Nebuchadnezzar1 king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon.27
Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the LORD and put them in his templea there.38
The other events of Jehoiakim's reign, the detestable things he did and all that was found against him, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son succeeded him as king.
Jehoiachin4 was eighteenb years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,5 together with articles of value from the temple of the LORD, and he made Jehoiachin's uncle,c Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Zedekiah6 was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD7 his God and did not humble8 himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD.
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath9 in God's name. He became stiff-necked10 and hardened his heart and would not turn to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful,11 following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.
The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers12 again and again,13 because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place.
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed14 at his prophets until the wrath15 of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.1617
He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,d17 who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and spared neither young man18 nor young woman, old man or aged.19 God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar.2018
He carried to Babylon all the articles21 from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the LORD's temple and the treasures of the king and his officials.
They set fire22 to God's temple23 and broke down the wall24 of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed25 everything of value there.2620
He carried into exile27 to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants28 to him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia came to power.
The land enjoyed its sabbath rests;29 all the time of its desolation it rested,30 until the seventy years31 were completed in fulfillment of the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah.