Deportation to Babylon

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon went up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it. 12 (A)Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his captains and his officials. So (B)the king of Babylon took him captive in the eighth year of his reign. 13 (C)He carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and (D)cut in pieces all the vessels of gold (E)which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, just as the Lord had said. 14 Then (F)he led away into exile all Jerusalem and all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, (G)ten thousand captives, and (H)all the craftsmen and the smiths. None remained (I)except the poorest people of the land.

15 So (J)he led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon; also the king’s mother and the king’s wives and his officials and the leading men of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 All the men of valor, (K)seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all strong and fit for war, and these the king of Babylon brought into exile to Babylon.

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Captivity in Babylon Begun

10 (A)At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon with the valuable articles of the house of the Lord, and he made his kinsman (B)Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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