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Inquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.

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.

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