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2 Kings 25

CSB 1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem with his entire army. They laid siege to the city and built a siege wall against it all around. NIV 1 So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it. CSB 2 The city was under siege until King Zedekiah's eleventh year. NIV 2 The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. CSB 3 By the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was so severe in the city that the people of the land had no food. NIV 3 By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat. CSB 4 Then the city was broken into, and all the warriors [fled] by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king's garden, even though the Chaldeans surrounded the city. As the king made his way along the route to the Arabah, NIV 4 Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians were surrounding the city. They fled toward the Arabah, CSB 5 the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah's entire army was scattered from him. NIV 5 but the Babylonian army pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered, CSB 6 The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him. NIV 6 and he was captured. He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where sentence was pronounced on him. CSB 7 They slaughtered Zedekiah's sons before his eyes. Finally, the king of Babylon blinded Zedekiah, bound him in bronze [chains], and took him to Babylon. NIV 7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon. CSB 8 On the seventh day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, a servant of the king of Babylon, entered Jerusalem. NIV 8 On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. CSB 9 He burned the Lord's temple, the king's palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem; he burned down all the great houses. NIV 9 He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. CSB 10 The whole Chaldean army [with] the commander of the guards tore down the walls surrounding Jerusalem. NIV 10 The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem. CSB 11 Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, deported the rest of the people who were left in the city, the deserters who had defected to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the population. NIV 11 Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile the people who remained in the city, along with the rest of the populace and those who had deserted to the king of Babylon. CSB 12 But the commander of the guards left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and farmers. NIV 12 But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields. CSB 13 Now the Chaldeans broke into pieces the bronze pillars of the Lord's temple, the water carts, and the bronze reservoir, which were in the Lord's temple, and carried the bronze to Babylon. NIV 13 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 the bronze to Babylon. CSB 14 They also took the pots, the shovels, the wick trimmers, the dishes, and all the bronze articles used in [temple] service. NIV 14 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service. CSB 15 The commander of the guards took away the firepans and the sprinkling basins-whatever was gold or silver. NIV 15 The commander of the imperial guard took away the censers and sprinkling bowls—all that were made of pure gold or silver. CSB 16 As for the two pillars, the one reservoir, and the water carts that Solomon had made for the Lord's temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure. NIV 16 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the movable stands, which Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed. CSB 17 One pillar was 27 feet tall and had a bronze capital on top of it. The capital, encircled by a grating and pomegranates of bronze, stood five feet high. The second pillar was the same, with its own grating. NIV 17 Each pillar was eighteen cubits high. The bronze capital on top of one pillar was three cubits high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its network, was similar. CSB 18 The commander of the guards also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers. NIV 18 The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers. CSB 19 From the city he took a court official who had been appointed over the warriors; five trusted royal aides found in the city; the secretary of the commander of the army, who enlisted the people of the land for military duty; and 60 men from the common people who were found within the city. NIV 19 Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and five royal advisers. He also took the secretary who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land and sixty of the conscripts who were found in the city. CSB 20 Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. NIV 20 Nebuzaradan the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. CSB 21 The king of Babylon put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah went into exile from its land. NIV 21 There at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed. So Judah went into captivity, away from her land. CSB 22 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, over the rest of the people he left in the land of Judah. NIV 22 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to be over the people he had left behind in Judah. CSB 23 When all the commanders of the armies-they and their men-heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah. [The commanders included] Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maacathite-they and their men. NIV 23 When all the army officers and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, Jaazaniah the son of the Maakathite, and their men. CSB 24 Gedaliah swore an oath to them and their men, assuring them, "Don't be afraid of the servants of the Chaldeans. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well for you." NIV 24 Gedaliah took an oath to reassure them and their men. “Do not be afraid of the Babylonian officials,” he said. “Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.” CSB 25 In the seventh month, however, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with 10 men and struck down Gedaliah, and he died. Also, [they killed] the Jews and the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah. NIV 25 In the seventh month, however, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, who was of royal blood, came with ten men and assassinated Gedaliah and also the men of Judah and the Babylonians who were with him at Mizpah. CSB 26 Then all the people, from the youngest to the oldest, and the commanders of the army, left and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldeans. NIV 26 At this, all the people from the least to the greatest, together with the army officers, fled to Egypt for fear of the Babylonians. CSB 27 On the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Judah's King Jehoiachin, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year he became king, pardoned King Jehoiachin of Judah [and released him] from prison. NIV 27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He did this on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month. CSB 28 He spoke kindly to him and set his throne over the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon. NIV 28 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honor higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. CSB 29 So Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes, and he dined regularly in the presence of the king of Babylon for the rest of his life. NIV 29 So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table. CSB 30 As for his allowance, a regular allowance was given to him by the king, a portion for each day, for the rest of his life. NIV 30 Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived.

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