2 Kings 24

Great(i) 1 In hys dayes came Nabuchodonosor kynge of Babylon vp, and Iehoakim became hys seruaunt thre yere, and then turned, and rebelled agaynst hym. 2 And the Lorde sent vpon him men of warre from amonge the Caldeys, from amonge the Syrians, out of the Moabites, and from the chyldren of Ammon: and sent them agaynst Iuda, to destroye it, accordynge to the sayinge of the Lorde, which he spake by hys seruauntes the prophetes. 3 Onely, at the byddynge of the Lorde happened it so to Iuda, to put them out of his syght, for the synnes of Manasse, accordynge to all that he dyd: 4 and for the innocent bloude that he shed, and fylled Ierusalem with innocent bloude: and the Lorde wolde not be reconcyled. 5 The rest of the wordes that concerne Iehoakim, & all that he dyd, are they not written in the boke of the chronycles of the kynges of Iuda? 6 And so Iehoakim slepte wt hys fathers: and Iehoachin hys sonne raygned in hys steade. 7 And the kynge of Egipt came nomore out of his lande: for the kynge of Babylon had taken from the ryuer of Egipt vnto the ryuer of Euphrates, all that pertayned to the kynge of Egipte. 8 Iehoachin was .xviij. yere olde, & raygned in Ierusalem thre monethes. His mothers name also was Nehusta, the daughter of Elnathan of Ierusalem. 9 And he dyd that which was euell in the sight of the Lorde, according to all as hys father had done. 10 In that tyme came the seruauntes of Nabuchadnezar kyng of Babilon vp against Ierusalem, & the citye was beseged. 11 And Nabuchadnezar the king of Babylon came agaynst the citye: & his seruauntes dyd besege it. 12 And Iehoachin the kyng of Iuda came out to the kynge of Babylon he and hys mother, hys seruauntes, hys lordes, and hys chamberlaynes. And the kyng of Babilon toke him, in the eyght yere of hys raygne. 13 And he caryed out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lorde, & the treasure of the kynges house: and brake all the vessels of golde, which Salomon kynge of Israel had made in the temple of the Lorde, as the Lorde had sayde. 14 And he caryed awaye all Ierusalem, and all the lordes, and all the strong men of warre, euen .x.M. into captiuite: and all craftes men and kepers, none remayning saue the poore commen people of the lande. 15 And he caryed awaye Iehoachin to Babylon, and the kynges mother, and the kynges wyues, his chamberlayns, and them that were myghty in the lande: those caryed he awaye into captiuyte from Ierusalem to Babilon. 16 And all the actiue men of warre, euen .vij.M. and craftesmen, and porters .M. all that were stronge and apte for warre, dyd the kinge of Babilon bryng to Babilon captyue. 17 And the kynge of Babylon made Mathania hys fathers brother, kynge in his steade, & chaunged hys name to Zedekia. 18 Zedekia was .xxj. yere olde when he beganne to raygne, and he raygned eleuen yere in Ierusalem. Hys mothers name also was Hamital the daughter of Ieremia of Libna. 19 And he dyd euell in the syght of the Lord, accordynge to all as Ichoachin had done. 20 For the wrath of the Lorde was moued agaynst Ierusalem and Iuda, vntyll he cast them out of hys syght. And Zedekia rebelled agaynst the kynge of Babylon.