"And as surely as I live," says the LORD, "I will abandon you, Jehoiachin a son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah. Even if you were the signet ring on my right hand, I would pull you off.
I will hand you over to those who seek to kill you, of whom you are so desperately afraid -- to King Nebuchadnezzar b of Babylon and the mighty Babylonian c army.
I will expel you and your mother from this land, and you will die in a foreign country.
You will never again return to the land of your desire.
"Why is this man Jehoiachin like a discarded, broken dish? Why are he and his children to be exiled to distant lands?
O earth, earth, earth! Listen to this message from the LORD!
This is what the LORD says: Let the record show that this man Jehoiachin was childless, for none of his children will ever sit on the throne of David to rule in Judah. His life will amount to nothing."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)