Jeremiah 39:9

9 Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard carried into exile to Babylon the people who remained in the city, along with those who had gone over to him, and the rest of the people.

Read Jeremiah 39:9 Using Other Translations

Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.
Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, carried into exile to Babylon the rest of the people who were left in the city, those who had deserted to him, and the people who remained.
Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, took as exiles to Babylon the rest of the people who remained in the city, those who had defected to him, and everyone else who remained.

What does Jeremiah 39:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 39:9

Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
The Targum is,

``the captain of those that kill;''
of the soldiers, of the militia. Some render it, the captain of the "cooks"; others, of the "butchers" F12; but no doubt it was a military office he bore; he was captain of the forces that were left in Jerusalem, after the other part went in pursuit of the king and those with him; or the captain of a company, being sent by the king of Babylon to execute a commission of his: the same carried away into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in
the city;
that were left of the pestilence, famine, and sword; and who were found in it when it was taken: and those that fell away, that fell to him;
that fell to the Chaldean army during the siege of the city; and those that betook themselves to Nebuzaradan, and voluntarily surrendered themselves to him afterwards: with the rest of the people that remained;
in other cities in the land of Judah.
FOOTNOTES:

F12 (Myxbj br) "praefectus coquorum"; so some in Vatablus; "magister laniorum", Pagninus, Montanus.
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