Jehoiachin Released from Prison
x Now it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, that EvilMero'dach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, y lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison.
And he spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prominent seat than those of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, z and he ate bread regularly before the king all the days of his life.
And as for his provisions, there was a regular ration given him by the king of Babylon, a portion for each day until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Kings 25:27 - 30
Now it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, that EvilMero'dach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison.
Now within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your place, and you will put Pharaoh's cup in his hand according to the former manner, when you were his butler.
Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
2 Samuel 9:7
So David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.
2 Samuel 9:13
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table. And he was lame in both his feet.
1 Kings 2:7
But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom your brother.