who had been carried into exile from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, among those taken captive with Jehoiachin[a](A) king of Judah.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 2:6 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin

And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.(A)

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Her gates(A) have sunk into the ground;
    their bars(B) he has broken and destroyed.
Her king and her princes are exiled(C) among the nations,
    the law(D) is no more,
and her prophets(E) no longer find
    visions(F) from the Lord.

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On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin(A)

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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) 13 Then he took a member of the royal family and made a treaty(D) with him, putting him under oath.(E) He also carried away the leading men(F) of the land, 14 so that the kingdom would be brought low,(G) unable to rise again, surviving only by keeping his treaty.

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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)

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