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2 Kings 24

Introduction

Overview

2 Kings 24:1, Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelling against him, procures his own ruin; 2 Kings 24:5, Jehoiachin succeeds him; 2 Kings 24:7, The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon; 2 Kings 24:8, Jehoiachin’s evil reign; 2 Kings 24:10, Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon; 2 Kings 24:17, Zedekiah is made king, and reigns ill, unto the utter destruction of Judah.

Verse 1

his days: 2 Kings 17:5, 2 Chronicles 36:6-Ecclesiastes :, Jeremiah 25:1, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 46:2, Daniel 1:1

Nebuchadnezzar: This prince, so famous in the writings of the prophets, was the son of Nabopollasar king of Babylon.

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:4 - found conspiracy 2 Kings 25:1 - Nebuchadnezzar Ezra 4:12 - rebellious Ezra 9:7 - into the hand Psalms 80:13 - The boar Ecclesiastes 4:14 - also Isaiah 36:5 - that Jeremiah 1:3 - It came also Jeremiah 4:7 - lion Jeremiah 25:12 - when Jeremiah 35:1 - in the Jeremiah 36:1 - General Jeremiah 50:17 - this Ezekiel 19:6 - he went Ezekiel 19:8 - the nations Ezekiel 21:14 - let the Ezekiel 23:16 - as soon as she saw them with her eyes Habakkuk 3:16 - he will Zechariah 1:18 - four Zechariah 9:8 - because of him that passeth by Matthew 1:11 - Jechonias

Verse 2

the Lord: 2 Kings 6:23, 2 Kings 13:20, 2 Kings 13:21, Deuteronomy 28:49, Deuteronomy 28:50, 2 Chronicles 33:11, Job 1:17, Isaiah 7:17, Isaiah 13:5, Jeremiah 35:11, Ezekiel 19:8

according: 2 Kings 20:17, 2 Kings 21:12-2 Chronicles :, 2 Kings 23:27, Isaiah 6:11, Isaiah 6:12, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 26:20, Jeremiah 32:28, Micah 3:12

his: Heb. the hand of his

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 21:14 - the remnant 2 Kings 23:26 - Notwithstanding 2 Chronicles 36:6 - came up 2 Chronicles 36:17 - he brought Ezra 5:12 - into the hand Nehemiah 4:7 - the Ammonites Job 20:22 - every hand Ecclesiastes 4:14 - also Jeremiah 5:10 - ye up Jeremiah 6:3 - they shall Jeremiah 12:9 - the birds Jeremiah 25:1 - in the Jeremiah 26:5 - my Jeremiah 34:22 - I will command Jeremiah 36:1 - General Jeremiah 49:1 - their king Jeremiah 52:28 - in the Lamentations 1:17 - commanded Ezekiel 16:27 - daughters Ezekiel 23:23 - the Chaldeans Daniel 1:1 - General Amos 1:13 - and for Micah 5:1 - gather Habakkuk 1:6 - I raise Habakkuk 3:16 - he will Zechariah 2:8 - the nations

Verse 3

Surely: 2 Kings 18:25, Genesis 50:20, 2 Chronicles 24:24, 2 Chronicles 25:16, Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah 10:6, Isaiah 45:7, Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 46:11, Amos 3:6

remove them: 2 Kings 23:26, 2 Kings 23:27, Leviticus 26:33-Habakkuk :, Deuteronomy 4:26, Deuteronomy 4:27, Deuteronomy 28:63, Deuteronomy 29:28, Joshua 23:15, Jeremiah 15:1-Numbers :, Micah 2:10

for the sins: 2 Kings 21:2-1 Kings :, Exodus 20:5

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:9 - before the Lord 2 Kings 21:6 - wrought 2 Kings 21:11 - Because 2 Kings 21:16 - Manasseh 2 Chronicles 33:9 - made Judah 2 Chronicles 34:25 - Because 2 Chronicles 36:17 - he brought Jeremiah 15:4 - because Jeremiah 32:31 - that I Jeremiah 34:22 - I will command Jeremiah 52:28 - in the Ezekiel 18:19 - Why Ezekiel 22:2 - bloody city Matthew 1:10 - Manasses Matthew 27:25 - His

Verse 4

for the innocent: 2 Kings 21:16, Numbers 35:33, Deuteronomy 19:10, Jeremiah 2:34, Jeremiah 19:4

he filled: Psalms 106:38

which: Jeremiah 15:1, Jeremiah 15:2, Lamentations 3:42, Ezekiel 33:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:8 - lay not 2 Samuel 21:9 - before the Lord 2 Kings 21:6 - wrought 2 Kings 21:11 - Because 2 Kings 23:26 - Notwithstanding 2 Chronicles 33:9 - made Judah 2 Chronicles 34:25 - Because Psalms 9:12 - When Proverbs 6:17 - and hands Jeremiah 7:6 - and shed Jeremiah 15:4 - because Jeremiah 22:3 - neither Jeremiah 22:17 - to shed Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall Jeremiah 32:31 - that I Ezekiel 7:23 - for Ezekiel 8:17 - for Ezekiel 9:9 - and the land Ezekiel 11:9 - and deliver Ezekiel 18:19 - Why Ezekiel 22:2 - bloody city Ezekiel 23:37 - and blood Ezekiel 24:6 - Woe Ezekiel 33:21 - The city Matthew 1:10 - Manasses Matthew 23:35 - upon Matthew 27:4 - the innocent Matthew 27:25 - His Luke 3:20 - General Luke 11:50 - the blood Revelation 16:6 - they have

Verse 5

the rest: 2 Chronicles 36:8, Jeremiah 22:13-Esther :, Jeremiah 26:1 - Jeremiah 36:32

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 36:6 - came up

Verse 6

am 3405. bc 599.

slept: As Jehoiakim was "buried with the burial of an ass," by being "drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem," without internment, the expression "slept with his fathers," can only mean that the died, or slept the sleep of death. In the East, a body exposed during the night would be a prey to wild animals; if any of it were left till the morning, the carnivorous birds would devour it. 2 Chronicles 36:6, 2 Chronicles 36:8, Jeremiah 22:18, Jeremiah 22:19, Jeremiah 36:30

Jehoiachin: As this man reigned only three months, and was a mere vassal of the king of Babylon, his reign is scarcely reckoned; and therefore Jeremiah - Jeremiah 36:30 says of Jehoiakim, "he shall have none to sit upon the throne of David.

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:16 - Jeconiah Esther 2:6 - Jeconiah Ecclesiastes 4:14 - also Jeremiah 22:24 - Coniah Ezekiel 14:20 - Daniel Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes Ezekiel 19:12 - strong

Verse 7

the king: Jeremiah 37:5-Judges :, Jeremiah 46:2

from the river: Genesis 15:18, Numbers 34:5, Joshua 15:4, 1 Kings 4:21, Isaiah 27:12

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:29 - Euphrates 1 Chronicles 5:9 - Euphrates Jeremiah 22:20 - and cry Jeremiah 46:10 - the north Lamentations 4:17 - our eyes Ezekiel 30:22 - and that

Verse 8

Jehoiachin: 1 Chronicles 3:16, Jeremiah 24:1, Jeconiah, Jeremiah 22:24, Jeremiah 22:28, Jeremiah 37:1, Coniah, Matthew 1:11, Matthew 1:12, Jechonias

eighteen years: In the parallel place, he is said to be only eight years old; but this must be a mistake, for we find that having reigned only three months, he was carried captive to Babylon, and there had wives; and had he been of such a tender age, it could scarcely have been said that, as a king, "he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord." 2 Chronicles 36:9

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:15 - he carried Jeremiah 36:12 - Elnathan Ezekiel 14:20 - Daniel

Verse 9

evil: Young renders, "the evil thing," noting, "that is, idolatry."

according: 2 Kings 24:19, 2 Chronicles 36:12

Verse 10

At that time: Daniel 1:1, Daniel 1:2

was besieged: Heb. came into siege, 2 Kings 25:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:52 - General 2 Kings 25:1 - Nebuchadnezzar 2 Chronicles 36:10 - when the year was expired Ezra 5:12 - into the hand Jeremiah 6:3 - they shall Ezekiel 17:3 - came Ezekiel 17:12 - Behold Ezekiel 21:14 - let the Obadiah 1:11 - in the day that the

Verse 11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:52 - General Isaiah 29:3 - General Isaiah 36:17 - I come

Verse 12

Jehoiachin: 2 Chronicles 36:10, Jeremiah 24:1, Jeremiah 29:1, Jeremiah 29:2, Jeremiah 38:17, Jeremiah 38:18, Ezekiel 17:12

officers: or, eunuchs

took him: 2 Kings 25:27, Jeremiah 52:28, Jeremiah 52:31

eighth year: "Nebuchadnezzar's eighth year." Jeremiah 25:1, Jeremiah 52:28

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee 2 Kings 20:18 - thy sons 2 Kings 25:8 - the nineteenth 2 Kings 25:29 - changed Ecclesiastes 4:14 - also Isaiah 29:3 - General Isaiah 36:16 - come out Isaiah 39:7 - of thy sons Jeremiah 13:18 - unto Jeremiah 20:5 - I will deliver Jeremiah 34:19 - the eunuchs Jeremiah 36:30 - He shall Jeremiah 37:1 - Coniah Jeremiah 52:12 - the nineteenth Lamentations 2:9 - her king Ezekiel 1:2 - General Ezekiel 11:16 - Thus saith Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes Ezekiel 24:1 - the ninth year Habakkuk 1:10 - scoff Zephaniah 1:8 - the princes

Verse 13

he carried: 2 Kings 20:17, Isaiah 39:6, Jeremiah 20:5

and cut: 2 Kings 25:13-Ezra :, Ezra 1:7-1 Kings :, Jeremiah 27:16-Ecclesiastes :, Jeremiah 28:3, Jeremiah 28:4, Jeremiah 28:6, Daniel 5:2, Daniel 5:3

which Solomon: 1 Kings 7:48-Philippians :, 2 Chronicles 4:7-Song of Solomon :

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:19 - the treasury 1 Kings 14:26 - he took away 2 Kings 14:14 - all the gold 2 Chronicles 4:19 - all the vessels 2 Chronicles 36:6 - came up 2 Chronicles 36:7 - the vessels Ezra 6:5 - which Nebuchadnezzar Psalms 79:1 - holy Jeremiah 17:3 - I will Jeremiah 27:22 - carried Ezekiel 7:21 - General Daniel 1:1 - General Joel 3:5 - ye Zephaniah 1:8 - the princes Luke 21:1 - the treasury

Verse 14

all: That is, all the chief men, the nobles, and the artificers. Among these were 7,000 mighty men, and 1,000 craftsmen and smiths.

Jerusalem: 2 Chronicles 36:9, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Jeremiah 24:1-Deuteronomy :, Jeremiah 52:28, Ezekiel 1:1, Ezekiel 1:2

craftsmen: So, 1 Samuel 23:19-Song of Solomon :

the poorest sort: 2 Kings 25:12, Jeremiah 39:10, Jeremiah 40:7, Jeremiah 52:16, Ezekiel 17:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:41 - thou shalt not enjoy them Deuteronomy 28:43 - General Deuteronomy 28:62 - few in number 1 Samuel 13:19 - there was no 2 Kings 18:32 - I come 1 Chronicles 4:14 - Charashim Ezra 2:1 - whom Nebuchadnezzar Nehemiah 7:6 - whom Nebuchadnezzar Esther 2:6 - Jeconiah Proverbs 13:8 - the poor Isaiah 3:2 - mighty Jeremiah 27:20 - when Lamentations 1:3 - gone Lamentations 1:15 - trodden Ezekiel 19:12 - strong Matthew 1:11 - about

Verse 15

he carried: 2 Kings 24:8, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Esther 2:6, Jeremiah 22:24-Hosea :

officers: or, eunuchs

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 13:18 - unto Jeremiah 22:25 - I Jeremiah 22:26 - General Jeremiah 34:19 - the eunuchs Jeremiah 38:7 - eunuchs Lamentations 1:3 - gone Ezekiel 17:13 - he hath also

Verse 16

seven thousand: Jeremiah 29:2, Jeremiah 52:28

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 22:25 - I Ezekiel 17:13 - he hath also

Verse 17

the king: 2 Chronicles 36:10, 2 Chronicles 36:11, Jeremiah 37:1, Jeremiah 52:1

his father's brother: He was son of Josiah, brother to Jehoiakim, and uncle of Jehoiachin. 1 Chronicles 3:15, 1 Chronicles 3:16, 2 Chronicles 36:10

changed: The change of name was to shew Nebuchadnezzar's supremacy, and that Zedekiah was only his vassal or viceroy. The custom of changing names, we are assured by travellers, still exists in the East. 2 Kings 23:34, 2 Chronicles 36:4

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:14 - Josiah Jeremiah 1:3 - unto the end Jeremiah 21:1 - when Ezekiel 17:5 - the seed Ezekiel 17:13 - hath taken Daniel 1:7 - gave names

Verse 18

am 3405-3416, bc 599-588

Zedekiah: 2 Chronicles 36:11, Jeremiah 37:1, Jeremiah 52:1-1 Kings :

Hamutal: 2 Kings 23:31

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:14 - Josiah Jeremiah 21:1 - when

Verse 19

And he did: 2 Kings 23:37, 2 Chronicles 36:12, Jeremiah 24:8, Jeremiah 37:1 - Jeremiah 38:28, Ezekiel 21:25

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:9 - according Jeremiah 37:2 - neither Jeremiah 52:2 - he did

Verse 20

through: 2 Kings 22:17, Exodus 9:14-Esther :, Deuteronomy 2:30, Isaiah 19:11-2 Chronicles :, 1 Corinthians 1:20, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-1 Kings :

Zedekiah: 2 Chronicles 36:13, Jeremiah 27:12-Ezra :, Jeremiah 38:17-Ecclesiastes :, Ezekiel 17:15-Proverbs :

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went Joshua 23:16 - then shall 2 Kings 13:23 - neither cast he 2 Kings 17:4 - found conspiracy Ezra 4:15 - for which Ezra 4:19 - and it is found Jeremiah 7:15 - I will Jeremiah 37:2 - neither Jeremiah 52:2 - he did Ezekiel 17:7 - another Ezekiel 19:14 - fire Ezekiel 21:23 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-kings-24.html.