After that, declares the LORD, I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah, his officers, and the people in this city who survive the plague and sword and famine, to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and to their enemies who seek their lives. He will put them to the sword; he will not spare them or show pity or compassion.'
Cross References2 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.
2 Kings 25:18
The captain of the guard also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers.
2 Chronicles 36:17
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who put their choice young men to the sword in the sanctuary, sparing neither young men nor young women, neither elderly nor infirm. God gave them all into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
I will smash them against each other, fathers and sons alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no mercy or pity or compassion to keep Me from destroying them.'"
Who will have pity on you, O Jerusalem? Who will mourn for you? Who will turn aside to ask about your welfare?
The mother of seven will grow faint; she will breath her last breath. Her sun will set while it was still day; she will be disgraced and humiliated. And the rest I will put to the sword in the presence of their enemies," declares the LORD.
And I will hand you over to those you dread, who want to take your life--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Chaldeans.
So now I have placed all these lands under the authority of My servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I have even made the beasts of the field subject to him.
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.
I will hand over to their enemies who seek their lives. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
Later, King Zedekiah sent for him and received him, and in his palace he privately asked, "Is there a word from the LORD?" "There is," Jeremiah replied. "You will be handed over to the king of Babylon."
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. They seized him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced judgment on him.
There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and he also killed all the nobles of Judah.
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was separated from him.
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.
I will not look on you with pity, nor will I spare you, but I will punish you for your ways and for the abominations among you. Then you will know that it is I, the LORD, who strikes the blow.
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Surely I will deliver you into the hands of those you hate, from whom you turned away in disgust.
For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans--that ruthless and impetuous nation that marches through the breadth of the earth to seize dwelling places not their own.
Chapter Outline1. Zedikiah sends to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadnezzar's war.
3. Jeremiah foretells a hard siege and miserable captivity.
8. He counsels the people to fall to the Chaldeans;
11. and upbraids the King's house.
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Jeremiah 52:8-11, 24-27
2 Kings 25:5-7, 18-21
2 Chronicles 36:17-20
Ezekiel 17:20, 21
Ezekiel 21:25, 26
2 Chronicles 36:17
Isaiah 13:17, 18
Ezekiel 9:5, 6, 10
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