Then the people of the land took Josiah's son Jehoahaz and made him the next king in Jerusalem.
Jehoahaz a was twenty-three years old when he became king, but he reigned only three months.
Then he was deposed by Neco, the king of Egypt, who demanded a tribute from Judah of 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold. b4
The king of Egypt appointed Eliakim, the brother of Jehoahaz, as the next king of Judah and Jerusalem, and he changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. Then Neco took Jehoahaz to Egypt as a prisoner.
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. But he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and captured it, and he bound Jehoiakim in chains and led him away to Babylon.
Nebuchadnezzar also took some of the treasures from the Temple of the LORD, and he placed them in his palace c in Babylon.
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