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All the officials of the king of Babylon entered and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsekim the Rabsaris[a] Nergal-Sharezer the Rabmag,[b] and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon. When Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them and all the men of war, then they fled and went out of the city by night, by way of the king’s garden, by the gate between the two walls. And he went out the way of the Arabah.

But the Chaldeans’ army pursued after them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. And when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he passed sentence on him.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 39:3 Possibly Chief of Staff.
  2. Jeremiah 39:3 Possibly the high official.

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