Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
For, because the anger of Jehovah was against Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, [that] Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem; and they encamped against it, and built turrets a against it round about.
And the city was besieged until the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
In the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.