2-kings 24 :17

2-kings 24 :17 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his father's brother, king in place of Jehoiachin, changing his name to Zedekiah.

Webster's Revision

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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for 2-kings 24 :17

Clarke's Commentary on 2-kings 24 :17

Made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead - He was the son of Josiah, and brother to Jehoiakim.

Changed his name to Zedekiah - See the note on 2 Kings 23:34.

Barnes' Commentary on 2-kings 24 :17

Mattaniah, son of Josiah and brother of Jehoahaz, but thirteen years his junior, adopted a name significant of the blessings promised by Jeremiah to the reign of a king whose name should be "Yahweh, our righteousness" Jeremiah 23:5-8.

Wesley's Commentary on 2-kings 24 :17

24:17 Zedekiah - That he might admonish him of (what this name signifies) the justice of God, which had so severely punished Jehoiakim for his rebellion; and would no less certainly overtake him, if he should be guilty of the same perfidiousness.
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