... the king of Babylon had left a remnant in Judah ...
Thus the word of the Lord came to me: Son of man,
who live in the ruins on the land of Israel reason
thus: ... Tell them this: Thus says the Lord God: As
I live, those who are in the ruins I swear shall fall by
the sword; ...
Not all Israelites went into
captivity in Babylon. A number of
Israelites went to Egypt.
2 Kings 25:26
Then all the people, great and small, left with the army
commanders and went to Egypt ...