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Amaziah is slain.

СНАР. УV. Azarial's good reign. 333 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and to Ainaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the 24 And he did that which was evil in cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give the sight of the Lord : he departed not thy daughter to my son to wife : and from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of there passed by a wild beast that was in Nebat, who made Israel to sin. Lebanon, and trode down the thistle. 25 He restored the coast of Israel from

10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the and thine heart ha lifted thee up: glo- plain, according to the word of the Lord ry of this, and tarry at home : for why Golof Israel, which he spake by the hand shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that i of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah the prophet, which was of Gath-hepher. with thee?

26 For the Lord saw the affliction of 11 But Amaziah would not hear, There- Israel, that it was very bitter: for there fore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and was not any shut up, nor any left, nor he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one any helper for Israel. another in the face at Beth-shemesh, 27 And the LORD said not that he which belongeth to Judah.

would blot out the name of Israel from 12 And Judah was put to the worse under heaven : but he saved them by the before Israel; and they fled every man

hand of Jeroboam the son of Joach. to their tents.

28 | Now the rest of the acts of Jero13 And Jehoash king of Israel took boam, and all that he did, and liis might, Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Je- how lie warred, and how he recovered hoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-she- Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged mesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake to Judah, for Israel, arc they not written down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate

in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four of Israel ? hundred cubits.

29 And Jeroboam slept with his fa14 And he took all the gold and silver, thers, even with the kings of Israel; and and all the vessels that were found in the Zachariah his son reigned in his stcad. house of the LORD, and in the treasures

CHAP. XV. of the king's house, and hostages, and re- 1 Azarial's gc-ad reign. 5 Jotham and to

other kings. 32 Jotham's good reign.

the ash which he did, and his miglit, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. are they not written in the book of the 2 Sixteen years old was lie when lie chronicles of the kings of Israel? began to reign, and he reigned two and

16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mothand was buried in Samaria with the kings er's name svas Jecholialı of Jerusalem. of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned 3 And he did that which was right in, in his tead.

the sight of the LORD, according to all 17 And Amaziah the son of Joash that his father Amaziah had done ; king of Judah lived after the death of Je- 4 Save that the high places were not hoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fif- removed: the people sacrificed and burnt

incense still on the high places. 18 And the rest of the acts of Amazi- 5 And the LORD smote the king, so ah, are they not written in the book of that he was a leper unto the day of his the chronicles of the kings of Judalı? death, and dwelt in a several house. And 19 Now they made a conspiracy a- Jotham the king's son was

over the gainst bim in Jerusalem: and he fled to house, judging the people of the land. Lachish ; but they sent afier him to La- 6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, chish, and slew him there.

and all that he did, are they not written 20 And they brought him on horses : in the book of the chronicles of the kings and he was buried at Jerusalem with his of Judah ? fathers in the city of David.

7 So Azarialı slept with his fathers ; 21 S And all the people of Judah took and they buried him with his fathers in Azarialı, which was sixteen years old, the city of David: and Jotham his son and made him king instead of his father reigned in his stead. Amaziah.

8 ff In the thirty and eighth year of 22 He built Elath, and restored it to Azariah king of Judaki did Zachariah the Jucah, after that the king slept with his son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Safathers.

maria six inonths. 23 f In the fifteenth year of Amaziah 9 And he did that which was evil in the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam | the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had the son of Joash king of Israel began to done : he departed not from the sins of

teen years.

SS4 The reigns of Shallum, Pekah, II. KINGS. Menahem, Pekahiah, &c. Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made 25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, . Israel to sin.

captain of his, conspired against him, 10 And Shallum the son of Jabcsh con- and smote him in Samaria, in the palace spired against him, and smote him before of the king's house, with Argob and Athe people, and slew him, and reigned in rieh, and with him fifty men of the Gilhis stead.

eadites: and he killed hiin, and reigned 11 And the rest of the acts of Zachari- in his room. ah, behold they are written in the book 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiof the chronicles of the kings of Israel. ah, and all that did, behold, they are

12 This was the word of the Lord written in the book of the chronicles of which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy the kings of Israel. sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto 27 7 In the two and fiftieth year of the fourth generation. And so it came to Azariah king of Judalı Pekah the son of pass.

Remaliah began to reign over Israel in 13 1 Shallum the son of Jabesh began Samaria, and reigned twenty years. toʻreign in the nine and thirtieth year of 28 And he did that which was evil in Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a the sight of the Lord: he departed not full month in Samaria.

from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Ne14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went | bat, who made Israel to sin. up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and his stead.

Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gil15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, ead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtaand his conspiracy which he made, be- li, and carried them captive to Assyria. bold, they are written in the book of the 30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made chronicles of the kings of Israel.

a conspiracy against Pekali the son of Re16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, | maliah, and smote him, and slew him, and all that were therein, and the coasts and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth thereof from Tirzalı: because they o year of Jotham the son of Uzziah, pened not to him, therefore he smote it; 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all the women therein that were with || and all that he did, behold, they are writchild he ripped up.

ten in the book of the chronicles of the 17 In the nine and thirtieth year of kings of Israel. Azariah king of Judah began Menahem 327 In the second year of Pekah the son the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham reigned ten years in Samaria.

the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. 18 And he did that which was evil in 33 Five and twenty years old was he the sight of the LORD : he departed not when he began to reign, and he reigned all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the sixteen years in Jerusalem. And hiş son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. mother's name was Jerusha, the daugh

19 And Pul the king of Assyria came ter of Zadok. against the land: and Menahem gave 34 And he did that which was right in Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his the sight of the LORD: he did according hanel might be with him to confirm the to all that his father Uzziah had done. kingdom in his hand.

35 | Howbeit, the high places were not 20 And Menahem exacted the money removed: the people sacrificed and binnof Israel, even of all the mighty men of ed incense still in the high places. He built wealth, of each man fifty shekels of sil- | the higher gate of the house of the LORD. ver, to give to the king of Assyria. So 56 Now the rest of the acts of Jothe king of Assyria turned back, and stay- || tham, and all that he did, are they not ed not there in the land.

written in the book of the chronicles of 21 1 And the rest of the acts of Mena- | the kings of Judah ? hem, and all that he did, are they not 37 In those days the LORD began to written in the book of the chronicles of send against Judah Rezin the king of Syrthe kings of Israel ?

ia, and Pekah the son of Remaliah. 22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; 38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead. and was buried with his fathers in the city

23 | In the fiftieth year of Azarial of David his father : and Ahaz his son king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Mena- | reigned in his stead, hem began to reign over Israel in Sama

CHAP. XVI. ria, and reigned two years.

1 Ahaz's wicked reign. 17 He spoileth the the sight of the LORD : he departed not Incomer Renatiah Allaz the son of Jofrom the sins of Jeroboam the son of Ne. bat, who made Israel to sin.

tham king of Judah began to reign.

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Ahaz's quicked reign.

CHAP. XVI). Hezekiah succeedcth lim. 305 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he burnt-sacrifice, and his meat-offering with began to reign, and reigned sixteen years the burnt-offering of all the people of the in Jerusalem, and did not that which was land, and their meat-offering, and their right in the sight of the Lord his God, drink-offerings; and sprinkle upon it all like David his father.

the blood of the burnt-offering, and all the 3 But he walked in the way of the kings 'blood of the sacrifice: and the brazen alof Israel, yea, and made his son to pass tar shall be for me to inquire by. through the fire, according to the abom- 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, accordinations of the heathen, whom the LORD ing to all that king Ahaz commanded. Gast out from before the children of Israel. 17 | And king Ahaz cut off the bor

4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense i ders of the bases, and removed the laver in the high places, and on the hills, and from off them;

and took down the sea under every green tree.

from off the brazen oxen that were under 5 £ Then Rezin king of Syria and Pe- | it, and put it upon a pavement of stors. kah son of Remaliah king of Israel came 18 And the covert for the sabbath up to Jerasalem to war: and they besieg- that they had built in the house, and the ed Ahaz, but could not overcome him. king's entry without, turned he from

6 At that time Rezin king of Syria re- the house of the LORD for the king of covered Elath to Syria, and drave the Assyria. Jews from Elath : and the Syrians came 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. which he did, are they not written in .7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath- the book of the chronicles of the kings of piteser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy Judah? Servant and thy son : come up, and save 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, me cut of the hand of the king of Syria, and was buried with his fathers in thic and out of the hand of the king of Israel, city of David: and Hezekiah his son which rise up against me.

reigned in luis stead. 8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold

CHAP, XVII. that was found in the house of the Lord, 1 Hoshea's cvicked reign. 5 Samaria for and in the treasures of the king's house, their sins is captivated. 24 The strange and sent it for a present to the king of nations being plagued with lions, muke Assyria.

a mixture of religions. 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened the twelfth year of Alaz king of Juunto him : for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and reign in Samaria over Israel nine years. carried the people of it captive to Kir, and 2 And he did that which was evil in the slew Rezin.

sight of the Lord, but not as the kings of 30 Sand king Ahaz went to Damascus Israel that were before him. to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, 3 | Against him came up Shalmaneser and saw an altar that was at Damascus: king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest servant, and gave him presents. the fashion of the altar, and the pattern 4 And the king of Assyria found conof it, according to all the workmanship spiracy in Hoshea : for he had sent mesthereof

sengers to So king of Egypt, and brought 11 And Urijah the priest built an altar no present to the king of Assyria, as he according to all that king Ahaz had sent had done year by year: therefore the king from Damascus : so Urijah the priest of Assyria shut him up, and bound lima made it against king Ahaz came from in prison. Damascus.

5 ( Then the king of Assyria came up 12 And when the king was come from throughout all the land, and went up to Damascus, the king saw the altar : and Samaria, and besieged it three years the king approached to the altar, and of- 6s In the ninth year of Hoshea the king fered thereon.

of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Is13 And he burnt his burnt-offering and rael away into Assyria, and placed thena his meat-offering, and pourerlo his drink- in Halah and in Habor by the river of offering, and sprinkled' the blood of his Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.. peace-offerings upon the altar.

7 For so it was, that the children of Is14 And he brought also the brazen al- rael had sinned against the LORD thei. tar, which was before the LORD, from the God, which had brought them up at forefront of the house, from between the at the land of Egypt, from under tu: altar and the house of the LORD, and put hand of Pharaoli king of Egypt, and luci it on the north side of the altar.

feared other şouls, 15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah 8 And walked in the statutes of the the priest, saying, Upon the great altar heathen, whom the Lord cast out from burn the morning burnt-offering, and the before the children of Israel, and of the evening meat-offering, and the king's "kings of Israel, whide they had made.

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336 The Israelites removed. II. KINGS. A mixture of religions.

9 And the children of Israel did secret- 23 Until the Lord removed Israel ont ly those things that were not right against of his sight, as he had said by all his serthe LORD their God, and they built them vants the prophets. So was Israel carried high places in all their cities. from the away out of their own land to Assyria untower of the watchmen to the fenced city. to this day.

10 And they set them up images and 24 | And the king of Assyria brought groves in every high hill, and under eve- men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and ry green tree :

from Ava, and from Hamath, and from 11 And there they burnt incense in all Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities the high places, as did the heathen wliom of Samaria instead of the children of Israthe LORD carried away before them; and el: and they possessed Samaria, and wrought wicked things to provoke the | dwelt in the cities thereof. LORD to anger :

25 And so it was at the beginning of 12 For they served idols, whereof the their dwelling there, that they feared not Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not | the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions do this thing

among them, which slew some of them. 15 Yet the Lord testified against Israel, 26 Wherefore they spake to the king and against Judah, by all the prophets, of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from hast removed, and placed in the cities of your evil ways, and keep my command Samaria, know not the manner of the ments and my statutes, according to all God of the land: theretore he hath sent the law which I commanded your fathers, lions among them, and behold, they slay and which I sent to you by my servants them, because they know not the manner the prophets.

of the God of the land. 14 Notwithstanding, they would not 27 Then the king of Assyria commandhear, but hardened their necks, like to ed, saying, Carry thither one of the priests the neck of their fathers, that did not be- || whom ye brought from thence ; and let lieve in the Lord their God.

them go and well there, and let him teach 15 And they rejected his statutes, and them the manner of the God of the land.

then his covenant that he made with their fa- 28 Then one of the priests whom they thers, and his testimonies which he testi- had carried away from Samaria came and fied against them; and they followed van- dwelt in Beth-el, and talight them how ity, and became vain, and went after the they should fear the Lord. heathen that were round about them, 29 Howbeit, every nation inade gods of concerning whom the Lord had charged their own, and put ihem in the houses of them, that they should not do like them. the high places which the Samaritans had

16 And they left all the command- mare, every nation in their cities wherein ments of the LORD their God, and made they dwelt. them molten images, even two calves, 30 And the men of Babylon made Sucand made a grove, and worshipped all the coth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made host of heaven, and served Baal.

Nergal, and the men of Hamath made 17 And they caused their sons and their Ashina, daugliters to pass through the fire, and 31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and used divination and enchantments, and Tartak, and the Sepharvites bumt their sold themselves to do evil in the sight of children in the fire to Adrammelech and the Lord, to provoke him to anger. Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim..

18 Therefore the LORD was very angry 32 So they feared the LORD, and made with Israel, and removed them out of his unto themselves of the lowest of them sight: there was none left but the tribe priests of the high paces, which sacrificed ef Judah only.

for them in the houses of the high places. 19 Also Judah kept not the command- 33 They feared the Lord, and served ments of the Lord iheir God, but walk-il their own gods, after the manner of the nacd in the statutes of Israel which they tions whom they carried away from thence. made.

34 Unto this day they do after the forin20 And the Lord rejected all the sced er manners: they fear not the Lord, neiof Israel, and afflicted them, and deliver-ther do they after their statutes, or after ed them into the hand of spoilers, until he their ordinances, or after the law and comhad cast them out of his sight.

mandment which the LORD commanded 21 For he rent Israel from the house of the children of Jacob, whom he named David; and they made Jeroboam the son Israel; of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Isra- 35 With whom the Lord had made a ed from following the LORD, and made ! covenant, and charged them, saying, Yc them sin a great sin.

shall not fear other gods, nor bow your22 For the children of Israel walked in selves to them, nor serve thein, nor sacall the sins of Jeroboam which he did ; l rifice to them: trey departo not from them ;

30 But the LORD, who brougļit you

Hezekiah's good reign. CHAP. XVIII. He is besieged by Sennacherib. 337 up out of the land of Egypt with great | kiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea power and a stretched out arm, him shall king of Israel, Samaria was taken. ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and ii And the king of Assyria did carry to him shall ye do sacrifice.

away Israel unto Assyria, and put them 37 And the statutes, and the ordi- in Halah and in Habor by the river of nances, and the law, and the command- | Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: ment which he wrote for you, ye shall 12 Because they obeyed not the voice observe to do for evermore ; and ye shall of the LORD their God, but transgressed not fear other gods.

his covenant, and all that Moses the ser38 And the covenant that I have made vant of the LORD commanded, and would with you ye shall not forget ; neither shall not hear them, nor do them. ye fear other gods.

13 4 Now in the fourteenth year of king 39 But the LORD your Gol ye shall Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria fear; and he shall deliver you out of the come up against all the fenced cities of hand of all your enemics.

Judah, and took them. 40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to they did after their former manncr. the king of Assyria to Lachishi, saying, I

41 So these nations feared the LORD, hareoffended; return from me: that which and served their graven images, both thou puttest on me I will bear. And the their children, and their children's chil- | king of Assyria appointed in Hezekiah dren : as did their fathers, so do they king of Judah three hundred talents of unto this day.

silver and thirty talents of gold. CHAP. XVIII.

15 And Hezekiah gave him all the 1 Hezekiah’s good reign. 4 He destroy- | silver that was found in the house of

eth idolatry, and prospereth. 9 Sama- the LORD, and in the treasures of the ria is carried capitive for their sins.

king's house. NO TOW it came to pass in the third year

16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, | the gold from the doors of the temple of that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of the LORD, and from the pillars which Judah began to reign.

Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, 2 Twenty and five years old was he i and gave it to the king of Assyria. when he began to reign; and he reigned 17 | And the king of Assyria sent Tartwenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His tan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from mother's name also was Abi, the daugh- Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great ter of Zachariah,

host against Jerusalem: and they went up, 3 And he did that which was right in and came to Jerusalem: and when they the sight of the LORD, according to all were come up, they came and stood by that David his father did.

the conduit of the upper pool, which is 4. He removed the high places, and in the high way of the fuller's field. brake the images, and cut down the 18 And when they had called to the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen king, there came out to them Eliakim serpent that Moses had made: for unto the son of Hilkiah, which was over the those days the children of Israel did burn household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joincense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. ah the son of Asaph the recorder.

5 He trusted in the LORD God of Is- 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them, rael; so that after him was none like Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the him among all the kings of Judah, nor great king, the king of Assyria, What any that were before him.

confidence is this wherein thou trustest? 6 For he clave to the LORD, and de- 20 Thou sayest, but they are but vain parted not from following him, but kept words, I have counsel and strength for his commandments, which the LORD the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, commanded Moses.

that thou rebellest against me? 7 And the LORD was with him; and 21 Now behold, thou trustest upon he prospered whithersoever he went the staff of this bruised reed, even upon forth : and he rebelled against the king Egypt, on which if a 'man lean, it will of Assyria, and served him not.

go into his hand, and pierce it : 8 He smote the Philistines, cven unto Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the trust on him. tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. 22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in

91 And it came to pass in the fourth | the Lord our God : is not that he whose year of king Hezekiah, which was the high places and whose altars Hezekiah seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king hath taken away, and hath said to Judah of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship became up against Samaria, and besieged it.fore this altar in Jerusalem?

10 And at the end of three years they 23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give took it: even in the sixth year of Heze- ' pledges to my lord the king of Assyria,

so is

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