2 Chronicles 36:22

“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now in the first yeere of Cyrus king of Persia (that the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Ieremiah, might bee accomplished) the Lord stirred vp the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that hee made a proclamation throughout all his kingdome, and put it also in writing, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia--in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah--the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also {put it} in writing, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Jehovah by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and `put it' also in writing, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now in the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in order that the words which the Lord had said by the mouth of Jeremiah might come true, the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, was moved by the Lord, and he made a public statement and had it given out through all his kingdom and put in writing, saying,
- Basic English Bible

And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Jehovah by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, and he made a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also in writing, saying,
- Darby Bible

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
- World English Bible

And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, at the completion of the word of Jehovah in the mouth of Jeremiah, hath Jehovah waked up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, and he causeth an intimation to pass over into all his kingdom, and also in writing, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Chronicles 36

  • CHarris
    In order to rule over Gods people you must first surround yourselves with people who know God and respect his authority. Young people have to grow into such knowledge and seek God and his wisdom to fully understand the power of the Lord God.
  • Like ancient Latin, the Hebrew language uses the letters of the alphabet for numbers. The difference between eight and eighteen is the presence of a "hook " symbol over the letters for eighteen, and if the person who copied the manuscript failed to add the "hook, " the error would be recorded and repeated. These occasional scribal errors in no way affect the inspiration of Scripture and do not touch upon any major teaching in the Bible. The text clearly ascribes willful evil to this king, something not to be expected if this was merely a boy of eight subject to the whims of many royal advisors. Both Chronicles and Kings note that he reigned only three months after which he was taken captive. At the time of this captivity his wives note the plural were taken as well. This is clearly indicative of an eighteen year old king and not an eight year old who would not even be considered a man under Jewish law. Consider how he became king...2 Chronicles 36 5 8 Jehoiakim was twenty five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem and he did evil in the sight of the Lord his God. 6 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him and bound him with bronze chains to take him to Babylon. 7 Nebuchadnezzar also brought some of the articles of the house of the Lord to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and the abominations which he did, and what was found against him, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son became king in his place. NASU Nebuchadnezzar was the reason Jehoiachin became king after his father was deposed in 597 B.C. It is highly improbable that Nebuchadnezzar would have placed an eight year old into this position as he would not have one individual to hold responsible, as any young king would be subject to a multitude of advisors. In fact, when Nebuchadnezzar subsequently removed Jehoiachin he made his uncle king and not one of Jehoiachin 's very young children. Also, if Jehoiachin was only eight years old, it 's unlikely that he would have been imprisoned in Babylon 2 Kings 24 15, 25 27 . Some translations now legitimately have corrected this error in the text...2 Chronicles 36 9 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. NIV The bottom line is that with confidence we can state that Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign.
  • Evans Achieng
    Blessed be you my brother sister? Battyus for the clarification. My sister brother? Siti, the bible was written by God 's mind through man 's erring hands. Verses 15 16 explain how God tries to keep us but we refuse until 'this is no remedy "....sad.
  • Bradley Templeton
    Why do many scholars state Chronicles 36 is end of Old Testament, despite the last verse of Chap. 36 has knowledge and is similar to start of Ezra Nehemiah? When written, not placement in Bible.
  • Deborah. for verse 6
    When we disobey and disregard him (GOD), the enemies will penetrate into our lives and leads us in the sin chains.
  • why 2 Chronicles 36:9 says "eight years.." but 2 Kings 24:8 says "eighteen years?" im confuses... is it people who write the Bible?

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