1 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamital daughter of Jeremiah, of Libnah.
2Kgs 24:18 Josh 10:29 2Chr 36:11 2Kgs 8:22 Josh 15:42
2 He did what is displeasing to Yahweh, just as Jehoiakim had done.
1Kgs 14:22 2Chr 36:12-13 2Kgs 24:19-20 Ezek 17:16-20 Ezek 21:25 Jer 26:21-23 Jer 36:21-23
3 That this should happen to Jerusalem and Judah was due to Yahweh's anger, resulting in his casting them away from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
2Chr 36:13 Isa 3:4-5 1Kgs 10:9 2Sam 24:1 Eccl 10:16 Ezek 17:12-21 Isa 3:1
4 In the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon advanced on Jerusalem with his entire army; he pitched camp in front of the city and threw up earthworks round it.
Jer 39:1 Ezek 24:1-2 Zech 8:19 Jer 32:24 Jer 52:7 2Kgs 25:1-27 Deut 28:52-57
5 The city lay under siege till the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.
6 In the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, when famine was raging in the city and there was no food for the populace,
Isa 3:1 2Kgs 25:3 Jer 38:9 Jer 39:2 Deut 28:52-53 Deut 32:24 Ezek 4:9-17
7 a breach was made in the city wall. The king and all the fighting men then fled, leaving the city under cover of dark, by way of the gate between the two walls, which is near the king's garden -- the Chaldaeans had surrounded the city -- and made his way towards the Arabah.
2Kgs 25:4 Jer 39:4-7 Jer 51:32 Deut 28:25 Deut 32:30 Jer 34:2-3 Jer 49:26
8 The Chaldaean troops pursued the king and caught up with Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho, where all his troops deserted.
Jer 21:7 Jer 32:4 Jer 34:21 Jer 38:23 Amos 2:14-15 Amos 9:1-4 Ezek 12:12-14
9 But the Chaldaeans captured the king and took him to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the territory of Hamath, where he passed sentence on him.
Jer 39:5 Num 13:21 2Kgs 25:6 Josh 13:5 1Kgs 8:65 2Chr 8:3 2Chr 33:11
10 He had Zedekiah's sons slaughtered before his eyes; he also had all the chief men of Judah put to death at Riblah.
Jer 22:30 2Kgs 25:7 2Kgs 25:18-21 Deut 28:34 Ezek 9:6 Ezek 11:7-11 Gen 21:16
11 He then put out Zedekiah's eyes and, loading him with chains, the king of Babylon carried him off to Babylon where he kept him prisoner until his dying day.
Ezek 12:13 Jer 34:3-5
12 In the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month -- it was in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon -- Nebuzaradan commander of the guard, a member of the king of Babylon's staff, entered Jerusalem.
2Kgs 25:8 Jer 39:9 Jer 52:29 Zech 8:19 2Kgs 24:12 Gen 37:36 Jer 52:14
13 He burnt down the Temple of Yahweh, the royal palace and all the houses in Jerusalem.
2Chr 36:19 Mic 3:12 Ps 79:1 2Kgs 25:9 Isa 64:10-11 Lam 2:7 Ps 74:6-8
14 The Chaldaean troops who accompanied the commander of the guard demolished all the walls surrounding Jerusalem.
Neh 1:3 2Kgs 25:10
15 Nebuzaradan commander of the guard deported (some of the poor people and) the remainder of the population left in the city, the deserters who had gone over to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the artisans.
Jer 15:1-2 Zech 14:2
16 But Nebuzaradan commander of the guard left some of the poor country-people behind as vineyard workers and ploughmen.
2Kgs 25:12 Ezek 33:24 Jer 39:9-10 Jer 40:5-7
17 The Chaldaeans broke up the bronze pillars from the Temple of Yahweh, the wheeled stands and the bronze Sea, which were in the Temple of Yahweh, and took all the bronze away to Babylon.
Jer 27:19-22 2Chr 4:12-15 Jer 52:21-23 1Kgs 7:15-37 1Kgs 7:50 2Chr 36:18 2Kgs 25:13-17
18 They also took the ash containers, the scoops, the knives, the sprinkling bowls, the incense bowls, and all the bronze furnishings used in worship.
1Kgs 7:45 Exod 27:3 Num 4:14 1Kgs 7:40 1Chr 28:17 1Kgs 7:50 2Chr 4:8
19 The commander of the guard also took the bowls, the censers, the sprinkling bowls, the ash containers, the lamp-stands, the goblets and the saucers: everything that was made of gold and everything made of silver.
1Kgs 7:49-50 2Chr 4:6-22 2Kgs 25:15 Exod 25:31-39 Lev 26:12 Num 16:46 Rev 8:3-5
20 As regards the two pillars, the one Sea, the twelve bronze oxen supporting the Sea, and the wheeled stands, which King Solomon had made for the Temple of Yahweh, there was no reckoning the weight of bronze in all these objects.
1Kgs 7:47 2Kgs 25:16 1Chr 22:14 2Chr 4:18
21 As regards the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, its circumference was twelve cubits, it was four fingers thick, and hollow inside;
2Kgs 25:17 1Kgs 7:15-21 2Chr 3:15-17
22 on it stood a capital of bronze, the height of the capital being five cubits; round the capital were filigree and pomegranates, all in bronze. So also for the second pillar.
1Kgs 7:16-17 2Chr 3:15 2Chr 4:12-13 2Kgs 25:17 Exod 28:14-22 Exod 28:25 Exod 39:15-18
23 There were ninety-six pomegranates round the sides, making a hundred pomegranates round the filigree in all.
24 The commander of the guard took prisoner Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest next in rank, and the three guardians of the threshold.
2Kgs 25:18 1Chr 6:14 Jer 21:1 Jer 29:25 Jer 37:3 Ezra 7:1 Jer 29:29
25 In the city he took prisoner an official who was in command of the fighting men, seven of the king's personal friends who were discovered in the city, the secretary to the army commander responsible for military conscription, and sixty men of distinction discovered in the city.
Esth 1:14 2Kgs 25:19 Matt 18:10
26 Nebuzaradan commander of the guard took these men and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah,
27 and at Riblah, in the territory of Hamath, the king of Babylon had them put to death. Thus Judah was deported from its country.
Ezek 8:11-18 Ezek 33:28 Isa 6:11-12 Isa 27:10 Isa 32:13-14 Jer 25:9-11 Mic 4:10
28 The number of people deported by Nebuchadnezzar was as follows. In the seventh year: three thousand and twenty-three Judaeans;
2Kgs 24:2-3 2Kgs 24:12-16 Dan 1:1-3 2Chr 36:20
29 in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar, eight hundred and thirty-two persons were deported from Jerusalem;
Gen 12:5 Jer 52:12 2Chr 36:20 2Kgs 25:11 Exod 1:5 Jer 39:9
30 in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan commander of the guard deported seven hundred and forty-five Judaeans. In all: four thousand six hundred persons.
Jer 6:9 Jer 52:15
31 But in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-Merodach king of Babylon, in the year he came to the throne, pardoned Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison.
2Kgs 25:27-30 Ps 3:3 Gen 40:13 Ps 27:6 Prov 21:1 Gen 40:20 Job 22:29
32 He treated him kindly and allotted him a seat above those of the other kings who were with him in Babylon.
Prov 12:25 Dan 2:37 Dan 5:18-19 Jer 27:6-11
33 So Jehoiachin laid aside his prisoner's garb and for the rest of his life always ate at the king's table.
2Sam 9:7 1Kgs 2:7 2Sam 9:13 Gen 41:14 Gen 41:42 Isa 61:1-3 Ps 30:11
34 And his upkeep was permanently ensured by the king, day after day, for the rest of his life until the day he died.
2Sam 9:10 Luke 11:3 Matt 6:11