Jeremiah 38:13
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Then they drew Jeremiah up with ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

King James Bible
So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

American Standard Version
So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they drew up Jeremias with the cords, and brought him forth out of the dungeon. And Jeremias remained in the entry of the prison.

English Revised Version
So they drew up Jeremiah with the cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

Jeremiah 38:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The deliverance of Jeremiah. Ebedmelech the Cushite, a eunuch, heard of what had happened to Jeremiah. אישׁ סריס .haimer signifies a eunuch: the אישׁ shows that סריס is here to be taken in its proper meaning, not in the metaphorical sense of an officer of the court. Since the king had many wives (Jeremiah 38:22.), the presence of a eunuch at the court, as overseer of the harem, cannot seem strange. The law of Moses, indeed, prohibited castration (Deuteronomy 23:2); but the man was a foreigner, and had been taken by the king into his service as one castrated. עבד מלך is a proper name (otherwise it must have been written המּלך); the name is a genuine Hebrew one, and probably may have been assumed when the man entered the service of Zedekiah. - On hearing of what had occurred, the Ethiopian went to the king, who was sitting in the gate of Benjamin, on the north wall of the city, which was probably the point most threatened by the besiegers, and said to him, Jeremiah 38:9, "My lord, O king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the pit; and he is dying of hunger on the spot, for there is no more bread in the city." הרעוּ את־א, lit.,: "they have done wickedly what they have done." ויּמת cannot be translated, "and he died on the spot," for Ebedmelech wishes to save him before he dies of hunger. But neither does it stand for וימת, "so that he must die." The imperfect with Vav consecutive expresses the consequence of a preceding act, and usually stands in the narrative as a historic tense; but it may also declare what necessarily follows or will follow from what precedes; cf. Ewald, 342, a. Thus ויּמת stands here in the sense, "and so he is dying," i.e., "he must die of hunger." תּחתּיו, "on his spot," i.e., on the place where he is; cf. 2 Samuel 2:23. The reason, "for there is no longer any bread (הלחם with the article, the necessary bread) in the city," is not to be taken in the exact sense of the words, but merely expresses the greatest deficiency in provisions. As long as Jeremiah was in the court of the prison, he received, like the officers of the court, at the king's order, his ration of bread every day (Jeremiah 37:21). But after he had been cast into the pit, that royal ordinance no longer applied to him, so that he was given over to the tender mercies of others, from whom, in the prevailing scarcity of bread, he had not much to hope for.

Jeremiah 38:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So.

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...

Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 38:28 So Jeremiah stayed in the court of the prison until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was there when Jerusalem was taken.

Jeremiah 37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison...

Jeremiah 39:14-18 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan...

1 Kings 22:27 And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction...

Acts 23:35 I will hear you, said he, when your accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

Acts 24:23-26 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty...

Acts 28:16,30 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard...

Cross References
Acts 23:35
he said, "I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive." And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod's praetorium.

Acts 24:27
When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.

Acts 28:16
And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who guarded him.

Acts 28:30
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him,

Nehemiah 3:25
Palal the son of Uzai repaired opposite the buttress and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king at the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh

Jeremiah 26:16
Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."

Jeremiah 32:2
At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah.

Jump to Previous
Armed Cistern Cords Court Courtyard Draw Drew Dungeon Dwelleth Guard Guardhouse Jeremiah Kept Lifted Pit Prison Pulled Pulling Ropes Watchmen Water-Hole
Jump to Next
Armed Cistern Cords Court Courtyard Draw Drew Dungeon Dwelleth Guard Guardhouse Jeremiah Kept Lifted Pit Prison Pulled Pulling Ropes Watchmen Water-Hole
Links
Jeremiah 38:13 NIV
Jeremiah 38:13 NLT
Jeremiah 38:13 ESV
Jeremiah 38:13 NASB
Jeremiah 38:13 KJV

Jeremiah 38:13 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 38:13 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 38:13 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 38:13 French Bible
Jeremiah 38:13 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Jeremiah 38:12
Top of Page
Top of Page