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2 Chronicles 36:4-6 New English Translation (NET Bible)

The king of Egypt made Jehoahaz’s[a] brother Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. Necho seized his brother Jehoahaz and took him to Egypt.

Jehoiakim’s Reign

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of[b] the Lord his God. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked him,[c] bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away[d] to Babylon.


  1. 2 Chronicles 36:4 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Jehoahaz) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  2. 2 Chronicles 36:5 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
  3. 2 Chronicles 36:6 tn Heb “came up against him.”
  4. 2 Chronicles 36:6 tn Heb “to carry him away.”
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