Jeremias prophesies that the Chaldeans, who had departed from Jerusalem, would return and burn the city. He is cast into prison. His conference with Sedecias.
 Now king Sedecias the son of Josias reigned instead of Jechonias the son of Joakim: whom Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon made king in the land of Juda.
Et regnavit rex Sedecias filius Josiae pro Jechonia filio Joakim, quem constituit regem Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis in terra Juda :
 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land did obey the words of the Lord, that he spoke in the hand of Jeremias the prophet.
et non obedivit ipse, et servi ejus, et populus terrae, verbis Domini, quae locutus est in manu Jeremiae prophetae.
 And king Sedecias sent Juchal the son of Selemias, and Sophonias the son of Maasias the priest to Jeremias the prophet, saying: Pray to the Lord our God for us.
Et misit rex Sedecias Juchal filium Selemiae, et Sophoniam filium Maasiae, sacerdotem, ad Jeremiam prophetam, dicens : Ora pro nobis Dominum Deum nostrum.
 Now Jeremias walked freely in the midst of the people: for they had not as yet cast him into prison. And the army of Pharao was come out of Egypt: and the Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem, hearing these tidings, departed from Jerusalem.
Jeremias autem libere ambulabat in medio populi : non enim miserant eum in custodiam carceris. Igitur exercitus Pharaonis egressus est de Aegypto, et audientes Chaldaei, qui obsidebant Jerusalem, hujuscemodi nuntium, recesserunt ab Jerusalem.
 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias the prophet, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jeremiam prophetam, dicens :
 Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: Thus shall you say to the king of Juda, who sent you to inquire of me: Behold the army of Pharao, which is come forth to help you, shall return into their own land, into Egypt.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus Israel : Sic dicetis regi Juda, qui misit vos ad me interrogandum : Ecce exercitus Pharaonis, qui egressus est vobis in auxilium, revertetur in terram suam in Aegyptum :
 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.
et redient Chaldaei, et bellabunt contra civitatem hanc, et capient eam, et succendent eam igni.
 Thus saith the Lord: Deceive not your souls, saying: The Chaldeans shall surely depart and go away from us: for they shall not go away;
Haec dicit Dominus : Nolite decipere animas vestras, dicentes : Euntes abibunt, et recedent a nobis Chaldaei : quia non abibunt.
 But if you should even beat all the army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there should be left of them some wounded men: they shall rise up, every man from his tent, and burn this city with fire.
Sed, etsi percusseritis omnem exercitum Chaldaeorum qui praeliantur adversum vos, et derelicti fuerint ex eis aliqui vulnerati, singuli de tentorio suo consurgent, et incendent civitatem hanc igni.
 Now when the army of the Chaldeans was gone away from Jerusalem, because of Pharao's army,
Ergo cum recessisset exercitus Chaldaeorum ab Jerusalem, propter exercitum Pharaonis,
 Jeremias went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin: and to divide a possession there in the presence of the citizens.
egressus est Jeremias de Jerusalem ut iret in terram Benjamin, et divideret ibi possessionem in conspectu civium.
 And when he was come to the gate of Benjamin, the captain of the gate, who was there in his turn, was one named Jerias, the son of Selemias, the son of Hananias: and he took hold of Jeremias the prophet, saying: Thou art fleeing to the Chaldeans.
Cumque pervenisset ad portam Benjamin, erat ibi custos portae per vices, nomine Jerias filius Selemiae filii Hananiae, et apprehendit Jeremiam prophetam, dicens : Ad Chaldaeos profugis.
 And Jeremias answered: It is not so, I am not fleeing to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Jerias took Jeremias and brought him to the princes.
Et respondit Jeremias : Falsum est, non fugio ad Chaldaeos. Et non audivit eum, sed comprehendit Jerias Jeremiam, et adduxit eum ad principes :
 Wherefore the princes were angry with Jeremias, and they beat him, and cast him into the prison that was in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for he was chief over the prison.
quam ob rem irati principes contra Jeremiam, caesum eum miserunt in carcerem, qui erat in domo Jonathan scribae : ipse enim praepositus erat super carcerem.
 So Jeremias went into the house of the prison, and into the dungeon: and Jeremias remained there many days.
Itaque ingressus est Jeremias in domum laci et in ergastulum : et sedit ibi Jeremias diebus multis.
 Then Sedecias the king, sending, took him: and asked him secretly in his house, and said: Is there, thinkest thou, any word from the Lord? And Jeremias said: There is. And he said: Thou shalt be delivered into the hands of the king of Babylon.
Mittens autem Sedecias rex, tulit eum : et interrogavit eum in domo sua abscondite, et dixit : Putasne est sermo a Domino? Et dixit Jeremias : Est : et ait : In manus regis Babylonis traderis.
 And Jeremias said to king Sedecias: In what have I offended against thee, or thy servants, or thy people, that thou hast cast me into prison?
Et dixit Jeremias ad regem Sedeciam : Quid peccavi tibi, et servis tuis, et populo tuo, quia misisti me in domum carceris?
 Where are your prophets that prophesied to you, and said: The king of Babylon shall not come against you, and against this land?
Ubi sunt prophetae vestri, qui prophetabant vobis, et dicebant : Non veniet rex Babylonis super vos, et super terram hanc?
 Now therefore hear, I beseech thee, my lord the king: let my petition be accepted in thy sight: and send me not back into the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
Nunc ergo audi, obsecro, domine mi rex : valeat deprecatio mea in conspectu tuo, et ne me remittas in domum Jonathan scribae, ne moriar ibi.
 Then king Sedecias commanded that Jeremias should be committed into the entry of the prison: and that they should give him daily a piece of bread, beside broth, till all the bread in the city were spent: and Jeremias remained in the entry of the prison.
Praecepit ergo rex Sedecias ut traderetur Jeremias in vestibulo carceris, et daretur ei torta panis quotidie, excepto pulmento, donec consumerentur omnes panes de civitate : et mansit Jeremias in vestibulo carceris.