2 Kings 25
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1Now it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it; and they built a siege wall against it all around.1Now in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, camped against it and built a siege wall all around it.
2So the city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.2So the city was under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
3By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.3On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.
4Then the city wall was broken through, and all the men of war fled at night by way of the gate between two walls, which was by the king’s garden, even though the Chaldeans were still encamped all around against the city. And the king went by way of the plain.4Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls beside the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.
5But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king, and they overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from him.5But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him.
6So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they pronounced judgment on him.6Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.
7Then they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, put out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters, and took him to Babylon.7They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.
8And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month (which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.8Now on the seventh day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
9He burned the house of the LORD and the king’s house; all the houses of Jerusalem, that is, all the houses of the great, he burned with fire.9He burned the house of the LORD, the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every great house he burned with fire.
10And all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem all around.10So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.
11Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive the rest of the people who remained in the city and the defectors who had deserted to the king of Babylon, with the rest of the multitude.11Then the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon and the rest of the people, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile.
12But the captain of the guard left some of the poor of the land as vinedressers and farmers.12But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.
13The bronze pillars that were in the house of the LORD, and the carts and the bronze Sea that were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces, and carried their bronze to Babylon.13Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of the LORD, and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke in pieces and carried the bronze to Babylon.
14They also took away the pots, the shovels, the trimmers, the spoons, and all the bronze utensils with which the priests ministered.14They took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the spoons, and all the bronze vessels which were used in temple service.
15The firepans and the basins, the things of solid gold and solid silver, the captain of the guard took away.15The captain of the guard also took away the firepans and the basins, what was fine gold and what was fine silver.
16The two pillars, one Sea, and the carts, which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.16The two pillars, the one sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD-- the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.
17The height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the capital on it was of bronze. The height of the capital was three cubits, and the network and pomegranates all around the capital were all of bronze. The second pillar was the same, with a network.17The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a bronze capital was on it; the height of the capital was three cubits, with a network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these with network.
18And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the second priest, and the three doorkeepers.18Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.
19He also took out of the city an officer who had charge of the men of war, five men of the king’s close associates who were found in the city, the chief recruiting officer of the army, who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the city.19From the city he took one official who was overseer of the men of war, and five of the king's advisers who were found in the city; and the scribe of the captain of the army who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the city.
20So Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, took these and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.20Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
21Then the king of Babylon struck them and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive from its own land.21Then the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was led away into exile from its land.
22Then he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor over the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left.22Now as for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, he appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan over them.
23Now when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, Johanan the son of Careah, Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.23When all the captains of the forces, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah governor, they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, namely, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite, they and their men.
24And Gedaliah took an oath before them and their men, and said to them, “Do not be afraid of the servants of the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.”24Gedaliah swore to them and their men and said to them, "Do not be afraid of the servants of the Chaldeans; live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will be well with you."
25But it happened in the seventh month that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with ten men and struck and killed Gedaliah, the Jews, as well as the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah.25But it came about in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with ten men and struck Gedaliah down so that he died along with the Jews and the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah.
26And all the people, small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose and went to Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.26Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces arose and went to Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.
27Now 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 Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison.27Now it came about in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison;
28He spoke kindly to him, and gave him a more prominent seat than those of the kings who were with him in Babylon.28and he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
29So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, and he ate bread regularly before the king all the days of his life.29Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes and had his meals in the king's presence regularly all the days of his life;
30And as for his provisions, there was a regular ration given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.30and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.
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