1 The fall of Jerusalem
1 In the 2 Ki. 25:1-4ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
3 ch. 38:17And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
4 2 Ki. 25:4;ch. 52:7And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and ch. 32:4;& 38:18,23overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to 2 Ki. 23:33Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he [a]gave judgment upon him.
6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
8 2 Ki. 25:9;ch. 38:18;& 52:13And the Chaldeans burnt the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.
9 2 Ki. 25:11Then Nebuzar-adan the [c][d]captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.
13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
14 Even they sent, ch. 38:28and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him ch. 40:5unto Gedaliah the son of ch. 26:24Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people.
15 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
16 Go and speak to ch. 38:7,12Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, Dan. 9:12I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.
17 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but ch. 21:9;& 45:5thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: 1 Chr. 5:20;Ps. 37:40because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.
19 Jeremiah released