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2 Kings 24:17-20

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24:17 The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s 1  uncle, king in Jehoiachin’s place. He renamed him Zedekiah.

Zedekiah’s Reign over Judah

24:18 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he ruled for eleven years in Jerusalem. 2  His mother 3  was Hamutal, 4  the daughter of Jeremiah, from Libnah. 24:19 He did evil in the sight of 5  the Lord, as Jehoiakim had done. 6 

24:20 What follows is a record of what happened to Jerusalem and Judah because of the Lord’s anger; he finally threw them out of his presence. 7  Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

1 tn Heb “his.”

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

3 tn Heb “the name of his mother.”

4 tc Some textual witnesses support the consonantal text (Kethib) in reading “Hamital.”

5 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

6 tn Heb “according to all which Jehoiakim had done.”

7 tn Heb “Surely [or, ‘for’] because of the anger of the Lord this happened in Jerusalem and Judah until he threw them out from upon his face.”



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