“Doom comes at last, and all that Jeremiah had prophesied came to pass. Note verses 11 and 12. In the midst of the turmoil, Jeremiah is preserved. How wonderful! God honours His servant’s faithfulness, and moves the heathen invaders to treat him courteously. It pays to be on the Lord’s side. It is the only safe side!”

(Rev James Philip, Notes on Jeremiah 39:1-18, Gardenstown Church, Tuesday 21st August 1956)