2 Kings 25:3-5 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
3 On the ninth day of the [fourth] month, when the famine in the city was so severe that there was no food for the people of the land, 4 they broke through into the city. All the soldiers [fled] by night through the gate between the two walls, near the king’s garden. Because the Kasdim were surrounding the city, the king took the route through the ‘Aravah. 5 But the army of the Kasdim went in pursuit of the king and overtook him on the plains near Yericho; all his troops deserted him.