New International Version
After the Babylonian army had withdrawn from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army,
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the army of the Chaldeans was gone up from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army,
World English Bible
It happened that, when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in the going up of the force of the Chaldeans from off Jerusalem, because of the force of Pharaoh,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For though ye had smitten the whole army - Strong words; but they show how fully God was determined to give up this city to fire and sword, and how fully he had instructed his prophet on this point.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
broken. Heb. made to ascend.
'Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned as king ... whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king'--JER. xxxvii. 1. Zedekiah was a small man on a great stage, a weakling set to face circumstances that would have taxed the strongest. He was a youth at his accession to the throne of a distracted kingdom, and if he had had any political insight he would have seen that his only chance was to adhere firmly to Babylon, and to repress the foolish aristocracy who hankered after alliance with the rival power …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Pharaoh's army had marched out of Egypt, and when the Babylonians who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem.
Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down."
Jeremiah started to leave the city to go to the territory of Benjamin to get his share of the property among the people there.
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