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The passover is kept. CHAPTER XXXI. The people bring in tithes. Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long 24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give time in such sort as it was written.

to the congregation a thousand bullocks and 6 So the posts went with the letters from the seven thousand sheep ; and the princes gave to king and his princes throughout all Israel and the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten Judah, and according to the commandment of thousand sheep: and a great number of priests the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn sanctified themselves. again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, 23 And all the congregation of Judah, with and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of the priests and the Levites, and all the congreyou that are escaped out of the hand of the gation that came out of Israel, and the stran. kings of Assyria.

gers that came out of the land of Israel, and 7 And .be not ye like your fathers, and like that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced. your brethren, which trespassed against the 26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem : for LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave since the time of Solomon the son of David them up to desolation, as ye see.

king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusa8 Now be ye not stiff-necked, as your fathers lem. were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and 27 1 Then the priests the Levites arose and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sancti. blessed the people : and their voice was heard, fied for ever: and serve the LORD your God, and their prayer came up to his holy dwellingthat the fierceness of his wrath may turn away place, even unto heaven. from you.

CHAPTER XXXI. 9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compas.

1 The people is forward in destroying idolatry. sion before them that lead them captive, so that

2 Hezekiah ordereth the courses of the priests they shall come again into this land for the

and Levites, and provideth for their work LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and

and maintenance. 5 The people's forwardwill not turn away his face from you, if ye re.

ness in offerings and tithes. 11 Hezekiah turn unto him.

appointeth officers to dispose of the tithes. 20 10 So the posts passed from city to city through

The sincerity of Hezekiah. the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even un NOW when all this was finished, all Israel to Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, that were present went out to the cities of and mocked them.

Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut 11 Nevertheless, divers of Asher and Manas. down the groves, and threw down the high seh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and places and the altars out of all Judah and Ben. came to Jerusalem.

jamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until 12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all them one heart to do the commandment of the the children of Israel returned, every man to his king and of the princes, by the word of the possession, into their own cities. LORD.

2 | And Hezekiah appointed the courses of 13 11 And there assembled at Jerusalem much the priests and the Levites after their courses, people to keep the feast of unleavened bread every man according to his service, the priests in the second month, a very great congrega and Levites for burnt-offerings and for peace. tion..

offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and 14 And they arose and took away the altars to praise in the gates of the tents of the Lord. that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for in 3 He appointed also the king's portion of his cense took they away, and cast them into the substance for the burnt-offerings, to wit, for the brook Kidron.

morning and evening burnt-offerings, and the 15 Then they killed the passover on the four. burnt-offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new. teenth day of the second month : and the priests moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified the law of the LORD. themselves, and brought in the burnt-offerings 4 Moreover, he commanded the people that into the house of the LORD,

dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the 16 And they stood in their place after their priests and the Levites, that they might be en. manner, according to the law of Moses the man couraged in the law of the LORD. of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which 51 And as soon as the commandment came they received of the hand of the Levites.

abroad, the children of Israel brought in abun. 17 For there were many in the congregation dance the first-fruits of corn, wine, and oil, and that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites honey, and of all the increase of the field : had the charge of the killing of the passovers and the tithe of all things brought they in abun. for every one that was not clean, to sanctify dantly. them unto the LORD.

6 And concerning the children of Israel and 18 For a multitude of the people, even many Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar and Zeb. also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and ulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they the tithe of holy things which were consecrated eat the passover otherwise than it was written. | unto the LORD their God, and laid them by But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The heaps. good LORD pardon every one

7 In the third month they began to lay the 19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in LORD God of his fathers, though he be not the seventh month. cleansed according to the purification of the 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came sanctuary.

and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and 20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, his people Israel. and healed the people.

9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests 21 And the children of Israel that were pres. and the Levites concerning the heaps. ent at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened 10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house bread seven days with great gladness; and the of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by people began to bring the offerings into the day, singing with loud instruments unto the house of the LORD, we have had enough to LORD.

eat, and have left plenty : for the LORD hath 22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all blessed his people; and that which is left is this the Levites that taught the good knowledge of great store. the LORD: and they did eat throughout the 11 | Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare feast seven days, offering peace-offerings, and chambers in the house of the LORD; and they making confession to the LORD God of their prepared them, fathers.

12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes, 23 And the whole assembly took counsel to and the dedicated things faithfully: over which keep other seven days : and they kept other Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his seven days with gladness.

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Sennacherib invadeth Judah. II. CHRONICLES. The Assyrian army cut off.

13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, I 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and us is the LORD our God to help us, and to Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Be. fight our battles. And the people rested them. naiah, were overseers under the hand of Cono. selves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Ju. niah and Shimei his brother, at the command dah. ment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the 9. After this did Sennacherib king of As. ruler of the house of God.

| syria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but he 14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his porter toward the east, was over the free-will power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Juofferings of God, to distribute the oblations of dah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, the LORD, and the most holy things.

saying, 15 And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, 10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and She Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege caniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set | in Jerusalem ? office, to give to their brethren by courses, as 11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give well to the great as to the small:

over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, 16 Beside their genealogy of males, from three saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out years old and upward, even unto every one that of the hand of the king of Assyria ? entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily 12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away portion for their service in their charges accord. his high places, and his altars, and command. ing to their courses ;

ed Judah aud Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall wor. 17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the ship before one altar, and burn incense upon house of their fathers, and the Levites from it? twenty years old and upward, in their charges, 13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have by their courses:

done unto all the people of other lands? were 18 And to the genealogy of all their little the gods of the nations of those lands any ones, their wives, and their sons, and their ways able to deliver their lands out of mine daughters, through all the congregation : for in hand? their set office they sanctified themselves in holi. 14 Who was there among all the gods of those ness :

nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, could deliver his people out of mine band, that which were in the fields of the suburbs of their your God should be able to deliver you out of cities, in every several city, the men that were mine hand? expressed by name, to give portions to all the 15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive males among the priests, and to all that were you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither reckoned by genealogies among the Levites. yet believe him: for no god of any nation or

2017 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all kingdom was able to deliver his people out of Judah, and wrought that which was good and mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers : right and truth before the Lord his God.

how much less shall your God deliver you out of, 21 And in every work that he began in the mine hand ? service of the house of God, and in the law, and 16 And his servants spake yet more against in the commandments, to seek his God, he did the LORD God, and against his servant Heze. it with all his heart, and prospered.

kiah. CHAPTER XXXII.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD 1 Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah for.

God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying,

As the gods of the nations of other lands have tifieth himself, and encourageth his people.

not delivered their people out of mine hand, so 9 Against the blasphemies of Sennacherib, by

shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people message and letters, Hezekiah and Isaiah

out of mine hand. pray. 21 An angel destroyeth the host of the

18 Then they cried with a loud voice, in the Assyrians, to the glory of Hezekiah. 24

Jews' speech, unto the people of Jerusalem Hezekiah praying in his sickness, God giv.

that were on the wall, to affright them, and eth him a sign of recovery. 25 He waring

to trouble them; that they might take the proud is humbled by God. 27 His wealth

city. and works. 31 His error in the ambassage

19 And they spake against the God of Jeru. of Babylon. 32 He dying, Manasseh suc

salem, as against the gods of the people of the ceedeth him.

earth, which were the work of the hands of AFTER these things, and the establishment man.

1 thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, 20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and and entered into Judah, and encamped against the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and the fenced cities, and thought to win thein for cried to heaven. himself,

21 1 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders was come, and that he was purposed to fight and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. against Jerusalem,

So he returned with shame of face to his own 3 He took counsel with his princes and his land. And when he was come into the house mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains | of his god, they that came forth of his own bow. which were without the city: and they did help els slew him there with the sword. him.

22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the in4 So there was gathered much people together, habitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sen. who stopped all the fountains, and the brook nacherib the king of Assyria, and from the that ran through the midst of the land, saying, hand of all other, and guided them on every Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find side. much water?

23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to 5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Ju. all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to dah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all the towers, and another wall without, and re. nations from thenceforth. paired Millo in the city of David, and made 24 | In those days Hezekiah was sick to the darts and shields in abundance.

death, and prayed unto the LORD: and he spake 6 And he set captains of war over the people, unto him, and he gave him a sign. and gathered them together to him in the street 25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to to the benefit done unto him ; for his henrt was them, saying,

lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, 7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor | and upon Judah and Jerusalem. dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the 26 Notwithstanding, Hezekiah humbled him. multitude that is with him : for there be more self for the pride of his heart, both he and the with us than with him.

| inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of

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Manasseh's wicked reign. CHAPTER XXXIV. the LORD came not upon them in the days of | 11 Wherefore the Lord brought upon them Hezekiah.

the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, 27 1 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches which took Manasseh among the thorus, and and honor: and he made himself treasuries for bound him with fetters, and carried him to silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and Babylon. for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of 12 And when he was in affliction, he besought pleasant jewels :

the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly 28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, before the God of his fathers, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of 13 And prayed unto him: and he was en. beasts, and cotes for flocks.

treated of him, and heard his supplication, and 29 Moreover, he provided him cities, and pos brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingsessions of flocks and herds in abundance : for dom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he God bad given him substance very much.

was God. 30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper 14 Now after this, he built a wall without the water-course of Gibon, and brought it straight city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the down to the west side of the city of David. And valley, even to the entering in at the fish-gate, Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a 31 | How beit, in the business of the ambas. very great height, and put captains of war in all sadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto the fenced cities of Judah. him to inquire of the wonder that was done in 15 And he took away the strange gods, and the land, God left him, to try him, that he might the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the kuow all that was in his heart.

ultars that he had built in the mount of the house 32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them and his goodness, behold, they are written in the out of the city. vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, 16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and and in the book of the kings of Judah and Is sacrificed thereon peace-offerings and thank. rael.

offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and LORD God of Israel. they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres 17 Nevertheless, the people did sacrifice still of the sons of David : and all Judah and the in. in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God habitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his only. death: and Manasseh his son reigned in his 18 1 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and stead

his prayer unto his God, and the words of the CHAPTER XXXIII.

seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD

God of Israel, behold, they are written in the 1 Manasseh's wicked reign. 3 He setteth up

book of the kings of Israel idolatry, and would not be admonished. 11

19 His prayer also, and how God was entreated He is carried into Babylon. 12 Upon his

of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the prayer to God he is released, and putteth

places wherein he built high places, and set up doron idolatry. 18 His acts. 20 He dying,

groves and graven images, before he was hum. Amon succeedeth him. 21 Amon reigning bled : behold, they are written among the say. wickedly is slain by his servants. 25 The

ings of the seers. murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth 2011 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and him.

they buried him in his own house : and Amon MANASSEH was twelve years old when he W began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five 21 11 Amon was two and twenty years old years in Jerusalem :

when he began to reign, and reigned two years 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of in Jerusalem. the LORD, like unto the abominations of the 22 But he did that which was evil in the sight heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father : for the children of Israel.

Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images 3 | For he built again the high places which which Manasseh his father had made, and served Hezekiah his father had broken down; and he them; reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, 23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; served them.

but Amon trespassed more and more. 4 Also be built altars in the house of the 24 And his servants conspired against him, and LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusa. slew him in his own house. lem shall my name be for ever.

25 1 But the people of the land slew all them 5 And he built altars for all the host of that had conspired against king Amon; and heaven in the two courts of the house of the the people of the land made Josiah his son king LORD.

in his stead. 6 And he caused his children to pass through

CHAPTER XXXIV. the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom : also he observed times, and used enchantments, and

1 Josiah's good reign. 3 He destroyeth idola. used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit,

try. 8 He taketh order for the repair of the and with wizards : he wrought much evil in

temple. 14 Hilkiah having found a book of the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to an

the law, Josiah sendeth to Huldah to inquire ger.

of the Lord. 23 Huldah prophesieth the de. 7 And he set a carved image, the idol which struction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in he had made, in the house of God, of which

Josial's time. 29 Josiah, causing it to be God had said to David and to Solomon his son, read in a solemn assembly, reneweth the coveIn this house and in Jerusalem, which I have nant with God. chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put TOSIAH was eight years old when he began to my name for ever :

u reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of thirty years, Israel from out of the land which I have ap. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight pointed for your fathers; so that they will take of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David heed to do all that I have commanded them, ac. his father, and declined neither to the right cording to the whole law and the statutes and hand, nor to the left. the ordinances by the hand of Moses.

3 | For in the eighth year of his reign, while 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabit. he was yet young, he began to seek after the ants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than God of David his father: and in the twelfth the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed be. year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem fore the children of Israel.

from the high places, and the groves, and the 10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to carved images, and the molten images. bis people : but they would not hearken,

4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim

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Josiah repaireth the temple. II. CHRONICLES. He causeth the law to be read. in his presence; and the images, that were on dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they high above them, he cut down ; and the groves, spake to her to that effect. and the carved images, and the molten images, * 23 11 And she answered them, Thus saith the he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and LORD God of Isruel, Tell ye the man that sent strewed it upon the graves of them that had you to me, sacrificed unto them,

24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring 5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusa thereof, even all the curses that are written lem.

in the book which they have read before the 6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and king of Judah: Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, 25 Because they have forsaken me, and have with their mattocks round about.

burned incense unto other gods, that they might 7. And when he had broken down the altars provoke me to anger with all the works of their and the groves, and had beaten the graven hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out images into powder, and cut down all the idols upon this place, and shall not be quenched. throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to 26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent Jerusalem

you to inquire of the LORD, so shall ye say unto 8 1 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel con. when he had purged the land, and the house, he cerning the words which thou hast heard ; sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah 27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou the governor of the city, and Joah the son of didst humble thyself before God when thou Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the heardest his words against this place, and against LORD his God.

the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself 9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep priest, they delivered the money that was brought before me; I have even heard thee also, saith into the house of God, which the Levites that the LORD. kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Ma: 28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, nasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will returned to Jerusalem.

bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants 10 And they put it in the hand of the work. of the same. So they brought the king word men that had the oversight of the house of the again. LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that 29 Then the king sent and gathered to. wrought in the house of the LORD, to repair gether all the elders of Judah and Jerusa. and mend the house:

lem. 11 Even to the artificers and builders gave 30_And the king went up into the house of they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for coup. the LORD, and all the men of Judah and the in. lings, and to floor the houses which the kings of habitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Judah had destroyed.

Levites, and all the people, great and small : 12 And the men did the work faithfully: and and he read in their ears all the words of the the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, book of the covenant that was found in the the Levites, of the sons of Merari ; and Zecha. house of the LORD. riah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohath. 31 And the king stood in his place, and made ites, to set it forward ; and other of the Levites, a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the all that could skill of instruments of music. . LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his

13 Also they were over the bearers of bur. testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, dens, and were overseers of all that wrought and with all his soul, to perform the words of the the work in any manner of service: and of the covenant which are written in this book. Levites there were scribes, and officers, and port. 32 And he caused all that were present in Jeru. ers.

salem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the 14 1 And when they brought out the money inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hil. covenant of God, the God of their fathers. kiah the priest found a book of the law of the 33 And Josiah took away all the abominations LORD given by Moses.

out of all the countries that pertained to the 15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan children of Israel, and made all that were pres. the scribe, I have found the book of the law ent in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah de their God. And all his days they departed not livered the book to Shaphan.

from following the LORD, the God of their fa16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, thers. and brought the king word back again, saying,

CHAPTER XXXV. All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.

1 Josiah keepeth a most solemn passover. 20 He, 17 And they have gathered together the mo provoking Pharaoh-necho, is slain at Megid. ney that was found in the house of the LORD,

do. 25 Lamentations for Josiah. and have delivered it into the hand of the over MOREOVER, Josiah kept a passover unto seers, and to the hand of the workmen.

V the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, the passover on the fourteenth day of the first saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a month.. book. And Shaphan read it before the king. 2 And he set the priests in their charges, and

19 And it came to pass when the king had encouraged them to the service of the house of heard the words of the law, that he rent his the LORD, clothes.

3 And said unto the Levites that taught all Is. 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and rael, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the Ahikam the son of Shapban, and Abdon the | holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and David king of Israel did build: it shall not be a Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying,

burden upon your shoulders : serve now the 21 Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for LORD your God, and his people Israel, them that are left in Israel, and in Judah, con 4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of cerning the words of the book that is found : for your fathers after your courses, according to the great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured writing of David king of Israel, and according out upon us, because our fathers have not kept to the writing of Solomon his son: the word of the LORD, to do after all that is 5 And stand in the holy place according to the written in this book.

divisions of the families of the fathers of your 22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had brethren the people, and after the division of appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the the families of the Levites. wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of 1 6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she and prepare your brethren, that they may do ac.

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A solemn passover kept. CHAPTER XXXVI. Zedekiah's wicked reign. cording to the word of the LORD by the hand of chres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusa. Moses.

lem mourned for Josiah. 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, 25 | And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah : and lainbs and kids, all for the passover-offerings, all the singing.men and the singing-women spake for all that were present, to the number of thirty of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, were of the king's substance.

they are written in the lamentations. 8 And his princes gave willingly unto the peo. 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his ple, to the priests, and to the Levites : Hilkiah goodness, according to that which was written and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of in the law of the LORD, God, gave unto the priests for the passover-offer. 27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they ings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and three hundred oxen.

and Judah. 9 Cononiah also, and Shemaiah, and Netha.

CHAPTER XXXVI. neel, his brethren, and Hashabinh, and Jeiel, and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Le.

1 Jehoahaz succeeding is deposed by Pharaoh, vites for passover-offerings five thousand small

and carried into Egypt. 5 Jehoiakim reigncattle, and five hundred oxen.

ing ill is carried bound into Babylon. 9 10 So the service was prepared, and the priests

Jehoiachin succecding reigneth ill, and is stood in their place, and the Levites in their

brought into Babylon. 11 Zedekiah succeedcourses, according to the king's command.

ing reigneth ill, and despiseth the prophets, ment.

and rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar. 14 11 And they killed the passover, and the priests

Jerusalem, for the sins of the priests and sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the

people, is wholly destroyed. 22 The procla.

mation of Cyrus. 12 And they removed the burnt-offerings, that THEN the people of the land took Jehoahaz they might give according to the divisions of 1 the son of Josiah, and made him king in his the families of the people, to offer unto the

father's stead in Jerusalem. LORD, as it is written in the book of Moses. 2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old And so did they with the oxen,

when he began to reign, and he reigned three 13 And they roasted the passover with fire ac. months in Jerusalem. cording to the ordinance: but the other holy 3 And the king of Egypt put him down at Je. offerings sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and rusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred in pans, and divided them speedily among all

talents of silver and a talent of gold. the people.

4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his 14 And afterward they made ready for them. | brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and selves, and for the priests : because the priests

turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho the sons of Aaron were busied in offering of took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to burnt-offerings and the fat until night; therefore

Egypt. the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the

5 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old priests the sons of Aaron.

when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven 15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in years in Jerusalem : and he did that which was their place, according to the commandment of evil in the sight of the LORD his God. David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun 6_Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king the king's seer; and the porters waited at every

of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry gate ; they might not depart from their service; him to Babylon. for their brethren the Levites prepared for

7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels them.

of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put 16 So all the service of the LORD was pre.

them in his temple at Babylon. pared the same day, to keep the passover, and 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and to offer burnt-offerings upon the altar of the his abominations which he did, and that which LORD, according to the commandment of king was found in him, behold, they are written in Josiah.

the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And 17 And the children of Israel that were present Jehoiachin his son reigned iu his stead. kept the passover at that time, and the feast of 91 Jehoinchin was eight years old when he unleavened bread seven days.

began to reign, and he reigned three months and 18 And there was no passover like to that kept ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; was evil in the sight of the LORD. neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a 10 And when the year was expired, king Ne. passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the

buchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Baby. Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were

lon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jo. over Judah and Jerusalem. siah was this passover kept.

11 T Zedekiah was one and twenty years old 20 1 After all this, when Josiah had prepared when he began to reign, and reigned eleven the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to

years in Jerusalem. fight against Charchemish by Euphrates; and

12 And he did that which was evil in the sight Josiah went out against him.

of the LORD his God, and humbled not himself 21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying,

before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the What have I to do with thee, thou king of Ju. mouth of the LORD. dah? I come not against thee this day, but 13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuagainst the house wherewith I have war: for chadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: God commanded me to make haste : forbear but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart thee from meddling with God, who is with me, from turning unto the LORD God of Israel. that he destroy thee not.

14 1 Moreover, all the chief of the priests, 22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his and the people, transgressed very much after all face from him, but disguised himself that he the abominations of the heathen: and polluted might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the house of the LORD which he bad hallowed the words of Necho from the mouth of God, in Jerusalem. and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. 15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah ; and them by his messengers, rising up betimes and the king said to his servants, Have me away ; sending; because he had compassion on his for I am sore wounded.

people, and on his dwelling place : 24 His servants therefore took him out of that 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, chariot, and put him in the second chariot that and despised his words, and misused his proph he had ; and they brought him to Jerusalem, ets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against and he died, and was buried in one of the sepul. | his people, till there was no remedy.

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