|Chart of the Kings||King Zedekiah - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Zedekiah|
King Zedekiah steadfastly refused to obey the LORD, and instead plunged his nation into grave danger by rebelling against the legitimate authority of the empire of Babylon. Babylon was powerful, and Jerusalem's power had been removed in prior invasions. His rebellion was hopeless from the beginning. Repeatedly warned by the LORD, Zedekiah refused to listen.
2 Kings 24:18-19 Zedekiah was twenty and one 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. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.