Jehoiachin1 was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Nehushta2 daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem.
He did evil3 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father had done.
At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar4 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 surrendered5 to him. In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.
As the LORD had declared,6 Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures7 from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all the gold articles8 that Solomon9 king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
He carried into exile10 all Jerusalem: all the officers and fighting men,11 and all the craftsmen and artisans--a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest12 people of the land were left.
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin13 captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king's mother,14 his wives, his officials and the leading men15 of the land.