including the shedding of innocent blood.1 For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD was not willing to forgive.25
As for the other events of Jehoiakim's reign,3 and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
Jehoiakim rested4 with his fathers. And Jehoiachin5 his son succeeded him as king.
The king of Egypt6 did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon7 had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
Jehoiachin8 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta9 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
He did evil10 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar11 king of Babylon advanced on Jerusalem and laid siege to it,
and Nebuchadnezzar himself came up to the city while his officers were besieging it.
Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his attendants, his nobles and his officials all surrendered12 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
As the LORD had declared,13 Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures14 from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles15 that Solomon16 king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
He carried into exile17 all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men,18 and all the craftsmen and artisans--a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest19 people of the land were left.