|2nd Kings 24|
King James Bible
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign,2 in the tenth month, in the tenth [day] of the month, [that] Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came,1 he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched4 against it; and they built4 forts against it round about.
And the city was broken up,11 and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which [is] by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees [were] against the city round about:) and [the king] went4 the way toward the plain.
And in the fifth month, on the seventh [day] of the month, which [is] the nineteenth 6240 year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came1 Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
Now the rest of the people [that were] left12 in the city, and the fugitives6 that fell away1 to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.52
And the pillars of brass that [were] in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that [was] in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces,14 and carried4 the brass of them to Babylon.
The height of the one pillar [was] eighteen 6240 cubits, and the chapiter upon it [was] brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.
And out of the city he took1 an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in6 the king's presence, which were found8 in the city, and the principal scribe6 of the host, which mustered56 the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land [that were] found12 in the city:
And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard4 that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor,52 there came4 to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came,1 and ten men with him, and smote55 Gedaliah, that he died,4 and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth 6240 month, on the seven and twentieth [day] of the month, [that] Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign2 did lift up1 the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; 3608
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