1 Downfall of Jerusalem
2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
3 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
4 And it came to pass in the 2 Ki. 25:1-27;ch. 39:1;Zech. 8:19ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.
5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain.
8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
9 ch. 32:4Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him.
10 Ezek. 12:13And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
12 Zech. 7:5;& 8:19Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, See ver. 29which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, ch. 39:9came Nebuzar-adan, [e][f]captain of the guard, which [g]served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
13 And burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burnt he with fire:
14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
15 ch. 39:9Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
16 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
17 ch. 27:19Also the See 1 Ki. 7:15,23,27,50pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
19 And the basons, and the [j]firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
21 And concerning the 1 Ki. 7:15;2 Ki. 25:17;2 Chr. 3:15pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a [l]fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.
23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and See 1 Ki. 7:20all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that [n]were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the [o]principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
27 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
28 2 Ki. 24:2This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the See 2 Ki. 24:12seventh year See 2 Ki. 24:14three thousand Jews and three and twenty:
30 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
31 The honour given Jehoiachin
31 2 Ki. 25:27-30And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign Gen. 40:13,20lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;
33 And changed his prison garments: 2 Sam. 9:13and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.