52:3a For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in
Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his
presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of
(a) So the Lord punished sin by sin and gave him up to his
rebellious heart, till he had brought the enemy on him
to lead him away and his people.
52:7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled,
and went forth from the city by night by the b way of the
gate between the two walls, which [was] by the king's
garden; (now the Chaldeans [were] by the city on all
sides:) and they went by the way of the plain.
52:12 Now in the fifth month, in the d tenth [day] of the
month, which [was] the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard,
[who] e served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
(d) In (2Ki 25:8) is it called the seventh day,
because the fire began then and so continued to the
(e) That is, who was his servant, as in (2Ki 25:8).
52:17 Also the f pillars of brass that [were] in the house of
the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that [was] in
the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans broke, and carried
all the brass of them to Babylon.
52:18 The caldrons also, and the g shovels, and the snuffers,
and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of
brass with which they ministered, they took away.
(g) Which were also made of brass, as in (1Ki 7:45).
52:20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that
[were] under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the
house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was
without h weight.
(h) It was so much in quantity.
52:23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side;
[and] all the pomegranates upon the network [were] an i
hundred on all sides.
(i) But because of the roundness, no more could be seen
52:24 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief
priest, and Zephaniah k the second priest, and the three
keepers of the door:
(k) Which served in the high priests stead, if he had any
52:25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, who had the charge
of the men of war; and l seven men of them that were
near the king's person, who were found in the city; and
the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people
of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, that
were found in the midst of the city.
(l) In (2Ki 25:19) is read but of five: those were the
most excellent and the other two, which were not so
noble are not there mentioned with them.
52:28 This [is] the people whom Nebuchadnezzar carried away
captive: in the m seventh year three thousand Jews and
three and twenty:
(m) Which was the latter end of the seventh year of his
reign and the beginning of the eighth.
52:29 In the n eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar he carried
away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two
(n) To the latter end also of that year, and the beginning
of the nineteenth.
52:31 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the
captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth
month, in the five and twentieth [day] of the month,
[that] Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the [first] year of
his reign o lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of
Judah, and brought him out of prison,
(o) That is, restored him to liberty and honour.
52:33 And changed his prison p garments: and he continually
ate bread before him all the days of his life.
(p) And gave him princely apparel.
52:34 And [for] his food, there was a q continual diet given
him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the
day of his death, all the days of his life.
(q) That is he had allowance in the court, and thus at
length he had rest and quietness because he obeyed
Jeremiah the Prophet, while the others were cruelly
ordered that would not obey him.