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Jeremiah 39
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  • Verse 3

    And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

    all the
    1:15; 21:4; 38:17
    Nergalsharezer
    13; 2 Kings 17:30
    Sarsechim
    These were the principal commanders; but Dr. Blayney thinks that, instead of six persons, we have in reality but three, as the name that follows each is the title of the office. Thus Nergal-Sharezer, who was Samgar-nebo, or keeper, i.e., priest of Nebo; Sarsechim, who was Rab-saris, or chief eunuch; and Nergal-sharezer, who was Rab-mag, or chief magi; as the words mog in Persian, magoos in Arabic, magooshai in Syriac, and [magos (ma/gov)] in Greek, signify; and we learn from Justin and Curtius that the magi attended the king in war.


  • Verse 4

    And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain.

    38:18-20; Leviticus 26:17,36; Deuteronomy 28:25; 32:24-30; 2 Kings 25:4-7; Isaiah 30:15,16; Ezekiel 12:12; Amos 2:14
    betwixt
    52:7-11; 2 Chronicles 32:5


  • Verse 5

    But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.

    Chaldeans'
    32:4,5; 38:18,23; 2 Chronicles 33:11; Lamentations 1:3; 4:20
    in the plains
    52:8; Joshua 4:13; 5:10
    Riblah
    52:9,26,27; 2 Kings 23:33; 25:6
    Hamath
    Numbers 13:21; Joshua 13:5; Judges 3:3; 2 Samuel 8:9; 2 Kings 17:24
    gave judgment upon him
    Heb. spake with him judgments.
    4:12; Ezekiel 17:15-21


  • Verse 6

    Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

    slew the
    52:10; 2 Kings 25:7
    before
    Genesis 21:16; 44:34; Deuteronomy 28:34; 2 Kings 22:20; 2 Chronicles 34:28; Esther 8:6; Isaiah 13:16
    slew all
    21:7; 24:8-10; 34:19-21


  • Verse 7

    Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.

    he put
    32:4,5; 52:11; 2 Kings 25:7; Ezekiel 12:13
    chains
    Heb. two brasen chains, or fetters.
    Judges 16:21; Psalms 107:10,11; 119:8


  • Verse 8

    And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.

    burned
    7:20; 9:10-12; 17:27; 21:10; 34:2,22; 37:10; 38:18; 52:13; 2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Isaiah 5:9; Lamentations 1:10; 2:2,7; Amos 2:5; Micah 3:12
    and brake
    52:14; 2 Kings 25:10; Nehemiah 1:3


  • Verse 9

    Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

    Nebuzar-adan
    13; 40:1; 52:12-16,26; 2 Kings 25:11,20
    captain of the guard
    or, chief marshal. Heb. chief of the executioners, or slaughter-men. and so.
    10,11-14; Genesis 37:36
    carried
    10:18; 16:13; 20:4-6; 52:28-30; Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 2 Kings 20:18; Isaiah 5:13