1 The people of the land then took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and proclaimed him king of Jerusalem in succession to his father.
Jer 22:11 1Chr 3:15 2Chr 26:1 2Chr 33:25 2Kgs 23:30-37
2 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for three months in Jerusalem.
3 The king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and imposed a levy of a hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold on the country.
4 The king of Egypt then made his brother Eliakim king of Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. Carrying off his brother Jehoahaz, Necho took him to Egypt.
Jer 22:10-12 1Chr 3:15 2Kgs 23:34-35 Ezek 19:3-4
5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. He did what is displeasing to Yahweh his God.
2Kgs 23:36-37 Jer 22:13-19 Jer 26:1 Jer 26:21-23 Jer 35:1 Jer 36:1 Jer 36:27-32
6 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him, loaded him with chains and took him to Babylon.
2Chr 33:11 2Kgs 24:1-2 2Kgs 24:5-6 2Kgs 24:13-20 Dan 1:1-2 Ezek 19:5-9 Hab 1:5-10
7 To Babylon Nebuchadnezzar also took some of the objects belonging to the Temple of Yahweh and put them in his palace in Babylon.
2Kgs 24:13 Dan 1:2 Dan 5:2-4 Ezra 1:7-11 Jer 27:16-18 Jer 28:3
8 The rest of the history of Jehoiakim, the shameful things that he did and what happened to him in consequence, these are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. His son Jehoiachin succeeded him.
2Kgs 24:5-6 1Chr 3:16-17 Jer 22:24 Jer 22:28 Matt 1:11-12
9 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what is displeasing to Yahweh.
10 At the turn of the year, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and had him taken to Babylon, with the valuables belonging to the Temple of Yahweh, and made his brother Zedekiah king of Judah and Jerusalem.
Jer 37:1 2Chr 36:7 1Chr 3:15-16 2Chr 36:18 2Kgs 24:10-17 2Kgs 25:27-30 2Sam 11:1
11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem.
2Kgs 24:18-20 Jer 27:1 Jer 28:1 Jer 52:1-3
12 He did what is displeasing to Yahweh his God. He did not listen humbly to the prophet Jeremiah who spoke for Yahweh.
2Chr 33:23 Jer 37:2-21 Jer 38:14-28 1Pet 5:6 2Chr 32:26 2Chr 33:12 2Chr 33:19
13 Furthermore, he rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance to him by God. He became stubborn, and obstinately refused to return to Yahweh, God of Israel.
2Chr 30:8 2Kgs 17:4 2Kgs 24:20 2Sam 21:2 Exod 8:15 Exod 8:32 Exod 9:17
14 Furthermore, all the leaders of Judah, the priests and the people too, added infidelity to infidelity, copying all the shameful practices of the nations and defiling the Temple of Yahweh which he himself had consecrated in Jerusalem.
2Chr 28:3 2Chr 33:4-7 2Chr 33:9 2Kgs 16:10-16 Dan 9:6 Dan 9:8 Ezek 8:5-16
15 Yahweh, God of their ancestors, continuously sent them word through his messengers because he felt sorry for his people and his dwelling,
Jer 25:3-4 Jer 35:15 Jer 7:13 Jer 7:25 Jer 26:5 Jer 44:4-5 Luke 19:41-44
16 but they ridiculed the messengers of God, they despised his words, they laughed at his prophets, until Yahweh's wrath with his people became so fierce that there was no further remedy.
2Chr 30:10 Jer 5:12-13 Prov 29:1 Ezra 5:12 Jer 32:3 Luke 22:63-64 Ps 35:16
17 So against them he summoned the king of the Chaldaeans and he put their young men to the sword within the very building of their Temple, not sparing young man or girl, or the old and infirm; he put them all at his mercy.
Ps 74:20 Ezra 9:7 2Chr 24:21 2Chr 33:11 2Kgs 24:2-3 2Kgs 25:1-30 Dan 9:14
18 All the things belonging to the Temple of God, whether large or small, the treasures of the Temple of Yahweh, the treasures of the king and his officials, everything he took to Babylon.
2Chr 36:7 2Chr 36:10 2Kgs 20:13-17 2Kgs 25:13-17 Dan 5:3 Isa 39:6 Jer 27:18-22
19 He burned down the temple of God, demolished the walls of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces to the ground and destroyed everything of value in it.
Ps 79:1 1Kgs 9:8 2Kgs 25:9-11 Isa 64:10-11 Jer 7:4 Jer 7:14 Jer 52:13-15
20 And those who had escaped the sword he deported to Babylon, where they were enslaved by him and his descendants until the rise of the kingdom of Persia,
Jer 27:7 2Chr 36:22 2Kgs 25:11 Deut 28:47-48 Ezra 1:1-11
21 to fulfil Yahweh's prophecy through Jeremiah: Until the country has paid off its Sabbaths, it will lie fallow for all the days of its desolation -- until the seventy years are complete.
Dan 9:2 Jer 29:10 Lev 26:34-35 Zech 1:12 Jer 25:11-12 Jer 26:6-7 Lev 25:4-6
22 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia -- to fulfil the word of Yahweh through Jeremiah -- Yahweh roused the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to issue a proclamation and to have it publicly displayed throughout his kingdom:
Jer 25:12 Ezra 1:1-3 Jer 29:10 2Chr 36:21 Dan 10:1 Ezra 1:5 Isa 13:17-18
23 'Cyrus king of Persia says this, "Yahweh, the God of Heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build him a Temple in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all his people, may his God be with him! Let him go up."'
1Chr 22:16 1Chr 29:5 Dan 2:21 Dan 2:37 Dan 4:35 Dan 5:18 Dan 5:23