2 Kings 24:7

7 1And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land, 2for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt 3from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

2 Kings 24:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 24:7

And the king of Egypt came not any more out of his land
To receive the tribute he imposed on the land of Judah, or to help the kings there of, Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin; not till the times of Zedekiah, and then was obliged to retire, without giving any assistance, ( Jeremiah 37:7 ) the reason follows,

for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the
river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt;
all that lay between the river Nile, or the Rhinocolura, and the river Euphrates so that he could not stir out of his dominions, which lay beyond.

2 Kings 24:7 In-Context

5 Now the rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
7 And the king of Egypt did not come again out of his land, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.
8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
9 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Jeremiah 37:5-7
  • 2. [Jer. 46:2, 20, 24, 26]
  • 3. See Numbers 34:5