24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "Do not let anyone know about this conversation, or you may die.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 38:24

Commentary on Jeremiah 38:14-28

(Read Jeremiah 38:14-28)

Jeremiah was not forward to repeat the warnings, which seemed only to endanger his own life, and to add to the king's guilt, but asked whether he feared to do the will of God. The less men fear God, the more they fear men; often they dare not act according to their own judgments and consciences.