2 Kings 24
Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelleth against him, procureth his own ruin.
2 Kings 24:1 In his dayes came Nabuchodonozor kynge of Babylon, & Iehoakim became his seruaunte thre yeare, and then turned and rebelled agaynst him. 2 Kings 24:2 And the Lorde sent vpon hym men of warre oute of Caldey, out of Siria, oute of the Moabites, & from the children of Ammon: and sent them into Iuda, to destroye it, accordyng to the sayinge of the Lorde whiche he spake by hys seruauntes the Prophetes. 2 Kings 24:3 Only at the bydding of the Lorde happened it so to Iuda, to put them out of his syght, for the synne of Manasseh accordinge to all he dyd: 2 Kings 24:4 and for the innocent bloude, that he shedde, and fylled Ierusalem with innocent bloude, whych the Lord woulde not forgeue.
2 Kings 24:5 The rest of the deedes of Iehoakim and al he dyd, are wrytten in the chronycles of the kynges of Iuda.
Jehoiachin succeedeth him.
2 Kings 24:6 And Iehoakim layde him to slepe with his fathers, & Iehoacin his sonne raygned in his steade.
The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon.
2 Kings 24:7 But the kyng of Egipt came now no more out of his lande: for the kynge of Babylon had taken from the ryuer Euphrates, all that pertayneth to the kynge of Egypte.
Jehoiachin's evil reign.
2 Kings 24:8 Iehoacin was .xviij. yeare olde, when he beganne to raygne, and raygned in Ierusalem thre monethes. His mothers name was Nehustha the doughter of Elnathan of Ierusalem. 2 Kings 24:9 And he dyd that dyspleased the eyes of þe Lord in al pointes as his father did.
Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon.
2 Kings 24:10 In hys tyme came the seruauntes of Nabuchodonozor kynge of Babylon, to Ierusalem, and the cytye was beseged. 2 Kings 24:11 And Nabuchodonozor came to the cytie as his seruauntes were yet a besegynge of it. 2 Kings 24:12 And Iehoacin the kynge of Iuda came oute to the kinge of Babilon, with his mother, his seruaunte, hys Lordes, and hys chambrelaynes. And þe king of Babilon toke him, in the eyght yeare of his raygne. 2 Kings 24:13 And he caryed oute thence all the treasure of the house of the Lorde, and the treasure of the kynges house, and brake all the vesselles of goulde, whyche Salomon kynge of Israel had made, in the temple of the Lorde, as the Lorde had sayde. 2 Kings 24:14 And he caried awaye all Ierusalem, and all the Lordes, and all the men of myghte, to the nombre of ten thousande into captyuyte, and all craftes men and Ioyners, none remaynynge saue the poore people of the lande. 2 Kings 24:15 And he caryed awaie Iehoacin to Babilon, and the kynges mother, and the kynges wyues, & hys chambrelaynes, and the mightye of the lande caryed he awaye from Ierusalem to Babilon. 2 Kings 24:16 And al the men of actiuite to the nombre of seuen thousande, & craftesmen and ioyners a thousand, all stronge & apte for warre,
Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth ill unto the utter destruction of Judah.
2 Kings 24:17 dyd the kyng of Babilon bring to Babilon to dwell. And the kinge of Babilon made Mathaniah hys fathers brother, king in his stead, and chaunged his name and called him Zedekiah. 2 Kings 24:18 Zedekiah was .xxi. yeare olde when he beganne to raygne, & he raygned a .xi. yeare in Ierusalem. His mothers name was Hamital þe doughter of Ieremiah of Lobnah. 2 Kings 24:19 And he dyd euyl in the sight of the lorde, in al pointes lyke to Iehoakim. 2 Kings 24:20 For throughe the wrath of the Lorde it so chaunsed to Ierusalem and Iuda, vntyl he had cast them out of hys syghte. And the sayde Zedekiah rebelled agaynst the king of Babylon.