Jehoiakim1 was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD his God.
Nebuchadnezzar2 king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.37
Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the LORD and put them in his templea there.48
The other events of Jehoiakim's reign, the detestable things he did and all that was found against him, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son succeeded him as king.
Jehoiachin5 was eighteenb years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,6 together with articles of value from the temple of the LORD, and he made Jehoiachin's uncle,c Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Zedekiah7 was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD8 his God and did not humble9 himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD.
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath10 in God's name. He became stiff-necked11 and hardened his heart and would not turn to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful,12 following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.