The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
JER 38:4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let
this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of
war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in
speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of
this people, but the hurt.
JER 38:5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for
the king is not he that can do any thing against you.
JER 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of
Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and
they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no
water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
King James Bible