The king of Egypt(A) did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon(B) had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

Jehoiachin King of Judah(C)

Jehoiachin(D) was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta(E) daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem. He did evil(F) in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father had done.

10 At that time the officers of Nebuchadnezzar(G) king of Babylon advanced on Jerusalem and laid siege to it, 11 and Nebuchadnezzar himself came up to the city while his officers were besieging it. 12 Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his attendants, his nobles and his officials all surrendered(H) to him.

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

15 Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin(P) captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother,(Q) his wives, his officials and the prominent people(R) 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.(S) 17 He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.(T)

Zedekiah King of Judah(U)

18 Zedekiah(V) was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother’s name was Hamutal(W) daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah. 19 He did evil(X) in the eyes of the Lord, just as Jehoiakim had done. 20 It was because of the Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust(Y) them from his presence.(Z)

The Fall of Jerusalem(AA)(AB)(AC)

Now Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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Jehoiachin King of Judah(A)

Jehoiachin(B) was eighteen[a] years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 10 In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon,(C) together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,[b] Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Zedekiah King of Judah(D)

11 Zedekiah(E) was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. 12 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord(F) his God and did not humble(G) himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the Lord. 13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath(H) in God’s name. He became stiff-necked(I) and hardened his heart and would not turn to the Lord, the God of Israel. 14 Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful,(J) following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the Lord, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

The Fall of Jerusalem(K)(L)

15 The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers(M) again and again,(N) because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed(O) at his prophets until the wrath(P) of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.(Q)

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  1. 2 Chronicles 36:9 One Hebrew manuscript, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts eight
  2. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17)

24 “As surely as I live,” declares the Lord, “even if you, Jehoiachin[a](A) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring(B) on my right hand, I would still pull you off. 25 I will deliver(C) you into the hands of those who want to kill you, those you fear—Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.[b] 26 I will hurl(D) you and the mother(E) who gave you birth into another country, where neither of you was born, and there you both will die. 27 You will never come back to the land you long to return(F) to.”

28 Is this man Jehoiachin(G) a despised, broken pot,(H)
    an object no one wants?
Why will he and his children be hurled(I) out,
    cast into a land(J) they do not know?
29 O land,(K) land, land,
    hear the word of the Lord!
30 This is what the Lord says:
“Record this man as if childless,(L)
    a man who will not prosper(M) in his lifetime,
for none of his offspring(N) will prosper,
    none will sit on the throne(O) of David
    or rule anymore in Judah.”

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  1. Jeremiah 22:24 Hebrew Koniah, a variant of Jehoiachin; also in verse 28
  2. Jeremiah 22:25 Or Chaldeans

Jeremiah in Prison

37 Zedekiah(A) son of Josiah was made king(B) of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin[a](C) son of Jehoiakim. Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention(D) to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.

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  1. Jeremiah 37:1 Hebrew Koniah, a variant of Jehoiachin

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