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2 Kings 24 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:1 - In his days Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoi'akim became his servant three years; then he turned and rebelled against him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:2 - And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chalde'ans, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which he spoke by his servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:3 - Surely this came upon Judah at the command of the LORD, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manas'seh, according to all that he had done,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:4 - and also for the innocent blood that he had shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not pardon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:5 - Now the rest of the deeds of Jehoi'akim, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Jehoiachin Reigns

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:6 - So Jehoi'akim slept with his fathers, and Jehoi'achin his son reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:7 - 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 Euphra'tes.
(2Ch 36:9, 10 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:8 - Jehoi'achin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehush'ta the daughter of Elna'than of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:9 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

Deportation to Babylon

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:10 - At that time the servants of Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:11 - And Nebuchadnez'zar king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:12 - and Jehoi'achin the king of Judah gave himself up to the king of Babylon, himself, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his palace officials. The king of Babylon took him prisoner in the eighth year of his reign,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:13 - and carried off 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 in the temple of the LORD, which Solomon king of Israel had made, as the LORD had foretold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:14 - He carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths; none remained, except the poorest people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:15 - And he carried away Jehoi'achin to Babylon; the king's mother, the king's wives, his officials, and the chief men of the land, he took into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:16 - And the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valor, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all of them strong and fit for war.

Zedekiah Made King

(2Ch 36:11–14; Jer 52:1–3 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:17 - And the king of Babylon made Mattani'ah, Jehoi'achin's uncle, king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedeki'ah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:18 - Zedeki'ah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamu'tal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:19 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoi'akim had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:20 - For because of the anger of the LORD it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that he cast them out from his presence. And Zedeki'ah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
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