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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.
JER 39:5 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.
JER 39:6 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.
JER 39:7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with
chains, to carry him to Babylon.
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