1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadrezzar's war. 3 Jeremiah foretelleth a hard siege and miserable captivity. 8 He counselleth the people to fall to the Chaldeans, 11 and upbraideth the king's house.
21:2 Enquire for us, I pray thee, of Yahweh, in that, Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, maketh war against us,Peradventure, Yahweh will deal with us, according to all his wonders, so that he go up from us.
21:3 Then said Jeremiah unto them,Thus, shall ye say unto Zedekiah:
21:4 Thus, saith Yahweh, God of IsraelBehold me! turning back the weapons of war that are in your hand, wherewith, ye, are fighting the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans, who are besieging you, outside the wall,and I will gather them into the midst of this city.
21:5 And, I myself, will fight against you, with a hand outstretched, and with an arm of strength,and with anger and with wrath, and with great indignation;
21:6 and I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast,of a great pestilence, shall they die.
21:7 And, after that, Declareth YahwehWill I deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people,even such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine,into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, even into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them who are seeking their life,and he will smite them with the edge of the sword, he will not have pity on them, nor will he spare, nor will he have compassion.
21:9 He that remaineth in this city, shall dieby the sword, or by the famine, or by the pestilence,Whereas, he that goeth forth and falleth unto the Chaldeans, who are besieging you,then shall he live, and, his life, shall become to him, a spoil;
21:12 O house of David! Thus, saith Yahweh, Administer justice, betimes, And deliver the robbed out of the hand of the oppressor,Lest mine indignation, come forth like fire, And burn, and there be none to quench it, Because of the wickedness of your doings: