10 (A)At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city [a]was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, as his servants were besieging it. 12 (B)Then Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers went out to the king of Babylon; and the king of Babylon, (C)in the eighth year of his reign, took him prisoner.

The Captivity of Jerusalem

13 (D)And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house, and he (E)cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, (F)as the Lord had said. 14 Also (G)he carried into captivity all Jerusalem: all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, (H)ten thousand captives, and (I)all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained except (J)the poorest people of the land.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 24:10 Lit. came into siege

The Fall and Captivity of Judah(A)

25 Now it came to pass (B)in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it; and they built a siege wall against it all around. So the city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. By the ninth day of the (C)fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

Then (D)the city wall was broken through, and all the men of war fled at night by way of the gate between two walls, which was by the king’s garden, even though the Chaldeans were still encamped all around against the city. And (E)the king[a] went by way of the [b]plain. But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king, and they overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from him. So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon (F)at Riblah, and they pronounced judgment on him. Then they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, (G)put[c] out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters, and took him to Babylon.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 25:4 Lit. he
  2. 2 Kings 25:4 Or Arabah, the Jordan Valley
  3. 2 Kings 25:7 blinded