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Book of 2 Kings - Chapter 25 - Verse 19

25:19
And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:

Meaning

In this verse, we see a situation where individuals from various positions of authority and influence are taken out of a city. The "officer that was set over the men of war" represents a military leader, showcasing the significance of military power and strategy in ancient times. The "five men of them that were in the king's presence" were close advisors or officials of the king, highlighting the importance of loyalty and trust in leadership. The "principal scribe of the host" was responsible for organizing and overseeing the military forces, underscoring the importance of administrative roles in warfare. The "threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city" refers to ordinary citizens, emphasizing that everyone in society plays a role in times of crisis or conflict. This verse shows the diverse range of individuals involved in matters of war and governance, shedding light on the complexity of ruling and protecting a kingdom.

Theological Overview

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