11In his daysNebuchadnezzarking of Babyloncame up, and Jehoiakimbecame his servant for threeyears ; then he turned and rebelled against him.
The LORDsent against him 2bands of Chaldeans, 3bands of Arameans, 4bands of Moabites, and bands of Ammonites . So He sent them against Judah to destroy it, 5according to the word of the LORDwhich He had spokenthrough His servants the prophets.
36Surely at the acommand of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight7because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done,
and 8also for the innocentbloodwhich he shed, for he filledJerusalem with innocentblood ; and the LORDwould not forgive.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah ?
So 9Jehoiakimslept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his sonbecameking in his place.
710The king of Egyptdid not come out of his landagain , 11for the king of Babylon had takenall that belonged to the king of Egypt from 12the brook of Egypt to the riverEuphrates.
813Jehoiachin was 14eighteenyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedthreemonths in Jerusalem ; and his mother'sname was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, 15according to all that his father had done.
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylonwent up to Jerusalem, and the citycame under siege.
And Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babyloncame to the city, while his servants were besieging it.
1216Jehoiachin the king of Judahwent out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his captains and his officials. So 17the king of Babylontook him captive in the eighthyear of his reign.
1318He carried out from thereall the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king'shouse, and 19cut in piecesall the vessels of gold20whichSolomonking of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, just as the LORD had said.
Then 21he ledaway into exileallJerusalem and all the captains and all the mightymen of valor, 22tenthousandcaptives, and 23all the craftsmen and the smiths. Noneremained24except the poorestpeople of the land.
So 25he ledJehoiachinaway into exile to Babylon ; also the king'smother and the king'swives and his officials and the leadingmen of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
16All the men of valor, 26seventhousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, allstrong and fit for war, and these the king of Babylonbrought into exile to Babylon.
1727Then the king of Babylonmadebhis uncleMattaniahking in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
1828Zedekiah was twenty-oneyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedelevenyears in Jerusalem ; and his mother'sname was 29Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, 30according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
For 31through the anger of the LORD this came about in Jerusalem and Judahuntil He cast them out from His presence. And 32Zedekiahrebelled against the king of Babylon.