In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his
servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and
bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah
to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the
Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of
his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent
blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in
the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his
And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of
Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained
to the king of Egypt.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in
Jerusalem three months. And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of
Elnathan of Jerusalem.
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his
father had done.
At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against
Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did
And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his
mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon
took him in the eighth year of his reign.
And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the
treasures of the king’s house, 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.
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of
valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained,
save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
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.
And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand,
all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his
stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven
years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that
Jehoiakim had done.
For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he
had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of