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Ahaziah made king.

II. CHRONICLES. Athaliah's usurpation. 13 But bast walked in the way of the death of his father, to his destruction. rings of Israel, and bast made Judah 6 T He walked also alier their counand the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go sel, and went with Jelioram Wie sou a wboring, like to the whoredoms of of Alab king of Israel to war against the house of Alab, and also liath slain -azael king of Syria, at Ramoth giletly bretliren of ihy father's liouse, ad ; and the Syrians sinoie Joram. which were better than thysell; 6 And lie returned to be located in

14 Behold, with a great playue will Jezreel, because of the wounds which lhe Lond sipite thy people, and thy were given him at Ramali, wlien le children, and thy wives, and all thy fouglit will Hazael king of Syria. goods :

And Azarialı the son of Jeliorapi king 15 And thou shall have great sick of Judalı went down to ste Jelioram ness by disease of lliy bowels, until the son or Ahabat Jezreel, because be lliy bowels fall out by reason of the was sick. sickness day by day.

7 And the destruction of Alazjal 161 Moreover, the LORD stirred up was of God, by coming to Joram : for against Jelioram the spirit of the Phil when he was come, he went out witk istines, and of the Arabians, that were Jelioram against Jelu the son of Nini. hear the Ethiopians.

when the LORD had anointed to 17 And they came up into Judah, and cut off the house of Ahab. prake into it,and carried away all the 8 And it came to pass, that when Jesubstance that was found in the king's bu was executing judgment upon llie liouse and his sons also, and his wives; house of Aliab, and found the princes 80 that there was never a sou left him, of Judab, au.che sons of the brethren saveJehoalaz, the youngestof his s0118. of Abaziah, alat ministered to Ahazi.

181 And after all this the Lond ah, le slew iber. swote bim in luis bowels with an in- 9 And he sought Alazial : and they curable disease.

caugbt him, (for lie was hid in Sardil19 And it came to pass, that in pro. ria,) and brought bim lo Jehu; anet cess of time,aller tlie end of two years, wlien tliey liad slain bin, they buried his bowels, lell out by reason of leis him : because (said tbey) he is the sou fickness; 50 he died of sore diseases: or Jeliosliaphat, who sought tho Lond and his people made no burning for with all his heart. So the house of bin like the burning of liis fathers. Ahazial had no power to keep sull

20 'Thirty and two years old was lie the kingduin. when he began to reign, and he reigo 101 But wher: Athalialı, the mother ed in Jerusalem cight years, and de- of Abaziah, sa'n Chiat lier son was dead, parted without being desireu : how beit sbe alone and destroyed all tlie seed lliey buried him in the city of David, mwyal of the touse of Judah. but not in the sepulchres of the kings. 11 But Jehoshabeath, the daugliter of CHAP. XXII.

the king, took Joash the son of Abazi ND the inhabitants of Jerusalem all

, and stole biwi from among the


put king in bis slead; for the band of nienlvin and his nurse in a belchamlier. that came with the Arabians to the So Jelhushabeath, the daughter oiking camp! lad slain all the eldest. So Aha. Jehoram ile wile or Jelioiada the zial, the son of Jchoran king of Judab priest, (sur she was the sister of Aliaz. reigned.

iuli,) bid him from Avaliab, 80 Wiat 2 Forty and two years old 100s Aha- she slew him 110t. ziah when he began to reign, and he 12 And he was with them bil in the reigned one year in Jerusalem : his house of God six years : and Athaliau mother's name also was Athaliab, the reigned over the land. daughter of Omri.

CHAP. XXIII. :3 He also wased in the wayent the

strengthened himself, and took the Councilor to do wickedly.

captaing. of hundrede, Azariah the son 4 Vlierelore be did evil in the sight or Jerohan, and Ishmael the son of of the LORD, like the house of Alab; Jeloanan, and Azarialı the son of for Uicy were his counsellore, after the Obeu, aw Alaaseiah the son of Adaiali;


house of Ahab: for bis inother was this A Nein the seventh

year Jehviada

Jchoiada restorell


the 100rship of Goa. and Elisliaphat the son of Zichri,into, noisc of the people running and prais covenant with him.

ing the king, she came to the people 2 And they went about in Judal, and into the liouse of tie LORD: gathered the Levites out of all the 13 And she looked, and, belold, the cities of Judalı, and the chief of the king stood at his pillar at the entering Cathers of Israel, and they came to Je- in, and liie princes and the trumpets rusalem.

by the king: and all the people of the 3 And all the congregation made a land rejoiced, and sounded with trum covenant withillie kry in the house of pets, also the singers with instruments God. And he said unto them,Behold, of inusic, and such as taught to sing the king's sou slali reign, as die LORD praise. Then ithalialı rent her cloibes, hath said of the song of David. and said, Treason, treason!

Thug is the thing that ye shall do; 14 Tben Jelioiada the priest brought A third part of you entering on the out the captains of hundreds that were sabbatli, of the priests and of the Le-sct over the liost, and said unto them, vites, shall be porters of the doors. Have her forth of the rauges: anu

Ő And a lhird part shall be at the wlioso followell lier, let him be sliv. king's house; and a third part at the with the sword. For the priest said, cate of the foundation : and all the Slay ber not in the house of the LORD people shall be in the courts of the 15 So they laid bands on her; and house of tlie Lono.

when she was come to the entering or 6 But let none come into the house of the horse-gale, by die king's liouse, the Lord, save the priests, and they they slew or there. Wat minister of the Leviles; they gliall 16 ! And Jehoiada made a covenant go in, for they are holy: but all the between him, and between all the people shall keep the watch of the people, and between the king, that Tolld.

they should be the LORD's people. 7 And the Levites shall compass the 17 Then all the people went to the king rouad about, every man with liis house of Baal, and brike it down and weapous in bis hand; and whosoever brake bis altars and his images in else coinell into the house, he shall be pieces, and slew Wattan the privst of put to death: but be ye with tiie king Bilal before we allars. when he cometh in and wlien goeth 18 Also Jeboiada appointed the offi

cers of ide house of the Lord by the S So the Levites and all Judah did ac.; hiud of the priests tie Levites, whoin cording to all things that Jelioiada de David bad distributed in the liouse of priest had coin minded, and look every thie LORD, to offer the burnt-otlering, mau his men that were to come mi on of the Lord, as it is written in the lasy ibe sabbatlı, will then that were to go on dioses, with re:oicing and with singout on the sabbath: for Jeloiada the ing, as it was ordained by David. priest disinissed not the courses. 19 und be set the porters at the gates

9 Moreover Jehoiada the priest deliv. of the liouse of the LORD, that none ered to the captains of hundreds, which icas anclean in any thing should epears, and bucklers and shields thuslenter in. had been king David's, which were 20 and he took the captains or hunin the house of God.

dreds, and the nobles and the gover10 And he set all the people, every nors of the people, and all the people man having his weapon in bis land, of the land, and brought down the from the right side of the temple to king from the bouse of the Lond: and the left side of the temple, along boy they caine through the high gate into the alar and the temple, by the king the king's house, and set the king upon round about.

the throne of the kingilom. 11 Then they brought out the king's A1 And all the people of the land reeon, and put upou liin tiie crown, and joiced: and the city was quiet, after gave him the testimony, and made that they had slain Awalialı with the him king. And Jehoiada and his sons sword. anoiuted him, and said, God save the

CHAP. XXIV. king.

QASH was seven ycars old when lie 12 | Now when Athaliai heard the began to reign, and he reigned for


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Joast's good reign.

Jehoiada's death ty years in Jerusalem. His mother's wrought iron and brass to mend the name also was Zibial of Beer-sbeba. House of the LOHD.

% Aud Joash did that chich was 13 So the workmen wrought, and the riglit in the sight of the LORD all the work was perfected by them, and days of Jehoiada the priest.

they set the house of God a bis stale, 3 And Jeboiada took for hiin two and strengthened it. wives; and lie begat song and daugh-14 And when they had finished it,

they brought the rest of the money 4 1 And it came to pass after this, before the king and Jehoiada, wherevi that Joasli was minded to repair the were made vessels for the house of the house of the Lord.

LORD, even vessels to minister,and 10 SAnd he gathered together thc pries's oner withal, and spoons, and vessels and the Levites, and said to them, Gojol gold and silver: and they offerell out unto the cities of Juda,and gate Lurnt-offerings in the houseoftheLOILU er of all Israel money to repair the continually all the days of Jehwada. house of your God from year to year, 15 | But Jeloiada waxed old, and aud sce that ye lasten the matter. was full of days when he died; a luniHowbeit the Levites hastened it not jured and thirty years old was he wlien

6 And the king called for Jehoiada he died. the chiel, and said unto him, Why 10 Aud they buried him in the city hast thou not required of the Levites of David among the kings, because he io bring in out olJ udah and out ofJeru- had done good in Israel, both towaru salem te collection, according to the God, and toward his house. commandment of Moses the servant 17 | Now aller the death of Jehoiada of the Lord, and of the congregation came the princes of Judah, and made of Israel, for the tabernacle of wit-obeisance to live king: then the king ness?

llicarkened unto them. 7 For the song of Athalialı,that wick- 18 And they left the liouse of the ed woman, had broken up the house LORD God of their fathers, ind served of God; and also all the dedicated groves and idols; and wrath came up things of the house of the LORD diul on Judali and Jerusalemn for this this they bestow upon Baalim.

trespiss. 8 And at the king's commandment 19 Yet he sent prophets to them, lo tlicy inade a chest, and set it without bring them again unto the Lord; and ut the gale of the house of the Lord. they testificd against them: but they

9 And they made a proclamation would not give ear. Lirough Judal and Jerusalem, to bring 20 And the Spirit or God came upon into the LORD tire collection thal Mo Zechariali the son of Jcboiada the ses, the servant of God, laid upon is. priest, which stood above the people, riel in the wilderness.

and said unto them, Thus saith God, 10 And all the princes and all the Why transgress ye the cominandmen's people rejoiced, and brouglit in, and of the LORD, that ye camiot prosper? cast into ille cliest, until they liad inade Because ye lave forsaken the Lord),

he lath also forsaken you, Il Now it came to pass, that at what| 21 And they conspired against hiiri, time the chest was brouglit unto the andstoned himn with stones at the corr. king's office by the land of the Le mandment of the king, in tlie court os viles, and when they saw that there the house of the Lond. Was much money, the king's scribc 22 Thus Joash the king remembered and the high priest's ofticer came and not the kiudness wbicli Jeboiada bis empiied the chest, and 100k it, and car- lather had done to him, but slew luis ried it to his place again. Thus they sou: and when he died, he said, The diul Jay by day, and grithered money in Lond look upon it, and require it. abundance.

2:3 | And it caine to pass at the end of 12 And the king and Jeboiada gave it uie year, that the host of Syria cane 10) such as did the work of the service up against him; and they came to Juof the house of the LOR), and hired dal and Jerusalem, and destroyed all masons and carpenters to repair the the princes of Llic people from among buec of the Lond, and also such as the people, and sent all the spoil of

an end.

Joasii :: slain,

CHAP. XXV. The Edoniles over conlt thein unto the king of Damascus./mighly men of valour olit of Israel lor

24 For the arıny or the Syrians caine a bundred talents of silver. with a small company of men, and 7 But there ciline a man of God to Lie LORD delivered a very great liost him, saying, O king, let nol the army into their hand, because they had lor of Israel go with thee; for the Lord yaken the LORD God of their fathers: is 000 with Israel, in uit, wilh all tho 80 they executed judgment against children of Ephraim. Joasli.

8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong 25 And when they were departed for the battle: God shall make thee froin him, (for they left him in great fall before the enemy; for God liath diseases,) lis Owl servants conspired power to help, and to cast dowli. against hin for the blood of the sous of 9 And Ainazialı said to the inan of Jehoiada the priest, and slew liim on God, But what shall we do for the Tiis bed, and he died; and they buried hundred talents which I have given to him in the city or David, but they bu the army of Israel? And tbe man of ried him not in the sepulcbres of the God answeredl, The LORD is able to kings.

give thee much more than this. 26 and these are they that conspirell 10 Then Amazialı separated thein, 10 against him; Zabid the sun of Shime wil, the army that way come to him all: Ammonitess, and Jchozubad Jie nut of Ephrain, to go home again. 8001 of Shumith a Dioabilers.

wherefore their anger was greatly kin. 27 1 Now concerning luis aons, and viled ag unst Judali, a od they returned llie greatness of the burdens luid upon bome in great anger. lum, and the cep:uiring of the house of 11 T And Amziab strengthened liim. Gor, belioli, tliey a'e written in the sell, und led for!! bis people, and went slory of the book of the kings; and to the valley cr Salt, and anote of the dinizial bis gou reigned in his sleau. children of Seir ten thous:ud.

12 Aud other ten thousand left alive CHAP. XXV.

did the chillien of Judais carry awa: yenrs old when he begin to reign, of the rock, and cast lliein down froin read he reigned twenty and nine years the top of the rock, that they all were At Jerusitlem: and liis inother's name broken in pieces. was Jeloadılan of Jerusalem.

13 | But llic goldiers of the ariny o sui lie did that which was right which Amaziah sent back, that they in the sight of the Lord, but not with sliould not go with lion to battle, rell a perfect heart

upou tlie cities of Judal, froin Sama 3 f Now it caine to pass, when the ria even unto Beth-loron, and smote kingdom was establislied to him, that three thousand of them, and look mucli ve sluw bis servants that bad killed the spoil. king his tither.

It | Now it came to pass, alter that t Bulbe slew not their children, but Amazinh was come from the slaughter did as it is written in the law in the live Edoiniles, that he brought the pook of Moscs, where the LORD coin gods of the children of Seil, and set Bauded, sayiny, The Pilllers shall not them up to be his gous, anel bowed die for the children, neither shall the down himselfbefore them, and burned children die for the fathers, but every incense unto them. man shiell die lor his own sin.

15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD 5. IT Moreover, Am izialı gathered Ju- was kindled agiunst Amaziah, and he dib logether, and made them cuptains sent unto him at prophet, which said Over thousands,aud captains over lun. unto him, Why bast thou souglit after dreus, according to the liouses of their the gouls of the people, which could filthers, throughout all Judal and Bennot deliver their owu people out of jamin; und lie numbered them fiom thy land? tiventy years old and above,and found 16 And it caine to pass, as he talked them three hundred thousand choice with him, that the king said unto biin, men, able to gu forth to war,that could Art thou made of the king's counsel? bandle spear and shield.

forbear: why shouldest thou be smit. 6 He hired also a hundred thousand teu? Then the prophet forbare, and


Uzzran's reign.

THEN all the people of Judah took

Amazian's overthrow. 11. CHRONICLES. said, I know that God batlı determined Lord, they made a conspiracy against to destroy thee, because thou hast done him in Jerusalem; and he led to La this, and bast not liearkened unto my chish: but they sent to Laclislı ailer counsel.

bim, and slew bim there 17 || Then Amaziah king of Judab 28 And they brouylit bin upon horses, took advice, and scut to Jousli, the son and buried him with his failers in the of Jehoabaz, the son of Jelu, king of city of Judalı. Israel, saying, Come, let us see one

CHAP. XXVI. another in the face.

18 And Joaslı king of Israel sent to Amazialı king or J udalı, saying, The old, and made him king in the room of thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the lis father Amaziah. cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, 2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Give thy daughter lo my son to wile: Judab, after tõat the king slept witli and there passed by a will beast that his litthers. was in Lebanon, and trode down the 3 Sixteen years old rvas Uzzial when thistle.

he began to reign, and he reigned lilly 19 Thou sayest, Lo,thou hast smitten and two years in Jerusalem. His moththe Edomites; and thy heart lille:) er's name also wis Jecoliiuli of Jeru. Thee up to boarxi abide now at liome: salen. wliy shouldest thou meddle tolhyburt,) i Anllic did that lohich was right in that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and the signt oi thie LORD, according to all Judalı with thee?

llut mis father Anzialı did. 20 But Amazian would not hear; for 5 And he sought God in the days of it came of God, that lie miglit deliver Zechariah, who had understanding in tliem into the hand of their enemies, the visions of God: and as long as lie because they souglit alter the gods of sought the LORD, God made him to Idom.

prosper. 21 So Joaslı the king of Israel went 6 And he went forth and warred a up; and they saw one smother in the gainst the Philistines, and brakeilowa face, both le, and Amazialı king of Ju- the wall of Gälly, and the wall of Jalidah, at Beth-sheinesh, which belongcili uel, and the wall of Ashdod, and built. to Judah.

cities about Ashdod, and among the 22 And Judalı was put to the worse Philistince. Tesore Israel, and they fled every man ĩ An God helped him against the to his tent,

Philistines, and against the Arabians 23 and Joaslı the king of Israel took that dwell in Gur-baal, and the Mchu. Amnazialı king of Judah, the son of Jo- nims. aslı, theson of Jehoaliuz, at Beth-she- 8 And the Ammonites gave gills to mesh, and bronght liim to Jerusalem, Umziali: and liis name spread abroad and brake down the wall of Jerusalein even to the entering in of Erypt; for liom the gate of Ephraim to the cor-lhe strengtlıened himself exceedingly. nec-gale, lour fundred cubits. 9 Moreover Uzziah built towerS II

24 And he look all llie gold and the Jerusalem at the corner-gate, and at silver, and all the vessels that were the valley-gate, and at the turning of founil in the house of God with Oberl. the rall, and fortified them, edom, and the Treasure of the king'al i0 Also he built lowers in the deseri, house, the hostages also, and relurued and diuged many wells: for be had to Samaria.

much caille, botili in the low country, 25 T Aud Amazial the son of Joash and in the plains: husbandmen als), king of Judah lived after the death of and vine-dressers in the mountains, aud Joash son or Jehoahaz king of Israel in Carmel: for he loved husbandry. Gilleco years.

II Moreover Uzziali bad a host of 26 Now the rest of the acts of Ama- fighting men, that went out to war by zialı, first and last,behold, arc they not bands,iccording to the number of their written in the book of the Kings of account by the land of Jeiel the scribe Judah and Israel?

avit Nlaaseialı tlie, unto the band 27 || Now after the time that Ama- of Hananiah,one of theking's captais. ziali did turn away from following tel 12 The wliole number or the chief or

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