10 In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,(A) together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,[a] Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17)

Now I will give all your countries into the hands of my servant(A) Nebuchadnezzar(B) king of Babylon; I will make even the wild animals subject to him.(C)

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Zedekiah(A) king of Judah will not escape(B) the Babylonians[a](C) but will certainly be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 32:4 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 5, 24, 25, 28, 29 and 43

You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and given into his hands.(A) You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon.

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17 Then King Zedekiah sent(A) for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked(B) him privately,(C) “Is there any word from the Lord?”

“Yes,” Jeremiah replied, “you will be delivered(D) into the hands of the king of Babylon.”

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18 But if you will not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, this city will be given into the hands(A) of the Babylonians and they will burn(B) it down; you yourself will not escape(C) from them.’”

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But the Babylonian[a] army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah(A) in the plains of Jericho. They captured(B) him and took him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah(C) in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced sentence on him.

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  1. Jeremiah 39:5 Or Chaldean

19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king(A) of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and plunder(B) the land as pay for his army.(C)

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