27 1Now it came about in the thirty-seventh * year of 2the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth * month, on the twenty-seventh * day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, 3released * Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison *;
28 and he 4spoke kindly to him and set his throne above * the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
29 Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes and 5had his meals in the king's presence regularly all the days of his life;
30 and for his 6allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.