Jehoiachin king of Judah was held in Babylon for thirty-seven years. In the thirty-seventh year Evil-Merodach became king of Babylon, and he let Jehoiachin out of prison on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month.
Evil-Merodach spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a seat of honor above the seats of the other kings who were with him in Babylon.
So Jehoiachin put away his prison clothes. For the rest of his life, he ate at the king's table.
Every day, for as long as Jehoiachin lived, the king gave him an allowance.