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2 Kings 25:29

    2 Kings 25:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and changed his prison garments. And Jehoiachin did eat bread before him continually all the days of his life:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his prison clothing was changed, and he was a guest at the king's table every day for the rest of his life.

    Webster's Revision

    and changed his prison garments. And Jehoiachin did eat bread before him continually all the days of his life:

    World English Bible

    and changed his prison garments. [Jehoiachin] ate bread before him continually all the days of his life:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he changed his prison garments, and did eat bread before him continually all the days of his life.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 25:29

    Evil-merodach gave him garments befitting his rank. To dress a man suitably to his position was the first thought of an Oriental Genesis 41:42; Esther 8:15; Daniel 5:29; Luke 15:22. So again, Oriental kings regarded it as a part of their greatness to feed daily a vast multitude of persons at their courts (see 1 Kings 4:22-23). Of these, as here, a certain number had the special privilege of sitting actually at the royal board, while the others ate separately, generally at a lower level. See Judges 1:7; 2 Samuel 9:13; 1 Kings 2:7; Psalm 41:9.