And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, on the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
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George Leo Haydock
Twelfth. Roman Septuagint, "tenth. "Syriac, "eleventh year.in the twelfth month "which Theodoret thinks more probable, as the city was taken in the ninth of the fourth month of that year. Yet even so, it is strange that the news should not arrive before. Some think (Calmet) that the messenger came also to announce what happened after the death of Godolias. (Sanctius)
Captivity. Here it is evident that the prophet dates from that event, chap. i. (Haydock)
As he prophesied on the very day when the city was besieged, (chap. xxiv. 2.) so ( ver. 26.) he foretold that one should come three years after to inform him of the capture. (Worthington)
Then the people would believe him, (ibid. ver. 27.; Calmet) and he would open his mouth boldly, ver. 22. (Haydock)