Tzidkiyahu was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Yerushalayim: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Yirmeyahu of Livna.
He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Yehoiakim had done.
For through the anger of the LORD did it happen in Yerushalayim and Yehudah, until he had cast them out from his presence. Tzidkiyahu rebelled against the king of Bavel.
It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nevukhadretztzar king of Bavel came, he and all his army, against Yerushalayim, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about.
So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Tzidkiyahu.
In the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Kasdim were against the city round about;) and they went toward the `Aravah.
But the army of the Kasdim pursued after the king, and overtook Tzidkiyahu in the plains of Yericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Bavel to Rivlah in the land of Hamat; and he gave judgment on him.
The king of Bavel killed the sons of Tzidkiyahu before his eyes: he killed also all the princes of Yehudah in Rivlah.
He put out the eyes of Tzidkiyahu; and the king of Bavel bound him in fetters, and carried him to Bavel, and put him in prison until the day of his death.
Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nevukhadretztzar, king of Bavel, came Nevuzar'adan the captain of the guard, who stood before the king of Bavel, into Yerushalayim:
and he burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Yerushalayim, even every great house, burned he with fire.
All the army of the Kasdim, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Yerushalayim round about.
Then Nevuzar'adan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the poorest of the people, and the residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Bavel, and the residue of the multitude.
But Nevuzar'adan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vineyard keepers and farmers.
The pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases and the brazen sea that were in the house of the LORD, did the Kasdim break in pieces, and carried all the brass of them to Bavel.
The pots also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with which they ministered, took they away.
The cups, and the fire pans, and the basins, and the pots, and the menorot, and the spoons, and the bowls-that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in silver,-the captain of the guard took away.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases, which king Shlomo had made for the house of the LORD. The brass of all these vessels was without weight.
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness of it was four fingers: it was hollow.
A capital of brass was on it; and the height of the one capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital round about, all of brass: and the second pillar also had like these, and pomegranates.
There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; all the pomegranates were one hundred on the network round about.
The captain of the guard took Serayah the chief Kohen, and Tzefanyah the second Kohen, and the three keepers of the threshold:
and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and seven men of those who saw the king's face, who were found in the city; and the Sofer of the captain of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the midst of the city.
Nevuzar'adan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Bavel to Rivlah.
The king of Bavel struck them, and put them to death at Rivlah in the land of Hamat. So Yehudah was carried away captive out of his land.
This is the people whom Nevukhadretztzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand twenty-three Yehudim;
in the eighteenth year of Nevukhadretztzar he carried away captive from Yerushalayim eight hundred thirty-two persons;
in the three and twentieth year of Nevukhadretztzar Nevuzar'adan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Yehudim seven hundred forty-five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Yehoiakim king of Yehudah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-Merodakh king of Bavel, in the [first] year of his reign, lifted up the head of Yehoiakim king of Yehudah, and brought him forth out of prison;
and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Bavel,
and changed his prison garments. [Yehoiakim] ate bread before him continually all the days of his life:
and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Bavel, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.