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Jeremiah 52:31-34

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Jehoiachin in Exile

52:31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-fifth 1  day of the twelfth month, 2  Evil-Merodach, in the first year of his reign, pardoned 3  King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him from prison. 52:32 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prestigious position than 4  the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 52:33 Jehoiachin 5  took off his prison clothes and ate daily in the king’s presence for the rest of his life. 52:34 He was given daily provisions by the king of Babylon for the rest of his life until the day he died.

1 sn The parallel account in 2 Kgs 25:28 has “twenty-seventh.”

2 sn The twenty-fifth day would be March 20, 561 b.c. in modern reckoning.

3 tn Heb “lifted up the head of.”

4 tn Heb “made his throne above the throne of

5 tn The subject is unstated in the Hebrew text, but Jehoiachin is clearly the subject of the following verb.



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