2 Chronicles 36:20-21

Jerusalem Captured and Burned

20 He j took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, k and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had l enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate m it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 25:11
    And the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile.
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 27:7
    All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes. Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.
  3. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:34 - 35
    Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.
    Leviticus 26:43
    But the land shall be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and their soul abhorred my statutes.
    Daniel 9:2
    In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:4 - 5
    But in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.
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