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2 Kings 24 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Judah Overrun by Enemies
Jehoiachin Taken Captive to Babylon

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:1 - In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:2 - And the LORD sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:3 - Surely at the commandment of the LORD this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:4 - and also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:5 - 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?

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:6 - So Jehoiakim rested with his fathers. Then Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:7 - And the king of Egypt did not come out of his land anymore, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Brook of Egypt to the River Euphrates.
The Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin
(2 Chr. 36:9, 10 )

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:8 - Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:9 - And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:10 - At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:11 - And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, as his servants were besieging it.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:12 - Then Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers went out to the king of Babylon; and the king of Babylon, in the eighth year of his reign, took him prisoner.
The Captivity of Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:13 - And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king’s house, and he cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:14 - Also he carried into captivity all Jerusalem: all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained except the poorest people of the land.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:15 - And he carried Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. The king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officers, and the mighty of the land he carried into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:16 - All the valiant men, seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths, one thousand, all who were strong and fit for war, these the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
Zedekiah Reigns in Judah
(2 Chr. 36:11–14; Jer. 52:1–3 )

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s[fn] uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:18 - Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:19 - He also did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:20 - For because of the anger of the LORD this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, that He finally cast them out from His presence. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
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