8Jehoiachina was eighteenyearsold when he began to reign , and he reigned in Jerusalemthreemonths. And his mother'sname was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.9
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done .
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged .
And Nebuchadnezzarking of Babyloncame against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers:b and the king of Babylontook him in the eighthyear of his reign .
And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king'shouse, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomonking of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said .
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even tenthousandcaptives , and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained , save the poorest sort of the people of the land.15
And he carried awayJehoiachin to Babylon, and the king'smother, and the king'swives, and his officers,c and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.16
And all the men of might, even seventhousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylonbroughtcaptive to Babylon.17
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brotherking in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.18Zedekiah was twenty and oneyearsold when he began to reign , and he reignedelevenyears in Jerusalem. And his mother'sname was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.19
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done .
For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiahrebelled against the king of Babylon.