Prophesy fulfilled – the siege of Jerusalem. Its a checklist of everything Jeremiah has been warning of.
Predictably the King and nobles run away, abandoning the people they refused to let Jeremiah tell to surrender. King Zedekiah’s last sight was his sons slaughtered, then blind he was taken to captivity, the Babylonians are typical game of thrones type conquerors.
King Jehoiakim had burned the Jeremiah’s scroll, the word of God, but God’s judgement burned the city.
And in a sweet end to the chapter, Jeremiah’s rescuer from the well he was left to die in, the ethiopian Ebed Melek is saved because of his faith. He was exceptionally brave to take on the King and all the nobles in pleading for Jeremiah, and God recognises it was the boldness of faith.
Isaiah spoke of God gathering the misfits, the unexpected, and here we’ve seen it.
The only person specifically named as saved, out of the end of the chosen people, is a gentile.