By the ninth day of the fourth[a] month the famine(A) in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat. Then the city wall was broken through,(B) and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians[b] were surrounding(C) the city. They fled toward the Arabah,[c] but the Babylonian[d] army pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered,(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 25:3 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Jer. 52:6); Masoretic Text does not have fourth.
  2. 2 Kings 25:4 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 13, 25 and 26
  3. 2 Kings 25:4 Or the Jordan Valley
  4. 2 Kings 25:5 Or Chaldean; also in verses 10 and 24

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