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Jichh's good reign :

11. CHRONICLES.

He is slain by his servants. Before high gate into the king's house, and set the king up-' among the kings, because he had done good in on the throne of the kingdom.

* Israel, both towards God, and towards his house. 21 And all the people of the land ' rejoiced: and 17 Now * after the death of Jehoiada came the in, hings the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah princes of Judah and made obeisance to the king : S. with the sword.

then the king hearkened unto them. CHAPTER XXIV.

18 And they " left the house of the Lord God of slleb. 6, 10. Joash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath ch. 21, 2

was seven years old when he began to came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. u ch. 23, 12

reign ; and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. 19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them x Ex. 82, 1. and hot. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beer-sheba. again unto the Lord; and they testified against

2 And || Joash did that which was right in the sight them: but they would not give ear.
of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest. 20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah
3 And Jehoiada' took for him two wives; and he the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the chap 19 2

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begat sons and daughters.

people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why 4 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that a ch.96, 16. minded to repair the house of the LORD. ye'cannot prosper? Because ye have forsaken the bel.9, 28.

5 And he gathered together the priests and the Le-Lord, he hath also forsaken you.
Mat.13, vites, and said to them, go out unto the cities of 21 And they conspired against him, and stoned

Judah, and gather of fall' Israel money to repair the him with stones, ' at the commandment of the king, 245, 21
house of your God from year to year, and see that in the court of the house of the LORD.
ye

hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened 22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kind-
it not.

ness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but Act 7,50 6 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and slew liis son: and when he died, he said, The LORD (Ex. 1, 17. said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Le- look upon it, 5 and require it. vites to bring in, out of Judah and out of Jerusalem, 23 And it came to pass, at the end of the year, that

, i2.433, 34, the 8 collection, according to the commandment of the host of Syria came up against him: and they came

Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congre- to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes Botim. I, gation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness ? of the people from among the people, and sent all

7 For the sons of Athaliah, 'that wicked woman, the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.

had broken up the house of God; and also all the 24 For the army of the Syrians came with a small * Lev. 16, 4. dedicated things of the house of the Lord did they company of men, and the Lord delivered a very great

* I llom. 2,8. bestow upon 'Baalim. "

host into their hand, because they had forsaken the 8 And at the king's commandment they made a LORD God of their fathers : so they'executed judg- 2 Kings chest, and set it without at the gate of the house of}ment against Joash. the LORD.

25 And when they were departed from him (for A. 1 Kings 9 And they made t a proclamation through Judah they left him in great diseases,) " his own servants 3 kinga 2 and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD the collec-conspired against him, for the blood of the sons of tion that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he in the wilderness.

died : and they buried him in the city of David, but 12, 90, 10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings. and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had 26 And these are they that conspired against him made an end.

Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and 11 Now it came to pass, that " at what time the Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess. chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand 27 Now concerning his sons, and the greatness 2 Kings of the Levites, and when they saw that there was of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's the house of God, behold, they are written in the cheminem officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and } || story of the book of the Kings. And † Amaziah history. carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by his son reigned in his stead. day, and gathered money in abundance.

CHAPTER XXV. 12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as 1 Amaziah's reign....17 He provoketh Joash to his overthrow. Ch.18,2 did the work of the service of the house of the Lord, A MAZIAH was "twenty

, and five years old when

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of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass nine years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was
to mend the house of the LORD.

Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
13 So the workmen wronght, and † the work was 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of

perfected by them, and they set the house of God in the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
their hans
, his state, and strengthened it.

3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was 2 Kings 14 14 And when they had finished it, they brought the established to him, that he slew his servants that . 4. & 15,

rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada,} had killed the king his father : Kings 7, whereof were made vessels for the house of the But he slew not their children, but did as it is Jaunas 1, 3.

Lord, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, { written in the law in the book of Moses, where the och 24, 2. and

spoons, and vessels of gold and silver; and they { LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die d ch. 24, 2

offered burnt-offerings in the house of the Lord con- for the children, neither shall the children die for the Deut. X cir. 854. tinually all the days of Jehoiada.

fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin. 15 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was p full of days 5 Moreover, Amaziah gathered Judah together C'hr.23

, when he died; a hundred and thirty years old was and made them captains over thousands, and cap- 1. he when he died.

tains over hundreds, according to the houses of their 16 And they buried him in the city of David fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin : and he

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Amaziah's overthrow, fc. numbered them from twenty years old and above, 3 saw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah CHRIST

and found them three hundred thousand choice men, king of Judah, at Beth-shemesh, which belongeth" to
able to go forth to war, that could 'handle spear and Judah.
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22 And Judah was t put to the worse before Israel; sa. 6 He hired also a " hundred thousand mighty men and they fled every man to his tent.

ludg. 1,33 of valour out of Israel for 'a hundred talents of silver. 23 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah llell

7 But there came a man of God to him, saying, king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jenoahaz, Ebr. 2. O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; " for at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and the Lord is not with Israel, to wit, with all the chil- brake down the wall of Jerusalem, from the gate

of m 1 Kings dren of Ephraim.

Ephraim to the corner-gate, four hundred cubits. 8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the bat- 24 And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the te tle; God shall make thee fall before the enemy : for the vessels that were found in the house of God" with looking oni, God hath power to help, and to cast down. Obed-edom, and the treasures of the king's house, the iškings 11

9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But whatt hostages also, and returned to Samaria. : Isa. 17, 3. shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given. 25 And Amaziah, the son of Joaslı, king of Judah, 15. lloc. 5,13 to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, lived after the death of Joash, son of Jehoahaz king 1 Hels.coms The Lord' is able to give thee much more than this. of Israel, fifteen years.

of pligtende 10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army. 26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah,' first and Kings it, Eccl. 11,4 that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home į last, behold, are they not written in the book of the geb. 147. again : wherefore their "anger was greatly kindled Kings of Judah and Israel? .

against Judah, and they returned home in great anger. 27 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away , to

11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led from following the Lord, they made a conspiracy l'rov. 10,2% forth his people, and went to the valley of Salt, and against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but 1.2 Sam. 19, smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.

they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there. 12 And other ten thousand left alive did the chil- 28 And they brought him upon herses, and buried 14,19. 1 2 Sam. &

dren of Judah carry away captive, and brought them him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the

CHAPTER XXVI.
top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.

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Uzziah invadeth the priest's office, and is smitten. a 1 Cbr. 18, 13 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah THEN all the people of Judah took || Uzziah, That is,

TH & 20, 20. sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, who was sixteen years old, and made him king of the

fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto in the room of his father Amaziah. 1 Kings 2 Beth-horon, and smote three thousand of them, and 2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after durian, took much spoil.

that the king slept with his fathers. 14 1 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was 3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to 2 Kings 14

come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he reign; and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. ver 11 16 2 Sam. 6, brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set His mother's name also was Jcccliah of Jerusalem. i'chr . 14 them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself} 4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the

Lefore them, and burned incense unto them. A{Lord, 'according to all that his father Amaziah did.

15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled 5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, { who had understanding in the visions of God: and isGen. 61,

which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the cas long as he sought the Lord, God made him to wand ??. . PL. 20, 5.

gods of the people which could not deliver their prosper. verse 11. own people out of thy hand ?

6 And he went forth, and warred against the Phi- di Sam. 2 16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that listines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the

the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's wall of Jubneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built in 62Tim.4,5. counsel ? <forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines. & 1 Sam.., Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God 7 And God helped him against the Philistines, e 1 Chr. A

hath determined to destroy thee because thou hast and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal, and
done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel. the Mehunims.
17 1 Then Amaziah king of Judah o took advice, 8 And the 'Ammonites & gave gifts to Uzziah: and

8 ch. 17,11. : Klimate and || sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of his name spread abroad even to the entering in of chap. 10, 9 Jehu king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one Egvpt; for be strengthered himself exceedingly. | Or, he rent another in the face.

9 Moreover, Uzziah built " towers in Jerusalem, :2 Kings 18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king at the corner-gate, and at the * valley-gate, and at Kings I of Judah, saying, The thisile that was in Lebanon the turning of the wall, and fortitied them. Prov. 20, 3. sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give 10 Also hc built towers in the desert, and digged

thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low

af wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down country and in the plains; husbandmen also, and Pal. 20, 13. the thistle.

vine-dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for 19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edom- he loved husbandry. Ich. 26, 16. ites, and 'thy heart lifteth thee up to boast : abide 11 Moreover, Uzziab had "a host of fighting men, mch:9,16

now at home, why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that went out to war by bands, according to the num-
that thou shouldest iall, even thou, and Judah with ber of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe,
thee?

and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah,
20 But Amaziah would not hear; for : it came of one of the king's captaius.
God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their 12 The whole number of the chief of tne fathers of
enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom. the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six
21 So Joash the king of Israel went up, and they hundred.

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Uzziah's leprosy.
II. CHRONICLES.

Ahaz's wicked reign. 13 And under their hand was an army, three hun-{ 7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his

CHRIST cir. 203." dred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book

that made war with mighty power, to help the king of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
against the enemy.

8 He was five and twenty years old when he began
14 And Uzziah prepared for them, throughout all to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and haber- 9 And || Jotham slept with his fathers, and they ! That is n Judg. 20, geons, and bows, and slings to cast stones. buried him in the city of David: and Abaz his son bufet,

2 Kings 15
15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented reigned in his stead.
by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the

CHAPTER XXVIII.
bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal : Ahaz reigning wickedly, is afflicted by the Syrians.
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lously helped till he was strong.

reign ; reigned Kings 16 But when he was strong, ' his heart was lifted } lem: but he did not that which was riglit in the sight of 1. Deut. 33, up to his destruction : for he transgressed against the the Lord, 6 like David his father ;

LORD his God, and went into the 'temple of the LORD 2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, Prov. 4, 23. to 'burn incense upon the altar of incense.

and made also molten images for Baalim. 17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and 3 Moreover, he burnt incense in the valley of the d. Julg. 2 with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were son of Hinnom, and' burnt his children in the fire,

c 2 Kings valiant men:

after the abominations of the heathen, whomthe LORD 16, 9, 4. 18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said had cast out before the children of Israel.

unto him, It" pertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to 4 He sacrificed also, and burnt incense in the high id . Chr. En burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the places, and on the hills, and under every green tree. Lev. 26 Num. 18, Sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: 5 Wherefore the Lord'his God delivered him into

go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed: nei-the hand of the king of Syria ; and they smote him, 2 * Ex. 39, 2. ther shall it be for thine v honour 2 from the Lord God. and carried away a great multitude of them captives, i1 Kings 18,

19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in and brought them to Damascus; and he was also de Micah 5,11 g. Sam. 2 his hand to burn incense; and while he was wroth livered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote k 2 Kings z James 4,6, with the priests, the bleprosy even rose up in his fore-him with a great slaughter.

head before the priests in the house of the LORD, from 6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah a
beside the incense-altar.

hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were
20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, all valiant men ; ' because they had forsaken the
bonum. 13 looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his LORD God of their fathers.
Amos 1,'., forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew

himself " hasted also to go out, because the LORD had Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of cEsth.6,12 smitten him.

the house, and Elkanah that was t next to the king. hered to 2! And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day

8 And the children of Israel carried away captive Gene a Lev. 13, of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, 43, 4. Sun. 5, 2. leper ; for he was cut off from the house of the sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil Lev. 13, Lord; and Jothain his son was over the king's house, from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria. judging the people of the land.

9 But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose n ch.15, 1. 22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and name was Oded ; and he went out before the host last, did % Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, write that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold,

23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they because the LORD God of your fathers' was wroth : ver. 2, 3, bol Kings 2 buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, Acts 7, 60. which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is aand ye have slain them in a rage that Preachcth up p.Com. 11,4 leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. unto heaven. CHAPTER XXVII.

10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children 1 Jotham reigneth well....) Ahaz succeedeth him. of Judah and Jerusalem for a bondmen and bond-LX. 25, JOT OTHAM was a twenty and five years old when women unto you: but are there not with you, even

he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years with you,' sins against the LORD your God? in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, 11 Now hear me, therefore, and deliver the cap- 13 the daughter of Zadok.

tives again, which ye have taken captive of your slia. 58,6 2 And he did that which was bright in the sight of brethren: for the fierce wrath of God is upon you. the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: 12 Then certain of the u heads of the children of

howbcit he entered not into the temple of the LORD. Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the 1.5, 5, 5. And the people did yet corruptly.

son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shal3 He e built the high gate of the house of the lum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against Lord, and on the wall of Ophel he built much. them that came from the war,

4 Moreover, he built cities in the mountains of Ju- 13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the Nel. 9,26. dah: and in the forests he built " castles and towers. captives hither: for whereas we have offended against

5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, the LORD already, ye intend to add more to our sins h ch.17, 12, and prevailed against them. And the children of and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and i ! Kings Ammon gave him the same year'a hundred talents of there is * fierce wrath against Israel.

x 2 Kings silver, and ten thousand † measures of wheat, and ten 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil Ezra 10,16 Heb cor; thousand of barley. So much did the children of Am- before the princes and all the congregation.

mon pay unto him, both the second year and the third. 15 And the men which were expressed by name

6 So Jothain became mighty, because he pre- rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil y, Kinga 1 Gen. 6, 12. pared his 'ways before the LORD his God.

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Hezekiah succeedeth Ahaz.

CHAPTER XXIX.

The house of God cleansed.
Nefore, them, and shod them, and gave them ? to eat and to 7 Also they have & shut up the doors of the poich, Before

drink, and a anointed them, and carried all the feebles and put out the lamps, and have got burnt incense, nor
of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho the offered burnt-offerings in the holy place, unto the
city of palm-trees, to their brethren: then they returned God of Israel.
to Samaria.

8 Wherefore the 'wrath of the Lord was upon Ju- 1 king , 16 1 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the dah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to 13,1. bkings of Assyria to help him.

† trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see ich: 28, 5, 17 For Cagain the Edomites had come and smitten with your eyes. 1 Cor. 1, 12. Judah, and carried away captives.

9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, verttering 18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of and our sons, and our daughters, and our wives, are "Kings ... the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had in captivity for this. taken Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and 'Gederoth, 10 Now it is in my heart to make ma covenant 17.

and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the Lord God of Israel, that his fierce wrath 11 Kings Us Lev. 28, with the villages thercof; Gimzo also and the villages may turn away from us. Ps. 19, 32. thereof: and they dwelt there.

11 My sons, || be not now.negligent: for the Lord m 2 Kings 19 For the Lord brought Judah low, because of hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, Ahaz king of ' Israel: for he made Judah "naked, and that you should minister unto him, and burn deirean of and transgressed sore against the LORD.

incense. 20 And Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came un- 12 1 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of income to him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not. Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of 10.

21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house the Kohathites : and of the sons of Merari ; Kish the n Num. 8, of the Lord, and out of the house of the king, and of son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel : and

the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria : of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and i ch. 21, 2 but he helped him not.

Eden the son of Joab : 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass 13 And of the sons of °Elizaphan; Shimri, and S.Num. , yet more against the Lord: Pthis is that king Ahaz. Jeiel : and of the sons of P Asaph; Zechariah, and 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, Mattaniah :

i, 2 which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of 14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shinale: 7,20 the kings of Syria "help them, therefore will I sacrifice mei : and of the sons of Jeduthun ; Shemaiah, and

to them, that they may help me. But they were the Uzziel. 2 Kings ruin of him, and of all Israel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified 24 And Ahaz' gathered together the vessels of the themselves, and came, according to the command? Isaias li house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the ment of the king, by the words of the Lord, to cleanse Rev.16, 11. house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the house of the Lord. 8P2.52,7 the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of 16 And the priests went into the inner part of the Kings 6

house of the Lord to cleanse it, and brought out all 25 And in every several city of Judah he made high the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the places to burn incense unto" other gods, and provoked Lord into the court of the house of the Lord. And to anger the LORD God of his fathers.'

the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the 26 Now the rest of his acts, and of all his ways, brook 'Kidron. first and last, behold, they are written in the book of 17 Now they began on the first day of the first 1 Kings 2. the Kings of Judah and Israel.

month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried came they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanc- s1 Kings 6, 3 Gen. 35,2 him in the city, even in Jerusalem ; but they brought tificd the house of the Lord in eight days; and in the 5

him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and sixteenth day of the first month they made an end. Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and CHAPTER XXIX.

said, We have cleansed all the house of the Lord, i Hezekiah’s good reign....3 He restoreth religion. and the altar of burnt-offering, with all the vessels HEZEKIAH · began to reign when he was five thereof, and the "shew-bread table, with all the main

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his reign did *cast away in his transgression, have we dan. 5,0,1 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before LORD, according to all that David his father had done. the altar of the LORD.

3 He, in the first year of his reign, in the first month, 20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gath- Exol. 24.

bopened the doors of the house of the Lord, and ered the ? rulers of the city, and went up to the house Jer.?, '. 24, 24. repaired them.

of the LORD. 4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, 21 And they brought a seven bullocks, and seven and gathered them together into the east street, rams, and seven lambs, and seven he-goats, forb

5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites; “Sanc-sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, o Lev. 1.11 tify now yourselves,and sanctify the house of the LORD and for Judah : and he commanded the priests, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the † filthiness sons of Aaron, to offer them on the altar of the LORD. out of the holy place.

22 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests re6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that ceived the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: like items which was evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and wise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled & 10, 10 2 have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces the blood upon the altar : they killed also the lambs,

from the habitation of the LORD, and turned their and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar. backs.

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He proclaimeth a passorer. offering before the king and the congregation; and neither had the people gathered themselves together CHRIST laid their hands upon them: /

to Jerusalem. 24 And the priests killed them, and they made re- 4 And the thing pleased the king and all the cona lev: 2,+ conciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make gregation.

an'atonement for all Israel; for the king commanded, 5 So they established a decree, to make proclamaEph, s, 10 that the burnt-offering and the sin-offering should be tion throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba even to il King I John 3, 16. made for all Israel.

Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto 25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem; for they had

with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps,accord- not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written. 8 & 26, 4.' ing to the commandment of David, and of " Gad the 6 So the posts went with the letters from the king odebrza, king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and

commandment of the Lord by his prophets. according to the commandment of the king, saying,

26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of Ye children of Israel, 'turn again unto the Lord God Here! David, and the priests * with the trumpets.

of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and " he will return Joel 2 12 27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt-to the remnant of you that are escaped out of the m 1 Sam. 2 21.416,'c. offering upon the altar. And when the burnt-ofiering hand of the kings of Assyria. I l's. 136,1. began, the song of the Lord began also with the 7 And be not ye ° like your fathers, and like your 12 Kings ch.23, 18. trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by Da-brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of 19 vid king of Israel.

their fathers, who, therefore, ' gave them up to deso28 And all the congregation worshipped, and lation, as ye see. 1 Heb, they the † singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: , 8 Now be ye nota stiff-necked, as your fathers were, p ch. 29 2

and all this continued until the burnt-offering was but yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his
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sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever; and serve Ch. 36, 13°
29 And when they had made an end of offering, the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath
the king and all that were present with him bowed may turn away from you.
themselves, and worshipped.

$ For if ye' turn again unto the Lord, your breth- + cb. 7, 14
30 Moreover, Hezekiah the king, and the princes, ren and your children shall find compassion before SPs 164, 46
commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD them that lead them captive, so that they shall come
with the words of David, and Pof Asaph the seer: again into this land: for the LORD your God is gra-
and they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed cious and merciful, and will not turn away his face
their heads and worshipped.

from you, if ye return unto him.
31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye 10 So the posts passed from city to city, through the
have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord, come country of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebu-

near, and bring a sacrifices and thank-offerings into the lun: but they + laughed them to scorn and mocked «ch S6, in Freul. 32, 38. house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in them.

sacrifices and thank-offerings; and as many as were 11 "Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh 31. r Rom. 12,1. of a free heart, burnt-offerings.

and of Zebulun 'humbled themselves, and caine to x Janies 4, 32 And the number of the burnt-offerings, which Jerusalem. Gel Kinge on the congregation brought, was 'threescore and ten 12 Also in Judah, the y hand of God was to give

bullocks, a hundred rams, and two hundred lambs : { them one heart to do the commandment of the king 3 Acts 4, 52 all these were for a burnt-offering to the Lord. and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.

33 And the consecrated things were six hundred 13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people Lev. 1, s, oxen, and three thousand sheep.

to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second 31 But the priests were too few, so that they could month, a very great congregation. not slay all the burnt-offerings wherefore their 14 And "they arose, and took away the Caltars that wch. 21,71

brethren the Levites did “help them till the work was were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took ech. 2a, 24 Lev. s, i.* ended, and until the other priests had sanctified them- they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron. 1. Gen. i5, selves; for the Levites were more * upright in heart to 15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth Ler. 23, 13. sanctify themselves than the priests.

day of the second month : and the priests and the Le35 And also the burnt-offerings were in abundance, vites were Washamed, and sanctified themselves, and a ch.2, 34 Num. 28, with the y fat of the peace-offerings, and the ? drink- brought in the burnt-offerings into the house of the

offerings for å every burnt-offering. So the service of Lord. 1 1 Chr. 29, the house of the Lord was set in order.

16 And they stood in their place after their manner, 36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, { e according to the law of Moses the man of God: the

that God had prepared the people: for the thing was { priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the 2 Kings done suddenly.

hand of the Levites : CHAPTER XXX.

17 For there were many in the congregation that Hezekiah proclaimeth a solemn passover.

were not sanctified; therefore the Levites had the wrote letters also to "Ephraim and Manasseh, that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the Lord.

that they should come to the house of the Lord Cat 18 For a multitude of the people, even many of i Cor. 5, 2. Jerusalem, to keep the "passover unto the Lord God Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had * Ps. 112, 5. of Israel.

not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover 20. ? For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, otherwise than it was written: but Hezekiah prayed 2.Cor

. 11, Kum. 9, 10, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one passover in the second month.

19 That s prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD g ch 18, 8 3 For they could not keep it at that time," because God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, to the "purification of the sanctuary.

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