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katapi HOME 2 Kings 25:1-7 - The fall of Jerusalem.  2Kgs.25.1-7 597/96bce (Judah)- 2Chr.36.13-21, Jr.52.3-11 | RSV Contents | notes

25 1 And in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem, and laid siege to it; and they built siegeworks against it round about. 25 2 So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedeki'ah. 25 3 On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. 25 4 Then a breach was made in the city; the king with all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by the king's garden, though the Chalde'ans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah. 25 5 But the army of the Chalde'ans pursued the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. 25 6 Then they captured the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, who passed sentence upon him. 25 7 They slew the sons of Zedeki'ah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedeki'ah, and bound him in fetters, and took him to Babylon.


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