14 Then he deported all Jerusalem and all the commanders and all the fighting men,(A) 10,000 captives,(B) and all the craftsmen and metalsmiths.(C) Except for the poorest people of the land,(D) no one remained.

15 Nebuchadnezzar deported Jehoiachin to Babylon. Also, he took the king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officials, and the leading men of the land into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(E) 16 The king of Babylon also brought captive into Babylon all 7,000 fighting men and 1,000 craftsmen and metalsmiths—all strong and fit for war.

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14 He carried all Jerusalem into exile:(A) all the officers and fighting men,(B) and all the skilled workers and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest(C) people of the land were left.

15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin(D) captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother,(E) his wives, his officials and the prominent people(F) of the land. 16 The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.(G)

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The king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his court officials,[a] to bring some of the Israelites from the royal family(A) and from the nobility— young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom,(B) knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king’s palace(C)—and to teach them the Chaldean language(D) and literature.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 1:3 Or his eunuchs

Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility(A) young men without any physical defect, handsome,(B) showing aptitude for every kind of learning,(C) well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language(D) and literature of the Babylonians.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 1:4 Or Chaldeans

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