25:27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-seventh 1 day of the twelfth month, 2 King Evil-Merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned 3 King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him 4 from prison. 25:28 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prestigious position than 5 the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 25:29 Jehoiachin 6 took off his prison clothes and ate daily in the king’s presence for the rest of his life. 25:30 He was given daily provisions by the king for the rest of his life until the day he died. 7
2 sn The twenty-seventh day would be March 22, 561
3 tn Heb “lifted up the head of.”
5 tn Heb “made his throne above the throne of.”
6 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jehoiachin) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
7 tc The words “until the day he died” do not appear in the MT, but they are included in the parallel passage in Jer 52:34. Probably they have been accidentally omitted by homoioteleuton. A scribe’s eye jumped from the final vav (ו) on בְּיוֹמוֹ (bÿyomo), “in his day,” to the final vav (ו) on מוֹתוֹ (moto), “his death,” leaving out the intervening words.