2 Kings 24:15

15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land.

2 Kings 24:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
ESV
15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon. The king's mother, the king's wives, his officials, and the chief men of the land he took into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
NLT
15 Nebuchadnezzar led King Jehoiachin away as a captive to Babylon, along with the queen mother, his wives and officials, and all Jerusalem’s elite.
MSG
15 He took Jehoiachin into exile to Babylon. With him he took the king's mother, his wives, his chief officers, the community leaders,
CSB
15 Nebuchadnezzar deported Jehoiachin to Babylon. Also, he took the king's mother, the king's wives, his officials, and the leading men of the land into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2 Kings 24:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 24:15

And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon
Where he continued at least thirty seven years, ( 2 Kings 25:27 )

and the king's mother;
whose name was Nehushta, ( 2 Kings 24:8 )

and the king's wives;
for though he was so young, it seems he had many wives, as was the custom of those times; or his "women", who were either his concubines, or servants in his family:

and his officers;
in his court: and the mighty of the land; the princes and nobles thereof; or "the fools of the land", as the word is written; so the people generally were:

those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon;
which, according to Bunting F19, were six hundred and eighty miles distant from each other.


FOOTNOTES:

F19 Travels p. 198.

2 Kings 24:15 In-Context

13 As the LORD had declared, Nebuchadnezzar removed the treasures from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and cut up the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD.
14 He carried all Jerusalem into exile: all the officers and fighting men, and all the skilled workers and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest people of the land were left.
15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land.
16 The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.
17 He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 2 Kings 20:18; Ezekiel 19:9
  • 2. S ver 8; S 1 Kings 2:19; Jeremiah 22:24-28
  • 3. Esther 2:6; Isaiah 39:7; Lamentations 2:9; Ezekiel 1:2; Ezekiel 17:12-14; Daniel 1:3