Jeremiah 52:16
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English Standard Version
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.

King James Bible
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

American Standard Version
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of the poor of the land, Nabuzardan the general left some for vinedressers, and for husbandmen.

English Revised Version
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vine-dressers and for husbandmen.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Fate of King Zedekiah at the taking of Jerusalem; cf. 2 Kings 24:18; 2 Kings 25:7, and Jeremiah 39:1-7. The statements regarding Zedekiah's ascension and his government, Jeremiah 52:1-3, agree word for word with 2 Kings 24:18-20, even to the variation השׁליכו, Jeremiah 52:3, for השׁליכו (Kings). The length of the siege of Jerusalem, Jeremiah 52:4-7, and the flight, capture, and condemnation of King Zedekiah and the princes of Judah, Jeremiah 52:7-11, not only agrees with 2 Kings 25:1-7, but also with Jeremiah 39:1-7, where it is merely the forcible entrance into the city by the Chaldeans that receives special detail; see on Jeremiah 39:3. The variation ויּחנוּ, Jeremiah 52:4, instead of ויּחן (2 Kings 25:1), does not affect the sense. As to the account given of the flight, capture, and condemnation of the king, both Jeremiah 39 and 2 Kings mit the notices given in Jeremiah 52:10, "and also all the princes of Judah he caused to be slain (i.e., executed) at Riblah," and in Jeremiah 52:11, "and he put him in the prison-house till the day of his death." בּית־הפּקדּות has been rendered οἰκία μυλῶνος by the lxx; on this fact Hitzig bases the opinion that the Hebrew words signify "the house of punishment," or "the house of correction," in which Zedekiah was obliged to turn the mill like other culprits, and as Samson was once obliged to do (Judges 16:21). But this meaning of the words cannot be substantiated. פּקדּה means "oversight, mustering, or visitation (Heimsuchung), or vengeance," e.g., Isaiah 10:3, but not punishment (Strafe), and the plural, "watches" (Ezekiel 9:1) and "custody," Ezekiel 54:11; hence the expression used here signifies "the house of custody," or "the house of the watches." The translation of the lxx can decide nothing against this, because their interpretation is based upon traditions which are themselves unfounded. Regarding this, Ewald well remarks (History of the People of Israel, iii. p. 748 of 2nd:ed.): "That Zedekiah must have laboured at the mill, as is mentioned in later chronicles (see Aug. Mai, Scriptorum veterum nova collectio, t. i. P. 2, p. 6; cf. Chr. Sam. Ch. xlv.), is probably a mere inference from Lamentations 5:13."

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Jeremiah 39:9,10 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city...

Jeremiah 40:5-7 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan...

2 Kings 25:12 But the captain of the guard left of the door of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.

Ezekiel 33:24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land...

Cross References
2 Kings 25:8
In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month--that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon--Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.

2 Kings 25:12
But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.

Jeremiah 39:10
Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, left in the land of Judah some of the poor people who owned nothing, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.

Jeremiah 40:2
The captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him, "The LORD your God pronounced this disaster against this place.

Jeremiah 40:7
When all the captains of the forces in the open country and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land and had committed to him men, women, and children, those of the poorest of the land who had not been taken into exile to Babylon,

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