EJ2000(i) 2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 And on the ninth of the month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land. 4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which is by the king’s garden, with the Chaldees round about the city; and they went by the way of the plain. 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, after all his army had been scattered from him. 6 So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah, and they sentenced him. 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes and put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with fetters of brass and carried him to Babylon.