11 Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to the city while his servants were besieging it.

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Gedaliah Made Governor

22 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon appointed Gedaliah(A) son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, over the rest of the people he left in the land of Judah.(B)

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Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him(A) and bound him in bronze(B) shackles to take him to Babylon.(C) Also Nebuchadnezzar took some of the utensils of the Lord’s temple to Babylon and put them in his temple in Babylon.(D)

The rest of the deeds of Jehoiakim,(E) the detestable things he did, and what was found against him, are written in the Book of Israel’s Kings. His son Jehoiachin became king in his place.

Judah’s King Jehoiachin

Jehoiachin was 18[a] years old(F) when he became king and reigned three months and 10 days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. 10 In the spring[b](G) Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon along with the valuable utensils of the Lord’s temple. Then he made Jehoiachin’s brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.(H)

Judah’s King Zedekiah

11 Zedekiah was 21 years old(I) when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. 12 He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God and did not humble himself(J) before Jeremiah the prophet at the Lord’s command.(K) 13 He also rebelled against(L) King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God. He became obstinate[c](M) and hardened his heart against returning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 36:9 Some Hb mss, LXX; 2Kg 24:8; other Hb mss read eight
  2. 2 Chronicles 36:10 Lit At the return of the year
  3. 2 Chronicles 36:13 Lit He stiffened his neck