2 Kings 25:5
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New International Version
but the Babylonian army pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered,

New Living Translation
But the Babylonian troops chased the king and caught him on the plains of Jericho, for his men had all deserted him and scattered.

English Standard Version
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was scattered from him.

New American Standard Bible
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him.

King James Bible
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

Christian Standard Bible
the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah's entire army left him and scattered.

Contemporary English Version
but the Babylonian troops caught up with them near Jericho. They arrested Zedekiah, but his soldiers scattered in every direction.

Good News Translation
But the Babylonian army pursued King Zedekiah, captured him in the plains near Jericho, and all his soldiers deserted him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah's entire army was scattered from him.

International Standard Version
but the Chaldean army pursued the king and overtook him in the Jericho plains, where his entire army was scattered.

NET Bible
But the Babylonian army chased after the king. They caught up with him in the plains of Jericho, and his entire army deserted him.

New Heart English Bible
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Babylonian army pursued King Zedekiah and caught up with him in the plain of Jericho. His entire army had deserted him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

New American Standard 1977
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, after all his army had been scattered from him.

King James 2000 Bible
And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army was scattered from him.

American King James Version
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

American Standard Version
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all the warriors that were with him were scattered, and left him:

Darby Bible Translation
And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

English Revised Version
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army was scattered from him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the army of the Chaldees pursued the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

World English Bible
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the force of the Chaldeans pursue after the king, and overtake him in the plains of Jericho, and all his force have been scattered from him;
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar Besieges Jerusalem
4Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls beside the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah. 5But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him. 6Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.…
Cross References
2 Kings 25:4
Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls beside the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.

2 Kings 25:6
Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.

Jeremiah 21:7
"Then afterwards," declares the LORD, "I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion."'

Jeremiah 34:3
'You will not escape from his hand, for you will surely be captured and delivered into his hand; and you will see the king of Babylon eye to eye, and he will speak with you face to face, and you will go to Babylon.'"'

Lamentations 1:3
Judah has gone into exile under affliction And under harsh servitude; She dwells among the nations, But she has found no rest; All her pursuers have overtaken her In the midst of distress.

Lamentations 1:6
All her majesty Has departed from the daughter of Zion; Her princes have become like deer That have found no pasture; And they have fled without strength Before the pursuer.

Ezekiel 12:14
"I will scatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Ezekiel 17:21
"All the choice men in all his troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to every wind; and you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken."

Ezekiel 19:1
"As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel
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And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

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(5) In the plains of Jericho.--In the neighbour. hood of Jericho, the Arabah expands to the breadth of eleven or twelve miles. The part west of Jordan was called the "plains" (Arboth plural of Arabah) of Jericho; and that which lay east of the river was known as the plains of Moab (Joshua 4:13; Numbers 22:1). The depression between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Akaba still bears the old name of the Arabah; between the Dead Sea and the Lake of Tiberias it is called the Ghor.

Verse 5. - And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king. When the escape of Zedekiah and the soldiers of the garrison was discovered, hot pursuit was made, since the honor of the great king required that his enemies should be brought captive to his presence. The commanders at Jerusalem would fuel this the more sensibly, since Nebuchadnezzar had for some time retired from the siege, and left its conduct to them, while he himself exercised a general superintendence over military affairs from Riblah (see ver. 6). They were liable to be held responsible for the escape. And overtook him in the plains of Jericho. The "plains of Jericho" (עַרְבות יְרֵחו) is the fertile tract on the right bank of the Jordan near its embouchure, which was excellently watered, and cultivated in gardens, orchards, and palm-groves. It is probable, though not certain, that Zedekiah intended to cross the Jordan, and seek a refuge in Moab. And all his army were scattered from him (comp. Ezekiel 12:14). This seems to be mentioned in order to account for there being no engagement. Perhaps, thinking themselves in security, and imagining that they were not followed, the troops had dispersed themselves among the farmhouses and homesteads, to obtain a much-needed refreshment. 25:1-7 Jerusalem was so fortified, that it could not be taken till famine rendered the besieged unable to resist. In the prophecy and Lamentations of Jeremiah, we find more of this event; here it suffices to say, that the impiety and misery of the besieged were very great. At length the city was taken by storm. The king, his family, and his great men escaped in the night, by secret passages. But those deceive themselves who think to escape God's judgments, as much as those who think to brave them. By what befell Zedekiah, two prophecies, which seemed to contradict each other, were both fulfilled. Jeremiah prophesied that Zedekiah should be brought to Babylon, Jer 32:5; 34:3; Ezekiel, that he should not see Babylon, Eze 12:13. He was brought thither, but his eyes being put out, he did not see it.
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