The LORD sent Babylonian,1 Aramean,2 Moabite and Ammonite raiders3 against him. He sent them to destroy4 Judah, in accordance with the word of the LORD proclaimed by his servants the prophets.5
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Surely these things happened to Judah according to the LORD's command,6 in order to remove them from his presence7 because of the sins of Manasseh8 and all he had done,
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including the shedding of innocent blood.9 For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD was not willing to forgive.10
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As for the other events of Jehoiakim's reign,11 and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
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Jehoiakim rested12 with his fathers. And Jehoiachin13 his son succeeded him as king.
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The king of Egypt14 did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon15 had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
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Jehoiachin16 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta17 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
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He did evil18 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
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At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar19 king of Babylon advanced on Jerusalem and laid siege to it,
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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 surrendered20 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
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