Nevertheless, the LORD did not turn away from the heat of his fierce anger,1 which burned against Judah because of all that Manasseh2 had done to provoke him to anger.
So the LORD said, "I will remove3 Judah also from my presence4 as I removed Israel, and I will reject5 Jerusalem, the city I chose, and this temple, about which I said, 'There shall my Name be.'a "
As for the other events of Josiah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Neco6 king of Egypt went up to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to meet him in battle, but Neco faced him and killed him at Megiddo.730
Josiah's servants brought his body in a chariot8 from Megiddo to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in place of his father.
Jehoahaz9 was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Hamutal10 daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.
He did evil11 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his fathers had done.
Pharaoh Neco put him in chains at Riblah12 in the land of Hamathb13 so that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and he imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talentsc of silver and a talentd of gold.
Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim14 son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah and changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt, and there he died.1535
Jehoiakim paid Pharaoh Neco the silver and gold he demanded. In order to do so, he taxed the land and exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land according to their assessments.16