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An angel slayeth the Assyrians. CHAP. XX, XXI.

Manassch's wicked ragn. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall| 16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the he return, and shall not come into this city, saith word of the LORD. the LORD.

17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thy 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for house, and that which thy fathers lave laid up mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. in store unto this day, shall be carried into Ba

35 1 And it came to pass that night, that the bylon : nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the 18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; five thousand: and when they arose early in the and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. king of Babylon.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed,l 19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken.

37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrainine-be in my days ? lech and Sharezer his sons sinote him with thel 20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and gvord: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. all his might, and how he made a pool, and a And Esar-laddon his son reigned in his stead. conduit, and brought water into the city, are CHAP. XX.

Ithey not written in the book of the Chronicles of Hezekiah's sickness and recovery. the kings of Judah ? TN those days was Hezekiah sick unio death. 21 And lezekiah slept with his fathers : and 1 And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came Manasseh his son reigned in his stead. to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,

CHAP. XXI. Set thy house in order; for thou shall die, and

Reigns of Manassch and Amon. not live.

M ANASSEH was twelve years old when he be. 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and I gan to reign, and reigned fifty and five years prayed unto the LORD, saying,

in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was lieph'3 1 beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how zi-bah. I have walked before thee in truth and with a 2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of perfect heart, and have done that which is good the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. whom the LORD cast out before the children of

4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone Israel. out into the middle court, that the word of the 3 For he built up again the high places which LORD came to hini, saying,

Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of ihy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen heaven, and served them. thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third 4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. of which the LORD said, in Jerusalem will I put

6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I my name. will defiver thee and this city out of the hand of 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for in the two courts of the house of the LORD. mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. 6 And he made his son pass through the fire,

7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And and observed tiines, and used enchantments, and they took and laid it on the bile, and he recovered. dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he SILAnd Hezekiah said unto Isaial, What shall wrought much wickedness in the sight of the be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that LORD, to provoke him to anger. I shall go up into the house of the LORD the 7 And he set a graven image of the grove that he third day?

Tad maile in the house, of which the LORD said 9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of|to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, the LORD, that the Lord will do the thing that and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all he hath spoken : shall the shadow go forward tribes of Israel, will I put iny name for ever: ten degrees, or go back ten degreeg?

| 8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel nove any 10 And Ilezekiah answered, It is a light thing more out of the land which I gave their fathers; for the shadow to go down ten degrees : nay, but only if they will observe to do according to all that let the shadow return backward ten degrees. I have commanded them, and according to all the

11 And Isaiah the prophet cried into the LORD: law that my servant Moses commanded them. and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, 9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced by which it had gone down in the dialof Ahaz. them to do more evil than did the nations whoin

12 41 At that time Berodach-baladan, the son of the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel. Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a 10 11 And the LORD spake by his servants the present unto llezekiah: for he had heard that prophets, saying, Jlczekiah had been sick.

Tu Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done 13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and these abominations, and hath done wickedly shewed them all the house of his precious things, above all that the Amorites did, which were bethe silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the fore him, and hath made Judah also to sin with precious ointment, and all the house of his ar-lhis idols : inour, and all that was found in liis treasures: 12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, there was nothing in his house, nor in all his Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem dominjon, that Hezekiah shewed them not. and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both

14 1 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king his ears shall tingle. Jezekiah, and said unto him, What said these 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of men ? and from whence came they unto thee? Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Aliab: And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a country, even from Babylon.

dish, wiping it, and turaing it upside down. 15 And he said, What have they seen in thy 14 And I wil forsake the remnant of mine inhouse? And llezekiah answered, All the things heritance, and deliver them into the hand of their that are in my house have they seen: there is enemies; and they shall become a prey and a nothing among my treasures that I have not spoil to all their enemies; shewed them.

15 Because they have done that which was evil

l'll Because Maions, and hath which were

of the way that his father evil upon this place, wards of the book

Amon & wicked reign.

II. KINGS.

Huldal's prophecy. in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the words of the book of the law, that he rent the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, his clothes. even unto this day.

"112 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent blood very and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and lo another; besides his sin wherewith he made Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the 13 Go ye, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the sight of the LORD.

people, and for all Judah, concerning the words 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and of this book that is found for great is the wrath all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are of the LORD that is kindled against us, because they not written in the book of the Chronicles of our fathers have not hearkened unto the words the kings of Judah ?

of this book, to do according unto all that which 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was is written concerning us. buried in the garden of his own house in the garden 14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achof Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead. bor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Hul

19 1 Amon was twenty and two years old when dah the propnetess, the wife of Shallum the son he began to reign, and he reigned two years in of Tikvah, the son or llarhas, keeper of the wardJerusalem. And his mother's name was Meshul.robe ; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the collemeth, the daughter of Haruz or Jotbah. legc;) and they communed with her.

20 And he did that which was evil in the sight 131 And she said unto them, Thussaith the LORD or the LORD, as his father Manasseh did. God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,

21 And he walked in all the way that his father 16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring walked in, and served the idols that his father evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants served, and worshipped them:

thereof, even all the words of the book which the 22 And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, king of Judah hath read: and walked not in the way of the LORD. | 17 Because they have forsaken me, and have

23 11 And the servants of Amon conspired against burned incense unto other gods, that they might him, and slew the king in his own house. provoke me to anger with all the works of their

24 And the people of the land slew all them that hands; therefore my wrath shall be kir.dlcd had conspired against king Amon; and the people against this place, and shall not be quenched. of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead. 18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to

25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to hiin, did, are they not written in the book of the Chron- Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching icles of the kings of Judah ?

the words which thou hast heard ; 26 And he was buried in his sepulchre in the gar- 19 Because thy heart was tender, and thou hast den of Uzza: and Josiah his son reigned in his humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou stead.

heardest what I spake against this place, and CHAP. XXII.

against the inhabitants thereof, that they should Josiah's good reign.

become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent TOSIAH was eight years old when he began to thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have U reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in heard thee, saith the LORD. Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah 20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee into thy the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.

fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave 2 And he did that which was right in the sight in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David which I will bring upon this place. And they his father, and turned not aside to the right hand brought the king word again. or to the left.

CHAP. XXIII. 3 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year

Josiah's zeal and reformation. of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son AND the king sent, and they gathered unto of Azaliah, the son of Meshullain, the scribe, to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. the house of the LORD, saying

2 And the king went up into the house of the 4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inte sum the silver which is brought into the house of habitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, the LORD, which the keepers of the door have ga- and the prophets, and all the people, both small thered of the people :

and great: and he read in their ears all the worils 5 And let them deliver it into the hand of the of the book of the covenant which was found in doers of the work, that have the oversight of the the house of the LORD. house of the LORD: and let them give it to the 3 11 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a doers of the work, which is in the house of the covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, LORD, to repair the breaches of the house, and to keep his commandments, and his testino

6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and nies, and his statutcs, with all their heart, and all to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house. their soul, to perform the words of this covenant

7 Howbeit, there was no reckoning made with that were written in this book. And all the peothem of the money that was delivered into their ple stood to the covenant. hand, because they dealt faithfully.

4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high 8 | And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Sha- priest, and the priests of the second order, and phan the scribe, I have found the book of the law the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made book to Shaphan, and he read it.

for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host 9 And Shaphan ihe scribe came to the king, and of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusabrought the king word again, and said, Thy ser-lem in the fields of Kidron, and carried Che ashes vants have gathered the money that was found of them unto Beth-el. in the house, and have delivered it into the hand 5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom of them that do the work, that have the oversight the kings of Judah hadordained to burn incense in of the house of the LORD.

the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the 10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, say- places roundaboutJerusalem; them also thatburn'ng, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. ed incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, And Shaphan read it before the king.

and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. 11 And it came to pass, when the king had heardl 6 And he brought out the grove from the house of

hant'And Hilkiah the high priest book of the law lihe keeperse LORD all the vessels th

Josiah destroys idolatry.

CHAP. XXIV.

He is slain by Pharaoh-nechod the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kid-1 23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah. ron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamp-wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in ed it small to powder, and cast the powder there-Jerusalem. of upon the graves of the children of the people. 24 1 Moreover, the workers with familiar spi. 7 And he brake down the houses of the sodom-Irits, and the wizards, and the images, and the ites that were by the house of the LORD, where idols, and all the abominations that were spied the women wove hangings for the grove. lin the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Jo

8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities siah put away, that he might perform the words of Judah, and defiled the high places where the of the law which were written in the book that priests had burnt incense, from Geba to Beer-Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. sheba, and brake down the high places of the 25 And like unto him was there no king before gates that were in the entering in of the gate of hin, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, Joshua the governor of the city, which were on and with all his soul, and with all his might, ac a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

cording to all the law of Moses ; ncither arter 9 Nevertheless, the priests of the high placeshim arose there any like him. came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusa-| 26 Notwithstanding, the LORD turned not lem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread from the fierceness of his great wrath, whereamong their brethren.

with his anger was kindled against Judah, be10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the val-cause of all the provocations that Manasseh had ley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might provoked him withal. make his son or his daughter to pass through thel 27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah fire to Molech.

also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, 11 And he took away the horses that the kings of and will cast of this city Jerusalem which i Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of have chosen, and the house of which I said, the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-My name shall be there. melech the chamberlain, which was in the su- 1 28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all burbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire. that he did, are they not written in the book of

12 And the altars that were on the top of the up- the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ? per chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah 29 11 In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt had made, and the altars which Manasseh had went up against the king of Assyria to the river made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and did the king beat down, and brake them down he slew hiin at Megiddo, when he had seen him. from thence, and cast the dust of them into the 30 And his servants carried him in a chariot brook Kidron.

dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusa13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And lem, which were on the right hand of the mount the people of the land took Jehoabaz the son of of Corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king had buiided for Ashtoreth the abomination of the in his father's stead. Zidonians, and for Chernosh the abomination of 31 | Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of when he began to reign; and he reigned three the children of Ammon, did the king defile. months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was

14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut Aamutal, the danghter of Jeremiah of Libnah. down the groves, and filled their places with the 32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of bones of men.

the LORD, according toall that hisfathers had done. 15 Moreover, the altar that was at Beth-el,/ 33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in bands at and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute that altar and the high place he brake down, and of a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. burned the high place, and stamped it small to 34 And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim the son of powder, and burned the grove.

Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and *16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the turned his name to Jehojakim, and took Jehoahaz sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, laway: and he came to Egypt, and died there. and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and 35 And Jehojakim gave the silver and the gold to burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, ac- Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money cording to the word of the LORD which the man according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words. exacted the silver and the gold of the people of

17 Then he said, What title is that that I see ? the land, of every one according to his taxation, And the men of ihe city told him, It is the se-to give it unto Pharaoh-nechoh. pulchre of the man of God, which came from 36 1 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old Judah, and proclaimed whese things that thou when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven hast done against the altar of Beth-el.

18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man movel Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. his bones. So they let his bones alone, with thel 37 And he did that which was evil in the sight bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria. of the LORD, according to all that his fathers

19 And all the houses also of the high places that had done. were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of

CHAP. XXIV. Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Jerusalem taken by Nebuchadnezzar. Josiah took away, and did to them according to TN his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon all the acts that he had done in Beth-el.

I came up, and Jelioiakim became his servant 20 And he slew all the priests of the high places three years: then he turned and rebelled against that were there upon the altars, and burnt men's him. bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem. 2 And the LORD sent against him bands of tho

21 1 And the king commanded all the people, Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your the Moabites, and bands of ihe children of Am. God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.mon, and sent them against Judah to destroy

22 Surely there was not holden such a passover according to the word of the LORD, which he from the days of the judges that judged Israel, spake by his servants the prophets. nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor ofl 3 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came the kings of Judah;

Ithis upon Judah, to remove them out of his sighi,

And the men of the of God, which came thou when he began tomtená his mother's na

Jehoiackin carried captıve.

II. KINGS

Zedekiah's cyes put out for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after he did;

the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jeri4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed, cho: and all his army were scattered from him. (for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,) 6 So they took the king, and brought him up to which the LORD would not pardon.

the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave 5 1 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and judgment upon him. all that he did, are they not written in the book 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before of the Chronicles of the kings of Judalı? This eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and

6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers; and Je-bound bin with fetters of brass, and carried hiin hoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

to Babylon. 7 And the king of Egypt came not again any 8 V And in the fifth month, on the seventh day more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had of the month, (which is ihe nineteenth year of taken froin the river of Egypt unto the river Eu-king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came phrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt. Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant 81 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem : began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three ! And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the umonths. And his mother's name was Nehushita, king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

and every great man's house burnt he with fire. 9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of 10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were the Lord.according to all that his father had done. with the captain of the guard, brake down the

10 1 At that time the servants of Nebuchad- walls of Jerusalem round about. nezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusa-1 u Now the rest of the people that were left in lem, and the city was besieged.

the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the Jl And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multiagainst the city, and his servants did besiege it. tude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard

12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out carry away. to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and| 12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor his servants, and his princes, and his officers of the land to be vine-dressers and husband men. and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth 13 And the pillars of brass that were in the year of his reign.

house of the LORD, and the bases, and the bra13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of zen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the the Chaldecs break in pieces, and carried the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of|brass of them to Babylon. gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in 14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the 'snuffthe temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. ers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all wherewith they ministered, took they away. the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, 15 And the fire-pans, and the bowls, and such even ten thousand captives, and all the crafts- things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in men, and smiths: none remained, save the poor- silver, the captain of the guard took away.. est sort of the people of the land.

16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and the brass of all these vessels was without weight. his officers, and the mighty of the land, these car- 17 Tlie height of the one piilar was eighteen ried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the were strong and apt for war, even them the king chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

these had the second pillar with wreathen work. 17 | And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah 18 1 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when 19 And out of the city he took an officer that he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years was set over the men of war, and five men of in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Ha-them that were in the king's presence, which unutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnal. were found in the city, and the principal scribe

19 And he did that which was evil in the sight or of the host, which mustered the people of the the Lord, accordingtoallthatJehoiakim haddone. land, and tireescore men of the people of thic

20 For through the anger of the Lord it came land that were found in the city : to pass in Jerusalem, and Judah, until he had 20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah these, and brought u the king of Babylon rebelled against the king of Babylon.

to Riblalı: CHAP. XXV.

| 21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and Jerusalem again besieged and taken. slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So AND it came to pass in the ninth year of his Judah was carried away out of their land. A reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day 22 1 And as for the people that remained in the of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Ba- land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusa- (bylou had left, even over them he made Gedaliah lem, and pitched against it; and they built forts the son oť Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler. against it round about.

23 And when all the captains of the armies, they 2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh and their men, heard that the king of Babylon year of king Zedekiah.

had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Ge3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the daliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Ne. famine prevailed in the city, and there was no thaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and bread for the people of the land.

Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, 41 And the city was broken up, and all the men of and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they war fled by night by the way of the gate between and their men. two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now 24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, the Chaldees were against the city round about ;) and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants and the king went the way toward the plain. Tof the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the

017 11 And the king into in his stead, and changed and the three keepers of the cook an officer that

Gedaliah slain by Ishmael.

CHAP. XXV.

Jehoiachin adoanced king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.[twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach

23 But it came to pass in the seventh month, king of Babylon in the year that he began to that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Elishania, of the seed royal, came, and ten men Judalı out of prison; with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him throne above the throne of the kings that were at Mizpah.

with him in Babylon; 26 And all the people, both small and great, and 29 And changed his prison garments: and he the captains of the armies, arose, and came to did eat bread continually before him all the days Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees. of his life.

27 ir And it came to pass in the seven and thir-30 And his allowance was a continual allow. tieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king or ance given him of the king, a daily rate for every Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and day, all the days of his life.

1 The First Book of the CHRONICLES. CHAP. I.

and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All those Adam's line to Noah, Be.

are the sons of Keturah. A DAM, Sheth, Enosh,

34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of A 2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

Isaac; Esau, and Israel. 3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

35 | The sons of Esau ; Eliphaz, Reuel, and 4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, 36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Ze. and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshiech, phi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek, and Tiras,

T37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shanr: 6 And the sons of Gomer; Aslachenaz, and Ri- mah, and Mizzah. phath, and Tagarmah.

| 38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, 7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tar- and Zibeou, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, shish, Kittimi, and Dodanim,

and Dishan 81 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizrain, 39 And the sons of Lotan; Ilori, and Hoinam: Put, and Canaan.

and Timna was Lotan's sister. 9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, 40 The sons of Shobal : Alian, and Manahath. and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtrcha. And and Ebal, Shephi, and Onain. And the sons of the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

10 And Cush begat Nimrod. He began to bel 41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons mighty upon the earth.

of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and 11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, Cheran. and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

| 42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and 19 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran. came the Philistines,) and Caphtorim.

| 43 | Now these are the kings that reigned in 13 And Canaan begat Zidon his first-box a, and the land of Edom before any king reigned over Hleth,

Ithe children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: 14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the and the name of his city was Dinhabah. Girgashite,

| 44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of 15 And the Hivite, and the Archite, and the Si- Zera of Bozralı reigned in his stead nite,

45 And when Jubab was dead, Husham of the 16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and land of the Tenanites reigned in his stead. the Hamathite.

| 46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the 17 1 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, son ot' Bedad, which smote Midian in the field and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Arain, and Uz, of Moab, reigned in his stead : and the name of and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

his city was Avith. 18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah 47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of begat Eber.

Mazrekah reigned in his stead. 19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the 48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rename of the one was Peleg; because in his days hoboth by the river reigned in his stead. the earth was divided : and his brother's name 49 And when Shaul was dead, Baal-hanan the was Joktan.

son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, 50 And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

Ireigned in his stead: and the name of his city 21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the 22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

danghter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. AI 51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom these were the sons of Joktan.

were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth, 24 Shein, Arphaxad, Shelah,

52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the 27 Abram; the same is Abraham.

dukes of Edom. 28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

CHAP. II. 29 1 These are their generations. The first

The posterity of Israel. born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and THESE are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Adheel, and Mibsam,

11 Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, 30 Mishna, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and 2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad,

and Asher. 31 Jetur, Naphishi, and Kedemah. These are 31 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shethe sons of Ishmael.

lah; which three were born unto him of the 3.2 * Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's con- daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the cubime: she bare Ziniran, and Jokshan, and Me-first-born of Judah, was evil in the sight of the dan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And LORD; and he slew him. the sons of Jokshan ; Sheba, and Dedan.

4 And Tamar bis daughter-in-law barc him Pha33 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah and Epher, 'rez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five,

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