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14 He deported all Jerusalem: all the officers and warriors of the army, ten thousand in number, and all the artisans and smiths. Only the lowliest of the people of the land[a] were left. 15 He deported Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, his wives, his functionaries, and the chiefs of the land he led captive from Jerusalem to Babylon.(A) 16 All seven thousand soldiers of the army, and a thousand artisans and smiths, all of them trained warriors, these too the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

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  1. 24:14 People of the land: see note on 11:14.

14 He carried all Jerusalem into exile:(A) all the officers and fighting men,(B) and all the skilled workers and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest(C) people of the land were left.

15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin(D) captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother,(E) his wives, his officials and the prominent people(F) of the land. 16 The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.(G)

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