NSB(i) 2 They surrounded the town and laid siege till the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 On the ninth day of the fourth month, the store of food in the town was almost gone. There was no food for the people of the land. 4 An opening was made in the wall of the town. All the men of war went in flight by night through the doorway between the two walls by the king's garden. The Chaldaeans were stationed around the town: and the king went by the way toward the plain of Arabah. 5 But the Chaldaean army went after the king. They overtook him in the lowlands of Jericho. All his army went in flight from him in every direction. 6 They made the king a prisoner and took him to the king of Babylon at Riblah to be judged. 7 They put the sons of Zedekiah to death before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, chained him with iron bands and took him to Babylon.