NSB(i) 1 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded Judah. Jehoiakim king of Judah was forced to serve him for three years. Then he rebelled and fought against him. 2 Jehovah sent raiding parties of Babylonians, Arameans, Moabites, and Ammonites against Jehoiakim to destroy Judah as Jehovah predicted through his servants the prophets. 3 This happened to Judah because Jehovah commanded it to happen. He wanted to remove the people of Judah from his sight because of Manasseh's sins and everything he had done, 4 and especially because of all the innocent people he killed. Jehovah would not forgive Manasseh for that. 5 The rest of the acts of Jehoiakim are written in the Book of the History of the Days of the Kings of Judah. 6 Jehoiakim slept with his fathers. Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.