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. 1
23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. 2 His mother was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah, from Rumah. 23:37 He did evil in the sight of 3 the Lord as his ancestors had done.
1 tn Heb “And the silver and the gold Jehoiakim gave to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land to give the silver at the command of Pharaoh, [from] each according to his tax he collected the silver and the gold, from the people of the land, to give to Pharaoh Necho.”
3 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”