29 Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life,(A) the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the Lord your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl(B) away as from the pocket of a sling.(C)

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Jehoiachin King of Judah(A)

Jehoiachin(B) was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta(C) daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.

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10 In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,(A) together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,[a] Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17)

17 “Beware, the Lord is about to take firm hold of you
    and hurl(A) you away, you mighty man.

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With hooks(A) they pulled him into a cage
    and brought him to the king of Babylon.(B)
They put him in prison,
    so his roar(C) was heard no longer
    on the mountains of Israel.(D)

10 “‘Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard[a](E)
    planted by the water;(F)
it was fruitful and full of branches
    because of abundant water.(G)
11 Its branches were strong,
    fit for a ruler’s scepter.
It towered high
    above the thick foliage,
conspicuous for its height
    and for its many branches.(H)
12 But it was uprooted(I) in fury
    and thrown to the ground.
The east wind(J) made it shrivel,
    it was stripped of its fruit;
its strong branches withered
    and fire consumed them.(K)
13 Now it is planted in the desert,(L)
    in a dry and thirsty land.(M)
14 Fire spread from one of its main[b] branches
    and consumed(N) its fruit.
No strong branch is left on it
    fit for a ruler’s scepter.’(O)

“This is a lament(P) and is to be used as a lament.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 19:10 Two Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts your blood
  2. Ezekiel 19:14 Or from under its