Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to inquire of me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chalde'ans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Iri'jah, the son of Shelemi'ah, the son of Hanani'ah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chalde'ans.
then Zedeki'ah the king sent, and took him out; and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
Then Zedeki'ah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.