2 Chronicles 36


Jehoahaz Reigns in Judah

1And [5took 1the 2people 3of the 4land] Jehoahaz son of Josiah, and they anointed him, and placed him as king instead of his father in Jerusalem. 2[2was a son 3being 4twenty 5and 6three 7years old 1Jehoahaz] in his taking reign, and three months he reigned in Jerusalem. 3And [4removed 5him 1the 2king 3of Egypt] to not give reign to him in Jerusalem, and put a tribute upon the land of a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

Jehoiakim Reigns in Judah

4And [3placed 1the king 2of Egypt] Eliakim son of Josiah as king over Judah and Jerusalem, and converted his name to Jehoiakim. And [4Jehoahaz 5his brother 3took 1Pharaoh 2Necho], and brought him to Egypt. 5[2was a son 3being 4twenty 5and 6five 7years old 1Jehoiakim] in his taking reign. And eleven years he reigned in Jerusalem. And he acted wickedly before the  lord. 6And [4ascended 5against 6him 1Nebuchadnezzar 2king 3of Babylon], and bound him in brass shackles, and took him into Babylon. 7And part of the items of the house of the  lord he carried away unto Babylon, and he put them in his temple in Babylon.

Jehoiachin Reigns in Judah

8And the rest of the words of Jehoiakim, and all which he did, behold, these are written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel and of Judah. And [3reigned 1Jehoiachin 2his son] instead of him. 9[2was a son 3being eight 4years old 1Jehoiachin] in his taking reign. And three months and ten days he reigned in Jerusalem. And he acted wickedly in the presence of the  lord.

Zedekiah Reigns in Judah

10And at the turn of the year [3sent 1king 2Nebuchadnezzar] and brought him unto Babylon, with the [2items 1desirable] of the house of the  lord. And [4reigned 1Zedekiah 2the brother 3of his father] over Judah and Jerusalem. 11[5years old 3twenty 4one 2was a son being 1Zedekiah] in his taking reign, and eleven years he reigned in Jerusalem. 12And he did the wicked thing before the  lord his God. And he did not feel shame from in front of Jeremiah the prophet, and from the mouth of the  lord, 13in the [2the things 3with 4king 5Nebuchadnezzar 1annulling], in which he bound him by an oath according to God. And he hardened his neck, and [2his heart 1he strengthened] to not return to the  lord God of Israel. 14And all the honorable men of Judah, and the priests, and the people of the land multiplied to disregard good, to do wickedness according to the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of the  lord in Jerusalem. 15And [4sent 1the  lord 2God 3of their fathers] to them by the hand of his prophets, ones rising up early, even sending his messengers, for he was sparing his people, and his sanctuary. 16And they were sneering at his messengers, and treating with contempt his words, and mocking among his prophets, until [4ascended 1the 2rage 3of the  lord] among his people until there was no cure.

The Destruction of Jerusalem

17And he led against them the king of the Chaldeans, and he killed their young men by the broadsword in the house of his sanctuary. And he did not spare the young men. And their virgins he did not show mercy on, and their elders he took away -- whole he delivered up into their hands. 18And all the items of the house of God, the great and the small, and the treasures of the house of the  lord, and all the treasures of the king, and of the great men. The whole he carried unto Babylon. 19And he burnt the house of the  lord, and razed the wall of Jerusalem. And its palaces he burnt by fire, and every [2item 1beautiful] he appointed for extinction. 20And he resettled the remaining ones in Babylon. And they were for him and his sons for manservants until the kingdom of the Medes, 21 to fulfill the word of the  lord through the mouth of Jeremiah, until [3favorably receives 1the 2land] its Sabbaths; by observing the Sabbath all the days of its desolation, to observe the Sabbath in the fulfillment [2years 1of seventy].

The Proclamation of Cyrus

22[2year 1In the first] of Cyrus king of the Persians, after the fulfillment of the saying of the  lord through the mouth of Jeremiah, the  lord awakened the spirit of Cyrus king of the Persians. And he exhorted to proclaim in all his kingdom in writing, saying, 23Thus says Cyrus king of the Persians, to all the kingdoms of the earth, [5gave 6to me 1The  lord 2God 3of the 4heaven]; and he gave charge to me to build to him a house in Jerusalem in Judea. Who is there of you of all his people? The  lord his God will be with him -- let him ascend!
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