- And  he did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord, like all that his forefathers had done.
- And Pharaoh-Neco imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath, to prevent him from reigning in Jerusalem.
This same  Pharaoh Nekko imposed Elyakim son of Josiah, whose name he changed into Jehoiakim to rule over Jerusalem. Jehoiakim reigned eleven years doing evil in the sight of the Lord, following the example of his ancestors.
- Indeed , it was by the order of the Lord against Judah to remove them from before Him, because of the sins of Manasseh ( – repeated by Jehoiakim – ), according to all that he had done.
- And also [because of] the innocent blood that he had shed, and he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood and the Lord did not want to forgive (– The fourth generation is the last limit to recover from fathers’ faults –).
- And  he ( – Jehoiachin -) did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord like all that his father ( – Jehoiakim -) had done.
Jehoiachin  was banished to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, who replaced him on the throne of Jerusalem by Zedekiah whose real name was Mataniah.
Mataniah  was Jehoiachin’s uncle . The reign of Zedekiah is straddling the seventeenth and eighteenth generation. However his reign interests us more by the destruction of the first Temple which is on the eighteenth generation.
- So  Joseph brought his father Jacob and stood him before Pharaoh, and Jacob greeted Pharaoh.
- And Pharaoh said to Jacob, « How many are the days of the years of your life? »
- And Jacob said to Pharaoh, « The days of the years of my sojournings are one hundred thirty years. The days of the years of my life have been few and miserable, and they have not reached the days of the years of the lives of my forefathers in the days of their sojournings. »
- Hearken  and give ear, do not be proud, for the Lord has spoken.
- Give the Lord your God honor before it becomes dark, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and you shall hope for light, but He will make it into darkness, and making it into a thick cloud.
- And if you do not hearken to it ( – if you do not enjoy these trials to return to the Lord – ), in secret my soul will weep because of your pride and my eye shall weep sore and run down with tears, for the Lord’s flock has been captured.
(extract of the psalm 17 associated to this generation, verses 1 to 3 )
- A prayer of David; Hearken, O Lord, to righteousness, listen to my cry, lend an ear to my prayer, [which is] without deceitful lips.
- May my judgment come forth from before You; may Your eyes see [my] upright acts.
- You have tried my heart; You have visited [upon me] at night. You have refined me and not found; If I think, let it not pass my mouth.
- And  you ( – this injunction seems well suited to respond to David’s supplication – ), pray not on behalf of this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer, and entreat Me ( – Jeremiah expresses himself by speaking in the name of the Lord -) not for I will not hear you.
- Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
- The sons are gathering wood, the fathers are kindling fire, and the women are kneading dough to make starshaped cakes for the queen of the heaven and to pour libations to other gods, in order to provoke Me.
- Are they provoking Me? says the Lord. Are [they] not [provoking] themselves for the shame of their faces?
- Therefore, so says the Lord God: Behold, My wrath and My fury reaches this place, upon man and upon beast, upon the trees of the field and upon the produce of the soil, and it shall burn and not be quenched.
- And you , do not pray for this people, neither shall you lift up cry nor prayer, for I do not hearken at the time they call out to Me because of their misfortune.
(extract of the psalm 17 associated to this generation, verses 4 to 14 )
- As for man’s deeds, because of the word of Your lips, I kept [myself] from the ways of the profligate.
- To support my feet in Your paths, lest my feet falter.
- I called to You because You shall answer me, O God. Bend Your ear to me; hearken to my saying.
- Distinguish Your kind acts to save, with Your right hand, those who take refuge [in You] from those who rise up [against them].
- Guard me as the apple of the eye; in the shadow of Your wings You shall hide me.
- Because of the wicked who have robbed me; my mortal enemies who encompass me.
- [With] their fat, they closed themselves up; their mouths spoke with haughtiness.
- [By] our footsteps they surround us now, they set their eyes roaming over the land.
- His likeness is like a lion, which yearns for prey, and as a young lion, which lurks in hidden places.
- Arise, O Lord, confront him; bring him down to his knees; rescue my soul from the wicked, Your sword.
- Of those who die by Your hand, O Lord, of those who die of old age, whose share is in life, and whose belly You will fill with Your hidden treasure, who have children in plenty and leave their abundance to their babes.
- You  know, O Lord, remember me and think of me, and avenge me of my pursuers. Take me not to Your long suffering, know, I bore disgrace for Your sake.
- Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word was to me a joy and a rejoicing of my heart, for Your name was called upon me, O Lord God of Hosts.
- I did not sit in the council of merrymakers, nor did I rejoice; because of Your hand I sat in seclusion, for You filled me with fury.
- Why was my pain perpetual, and my wound grievous? It has refused to heal; you are to me as a failing spring, water that is not faithful.
- Therefore, so said the Lord: If you return, I will return you, you will stand before Me, and if you take the precious out of the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you shall not return to them.
- And I will make you for this nation into a fortified copper wall, and they shall fight against you but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you to redeem you and to save you, says the Lord.
- And I will save you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the hand of the terrible.
(extract of the psalm 17 associated to this generation, verse 15 )
- I will see Your face with righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your image upon the awakening.
- Behold , days are coming, says the Lord, when I will set up of David ( – the author of the psalms – ) a righteous shoot, and he shall reign a king and prosper, and he shall perform judgment and righteousness in the land.
- In his days, Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely, and this is his name that he shall be called, The Lord is our righteousness.
 Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 23, verses 32 and 33
 See: Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 23, verses 34 and following.
 Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 24, verses 3 and 4
 Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 24, verse 9
 See: Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 24, verses 8 and following.
 See: Divrei Hayamim II – II Chronicles – Chapter 36, verse 10. (Zedekiah is Jehoiachin‘s brother).
 Bereishit – Genesis – Chapter 47, verses 7 to 9
 Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah – Chapter 13, verses 15 to 17
 Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah – Chapter 7, verses 16 to 20
 Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah – Chapter 11, verse 14
 Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah – Chapter 15, verses 15 to 21
 Yirmiyahu – Jeremiah – Chapter 23, verses 5 and 6