4 aNow it came about in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, camped against it and built a bsiege wall all around 1it.
5 aSo the city was under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
7 Then the city was abroken into, and all the bmen of war fled and went forth from the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the king’s garden, though the Chaldeans were 1call around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.
11 Then he ablinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon and put him in prison until the day of his death.
12 aNow on the tenth day of the fifth month, which was the bnineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, cNebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, 1who was in the service of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
14 So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard abroke down all the walls around Jerusalem.
15 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard acarried away into exile some of the poorest of the people, the rest of the people who were left in the city, the 1bdeserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the artisans.
17 Now the bronze apillars which belonged to the house of the Lord and the bstands and the bronze csea, which were in the house of the Lord, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried all their bronze to Babylon.
20 The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve bronze bulls that were under 1the sea, and the stands, which King Solomon had made for the house of the Lord—the bronze of all these vessels was abeyond weight.
22 Now a acapital of bronze was on it; and the height of each capital was five cubits, with network and bpomegranates upon the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these, including pomegranates.
25 He also took from the city one official who was overseer of the men of war, and seven 1of the aking’s advisers who were found in the city, and the scribe of the commander of the army who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the midst of the city.
26 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and abrought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
30 in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, aNebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile 745 Jewish people; there were 4,600 persons in all.
31 aNow it came about in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, that 1Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, 2bshowed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.
32 aThen he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
34 For his allowance, a aregular allowance was given him by the king of Babylon, a daily portion all the days of his life until the day of his death.
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