52 *aZedekiah was one and twenty years old when he †began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3 *For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4 *And it came to pass bin the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. 5 *So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. 7 Then the city was broken up, cand all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king’s garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. 8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. 9 Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him. 10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: cche slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. 11 Then he †put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in ||chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in †prison dtill the day of his death.
12 Now in ethe fifth month, in the ftenth day of the month, ewhich was gthe nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, ||†captain of the guard, which †served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, 13 And burned the house of the Lord, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about. 15 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive hcertain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those ithat fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude. 16 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left hcertain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen. 17 Also kthe pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and kthe bases, and kthe brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, the Chaldeans brake, and lcarried all the brass of them to Babylon. 18 moThe caldrons also, and the ||mshovels, and the snuffers, and othe ||bowls, and othe spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. 19 And nthe basons, and the ||firepans, and othe bowls, and othe caldrons, and pthe candlesticks, and othe spoons, and qthe cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away. 20 The two pillars, one sea, and rtwelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the Lord: †the brass of all these vessels was without weight. 21 And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and sa †fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was thollow. 22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was ufive cubits, with vnetwork and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these. 23 And there were wninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon vthe network were an hundred round about. 24 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah xthe chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and ythe three keepers of the †door: 25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and zseven men of them that †were near the king’s person, which were found in the city; and the ||principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city. 26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah. 27 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
28 *This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: ain the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty: 29 *bIn the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two †persons: 30 *In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard ccarried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
31 *dAnd it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in ethe five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of fJehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison, 32 And spake †kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of gthe kings that were with him in Babylon, 33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life. 34 And for his hdiet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, †every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
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