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Yeboah reigneth well.

JI. KINGS. He is pain by his servants. brought down the king from the house 11 And they gave the money, being of the LORD, and came by the way of stold, into the hands of them that did the the gate of the guard to the king's house. work, that had the oversight of the house And he fat on the throne of the kings. of the LORD: and they laid it out to the

20 And all the people of the land re- carpenters and builders, that wrought joiced, and the city was in quiet: and upon the house of the LORD, they flew Athaliah with the sword beside 12 And to masons, and hewers of itone, the king's house.

and to buy timber and hewed stone to 21 Seven years old was Jehoash when repair the breaches of the house of the he began to reign.

LORD, and for all that was laid out for CHAP. XII.

the house to repair it. i Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Fe 13 Howbeit there were not made for the boiada. 19 He is sain : y his servants. houfe of the Lord bowls of silver, snuf

gan to reign; and forty years reigned or vesels of silver, of the money that was he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name brought into the house of the LORD. avas Zibia of Beer-sheba.

14 But they gave that to the workmen, 2 And Jehoath did that which was and repaired therewith the house of the right in the fight of the LORD all his Lord. days wherein Jehoiada the priest instruct Is Moreover they reckoned not with ed him.

the men, into whose hand they delivered 3 But the high places were not taken the money to be bestowed on workmen : away: the people still facrificed and burnt for they dealt laithfully. incenfe in the high places.

16 The trespass money and fin money 4 And Jehoath said to the priest, All was not brought into the house of the the money of the dedicated things that LORD: it was the priests'. is brought into the house of the LORD, 17 | Then Hazael king of Syria went even the money of every one that pafleth up, and fought against Gath, and took the account, the money that every man is it : and Hazael fet his face to go up to set at, and all the money that cometh Jerusalem. into any man's heart to bring into the 18 And Jelloash king of Judah took all house of the Lord,

the hallowed things that Jeholhaphat, and 5 Let the priests take it to them, every Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings man of his acquaintance: and let them of Judah, had dedicated, and his own repair the breaches of the house, where-hallowed things, and all the gold that foever any breach shall be found. wms found in the treasures of the house

6 But it was so, that in the three and of the LORD, and in the king's house, twentieth year of king Jehoath the priests and sent it to Hazae} king of Syria: and had not repaired the breaches of the he went away from Jerufalem. house.

19 1 And the rest of the acts of Joash, ỹ Then king Jehoash called for Jehoi- and all that he did, are they not written ada the priest, and the other priests, and in the book of the chronicles of the kings faid unto them, Why repair ye not the of Judah ? breaches of the house? now therefore 20 And his fervants arose, and made receive no more money of your acquaint- a conspiracy, and flew Joalh in the house ance, but deliver it for the breaches of of Millo, which goeth down to Silla. the house.

21 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, 8 And the priests confented to receive and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his no more money of the people, neither to servants, (mote him, and he died ; and repair the breaches of the house. they buried him with his fathers in the

9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chel, city of David : and Amaziah his son and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set reigned in his stead. it beside the altar, on the right side as one

CHAP. XIII. cometh into the house of the LORD: and 1 Jehoahaz's wicked reign. 14 Elisa's the priests that kept the door put therein death. 20 His bones revive a dead man. al the croney that was brought into the IN the three and twentieth year of hofte

10 And it was so, when they saw that hoabaz the son of Jehu began to reign there was much money in the chest, that over Ifrael in Samaria, and reigned seventhe king's fcribe and the high priest came teen years. up, and they put up in bags, and told 2 And he did that which was evil in the money that was found in the house the right of the Lord, and followed the of the LORD.

fins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which

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Jeboabaz's wicked reign. Chap. xiv.

Elifba's death. made Israel to sin; he departed not there-eastward. And he opened it. Then Efrom.

lisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he 3 And the anger of the LORD was kin- laid, The arrow of the Lord's deliverdled against Israel, and he delivered them ance, and the arrow of deliverance from into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, Syria : for thou shalt smite the Syrians in and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son Aphek, till thou have consumed them. of Hazael, all their days.

18 And he said, Take the arrows. 4 And jehoahaz besought the LORD, And he took them. And he said unto the and the LORD hearkened unto him : for king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. he saw the oppression of Israel, because And he smote thrice, and stayed. the king of Syria oppressed them. 19 And the man of God was wroth

5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, with him, and said, Thou shouldest have so that they went out from under the hand (mitten five or six times; then hadst thou of the Syrians: and the children of Israel smitten Syria till thou hadít consumed it: dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. whereas now thou Ahalt sinite Syria but

6 Nevertheless they departed not from thrice. the fins of the house of Jeroboam, who 20 | And Elisha died, and they buried made Ifrael lin, but walked therein : and him. And the bands of the Moabites there remained the grove also in Samaria.) invaded the land at the coming in of the

7 Neither did he leave of the people to year. Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten cha 21 And it came to pass, as they were riots, and ten thousand footmen; for the burying a man, that, behold, they spied king of Syria had destroyed them, and had a band of men; and they cast the man made them like the dust by thrething. into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, the man was let down, and touched the and all that he did, and his might, are bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up they not written in the book of the chro- on his fert. nicles of the kings of Israel?

22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed 9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; Ifrael all the days of Jehoahaz. and they buried him in Samaria : and 23 And the LORD was gracious unto Joalh his son reigned in his stead. them, and had compassion on them, and

10 In the thirty and seventh year of had respect unto them, because of his coJoath king of Judah began Jehoath the venant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, son of Jehoabaz to reign over Israel in and would not destroy them, neither cast Samaria, and reigned tixteen years.

he them from his presence as yet. II And he did that which was evil in 24 So Hazael king of Syria died : and the fight of the Lord; he departed not Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. from all the lins of Jeroboam the son of 25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz. Nebat, who made Israel fin; but he walk- took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad ed therein.

the son of Hazael the cities, which he had 12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his faall that he did, and his might wherewith ther by war. Three times did Joash beat he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, him, and recovered the cities of Israel. are they not written in the book of the

CHAP. XIV. chronicles of the kings of Israel? 1 Amaziuh's good reign. 17 He is sain by a

13 And Joath slept with his fathers; conspiracy. 21 Azariah fucceerítin him. and Jeroboam sat upon his throne and In the second year coah fon of lekings of Israel.

ziah the son of Joalh king of Judah. 14 9 Now Elisha was fallen fick of his 2 He was twenty and five years old fickness whereof he died. And Joalh the when he began to reign, and reigned king of Israel came down unto him, and twenty, and nine years in Jerusalem. wept over his face, and said, O my fa- And his mother's name was Jehoaddan ther, my father, the chariot of Israel, and of Jerusalem. the horsemen thereof.

3. And he did that which was right in 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take the light of the Lord, yet not like David bow and arrows. And he took unto him his father: he did according to all things bow and arrows.

as Joalh bis father did. 16 And he said to the king of Jfrael, 4 Howbeit the high places were not Put thine hand upon the bow. And he taken away: as yet the people did facriput his hand upon it: and Elisha put his fice and burnt incense on the high places. hands upon the king's hands.

5 And it came to pass, as soon as the 17 And he said, Open the window kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that

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II. KINGS. He is sain by a conspiracy. he New his servants which had Nain the 18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, king his father.

are they not wiitten in the book of the 6 But the children of the murderers he chronicles of the kings of Judah? New not: according unto that which is 19 Now they made a conspiracy against written in the book of the law of Mofes, nim in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; wherein the Lord commanded, saying, but they sent after him to Lachish, and The fathers Mall not be put to death for new him there. the children, nor the children be put to 20 And they brought him on horses : death for the fathers; but every man shall and he was buried at Jerusalem with his be put to death for his own sin.

fathers in the city of David. 7 He New of Edom in the valley of falt 21 | And all the people of Judah took ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and Azariah, which was sixteen years old, called the name of it Joktheeluntothis day. and made him king instead of his father

8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Amaziah. Jehoalh, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, 22 He built Elath, and restored it to king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look Judah, after that the king Nept with his one another in the face.

fathers. 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent 23. In the fiftee:th year of Amaziah to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The the fon of Joalh king of Judah Jeroboam thistle that was in Lebanon fent to the the son of Joanh king of Israel began to cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and thy daughter to my son to wife: and one years. there palled by a wild beast that was in 24 And he did that which was evil in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle. the light of the LORD: he departed not

10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of and thine heart haih lifted thee up: glory Nebat, who made Israel to sin. of this, and tarry at home : for why 25 He restored the coast of Israel from Mhouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that the entering of Hamath unto the sea of thou Mouldest fall, even thou, and Judah the plain, according to the word of the with thee?

Lord God of Israel, which he spake by u But Amaziah would not he Ther the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of fore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gath. he and Amaziah king of Judah looked hepher. one another in the face at Beth-Shemesh, 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of which belongeth to Judah.

Ifrael, that it was very bitter: for there 12 And Judah was put to the worse was not any Mut up, nor any left, nor before Israel ; and they fled every man any helper for Ifrael. to their tents.

27 And the LORD said not that he 13 And Jchoash king of Israel took would blot out the name of Israel from Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Je- under heaven: but he saved them by the hoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-fhe- hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash. mesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake 28 Now the rest of the acts of Jerodown the wall of Jerusalem from the gate boam, and all that he did, and his might, of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four how he warred, and how he recovered hundred cubits.

Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged 14 And he took all the gold and silver, to Judah, for Israel, are they not written and all the vessels that were found in the in the book of the chronicles of the kings house of the LORD, and in the treasures of Israel? of the king's house, and hostages, and 29 And Jeroboam slept with his fareturned to Samaria.

thers, even with the kings of Israel ; and 15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoam Zechariah his son reigned in his stead, which he did, and his might, and how

CHAP. XV. he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, 1 Azariak's good reign. 5 Jotham and are they not written in the book of the other kings. 32 Yotham's good reign. chronicles of the kings of Israel? IN the twenty and seventh year of Je.

16 And Jehoalh liept with his fathers, roboam king of Ifiael began Azariah and was buried in Samaria with the kings son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign, of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned! 2 Sixteen years old was he when he in his stead.

began to reign, and he reigned two and 17 And Amaziah the son of Joam fifty years in Jerusalem. And his moking of Judah lived after the death of tner's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. Jelioaih son of Jehoahaz king of Israel 3. And he did that which was right lifteen years.

in the light of the LORD, according to

all

The reigns of Azariah, Shallum, Chap. xv. Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, &c. all that his father Amaziah had done ;| all his days from the sins of Jeruboam the

4 Save that the high places were not son of Nebat, who made Ifrael to fin. removed : the people facrificed and burnt 19 And Pul the king of Assyria came incense still on the high places.

against the land : and Menahem gave s! And the Lord smote the king, so Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his that he was a leper unto the day of his hand might be with him to confirm the death, and dwelt in a several houle. And kingdom in his hand. Jotham the king's fon was over the house, 20 And Menahem exacted the money, judging the people of the land.

of Israel, even of all the mighty men of 6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, and all that he did, are they not written to give to the king of Affyria. So the in the book of the chronicles of the kings king of Assyria turned back, and stayed of Judah?

not there in the land, 7 So Azariab sept with his fathers ; 21 And the rest of the acts of Menaand they buried him with his fathers in hem, and all that he did, are they not the city of David : and Jotham his son written in the book of the chronicles of reigned in his stead.

the kings of Israel? 8 In the thirty and eighth year of Aza 22 And Menalem Nept with his fathers; riah king of Judah did Zachariah the son and Pekabiah his son reigned in his stead. of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Sama 23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king ria fix months.

of judah Pekahiah the fon of Menahem 9 And he did that which was evil in began to reign over Ifrael in Samaria, thé sight of the LORD, as his fathers had and reigned tivo years. done: he departed not from the sins of 24 And he did i hat which was evil in Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made the light of the LORD: he departed not Israel to fin.

from the sins of Jeroboam the son of 10 And Shallum the son of Jabes con- Nebat, who made Israel to fin. spired against him, and smote him before 25 But Pekah the son of Romaliah, a the people, and New him, and reigned in captain of his, confpired against him, his stead.

land Imote him in Samaria, in the palace I. And the rest of the acts of Zachari- of the king's house, with Argob and ah, behold, they are written in the book Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Giof the chronicles of the kings of Israel. leadites: and he killed him, and reigned

12 This was the word of the LORD in his room. which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, sons shall fit on the throne of Israel unto and all that he did, behold, they are writthe fourth generation. And so it came to ten in the book of the chronicles of the pass.

kings of Israel. 13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to 27 In the two and fiftieth year of reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekalı the son of Uzziah king of Judah ; and he reigned Remaliah began to reign over Israel in a full month in Samaria.

Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went 28 And he did that which was evil in up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, the fight of the LORD: he departed not and-imote Shallum the fon of Jabeih in from the fins of Jeroboam the son of Samaria, and New him, and reigned in Nebat, who made Israel to lin. his stead.

29 In the days of Pekal king of Israel 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, came Tiglath-pilefer king of Allyria, and anıl his conspiracy which he made, be- took Ijoil, and Abel-beth-maachah, and hold, they are written in the book of the Janoah, and Kedeh, and Hazor, and Gichronicles of the kings of Israel. lead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naph· 16 Then Menahein smote Tiphsah, tali, and carried them captive to Assyria. and all that were therein, and the coafts 30 And Hoihea the fon of Elah made a thereof from Tirzah : because they open- conspiracy against Pekah the son of Rea ed not to him, therefore he smote it; and maliah, and smote him, and New him, all the women therein that were with and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth child he ripped up.

year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. 17 In the nine and thirtieth year of 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, Azariah king of Judah, began Menabem and all that he did, behuld, they are the son of Gadi to reign over lsrael, and written in the book of the chronicles of reigned ten years in Samaria.

the kings of Israel. 18 And he did that which was evil in ?2 In the fecond year of Pekah the the light of the LORD: he departed nut, son of Remaliah king of Israel began 6

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His facrifice. Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened to reign.

unto him : for the king of Aflyria went 33 Five and twenty years old was ht up against Damafcus, and took it, and when he began to reign, and he reigned carried the people of it captive to Kir, and fixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mo- New Rezin. ther's name was Jerutha, the daughter 10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus of Zadok.

to meet Tiglath.pileser king of Allyria, 34 And he did that which was right in and saw an altar that was at Damascus : the fight of the Lord: he did according and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest to all that his father Uzziah had done. the fashion of the altar, and the pattern

35 Howbeit the high places were not of it, according to all the workmanship removed: the people lacrificed and burn- thereof. ed incense still in the high places. He built 11 And Urijah the priest built an altar the higher gate of the house of the LORD. according to all that king Ahaz had sent

36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, from Damascus : fo Urijah the priest and all that he did, are they not written made it against king Ahaz came from in the book of the chronicles of the kings Damascus. of Judah ?

12 And when the king was come from 37 In those days the Lord began to Damafcus, the king faw the altar: and fend against Judah Rezin the king of Sy- the king approached to the altar, and ria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah. offered thereon.

38 And Jotham Nept with his fathers, 13 And he burnt his burnt offering and and was buried with his fathers in the his meat offering, and poured his drink city of David his father: and Ahaz his offering, and sprinkled the blood of his fon reigned in his stead.

peace offerings, upon the altar. C H A P. XVI.

14 And he brought also the brafen al. I Ahaz's wicked reign. 17 He spoileth the tar, which was before the LORD, from

temple. 19 Hezekiah succeedeth him. the forefront of the house, from between N the seventeenth year of Pekah the the altar and the house of the LORD, and

son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jo- put it on the north side of the altar. tham king of Judah began to reign. 15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah

2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he the priest, saying, Upon the great altar began to reign, and reigned fixteen years burn the morning burnt offering, and the in Jerusalem, and did not that which was evening meat offering, and the king's right in the fight of the Lord his God, burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, like David his father.

with the burnt offering of all the people 3 But he walked in the way of the kings of the land, and their meat offering, and of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon through the fire, according to the abomi- it all the blood of the burnt offering, nations of the heathen, whom the LORD and all the blood of the sacrifice : and cast out from before the children of Israel. the brasen altar shall be for me to en4

And he sacrificed and burnt incense quire by. in the high places, and on the hills, and 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, accordunder every green tree.

ing to all that king Ahaz commanded. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah 17 1 And king Ahaz cut off the borson of Remaliah king of Israel came up ders of the bases, and removed the laver to Jerufalem to war: and they belieged from off them ; and took down the sea Ahaz, but could not overcome him. from off the brasen oxen that were un

6 At that time Rezin king of Syria der it, and put it upon a pavement of recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the stones. Jews from Elath : and the Syrians came 18 And the covert for the fabbath to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. that they had built in the house, and the

7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath- king's entry without, turned he from pileser king of Affyria, saying, I am thy the house of the Lord for the king of servant and thy fon : come up, and save Assyria. me out of the band of the king of Syria, 19 I Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which he did, are they not written in which rise up against me.

the book of the chronicles of the kings 8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold of Judah? that was found in the house of the LORD, 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and in the treasures of the king's house, and was buried with his fathers in the and sent it for a present to the king of city of David: and Hezekiah his son Aftyria.

reigned in bis stead.

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