20 He (A)took into exile those who had escaped from the sword to Babylon; and (B)they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 21 (C)to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until (D)the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. (E)All the days of its desolation it kept the Sabbath [a](F)until seventy years were complete.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:21 Lit to fulfill seventy years