New Living Translation
But the captain of the guard allowed some of the poorest people to stay behind in Judah to care for the vineyards and fields.
King James Bible
But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
Darby Bible Translation
But the captain of the body-guard left of the poor of the land for vinedressers and husbandmen.
World English Bible
But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
Young's Literal Translation
and of the poor of the land hath the chief of the executioners left for vine-dressers and for husbandmen.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:12 Left of the poor - So while the rich were prisoners in a strange land, the poor had liberty and peace in their own country! Thus providence sometimes humbles the proud, and favours them of low degree.
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2 Kings 24:14
King Nebuchadnezzar took all of Jerusalem captive, including all the commanders and the best of the soldiers, craftsmen, and artisans--10,000 in all. Only the poorest people were left in the land.
But Nebuzaradan left a few of the poorest people in Judah, and he assigned them vineyards and fields to care for.
The leaders of the Judean guerrilla bands in the countryside heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor over the poor people who were left behind in Judah--the men, women, and children who hadn't been exiled to Babylon.
But Nebuzaradan allowed some of the poorest people to stay behind in Judah to care for the vineyards and fields.
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