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Jeremiah 39 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jerusalem Captured

(2Ki 25:1–12; Jer 52:4–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:1 - [fn]Now when Jerusalem was captured [fn]in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:2 - in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the city wall was breached.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:3 - Then all the officials of the king of Babylon came in and sat down at the Middle Gate: Nergal-sar-ezer, Samgar-nebu, Sar-sekim the [fn]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [fn]Rab-mag, and all the rest of the officials of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:4 - And when Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they fled and left the city at night by way of the king’s garden through the gate between the two walls; and he went out toward the [fn]Arabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:5 - But the army of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and they took him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, and he [fn]passed sentence on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:6 - Then the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes at Riblah; the king of Babylon also slaughtered all the nobles of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:7 - He then blinded Zedekiah’s eyes and bound him in shackles of bronze to bring him to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:8 - The Chaldeans also burned the king’s palace and the houses of the people with fire, and they tore down the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:9 - And as for the rest of the people who were left in the city, the deserters who had deserted to him and the rest of the people who remained, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard took them into exile in Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:10 - But some of the poorest people, who had nothing, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields [fn]at that time.

Jeremiah Spared

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:11 - Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave orders regarding Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:12 - “Take him and [fn]look after him, and do not do anything harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:13 - So Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard sent word, along with Nebushazban the [fn]Rab-saris, Nergal-sar-ezer the [fn]Rab-mag, and all the leading officers of the king of Babylon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:14 - they even sent word and took Jeremiah out of the courtyard of the guardhouse and entrusted him to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to take him home. So he stayed among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:15 - Now the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was confined in the courtyard of the guardhouse, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:16 - “Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, ‘This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to bring My words on this city for disaster and not for [fn]prosperity; and they will take place before you on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:17 - “But I will save you on that day,” declares the LORD, “and you will not be handed over to the men of whom you are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:18 - “For I will assuredly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will have your own life as plunder, because you have trusted in Me,” declares the LORD.’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 38:28b in Heb
Ch 39:1 in Heb
I.e., chief official
I.e., title of a high official
I.e., Jordan valley
Lit spoke judgments with
Lit on that day
Lit set your eyes on
I.e., chief official
I.e., title of a high official
Lit good

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