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Success of Jeroboam, CHAP. XV. Zachariah slain by Shallum.

19 Now they made a conspiracyjing, to all that his father Amaziah against him in Jerusalem: and he had done; fied to Lachish; but they sent 4 Save that the high places were after him to Lachish, and slew not removed: the people sacrificed him there.

and burnt incense still on the high 20 And they brought him on places. horses: and he was buried at Jeru 5 And the LORD smote the salem with his fathers in the city king, so that he was a leper unto of David.

the day of his death, and dwelt in a 21 11 And all the people of Judah several house. And Jotham the took Azariah, which was sixteen king's son was over the house, years old, and made him king in- judging the people of the land. stead of his father Amaziah.

6 And the rest of the acts of 22 He built Elath, and restored Azariah, and all that he did, are it to Judah, after that the king slept they not written in the book of the with his fathers.

Chronicles of the kings of Judah ? 23 | In the fifteenth year of Ama 7 So Azariah slept with his faziah the son of Joash king of Judah, thers; and they buried him with Jeroboam the son of Joash king of his fathers in the city of David; Israel began to reign in Samaria, and Jotham his son reigned in and reigned forty and one years. his stead.

24 And he did that which was 8 1 In the thirty and eighth year evil in the sight of the LORD: he of Azariah king of Judah did Zadeparted not from all the sins of chariah the son of Jeroboam reign Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who over Israel in Samaria six months. made Israel to sin.

9 And he did that which was evil 25 He restored the coast of Israel in the sight of the LORD, as his fafrom the entering of Hamath unto thers had done : he departed not the sea of the plain, according to from the sins of Jeroboam the son the word of the LORD God of Is- of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. rael, which he spake by the hand 10 And Shallum the son of Jaof his servant Jonah, the son of besh conspired against him, and Amittai, the prophet, which was smote him before the people, and of Gath-hepher.

slew him, and reigned in his stead. 26 For the LORD saw the afflic 11 And the rest of the acts of Zation of Israel, that it was very bit-chariah, behold, they are written ter: for there was not any shut up, in the book of the Chronicles of the nor any left, nor any helper for kings of Israel. Israel.

12 This was the word of the 27 And the LORD said not that LORD which he spake unto Jehu, he would blot out the name of Is- saying, Thy sons shall sit on the rael from under heaven: but he throne of Israel unto the fourth gesaved them by the hand of Jero- neration. And so it came to boam the son of Joash.

pass. 28 | Now the rest of the acts of 13 I Shallum the son of Jabesh Jeroboam, and all that he did, and began to reign in the nine and thirhis might, how he warred, and how tieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; he recovered Damascus, and Ha- and he reigned a full month in Sac math, which belonged to Judah, maria. for Israel, are they not written in 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi the book of the Chronicles of the went up from Tirzah, and came to kings of Israel?

Samaria, and smote Shallum the 29 And Jeroboam slept with his son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew fathers, even with the kings of Is-him, and reigned in his stead. rae!; and Zachariah his son reign 15 And the rest of the acts of ed in his stead.

Shallum, and his conspiracy which CHAP. XV.

he made, behold, they are written Reigns of Azariah, Zachariah,&c. in the book of the Chronicles of IN

N the twenty and seventh year the kings of Israel,

of Jeroboam king of Israel be 16 | Then Menahem smote Tiphgan Azariah son of Amaziah king sah, and all that were therein, and of Judah to reign.

the coasts thereof from Tirzah: 2 Sixteen years old was he when because they opened not to him, he began to reign, and he reigned therefore he smote it; and all the two and fifty years in Jerusalem. women therein that were with child And his mother's name was Je-he ripped up.. choliah of Jerusalem.

17 In the nine and thirtieth year 3 And he did that which was right of Azariah king of Judah began in the sight of the LORD, accord-Menahem the son of Gadi to reign

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Reigns of Menahem, II. KINGS, Pekahiah, Pekah, fo. over Israel, and reigned ten years 30 And Hoshea the son of Elah in Samaria

made a conspiracy against Pekah 18 And he did that which was the son of Remaliah, and smote evil in the sight of the LORD: he him, and slew him, and reigned in departed not all his days from the his stead, in the twentieth year of sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Jotham the son of Uzziah. who made Israel to sin.

31 And the rest of the acts of 19 And Pul the king of Assyria Pekah, and all that he did, behold, came against the land: and Mena- they are written in the book of the hem gave Pul a thousand talents Chronicles of the kings of Israel. of silver, that his hand might be 32 1 In the second year of Pekah with him to confirm the kingdom the son of Remaliah king of Israel in his hand.

began Jotham the son of Uzziah 20 And Menahem exacted the king of Judah to reign. money of Israel, even of all the 33 Five and twenty years old mighty men of wealth, of each man was he when he began to reign, fifty shekels of silver, to give to the and he reigned sixteen years in king of Assyria. So the king of Jerusalem. And his mother's name Assyria turned back, and stayed was Jerusha, the daughter of not there in the land.

Zadok. 21 IT And the rest of the acts of 34 And he did that which was Menahem, and all that he did, are right in the sight of the LORD : he they not written in the book of did according to all that his father the Chronicles of the kings of Uzziah had done. Israel?

35 11 Howbeit, the high places 22 And Menahem slept with his were not removed: the people safathers; and Pekahiah his son crificed and burned incense still in reigned in his stead.

the high places. He built the higher 23 | In the fiftieth year of Aza-gate of the house of the LORD. riah king of Judah, Pekahiah the 36 1 Now the rest of the acts of son of Menahera began to reign Jotham, and all that he did, are over Israel in Samaria, and reign- they not written in the book of the ed two years.

Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 24 And he did that which was 37 In those days the LORD began evil in the sight of the LORD: he to send against Judah, Rezin the departed not from the sins of Jero- king of Syria, and Pekah the son of boam the son of Nebat, who made Remaliah. Israel to sin.

38 And Jotham slept with his 25 But Pekah the son of Rema- fathers, and was buried with his liah, a captain of his, , conspired | fathers in the city of David his against him, and smote him in Sa- father: And Ahaž his son reigned maria, in the palace of the king's in his stead. house, with Argob and Arieh, and

CHAP. XVI. with him fifty men of the Gilead | Ahaz joins with Tiglath-pileser: ites

, and he killed him, and reigned Ibbe seventeenth year af Pekanba 26 And the rest of the acts of son of Jotham king of 'Judah bePekahiah, and all that he did, be- gan to reign. hold, they are written in the book 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz of the Chronicles of the kings of when he began to reign, and reignIsrael.

ed sixteen years in Jerusalem, and 27 1 In the two and fiftieth year did not that which was right in of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the sight of the LORD his God, like the son of Remaliah began to David his father. reign over Israel in Samaria, and 3 But he walked in the way of reigned twenty years.

the kings of Israel, yea, and made 28 And he did that which was his son to pass through the fire, acevil in the sight of the LORD: hecording to the abominations of the departed not from the sins of Jero-heathen, whom the LORD cast out boam the son of Nebat, who made from before the children of Israel. Israel to sin.

4 And he sacrificed and burnt 29 In the days of Pekah king of incense in the high places, and on Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of the hills, and under every green Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel- tree. beth-maachah, and Janoah, and 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, Pekah son of Remaliah king of and Galilee, all the land of Naph-Israel came up to Jerusalem to tali, and carried them captive to war; and they besieged Ahaz, but Assyria.

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Ahaz reigns wickedly. CHAP. XVII. He spoileth the temple

6 At that time Rezin king of Sy; 17 And king. Ahaz cụt off the ria recovered Elath to Syria, and borders of the bases, and removed drave the Jews from Elath: and the the laver from off them; and took Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt down the sea from off the brazen there unto this day.

oxen that were under it, and put it 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to upon a pavement of stones. Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, 18 And the covert for the sabsaying, I am thy servant and thy bath that they had built in the son: come up, and save me out of house, and the king's entry withthe hand of the king of Syria, out, turned he from the house of the and out of the hand of the king LORD for the king of Assyria. of Israel, which rise up against 19 T Now the rest of the acts of me.

Ahaz which he did, are they not 8 And Ahaz took the silver and written in the book of the Chronigold that was found in the house cles of the kings of Judah? of the LORD, and in the treasures 20 And Ahaz slept with his of the king's house, and sent it for fathers, and was buried with his a present to the king of Assyria. fathers in the city of David: and

9 And the king of Assyria Ảeark. Hezekiah his son reigned in his ened unto him : for the king of stead. Assyria went up against Damascus,

CHAP. XVII. and took it, and carried the people Israel carried into Captivity: of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin. IN the twelfth year of Ahaz king

10 T And king Ahaz went to Da- I of Judah began Hoshea the son mascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Elah, to reign in Samaria over of Assyria, and saw an altar that Israel nine years. was at Damascus: and king Ahaz 2 And he did that which was sent to Urijah the priest the fashion evil in the sight of the LORD, but of the altar, and the pattern of it, not as the kings of Israel that were according to all the workmanship before him. thereof.

31 Against him came up Shal11 And Urijah the priest built maneser king of Assyria ; and an altar according to all that king Hoshea became his servant, and Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so gave him presents. Urijah the priest made it against 4 And the king of Assyria found king Ahaz came from Damascus. conspiracy in Hoshea:

for he had 12 And when the king was come sent messengers to So king of from Damascus, the king saw the Egypt, and brought no present to altar; and the king approached to the king of Assyria, as he had done the altar, and offered thereon. year by year: therefore the king of

13 And he burnt his burnt-offer- Assyria shut him up, and bound ing and his meat-offering, and him in prison. poured his drink-offering, and 5 1 Then the king of Assyria came sprinkled the blood of his peace-up throughout all the land, and offerings upon the altar.

went up to Samaria, and besieged 14 And he brought also the it three years. brazen altar, which was before the 6 | In the ninth year of Hoshea LORD, from the forefront of the the king of Assyria took Samaria, house, from between the altar and and carried Israel away into Asthe house of the LORN,, and syria, and placed them in Halah put it on the north side of the and in Habor by the river of altar.

Gozan, and in the cities of the 15 And king Ahaz commanded Medes. Urijah the priest, saying, Upon 7 For so it was, that the children the great altar burn the morning of Israel had sinned against the burnt-offering, and the evening LORD their God, which had meat-offering, and the king's burnt- brought them up out of the land sacrifice, , and his meat-offering, of Egypt, from under the hand of with the burnt-offering of all the Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had people of the land, and

their meat- feared

other gods, offering, and their drink-offerings; 8 And walked in the statutes ou and sprinkle upon it all the blood the heathen whorn the LORD cast of the burnt-offering, and all the out from before the children of Isblood of the sacrifice: and the rael, and of the kings of Israel, brazen altar shall be for me to in- which they had made. quire by.

9 And the children of Israel did 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, secretly those things that were not according to all that king Ahaz right against the LORD their God, commanded.

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Israel carried captive. II. KINGS, The mired worship all their cities, from the tower following the LORD, and made of the watchmen to the fenced them sin a great sin. city.

22 For the children of Israel 10 And they set them up images walked in all the sins of Jeroboam and groves in every high hill, and which he did; they departed not under every green tree :

from them; 11 And there they burned incense 23 Until 'the LORD removed Isin all the high places, as did the rael out of his sight, as he had said heathen whom the LORD carried by all his servants the prophets. away before them; and wrought So was Israel carried away out of wicked things to provoke the LORD their own land to Assyria unto to anger:

this day. 12 For they served idols, where 24 T. And the king of Assyria of the LORD had said unto them, brought men from Babylon, and Ye shall not do this thing.

from Cuthah, and from Ava, and 13 Yet the Lord testified against from Hamath, and from SepharIsrael, and against Judah, by all vaim, and placed them in the cities the prophets, and by all the seers, of Samaria instead of the children saying, Turn ye from your evil of Israel : and they possessed ways, and keep my command- Samaria, and dwelt in the cities ments, and my statutes, according thercof. to all the law which I commanded 25 And so it was at the beginning your fathers, and which I sent to of their dwelling there, that they you by my servants the prophets. feared not the LORD therefore

14 Notwithstanding, they would the LORD sent lions among them, not hear, but hardened their necks, which siew some of them. like to the neck of their fathers, 26 Wherefore they spake to the that did not believe in the LORD king of Assyria, saying, The their God.

nations which thou hast removed, 15 And they rejected his statutes, and placed in the cities of Samaria, and his covenant that he made know not the manner of the God with their fathers, and his testi- of the land: therefore he hath sent monies which he testified against lions among them, and behold, them; and they followed vanity, they slay them, because they know and became vain, and went after not the manner of the God of the the heathen that were round about land. them, concerning whom the LORD 27 Then the king of Assyria had charged them, that they should commanded, saying, Carry thither do like the

one of the priests whom ye brought 16 And they left all the com- from thence; and let them go and mandments of the LORD their dwell there, and let him teach God, and made them molten them the manner of the God of the images, even two calves, and made land. a grove, and worshipped all the 28 Then one of the priests whom host of heaven, and served Baal. they had carried away from Sama

17 And they caused their sons ria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and and their daughters to pass through taught them how they should fear the fire, and used divination and the LORD. enchantments, and sold themselves 29 Howbeit, every nation made to do evil in the sight of the LORD, gods of their own, and put them in to provoke him to anger.

the houses of the high places wbich 18 Therefore the LORD was the Samaritans had made, every very angry with Israel, and re- nation in their cities wherein they moved them out of his sight: there dwelt. was none left but the tribe of Ju 30 And the men of Babylon dah only.

made Succoth-benoth, and the men 19 Also Judah kept not the com- of Cuth made Nergal, and the mandments of the LORD their men of Hamath made Ashima, God, but walked in the statutes of 31 And the Avites made Nibbaz Israel which they made.

and Tartak, and the Sepharvites 20 And the Lord rejected all the burnt their children in fire to seed of Israel, and afflicted them, Adrammelech and Anammelech, and delivered them into the hand the gods of Sepharyaim. of spoilers, until he had cast them 32 So they feared the LORD, and out of his sight.

made unto themselves of the low2 For he rent Israel from the est of them priests of the high house of David; and

they made places, which sacrificed for them Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: in the houses of the high places. and Jeroboam drave Israel from 33 They feared the LORD, and

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of the Samaritans. CHAP. XVIII. Sennacherib invades Judah served their own gods, after the cense to it: and he called it Nemanner of the nations whom they hushtan. carried away from thence.

5 He trusted in the LORD God 34 Unto this day they do after of Israel; so that after him was the former manners: they fear not none like him among all the kings the LORD, neither do they after of Judah, nor any that were betheir statutes, or after their ordi- fore him. nances, or after the law and com 6 For he clave to the LORD, and mandment which the LORD com-departed not from following him, manded the children of Jacob, but kept his commandments, whom he named Israel;

which the LORD commanded 35 With whom the LORD had Moses. made a covenant, and charged 7 And the LORD was with him : them, saying, Ye shall not fear and he prospered whithersoever other gods, nor bow yourselves to he went forth: and he rebelled them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice against the king of Assyria, and to them:

served him not. 36 But the LORD, who brought 8 He smote the Philistines, even you up out of the land of Egypt unto Gaza, and the borders therewith great power and a stretched- of, from the tower of the watchout arm, him shall ye fear, and him men to the fenced city. shall ye worship, and to him shall 9 1 And it came to pass in th ye do sacrifice.

fourth year of king Hezekiah, 37 And the statutes, and the or- which was the seventh year of dinances,, and the law, and the Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, commandment which he wrote for that Shalmaneser king of Assyria you, ye shall observe to do for came up against Samaria, and beevermore; and ye shall not fear sieged it. other gods.

10 And at the end of three years 38 And the covenant that I have they took it : even in the sixth year made with you ye shall not for- of Hezekiah, (that is, the ninth get; neither shall ye fear other year of Hoshea king of Israel,) Sagods.

maria was taken. 39 But the LORD your God ye 11 And the king of Assyria did shall fear; and he shall deliver you carry away Israel unto Assyria, out of the hand of all your ene- and put them in Halah and in Hamies.

bor by the river of Gozan, and in 40 Howbeit they did not hearken, the cities of the Medes: but they did after their former man 12 Because they obeyed not the ner.

voice of the LORD their God, but 41 So these nations feared the transgressed his covenant, and all LORD, and served their graven that Moses the servant of the LORD images, both their children, and commanded, and would not hear their children's children: as did them, nor do them. their fathers, so do they unto this 13'T Now in the fourteenth year day.

of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib CHAP. XVIII.

king of Assyria come up against The good Reign of Hezekiah. all the fenced cities of Judah, and Now it came to pass in the took them.

14 And Hezekiah king of Judah Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah sent to the king of Assyria to Lathe son of Ahaz king of Judah be-chish, saying, I have offended; gan to reign.

return from me: that which thou 2 T.venty and five years old puttest on me I will bear. And the was he when he began to reign; king of Assyria appointed unto Heand he reigned twenty and nine zekiah king of Judah three hundred years in Jerusalem. His mother's talents of silver and thirty talents name also was Abi the daughter of gold. of Zachariah.

15 And Hezekiah gave him all 3 And he did that which was the silver that was found in the right in the sight of the LORD, ac- house of the LORD, and in the cording to all that David his father treasures of the king's house. did.

16 At that time did Hezekiah 4 T He removed the high places, cut off the gold from the doors of and brake the images, and cut the temple of the LORD, and from down the groves, and brake in the pillars which Hezekiah king of pieces the brazen serpent that Mo- Judah had overlaid, and gave it to ses had made: for unto those days the king of Assyria. the children of Israel did burn in 17 | And the king of Assyria sent

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