2 Kings 24:17
New International Version
He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

New Living Translation
Then the king of Babylon installed Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, as the next king, and he changed Mattaniah's name to Zedekiah.

English Standard Version
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Berean Study Bible
Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

New American Standard Bible
Then the king of Babylon made his uncle Mattaniah king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

King James Bible
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Christian Standard Bible
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Contemporary English Version
Then Nebuchadnezzar appointed Jehoiachin's uncle Mattaniah king of Judah and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Good News Translation
Nebuchadnezzar made Jehoiachin's uncle Mattaniah king of Judah and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

International Standard Version
The king of Babylon installed Jehoiachin's uncle Mattaniah as king in his place and then changed his name to Zedekiah.

NET Bible
The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in Jehoiachin's place. He renamed him Zedekiah.

New Heart English Bible
The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's father's brother, king is his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Babylon made King Jehoiakin's Uncle Mattaniah king in his place and changed Mattaniah's name to Zedekiah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

New American Standard 1977
Then the king of Babylon made his uncle Mattaniah, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his father's brother, king in his stead and changed his name to Zedekiah.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

American King James Version
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

American Standard Version
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's father's brother, king is his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of Babylon made Batthanias his son king in his stead, and called his name Sedekias.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he appointed Matthanias his uncle in his stead: and called his name Sedecias.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his uncle king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

English Revised Version
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

World English Bible
The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, [Jehoiachin's] father's brother, king is his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Babylon causeth Mattaniah his father's brother to reign in his stead, and turneth his name to Zedekiah.
Study Bible
Exiles to Babylon
16The king of Babylon also brought into exile to Babylon all seven thousand valiant warriors and a thousand craftsmen and metalsmiths—all strong and fit for battle. 17Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Cross References
2 Kings 23:34
Then Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah, and he changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt, where he died.

2 Chronicles 36:10
In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar summoned him and brought him to Babylon, along with the articles of value from the house of the LORD, and he made Jehoiachin's relative Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 1:3
and through the days of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, until the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.

Jeremiah 21:1
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur son of Malchijah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, saying,

Jeremiah 37:1
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon named Zedekiah son of Josiah the king of Judah, and he reigned in place of Coniah son of Jehoiakim.

Jeremiah 49:34
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah.

Ezekiel 17:13
He took a member of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. Then he carried away the leading men of the land,

Ezekiel 17:16
As surely as I live,' declares the Lord GOD, 'surely he will die in Babylon, in the land of the king who enthroned him, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke.

Ezekiel 23:17
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. But after she had been defiled by them, she turned away in disgust.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the king.

2 Chronicles 36:10,11
And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem…

Jeremiah 37:1
And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.

Jeremiah 52:1
Zedekiah was one and twenty 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.

his father's brother.

1 Chronicles 3:15,16
And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum…

2 Chronicles 36:10
And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

changed.

2 Kings 23:34
And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.

2 Chronicles 36:4
And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.







Lexicon
Then the king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Babylon
בָּבֶ֛ל (bā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

made Mattaniah,
מַתַּנְיָ֥ה (mat·tan·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4983: Mattaniah -- 'gift of Yah', the last king of Judah, also a number of Israelites

[Jehoiachin's] uncle,
דֹד֖וֹ (ḏō·ḏōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

king
וַיַּמְלֵ֧ךְ (way·yam·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

in his place
תַּחְתָּ֑יו (taḥ·tāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

and changed
וַיַּסֵּ֥ב (way·yas·sêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

his name
שְׁמ֖וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

to Zedekiah.
צִדְקִיָּֽהוּ׃ (ṣiḏ·qî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6667: Zedekiah -- 'Yah is righteousness', six Israelites
(17) Mattaniah his father's brother.--He was the third son of Josiah (comp. Jeremiah 1:3; Jeremiah 37:1), and full brother of Jehoahaz-Shallum (2Kings 23:31). Jehoiachin was childless at the time (comp. 2Kings 24:12; 2Kings 24:15 with 2Kings 25:7 and Jeremiah 22:30). In the exile he had offspring (1Chronicles 3:17-18). (The LXX. reads, his son, ????, a corruption of ?????, uncle).

And changed his name to Zedekiah.--His former name meant "gift of Jah;" his new one, "Jah is righteousness" (or "myrighteousness"). The prophecy of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 23:1-9), denouncing "the shepherds that destroy and scatter the flock" and promising a future king, whose name shall be "Jehovah is our righteousness" (lahweh cidg?nu), evidently refers to the delusive expectations connected with Zedekiah's elevation. Nebuchadnezzar's act of clemency in putting another native prince on the throne may have been the execution of a promise made at the surrender of the city.

Verses 17-20. - EARLIER PORTION OF ZEDEKIAH'S REIGN. Nebuchadnezzar found a son of Josiah, named Mattaniah, still surviving at Jerusalem. At his father's death he must have been a boy of ten, but he was now, eleven years later, of the age of twenty-one. This youth, only three years older than his nephew Jehoiachin, he appointed king, at the same time requiring him to change his name, which he did from "Mattaniah" to "Zedekiah" (ver. 17). Zedekiah pursued nearly the same course of action as the other recent kings. He showed no religious zeal, instituted no reform, but allowed the idolatrous practices, to which the people were so addicted, to continue (ver. 19). Though less irreligious and less inclined to persecute than Jehoiakim, he could not bring himself to turn to God. He was weak and vacillating, inclined to follow the counsels of Jeremiah, but afraid of the "princes," and ultimately took their advice, which was to ally himself with Egypt, and openly rebel against Nebuchadnezzar. This course of conduct brought about the destruction of the nation (ver. 29). Verse 17. - And the King of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead. Josiah had four sons (1 Chronicles 3:15) - Johanan, the eldest, who probably died before his father; Jehoiakim, or Eliakim, the second, who was twenty-five years old at his father's death (2 Kings 23:36); Jehoahaz, the third, otherwise called Shallum (1 Chronicles, l.s.c.; Jeremiah 22:11), who, when his father died, was aged twenty-three (2 Kings 32:31); and Mattaniah, the youngest, who must have been then aged ten or nine. It was this fourth son, now grown to manhood, whom Nebuchadnezzar appointed king in Jehoiachin's room. And changed his name to Zedekiah. (On the practice of changing a king's name on his accession, see the comment upon 2 Kings 23:31, 34.) Mat-lab means "Gift of Jehovah;" Zedekiah, "Righteousness of Jehovah." Josiah had called his son the first of these names in humble acknowledgment of God's mercy in granting him a fourth son. So other pious Jews called their sons "Nathaniel," and Greeks "Theodotus" or "Theodorus," and Romans "Deodatua." Mattaniah, in taking the second of the names, may have had in his mind the prophecy of Jeremiah 23:5-8, where blessings are promised to the reign of a king whose name should be "Jehovah-Tsidkenu," i.e. "The Lord our Righteousness." Or he may simply have intended to declare that "the righteousness of Jehovah" was what he aimed at establishing. In this case it can only be said that it would have been happy for his country, had his professions been corroborated by his acts. 24:8-20 Jehoiachin reigned but three months, yet long enough to show that he justly smarted for his fathers' sins, for he trod in their steps. His uncle was intrusted with the government. This Zedekiah was the last of the kings of Judah. Though the judgments of God upon the three kings before him might have warned him, he did that which was evil, like them. When those intrusted with the counsels of a nation act unwisely, and against their true interest, we ought to notice the displeasure of God in it. It is for the sins of a people that God hides from them the things that belong to the public peace. And in fulfilling the secret purposes of his justice, the Lord needs only leave men to the blindness of their own minds, or to the lusts of their own hearts. The gradual approach of Divine judgments affords sinners space for repentance, and believers leisure to prepare for meeting the calamity, while it shows the obstinacy of those who will not forsake their sins.
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