Jeremiah 37:15
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New International Version
They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.

King James Bible
Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

Darby Bible Translation
And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in the place of confinement in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

World English Bible
The princes were angry with Jeremiah, and struck him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.

Young's Literal Translation
and the heads are wroth against Jeremiah, and have smitten him, and put him in the prison-house -- the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it they had made for a prison-house.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And smote him - Without any proof of the alleged treachery, without any form of justice.

In prison to the house of Jonathan - In Asiatic countries there is an apartment in the houses of the officers of the law, to confine all the accused that are brought before them. Jonathan was a scribe or secretary, and had a prison of this kind in his house.

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the princes.

Jeremiah 20:1-3 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD...

Jeremiah 26:16 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die...

Matthew 21:35 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Matthew 23:34 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify...

Matthew 26:67,68 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands...

Luke 20:10,11 And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the farmers beat him...

Luke 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote you?

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying...

Acts 5:28,40 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach in this name? and, behold...

Acts 16:22-24 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them...

Acts 23:2,3 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth...

Hebrews 11:36-38 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment...

put.

Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound...

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing...

2 Chronicles 18:26 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 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 12:4-6 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

in the.

Jeremiah 37:20 Therefore hear now, I pray you, O my lord the king: let my supplication, I pray you, be accepted before you...

Jeremiah 38:6,26 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...

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Zedekiah
'Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned as king ... whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king'--JER. xxxvii. 1. Zedekiah was a small man on a great stage, a weakling set to face circumstances that would have taxed the strongest. He was a youth at his accession to the throne of a distracted kingdom, and if he had had any political insight he would have seen that his only chance was to adhere firmly to Babylon, and to repress the foolish aristocracy who hankered after alliance with the rival power
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 21:35
"The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

Acts 5:18
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

Hebrews 11:36
Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

Genesis 39:20
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,

2 Chronicles 16:10
Asa was angry with the seer because of this; he was so enraged that he put him in prison. At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

2 Chronicles 18:26
and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this fellow in prison and give him nothing but bread and water until I return safely.'"

Jeremiah 18:23
But you, LORD, know all their plots to kill me. Do not forgive their crimes or blot out their sins from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger.

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