Yes, his eyes beheld the king of Babylon.
You will not escape from his hand, for you will surely be captured and delivered into his hand; and you will see the king of Babylon eye to eye, and he will speak with you face to face, and you will go to Babylon.
Jeremiah 34:3  NASB

No, his eyes were removed before he reached Babylon.
They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.
2 Kings 25:6-7  NASB

Extra (pres. auth.)
5 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king [Zedekiah, pres. auth.] and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army was scattered from him.
6 Then they captured the king [Zedekiah, pres. auth.] and brought him to the king of Babylon [Nebuchadnezzar, pres. auth.] at Riblah, and he passed sentence on him.
2 Kings 25:5-6   NASB


SAB Contradiction 492


The critic at work
Earlier I wrote: What is the source for most Bible Contradictions? That’s a good question. Certainly not the Bible, much too lengthy for Bible critics. Reading this proposed contradiction it’s hard to avoid the impression that one buys a cheap book with a respectable number of Bible Contradictions, and Voila! – start your site.


Isn’t it strange that the critic tries to do away with a prophecy of the prophet Jeremiah for his king Zedekiah that he would see Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Jeremiah 34:3), and be brought to Babylon. No says the critic: his eyes were removed before he reached Babylon (referring to 2 Kings 25:7), so he couldn’t see the king of Babylon.

The false assumption of the critic is that Jeremiah would have said and you will see the king at Babylon eye to eye, …” But Jeremiah had said: and you will see the king of Babylon eye to eye, …” That happened at Riblah and not in Babylon as we see directly in 2 Kings 25:5-6. (Extra above.)


It is well known that Zedekiah didn’t follow the advice of the prophet Jeremiah to surrender himself and the city Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar. In the end Zedekiah left the city and tried to escape. However without result, he was captured and brought to Riblah (2 Kings 25:5-6). There he was judged and punished by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. At Riblah Zedekiah and Nebuchadnezzar stood face to face. There can be no question about that. So, did Zedekiah see the King of Babylon? Yes, he did.

No Bible Contradiction