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All the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the Middle Gate, including[a] Nergal-sarri-usur, governor[b] of Sinmagir,[c] Nabu-sarrussu-ukin the high official,[d] Nergal-sarri-user, the chief official,[e] and[f] all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.

When Zedekiah king of Judah and all the soldiers saw them, they fled and went out of the city at night through the king’s garden through the gate between the two walls. Then he went out on the road toward the Arabah. The Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah on the plains of Jericho. When they seized him they brought him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed judgment on him.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 39:3 The Heb. lacks including
  2. Jeremiah 39:3 Or high official
  3. Jeremiah 39:3 I.e. a province of Babylon
  4. Jeremiah 39:3 Lit. the Rab-sa-resi; a Babylonian title for a royal official
  5. Jeremiah 39:3 Lit. the Rab-mugi, a Babylonian title for a royal official
  6. Jeremiah 39:3 Or Gate: Nergal-sarezer, Samgar-nebu, Sarsekim, the high official, Nergal-sarezer, the chief official, and

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