Babylon

Babylon

 
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  • The king of Egypt never returned after that, for the king of Babylon occupied the entire area formerly claimed by Egypt--from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River. - 2 Kings 24:7


  • During Jehoiachin's reign, the officers of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came up against Jerusalem and besieged it. - 2 Kings 24:10


  • Then King Jehoiachin, along with his advisers, nobles, and officials, and the queen mother, surrendered to the Babylonians. In the eighth year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, he took Jehoiachin prisoner. - 2 Kings 24:12


  • Nebuchadnezzar led King Jehoiachin away as a captive to Babylon, along with his wives and officials, the queen mother, and all Jerusalem's elite. - 2 Kings 24:15


  • Then the king of Babylon installed Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, as the next king, and he changed Mattaniah's name to Zedekiah. - 2 Kings 24:17


  • So the LORD, in his anger, finally banished the people of Jerusalem and Judah from his presence and sent them into exile. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. - 2 Kings 24:20


  • So on January 15,* during the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon led his entire army against Jerusalem. They surrounded the city and built siege ramps against its walls.1 - 2 Kings 25:1


  • Then a section of the city wall was broken down, and all the soldiers made plans to escape from the city. But since the city was surrounded by the Babylonians,* they waited for nightfall and fled through the gate between the two walls behind the king's gardens. They made a dash across the fields, in the direction of the Jordan Valley.*3 - 2 Kings 25:4


  • But the Babylonians chased after them and caught the king on the plains of Jericho, for by then his men had all abandoned him. - 2 Kings 25:5


  • They brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where sentence was passed against him. - 2 Kings 25:6


  • The king of Babylon made Zedekiah watch as all his sons were killed. Then they gouged out Zedekiah's eyes, bound him in bronze chains, and led him away to Babylon. - 2 Kings 25:7


  • On August 14 of that year,* which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, an official of the Babylonian king, arrived in Jerusalem.4 - 2 Kings 25:8


  • Then the captain of the guard supervised the entire Babylonian* army as they tore down the walls of Jerusalem.5 - 2 Kings 25:10


  • Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, then took as exiles those who remained in the city, along with the rest of the people and the troops who had declared their allegiance to the king of Babylon. - 2 Kings 25:11


  • The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the bronze water carts, and the bronze Sea that were at the LORD's Temple, and they carried all the bronze away to Babylon. - 2 Kings 25:13


  • Nebuzaradan the commander took them all to the king of Babylon at Riblah. - 2 Kings 25:20


  • And there at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king of Babylon had them all put to death. So the people of Judah were sent into exile from their land. - 2 Kings 25:21
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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