1 Factum est autem anno nono regni eius, mense decimo, decima die mensis venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis ipse et omnis exercitus eius in Ierusalem; et circumdederunt eam et exstruxerunt in circuitu eius munitiones.
2 Et clausa est civitas atque vallata usque ad undecimum annum regis Sedeciae.
3 Nona die mensis quarti praevaluit fames in civitate, nec erat panis populo terrae.
4 Et interrupta est civitas, et omnes viri bellatores fugerunt exieruntque de civitate nocte per viam portae, quae est inter duplicem murum ad hortum regis, obsidentibus Chaldaeis in circuitu civitatem. Abierunt itaque per viam, quae ducit ad Arabam.
5 Et persecutus est exercitus Chaldaeorum regem comprehenditque eum in planitie Iericho, et omnis exercitus eius dispersus est et reliquit eum.
6 Apprehensum ergo regem duxerunt ad regem Babylonis in Rebla, qui locutus est cum eo iudicium.
7 Filios autem Sedeciae occidit coram eo et oculos eius effodit vinxitque eum catenis aereis et adduxit in Babylonem.
8 Mense quinto septima die mensis, ipse est annus nonus decimus regis Babylonis, venit Nabuzardan princeps satellitum servus regis Babylonis Ierusalem
9 et succendit domum Domini et domum regis et omnes domos Ierusalem; omnemque domum combussit igne.
10 Et muros Ierusalem in circuitu destruxit omnis exercitus Chaldaeorum, qui erat cum principe satellitum.
11 Reliquam autem populi partem, qui remanserat in civitate, et perfugas, qui transfugerant ad regem Babylonis, et reliquum vulgus transtulit Nabuzardan princeps satellitum;
12 et de pauperibus terrae reliquit in vinitores et agricolas.
13 Columnas autem aereas, quae erant in templo Domini, et bases et mare aereum, quod erat in domo Domini, confregerunt Chaldaei et transtulerunt aes omnium in Babylonem.
14 Ollas quoque et trullas et cultros et phialas et omnia vasa aerea, in quibus ministrabant, tulerunt;
15 necnon thymiamateria et phialas, quae aurea aurea et quae argentea argentea, tulit princeps satellitum;
16 columnas duas, mare unum et bases, quas fecerat Salomon templo Domini; non erat pondus aeris omnium horum vasorum.
17 Decem et octo cubitos altitudinis habebat columna una et capitellum aereum super se altitudinis quinque cubitorum; et reticulum et malogranata super capitellum in circuitu omnia aerea; similem et columna secunda habebat ornatum.
18 Tulit quoque princeps satellitum Saraiam sacerdotem primum et Sophoniam sacerdotem secundum et tres ianitores
19 et de civitate eunuchum unum, qui erat praefectus super viros bellatores, et quinque viros de his, qui steterant coram rege, quos repperit in civitate, et scribam principis exercitus, qui probabat tirones de populo terrae, et sexaginta viros e populo terrae, qui inventi fuerant in civitate;
20 quos tollens Nabuzardan princeps satellitum duxit ad regem Babylonis in Rebla,
21 percussitque eos rex Babylonis et interfecit in Rebla in terra Emath. Et translatus est Iuda de terra sua.
22 Populo autem, qui relictus erat in terra Iudae, quem dimiserat Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis, praefecit Godoliam filium Ahicam filii Saphan.
23 Quod cum audissent omnes duces militum, videlicet quod constituisset rex Babylonis Godoliam, ipsi et viri, qui erant cum eis, venerunt ad Godoliam in Maspha: Ismael filius Nathaniae et Iohanan filius Caree et Saraia filius Thanehumeth Netophathites et Iezonias filius Maachathitis, ipsi et socii eorum.
24 Iuravitque eis Godolias et sociis eorum dicens: "Nolite timere a servis Chaldaeorum; manete in terra et servite regi Babylonis, et bene erit vobis".
25 Factum est autem in mense septimo venit Ismael filius Nathaniae filii Elisama de semine regio et decem viri cum eo; percusseruntque Godoliam, qui mortuus est, sed et Iudaeos et Chaldaeos, qui erant cum eo in Maspha.
26 Consurgens autem populus a parvo usque ad magnum et principes militum venerunt in Aegyptum timentes Chaldaeos.
27 Factum est vero anno tricesimo septimo transmigrationis Ioachin regis Iudae, mense duodecimo vicesima septima die mensis sublevavit Evilmerodach rex Babylonis anno, quo regnare coeperat, caput Ioachin regis Iudae de carcere.
28 Et locutus est ei benigna et posuit thronum eius super thronos regum, qui erant cum eo in Babylone,
29 et mutavit vestes eius, quas habuerat in carcere; et comedebat panem semper in conspectu eius cunctis diebus vitae suae.
30 Annonam quoque constituit ei absque intermissione, quae et dabatur ei a rege per singulos dies omnibus diebus vitae suae.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.
2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
4 ¶ And the city was broken up, 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 went the way toward the plain.
5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.
6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.
7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
8 ¶ And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.
10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away.
12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
13 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, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen 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.
18 ¶ And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:
21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.
22 ¶ And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.
23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came 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.
24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.
25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.
27 ¶ And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.