11 kZedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. 12 He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and ldid not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord. 13 And he also mrebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear an oath by God; but he nstiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. 14 Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem.
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