2 Kings 25
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1And in the ninth year of his kingdom, on the tenth of the tenth month, Nebukadnetsar King of Babel came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and he encamped against it and built against it bulwarks in a circle. 2And the city was besieged in the siege until the eleventh year of King Tsedeqia. 3And in year eleven of King Tsedeqia, in the fifth month, on the ninth of the month, a famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land. 4And the city was breached and all the men warriors fled, and they went out from the city in the night on the road of the gate that was between the walls that were at the side of the garden of the King, and the Chaldeans surrounded the city, and they went on the road of the plain. 5And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the King, and they overtook the King in the plain of Yerikho, and all the army were scattered from him. 6And they seized the King and they brought him to the King of Babel to Deblath, and he spoke judgment with him. 7And the King of Babel slaughtered the sons of Tsedeqiah before his eyes, and he put out the eyes of Tsedeqiah, and he bound him in chains and led him to Babel.

8In the fifth month, on the ninth of the month of the nineteenth year for Nebukdanetsar the King of Babel, Nebuzaradan the High Guard, the Servant of the King of Babel came to Jerusalem. 9And he burned his house of LORD JEHOVAH and the house of the King and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every house of the Princes he burned in fire. 10And all the army of the Chaldeans that was with the General of the Guards pulled down the surrounding wall of Jerusalem. 11And the rest of the people who were left in the city, and the deserters who deserted with the King of Babel and the rest of the army, Nebuzaradan General of the Guards took captive and he took them to Babel. 12And some poor of the land Nebuzaradan General of the Guards left as Vinedressers and Farmers.

13And the pillars of brass in the house of LORD JEHOVAH and the basin and the sea of brass in the house of LORD JEHOVAH the Chaldeans broke down, and they picked up all their brass and they brought it to Babel. 14The metal pots and the cauldrons and large hanging pots and spoons and all implements of brass with which they served, they took. 15And the General of the Guards took away the censers and the incense burners of gold and of silver and the cups 16The two pillars and one sea and the basin that King Solomon made for the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and there was no weight measure for the brass of these vessels and those pillars. 17Eighteen cubits was the height of one of the pillars, and the capital atop it of brass, and the height of the capital was three cubits, and carved ornaments and pomegranates on the capital in a circle and all of brass, and thus also on the other pillar and all of brass.

18And the General of the Guards took Sheriah the Great One of the Priests and Tsephenia the Priest who was after him, and three Keepers of the Gate 19And he led one Eunuch from the city, he who was charged over the men Warriors, and five men who had appeared before the King who were found in the city, and the Scribe and the General of the army who had strengthened the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land who were left in the city. 20And Nebuzaradan, General of the Guards, took them and he led them to the King of Babel at Deblath. 21And the King of Babel struck them and he killed them in Deblath, in the land of Khamath, and he led Yehuda captive from his land.

22And the people who were left in the land of Yehuda, those whom Nebukadnetsar King of Babel left, he appointed over them Gedaliah, son of Akhiqam, son of Shaphan. 23And all the Commanders of the army heard, those and their mighty men, that the King of Babel authorized Gedaliah, and Ishmayl, son of Nethaniah, and Yokhanan, son of Qorakh, and Sharia, son of Tanakhmath, and Tubia and Yazeniah, son of Makath, came to Gedaliah to Metspaya, they and their mighty men. 24And Gedaliah swore to them and to his men and said to them: “You shall not be afraid of the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land and serve the King of Babel, and it shall be well with you!”

25And in the seventh month Ishmayl, son of Nethaniah, son of Ishmayl, came from the seed of the kingdom, and ten men with him, and they struck Gedaliah and he died, also the Judeans and the Chaldeans who were with him in Mezpaya. 26And all the people of the land arose, from little one and unto the great, and all the Commanders of the army, and they entered into Egypt because they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

27And in year thirty seven for the captivity of Yoiakin, King of Yehuda, in the twelfth month on the twenty seventh of the month, Ewal Merudak King of Babel in the first year that he reigned, lifted up the head of Yoiakin, the King of Yehuda, and brought him out from the prison. 28And he spoke good things with him and he raised his throne higher than the thrones of the Kings who were with him in Babel. 29And he changed his prison garments and he ate bread in his presence constantly, all the days of his life. 30And with his banqueting a meal was given to him constantly before the King of Babel, every day, all the days of his life.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
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2 Kings 24
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