—2 Kings 25:27-30 (NASB)
Everything about the fall of Judah and their captivity into Babylon came true. Consider how hard it must have been to come face-to-face with the reality of God’s Word in their living out the destruction of their homeland along with their new status as slaves, relocated far away from the land of their birth. However, accompanying God’s Word of judgment was also His Word of restoration. You might think that the proof of their captivity would be enough to prove that God would come through with His promise of restoration, but He gave them an additional sign — He gave them Jehoiachin.