2 Chronicles 36:5-15 NIV

Jehoiakim King of Judah

36:5-8pp -- 2Ki 23:36-24:6

5 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.

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6 Nebuchadnezzar2 king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.3

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7 Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the LORD and put them in his templea there.4

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    • d 36:7 - Or "palace"
      8 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.

      Jehoiachin King of Judah

      36:9-10pp -- 2Ki 24:8-17

      9 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.

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        • e 36:9 - One Hebrew manuscript, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts "eight"
          10 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.

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            • f 36:10 - Hebrew "brother," that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17)

              Zedekiah King of Judah

              36:11-16pp -- 2Ki 24:18-20; Jer 52:1-3

              11 Zedekiah7 was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years.

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              12 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD 8 his God and did not humble9 himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD.

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              13 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.

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              14 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.

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              The Fall of Jerusalem

              36:17-20pp -- 2Ki 25:1-21; Jer 52:4-27 36:22-23pp -- Ezr 1:1-3

              15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers13 again and again,14 because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place.

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