Jehoiakim rested1 with his fathers. And Jehoiachin2 his son succeeded him as king.
The king of Egypt3 did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon4 had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
Jehoiachin5 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta6 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
He did evil7 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar8 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 surrendered9 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
As the LORD had declared,10 Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures11 from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles12 that Solomon13 king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
He carried into exile14 all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men,15 and all the craftsmen and artisans--a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest16 people of the land were left.
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin17 captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king's mother,18 his wives, his officials and the leading men19 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.20