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Babylon Controls Jehoiakim

1 In R765 his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years; then he turned and rebelled against him. 2 The LORD sent against him bands R766 of Chaldeans, bands R767 of Arameans, bands R768 of Moabites, and bands of Ammonites. So He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according R769 to the word of the LORD which He had spoken through His servants the prophets. 3 Surely R770 at the command F311 of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because R771 of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, 4 and also R772 for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Jehoiachin Reigns

6 So Jehoiakim R773 slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son became king in his place. 7 The R774 king of Egypt did not come out of his land again, for R775 the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the R776 brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

8 Jehoiachin R777 was eighteen R778 years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. 9 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according R779 to all that his father had done.

Deportation to Babylon

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon went up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it. 12 Jehoiachin R780 the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his captains and his officials. So the R781 king of Babylon took him captive in the eighth year of his reign. 13 He R782 carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut R783 in pieces all the vessels of gold which R784 Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, just as the LORD had said. 14 Then he R785 led away into exile all Jerusalem and all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, ten R786 thousand captives, and all R787 the craftsmen and the smiths. None remained except R788 the poorest people of the land.

15 So he R789 led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon; also the king's mother and the king's wives and his officials and the leading men of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 All the men of valor, seven R790 thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all strong and fit for war, and these the king of Babylon brought into exile to Babylon.

Zedekiah Made King

17 Then R791 the king of Babylon made his F312 uncle Mattaniah king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah R792 was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hamutal R793 the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 19 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according R794 to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20 For through R795 the anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judah until He cast them out from His presence. And Zedekiah R796 rebelled against the king of Babylon.

F311: Lit mouth
F312: I.e. Jehoiachin's uncle

R765: 2 Chronicles 36:6; Jeremiah 25:1; Daniel 1:1,2
R766: Jeremiah 35:11f
R767: 2 Kings 6:23
R768: 2 Kings 13:20
R769: 2 Kings 23:27
R770: 2 Kings 18:25
R771: 2 Kings 23:26
R772: 2 Kings 21:16
R773: Jeremiah 22:18,19
R774: Jeremiah 37:5-7
R775: Jeremiah 46:2
R776: Genesis 15:18
R777: 1 Chronicles 3:16
R778: 2 Chronicles 36:9
R779: 2 Kings 21:2-7
R780: Jeremiah 22:24-30; 24:1; 29:1,2
R781: 2 Chronicles 36:10
R782: 2 Kings 20:17; Isaiah 39:6
R783: 2 Kings 25:13-15
R784: 1 Kings 7:48-50
R785: Jeremiah 24:1
R786: 2 Kings 24:16; Jeremiah 52:28
R787: Jeremiah 24:1; 29:2
R788: 2 Kings 25:12
R789: 2 Chronicles 36:10; Jeremiah 22:24-28; Ezekiel 17:12
R790: 2 Kings 24:14
R791: 2 Chronicles 36:10-13; Jeremiah 37:1
R792: Jeremiah 27:1; 28:1; 52:1
R793: 2 Kings 23:31
R794: 2 Kings 23:37
R795: Deuteronomy 4:24; 29:27; 2 Kings 23:26
R796: 2 Chronicles 36:13; Ezekiel 17:15


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