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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 2 Kings 25:8 - 26
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 25
25:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
 
25:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down.
 
25:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem.
 
25:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile the people who remained in the city, along with the rest of the populace and those who had gone over to the king of Babylon.
 
25:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
 
25:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the LORD and they carried the bronze to Babylon.
 
25:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.
 
25:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The commander of the imperial guard took away the censers and sprinkling bowls - all that were made of pure gold or silver.
 
25:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the movable stands, which Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.
 
25:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Each pillar was twenty-seven feet F74 high. The bronze capital on top of one pillar was four and a half feet F75 high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its network, was similar.
 
25:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.
 
25:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men and five royal advisers. He also took the secretary who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land and sixty of his men who were found in the city.
 
25:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nebuzaradan the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
 
25:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed. So Judah went into captivity, away from her land.
 
25:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to be over the people he had left behind in Judah.
 
25:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When all the army officers and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah - Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, Jaazaniah the son of the Maacathite, and their men.
 
25:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Gedaliah took an oath to reassure them and their men. "Do not be afraid of the Babylonian officials," he said. "Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you."
 
25:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the seventh month, however, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, who was of royal blood, came with ten men and assassinated Gedaliah and also the men of Judah and the Babylonians who were with him at Mizpah.
 
25:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At this, all the people from the least to the greatest, together with the army officers, fled to Egypt for fear of the Babylonians.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F74 Hebrew eighteen cubits (about 8.1 meters)
F75 Hebrew three cubits (about 1.3 meters)

 
 

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