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After that, he had Zedekiah's eyes put out and had him placed in chains to be taken to Babylonia. Meanwhile, the Babylonians burned down the royal palace and the houses of the people and tore down the walls of Jerusalem. Finally Nebuzaradan, the commanding officer, took away as prisoners to Babylonia the people who were left in the city, together with those who had deserted to him.

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Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes(A) and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.(B)

The Babylonians[a] set fire(C) to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls(D) of Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard carried into exile to Babylon the people who remained in the city, along with those who had gone over to him,(E) and the rest of the people.(F)

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  1. Jeremiah 39:8 Or Chaldeans

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