39:2 [And] in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth
month, the ninth [day] of the month, the city was broken
(a) The gates and walls were broken down.
39:4 And it came to pass, when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw
them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went out
of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by
the b gate between the two walls: and he went out the way
of the plain.
39:5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued them, and overtook Zedekiah
in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they
brought him to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to c Riblah
in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
(c) Which is called Antioch in Syria.
39:10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the d
poor of the people, who had nothing, in the land of Judah,
and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
(d) For the rich and the mighty who put their trust in
their shifts and means, were by God's just judgments
most rigorously handled.
39:12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do
to him e even as he shall say to thee.
(e) Thus God preserved his prophet by his means, whom he
made the scourge to punish the king, and them that
were his enemies.
39:14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the
prison, and committed him to f Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home:
so he dwelt among the people.
(f) Whom the king of Babel had now appointed governor over
the rest of the Jews that he left behind.
39:18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by
the sword, but thy life shall be for a prize to thee:
because thou g hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
(g) Thus God recompensed his zeal and favour which he
showed to his prophet in his troubles.