The Babylonians 1 burned down the royal palace, the temple of the Lord, and the people’s homes, 2 and they tore down the wall of Jerusalem. 3
The Babylonians set fire to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
The Chaldeans also burned with fire the king’s palace and the houses of the people, and they broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, the Babylonians burned Jerusalem, including the palace, and tore down the walls of the city.
Meanwhile, the Babylonians burned down the royal palace, the Temple, and all the homes of the people. They leveled the walls of Jerusalem.
And the Chaldaeans put the king’s house on fire, as well as the houses of the people, and had the walls of Jerusalem broken down.
The Chaldeans burned the king’s house and the houses of the people, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house and the houses of the people with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
And the Chaldeans
and the houses
of the people
and brake down
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, the temple
of the Lord, and the people’s
homes, and they tore
down the wall
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1 tn Heb “Chaldean.” See the study note on 21:4 for explanation.
2 tc The reading here is based on an emendation following the parallels in Jer 52:13 and 2 Kgs 25:9. The Hebrew text here does not have “the temple of the
3 sn According to the parallels in 2 Kgs 25:8-9; Jer 52:12-13 this occurred almost a month after the wall was breached and Zedekiah’s failed escape. It took place under the direction of Nebuzaradan, the captain of the king’s special guard who is mentioned in the next verse.