Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
The king of Babylon struck them and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. And Judah went away from its land into exile.
This is the number of people whom Nebuchadnezzar deported: In the seventh year, 3,023 Judeans.
In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar, he took 832 people from Jerusalem.
In the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, he dispatched Nebuzaradan commander of the guard, who deported 745 Judeans. Altogether, 4,600 were taken captive.
Judah's King Jehoiachin had been in exile for thirty-seven years when Awil-merodacha became king in Babylon. He took note of Jehoiachin's plight and released him from prison on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth monthb of that very year.
Awil-merodach treated Jehoiachin kindly and gave him a throne higher than those of the other kings with him in Babylon.
So Jehoiachin discarded his prison clothes and ate his meals at the king's table for the rest of his life.
The Babylonian king provided him daily provisions for the rest of his life, right up until he died.