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25 so on the tenth day of the tenth month of the ninth year of Zedekiah’s[a] reign, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his entire army approached Jerusalem, attacked it, encamped against it, and built a siege wall that surrounded the city. The city remained under siege until the eleventh year of the reign of[b] King Zedekiah. By the ninth day of the fourth[c] month, the resulting[d] famine had become so severe in the city that no food remained for the people who lived in the land.

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  1. 2 Kings 25:1 Lit. his; but cf. 25:3, which suggests it refers to Zedekiah
  2. 2 Kings 25:2 The Heb. lacks the reign of
  3. 2 Kings 25:3 The Heb. lacks fourth; but cf. Jer. 52:6
  4. 2 Kings 25:3 The Heb. lacks resulting

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