13 He even deposed his grandmother Maakah(A) from her position as queen mother,(B) because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down(C) and burned it in the Kidron Valley.

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13 he met some relatives of Ahaziah king of Judah and asked, “Who are you?”

They said, “We are relatives of Ahaziah,(A) and we have come down to greet the families of the king and of the queen mother.(B)

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15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin(A) captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother,(B) his wives, his officials and the prominent people(C) of the land.

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16 King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah(A) from her position as queen mother,(B) because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah.(C) Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.(D)

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18 Say to the king(A) and to the queen mother,(B)
    “Come down from your thrones,
for your glorious crowns(C)
    will fall from your heads.”

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26 I will hurl(A) you and the mother(B) who gave you birth into another country, where neither of you was born, and there you both will die.

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(This was after King Jehoiachin[a](A) and the queen mother,(B) the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 29:2 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin