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12 (A)Then Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers went out to the king of Babylon; and the king of Babylon, (B)in the eighth year of his reign, took him prisoner.

The Captivity of Jerusalem

13 (C)And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house, and he (D)cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, (E)as the Lord had said. 14 Also (F)he carried into captivity all Jerusalem: all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, (G)ten thousand captives, and (H)all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained except (I)the poorest people of the land. 15 And (J)he carried Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. The king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officers, and the mighty of the land he carried into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 (K)All the valiant men, seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths, one thousand, all who were strong and fit for war, these the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

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12 Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his attendants, his nobles and his officials all surrendered(A) to him.

In the eighth year of the reign of the king of Babylon, he took Jehoiachin prisoner. 13 As the Lord had declared,(B) Nebuchadnezzar removed the treasures(C) from the temple of the Lord and from the royal palace, and cut up the gold articles(D) that Solomon(E) king of Israel had made for the temple of the Lord. 14 He carried all Jerusalem into exile:(F) all the officers and fighting men,(G) and all the skilled workers and artisans—a total of ten thousand. Only the poorest(H) people of the land were left.

15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin(I) captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother,(J) his wives, his officials and the prominent people(K) of the land. 16 The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.(L)

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10 At the turn of the year (A)King Nebuchadnezzar summoned him and took him to Babylon, (B)with the costly articles from the house of the Lord, and made (C)Zedekiah,[a] [b]Jehoiakim’s brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Or Mattaniah
  2. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Lit. his brother, 2 Kin. 24:17

10 In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,(A) together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,[a] Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17)

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