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2 Kings 25:26-28 New English Translation (NET Bible)

26 Then all the people, from the youngest to the oldest, as well as the army officers, left for[a] Egypt, because they were afraid of what the Babylonians might do.

Jehoiachin in Babylon

27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-seventh[b] day of the twelfth month,[c] King Evil Merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned[d] King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him[e] from prison. 28 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prestigious position than[f] the other kings who were with him in Babylon.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Kings 25:26 tn Heb “arose and went to.”
  2. 2 Kings 25:27 sn The parallel account in Jer 52:31 has “twenty-fifth.”
  3. 2 Kings 25:27 sn The twenty-seventh day would be March 22, 561 b.c. in modern reckoning.
  4. 2 Kings 25:27 tn Heb “lifted up the head of.”
  5. 2 Kings 25:27 tn The words “released him” are supplied in the translation on the basis of Jer 52:31.
  6. 2 Kings 25:28 tn Heb “made his throne above the throne of.”
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2 Kings 25:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

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.

New International Version (NIV)

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