From the Morning Bible Readings

Jehoi”²achin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Nehush”²ta the daughter of Elna”²than of Jerusalem. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.At that time the servants of Nebuchadnez”²zar king of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. And Nebuchadnez”²zar king of Babylon came to the city, while his servants were besieging it; and Jehoi”²achin the king of Judah gave himself up to the king of Babylon, himself, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his palace officials. The king of Babylon took him prisoner in the eighth year of his reign, and carried off 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 in the temple of the Lord, which Solomon king of Israel had made, as the Lord had foretold. He carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths; none remained, except the poorest people of the land. And he carried away Jehoi”²achin to Babylon; the king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officials, and the chief men of the land, he took into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. And the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valor, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all of them strong and fit for war. And the king of Babylon made Mattani”²ah, Jehoi”²achin’s uncle, king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedeki”²ah.

–2 Kings 24:8-17


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