New International Version

2 Kings 25

1So in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it. The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.

By the ninth day of the fourth[a] month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat. Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians[b] were surrounding the city. They fled toward the Arabah,[c] but the Babylonian[d] army pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his soldiers were separated from him and scattered, and he was captured.

He was taken to the king of Babylon at Riblah, where sentence was pronounced on him. They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.

On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He set fire to the temple of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. 10 The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem. 11 Nebuzaradan the commander of the guard carried into exile the people who remained in the city, along with the rest of the populace and those who had deserted to the king of Babylon. 12 But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

13 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the Lord and they carried the bronze to Babylon. 14 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service. 15 The commander of the imperial guard took away the censers and sprinkling bowls—all that were made of pure gold or silver.

16 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the movable stands, which Solomon had made for the temple of the Lord, was more than could be weighed. 17 Each pillar was eighteen cubits[e] high. The bronze capital on top of one pillar was three cubits[f] high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its network, was similar.

18 The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers. 19 Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and five royal advisers. He also took the secretary who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land and sixty of the conscripts who were found in the city. 20 Nebuzaradan the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 21 There at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed.

So Judah went into captivity, away from her land.

22 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, to be over the people he had left behind in Judah. 23 When all the army officers and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, Jaazaniah the son of the Maakathite, and their men. 24 Gedaliah took an oath to reassure them and their men. “Do not be afraid of the Babylonian officials,” he said. “Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.”

25 In the seventh month, however, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, who was of royal blood, came with ten men and assassinated Gedaliah and also the men of Judah and the Babylonians who were with him at Mizpah. 26 At this, all the people from the least to the greatest, together with the army officers, fled to Egypt for fear of the Babylonians.

Jehoiachin Released

27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He did this on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month. 28 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a seat of honor higher than those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 29 So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table. 30 Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Kings 25:3 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Jer. 52:6); Masoretic Text does not have fourth.
  2. 2 Kings 25:4 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 13, 25 and 26
  3. 2 Kings 25:4 Or the Jordan Valley
  4. 2 Kings 25:5 Or Chaldean; also in verses 10 and 24
  5. 2 Kings 25:17 That is, about 27 feet or about 8.1 meters
  6. 2 Kings 25:17 That is, about 4 1/2 feet or about 1.4 meters

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

2 Ọba 25

1Nígbà tí ó di ọdún kẹsànán ìjọba Sedekiah. Ní ọjọ́ kẹwàá oṣù kẹwàá, Nebukadnessari ọba Babeli yan lọ sí Jerusalẹmu pẹ̀lú gbogbo àwọn ogun rẹ̀. Ó sì pàgọ́ sí ìta ìlú ó sì mu àwọn iṣẹ́ ìdọ̀tí fi yí gbogbo rẹ̀ ká. Ìlú náà sì wà ní ìhámọ́ lábẹ́ ìgbóguntì títí di ọdún kọkànlá ti ọba Sedekiah.

Nígbà tí ó di ọjọ́ kẹsànán oṣù kẹrin, ìyàn tí mú ní ìlú tí ó jẹ́ wí pé kò sí oúnjẹ fún àwọn ènìyàn láti jẹ. Nígbà náà odi ìlú náà sì fọ́nká, gbogbo àwọn ọmọ-ogun sálọ ní òru láti ẹnu-ọ̀nà bodè láàrín ògiri méjì ní ẹgbẹ́ ọgbà ọba, àwọn ará Babeli wọ́n sì yí ìlú náà ká. Wọ́n sálọ sí ìkọjá Arabah. Ṣùgbọ́n ogun àwọn ará Kaldea sì lépa ọba, wọ́n sì lé e bá ní pẹ̀tẹ́lẹ̀ Jeriko. Gbogbo àwọn ọmọ-ogun rẹ̀ sì yà kúrò ní ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀, wọ́n sì túká, wọ́n sì mú un.

Wọ́n sì mú lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ ọba Babeli ní Ribla, níbi tí à ti ṣe ìdájọ́ lórí rẹ̀. Wọ́n sì pa ọmọ Sedekiah níwájú rẹ̀, wọ́n sì yọ ojú rẹ̀ jáde, wọn dè é pẹ̀lú ẹ̀wọ̀n idẹ wọ́n sì gbe é lọ sí Babeli.

Ní ọjọ́ keje ní oṣù karùn-ún, ní ọdún ìkọkàn-dínlógún ti Nebukadnessari ọba Babeli, Nebusaradani olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́, ìránṣẹ́ ọba Babeli wá sí Jerusalẹmu; ó sì finá sí ilé Olúwa, ilé ọba àti gbogbo àwọn tí ó wà ní Jerusalẹmu àti gbogbo ilé ńláńlá ni ó dáná sun. 10 Gbogbo àwọn ogun Babeli, tí ó wà lọ́dọ̀ olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́, wó ògiri tí ó yí Jerusalẹmu ká lulẹ̀. 11 Nebusaradani olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́ kó gbogbo àwọn tálákà àti gbogbo àwọn tí ó kù ní ìlú, ní ìgbèkùn lọ sí Babeli, pẹ̀lú àwọn tí ó ya lọ, tí ó sì ya tọ ọba Babeli lọ, àti ìyókù àwọn ènìyàn náà. 12 Ṣùgbọ́n olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́ fi àwọn tálákà ènìyàn ilẹ̀ náà sílẹ̀ láti máa bojútó àjàrà àti láti máa ṣe aroko.

13 Àwọn ará Babeli fọ́ ọ̀wọ̀n idẹ wọ̀n-ọn-nì àti àwọn ìjókòó wọ̀n-ọn-nì, àti agbada idẹ títóbi wọ̀n-ọn-nì tí ń bẹ ní ilé Olúwa, àwọn ará Babeli fọ́ túútúú, Wọ́n sì kó idẹ náà lọ sí Babeli. 14 Wọ́n sì kó àwọn ìkòkò wọ̀n-ọn-nì, ọkọ́ wọ̀n-ọn-nì, ọ̀pá fìtílà wọ̀n-ọn-nì, síbí wọ̀n-ọn-nì àti gbogbo ohun èlò idẹ wọ̀n-ọn-nì tí wọ́n fi ṣiṣẹ́ lọ. 15 Olórí ẹ̀ṣọ́ kó ohun ìfọnná wọ̀n-ọn-nì, àti ọpọ́n wọ̀n-ọn-nì, èyí tí wọ́n fi wúrà àti fàdákà ṣe lọ.

16 Àwọn ọ̀wọ́n méjì, agbada ńlá kan, àti ìjókòó wọ̀n-ọn-nì tí Solomoni ti ṣe fún ilé Olúwa, idẹ ni gbogbo ohun èló wọ̀nyí, ó ju èyí tí a lé wọ́n lọ. 17 Gíga ọ̀wọ́n kọ̀ọ̀kan jẹ́ ìgbọ̀nwọ́ méjì-dínlógún, àti ọnà-orí rẹ̀ idẹ ni: àti gíga ọnà-orí náà ni ìgbọ̀nwọ́ mẹ́ta; àti iṣẹ́ híhun náà, àti àwọn pomegiranate tí ó wà lórí ọnà-orí náà yíká, gbogbo rẹ̀ ti idẹ ni: gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀wọ́n yìí sì ni ọ̀wọ́n kejì pẹ̀lú iṣẹ́ híhun.

18 Olórí àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ sì mú gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹlẹ́wọ̀n, Seraiah olórí àwọn àlùfáà, Sefaniah àlùfáà kejì, àti àwọn olùṣọ́ ìloro mẹ́ta. 19 Àti àwọn tí ó kù ní ìlú, ó mú ìwẹ̀fà kan tí ó fi se olórí àwọn ológun, àti ọkùnrin márùn-ún nínú àwọn tó ń gba ọba ní ìmọ̀ràn. Ó sì tún mú akọ̀wé olórí ogun, tí ó ń to àwọn ènìyàn ilẹ̀ náà àti ọgọ́ta nínú àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ tí wọ́n rí ní ìlú. 20 Nebusaradani, olórí àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ kó gbogbo wọn, ó sì mú wọn tọ ọba Babeli wá ní Ribla. 21 Níbẹ̀ ní Ribla, ní ilẹ̀ Hamati, ọba Babeli sì kọlù wọ́n.

Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni a mú Juda kúrò ní ilẹ̀ rẹ̀.

22 Nebukadnessari ọba Babeli ó mú Gedaliah ọmọ Ahikamu ọmọ Ṣafani, láti jẹ baálẹ̀ lórí àwọn ènìyàn tí ó kù sílẹ̀ ní ilẹ̀ Juda. 23 Nígbà tí gbogbo àwọn olórí ogun àti àwọn ọkùnrin wọn gbọ́ pé ọba Babeli ti yan Gedaliah gẹ́gẹ́ bí baálẹ̀, wọ́n wá sí ọ̀dọ̀ Gedaliah ni Mispa. Iṣmaeli ọmọ Netaniah, Johanani ọmọ Karea, Seraiah ọmọ Tanhumeti ará Netofa, Jaaṣaniah ọmọ ará Maakati, àti àwọn ọkùnrin wọn. 24 Gedaliah sì búra láti fi dá àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ lójú. “Ẹ má ṣe bẹ̀rù àwọn ìjòyè ará Babeli,” ó wí pé, “Ẹ máa gbé ilẹ̀ náà kí ẹ sì sin ọba Babeli, yóò sì dára fún un yín.”

25 Ní oṣù keje, ni Iṣmaeli ọmọ Netaniah, ọmọ Eliṣama, nínú irú-ọmọ ọba, wá pẹ̀lú àwọn ọkùnrin mẹ́wàá, ó sì kọlù Gedaliah àti pẹ̀lú àwọn ọkùnrin mẹ́wàá ará Juda àti àwọn ará Babeli tí ó wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ ní Mispa. 26 Nítorí èyí, gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn láti ẹni kékeré títí dé ẹni ńlá, àti pẹ̀lú àwọn olórí ogun, sálọ si Ejibiti nítorí ẹ̀rù àwọn ará Babeli.

Wọ́n tú Jehoiakini sílẹ̀

27 Ní ọdún kẹtà-dínlógójì ìgbèkùn Jehoiakini ọba Juda, ní oṣù kejìlá, ọjọ́ kẹtà-dínlógbọ̀n oṣù, Efili-Merodaki ọba Babeli, ní ọdún tí ó bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí ní jọba, ó gbé orí Jehoiakini ọba Juda sókè, ó sì tú sílẹ̀ kúrò nínú túbú. 28 Ó ń sọ̀rọ̀ rere fún un, ó sì gbé ìtẹ́ rẹ̀ ga ju ìtẹ́ àwọn ọba tókù lọ tí ó wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ ní Babeli. 29 Ó sì pàrọ̀ àwọn aṣọ túbú rẹ̀, ó sì ń jẹun ní gbogbo ìgbà ní iwájú rẹ̀ ní gbogbo ọjọ́ ayé rẹ̀. 30 Ní ojoojúmọ́, ọba fún Jehoiakini ní ìpín tirẹ̀ bí ó tí ń bẹ láààyè.