18 He (A)looses the bonds of kings
    and binds a waistcloth on their hips.

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21 (A)He changes times and seasons;
    (B)he removes kings and sets up kings;
(C)he gives wisdom to the wise
    (D)and knowledge to those who have understanding;

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16 O Lord, I am your (A)servant;
    I am your servant, (B)the son of your maidservant.
    You have (C)loosed my bonds.

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Jehoiachin Released from Prison

31 (A)And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed[a] (B)Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. 32 And he spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat above the seats of (C)the kings who were with him in Babylon. 33 So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king's table, 34 and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, until the day of his death, as long as he lived.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 52:31 Hebrew reign, lifted up the head of

11 (A)Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and (B)bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God (C)and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 13 He prayed to him, and (D)God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. (E)Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God.

14 Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of (F)Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into (G)the Fish Gate, and carried it around (H)Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah.

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16 On his robe and on his thigh (A)he has a name written, (B)King of kings and Lord of lords.

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