34 ¶ And Pharaoh Necho made Eliakim the son of Josiah king instead of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away, which when he came to Egypt, died there.

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24 1 Jehoiakim made subject to Nebuchadnezzar, rebelleth. 3 The cause of his ruin and all Judah’s. 6 Jehoiachin reigneth. 15 He, and his people are carried unto Babylon. 17 Zedekiah is made king.

In his [a]days came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: afterward he turned, and rebelled against him.

And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Aramites, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the Ammonites, and he sent them against Judah to destroy it, (A)according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the Prophets.

Surely by the [b]commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, that he might put them out of his sight for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did,

And for the innocent blood that he shed, (for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood) therefore the Lord would not pardon it.

Concerning 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 [c]slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

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  1. 2 Kings 24:1 In the end of the third year of his reign, and in the beginning of the fourth, Dan. 1:1.
  2. 2 Kings 24:3 Though God used these wicked tyrants to execute his just judgments, yet they are not to be excused, because they proceeded of ambition and malice.
  3. 2 Kings 24:6 Not that he was buried with his fathers, but he died in the way, as they led him prisoner toward Babylon, read Jer. 22:19.

¶ And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim: and Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

Jehoiakim was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem, and did [a]evil in the sight of the Lord his God.

Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel, and bound him with chains to carry him to Babel.

Nebuchadnezzar also (A)carried of the vessels of the house of the Lord to Babel, and put them in his temple at Babel.

Concerning the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and [b]that which was found upon him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

¶ Jehoiachin was [c]eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem, and did evil in the sight of the Lord.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 36:5 Because he and the people turned not to God by his first plague, he brought a new upon him, and at length rooted them out.
  2. 2 Chronicles 36:8 He meaneth superstitious marks which were found upon his body, when he was dead, which thing declared how deeply idolatry was rooted in his heart, seeing he bare the marks in his flesh.
  3. 2 Chronicles 36:9 That is, he began his reign at eight years old, and reigned ten years when his father was alive, and after his father’s death, which was the eighteenth year of his age, he reigned alone three months and ten days.

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