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The book of the law found.


Josiah assembleth the elders. and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of of "Tikvath, the son of || Hasrah, keeper chiederest Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; of the + wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jeand they returned to Jerusalem. rusalem || in the college :) and they spake n2 Kings 22.

10 And they put it in the hand of the to her to that effect. workmen that had the oversight of the 23 | And she answered them, Thus + Heb.garhouse of the Lord, and they gave it to the saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the workmen that wrought in the house of man that sent you to me, the Lord, to repair and amend the house: 24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will part.

11 Even to the artificers and builders bring evil upon this place, and upon the
gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and tim- inhabitants thereof, even all the curses
ber for couplings, and || to floor the houses that are written in the book which they
which the kings of Judah had destroyed. have read before the king of Judah:

12 And the men did the work faith 25 Because they have forsaken me, and
fully: and the overseers of them were have burned incense unto other gods,
Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the that they might provoke me to anger with
sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Me- all the works of their hands; therefore
shullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to my wrath shall be poured out upon this
set it forward; and other of the Levites, place, and shall not be quenched.
all that could skill of instruments of 26 And as for the king of Judah, who

sent you to enquire of the LORD, so shall
13 Also they were over the bearers of ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD
burdens, and were overseers of all that God of Israel concerning the words which

wrought the work in any manner of ser- thou hast heard; u Chron. vice: land of the Levites there were 27 Because thine heart was tender, and

scribes, and officers, and porters. thou didst humble thyself before God,

14 | And when they brought out the when thou heardest his words against this

money that was brought into the house of place, and against the inhabitants thereof, Kings the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book and humbledst thyself before me, and

of the law of the LORD given by + Moses. didst rend thy clothes, and weep before the hand of.

15 And Hilkiah answered and said to me; I have even heard thee also, saith
Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book the LORD.
of the law in the house of the LORD. And 28 Behold, I wili gather thee to thy
Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan. fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy

16 And Shaphan carried the book to grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes

the king, and brought the king word back see all the evil that I will bring upon this the end of again, saying, All that was committed to place, and upon the inhabitants of the thy servants, they do it.

So they brought the king word 17 And they have + gathered together again. the money that was found in the house 29 9 °Then the king sent and gathered 22 Kings 23. of the LORD, and have delivered it into together all the elders of Judah and Je. the hand of the overseers, and to the rusalem. hand of the workmen.

30 And the king went up into the 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the house of the LORD, and all the men of

king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, + Heb. in it. me a book. And Shaphan read t it be- and the priests, and the Levites, and all fore the king

the people, tgreat and small : and he Neb, from 19 And it came to pass, when the king read in their ears all the words of the small. had heard the words of the law, that he book of the covenant that was found in rent his clothes.

the house of the LORD. 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, 31 And the king stood in his place, pi? Kiingen ..

and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and and made a covenant before the LORD, to ch. 6. 13. I see || Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan walk after the LORD, and to keep his

the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the commandments, and his testimonies, and
king's, saying,

his statutes, with all his heart, and with
21 Go, enquire of the Lord for me, all his soul, to perform the words of the
and for them that are left in Israel and covenant which are written in this book.
in Judah, concerning the words of the 32 And he caused all that were + pre- found.
book that is found: for great is the wrath sent in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand
of the Lord that is poured out upon us, to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem
because our fathers have not kept the did according to the covenant of God,
word of the LORD, to do after all that is the God of their fathers.
written in this book.

33 And Josiah took away all the 'abo- qı Kings 11. 22 And Hilkiah, and they that the minations out of all the countries that king had appointed, went to Huldah the pertained to the children of Israel, and prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son | made all that were present in Israel to


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Josiah keepeth a solemn passover.


He is slain at Megiddo. c Reforst serve, even to serve the LORD their God. ple, to offer unto the LORD, as it is writ

* And all his days they departed not from ten 'in the book of Moses. And so did Jer. 3. 10. following the LORD, the God of their they with the oxen. + Heb.from fathers.

13 And they roasted the passover with Exod. 12. CHAP. XXXV.

fire according to the ordinance: but the 16"; 1 Josiah keepeth a most solemn passover. 20 other hoby offerings usod they in pots, iz, Sam

He, provoking Pharaoh-necho, is slain at and in caldrons, and in pans, and † di- Heb. nade

Megiddo. 25 Lamentations for Josiah. vided them speedily among all the people.
MORE the Lord in Jerusalems and themselves, and for the priests : " because

they killed the passover on the four- the priests the sons of Aaron were brusied Exod.12.6. teenth day of the first month.

in offering of burnt offerings and the fat 2 And he set the priests in their until night; therefore the Levites pre

charges, and encouraged them to the pared for themselves, and for the priests d cu. 29.5; service of the house of the LORD, the sons of Aaron.

3 And said unto the Levites that 15 And the singers the sons of Asaph 10 sh. 30. taught all Israel, which were holy unto were in their t place, according to the 1 See ch. 34: the LORD, ' Put the holy ark in the house commandment of David, and Asaph,

which Solomon the son of David king of and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's h 1 Chron. Israel did build; bit shall not be a burden seer; and the porters 'waited at every & Chros

upon your shoulders: serve now the LORD gate; they might not depart from their * 14,8c.
your God, and his people Israel,

service; for their brethren the Levites
4 And prepare yourselves by the houses prepared for them.
of your fathers, after your courses, ac-

16 So all the service of the LORD was ky Chroncording to the writing of David king of prepared the same day, to keep the pass

Israel, and according to the "writing of over, and to offer burnt offerings upon Ich. 8. 14. Solomon his son.

the altar of the LORD, according to the 5 And "stand in the holy place accord-commandment of king Josiah. Heb.chine ing to the divisions of + the families of the 17 And the children of Israel that were fathers. fathers of your brethren + the people, + present kept the passover at that time,

and after the division of the families of and the feast of 'unleavened bread seven ? Exod. 12 the Levites.

days. 6 So kill the passover, and "sanctify 18 And there was no passover like to be 25. Lera 6. yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that kept in Israel from the days of Sa

that they may do according to the word muel the prophet; neither did all the

of the Lord by the hand of Moses. kings of Israel keep such a passover as offered.

7 And Josiah + °gave to the people, Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Leoch. 30. 24. of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the vites, and all Judah and Israel that were

passover offerings, for all that were pre- present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
sent, to the number of thirty thousand, 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign
and 'three thousand bullocks: these were of Josiah was this passover kept.
of the king's substance.

20 After all this, when Josiah had
8. And his princes + gave willingly un- prepared the † temple, Necho king of
to the people, to the priests, and to the Egypt came up to fight against Charche dans
Levites : Hilkiah and Zechariah and Je- mish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out + Hebiboak
hiel, rulers of the house of God, gave un- against him.
to the priests for the passover offerings two 21 But he sent ambassadors to him,
thousand and six hundred small cattle, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou
and three hundred oxen.

king of Judah? I come not against thee 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and this day, but against t the house where beste Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah with i have war: for God commanded -er. and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Le- me to make haste: forbear thee from vites, + gave unto the Levites for passover meddling with God, who is with me, that offerings five thousand small cattle, and he destroy thee not. five hundred oxen.

22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn 10 So the service was prepared, and his face from him, but disguised himself, *** p Etra 6. 18 the priests 'stood in their place, and the that he might fight with him, and hearken

Levites in their courses, according to the ed not unto the words of Necho from the
king's commandment.

mouth of God, and came to fight in the
i And they killed the passover, and valley of Megiddo.
9 ch. 29. 12. the priests' sprinkled the blood from their 23 And the archers shot at king Josiah ;
See ch.2) hands, and the Levites 'flayed them. and the king said to his servants, Have

12 And they removed the burnt offer me away; for I am sore t wounded. ings, that they might give according to 24 His servants therefore took him ** the divisions of the families of the peo- out of that chariot, and put him in the *

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Zedekial's wicked reign. second chariot that he had; and they three months and ten days in Jerusalem: brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and he did that which was evil in the sight and was buried || in one of the sepulchres of the LORD.

of his fathers. And fall Judah and Jeru 10 And t when the year was expired, Hebs at the r Zech. 12.11. salem mourned for Josiah.

hking Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought 25 ( And Jeremiah ® lamented for Jo- him to Babylon, i with the tgoodly ves- 103-179 h See Matt. siah: and ball the singing men and the sels of the house of the LORD, and made i Dan. 1.1, 2.

singing women spake of Josiah in their 1* Zedekiah his brother king over Judah i Jer. 92. 30. lamentations to this day, 'and made them and Jerusalem. an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they

11 Zedekiah was one and twenty 101, Mattaare written in the lamentations.

years old when he began to reign, and high his fa26 ( Now the rest of the acts of reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. + Heb. kind- Josiah, and his † goodness, according to 12 And he did that which was evil in 17.

that which was written in the law of the the sight of the Lord his God, and hum- kjer: 37.1. LORD,

bled not himself before Jeremiah the 18. Jer. 32.1, 27 And his deeds, first and last, be- prophet speaking from the mouth of the der hold, they are written in the book of the Lord. kings of Israel and Judah.

13 And he also rebelled against king

Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him Ezek. 17.15; CHAP. XXXVI.

swear by God: but he "stiffened his neck, n2 Kings 17. 1 Jehoahaz succeeding is deposed by Pharaoh, and hardened his heart from turning unto 14.

and carried into Egypt. 5 Jehoiakim the LORD God of Israel.
reigning ill is carried bound into Babylon, 14 | Moreover all the chief of the
9 Jehoiachin succeeding reigneth ill, and priests, and the people, transgressed
ceeding reigneth ill, and despiseth the pro- very much after all the abominations of
phets, and rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar, the heathen; and polluted the house of
14 Jerusalem, for the sins of the priests and the Lord which he had hallowed in
people, is wholly destroyed. 22 The procla- | Jerusalem.
mation of Cyrus.

15 ° And the LORD God of their fathers Jer. 25. 3, WHEN

4.4.35.-15. Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and up || betimes, and sending; because he hands on the Lodest. made him king in his father's stead in had compassion on his people, and on his merremeters: Jerusalem.

dwelling place: 2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years

16 PBut they mocked the messengers fully. old when he began to reign, and he reign- of God, and despised his words, and pJer

. 5. 12, ed three months in Jerusalem.

"misused his prophets, until the 'wrath of Prov. 1. 25. 3 And the king of Egypt + put him the LORD arose against his people, till 30. down at Jerusalem, band + condemned there was no tremedy. the land in an hundred talents of silver 17 * Therefore he brought upon them $38.6 and a talent of gold.

the king of the Chaldees, who slew their sPs. 7+ 1.& 4 And the king of Egypt made Elia- young men with the sword in the house 79. 5. kim his brother king over Judah and Je of their sanctuary, and had no compas- Heb. healrusalem, and turned his name to Jehoia-sion upon young man or maiden, old in kim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his man, or him that stooped for age: he 49. 2 Kings brother, and carried him to Egypt. gave them all into his hand.

5 Jehoiakim was twenty and five 18 *And all the vessels of the house of u Ps. 74. 20. Shings* years old when he began to reign, and he God, great and small

, and the treasures of a Kings 25. reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and the house of the LORD, and the treasures he did that which was evil in the sight of of the king, and of his princès; all these the LORD his God.

he brought to Babylon. 6

Against him came up Nebuchad 19 'Ånd they burnt the house of God, ...-4.*, - Kings 24 nezzar king of Babylon, and bound him and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, 7.& 79. 1, 7. 103, dow: in || fetters, to carry him to Babylon. and burnt all the palaces thereof with foreteld,

Nebuchadnezzar also carried of fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels

the vessels of the house of the LORD to thereof. & Ser Babylon, and put them in his temple at 20 And + them that had escaped from temere Eg & 36 Babylon.

the sword carried he away to Babylon; from the 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoia- where they were servants to him and 22 Kings 25. kim, and his abominations which he did, his sons until the reign of the kingdom

and that which was found in him, behold, of Persia : 1 Or, lecoi they are written in the book of the kings 21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by b Jer. 25. %

act, co of Israel and Judah: and || Jehoiachin the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land 6,7.& 29.10. est, Jer.» his son reigned in his stead.

Chad enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long 35,437634

. 9 9.5 Jehoiachin was eight years old as she lay desolate a she kept sabbath, to 7 2 Kings 24 when he began to reign, and he reigned fulfil threescore and ten years.

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The number of the people.
22 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus 23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, c Befores

king of Persia, that the word of the LORD All the kingdoms of the earth hath the
e Ezra 1.l. spoken by the mouth of " Jeremiah might LORD God of heaven given me; and he h Esra 1.2
file : be accomplished, the LORD_stirred up hath charged me to build him an house 3-

33. 10, 11, the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who
Tsai. 44. 28. he made a proclamation throughout all is there among you of all his people?

his kingdom, and put it also in writing, The LORD his God be with him, and let


10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons
I The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of a second sort four hundred and ten, cir. sati

of the temple. 5 The people provide for their and other vessels a thousand.
return. 7 Cyrus restoreth the vessels of the 11 All the vessels of gold and of silver
temple to Sheshbazzar.

were five thousand and four hundred.
OW in the first year of Cyrus king All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with
Chol by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fuld up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.
Jer. 25. 12. filled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of

lich. 5. 13. Cyrus king of Persia, that he finade a
proclamation throughout all his kingdom,

I The number that return, of the people, 36 of

the priests, 40 of the Levites, 43 of the and put it also in writing, saying,

Nethinims, 55 of Solomon's servants, 62 of 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The the priests which could not shew their pediLORD God of heaven hath given me all gree. 64 The whole number of them, with

the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath their substance. 68 Their oblations.
1921.11.28. charged me to build him an house at row these are the children of the
Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

province that went up out of the day dres
3 Who is there among you of all his captivity, of those which had been carried
people? his God be with him, and let away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king , ist
him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Ju- of Babylon had carried away unto Baby- chariot

dah, and build the house of the LORD lon, and came again unto Jerusalem and 2.
d Dan. 6. 26. God of Israel, (4 he is the God,) which is Judah, every one unto his city;
in Jerusalem.

2 Which came with Zerubbabel: Je.
4 And whosoever remaineth in any shua, Nehemiah, || Seraiah, || Reelaiah,
place where he sojourneth, let the men of Mordecai, Bilshan, Il Mizpar, Bigvai

, too, Rom
the file has use his place thelp him with silver, and / || Rehum, Baanah. The number of the

with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, men of the people of Israel:
beside the freewill offering for the house 3 The children of Parosh, two thou- 1.05, **
of God that is in Jerusalem.

sand an hundred seventy and two.
5 Then rose up the chief of the 4 The children of Shephatiah, three
fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the hundred seventy and two.
priests, and the Levites, with all them

5 The children of Arah, seven hun- * See Necd. 7.
e Phil. 9. 13. whose spirito God had raised to go up to dred seventy and five.

build the house of the LORD which is in 6 The children of a Pahath-moab, of d feh. 7. PA

the children of Jeshua and Joab, two
6 And all they that were about them thousand eight hundred and twelve.
|| strengthened their hands with vessels of 7 The children of Elam,

a thousand
silver, with gold, with goods, and with two hundred fifty and four.
beasts, and with precious things, beside 8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred
all that was willingly offered.

forty and five.
fch. 3. 14. &

7 . Also Cyrus the king brought 9 The children of Zaccai, seven hun

forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, dred and threescore.
52 Kings 24. * which Nebuchadnezzar had brought

forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them forty and two.
in the house of his gods;

11 The children of Bebai, six hundred
8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia twenty and three.
bring forth by the hand of Mithredath

12 The children of Azgad, a thousand
the treasurer, and numbered them unto two hundred twenty and two.
1. See ch.5. "Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. 13 The children of Adonikam, six

9 And this is the number of them: hundred sixty and six.
thirty chargers of gold, a thousand char.

14 The children of Bigvai, two thougers of silver, nine and twenty knives, sand fifty and six.

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Those who returned from Babylon. 15 The children of Adin, four hundred 44 The children of Keros, the children cir. 536.' fifty and four.

of 1| Siaha, the children of Padon, 16 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, 45 The children of Lebanah, the child-1 Or, Siq. ninety and eight.

ren of Hagabah, the children of Akkub, 17 The children of Bezai, three hun 46 The children of Hagab, the children dred twenty and three.

of || Shalmai, the children of Hanan,
Or, Hariph, 18 The children of || Jorah, an hun 47 The children of Giddel, the child-
dred and twelve.

ren of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
19 The children of Hashum, two hun 48 The children of Rezin, the children
dred twenty and three.

of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam,
107, Gibeon, 20 The children of || Gibbar, ninety 49 The children of Uzza, the children
and five.

of Paseah, the children of Besai,
21 The children of Beth-lehem, an 50 The children of Asnah, the children
hundred twenty and three.

of Mehunim, the children of ||Nephusim, hemophi22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six. 51 The children of Bakbuk, the child

23 The men of Anathoth, an hundred ren of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, twenty and eight.

52 The children of | Bazluth, the child- lichi 24 The children of || Azmaveth, forty ren of Mehida, the children of Harsha, Net. 7.2 and two.

53 The children of Barkos, the child25 The children of Kirjath-arim, Che- ren of Sisera, the children of Thamah, phirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and 54 The children of Neziah, the childforty and three.

ren of Hatipha. 26 The children of Ramah and Gaba, 55 | The children of Solomon's ser- 1 Kings 2. six hundred twenty and one.

vants: the children of Sotai, the children 27 The men of Michmas, an hundred of Sophereth, the children of || Peruda, twenty and two.

56 The children of Jaalah, the children 28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two of Darkon, the children of Giddel, hundred twenty and three.

57 The children of Shephatiah, the 29 The children of Nebo, fifty and children of Hattil, the children of Pochetwo.

reth of Zebaim, the children of ||Ami. 30 The children of Magbish, an hun 58 All the Nethinims, and the child- m Josh. g. dred fifty and six.

ren of " Solomon's servants, were Fun. 9. 2 31 The children of the other Elam, a hundred ninety and two. thousand two hundred fifty and four. 59 And these were they which went

32 The children of Harim, three hun- up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, dred and twenty.

|| Addan, and Immer: but they could not 1,0T, Addun, 107, Harid, 33 The children of Lod, || Hadid, and shew their father's house, and their || seed, 1 Or, pedisene copies. Ono, seven hundred twenty and five. whether they were of Israel:

34 The children of Jericho, three hun 60 The children of Delaiah, the child.
dred forty and five.

ren of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda,
35 The children of Senaah, three thou- six hundred fifty and two.
sand and six hundred and thirty.

61 | And of the children of the priests:
36 1 The priests: the children of 'Je- the children of Habaiah, the children of
daiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hun- Koz, the children of Barzillai : which
dred seventy and three.

took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai 2 2 Sam. 17. 37 The children of Immer, a thou- the Gileadite, and was called after their sand fifty and two.

38. The children of Pashur, a thou 62 These sought their register among sand two hundred forty and seven. those that were reckoned by genealogy,

39 The children of "Harim, a thou- but they were not found: P therefore P. Numb. 3. sand and seventeen.

+ were they, as polluted, put from the + Heb. they 40 1 The Levites: the children of Je- priesthood.

shua, and Kadmiel, of the children of 63 And the || Tirshatha said unto them, priesthood. 107, Indai, || Hodaviah, seventy and four.

that they should not eat of the most nor: SeeNeh. 41 "The singers: the children of Asaph, holy things, till there stood up a priest q Lev. 92.2, an hundred twenty and eight.

with 'Urim and with Thummim.
42 The children of the porters: the 64 *The whole congregation together 30. Numb.
children of Shallum, the children of Ater, was forty and two thousand three hun-
the children of Talmon, the children of dred and threescore,
Akkub, the children of Hatita, the child 65 Beside their servants and their
ren of Shobai, in all an hundred thirty maids, of whom there were seven thou-
and nine.

sand three hundred thirty and seven:
43 "The Nethinims: the children of and there were among them two hundred
Ziba, the children of Hasupha, the child singing men and singing women.
rep of Tabbaoth,

66 Their horses were seven hundred

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