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CHAPTER XXXI....XXXII.

Hezekiah's officers. CHRIST i healed the people. 20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and } dation of the heaps, and finished them in the 'sevenih ciest

month. 21 And the children of Israel that were present at

8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and la Cor.11, Jerusalem kept the feast * of unleavened bread seven saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord, and · bis 11

days with great gladness: and the Levites and the people Israel. Lxx. 23,5, priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with 9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and Deut. 1o, 5 loud instruments unto the Lord.

the Levites concerning the heaps. 22 And Hezekiah spaket comfortably unto all the 10 And Azariah the † chief priest, of the house of Like . Levites || that taught the good knowledge of the Zadok, answered him and said, Since the people be the privat I Cor. 5, 7. Lord: and they did eat throughout the feast seven gan to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, 'kings24

days, offering peace-offerings, and making " confes- we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty:
sion to the LORD God of their fathers.

for the Lord hath *blessed his people : and that
23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep which is left is this great store.
home and other seven days: and they kept other seven days, 11 Then Hezekiah commanded to preparecham- xGen. 122
with gladness.

bers in the house of the Lord; and they prepared them, yi Kings 8, 24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the 12 And brought in the offerings, and the tithes, 1 Tim 6,8 congregation "a thousand bullocks and seven thou- and the dedicated things, † faithfully; over which sand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation Cononiah the Levite was a ruler, and Shimei his farthful

. a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep : and a brother was the next. The Ps. 50 great number of priests sanctified themselves.

13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and 2 ch 28, 201
25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and
priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were over-
came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out seers, under the hand of Cogoniah and Shimei his
of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, re-brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king,
joiced.

and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem : for since 14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the

poroch 19, 8, the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel {ter toward the east, was over the free-will-offerings : there was not the like in Jerusalem.

of God, to distribute the oblations of the Lord, and ch. 23, & 27 Then the priests the P Levites arose and the t most holy things.

messes of the 2 mm. 8, a blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and 15 And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and linssies,

their prayer came upt to his holy dwelling-place, Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the habit or even unto heaven.

the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to CHAPTER XXXI.

their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to
The people forward in destroying idolatry.

the small :
NOW
TOW. when all this was finished, all Israel that 16 Besides their genealogy of males, from three

were present went out to the cities of Judah, years old and upward, even unto every one that en-
and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the tereth into the house of the Lord, † his daily portion 1 Hen, for

groves, and threw down the high places and the for their service in their charges, according to their schementing

altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim courses ; chi 14,4 also and Manasseh ; until they had utterly destroyed 17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house Exod. 9, 18.

them all. Then all the children of Israel returned of their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old ? Chr. 23, every man to his possession into their own cities. and upward, in their charges by their courses:

2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the 18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, Xum. 8, priests and the Levites after their courses, every man their wives, and their sons, and their daughtersthrough

according to his service, the priests and Levites for all the congregation: for in their set office they salic- 11 Chr.

burnt-offerings and for peace-offerings, to minister, {tified themselves in holiness : » Nam.4, 3. and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which ? Chr. 26, e tents of the LORD.

were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in 3 He appointed also the 'king's portion of his sub- every several city, the men that were expressed by stance for the burnt-offerings, to wít, for the morning { name to give portions to all the males among the

and evening burnt-offerings, and the burnt-offerings priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies 10,11,12. for the " sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the among the Levites. #v, 23, 2. set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD. 20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah,

4 Moreover, he commanded the people that dwelt and wrought that which was good and right and truth , 2 Kingo in Jerusalem to give the k portion of the priests and before the Lord his God.

k Cor. 9, the Levites, that they might be 'encouraged in the 21 And in every work that he began in the service 20, 21, 22 law of the LORD.

of the house of God, and in the law, and in the com- llag:1,'s, 5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, mandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his . * 19, 52, the children of Israel brought in abundance the "first-heart, and prospered. -29 , 19. fruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the

CHAPTER XXXII.
1. 27, increase of the field ; and the tithe of all things Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah fortifieth himself.

brought they in abundantly.
6 Ànd concerning the children of Israel and Judah AFTER - these things, and the establishment acom.my

thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and 31. that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in entered into Judah, and encainped against the fenced b Isa. 57,

the tithes of oxen, and sheep, and the tithe of holy cities, and thought to win them for himself. 414. things which were consecrated unto the LORD their 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was Heb. his God, and laid them t by heaps.

come, and that he was t purposed to fight against 7 In the third month they began to lay the foun- ? Jerusalem,

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Ij. CHRONICLES.

Hezekiah's riches and works.
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty' prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried
men to stop the waters of the fountains, which were to heaven.
without the city; and they did help him.

21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all
4 So there was gathered much people together, who į the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and cap- 18, 41.

stopped all the fountains, and the brook that rantains, in the camp of the king of Assyria: so he re- Dan. 9, 25 01 Kings, through the midst of the land, saying, Why should turned with shame of face to his own land. And a Mat. 6, 8

the kings of Assyria come and find much water ? when he was come into the house of his god, they

5 Also he e strengthened himself, and built up all that came forth of his own bowels slew him there is, Kings the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the with the sword.

towers, and another wall without, and repaired 22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhab-
Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shieldsitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the
in abundance.

king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and
6 And he set captains of war over the people, and ll guided them on every side.
gathered them together to him in the street of the gate 23 And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Je-Hockey
of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying: rusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah : 1. & 27, 20

7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations b cb. 17,5 dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the irom thenceforth.

multitude that is with him : for there be more with 24" In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death,
us than with him.

and prayed unto the Lord : and he spake unto him, d 2 Kings 8 With him is 'an arm of flesh: but m with us is and he gave him a sign. I Jer. 17,5 the LORD our God, to help us, and to fight our battles.

25 But Hezekiah e rendered not again according e Ps. 78, 11 koch. 13:12. And the people rested themselves upon the words of {to the benefit done unto him; for' his heart was lifted 4 Hezekiah king of Judah.

up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and s upon Hab 24 9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send Judah and Jerusalem.

his" servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege 26 Notwithstanding, Hezekiah humbled himself Sen 2017 ? 12 Kings against Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto" for the pride of his heart, (both he and the inhabi- . 1

Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that tants of Jerusalem,) so that the wrath of the LORD a verses 21
were at Jerusalem, saying,

came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Where- 27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and

on † do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jeru-honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, Gen. 13, 21. salem ?

and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, 11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels o. Ps. 115,2 yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The 28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and Jer. 3, 28. LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the wine, and oil; and stalls for ah manner of beasts, king of Assyria?

and cotes for flocks. 12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his 29 Moreover he provided him cities, and posses- il Chr. 22 high places and his altars, and commanded Judah sions of flocks and herds in abundance; for God Peal. 127, . and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one had given him substance very much. altar, and burn incense upon it ?

30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper 13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done water-course of Gihon, and brought it straight down

unto all the people of other lands? were the gods { to the west side of the city of David. And Rezekiah hom Kängo Drut. 92, of the nations of those lands any ways'able to deliver prospered in all his works. 115,3, their lands out of my hand ?

31 Howbeit, in the business of the ambassadors of Deut. 8, 1. 14 Who was there among all the gods of those na-{the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire 25,6.

tions, that my fathers & utterly destroyed, that could of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him ikings to deliver his people out of my hand, that your God to 'try him, that he might“ know all that was in his

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15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah + deceive you, 32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his por persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe t goodness, behold, they are written in the Vision of him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, and in the book zekings zó

to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the of the Kings of Judah and Israel. del motore land of my fathers : t how much less shall your God 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they 39 chapter. able to de- deliver you out of my hand ?

buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons | That is, 16 And his servants spake yet more against the of David : and a! Judah and the inhabitants of Je- teretning Dan.3, 13. LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah. rusalem did him honour at his death. And | Manas-in forset,

17 He wrote also* letters to rail on the LORD God seh his son reigned in his stead. Rev. 13,6. of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the

CHAPTER XXXIII. 9 2 Kings gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered 1 Manasseh's wicked reign...3 He setteth up idolatry. 13. 17. & 19, people out of , shall not

a be- 2,10. his people out of my hand.

: and he reigned and five 1 Heb. 18 Then they cried with a loud voice, in the Jews' years in Jerusalem : y 1 Sam.17, speech, unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, 1 Kings'11,

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as against the gods of the people of the earth, which kiah his father had broken down, and he reared up d Judg. 2

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CHAPTER XXXIV.

Josiah's good reign. 4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, 21 1 Amon was two and twenty years old when he

CHRIST whereoi the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall my began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. name be for ever.

22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the 5 And be built altars for ali the host of heaven in LORD, 'as did Manasseh his father: for Anon sacri- , ver. 23. 4. the two courts of the house of the LORD.

ficed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his Eph;. 6 And he caused his children to pass through the father had made, and served them: [ 2 Kings fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom : also he ob- 23 And humbled nor himself before the LORD, as

served times, and used enchantments, and used witch- Manasseh his father had humbled himself: but Amon
craft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with t trespassed more and more.

wizards : het wrought much evil in the sight of the 24 And his servants : conspired against him, and more de todo mundo LORD, to provoke him to anger.

slew him in his own house.

2 Tim.3, 13 7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he 25 But the people of the land slew all them that Àmu da had made, in the house of God, of which God had had conspired against king Amon: and the people of 1, 23.

Ps.12 said to David, and to Solomon his son, in this house, the land made Josiah bis son king in his stead.
Jer. 32,24 and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the

CHAPTER XXXIV.
tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever :

1 Josiah's good reign....3 He destroyeth idolatry. rael from out of the land which I have appointed for

* 8 Neither will I any more 'remove the foot of Is- Jouni 10as eight years old when he began to 2 Kings

reign: and he reigned in Jerusalem one and 22 1. Mat. 22 your fathers : so that they will take heed to do all inirty years.

that I have commanded them, according to the whole 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of Kings
law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father,
of Moses.

ard declined neither to the right hand nor to the left. Deut. 8, 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants 3 For in the || eighth year of his reign, while he prov. 4, 27. I 1929, 18. of Jerusalem to err, and to do “ worse than the hca- was yet "young, he began to seek after the God of Kings then, whom the Lord had destroyed before the chil-{David his father : and in the twelfth year he began to Thai is, dren of Israel.

purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, being a 10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his and the groves, and the carved images, and the mol- verse 1. Zech. II, people ; but they would not hearken.*

ten images. 11 Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the 4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim, in Ps 119,9. . Nich. 2.s2 captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which his presence: and the images that were on high above proxies took Manasseh among the P thorns, and bound him them he cut down : and the groves, and the carved Eccl

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images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, ?Tim.3, 18 12 And when he was "in affliction, he besought and made 6 dust of them, and strewed it upon thé e cb. 15, %.

the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before graves of them that had sacrificed unto them. verse 10 the God of his fathers,

5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon 13, 2 13 And prayed unto him; and he was entreated their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him 6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and 1 lsa.., 18. again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manas-Ephrain, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their Tiesi, 13; seh 'knew that the Lord he was God.

mattocks round about. 14 Now after this he built a wall without the city 7 And when he had broken down the altars and Dan. 6. 25. of David, on the west side of * Gihon, in the valley, the groves, and had beaten the graven images * into Dorn o cla 525 even to the entering in at the fish-gate, and com- powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all ibe 11 Kings 1,

passed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.

height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he v Xeh. 2. 3. of Judah.

had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan 15 And he took away the 'strange gods, and the the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah'the governor of 12 Kings 1,119,67 idol out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars the city, and Joah the son of Joalaz the recorder, to &

that he had built in the mount of the house of the repair the house of the Lord his God.
LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast thein out of the city. 9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest,

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16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and they delivered the money that was brought into the 225
sacrificed thereon peace-offerings and thank-offe:ings, house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors kaip 21
and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, Pbilip 1, 8.
Israel. •

and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah 17 Nevertheless, the people did sacrifice still in and Benjamin, and they returned to Jerusalem. 2 * * the high places, y'et'unto the Lord their God only . 10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen 25

18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his that had the oversight of the house of the LORD, and

prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the sebe i spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, house of the Lord, to repair and mend the house;

behold, they are written in the book of the Kings of 11 Even to the partiticers and buildlers gave they p2 Kings Israel :

it, to buy hewn stone and timber for couplings, and to 19 His prayer also, and how God was entreated of floor the houses which the kings of Judah had debim, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places stroyed. wherein he built high places, and set up groves and į 12 And the men did the work t faithfully: and the ! Heb.

graven images, before he was humbled, behold, they ; overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Le- 2 Kings 12 to the bank are written among the sayings of the seers. vites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and *227

20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it

buried him in his own house and || Amon his son forward : and other of the Levites, all that could he 2 reigned in his stead.

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II. CHRONICLES.

Josiah's solemn passorer. 13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and Lord, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants Before were overseers of all that wrought the work in any of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and manner of service; and of the Levites there were all the people, great and small; and he read in their scribes, and officers, and porters.

ears all the words of the book of the covenant that 14 Aad when they brought out the money that was was found in the house of the LORD.

brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the 31 And the king stood in his place, and made a 17 km 5. Deure si, priesť" found a book of the law of the LORD given by covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, 3. 2 Kings 22, Moses.

and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies,
15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his
scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are
of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered the book to written in this book.
Shaphan.

32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusa-
16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and lem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants
brought the king word back again, saying, All that of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God,
was committed to thy servants, they do it.

the God of their fathers. 17 And they have † gathered together the money 33 And Josiah took away all • the abominations ! Kingo 2 Kings 22 that was found in the house of the LORD, and have out of all the countries that pertained to the children

delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to from after, hand of the workmen.

serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And tall Kingaşă 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, bis days they departed not ‘from following the Lord, klo

Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Sha-{ the God of their fathers. before the phan read t it before the king:

CHAPTER XXXV. are of the 19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard

Josiah keepeth a most solemn passover. beut , 17, 19. the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. MOR

OREOVER, Josiah kept & a passover unto the 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam

Lord in Jerusalem : and they killed the pass- i Cor. 5, 7. 17, 98, 1. the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, over on the fourteenth day of the first month. 3 Isa 66, 2 and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the 2 And he set the priests in their charges, and 11.

, king's, saying,

encouraged them to the service of the house of the cEx. 12, 6. 21 Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and || for them LORD, torach, and that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the 3 And said unto the Levites that 'taught all Israel, cisap.28, 6.

words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath which were holy unto the LORD, Put the 5 holy ark 6.42, 13 of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our in the house which Solomon the son of David king of

fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do Israel did build; it shall not be "a burden upon your 1 Tim.3, 17 after all that is written in this book.

shoulders ; ' serve now the LORD your God, and his gLev. 16, 4 22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had ap- pcople Israel, pointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of 4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of your in Chr. 29 Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah keeper fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of 21, 2. of the wardrobe ; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the David king of Israel, and according to the writing 1 Chr. 7, college ;) and they spake to her to that effect. of Solomon his son ;

23 And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD 5 And " stand in the holy place, according to the li God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me, divisions of the families of the fathers of your breth

24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil ren the people, and after the division of the families Amos 3, 6* upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, of the Levites : a Lev. 26, even "all the curses that are written in the book which 6 So kill the passover, and P sanctify yourselves, idLev. 18, Deut.29 , 15, they have read before the king of Judah :

and prepare your brethren, that they may do accord 25 Because they have * forsaken me, and have ing to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses. burned incense unto other gods, that they might pro- 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, a verse 8.

voke me to anger with all the works of their hands ; lambs and kids, all for the passover-offerings, for all r ch. 30, 24 x 2 Kings therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, place, and shall ? not be quenched.

and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's 26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to substance. dirv. 9, 20. inquire of the LORD, so shall ye say unto him, Thus 8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, ch. so, 24. 1.1 Sani. 15, saith the Loro God of Israel, concerning the words to the priests, and to the Levites : * Hilkiah and 12 Kings Gr. 15, 1. which thou hast heard;

Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave 23, t. 27 Because thy heart was || tender, and thou didst untothepriests forthe passover-offeringstwothousand berem.. humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred oxen. pure signif words against this place, and against the inhabitants 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah, and Nethaneel, confine thereof, and humbledst thyse before me, and didst his brethren, and Hashabiah, and Jehjel, and Joza- 1 In all 5200

send thy clothes, and weep before me; l'have even { bad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Levites, for and his heard thee also, saith the LORD.

passover-offerings, ll five thousand small cattle, and while con los 28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and five hundred oxen. thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in a

peace, nei- 10 So the service was prepared, and the priests 17 a Isa. 57, 1. ther shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring stood in their place, and the Levites in their courses, 8. ha Kings upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. according to the king's commandment. Psal. 57,57. So they brought the king word again.

11 And they killed the passover, and the priests x Lev. 1,9. 29 • Then the king sent and gathered together all sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the Levites en the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

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ilies of the t people, to offer unto the Lord, as it is Jehoahaz succeeding, is deposed by Pharaoh. Written in the book of Moses : and so did they with THEN the people of the land took Jehoahaz the

• mane of the the oxen.

in his father's poi che in 13 And they roasted the passover with fire, accord-stead in Jerusalem. A 10,84, ing to the ordinance : but the other holy offerings sod, ? Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when 12 Kings

• 2 al. 5, they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided he began to reign; and he reigned three months in them speedily among all the people.

Jerusalem. Esol 13 14 And afterward they made ready for themselves,

3 And the king of Egypt put him down at JeruDeut

. 16, & and for the priests : because the priests the sons of salem, and condemned the land in a hundred talents 23,33 Acts 14, Aaron were busied in offering of burnt-offerings and of silver, and a talent of gold.

the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for 4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron. king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name

15 And the singers the sons of Asaph, were in their to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehcahaz his brother, i Chr. 25, place, according to the commandment of David, and and carried him ' to Egypt. Asaph, and Hleman, and Jeduthun the king's seer :

5 1 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when Jer. 22, 12. * Heb. gate and the porters waited at t every gate: they might not { he began to reign; and he reigned' éleven years in P. 107, 11,

dhe depart from their service ; for their brethren the Le-Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight 17. £25, 14 vites prepared for them.

of the Lord his God. 16 So all the service of the LORD was prepared the 6 Against him came up. Nebuchadnezzar king of same day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt- Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to 12 Kings offerings upon the altar of the LORD, according to the Babylon. commandment of king Josiah.

7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the ' vessels of hon 17 And the children of Israel that were present the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in Dan. 1, 1. Evol. 12 kept the passover at that time, and the feast of un- his temple at Babylon. 1 Cor. 5, 8. leavened bread seven days.

8. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his #Kings 18 And there was " no passover like to that kept in Kabominations which he did, and that which was iz Kings ch. So, 28. Israel, from the days of Samuel the prophet ; neither found in him, behold, they are written in the book of 21, 13,

did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as the kings of Israel and Judah: and 'Jehoiachin his
Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all son reigned in his stead.
Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabit- 9 1 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began 18 22
ants of Jerusalem.

to reign ; and he reigned three months and ten days 1Jer. 22,24 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was in Jerusalem : and he did that which was evil in the m2 Kings this passover kept.

sight of the LORD.
20 1 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the 10 And when the year was expired, king Nebu-
23 Kinga temple, e Necho king of Egypt came up to fight schadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the

against Carchemish by Euphrates : and Josiah went goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made
out against him.

is Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem. Maitaniak,
21 But he sent ambassadors to him,
saying, + What 111 Zedekiah wasone andtwenty years old when he -Kings 24.

2 have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah ? I come began to reign; and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

not against tthee this day, butagainst the house where- 12 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the n Jer. 27, 2. med with I have war: 'for God commanded me to make Lord his God, and" humbled not himself before Jeresam.is

, haste; forbear thee from meddling with God, who is miahthe prophet,speaking from the’mouth ofthe Lord. with me, that he destroy thee not.

13 And he also Prebelled against king Nebuchad- p Jer. 62, 3. 22 Nevertheless, Josiah would not turn his face nezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he qEzek. 17, from him, but & disguised himself, that he might fight' stiffened his neck, and bardened his heart from turnwith him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho {ing unto the LORD God of Israel.

from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the val- 14 Moreover, all the chief of the priests, and the Kings 17, 1 Kingsley of Megiddo.

people, transgressed very much, after all the abom- Acts 7, 51. 23 And the archers shot at king Josiah : and the inations of the heathen, and polluted the house of the 5 Jer. 25. 3 Kings 2 king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. sore f wounded.

15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them u Isa. 5, s, - 24 His servants therefore took him out of that char-by his messengers," rising up betimes, and sending; Then wird, iot, and put him in the second chariot that he had ; {because he had a compassion on his people, and on Josh. II, stings 23, and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and his dwelling-place: was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers: and 16 But they’ mocked the messengers of God, and "T*. 74

, 7. Sani.t , all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. despised his words, and misused his prophets, until Mat. 21, 3...

25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah ; and all the the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till singing-men and the singing-womer. Spake of Josiah there was † no remedy.

in their lamentations to this day, and made them an 17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the 5 Mut. 2s, "Lam. 4, 20. ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword the Lamentations.

in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compas- letting 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good-sion upon young man or maiden, old man,or him that ...? ness, according to that which was written in the law stooped for age; he gave them all isto his hand. of the LORV,

18 And all the vessels of the house of Gol, great m 2 Tim., 27 And his deeds, TM first and last, behold, they and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, Leve 32 box. 3. 19. are written in the book of the Kings of Israel and and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all Judah.

these he brought to Babylon.

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