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And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

20:18 take away. See II Kings 24:14. “All the princes, and all the mighty men of valour,” were taken captive into Babylon.

20:18 eunuchs. Among those placed “in the palace of the king of Babylon” were “Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah” (Daniel 1:6). They were “of the king’s seed, and of the princes” and were placed in the king’s palace under “Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs” (Daniel 1:3). Later they were placed directly under Melzar by “the prince of the eunuchs” (Daniel 1:11).

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