24:1 In his a days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and
Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned
and rebelled against him.
(a) In the end of the third year of his reign and in the
beginning of the fourth, (Dan 1:1).
24:3 Surely at the b commandment of the LORD came [this] upon
Judah, to remove [them] out of his sight, for the sins of
Manasseh, according to all that he did;
(b) Though God used these wicked tyrants to execute his
just judgments, they are not to be excused, for they
proceeded from ambition and malice.
24:6 So Jehoiakim c slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his
son reigned in his stead.
(c) Not that he was buried with his fathers, but he died in
the way, as they let him prisoner toward Babylon, see
24:12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah d went out to the king
of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his
princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took
him in the eighth year e of his reign.
(d) That is, yielded himself to him by the counsel of
(e) In the reign of the king of Babylon.
24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in
Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his
f presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of