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taxation to give it unto Pharaoh- || Jehoiakim, and all that he did, nechoh.

are they not written in the book 36 Jehoiakim was twenty and of the chronicles of the kings of five years old when he began to Judah? reign ; and he reigned eleven 6 So Jehoiakim slept with his years in Jerusalem. And his fathers : and Jehoiachin his son mother's name was Zebudah, reigned in his stead. the daughter of Pedaiah of Ru. 7 And the king of Egypt mah.

came not again any more out of 37 And he did that which was his land: for the king of Babyevil in the sight of the Lord, lon had taken, from the river of according to all that his fathers Egypt unto the river Euphrates, had done.

all that pertained to the king of


8 Jehoiachin was eighteen

years old when he began to JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE.

reign, and he reigned in JeruIN his days Nebuchadnezzar salem three months. And his king of Babylon came up, and mother's name was Nehushta, Jehoiakim became his servant the daughter of Elnathan of Je. three years : then he turned and rusalem. rebelled against him.

9 And he did that which was 2 And the LORD sent against evil in the sight of the LORD, him bands of the Chaldees, and according to all that his father bands of the Syrians, and bands had done. of the Moabites, and bands of 10 At that time the servants the children of Ammon, and of Nebuchadnezzar king of Basent them against Judah to des- bylon came up against Jerusa . troy it, according to the word lem, and the city was besieged. of the LORD, which he spake 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king by his servants the prophets. of Babylon came against the

3 Surely at the commandment city, and his servants did beof the Lord came this upon Ju- siege it. dah, to remove them out of his 12 And Jehoiachin the king of sight, for the sins of Manasseh, Judah went out to the king of according to all that he did; Babylon, he, and his mother,

4 And also for the innocent and his servants, and his prinblood that he shed : for he fill ces, and his officers : and the ed Jerusalem with innocent king of Babylon took him in the blood : which the LORD would eighth year of his reign. not pardon.

13 And he carried out thence 5 Now the rest of the acts of all the treasures of the house of


the LORD, and the treasures of 20 For through the anger of the king's house, and cut in the Lord it came to pass in Je. pieces all the vessels of gold rusalem and Judah, until he had which Solomon king of Israel cast them out from his presence, had made in the temple of the that Zedekiah rebelled against LORD, as the Lord had said. the king of Babylon.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes,

CHAP. XXV. and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen, and smiths : AND it came to pass in the none remained, save the poorest ninth year of his reign, in the sort of the people of the land. tenth month, in the tenth day of

15 And he carried away Je- the month, that Nebuchadnez-in hoiachin to Babylon, and the zar king of Babylon came, he king's mother, and the king's and all his host, against Jerusawives, and his officers, and the lem, and pitched against it; and mighty of the land, those carri- they built forts against it round ed he into captivity from Jeru- about. salem to Babylon.

2 And the city was besieged 16 And all the men of might, unto the eleventh year of king even seven thousand, and crafts. Zedekiah. men and smiths a thousand; 3 And on the ninth day of the all that were strong and apt for fourth month the famine prewar, even them the king of Ba- vailed in the city, and there was bylon brought captive to Baby- no bread for the people of the lon.

land. 17 And the king of Babylon 4 And the city was broken up, made Mattaniah his father's and all the men of war fled by brother, king in his stead, and night by the way

of the

. changed his name to Zedekiah. tween two walls, which is by

18 Zedekiah was twenty and the king's garden : (now the one years old when he began to Chaldees were against the city reign, and he reigned eleven round about :) and the king years in Jerusalem. And his went the way toward the plain. mother's name was Hamutal, 5 And the army of the Chalthe daughter of Jeremiah of Lib. dees pursued after the king, and nah.

overtook him in the plains of 19 And he did that which was Jericho : and all his army were evil in the sight of the LORD, scattered from him. according to all that Jehoiakim 6 So they took the king, and had done,

brought him up to the king

gate be

of Babylon to Riblah ; and they break in pieces, and carried the gave judgment upon him.

brass of them to Babylon. 7 And they slew the sons of 14 And the pots, and the sho. Zedekiah before his eyes, and vels, and the snuffers, and the put out the eyes of Zedekiah, spoons, and all the vessels of and bound him with fetters of brass wherewith they ministerbrass, and carried him to Baby- ed, took they away. lon.

15 And the fire-pans, and the 8 And in the fifth month, on bowls, and such things as were the seventh day of the month, of gold, in gold, and of silver, which is the nineteenth year of in silver, the captain of the king Nebuchadnezzar king of guard took away. Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, 16 The two pillars, one sea, captain of the guard, a servant and the bases which Solomon of the king of Babylon, unto had made for the house of the Jerusalem :

LORD; the brass of all these 9 And he burnt the house of vessels was without weight. the LORD, and the king's house,

17 The height of the one piland all the houses of Jerusalem, lar was eighteen cubits, and the and every great man's house chapiter upon it was brass : burnt he with fire.

and the height of the chapiter 10 And all the army of the three cubits; and the wreathen Chaldees, that were with the work, and pomegranates upon captain of the guard, brake the chapiter round about, all of down the walls of Jerusalem brass : and like unto these had round about.

the second pillar with wreathen 11 Now the rest of the people work. that were left in the city, and 18 And the captain of the the fugitives that fell away to guard took Seraiah the chief the king of Babylon, with the priest, and Zephaniah the seremnant of the multitude, did cond priest, and the three keepNebuzar-adan the captain of the ers of the door : guard carry away:

19 And out of the city he took 12 But the captain of the guard an officer that was set over the left of the poor of the land to men of war, and five men of be vine-dressers and husband-them that were in the king's

presence, which were found in 13 And the pillars of brass the city, and the principal scribe that were in the house of the of the host, which mustered the LORD, and the bases, and the people of the land, and threebrazen sea that was in the house score men of the people of the of the LORD, did the Chaldees | land that were found in the city :


20 And Nebuzar-adan cap- | seventh month, that Ishmael the tain of the guard took these, son of Nethaniah, the son of and brought them to the king Elishama, of the seed royal, of Babylon to Riblah :

.came, and ten men with him, 21 And the king of Babylon and smote Gedaliah, that he smote them, and slew them atdied, and the Jews and the Riblah in the land of Hamath. Chaldees that were with him at So Judah was carried away out Mizpah. of their land.

26 And all the people, both 22 And as for the people that small and great, and the capremained in the land of Judah, tains of the armies arose, and whom Nebuchadnezzar king came to Egypt : for they were of Babylon had left, even over | afraid of the Chaldees. them he made Gedaliah the son 27 And it came to pass in the of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, seven and thirtieth year of the ruler.

captivity of Jehoiachin king of 23 And when all the captains Judah, in the twelfth month, on of the armies, they and their the seven and twentieth day of men, heard that the king of Ba- | the month, that Evil-merodach bylon had made Gedaliah go- king of Babylon, in the year that vernor, there came to Gedaliah he began to reign, did lift up to Mizpah, even Ishmael the the head of Jehoiachin king of son of Nethaniah, and Johanan Judah out of prison ; the son of Careah, and Seraiah 28 And he spake kindly to the son of Tanhumeth the Ne him, and set his throne above tophathite, and Jaazaniah the the throne of the kings that were son of a Maachathite, they and with him in Babylon; their men.

29 And changed his prison 24 And Gedaliah sware to garments : and he did eat bread them, and to their men, and said continually before him all the unto them, Fear not to be the days of his life. servants of the Chaldees : dwell 30 And his allowance was a in the land, and serve the king continual allowance given him of Babylon; and it shall be well of the king, a daily rate for

every day, all the days of his 25 But it came to pass in the life.

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13 And Canaan begat Zidon

his first-born, and Heth, ADAM'S LINE TO NOAH.

14 The Jebusite also, and ADAM, Sheth, Enosh, the Amorite, and the Girga2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, shite, 3 Henoch, Methuselah, La 15 And the Hivite, and the mech,

Arkite, and the Sinite, 4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Ja 16 And the Arvadite, and the pheth.

Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
5 The sons of Japheth ; Go 17 The sons of Shem ; Elam,
mer, and Magog, and Madai, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and
and Javan, and Tubal, and Me. Lud, and Aram, and Uż, and
shech, and Tiras.

Hul, and Gether, and Mes-
6 And the sons of Gomer; hech.
Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and 18 And Arphaxad begat She-

lah, and Shelah begat Eber.
7 And the sons of Javan; Eli 19 And unto Eber were born
shah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and two sons: the name of the one

was Peleg, because in his days 8 The Sons of Ham; Cush, the earth was divided : and his and Mizraim, Put, and Ca- brother's name was Joktan.

20 And Joktan begat Almo9 And the sons of Cush; Se. dad, and Sheleph, and Hazarba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and maveth, and Jerah, Raamah, and Sabtecha. And 21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, ne sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Diklah, and Dedan.

22 And Ebal, and Abimael, 10 And Cush begat Nimrod : | and Sheba, he began to be mighty upon the 23 And Ophir, and Havilah, earth.

and Jobab. All these were the 11 And Mizraim begat Lu- sons of Joktan. dim, and Anamim, and Leha 24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, bim, and Naphtuhim,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 12 And Pathrusim, and Cas 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, luhim, (of whom came the Phi. 27 Abram ; the same is Abra. listines,) and Caphthorim,



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