"The successors of Jehoiakim: Jehoachin and Zedekiah." (NIV)
Well, anyhow, Jehoiakim's first son later inherited the throne, and he was even more evil than his father! In reference to this, Jeremiah 22:24 reads: " 'As surely as I live,' declares the Lord, 'even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, I would still pull you off.'" In those days the king's signet ring was a VERY valuable object. It was used to seal and authenticate all important documents. God was saying to Jehoaichin, "I have no use for you. Even if you were one of my most valuable possessions, I'd rather throw you away than have you near me. Because of the extent of your evil I am getting rid of you. You are not salvageable." Jehoaichin was exiled to Babylon at the end of his reign as king.
While it is sad that these kings were so vile, it remains interesting that God used them in His master plan.
I guess, that being the case, He can still use you and me...