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which could not deliver their own people out years in Jerusalem: bis mother's name also of thine hand ?

was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, 4. And he did :hawhich toas right in the that the king said unto him, Art thou made of siglit of the Lord), according to all that his the king's counsel? forbear; wliy shouldest Tather Amaziah did. thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, 5 And he sought God in the days of Zecha. and said, I know that God hath determined riah, who had uaderstanding in the risions of to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, Ciod: and as long as he sought the Lord, God and hast not hearkened unto my counsel. made him to prosper.

17 | Then Amaziah king of Judah took ad 6 And he went forth and warred against vice, and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, the Philistines, and brake down the wall of the son of Jehu king of Israel, saying, Come, Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wel! let us see one another in the face.

of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and 18 And Joaslı king of Israel sent to Ainaziah among the Philistines. king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in 7 And God helped him against the Philis Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Leba- tines, and against the Arabians that dwelt non, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to in Gur-baal, and the Mehunims. wise: and there passed by a wild beast that 8 And the Ammonites gave girls to Uzwas in Lebanon, and trode down the this. ziah : and his name spread abroad nen 10

the entering in or Egypt; for le strengthen19 Thou savest, Lo, thou last smitten the ed himself exceedingly. Edomites, and thine heart listeth thee up to 9 1 Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jeboast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou rusalem, at the corner-gate, and at the rele medele to thine lurt, that thou shouldest fall, ley-gate, and at the turning of the wall, and even thou, and Judah with thee?

fortified them. 20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it came 10 Also be buiit towers in the desert, and of God, that he might deliver them into the digged many wells: for he had much calle, hand of their enemies, because they sought af both in the low country, and is the plains ter the gods of Edom.

husbandmen also, and vine-dressers in tbe 21 So Joash the king of Israel went up; :nointains, and in Carmel: for he loved husand they saw one another in the face, both he bandry. and Amaziah king of Judah, at Beth-she 11 1 Moreover, Uzziah had an liost of fightmesh, winiclı belongeth to Judah.

ing men, that went out to war by bands, ac22' And Judalı was put to the worse before cording to the number of their account by Israel, and they fled every man to listent. the hand of Jeiel the scribe, and Maaseiab the

23 And Joašli the king of Israel took Ama- ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the ziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son king's captains. of Jehoahaz, at Betli-shemesh, and brought 12 The whole number of the chief of the him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall fathers of the mighty men of valcur were two of Jerusalein, from the gate of Ephraim lo thousand and six hundred. he corner-gate, four hundred cubits.

13 And under their land was an army, three 24 And he took all the gold and the silver, (hundred thousand, and seven thousand and and all the vessels that were lvund in the house five hundred, that made war with mighty of God with Obed-edom, and the treasures or ower, to help the king against the enemy. the king's house, the hostages also, and re 14 And Uzziah prepared for them, through turned to Samaria.

out all the host, shields, and spears, and liel25 11 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of mets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings Judah lived alter the death of Joash, son or to cast stones. Jehoalaz king of Israel, fifteen years. 15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, in

26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first vented by cunning men, to be on the lowers, and last, belo!d, are they not written in the and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and book of the Kings of Judah and Israel? great stones withal: and his name spread far

27 1 Now after the time that Amaziah did abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till turn away from following the Lord, they he was strong. made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; 16 9 But when he was strong, his heart und he fled to Lachish: but they sent to La- was listed up to his destruction : for he trans. chish after him, and slew him there.

gressed against the Lord his God, and went 23. And they brouglit him upon horses, and into the temple of the LORD to burn incense buried him with his fathers in the city of upon the allar of incense. Judalı.

17 And Azariah the priest went in after CHAP. XXVI.

him, and with him fourscore priests of the THEN allile people of Judah, took Uzzialı; LORD, that were valiant men;

18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, him king in the room of liis father Amaziah. and said unto liim, I: apperlaineth not unio

He Puilt Eloth, and restored it to Judah, thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, after that the king slept with luis fathers. bat to the priests the sons of Aaror, that are

3 Sixteeil years old was Uzzialı when he consecrated to burn incense : go out of the began to reign; ard he reigned fifiy and two sancluary; for thou hast trespassed: neither

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shall u be for thiine lioncur from the LORD was right in the sight of the Lord, like Da Crou.

vid liis father : 19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a 2 For he walked in the wavs of the kings censes in his hand to burn incense ; and, of Israel, and made also inolten iinages for while he was wroth with the priests, the Baalim. lepresy even rose up in his forehead before 3 Moreover, he burnt incense in the valley the priests in the house of the Lord, from of the son of Hinnom, and burnt liis children beside the incense allar.

in the fire, after the abominations of the hea. 20 And Azarialı the chief priest, and all then, whom the Lord bad cast out before the the priests, looked upon hiin, and, behold, he children of Israel. wae Leprous in l.is forehead, and they thrust 4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in him out frəm thence ; yea, bimself hasted the high places, and on the kills, and under also to go out, because the LORv had smit. every green tree. len him.

5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered 21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto hiin into the hand of the king of Syria ; and the day of his death, and dwelt in a several they smole him, and carried away a great house, being a leper; for he was cut off from mulitude of them captives, and broug!it ikem the house oi the LORD: and Jotham bis son to Damascus: and he was also delivered into was over the king's house, judging the peo- the land of the king of Israel, wiso smole bim ple of the land.

with a great slaughter. 22 | Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, 6 For Pekan the son of Remaliah siew in first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in of Amoz, write,

one day, which were all valiant men ; be. 23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and cause they had forsaken the Lord God of they buried him with his fathers in the field their fathers. of the burial wbich belonged to the kings; 7 And Zieliri, a mighty man of Eplıraim, for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam son reigned in his stead."

the governor of the house, and Elkanan that CHAP. XXVII.

was next to the king. JOTHAM was twenty and five years old 8 11 And the children of Israel carried away

when he began to reign; and he reigned captive of their brethren iwo hundred thousixteen years in Jerusalem: his mother's name sand, women, sons, and daughters, and took abo wus Jerushah, the daugliler of Zadok. also away much spoil from thein, and browglil

2 And he did that which was right in the the spoil to Samaria. sighi of the Lord, according to all that his 9 But a propliet of the Lord was there, father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered nur whose name was Oded; and lie went out into the temple of the LORD. And the peo- before the host that caine 10 Samaria, and ple did yet corruptly.

said unto them, Beliold, because the LORD 3 Ho built the high gate of the house of God of your fathers was wrot with Judah, the Lord, and on the wall of Ophiel be built lie liath delivered thein into your land, and much.

ye bave slain them in a rage that reaclicth up 4 Moreover, he built cities in the mouniains unto heaven. of Judah, and in the forests he built castles 10 And now ye purpose to keep under the and towers.

children of Judah and Jerusalem for rond51 He fought also with the king of the men and hond-women untia you: bul are Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And there not with you, even with you, sins against the children of Ammon gave liim the same the Lord your God ? year an hundred talents of silver, and ten 11 Now liear me therefore, and deliver the thousand measures of wheat, and ten thou- captives again, which ye have taken captive sand of barley. So much did the children of or your brethren ; for the fierce wrath of the Ammon pay unto him, both the second year Lord is upon you. and the third.

12 Then certain of the heads of the chil. 6 So Jotham hecame miglity, because he dren of Ephraim, Azarial :lie son of Joha. prepared his ways before the Lord his God. nan, Berechials the son of Meshillemolli, and

7. Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, Jeluzkialı the son of Siallum, and Amasa and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that written in the book of the Kings of Israel and ca.ne from the war, Judah.

13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring 8 He was five and twenty years old when in the captives bither : for whereas we liave he began to reign; and reigned sixteen years offended against the LORD already, ye intend in Jerusalem.

1o add more to our sins and to our trespass. 99 Aud Jotham slept with his fathers, and for our trespass is great, and there is herce they buried bim in the city of David i and wrath against Israel. Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

14 So the armed men left the captives and CHAP. XXVIII.

the spoil before the princes and all the con A",

gan to reign; and he reigned sixteen 13 Avd the men which were expressed Seals in Jerusalem: but he did not that which by name rose or, and took the captives, and

with the spoil clothed all that were naked 4 And lie brought in die priests, and the among thein, and arrayed them, and shod Levites, and gathered them together into the them, and gave them to eat and to drink, east street, ar:d anointed them, and carried all the feeble 5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Leof them upon asses, and brought them to Je. vites; Sanctily now yourselves, and sanctify richo, the city of palm-trees, to their brethren: the house of the Lord God of your fathers, then they returned to Sa.naria.

and carry forth the filthiness out of the boly 16 1 At that time did king Ahaz send unto place. ile kings of Assyria to help him.

6. For our fathers have trespassed, and 17 For aguiu the Edonites had come and done that which was evil in the eyes of the omitten Judalı, and carried away cartives. LORD our God, and have forsaken bim, and

18 I he Philistines also liad invaded the have turned away their faces from the hahi ci!ies or the low country, and of the south staticn of the Lord, and turned their backs. of Judah, and liad laken Beth-shemesli, and 7 Also they have shut up the doors of the Aja on, and Gerleroth, and Shocho with the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not villages thereof, and Timnab with the vil-Thurned incense, nor offered burnt-offerings in lages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages the holy place, unto the God of Israel. thereof': and they dwelt there.

8 Wherefore the wrath of the Lord was 19 For the LORD brougit Judah low, he upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he bath decause of Abaz king of Israel; for he inade livered them to #rouble, to astonishinent, and Judalı naked, and transgressed sore against to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. the LORD.

9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the 20 And Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria sword; and our sons, and our daughters, and caine unto him, and distressed him, but our wives, are in captivity for this. strengthened him not.

10 Now it is in mine heart to make a co21 For Ahaz look away a portion out of venart with the Lord God of Israel, that sis the house of the Lord, and one of the house fierce wrath may turn away from us. of the king, and of the princes, and gave it 11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the unto the king of Assyria : but he helped him Lord liaih chosen you to stand before him, rot.

to serve him, and that ye should minister un: 129 11 And in tlie tine of his distress did he to him, and burn incense. trespass yet more against the LORD : this is 12 11 Then the Levites arose, Maliath the tlui king Aliaz.

son of Amasai, and Jcel the son of Azariah, 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods or Da- of the sons of the Kohathites : and of the mascus, which smote him, and he said, Be- sons of Merari ; Kish the son of Abdi, and cause the gods of the kings of Syria help Azariah the son of Jehalelel : and of the Ger. them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that showites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden they inay lielp me: hut they were the ruin of the son of Joah : liim, and of all Israel.

13 And of the sons of Elizaphan ; Shinri 21 And Anaz galliered together the vessels and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph; Zecha. of the house of God, and cut in pieces the riah and Matianiah : vessels of the house of God, and shut up the 14 And of the sons of Heman ; Jebiel and doors of the House of the Lord, and he made Shimei: and of the sons of Jeduthun; Shehiin allars in every corner of Jerusalem. maiah and Uzziel.

25 And in every several city of Judah he 15 And they gathered their brethren, and made high places io burn incense unto other sanctified theinselves, and came, according go:ls, and provoked to arger the Lord God to the commandment of the king, by the of his fathers.

worrls of the LORD, lo cleanse the house of 261 Now the rest of his acts, aud of all lus the LORD. ways, first and last, behold, they are written 16 And the priests went into the inner in the book of the Kings of Judali and Israel. part of the liouse of the LORD, to cleanse

27 And Abaz slept with bis fathers, and it, and brouglit out all the uncleanuess that they buried bin in the city, even in Jerusa- they found in the temple of the LORD into lem; but they brought him not into the se- the court of the house of the LORD. And Debores of the kings of Israel: and Ilezekia! the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into son

. CHAP. XXIX.

1. 17 Now they began on the first day of the five and twenty years old; and he reign- of the month came iney to the porch of the ed eine and twenty years in Jerusalem : and LORD : so they sanctified the house of the nis inother's name was Abijah, the daughter Lord in eiglii days; and in the sixteeoth of Zecharial..

day of the first inonile they inade an end. 2 And he did thul which wouls riglie in the is Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, siglic of the LORN, according to all that Da- and said, We have cleansed all the house of vül his father had done.

the LORD, and the altar of burnt-offering, 311 He, in the first year of bis reign, in the with all the vessels thereof, and the shew first month, opened the doors of the liouse of bread-table, with the vessels thereof. the LORD, and repaired them

19 Moreover, all the vessels wbich king

Ahaz in his reign did cast away in his trans-, 33 And the consecrated things were six gression, have we prepared and sanctified, hundred oxen, and three thousand sheep. and, behold, they are before the altar of 34 But the priests were too few. so that the Lord.

they couid noi Aay all the burnt-offerings : 201 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, wiierefore their brethren the Levites did help And gathered the rulers of the city, and went them, till the work was ended, and until the np to the house of the LORD,

other priests bad sanctified themselves ; for 21 And they brought seven bullocks, and the Levites were more upright in heart 10 seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he: sanctify themselves than the priests. poats, for a sin-offering for the kingdoni, and 35 And also the burnt-offerings were in Tor the sanctuary, and for Judah : and be abundance, with the fal of the peace-offercommanded the priests, the sons of Aaron, ings, and the drink-offerings for every burn!. tu offer them on the altar of the LORD. offering. So the service of the house of the

22 So they killed the bullocks, and the LORD was set in order. priests received the blood, and sprinkled it 36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the on tie altar: likewise, when they had killer people, that God had prepared the people. the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the lor ihe thing was done suddenly. allar: they killed also the lambs, and they

CHAP. XXX. sprinkled the blood upon the altar. 23. And lisey broug!t forth the le-goats for Anph Hezekiah

sent to all Israel and Ju

dah, and wrote lellers also to Ephraim the sin-offering hefore the king and the con- and Manasseh, that they should come to the gregation; and they laid their hands upon house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the ibem :

passover unto the LORD God of Israel. 24 And the priest killed them, and they 2 For the king had taken counsel, and his nade reconciliation with their blood upon princes, and all the congregalion in Jerusa. the allar, to make an atonement for all

' Is- lem, to keep the passover in the second month. Tael; for the king commanded that the 3 For they could not keep it at that time, l'urn-offering and the sin-offering should be because the priests bad not sanctified themmade for all Israel.

selves sufficiently, neither had the people ga 25 And he set the Levites in the house of thered tl.emselves together to Jerusalem. the LORD will cymbals, with psalteries, and 4 And the thing pleased the king and a! with barps, according to the commandment the congregation. of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and 5 So ihey established a decree to make proNathan the prophet: for so. was the com- clamation throughout all Israel, from Beerinandinent of the Lord by his prophets. sheba even to Dan, that they should come

26 And the Levites stood with the instru- 10 keep the pacsover unto the LORD God of inents of David, and the priests with the Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done trumpets.

it of a long time in such sor: as it was written. 27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the 6 So the posts went with the letiers from burnt-offering upon the altar : and when the the king and his princes throughout al! Israe burnt-offering began, the song of the LORD and Judah, and according to the coinmandbegan also with the irumpets, and with the ment of the king, saying, Ye children of Is.. instruments or dained by David king of Israel. rael, turn again unto the Lord God of

23 And all the congregation worshipped, Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will reand the singers sang, and the trumpeters turn to the remnant of you that are escaped sounded; and all this continued until the out of the hard of the kings of Assyria. burnt-offering was finished.

7 And be not ye like your fathers, and 29 And when they had made an end of of- like your brethren, which trespassed against fering, the king, and all that were present the Lord God of their fathers, who iherewith hiin, bowed themselves and worshipped. fore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

30 Moreover, Hezekiah the king and the 8 Now, be ye not stiff-necked, as your faprinces coinmanded the Levites to sing praise thers were, but yiell yourselves unto the unto the Lord with the words of David, and LORL, and euter into his sanctuary, which of Asaplatie seer: and they sang praises will be haih sanctified for ever; and serve the gladness, and they bowed their beads and Lord your God, that the fierceness of his worshipped.

wrath inay turn away from you. 31 Then Hezekialı answered and said,l. 9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your Now ye bave consecrated yourselves unto brethren and your children shall find com the Loni), coine near, and bring sacrifices passion before them that lead them captive and thank-offerings into the house of the so that they shall come again into this land: LORD. And the congregario. brought in for the LORD your God is gracious and mer. sacrifices and thank-offerings; and as many ciful, and will not turn away his face from as were of a free heart, burnt-offerings. you, if ye return unto him.

32 And the number of the burnt-offerings, 10 So the posts passed from city to city, which the congregation brougit, was three-through the country of Ephraim and Ma. score and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, passeli, even unto Zebulun : but they laughand two bundred lambs: all these were foi ed them to scorn, and mocked them. a burnt-offering to the LORD.

11 Nevertheless divers of Asher, and Ma

nagsea, and of Zebulun, humbled them-David king of Israel, there was not the like selves, and came to Jerusalem.

in Jerusalem. 12 Also in Judah the band of God was to 27 [Then the priests the Levites arose and give then one heart to do the commandmenu blessed the people: and their voice was heard, of the king and of the princes, by the word and their prayer caine up to his holy dwellof the LORD.

ing-place, even unto heaven. 13 And there assembled at Jerusalem

CHAP. XXXI. mucli people to keep the feast of unleavened Now, when all this was finished, all Israel gregation.

of Judah,and brake the images in piecs,and 14 And they ai ose, and took away the cut down the groves, and threw down the allars that were in Jerusalem, and all the al- high places and ihe altars out of all Judah and cars for incense took they away, and cast Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, them into the brook Kidron.

until they had 'utterly destroyed them all 15 Then they killed the passover on the Then all the children of Israel returned, every fourteenth day of the second month : and the man to his possession, into their own cities. priests and the Levites were ashamed, and 21 And Hezekiah appointed the courses sanctified themselves, and brought in the of the priests, and the 'Levites after their burnt-offerings into the house of the LORD. courses, every man according to his service,

16 And they stood in their place, after their the priests and Lev:les for burnt-offerings, fnanner, occording to the law of Moses, the and for peace-offerings, lo minister, and to man of Got: the priests sprinkled the blood, give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the which they received of the hand of the Levites. tents of the LORD.

17 For there were many in the congrega 3 He appointed also the king's portion of tion thai were not sanctified; therefore ihe bis substance for tlie burnt-offerings, to wit, Levites had the charge of the killing of the for the morning and evening burni-offerings, passovers for every one that was not clean, lo and the burnt-offerings for the sabbaths, and sanctify them unto the Lord.

for the new-moons, and for the set feasts, as 18 For a multitude of the people, even it is written in the law of the Lord. many of Ephraim, and Manasseli, Issachar, 4 Moreover, he commanded the people that and Zebulan, bad not cleansed themselves, dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the yet did they eat the passover otherwise than ii priests and the Levites, that they might be was written: but Hezekiah prayed for them, encouraged in the law of the LORD. saying, the good LORD pardon every one 5 1 And as soon as the commandment came

19 "That prepareth his heart to seek God, abroad, the children of Israel brought in the LORD God of his fathers, though he be abundance the first-fruits of corn, wine, and not cleansed according to the purification of oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the the sanctuary.

field; and the tiche of all things brought they 20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezeki- in abundantly. alı, and healed the people.

6 And concerning the children of Israel 21 And the children of Israel, that were and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, present at Jerusalem, kept the least of un- they also brought in the tithe of oxen, and leavened bread seven days with great glad-sheep, and the tithe of holy tbings which pess: and the Levites and the priests praised were consecrated unto the LORD their God, the LORD day by day, singing with loud and laid them by heaps. insiruipents unto the LORD.

7 In the third month they began to lay the 29 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto foundation of the heaps, and finished them all the Levites that tauglie the good kuow- in the seventh month, ledge of the LORD: and they did eat through 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes out ile feast seren days, offering peace-offer- came and saw the leaps, they blessed the ings, und making confession lo the LORD LORD, and his people Israel. Gid of their fathers,

9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the 23 And the whole assembly took counsel to priests and the Levites concerning the leaps. keep other seven days: and they kept other 10 And Azariah the chief priest, of the seven days with gailness,

house of Zadok, answered him, and said, 24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give Since the people began to bring the offerings co the congregation a thousand bullocks, and into the house of the Lord, we have had Geven thousand sheep; and the princes gave enougl: to eat and have les plenty for the to the congregation a thousand bullocks, and Lord bath olessed his people;' and that ten thoisand sheep: and a great number of which is left is this great siore. priests sanctified themselves.

11 1 Then Hezekiah cominanded to pre23 And all the congregation of Judah, with pare chambers in the house of the LORD; the priests and the Levites, and all the con-, and they prepared them, gregation that came out of Israel, and the 12 And brought in the offerings, and the surangers that came out of the land of Israel, tithes, and the dedicated things faithfully : and dat dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.

over which Cononiab the Levite was ruier 20 So there was great joy in Jerusalem : and Shimei his brother was the next.

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