Judah’s King Jehoiakim

34 Then(A) Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim(B) son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim.(C) But Neco took Jehoahaz and went to Egypt, and he died there.(D) 35 So Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but at Pharaoh’s command he taxed the land to give the money. He exacted the silver and the gold from the common people,[a] each man according to his assessment,(E) to give it to Pharaoh Neco.

36 Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zebidah daughter of Pedaiah, from Rumah. 37 He did what was evil(F) in the Lord’s sight just as his ancestors had done.

Jehoiakim’s Rebellion and Death

24 During(G) Jehoiakim’s reign,(H) Nebuchadnezzar(I) king of Babylon(J) attacked.(K) Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years, and then he turned and rebelled against him. The Lord sent Chaldean, Aramean,(L) Moabite,(M) and Ammonite raiders against Jehoiakim. He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through His servants the prophets.(N) Indeed, this happened to Judah at the Lord’s command to remove them from His sight.(O) It was because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all he had done,(P) and also because of all the innocent blood he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,(Q) and the Lord would not forgive.

The rest of the events of Jehoiakim’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(R) Jehoiakim rested with his fathers, and his son Jehoiachin became king in his place.(S)

Now the king of Egypt did not march out of his land again,(T) for the king of Babylon took everything that belonged to the king of Egypt,(U) from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.(V)

Judah’s King Jehoiachin

Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he became king and reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan, from Jerusalem.(W) He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight as his father had done.

Deportations to Babylon

10 At that time(X) the servants of Nebuchadnezzar(Y) king of Babylon marched up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege. 11 Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to the city while his servants were besieging it. 12 Jehoiachin king of Judah, along with his mother, his servants, his commanders, and his officials, surrendered to the king of Babylon.(Z)

So the king of Babylon took him captive in the eighth year of his reign. 13 He also carried off from there all the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king’s palace, and he cut into pieces all the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made(AA) for the Lord’s sanctuary, just as God had predicted.(AB) 14 Then he deported all Jerusalem and all the commanders and all the fighting men,(AC) 10,000 captives,(AD) and all the craftsmen and metalsmiths.(AE) Except for the poorest people of the land,(AF) no one remained.

15 Nebuchadnezzar deported Jehoiachin to Babylon. Also, he took the king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officials, and the leading men of the land into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(AG) 16 The king of Babylon also brought captive into Babylon all 7,000 fighting men and 1,000 craftsmen and metalsmiths—all strong and fit for war. 17 Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s[b] uncle,[c] king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.(AH)

Judah’s King Zedekiah

18 Zedekiah(AI) was 21 years old when he became king(AJ) and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal(AK) daughter of Jeremiah, from Libnah. 19 Zedekiah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight just as Jehoiakim had done.(AL)

Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 23:35 Lit the people of the land
  2. 2 Kings 24:17 Lit his
  3. 2 Kings 24:17 = brother in 2Ch 36:10; Jr 37:1

Judah’s King Jehoiakim

Then Neco king of Egypt made Jehoahaz’s brother Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took his brother Jehoahaz[a] and brought him to Egypt.(A)

Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God.(B) Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him(C) and bound him in bronze(D) shackles to take him to Babylon.(E) Also Nebuchadnezzar took some of the utensils of the Lord’s temple to Babylon and put them in his temple in Babylon.(F)

The rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim,(G) the detestable things he did, and what was found against him, are written in the Book of Israel’s Kings. His son Jehoiachin became king in his place.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:4 = Joahaz

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