2 Kings

2 Kings 24 ©

1 Jehoiakim first submitteth to, and afterward rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar: God hasteneth the ruin of Judah, as foretold by the prophets. 5 Jehoiakim dieth: Jehoiachin succeedeth him. 7 The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon. 8 Jehoiachin's wicked reign. 10 Jerusalem is besieged and taken; Jehoiachin with his family and the chief persons of Judah are carried captive to Babylon. 17 Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth wickedly: he rebelleth to the utter destruction of Judah.


IN his days aNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.


And the LORD bsent 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, caccording to the word of the LORD, which he spake 1by his servants the prophets.


Surely dat the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to eremove them out of his sight, ffor the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;


And also for gthe innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.


¶Now hthe 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?


So Jehoiakim islept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his *stead.


And the king of Egypt jcame 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.


2Jehoiachin 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.


And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, kaccording to all that his father had done.


¶At lthat time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city 3was besieged.


And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.


And mJehoiachin the king of Judah nwent out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his 4officers: and the king of Babylon took him in 5the eighth year of ohis reign.


And phe carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces qall the vessels of gold which rSolomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, sas the LORD had said.


And he tcarried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even uten thousand captives, and all the vcraftsmen and smiths: none remained, *save the wpoorest sort of the people of the land.

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And xhe carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his 6officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.


And all ythe 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.


¶And zthe king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his *stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.


aZedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was bHamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.


And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, caccording to all that Jehoiakim had done.


For dthrough the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah erebelled against the king of Babylon.