Bible: Jer 39:4-7

39:4 When King Zedekiah of Judah and all his soldiers saw them, they tried to escape. They departed from the city during the night. They took a path through the king’s garden and passed out through the gate between the two walls. 1  Then they headed for the Jordan Valley. 2  39:5 But the Babylonian 3  army chased after them. They caught up with Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho 4  and captured him. 5  They took him to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon at Riblah 6  in the territory of Hamath and Nebuchadnezzar passed sentence on him there. 39:6 There at Riblah the king of Babylon had Zedekiah’s sons put to death while Zedekiah was forced to watch. The king of Babylon also had all the nobles of Judah put to death. 39:7 Then he had Zedekiah’s eyes put out and had him bound in chains 7  to be led off to Babylon.
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