Then [Neco] king of Egypt made Jehoahaz's brother Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took his brother Jehoahaza and brought him to Egypt.
Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king; he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God.
Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him and bound him in bronze [shackles] to take him to Babylon.
Also Nebuchadnezzar took some of the utensils of the Lord's temple to Babylon and put them in his temple in Babylon.
The rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim, the detestable things he did, and what was found against him, are written about in the Book of Israel's Kings. His son Jehoiachin became king in his place.b
Jehoiachin was 18c years old when he became king; he reigned three months and 10 days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the Lord's sight.
In the springd Nebuchadnezzar sent [for him] and brought him to Babylon along with the valuable utensils of the Lord's temple. Then he made Jehoiachin's brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.e
Zedekiah was 21 years old when he became king;f he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet at the Lord's command.
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God. He became obstinateg and hardened his heart against returning to the Lord God of Israel.h14
All the leaders of the priests and the people multiplied their unfaithful deeds, imitating all the detestable practices of the nations, and they defiled the Lord's temple that He had consecrated in Jerusalem.