11Zedekiah was twenty-oneyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedelevenyears in Jerusalem; and his mother'sname was a2Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of 3Libnah.
He did4evil in the sight of the LORD like all that 5Jehoiakim had done.
For through the 6anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judahuntil He cast them out from His presence. And Zedekiah7rebelled against the king of Babylon.
48Now it came about in the ninthyear of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenthmonth, that Nebuchadnezzarking of Babyloncame, he and all his army, againstJerusalem, campedagainst it and built a 9siegewallallaroundbit.
510So the city was under siegeuntil the eleventhyear of KingZedekiah.
On the ninth day of the 11fourthmonth the 12famine was so severe in the city that there was nofood for the people of the land.
Then the city was 13broken into, and all the 14men of warfled and wentforth from the city at night by way of the gatebetween the two wallswhich was by the king'sgarden, though the Chaldeans were c15allaround the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.