J E R E M I A H.
In this chapter, just as in the former, we have
Jeremiah greatly debased under the frowns of the princes, and yet
greatly honoured by the favour of the king. They used him as a
criminal; he used him as a privy-counsellor. Here, I. Jeremiah for
his faithfulness is put into the dungeon by the princes, ver. 1-6. II. At the intercession
of Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, by special order from the king, he is
taken up out of the dungeon and confined only to the court of the
prison, ver. 7-13. III.
He has a private conference with the king upon the present
conjuncture of affairs, ver.
14-22. IV. Care is taken to keep that conference