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the priests. aroge and blessed the people: and their 10 And Azarial the chiel priest of the voice was heard, and their prayerciune bousc vt' Zabok auswered him, sind up to his holy dwelling place, cuon said, Since the people began to bring unto leave.

the Ollerings into the liouse of the CHAP. XXXI.

LORD, we have had enough to eal, and row when all this was finished, butve left plenty: for the LORD batlı out to the cities of Judili, and brake leit is this great store. the images in pieces, mud cut down III Then Hezekial commanded lo the

sroles, and then clown the high prepare chanbers in the house of the places ind the iltily out of all Judit LORD; and they prepared them, ind Benjamin, in Ephraim also and 12 and brought in the oileringa and Alanisseli, until they bad utterly des. the tithes and the dedicated thing's troyed them all.

Then all the chil. Caithfully: over wich Cononiah the dren of Israel returned, every minlo Levile was ruler, and Slijuci bis liis possession, into their owi cilies, brother in the next.

2 † And Hezekiah appointed the 13 And Jebiel, and zzazialı, and Nil courses of the priests and the Levites bath, and sur, aud Jerimoths, an: ifter their courses, clery man acord | Jozibad, Eliel, and lahmachiali, ing to his service, the privals and Leand Nalati, iud Benal, were over vites for burut.oferings, and for peace- seers under the hand of Cononian and ollerngs, lo minister, and to give Shimci lois brother, at the command thanks, and to praise in the galus oliment of Hezekial the king, lod Azathe tonis of the Lord.

rialielie ruler of the house of God. 3 Herppointed iulso the king's por lind Kore wesunoilimuahide Lelion of his substance for the bumit-olvile, le porter toward the eatsli, was formos, ti nuit, or the Pering and over the free-will-ollierogg of God, evening burut-tlerings and the burnt to distribute the obliations of the Lolli), oflicrinys for the sabbiilis, un ir lichathc inost holy things. new-nons, ud for lile set feasts, ils 15 And next him worra Eden, anil it is written in the law of the LORD. Minimit, and Jeshua, and Shemal, 4 Moreover le commanded the peo-Amiria), and Shecamalı

, in the cities ple that dwell in Jerusalem to give of the priesis, in their secoflice, lo give the portion of the priests and the Le to their brelliren by courses, ils well to vites, that they might be encouraged the great as to the sinill: in the law of the LOHU.

10 Besides their genealogy or males, 5 And ils soon as the couomand-rom three yenis old and upwird, even ment came abroad, lie clilist of Is-wito every one that enterell into the riel brouglic in abundwce the firal-bonse of the LORD, his daily portior fruits of com, wine and oil and lovey, for their Nervice in their chiges ac and ol'all the increase of the field; and cording to their courses, the tithe of all things brought they i 17 Boilito the genealogy of the priests abundaully.

by the house of their lithers, and tho 6 And concerning the children of Is- Lerites from twenty years old and up rael in Jucah, that dwell in the cilward, in their charges lytheir courses ies of Judalı, they also brought in the 13 And to lie genetlugy of all their title of oxen we sleep, and the title little ones, their wives, ilud their sous cf holy things which were consecra and their daughters, through all the ted unto the LORD their God, and laid congiugation: for in their set office ther by beitps.

they sacrilied themselves in lioliness 7 In the third months they began to 19 Also the 8009 Of Aaron, the lay the foundation of the beasis, and priests, which were in lie fields of the finished them sol the sereutli mouin, suburbs of their cities, in every several

3 And when Hezekills and the prin- city, the men that were expressed by
ces ciung and saw the leaps, they bles, name, lo give portions to all we males
sed the Lord, lod his people isrijel. among the priests, and to all that

9 Then Hezekial questioned with the were reckoned by genealogies among
priests and the Leviles concerning the the Levites.
Laps.

1 20 And thus did Hezekial through

Sennacherib
CHAP. XXXII.

invadeth Judah out all Judau, ar.d wrought that which ye abide in the scige in Jerusalem? was good and riglit and truth before Il Doth not Hezekial persuade you the lord liis God.

to give over yourselves to die by fam21 And in every work that he began'ne and by thirst, saying, The LORD in the service of the house of God, and our God shall deliver us out of ibe in the law, and in the commandments, hand of the king of Assyria? lo seek bis God, he did it with all his 12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taklieart, and prospered.

en away bis high places and big altars,

and commandledJucal andJerusalem, CHAP. XXXII.

saying, Ye shall worship before ode FTER these things and the estab- alta, and burn incense upon il?

lishment thereof, Sennacherib king 13 Know ye not what I and my fa. of Assyria came, and entered into Ju-thers have done unto all the people or dalı, and encamped against the lenced other lands ? were the gods of the na: cities, and thought to win them fortions of those lands any ways able to hiinseil

deliver their lands out of my land ? 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sen14 Who was there anong all the nacherib was come, and that he was gods of those nations that my fathers purposed to fight against Jerusalem, utterly destroyed, that could deliver

3. He look counsel with his princes his people out of my band, that your and his mighty men to stop the waters God should be able to deliver you out of the fountains which wucre without of my land ? the city: and they did help bin, 15 Now therefore let not Hezekialı

4 So there was gathered much peo- eceive you, nor persuade you on this ple together, who stopped all the loun-manner, neither yet believe bim: for Lains, and the brook that ran through do god ol' any nation or kingdom was the midst of the land, saying, Why able to deliver bis people out of my blould the kings of Assyria come, and hand, and out of the band or ny fafind inucli water?

thers; how much less shall your God 5 Also he strengthened himsell, and deliver you out of my hand built

"P all the wall that was broken, 16 And hisservants spake yet more and raised it up to the towers, and an agunst the LORD God, and against his other wall without, and repaired N il servant Hezekial. lo in the city of David, and made darts 17 He wrote also letters to rail on and shields in abundance.

The Lord God of Israel, and to speak 6 And he set captains of war over against him, saying, As the gods oftlie the people, and gathered them togeth- välions of other lands have not delir. er to him in the strect of the gate offered their people out of iny band, so the city, and spake comfortably to shall not the God of Hezekialı deliver them, saying,

bis people out of my hand. 7 Be strong and courageous, be not 18 Thenthay cried with a loud voice afraid nor dismayed for the kiog or in the Jews speech into the people ol Assyria, nor for all the multitude that Jeruzalem that were on the wall, lo is with himn : for there be more with allright thein, and to trouble tieri, uşthi with him :

that they might take the city. S With.lin is an arm or nesh; but 19 And they spake against the God with us is the LORD our God to help of Jerusalem, as against the gods oli us, and to fight our battles. And the the people of the earth, which wert people rested themselves upon the the work of the hands of man. words of Hezekiah king of Judalı. 20 And for this cluse Flezekiah thic

91T After this did Sennacherib king king, and the prophet laniab, the son of Assyria send his servants to Jerusa- Jot' Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven. lem, (but he himself laid siege against 21 And the LORD sent an angel, Lachislı, and all his power with him,) which cut off all the mighty men of unto Hezekiah king of Judalı, and un valor, and the leaders and captains in to all Judal that were at Jerusalem, the camp or the king of Assyria. So fitying,

he returned with shame of lace to his 10 Thug saith Sennacherib king of own land. And when he was coine Assyria, Whereor do ye trust, that into the house of his gnd, they that Hezekiah's wveaur.

11. CHRONICLCS Manasseh's retiga came forth of his own bowels slew hinnest of the sepulchres of the song of Da. tiere with the sword,

vid; and all Judal and the inhabitants 23 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah of Jerusalem did bim honour al bis and the inbabitants of Jerusalem from death. And Manasseh his son reigast the hand of Sennacherib the king olin liis stead. Assyria, and from the hand ol' all other,

CHAP. XXXIII. and guideil tliem on erery side.

2:3 And many brought gilts unto the 11 when he began to reign, and he LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to reigned lilly and five years in Jerusa: Hlezekiah king of Judalı : so tliat lie lem : was magnified in the sight of all na- 2 But did that which was evil in the Lions from thenceforth.

siglit of the Lord, like unto the abom 24 11 lo those days Hezekialı was sick inations of the heathen, wliom the to the death, and prayed unto the Lord had cast out before the children LORD: and lie spake unto him, and be of Israel. ve him a sign.

31 For he built again the high places 25 But Hezekiah rendered not again whicli Hezekialı bis father bad brokeu according to the benefit done unto him; dowo, aud he reared up allars for Baa. for his lieart was listed tip: therefore lim, and made groves, and worslıipped tliere was wrath upon him, and upon all the bost of heaven, and served thatn. Judali and Jerusalein.

Also le built allars in the house a 26 Nolwithstanding Hezekiah dium- the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, sled hiniself for thic pride of bis heart, In Jerusalem shall iny name be for both be and the inhabitants of Jerusa-erer. lem, so that the wrath of the LORD 5 Anil lie built altare for all the lost rame not upon them in the days of of heaven in the two courts of the Hlezekiah.

house of the LOND. 27 | And IIezekiah had exceeding! 6 And becaused his children to pass much richics and honour: and he made througli the fire in the valley of the himsell treasuries for silser, and for son of Hinuom; also he observed times, gold, and for precious stones, and for and used enchantinents, and used spices, and for shiclus, and for all witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar hinner of pleasant jeweis:

spirit, and with wizards : he wrought 28 Storehouses alsnsor the increase of mucli evil in the sight of the Lord, to corn, and wine, and oil ; and stalls for provoke him to anger. all manner of beasts, and cotes for 7 An be set a carved image, the idoi Hocks.

which he had made, in the house of 29 Morcover le provided bin cities, Gou, of which God lind said to David and possessions of locks and herus in and to Solomon his 3011, In this house, abundance : for God bad given him and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen subglance very mucli.

before all the tribes of Israel, will I 30 Tuis same Hezekialı also stopped put my nane for ever: the upper water-course of Gibon, and| 8 Neither will I any inore remove the brought it straight down to the west foot of Israel froin out of the land side of the city of David. And lIeze- which I have appointed for your sakial prospered in all his works.

thers; so that they will take heed to do 31 Howbeit in the business of the all that I have commanded them, acambassadors of the princes of Babylon, cording to the whole law and the statwlio sent unto himn to inquire of the utes and the ordinances by the land wonder that was done in the land, God of roses. ell him, to try him, that lie might| 9 So Manasseli made Judah and the know all that was in his heart. inhabikanty of Jerusalcın lo err, and to

32 | Now the rest of the actsof Hez- do worse than the heathen, whom the ekiah, and his goodness, behold, they LORD lad destroyed before the chil are written in the vision of Isaiali tlie dren or lsrael. prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the 10 And the LORD spake to Manngsel, , look of the kings of Judali and Israel. and to liis people: but they would not

33 And Hezekiah slept with his fa. hearken. thers, and bey buried lii in the chiell 11 T. Wherefore the LORD broig!: Mlaraesch's cat!.

CHAP. XXXIV. Josic:h's good regn. urou then the captains of the host of his father: fir Amon sacrificed unto lhe king of Asyrin, which look Mall the carved linages which Manasseh nasseh among the thoms, and bound is fittlicr liad inade,and served thein: him with selters, and carrici lim 10 2:3 Aud humbled not bimsell before Babylon.

llie LORD, AS Manasseh his father liad 12 And wlien lie was in afliction, be humbled limself; but Amon trespass. besought tlic LORD bis God, and bun-led more and more. bled himself greatly before the God of 24 And his servants conspired against his fathers,

loin, and slew frim in luis own house, 13 And prayed unto him: and he was 25 9 Bul the people of the land slei rutreated or him, and leard bissup all them that liad conspired against plication, and brought him again io king Amon: and the people of the Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then land inade Josial his son king in liis nawasseh kuew that the Lord be rea stead, God.

CHAP. XXXIV. 14. Now after thuis be built a wall TOS1411 ucas cight years old ilien without the city of David, on the wesi lie began to reign: and he reigned fide of Gibon, in the valley', even to in Jerusalem one and thirty years. the entering in at the fish-pate, and 2 And he did that which i-as right in compassed about Ophel, and raised it the sight of the LORD, and walked in up a very great lieight, and put cap the ways of David his father; and detains of war in all the fenced cities of clined neither to the right hand nor lo udali,

the lest. 15 And lie tookawaytle strange gods,| 3 For in tlie eight year or bis and the idol out o! the bouse of the reign, while lie was yet young, he beLord, and all the allars that he bad guto scek aller the God of Darıd his built in the mount us the liouse of the Father; and in the twellth year lie beLord, and in Jerusalenı,and castihem gan to purge Judah and Jerusalemi rut of the city,

liom the high places, and the groves, 16 And he repaired the altar of the and the carved images, and the molten Lord, und sacrificed thereon peace images. ollerings and thank-otlerings, and com- 4 And they brake down the altars of manded Judalı to serve the LORD God Baalim in his presence; and ibe iinacu Israch,

ges that were on higli above tlien, be 17 Nevertheless the people did sac. cut down; and the groves, and the rilice still in thic biglı places, yet unto carved ipages, and the molten images, le Lold thcir God only.

he brake in pieces, and made dust of 18 1 Now the rest of the acts of Mathem, and strewell il upon nasseli, and his prayer unto his God, of them that had sacrificed unto them. And the words of the seers that spake 5 And lie burnt the bones of the 1o lim in the name of the LORD God priests upon their allars, and cleanscu l'Israel, behold, they are alrilten mJudul and Jerusalem, the book of the Kings of Israel. 6 And so did he in the citics of Ma

19 His prayer also, and how God was onssell, and Epirnim, and Simcou, treated of him, and all his sin, and even into Naphtali, with tlreir malliis trespass, and the places wherein he stocks round aliout. built Irigh places, and set up grores and 7 And when he bad broken down the graven images, before lic was hun allars and thic grores, and had beairro bled, belold, they are written among the graven images into powder, and the sayings of the seers.

cui down all llie idols throughout ali 20 | So Manasseh slept with his fa- the land of Israel, be returned to Jethers, and they buried liim in bis own rusalen. house: and Ainon his son reigned in 81 Now in the eighteenth year of bis Lois steail.

reign, when lie bad purged the land, 21 Amon ions (wo and tiventy years and the house, he sent Shaphan the son oid when he began to reign, and reign- of Azalial, and Maaseiab the governor two years in Jerusalein.

of tbe city, and Joan the son of Joa22 But he dil thict which was evil in haz tlie recorder, to repair the house li:coglil of the Lord, as slid Manassanilor the Lord his God.

the graves

Destruction of
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Jerusalem forelia 9 And when they came to Hilkiah 20 And then 'ng commanded Hilkialı, ilm high priest, they delivered the and abikam the son of Shaphan, and money that was brought into the Abdon the son of Micali, and Shapban house of God, which the Levites that the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the kept the doors had gatisered of the king's, saying, hand of Manasseh anil Ephraim, and 21 Go, inquire of the Lord for me, of all the reinnant of Israel, wd of all and for thein that are left in lsrael and Judah and Benjainu; and they rein Judah, concerning the words of the turned to Jerusalein.

book that is nd: for great is the 10 And they put it in the land of the wrath of the LORD that is poured out workinen that had the oversight of the upon us, because our fatliers have not house of the LORD, and they gave it kept the word of the LORD, to do alter to the workinen liat wrought in thic all that is written in this book. house of the LORD, lo repair and meud 22 nd Hilkialı, and they that the the house:

king had appointed, went to Huldah 11 Even to tlie artificers and builders lhe proplietess, the wise of Shalluiu gave they il, to buy liewn stone, anel the son of Tik vath, the son of Hasrali, timber for couplings, and to (ioor the keeper of the wardrobe: (now she house which the kings of Judalı had dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) destroyed.

and they spake to lier to that effect. 12 And the men did the work faith 23 11 And she answered them, Thus Sully; and the overscers of them were saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell yo Jahath and Obadialı

, the Levites, of the man that sent you to ine, the sous of Merari; and Zechariah 24 Thus saith the Lord, Beliold, ! and Nesbullavi, of the sons of the Ko- will bring evil upon this place, and hathites, to set it forward; and other upon the inhabitants thereol, even all of the Levites, all that could skill of the curses that are wrillen in the bouk instruments of music.

whicle they have read before the king 13 Also they were over the bearers or of Judalı: burdens, and were overseers of all that 25 Because they have forsaken mc Wrouglit the work in any manner or and have burned incense unto other service: and of the Levites there were gods, that they might provoke me to scribes, and officers, and porters. alligal with all the works of them

14 | And when they brought out the hands; therefore my wrath shall be inoney that was brouglie into llie house poured out upon this place, and slal of the LORD, Hilkiali the priest found not be quenched. a book of the law of the LORD given 26 And as for the king or Judab, who by Moses.

sent you to inquire of the LORD, sro 15 Aud l-Iilkiah answered and said to shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Shaphan the scribe, I have found the Lord Goul of Israel concerning the book of the law in the liousc Or the words which thou hast heard ; Lond. And Hilkial delivered the 27 Because thy heart was tender,and Jook to Shaplan.

thou didst humble thyecir before God, 16 Aud Slaphan carried the book to when thou leardest his words against the king, and brought tbe king word this place, and against llie inbabitants pack again, saying, All that was com thereof, and humblerist lbyself before pritled to thy servants, they do it. nie, and didst rend thy clothes, anil 17 And they have galliered together weep before me; I have even leard the money that i'us lound in the house ilce also, saith the Lord. of the LORD, and liave delivered it 28 Bebold, I will gather tliee to thy mto the wand of the overseers, and to fathers, and thou shalt be gathered 10 the band of the workmc.

thy grave in

peace,

neither shall thine 16 Then Shaplain the scribe told the eyes see all the evil that I will bring king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath upon this place, and upon the inhabit Fiven me a book. Aud Shaphan read ants of the same. So they brouglit the it before the king.

king word again. 19 And it came to pags, when the kiug 29 | Then the king sent and gathered aad heard the words of the law, that together all the elders of Judah and he reut his clothes.

Jerusalein.

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