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The Fall of Jerusalem...
In the ninth year of Tsidqiyahu sovereign of Yehudah, in the tenth month, Nebukadretstsar sovereign of Babel and all his army came against Yerushalayim, and besieged it.
In the eleventh year of Tsidqiyahu, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the city was broken into.
And all the heads of the sovereign of Babel came in and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-Shar'etser, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsekim, Rabsaris, Nergal-Sarezer, Rabmag, and all the rest of the heads of the sovereign of Babel.
And it came to be, when Tsidqiyahu the sovereign of Yehudah and all the men of battle saw them, they fled and left the city by night, by way of the sovereign's garden, by the gate between the two walls. And he went out toward the desert plain.
But the armyof the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Tsidqiyahu in the desert plains of Yeriho. And they captured him, and brought him up to Nebukadnetstsar sovereign of Babel, to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he spoke judgment on him.
And the sovereign of Babel slew the sons of Tsidqiyahu before his eyes in Riblah. The sovereign of Babel also slew all the nobles of Yehudah.
And he put out the eyes of Tsidqiyahu, and bound him with bronze shackles to bring him to Babel.
And the Chaldeans burned the house of the sovereign and the houses of the people with fire, and they broke down the walls of Yerushalayim.
And Nebuzaradan, chief of the guard, exiled to Babel the remnant of the people who remained in the city and those who defected to him, with the rest of the people who were left.
But Nebuzaradan, chief of the guard, left in the land of Yehudah the poor people, who had naught whatever, and gave them vineyards and fields on the same day.
And Nebukadretstsar the sovereign of Babel gave an order concerning Yirmeyahu to Nebuzaradan, chief of the guard, saying,
'Take him and look after him, and do no harm whatsoever to him, but do to him even as he shall speak to you.'
And Nebuzaradan, chief of the guard, and Nebushazban the Rabsaris, Nergal-Shar'etser the Rabmag, and all the sovereign of Babel's chief officers sent,
and had Yirmeyahu taken from the court of the guard, and gave him to Gedalyahu son of Ahiqam, son of Shaphan, to take him home. And he dwelt among the people.
And the word of YHWH had come to Yirmeyahu while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying,
'Go, and you shall speak to Ebed-Melek the Kushite, saying, 'Thus said YHWH of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra'el, 'See, I am bringing My words upon this city for evil and not for good, and they shall be before you in that day.
'And I shall deliver you in that day,' declares YHWH, 'so that you are not given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.
'For I shall rescue you, and you shall not fall by the sword. But your life shall be as a prize to you, for you have put your trust in Me,' declares YHWH.''