11 Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying, 12 "Take him and look after him, and do him no p harm; but do to him just as he says to you." 13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent Nebushasban, Rabsaris, NergalShare'zer, Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's chief officers; 14 then they sent someone q to take Jeremiah from the court of the prison, and committed him r to Gedaliah the son of s Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should take him home. So he dwelt among the people.
15 Meanwhile the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 16 "Go and speak to t EbedMe'lech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, u I will bring My words upon this city for adversity and not for good, and they shall be performed in that day before you. 17 "But I will deliver you in that day," says the LORD, "and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. 18 "For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but v your life shall be as a prize to you, w because you have put your trust in Me," says the LORD.' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.