Then the city wall was broken through,(A) and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians[a] were surrounding(B) the city. They fled toward the Arabah,[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 25:4 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 13, 25 and 26
  2. 2 Kings 25:4 Or the Jordan Valley

44 I will punish Bel(A) in Babylon
    and make him spew out(B) what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
    And the wall(C) of Babylon will fall.

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58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall(A) will be leveled
    and her high gates(B) set on fire;
the peoples(C) exhaust(D) themselves for nothing,
    the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”(E)

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