2 Kings 24

Thomson(i) 1 In his days Nabuchodonosar king of Babylon came up, and Joakim became his vassal three years. Then he turned and revolted from him, 2 and the Lord sent against him predatory bands of the Chaldeans, and predatory bands of Syria, and predatory bands of Moab, and the predatory bands of the Ammonites. These he let loose to prevail in the land of Juda, 3 according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by the ministry of his prophets. But to add to the wrath of the Lord against Juda, that he might remove them from his presence, for all the sins which Manasses had committed, 4 Joakim shed innocent blood, and filled Jerusalem with it. Therefore the Lord would not be pacified. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Joakim and all that he did, behold are they not written in the book of the journal of the kings of Juda? 6 And Joakim slept with his fathers, and Joachim his son reigned in his stead. 7 And the king of Egypt never came any more out of his land; for the king of Babylon took all that belonged to the king of Egypt, from the brook of Egypt to the river of Euphrates. 8 Joachim was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem, and his mother's name was Nestha. She was a daughter of Ellanastham of Jerusalem. 9 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done. 10 At that time Nebuchodonosar king of Babylon, came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. 11 Now when Nebuchodonosar came to the city, and his servants laid siege to it, 12 Joachim king of Juda, went out to the king of Babylon, he and his servants and his mother and his chiefs and his officers; and the king of Babylon in the eighth year of his reign, took him, 13 and carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, according to the word of the Lord. 14 And he carried away captive from Jerusalem all the chiefs and mighty men of valour, ten thousand captives, with all the carpenters and mechanics, so that there were none left but the poor of the land. 15 When he carried away Joachim to Babylon, he carried away also out of Jerusalem in captivity to Babylon, the king's mother and the king's wives, and his officers, 16 and the mighty men of the country, and all the men of the army, amounting to seven thousand, and the carpenters and mechanics amounting to a thousand. All these were valiant men fit for war. These the king of Babylon carried away captives to Babylon. 17 And the king of Babylon made Batthainas king in his stead, and called his name Sedekias. 18 Sedekias was twenty one years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Amital. She was a daughter of Jeremias. 19 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord according to all that Joachim had done. 20 Because the anger of the Lord was against Jerusalem and Juda until he cast them out from his presence; therefore when Sedekias rebelled against the king of Babylon,