8 jJehoiachin 2was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. 9 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.
10 kAt that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city 3was besieged. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, as his servants were besieging it. 12 lThen Jehoiachin king of Judah, his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers went out to the king of Babylon; and the king of Babylon, min the eighth year of his reign, took him prisoner.
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