On the tenth day of the fifth1 month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan2 commander of the imperial guard, who served the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
He set fire3 to the temple4 of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses5 of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down.
The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down all the walls6 around Jerusalem.
Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile7 some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmena and those who had gone over8 to the king of Babylon.
But Nebuzaradan left behind9 the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.