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Elisha's bones revive u dead man. CHAP XIV.

Amaziah's good reign. 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow he slew his servants which had slain the and arrows. And he took unto him bow king his father. and arrows.

6 But the children of the murderers he 16 And he said to the king of Israel, slew not: according unto that which is Put thy hand upon the bow. And he put written in the book of the law of Moses, his band upon it: and Elisha put bis hands wherein the LORD commanded, saying, upon the king's hands.

The fathers shall not be put to death for 17 And he said, Open the window east- the children, nor the children be put to ward. And he opened it. Then Elisha death for the fathers; but every man shall said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, be put to death for bis own sin. The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and 7 He slew of Edom in the valley of Salt the arrow of deliverance from Syria : for ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and thou shali smite the Syrians in Aphek, till called the name of it Joktheel unto this day. thou have consumed them.

8 | Then Amaziah sent messengers to 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu he took them. And he said unto the king king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he one another in the face. smote thrice, and stayed.

9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to 19 And the man of God was wroth with Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle him, and said, Thou shouldest have smit- that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that ten five or six times; then hadst thou smit- was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughten Syria tillthou badst consumedit: where-ter to my son to wife: and there passed as now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and

20 | And Elisha died, and they buried trode down the thistle. him. And the bands of the Moabites in- 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and vaded the land at the coming in of the year. thy heart hath lifted thee up: glory of

21 And it came to pass, as they were bu- this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest rying a man, that behold, they spied a band thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldof men; and they cast the man into the se- est fall, even thou, and Judah with thee? pulchre of Elisha : and when the man was 11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therelet down, and touched the bones of Elisha, fore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he revived, and stood up on his feet. he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one

221 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed another in the face at Beth-shemesh, which Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

belongeth to Judah. 23 And the LORD was gracious unto 12 And Judah was put to the worse bethem, and had compassion on them, and fore Israel; and they fed every man to had respect unto them, because of his co- their tents. venant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 13 And Jehoash king of Israel took and would not destroy them, neither cast Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash he them from his presence as yet. the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and

24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto

25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took the corner-gate, four hundred cubits. again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son 14 And he took all the gold and silver, of Hazael the cities, which he had taken and all the vessels that were found in the out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by house of the LORD, and in the treasures of

Three times did Joash beat bim, the king's house, and hostages, and returnand recovered the cities of Israel. ed to Samaria. CHAP. XIV.

15 | Now the rest of the acts of JehoIN

abaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are the son of Joash king of Judah.

they not written in the book of the Chroni. 2 He was twenty and five years old when cles of the kings of Israel? he began to reign, and reigned twenty and 16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, nine years in Jerusalem. And his mo- and was buried in Samaria with the kings ther's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in

3 And he did that which was right in the his stead. sight of the Lord, yet not like Bavid his 17 | And Amaziah the son of Joash king father: he did according to all things as of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash Joash his father did.

son of Jehoabaz king of Israel fifteen years. 4 Howbeit, the high places were not 18. And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, taken away: as yet the people did sacri- are they not written in the book of the fice, and burnt incense on the high places. Chronicles of the kings of Judah ?

5 And it came to pass, as soon as the 19 Now they made a conspiracy agains kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish;

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The reign of Azariah.

II. KINGS. Of Jotham and other kings. but they sent after him to Lachish, and book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah! slew him there.

7 So Azariah slept with his fathers; and 20 And they brought him on horses: and they buried him with his fathers in the city he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers of David; and Jotham his son reigned in in the city of David.

his stead. 21 T Ånd all the people of Judah took 8 In the thirty and eighth year of AzaAzariah, which was sixteen years old, and riah king of Judah did Zachariah the son inade him king instead of his father Ama- of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria ziah.

six months. 22 He built Elath, and restored it to Ju- 9 And he did that which was evil in the dah, afterthat the king slept with his fathers. sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done:

23 | In the fifteenth year of Amaziah he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. the son of Joash king of Israel began to 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conreign in Samaria, and reigned forty and spired against him, and smote him before one years.

the people, and slew him, and reigned in 24 And he did that which was evil in his stead. the sight of the LORD: he departed not 11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariab, from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of behold, they are written in the book of the Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

Chronicles of the kings of Israel. 25 He restored the coast of Israel from 12 This was the word of the LORD which the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall plain, according to the word of the LORD sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth God of Israel, which he spake by the hand generation. And so it came to pass. of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, 13 | Shallum the son of Jabesh began the prophet, which was of Gath-hepher. to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of

26 For the Lord saw the afliction of Is. Uzziah king of Judah; and be reigned a rael, that it was very bitter: for there was full month in Samaria. not any shut up, nor any left, nor any 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up helper for Israel.

from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and 27 And the LORD said not that he would smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, blot out the name of Israel from under and slew him, and reigned in his stead. heaven: but he saved them by the hand of 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, Jeroboam the son of Joash.

and his conspiracy which he made, bebold, 28 | Now the rest of the acts of Jero- they are written in the book of the Chroniboam, and all that he did, and his might, cles of the kings of Israel. how he warred, and how he recovered Da- 16 | Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, mascus, and Hamath, which belonged to and all that were therein, and the coasts Judah, for Israel, are they not written in thereof from Tirzah : because they opened the book of the Chronicles of the kings of not to him, therefore he smote it; and all Israel?

the women therein that were with child 29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, he ripped up: even with the kings of Israel ; and Zacha- 17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Aza. riah his son reigned in his stead.

riah king of Judah began Menahem the son CHAP. XV.

of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned IN yeans in Samaria,

boam king of Israel began Azariah son 18 And he did that which was evil in the of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. sight of the Lord: he departed not all his

2 Sixteen years old was he when he be- days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of gan to reign, and he reigned two and fifty Nebat, who made Israel to sin. years in Jerusalem. And his mother's 19 And Pul the king of Assyria came name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. against the land: and Menahem gave Pul

3 And he did that which was right in the a thousand talents of silver, that his hand sight of the Lord, according to all that his might be with him to confirm the kingdom faiher Amaziah had done;

in his hand. 4 Save that the high places were not re- 20 And Menahem exacted the money inoved: the people sacrificed and burnt of Israel, even of all the mighty men of incense still on the high places. wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver,

5. And the Lord smote the king, so to give to the king of Assyria. So the that he was a leper unto the day of his king of Assyria turned back, and stayed death, and dwelt in a several house. And not there in the land. Jotham the king's son was over the house, 21 [ And the rest of the acts of Mena. judging the people of the land.

hem, and all that he did, are they not writ6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, ten in the book of the Chronicles of the and all thathe did, are they not written in the kings of Israel?

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