Jeremiah 39 ©
1 Jerusalem is taken. 4 Zedekiah fleeth, is taken, and, his eyes being put out, is sent in chains to Babylon. 8 The city is laid in ruins; 9 and the people carried away captive, except a few poor labourers. 11 By Nebuchadrezzar's orders Jeremiah meeteth with kind usage. 15 God's promise to Ebed-melech.
IN the aninth 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.
And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the bfourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
And call the princes of the king of Babylon dcame in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, eRab-saris, fNergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
¶And it came to pass, that gwhen 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 hbetwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
But ithe Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and jovertook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they khad taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to lRiblah in the land of Hamath, where he 1gave judgment upon him.
Moreover nhe put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him 2with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
Then Nebuzar-adan the 3captain of the guard qcarried 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.
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard rleft of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields 4at the same time.
Take him, and 6look well to him, and tdo him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, uRab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
Even they sent, and took Jeremiah vout of the court of the prison, and committed him unto wGedaliah the son of xAhikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him yhome: so he dwelt among the people.