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CHAPTER XVI.. .XVII.

Jehoshaphuit's good reign. 13 That whosoever would not seek the Lord God 12 Aud Asa, in the thirty and ninth year of his CHRIST

of Israel should be "put to death, whether small or reign, was diseased in his feet, until his disease was
great, whether * man or woman.

exceeding great : yet in his disease he 'sought not to
14 And they sware unto the Lord with a loud the Lord, but to the physicians.
1 Deut. 10, voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with 13 And || Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the
cornets.
one and fortieth year of his reign.

Heading, 15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they had 14 And they buried him in hisown sepulchres,which 14 is,

sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid 3.1 Kings 2 whole desire; and he was found of them : and the him in the bed which was filled with #sweet odours s Gew, 50, 2. LORD gave them rest round about.

and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothe-
16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of caries' art; ard they made 'a very great burning for Jer. 34, 5.
Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, be- him.
cause she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa out

CHAPTER XVII.
down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the Jehoshaphat succeeding Asa, reigneth and prospereth.
brook Kidron.

ů julge, 17. But the high places were not taken away out of AND | Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, limbing

and strengthened himself against Israel.
& 14,5. ** Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all 2 And he placed forces in all the fenced * cities of
his days.

Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and
18 And he brought into the house of God the things in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had
that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had taken.
dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.

3 And the Lord was with Jebeshaphat, because kom. 6, 31.

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19 And there was no more war unto the five and he walked in the first ways of his father David, and
thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.

sought not unto Baalim ;
CHAPTER XVI.

4 But sought to the LORD God of his father, and
Asa diverteth Baasha from building of Ramah. walked in his commandments, and not after the 12 kings
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N the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, doings of Israel :

Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and 5 Therefore e the Lord stablished the kir.gdom in e? Sam. 7, v ch 11, s. built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none'go his hand; and all Judah brought'to Jehoshaphat pres- * 191 1. CE1:2,2 out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

ents, and he had riches and honour in abundance.
2 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the 6 And « his heart was lifted up in the ways of the 10

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treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's LORD: moreover, he took away thc "high places and
house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, that groves out of Judah.
dwelt at Damascus, saying,

7 Also, in the third year of his rcign, he sent to his 3 There is a league between me and thee, as there princes, even to Ben-hail

, and to Obadiah, and to 15, 4. was between my father and thy father: behold, I have } Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, * to i Isa. 49, 23.

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sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with teach in the cities of Judah.
Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

8 And with them he sent'Levites, even Shemaiah, 1 sh. 8, 7. 4 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and { and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel

, and Shesent the captains of his armies against the cities of miramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and To

Israel; and they smote • ljon, and Dan, and Abel- bijah, and Tob-adonijah, Levites; and with them 1 Kinga 3, maim, and all the 'store-cities of Naphtali. Elishaina and Jelioram, priests.

5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that 9. And they taught in Judah, and had n the book Mul2, 7. he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease of the law of the Lord with them, and went about nisa, i, 20.

} 6. Then Asa the king took all Judah ; and they } throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber people. thereof, wherewith Baasha was a building; and he 10 And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the king- ofim. 3 built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

doms of the lands that were round about Judah, so 7 And at that time " Hanani the seer came to Asa that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 1 14a. 31, 1. king of Judah, and said unto hin, Because thou' hast 11 Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat 1.17,5 relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD {presents, and tribute-silver: and the Arabians brought

thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, escaped out of thy hand.

and seven thousand and seven hundred he-goats. 8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubimsakhuge 12 And Jehoshaphat † waxed great exceedingly; host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, be- } and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

cause thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them 13 And he had much business in the cities of Ju- verses , 11 Photo 15, 3. into thy hand.

dah; and the men of war, mighty men of valour, 9 For the 'eyes of the Lord run to and fro through- were in Jerusalem. 132, 7' out the whole earth, to shew himself “ strong in the 14 And these are the numbers of them, according q ch. 11,12 h. 2,5 behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him. { tothe house of their fathers: Of Judah, the captains

Herein " thou hast done foolishly; therefore from of thousands ; Adnah the chief, and with him mighty henceforth thou shalt have wars.

men of valour three hundred thousand. 10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put 15 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, 158, him in a prison-house; for he was in a rage with him and with him two hundred and fourscore ihousand. Julgus, because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of

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who willingly offered himself unto the Lord; and 11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, with him two hundred thousand mighty men of 21.11,4. they are written in the book of the kings of Judahand valour. Israel.

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II. CHRONICLES.

Micurah’s prophecy. valour, and with him armed men with bow and shield, and the Lord said, These have no master ; let them Before two hundred thousand.

return, therefore, every man to his house in peace.
18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him a. 17 And the king of Israel said to Jehosljaphat, Did
Clr. 12, hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for} I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto

me, but evil?
19 These waited on the king, besides those whom 18 Again he said, Therefore, hear the word of the
the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah. LORD; I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne and all

Lord
CHAPTER XVIII.

theo host of heaven standing on his right hand, and
Jehoshaphat goeth with Ahab against Ramoth-gilead. on his left.
NOW

COW Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in 19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab Dan. 7, 10

abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab. king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to gilead? And one spake, saying after this manner, and Samaria : and Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in another saying after that manner.

abundance, and for the people that he had with him, 20 Then there came out Pa spirit, and stood before p2 Cor. 12 Hinges and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramoth-the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD 2 Thess. 2 gilead.

said unto him, Wherewith? 3 And Abab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat 21 And he said, I will go out, and be ta lying spirit Heb.

spirit Kings king of Judalı, "Wilt thou go with me to Ramoth-in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD falchood,

gilead ? And he answered him, I am as thou art, and said, Thou shalt entice him, and a thou shalt also nosea 4, 12 my people as thy people ; and we will be with thee in prevail: go out, and do even so.

22 Now therefore, behold, 'the Lord hath put a 4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, flying spirit in the mouth of these

thy prophets, and the

, i7 1 July 1, : 'Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to-day. Lord hath spoken evil against thee.

5 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of 23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came 22 Kings prophets : four hundred men, and said unto them, ļ near, and smote Micaiah - upon the cheek, and said, 7.. Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I for-Which way went the Spirit

of the LORD from me to Amos 3,9

Lord ! Ezek. 13, bear? And they said, Go up; * for God will deliver speak unto thee? li it into the king's hand.

24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt * see on Mark 14,6 6 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to Acor.12 of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him? hide thyself.

7 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, 25 Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, kom. 7, 23 There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good and to Joash the king's son ; unto me, but t always evil: the same is Micaiah the 26 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow u Jer. 37,15.

of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king in the prison, and feed him with bread of afflic- Mat. 14, 3 tial. 1, 16. say so.

tion and with water of affl.ction, until I return in 1 Kings 8 And the king of Israel called for one of his offi- peace. cers, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of 27 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in Imla.

peace, then hath not the LORD' spoken by me. And 2. 9 And the king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat king of he said, Hearken, all ye people. Judah, sat either of them on his throne, clothed in 3 28 So the king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat the king their robes, and they sat in a void place at the enter- of Judah, went up to Ramoth-gilead. ing in of the gate of Samaria ; and all the prophets 29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I prophesied t before them.

will ? disguise myself, and will go to the battle ; but 13, 14: 10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made put thou on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised

him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD, { himself, and they went to the battle. !! kungsil,

With these thou shalt push Syria until they be con- 30 Now the king of Syria had commarded the
sumed.

captains of the chariots that were with him, saying, 11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, “Go Fight ye not with small or great, save only with the 1. Prov. 21, up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper; for the Lord shall { king of Israel.

LORD deliver it into the hand of the king.

31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the 12 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the pro- of Israel: therefore they a compassed about him

to a. Gen. 22, of house in phets declare good to the king with tone assent : let fight: but • Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD Psal. Hi, 1. en 7. thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, helped him; and God moved them to depart from • Ex. 14,15

I 12. 50, 18. and speak thou good.

him. 13 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, even 32 For it came to pass, that when the captains of A: 8.30. what my God saith, 'that will I speak.

the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Is14 And when he was come to the king, the king {rael, they turned back again from pursuing him. Jer. 28, 22. said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead 33 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture,

to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, "Go yeup, and smote the king of Israel † between the joints of tween the

and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your the harness: therefore he said to his chariot-man, the coat and - Lam 4, hand.

Turn thy hand, that thou mayest carry me out of mau. 15 And the king said to him, How many times shall the host; for I am wounded. ( adjure thee, that thou say nothing but the truth to. 34 And the battle increased that day: howbeit the me in the name of the Lord ?

king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against 16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered the Syrians until the even; and about the time of the 25. upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd:{sun going down he died.

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CHAPTER XIX....XX.
CHAPTER XIX.

not power and might, so that "none is able to withCHRIST

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Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom. stand thee?
A hehgelaphat the king of Judah returned to 7 Art not thou our God, who didst P drive out the
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inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and
2 And Jehu, the son of Hanani the seer, went gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should- 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee 'a Ps. 11, 2
est thou help the ungodly, and "love them that ® hate sanctuary therein for thy s name, saying,

the LORD ? therefore is wrath upon thee from be- 9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, - Ps. 71, 6. ? Ps. 13, 4. fore the Lord.

judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before s 1 Kings 5, 3 Nevertheless, there are 6 good things found in this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in

thee, in that thou hast taken away the "groves out of this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then Kings & sch. 18, 31 the land, and hast ' prepared thy heart to seek God. thou wilt hear and help.

4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem : and he 10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon, and went out again through the people, from 'Beer- Moab, and mount Seir, whom thou " wouldest not sheba to mount Ephraim, and brought thein back let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of 12. unto the Lord God of their fathers.

Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed 5 And he set judges in the land, throughout all them not ; k ch. 17, 7. the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

11 Behold, I say, how they * reward us, to come x eh. 52, 25. 6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do:{to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given

for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is { us to inherit. mPx 82, 1, " with you in the judgment.

12 0 our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we Sam. I, 7 Wherefore now, let the fear of the LORD be have no might against this great company that cometh

upon you; take heed and do it : for there is no oin- against us; neither know we what to do: but our 36. o Rom. 8,14. iquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, eyes are upon thee. nor taking of gifts.

13 And all Judah stood before the Lord, with Join
8 Moreover, in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of their little ones, their wives, and their children.
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the P Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of 14. Then upon Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah,
the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Matta- it!
and for controversies, when they returned to Jeru- niah, a Levite, of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit Songs, a
salem.

of the Lord in the midst of the congregation ;
9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do 15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye
9 fam.23 in the 4 fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a per- inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat; 25.
fect heart.

Thus saith the Lord unto you, 'Be not afraid por 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of {dismayed by reason of this great multitude ; for the il Chr. 22, Deut. 17, your brethren that dwell in their cities, between battle is 8 not yours, but God's.

blood and blood, between 'law and commandment, 16 To-morrow go ye down against them: behold, forset? : Deut. 5, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find

they trespass not against the Lorn, and so wrath them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness 46. um. 14, come "upon you, and upon your brethren : this do, }of Jeruel. and ye shall not trespass.

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this batile ; se: li verse 24. 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over yourselves, 'stand ye still, and see the salvation of the i Ex. 14,13 you in all matters of the LORD ; and Zebadiah the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem : fear not,

son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for nor be dismayed ; to-morrow go out against them; Frol. 18, all the king's * matters : also the Levites shall be for the Lord will be with you. do ry., 15. officers before you., Deal courageously, and the 18 And Jehoshaphat 'bowed his head, with his čia. 15, 2. Lord shall be with the good.

face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants i Ex. 4, 01. CHAPTER XX.

of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the 1 Jehoshaphat proclaimeth a fast....5 His prayer.

LORD. came to pass after this also, that the children of 19 And the Levites of the children of the Kohath- m1 Chr. 6,

• Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with ites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up 27. them other besides the Ammonites, came against to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice **.17, 14. Jehoshaphat to battle.

on high. 2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, 20 I And they rose early in the morning, and went ign, 14.3. saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee {forth into the wilderness of "Tekoa : and as they na Samaus 1. 15, 5. from beyond the sea, on this side Syria: and, behold, went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, ca. 14,7. they be in "Hazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi. O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem ; o Believe

3 And Jehoshaphat 'feared, and set himself to in the LORD your God, so shall you be P established; seek the Lord, and proclaimed "a fast throughout believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. all Judah.

21 And when he's had consulted with the people, 4 And Judah gathered themselves together to ask she appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should 1.5,16. help of the Lord; even out of all the cities of Judah s praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before $ Fx. 15, ". -4,16. they came to seek the Lord.

the army, and to say, ' Praise the LORD ; for his * Ps. 136, 1. , 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of mercy endureth for ever. Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the 3 Kings before * the new court,

LORD set "ambushments against the children of Am5,9,

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Ichoshaphat's reign.
II. CHRONICLES.

Jehorum's evil reign.
Before, up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to s 4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the king-

slay and destroy them: and when they had made an dom of his father, he strengthened himself, and 4 dslew
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destroy another.

princes of Israel.
21 And when Judah came toward the watch-tow- 5 Jehoram wasthirty and two years old when he be-

er in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, gan to reign, and he reignede eight years in Jerusalem. 5. y Ex. 14,50. and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the 6 And he walked in the way of the 'kings of Is- el Rings earth, and f none escaped.

rael, like as did the house of Åhab; for he had the “2, 12. 25' And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that i Kina Ps: S), 2. take away the spoil of them, they found amoag them which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.

in abundance, both riches with the dead bodies, and 7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house 16,30.

† precious jewels, (which they stripped off for them- of David, because of the k covenant that he had made h ch. 22, 2. Prov:3, 15. selves,) more than they could carry away: and they with David, and as he promised to give a flight to i1 Kings 144

were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so įhim and to his sons for ever.
much.

8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the 2 San. 7, 26 And on the fourth day, they assembled them- t dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king. Kontrast, selves in the valley of || Berachah; for there they blessed

9 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and lamp, the Lord: therefore the name of the same place all his chariots with him : and he rose up by night, 1. Joel S, 2 was called, TheZ valley of Berachah, unto this day. and smote the Edomites which compassed him in,

27 Then they returnelevery man of Judah and Je- and the captains of the chariots. + Hleb, herunk, rusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the t fore-front of them, 10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand 12 Kings :

to go again to Jerusalem with joy : for the LORD of Judah unto this day. The same time also did
had made them to rejoice over their enemies. Libnah revolt from under his hand ; because he m2 Kings

28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
harps and trumpets, unto the house of the LORD. 11 Morcover, he made o high places in the moun- 10. & 15, 2

29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms tains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jeru- o Lev. 26, 5.1.1, 11. of those countries, when they had heard that the salem to commit P fornication, and compelled Judah 30. LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.

thereto. 30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for 12 And there came' a writing to him from Elijah 2 Kings 9, his God gave him rest round about.

the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of verse 13. 31 And Jehoshaphai reigned over Judah. He was David thy father, Because thou hası not walked in thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and the S ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem: and of Asa king of Judah, his mother's name wus Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Is- Isniah 45, 1.

32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, {rael, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Je- s 1 Kings 1.215,9. and departed not from it, doing that which was right rusalem to go 'a whoring, like to the whoredoms of 13, 26. in the sight of the LORD.

the house of "Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren Exod 34, 33 How beit the high places were not taken away; of thy father's house, which were better than thyself; Deut. 31,16 for phone. for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts 14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD unto the God of their fathers.

smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, 16, 31, 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and all thy goods :

and last, behold they are written in the book of 15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease 1,5hap. 16. & Jehu, the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason x verse 18 book of the kings of Israel.

of the sickness day by day. 35 And after this did Jehoslaphat king of Judah 16 1 Moreover, the LORD stirred up against Je1 Kings Kjoin himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did horam the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabap. 19,2. very wickedly.

bians, that were † near the Ethiopians. 36 And he joined himself with him to make ships 17 And they came up into Judah, and · brake into the Cushites to go to Tarshish : and they made the ships in it, and carried away all the substance that was found Ezion-gaber.

in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; 37 Then Eliezer, the son of Dodavah of Mareshah, so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, 2 Ps. 127, 2

prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou the youngest of his sons. ! Gen. 193 hast 'joined thyself with Ahaziah, the Lord hath 18 I And after all this the LORD smote him in his

m broken thy works. And the ships were broken, a bowels with an incurable disease. maht 127,7. that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

19 And it came to pass, that, in process of time after CHAPTER XXI.

the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of Jehoram succeeding Jehoshapha:, slayeth his brethren.

his sickness ; so he died of sore discases : and his NOW TOW Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was people made no "burning for him, like the burning uch. 16, 14

buried with his fathers in the city of David : of his fathers. The band is and || Jehovain his son reigned in his stead.

20 Thirty and two years old was he when he be-
2 And he had brethren, the sons of Jehoshaphat, gan to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, 14

1 Kings 2,2 verses 1, 6, Azariah, ani Jehicl, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and and departed † without being desired; how beit they

Michael, and Shephatiah : all these were the sons of buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepul-
Jehoshaphat king of Judah.

chres of the kings.
3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver,

CHAPTER XXII.
and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities 1 Ahaziah reigneth wickedly....5 He is slan by Jrhu.

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Athaliah's usurpation:
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She is slain. Before of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had} 5 And a third part shall be at the king's house; and Before

slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all
king of Judah, reigned.

the people shall be in the courts of the house of the 2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he LORD. 2 Kingss began to reign ; and he reigned one year in Jeru- 6 But let none come into the house of the Lord, Acts 3. 2. .

salem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the save the riests, and they that minister of the Levites; } 1 Kings daughter of Omri.

they shall yo in, for they are holy: but all the peo3. • He also walked in the ways of the house of ple shall keep the watch of the LORD. to Kings 2, Ahab; for ' his mother was his counsellor to do 9,

7 And the 'Levites shall compass the king round lime, a. wickedly.

about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and 4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD, whosoever else cometh into the house, he shall be ii 7.

like the house of Ahab; for they were his counsel-put to death ; but be you with the king when he 12 Kings lors, after the death of his father, to his destruction. cometh in, and when he goeth out. 5 He walked also after their counsel, and went

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8 So the Levites, andall Judah, did according to all with Jehoram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel, to war things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead : * took every man bis men that were to come in on the ...

" Sosb. 19 and the Syrians smote Joram.

sabbath, with them that were to go out on the sabbath: verse 1 6 And he returned to be healed in 'Jezreel, because for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the || courses. of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when 9 Moreover, Jehoiada the priest delivered to the Chr.23

, he fonght with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah, captains of hundreds spears, and bucklers, and chapters. the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see shields, that had been'king David's, which were in Jehoram, the son of Ahab, at Jezreel, because he the house of God. was siek.

10 And he set all the people, (every man having his 7 And the f destruction of Ahaziah " was of God, weapon in his hand,) from the right side of the temframpling by coming to Joram ; for when he was come, he {ple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar

went out with Jehoram against Jehu, the son of and the temple, by the king round about. m 1 Kings Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off 11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put the house of Ahab.

upon him the crown, and gave him the "testimony, & 182, 18. 8 And it came to pass, that when Jehu was exe- and made him king: and Jehoiada and his sons Deut. 17,

: kings 2, cuting judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found anointed him, and said, † God save the king.

the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of 12 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the peo- the king 3:2 Kings 9, Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah," he slew them. {ple running and praising the king, she came to the line

9 And 'he sought Ahaziah : and they caught him, people into the house of the LORD.

(for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: 13 And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at g? Kings and when they had slain him, they buried him ; Be-{his P pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the 8,36 & ii

cause, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land

sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house rejoiced, and a sounded with trumpets ; also the 9, Num. 10,

of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom. singers with instruments of music, and such as taught ch. 15, 4 sch. 15, 12.

10 But when Athaliah, the mother of Abaziah, {to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and
* saw that her son was dead, she arose, and destroyed said, Treason, treason !
all the seed-royal of the house of Judah.

14 Then Jehojada the priest brought out the cap-18

, kinin 11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, tains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said Nat. 7,5 took Joash the sou of Ahaziah, and stole him from unto them, Have her forth of the ranges : and whoso among the king's sons that were slain, and put him followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For s Rev. 14, .

šs octomber and his nurse in a t bed-chamber. So Jehoshabeath, the priest said, Slay her not in the house of the LORD.

the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada 15 So they laid hands on her : and when she was

the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid come to the entering of the horse-gate, by the king's Kings him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not. house, they slew her there.

12 And he was with them'hid in the house of God 16 1 And Jehoiada made a covenant between Mat. 1, 2 six years : and Athaliah reigned over the land. him, and between all the people, and between the 2 Kings CHAPTER XXIII.

king, " that they should be the Lord's people. Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God.

17 Then all the people went to the house of Baal, 4 Josh. 22, himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Aza-ges in pieces, and slew ? Mattan the priest of Baal 10, 23.

brake his riah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Je-before the altars.

hobanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maasejah 18 Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the Kings 18, be? Kings the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, house of the Lord by the hand of the priests the Le- Song 2, 15

. into covenant with him.

vites, whom David had a distributed in the house of Zech, 13. 3. 2 And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Lord, to offer the burnt-offerings of the Lord, the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief as it is written in the blaw of Moses, with rejoicing of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem. and with singing as it was ordained by David.

3 And all the congregation made e a covenant with 19 And he sct the porters at the gates of the house 2

the king in the house of God. And he 'said unto of the Lord, that none which was unclean in any . Chr. 2f, Sam.", them, Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD thing should enter in. Ringi 2, hath said of the sons of David.

20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the q 1 (45.8, 4 This is the thing that ye shall do; A third partnobles, and the governors of the people, and all the en rettholde, of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of pcople of the land, and brought down the king from Kingo 12 the Levites, shall be porters of the † doors, the house of the Lord: and they came through the

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