THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS compared
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THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS
The Fourth Book of Kings (after the Latin)
rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.And fell through a lattice upper chamber that in Samaria, and sick he sent messengers unto themo enquire of Blzebub the od of whether I shall recover of this disease. But the ngel of the to Eliah the , go the messengers of the king of Samaria and say unto themIs it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to Blzebub the od of thus saith the hou shalt not come down from bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And
and told you these words? And they him was an hairy man and with a girdle of about his loins. And he saidt is Eliah the .
Then the king sent unto him a captain fifty with his fifty. And to him, behold he sat on the top of an hill. And unto him man of God, the king ome down. And Eliah answered and said to the captain a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came fire from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. the third captain fifty cme fell on his knees before and besought him and said unto him O man of God, let my life and the life of these fifty thy servants be precious in thy sight. Behold there came fire down from heaven and burnt up the two captains with their fifties let my life now be precious in thy sight. the ngel of the unto o down with him be not afraid of him. And he went down with him unto the king.And he said unto , hus saith the as thou messengers to Blzebub the od of , there no God in Israel to his word? therefore thou shalt not come off th bed on which thou art , but shalt surely die. o he died according to the word of the which Eliah nd Jehoram in his stead the second year of Jehoram son of Jehosaphat king of Juda because he had no son. he rest of the of which he did, are they not written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel
And it when the would take up Eliah heaven a whirlwind, that Eliah , tarry here, I pray thee for the hath sent me to thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they And fifty men of the sons of the rophets went and stood afar off a they two stood by Jordan.
And Eliah took his mantle and wrapped it together and smote the water, and divided and th, they two went over on dry
what I shall do for thee before I be taken away from thee. And said, I pray thee, thy spirit me. And he saidhou hast asked a hard thingevertheless if thou see me when I am taken from thee, shal so if not, it shall not be. And as they went and behold, there a chariot of fire and horses of fire and them asundernd Eliah went up whirlwind heaven. And saw and criedy father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereofnd saw him no more: and took his own clothes and rent them in two pieces.
e took up the mantle of Eliah that fell from him, and went back and stood by Jordannd took the mantle of Eliah that fell from him, and smote the water and saidhere is the God of ? nd when he had smitten the spirit of Eliah doth rest on And they said unto him, there be thy servants fifty men let them go and seek thy master: the pirit of the hath taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or in some valley. And he said, but found him not. And they came again to him, for he tarried at Jericho he said them, id I not say unto you
and the ground barren. And he saidring me a new cruse and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went unto the spring of the water and cast the salt in , and saidhus saith the I heal water there shall not death or . the water according to the saying of which he spake.And he went from thence uto Bethelnd as he was going up the way, there came little out of the city and mocked him, and said himo up thou bald head go up thou . And he turned back and looked on them and cursed them in the name of the . And there came two ears out of the wood and tare forty two of the And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence to Samaria.
Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehosaphat king of Juda, and twelve year. And he wrought evil in the sight of the but not like his father his mother for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made. Nevertheless he the sin of Jeroboam the son of which made Israel sin not therefrom.And Mesa king of Moab was and render unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs and rebelled against the king of Israel
And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same , and numbered all Israel. And went and sent to king of Juda sayinghe king of Moab hath rebelled against me wilt thou go with me against to battle? And he said I will go as thou, my people as , and my horses as . And he said way shall we go? And answeredhe way through the wilderness of Edom. the king of Israel the king of Juda and the king of Edomnd they compass seven there was no water for the host for the cattle that them. the king of Israel Alas the hath called these three kings to deliver them into the hand of But Jehosaphat saids there here prophet of the , that we may enquire of the by him? And one of the king of Israels servants answered and saidere is Elisha the son of which poured water on the hands of Eliah. And Jehosaphat saidhe word of the is with him. o the king of Israel and Jehosaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.And said the king of Israelhat have I to do with thee? et thee to the prophets of thy father and of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him: the called these three kings to deliver them into the hand of And said, s the of osts liveth I stand were not that I regard the presence of Jehosaphat the king of Juda, I would not look toward thee, nor see . But now bring me a minstrel. And the minstrel played, the hand of the upon him. And he saidhus the , ake this full of ditches. For thus saith the e shall see neither rain yet th shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, and your cattle. And this is but a thing in the sight of the : he will the Moabites into your hand And ye shall wells of water, and mar good of with stones.
And in the morning the country was filled with water. And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come to fight against them, they gathered that able to put on and upward, and in the border.
And they up early in the morning, the shone upon the waternd the Moabites saw the water And when they came to the of Israel, the Israelites up and the Moabites, that they fled before them: they the cities, and on every good of land cast every man his stone and it and stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees the stones thereof the slingers went
And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew sword, to unto the king of Edomut they could not. hen he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there great Israel they departed from him and returned to their own land.
there cried a certain woman of the wives of the of the prophets unto sayinghy servant my husband is dead and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the
the creditor is come to my two sons to be bondmen. And said her What shall I do for thee? ell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said handmaid hath in house, save a oil. he said Go borrow thee of all thy neighbors, empty vessels not a few. And pour out into all those vessels, and aside. she went from him, and shut the door her and her sons brought to her and she poured out. And when the vessels were full, she said her sonring yet a vessel. And he saidhere is more. And the oil . Then she came and told the man of God. And he saido sell the il and pay thy nd live thou and thy children of the rest.
And it fell on a day, that to , where was a woman him to eat bread. And as oft as he , he turned in thither to eat bread. And she said unto her husband, I perceive that man of God him there a bed, a table, a stool and a candlestick, when he cometh to us.And it on a that he came thither and turned into the chamber and lay there. he said to his servantall this . And called her, she before him. And said him, ay for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the ost? And she I dwell among mine own people. he said, hat is to be done for her? And Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. And he saidall her. And called her she stood the door. he said time lie, thou shalt embrace a sonnd she said, ay my ord thou man of God, do not lie unto the handmaid. And the conceived and bare a son season that had said unto her, the life.
And when the was , it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the And he unto his father, y head, my head. And said to a lad, arry him to his mother. And he him and brought him to his mother he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. And she up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went outnd her husband and saidend me one of the young men and that I may run to the man of God. And he saidherefore wilt thou go to him it is neither new moon nor abbath. And she said be. Then she saddled an ss and said to she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And when the man of God saw her , he said to to the man of God to the hill caught him by the feet to thrust her away. the man of God saidet her alone for her soul is vexed and the hath hid it from me and hath not told me. Then she saidid I desire a son of my ord? did I not say, not meThen he said to ird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand and f any man, salute him notnd if any salute thee, answer him not againnd my staff upon the
the mother of the child saids the liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose and followed her. before them and the staff upon the ut there was neither voice nor
laid upon his bed. e went in and shut the door the, and prayed unto the . And he went up and lay upon the , and put his mouth his mouth, and his eyes his eyes, and his hands and himself upon the the flesh of the child waxed warm. himself upon himnd the sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. And he called and said Call this . he called her. And when she was come him, he saidake thy son. Then she went and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son and went out.
againthere was a in the land and the of the prophets him he said his servant, on great pot, and pottage for the of the prophets. And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof his , and came and shred them into the pot of pottage they . they poured out for the men to eat. And they of the pottage, they cried out and saidthere is death in the pot could not eat thereof. he said bring meal. And he cast it into the pot and said for the people that they may eatnd there was no harm in the pot.
came a man from and brought the man of God bread of , twenty laves of barley, and corn in should I set this before an hundred men? e said the people eator thus saith the hey shall eat and leave. he set it before them, and they and left, according to the word of the .
Naaman captain of the ost the king of Sria, was great with his master, and had brought out of the land of Israel And the king of Sria said go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he and took with him ten talents of silver and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. And he brought the letter to the king of Israel Now when this letter is come uto theeehold I have sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou him of his leprosy. And when the king of Israel had read the letter, he rent his clothes and saidm I God, to and to make alive, that I pray you, and see how he me. And when the man of God heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, he sent to the king sayingherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come to me, he know that there is a prophet in Israel.
Naaman came with his horses and his chariot, and stood at the door of sent a messenger sayingo and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. Naaman was wroth and went away, and said Behold, I thought, e come out, and stand and call on the name of the his God, and his hand the place, and the . Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damasc, better than all the waters of Israel? I not wash in them and be clean? o he turned and the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, thou not have done it? ow much rather then, he saith to thee, ash and be clean Then went down and seven times in Jordan, the man of God and his flesh like unto the flesh of a little , and he was clean.
he to the man of God and all his company, and came and stood before him and said Behold I know that there is no God in all the , but in Israel now I pray thee take a blessing of thy servant. But he saids the liveth before whom I stand, I will receive none. And him to but he And Naaman said, not I pray thee, be given to thy servant burden of earthor thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt sacrifice unto other
when my master goeth into the house of Rmon to worship there, he leaneth on hand, and I in the house of , the thy servant in this . And he said himo in peace. he departed from him a
the servant of the man of God, said, my master hath I will run after him and take somewhat. o after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he down the chariot him, and saids all well? And he said.y master hath sent me saying of the prophets: give them I pray thee, talent of silver and of garments. And Naaman said and two talents of silver in two bags, with two garments and them two of his servants let the men go, and they departed. he went and stood before his master. And said himhence ? And he saidhy servant went no whither. And he saident not mine heart with thee, when the man turned his chariot thee?Is it a time to receive and to receive garments, olive, vineyards, sheep, menservants and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from a leper as white as snow.
the of the prophets unto , the place where we dwell with thee is too for us. Let us take every man a beam and us a place there, dwell. And he o ye. And one said I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he I willo went with them.And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. as one was a beam, the axe head fell into the waternd he cried and said Alas master for it was And the man of God said Where fell it? And he shwed him the place. And he cut and cast it in thither and the swim. saidake it up to thee. And his hand and it.
the king of Sria against Israel, and took counsel with his servants saying In such a place . And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel saying Beware thou not such a place for the Srians down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there once twice. the heart of the ing of Sria was troubled me which of us the king of Israel? And one of his servants said my ord king: the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy .
he saido and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And told saying, he is in Dothan. and compassed the about.And when the servant of the mn of God with horses and chariots. the eyes of the young man and he sawnd behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about . And when came down to him, prayed unto the and said Smite this people with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the of and I will bring you to the man ye seek. he led them to Samaria. they were come Samaria, said, open the eyes see. And the opened their eyes they sawnd behold they were in the midst of Samaria. And the king of Israel unto when he saw them, shall I smite them? shall I smite them? 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with bow set bread and water before them, eat and drink, and go to their master. And he great themnd when they had eaten and drunk, sent them away, and they went to their master. o the of Sria came no more into the land of Israel.
this Benhadad king of Sria gathered all ost, and went and besieged Samaria. And there great in Samaria: they besieged it, until an head was of silver, and the fourth part of a ab of doves dung five . And as the king of Israel upon the wall there cried a woman him, sayingelp, my ord king. And he said the aileth thee? And she answeredhis woman said me, thy son eat him , and we will eat . o we my son and did eat himnd I said her day, thy son that we may eat him she hath hid her son.hen the king heard the words of the woman, he rent his clothes a he the wallnd the people looked if the head of the son of Saphat on him this day. sat in his house and the elders with himthe king sent from before the messenger came him, he said to the eldersee how th son of murderer hath sent to take mine head? when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and him : the sound of his masters feet him And while he yet talked with themehold the messenger unto himnd he saidehold, this evil is of the what
the word of the hus saith the this time on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, the would make windows in heaven, this be And he said Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes shalt not eat thereof.
And there were four sit we here until we die? we into the city, the also. Now therefore come and let us the ost of the Srians: if they save , we shall livend if they kill us, when they were come to the of the of , there was no man there.
For the Lord had made the ost of the hear a noise of chariots and a noise of horses, the noise of a great ost they said one to another, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the and the kings of , to come upon us. they arose and fled in the , and left their tents, their horses, and the even as it was, and fled for their . And when these lepers came to the of the , they went into tent and did eat and drink and carried thence silver, gold and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again and entered into another, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.
Then they said one to another not well this day is a day tidingsnd we hold our peace tarry till , mischiefow therefore come, go and tell the kings household. o they and called the porter of the city and told them sayinge came to the of the and, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses and sses tied, and the tents as they And the king arose in the night and said his servants I will shw you the Srians have us. They know that we therefore are gone out of the to hide themselves in the field sayinghey come out of the city, we shall catch them alive and get into the city. And one of his servants answered and said Let take five of the horses that remain are left in the cityehold they are as all the multitude that are left in the as all the multitude of the that are consumed and let us send and see.hey took two horses and the king sent after the ost of the sayingo and see. And they after them unto Jordan: and, all the way was full of and vessels which the Srians had cast haste.And the messengers returned and told the king. And the people went out and the tents of the Srians. o a of flour was sold for a , and two of barley for a , according to the word of the . And the king the ord on whose hand he leaned to the gatend the people him in the gate, he died, the man of God said, when the king came down to him. And it came to pass the man of God to the king sayingwo of barley for a and a of flour for shall be this time in the gate of Samaria And thord answered the man of God and said the mae windows in heaven, be And said Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, shalt not eat thereof. And so it : for the people him in the gate, he died.
Then spake unto the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying and go thou and thine , and sojourn thou the land seven years. And the woman arose and did after the saying of the man of God and went her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. And at the seven years end, the woman out of the land of the Philistines she went to the king for her house and for her land. the king asked the woman, she told him. o the king her of sayingestore all that her, all the fruits of the field since the day she left the land,
to Benhadad the king of Sria sicknd told saying The man of God is come hither. the king Hazaelake a present and go the man of God and the by him recover of this disease Hazael went to meet him and took present with him, even of good thing of Damasc, forty , and came and before him and saidhy son Benhadad ing of Sria hath sent me to thee, sayinghall I recover of this disease
And me that he shall surely die. And , he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. And Hazael saidhy weepeth my ord And he answered I know that thou do unto the children of Israel: their strong thou set on fire, and their young men thou slay with the sword, and dash their children and their women with child.
And Hazael said what is thy servant a dog, that should do this great thing? And he departed from and came to his master said to him What said to thee? And he e told me that thou shouldest recover. And on the morrow he took a cloth and dipped it in water and spread it on his face, he died and Hazael reigned in his stead.
fifth year of son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehosaphat being then king of Juda, Jehoram the son of king of Juda began to reign. Thirty two years old was he when he began to reign and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab for the daughter of Ahab was his wife and he did the . the would not destroy Juda David his , as he promised him to give him a light his children
n his days Edom from under the hand of Juda, and made a king . Joram went to , and all chariots with himnd he rose by night and the Edomites which compassed him , and the captains of chariot and the people fled into their tents. from under the hand of Juda unto this day. hen Lbnah
the chronicles of the kings of And Joram with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of Davidnd his son reigned in his stead.
he twelfth year of son of Ahab king of Israel did the son of Jehoram king of Juda begin to reign. Two and twenty year old was Ahaziah when he began to reign and reigned one year in Jerusalem his mothers name was Athaliah daughter of king of Israel. And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab: for he was the son in law the house of Ahab.And Joram the son of Ahab t war Hazael king of to be healed in Jezrel of the wounds which the Srians had given him at Ramh, when he fought Hazael king of Sria. And the son of Jehoram king of Juda went down to see Joram son of Ahab in because he was sick.
And the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said himird up thy loins and take this box of oil in thine hand and to Ramoth And when thou comest thither, there Jehu the son of Jehosaphat the son of and go , and make him arise up from among his brethren and carry him to a chamber take the box of oil and pour it on his head and say, hus saith the I have anointed thee king over Israel. hen open the door and flee, and tarry not. , the captains of the ost were sittingnd he said I have an errand to thee captain. And Jehu said, nto which of all us? And he saido thee O captain. And he arose and went into the house poured the oil on his head and said him, hus saith the God of Israel I have anointed thee king over the people of the , thou the of Ahab thy master I avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the , the hand of the whole house of Ahab shall and I will Ahab pisseth against the wall, and that is in Israelnd will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam son of Nbat, and like the house of Baasa the son of And the dogs shall eat in the of Jezrel, and shall bury her. And he opened the door and fled.
Jehu to the servants of his ord said hims all ? herefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said e know the and his communication. And they saidt is tell us . And he said, hus and thus spake he to me saying Thus saith the I have anointed thee king over Israel.
they hasted and took every man his and put under him on the top of the , and blew Jehu is king. o Jehu the son of Jehosaphat the son of conspired against Joram. Joram had Ramoth, and all Israel of Hazael king of
was returned to be healed in of the wounds which the Srians had given him Jehu If it be your minds, then let no escape out of the city to go tell in Jezrel.
Jehu rode and went to for Joram lay therend king of Juda was come to Joram. And on the tower in spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said I see a company. And Joram saidake an horseman and send them, and let him it peace there went one on horseback him and saidhus saith the kings it peace? And Jehu hat hast thou to do with peace? turn me. And the watchman told sayinghe messenger came to them but he cometh not again.
Then he sent out on horseback, which came to them and said, hus saith the kings it peace? And Jehu answered, hat hast thou to do with peace? turn me. And the watchman told sayinge came them, cometh not again and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of for he driveth
king of Israel and king of Juda went out in his chariot against Jehu, and met him in the of Naboth the , so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezbel and her witchcrafts are so many? And Joram turned his hand and fled, and said to here is. And Jehu a bow his and smote Jehoram between in his chariot. Then said to his, ake and cast him in the of of Naboth the or remember I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the him I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and of his sons, sai the and I will in this , saith the . Now therefore take and cast him in the plat of ground, according to the word of the . when the king of Juda saw , he fled the way the garden house. And Jehu followed after him and saidmite him also. And they at the going up to by nd he fled to and there And his servants carried him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David. And in the eleventh year of son of began to reign over Juda. And when Jehu was come to Jezrel, Jezbel heard of it; and her and tired her head and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered at the gate she saidad Zmri peace slew his master? And he lifted up his to the window and said, ho is o my side who? And there looked out to him two or three . And he said Throw her down. they threw her downnd of her blood the wall and on the horses and trod her under foot.
And when he was come in eat and drnk, said they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the hands.
they came again and told him. And he said the word of the which he spake by his servant Eliah the sayingn the of Jezrel shall dogs eat the flesh of nd the carcas of Jezbel shall be dung upon the the field of that shall not say, his is Jezbel.
Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria unto the elders, and to them that up Ahabs children, saying with you chariots and horses, city , and fight for your house. they were afraid, and said, two kings not before him how shall we stand? And and will do all that thou shalt bid us we will make king: do thou good in thine eyes.
Then he wrote letter to them saying If ye be mine and will my voice, take the heads of your masters sons and come to me to by this time. the kings sons seventy persons with the great men of the city which them. And when the letter came to them, they took the kings and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in and sent them to Jezrel. And there came a messenger and told him sayinghey have brought the heads of the kings sons. And he said and said to all the , e be righteous: , I conspired against my master and slew him: ut who slew these? now there nothing of the word the , which spake the house of Ahab: for the hath done that which he spake his servant Eliah.o Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezrel, and all great , and his and his priests, until he left him . And he arose and departed and to Samaria. And as
met with the brethren of king of Juda, and saidare ye? nd they , the brethren of and go to salute the children of the king and of the queen. And he saidake them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the
And when he was departed thence he Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet himnd saluted him and said to hims thine heart right, as heart is with And Jehonadab , t is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave his hand and took him up to him into the chariotnd said with me and see zeal the made him ride in his chariot. And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had him, according to the saying of the which he spake to Eliah.
Jehu gathered all the people together and said them Ahab served Baal a littlebut Jehu shall serve him Now therefore call unto me all the rophets of Baal all his servants and all his priests none be or I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal be , he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to destroy the of Baal. Jehu said a solemn for Baalnd they proclaimed it. Jehu sent all Israelnd all the of Baal came, that there was not a man left that came not. And they cme into the of Baal the was full from one end to another.
he said of Baal. And he brought them . And Jehu went Jehonadab son of Rechab into the house of Baal and said the of Baalearch and look that there be here with you of the servants of the , but the of Baal only. And they went in to offer sacrifice and burnt offerings Jehu appointed men without and saidIf any of the men I your hands escape, he that letteth him go, shall for him.And as soon as he had made an end of offering burnt , said to the guard and to the o in and slay them let none come . And they smote them with the edge of the swordnd the guard and the cast them out, and went the city of the house of Baalnd the image out of the house of Baal and And they brake the mage of Baal, and brake the house of Baal, and made it . Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
from the sins of Jeroboam the son of made Israel sin, Jehu departed not thou hast the house of Ahab all that was in mine heart, thy children the fourth generation shall sit on the of Israel. But Jehu to walk in the law of the God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam which made Israel sin.
In those days the began to cut Israel short Hazael them in all the coasts of Israelrom Jordan astward all the land of , the Gadites, the and the Manassites, from Aroer the river Arnon, and Basan.he rest of the acts of Jehu, and all he did, and all his , are they not written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel And Jehu with his fathers they buried him in Samariand Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead. And the time that Jehu reigned Israel in Samariawas twenty eight years.
And Athaliah the mother of saw that her son was dead, she arose and all the seed But the daughter of king sister of , took the son of and stole him from among the kings sons that he was not slain. And he was with her hid in the house of the six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.
And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds with the captains and the guard, and them him into the house of the , and made a with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the , and shwed them the kings son. And he commanded them saying that ye do third part of you on the abbath the watch of the kings house And third part shall be at the gate Sur and third part at the gate behind the guard so shall ye keep the watch of the house shall keep the watch of the house of the about the kingnd shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapon in his handnd cometh within the rangesnd ye with the king as he goeth out and in.And the captains over the hundreds did all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and took every man his men that cme in the abbath with them that out the abbath, and to Jehoiada the priest. And to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were in the temple. And the guard stood every man with his weapon in his hand round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left along by the altar and the temple. And he brought the and put the crown upon him, and him the and made him king and anointed himnd they clapped their hands and said God save the king.
And when Athaliah heard the noise of the of the people, she came to the people into the of the . And when she the king std by a pillaras the manner was, and the and the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land , and trumpets rent her clothes and cried, reason, reason. Jehoiada the priest commanded the aptains of the hundreds the of the host, and said themave her without the ranges and not be slain in the house of the . And they laid hands on her and she went the way the horses the kings and was slain
And Jehoiada made a , that they should be the people between the king and the people. all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and his altars and brake , and slew the priest of Baal before the altar. And the priest the house of the nd took the rulers over hundreds and the captains and the guard and all the people of the landnd they brought the king from the house of the and the way of the gate of the guard the kings house. And he sat on the of the kings. And all the people of the rejoiced, and the city was in quietnd they slew Athaliah with the sword
the seventh year of Jehu
said to the priestll the that is brought the house of the money that , the money that every man is set at, all the money that mans heart to bring into the house of the , et the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance and let them repair the
the priests had not the money of your acquaintance, but deliver it the . And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people to the of the .
Jehoiada the priest took a and bored a hole in the lid of it, and it beside the altar on the right side as cometh the house of the nd the priests that kept the door put all the money that was brought into the house of the . And when they saw that there was much money in the the scribe and the high priest came, and up the money that was found in the house of the
And they gave the money into the hands of the that had the oversight of the house of the : and they it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon the house of the , nd to masons and hewers of stone, to buy timber and stone to repair the the house of the for the house of the they gave that to the workmen, repair therewith the house of the . Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered th money to be bestowed on workmen: they . trespass money and sin money not brought into the house of the it was the priests.
Then Hazael king of , and fought against and took it and to go up to Jerusalem. Jehoas king of Juda took all the things that Jehosaphat, Jehoram and his fathers, kings of Juda, had dedicate, and , and all the gold that found in the treasure of the house of the and the kings house, and sent it to Hazael ing of Sria: and he from Jerusalem.
of the acts of and all he did, are they not written in the chronicles of the kings of And his servants arose and Jehozabad the son of his servants, smote him, he diednd they buried him with his fathers in the city of Davidnd Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
In the twent year of son of king of Juda Jehoahaz the son of Jehu over Israel in Samaria, and seventeen year. And he in the sight of the followed the sin of Jeroboam the son of which made Israel sin departed not . the was Israel, and delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Sria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael all their days. Jehoahaz besought the , and the himor he the oppression of Israel, the king of Sria oppressed them. And the gave Israel a they went out from under the hand of the nd the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as . Nevertheless they departed not from the sin of the house of Jeroboam made Israel sin, but walked thereinnd there remained grove also in Samaria of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen for the ing of Sria had destroyed them and made them like . rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all he did and his are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel And Jehoahaz with his fathers and they buried him in Samaria and Joas his son reigned in his stead. In the thirty seventh year of king of Juda began the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and sixteen yearnd did in the sight of the departed from the sins of Jeroboam the son of made Israel sinbut walked therein. of the acts of Joas and all he did, and his he fought Amaziah king of Juda, are they not written in the book of the ings of Israel And Joas with his fathers Jeroboam sat upon his Joas was buried in Samaria the kings of Israel. was fallen sick of sickness whereof he died king of Israel came him, and said O father, father the chariot of Israel and the horsemen And said unto him, bow and arrows. And he him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israelut thine hand upon the bownd put his hand upon : and Elisha put his hands upon the kings hands. he said, pen window eastwardnd he opened. saidhootnd he shot. And he saidhe arrow of the , and the arrow of for thou shalt the Srians in Aphek till thou have consumed them. he said te arrowsnd he took. he said the king of Israel, mite the groundnd he smote thrice and . And the man of God was with him and saidhou shouldest have smitten five or six times then hadst smitten till thou hadst consumed : where now thou shalt
of the Moabites the land the year And it as they were burying a man, that they spied and cast the man into the sepulchre of nd the man and touched the bones of , he revived and stood up on his feet. Hazael oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. because of his with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and would not destroy them, cast them from as yet. Hazael king of Sria Benhadad his son reigned in his stead. And the son of Jehoahaz again out of the hand of Benhadad son of Hazael the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father war. hree times did Joas beat him and the cities of Israel.
he second year of Joas son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of king of Judae was twenty five year old when he began, and reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem.is mothers name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did that right in the sight of the , yet not like David his father: did all things as Joas his father did. as soon as the kingdom was in his hand, he slew his servants the king his father. But the children of the murderers he slew not is written in the book of the law of Moses, where the commanded sayinghe fathers shall not for the , nor the children for the fathersut every man shall be for his own sin.e slew of in the valley ten thousand, and took , and called the name of it Jktheel Amaziah sent messengers to the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu king of Israel sayingome, let us . king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Juda saying thistle in Lbanon sent to in sayingive thy daughter to my son to wife wild in and trod down the thistle. hou hast , that thou shouldest and Juda with theeBut Amaziah would not hear. king of Israel went up and he and Amaziah king of was put to the worse before Israel and they fled every man to tent. And king of Israel took Amaziah king of Juda, son of son of , at to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim 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 , and in the treasure of the kings house, and hostages and returned to Samaria
rest of the acts of which he did, and his , and how he fought with Amaziah king of Juda, are they not written in the chronicles of the kings of Israelnd with his fathers and was buried Samaria the kings of Israel and Jeroboam his son reigned in his . Amaziah the son of king of Juda lived after the death of son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen year. And the of the of Amaziah, are they not written in the chronicles of the kings of Juda they against him in Jerusalem and he fled to Lachis they after him to Lachis and slew him there. And they brought him on horse and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. And all the people of Juda took Azariah, which was sixteen years old and made him king his father Amaziah. e built and it to Juda, after that the king with his fathers.
fifteenth year of Amaziah son of king of Jeroboam son of king Israel in Samaria and reigned forty one yearsnd in the sight of the : he from the sin of Jeroboam the son of made Israel sin. He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hmath unto the sea the , according to the word of the God of Israel which he spake his servant Jona the son of the prophet, which was of . For the the affliction of Israel was out the name of Israel from under heaven he them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joas.
he rest of the of Jeroboam, and all he did, and his how he , and how he
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. spake unto Jehu, sayinghy sons shall sit on the of Israel the fourth generation. And it came to pass. the son of Jabes began to reign the year of king of Juda and he reigned a month in Samaria. For Mnahem the son of Gadi up from and to Samaria and smote the son of Jabes in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.he rest of the of and which he are written in the the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
with his fathers his son reigned in his stead.
fiftieth year of Azariah king of the son of to reign over Israel in Samaria, evil in the sight of the not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of
In the days of king of Israel came all the land of , and carried them to Assria.And Hosea the son of Elah against the son of and smote him and slew him and reigned in his stead, the twentieth year of Jotham the son of . he rest of the acts of , and all he did, are written in the of the kings of Israel.
second year of son of king of Israel began Jotham the son of king of Juda to reign. Five and twenty year old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen year in Jerusalem. is mothers name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok. And he did that was right in the sight of the incense still in the e built the the house of the written in the hronicles of the kings of JudaIn those days the began to send against Juda Rzin the king of and the son of . And Jotham with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
seventeenth year of son of Ahaz son of Jotham king of Juda began to reign. Twenty year old was Ahaz when he and reigned sixteen year in Jerusalem, and did not that was right in the of the his God, like David his father But in the way of the kings of Israel, and his son fire, the abomination of the heathen the cast out before the children of Israel. And he and burnt in the and on the hills and under every green tree.
Then Rzin ing of Sria and son of ing of Israel came up to Jerusalem to nd they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. At time Rzin ing of Sria and dwelt there unto this day.
Ahaz sent messengers to ing of Assria, saying I am thy servant and thy son come and me out of the hand of the ing of Sria, and out of the hand of the ing of Israel, which rise against me. And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the and in the treasure of the house, and sent it for a to the ing of Assria. And the ing of Assria hearkened him went Damasc, and took it, and carried the people it captive to Kir and slew Rzin.
And ing Ahaz went the priest the of the altar and the of all the workmanship thereof. And Uriah the priest an altar all king Ahaz had sent from the from Damasc. And when the king was come from Damasc saw the altar to and offered thereon. And he burnt his burnt offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace the house, from between the altar and the house of the , and put it on the north side of the altar.And ing commanded Uriah the riest sayingpon the great altar the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering and the kings and his , the of all the people of the land and their and their and all the blood of the braen altar shall be for me to enquire . Uriah the priest all ing Ahaz commanded
And king Ahaz the of the and the laver from off them and took down the sea from off the braen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pavement of stone. And for the abbath that they had in the house, and the kings entry without turned he the house of the for the king of Assria. he rest of the of Ahaz which he did are they not written in the hronicles of the kings of And Ahaz with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his .
In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of son of Elah to reign in Samaria of Israel that were before him. king of and Hosea became his servant and gave him presents. And the king of Assria found in he had sent messengers to S king of Egypt, and no present the king of Assria, as he year by year: therefore the king of Assria him and him in prison. hen the king of Assria came throughout all the land, and to Samaria and besieged it three year. n the ninth year of the king of Assria took Samaria and carried Israel away and them in in Habor the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
For the children of Israel had sinned against the their God which brought them out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharao king of Egypt, and feared other gods And walked in the of the heathen the cast out before the children of Israel, and the kings of Israel had made. And the children of Israel they built them in all their cities, the and groves every high hill and under every green tree And there they and wrought wicked to anger they served dols, whereof the had said theme shall not do . the testified Israel and Juda, by all the prophets and by all the sers, saying Turn from your ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and I sent to you by my servants the prophets. Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers that did not believe the their God. And they his and his that he made with their fathers, and which he them and followed vanity and became vain, the heathen that were round about them, the had charged them, that they should not do like them. they left the commandments of the their God and made them of heaven, and served Baal. And they their sons and their daughters fire, and used and enchantments, and sold to in the sight of the them out of his sight there was left but the tribe of Juda only Juda kept not the commandments of the their God, but walked in the of Israel which they made. the all the seed of Israel and them and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. Israel from the house of David and made Jeroboam the son of Nbat king Jeroboam Israel from the and made them sin a great sin. the children of Israel walked in all the sin of Jeroboam which he departed not ntil the Israel out of his sight, as he said by all his servants the prophets.
And the king of Assria brought from Babylon and from Cutha, and from Ava and from and from Sepharaim, and them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israelnd they possessed Samaria and dwelt in the cities thereof. at the beginning of their dwelling, they feared not the the king of Assria, saying The nations which thou hast and in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land therefore he hath sent lions them, slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.Then the king of Assria commanded sayingarry thither one of the priests ye brought thence and let go and dwell there, and teach them the the God of the . hen one of the priests they had carried and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the . every nation made their own and put them in the houses of the which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities where they dwelt. he men of Babylon made , men of Cuth made Nergal burnt their children in fire and Anamelech, the ods of . they feared the , made of the lowest of the the , which sacrificed for them in the houses of the . hey feared the , and served their own ods after the manner of the from Unto this day they do after the manner: they fear after the law and commandment which the commanded the children of Jacob Israel made and charged them saying not other ods, nor bow yourselves to them nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: But the brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm the ordinances, law and commandment which wrote for you, ye to do for evermore and not other gods. And the that I have made with you ye forget y fear other odsut the your God ye shall fear and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. they not, but did after the manner. o these nations fear the and serve their images their children, and their childrens children as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.
n the third year of Hosea son of Ela king of Israel Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of . Twenty five year old was he when he began to reign and reigned twenty nine year in Jerusalem. His mothers name was Abi the daughter of Zachariahnd he did that right in the sight of the all David his father. He the , and brake the images and cut down the groves, and brake the braen serpent that Moses madeor unto those days the children of Israel did burn to it and called it Nehustan. He trusted in the God of Israel so that after him none like him among all the ings of Juda, that we before him. e clave to the and departed not from him, but kept his commandments which the commanded Moses. And the was with himnd he nd he rebelled against the king of and served him not. He the Philistines even unto za and the thereof, of
the fourth year of ing Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hosea son of Elah king of Israel, king of Assria Samaria and besieged it. And at the end of three years the sixth of Hezekiah that is the ninth year of Hosea king of Israel, Samaria . And the king of Assria did carry away Israel unto Assria, and put them in Halah and in Habor the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: ecause they not the voice of the their Godut transgressed his , and all that Moses the servant of the commanded, and would hear nor do. fourteenth year of ing Hezekiah Sennaherib king of against all the cities of Juda and took them. Hezekiah king of Juda sent to the king of Assria to Lachis saying I have offended from me thou puttest on me will bear. And the king of Assria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Juda three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the and the treasure of the kings house. A Hezekiah off the doors of the temple of the and the pillars which Hezekiah king of Juda, an gave to the king of Assria.
And the king of Assria sent and Rabsaris and Rabsakeh from Lachis to king Hezekiah with a great ost Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalemnd and stood by the conduit of the pool which is in the the fullers field called to the king there came out to them Eliakim the son of household, and the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder And Rabsakeh said unto them ye Hezekiah Thus saith the great king, the king of Assria, What confidence is this thou ? dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me? thou the staff of this reed Egypt, on which if a man lean it will into his hand and pierce it: so is Pharao king of Egypt unto all that trust on him. f ye say unto me, e trust in the our God, and hath said to Juda and Jerusalem, before this altar in Jerusalemow to my lord the king of Assria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able to set riders upon them Egypt for chariots and this place to destroy it? he said to me Go up this land, and destroy it. Then said Eliakim the son of and and Joah, peak pray thee to thy servants in the language for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews in the ears of the people that are on the wall. Rabsakeh said unto themath my master sent me to thy master and to thee, to speak these words to the men on the wall, that they eat their own , and drink their own piss with you Rabsakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews language, and spake sayingear the of the great king, the king of Thus saith the king Let not Hezekiah you for he not able to deliver you out of hand: either let Hezekiah make you trust the sayinghe will surely us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assria. Hearken not Hezekiah for thus saith the king of with me, and come out to mend then eat every man of his own vine, and of his fig tree, and drink every the water of his I come and you to a land your a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive and of honey ye live and not diend hearken not unto Hezekiah of the nations delivered a his land out of the hand of the king of Assria? Where are the ods of and of Arpad? where are the ods of and ? they deliver Samaria out of mine out of mine hand, that the should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?But the people held their peace and answered him not a word: for the sayingnswer him not. Then Eliakim the of household, and the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent and told him the words of .
hen king Hezekiah heard that he rent his clothes and , and went into the house of the he sent Eliakim the household and the scribe, and the elders of the riests, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. And they said him, hus saith Hezekiahhis day is a day of and the children are to , and no to . the thy God hear all the words of whom the king of Assria his master hath sent to the living God and words which the thy God hath heardherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left. the servants of king Hezekiah cme to Isaiah Isaiah said them shall say to your master Thus saith the e not afraid of the words thou , with which the of the king of Assria have return to his own landnd I will him the sword in his own land.
Rabsakeh and found the king of Assria against Lbnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachis. And he heard of Trhakah king of , he come out to fight against he sent messengers unto Hezekiah saying
Thus to Hezekiah king of Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the ing of Assria. Behold, thou hast heard what the ings of Assria have done to all lands, delivered them which have destroyedas Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar? here is the king of Hmath, the ing of Arpad, the ing of the city of , and Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messenger and read it: went into the house of the and it before the . And Hezekiah prayed before the and said God of Israel which dwellest between the , thou art God alone all the kingdoms of the earth thou hast made heaven and earth. , bow thine ear and hear:pen thine eyes and see: and hear the words of which hath sent to the living God. f a truth, , the ings of Assria have destroyed nations and their lands, nd have their odsor they were no ods, but the work of hands wood and stone therefore they destroyed them. Now therefore our God, save thou us out of his hand, that all the ingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God. Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah sayinghus saith the God of Israel, hat thou hast prayed to me Sennaherib king of I have heard This is the that the of hath despised thee, thee th daughter of Jerusalem thhom hast thou ?gainst whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lift up thine eyes high? ven against the oly of Israel. By thy messengers thou hast the Lord and saidith the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains the sides of Lbanon, and cut the edar trees and the fir trees thereof I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet .ast thou not heard how I have
and confoundedhey the grass of the field and green herb, as the , and thy coming
therefore I will put in thy nose and in thy lips, and will thee back the way thou camest.
And this shall be a sign unto thee eat this year the third year sow ye and reap, plant vineyards and eat the fruits thereof. the that is escaped shall yet again take downward and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and that escape out of mount : the zeal of the of osts shall this thus saith the the king of e shall not come this city, nor shoot arrow , nor come before with shield nor cast a bank against it the way he came, and shall not come city saith the . For I will defend this city save it, for mine own sake and for my sake.
And night the ngel of the went out and smote in the of the Assrians an hundred and five thousandnd when they early in the morning behold, they were all dead corpses. o Sennaherib king of departed and went , and dwelt at Nineveh. And as he was in the house of Nisroch his od, Adramelech and smote him with the swordnd they escaped into the land of nd his son reigned in his stead.
Hezekiah sick unto death. And the rophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him and said him Thus saith the thine in order for thou shalt die and not live. turned his face to the wall and the saying O, remember how I have walked before thee tru and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sightnd wept Isaiah was gone out into the middle , that the word of the came to him sayingurn again and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people Thus saith the God of David thy father I have heard thy prayer seen thy tearsehold, I will heal thee thi day thou shalt go up the house of the . And I will thy days fifteen year and will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of and will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my sake. And Isaiah said a lump of figs. And they and it on the , and he recovered.
Hezekiah Isaiahhat the sign that the will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the the third day? And Isaiah saidhis sign shalt thou have of the , that the will do that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? And Hezekiah t is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees but let the shadow backward ten degrees. And Isaiah the rophet the and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
Berodachaladan the son of Baladan king of sent letters and present unto Hezekiah for he heard that Hezekiah sick. And Hezekiah hearkened unto them and shwed them all precious ointment and his and all that was found in his treasure: there was nothing in his house in all his , that shwed them not.Then came Isaiah the rophet unto king Hezekiah and said him What sa these men and from whence cme they thee? And Hezekiah saidhey come from a far country, even from Babylon. And he saidhat have they seen in house? And Hezekiah ll that in house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasure that I have not shwed them. And Isaiah said Hezekiahear the word of the . Behold the come, that all that is in thine house and that thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried Babylon nothing shall be left saith the . And of thy sons that thee, which thou , shall away and shall be in the palace of the king of Babylon. Hezekiah Isaiah the word of the which thou hast spoken peace and truth be in my days of the of Hezekiah and all his , and how he made a pool and a conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of And Hezekiah with his fathers and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
Manasseh was twelve year old when he began to reign and reigned fifty and five year in Jerusalem his mothers name was Hphzibah. And he did that evil in the sight of the , after the abominations of the eathen the cast out before the children of Israel. he built the which Hezekiah his father had destroyednd he reared up altars Baal and made grove, as did Ahab king of Israelnd all the ost of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the , of which the saidn Jerusalem will put my name. And he built altars all the ost of heaven in two courts of the house of the . And he his son fire, and observed wrought much wickedness in the sight of the to angerAnd he image of grove that he had made and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers they will to do all I have commanded them, and all the law that my servant Moses commanded them. But they hearkened not: Manasseh them to do more than did the the destroyed before the children of Israel.
And the spake by his servants the rophets, sayingecause Manasseh king of Juda hath done abominations, and hath wickedly above all that the Amorites which were before him and hath made also with his dols Therefore thus saith the God of Israel Behold, I such evil upon Jerusalem and Juda, that ears shall tingle And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahabnd I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, deliver them into the hand of the and they shall and spoil all their enemiesecause they have done their fathers came out of Egypt unto this day. Manasseh shed innocent blood beside his sin wherewith he made sin evil in the sight of the .
he rest of the acts of Manasseh and all he did and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of And Manasseh with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of : and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
Amon was twenty two year old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. is mothers name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haru of . And he did that evil in the sight of the as his father Manasseh did. And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the dols that his father served, and them And he forsook the God of his fathers and walked not in the way of the .And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew in his own house. the people of the land slew all that conspired against king Amon made Josiah his son king in his . he rest of the acts of Amon which he did are they not written in the hronicle of the kings of And buried in his sepulchre in the garden of and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.
Josiah was eight year old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty one year in Jerusalem. is mothers name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of . And he did that right in the sight of the , and walked in all the way of David his father, and to the right hand to the left.And the eighteenth year of king Josiah sent Saphan the son of Azaliah the son of the scribe to the house of the , sayingo to Hlkiah the high priest, sum the silver is brought into the house of the , which the keepers of the door have gathered of the peoplend let them deliver it into the of the that have the oversight of the house of the give it to th work the house of the , to repair the , nto carpenters and masons, and to buy timber and stone to repair the house. no reckoning made with them of the money that delivered into their hand, the.
And Hlkiah the high priest said Saphan the scribe I have found the book of the law in the of the nd Hlkiah gave the book to Saphan, and he read it. And the scribe to the king and brought word again, and saidhy servants the that was found in the , and have delivered it the that have the oversight of the house of the . Saphan the scribe shwed the king saying Hlkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Saphan read it before the king.
And the king had heard the words of the book of the law, he rent his clothesnd commanded Hlkiah the priest and Ahikam the son of and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Saphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the , sayingo ye of the for me and the people and for all Juda, concerning the words of this book that is foundor great wrath of the that is kindled us, our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do the son of the son of keeper of the dwelt in Jerusalem in the and communed with her. And she said themhus saith the God of Israel Tell the man that sent you to mehus saith the ehold I will bring evil upon this place and the thereeven all the words of the book which the ing of Juda hath readecause they have forsaken me and have burn unto other ods, to anger with all the works of their handsherefore my wrath kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.But to the king of Juda which sent you to enquire of the , shall ye say saith the God of Israel, s touching the words which thou Because thine heart and thou thyself before the , when thou heardest what I spake against this place and the unto thy fathers and thy grave in peace thine eyes shall see the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the ing word again.
And theing sent and gathered unto him all the elders of Juda and of Jerusalem. And the ing went up into the house of the , and all the men of Juda and all the of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the rophets and all the people both small and greatnd he read in the ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the . And the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the walk after the , and keep his commandments and his and his with all their heart and all their soul, the words of that were written in book. And all the people to the .
And the ing commanded Hlkiah the high priest and the priests and the keepers of the door, to bring out of the temple of the all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the grove and for all the ost of heavennd he burn them without Jerusalem in the fields of and carried the ashes of them Bethel. And he put down the the kings of Juda had to burn in the in the cities of round about Jerusalem also that burn unto Baal to the and to the moon and to the planets, and to all the ost of heaven. And he brought out the grove from the of the without Jerusalem unto the brook , and stamped it small to powder, and cast the thereof upon the graves of of the . And he brake down the of the that were by the house of the , where the women wove for the grove.
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Juda, and defiled the where the priests burn, from to nd brake down the of the ates that were in the entering of the gate of Josua the governor of the city, which were on left hand the gate of the city. Nevertheless the priests of the not the altar of the in Jerusalem, they did eat of the bread among their brethren.
And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hnnom, no man his son or his daughter fire to he the horses that the kings of had given to the at the entering of the house of the , the chamber of Nathanmeleh the chamberlain which was in the suburbs, and burn the chariots of the with fire. And the altars that were on the top of the of Ahaz which the king of Juda had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the the king down, and thence and cast the dust of them into the brook
before Jerusalem on the right hand of the mount , which king of Israel the abomination of the and the abomination of the Moabites, and Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, the king defilend brake the images and cut down the groves and filled the places with the bones of men.Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, the Jeroboam the son of made Israel sin both th altar and the he brake down and burn the and stamped it small to powder, and burn the grove. And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the that were there in the mount and sent and the bones out of the and burnthem upon the altar and polluted it according to the word of the the man of God
that I see? And the men of the city told him, t is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Juda and things that thou hast done the altar of Bethel. And he saidet him no man move his bones. his bones with the bones of rophet that came out of Samaria
And all the houses of the the cities of Samaria which the kings of Israel had made to anger Josiah and did to them all he in Bethel. And he all the priests of the that were there upon the altars, and burn mens bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.And the king commanded all the people sayingeep the passover unto the your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. there was passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, all the days of the kings of Israel of Juda in the eighteenth year of king Josiah this passover holden to the in Jerusalem.workers with spirits, , mages idols and all abominations that were spied in the land of Juda and in Jerusalem, Josiah put the words of the law which were written in the book that Hlkiah the priest found in the house of the like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the with all his heart, with all his soul, and all his might, according to all the law of Moses neither after him arose there any like him.Notwithstanding the turned not from great wrath wherewith was against Juda all the provocations that Manasseh provoked him. the said I will Juda out of my sight, as I have Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, y name shall be there.
rest of the of Josiah and all he did are they not written in the book of the of the kings of Juda
In his days Pharao king of Egypt went against the king of Assria to the river Euphratesnd king Josiah went against him and him at when he had seen him. And his servants carried him dead from and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in his fathers .
Jehoahaz was twenty three years old when he began to reign and reigned three months in Jerusalem. is mothers name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Lbnah. And he did that evil in the sight of the all his fathers had done. And Pharao put him in bnds at Rblah in the land of reign in Jerusalem and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. And Pharao made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoakim, and took Jehoahaz away he came to Egypt died there.And Jehoakim gave the silver and the gold to b he taxed the land to give the money the commandment of he the silver and the gold of the people of the land, to give Pharao. Jehoakim was twenty five years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. is mother the daughter of Pdaiah of Rmah. And he did that was evil in the sight of the all his fathers.
In his days king of Babylon, and Jehoakim became his servant three years then turned and rebelled against him. And the sent him of of , of the Moabites, and the children of Ammon and sent them Juda to destroy it, according to the of the which he spake by his servants the rophets. at the of the Juda, to them out of his sight, for the sin of Manasseh according to all he did for the innocent blood that he shed filled Jerusalem with innocent blood which the would not the chronicles of the kings of Juda Jehoakim with his fathers and his son reigned in his stead. the king of Egypt came no more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
was eighteen year old when he began to reign, and reigned in Jerusalem three months. is mothers name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. And he did that evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
the servants of king of Babylon Jerusalem and the city was besieged. the king of Juda out to the king of Babylon, his mother, his servants, his and his the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
And he carried out thence all the treasure of the house of the , and the treasure of the kings house, and all the vessels of gold which Slomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the , as the had said. And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the people of the land. And he carried away to Babylon, and the kings mother, and the kings wives, and his , and the mighty of the land carried he from Jerusalem to Babylon. And all the men of seven thousand, and craftsmen and a thousand, all strong and apt for war, the king of Babylon to Babylon And the king of Babylon made Mataniah his fathers brother king in his stead, and changed his name Zedekiah.Zedekiah was twenty one years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven year in Jerusalem.is mothers name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Lbnah. And he did evil in the sight of the all . For through the of the it to Jerusalem and Juda, until he had cast them out his Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
in the ninth year of his reign, the tenth month, king of Babylon all his Jerusalem and pitched against the eleventh year of ing Zedekiah. And the ninth day of the fourth month for the people of the land.And the city was broken up all the men of fled by night by way gate between two walls
him in the of Jericho all his army scattered from him. they brought him to the ing of Babylon to they him. And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and fetter, and carried him to Babylon.
And the fifth month which the nineteenth year of ing ing of Babylon, came servant of the ing of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: nd burnt the house of the and the house and all the houses of Jerusalem, and great house burnt he with fire. And all the of the that were with the brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about. the rest of the people that were left in the city, and that to the ing of Babylon, the remnant of the left of the poor of the land to vinedressers and .And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the and the , and the braen sea that was in the house of the the , and carried the brass of them to Babylon. vessels of brass they away. And the firepans, and the house of the he brass of all these vessels was without weight. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the and pomegranates round about, all of brassnd the second pillar with .And the took Sraiah the chief priest, and the priest, and three keepers of the door And out of the city he took a that the men of war, and five men that were in the kings presence, which were found in the city, and
captain of the and brought them to the ing of Babylon to And the ing of Babylon smote them and slew them at Rblah in the land of Hmath. o Juda was carried away out of their land.
And the people that remained in the land of Juda, ing of Babylon left, he the son of Ahikam the son of . And when all the captains of the and the men heard that the ing of Babylon had made governor there came to to Ismael the son of and Johanan the son of and Sraiah the son of the Netophathite and the son of and their men. And sware to them and to their men, and said themear not the servants of the dwell in the land and serve the ing of Babylon and shall be .But it the seventh month, that Ismael the son of the son of of the came, and ten men with him and smote that he died and the Jews and the that were with him at . all the people both small and great and the captains of the arose and to Egypt: for they were afraid of the
the twelfth month, lift up the head of king of Juda out of prison spake kindly to him and set his above the of the ings that were with him in nd changed his prison garmentsnd he did eat bread before him all the days of his life
The end of the second book of kings,
which after the Latin is the fourth.