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seen: there is nothing, ainong my treasures inose days was Hezekiah sick up! that I have notivewed hem. death: awi the prophet Isaialı the son of 16 And Isaiah suid unto llezekialı, Hear Amoz came to liim, and said unto hin, Thus the word of the LORD : Baith the Lord, Settiine horse in order; for 17 Behola, che days coine, that all that is thou shalt die, and not live.

in thine house, and that which thy fathers 2 Tlen he turned liis face to the wall, and have laid up in stere unto this day, shall be Braved unto the Lord, saying,

carried into Babylon : nothing shall be left, 3 1 beseecli!!iee, O LURD, remember now saith the Lord. now I baye walked before thee in truth, and 18 And of thy sons that shall issue from with a perfect lieart, and have done that thee, which inou shalt begel, shall they take which is good in thy siglit. And Hezekialı away: and hey shall be eunuclis in the patwept sore.

lace of the king of Ba',vlon. & And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was 19 They said Ilezekiah unto Isaiah. Gooi gone out into the inidille court, that the is the word of the LORD which thou basi spowerd of the Lord came to him saying, ben. Ang die said, Is it not good, if peace

5 Turn again, and tell Hezel ial the cap- and truth it in my days? inin of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the 20 ! and the rest ot the acts of Hezekiahi, Goul of David ihy father, I have beard thy and all his might, and how he made a pool, prayer, I have seen thiy tears: behold, I will and a conduii, and brought water into the heal tivee; on the third day thou shalt go up, city, are iney not written in the book of the into the house of the Lori).

Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 6 And I will add unto tly days fifteen 21 And Hezekiali slepe with his fathers; years; and I will deliver thee and tiis city and Manasseh luis son reigned in tris stead. out on the hand of the king of Assyria ; and

CHAP. AX1. builo defender as ei vienas mine, own sake, MA HOSE Hwasowelsea care ned when

7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs and five years in Jerusalem: and bis mo. and they look and laid it on the boii, and lie ther's name wus Heplizi-lah. recovered.

2 And he did that which was evil in the 81 And Hezekialı said unto lsaiali, What sight of the Lord, after the abominations of thall be the sign that the LORD will leal me, the leathen, whoin the LORD cast out before and that I shall go up into the house of the the chilwen of Israel. LORD the third day?

3 Fu, be built up again the high places 9 And Isaialı said, This sign shalt thoujwvich Hezekialı his father bad destroyed, save of the LORD, that the Lord will do and he reared up altars for Baal, and made he thing that be batlı spoken : siiall the a grove, as did Aliab king of Israel; and shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back worshipped all the liost of beaven, and serve Æn degrees?

ed thein. 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light 4 A, he built altars in the house of i'ne thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalein say, but let the shadow return backward ten will I put my name. degrees.

5 And be built allars for all the host of îl And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lor); and he brought ile shadow ten de. LORI. frees backward, hy which it had


down 6 And he made liis son pass through the a thic dial of Ahaz.

fire, and observeal times and used enchante 12 9 At that time Berodacl-haladan, the menis, and dealt with familiar spirits and bon of Baladan, king of Babylon sent letters wizards: lie wrought much wickedness in the und a present unto Hezekialı: for bie had sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. beard that Hezekiah had been sick.

7 And lie set a graven image of the grove 13 And Hezekial bearkened unto them, that lie bou made in the house, of which the and sbewed them all the house of his pre- Lord said to David, and to Solomon luis son, cious things, the silver, and the gold, and In this liouse, and in Jerusalem, which I have the spices, and the precious oinument, and chowell out of all the tribes or israel, will I all the bouse of his armour, and all that was pui my name for ever. found in his treasures : there was nothing in & Neither will I make the feet of Israel bis house, nor in all his dominion, that Heze-muve any more out of the land which I

gave kiah shewed them not.

their fathers; only if they will observe to do 11 Then came Isaialı the prophet unto accuraing to all that I have commanded them, king Hezekiah, and said unto hiin, Wbat and according to all the law that my servant said these men and from whence came Moses commanded them. they unto thee?

And Hezekiah said, They 9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh are come from a far country, even from Ba- seduced thein to do more evil than did the Dylon.

nations whoin the LORD destroyed before 15 And lie said, Whai bave they seen in the children of Israel. thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All 10 91 And the LORD spake by his servandi Jie things that are in mine house have ideylihe prophets, saying,

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11 Berause Manasseh king of Jucah bath sight of the Lord, and walked in all the way done these abominations, aru liath done wick- of David his father, and turned not aside to edly above all that the Amorires did, which the right hand or to the left. were before him, and hatlı made Judah also 31 And it came to pass, in the eighteenth co sin with bis idols;

year of king Josiah, that the king sent Sha12 Therefore thus saith the Lord God or plan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, Israel, Beliold, I am brmiging such evil upon the scribe, to the house of the Lord, saying, Jerusalemand Judalı, that whosoever heareth 4 Go up to Hilkiah the ligh priest, that he of it, both his ears shall tingle,

may sum the silver which is brought into the 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the door have gathered of the people : house of Alab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as 5 And let them deliver it into the hand of a nan wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning the doers of the work, that have the over. it upside down.

sight of the house of the LORD: and let them 11 And I will forsake the remnant of mine give it to the doers of the work which is in inheritance, and deliver them into the hand the house of the LORD), to repair the breaches of their enemies, and they shall become a of the house, prey and a spoil to all their eneinies ; 6 Onto carpenters, and builders, and ma

13 Because they have done that which was sons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to evil in my siglie, and have provoked me repair the house. 10 anger, since the day their fathers came 7 lowbeit there was no reckoning made fort'ı out of Egypt, even unto this day. with them of the money that was delivered

16. Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent into their hand, because they dealt faithfully blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem 8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto froinone endlo another; besides hissin where-Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of with he made Judah io sin, in doing that the law in the house of the LORD: and Hilkiwhich was evil in the sight of the LORD. ah gave the book to Shaphan, and he readit.

17 ! Now the rest of ine acts of Manasseh, 9 And Slapliante scribe came to the king, and all that he did, and his sin that he sin- and brouglit ihe king word again, and said, ned, are they not wrillen in the book of the Thy servants have gathered the money tbal Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

was found in the house, and have delivered it 18 And Manasseli siept with his fathers, into the band of them that do the work, that and was buried in the garden of his own have the oversight of the house of the LORD house, in the garden of Uzza : and Amon his 10 And Slapian the scribe shewed the son reigned in his stead.

king, saying, Hillialıthe priest hath deliver. 191 Amon wus twenty and two years old ed me a book: and Shaplian read it before when lie began to reign ; and he reigned two the king. years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name 11 And it came to pass, wlien the king hard wus Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz heard the words of the book of the law, that of Jotbab.

le rent his clothes. 20 And he did that which was evil in the 12 And the king commanded Hilkia: the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh did. priest, and Abikam the son of Shaphau, ani)

21. And he walked in all the way that his Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaaban father walked in, and served the idols that the scribe, and Asaliali a servant oflik g's, his father served, and worshipped them: saying,

22 And he forsook the LORD God of liis 13 Go ye, enquire of the Lord for me, fathers, and walked not in the way of the and for the people, and for all Judade, con: LORD.

cerning the words of this book that is land: 23 11 And the servants of Amon conspired for great is the wrath of the LORD that is agaist liim, and slew the king in his own kindled against us, because our fathers have house.

not hearkened unto the words of this book, 24 And the people of the land slew all thein to do according unto all that which is written that liad cospired against king Amon; and concerning us. the people of the land inade Josialı isis son 14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Alikam, anıt king in his stead.

Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asalialı, vienud. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Anon tolluldali the proprietess, the wife of Shallum which he did, are they not written in the book the son of Tikvah, the son of Harlas, keeper of the Chronicles of ile kings of Judah? of the wardrobe;(now she dwelt in Jerusalem

26 And he was buried in bis sepulchre in in the college ;) and they communed with her. the garden of Uzza: and Josial his son reign- 15 f And she said unto them, Thus saith the ed in his stead.

LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent

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gan to reign; and be reigned thirty and evil apon this place, and epon tie inhabitants one years in Jerusalem: and bis mother's Vereor, eren all the words of the book waich vame was Jedidalı, the daugliter of Adaiah lhe king of Judal bath read: of Boscath.

17 Because they have forsaken me, and 2 And he did that which was right in the bave burnt incense unto other gods, that (NCY

might provoke me to anger with all the works, Geha to Beer-slieba, and brake down the hign siiheir liauds; therefore my wrath shall be places of the gates that were in the entering <indled against this place, and shall not be in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the queurhed.

city, which rere on a man's left hand at the 13 But to the king of Judalı, whicle sent you gave uf the city. so en nire of the LORI), thus shall ye say to 9 Nevertheless the priests of the high places him, thus caith the LORD God of Israel, As came not up to the altar of the Lord in Je 'oruhingllie words whicle thou hast heard; rusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened

19 Recance thine heart was tenrler, and bread among their breuiren. houlasi frumbled livsell before thie LORD, 10 And he defiled Toplietli, which is in alien elion heardest what I spakeagainst this the valley of the children of Ilinnom, thar place, anlagainst the inhaliitants thereof, that no man might make liis son or his daugliter Hurr silould become a desolation, and a curse, to pass through the fire :0 Molech. Indha trenilliy clothes and wepe before me; 11 And be took away the horses that the : also have heard thee, sailli the LORD). kings of Judalı had given to the sun, al the

20 Beliold, therefore. I will gatherihee in- entering in of the limuse of the Lord, hy live to thy fatizers, and thou shalt be gathered into chamber of Nathan-melech the chan:berlain, thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not which was in the suburbs, and burned live chasee all the evil which I will bring upon this friots of the sun with fire. place. And they brought the king word again. 12 And the altars that were on the top of 6:14. SKIII.

the upper chamber of Aliaz, which the kings A the altars

unto him all the elders of Judah and Manas el lad made in the two courts ofllie of Jerusalem.

house of the Lord, did the king beai down, 2 And the king went up into the liouse of t!ie and brake them down from thence, and cast Lori), and all the men of Judalı, and all the the dust of' tliem into the brook Kidron. mhalitaws of Jerusalemn with him, and the 13 And the high places that were before priests, and the prophets, and all the people, Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of joch small and great: and he reart in their the mount of Corruption, which Solomon .ars all the words of the book of the covenant the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth which was found in the house of the Lord. the abomination of the Zidonians, and for

34 And the king stood by a pillar, and Cheinosh the abomination of the Moabites, nade a covenant before the Lori), to walk and for Milcom the aboniination of the chil fter the Lord), and to keep his command-dren of Ammon, did the king defile. nents, and his testimonies, and liis statutes, 11 And he brake in pieces the images, and rüh all their heart, and all their soul, to per- cut down the groves, and filled their places form the words of this covenant that were with the bones of men. written in this book: and all the people stood 15 1 Moreover, the altar that was at Betho the covenant.

el, and the liigb place which Jeroboam the 4 4 And the king commanded Hilkialı the son of Neba!, who made Israel to sin, had high priest, and the priests of the second order, made, both that altar and the liigl place he wod ile keepers of the door, to bring forth brake down, and burned the high place, and out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels stamped it small to powder, and burned the that were inade for Baal, and for the grove, grove. and for all the host of heaveir; and he burned 16 And as Josialı turned himself, he spied them without Jerusaleın in the fields of Kid- the sepulchres that were there in the mount, fon, and carried the ashes of them unto and sent, and took the bones out of the seSelii-el.

pulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and 5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, polluted it, according to the word of the whom the kings of Juilah bad ordained 10 LORI), wlicli the man of God proclaimed, burn inccine in the higli places in the cities who proclaimed these words. of Judah, and in the places round about Je- 17. Then he saiil, What title is that that! rusalem; them also that burned incense unto see? And the men of the city told him, Il is Baal, to the sun, ard to the moon, and to the the sepulchre of the man of God, whicli came planeta, and to all the host of heaven. fron: Judah, and proclaimed these things that

6 And he brought out the grove from the thou hast done against the altar of Beid-el. bouse of the Lon, without Jerusalem, unto 18 And he said, Let him alone ; let no man de brook Kidron, ined turned it at the brook move his hones. So they let huis benes alone, Kidron, and stamped it small 10 powder, and with the bones of the prophel that came out cast the powder thereof upon the graves of for Samaria. the children of the people.

19 1 And all the houses also of the high 7 And le brake duwn the houses of the places that were in the cities of Samaria, smlourites, that were by the house of the which the kings of Israel had made to proLorr, where the women wove hangings for voke the LORD 10 anger, Josialı took away, he grove.

and did to them according to all the acts 8°And he brought all the priests out of the that he had done in Beth-el. cities of Judalı, and defled the high places 20 And he slew all the priests of the high where tne priests had burnt incense from places that were there upon the altars, and burnt men's bones upon them, and returned 35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the lo Jerusalem.

gola to Pharaoh; but lie taxed the land to 21. And the king commanded all the give thic money, according to the command people, saying, kee; the passover imto the ment of l'haraoli: be exacted the silver and Lori) your God, as it is written in the book the gold of the people of the land, of every of thus covenant.

one according to his taxation, lo give it unio 22 Surely there was not holden such a pass - Pharaolı-nechoh. over, from the days of the judges that judgeil 36 1 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of old when he began to reign: and he reigned Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;

eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's 23 But in the eighteentlı year of king Jo- name was Zebudalı, the daugliter of Pedaiah siah, wherein this passorer was holden io the of Rumah. Lord in Jerusalem.

37 And he did that which was evil in the 21 $ Moreover, the workers with familiar sight of the Lord, according to all that lois spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and fathers had done. the idols, and all the abominations that were

CHAP. XXIV. spied in the land of Judalı, and in Jerusalem, TN his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Baly. did Josialı put away, that he mig lit perform lon came up, and Jehoiakim became his the words of the law, which ucre written in servant three years; then lie turned and rethe book that Hilkiah the priest found in the belled against him. house of the Lord).

? And the LORD sent against him bands 25 And like unto him there was no king of the Chaldees, and hands of the Syrians, before hiin. that turned to the Lord uilli all and hands of the Moabiles, and hands of the nis lieart, and with all his soul, and will: all children of Amion, and seni then against bis migli, according to all the law of Moses ; Judali to destroy it, according to the word neither after him arose there any like him. of the Lord, ulrichi he spahe by his servants

261 Notwithstanding :he Lurd turned not the prophets. from the herceness of liis great wrath, where. 3 Surely at the commandment of the Lord with his anger was kindled against Judah, came this upon Judalı, to remove them out because of all the provocations that Manas- of nis siglie, for the sins of Manasseh, accordbeli had provoked him withal.

ing to all that he did; 27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judal 4 And also for the innocent blood that he also out of my sight, as I have removed Is- shed, (for be filled Jerusalein willi innocent rael, and will cast off this city Jerusalem, blood,) which the LORD would not pardon. which I have chosen, and the liouse of which 5 4 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, I said, My name shall be there.

and all that he did, are they not written in 28 ! Now the rest of the acts of Josial, the book of the Chronicles of the kings of and all that lie did, ure they not written in the Judalı? book of the Chronicles orthe king of Judah? 6 So Jehoiakim slept with liis fathers; and

29 I loliis days Pharaoh-nechon king of Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to 79 And the king of Egypt came not a. the river Eurirates: and king Josiali went gain ony more out of bis land: for the king against him; and lie slew him at Niegiddo, of Babylon bad taken, from the river of when he had seen hiin.

Egype unto the river Euphrates, all that per20 And luis servants carried him in a cha- tained to the hing of Egypt. riot dead from Megiddo, and brought him & Jehoiachiin rus eigl'teen years old 10 Jerusalem, and buried hiin in his own se- when he began to reign; and be reigned in pulclire: and the people of the land took Je- Jerusalem iliree months: and his mother's hoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, name wizs Nelushita, the daugher of Elua. and made him king in liis father's stead. than of Jerusalem.

31 9 Jehoahaz icus twenty and three years 9 And he did that which was avil in the old when he began to reign; and he reigned sight of the Lord, according to all that his three months in Jerusalem: and his mother's father lad done. name was lamutal, the daughter of Jere- 10 1 At that time the servants of Nebu. mial of Libnai.

chadnezzar king of Babylon came up against 32 And he did that which ras evil in the Jerusalem, and he city was besieged. sight of the Lord, according to a! thai his 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon fathers had done.

came against the city, and liis servants did 33 And Plaraoli-nechol put him in bands besiege it. at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, that he 12 And Jeloiachin the king of Judah might nou reign in Jerusalem; and put the went out to the king of Babylon, ne, and liis land to a tribute of an hundred talents of mother, and his servants, anu bisprinces, and silver, and a talent of gold.

his oflicers; and the king of Babylon took 34 And Pharaoli-uecholi made Eliakim the lion in the eighth year of his reign. son of Josiah king in the room of Josial bis 13 And he carried out thence all the trea. father, and turned his name 10 Jeloiakiin, sures of the house of the LORD, and the treaand took Jehoahaz away: and he came to sures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all Egypt, and died there.

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nael had made in the temple of the Lorn, as 9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, the Lord lad said.

and the king's house, and all the houses of 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and Jerusalem, and every great man's house all the princes, and all the mighty men of va- burnt be with fire. ear, eren ten thousand captives, and all the 10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that cralismen and smiths : none remained, save were with the captain of the guard, brake the poorest sort of the people of the land. down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

15 And be carried away Jehoiachin 10 11 Now the rest of the people that were left Babylon, and the king's mother, and the in the city, and the fugitives that fell away bmg's wives, and his officers, and the inighty to the king of Balıylon, with the remnant of of the land; those carried he into captivity the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan, the cap froin Jerusalem to Babylon.

rain of the guard, carry away. 16 And all the men of might, eren seven 12 Bit ile captain of the guard left of thousand, and craftsmen and smitis a thou- the poor of the land to be vine-dressers and sanal; all that were strong and apt for war, lliushandmen. eren them the king of Babyloa broughtcap- 13 11 And the pillars of brass that were in tive to Babvlon.

the house of the Lord, and the bases, and 17 . And the king of Babylon made Jai-the brasen sea that was in the house of the tanial iis father's brother king in luis stead, Lord), did the Chaidees break in pieces, and and changed his name to Zedebiali. carried the brass of them to Babylon.

13 Zedekiah wus lwenty and one years 14 And the pols, and the shovels, and the oli when he began to reign; and he reigned snusTers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of eleven vears in Jerusalem: and his mother's brass, wherewith they ministered, took they naine tras llamuial, tlie daughter of Jere- away. miahof Libnali.

15 And the fire-pans, and the bow!s, and 12 And he did that which reals evil in the such things as were of gold, in gold, and of siglie of the Lord), according to all that Je- silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took baiakiin had done.

away. 0 For through the anger of the Lord il 16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until whichi Solomon had made for the house of be liad cast them out froin his presence, that the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was 2.edekiah rebelled ayainst the king of Ba- without weighit. bylon.

17 The height of the one pillar was eighCILAP. XXV.

teen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was liis reign, in the tenth month, in the cubits; and the wreathen work, and pome. tenth day of the month, thut Nebucharinczzar grunales upon the chapiter round about, all king of Babylon came, he, and all liis host, por brass: and like unto these had the second against Jerusalein, and pitched against it; pillar with wreathen work. and they built forts against it round about. 181 And the captain of the guard took

2 And the city was besieged unto the ele- Seraiali the chief priest, and Zephaniah the venth year of king Zedekial.

second priest, and the three keepers of the 3 And on the ninth day of the fourth door. month the famine prevailed in the city, and 19 And out of the city he an officer, there was no bread for the people of tie laud, that was set over the men of war, and five

4 And the city was broken up and all men of them that were in the king's prethe men of var fed by night by the way of sence, which were found in the city, and the the gate, between two walls, which is by the principal scribe of the lost, which inustered King's garden; (now the Chalees were a- the people of the land, and threescore men gainst the city round about;) and the king of the people of the land that were found in went the way toward the plain.

the city: 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued 20 And Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, aller the king, and overtook him in the plains took these, and brought them to the king of of Jericho: and all liis army were scaiteredj Babylon to Riblab. froin viin.

21 And the king of Babylon smote them, 0 So they took the king, and brought him and slew tiem at Kiblah, in the land oilla ap to the king of Babylon to Ribiah; and math. So Judal was carried away out of Hey gave judgment upon him.

their land. 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah be- 21 And as for the people that remained Orc his eyes, and put out the eves of Zede in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar kinl, and bound hiin with fetiers of brass, king of Babylon hind leli, even over them he and carried him to Babylon.

made Gedaliah the son of Abikam, the son 81 And in the fifth nionth, on the seventh of Slaphan, ruler. day of the month, (which is the ninetcentia 23 And when all the captains of the ar. year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby- mies, they and their men, beard that the king long) caine Nehuzar-adan, captain of the of Babylon had made Gedalialı governor, guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, in- there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even lsh. to Jerusalein :

mael the sou of Nethaniali, and Johanap the

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