2 Chronicles 36
the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.
2Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
three months in Jerusalem.
3And the king of
Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
4And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem,
and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.
5Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
6Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters,
to carry him to Babylon.
carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.
8Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and
that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son
reigned in his stead.
9Jehoiachin was eight
years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in
the sight of the LORD.
10And when the year
was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made
Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
12And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God, and humbled
not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the LORD.
13And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened
his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.
14Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations
of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
15And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes,
and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
16But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the
wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
17Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword
in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he
gave them all into his hand.
18And all the
vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and
of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.
they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed
all the goodly vessels thereof.
that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of
the kingdom of Persia:
21To fulfil the word
of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath,
to fulfil threescore and ten years.
in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished,
the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it
also in writing, saying,
23Thus saith Cyrus
king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an
house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him