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2 Kings 24

Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelleth against him, procureth his own ruin.

2 Kings 24:1 In his dayes came Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon vp, & Iehoakim became his seruaunt three yeres: and then turned, and rebelled against him. 2 Kings 24:2 And the Lord sent against him bandes of the Chaldes, and bandes of the Syrians, and bandes of the Moabites, and bandes of the Ammonites: and sent them against Iuda to destroye it, according to the saying of the Lorde which he spake by his seruauntes the prophetes. 2 Kings 24:3 Onely at the bidding of the Lorde happened it so to Iuda, to put them out of his sight for the sinnes of Manasse, according to all that he did. 2 Kings 24:4 And for the innocent blood that he shed, and filled Hierusalem with innocent blood: and the Lorde would not be reconciled.

2 Kings 24:5 The rest of the wordes that concerne Iehoakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the booke of the cronicles of the kinges of Iuda?

Jehoiachin succeedeth him.

2 Kings 24:6 And so Iehoakim slept with his fathers: and Iehoachin his sonne raigned in his steade.

The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon.

2 Kings 24:7 And the king of Egypt came no more out of his lande: For the king of Babylon had taken from the ryuer of Egypt vnto the ryuer of Euphrates, all that pertayned to the king of Egypt.

Jehoiachin's evil reign.

2 Kings 24:8 Iehoachin was eighteene yeres olde when he began to raigne, and raigned in Hierusalem three monethes: His mothers name also was Nehusta, the daughter of Elnathan of Hierusalem. 2 Kings 24:9 And he did that which was euil in the sight of the Lorde, according to all as his father had done.

Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon.

2 Kings 24:10 In that tyme came the seruauntes of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon vp against Hierusalem, & the citie was besieged. 2 Kings 24:11 And Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon came against the citie, and his seruauntes did besiege it. 2 Kings 24:12 And Iehoachin the king of Iuda, came out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother, his seruauntes, his lordes, and his chamberlaynes: and the king of Babylon toke him in the eight yere of his raigne. 2 Kings 24:13 And he carryed out thence al the treasures of the house of the Lorde, and the treasure of the kinges house, and brake al the vessels of golde which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lorde, as the Lorde had sayde. 2 Kings 24:14 And he carryed away all Hierusalem, and al the lordes, and all the strong men of warre, euen ten thousand, into captiuitie, and all the craftesmen, & kepers, none remaining saue the poore common people of the lande. 2 Kings 24:15 And he carryed away Iehoachin to Babylon, and the kinges mother, and the kinges wyues, his chamberlaynes: & them that were mightie in the lande those carryed he away into captiuitie, from Hierusalem to Babylon. 2 Kings 24:16 And all the actiue men of warre, euen seuen thousand, and craftesmen, and porters a thousand, all that were strong and apt for warre, did the king of Babylon bryng to Babylon captiue.

Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth ill unto the utter destruction of Judah.

2 Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mathania his fathers brother king in his steade, and chaunged his name to Zedekia. 2 Kings 24:18 Zedekia was twentie and one yeres olde when he began to raigne, and he raigned aleuen yeres in Hierusalem: His mothers name also was Hamital, the daughter of Ieremia of Libna. 2 Kings 24:19 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, according to all as Iehoachin had done. 2 Kings 24:20 For the wrath of the Lorde was moued against Hierusalem & Iuda, vntill he cast them out of his sight: And Zedekia rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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