1 H8671 In the ninth H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H6224 in the tenth H2320 month, H935 [H8804] came H5019 Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H2428 and all his army H3389 against Jerusalem, H6696 [H8799] and they besieged it.
2 H6249 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 [H8717] was broken up.
3 H8269 And all the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon H935 [H8799] came in, H3427 [H8799] and sat H8432 in the middle H8179 gate, H5371 even Nergalsharezer, H5562 Samgarnebo, H8310 Sarsechim, H7249 Rabsaris, H5371 Nergalsharezer, H7248 Rabmag, H7611 with all the rest H8269 of the princes H4428 of the king H894 of Babylon.
4 H6667 And it came to pass, when Zedekiah H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H7200 [H8804] saw H582 them, and all the men H4421 of war, H1272 [H8799] then they fled, H3318 [H8799] and went H5892 out of the city H3915 by night, H1870 by the way H4428 of the king's H1588 garden, H8179 by the gate H2346 between the two walls: H3318 [H8799] and he went out H1870 the way H6160 of the plain.
5 H3778 But the Chaldeans' H2428 army H7291 H310 [H8799] pursued H5381 [H8686] them, and overtook H6667 Zedekiah H6160 in the plains H3405 of Jericho: H3947 [H8799] and when they had taken H5927 [H8686] him, they brought him H5019 to Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H7247 to Riblah H776 in the land H2574 of Hamath, H1696 [H8762] where he gave H4941 judgment upon him.
6 H4428 Then the king H894 of Babylon H7819 [H8799] slew H1121 the sons H6667 of Zedekiah H7247 in Riblah H5869 before his eyes: H4428 also the king H894 of Babylon H7819 [H8804] slew H2715 all the nobles H3063 of Judah.
7 H5786 [H8765] Moreover he put out H6667 Zedekiah's H5869 eyes, H631 [H8799] and bound H5178 him with chains, H935 [H8687] to carry H894 him to Babylon.
8 H3778 And the Chaldeans H8313 [H8804] burned H4428 the king's H1004 house, H1004 and the houses H5971 of the people, H784 with fire, H5422 [H8804] and broke down H2346 the walls H3389 of Jerusalem.
9 H5018 Then Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H1540 [H8689] carried away captive H894 into Babylon H3499 the remnant H5971 of the people H7604 [H8737] that remained H5892 in the city, H5307 [H8802] and those that fell away, H5307 [H8804] that fell H3499 to him, with the rest H5971 of the people H7604 [H8737] that remained.
10 H5018 But Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7604 [H8689] left H1800 of the poor H5971 of the people, H3972 who had nothing, H776 in the land H3063 of Judah, H5414 [H8799] and gave H3754 them vineyards H3010 and fields H3117 at the same time.
11 H5019 Now Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H6680 [H8762] gave charge H3414 concerning Jeremiah H3027 to H5018 Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard, H559 [H8800] saying,
12 H3947 [H8798] Take H5869 H7760 [H8798] him, and look well H6213 [H8799] to him, and do H3972 H7451 him no harm; H6213 [H8798] but do H1696 [H8762] to him even as he shall say to thee.
13 H5018 So Nebuzaradan H7227 the captain H2876 of the guard H7971 [H8799] sent, H5021 and Nebushasban, H7249 Rabsaris, H5371 and Nergalsharezer, H7248 Rabmag, H4428 and all the king H894 of Babylon's H7227 princes;
14 H7971 [H8799] Even they sent, H3947 [H8799] and took H3414 Jeremiah H2691 out of the court H4307 of the prison, H5414 [H8799] and committed H1436 him to Gedaliah H1121 the son H296 of Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H3318 [H8687] that he should carry H1004 him home: H3427 [H8799] so he dwelt H8432 among H5971 the people.
15 H1697 Now the word H3068 of the LORD H3414 came to Jeremiah, H6113 [H8803] while he was shut up H2691 in the court H4307 of the prison, H559 [H8800] saying,
16 H1980 [H8800] Go H559 [H8804] and speak H5663 to Ebedmelech H3569 the Cushite, H559 [H8800] saying, H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts, H430 the God H3478 of Israel; H935 [H8688] Behold, I will bring H1697 my words H5892 upon this city H7451 for evil, H2896 and not for good; H3117 and they shall be accomplished in that day H6440 before thee.
17 H5337 [H8689] But I will deliver H3117 thee in that day, H5002 [H8803] saith H3068 the LORD: H5414 [H8735] and thou shalt not be given H3027 into the hand H582 of the men H6440 of whom H3016 [H8801] thou art afraid.