By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that the common people had no food.(A) Then the city was broken into,(B) and all the warriors fled(C) at night by way of the city gate between the two walls near the king’s garden,(D) even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah,(E) the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah’s entire army left him and scattered.(F)

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