And Jehoiachin king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon,
&c.] Not to fight with him, but to submit to him, and to surrender the city to him, and be at his mercy:
he and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers;
the royal family, courtiers, and nobles:
and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign;
Of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, and which was the eighth of the first captivity, and from whence the seventy years' captivity were reckoned.