Jeremiah 52 ©
Zedekiah's wicked reign, and rebellion against the king of Babylon. Jerusalem besieged and taken. Zedekiah is made prisoner, and his sons and nobles being first slain, and his own eyes put out, is carried in chains to Babylon. Nebuzar-adan having burned the temple, and laid the city in ruins, carrieth all the people, except a few labourers, to Babylon: he spoileth and carrieth away the valuable things of the temple. The nobles of Judah are slain at Riblah. The number of the Jews who at different times were carried captives to Babylon. Evil-merodach sheweth kindness to Jehoiachin in his captivity.
¶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.
So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
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.
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.
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:
And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
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.
And there were zninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
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.
So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
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.
In hthe eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two 15persons:
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.
¶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,
And spake 16kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of mthe kings that were with him in Babylon,
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.