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2 Kings 24:1-20

24  In his time King Nebucadnessar of Babylon came up, and Jehojakim became his subject for three years, but went back and threw off his allegiance to him. 2*  And Jehovah sent upon him the raiders of the Chaldeans and of Syria and of Moab and of the Bene-ʽAmmon, in accordance with Jehovah’s prediction which he had made by his servants the prophets. 3*  It was all a matter of Jehovah’s anger at Judah, to remove it from before his face for Manasseh’s sins, appropriately to everything he had done, 4  including the innocent blood he had shed and filled Jerusalem full of innocent blood, and Jehovah would not forgive. 5  And as to the rest of the history of Jehojakim, and all that he did, they are recorded in the chronicles of the kings of Judah. 6*  And Jehojakim went to rest with his fathers, and his son Jehojakin succeeded him. 7  And the king of Egypt never again came out of his country; for the king of Babylon had taken everything that had belonged to the king of Egypt from Egypt Arroyo to the river Euphrates. 8  Jehojakin was eighteen years old at his accession to the throne, and reigned three months at Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan, from Jerusalem. 9  And he did what displeased Jehovah, just as his father had. 10*  At that time King Nebucadnessar of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. 11  And King Nebucadnessar of Babylon came against the city while his officers were besieging it, 12  and King Jehojakin of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his officials, and his generals and his eunuchs, and the king of Babylon took him, in the year eight of his reign. 13*  And he brought out from there all the treasures of Jehovah’s house and of the palace, and mutilated all the golden things that King Solomon of Israel had made in Jehovah’s temple, as Jehovah had foretold. 14  And he deported all Jerusalem, and all the generals, and all the leading men, a deportation of ten thousand, and all the carpenters and smiths; there was nobody left but the proletariat; 15  and he deported Jehojakin to Babylon, and the queen-mother and the king’s wives and his eunuchs, and the notables of the country, he sent along from Jerusalem to Babylon as a deportation; 16  and all the leading men, seven thousand in number, and the carpenters and smiths, one thousand, the whole number fighting men, the king of Babylon brought to Babylon as a deportation. 17  And the king of Babylon installed his uncle Mattaniah as his successor, and renamed him Sidkijah. 18  Sidkijah was twenty-one years old at his accession to the throne, and reigned eleven years at Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah, from Libnah. 19  And he did what displeased Jehovah just as Jehojakim had, 20  because it was a matter of Jehovah’s anger at Jerusalem and Judah, till he threw them away from before his face.

Footnotes

24:2 Var. And he sent
24:3 Var. Jehovah’s decree upon Judah
24:6 Var. with his fathers and was buried in Uzza’s garden with his fathers
24:10 Var. At that time the officers of King Nebucadnessar
24:13 Or made in Jehovah’s nave