New Defender's Study Bible Notes
21:2 Inquire. Such a request was presumptuous in the extreme. God had already spoken repeatedly; Zedekiah’s brother, king Jehoiachin, had already been taken captive to Babylon, and Jeremiah had warned the people for years; yet neither Zedekiah nor the people as a whole had repented of their evil ways. Yet, now Zedekiah still wanted Jeremiah to have him excused.