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