2 Kings 24:12

12 Jehoiachin king of Judah, along with his mother, his servants, his commanders, and his officials, surrendered to the king of Babylon.[a] So the king of Babylon took him [captive] in the eighth year of his reign.

2 Kings 24:12 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 24:12

And Jehoiachin king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon,
&c.] Not to fight with him, but to submit to him, and to surrender the city to him, and be at his mercy:

he and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers;
the royal family, courtiers, and nobles:

and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign;
Of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, and which was the eighth of the first captivity, and from whence the seventy years' captivity were reckoned.

2 Kings 24:12 In-Context

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.
11 Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to the city while his servants were besieging it.
12 Jehoiachin king of Judah, along with his mother, his servants, his commanders, and his officials, surrendered to the king of Babylon. So the king of Babylon took him [captive] in the eighth year of his reign.
13 He also carried off from there all the treasures of the Lord's temple and the treasures of the king's palace, and he cut into pieces all the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the Lord's sanctuary, just as God had predicted.
14 Then he deported all Jerusalem and all the commanders and all the fighting men, 10,000 captives, and all the craftsmen and metalsmiths. Except for the poorest people of the land, nobody remained.

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