18 He carried to Babylon all the articles(A) from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials.

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17 The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon.(A) Nothing will be left, says the Lord.

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Moreover, King Cyrus brought out the articles belonging to the temple of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and had placed in the temple of his god.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 1:7 Or gods

11 Depart,(A) depart, go out from there!
    Touch no unclean thing!(B)
Come out from it and be pure,(C)
    you who carry the articles(D) of the Lord’s house.

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18 If I go into the country,
    I see those slain by the sword;
if I go into the city,
    I see the ravages of famine.(A)
Both prophet and priest
    have gone to a land they know not.(B)’”

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After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah(A) king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague,(B) sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon(C) and to their enemies(D) who want to kill them.(E) He will put them to the sword;(F) he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’(G)

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25 I will deliver(A) you into the hands of those who want to kill you, those you fear—Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 22:25 Or Chaldeans

Two Baskets of Figs

24 After Jehoiachin[a](A) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and the officials, the skilled workers and the artisans of Judah were carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the Lord showed me two baskets of figs(B) placed in front of the temple of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 24:1 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin

16 Then I said to the priests and all these people, “This is what the Lord says: Do not listen to the prophets who say, ‘Very soon now the articles(A) from the Lord’s house will be brought back from Babylon.’ They are prophesying lies to you.

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20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away when he carried(A) Jehoiachin[a](B) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem—

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  1. Jeremiah 27:20 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin

22 ‘They will be taken(A) to Babylon and there they will remain until the day(B) I come for them,’ declares the Lord. ‘Then I will bring(C) them back and restore them to this place.’”

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A Letter to the Exiles

29 This is the text of the letter(A) that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(B)

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21 “I will deliver Zedekiah(A) king of Judah and his officials(B) into the hands of their enemies(C) who want to kill them, to the army of the king of Babylon,(D) which has withdrawn(E) from you.

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Jeremiah Freed

40 The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah.(A) He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the captives(B) from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon.

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12 “Say to this rebellious people, ‘Do you not know what these things mean?(A)’ Say to them: ‘The king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and carried off her king and her nobles,(B) bringing them back with him to Babylon.(C)

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While Belshazzar was drinking(A) his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets(B) that Nebuchadnezzar his father[a] had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines(C) might drink from them.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:2 Or ancestor; or predecessor; also in verses 11, 13 and 18

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