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But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

39:5 overtook Zedekiah. Because of Zedekiah’s refusal to accept Jeremiah’s advice and his prophecies, the latter finally had their tragic fulfillment (Jeremiah 39:4-9). See footnote on Jeremiah 34:5.

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