Jeremiah

Jeremiah 52 ©

1Zedekiah's wicked reign, and rebellion against the king of Babylon. 4Jerusalem besieged and taken. 8Zedekiah is made prisoner, and his sons and nobles being first slain, and his own eyes put out, is carried in chains to Babylon. 12Nebuzar-adan having burned the temple, and laid the city in ruins, carrieth all the people, except a few labourers, to Babylon: 17he spoileth and carrieth away the valuable things of the temple. 24The nobles of Judah are slain at Riblah. 28The number of the Jews who at different times were carried captives to Babylon. 31Evil-merodach sheweth kindness to Jehoiachin in his captivity.

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ZEDEKIAH was aone and twenty years old when he 1began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

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And bhe did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD, caccording to all that Jehoiakim had done.

c 2Ki. 23.37. ch. 22; 26; 36.
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For dthrough the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that eZedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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¶And it came to pass in the fninth year of his reign, in the gtenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, hand pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.

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So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

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And in ithe fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, jthe famine was *sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.

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Then kthe 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.

k ch. 39.2-4. 2Ki. 25.4. ch. 19.3,12,15; 21.4-6; 24.10; 4.29.
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¶But the army of the Chaldeans lpursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

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Then mthey 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.

m ch. 32.4,5.
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And nthe king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.

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Then ohe 2put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in 3chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in 4prison till the day of his death.

o 2Ki. 25.7. ch. 39.7. Eze. 12.13. ch. 34.3-5.
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¶Now in the pfifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, 5captain of the guard, which 6served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,

p Zec. 7.3-5; 8.19. 2Ki. 25.8,9. v.29. ch. 39.9.
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And qburned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:

q 2Ki. 25.9,10. ch. 39.8. Eze. 24.21; 7.20-22. Ps. 79.1; 74.6-8. ch. 7.14,20,29-34; 25.9-11. Mi. 3.12; 7.13. Eze. 5-7; 9; 15; 22.18-23; 24.1-14. Is. 64.10,11.
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And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.

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Then rNebuzar-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 sthat fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.

s ch. 37.13.
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But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

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Also tthe pillars 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.

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The caldrons also, and the 7shovels, and the snuffers, and the 8bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

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And the basons, and the 9firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, uand 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.

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The vtwo pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: 10the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

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And concerning the pillars, wthe height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a 11fillet of twelve cubits did *compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

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And a x*chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was yfive cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.

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And there were zninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.

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¶And athe captain of the guard took bSeraiah the chief priest, and cZephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the 12door:

b 1Ch. 6.14. Ezr. 7.1. ch. 20.1.
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He took also out of the city an *eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that 13were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the 14principal 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.

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So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.

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And dthe king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in eRiblah in the land of Hamath. Thus fJudah was carried away captive out of his own land.

f La. 1.1,3. Le. 26.33. De. 4.27; 28.36,64. ch. 24.9.
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This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: gin the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:

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In hthe eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two 15persons:

h ch. 37.5.
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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 ipersons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.

i v.15. ch. 41.2.
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¶And jit 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 klifted up the head of lJehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,

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And spake 16kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of mthe kings that were with him in Babylon,

m ch. 27.3.
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And nchanged his prison garments: and he did continually oeat bread before him all the days of his life.

o 1Ki. 2.7. 2Sa. 9.7-11,13. ch. 15.11.
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And for his *diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, 17every pday a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.