2 Chronicles 36:9-14

9 1Jehoiachin was eighteen[a] years old when he became king, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD.
10 In 2the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, 3with the precious vessels of the house of the LORD, and made his brother 4Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
11 5Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
12 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God. He did not humble himself before 6Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the LORD.
13 7He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. 8He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD, the God of Israel.
14 All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the LORD that he had made holy in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:9-14 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 2 CHRONICLES 36

This chapter records the reigns of the four kings of Judah, and the captivity of the Jews, the short reign of Jehoahaz, deposed by the king of Egypt, and his brother Eliakim or Jehoiakim set up in his room, 2Ch 36:1-4, the reign of Jehoiakim, who was bound and carried away by Nebuchadnezzar, 2Ch 36:5-8, the reign of Jehoiachin his son, who also in a short time was taken and carried to Babylon by the same king, 2Ch 36:9,10, the reign of Zedekiah, who also rebelled against the king of Babylon, and he and his people were taken and carried captive by him for his sins, which are here mentioned, according to the prophecy of Jeremiah, and where the Jews continued until the reign of the kingdom of Persia, 2Ch 36:11-21 and the chapter is concluded with the proclamation of Cyrus king of Persia, and with which also the next book begins, 2Ch 36:22,23.

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2 Chronicles 36:9-14 In-Context

7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried part of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his palace in Babylon.
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and the abominations that he did, and what was found against him, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
9 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD.
10 In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the LORD, and made his brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
12 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God. He did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the LORD.
13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD, the God of Israel.
14 All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the LORD that he had made holy in Jerusalem.
15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place.
16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Cross References 8

  • 1. For ver. 9, 10, see 2 Kings 24:8-17
  • 2. 2 Samuel 11:1
  • 3. [ver. 7, 18]
  • 4. Jeremiah 37:1; [2 Kings 24:17]
  • 5. For ver. 11-13, see 2 Kings 24:18-20; Jeremiah 52:1, 2
  • 6. See Jeremiah 21:3-7; Jeremiah 27:12-22; Jeremiah 32:1-5; Jeremiah 37:6-10; Jeremiah 38:17-26
  • 7. Jeremiah 52:3; Ezekiel 17:15, 18
  • 8. See 2 Chronicles 30:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint (compare 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts eight