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By the ninth day of the fourth[a] month, the resulting[b] famine had become so severe in the city that no food remained for the people who lived in the land. The city was breached, and the entire army left during the night through the gate that stood between the two walls beside the royal garden, even though the Chaldeans had surrounded the city. They escaped through the Arabah, but the Chaldean army pursued the king and overtook him in the Jericho plains, where his entire army was scattered.

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  1. 2 Kings 25:3 The Heb. lacks fourth; but cf. Jer. 52:6
  2. 2 Kings 25:3 The Heb. lacks resulting

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