Jerusalem Captured1 ▼
▼ Ch 38:28-b in HebNow when Jerusalem was captured ▼
▼ Ch 39:1 in Heb, c in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it; 2 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was d breached. 3 Then all the e officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the f Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the ▼
▼ I.e. chief officialRab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the ▼
▼ I.e. title of a high officialRab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon. 4 When Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they i fled and went out of the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate j between the two walls; and he went out toward the ▼
▼ I.e. Jordan valleyArabah. 5 But the army of the l Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the m plains of Jericho; and they seized him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at n Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him. 6 Then the o king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah p before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slew all the q nobles of Judah. 7 He then r blinded Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in s fetters of bronze to bring him to t Babylon. 8 The Chaldeans also u burned with fire the king’s palace and the houses of the people, and they v broke down the walls of Jerusalem. 9 As for the rest of the people who were left in the city, the ▼
▼ Lit fallers who had fallen, x deserters who had gone over to him and y the rest of the people who remained z Nebuzaradan the aa captain of the bodyguard carried them into exile in Babylon. 10 But some of the ab poorest people who had nothing ac Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields ▼
▼ Lit on that dayat that time.
Jeremiah Spared11 Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave orders about ae Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying, 12 “Take him and ▼
▼ Lit set your eyes onlook after him, and ag do nothing harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you.” 13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent word, along with Nebushazban the ▼
▼ I.e. chief officialRab-saris, and Nergal-sar-ezer the ▼
▼ I.e. title of a high officialRab-mag, and all the leading officers of the king of Babylon; 14 they even sent and aj took Jeremiah out of the court of the guardhouse and entrusted him to ak Gedaliah, the son of al Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people. 15 Now the word of the Lord had come to Jeremiah while he was am confined in the court of the guardhouse, saying, 16 “Go and speak to an Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Behold, I am about to bring My words on this city ao for disaster and not for ▼
▼ Lit goodprosperity; and they will aq take place before you on that day. 17 “But I will ar deliver you on that day,” declares the Lord, “and you will not be given into the hand of the men whom you dread. 18 “For I will certainly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own as life as booty, because you have at trusted in Me,” declares the Lord.’”
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