Jehoiachin3 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta4 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
He did evil5 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar6 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 surrendered7 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
As the LORD had declared,8 Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures9 from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles10 that Solomon11 king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
He carried into exile12 all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men,13 and all the craftsmen and artisans--a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest14 people of the land were left.
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin15 captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king's mother,16 his wives, his officials and the leading men17 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.1817
He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.19