In the ninthyear of Zedekiahking of Judah, in the tenthmonth,cameNebuchadrezzarking of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
And in the eleventhyear of Zedekiah, in the fourthmonth, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up .
And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in , and sat in the middlegate, even Nergalsharezer,Samgarnebo,Sarsechim,Rabsaris,Nergalsharezer,Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.4
And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judahsaw them, and all the men of war, then they fled , and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king'sgarden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.5
But the Chaldeans'armypursuedafter them, and overtookZedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gaveajudgment upon him.
Then the king of Babylonslew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylonslew all the nobles of Judah.7
Moreover he put outZedekiah'seyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.