5 bJehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did cevil in the sight of the Lord his God. 6 dNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him, and bound him in 4bronze fetters to ecarry him off to Babylon. 7 fNebuchadnezzar also carried off some of the articles from the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, the abominations which he did, and what was found against him, indeed they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. Then 5Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place.
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