25 So King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside 1 it. They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign. 2 2 The city remained under siege until King Zedekiah’s eleventh year. 3 By the ninth day of the fourth month 3 the famine in the city was so severe the residents 4 had no food. 4 The enemy broke through the city walls, 5 and all the soldiers tried to escape. They left the city during the night. 6 They went through the gate between the two walls that is near the king’s garden. 7 (The Babylonians were all around the city.) Then they headed for the Jordan Valley. 8 5 But the Babylonian army chased after the king. They caught up with him in the plains of Jericho, 9 and his entire army deserted him. 6 They captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, 10 where he 11 passed sentence on him. 7 Zedekiah’s sons were executed while Zedekiah was forced to watch. 12 The king of Babylon 13 then had Zedekiah’s eyes put out, bound him in bronze chains, and carried him off to Babylon.
8 On the seventh 14 day of the fifth month, 15 in the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard 16 who served the king of Babylon, arrived in Jerusalem. 17 9 He burned down the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and all the houses in Jerusalem, including every large house. 18 10 The whole Babylonian army that came with the captain of the royal guard tore down the walls that surrounded Jerusalem. 11 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, deported the rest of the people who were left in the city, those who had deserted to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the craftsmen. 19 12 But he 20 left behind some of the poor of the land and gave them fields and vineyards.
13 The Babylonians broke the two bronze pillars in the Lord’s temple, as well as the movable stands and the big bronze basin called the “The Sea.” 21 They took the bronze to Babylon. 14 They also took the pots, shovels, 22 trimming shears, 23 pans, and all the bronze utensils used by the priests. 24 15 The captain of the royal guard took the golden and silver censers 25 and basins. 16 The bronze of the items that King Solomon made for the Lord’s temple – including the two pillars, the big bronze basin called “The Sea,” the twelve bronze bulls under “The Sea,” 26 and the movable stands – was too heavy to be weighed. 17 Each of the pillars was about twenty-seven feet 27 high. The bronze top of one pillar was about four and a half feet 28 high and had bronze latticework and pomegranate shaped ornaments all around it. The second pillar with its latticework was like it.
18 The captain of the royal guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah, the priest who was second in rank, and the three doorkeepers. 19 From the city he took a eunuch who was in charge of the soldiers, five 29 of the king’s advisers 30 who were discovered in the city, an official army secretary who drafted citizens 31 for military service, and sixty citizens from the people of the land who were discovered in the city. 20 Nebuzaradan, captain of the royal guard, took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 21 The king of Babylon ordered them to be executed 32 at Riblah in the territory 33 of Hamath. So Judah was deported from its land.
22 Now King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, as governor over the people whom he allowed to remain in the land of Judah. 34 23 All of the officers of the Judahite army 35 and their troops heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah to govern. So they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah. The officers who came were Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maacathite. 24 Gedaliah took an oath so as to give them and their troops some assurance of safety. 36 He said, “You don’t need to be afraid to submit to the Babylonian officials. Settle down in the land and submit to the king of Babylon. Then things will go well for you.” 25 But in the seventh month 37 Ishmael son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, who was a member of the royal family, 38 came with ten of his men and murdered Gedaliah, 39 as well as the Judeans and Babylonians who were with him at Mizpah. 26 Then all the people, from the youngest to the oldest, as well as the army officers, left for 40 Egypt, because they were afraid of what the Babylonians might do.
27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, on the twenty-seventh 41 day of the twelfth month, 42 King Evil-Merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned 43 King Jehoiachin of Judah and released him 44 from prison. 28 He spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prestigious position than 45 the other kings who were with him in Babylon. 29 Jehoiachin 46 took off his prison clothes and ate daily in the king’s presence for the rest of his life. 30 He was given daily provisions by the king for the rest of his life until the day he died. 47
1 Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jered, 3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 1
5 The sons of Japheth:
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
6 The sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, Riphath, 2 and Togarmah.
7 The sons 3 of Javan:
Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites, and the Rodanites. 4
8 The sons of Ham:
Cush, Mizraim, 5 Put, and Canaan.
9 The sons of Cush:
Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabteca.
The sons of Raamah:
Sheba and Dedan.
10 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who established himself as a mighty warrior on earth. 6
11 Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12 Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines descended 7 ), and the Caphtorites.
13 Canaan was the father of Sidon – his firstborn – and Heth, 14 as well as the Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16 Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites.
17 The sons of Shem:
Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
The sons of Aram: 8
Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 9
18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber. 19 Two sons were born to Eber: the first was named Peleg, for during his lifetime the earth was divided; 10 his brother’s name was Joktan.
20 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Ebal, 11 Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 12 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27 Abram (that is, Abraham).
28 The sons of Abraham:
Isaac and Ishmael.
29 These were their descendants:
Ishmael’s firstborn son was Nebaioth; the others were 13 Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.
32 The sons to whom Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, 14 gave birth:
Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah.
The sons of Jokshan:
Sheba and Dedan.
33 The sons of Midian:
Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
34 Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac:
Esau and Israel.
35 The sons of Esau:
Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
36 The sons of Eliphaz:
Teman, Omar, Zephi, 15 Gatam, Kenaz, and (by Timna) Amalek. 16
37 The sons of Reuel:
Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
38 The sons of Seir:
Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.
39 The sons of Lotan:
Hori and Homam. (Timna was Lotan’s sister.) 17
40 The sons of Shobal:
Alyan, 18 Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, 19 and Onam.
The sons of Zibeon:
Aiah and Anah.
41 The son 20 of Anah:
The sons of Dishon:
Hamran, 21 Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.
42 The sons of Ezer:
Bilhan, Zaavan, Jaakan. 22
The sons of Dishan: 23
Uz and Aran.
43 These were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
Bela son of Beor; the name of his city was Dinhabah.
44 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah, succeeded him. 24
45 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him.
46 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad succeeded him. He struck down the Midianites in the plains of Moab; the name of his city was Avith.
47 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him.
48 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river 25 succeeded him.
49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Achbor succeeded him.
50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad succeeded him; the name of his city was Pai. 26 His wife was Mehetabel, daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-Zahab.
51 Hadad died.
The tribal chiefs of Edom were:
Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, 27 Mibzar, 54 Magdiel, Iram. 28 These were the tribal chiefs of Edom.
2 These were the sons of Israel: 1
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;
Issachar and Zebulun;
2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin;
Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
3 The sons of Judah:
Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bathshua, 2 a Canaanite woman. Er, Judah’s firstborn, displeased the Lord, so the Lord killed him. 3
4 Tamar, Judah’s 4 daughter-in-law, bore to him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
5 The sons of Perez:
Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah:
Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, Dara 5 – five in all.
7 The son 6 of Carmi:
Achan, 7 who brought the disaster on Israel when he stole what was devoted to God. 8
8 The son 9 of Ethan:
9 The sons born to Hezron:
Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb. 10
10 Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, the tribal chief of Judah. 11 Nahshon was the father of Salma, 11 and Salma was the father of Boaz. 12 Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse.
13 Jesse was the father of Eliab, his firstborn; Abinadab was born second, Shimea third, 14 Nethanel fourth, Raddai fifth, 15 Ozem sixth, David seventh. 16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abshai, 12 Joab, and Asahel. 17 Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
18 Caleb son of Hezron fathered sons by his wife Azubah (also known as Jerioth). 13 Her sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married 14 Ephrath, who bore him Hur. 20 Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21 Later 15 Hezron had sexual relations with 16 the daughter of Makir, the father of Gilead. (He had married 17 her when he was sixty years old.) She bore him Segub. 22 Segub was the father of Jair, who owned twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 (Geshur and Aram captured the towns of Jair, 18 along with Kenath and its sixty surrounding towns.) All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.
24 After Hezron’s death, Caleb had sexual relations with Ephrath, his father Hezron’s widow, and she bore to him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. 19
25 The sons of Jerahmeel, Hezron’s firstborn, were Ram, the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah; she was Onam’s mother.
27 The sons of Ram, Jerahmeel’s firstborn, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada.
The sons of Shammai:
Nadab and Abishur.
29 Abishur’s wife was Abihail, who bore him Ahban and Molid.
30 The sons of Nadab:
Seled and Appaim. (Seled died without having sons.)
31 The son 20 of Appaim:
The son of Ishi:
The son of Sheshan:
32 The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother:
Jether and Jonathan. (Jether died without having sons.)
33 The sons of Jonathan:
Peleth and Zaza.
These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.
34 Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. Sheshan had an Egyptian servant named Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter to his servant Jarha as a wife; she bore him Attai.
36 Attai was the father of Nathan, and Nathan was the father of Zabad. 37 Zabad was the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal was the father of Obed. 38 Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu was the father of Azariah. 39 Azariah was the father of Helez, and Helez was the father of Eleasah. 40 Eleasah was the father of Sismai, and Sismai was the father of Shallum. 41 Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
42 The sons of Caleb, Jerahmeel’s brother:
His firstborn Mesha, the father of Ziph, and his second son Mareshah, 21 the father of Hebron.
43 The sons of Hebron:
Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
44 Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45 Shammai’s son was Maon, who was the father of Beth-Zur.
46 Caleb’s concubine 22 Ephah bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47 The sons of Jahdai:
Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Caleb’s concubine Maacah bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah and Sheva the father of Machbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Achsah.
50 These were the descendants of Caleb.
The sons 23 of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrath: 24
Shobal, the father of Kiriath Jearim, 51 Salma, the father of Bethlehem, Hareph, the father of Beth-Gader.
52 The sons of Shobal, the father of Kiriath Jearim, were Haroeh, half of the Manahathites, 25 53 the clans of Kiriath Jearim – the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites, and Mishraites. (The Zorathites and Eshtaolites descended from these groups.) 26
54 The sons of Salma:
Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth-Joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55 and the clans of the scribes 27 who lived in Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who descended 28 from Hammath, the father of Beth-Rechab. 29