22 Behold, I am going to command,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring them back to this city; and they will fight against it and (A)take it and burn it with fire; and I will make the cities of Judah a (B)desolation (C)without inhabitant.’”

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23 They will also bring out all your wives and your (A)sons to the Chaldeans, and (B)you yourself will not escape from their hand, but will be seized by the hand of the king of Babylon, and (C)this city will be burned with fire.’”

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in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was (A)breached. Then all the (B)officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the (C)Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the [a]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [b]Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon. When Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they (D)fled and went out of the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate (E)between the two walls; and he went out toward the [c]Arabah. But the army of the (F)Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the (G)plains of Jericho; and they seized him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at (H)Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed sentence on him. Then the (I)king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah (J)before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slew all the (K)nobles of Judah. He then (L)blinded Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in (M)fetters of bronze to bring him to (N)Babylon. The Chaldeans also (O)burned with fire the king’s palace and the houses of the people, and they (P)broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 39:3 I.e. chief official
  2. Jeremiah 39:3 I.e. title of a high official
  3. Jeremiah 39:4 I.e. Jordan valley

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