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THEN Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took 18 it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem. And Jehoash king of

Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Aha. ziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria : and he went away

from Jerusalem. 19 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in 20 the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah ? And his servants arose, and

made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in 2 the house of Millo, which goeth down 21 to Silla. For s Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of

4 Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his

fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead. 13

IN 5 THE THREE and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and 2 reigned seventeen years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the

LORD, and 6 followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel 3 to sin; he departed not therefrom. And the anger of the LORD was kindled

against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, 4 and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael, all their days. And Je

hoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the 5 oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. (And the

LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the 6 Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, 7 as beforetime. Never

theless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made

Israel sin, but 8 walked therein : and there remained the grove also in Sa7 maria.) Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen,

and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are 9 they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? And

Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria : and 10 Joash

his son reigned ll in his stead. 10 IN THE THIRTY and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began

12 Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned 11 sixteen years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; he de

parted not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: 12 but he walked therein. And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he

did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they 13 not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? And Joash slept

with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

NOW Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my 15 father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And Elisha

said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. 16 And he said to the king of Israel, 13 Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put 17 his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands. And he said,

Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of

deliverance from Syria : for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou 18 have consumed them. And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And

he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, 19 and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest

have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst

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consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. 20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites 21 invaded the land at the coming in of the year. And it came to pass, as they 1 Heb. vont up. 6 Heb. walked ater.

10 Ver. 10. Jchoash. 2 Or, Beth-millo.

7 Heb. as yesterday, and third || Alone. 3 2 Chron. xxiv. 26, Zabad. day.

12 In consort with his father, 8 Heb. he talked. 6 Heb. the twentieth year and

13 Heb. Make thine hand to third year.

4 Or, Shimrith.

ch. xiv. 1.

9 Heb. stocd.

ride.

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were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect

unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would 24 not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet. So Hazael 25 king of Syria died; and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. And Jehoash

the son of Jehoahaz 3 took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war.

Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel. 14 of

Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah. He was twenty and five years old 2 when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And 3 his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was

right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father : he did according 4 to all things as Joash his father did. Howbeit the high places were not taken

away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places. 5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he 6 slew his servants which had slain the king his father. But the children of the

murderers he slew not : according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be

put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; 7 but every man shall be put to death for his own sin. He slew of Edom in the

valley of salt ten thousand, and took 4 Selah by war, and called the name of

it Joktheel unto this day. 8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, 9 king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face. And Jehoash

the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to

my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and 10 trode down the thistle. Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart

hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry 5 at home: for why shouldest thou

meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee? 11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and

he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth-shemesh, 12 which belongeth to Judah. And Judah was put to the worse before Israel ; and 13 they fled every man to their tents. And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah

king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and

came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of 14 Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits. And he took all the gold

and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the 16 chronicles of the kings of Israel? And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was

buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash 18 son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years. And the rest of the acts of Ama

ziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem : and he fled to Lachish; 20 but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there. And they brought him

on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 21

AND ALL THE people of Judah took 7 Azariah, which was sixteen years 22 old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. He built Elath, and

restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. 23 6 IN THE FIFTEENTH year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah

Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned

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1 Heb. went down.
2 Heb. face.
3 Heb. returned and took.

4 Or, the rock,
5 Heb. at thy house.
6 Heb. was smitten.

7 Ch. xv. 13. and 2 Chron. xxvi. I,

he is called Uzziah. 8 Now he begins to reign alone.

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24 forty and one years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD:

he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made 25 Israel to sin. He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath

unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel,

which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the 26 prophet, which was of Gath-hepher. For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel,

that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any 27 helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name

of Israel from under heaven : but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to

Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings 29 of Israel? And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel;

and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead. 15

3 IN THE TWENTY and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began 4 Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. Sixteen years old was he 2 when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And 3 his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. And he did that which was

right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had 4 done; save that the high places were not removed : the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in 7 the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? So Azariah slept with his

fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David : and Jotham

his son reigned in his stead. 8 SIN THE THIRTY and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zacha9 riah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six

months. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed 10 not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. And

Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of 12 the chronicles of the kings of Israel. This was the word of the LORD which he

spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

SHÅLLUM the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of 14 7 Uzziab king of Judah; and he reigned 8 a full month in Samaria. For Mena

hem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote

Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made,

behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts

thereof from Tirzab : because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and

all the women therein that were with child he ripped up. 17 IN THE NINE and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Mena

hem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria, 18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not all his 19 days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. And

Púl the king of Assyria came against the land : and Menahem gave Pul a

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thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the king20 dom in his hand. And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the

mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king

i Jonah I. 1, Matt. xii. 39, 40,

his father, who made him 5 There having been an incalled Jonas.

consort at his going to the terregpun for eleven years. 2 After an interregnum of Syrian wars. It is the six- 6 As prophesied, Amos vil. 9.

eleven years, ch. xv. 8. teenth year of Jeroboam's 7 Matt. 1. 8, 9, called Ozias, 3. This is the twenty-seventh monarchy.

and ver, I, Azariah. year of Jeroboam's partner. 4 Called Uzziah, ver. 13, 30, 8 Heb a month of days. ship in the kingdom with &c.

9 Ileb. caused to come for the

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of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the

land. 21

And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written 22 in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? And Menahem slept with

his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

IN THE FIFTIETH year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of 24 Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. And

he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the 25 sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 'But Pekah the son

of Remalfah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men

of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room. 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are

written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 27 IN THE TWO and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of

Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not 29 from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. In the

days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took

ljon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, 30 and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria. And

Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and 1 reigned in his stead, in the 2 twentieth year

of Jotham the son of Uzziah. 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

IN THE SECOND year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel 33 began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. Five and twenty

years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jeru34 salem, And his mother's name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok. And he

did that which was right in the sight of the LORD: he did according to all that 35 his father Uzziah had done. Howbeit the high places were not removed :

the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in 37 the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? : In those days the LORD

began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of 38 Remaliah. And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers

in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead. 16 IN THE SEVENTEENTH year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the

son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign. Twenty years old was Ahaz when 2 he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which 3 was right in the sight of the Lord his God, like David his father. But he walked

in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the

fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from 4 before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high

places, and on the hills, and under every green tree. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came

up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from 7 4 Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. So Ahaz

sent messengers to 5 Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and

thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of 8 the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me. And Ahaz took the

silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures 9 of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria. And the

king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against 6 Damascus, and 7 took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin. 1 After an anarchy for some years, ch.

4 Heb. Eloth. xvii, 1, &c.

5 Heb. Tilgath-pileser, 1 Chron. v. 26, 2 In the fourth year of Ahaz, in the and 2 Chron. xxviii. 20, Tilgath

twentieth year after Jotham had begun pilneser. to reign; Ush.

6 Heb. Dammesek. 3 At the end of Jotham's reign.

7 Foretold, Amos i. 6.

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10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria,

and saw an altar that was at Damascus : and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest

the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship 11 thereof. And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz

had sent from Damascus : so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz came 12 from Damascus. And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the 19 altar : and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon. And he burnt

his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and 14 sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar. And he brought

also the brasen altar, which was before the Lord, from the forefront of the house,

from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side 15 of the altar. And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the

great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and

sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the 16 sacrifice : and the brasen altar shall be for me to inquire by. Thus did Urijah 17 the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded. And king Ahaz cut

off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took

down the sea from off the brasen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pave. 18 ment of stones. And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house,

and the king's entry without, turned he from the house of the Lord for the

king of Assyria. 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, are they not written in the book 20 of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and

was buried with his fathers in the city of David : and Hezekiah his son reigned

in his stead. 17 IN THE TWELFTH year of Ahaz king of Judah began? Hoshea

the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years. And he did that which was 2 evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him. 3 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria ; and Hoshea became his servant, and 3 gave him 4 presents.

And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea : for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as

he had done year by year : therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound 5 him in prison. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and 6 went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea

the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand 8 of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, and walked in the statutes

of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel, and 9 of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel did

secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they

built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to 10 the fenced city. ` And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, 11 and under every green tree: and there they burnt incense in all the high places,

as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought 12 wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger: for they served idols, whereof the

Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing: 13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, 7 by all the prophets,

and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my com

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mandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your 14 fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. Notwithstand.

ing they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their 15 fathers, that did not believe in the Lord their God. And they rejected his

statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies

| Heb. the peace of-
ferings which were
his.

2 After an interregnum, ch. xv. 30.
3 Heb. rendered.
4 Or, tribute.

5 Hos, xiii. 16, foretold.
6 Heb. statues.
7 Heb. by the hand of all.

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