2 Kings 24:13

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[a] for the Lord's sanctuary, just as God had predicted.[b]

2 Kings 24:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 24:13

And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of
the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house
The gates of the city being thrown open to him, he entered and plundered the temple, and the royal palace, and took from thence all the riches thereof:

and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel
had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said;
( 2 Kings 20:17 ) and so the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled. No more is said of these vessels in ( 2 Chronicles 36:10 ) than that they were brought to Babylon; and so Piscator renders the word here, "took", or "carried them away"; and certain it is that they were carried whole to Babylon, ( Daniel 5:2 Daniel 5:3 ) but as Hezekiah is said to cut off the doors of the temple, that is, strip or scrape off the gold of them, ( 2 Kings 18:16 ) so Nebuchadnezzar cut off from the temple, or stripped it of the golden vessels in it; of great part of them, the greater part thereof; for that there were some left is plain from ( Jeremiah 27:18-22 ) .

2 Kings 24:13 In-Context

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.
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.

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