3 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

Other Translations of 2 Chronicles 36:3

New International Version

3 The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talentsThat is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons of silver and a talentThat is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms of gold.

English Standard Version

3 Then the king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and laid on the land a tribute of a hundred talents of silver and a talentA talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms of gold.

The Message

3 The king of Egypt dethroned him and forced the country to pay him nearly four tons of silver and seventy-five pounds of gold.

New King James Version

3 Now the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem; and he imposed on the land a tribute of one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

New Living Translation

3 Then he was deposed by the king of Egypt, who demanded that Judah pay 7,500 pounds of silver and 75├é┬ápounds of gold as tribute.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 36:3

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 36:1-21

(Read 2 Chronicles 36:1-21)

The ruin of Judah and Jerusalem came on by degrees. The methods God takes to call back sinners by his word, by ministers, by conscience, by providences, are all instances of his compassion toward them, and his unwillingness that any should perish. See here what woful havoc sin makes, and, as we value the comfort and continuance of our earthly blessings, let us keep that worm from the root of them. They had many times ploughed and sowed their land in the seventh year, when it should have rested, and now it lay unploughed and unsown for ten times seven years. God will be no loser in his glory at last, by the disobedience of men. If they refused to let the land rest, God would make it rest. What place, O God, shall thy justice spare, if Jerusalem has perished? If that delight of thine were cut off for wickedness, let us not be high-minded, but fear.