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But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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).

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