But some of the poor people of the land Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, left to be vinedressers and farmers.
Jeremiah 52:16 In-Context
The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls around Jerusalem.
Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile some of the poorest people and those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the craftsmen and those who had deserted to the king of Babylon.
But Nebuzaradan left behind the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the LORD and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.