It was because of the LORD's anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah,1 and in the end he thrust them from his presence.2 Now Zedekiah rebelled3 against the king of Babylon.
So in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth4 day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem5 with his whole army. They camped outside the city and built siege works6 all around it.75
The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.8