thou shalt die in peace
34:5 thou shalt die in peace. Zedekiah would not be slain, but later his fate was perhaps worse than death. Immediately after he was forced to watch his two sons being executed, his own eyes were put out and he was carried in chains to Babylon. Thus the last thing he ever saw was the killing of his sons (Jeremiah 39:6-7). Just before that he had to look into the eyes of the king of Babylon, against whom he had rebelled (Jeremiah 34:3).