CLV(i) 1 In his days has Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon come up, and Jehoiakim is to him a servant three years; and he turns and rebels against him, 2 and Yahweh sends against him the troops of the Chaldeans, and the troops of Aram, and the troops of Moab, and the troops of the sons of Ammon, and He sends them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of Yahweh, that He spoke by the hand of His servants the prophets;" 3 only, by the command of Yahweh it has been against Judah to turn [them] aside from His presence, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did, 4 and also the innocent blood that he has shed, and he fills Jerusalem with innocent blood, and Yahweh was not willing to forgive. 5 And the rest of the matters of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 6 And Jehoiakim lies with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son reigns in his stead. 7 And the king of Egypt has not added any more to go out from his own land, for the king of Babylon has taken, from the brook of Egypt unto the river Phrat, all that had been to the king of Egypt. 8 A son of eighteen years [is] Jehoiachin in his reigning, and three months he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem, 9 and he does the evil thing in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his fathers did. 10 At that time come up have servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and the city goes into siege, 11 and Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon comes against the city, and his servants are laying siege to it, 12 and Jehoiachin king of Judah goes out unto the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his chiefs, and his eunuchs, and the king of Babylon takes him in the eighth year of his reign, 13 and brings out thence all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, and cuts in pieces all the vessels of gold that Solomon king of Israel made in the temple of Yahweh, as Yahweh had spoken. 14 And he has removed all Jerusalem, and all the chiefs, and all the mighty ones of valor--ten thousand [is] the removal--and every artificer and smith, none has been left save the poor of the people of the land. 15 And he removes Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the mother of the king, and the wives of the king, and his eunuchs, and the mighty ones of the land--he has caused a removal to go from Jerusalem to Babylon, 16 and all the men of valor seven thousand, and the artificers and the smiths a thousand, the whole [are] mighty men, warriors; and the king of Babylon brings them in a captivity to Babylon. 17 And the king of Babylon causes Mattaniah his father's brother to reign in his stead, and turns his name to Zedekiah. 18 A son of twenty and one years [is] Zedekiah in his reigning, and eleven years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, 19 and he does the evil thing in the eyes of Yahweh according to all that Jehoiakim did, 20 for, by the anger of Yahweh it has been against Jerusalem and against Judah, till he cast them out from His presence, that Zedekiah rebels against the king of Babylon.