33 Pharaoh Necho put him in chains at Riblah(A) in the land of Hamath(B) so that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and he imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents[a] of silver and a talent[b] of gold. 34 Pharaoh Necho made Eliakim(C) son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt, and there he died.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 23:33 That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
  2. 2 Kings 23:33 That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms

The king of Egypt made Eliakim, a brother of Jehoahaz, king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But Necho(A) took Eliakim’s brother Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt.(B)

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20 The Lord’s anointed,(A) our very life breath,
    was caught in their traps.(B)
We thought that under his shadow(C)
    we would live among the nations.

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