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) 17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,[c](R) who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men(S) or young women, the elderly or the infirm.(T) God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.(U) 18 He carried to Babylon all the articles(V) from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials. 19 They set fire(W) to God’s temple(X) and broke down the wall(Y) of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed(Z) everything of value there.(AA)

20 He carried into exile(AB) to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants(AC) to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power. 21 The land enjoyed its sabbath rests;(AD) all the time of its desolation it rested,(AE) until the seventy years(AF) were completed in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah.

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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)
  3. 2 Chronicles 36:17 Or Chaldeans

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