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30 Ami the king went up into the j 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of

house of the Loud, and all the men of
Judah,and tlie inhabitants of Jerusa-
lem, and the priests, and tlie Levites,
and all the people, great and email:
and he read in their ears all the words
of the book of the covenant that was]
found iu the house of the Lord.
31 And the king stood in his place,
and made a covenant before theLouo,
to walk after the Lord, and to keep
his commandments, and his testimo-
nies,and his statutes, with all his heart,
and with all his soul, to perform the
words of the covenant which are writ-
ten in thi6book.

3-2 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the nantof God, tlie God cf their fathers.

33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries lU&l pertainedio the children oflsi and made all that were present in rael to serve, even to serve Uie Lord their God. And all hia days they departed not from following the Lord, Uie God of their fathers.

CHAP. XXXV.

MOREOVER Josiah kept a pass over unto the Lord in Jerusakm: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 Anil he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of tlie house of Uie Lord,

3 And said unto the Levites that| taught all Israel, which were holy unto the Lord, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; it shall riot be a burden upon your shoulders: serve now the Lord your God.and his people Israel,

4Aud prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

r> And stand Ln the holy place according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren tlie people, and ajlcr the division of the families of the Levites.

6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, ihau/«?i/may do according to the word of UioLonn by the hand of Moses.

the flock, lambs"and kills,all (or"the passover-offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks Uiese were of the king's substance.

8 And his princes gave willingly un to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah anil Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, „ e unto Die priests for the passoverofferings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred, oxen.

9 Conaiidi also, and Shemoiah, and NeUianeel, his brethren, and Hashabi

dnd Jehiel, and Jozobad, chief of Levites, gave unto the Levites,for sover-offerings live thousand srnaU cattle, and live hundred oxen.

10 So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place,and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's comandmeiit

11 And they killed the passover,and the priests sprinkled the blood ironi

'' hands, and Uie Levites flayed them.

12 And they removed the burnt-offerings,that ifiey might give according to tlie divisions of the families ol" the people, to offer unto the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses. And so lid they with the oxen.

13And they roasted the passover with tire according to the ordinance: but the other holy offerings sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans.and divided them speodily among all the people.

14 And afterward Uiey made ready for themselves, and for the priests; because the priests the sons of Aaron

vere busied in offering of burnt-offerngs rmd the lat until night; therefore he Levites prepared for themselves, md for the priests the sons of Aaron.

15 And Uie singers Uie sons of Asaph oere in their place, according to tht

commandnient of David, and Asaph, ind Heman, and Jeduthun the king'* :ecr; and the porters united at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levitts prepared for them.

Hi So all the service of the Lour, was prepared the same day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt-offerings upon the altar of the Lord, ac

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cording to Hie commandment of king Josiah.

17 And the children of Israel that were present kept the passover at that time, and the least of 'unleavened bread seven days.

13 And there was no passover like to that k'eplin Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiali kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiali was this passover kept.

20 IT After all this, when Josiali had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Oarrhemisii by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.

21 But he sent ambassadors to him, paying, What have 1 to do with thee, thou king of Judah ? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make hajte; forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not

2-2 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might light with him, mid hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah ; and the kiugsaid to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded,

24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem,and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his lathers. And all Judah. and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

25 TT And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah; and all the singing^men and the singing-women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made Ihem an ordinance in Israel: and, benold, they are written in the Lamentations.

2rl TT Now the rest of the acts of Josiali, find his goodness, according to that which was written in the law of the Loan,

27 And his deeds, first and last, be)iold, they arc written in the book of Hie Kings of Israel and Judah.

• NICLES. Jcnoaaaz y reign.

CHAP. XXX VI.

THEN the people of the land took
Jehoahaz the son of Josiah.aud
made him king in his father's stead in
Jerusalem.

2 Jehoaha7. was twenty and three years old when he began to reign.and he reigned thiee mouths in Jerusalem

3 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

4 And Die king of Egypt made Elia kirn his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem,and turned his name to Je hoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

5 U Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did thai ichich was evil in the sight of the Lono his God.

6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound hiium fetters, to carry him to Baby

7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the Loan to Babylon, and put tliem in his temple at Babylon.

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoia kim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah : am Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead

9 IT Jehoiachin was eight yeara old when he began to reign, and he reign ed three months and ten days in Jeru salein: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Loan.

10 And when the year was expired, kingNebuchadnez7.ijr sent.and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the Lono, and made Zedeltiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

12 And he did that which ruas evil in the sight of the Lord his God,«m/ humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the nioulh of the Lord.

13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar,who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from cyw' CHAP. I.

turning unto the Lord God of Israel.]

14 1i Moreover, all the chief of the priests and tha people transgressed | very much, after all the abominations of the heathen ; and polluted lhe house of the Lord, which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent to lliein by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling-place:

Jb' Hut they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wroth of the Lokjj arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

17 Therefore Ire brought upon them the king of the Clmhlees, who slew their young men with Hie sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age; lie gave tnem all into his hand.

18 And all the vesselsof the house ol God, greatand small.and the treasures of the house of the Lord,and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. _ 19 And they burnt the house of God,

proclamation. and brake clown the wail of Jerusalem, and burnt aj) the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed aJ] thegoodJy vessels thereof.

20 And ihemthat had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon, where they were servants to him and his sous uiitL1 the reigii of the kingdom of Persia;

21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouih of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths :J'or as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

22 IT JSow in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, (that the word of the Lord,spoken by the mouth of Jeremi ah, might be accomplished,) the Lorl stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamatioi. throughout all his kingdom, audput U also iu writing, saying,

2:> Thus sailh Cyrus king of Persia. All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him o house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? the Lord hia God be with him, and let him go up.

CHAP. I. "VTOW in the first year of Cyrus lH I; ing of Persia, (that the word of ihe Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might he fulfilled,) the Loro stirred up the" spirit ofCyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in

2 Thus sailh Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me 10 build him a house at Jerusalem, winch is in Judah.

:? Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let liiiii go up lo Jerusalem, which is in Judah.and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (he is the God) which if' in Jerusalem.

4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojournelh, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, aud with goods, and with beasts, besides fhe free-will-cfiermg

for the house of God tiff is in Jerusalem.

5 TTThen rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Kr-njainin, an-d fhe priests, and the Lcviies, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.

6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.

7 IT Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his

S Even those did Cyruskingof Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredalh the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar the prince of Judab.

9 And this w the number of them: thirlv charges of gold, a thcusaud

Those who returned ♦hargers of silver, nii tnivea,

lOThirty basons of gold,silver basons Dfasecond sore four hundred and ten, 'md other vessels a thousand. 11 All the vessels of gold and ofsilver were five thousand and lour hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up Willi them of the captivity that were. Jrougbt up Iroin Babylon unto Jerusa

lem

CHAP. It.

NOW these are the children of the province that went up out of the taptivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king o( -Babylon had carried away into Babylon,and came again unto Jerusalem aud Judah, every one unto his city;

2 Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan. Mizpar, Bigvai, Etehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

3 The children of Parosh, two thousand a hundred seventy and two.

4 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.

5 The children of Arab, seven hundred seventy and five.

6 The children of Pahath-moab, of, the children of Jeshua mid Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve. 1

7 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fifty and four.

S The children of Zatlu, nine hundred forty and five.

9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.

10 The children ofBani, six hundred forty and two.

11 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and three. '12 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.

13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.

14 Thechildreu of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six.

15 The children of Adin, four hundred filly and four.

16 The children of Ater ofHezekiab, ninety and eight

17 The children of Eezai, three hundred twenty and three.

18 The children of Jurab, a hundred and twelve.

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and twenty, 19 The children of Kashum, two
hundred twenty and three.
20 The children of Gibbar, ninety
and live.

2L The children of Bcth-lehem, a hundred twenty and three. 2iThei)ieuof Netophah, fifty and six.

23 The men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty and eight.

24 Thechildreu of Azmavelh, forty and two.

2o The children of Kirjath-arim, Chephirath, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three. 2ci The children ol'Ramahand Gaba, six hundred twenty and one. 27 The men of Alichmas, a hundred twenty and two.

25 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty ami three.

29 The children of iNebo, fifty and two.

30 The children of Magbish, a hun dred fifty and six.

31 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred filly and four

32 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.

33 The children of Lod, I-Iadid, arJ Ono, seven hundred twenty and live.

34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and Gve.

35 The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

3.0 IT The priests: the children ol'Jcdaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.

37 The children of Imnier, a thousand fifty and two.

38 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven.

39 The children of Harim, a thou sand and seventeen.

40 ffTbe Levites: the children of Jeshua, and Kadmiel, of the childrei of Hodaviah, seventy and four.

41 If The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred twenty and eight.

42 TT The children of the porters : tlit children of Shalluin, the children <<( Ater, the cnildren of Tahnon, the clnl dren of Akkub, the children ofHatita, the children of S'uobai, in all a hundred thirty and nine.

42TT ThcNethenims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, 44 The children of Keros, the chil dren of Siaha, the children of Padou 2/v z-ccr

45 The cbiJilren o Lebannh, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,

46 The children ofHagnb, the children of ShaJinai, Hie children of Hanan,

47 The chiklren of Gicklel, the children of Gahar, Lhe children of Iteaiah,

48 The children of llezin, Lhe children of Nekoda, the children of Gaz

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49 The children of Uzza, the children ofPaseah, the children ofBesai,

50 The children of Asnnh, Hie childrenof Mehuuim, the children of Ne

'5) The children offlakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhnr,

52 The children of JPazluth, the children of Mehida, the chddren of Harslia,

5;i The children of Barkos, tlie children of Sisera, the children of Tha

61 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.

55 IT The children of Solomon's seranls : the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Peruda,

The children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon,lhe children of Giddd, 57 The children of Sbephnliah, the -hildren of Hatiil, lhe children of Po c.'iereth of Zc-baim, the children of Ami.

5SA11 ti:e N'elhmimfi, and the children rif Solomon's servanls,ji;trc three .■lundred ninety and two.

59 And these were Ihey which went up from Tel melah.Tel-harsa,Cherub, Addan, and lmmer . but they could not show (heir father's house,and their seed, whether the v were of Israel:

60 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobinh, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty and two.

61 IT And of the children of the priests : lhe children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children ol'Bar-| zillai : which took a wife of lhe daughters of Barzdlai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:

GiThese sought their registeramong' those lhat were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.

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63 And the Tirsbatba said uDto them lhat they should not eat of the most holy things, til) there stood up a priest with Uriin and with Thnmniim. 6-1TT The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand tliree hun dred and threescore, 65 Besides their servants and their maids.of whom there were 6even thou, sana three hundred thirty and seven and there were among them two hun dred singing-men and singing-women 6t> Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; llieir mules, two hundred forty and five;

67 Their camels, four hundred thirty and live ; their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

68 And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of the Loud, which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God, to ict it up in his place:

69 They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore

nd one thousand drams of gold, and ive thousand pounds of silver, and me hundred priests' garments.

70 So the priests, and the Levites and some of the people, and the sing

■3, and the porters, and the NeLhin is, dwelt in their cities, and all Is rael in their cities.

CHAP. III.

come, and the children of Israel the cities, the people galhered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.

Then -stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the pries!.?, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God oflsrael, to oiler burntofferings thereon, as it is written ic the law of Moses the man of God.

3 And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of (lie people of those countries ; and they offered burnt olVeringa Ihere^ unto the Lord, even burnt-offerings morning and evening.

4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written,and offered the daily burnt-offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;

5 And afterward o ffered the continua. .burnt-olTeringjboth of the new moons,

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