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.

Berean Study Bible
The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where they pronounced judgment 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
Zedekiah was taken to Riblah, where Nebuchadnezzar put him on trial and found him guilty.

Good News Translation
Zedekiah was taken to King Nebuchadnezzar, who was in the city of Riblah, and there Nebuchadnezzar passed sentence on 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.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

New American Standard 1977
Then they captured the king and brought him to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and he 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.
Study Bible
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 separated from him. 6The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where they pronounced judgment on him. 7And they slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him in bronze shackles, and took him to Babylon.…
Cross References
2 Kings 23:33
And Pharaoh Neco imprisoned Jehoahaz at Riblah in the land of Hamath so that he could 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 army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was separated from him.

Jeremiah 32:4
Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape from the hands of the Chaldeans, but he will surely be handed over to the king of Babylon to speak with him face to face and to see him eye to eye.

Jeremiah 34:3
As for you, you will not escape his grasp but will surely be captured and handed over to him. You will see the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak to him face to face; and you will go to Babylon.

Jeremiah 34:21
I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah and his officials over to their enemies who seek their lives, to the army of the king of Babylon that had withdrawn from you.

Jeremiah 34:22
Behold, I am going to give the command, declares the LORD, and I will bring them back to this city. They will fight against it, capture it, and burn it down. And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."

Jeremiah 52:9
The Chaldeans seized the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced judgment on Zedekiah.

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.







(6) To the king of Babylon, to Riblah.--2Kings 23:33. Nebuchadnezzar was not present at the storm of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 39:3). He awaited the result in his headquarters.

And they gave judgment upon him.--Or, brought him to trial. (Comp. Jeremiah 1:16; Jeremiah 4:12.) Nebuchadnezzar with the grandees of his court, perhaps including some dependent princes of the country, held a solemn trial of Zedekiah, as a rebel against his liege lord, in which, no doubt, his breach of oath was made prominent (2Chronicles 36:13; Ezekiel 17:15; Ezekiel 17:18). The verb is singular in Jeremiah, and the versions. (See next Note.)

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). 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).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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