waste plain. Jeremiah 39:5 But the force of the Chaldeans pursued, them, and overtook Zedekiah, in the waste plains of Jericho, and when they had taken him, they brought him up unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, to Riblah, in the land of Hamath,and pronounced upon him sentences of judgment. Jeremiah 39:6 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah, in Riblah, before his eyes,and, all the nobles of Judah, did the king of Babylon slay; Jeremiah 39:7 and, the eyes of Zedekiah, did he put out, and bound him with fetters of bronze, to bring him into Babylon.
The city ruinated,
Jeremiah 39:8 And, the house of the king, and the houses of the people, did the Chaldeans burn with fire, and, the walls of Jerusalem, brake they down;
the people captivated.
Jeremiah 39:9 and, the remnant of the people who were left in the city, and the disheartened, who fell away unto him, and the remnant of the people who were left, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, take captive to Babylon. Jeremiah 39:10 But, of the poor people, who had, nothing, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, leave remaining in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and ploughed fields, on the same day.
Nebuchadrezzar's charge for the good usage of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 39:11 Then Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, gave command, concerning Jeremiah,through Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, saying: Jeremiah 39:12 Take him, and, thine eyes, set thou upon him, and do not unto him any, harmful thing,but, just as he shall speak unto thee, so, shalt thou do with him. Jeremiah 39:13 So Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners, sent, also Nebushazban, chief of the eunuchs, and Nergal-sharezer, chief of the magi, and all the chiefs of the king of Babylon; Jeremiah 39:14 yea they sent and fetched Jeremiah out of the guard-court, and delivered him unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan, to bring him forth into a home, so he dwelt in the midst of the people.
God's promise to Ebed-melech.
Jeremiah 39:15 Now, unto Jeremiah, had come the word of Yahweh, while he was yet shut up, in the guard-court, saying: Jeremiah 39:16 Go! and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying,Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Behold me! bringing about my words against this city, for calamityand not for blessing,and they shall come to pass before thee, in that day. Jeremiah 39:17 But I will deliver thee in that day, Declareth Yahweh,and thou shalt not be given up into the hand of the men, from the face of whom, thou, mightest shrink with fear. Jeremiah 39:18 For I will, surely deliver, thee, and, by the sword, shalt thou not fall,but thou shalt have thine own life, as a spoil, Because thou hast trusted in me, Declareth Yahweh.