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and gave orders for him to be punished. Zedekiah’s sons were killed there in front of him, and so were the leaders of Judah’s ruling families. His eyes were poked out, and he was put in chains, so he could be dragged off to Babylonia.

Meanwhile, the Babylonian army had burned the houses in Jerusalem, including[a] the royal palace, and they had broken down the city walls.

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  1. 39.8 the houses in Jerusalem, including: Or “the temple and.”

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