27 hNow it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, that 7Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, ireleased Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. 28 He spoke kindly to him, and gave him a more prominent seat than those of the kings who were with him in Babylon. 29 So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, and he jate 8bread regularly before the king all the days of his life. 30 And as for his 9provisions, there was a 1regular ration given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.
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