Jeremiah 52:31
New International Version
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah and freed him from prison.

New Living Translation
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on March 31 of that year.

English Standard Version
And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.

Berean Study Bible
Now on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the first year of the reign of Evil-merodach king of Babylon, he pardoned Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, showed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.

King James Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,

Christian Standard Bible
On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Judah's King Jehoiachin, King Evil-merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him from prison.

Contemporary English Version
Jehoiachin was a prisoner in Babylon for 37 years. Then Evil Merodach became king of Babylonia, and in the first year of his rule, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, he let Jehoiachin out of prison.

Good News Translation
In the year that Evil-merodach became king of Babylonia, he showed kindness to King Jehoiachin of Judah by releasing him from prison. This happened on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year after Jehoiachin had been taken away as a prisoner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Judah's King Jehoiachin, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him from prison.

International Standard Version
In the first year of his reign, King Evil-merodach of Babylon, showed favor to King Jehoiachin of Judah by releasing him from prison on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah.

NET Bible
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month, Evil-Merodach, in the first year of his reign, pardoned King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him from prison.

New Heart English Bible
It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the imprisonment of King Jehoiakin of Judah, King Evil Merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, freed King Jehoiakin of Judah and released him from prison.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, showed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty-fifth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him forth out of prison

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,

American King James Version
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year after that Joakim king of Juda had been carried away captive, in the twelfth month, on the four and twentieth day of the month, that Ulaemadachar king of Babylon, in the year in which he began to reign, raised the head of Joakim king of Juda, and shaved him, and brought him out of the house where he was kept,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Joachin king of Juda, in the twelfth month, the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Joachin king of Juda, and brought him forth out of prison.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, [that] Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him out of prison,

World English Bible
It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the [first] year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the thirty and seventh year of the removal of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty and fifth of the month, hath Evil-Merodach king of Babylon lifted up, in the year of his reign, the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and bringeth him out from the house of restraint,
Study Bible
Evil-merodach Releases Jehoiachin
31Now on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the first year of the reign of Evil-merodach king of Babylon, he pardoned Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison. 32He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and set his throne above the thrones of the other kings with him in Babylon.…
Cross References
Genesis 40:13
Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore your position. You will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer.

Genesis 40:20
On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he held a feast for all his officials, and in their presence he lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

2 Kings 25:27
On the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Judah's King Jehoiachin, in the year Evil-merodach became king of Babylon, he released King Jehoiachin of Judah from prison.

Psalm 3:3
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.

Psalm 27:6
Then my head will be held high above my enemies around me. At His tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Jeremiah 37:1
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon named Zedekiah son of Josiah the king of Judah, and he reigned in place of Coniah son of Jehoiakim.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.

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2 Kings 25:27-30
And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; …

in the twelfth Nearly answering to our

king of Babylon

Proverbs 21:1
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Genesis 40:13,20
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler…

Job 22:29
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Psalm 3:3
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.







Lexicon
Now
וַיְהִי֩ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on the twenty-fifth
בְּעֶשְׂרִ֥ים (bə·‘eś·rîm)
Preposition-b | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

day of the twelfth
בִּשְׁנֵ֤ים (biš·nêm)
Preposition-b | Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

month
חֹ֔דֶשׁ (ḥō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

of the thirty-seventh
בִשְׁלֹשִׁ֨ים (ḇiš·lō·šîm)
Preposition-b | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

year
שָׁנָ֗ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

of the exile
לְגָלוּת֙ (lə·ḡā·lūṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1546: Captivity, exiles

of Jehoiachin
יְהוֹיָכִ֣ן (yə·hō·w·yā·ḵin)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3078: Jehoiachin -- 'the LORD appoints', a king of Judah

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Judah,
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

in the first year
בִּשְׁנַ֣ת (biš·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

of the reign
מַלְכֻת֗וֹ (mal·ḵu·ṯōw)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

of Evil-merodach
מְרֹדַךְ֩ (mə·rō·ḏaḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 192: Evil-merodach -- 'man of Merodach', son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar

king
מֶ֨לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Babylon,
בָּבֶ֜ל (bā·ḇel)
Preposition | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

he pardoned
נָשָׂ֡א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

Jehoiachin
יְהוֹיָכִ֣ין (yə·hō·w·yā·ḵîn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3078: Jehoiachin -- 'the LORD appoints', a king of Judah

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and released
וַיֹּצֵ֥א (way·yō·ṣê)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

him from
אוֹת֖וֹ (’ō·w·ṯōw)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

prison.
מִבֵּ֥ית (mib·bêṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(31) In the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin . . .--The closing narrative is almost identical with that of 2Kings 25:27, the only differences being (1) that "five and twentieth" stands for "seven and twentieth," (2) that in Jeremiah 52:34 we have "the king of Babylon" instead of "the king," and (3) that the pleonastic words "until the day of his death" are inserted before "all the days of his life." The reader is referred to the notes on that section. The variations between the two chapters, the most important of which have been noticed in the Notes, are not without importance, though insignificant in themselves, as implying that a consistent belief in the substantial truthfulness of the historical records of the Old Testament is independent of mere verbal accordance in matters of minute detail.

Verse 31. - Lifted up the head of Jehoiachin. Ewald thinks that Jehoiachin was regarded by the Jews in exile as the legitimate king, and compares Lamentations 4:20; Lamentations 2:9.



52:31-34 See this history of king Jehoiachin in 2Ki 25:27-30. Those under oppression will find it is not in vain for them to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Our times are in God's hand, for the hearts of all we have to deal with are so. May we be enabled, more and more, to rest on the Rock of Ages, and to look forward with holy faith to that hour, when the Lord will bring again Zion, and overthrow all the enemies of the church.
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