He carried into exile1 all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men,2 and all the craftsmen and artisans--a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest3 people of the land were left.
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin4 captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king's mother,5 his wives, his officials and the leading men6 of the land.
The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand craftsmen and artisans.717
He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.8
Zedekiah9 was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother's name was Hamutal10 daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.
He did evil11 in the eyes of the LORD, just as Jehoiakim had done.