Archive THE BIBLE - Verse by Verse (2 Kings, Chapter 1 to 25)

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2 Kings 23:29 (NLT) - 29 While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, went to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah and his army marched out to fight him, but King Neco killed him when they met at Megiddo.
2 Kings 23:30 (NLT) - 30 Josiah’s officers took his body back in a chariot from Megiddo to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb. Then the people of the land anointed Josiah’s son Jehoahaz and made him the next king.
2 Kings 23:33 (NLT)

33 Pharaoh Neco put Jehoahaz in prison at Riblah in the land of Hamath to prevent him from ruling in Jerusalem. He also demanded that Judah pay 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold as tribute.
2 Kings 23:34 (NLT)

34 Pharaoh Neco then installed Eliakim, another of Josiah’s sons, to reign in place of his father, and he changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. Jehoahaz was taken to Egypt as a prisoner, where he died.
2 Kings 23:35 (NLT)

35 In order to get the silver and gold demanded as tribute by Pharaoh Neco, Jehoiakim collected a tax from the people of Judah, requiring them to pay in proportion to their wealth.
2 Kings 24:1 (NLT) - 1 During Jehoiakim’s reign, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon invaded the land of Judah. Jehoiakim surrendered and paid him tribute for three years but then rebelled.
2 Kings 24:2 (NLT) - 2 Then the LORD sent bands of Babylonian, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Judah to destroy it, just as the LORD had promised through his prophets.
2 Kings 24:3 (NLT) - 3 These disasters happened to Judah because of the LORD’s command. He had decided to banish Judah from his presence because of the many sins of Manasseh,
2 Kings 24:5 (NLT)
The rest of the events in Jehoiakim's reign and all of his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.
2 Kings 24:7 (NLT)
The King of Egypt did not venture out of his country after that, for the king of Babylon captured the entire area formally claimed by Egypt__from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
2 Kings 24:8 (NLT)
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother was Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
2 Kings 24:10 (NLT)
During Jehoiachin's reign, the officers of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, came up against Jerusalem and besieged it.
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