1 Filius viginti et unius anni erat Sedecias, cum regnare coepisset, et undecim annis regnavit in Ierusalem; et nomen matris eius Amital filia Ieremiae de Lobna.
2 Et fecit malum in oculis Domini iuxta omnia, quae fecerat Ioachim,
3 quoniam furor Domini erat in Ierusalem et in Iuda, usquequo proiceret eos a facie sua. Et recessit Sedecias a rege Babylonis.
4 Factum est autem in anno nono regni eius, in mense decimo decima mensis, venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis, ipse et omnis exercitus eius, adversus Ierusalem; et obsederunt eam et aedificaverunt contra eam munitiones in circuitu.
5 Et fuit civitas obsessa usque ad undecimum annum regis Sedeciae.
6 Mense autem quarto, nona mensis, obtinuit fames in civitate, et non erant alimenta populo terrae.
7 Et dirupta est civitas, et omnes viri bellatores fugerunt exieruntque de civitate nocte per viam portae, quae est inter duos muros et ducit ad hortum regis, Chaldaeis obsidentibus urbem in gyro, et abierunt per viam, quae ducit in Arabam.
8 Persecutus est autem Chaldaeorum exercitus regem, et apprehenderunt Sedeciam in campestribus Iericho, et omnis comitatus eius diffugit ab eo.
9 Cumque comprehendissent regem, adduxerunt eum ad regem Babylonis in Rebla, quae est in terra Emath; et locutus est ad eum iudicia.
10 Et iugulavit rex Babylonis filios Sedeciae in oculis eius, sed et omnes principes Iudae occidit in Rebla;
11 et oculos Sedeciae eruit et vinxit eum compedibus et adduxit eum rex Babylonis in Babylonem et posuit eum in domo carceris usque ad diem mortis eius.
12 In mense autem quinto, decima mensis, ipse est annus nonus decimus Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis, venit Nabuzardan princeps satellitum, qui stabat coram rege Babylonis, in Ierusalem.
13 Et incendit domum Domini et domum regis; et omnes domos Ierusalem et omnem domum magnam igni combussit;
14 et totum murum Ierusalem per circuitum destruxit cunctus exercitus Chaldaeorum, qui erat cum magistro satellitum.
15 De pauperibus autem populi et de reliquo vulgo, quod remanserat in civitate, et de perfugis, qui transfugerant ad regem Babylonis, et superfluos artificum transtulit Nabuzardan princeps satellitum.
16 De pauperibus vero terrae reliquit Nabuzardan princeps satellitum in vinitores et in agricolas.
17 Columnas quoque aereas, quae erant in domo Domini, et bases et mare aereum, quod erat in domo Domini, confregerunt Chaldaei et tulerunt omne aes eorum in Babylonem.
18 Et lebetes et vatilla et cultros et phialas et mortariola et omnia vasa aerea, quae in ministerio fuerant, tulerunt;
19 et pelves et thymiamateria et phialas et lebetes et candelabra et mortaria et cyathos, quotquot aurea aurea, et quotquot argentea argentea, tulit magister satellitum;
20 columnas duas et mare unum et vitulos duodecim aereos, qui erant subtus basi, quam fecerat rex Salomon domui Domini. Non erat pondus aeris omnium horum vasorum.
21 De columnis autem, decem et octo cubiti altitudinis erant in columna una, et funiculus duodecim cubitorum circuibat eam; porro grossitudo eius quattuor digitorum, et intrinsecus cava erat.
22 Et capitella super utramque aerea: altitudo capitelli unius quinque cubitorum, et retiacula et malogranata super capitellum in circuitu omnia aerea; similiter columnae secundae.
23 Et malogranata nonaginta sex dependentia; omnia malogranata centum super retiacula in circuitu.
24 Et tulit magister satellitum Saraiam sacerdotem primum et Sophoniam sacerdotem secundum et tres custodes vestibuli.
25 Et de civitate tulit eunuchum unum, qui erat praepositus super viros bellatores, et septem viros de his, qui videbant faciem regis, qui inventi sunt in civitate, et scribam principis militum, qui ex populo terrae probabat tirones, et sexaginta viros de populo terrae, qui inventi sunt in medio civitatis.
26 Tulit autem eos Nabuzardan magister satellitum et duxit eos ad regem Babylonis in Rebla;
27 et percussit eos rex Babylonis et interfecit eos in Rebla in terra Emath. Et translatus est Iuda de terra sua.
28 Iste est populus, quem transtulit Nabuchodonosor: in anno septimo, Iudaeos tria millia et viginti tres;
29 in anno octavo decimo Nabuchodonosor de Ierusalem animas octingentas triginta duas;
30 in anno vicesimo tertio Nabuchodonosor transtulit Nabuzardan magister satellitum animas Iudaeorum septingentas quadraginta quinque; omnes ergo animae quattuor milia sescentae.
31 Et factum est in tricesimo septimo anno transmigrationis Ioachin regis Iudae, duodecimo mense vicesima quinta mensis, elevavit Evilmerodach rex Babylonis, ipso anno regni sui, caput Ioachin regis Iudae; et eduxit eum de domo carceris.
32 Et locutus est cum eo bona et posuit thronum eius super thronos regum, qui erant secum in Babylone.
33 Et mutavit vestimenta carceris eius, et comedebat panem coram eo semper cunctis diebus vitae suae.
34 Et cibaria eius, cibaria perpetua dabantur ei a rege Babylonis statuta per singulos dies, usque ad diem mortis suae, cunctis diebus vitae eius.
King James Version
1 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
3 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
4 ¶ And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about.
5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain.
8 ¶ But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
9 Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him.
10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
12 ¶ Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:
14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
15 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
16 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
17 Also 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, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
19 And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
21 And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.
23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
24 ¶ And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
27 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
28 This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:
29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:
30 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
31 ¶ And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,
32 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.
34 And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.