2 Kings 25:6
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New International Version
and he was captured. He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where sentence was pronounced on him.

New Living Translation
They took him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where they pronounced judgment upon Zedekiah.

English Standard Version
Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him.

New American Standard Bible
Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.

King James Bible
So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they passed sentence on him.

International Standard Version
The Chaldeans captured the king and brought him to Riblah, where the king of Babylon determined his sentence.

NET Bible
They captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where he passed sentence on him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Babylonians captured the king, brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and passed sentence on him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah, and they sentenced him.

King James 2000 Bible
So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they pronounced judgment upon him.

American King James Version
So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him.

American Standard Version
Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So they took the king, and brought him to the king of Babylon to Reblatha, and he gave judgment upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
And they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon unto Riblah; and they pronounced judgment upon him,

English Revised Version
Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they took the king, and brought him to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

World English Bible
Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him.

Young's Literal Translation
and they seize the king, and bring him up unto the king of Babylon, to Riblah, and they speak with him -- judgment.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - So they took the king [Zedekiah], and brought him up to the King of Babylon. The presentation of rebel kings, when captured, to their suzerain, seated on his throne, is one of the most common subjects of Assyrian and Babylonian sculptures (see 'Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 1. p. 292; vol. 3. p. 7; Layard, 'Monuments of Nineveh,' second series, pls. 23, 36, etc.). The Egyptian and Persian artists also represent it. To Riblah. (For the situation of Riblah, see the comment on 2 Kings 23:33.) As Nebuchadnezzar was engaged at one and the same time in directing the sieges both of Tyro and of Jerusalem, it was a most convenient position for him to occupy. And they gave judgment upon him. As a rebel, who had broken his covenant and his oath (Ezekiel 17:16, 18), Zedekiah was brought to trial before Nebuchadnezzar and his great lords. The facts could not be denied, and sentence was therefore passed upon him, nominally by the court, practically by Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 52:9). By an unusual act of clemency, his life was spared; but the judgment was still sufficiently severe (see the next verse).

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. they took the king, and brought him … to Riblah—Nebuchadnezzar, having gone from the siege to oppose the auxiliary forces of Pharaoh-hophra, left his generals to carry on the blockade, he himself not returning to the scene of action, but taking up his station at Riblah in the land of Hamath (2Ki 23:33).

they gave judgment upon him—They, that is, the council (Jer 39:3, 13; Da 6:7, 8, 12), regarding him as a seditious and rebellious vassal, condemned him for violating his oath and neglecting the announcement of the divine will as made known to him by Jeremiah (compare Jer 32:5; 34:2; 38:17). His sons and the nobles who had joined in his flight were slain before his eyes (Jer 39:6; 52:10). In conformity with Eastern ideas, which consider a blind man incapable of ruling, his eyes were put out, and being put in chains, he was carried to perpetual imprisonment in Babylon (Jer 52:11), which, though he came to it, as Ezekiel had foretold, he did not see (Jer 32:5; Eze 12:13; 17:16).

2 Kings 25:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Nebuchadnezzar Besieges Jerusalem
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. 7They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.
Cross References
2 Kings 23:33
Pharaoh Necho put him in chains at Riblah in the land of Hamath so that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and he imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

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

Jeremiah 32:4
Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape the Babylonians but will certainly be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes.

Jeremiah 34:3
You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and given into his hands. You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon.

Jeremiah 34:21
"I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them, to the army of the king of Babylon, which has withdrawn from you.

Jeremiah 34:22
I am going to give the order, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, take it and burn it down. And I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."

Jeremiah 52:9
and he was captured. He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced sentence on him.
Treasury of Scripture

So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him.

they took.

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king …

Jeremiah 21:7 And afterward, said the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 34:21,22 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand …

Jeremiah 38:23 So they shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans: …

Lamentations 4:19,20 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued …

Ezekiel 17:20,21 And I will spread my net on him, and he shall be taken in my snare, …

Ezekiel 21:25-27 And you, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when …

Riblah.

2 Kings 23:33 And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, …

Jeremiah 52:9 Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon …

gave judgment upon him. Heb. spake judgment with him.

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