Surely these things happened to Judah according to the LORD's command,1 in order to remove them from his presence2 because of the sins of Manasseh3 and all he had done,
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including the shedding of innocent blood.4 For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD was not willing to forgive.5
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As for the other events of Jehoiakim's reign,6 and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
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Jehoiakim rested7 with his fathers. And Jehoiachin8 his son succeeded him as king.
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The king of Egypt9 did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon10 had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
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Jehoiachin11 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta12 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
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He did evil13 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
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At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar14 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 surrendered15 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
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As the LORD had declared,16 Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures17 from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles18 that Solomon19 king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
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