2 Kings 24
Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelleth against him, procureth his own ruin.
2 Kings 24:1 In his dayes Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came vp, and Iehoiakim became his seruant three yeeres: then hee turned and rebelled against him. 2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bandes of the Syrians, and bandes of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Iudah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which hee spake by his seruants the Prophets. 2 Kings 24:3 Surely at the commandement of the LORD came [this] vpon Iudah, to remooue [them] out of his sight, for the sinnes of Manasseh, according to all that he did: 2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that hee shedde: (for hee filled Ierusalem with innocent blood) which the LORD would not pardon.
2 Kings 24:5 Nowe the rest of the actes of Iehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
Jehoiachin succeedeth him.
2 Kings 24:6 So Iehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Iehoiachin his sonne reigned in his stead.
The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon.
2 Kings 24:7 And the king of Egypt came not againe any more out of his land: for the King of Babylon had taken from the riuer of Egypt, vnto the riuer Euphrates, all that pertained to the King of Egypt.
Jehoiachin's evil reign.
2 Kings 24:8 Iehoiachin was eighteene yeres old when he began to reigne, & he reigned in Ierusalem three moneths: & his mothers name [was] Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan, of Ierusalem. 2 Kings 24:9 And hee did that [which was] euill in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon.
2 Kings 24:10 At that time the seruants of Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon came vp against Ierusalem, and the citie was besieged. 2 Kings 24:11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the citie, and his seruants did besiege it. 2 Kings 24:12 And Iehoiachin the King of Iudah went out to the king of Babylon, hee, and his mother, and his seruants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon tooke him in the eight yeere of his reigne. 2 Kings 24:13 And hee caried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasure of the kings house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon King of Israel had made in the Temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. 2 Kings 24:14 And hee caried away all Ierusalem, and all the princes, & all the mighty men of valour, [euen] tenne thousand captiues, and all the craftsmen, and smiths: none remained, saue the poorest sort of the people of the land. 2 Kings 24:15 And he caried away Iehoiachin to Babylon, and the kings mother, and the kings wiues, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those caried hee into captiuitie, from Ierusalem to Babylon. 2 Kings 24:16 And all the men of might, [euen] seuen thousand, and craftesmen, & smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for warre, euen them the king of Babylon brought captiue to Babylon.
Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth ill unto the utter destruction of Judah.
2 Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his fathers brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah. 2 Kings 24:18 Zedekiah [was] twentie and one yeeres olde when hee began to reigne, [and] he reigned eleuen yeeres in Ierusalem: and his mothers name was Hamutal, the daughter of Ieremiah of Libnah. 2 Kings 24:19 And hee did that [which was] euill in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Iehoiachin had done. 2 Kings 24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to passe in Ierusalem and Iudah, vntill he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.