2 Kings 25

1 And it came to pass ain the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about. 2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 3 And on the ninth day of the fourth 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 two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and bthe king went the way toward the plain. 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him. 6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon cto Riblah; and they gave judgment upon 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.

8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is dthe nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: 9 eAnd he burnt the house of the LORD, fand the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire. 10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, gbrake down the walls of Jerusalem round about. 11 hNow the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away. 12 But the captain of the guard ileft of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

13 And jthe kpillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and lthe bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon. 14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. 15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such mthings as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away. 16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight. 17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

18 pAnd the captain of the guard took oSeraiah the chief priest, and nZephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: 19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and qfive men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city: 20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah: 21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. rSo Judah was carried away out of their land.

22 sAnd as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler. 23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men. 24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, tFear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you. 25 But uit came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah. 26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, vand came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

27 wAnd it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign xdid lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of ythe kings that were with him in Babylon; 29 And zchanged his prison garments: and he did aeat bread continually before him all the days of his life. 30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

Cross Ref
1a2 Chr 36:17
Jer 34:2
Eze 24:1
4bJer 39:4
6c2 Kin 23:33
8d2 Kin 24:12
9eMic 3:12
Isa 64:11
Psa 79:1
Psa 74:3-7
2 Chr 36:19
fAmo 2:5
10gNeh 1:3
11hJer 39:9
12i2 Kin 24:14
Jer 40:7
13j2 Kin 20:17
k1 Kin 7:15
lExo 27:3
15mDan 5:2
Est 1:7
2 Chr 24:14
Exo 37:23
18nJer 21:1
oEzr 7:1
1 Chr 6:14
pJer 52:24
19qJer 52:25
21rAmo 5:27
Jer 24:9-10
2 Kin 23:27
2 Kin 17:20
Deu 4:26
Lev 26:33
22sJer 40:5
24tJer 27:12
25uZec 7:5
Jer 41:1-2
26vJer 41:16-18
27wDeu 28:68
Jer 41:17
xGen 40:13
Gen 40:20
28yDan 2:37
Jer 27:6-11
29zGen 41:14
Gen 41:42
Est 4:4
a2 Sam 9:7