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2Kings 24
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24During Jehoiakim's reign, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invaded the land of Judah. Jehoiakim surrendered and paid him tribute for three years but then rebelled.H3117H5019H4428H894H5927H3079H5650H7969H8141H7725H4775 2Then the LORD sent bands of Babylonian, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Judah to destroy it, just as the LORD had promised through his prophets.H3068H7971H1416H3778H1416H758H1416H4124H1416H1121H5983H7971H3063H6H1697H3068H1696H3027H5650H5030 3These disasters happened to Judah because of the LORD's command. He had decided to banish Judah from his presence because of the many sins of Manasseh,H6310H3068H3063H5493H6440H2403H4519H6213 4who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The LORD would not forgive this.H5355H1818H8210H4390H3389H5355H1818H3068H14H5545 5The rest of the events in Jehoiakim's reign and all his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.H3499H1697H3079H6213H3789H5612H1697H3117H4428H3063 6When Jehoiakim died, his son Jehoiachin became the next king.H3079H7901H1H3078H1121H4427 7The king of Egypt did not venture out of his country after that, for the king of Babylon captured the entire area formerly claimed by Egypt - from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.H4428H4714H3318H3254H776H4428H894H3947H5158H4714H5104H6578H4428H4714

Jehoiachin Rules in Judah

8Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan from Jerusalem.H3078H8083H6240H8141H1121H4427H4427H3389H7969H2320H517H8034H5179H1323H494H3389 9Jehoiachin did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as his father had done.H6213H7451H5869H3068H1H6213 10During Jehoiachin's reign, the officers of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came up against Jerusalem and besieged it.H6256H5650H5019H4428H894H5927H3389H5892H935H4692 11Nebuchadnezzar himself arrived at the city during the siege.H5019H4428H894H935H5892H5650H6696 12Then King Jehoiachin, along with the queen mother, his advisers, his commanders, and his officials, surrendered to the Babylonians. In the eighth year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.H3078H4428H3063H3318H4428H894H517H5650H8269H5631H4428H894H3947H8083H8141H4427 13As the LORD had said beforehand, Nebuchadnezzar carried away all the treasures from the LORD's Temple and the royal palace. He stripped away all the gold objects that King Solomon of Israel had placed in the Temple.H3318H214H1004H3068H214H4428H1004H7112H3627H2091H8010H4428H3478H6213H1964H3068H3068H1696 14King Nebuchadnezzar took all of Jerusalem captive, including all the commanders and the best of the soldiers, craftsmen, and artisans - 10,000 in all. Only the poorest people were left in the land.H1540H3389H8269H1368H2428H6235H505H1540H2796H4525H7604H2108H1803H5971H776 15Nebuchadnezzar led King Jehoiachin away as a captive to Babylon, along with the queen mother, his wives and officials, and all Jerusalem's elite.H1540H3078H894H4428H517H4428H802H5631H352H193H776H3212H1473H3389H894 16He also exiled 7,000 of the best troops and 1,000 craftsmen and artisans, all of whom were strong and fit for war.H582H2428H7651H505H2796H4525H505H1368H6213H4421H4428H894H935H1473H894 17Then the king of Babylon installed Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, as the next king, and he changed Mattaniah's name to Zedekiah.H4428H894H4983H1730H4427H5437H8034H6667

Zedekiah Rules in Judah

18Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah.H6667H6242H259H8141H1121H4427H4427H259H6240H8141H3389H517H8034H2537H1323H3414H3841 19But Zedekiah did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as Jehoiakim had done.H6213H7451H5869H3068H3079H6213

The Fall of Jerusalem

20These things happened because of the LORD's anger against the people of Jerusalem and Judah, until he finally banished them from his presence and sent them into exile. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.H639H3068H3389H3063H7993H6440H6667H4775H4428H894


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