And 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 Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison.
And he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon,
and changed his prison garments. And he ate bread continually before him all the days of his life;
and his allowance was a continual allowance given him from the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.