Babylon

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  • When all the army commanders and their men learned that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they joined him at Mizpah. These included Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maacathite, and all their men. - 2 Kings 25:23


  • Gedaliah vowed to them that the Babylonian officials meant them no harm. "Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and all will go well for you," he promised. - 2 Kings 25:24


  • But in midautumn of that year,* Ishmael son of Nethaniah and grandson of Elishama, who was of the royal family, went to Mizpah with ten men and assassinated Gedaliah and everyone with him, both Judeans and Babylonians.7 - 2 Kings 25:25


  • Then all the people of Judah, from the least to the greatest, as well as the army commanders, fled in panic to Egypt, for they were afraid of what the Babylonians would do to them. - 2 Kings 25:26


  • In the thirty-seventh year of King Jehoiachin's exile in Babylon, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on April 2 of that year.*1 - 2 Kings 25:27


  • He spoke pleasantly to Jehoiachin and gave him preferential treatment over all the other exiled kings in Babylon. - 2 Kings 25:28


  • The Babylonian king also gave him a regular allowance to cover his living expenses until the day of his death. - 2 Kings 25:30


  • The sons of Jehoiachin,* who was taken prisoner by the Babylonians, were Shealtiel,8 - 1 Chronicles 3:17


  • All Israel was listed in the genealogical record in [The Book of the Kings of Israel.] The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the LORD. - 1 Chronicles 9:1


  • However, when ambassadors arrived from Babylon to ask about the remarkable events that had taken place in the land, God withdrew from Hezekiah in order to test him and to see what was really in his heart. - 2 Chronicles 32:31


  • So the LORD sent the Assyrian armies, and they took Manasseh prisoner. They put a ring through his nose, bound him in bronze chains, and led him away to Babylon. - 2 Chronicles 33:11


  • Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and captured it, and he bound Jehoiakim in chains and led him away to Babylon. - 2 Chronicles 36:6


  • Nebuchadnezzar also took some of the treasures from the Temple of the LORD, and he placed them in his palace* in Babylon.3 - 2 Chronicles 36:7


  • In the spring of the following year, Jehoiachin was summoned to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. Many treasures from the Temple of the LORD were taken to Babylon at that time. And Nebuchadnezzar appointed Jehoiachin's uncle,* Zedekiah, to be the next king in Judah and Jerusalem.5 - 2 Chronicles 36:10


  • So the LORD brought the king of Babylon against them. The Babylonians* killed Judah's young men, even chasing after them into the Temple. They had no pity on the people, killing both young and old, men and women, healthy and sick. God handed them all over to Nebuchadnezzar.6 - 2 Chronicles 36:17


  • The king also took home to Babylon all the utensils, large and small, used in the Temple of God, and the treasures from both the LORD's Temple and the royal palace. He also took with him all the royal princes. - 2 Chronicles 36:18


  • The few who survived were taken away to Babylon, and they became servants to the king and his sons until the kingdom of Persia came to power. - 2 Chronicles 36:20
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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