Jeremiah 39

VIN(i) 1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2 On the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah's eleventh year as king, the city walls were broken through. 3 And all the officials of the king of Babylon came and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim the chief officer, Nergal-sharezer the high official, with all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon. 4 When Zedekiah king of Judah and all the soldiers saw them, they fled and went out of the city at night by way of the king's garden through the gate between the two walls. Then he went out on the road toward the Arabah. 5 But the Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. And they took him, and made him go up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment on him. 6 At Riblah, the king of Babylon executed Zedekiah's sons right before his eyes. He also executed all the nobles of Judah. 7 Then he put out Zedekiah's eyes and bound him with bronze fetters to take him to Babylon. 8 The Babylonians burned down the royal palace and the houses of the people and tore down the walls of Jerusalem. 9 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the Babylonian guard, took into exile in Babylon the rest of the people who remained in the city, those who had deserted to Nebuchadnezzar, and the rest of the people who remained. 10 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left in the land of Judah some of the poor people who did not have anything, and he gave them vineyards and fields on that day. 11 Now Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, gave orders about Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan, the captain of the armed men, saying, 12 Go and find Jeremiah and take good care of him. Do not harm him, but do for him whatever he wants. 13 So Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, sent word, along with Nebushazban the chief officer, and Nergal-sharezer the high official, and all the chief officers of the king of Babylon. 14 they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home. So he lived among the people. 15 Now while Jeremiah lay yet bound in the fore entry of the prison, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 16 "Go and say to Ebed-melech the Cushite, saying, 'Thus says the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel: "Look, I am about to bring my words to pass against this city for evil and not for good. And they will be before you on that day. 17 But I'll deliver you on that day," declares the LORD. "You won't be given into the hands of the men you fear. 18 For I will surely save you, and you won't fall by the sword, but you will escape with your life; because you have put your trust in me,” says the LORD.'”
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