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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22 and many others fell slain, because the battle(A) was God’s. And they occupied the land until the exile.(B)

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which in anger struck down peoples(A)
    with unceasing blows,
and in fury subdued(B) nations
    with relentless aggression.(C)

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17 the man who made the world a wilderness,(A)
    who overthrew(B) its cities
    and would not let his captives go home?”(C)

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17 until I come and take you to a land like your own(A)—a land of grain and new wine,(B) a land of bread and vineyards.

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13 I will raise up Cyrus[a](A) in my righteousness:
    I will make all his ways straight.(B)
He will rebuild my city(C)
    and set my exiles free,
but not for a price or reward,(D)
    says the Lord Almighty.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:13 Hebrew him
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