After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah(A) king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague,(B) sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon(C) and to their enemies(D) who want to kill them.(E) He will put them to the sword;(F) he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’(G)

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18 But if you will not surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, this city will be given into the hands(A) of the Babylonians and they will burn(B) it down; you yourself will not escape(C) from them.’”

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23 “All your wives and children(A) will be brought out to the Babylonians. You yourself will not escape(B) from their hands but will be captured(C) by the king of Babylon; and this city will[a] be burned down.”(D)

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  1. Jeremiah 38:23 Or and you will cause this city to

But the Babylonian[a] army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah(A) in the plains of Jericho. They captured(B) him and took him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah(C) in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced sentence on him. There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes and also killed all the nobles(D) of Judah. Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes(E) and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.(F)

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  1. Jeremiah 39:5 Or Chaldean

and he was captured.(A)

He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah(B) in the land of Hamath,(C) where he pronounced sentence on him.

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