1 H8671 In the ninth H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H6224 in the tenth H2320 month, H935 came H5019 Nebuchadrezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H3605 and all H2428 his army H413 against H3389 Jerusalem, H6696 and they besieged it.
2 H6240 And in the eleventh H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah, H7243 in the fourth H2320 month, H8672 the ninth H2320 day of the month, H5892 the city H1234 was broken up.
3 H3605 And all H8269 the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H935 came H3427 in, and sat H8484 in the middle H8179 gate, H5371 even Nergalsharezer, H5562 Samgarnebo, H8310 Sarsechim, H7249 Rabsaris, H5371 Nergalsharezer, H7248 Rabmag, H3605 with all H7611 the residue H8269 of the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon.
4 H1961 And it came H834 to pass, that when H6667 Zedekiah H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H7200 saw H3605 them, and all H582 the men H4421 of war, H1272 then they fled, H3318 and went H3318 forth H5892 out of the city H3915 by night, H1870 by the way H4428 of the king’s H1588 garden, H8179 by the gate H996 between H2346 the two walls: H3318 and he went H1870 out the way H6160 of the plain.
5 H3778 But the Chaldeans’ H2428 army H7291 pursued H310 after H5381 them, and overtook H6667 Zedekiah H6160 in the plains H3405 of Jericho: H3947 and when they had taken H5927 him, they brought H5019 him up to Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H7247 to Riblah H776 in the land H2574 of Hamath, H1696 where he gave H4941 judgment on him.
6 H4428 Then the king H894 of Babylon H7819 slew H1121 the sons H6667 of Zedekiah H7247 in Riblah H5869 before his eyes: H4428 also the king H894 of Babylon H7819 slew H3605 all H2715 the nobles H3063 of Judah.
7 H5786 Moreover he put H6667 out Zedekiah’s H5869 eyes, H631 and bound H5178 him with chains, H935 to carry H894 him to Babylon.
8 H3778 And the Chaldeans H8313 burned H4428 the king’s H1004 house, H1004 and the houses H5971 of the people, H784 with fire, H5422 and broke H5422 down H2346 the walls H3389 of Jerusalem.
9 H5018 Then Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H1540 carried H1540 away captive H894 into Babylon H3499 the remnant H5971 of the people H7604 that remained H5892 in the city, H5307 and those that fell H5307 away, that fell H3499 to him, with the rest H5971 of the people H7604 that remained.
10 H5018 But Nebuzaradan H2876 the captain of the guard H7604 left H1800 of the poor H5971 of the people, H834 which H3808 had nothing, H3972 H776 in the land H3063 of Judah, H5414 and gave H3754 them vineyards H3010 and fields H1931 at the same H3117 time.
11 H5019 Now Nebuchadrezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H6680 gave charge H5921 concerning H3414 Jeremiah H5018 to Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard, H559 saying,
12 H3947 Take H7760 him, and look H6213 well to him, and do H408 him no H7451 harm; H6213 but do H3651 to him even H1696 as he shall say to you.
13 H5018 So Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7971 sent, H5021 and Nebushasban, H7249 Rabsaris, H5371 and Nergalsharezer, H7248 Rabmag, H3605 and all H4428 the king H894 of Babylon’s H7227 princes;
14 H7971 Even they sent, H3947 and took H3414 Jeremiah H2691 out of the court H4307 of the prison, H5414 and committed H1436 him to Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H3318 that he should carry H1004 him home: H3427 so he dwelled H8432 among H5971 the people.
15 H1697 Now the word H3068 of the LORD H1961 came H3414 to Jeremiah, H6113 while he was shut H2691 up in the court H4307 of the prison, H559 saying,
16 H1980 Go H559 and speak H5663 to Ebedmelech H3569 the Ethiopian, H559 saying, H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H2005 Behold, H935 I will bring H1697 my words H2063 on this H5892 city H7451 for evil, H2896 and not for good; H3117 and they shall be accomplished in that day H6440 before you.
17 H5337 But I will deliver H3117 you in that day, H5002 said H3068 the LORD: H5414 and you shall not be given H3027 into the hand H582 of the men H834 of whom H6440 H3025 you are afraid.