1Are these the orders your companion, the prophet 2Jeremiah, gave you when he said to you, Look after this people while I go and support the rest of our brothers in Babylon, who have been sentenced to be held as captives there? 3If now you are going to desert us too, it were better for all of us to die while you are still with us, 1 Lit. ‘to die before you’. and that only then should you go away.
1 Lit. ‘to die before you’.