1 Anno nono Sedeciae regis Iudae, mense decimo, venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis et omnis exercitus eius ad Ierusalem et obsidebant eam.
2 Undecimo autem anno Sedeciae, mense quarto, nona mensis, aperta est civitas;
3 et ingressi sunt omnes principes regis Babylonis et sederunt in porta Media: Nergelsereser Samegarnabu, Sarsachim princeps eunuchorum, Nergelsereser princeps magorum et omnes reliqui principes regis Babylonis.
4 Cumque vidisset eos Sedecias rex Iudae et omnes viri bellatores, fugerunt et egressi sunt nocte de civitate per viam horti regis et per portam, quae erat inter duos muros, et egressi sunt ad viam Arabae.
5 Persecutus est autem eos exercitus Chaldaeorum; et comprehenderunt Sedeciam in campestribus Iericho et captum adduxerunt ad Nabuchodonosor regem Babylonis in Rebla, quae est in terra Emath; et locutus est ad eum iudicia.
6 Et occidit rex Babylonis filios Sedeciae in Rebla in oculis eius, et omnes nobiles Iudae occidit rex Babylonis;
7 oculos quoque Sedeciae eruit et vinxit eum compedibus, ut duceretur in Babylonem.
8 Domum quoque regis et domum vulgi succenderunt Chaldaei igni; et murum Ierusalem subverterunt.
9 Et reliquias populi, quae remanserant in civitate, et perfugas, qui transfugerant ad eum, et superfluos artificum, qui remanserant, transtulit Nabuzardan magister satellitum in Babylonem.
10 Et de plebe pauperum, qui nihil penitus habebant, dimisit Nabuzardan magister satellitum in terra Iudae; et dedit eis vineas et agros in die illa.
11 Praeceperat autem Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis de Ieremia Nabuzardan magistro satellitum dicens:
12 "Tolle illum et pone super eum oculos tuos nihilque ei mali facias, sed, ut voluerit, sic facies ei".
13 Misit ergo Nabuzardan princeps satellitum et Nabusezban princeps eunuchorum et Nergelsereser princeps magorum et omnes optimates regis Babylonis
14 miserunt et tulerunt Ieremiam de vestibulo custodiae et tradiderunt eum Godoliae filio Ahicam filii Saphan, ut duceret domum. Et habitavit in populo.
15 Ad Ieremiam autem factus fuerat sermo Domini, cum clausus esset in vestibulo custodiae, dicens:
16 "Vade et dic Abdemelech Aethiopi dicens: Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Ecce ego inducam sermones meos super civitatem hanc in malum et non in bonum; et erunt in conspectu tuo in die illa.
17 Et liberabo te in die illa, ait Dominus, et non traderis in manus virorum, quos tu formidas;
18 sed eruens liberabo te, et gladio non cades, sed erit tibi anima tua quasi spolium, quia in me habuisti fiduciam", ait Dominus.
King James Version
1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
4 ¶ And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
8 ¶ And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.
9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.
10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
11 ¶ Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying,
12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people.
15 ¶ Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
16 Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.
17 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.