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2nd Kings Chapter 25

Siege and destruction of Jerusalem

25:1 AND it so happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Nəḇūḵaḏneʾṣṣar), also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II meaning “Nabu, watch over my heir”‎ , was the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king. For more info click here
king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

25:2 And the city was surrounded to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
25:3 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.

Zedekakiah’s eyes put out

25:4 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.
25:5 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.
25:6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.
25:7 And they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of bronze, and carried him to Babylon.
25:8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Nəḇūḵaḏneʾṣṣar), also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II meaning “Nabu, watch over my heir”‎ , was the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king. For more info click here
king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

25:9 And he burnt the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

25:10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

The remnant led captive to Babylon

25:11 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 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.
25:12 But the captain of the guard left of the door of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
25:13 And the pillars of bronze that were in the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the bronze of them to Babylon.

25:16 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of bronze wherewith they ministered, took they away.
25:15 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.
25:16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesised)For more info click here
had made for the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; the bronze of all these vessels was without weight.

25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits noun — an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm. — ORIGIN Middle English : from Latin cubitum ‘elbow, forearm, cubit’., and the capitalIn architecture the capital (from the Latin caput, or “head”) or chapiter forms the topmost member of a column (or a pilaster). It mediates between the column and the load thrusting down upon it, broadening the area of the column’s supporting surface. The capital, projecting on each side as it rises to support the abacus, joins the usually square abacus and the usually circular shaft of the column. upon it was brozen: and the height of the capital In architecture the capital (from the Latin caput, or “head”) or chapiter forms the topmost member of a column (or a pilaster). It mediates between the column and the load thrusting down upon it, broadening the area of the column’s supporting surface. The capital, projecting on each side as it rises to support the abacus, joins the usually square abacus and the usually circular shaft of the column. three cubits noun — an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm. — ORIGIN Middle English : from Latin cubitum ‘elbow, forearm, cubit’.; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the captial round about, all of bronze: and like to these had the second pillar with wreathen work.
25:18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
25:19 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 sixty men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
25:20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:
25:21 And the king of Babylon struck them, and killed them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

Gedaliah is struck

25:22 And as for the people that remained in the land of Naphtaliנַפְתָּלִי
(/ˈnæftəlaɪ/ Modern: Naftalī, Tiberian: Nap̄tālī, “my struggle”) was the sixth son of Jacob, the second of his two sons with Bilhah. He was the founder of the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. For more info click here
, whom Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Nəḇūḵaḏneʾṣṣar), also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II meaning “Nabu, watch over my heir”‎ , was the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king. For more info click here
king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

25:23 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 Netophasite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachasite, they and their men.
25:24 And Gedaliah swore to them, and to their men, and said to them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: stay in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.
25:25 But it so happened 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 struck Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
25:26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, rose up, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.
25:27 And it happened in the thirty seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachinיְכָנְיָה
Jeconiah Yəḵonəyā [jəxɔnjaː], meaning “Yah has established”; Greek: Ἰεχονίας; Latin: Iechonias, Jechonias), also known as Coniah and as Jehoiachin (Hebrew: יְהוֹיָכִין Yəhōyāḵīn [jəhoːjaːˈxiːn]; Latin: Ioachin, Joachin), was the nineteenth and penultimate king of Judah who was dethroned by the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II in the 6th century BCE and was taken into captivity. click here
king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachinיְכָנְיָה
Jeconiah Yəḵonəyā [jəxɔnjaː], meaning “Yah has established”; Greek: Ἰεχονίας; Latin: Iechonias, Jechonias), also known as Coniah and as Jehoiachin (Hebrew: יְהוֹיָכִין Yəhōyāḵīn [jəhoːjaːˈxiːn]; Latin: Ioachin, Joachin), was the nineteenth and penultimate king of Judah who was dethroned by the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II in the 6th century BCE and was taken into captivity. click here
king of Judah out of prison;

25:28 And he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
25:29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
25:30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

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