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30 Now the king of Syria liad commanded is over con in all matters of the LORI); and the captains of the chariots that were with Zehadiah the son of Ishmael, t.e ruler of the bim, saving. Fight ye not with small or great, house of Judalı, for all the king's matters : save only with the king of Israel.

also the Leviles shuil he officers before you, 31 And it came :o pass, when the captains Deal courageously, and the Lcru shall be of the chariots saw Jeliozheplat, thai thay with ilie good. said, li is the king of Israel; therefore they

CHAP. XX. compassed about him to figlit: hue Jeboslia

I. came to pass after this also, that the chilphai cried out, and the Lord hielped him; dreu of Micah, and the children of Amand God moved them to depart from bim. mon, and with them other besides the Am

32 For it came to pass, that, when the monites, came against Jelioshiaphat to battle, captains of the cliariots perceived that it was 2 Then there caine some that told Jeho. noi the king of Israel, theyąurned back again shaplat, saying, There comerh a great mula from pursuing lim.

turie agaiast thee from beyond the sea on 33 '1 And à certain man drew a bow at this side Syria ; and, behold, they be in Haa venture, and smote the king of Israel he zazon-lamar, which is En-gedi. tween the joints of the larvess: therefore lie 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself said to his chariol-man, Turn thine hand, to seek the Lord, and proclaimed å fast that thou mayest carry me out of the lost ; throughout all Judah. for I am wounded.

4 And Judalı gathered themselves together 31 And the baule increased that day: how to ask help of the Lord; even out of all the beit !he king of Israel stayed himself up ir cities of Judali they came to seek the Lord. his chariot against the Syrians until ile 5 11 And Jehostiarbat stood in the congreeven; and about the time of the sun going gation of Juniati ::!!! Jerusalem, in the liousa dowo lie died.

of the Lord), before the new court, CHAP. XIX.

6 And said, O LORD) Coul of our fathers A .

turned to luis house in peace to Jerusalem. thou over all the kingdoms of the healien

And Jehu the son of Hananithie seer went and in thine land is there not power and out to meet liiin, and said to kiag Julioshia- miglit, so that none is able to withstand phal, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and thiec ? love them that hate the Lorn? therefore is 7.Art not thou our God, who didst drive wratli upon

thee from before the LORD). out the inhabitants of this land before thy 3 Yevertheless there are good things found people Israel, and gavest it to the seed ór in thee, in that thou hast taken away the Abraham thy friend for ever? groves out of the land, and hast prepared 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thine heart to seek God.

thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, 4 1 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: saying, and he went out again through the people, 9 Il, rohen evil cometh upon us, as the from Beer-sheba 10 mount Epliraim, and sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, brought them back unto the Lord God of we stand before this house, and in thy pretheir fathers.

sence, (for thy name is in this house,) and 5 $ Anci le set judges in the land, through cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou will out all the finced cities of Judah, city by city; hear and help.

6 And said to the judges, Take heed wliai 10 And now, belold, the chiidren of Am ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the mon, and Moa', and mount Seir, whom thou Lorn, who is with you in the judgment. wouldest not lei Israel invade, when they

7 Wherefore now, let the fear of the LORD came out of the land of Egypt, but they be upon you; lake heed and do it: for there turned from them, and destroyed them not, is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor 11 Bebold, I suy, how they reward us, 10 respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. come to cast us out of thy possession, which

81 Moreover, in Jerusalem did Jel:osha- thou hast given us to inherit. phat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and 12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the Cor we liave no might against this great com jurginent of the Lord, and for controversies, pany that conneth against us ; neither know when they returned to Jerusalem.

we what to do ; but our eyes are upon thee. 9 And he charged thiem, saying, Thus shall 13 And all Judah stool before the LORD, ve do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with their little ones, their wives, and their with a perfect heart,

children. 10 And what cause soever shall come to you 14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zecha of your brethren that dwell in their cities, riah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, le beiiveen blood and blood, between law and son of Mattanian, a Levite of the sons of roinmandment, statutes and judgments, ye Asapn, came the Spirit of the Lord in the stall even warn them that they trespass not midst of the congregation ; against the Lord, and so wrath come upon 15 And he said, Hearken ye, ail Judah, you, and upon your brethren: this do, and and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou ye shall not trespass.

king Jehoshapliat ; Thus saith the Lord un11 An, behold, Amariah the chief priest to you, Be noi afraid nor dismayed by "ea.

son of this great mul:itude ; for the baule is 29 And the fear of God was on all the not yours, but God's.

kingdoms of those countries, when they had 16 To-morrow go ye down against them : heard that the Lord fought against the ensebehold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; nies of Israel. and ye shall find them at the end of the 30 So the realm of Jeboshaphat was qaiet; brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. for his God gave him rest round about.

17 Ye shall r.ot need to fight in this battle;.314 An: Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the sai: He was tliirty and five years old when he valion of the LORD with you, O Judal, and began to reign; and be reigned twenty and Jerusalem : fear not, nor be dismayed ; in- five years in Jerusalein: and liis mothers morrow go out against them: for the LORD name was Azubalı, the daughter of Shilhi will be with you.

32 And he walked in the way of Asa bis fa 18 And Jehosliaphat bowed his head with ther, and departed not from it, doing the his face to the ground; and all Judal and the which was right in the sight of the Luan. inhabitants of Jerusalein fell before the LORD, 33 Howbeit the high places were not taken worshipping the LORD).

away; for as yeu the people liad not prepared 19 And the Levites, of the children of the their hearts unto the God of their fathers. Koliathites, and of llie children of the Kor 31 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphal, hites, stod up to praise the Lord God of first and last, behold, they are written in the Israel with a loud voice on bigb

book of Jenu the son of Hanani, who is mer 20 s1 And they rose early in the morning, tiored in the book of the Kings of Israel. and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: 35 1 And after this did Jehoshapllat king aod as they went forth, Jehosliaphat stood of Judalı join hinsell with Abazial king of and said, Hear me, 0 Judah, and ve inhab. Israel, who did very wickedly. itants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD 36 And he joined himself with him to your God, so shali ye be established; believe make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made bis prophets, so shall ye prosper.

the ships'in Ezion-geber. 21 And when he had consulted with the 37 Then Eliezer, the son of Dodarai or people, he appointed singers unto the LORD), Mareshali

, prophesied against Jeliosliaphat, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, saying, Because thou hast joined thyseli'with as they went out before the army, and to say, Ahazialı, the Lord nath broken thy works. Praise the LORD); for luis mercy endureih And the ships were broken, that they were for ever.

not able to go to Tarshish. 2.1 And when they began to sing and to

CHAP. XXI. The children of Ammon, Moab, and mount and was buried with his fathers in tine

, Seir, which were come against Judalı; and city of David : and Jehoram bis son reigned they were sınitten.

in his stead. 23 For the children of Ammon and Moab 2 Aud he had breliiren, the sons of Jehiasha stood up against the inhabitants of mountSeir, phat, Azarialı,and Jeliiel, and Zechariali, and utterly to slay and destroy them: and when Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all they liad made an end of the inliabitants of these were the sons of Jehoshapliat king vi Seir, every one helped to destroy another. Israel.

4 And when Judah came toward the watch 3 And their father gave them great gifu lower in the wilderness, they looked unto the of silver, and of gold, and of precious things multitude, and, behold, they were dead bo- with fenced cities in Jualı: but the king: dies falleu to the earth, and none escaped. dan gave he lo Jehoram, because he tree

25 And when Jelio shaphat and his people the first-born. came to take away the spoil of them, they 4 Now, when Jehoram was risen up to the found among them in abundance both riches kingdom of his father, be strengthened him with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, sell, and slew all his brethren with the sword, (which they stripped off for themselves,) and divers also of the princes of Israel. more than they could carry away: and they 5 Jelioram uus thirty and 10 years old were three days in gatisering of the speil, it when he began to reigó; and lie reigned was so much.

eight years in Jerusalem. 26 | And on the fourth day they assembled 6 And be walket in the way of the kings of themselves in the valiey of Berachah; for Israel,like as did ine house of Abatı; for heliad there they blessed the LORl; therefore the the daughter of Ahab to wise: and he wrougiat name of the same place was called, The that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD). valley of Beracliah unto this day.

7 Howbeit the Lord) would not destroy the 27 Then they returnell, every man of Ju- house of David, because of the covenani tha dah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the he bad inade with David, and as he promised fore-front of them, to go again to Jerusalem to give a light to him and to liis sons for ever with joy : for the Lord liad made them to 8 l in his days the Ecomites revolled froa rejoice over their enemies.

under the doininion of Judah, and made 28 And they came to Jerusalem with psal- themselves a king. teries, and harps, and trumpets, unto the 9Tlien Jehoram went fortlı with his princes

or night, and single the doinites wliiclicom 5? He walkeilalso after their counsel, and pa see him in, and the cap ain: of the chariots. went with Jehoram the sou of Alat, king of

10 So the Eeloiniles re: olted from under Israel to war against Flazael king of Syria at the hand of Judal umotus day. The same Ramot-gilead: awitie Syrians smole Joime also did Libuah revolt roin under his rain. haml; because he had fursaken the LORD) 6 And be returned to be healed in Jezreel Grd of his fathere.

because of the wounds wiich were given lain Moreover, lie made liighi piaces in the at Ramal, when he fought with Ilazael king mountains of Judlali, and caused the intalvi- of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehcraio laats of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the compellei Judah thereto.

son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick. T...nd there caine a writing to lim iroon 7 And the destruction of Abazialı was of Elijali the propliet, saying, Thus saitli dhie God, by coining 10 Joram; for, when lie was LORD God of David thy father, Because thou Icone, lie went out with Jelioram against cast not walked in the ways of Jeliosdiaplati.jehu the son of Nimsbi, whom the LORD hud thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of anointed to cut off the house of Aliab. Jucali,

8 And it came to pass, that when Jebu wag 13 But bast walked in the way of the kings executi:g judgmeni upon the house of Aliab, of Israel, and hast made Judali and the in- and found the princes of Judali, and the sous nabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like of the brebreni or Alaziali, that ininistered to the whoredoms of the bouse of Abab, and to Abaziai, be slew thein. aiso last slain thy brethren of thy father's 9 And he soglie Abazialı: and they cauglit house, which were better than thivselt: him, (for he was bilin Samaria, )and hroughie

14 Behold, with a great plague will the bim to Jebu; and when they had slain lilin, Lun sinite thy people, and try children, they buried liim: Because, said they) he is and thy wives, and all the goods,

the son of Jehosiaphat, who sought the LORD 15 And thou shall lure great sickness by will all his heart. So the house of Aliazian disease of thy bowels, until thy howels fall had no power to keep still the kingdoin. out by reason of the sickness day by day. 10 TB when Athaliah, the mother of

16' Moreover, the Lorv stirred up against Ahazialı, saw that her soul was dead, shie arcse Jelioram the spirit of u:e Philistines, and of and destroyed all the seed-royal of the house the Araiians, ihal vere near the Ethiopians. of Judah.

17 And they came up into Judlali, and 11 Lue Jelioshabeath, the daughter of the brake into it, and carried away all the subo king, cook Joaslithe son of Ahaziah,and seole wance thel wus found in the king's house, bim from among the king's sons that were and his sons also, and his wives; so that slain, and put lim and lis nurse in a bedthere was never a son left him, save Jehoa-chamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daug ter of baz, the youngest of his sons.

king Jeboram,the wife of Jehoiada the priest, 18 l Aid afier all this the LORDSmoleliin (for she was the sister of Alrazialı,) bid liin in his bowels with an incurable disease. trom Athalialı, so that she slew liim pol.

19 And it came to pass, that, in process of 1. And he was wiili them wid in the liouse time, alies the end of two years, liis bowels of God six years: and Athalialı reigned over fall out by reason of lois sickness; so he died the land. of sore diseases: and his people inaile no

CHAP. XXIII. 20 Thurry and two years old was heuthenteA Duo seventh year Jehoiaca streng:

ened binsell, and took the captains of began !o reign; and he reignied in Jerusalem bundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroliain, and eiglie years, and departed without being de- Isl:mael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah si ed i lowbeit they buried him in the city of the son of Obed, and Maaseial the son of David, but not in the sepulcbres of the kings. Adaiah, and Elisliaphat the son of Zicluri, CHAP. XXII.

into covenant with bim. A Dalietinbabitants of Jerusalemn made 2 And they went aivout in Judah, and ga.

Aliaziah inis youngest son king in his thered the Levites out of all the cities of Justead: for inte band of men that came with alı, and the chief of the faul.ers ui Isi ael, and the Arabiaus to the camp had slain all the they caine 19 Jerusalem. eldest. Su Abaziah the son of Jehoram king 3 And all the congregation made a cove. of Judali reigned.

nant with the king in the l'ouse of God. 2 Forty and two years old rras .Shaziah And he said unto them, Behold, the kirg's wtion die began to reiga; and he reigned one son shall reign, as the Lord bit' said of ile year in Jerusalem : his mother's naine also sons of Daviit. uus Athaliah, the daughter of Om'.

4 This is the thing that ye sliall Jo; A third 31le a'so walked in the ways of the house part of you entering on the sabbatli, of the of Abab: for his mother was his counsellor priests and of the Leviles, chail ve porters of to do wickedly.

like doors; 4 Wherefore he did evil in the siglit of the 5 And a third part shall be at the king's Lorn, like the liouse of Arab; for they were house; and a third part at the gate of the his counsellors, alter the death of his father, foundation: and all the people sholl be in the it bis destructio..

courts of the lionise of the LORD.


6 But let none come into the house of the file house of the Loud, that none which was LORD, save the priests, and they that minis- unclean in any thing should enter in. ter of the Levites ; they shall go in, for they 20 And he iook the caplains of bundreds, are holy: but all the people shall keep the and the nobles, and the governors of the peo. watch of the LORD.

ple, and all the people of the land, and brought 7 And the Levites shall compass the king down the king from the house of the LORD: round abou, every man with his weapons and they came tuvugh the high gate into the in tiis hand; and whosoever else cometh into king's house, and set the king upon the throne the i:ouse, hie xhall be put to death : but be of the kingdom. ye with the burns when he cometh in, and 21. And all the people of the land rejoicel: when lie ger! oul.

and the city was quiet, after that they cad 8. So the Levites, and all Judah, lid ac-islain Athaliah with he sword. cording to all things that Jehoiada the priest

CHAP. XXIV. had commanded, and took every man his

scas seven years old when he be men that were to come i: on tlie sabbath, gan to reign; and he reigned forty yean with thein ebat were to go out on the sab- in Jerusalem: his mother's name also ku bath: for Jelioiada the priest dismissed not Zibial of Beer-sheha. the courses.

2 And Joash did that which wis right is 9 Moreover, Jehojada the priest delivered the sight of the Lord all the lo yo of Jehoiarls to the captains of hundreds spenry, and luck the priest. Jers, and shields, that had been l ng David's, 3' And Jehoiada took for him two wives which were in the house of fimi

and lie begat sons and daugliters. 10 And he set all the people, every man 4 11 And it came to pass alter this, that Joan naving his weapon in his land, from the was minded to repair the house of the LORU right side of the ieinple to the left side of the 5 And he gathered together the priests and temple, along by the allar and tie lemple, the Levites, and said to them, Go out unte by the king round about.

the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israe 11 Then they brought out the king's son, money to repair the bouse of your God frou and put upon him the crown, and gave him year io year, and see that ye lasten the mat tie testiinoniy, and made liim king: and Je ier: howbeit the Levites lastened it not. hoiada and luis sons anointed him, and said, 6 And the king called for Jehoiada de God save the king.

clief, and said unto liim, Why hast thou nog 12 1 Now, when Athaliah heard the noise or required of the Levites to bring in, out of clie people running and praising the king, she Judalı, and out of Jerusalem, the collection, came to the peo; le into:le house of the Lord. according to the communulment of Moses, the

13. And she looked, and, behold, the king servant of the LORD, and of the congrega stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the Lion of Israel, for the tabernacle of winess? princes and the trumpets by the king: and ī For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked all the people of the land rejoiced, and sound- woman, had broken up the house of God, ed with trunpets; a!so the singers with in- and also all the dedicated things of the house struinents of musick, and such as taught 10 of the Lory did they bestow upon Baalim. sing praise. Then Athalialı rent her clothes, i 8 And at the king's commandment they and said, Treason, treason !

made a chest, and sei ii without al llie gaie 1+ Then Jehoiala the priest brought out of the house of the LORD). the captains of hundreds that were set over 9 And they made a proclamation through the host, and said unto thein, Have her forth Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD of the ranges; and whoso fulloweth her, let the ccllection that Moses, the servant of God, hiin be slain with the sword. For lie priese lid upou Israel in the wilderness. said, Slay her not in the house of the LORD. 10 And all the princes and all the people

15 So ibey laid hands on her: and when rejoiced, and brought in, anci cast into the she was come to the entering of the borse chest, until they liad inadé an end. gate, by the king's house, they slew her there. 11 Now it came to pass, that at what time

16 4 And Jehoiada made a covenant be- the chest was brouglie unto the king's offa tween hiin, and between all the people, and by the hand of the Leviles, and when the between the king, that they should be the saw that there was mucii money, the king LORD's people.

'scribe, and the higli priest's otticer came and 17 Thien all the people went to the house jemptied the chest, and look it, and carried it of Baal, and brake it down, and brake his to liis place again. Thus they did day by day, alars and his images in pieces, and slew and gathered money in abundance. Matlan the priest of Baal before the altars. 12 And the king and Jeloiada gave it to

18 Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of such as did the work of the service of tno the house of the LORD by the hand of the house of the Lord, and liired masons and priests the Levites, whom David had distri- carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, buted in the house of the Lord), to offer the and also such as wronglit iron and brass te burnt-offerings of the Lord, as it is written mend the house of the Lord. in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with 13 So the workmen wrought, and the work inging, as it was ordained by David. was perfected by thein, and ilıcy set the house 19 And he set the porters

14 And when they had finished it, they wenty and nine years in Jerusalem and his brouglis the rest of the money before the mother's name uus Jelioaldan of Jerusalem. king and Jelioiada, whereof were made ves ? And he did that which r'as riglit in the sels for the house of the Lor), eren vessels sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart. to minister, and to offer rithul, and spoons, °3 1 Now it came to pass, when the king. and vessels of gold and silver: and they offer Jom was extablished to liin, that lie slew iis ed burnt-offerings in the house of thie LURD servants that had killed the king bis fatner. continually ai!!!se days of Jehoiada.

4 But he siew not their children; but did 43 159 But Jehoiada ivaxed old, and was full it is written in wie law in the book of Moses, of days when he died; an hundred and thirty where the Lord commanded, saying, The years old was he when he died.

fathers sliall not die for the chikiren, Leitlier 16 And they buried iim in the city of David slall she children die for the fathers, but among the kings, because I had done good in every man shall die for his own sin. Israel, both toward God, and toward his house. 5 1. Moreover, Amazialı gathered Judalilo.

17 1 Now after:he death of Jehoiada camegether, and made them captains over thiou. the princes of Judali, and niade oteisance to sands, and captains over bundreds, accord. the king: then the king hearkenet unto them. ing to the houses of their la'bers, throughuet

18 And they left the house ol' ine LORD all Judah and Benjanin : and be numbered God of their fathers, and served groves and then from twenty years old and above, and dols; and wratl: came upon Judali and Je- loud them three hundred thousand choice rusalem for this their trespass.

men, able to go forth 10 war, that could bar19 Yet lie sent prophets to them, to bring dle spear and shield. dem again into the LORD; and they lesliticd 6 He hired also an bundredt!ousand nigh. agains: them: but they would not give ear. ty men of valour out of Israel for an bundica

20 And the Spirit of God came upon Ze-calents of silver. hariał the son of Jehoiada tie priesi, which 7 But there came a map of God :o liim, tood above the people, and said unto them, saying, O king, let no: the army of Israel go Tivus saith God, Wliy transgress ye the com- with thec; for the Lord is noi with Israel, mandinents of the Lord, that ye an 90 vit, with all the children of Ephraiin. prosper? Because ye have forsaken the LORD, 8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for he hath also forsaken you.

the battle; God shall make twee fall before 21. And they conspired against him, and the enemy : for God hath power to help, and stoned him with stonesatthe commandment of lo cast down. the king, in the court of the house of the Lord. 9 And Amaziah said to the man of Goci,

12 Thus Joash the king remenbered not the But what shall we do for the hundred calents kindness which Jehoiada bis father had done which I have given to the army of Israel? to him, but slew bis son: and when he died, And the man of God answered, The Lord he said, The LORD look upon it, and require il. is able to give thee much more than this.

31 And it came to pass at the end of the 10 Then Amaziah separated them, to vil, year, that the host of Syria came up against the army that was come to hini out of Epic uim; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, raim, to go home again: wherefore their an. and 'destroyed all the princes of the people ger was greatly kindled against Judah, ami from among the people, and sent all the spoil they returned liome in great anger. of them unto the king of Damascus.

li s And Amaziah strengthened himself, 21 For the army of The Syrians came with a and led forth his people, and went to the val. sirall company of men, and the LURV deliv. ley of Salt, and smoie of the ciuildren of Seir ered a very great host into their land, because ten thousand. they had forsaken the Lord God of their fa 12 And other ten thousand left alive did the thers: so they executed judgment againstJoash. children of Judah carry away captive, and

25 And when they were departed from him, brought tiem unto the top of the rock, and (for they left him in great diseases,) his own cast them down from the top of the rock, servants conspired against bim for the blood that they all were broken in pieces. of the sons or Jehoiada the priest, and slew 13 ! But the soldiers of the army wlich him on his bed. And he died; and they buried Amaziah sent back, that they should not go him in the city of David, but they buried with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Juhinn not in the sepulchres of the kings. dah, from Samaria even into Beth-horor,

26 An these are they that conspired against and smole ilirce thousand of them, and took him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Aminon- much spoil. itess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a 14 1 Now it came to pass, alter that AmiaMoabitess.

ziah was coine from the slaughter of the Edo. 27 1 Now concerning his sons.and the great- miles, that be brought the gods of the chil. ness of the burdens land upon him, and the re-dren of Seir, and set thein up to be his gods, parring of the house of God, behold, they are and howed down bimself before them, and written in the story of the book of the Kings: burned incense unto them. and Ainazial his son reigned in liis stead. 15 Wherefore the anger of the Lord was CHAP. XXV.

kindled against Amaziani, and he sent when he began to reign; and he reigned last thou sought after the gcus of the people,

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