2 And Hashem sent against him bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Arameans, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Yehuda to destroy it, according to the word of Hashem, which He spoke by the hand of His servants the N’viim.
3 Surely at the commandment of Hashem came this upon Yehuda, to remove them out of His sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
ג אַךְ עַל פִּי יְהוָה הָיְתָה בִּיהוּדָה לְהָסִיר מֵעַל פָּנָיו בְּחַטֹּאת מְנַשֶּׁה כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה.
4 and also for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Yerushalayim with innocent blood; and Hashem would not pardon.
ד וְגַם דַּם הַנָּקִי אֲשֶׁר שָׁפָךְ וַיְמַלֵּא אֶת יְרוּשָׁלִַם דָּם נָקִי וְלֹא אָבָה יְהוָה לִסְלֹחַ.
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 Yehuda?
9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of Hashem, according to all that his father had done.
ט וַיַּעַשׂ הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אָבִיו.
יא וַיָּבֹא נְבֻכַדְנֶאצַּר מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל עַל הָעִיר וַעֲבָדָיו צָרִים עָלֶיהָ.
12 And Jehoiachin the king of Yehuda went out to the king of Bavel, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers; and the king of Bavel took him in the eighth year of his reign.
13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of Hashem, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Shlomo king of Yisrael had made in the temple of Hashem, as Hashem had said.
14 And he carried away all Yerushalayim, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths; none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
v’-hig-LAH et kol y’-ru-sha-LA-yim v’-ET kol ha-sa-REEM v’-AYT kol gi-bo-RAY ha-KHA-yil a-SE-ret a-la-FEEM go-LEH v’-KHOL he-kha-RASH v’-ha-mas-GAYR lo nish-AR zu-LAT da-LAT am ha-A-retz
יד וְהִגְלָה אֶת כָּל יְרוּשָׁלִַם וְאֶת כָּל הַשָּׂרִים וְאֵת כָּל גִּבּוֹרֵי הַחַיִל עשרה (עֲשֶׂרֶת) אֲלָפִים גּוֹלֶה וְכָל הֶחָרָשׁ וְהַמַּסְגֵּר לֹא נִשְׁאַר זוּלַת דַּלַּת עַם הָאָרֶץ.
24:14 And he carried away all Yerushalayim
During the first part of the exile to Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar carries away all of the leaders of the People of Israel. The royalty, military leaders, Torah scholars and all dignitaries are taken away from Jerusalem. Nebuchadnezzar leaves behind only the poor and a government that he controls. By depriving the People of Israel of all their leaders, he believes that he will end all possibility of revolt against his rule. Yet, due to God’s intention to destroy the city, a rebellion that leads to the ultimate destruction will take place. Despite the plans of even the most powerful human beings, God’s plans can never be thwarted.
19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of Hashem, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
יט וַיַּעַשׂ הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוֹיָקִים.