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Jehoiakim’s Reign

36:5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem.5 He did evil in the sight of6 the Lord his God. 36:6 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked him,7 bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away8 to Babylon. 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar took some of the items in the Lord’s temple to Babylon and put them in his palace9 there.10

36:8 The rest of the events of Jehoiakim’s reign, including the horrible sins he committed and his shortcomings, are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Israel and Judah.11 His son Jehoiachin replaced him as king.


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