Jeremiah 52:14-24 NIV

14 The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls around Jerusalem.

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15 Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmena and those who had deserted to the king of Babylon.

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    • Ý 52:15 - Or "the populace"
      16 But Nebuzaradan left behind the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

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      17 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the LORD and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.

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      18 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.

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      19 The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers, sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands, dishes and bowls used for drink offerings—all that were made of pure gold or silver.

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      20 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.

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      21 Each pillar was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumferenceb ; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.

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        • Þ 52:21 - That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
          22 The bronze capital on top of one pillar was five cubitsc high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar.

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            • ß 52:22 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters
              23 There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates above the surrounding network was a hundred.

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              24 The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.

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