2 Kings 24
his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled
2And the LORD sent against him
bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them
against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
3Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out
of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
4And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the
LORD would not pardon.
5Now 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?
6So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
7And the king of Egypt came not again any
more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained
to the king of Egypt.
8Jehoiachin was eighteen
years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter
of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
9And he did that
which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
10At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city
11And Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his
officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
13And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's
house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD
14And he carried away all Jerusalem,
and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none
remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the
land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
16And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were
strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
17And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name
18Zedekiah was twenty and one
years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter
of Jeremiah of Libnah.
19And he did that which
was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
20For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them
out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.