1 H8671 And it came to pass when Jerusalem was taken, (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 H2428 and all his army H3389 against Jerusalem, H6696 and besieged it;
2 H6249 in the eleventh H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah, H7243 in the fourth H2320 month, H8672 the ninth H2320 day of the month, H1234 a breach H5892 was made in the city,)
3 H8269 that all the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H935 came in, H3427 and sat H935 in H8432 the middle H8179 gate, H5371 to wit, Nergal-sharezer, H5562 Samgar-nebo, H8310 Sarsechim, H7249 Rab-saris, H5371 Nergal-sharezer, H7248 Rab-mag, H8269 with all the rest of the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon.
4 H6667 And it came to pass that, when Zedekiah H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H582 and all the men H4421 of war H7200 saw H1272 them, then they fled, H3318 and went forth H3318 out H5892 of the city H3915 by night, H1870 by the way H4428 of the king's H1588 garden, H8179 through the gate H2346 betwixt the two walls; H3318 and he went out H6160 toward the Arabah.
5 H2428 But the army H3778 of the Chaldeans H7291 pursued H310 after H5381 them, and overtook H6667 Zedekiah H6160 in the plains H3405 of Jericho: H3947 and when they had taken H3947 him, they brought H5927 him up H4428 to Nebuchadrezzar king H894 of Babylon H7247 to Riblah H776 in the land H2574 of Hamath; H1696 and he gave H4941 judgment upon 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 H2715 all the nobles H3063 of Judah.
7 H5786 Moreover he put out H6667 Zedekiah's H5869 eyes, H631 and bound H5178 him in fetters, 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 brake down H2346 the walls H3389 of Jerusalem.
9 H5018 Then Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H1540 carried away captive H894 into Babylon H3499 the residue H5971 of the people H7604 that remained H5892 in the city, H5307 the deserters also that fell H5307 away H3499 to him, and the residue H5971 of the people H7604 that remained.
10 H5018 But Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7604 left H1800 of the poor H5971 of the people, H3972 that had nothing, H776 in the land H3063 of Judah, H5414 and gave H3754 them vineyards H3010 and fields H3117 at the same time.
11 H5019 Now Nebuchadrezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H6680 gave charge H3414 concerning Jeremiah H3027 to H5018 Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard, H559 saying,
12 H3947 Take H5869 him, and look well H6213 to him, and do H3972 him no harm; H6213 but do H1696 unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
13 H5018 So Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7971 sent, H5021 and Nebushazban, H7249 Rab-saris, H5371 and Nergal-sharezer, H7248 Rab-mag, H7227 and all the chief officers H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon;
14 H7971 they sent, H3947 and took H3414 Jeremiah H2691 out of the court H4307 of the guard, H5414 and committed H1436 him unto Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam, H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H3318 that he should carry H1004 him home: H3427 so he dwelt H8432 among H5971 the people.
15 H1697 Now the word H3068 of Jehovah H3414 came unto Jeremiah, H6113 while he was shut up H2691 in the court H4307 of the guard, H559 saying,
16 H1980 Go, H559 and speak H5663 to Ebed-melech H3569 the Ethiopian, H559 saying, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H935 Behold, I will bring H1697 my words H5892 upon this city H7451 for evil, H2896 and not for good; H6440 and they shall be accomplished before H3117 thee in that day.
17 H5337 But I will deliver H3117 thee in that day, H5002 saith H3068 Jehovah; H5414 and thou shalt not be given H3027 into the hand H582 of the men H6440 of whom H3016 thou art afraid.