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, (Daniel
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.
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 (Jeremiah
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 Jeremiah.
(e) In the reign of the king of Babylon.
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 Babylon.
(f) Out of Jerusalem and Judah into Babylon.