2 Chronicles 36:2-8

Pharaoh Neco chooses Eliakim to be king

2 Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he started to rule. He ruled in Jerusalem for three months. 3 Then the king of Egypt said that Jehoahaz must not be king in Jerusalem. And he caused Judah's people to pay a lot of money to him. It was about 3,400 kilos (7,500 pounds) of silver and about 34 kilos (75 pounds) of gold. 4 The king of Egypt chose Jehoahaz's brother Eliakim to be king over Judah and Jerusalem. And he changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took his brother Jehoahaz to Egypt.

5 Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he started to rule. He ruled in Jerusalem for 11 years. He did very wrong things that the Lord his God did not like. 6 Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon came and he attacked him. He tied his hands and his feet together with metal chains to take him away to Babylon. 7 Also, Nebuchadnezzar took some things from the Lord's house. He took them to Babylon and he put them in his temple in Babylon.

36:5Jehoiakim ruled from about 609 to 598 BC.

8 The other things that Jehoiakim did are in the Book about the Kings of Israel and Judah. That includes all the very wrong things that he did. It includes all the things that God did not like about him. And his son Jehoiachin ruled instead.