10 (A)At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city [a]was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, as his servants were besieging it. 12 (B)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, (C)in the eighth year of his reign, took him prisoner.

The Captivity of Jerusalem

13 (D)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 (E)cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, (F)as the Lord had said. 14 Also (G)he carried into captivity all Jerusalem: all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, (H)ten thousand captives, and (I)all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained except (J)the poorest people of the land. 15 And (K)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 (L)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.

Zedekiah Reigns in Judah(M)

17 Then (N)the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, (O)Jehoiachin’s[b] uncle, king in his place, and (P)changed his name to Zedekiah.

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  1. 2 Kings 24:10 Lit. came into siege
  2. 2 Kings 24:17 Lit. his

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