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And all Judah and Jerusalem 25 mourned for Josiah. And Jere

miah lamented for Josiah : and all the singing men and singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations, unto this day; and they made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are

written in the lamentations. 26 Now the rest of the acts of

Josiah, and his good deeds, ac

cording to that which is written 27 in the law of the LORD, and his

acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

Reigns of Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim. And the people of the land 36 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, took Jehoahaz the son of and anointed him, and made him Josiah, and made him king in king in his father's stead.

his father's stead in Jerusalem. 31 Jehoahaz was twenty and 2 Joahaz was twenty and three

three years old when he began years old when he began to to reign; and he reigned three reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem : and his 3 months in Jerusalem. And the mother's name was Hamutal the king of Egypt deposed him at

daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. Jerusalem, and amerced the land V 32 And he did that which was evil in an hundred talents of silver

in the sight of the LORD, accord 4 and a talent of gold. And the

ing to all that his fathers had king of Egypt made Eliakim 33 done. And Pharaoh-necoh put his brother king over Judah and

him in hands at Riblah in the Jerusalem, and changed his name land of Hamath, that he might to Jehoiakim. And Neco took not reign in Jerusalem ; and put Joahaz his brother, and carried the land to a atribute of an hun him to Egypt.

dred talents of silver, and a 34 talent of gold. And Pharaoh

necoh made Eliakim the son
of Josiah king in the room of
Josiah his father, and changed
his name to Jehoiakim : but he
took Jehoahaz away; and he

came to Egypt, and died there. 35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver

and the gold to Pharaoh ; but he

According to another reading, when he reigned. 2 Or, fine

taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto

Pharaoh-necoh. 36 Jehoiakim was twenty and 5 Jehoiakim was twenty and

five years old when he began to five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his years in Jerusalem : and he did mother's name was Zebidah the v that which was evil in the sight

daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. 6 of the LORD his God. Against 37 And he did that which was evil him came up Nebuchadnezzar

in the sight of the LORD, accord king of Babylon, and bound him

ing to all that his fathers had in fetters, to carry him to Baby24 done. In his days Nebuchad 7 lon. Nebuchadnezzar also carnezzar king of Babylon came

ried of the vessels of the house up, and Jehoiakim became his of the LORD to. Babylon, and servant three years : then he put them in his temple at Babyturned and rebelled against him. 8 Ion. Now the rest of the acts of And the LORD sent against him Jehoiakim, and his abominations bands of the Chaldeans, and which he did, and that which bands of the Syrians, and bands was found 'in him, behold, they of the Moabites, and bands of are written in the book of the the children of Ammon, and kings of Israel and Judah : and sent them against Judah to 3 Jehoiachin his son reigned in destroy it, according to the word his stead. of the LORD, which he spake by

the hand of his servants the pro3 phets. Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that 4 he did ; and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood;

and the LORD would not pardon. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Je

hoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of

the chronicles of the kings of 6 Judah? So Jehoiakim slept with

his fathers : and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 7 And the king of Egypt came not

i Or, palace again any more out of his land :

2 Or, against for the king of Babylon had

3 In 1 Chr. iii. 16, Jeconiah. In Jer. taken, from the brook of Egypt xxii. 24, Coniah.

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unto the river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

Jehoiachin carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. 8 Jehoiachin was eighteen 9 Jehoiachin was eight years

years old when he began to old when he began to reign; reign; and he reigned in Jeru and he reigned three months and salem three months : and his ten days in Jerusalem : and he mother's name was Nehushta the did that which was evil in the

daughter of Elnathan of Jeru- 10 sight of the LORD. And 'at the 9 salem. And he did that which return of the year king Nebuwas evil in the sight of the LORD, chadnezzar sent, and brought

according to all that his father him to Babylon, with the goodly 1o had done. At that time the vessels of the house of the LORD,

servants of Nebuchadnezzar king and made Zedekiah his brother of Babylon came up to Jeru king over Judah and Jerusalem.

salem, and the city was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of

Babylon came unto the city,

while his servants were besieging 12 it; and Jehoiachin the king of

Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his 'officers : and the king

of Babylon took him in the 13 eighth year of his reign. And

he 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, 14 as the LORD had said. And he

carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths ; none remained,

save the poorest sort of the 15 people of the land. And he

carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon; and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his 'officers, and the 'chief men of the land,

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carried he into captivity from 16 Jerusalem to Babylon. And all

the men of might, even seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths a thousand, all of them strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon

brought captive to Babylon. 17 And the king of Babylon made

Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Zedekiah rebels against Nebuchadnezzur. Fall of Jerusalem. 18 Zedekiah was twenty and II Zedekiah was twenty and

one years old when he began to one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem : and his 12 years in Jerusalem : and he did mother's name was ?Hamutal that which was evil in the sight

the daughter of Jeremiah of of the LORD his God; he 19 Libnah. And he did that which humbled not himself before Je

was evil in the sight of the LORD, remiah the prophet speaking

according to all that Jehoiakim from the mouth of the LORD. 20 had done. For through the 13 And he also rebelled against

anger of the LORD did it come king Nebuchadnezzar, who had to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, made him swear by God: but until he had cast them out from he stiffened his neck, and 'hardhis presence: and Zedekiah ened his heart from turning unto

rebelled against the king of the LORD, the God of Israel. 25 Babylon. And it came to pass 14 Moreover all the chiefs of the

in the ninth year of his reign, in priests, and the people, tresthe tenth month, in the tenth passed very greatly after all the day of the month, that Nebu abominations of the heathen; chadnezzar king of Babylon and they polluted the house of came, he and all his army, the LORD which he had hallowed against Jerusalem, and encamped 15 in Jerusalem. And the LORD,

against it; and they built forts the God of their fathers, sent to 2 against it round about. So the them by his messengers, rising city was besieged unto the up early and sending ; because

eleventh year of king Zedekiah. he had compassion on his people, 3 On the ninth day of the fourth 16 and on his dwelling place: but month the famine was sore in they mocked the messengers of the city, so that there was no God, and despised his words, bread for the people of the land. and scoffed at his prophets, until 4 Then a breach was made in the the wrath of the LORD arose

city, and all the men of war fled against his people, till there was by night by the way of the gate 17 no Premedy. Therefore he 1 See Jer. lii. 1, &c.

1 Heb. strengthened. 2 Heb. Hamital.

2 Heb. healing.

between the two walls, which was by the king's garden : (now the Chaldeans were against the city round about :) and the king went by the way of the Arabah. 5 But the army of the Chaldeans

pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of

Jericho: and all his army was 6 scattered from him. Then they

took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they 'gave judge7 ment upon him. And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him in fetters, and carried him to

Babylon. 8 Now in the fifth month, on the

seventh day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto 9 Jerusalem : and he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house ; and all the houses

of Jerusalem, even every great 10 house, burnt he with fire. And

all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of

the guard, brake down the walls II of Jerusalem round about. And

the residue of the people that were left in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzar

adan the captain of the guard 12 carry away captive. But the

captain of the guard left of the

poorest of the land to be vine13 dressers and husbandmen. And

the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the

brought upon them the king of the Chaldeans, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man or

ancient : he gave them all into 18 his hand. And all the vessels of

the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his

princes; all these he brought to 19 Babylon. And they burnt the

house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire,

and destroyed all the goodly 20 vessels thereof. And them that

had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and

his sons until the reign of the 21 kingdom of Persia : to fulfil the

word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths : for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

1 Or, spake with him of judgement

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