Jeremiah 52:32

32 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon.

Jeremiah 52:32 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 52:32

And spake kindly unto him
Used him with great familiarity, treated him with great respect: or, "spake good things to him" F19; comforted him in his captive state, and promised him many favours; and was as good as his word: and set his throne above the throne of the kings that [were] with him
in Babylon;
these kings were either petty kings over the several provinces that belonged to the Chaldean monarchy, that were occasionally at Babylon; or rather the kings Nebuchadnezzar had conquered, and taken captive, as Jehoiachin; such as the kings of Moab, Ammon, Edom these, notwithstanding they were captives, had thrones of state, partly in consideration of their former dignity, and partly for the glory of the Babylonish monarch; now Jehoiachin's throne was higher and more grand and stately than the rest, to show the particular respect the king of Babylon had for him.


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (twbj wta rbdyw) "ac locutus est cum eo bona", V. L. Schmidt.

Jeremiah 52:32 In-Context

30 In Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year he sent Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, who took 745 more—a total of 4,600 captives in all.
31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on March 31 of that year.
32 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon.
33 He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes to replace his prison garb and allowed him to dine in the king’s presence for the rest of his life.
34 So the Babylonian king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. This continued until the day of his death.