Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the
daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD, according to all
that Jehoiakim had done.
For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah,
till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against
the king of Babylon.
Zedekiah did evil in God's sight.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in
the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and
all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts
against it round about.
So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was
sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth
out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which
was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:)
and they went by the way of the plain.
Nebuchadrezzar attacked Jerusalem in the tenth year of Zedekiah's reign.
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook
Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
Zedekiah was captured as he tried to escape.
Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to
Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him.
They took him to Nebuchadrezzar,
And the king of
Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the
princes of Judah in Riblah.
who killed his sons while he watched.
Then he put out the
eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried
him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
Then they gouged out his eyes, and took him to a prison in Babylon, where he lived the rest of his life. 
Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth
year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the
guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
And burned the house
of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and
all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:
God's house burned on the tenth day of the month. 
And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the
guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
The walls of Jerusalem fell.
Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of
the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the
city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the
rest of the multitude.
And the people who remained in Jerusalem were carried away to Babylon,
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the
land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
Except for a few of the poor to care for vineyards and fields.
Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the
bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans
brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
The Babylonians also carried away the pillars of brass and brass sea that were in God's house.
The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and
the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took
Along with the caldron, shovels, snuffers, bowls, spoons, and brass vessels.
And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the
candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold,
and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
And the basons, firepans, candlesticks, and cups.
The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the
bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: the brass of
all these vessels was without weight.
And the two pillars, one sea, and twelve brass bulls.
And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits;
and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was
four fingers: it was hollow.
The height of the pillars, by the way, was 18 cubits.
It was 12 cubits in circumference, and four fingers thick.
And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five
cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about,
all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto
The height of one chapiter was five cubits. ,
with brass pomegranates.
And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the
pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah
the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
There were 96 pomegranates on a side,
and 100 round about.
He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of
war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the
city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the
land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the
midst of the city.
So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the
king of Babylon to Riblah.
seven men who were with the king were taken to Baylon ,
And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the
land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the
seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:
In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from
Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:
In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain
of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five
persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
where they were killed by Nebuchadrezzar.
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.
And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the
kings that were with him in Babylon,
And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before
him all the days of his life.
And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of
Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his
In the 37th year of captivity, on the 25th day of the month ,
Evilmerodach, the king of Babylon, released King Jehoiachin of Judah from prison.