2 Kings Chapter 24

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2 Kings 24

1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

3 Surely at the 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;

4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah 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 of his reign.

13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

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.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

20 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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46 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 24

  1. 2. The LORD sent against him Babylonian, Syrian, Moabite, and Ammonite raiding bands; he sent them to destroy Judah, as he had warned he would do through his servants the prophets.

    When the warnings sent by God through His Word and His servants are ignored, there is certain destruction ahead.

  2. 2 Kings 24:3 & 20
    3) Surely at the 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.
    20) For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

    It’s our sins that seperate us from God.
    It’s our sins that causes God to hide his face from us.
    It’s our sins that causes God to turn a deaf ear to us.
    It’s our sins that causes us to be removed from His presence and cast out of His sight.

    Our prayer today should be as David’s prayed in Psalms 51:9-12…
    Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
    Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not they holy spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

    Jesus today You will Save me!!

  3. LOSING WITHOUT GOD

    8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
    9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.
    10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

    People should not be surprised to hear that those who leave from following the LORD lose everything that GOD has given them. They may keep their early possessions and possibly even gain more. However the priceless treasures that come from GOD that are irreplaceable cannot be seen by the natural eye. Too often people are content to lose the supernatural that cannot be seen to possess something natural that cannot be seen.

    My prayer today is that this testimony that is repeated throughout history will speak to us.

    FOLLOW GOD and GAIN
    FOLLOW Self and LOSE

    11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
    12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah 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 of his reign.
    13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.
    14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
    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.
    16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

    The result of Jehoiachin doing evil in the sight of the LORD is that he, his family and his followers LOST everything.

    I pray today that we are careful to follow after the LORD and not do evil in his sight through disobedience and rebelling against what we know and are taught because of a deadly flashly feeling.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  4. 19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

    20 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

    Father help me to keep evil away from me that I may please You and only You. I will delight in your laws and your love for You are everlasting!

  5. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

  6. iLove to Grow in the Word
    2 Kings 24:3-4 NLT These disasters happened to Judah because of the LORD’s command. He had decided to banish Judah from His presence because of the many sins of Manasseh, (4) who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The LORD would not forgive this.

    We see here that the sin of Manasseh was so great that even several generations later it still had to be judged. Manasseh’s son was righteous and so the judgement skipped that generation, but Josiah’s son was evil as well as the next generation and so that is where the judgement comes back in.

    The same is true in our lives today. Our righteousness (through Jesus) can push the generational curses away from our families. But those who work unrighteousness cause the curse to continue.

  7. 16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

    17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

    If you don’t serve the Lord, you won’t be free, but instead you wll end up serving someone else instead. You will be a servant of man or the devil. It’s better and also a great honor, to be a servant of the most high God

  8. Proverbs 12:15-16 Fools are headstrong and do what they like; wise people take advice. Fools have short fuses and explode all too quickly; the prudent quietly shrug off insults.

    I have known such fools. I have worked for such fools. They need to be the focus in any conversation; they have run the furthest, flown the highest and sank the lowest of anyone else. They are never wrong. It is always someone else’s fault we are the dumb ones for not seeing the world through their eyes. Dr. Hughes labeled these people this weekend – narcissist.

  9. 2 Kings 24:1 During Jehoiakim’s regin Nebuchadnezzar kind of Babylon invaded the land and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. But then he turned against Nebuchadnezzar and rebelled. The Lord sent BabylonIan Aramean Mobile and Ammonite raiders against him to destroy Judah in accordance with the word of the Lord proclaimed by his servants the prophets surely these things happened to Judah according to the Lord’s command in order to remove them from his presence because of the sins of Manasseh and all he had done including the shedding of innocent blood for he had filled Jerusalem with Innocent blood and the Lord was not willing to forgive.

  10. 2 Kings 24:20 (KJV Strong’s)
    20 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

    There is a slippery slope that once gone down becomes almost impossible to climb back up without divine intervention.

    Although Josiah was a good king and set things right his children, and children’s children abandoned this good and rebelled against the Lord.

    Not only that but they also ignored the warnings once judgment had started.

    Once we make a choice is becomes easier to make that same choice again. Dr, Hughes explained that eloquently last night.

    Judah had seared their conscience and now only repentance and humility could help them individually but the nation was doomed.

    • Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV Strong’s)
      30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

      I believe had there been anyone to stand in the gap that God would have continued to stay the hand of judgement.

      This shows the importance of the intercessor. God is willing to forgive and wants all men to come to repentance. Yet if there is no one to interceded then God’s judgment must fall.

  11. 4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

    Our country is in real trouble for the innocent babies that are killed each year.

  12. 19 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as Jehoiakim had done. 20 It was because of the Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust them from his presence.

    thrust-push (something or someone) suddenly or violently in the specified direction.
    Father help us Jesus not be fools and to follow you completely. Your Word literally says leave everything and follow me….I have left everything to follow you Jesus and even though family does not agree. I am here to please you and not men. I have committed to follow you till I see you face to face!!!! Hallelujah…Can’t wait for that day….

  13. 3 These disasters happened to Judah because of the Lord’s command. He had decided to banish Judah from his presence because of the many sins of Manasseh, 4 who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The Lord would not forgive this. (NLT)

    The Lords word will stand whether it be blessings or punishment. We serve a just God who saw the repentance of Josiah and withheld the curse He promised. However, once the kings turned back, away from the Lord, God kept His word and the curse returned. The choice was all theirs – just like today, we all have a choice.

  14. We see where the king was captured and his princes and his mighty men, his wives, everything he had became captive to the king of Babylon.

    We must be careful of the decisions we make naturally and spiritually. Not only do they effect us, but it also effects our family and those around us. He had several thousand mighty men, capable of taking down the army of babylon that came against them, but because he did evil in the sight of the Lord, it caused the Lord to cast them out from His presence and He no longer fought battles for them, or had angels stationed around them for protection. Therefore the mighty, capable, able men and their families were captured as well and carried off into Babylon.

    Our decisions will either bring us, and those around us closer to God or it will carry us away from God.

  15. 12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah 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 of his reign.

    13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

    On verse 9 we read again as many times before he did that wich was evil in the sight of the Lord… And now without God the king pretty much just went and surrendered himself. I would imagine he did it out of fear for this king was a strong man that had conquered all the nations in that time. They had given away their true identity as children of the One True God. They choose to not follow the Lord and thus the one thats Stonger than the strong man, allmighty God was not on their side. If they would have just repented and humbled themsleves of course the king being the one leading the people, then there might have been a different story. We have read before that it does not matter who one is facing or if they are bigger and stronger, for God is well and able to take care of it, and that is but a light thing for Him. What matters are we willing to bring low, and humble our first enemy, ourselves and simply repent and turn to God.

  16. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
    3 Surely at the 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;
    4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

    Do NOT mistaken God’s voice with your own PLEASURES! Many times I’ve seen people take advantage of positions or titles they are given… That once they are put in position in a church they begin to ignore direction from God and do what they believe is best for THEIR OWN good. Not realizing that their “guidance” is not spiritual but of flesh for pleasure, so they can be contempt and pleased with everything going THEIR way rather than God’s. I pray oh Lord that we stay attentive to your VOICE! That we learn to have authority over our flesh to walk firmly hand in hand with you daily!! That we never again fall to do what is against your word and will in your sight! That we thrive to fulfill the purpose you have set since before we took our first breathe on this earth! #GodGuideUs

  17. 3 Surely at the 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;

    4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

  18. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
    3 Surely at the 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;

    God is true to his word, whether to bless or judge. What he has spoken will come to pass. We must have a hunger and thirst for him, learn & know his word and align ourselves to it, so that our self willed ways can be stopped. By repentance, our sins are covered in his blood. Through knowledge of his word and repentance when we fall short, we can help others live for God in these last days and be the church he intends us to be during the end time. I choose to love God & put him first, rather than be a lover of pleasure and put myself first. He is helping me GROW in him!

  19. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    3 Surely at the 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;

  20. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    3 Surely at the 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;

    4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

    God is always true to His word! Whether we receive a blessing or not is up to us!

  21. In this scripture, it tells me to be careful of whom you follow or leads our nation. When you have an evil ruler. You can guarantee stiff judgement from God and he shows here the penalty for the evil these kings performed. Just think about the condition of our Nation. We need a heart examination for this country, they have closed their hearts toward God. It seems man has become his own God! May God help the body of Christ to win this country back! Not to paraphrase Donald Trump but this is the only way to America great again.

    “God Bless All, in Jesus Christ name, Amen”

  22. 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

    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.

    16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

    These people where waiting at the wrong place and waiting for the wrong person, because of what they believed.
    What would happen if us Christians would be waiting for God in the right place which is in prayer,because we would be wait for the right God. We would be captive to God and his kingdom and his loyalty to never let us down. Not only for the time them people wanted to wait but for eternity. Let’s not be waiting in the wrong place and for the wrong person and have to spend eternity in the wrong place.

  23. It’s all about the choices that we make. We are our testimony. Nobody can change or make you love God and follow his commandments. God loves us so much that he wants us to live righteous and to leave sin behind. To follow him and trust him no matter what obstacles get in the way. Lord I give you complete control of my life lead me and guide me every step of the way so I won’t get off track, have mercy on my soul.

  24. “Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king. His rule in Jerusalem lasted only three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem. In GOD ’s opinion he also was an evil king, no different from his father.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭24:8-9‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Like Father, Like Son
    It says that jehoiachin was just like his dad in the sight of the Lord. Too often we repeat the example set for us. If there is going to be a change in the world, it will need to start at home! Let’s all make a choice to start changing our world today.

  25. 19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

    I pray that I don’t get caught up in the fact that I’m doing the spritual things that I need to do and ignore the the sins that I may have commited each day.
    In the word of God it says the heart is desperately wicked and who can know it. It also say that the very elect scarcely will make it to heaven. God search my heart and know my ways lord!

  26. 19 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as Jehoiakim had done. 20 It was because of the Lord’s anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust them from his presence.
    Our actions affect others. .. when a leader allows themselves to become evil it destroys them and those who follow them. We as leaders must strive to please the Lord in our actions.

  27. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    3 Surely at the 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;

  28. 3 Surely at the 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; 4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon. The word of God (Judge) recorded the cause. The church of God (Jesus) should be overflowing today, as one need only read the latest current events (news) too see the resemblance. Albeit one that cannot or refuses to see the resemblance, may want to give serious thought as too what happened to God’s chosen. Dear God, remove the scales from our eyes that we may seek your forgiveness. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  29. 2 Kings 24:2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    Just as he did in the times of Nebuchadnezzar, God will keep his word. We can take the word of God as Yay and Amen. The Lordwill heal you if you ask him too, or he can chastised you for wrong doing.

    The only accounts in the word that were given of God doing what He had spoke thru the prophets was when the people sought the face of God. God would have are bad his word and forgive.

    If we can seek the face of God continually we can deter things that have been set.

  30. “For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.” The Lord allowed all the destruction, because they would not obey his word. The Lord’s anger is not to be taken lightly, as such we should seek to do what pleases him, while we can. God help us that we consider our ways, in Jesus name.

  31. The backbone of a people

    14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

    When you take away the workers you take away the backbone. A craftsman can be taught anything, it’s a way of life for him. You take away the creativity of the craftsman and the work of the smith you have removed the heart and soul of the people.
    Our creativity was given to us by God so that we could be like him. And when it is removed were are normal.

  32. God is always willing to forgive those who turn from disobedience and back to him. Sadly the people of Jerusalem consistwntly do the opposite. Though God listens, he doesn’t hear them speak of sincere love and repentance (Jer 8:5-6). God desires to forgive us as well. He is always waiting, listening eager to embrace us as we turn from our sin. Lord allow us to see our lives more accurately to reflect the value of our hearts. Reveal the places in our hearts that need to be rid of sin and reconnected to Jesus. He will search our hearts and create within us a new heart. One made of flesh and not of stone.

  33. Sometimes God will allow the struggle to happen to see your inner character…. God saw the evil that was manifesting and permitted even more harm to persist.

    What did we learn? Don’t tick God off.

  34. Verse 20 MSG “The source of all this doom to Jerusalem and Judah was God’s anger—God turned his back on them as an act of judgment. And then Zedekiah revolted against the king of Babylon.” This reminded me of the “high cost of a bad decision”. Many may think they are getting away with things; but, in reality the cost of your wrongdoings may not come in your lifetime. The high cost may come to your children in later generations. Proverbs 11:21 MSG says “Count on this: The wicked won’t get off scot-free, and God’s loyal people will triumph.”

  35. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    3 Surely at the 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;

  36. 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

    3 Surely at the 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;

    Be careful who you allow to rule over you or who you are submitted to.What they do will have a direct affect on you.

  37. 13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

    14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
    Everything will be lost in rebellion.

  38. 1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

    2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

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