24:1 During Jehoiakim’s reign, 1 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked. 2 Jehoiakim was his subject for three years, but then he rebelled against him. 3 24:2 The Lord sent against him Babylonian, Syrian, Moabite, and Ammonite raiding bands; he sent them to destroy Judah, as he had warned he would do through his servants the prophets. 4 24:3 Just as the Lord had announced, he rejected Judah because of all the sins which Manasseh had committed. 5 24:4 Because he killed innocent people and stained Jerusalem with their blood, the Lord was unwilling to forgive them. 6
24:5 The rest of the events of Jehoiakim’s reign and all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Judah. 7 24:6 He passed away 8 and his son Jehoiachin replaced him as king.
1 tn Heb “In his days.”
2 tn Heb “came up.” Perhaps an object (“against him”) has been accidentally omitted from the text. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 306.
3 tn The Hebrew text has “and he turned and rebelled against him.”
4 tn Heb “he sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the
5 tn Heb “Certainly according to the word of the
6 tn Heb “and also the blood of the innocent which he shed, and he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the
7 tn Heb “As for the rest of the events of Jehoiakim, and all which he did, are they not written on the scroll of the events of the days of the kings of Judah?”
8 tn Heb “lay down with his fathers.”