Jeremiah 52:1 Twenty-one years old, was Zedekiah when he began to reign, and, eleven years, reigned he, in Jerusalem,and, his mother's name, was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. Jeremiah 52:2 And he did that which was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,according to all that, Jehoiakim, had done. Jeremiah 52:3 For it was, because, the anger of Yahweh, had come against Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them, out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled, against the king of Babylon.
Jerusalem is besieged and taken.
Jeremiah 52:4 And it came to pass, in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his force, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it,and he built against it a siege-wall, round about. Jeremiah 52:5 And the city, came into, the siege,until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. Jeremiah 52:6 In the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, when the famine had become severe, in the city,and there had come to be no bread for the people of the land, Jeremiah 52:7 then was the city, broken up, and, all the men of war, beginning to flee, went forth out of the city by night, by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the garden of the king (the Chaldeans being near the city round about),and they went the way towards the Waste Plain.
Zedekiah's sons killed, and his own eyes put out.
Jeremiah 52:8 And the force of the Chaldeans pursued, the king, and overtook Zedekiah, in the Waste Plains of Jericho,and, all his force, was scattered from him. Jeremiah 52:9 So they seized the king, and brought him up unto the king of Babylon at Riblah, in the land of Hamath,and he pronounced upon him sentences of judgment. Jeremiah 52:10 And the king of Babylon slew, the sons of Zedekiah, before his eyes,moreover also, all the princes of Judah, slew he in Riblah; Jeremiah 52:11 and, the eyes of Zedekiah, put he out,and bound him with fetters of bronze, and the king of Babylon took, him to Babylon, and put him in prisonuntil the day of his death.
Nubuzar-adan burneth and spoileth the city.
Jeremiah 52:12 And, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, the same, was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners,who stood before the king of Babylon, into, Jerusalem; Jeremiah 52:13 and he burned the house of Yahweh, and the house of the king,yea, all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great man's house, burned he with fire; Jeremiah 52:14 and, all the walls of Jerusalem, round about, did all the force of the Chaldeans who were with the chief of the royal executioners, break down. Jeremiah 52:15 And, some of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people who were left in the city, and the disheartened who had fallen away unto the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, carry away captive. Jeremiah 52:16 But, others of the poor of the land, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, leave, for vinedressers and for husbandmen. Jeremiah 52:17 And, the pillars of bronze that pertained to the house of Yahweh, and the stands, and the sea of bronze which was in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldeans, break in pieces,and they carried away all the bronze of them, to Babylon; Jeremiah 52:18 and, the caldrons and the shovels and the snuffers and the dashing bowls, and the spoons, even all the utensils of bronze wherewith ministration used to be made, did they take away; Jeremiah 52:19 and, the basins and the censers and the dashing bowls and the caldrons and the lamps and the spoons and the cups, which were of gold, in, gold, and which were of silver, in, silver, did the chief of the royal executioners, take away. Jeremiah 52:20 As for the two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve oxen of bronze which were under the stands, which King Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh, without weight, was the bronze of all these things. Jeremiah 52:21 Now, as for the pillars, eighteen cubits, was the height, of each, pillar, and, a line of twelve cubits, compassed it about,and, the thickness thereof, was four fingers' breadthhollow; Jeremiah 52:22 and there was, a capital, upon it, of bronze, and, the height of each, capital, was five cubits, with lattice-work and pomegranates upon the capital round aboutthe whole, was of bronze,and, like these, were the second pillar and the pomegranates. Jeremiah 52:23 And the pomegranates were ninety-six on a side,all the pomegranates, were a hundred, upon the lattice-work, round about.
He carrieth away the captives.
Jeremiah 52:24 And the chief of the royal executioners, took away, Seraiah, the first, priest, and Zephaniah, the second, priest,and the three keepers of the entrance-hall; Jeremiah 52:25 and, out of the city, took he one eunuch who was in charge over the men of war, and seven men of them who used to watch the face of the king, who were found in the city, and the scribe of the prince of the host, who used to muster the people of the land,and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the midst of the city. Jeremiah 52:26 And, when Nebuzaradan, chief the royal executioners, had taken, them, and brought them unto the king of Babylon, at Riblah, Jeremiah 52:27 then did the king of Babylon smite, them and put them to death at Riblah, in the land of Hamath,thus carried he Judah captive, away from off their own soil. Jeremiah 52:28 This, is the people, whom Nebuchadrezzar, carried away captive,In the seventh yearof them of Judah, three thousand and twenty-three; Jeremiah 52:29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzarout of Jerusalem, eight hundred and thirty-two souls; Jeremiah 52:30 In the three-and-twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners, took away captive, of them of Judah, seven hundred and forty-five souls: All, the souls, were four thousand and six hundred.
Evil-Merodach advanceth Jehoiachin.
Jeremiah 52:31 And it came to pass, in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year he began to reign, lifted up, the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison; Jeremiah 52:32 and spake with him comfortable words,and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon; Jeremiah 52:33 so he changed his prison garments,and used to eat bread before his face continually, all the days of his life. Jeremiah 52:34 And, his allowance, was a continual, allowance, given him from the king of Babylon, the portion of the day upon its own day, until the day of his death,all the days of his life.