23:31 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.61 His mother62 was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah, from Libnah. 23:32 He did evil in the sight of63 the Lord as his ancestors had done.64 23:33 Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath and prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem.65 He imposed on the land a special tax66 of one hundred talents67 of silver and a talent of gold. 23:34 Pharaoh Necho made Josiah’s son Eliakim king in Josiah’s place, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. He took Jehoahaz to Egypt, where he died.68 23:35 Jehoiakim paid Pharaoh the required amount of silver and gold, but to meet Pharaoh’s demands Jehoiakim had to tax the land. He collected an assessed amount from each man among the people of the land in order to pay Pharaoh Necho.69
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