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lilnnasstW wickedness. CHAP. XXII Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab kh.g ol" Israel; and worshipped all the '-.ost of heaven, ami served them.
■t Add he built altars in the )iou9e of the Lord, of which the Lord said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the House of the Loud.
fi And he made his son pass through Hie lire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar1 spirits and wizzards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
7 And he set a graven image of the grove that he had' made in the housi: of which the Lord said to David, an to Solomon bis son, In I bis bouse, and hvJeru.salem, which I have chosen ot of all the tribes of Israel, will i put m name for ever:
8 Neither will I make the feet of If rael move any more out of the laud which I gave their lathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, anil according to all the law that my servant Closes commanded them.
9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseb seduced them (o do more evil than did the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 IT And the Lord spake by his servants the prophets, saying,
11 Because Manasseh king of Judah nath done these abomiti: hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin his idols;
l'2Therefore thussaitb the Lord God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, 1 whosoever beareth of it, both his e shall tingle.
13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the phimme of the bouse of Ahab; and 1 will wipi Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish wiping if, and turning it upside down.
14 And I will forsake the remnant, of mine inh "litance, and deliver them into the land of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
! Ct Because they have done that which vil in my sight, and have pro
voked ire to anger, since the day tlieinthe left.
AmutCs tricked reign. fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.
16 Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin wherewith he made Judan to sin, in doing that which was evil in he sight of the Lord.
17 Ttnow the rest of the acts of Maasseb, and all that he did,and his sin
that be sinned, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
18 And Manasseh slept, with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of U'/.'/.a;
nd Anion his son reigned in his Lead.
19 IT Amon was twenty and two years old when he began lo reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem: and bis mptber's name iuas Meshullemcth, he daughter of Haruz of Jot bah.
20 And be did that which was evil n the sight of the Lop,u, as his father Uunneseh did.
21 And be walked in all the way that his lather walked in, and served the
bis father served, and wor shipped t.bem:
22 And he forsook the Lord God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the Lord.
23 TT A ml the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own bouse.
24 And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired-against king Anion; and the people of the land made Josiab his son King in bis stead.
2f> 1T Now llie rest of the acts of
JOS1AH teas eight years old when
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4 TT And it came to pass, in the eigh i eenth year of king Josiah, that the I ing sent Shephat the eon of Azaliah, i he son of Meshullam, tlie scribe, to i lie house of the Lord, saying,
4 Go up to Hiikiah the high priest, that lie may sum the silver which is I rougbt into the house of the Lord, i 'hich the keepers of the door have I ithered of the people:
i And let them deliver it into the Land of the doers of the work, that] have the oversight of the house of the Lord: and let them give it to the doers of the work, which is in the house of the Lord, to repair the breaches of | the house,
« Unto carpenters, and builders, and m eons, and to buy timber and hewn et ne to repair the house. 7 Howbeit there was no reckoning vitli them of the money tha
was delivered into their hand, becai they dealt faithfully.
8 IT And Hiikiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found th.: book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hiikiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it,
0 And Shaphan the scribe the king, and brought the king word again, and 6aid, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the Lord.
10 And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hiikiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
11 And it came to pass, when the «ing had beard the words of the book bf the law, that he rent his clothes.
12 And the king commanded Hilkiali the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son ofMichaiaii and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
13 Go ye, inquire of the Lord for me, and foi the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: lor great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against ua, because our fathers have not hearkened,
^ the words of this book, to do ac
II. KINGS. He roievxth the covenant. kam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, anfl Asahiah, went unto Huldah the proph etess, the wife of Shalkun the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
15 IT And she said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, 16Thus saith the Lord, Behold,! will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhaoiuiuts thereof, tven all the words of the book which the kiitg of Judah hath read:
17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands ; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall 'be quenche'
18 But to the king of Judah which you to enquire of the Lord, thus mi i saith the tc/iing the
shall ye say to him, Lord God of Israel, As i words which thou hast he;
19 Because thy heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard ihee, saith the Lord.
hold, therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fet.liers, and thou shall be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall noieeeall the evil
'''' upon tliis place.
And they brought tlie king word again CHAP. XXIII. ND the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 2 And the king went up into the louse of the Lord, and all the men of Judah, and all the inhabitants ofJeru salem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, anil all the people, both small and great: and he read in thenars all the words of the book of the :ovenant which was found in the house f the Lor
cording unto all that which is written 3 IT And the king stood by a pillar, concerning us. and made a covenant before the Lord,
, H So Hiikiah the priest, ami Alii-[to walk after the Lord, and to keep
He dcsl:,'»m idolatry CHAP, his commandments and his testimonies and l)is statutes wiLh all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this hook. And aU the people stood to the covenant.
4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and'the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple oT the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and lor all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-ei.
5 And he put down the idolatrous priesls, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the Lord, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
8 And he brought all the priests out oflhe cities of Judah, and dcliled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in ofthe gates of Joshua the governor nf the cily, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
9 Nevertheless the priests ofthe high places came not up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat ofthe unleavened bread among their brethren.
10 And he defiled Topheth, which is i:-. the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire lo Molech.
11 And betook away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the "iin, at the entering in ofthe house of the Loro, by the chamber of Nathan
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melecli the chamberlain, which uxw in the suburbs, and burned the chariots ofthe sun with fire.
12 And the altars that were cn (he top of the upper chamber of Auaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts ofthe house of the Lord, did the king beat down, and brake litem down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hnnd ofthe mount of Corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidoniaiis, and for Chemosh the abomination ofthe Moabites, and fo* Milcom the abomination of the children of Amnion, did the king defile.
14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
151T Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place which Jeroboam the son ol Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped U small to powder and burned the grove.
16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that roere there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of I he sepulchres,and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God proclaimeu, who proclaimed these words
17 Then he said. What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre ol the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altarof Beth el.
18 And he said, Let him alone ; let no maai move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
19 And all the houses also ofthe high places that ivere in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke u.e LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them'according to all the acts that he had dona in Beth-el.
20 And he slew all the priests of the high places Umt were there upon the
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alirirs, and burned men's bones upom tnem, and relumed 10 Jerusalem.
21 TT And the king commanded all i!ie people, saying, Keep Uie passoverl unto the Lord your God, as a « written in the book of tins covenant.
22 Surely there was not hoKlcn such n passover, Jroin the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days o( the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
•23 But in the eighteenth yearofking Josiah, wherein this passover was lioklen to the Lord in Jerusalem.
21 TT Moreover, the workers with fanuliarspirits, and tlie wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem,did Josiah put away, that he might perioral the words of the law, which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest lound in the house of the Loud.
25 And like unto him there was no king before him, that turned to the' Lo7ir> with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, ac-! cording to all the law of Moses; nci ther alter han arose there any like
31 Tf Jehoahaz was twenty and Ihn years old when he began to reign ; am lie reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamui.ai, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnan.
32 And he did that which ions evil in I he sight ol the Lord, according to ah that his lathers hud done.
33 Anil Pharaoh-ueehoh put him in bands at Kildah in the land ol Hanialh, thai he might not reign in Jerusalem; ■uid put the land to a tribute olahuuIred talents ol silver, and a talent of =;old.
3-1■■And Pnaraoh-nechoh made Eha-;im the sou ol Josiab. king in the room >( Jo.siah his lather, and turned his lame to Jehoakiiii,;tiid look Jehoaha/. iwav; and lie came to Lgypt,and died
•2b TT Notwithstanding, the Lord utrued not from the lierceuess ol Ins great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked linn withal.
27 And the Loud said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have, removed Jsrael, and will cast nil this i ity Jerusalem which I have chosen,' and the house of which I have said. My name shall be there.
-28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
■29irinlusdavsPharaoh-nechoch king ol Egypt went up against the king ol Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew limi at Megiddo, when lie had seen huri.
30 .And Ins servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the fou of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king m Ins father's 6lead. i
3r> Tl And Jelioiakun gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh ; but he taxed the laud to nive the money, according to the commandment ol Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold ol the
nig to Ins taxation, to give it unto Pha-
IN Ins davs Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jelioiakun became Ins servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees. and bauds of the Syrians, mid bands ol the ftloabites, and bauds of the children ol Amnion, and sen t them against Judah to desti oy it, according to the word ol the Loud, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
3 Surely at the commandment of the Lord came f/ns npnii Judah, to remove ilievtowt of Ins sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all thai he did;
4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed, (lor he tilled Jerusalem with uinoeerr: blood,) which the Loao would not pardon.
GTNow the rest of the acts of Jchoi
Jerusalem taksn rtknn, and all that lie did, are they not I written in the hook of the Chronicles! of the kings of Judah?
6" So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers; suid Jehoiacbiri his son reigned in his ftead.
7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land; for i he king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king <>f Egypt.
■s 77 Jehoiachin was eighteen years| old when be began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months: and his mother's name was Nehustha, the daughterof Elnathan ol'Jerusalem.
9 Ami he did that ivhich was evil in the sight of the Loau, according to all that Ins father had done.
10 TT At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby Ion came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
11 And Nebuchadnezzar king ofBabcame against the city, and his ser
1-2 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out tr> the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and bis princes, and his officers; and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth > ear of his reign.
13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the bouse of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of cold v.hich Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Loud, as the Lonb had said.
1-1 And be carried away all Jerusalem, and all the' princes; and all the mighty men of valottr, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths : none remained, save the noorest sort of the people of the land.
15 And he carried away Jehoiachin <o Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and bis officers, and tlie mighty of the land ; those carriediie into captivity from Jerusalem lo Babylon.
16 And all the men of might, evert seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong u;ti/apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought capt ive to Baby Ion"
1711 And the king of Babylon madi Mn!taniah his father's brother king ii
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his stead, and changed his name to
3 And on the ninth day ol the fmtrth month the famine prevailed in the ci- *
,and there was no bread for the people of the land.
4 And the cilv was broke.i np, and
which is by the king's garden: (now
7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiab before bis eyes, and put out Use eyes of Zedekiab, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which if the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain ol the guard, a ser vant of the king of Babylon, unto Je rusalem:
9Aud be burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every