2 Kings 24 ©
Jehoiakim first submitteth to, and afterward rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar: God hasteneth the ruin of Judah, as foretold by the prophets. Jehoiakim dieth: Jehoiachin succeedeth him. The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon. Jehoiachin's wicked reign. Jerusalem is besieged and taken; Jehoiachin with his family and the chief persons of Judah are carried captive to Babylon. Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth wickedly: he rebelleth to the utter destruction of Judah.
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.
And also for gthe innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
¶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.
And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
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.
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.