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The Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah on the plains of Jericho. When they seized him they brought him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he passed judgment on him. At Riblah, the king of Babylon executed Zedekiah’s sons right[a] before his eyes. He[b] also executed all the nobles of Judah. Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him with bronze fetters to take him to Babylon.

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  1. Jeremiah 39:6 The Heb. lacks right
  2. Jeremiah 39:6 Lit. The king of Babylon