THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Jerusalem besieged and taken by the Chaldeans—Many people and the vessels of the house of the Lord carried into Babylon.
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.
And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
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 aZedekiah
rebelled against the king of Babylon.
¶ And it came to pass in the aninth
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 bforts
against it round about.
So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
And in the fourth month, in the ninth day
of the month, the afamine
was sore in the city, so that there was no bbread
for the people of the land.
Then the acity
was broken up, and 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.
¶ But the army of the Chaldeans apursued
after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
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.
And the king of Babylon slew the asons
of Zedekiah before his eyes: he bslew
also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
Then he put out the aeyes
of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and bcarried
him to cBabylon
, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
¶ Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
the house of the Lord
, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, bburned
he with fire:
And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were
with the captain of the guard, brake down all the awalls
of Jerusalem round about.
Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard acarried
away captive certain
of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that bfell
away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
Also the apillars
of brass that were
in the house of the Lord
, and the bases, and the brasen bsea
in the house of the Lord
, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
also, and the shovels, and the bsnuffers
, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
The two pillars, one asea
, and btwelve
under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the Lord
: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
the pillars, the height of one pillar was
eighteen cubits; and aa
fillet of twelve bcubits
did compass it; and the thickness thereof was
four fingers: it was
And a achapiter
of brass was
upon it; and the height of one chapiter was
five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of
brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were
like unto these.
And there were aninety
and six pomegranates on a side; and
all the pomegranates upon the network were
an hundred round about.
¶ And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
He took also out of the city an aeunuch
, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven bmen
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.
So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away acaptive
out of his own land.
This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:
In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:
In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away acaptive
of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were
four thousand and six hundred.
¶ And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the 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 aJehoiachin
king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,
And spake akindly
unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the bkings
with him in Babylon,
And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.
his diet, there was a continual adiet
given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.