Jeremiah 37:16
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New International Version
Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time.

King James Bible
When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

Darby Bible Translation
When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon and into the vaults, and Jeremiah had remained there many days,

World English Bible
When Jeremiah was come into the dungeon house, and into the cells, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

Young's Literal Translation
When Jeremiah hath entered into the house of the dungeon, and unto the cells, then Jeremiah dwelleth there many days,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins - The dungeon was probably a deep pit; and the cabins or cells, niches in the sides, where different malefactors were confined. See Blayney.

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3415. B.C.

589. into the dungeon.

Jeremiah 38:6,10-13 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...

Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon...

Lamentations 3:53,55 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone on me...

cabins. or, cells.

'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

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
Jeremiah 38:6
So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah, the king's son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.

Lamentations 3:53
They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;

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