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2Kings 21:1-5.Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed and he reared up altars for Baal and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel and worshipped all the host of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2Kings 21:1-5.Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.(some mother she was; obviously she was evil and brought up a child just like her {*}, but he did change). And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed and he reared up altars for Baal and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel and worshipped all the host of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire and observed times and used enchantments and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards. He wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Kings 21:7 And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever.

They often made their own idols to worship:.2Kings 17:16-19,29,30; tsk! tsk! what kind of stupidity they showed; such is the superstitious ordinary consciousness of mankind.

2Kings 21:8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers, only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

2Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not. And Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

2Kings 21:10-13 And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols, therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle. And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

2Kings 21:14-17 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies; Because they have done that which was evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day. Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

The parallel account in the book of Chronicles adds that Manasseh came to completely change from his horrible past of committing so many evils and how that occurred:.2Chronicles 33:10-18.

2Kings 21:18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

2Kings 21:19.Amon was twenty and two years old when he began to reign and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Meshullemeth.(like Manasseh's mother Hephzibah, this mother too was a bad mom), the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

2Kings 21:20-26 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did. And he walked in all the way that his father walked in and served the idols that his father served.(took care of them).and worshipped them. And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers.(grandfathers).and walked not in the way of the LORD. And the servants of Amon conspired against him and slew the king in his own house. And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead. Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the book of.(?).the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Kings 22:1.Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.

2Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his forefather and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

2Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right.(Josiah had a good mom).in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of David.(words 'in all the' not in original; the verse means he walked in all the good ways of David, because David did some bad things).his forefather and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

2Kings 22:12,13 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest and Ahikam the son of Shaphan,and Achbor the son of Michaiah and Shaphan the scribe and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found.(believed to be the book of Moses), for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.

2Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest and Ahikam and Achbor and Shaphan and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; Now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college and they communed with her.

2Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest and Ahikam and Achbor and Shaphan and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; Now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college.(original is 'second' meaning 'in the second part; which was a suburb where the residence of Huldah was; this probably refers to the new city whch had been enclosed by the wall of Manasseh to the north of the old city {2Chronicles 33:14} where outside the wall of the main city and between the two walls, there was a second part of the city, the original Hebrew word 'ha-mishneh' is called by Josephus 'the other city').and they communed with her.

2Kings 22:15-20 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read. Because they have forsaken me and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place and shall not be quenched. But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; Because thine heart was tender and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse and hast rent thy clothes and wept before me. I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

2Kings 23:1,2 And the king sent and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. And the king went up into the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant.(this covenant {agreement} was in the book of Moses).which was found in the house of the LORD.

2Kings 23:3 And the king.(which king was this?.2Kings 22:1).stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

2Kings 23:4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the grove and for all the host of heaven. And he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.(a city).

2Kings 23:5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places round about Jerusalem, them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the planets and to all the host of heaven.

2Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth.(the place where they immolated children), which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.

2Kings 23:13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

2Kings 23:14-23 And he brake in pieces the images and cut down the groves and filled their places with the bones of men. Moreover the altar that was at Bethel and the high place which Jeroboam I the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he broke down and burned the high place and stamped it small to powder and burned the grove. And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount and sent and took the bones out of the sepulchres and burned them upon the altar and polluted it according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed. Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel. And he said, Let him alone. Let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone along with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria. And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel. And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars and burned men's bones upon them and returned to Jerusalem. And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah, but the one held in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.

2Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits and the wizards and the images and the idols and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

2Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits and the wizards.(original for word 'wizards' is 'a knowing one' and means here those pretending to have special spiritual insight and who charge and/or receive favors from others for making them known).and the images.(different idol images represented attention to various types of their stupid.practices).and the idols and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

2Kings 23:25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

2Kings 23:28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah and all that he did.(some in 2Chronicles 34), are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?.(about where is this book)

2Kings 23:29 In his days Pharaoh Nechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates and king Josiah went against him and he slew him at Megiddo when he had seen him..(2Chronicles 35:22-24)

2Kings 23:30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in his father's stead.

JFB Commentary:."Anointing was a ceremony not usually deemed necessary in circumstances of regular and undisputed succession, but in the case of Jehoahaz, it seems to have been resorted to in order to impart greater validity to the act of popular election and it may be, to render it less likely to be disturbed by Necho, who, like all Egyptians, would associate the idea of sanctity with the regal anointing."

2Kings 23:31.Jehoahaz.was twenty and three years old when he began to reign and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2Kings 23:31.Jehoahaz.was twenty and three years old when he began to reign and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal.(an evil woman who contributed to the upbringing of her evil son), the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.(another Jeremiah than the one who wrote the.Bible.book of Jeremiah).

2Kings 23:32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

2Kings 23:32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.(like Manasseh's mother Hephzibah and like Amon's mother Meshullemeth, this mother Hamutal too was a loser, having brought up two evil sons, Jehoahaz and Zedekiah), according to all that his fathers had done.

2Kings 23:33 And Pharaoh Nechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

2Kings 23:33 And Pharaoh Nechoh.(who was this pharaoh?).put him.(Jehoahaz).in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.(normally paid annually and totaling over 40,000 British pounds, about $72,000 American; a lot of money back then).

2Kings 23:34 And Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim, the son of Josiah, king in the room of Josiah his father and turned his name to Jehoiakim and took Jehoahaz away. And he came to Egypt and died there.

2Kings 23:34 And Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim.(also named Jehoiakim, just to cause a little confusion for us, Ha ha!), the son of Josiah.(Eliakim was.actually the grandson.of Josiah because Eliakim's father was Jehoiakim who was son of Josiah; son and grandson etc. are the same in the original, why?), king in the room of Josiah his father.(Barnes Notes:."the phrase is intended to mark the fact, that Neco did not acknowledge that.Jehoahaz had ever been king", probably because he did so much evil, verses 31,32 above).and turned his name to Jehoiakim.(from his original name Eliakim).and took Jehoahaz away. And he came to Egypt and died there..(2Chronicles 36:1-4)

2Kings 23:35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh. He exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh Nechoh.

2Kings 23:35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but.(but, as is always, it was never enough for the greed and control mechanisms of kings, so he turned to the people for more).he taxed.(original is 'valued').the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh.(which pharaoh?). He exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land of every one according to his taxation.(original is 'estimation', but it was an exaction, a taxation), to give it unto Pharaoh Nechoh.

2Kings 23:36,37.Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah.(Zebudah, like Hamutal, was another poor quality woman good king Josiah got involved with; though a good king, he didn't know how to pick women), the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. And he.(Jehoiakim).did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.(his immediate father Josiah was a good man; the scripture refers to the evil kings before Josiah, such as Josiah's dad Amon and Manasseh, Amon's dad).

2Kings 24:1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up and Jehoiakim became his servant three years, then he turned and rebelled against him.

2Kings 24:1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar-II king of Babylon came up and Jehoiakim became his servant.(2Chronicles 36:5,6).three years, then he.(Jehoiakim).turned and rebelled against him.(God didn't want it to be this way; He had a plan; what was it?.Jeremiah 27:1,5-18).

2Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him.(against Jehoiakim).bands of the Chaldees and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the children of Ammon and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

2Kings 24:3-5 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did and also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Kings 24:3-5 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, because of the sins of Manasseh.(shows how the evil of one leader can affect all who come after him), according to all that he did and also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Kings 24:6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

2Kings 24:7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land, for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

2Kings 24:8,9 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

2Kings 24:8,9 Jehoiachin.(actual name was Jeconiah; son and successor of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, B.C.E. 609-598, reigned three months and was then carried away to Babylon, where he was imprisoned for thirty-six years and then released).was eighteen years old when he began to reign and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.(Jehoiachin had bad ass parents; what else could you expect of him but evil?).

2Kings 24:10-12 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar-II king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem and the city was besieged. And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city and his servants did besiege it.(Nebuchadnezzar came up a little later:.2Kings 25:1-4). And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother and his servants and his princes and his officers and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2Kings 24:13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

2Kings 24:14 And he carried away all Jerusalem and all the princes and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives and all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

2Kings 24:14 And he carried away all Jerusalem and all the princes and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives and all the craftsmen and smiths.(were adept at sword making, etc.; like a modern day blacksmith). None remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. 

2Kings 24:15,16 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon and the king's mother and the king's wives and his officer and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. And all the men of might, even seven thousand and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

2Kings 24:15,16 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon and the king's mother and the king's wives and his officer and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. And all the men of might, even seven thousand and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon..(why Nebuchadnezzar did all this?.2Kings 24:1-5)

2Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother, king in his stead and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother.('his father's brother' means both Mattaniah and Jehoichin had the same father who was named Josiah. Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim.{whose actual name was Jeconiah}.were Mattaniah's brothers. Mattaniah's name was changed by king Nebuchadnezzar II to Zedekiah. Zedekiah succeeded the throne of Jehoiakim, his brother, because Nebuchadnezzar put him {Zedekiah} on the throne instead of him {Jehoiakim}), king in his stead and changed his name to Zedekiah.

So, Mattaniah was brother of Jehoichin. Jehoichin's actual name was Jeconiah. Jeconiah was also known as Coniah. Mattaniah was the name given at birth. Mattaniah's name was changed by king Nebuchadnezzar II to Zedekiah. 

2Kings 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 

2Kings 24:19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

Here we see another child besides Jehoahaz whom the mother didn't at all do a good job in bringing him up.

2Kings 24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, because that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

Zedekiah didn't comprehend God was behind all this, nor did he realize God can keep one safe within any system:.2Samuel 14:14

2Kings 25:1-4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar-II.(Isaiah 14:4).king of Babylon came, he and all his host, against Jerusalem and pitched against it and they built forts against it round about. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city and there was no bread for the people of the land. And the city was broken up and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden. The Chaldees were against the city round about and the king went the way toward the plain.

2Kings 25:5,6 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king and overtook him in the plains of Jericho and all his army were scattered from him. So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah and they gave judgment upon him.

2Kings 25:7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes and put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with fetters of brass and carried him to Babylon.

2Kings 25:8-12 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month.(in the parallel.account in Jeremiah 52:12 it says the fifth month;.JFB Commentary.states:."In attempting to reconcile these two passages, it must be supposed either that, though he had set out on the seventh, he did not arrive in Jerusalem till the tenth or that he did not put his orders in execution till that day";.Matthew Poole's Commentary:."Either he came to Jerusalem on the seventh day and burnt the temple on the tenth day or this sacred writer speaks of the day of his departure from Riblah towards Jerusalem and Jeremiah speaks of his coming to Jerusalem, which was about three days journey from Riblah"), which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar-II king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem. And he burnt the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem and every great man's house burnt he with fire. And all the army of the Chaldees that were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about. Now the rest of the people that were left in the city and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon with the remnant.(Ezra 9:7,8).of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away. But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

2Kings 25:13,14 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD and the bases and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces and carried the brass of them to Babylon. And the pots and the shovels and the snuffers.(used to extinguish the lamps in the temple).and the spoons and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. 

2Kings 25:15-20 And the firepans.(Easton's Bible Dictionary: "It was probably a metallic cinder basin used for the purpose of carrying live coal for burning incense and of carrying away the snuff in trimming the lamps":.Exodus 27:3).and the bowls and such things as were of gold, in gold and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away. The two pillars, one sea and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass and the height of the chapiter three cubits and the wreathen work and pomegranates.(pomegranate trees).upon the chapiter round about, all of brass. And like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work. And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest and the three keepers of the door and out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city. And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.

2Kings 25:27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin.(actual name was Jeconiah).king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach.(Evil-merodach took over from his dad Nebuchadnezzar-II who was king during the captivity of Judah for approximately the first thirty seven years).king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison.(Psalms 3:3; 27:6)

2Kings 25:28-30 And he spake kindly to him and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon; And changed his prison garments and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life. And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

....next Old Testament book is 1Chronicles
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