"As sure as I am the living God" - God's Decree - "even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were the signet ring on my right hand, I'd pull you off
and give you to those who are out to kill you, to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Chaldeans,
and then throw you, both you and your mother, into a foreign country, far from your place of birth. There you'll both die.
"You'll be homesick, desperately homesick, but you'll never get home again."
Is Jehoiachin a leaky bucket, a rusted-out pail good for nothing? Why else would he be thrown away, he and his children, thrown away to a foreign place?
O land, land, land, listen to God's Message!
This is God's verdict: "Write this man off as if he were childless, a man who will never amount to anything. Nothing will ever come of his life. He's the end of the line, the last of the kings.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)