THE CHRONICLES OF THE KINGS OF JUDA: THE SECOND BOOK compared
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THE SECOND BOOK
And Slomon the son of David in his kingdom, and the his God was with him and magnified him all Israel, the , and all the congregation with him, went to the for there was the tabernacle of of God, which Moses the servant of the made in the wilderness. But the rk of God had David brought from the place had prepared he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. Moreover the braen altar that Bezleel the son of Uri, the son of had made, before the tabernacle of the nd Slomon and the congregation the tabernacle of a thousand what I shall give thee. And Slomon said unto Godhou hast great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me in his stead. ow God, let thy promise unto David my father be or thou hast made me ing over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. ive me wisdom and knowledge this people: for who judge this people that is so great?
God said to Slomon, ecause th in thine heart, and not riches, the of thine enemies, neither yet long lifeut hast asked wisdom and knowledge, judge my people, over I have made thee king: isdom and knowledge thee and I will give thee riches, and
the tabernacle of and reigned . And Slomon gathered chariots and horsemen: he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he in the chariot cities and the king at Jerusalem. And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and edar trees out of Egypt a chariot for hundred , and an horse for hundred and fiftynd so brought they all the kings of the and the kings of .
And Slomon determined to build an house for the name of the , and an house for his kingdomnd told out and ten thousand men to bear burdens and thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
And Slomon sent to king of saying As thou didst deal with David my father and didst send him to build him an house to dwell , even so deal with me. 4 Behold, I build an house the name of the my God, to it to him morning and evening, and on the new moon, and the solemn feasts of the our God ever Israel. And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above ods. who able to build him an house that I should build him an house, to burn sacrifice before himend me now therefore a cunning to work in gold, silver, brass, iron, , crimson and , and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Juda and Jerusalem, David my father did . end me also edar trees, fir trees and lgum trees out of or I know thy servants can skill to timber in nd, my shall be with , prepare me timber or the house which I build twenty thousand of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
king of Tre answered in writing sent to ecause the love his people, he hath made thee king over them. Hram said moreoverlessed be the God of Israel made heaven and earth, hath given David the king a wise son and understanding, build an house for the , and for his kingdom. And now I have sent a man understanding Hram , he son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, his father was a skill to work in gold, silver, brass, iron, stone, timber, , and crimson grave a manner of graving, and to find out shall be him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my ord David thy father.ow the wheat, barley, oil and wine which my lord hath , let him send his servants we will cut wood out of Lbanon, as much as thou shalt need and will bring it to thee in by sea to and thou carry to Jerusalem. And Slomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the his father had numbered themnd they were found an hundred and thousand and six hundred. And he set thousand of them to bearers of burdens, and thousand to hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to set the people a work.
Slomon began to build the house of the at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, David his father h prepared in the of Ornan the Jebusite. And he began to build the second day of the second month the fourth year of his reign. the house of God. The length cubits after the cubit, and the breadth twenty. And the porch and the height was an hundred and twentynd he overlaid it with pure gold.And the great house he with fir tree, overlaid with gold, and palm trees and chains. And he the house with precious And he made the most holy, length was to the breadth of the house, and the breadth thereof twenty cubitsnd he overlaid it with gold, to six hundred talents. And the weight of the nails was fifty . And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
And in the most holy two of mage work, and overlaid them with gold. And the wings of the were twenty cubits long one wing was five cubits the wall of the house and the other wing to the wing of the other they stood on their feet and he made before the house two pillars of thirty five cubits on the heads of the pillars and made an hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. And he reared up the pillars before the temple one on the right hand and on the left and called the right Jachin and the left Boaz.
he made an altar of brass twenty cubits and twenty cubits and ten cubits . he a sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass and five cubits and a line of thirty cubits compass it round about. And the of oxen did compass it round aboutwo rows of oxen cast when it was cast upon twelve oxen three an handbreadth, and the brim like the brim of a cup, with flowers of liliesnd it received and held the thousand baths.
e made ten lavers and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash for the priests to wash in. And he made ten candlesticks of gold their , and them in the temple five on the right hand and five on the left. e made also ten tables and them in the temple five on the right side and five on the left. And he made an hundred basns of gold. he made the court of the priests, and the great court and doors and overlaid the doors of them with brass. And he set the sea the right side of the ast end, the outh.
And Hram made pots, shovels and basns.And Hram finished the work he mae for king Slomon the of Godhe two pillars and the two wreaths to cover the two of the were on the top of the pillarsnd four hundred pomegranates the two wreaths two rows of pomegranates wreath, to cover the two of the were the pillars. e made , and lavers upon the sea twelve oxen under it. nd shovels, , and all their did Hram make king Slomon for the house of the of bright brass. In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the between Scoth and . made all these vessels great abundance the weight of brass could not be .And Slomon made all the vessels that the house of God the golden altar and the tables the shwbread the candlesticks with their lamps burn after the manner before the , of pure goldnd the flowers and the lamps, and the gold and that perfect gold the inner doors the most holy, and the doors of the temple, were gold.
all the work that Slomon made for the house of the was finished: Slomon brought in the David his father the silver and the gold and all the , put among the treasure of the house of God.Then Slomon the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem to bring the rk of the covenant of the out of the city of David which is Zion. all the men of Israel unto the king in the feast the seventh month. And all the elders of Israel the Levites took up the rk. And brought the rk and the tabernacle of , and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle. ing and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the rk, sheep and oxen, could not be told numbered for multitude.And the priests brought the rk of the of the unto his place the of the most holy even under the wings of the the their wings over the place of the rk and covered the rk and staves above without. And there it unto this day. here was nothing in the rk save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when the made a covenant with the children of Israel, they cme out of Egypt.
And when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course: 12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests trumpets in praising and thanking the nd voice the trumpets cymbals and instruments of was filled with a cloudo that the priests could not to minister by reason of the cloudor the glory of the had filled the house of
I have built an habitation for thee and a place t for ever. And the king turned his face and blessed the whole congregation of Israel and all the congregation of Israel stood. And he saidlessed be the God of Israel which spake with his mouth to my father David my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel I have chosen Jerusalem my name there and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the God of Israel But the said to David my father as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well that in thine heart Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house but thy son which shall out of thy loins, he shall build house for my name. hath his that he hath spokenor I in the room of David my father, and st on the of Israel, as the promised, and have built house for the name of the God of Israel. And have put the rk wherein the covenant of the made with the children of Israel
And he before the altar of the in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and his hands Slomon had made a of five cubits long and five cubits broad, and three , and had set it in the midst of the court upon he and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel and no God like thee heaven in earth which keepest covenant and mercy unto thy servants that walk before thee with all their heartshich hast kept with David my father that thou him with thy mouth and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
Now God of Israel keep with thy servant David my father that thou him saying take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me. Now God of Israel let thy be , which thou unto thy servant David. in very deed dwell with mn on earth? ehold, which I have built to the prayer of thy servant and to his supplicationO my God to hearken unto the and prayer which thy servant before thee That thine eyes be open this house day and night, the place thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth this placeearken therefore unto the of thy servant and of thy people Israel, which they this place hear thou thy dwelling place heaven and when thou hearest If a man sin against his come before thine altar in this househen hear thou from heaven, and and judge thy servants, the his way upon his head and the righteous him according to his righteousness.
if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the, because they have sinned against thee and confess thy name, and make before thee in this househen hear thou from heaven and the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers. heaven shut up, there no rain, because they have sinned against theeyet if they pray this place and confess thy name and turn from their thhen hear thou from heaven and the sin of thy servants and of thy people Israel, thou them good way walk and send rain upon thy land which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.
If there dearth in the land, their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land or whatsoever sickness beThen shall be made of a all thy people Israel, shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall hands this house: hear from heaven thy dwelling place, and , and every man according unto all his way, thou for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of :hat they may fear thee walk in thy ways long as they live the which thou gavest our fathers.
stranger which is not of thy people Israel, come from a far for thy great names sake and thy mighty hand and stretched out arm thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee forhat all of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as thy people Israel and may that this house which I have built is called thy name. thy people go out to war against their enemies the way that thou shalt send them they pray thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and house which I have built for thy namehen hear from their supplication, and their .
If they sin against thee (there is no man) and thou be angry with them and deliver them their enemies, and they them away captive unto a land far or nearet if they bethink themselves in the land they , and turn and pray unto thee in the land with all their heart and all their soul in the land of their captivity they , and pray toward their land which thou gavest unto their fathers, and city which thou hast chosen, and house which I have built for thy name: Then hear from thy dwelling place, their supplication and their cause, and thy people have sinned against thee.ow my God let thine eyes be open and thine ears attent unto the made in this place. ow God in thy resting place thou and the rk of thy strength let thy priests and thy saints rejoice in goodness. God turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies David thy servant.
when Slomon had made an end of praying, came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrificesnd the glory of the filled the house the priests could not into the house of the , because the glory of the had the house And all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down and the glory of the upon the house, with their faces to the upon the pavement and the king and all the people offered before the . king Slomon offered twenty two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep so the king and all the people the house of God. And the priests waited on their offices the Levites with instruments of music of the which king made to the his mercy ever, when David praise their the priests trumpets them and all Israel stood. Moreover Slomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the : for there he offered and the fat of the , because the braen altar which Slomon had made was not able to receive the and the meat offerings and the fat. Slomon kept feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from Hmath unto the river of Egypt. And the eighth day they made a or they kept the of the altar seven days and the feast seven days. And the twent day of the seventh month he the people their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the had shwed David, to and to Israel his people. Slomon finished the house of the and the kings house and all that came in heart to make in the house of the and in his own house, prosperously
I have heard thy and have chosen this place myself an house of sacrifice. f I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my peoplef my people are my name, shall humble themselves and and seek my , and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and their sin, and will heal their land. mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attent unto the made in this place. have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name be there for ever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
And if thou walk before me as David thy father walked, do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe and my hen will stablish the of thy kingdom, according with David thy father, saying shall rule in Israel. But if ye turn away and forsake and my commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other ods and themhen will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them and this house which I have sanctified for my name out of my sight, and will make a proverb and a among all nations. And this house is high, shall be a And it shall be answered, ecause they forsook the God of their fathers which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and hold on other ods, and them and served them: therefore brought all this evil.
had built the house of the , and his own house the children of Israel in the wilderness and all the store cities which he built in Hmath. he built Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the nether, cities with walls, gates and bars And Baalath and all the store cities that Slomon had, and all the chariot cities and the cities of orsemen, and all that desire to build in Jerusalem and Lbanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
all the people that were left of the , Amorites, , and Jebusites, which were not of Israel the children, were left after them in the land, the children of Israel, them did Slomon make unt this day. But of the children of Israel did Slomon make no his work but they were men of war and , and captains his chariots and two hundred and fifty.And Slomon brought the daughter of Pharao out of the city of David the house that he had for heror he saidy wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel,
offered unto the on the altar of the which he had built before the porch according to the commandment of Moses, the sabbaths and new moons, and the solemn feasts the year, the feast of , the feast of weeks and the feast of .And the of David his father the the, and the Levites their , to praise and minister before the priests so had David the man of God commanded. And the commandment of the king unto the priests and Levites concerning , concerning the treasures all the work of Slomon unto the day of the foundation of the house of the and finished the house of the was perfect. hen went Slomon to and to Eloth the sea side in the land of Edom. And Hram sent him by the hand of his servants ships and servants that of the sea went with the servants of Slomon to Ophir, and thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought to king Slomon.
And the queen of Sba heard of the fame of came to prove with at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare and gold and precious stonend when she was come to Slomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Slomon her all her questions there was nothing hid from which he told her not.And when the queen of Sba had seen the wisdom of and the house that he had built, nd the meat of his table and the sitting of his servants and the of his , and their apparel, and their apparel and his which he went into the house of the there was no more in her.
And she said to the king te which I heard in mine own land of thine acts and of thy wisdom I believed not the words, until I came and mine eyes had seen it: and, the one half of thy wisdom was not told me: thou exceedest the that I heardappy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants which stand before thee and hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the thy God which thy God loved Israel, to them ever, therefore made he the king over them to do and .And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of great abundance precious stones there such as the queen of gave king Slomon. And the servants of and the servants of which brought gold from Ophir, brought and precious stones. And the king made of the the house of the and the kings palace, and harps and psalteries for singersnd there no such seen before in the land of Juda. And king Slomon gave to the queen of Sba all her desire she askedthat she brought unto the king. o she turned and went away her own land her servants. of gold that came to Slomon in one year was six hundred and six talents of goldesidethat which chapmen and merchants broughtnd all the kings of Arabia and of brought gold and silver to Slomon. And king Slomon made two hundred of gold six hundred of beaten gold to nd three hundred shields ofeaten gold three hundred of gold to shieldnd put them in the house of the forest of Lbanon. the king made a great of vory and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the with a footstool of gold fastened to the and on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the And twelve lions stood one side and on the other upon six stepshere was no in any kingdom.And all the drinking vessels of king Slomon were gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of were pure gold silver it was in the days of Slomon. For the kings ships went to with the servants of every three years once the ships of gold, silver, apes and peacocks.
And king Slomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Slomon, to hear wisdom that God had put in his heart. And they brought every man his present vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, , horses and mules year by year.And Slomon had four thousand horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen he bestowed in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem. And he reigned over all the kings from unto the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt. And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and edar trees and out of all lands.
the rest of the acts of first and last are they not written in the book of Nathan the rophet and in the prophecy of Ahiah the and in the visions of the against Jeroboam the son of And reigned in Jerusalem all Israel forty years with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
And Rehoboam went to Schem: for to Schem were all Israel come to make him king. And when Jeroboam the son of Nbat, in Egypt returned out of Egypt. And they sent and called him. o Jeroboam and all Israel came and Rehoboam Thy father made grievous: thou somewhat the grievous of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee. And he said themome again after three days. And the people departed.And king Rehoboam with that stood before Slomon his father while he lived, hat counsel give ye me to answer this people And they him sayingf thou be kind to this people and please them and speak words to them, they will be thy servants for ever. But he the counsel which the gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were up with himnd said themhat advice give ye that may answer this people which have me saying somewhat the yoke thy father did put upon us
And the young men that were up with him him saying answer the people that spake thee saying Thy father made our yoke heavyut make thou somewhat lighter my father put a heavy yoke upon you I will put more my father chastised you with whips I will chastise you with scorpions.
Jeroboam and all the third day, as the king bade sayingome again to me the third day. he king answered them king Rehoboam the counsel of the men, nd answered them after the advice of the young men sayingy father made your yoke I will add thereto my father chastised you with whips, I will chastise you with scorpions. o the king hearkened not unto the people for the was of God, that the might his which he spake by the hand of Ahiah the Silonite to Jeroboam the son of Nbat.And when all Israel saw that the ing would not them, the people answered the king sayinghat have we see to thine own house. all Israel to their tents the children of Israel tha dwelt in the cities of . Then king Rehoboam sent Haram that was over the tribute and the children of Israel stoned him with stones that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed gt him up his chariot to fl to Jerusalem. And Israel the house of David unto this day.
And when Rehobam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of and Benjamin thousand men to fight Israel, bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam. But the word of the came to the man of God sayingpeak unto Rehoboam the son of king of Juda and to all Israel in Juda and Benjaminhus saith the not nor fight your brethren: return every man to his house for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the and returned from going against Jeroboam.And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities in Juda Bethlehem, Etam and Bethzur, and Gth, and Ziph, Lachis and put captains in them and store of victual, and of oil and wine. And in shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong Juda and Benjamin .
And the priests and Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. the Levites left their uburbs and possession and came to Juda and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them o from unto the And he ordained him priests devils and the calves which he had made. And after them of all the tribes of Israel such as their hearts to seek the God of Israel to Jerusalem to unto the God of their fathers. o they strengthened the kingdom of Juda and made Rehoboam the son of Slomon three years for three years they walked in the way of David and Slomon.And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of hich bare him children Jeus, and Zaham. And after her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom which bare him Abiah, , Ziza and . Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines for he took eighteen wives and concubines and begat daughters And Rehoboam made Abiah the son of Maacah the chief ruler among his brethren for to make him king. And he wisely and of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin every citynd he gave them
when Rehoboam had the kingdom, and , he forsook the law of the , and all Israel with him, the fifth year of king Rehoboam king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem because they had transgressed against the ith twelve hundred chariots and thousand horsemennd the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt and came to Jerusalem.
Then came the rophet to Rehoboam and to the of Juda that were gathered to Jerusalem me, and therefore also in the hand of . the of Israel and the king humbled themselves and saidhe is righteous. And when the saw that they themselves, the word of the came to sayinghey themselvestherefore I will not destroy themut I will them and my wrath shall not upon Jerusalem. they shall be his servants know my service and the service of the kingdoms of . king of Egypt came Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the house of the , and the treasures of the kings house he took all he also the shields of gold which Slomon made. Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and the house of the , the guard and fetched them, and brought them again the guard chamber. And he humbled himself, the wrath of the turned from him,
years old when he , and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem the city which the had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to put his name there. And his mothers name was Naamah an Ammonite. And he did evil he prepared not his heart to seek the .
he acts of Rehoboam first and last are they not written in the of the rophet and of the ser nd the wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam And Rehoboam with his fathers and was buried in the city of David and Abiah his son reigned in his stead.
he eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abiah to reign over Judae reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mothers name was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of . And there was war between Abiah and Jeroboam. And Abiah battle with an of men of four hundred thousand chosen men Jeroboam in array against him with eight hundred thousand men And Abiah stood up upon Zemaraim in mount Ephraim and saidear me thou Jeroboam and all Israel not to know the God of Israel gave the kingdom Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons a covenant Jeroboam the son of the servant of Slomon the son of David, rebelled against against Rehoboam the son of Rehoboam was young and and not them.And now ye think to the kingdom of the in the hand of the sons of David ye be a great multitude and with you golden calves which Jeroboam made you for ods. ave ye not cast out the priests of the the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests the nations of other lands whosoever cometh with and seven rams, the same may be a priest them that are no ods.
But us the our God we have not forsaken and the priests the sons of Aaron, and the Levites unto the every morning and every evening and sweet : the shwbread in order upon pure table and the candlestick of gold with the lamps but ye have forsaken him. , God is with us , and his priests trumpets to cry alarm against you. children of Israel fight not the God of your fathers for not prosper
so they were before Juda, and the they cried unto the , and the priests the trumpets the men of Juda gave a shoutnd as the men of Juda shouted, God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abiah and Juda. And the children of Israel fled before Juda and delivered them into the hand And Abiah and his people slew a great slaughter: so there down of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Juda prevailed because they the God of their fathers. And Abiah after Jeroboam and cities from him Bethel with the towns , and Jesanah with the towns , and Ephrn with towns.
Jeroboam strength again in the days of nd the him, he died.
Abiah waxed mighty, and fourteen wives, and begat twenty two sons and sixteen daughters. he rest of the acts of and his ways and his are written in the story of the rophet .
with his fathers, they buried him in the city of David and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In days the land was quiet ten years.And Asa did that was good and right in the eyes of the his God took away the altars of and the , and brake the mages and cut down the grovesnd commanded Juda to seek the God of their fathers, and to do the law and commandment. he away out of all the cities of Juda the and the : the kingdom was quiet before him. And he built cities in Juda: the land rest, and he had no war in those years the had given him rest.herefore he said Judaet us build these cities and them walls and towers, gates and bars, while the land because we have him, he hath given us rest on every side. o they built and prospered. And Asa had an rmy that bare and spear, out of Juda three hundred thousand and out of Benjamin that bare shield and drew bows two hundred and thousand all men.
And there came out against them Zrah the with an ost of thousand, and three hundred chariots and came . Asa went out him, and they in array in the valley of Zephatah . And Asa cried unto the his God and said, it is nothing with thee to help them that have no power: help us O our God for we thee, and in name against this multitude. hou art our God let not man prevail against thee.
the smote the before Asa and Juda fled. And Asa and the people that with him them Gerarnd the were overthrown, that the were destroyed the and his ostnd they carried away And they smote all the cities round about Geraror the fear of the came upon themnd they all the cities for there was exceeding much in them. hey smote the tents of cattle and carried away sheep and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.
And the pirit of God came upon Azariah the son of And he went out Asa and said himear me Asa and all Juda and Benjamin The is with you, while ye be with him and if ye seek him, he will be found of you but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. turn unto the God of Israel and him, he found of them. And in those there no peace to that out inut great upon the of them with all adversity. and let not your hands for your work shall be rewarded.
Asa heard thse words and the prophecy of Oed the rophet, he took courage and put away the out of all the land of Juda and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the that was before the porch of the . And he gathered all Juda and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim Manasse and Simeonor the fell to him out of Israel, when they saw that God was with him. they at Jerusalem the third month the fifteen year of the reign of Asa. And they offered unto the th same time of the spoil which they had brought seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.And they a covenant to seek the God of their fathers with all their heart and all their small or great, man or woman. And they sware unto the with a loud voice and shouting and with trumpets and . And all Juda rejoiced the oath for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their and he was found of themnd the gave them rest round about., because she had made an idol in a grove: and down her idol and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook . the out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was all his . And he brought into the house of God the his father had dedicated, silver and . And there was no more war unto the year of the reign of Asa.
In the year of the reign of Asa Baasa king of Israel against Juda and built Ramah, to the intent that he let none to Asa king of . Asa out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the and of the kings house, and sent to Benhadad king of Sria, that dwelt at Damasc,There is a between me and thee, a was between my father and I have sent thee silver and gold go break with Baasa king of Israel, that he may depart from me. And Benhadad unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his against the cities of Israelnd they , Dan, Abelmaim and all the store cities of . And when Baasa heard that he left building of Ramah and let his work cease. hen Asa the king took all Juda and carried away stones and timber wherewith Baasa was and he built therewith and .
t that time Hanani the came to Asa king of Juda and said himecause thou the king of Sria, and not the thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Sria escaped out of thine hand. Were not the and a host with many chariots and horsemen? yet because thou the , he delivered them into thine hand. For the eyes of the him. Herein thou hast done foolishly therefore from henceforth thou shalt have war. Asa was wroth with the and put him in house for he was in a rage with him because of . Asa oppressed of the people the same of Asa first and last, are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel. And the thirty ninth year of his reign with his fathers and died reign And they buried him in his own sepulchre which he had made in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which filled with sweet odors divers kinds by the apothecariesnd they
his son reigned in his stead and in the land of Juda and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had . And the was with Jehosaphat, because he walked in the ways of his father David, and sought not But sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the stablished the kingdom in his hand and all Juda brought presents he rich and . And his heart was in the ways of the the and groves out of Juda. the third year of his reign he sent to teach in the cities of and with them Elisama and priests. And they taught in Juda, and had the book of the law with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Juda and taught the people.
And the fear of the fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Juda, that they no war Jehosaphat. the Philistines brought Jehosaphat and tribute silvernd the Arabians brought him , seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats. And Jehosaphat grend he built in Juda castles and cities. And he had in the cities of Juda and
of their fathers, the captains thousands the and with him men three hundred thousand. And next to him Jehohanan captain and with him two hundred and thousand. And Amaiah the son of unto the and with him two hundred thousand mighty men. And of Benjamin Eliada man of , and with him armed with bow and shield two hundred thousand. And with an hundred and thousand for war. These waited on the king, besidethose the king put in cities throughout all Juda.
Jehosaphat rich and , and joined affinity with Ahab. And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab sheep and oxen for him and for the people that with him, and him to go up Ramoth. And Ahab king of Israel said Jehosaphat king of Judailt thou go with me to Ramoth? And he answered him, I as thou, and my people as and we will be with thee in the war.
Jehosaphat said unto the king of Israel I pray thee the word of the the king of Israel gathered together of rophets four hundred men, and said unto themhall we go to Ramoth to , or shall I ? And they said, , that we might of him? And the king of Israel said Jehosaphat, here is yet one, the I hate him for he never good, but always evil Micah the son of . And Jehosaphat saidet not the king say so. the king of Israel called one of his officers, and saidetch quickly Micah the son of . And the king of Israel and Jehosaphat king of Juda sat either of them on his the gate of Samaria and all the rophets before them. And Zedekiah the son of made him horns of iron and said, hus saith the ith these thou shalt Sria until And all the rophets prophesied so saying Go up to Ramoth and prosper for the shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
And the messenger that went to call spake to him sayingehold, the words of the rophets to the king with one assent let thy I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak th And Micah saids the liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak. And when he was come to the king, the king said him Micah, shall we go to the king said to himow times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but truth to me in the name of the
Then he said I see all Israel scattered the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherdnd the saidhese have no master let them return every man to his house in peace. the king of Israel to Jehosaphat, id I not tell theethat he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?
he herefore hear the word of the I saw the upon his , and all the of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left. And the saidho shall Ahab king of Israel, that he may go and at there came out a spirit and stood before the and said I will him. And the said him, ? And he said I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so. 22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the hath spoken evil against thee. Zedekiah the son of , and smote Micah upon the cheek, and said thou shalt see th day when thou shalt chamber to hide thyself. Then the king of Israel, ake ye and him to Amon the governor of city, and to Joas the kings sonnd say, hus saith the kingut this fellow in prison, and feed him with bread and water of , until I in peace. And Micah saidf thou in peace, then hath not the spoken me. And said, earken ye people.
o the king of Israel and went up to And the king of Israel and they went to battle. the king of commanded the captains of chariots saying ye not small or great, save the king of IsraelAnd when the captains of the chariots saw Jehosaphat, they the king of Israelherefore compassed about him to fightut cried out, and the help him and God them from him. For when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from him. And a certain man drew bow and smote the king of Israel between the oints of carry me out of the host for I am . And the battle that dayowbeit the king of Israel in his chariot against the Srians until nd about the going down he died.
returned to his house to Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the went out him and said to king thou help the , and love them that hate the wrath upon thee. there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast away groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. And Jehosaphat dwelt at Jerusalem he went again the people from to mount Ephraim, and brought them unto the God of their fathers.
he set udges in the land throughout all the cities of Juda, city by city, nd said to the udgesake heed what ye do: for ye not man, but , is with you in the Wherefore let the fear of the be you take heed and do it: for there is no the our God nor of persons, nor taking of .
Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehosaphat set of the Levites and of the of the of Israel, the of the and they returned to Jerusalem. And he charged them saying do in the fear of the with a heart. And come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, law commandment, and ye warn them that they trespass not against the , wrath come upon you and your brethren do and ye shall not . And Amariah the priest is over you in all matters of the and Zbadiah the son of ruler the house of shall be with the good.
fter that the children of Moab and the children of Ammon and with them the Ammonites against Jehosaphat to battle. there came that told sayinghere cometh a great multitude against thee from and set himself to seek the , and proclaimed throughout all Juda. And Juda gathered themselves together to ask of the out of all the cities of to seek the . And Jehosaphat stood in the congregation of Juda and Jerusalem in the house of the before the new courtnd said God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven and not thou all the kingdoms of the heathen? nd in thine hand is power and might, that notheeArt not thou our God didst out the of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy for ever? And they dwelt therein and have built thee a therein thy name, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword judgment, pestilence or we stand before this house and (for thy name is in this house) and cry unto thee in our , thou hear and help.And now behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, thou wouldest not let Israel , when they came out of Egypt but they from them and destroyed them not s, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession which thou hast us . O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against useither know we what to do: but our eyes thee.And all Juda stood before the with their ones, their wives and their children
upon Jahaiel the son of the son of the son of Jeiel the son of a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the congregation And he saidearken all Juda and of Jerusalem, and king Thus saith the unto youe not by reason of this great multitudeor the is not yours, but Gods. before the wilderness of Jeruel. : fear not, nor go out them: for the
and the of Jerusalem fell before the the . And the Levites the children of the and of the stood up to praise the God of Israel with a loud voice on high. they early in the morning and the wilderness of nd as they went Jehosaphat stood and saidear me Juda and of Jerusalem Believe in the your God, so shall ye believe his prophets so shall ye prosper. he out before the army and to sayraise the for his mercy ever. And they began to and praise, the set the children of Ammon and Moab mount Seir, to destroy them: and when they had made an end of the of Seir,
in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitudend behold, they were dead fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And Jehosaphat and his people to away the spoil of them found among them abundance more than they could carry away: they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. And the fourth day they assembled in the valley of for there they blessed the therefore the name of the sa place he valley of unto this day. to go again to Jerusalem with for the had made them to rejoice their enemies. And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the . And the fear of God the kingdoms of , when they had heard that the fought against the enemies of Israel. o the realm of Jehosaphat was : for his God him rest
And Jehosaphat reigned Juda was thirty five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty five years in Jerusalem. And his mothers name was Azubah the daughter of Silhi. And he walked in the way of Asa his father and not ,that was in the sight of the their hearts unto the God of their fathers. he rest of the acts of first and last are written in the of Jehu the son of Hanani, in the book of the kings of Israel. this Jehosaphat king of Juda join himself with king of Israel, wicked And he himself with him to make ships to go to nd they made the ships in . Elieer the son of Dodaah of prophesied against sayingecause thou hast joined thyself with the hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken that they were not able to go to .
Jehosaphat with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of Davidnd Jehoram his son reigned in his the sons of And their father gave them great gifts silver, gold and precious things with cities in Juda: but the kingdom gave to Jehoram because he was the . when Jehoram was up the kingdom of his father and slew all his brethren with the sword, and of the of Israel Jehoram was thirty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahabfor daughter of Ahab wife and he wrought evil in the eyes of the . the would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.In his days the Edomites from under the hand of unto this day. Th same time also did from under his because he the God of his fathers. he made in the mountains of Juda, and cause the of Jerusalem to commit , and Juda
And there came a writing to him from Eliah the prophet Thus saith the God of David thy fatherecause thou in the ways of Jehosaphat thy father in the ways of Asa king of Juda, ut walked in the way of king of Israel and hast made Juda and the of Jerusalem go , like to the of the house of Ahab, and hast slain thy brethren thy fathers house, which were better than thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of th sickness day by day. the stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and the Arabians that , and carried away all the substance that was found in the kings house, and his sons and his wives so that there was never a son left him save Jehoahaz youngest son. And after all th the smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. And in process of time, the end of two years, his fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of diseases. made no , like the of his fathers. years old was he when he began to reign, and
reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mothers name was Athaliah the daughter of . e walked in the ways of the house of Ahab for his mother was his counsellor to do . Wherefore he did the like the house of Ahab for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction. e walked after their counselnd Jehoram son of Ahab king of Israel to Hazael king of Sria at Ramoth: and . he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which were given him at Ramh, when he fought with Hazael king of Sria. And the son of king of Juda went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was . was of God to when he was come, he out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of whom the had anointed to the house of Ahab.And Jehu was executing upon the house of Ahab found the of Juda and the sons of the brethren of that , he slew them. And he sought and they caught him he was hid in Samaria, and brought him to Jehund when they had slain him they buried him: ecausesaid they he the son of sought the with all his heart. the house of to .
Athaliah the mother of saw her son was dead, arose and all the seed of the house of Juda. But the daughter of the king took the son of and stole him from among the kings sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a . o the daughter of king Jehoram wife of Jehoiada the priest ( she was the sister of ) hid him from Athaliah that she slew him not. And he was with them hid in the house of God six yearsnd Athaliah reigned over the land.
And in the seventh year Jehoiada , and the captains of hundreds Azariah the son of , Ismael the son of Johanan, Azariah the son of Obed, Maaiah the son of Adaiah and Elisaphat the son of . And they went about in Juda and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Juda and the of Israel and they came to Jerusalem. And all the congregation made a with the king in the house of God. And said themehold, the kings son that ye shall do third part of you the gate of the foundation and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the . none come into the house of the , save the priests and that ministerhey shall go in, for they are holy: all the people shall keep the watch of the . And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man his weapon in his hand and whsoever
the Levites and all Juda did all things Jehoiada the priest commanded, and took every man his men: for Jehoiada the priest the . Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears and bucklers that king Davidwere in the house of God. And he set all the people every man his weapon in his hand, from the right of the to the left of the , along by the altar and the round about they brought out the kings son and put upon him the crown and the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said God save the king.
Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she the people into the house of the And she the king std at his pillar the entering, and the and trumpets the king and all the people of the land and with trumpets, the singers with instruments of praise. Then rent her clothes and reason, reason. Jehoiada the priest out the captains of hundreds that were followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For the priest saidlay her not in the house of the . they laid hands on her and when she was come to the entering of the the kings house, they slew her there.
And Jehoiada made a all the people went to the house of Baal and it, and brake his altars and his images, and slew Matan the priest of Baal before the altars. Jehoiada the offices of the house of the the hand of the priests the Levites, David had in the house of the , to offer the , as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and singing, as it was ordained by David. And he set porters the gates of the house of the , that none was unclean in any should enter in.And he took the captains of hundreds and the nobles, and the governors of the people and all the of the land, and brought the king the house of the and they through the high gate in the kings house, and set the king upon the of the kingdom. And all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was they Athaliah with the sword.
was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mothers name was Zbiah of . And did that right in the sight of the all the days of Jehoiada the priest. And Jehoiada him two wives and he begat sons and daughters. after th, that Joash was minded to the house of the . And he gathered together the priests and the Levites and said to themo out the cities of Juda and gather of all Israel to the house of your God year year, and see that ye haste the owbeit the Levites . the king called Jehoiada the , and said him Why thou not of the Levites to bring in out of Juda and Jerusalem the Moses the servant of the , and the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness For Athaliah had broken the house of God and all the dedicate of the house of the at the gate of the house of the nd made proclamation through Juda and Jerusalem to bring in to the the Moses the servant of God upon Israel in the wilderness. And the and all the people rejoiced and brought in and cast into the when they saw that there was much money the kings scribe and the high and the , and took it and carried it to his place againhus they did day by day, and gathered money.
And the king and Jehoiada gave it to th the house of the , and hired asons and carpenters to repair the house of the the workmen wrought and the work and they the house of God , and strengthened it. And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money the king and Jehoiada, were made vessels for the house of the even vessels to minister and to and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered in the house of the continually all the days of Jehoiada.
Jehoiada waxed old and full of diedn hundred and thirty years old was he when he died. And they buried him in the city of David among the kings because he had done good in Israel, God and his house. after the death of Jehoiada came the of Juda and made obeisance to the king. hearkened unto them. And they left the house of the God of their fathers, and served groves and wrath upon Juda and Jerusalem for this their . et sent rophets to them, to bring them again unto the nd they testified themut they would not .
And the pirit of God came upon Zchariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, above the people and said them Thus saith Godhy transgress ye the commandments of the ye prosper ye have forsaken , he forsake you. they conspired against him and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the . the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he saidhe
against him: and they came to Juda and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the of the people from among the people and sent all the spoil of them unto the king Damasc. the army of came with a small company of men, the delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the God of their fathers. they And they were departed from him, they left him in great diseases his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bednd he they buried him in the city of David but not in the of the kings. And these are they that conspired against him Zabad the son of an Ammonite and Jehoabad the son of Simrith a of the house of God, are written in the story of the book of kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
Amaziah was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem. is mothers name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did killed the king his father. But he slew not their children as it is written in the law in the book of Moses the commanded sayinghe fathers shall not die for the , the children for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin. Amaziah gathered Juda together and made captains over thousands and over hundreds the houses of their fathers throughout all Juda and Benjaminnd he numbered them from twenty years and above, and found them three hundred thousand men able to go to , that could handle spear and shield. e hired an hundred thousand men out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
But there came a man of God to him king, let not the army of Israel go with thee for the is not with Israel God shall make thee fall before the or God hath power to help to cast down.
And Amaziah said to the man of God, what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given the of Israel? And the man of God he is able to give thee much more than th.
hen Amaziah army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home againherefore Juda, and returned home in great anger.
And Amaziah of the children of Seir ten thousand. And other ten thousand the children of Juda, and them unto the top of rock and cast them down from the top of the rock that they all ut the of the army which Amaziah back not go with to battle, upon the cities of Juda from Samaria unto Bethhoron and three thousand of them and much spoil.
it , after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, h brought the ods of the children of Seir, set them up to be his ods, and bowed himself before them and burned unto them. Wherefore the was Amaziah and sent him a prophet, said himhy thou the ods of the people which not deliver their own people out of thine hand? to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and not my counsel.
Then Amaziah king of Juda took advice and sent to Joas the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu king of Israelome, let us see . And Joas king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Juda saying thistle in Lbanon sent to edar sayingive thy daughter to my son to wife there wild and trod down the thistle. Thou , ha the Edomites thine heart deliver them into the handof their enemies because they sought the ods of . king of Israel up and they saw , both he and Amaziah king of Juda at Juda. And Juda was put to the worse before Israel, and fled every man to his tent. king of Israel took Amaziah king of the son of at and brought him to Jerusalem, and 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 that were found in the house of God with Obeddom and the treasure of the kings house hostages, and returned to Samaria.
And Amaziah the son of king of Juda lived after the death of Joas son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years. he rest of the acts of Amaziah first and last are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel after th time that Amaziah did turn away from the they against him in Jerusalem and he fled to Lachis they sent after him and slew him therend brought him horses and buried him with his fathers in the city of Juda.
Then all the people of Juda took was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah. e built Eloth and it to Juda after the king with his fathers. Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty two years in Jerusalem. mothers name was Jecliah of Jerusalem. And he did that right in the sight of the all his father Amaziah. And he sought God the God: and as long as he sought the , God made him prosper.And he went against the Philistines and brake down the wall of Gth, and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Asdod, and built cities about and among the Philistines. And God help him against the Philistines and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the . And the Ammonites gave to and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened himself exceedingly. 9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem the corner gate, and the valley gate, and , and them. he built towers in the and digged many wellsor he had much cattle, both in the and in the plain: and in the mountains and in Carmel for he loved husbandry.
had an host of fighting men that went out to war the by Jeiel the scribe and Maasiah , under the hand of Hananiah one of the kings . he whole number of the of the men of were two thousand and six hundrednd under the handwas army, three hundred and seven thousand and five hundred that made war with might, to help the king against . them throughout all the host shields, spears, helmets, habergeons, bows and slings stones. And he made in Jerusalem by to be on the towers and , to shoot arrows and great stones . And his name spread far abroad for he was
transgressed against the his God went into the temple of the to burn upon the altar of incense. the priest went in after him with priests of the that were unto the , but to the priests the of Aaron that are to burn incense out of the sanctuary for thou hast trespassed in his hand to in his forehead before the priests in the house of the , beside the incense altar. And Aariah the chief priest all the priests looked upon him and behold he was leprous in his forehead, and they him thence to go out, because the had him. And the king a leper unto the day of his death and dwelt in house a he was the house of the nd Jotham his son the kings house the people of the land. he rest of the acts of first and last, did Isaiah the prophet the son of Amo write. with his fathers, they buried him with his fathers in the field of his son reigned in his stead.
Jotham was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mothers name was the daughter of Zado. And he did the temple of the nd the people did yet corrupt He built the high gate of the of the , and on the wall Ophel he built much. Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Juda, and in the he built castles and towers.e fought with the king of the , and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand of wheat and barley. So much did the children of Ammon him the second year and the third. Jotham became mighty, because he his way before the his God.
he rest of the acts of and all his wars and his ways are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Juda. He was twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And Jotham with his fathers, they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem he did not walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made . he in the valley of the of , and burnt his children in fire after the abomination of the the cast out before the children of Israel. and under every green tree.Wherefore the his God delivered him into the hand of the king of the him and carried away a great multitude of captive Damasc. And he was delivered into the hand of the king of Israel a slaughter.
For the son of slew in Juda an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, all men because they had forsaken the God of their fathers. And a mighty man Ephraim slew Maasiah the kings son and the of, and Elanah that was next to the king. And the children of Israel of their brethren two hundred thousand, sons and daughters, and away much spoil them, and brought to Samaria.But a prophet of the went out the host came to Samaria and said them, because the God of your fathers was wroth with Juda, he delivered them into your handnd ye have slain them that reacheth up heaven. And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Juda and Jerusalem bondmen and bondwomen, and deliver the captives again which ye have taken of your brethren: for the wrath of the is upon you certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Aariah the son of Johanan, the son of , the son of and Amasa the son of stood up against them that came from war, nd said unto theme shall not bring in the captives hitheror where we have offended the already, ye intend to add more to our sins and trespassor our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath Israel the men left the captives and the spoil before the and all the congregation. clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them and shod them and gave them to eat and to drink and anointed them, and carried all feeble of them upon asses and brought them to Jericho the city of trees their brethren: the returned to Samaria
unto the kings of to help. the Edomites and Juda and carried away captives. he Philistines invaded the cities the low country and the south of Juda and , Aalon, and because of Ahaz king of made Juda naked and transgressed against the . And king of came him and him, but not For Ahaz took away out of the house of the and out of the house of the and of the , and gave unto the king of trespass yet more against the to them, that they may help me. But they were and of all Israel. And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and , and shut up the doors of the house of the , and made him altars in corner of Jerusalem. And in of he made to burn incense unto other ods, and anger the God of his fathers.he rest of his acts and all his ways first and last are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel. And Ahaz with his fathers, they buried him in the city Jerusalem: but brought him not the of the kings of nd Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and reigned twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mothers name was Abijah, the daughter of Zchariah. And he did that was right in the sight of the all David his father. He opened the doors of the house of the , and repaired them. And he brought in the priests and the Levites and gathered them together into the east streetnd said unto themHear me ye Levites yourselves and the house of the God of your fathers, and the filthiness out of the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed and done evil in the eyes of the our God and have forsaken him, and turned away their faces from the habitation of the and turned their backs. they have shut up the doors of the porch and the lamps and have burned nor offered in the holy place unto the God of Israel. Wherefore the wrath of the as ye see with your eyes. For, our fathers the sword and our sons our daughters and our wives for th Now in heart to a covenant with the God of Israel that his wrath may . y sons be not negligent: for the ha chosen you to stand before him, and minister and burn
Then the Levites arose the son of Amasai and Joel the son of of the of the : and the sons of Merari, Kis the son of Abdi and Aariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Joah the son of and Eden the son of Joah: nd of the sons of Elizaphan and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph and Mataniah: nd of the sons of Heman Jehiel and and of the sons of Jeduthun and . And they gathered their brethren and themselves, and the commandment of the king by the word of the , to cleanse the house of the . And the priests went into the house of the to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the in the court of the house of the . And the Levites took it, to carry it out into the brook . hey began the first day of the first month to , and the eighth day to the porch of the : so they the house of the in eight days in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.hen they went Hezekiah the king and saide have cleansed all the house of the , and the altar of with all vessels, and the shwbread table with all the vessels which king Ahaz did cast , have and sanctified and, they are before the altar of the .
Hezekiah the king rose early and gathered the of the city and went up to the house of the . And brought seven seven rams, seven lambs and seven a for the kingdom, for the sanctuary and for Juda. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the they the and the priests received the blood and sprinkled it on the altar: they the rams sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they the lambs and sprinkled the blood upon the altar. And they brought forth the the sin offering before the king and the congregation their hands upon them And the priests blood upon the altar, to make for all Israel: for the king that the and the should for all Israel. And set the Levites in the house of the with cymbals, psalteries and harps according to the commandment of David and of Gad the kings and Nathan the prophetor so was the commandment of the his prophets. And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with trumpets. And commanded to offer the upon the altar. And when the began, the song of the began the trumpets with the instruments David king of Israel. And all the congregation , and the singers sang, and the trumpets and continued until the was finished.And when they had made an end of , the king and all that were with him bowed themselves and Hezekiah the king and the the Levites to praise the with the words of David and of Asaph the . And the
Hezekiah answered and saidow ye have the , and bring sacrifices and into the house of the . And the congregation brought in sacrifices and and a were . And the number of the which the congregation brought was and an hundred rams and two hundred lambs: all for to the . And the six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.But the priests were too few, not all the herefore their brethren the Levites help them till the work was ended, and until the priests sanctifiedor the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves thn the priests. And the were with the fat of the and the . o the service the house of the And Hezekiah rejoiced and all the people, that God had the : for the thing was suddenly.
And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Juda and wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the at Jerusalem, to passover unto the God of Israel. the king hd counsel his and all the congregation Jerusalem to keep the passover in the second month. For they could not keep it at that time the people gathered together to Jerusalem. And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation. they decree throughout all Israel from to Dan, that they should come the passover unto the God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not throughout all Israel and Juda, the commandment of the king children of Israel, turn again unto the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and will to the remnant of you that are escaped out of the hand of the king of . And be not like your fathers and your brethren which trespassed against the of fathers, therefore gave them up yield yourselves unto the , and his which he hath sanctified for ever and serve the your God, that his wrath may turn from you. For if ye turn unto the , your brethren and your children shall find compassion them that them captive, that they come again this land: for the your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn his face from you, if ye him. the posts from city to city the of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto ut they laughed them to scorn and mocked them. Nevertheless divers of Manasseh and of themselves and came to Jerusalem. the hand of God was to them one to do the commandment of the king and the , the word of the .
And there assembled Jerusalem much people to the feast of bread in the second month.And they arose and away the altars that were in Jerusalemnd all the incense they away and cast them into the brook . they passover the fourteenth day of the second monthnd the priests and Levites sanctified themselves, and brought in the into the house of the . And they stood in their after their manner according to the law of Moses the man of God the priests sprinkled the blood of the hand of the Levites. there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore passover otherwise than . But Hezekiah prayed for them fathers, though not according to the of the And the Hezekiah and healed the people.
And the children of Israel that were at Jerusalem the feast of bread seven days with great gladness and the Levites and the priests praised the day by day with loud instruments.And Hezekiah spake unto the Levites that good of the nd they did eat feast seven days and the God of their fathers. And the whole assembly took counsel to keep seven days: and they seven days with gladness. For Hezekiah king of to the congregation a thousand and seven thousand sheepnd the gave to the congregation a thousand and ten thousand sheepnd priests sanctified themselvesAnd all the congregation of Juda with the priests and Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel and that dwelt in Juda, rejoiced there was great joy in Jerusalemor since the time of Slomon the son of David king of Israel not in Jerusalem. the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people and their voice was heard, and their prayer up his holy dwelling place heaven.
when th finished all Israel that were cities of Juda, and brake the mages and cut down the groves, and and Manasseh, until they had them. all the children of Israel returned every man to his possession in their own cities.
And Hezekiah the priests and the Levites their course, every man according to his in the gates of the of the . the portion of his substance for morning and written in the law of the he the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the of the priests and Levites, that they might be in the law of the . And as soon as the came abroad the children of Israel brought abundance of corn, wine, oil and honey, and of all of the field and the tithe of all things brought they in . And the children of Israel and Juda that dwelt in the cities of Juda, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and tithe of things which were the their God, and them heaps. In the third month they began to lay the heaps and finished them in the seventh.And when Hezekiah and the came and saw the heaps, they blessed the and his people Israel. Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him and saidince began to bring the into the house of the , we have had enough, and left for the hath blessed his people the house of the nd they , nd in the and the tithes and the dedicate which the Levite rule Smei his brother next And Jehiel, his brother, at the of Hezekiah the king, and Aariah the ruler of the house of God. And the son of the Levite porter the the freewill offerings of God, to , in the cities of the prieststheir, to give to their brethren , as well to the as to the males from three and that into the house of the of their fathers from twenty years all the congregation of Aaron the priests were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, city, to give portions to all the males the priests and to all that were reckoned among the Levites.And did Hezekiah throughout all Juda, and that was good right and truth before the his God. And in work that he began in the service of the house of God, to seek his God did with all his heart, and prospered.
king of came and entered into Juda and against the cities and thought to them . And when Hezekiah saw that Sennaherib was come and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusaleme took counsel with his and to stop the water of the fountains were without the city: and they help him. o there gathered much people together stopped all the and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, the kings of find much water? he and built up the wall was broken, and towers, and another wall without, and repaired the city of David, and made darts and shields.And he set aptains of war over the people and gathered them together the street of the gate of the city and spake to them
the king of , the multitude that is with him: for there more with us than with him
With him is an arm of fleshut with us is the our God to help us and to fight our battles. And the people the words of Hezekiah king of Juda.
After Sennaherib king of his servants to Jerusalem (he himself against Lachis, and all his with him) unto Hezekiah king of Juda and unto all Juda that were at Jerusalem saying Thus saith Sennaherib king of us out of the hand of the king of not Hezekiah his and his altars, and commanded Juda and Jerusalem saying before one altar
what I and my fathers have done unto the people of lands? were the ods of the of lands able to their lands out of hand? all the ods of those nations that my fathers destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand? let not Hezekiah deceive you persuade you o this , yet believe himor no od nation kingdom was able to his people out of mine hand and the hand of my fathers: much less shall your God you out of mine hand And his servants against the God and against his servant Hezekiah. e wrote letter to rail on the God of Israel and sayings the ods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, shall the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand. they cried with a loud voice in the Jews speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to them and to them that they might take the city. And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the ods of the of the earth, which the work of the hands of mn.
Hezekiah the king and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed and cried to heaven. And the sent an angel of the king of he with shame his own land. And when he was come into the house of his od, saved Hezekiah and the Jerusalem the hand of king of to Hezekiah king of Juda: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.
In those days Hezekiah was sick the death and according to the Notwithstanding Hezekiah himself for the of his heart, both he and the of Jerusalem the wrath of the not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and nd he silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all manner pleasant ewels for all manner of beasts, and God had given him substance much. sa Hezekiah stopped the upper of and brought down to the est side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. the ambassadors of the of sent him to enquire of the wonder that in the land, God left him to and his goodness are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel. And Hezekiah with his fathers, and they buried him in the sepulchre of the sons of David: and Juda and the of Jerusalem did him at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
Manasseh was twelve years old when he , and reigned fifty five years in Jerusalem did in the sight of the , like unto the abominations of the heathen the cast out before the children of Israel. For he built again the which Hezekiah his father had broken downnd he reared up altars Baal and made groves and all the host of heaven and served them. he built altars in the house of the the ha saidn Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. And he altars all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the . And he his children fire in the valley of the son of he observed wrought much evil in the sight of the to anger.
And he carved magedol which he had made, in the house of Godf which God said to David and to Slomon his son, n this house in Jerusalem which I have chosen all the tribes will put my name for ever more the of Israel from the land which I have for your fathers so they to do all I have commanded Manasseh made Juda and the of Jerusalem to errand to do worse than the heathen the destroyed before the children of Israel. And the spake to Manasseh and to his people they not
Wherefore the brought upon them the aptains of the host of the ing of , which took Manasseh and bound him with and carried him to Babylon. And when he was in he besought the his God, and humbled himself before the God of his fathers, nd him: and he was of him and heard his and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. hen Manasseh knew that the was God.
th he built a wall without the city of David on the west side of Gihon in the a very great height, and put captains of war in all the cities of Juda. And he took away strange ods and the dol out of the house of , and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. And he altar the and sacrificed thereon and , and Juda to serve the God of Israel. Nevertheless the people did still in the , unto the their God only. rest of the acts of Manasseh and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the that spake to him in the name of the God of Israel, are written the of the kings of Israel.is prayer and how was , and all his sin and trespass, and the places where he and set up groves and mages before he was , are written among the of the . Manasseh with his fathers, they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his .
Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. he did that evil in the sight of the Manasseh his father for Amon sacrificed all the carved mages which Manasseh his father made, and served themnd not himself before the as Manasseh his father had himselfut Amon trespassed his servants conspired against him and slew him in his own house. the people of the land slew all that had conspired against king Amonnd the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his
Josiah was eight years old, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty years. And he did that right in the sight of the , and walked in the ways of David his fatherneither to the right hand to the left. n the eighth year of his reign, he was yet , he began to seek after the God of David his fathernd in the twelfth year he began to purge Juda and Jerusalem they brake down the altars of in his presence and the that were on high above them, he upon the graves of them that had them. And he burnt the bones of the priests upon the altars, and cleansed Juda and Jerusalem. And so did he in the cities of Manasse, Ephraim, Simeon altars and the groves and beat powder, and down the idols throughout all the land of Israel returned to Jerusalem
in the eighteenth year of his reign when he had purged the land and the , he sent Saphan the son of Azaliah, and Maasiah the governor of the city and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the his God. And when they came to Hlkiah the high priest, delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the had gathered of the hand of Manasse and Ephraim and of all Israel and of all Juda and Benjamin and the Jerusalem.
And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the gave it to the that wrought the house of the , to repair and and timber for and for the houses which the kings of Juda had destroyed And the men the work the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah Levites of the of Merari and and of the of the , and other of the Levites could skill of instruments of usic. over the bearers of burdens and all that wrought
they brought out the money that was brought into the house, Hlkiah the priest found book of the law of the given by Moses. And Hlkiah answered and said to Saphan the scribe I have found the book of the law in the house of the nd the book to Saphan. And Saphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word again, sayingll that was committed to thy servants, th do . And they have the money that was found in the house of the and have delivered into the hand of the overseers of the workmen. hen Saphan the scribe the king, saying Hlkiah the priest hath given me a booknd read it before the king.And when the king had heard the words of the law, he his clothesnd commanded and Ahikam the son of and Abdon the son of Micah and the scribe and Asaia a servant of the kings, sayingo enquire of the for me and for them that are left in Israel and Juda concerning the words of the book that is foundor great is the wrath of the that is upon us, because our fathers kept the word of the , to do after all that is written in this book.
And the son of the son of keeper of the wardrobe ( dwelt in Jerusalem in the God of Israel, ell ye the man that sent you to mehus saith the , I will bring evil upon this place and upon the thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judaecause they have forsaken me and have unto other ods to anger with all works of their hands therefore my wrath this place and shall not be quenched.And as for the king of Juda sent you to enquire of the , so shall ye say unto himhus saith the God of Israel concerning the words which thou hast heard
Because thine heart and thou didst thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place and against the thereof and humblest thyself before me, and thee to thy fathers and thou shalt be thy grave in peace, thine eyes see all the that I will bring upon this place and upon the of the same they brought the king word again.
the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Juda and Jerusalem. And the king went up into the house of the , and all the men of Juda and the of Jerusalem and the riests and Levites and all the people great and small: and read all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the . And the ing stood his and made a covenant before the , to the and to keep his commandments, his and his statutes with all his heart and with all his soul to the words of the in Jerusalem and Benjaminnd the of Jerusalem to the covenant of God the God of their fathers. And Josiah away all abominations out of all that pertained to the children of Israel, and all that were in Israel, to serve the their God. And all his days they not from the God of their fathers
Josiah passover unto the in Jerusalem and they passover the fourteenth day of the first month. And he set the priests in their and them the service of the house of the And said the Levites that taught all Israel were unto the ut the holy ark in the house which Slomon the son of David king of Israel did build and his people Israel And prepare yourselves by your , according to the writing of David ing of Israel, and the writing of Slomon his son. And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the of your brethren the people, and after the division of the of the Levites kill passover, sanctify and prepare your brethren that they may do according to the word of the by the hand of Moses.And Josiah gave to the people lambs and kids, for, all that were present thirty thousand, and three thousand of the kings substance. And his gave willingly unto the people the priests and the Levites Zchariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for two thousand and six hundred , and three hundred oxen. Conaniah and his brethren, and Hasabiah and Jiel and of the Levites, gave unto the Levites passover offerings, and five hundred oxen.o the service and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their and the priests sprinkled the blood from the, and the Levites to offer unto the , as it is written in the book of Moses. And so did they with the oxen And they the passover with fire
among all the people. And afterward they made ready for themselves and for the priests the of Aaronwere busied in offering of and the fat until night therefore the Levites prepared for themselves and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
And the singers the of Asaph in their according to the commandment of David and Asaph, Heman and Jduthun the kings and the porters waited at every gate might not depart from their service their brethren the Levites prepared for them. o all the service of the the sa day, passover upon the altar of the , according to the commandment of king Josiah.
And the children of Israel that passover time and the feast of bread seven days. And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel from the of Samuel the prophet neither did the kings of Israel such a passover Josiah and the priests and Levites and all Juda and Israel , and the of Jerusalem. n the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah.
After all this, when Josiah had the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Euphrates and Josiah went out against him. sent to him sayinghat have I to do with thee thou king of Juda? I not against thee this , but against house I have war God he destroy thee. Nevertheless Josiah not his face from him, but him fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho the mouth of Godnd to fight in the valley of the shot king Josiahnd the king said to his servants and put him in and brought him to Jerusalem he died and was buried in the sepulchre of his fathers. all Juda and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. And Jeremiah lamented Josiah and all singing men and singing women of Josiah to this day, and made an ordinance in Israel: and they written in lamentations.he rest of the acts of Josiah and his goodness written in the book of the kings of Israel and Juda.
the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and made him king his in Jerusalem. Jehoahaz was twenty three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem and the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king Juda and Jerusalem, and turned his name Jehoiakim Jehoahaz his brother and carried him to Egypt. Jehoakim was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that evil in the sight of the his God. Against him came king of Babylon and bound him in fetters to carry him to Babylon. carried of the vessels of the house of the to Babylon and put them in his temple at Babylon. he rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his bominations, and that was , are written in the book of the ings of Israel: and Jehoiacin his son reigned in his stead. Jehoiacin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and did that evil in the sight of the . And when the year was , king sent and him to Babylon with the goodly vessels of the house of the , and made Zedekiah his brother king over Juda and Jerusalem.
Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did that evil in the sight of the his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet the mouth of the . And rebelled against God of Israel. all the of the priests the people after all abominations of the heathen and polluted the house of the which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.And the God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, betimes he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place But they mocked the messengers of God and despised words and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the arose against his people was remedy. he brought upon them the king of slew their young men with the sword in him that stooped for age: gave all into his hand.
And all the vessels of the house of God great and small, and the treasures of the house of , and the treasures of the king and his he to Babylon And they burnt the house of God and brake down the wall of Jerusalem and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire all the goodly thereof And them that had escaped the sword to Babylon where they were servants to him and his until the kingdom of Persiao fulfil the word of the by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had her abbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept abbath years.
the first year of Cyrus king of Persia the word of the by the mouth of Jeremiah, the stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all kingdom, and it in writing, saying Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, ll the kingdoms of the earth hath the God of heaven given me hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalemis in Juda. among you of all his peoplehe his God be with him, and let him go up.
The end of the second book of Chronicles