But it came to pass, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
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George Leo Haydock
Syria. 4 Kings xxiv. 2. The mention of these shows that this was the second siege, when Joakim was slain, and many led into captivity, (chap. lii. 28.) with these Rechabites. (Calmet)
They lived under tents, but in case of necessity entered the city, ver. 10. If they observe works of supererogation, all must surely keep God's law. (Worthington)