39 *aIn the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. 2 *And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. 3 And ball the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and csat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, dRab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, eRab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. 4 And it came to pass, that fwhen Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king’s garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain. 5 But the Chaldeans’ army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to gRiblah in the land of Hamath, where hhe †gave judgment upon him. 6 Then the king of Babylon slew ithe sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: kalso the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. 7 Moreover he lput out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him †with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
8 And mthe Chaldeans burned the king’s house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the ||†captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and nthose that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained. 10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left oof the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields †at the same time.
11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah †to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, 12 Take him, and †look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee. 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, dRab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, eRab-mag, and all the king of Babylon’s princes; 14 Even they sent, and ptook Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and qcommitted him unto rGedaliah the son of sAhikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt tamong the people.
15 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, pwhile he was ushut up in the court of the prison, saying, 16 Go and speak to vEbed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, wI will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not xfor good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee. 17 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men yof whom thou art afraid. 18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but zthy life shall be for a prey unto thee: abecause thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.
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