2 Kings 24:17-2017 aAnd the king of Babylon bmade Mattaniah cJehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place dand changed his name to Zedekiah.
Zedekiah Reigns in Judah18 eZedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was fHamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 19And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, gaccording to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20For because of the anger of the Lord it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that he cast them out from his presence. hAnd Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
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Fall and Captivity of Judah1 iAnd in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month jNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and laid siege to it. kAnd they built siegeworks all around it. 2So the city was besieged till the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3On the ninth day of the fourth month lthe famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. 4Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by mthe king’s garden, and nthe Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the oArabah. 5But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and all his army was scattered from him. 6Then they captured the king pand brought him up to the king of Babylon at qRiblah, and they passed sentence on him. 7They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, rand put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains and took him to Babylon.
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