Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 24:15

So he led Jehoiachin away into exile to Babylon; also the king's mother and the king's wives and his officials and the leading men of the land, he led away into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Babylon;   Captivity;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiachin;   Jerusalem;   Polygamy;   Prophecy;   Thompson Chain Reference - Coniah;   Jeconiah;   Jehoiachin;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Babylon;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jehoiachin;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Jehoiachin;   Jeremiah;   Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Zedekiah;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ezekiel;   Jehoiachin;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Chebar;   Ezekiel;   Hoshama;   Jehoiachin;   Jeremiah;   King;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Chamberlain;   Chief;   Exile;   Ezekiel;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Mesopotamia;   Nehushta;   Prison, Prisoners;   Zerubbabel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dispersion;   Israel;   Jeremiah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Babylon ;   Jehoiachin ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehoiachin;   Nebuchadnezzar;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Captivity;   Jehoiachin;   Queen Mother;   Relationships, Family;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Eunuch;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The mighty of the land - Or “the great,” “the powerful.” The word used is quite distinct from that in 2 Kings 24:14, 2 Kings 24:16. It refers, not to bodily strength or fitness for war, hut to civil rank or dignity. The term would include all civil and all ecclesiastical functionaries - the nobles, courtiers, and elders of the city on the one hand, the priests, prophets (among them, Ezekiel), and Levites on the other.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-24.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon,.... Where he continued at least thirty seven years, 2 Kings 25:27.

and the king's mother; whose name was Nehushta, 2 Kings 24:8.

and the king's wives; for though he was so young, it seems he had many wives, as was the custom of those times; or his "women", who were either his concubines, or servants in his family:

and his officers; in his court: and the mighty of the land; the princes and nobles thereof; or "the fools of the land", as the word is written; so the people generally were:

those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon; which, according to BuntingF19Travels, &c. p. 198. , were six hundred and eighty miles distant from each other.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-24.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 24:15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, [those] carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Ver. 15. These carried he into captivity into Babylon.] Where it fared better with them than with those that were left behind. {Jeremiah 24:4-5, &c.} To these the prophet Jeremiah wrote a letter, if Apocryphal Baruch may be believed. {/APC Bar 6:1}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-24.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15.Carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon — Where he remained in prison for thirty-seven years, and then was liberated and honoured by Evil-merodach. 2 Kings 25:27-30.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-24.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Judges. Hebrew, "the rams." Chaldean, "the grandees." These are not included in the 10,000, (ver. 14.) nor more than (Calmet) the 8,000 who were taken from the country (ver. 16.; Calmet) or 3,000 were taken from Jerusalem, and 7,000 from other places. (Du Hamel)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-24.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Jehoiachin to Babylon. Where he was captive for thirty-seven years.

the mighty of the land. Princes and potentates, priests and prophets (Jeremiah 29:1). Among them Ezekiel (2 Kings 1:12), Daniel, and Nehemiah.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-24.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) And he carried away.—The form of the verb is different from that in 2 Kings 24:14. We might render: “Yea, he carried away;” for 2 Kings 24:15-16 simply give the particulars of what was stated generally in 2 Kings 24:14. In the present verse the “princes” are defined.

He carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother.—Fulfilment of Jeremiah 22:24-27.

The mighty of the land.—So the Targum, “the magnates of the land.” All who could do so, must have taken refuge in Jerusalem at the approach of the Chaldæan army.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
he carried
8; 2 Chronicles 36:10; Esther 2:6; Jeremiah 22:24-28
officers
or, eunuchs.
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 13:18 - unto;  Jeremiah 22:25 - I;  Jeremiah 22:26 - GeneralJeremiah 34:19 - the eunuchs;  Jeremiah 38:7 - eunuchs;  Lamentations 1:3 - gone;  Ezekiel 17:13 - he hath also

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-24.html.