But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto
By their idolatries; which accounts for it how it was that they who were the servants of the great God of heaven and earth, and this temple built for the honour of his name, were not preserved by him; but they were carried captive, and this house left desolate: it was for their sins for which
he (God) gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon
the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away
see ( 2 Chronicles 36:19 2 Chronicles 36:20 ) .