In the year that Awil-merodach became king of Babylon, he released Judah's King Jehoiachin from prison. This happened in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin, on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month.
Awil-merodach spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and seated him above the other kings who were with him in Babylon.
So Jehoiachin took off his prisoner clothes and ate regularly in the king's presence for the rest of his life.
At the king's command, a regular food allowance was given to him every day for the rest of his life.