1 The son of twenty and one years was Zedekiah in his reigning, and eleven years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2 And he will do evil in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all which Jehoiakim did. 3 For upon the anger of Jehovah it was in Jerusalem and Judah, till his casting them away from his face, and Zedekiah will rebel against the king of Babel.
4 And it will be in the ninth year to his reigning, in the tenth month, in the tenth to the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem and they will encamp against her, and a watchtower against her round about 5 And the city will go into siege till the eleventh year to king Zedekiah.
6 In the fourth month, in the ninth to the month, and the famine will be strong in the city, and there was not bread for the people of the land. 7 And the city will be broken up, and all the men of war will flee and will go forth from the city by night, the way of the gate between the walls, which was by the king's garden; (and the Chaldeans upon the city round about:) and they will go the way of the sterile region. 8 And the army of the Chaldeans will pursue after the king, and they will overtake Zedekiah in the sterile regions of Jericho; and all his strength was scattered from him. 9 And they will seize the king and they will bring him up to the king of Babel to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he will speak judgment with him.
10 And the king of Babel will slaughter the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: and he slaughtered also all the chiefs of Judah in Riblah. 11 And he blinded the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babel will bind him with fetters and bring him to Babel and give him in the house of wards till the day of his death.
12 And in the fifth month, in the tenth to the month, this year the nineteenth year to king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel, came Nebuzaradan, chief of the cooks, standing before the face of the king of Babel, into Jerusalem, 13 And he will burn the house of Jehovah, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great house he burnt in fire: 14 And all the walls of Jerusalem round about, all the strength of the Chaldees which were with the chief of the cooks, brake down. 15 And from the weak of the people, and the rest of the people being left in the city, and those falling away which fell to the king of Babel, and the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan chief of the cooks carried into exile. 16 And from the weak of the land, Nebuzaradan chief of the cooks left for vine-dressers and for ploughmen.
17 And the pillars of brass which were to the house of Jehovah, and the bases, and the sea of brass which was in the house of Jehovah, the Chaldeans brake in pieces, and they will lift up their brass to Babel. 18 And the pots and the shovels and the snuffers and the vases and the dishes, and all the vessels of brass which they served in them, they took. 19 And the basins and the fire-pans and the vases and the pots and the chandeliers, and the dishes and the cups, which were of gold, gold, and which of silver, silver, the chief of the cooks took.
20 The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve oxen of brass which were under the bases, which king Solomon made for the house of Jehovah; there was no weight to their brass of all these vessels. 21 And the pillars, eighteen cubits the height of the one pillar; and a thread of twelve cubits will surround it; and its thickness four fingers: it was hollow. 22 And a capital upon it of brass; and the height of the one capital, five cubits, and the net and the pomegranates upon the capitals round about, all of brass. And according to these, to the second pillar and the pomegranates. 23 And the pomegranates were ninety and six a side; all the pomegranates a hundred upon the net round about
24 And the chief of the cooks will take Seraiah the priest, the head, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three watchers of the threshold: 25 And from the city he took one eunuch who was appointed over the men of war; and seven men seeing the face of the king, who were found in the city; and the scribe of the chief of the army mustering the people of the land; and sixty men from the people of the land being found in the midst of the city. 26 And Nebuzaradan chief of the cooks, will take them, and will bring them to the king of Babel to Riblah. 27 And the king of Babel will strike them, and kill them in Riblah in the land of Hamath. And Judah will be carried into exile from his land.
28 This the people which Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and twenty and three. 29 In the eighteenth year to Nebuchadnezzar, eight hundred thirty and two souls from Jerusalem: 30 In the three and twentieth year to Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan chief of the cooks carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five souls: all the souls four thousand and six hundred.
31 And it will be in the thirty and seventh year to the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty and fifth to the month, Evil Merodach, king of Babel, in the year of his reigning lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him forth from the house of the prison, 32 And he will speak with him good things, and he will give his throne from above to the throne of the kings which were with him in Babel, 33 And he changed the garment of his shutting up: and he ate bread before him continually all the days of his life. 34 And his ration a ration continually, given to him from the king of Babel, the word of a day in its days, even to the day of his death, all the days of his life.