Bible: 2 Chron 36:5-8

Jehoiakim’s Reign

36:5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. 1  He did evil in the sight of 2  the Lord his God. 36:6 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked him, 3  bound him with bronze chains, and carried him away 4  to Babylon. 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar took some of the items in the Lord’s temple to Babylon and put them in his palace 5  there. 6 

36:8 The rest of the events of Jehoiakim’s reign, including the horrible sins he committed and his shortcomings, are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 7  His son Jehoiachin replaced him as king.

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