2 Kings 25:1-7 NIV

1 So in the ninth1 year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar2 king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works3 all around it.

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2 The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
3 By the ninth day of the [fourth]a month the famine4 in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.

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4 Then the city wall was broken through,5 and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king's garden, though the Babyloniansb were surrounding6 the city. They fled toward the Arabah,c

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    • b 25:4 - Or "Chaldeans"; also in verses 13, 25 and 26
    • c 25:4 - Or "the Jordan Valley"
      5 but the Babyloniand army pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered,7

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        • d 25:5 - Or "Chaldean"; also in verses 10 and 24
          6 and he was captured.8 He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah,9 where sentence was pronounced on him.

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          7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.10

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