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Sect. LXXV. The wicked reign of Athaliah queen
Judah, She destroys all the seed royal except
Sect. LXXVI. The reign of Joash, or Jehoash, king
of Judah. Jehoiada dies. Zechariah the son of
Jehoiada ‘slain. Hazael king of Syria wars
agaipst Judah. Joash dies.....
Sect. LXXVII. The wicked reign of Jehoahaz king
of Israel. The kingdom of Israel reduced.
Sect. LXXVIII. The reign of Jeboash, or Joash, king
of Israel. He visits Elisha in his sickness. Elisha
dies. The Syrians defeated. Jehoash dies..., 364
Sects LXXIX, The reign of Amnaziah king of Judah.
Sect. LXXXI. Part of the prophecy of Amos, con-
cerning a famine and an earthquake. The peo-
Seet. LXXXV. The history of the propliet Jonah.
· The Lord commands him to go to Nineveh. He
disobeys and is swallowed up by a fisks. The
Sect. LXXXVI. Jonah again sent to Nineveh. The
people repent at his preaching, and are pardoned.
Seet. LXXXIX. The reigns of Jotham and Ahaz,
kings of Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The
rians foretold, &c. ...ini
Sect. XC. The wickedness of Ahaz. Numbers of the
DAVID'S POWER INCREASETH. ABNER REVOLTETH TO HIM.-JOAB KILLETH ABNER.
DAVID MOURNETH FOR ABNER.
From 2 Samuel, Chap. iii.
And unto David were born in Hebron six sons, Amnon, Chileab, Absalom, Adonijah, Shephatial, and Ithream.
And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul,
But Abner was verywroth, for the words of Ish-bosheth had provoked him, and he said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David ?
So do God to Abner, and more also, except as the Lord hath sworn to David, even so I do to him: to translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to
the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beer-sheba.
And Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.
Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.
And David said, Well, I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when thou conest to see my face. VOL. III. B