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nor bow yourselves to them, without a SACRIFICE, and without as nor serve them, nor sacrifice

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co without TERAPHIM. to them.

Ifa. $. S O Adyrian, the Rod of 36 But the LORD who mine Anger, and the staff in their brought you up out of the

The Hand is mine Indignation.

6 I will send him against an hy, Land of Egypt, with great pocritical Nation, and against the Power, and a stretched-out People of my Wrath will į give him

ia Charge to take the Spoil, and to Alm, num inal y Arm, him shall ye fear, and take

real? and take the Prey, and to tread them him shall ye worship, and to down like the Mire of the Street. him shall ye do Sacrifice. edo Sacrifice

7 Howbeit, he meaneth not so,

neither doth his Heart think so, but 37. And the Statutes, and it is in his Heart to DESTROY, and the Ordinances, and the Law, CUT OFF Nations not a few. and the Commandment which and the Commandment which,

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass,

that when the LORD hath pesformed he wrote for you, ye thall ob- his whole Work upon Mount Sion, serve to do for evermore, and and on Jerusalem, I will PUNISH the ye shall not fear other Gods. for other code Fruit of the stout Heart of the King

of Allyria, and the Glory of his 38 And the Covenant that HIG# Looks. I have made with you, ye 13 For he faith, By the Strength

of my Hand I have done it, and by shall not forget, neither shall

my Wildom; for I am prudent: and ye fear other Gods.

I have removed the Bounds of the 39 But the LORD your People, and have robbed their Trea

sures, and I have put down the InhaGOD ye shall fear, and he birants like a valiant Man. shall deliver you out of the Is Shall the Ax boast itself against Hand of all your Enemies.

him that hewech therewith? or shall

the Saw magnify himself against him 40 Howbeit, they did not that shaketh'ité as if the Rod should hearken, but they did after thake itself against him that lifts it their former Manner.

up, or as if the Staff Ahould lift up

itself, as if it were no Wood. 41 So there Nations fear- ** ed the LORD, and served their graven Images, both their Children, and their Childrens Children: as did their Fa. thers, so do they unto this Day,

II. CHRON. CHAP. XXIX. ✓ Hezekiah bis good Reign : 3 Refforeth Religion : 5 He exs

horteth the Levites : 12 They fanétify themselves and cleanse the House of God. 20 Hezekiah offereth folemn Sacrifices,

wherein the Levites were more forward than the Priests. Per. I LJEZEKIAH the Son of Ahaz began to reign

1 when he was five and twenty Years old, and he reigned nine and twenty Years in Jerusalem

2 And he did that which was right in the fight of the LORD, according to all that David his Father had done.

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2 Kings XVIII. 4 And he removed the high Places, and brake the Images, and cut down the Groves, and brake in pieces the brazen Serpent that Mofes had made: for unto those Days the Children of Israel did burn Incense to it : and he called it Nehushtan.

s He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the Kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

6 For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his Commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

7 And the LORD was with him, and he prospered whiihersoever he went forth : and he rebelled against the King of Assyria, and served him not.

2 CHRON. XXIX. 3 He, in the first Year of his Reign, in the first Month, opened the Doors of the House of the LORD, and repaired them.

4 And he brought in the Priests arid the Levites, and gathered them together into the East-ftreet.

5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and fanctify the House of the LORD God of your Fathers, and carry forth the Filthiness out of the holy Place.

6 For our Fathers have trespassed, and done that which is evil in the Eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their Faces from the Habitation of the LORD, and turned their Backs.

7 Also they have shut up the Doors of the Porch, and put out the Lamps, and have not burnt Incense, nor offered Burnt-offerings in the holy Place, unto the God of Israel.

8 Wherefore the Wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to Trouble, to Astonishment, and to Hilling, as ye fee with your Eyes.

9 For lo, our Fathers have fallen by the Sword, and our Sons and our Daughters, and our Wives are in Captivity for this.

10 Now it is in mine Heart to make a Covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce Wrath may turn away from us. 11 My Sons, be not now negligent : for the LORD hath

chosen chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, that you should minister unto him, and burn Incense. • 12 Then the Levites arose : of the Sons of the Kohathites; and of the Sons of Merari; and of the Gershonites;

13 And of the Sons of Elizaphan; and of the Sons of Asaph;

14 And of the Sons of Heman; and of the Sons of Jeduthun.

15 And they gathered their Brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came according to the Commandment of the King, by the Words of the LORD, to cleanse the House of the LORD.

16 And the Priests went into the inner Part of the House of the LORD to cleanse it, and brought out all the Uncleanness that they found in the Temple of the LORD, into the Court of the House of the LORD. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad unto the Brook Kidron.

17 Now they began on the first Day of the first Month to sanctify, and on the eighth Day of the Month came they to the Porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the House of the LORD in eight Days, and in the sixteenth Day of the first Month they made an end.

18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the King, and said, We have cleansed all the House of the LORD, and the Altar of Burnt-offering, with all the Vessels thereof.

19 Moreover, all the Veslels which King Ahaz in his Reign did cast away in his Transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and behold, they are before the Altar of the LORD.

20 Then Hezekiah rofe early, and gathered the Rulers of the City, and went up to the House of the LORD.

21 And they brought seven Bullocks, and seven Rams, and seven Lambs, and seven He-goats, for a Sin-offering for the Kingdom, and for the Sanctuary, and for Judah : and he commanded the Priests, the Sons of Aaron, to offer them on the Altar of the LORD.

22 So they killed the Bullocks and the Rams, and also the Lambs, they sprinkled the Blood upon the Altar.

23. And they brought forth the He-goats for a Sin-offering, before the King, and the Congregation, and they laid their Hands upon them : 24. * And the Priests killed them, and they made Recon* Sve Heb. x.

ciliation ciliation with their Blood upon the Altar, to make an Atonement for all Israel : for the King commanded that the Burnt-offering, and the Sin-offering should be made for all Israel.

25 And he set the Levites in the House of the Lord, with Cymbals, with Psalterics, and with Harps, according to the Commandment of David, and of Gad the King's Seer, and Nathan the Prophet : for so was the Commandment of the LORD by his Prophets.

26 And the Levites stood with the Instruments of David, and the Priests with the Trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the Burnt-offering upon the Altar: and when the Burnt-offering began, the Song of the LORD began also with the Trumpets, and with the Instruments ordained by David King of Israel.

28 And all the Congregation worihipped, and the Singers sang, and the Trumpeters founded, and all this continued until the Burnt-offering was finished.

29 And when they had made an end of offering, the King and all that were present with him, bowed themselves and worshipped.

30 Moreover, Hezekiah and the Princes commanded the Levites to fing Praise unto the Lord, with the Words of David, and of Afaph the Seer: and they sang Praises with Gladness, and they bowed their Heads and worshipped.

31 And Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord, come near and bring Sacrifices, and Thank-offerings into the House of the LORD. And the Congregation brought in Sacrifices, and Thank-offerings, and as many as were of a free Heart, Burntofferings.

32 And the Number of the Burnt-offerings which the Congregation brought, was threescore and ten Bullocks, an hundred Rams, and two hundred Lambs : all these were for a Burnt-offering to the Lord.

'33 And the consecrated Things were fix hundred Oxen, and three thousand Sheep.

34 But the Priests were too few, so that they could not slay all the Burnt-offerings : wherefore their Brethren the Levites did help them till the Work was ended, and until the other Priests had sanctified themselves : for the Levites

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and CHRONICLES. were more upright in Heart, to sanctify themselves, than the Priests.

35 And also the Burnt-offerings were in abundance; lo the Service of the House of the LORD was set in order.

36 And Hezekiah rejoyced, and all the People, that God had prepared the People : for the Thing was done suddenly,

CHA P. XXX. i Hezekiah proclaimeth a plemn Pallover on the second Month

for Judah and Israel. 13 The Aljembly having destroyed the Altars of Idolatry, keep the Feast fourteen Days. 27 The Priests and Levites bless the People.

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Ver. 1 AND Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and

n wrote Letters also to Ephraim and Manafleh, that they should come to the House of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the Pallover unto the LORD God of Israel.

2 For the King had taken Counsel, and his Princes, and all the Congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the Passover in the second Month.

3 For they could not keep it at that Time, because the PRIESTS had not SANCTIFIED themselves sufficiently, neither had the People gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.

4 And the Thing pleased the King, and all the Congregation.

5 So they established a Decree, to make Proclamation throughout all Ifrael, from Beer-theba even to Dan, ihat they should come to keep the Passover unto the LORD GOD of Israel at Jerusalem : for they had not done it of a long time in such Sort as it was written.

6 So the Posts went with the Letters from the King, and his Princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the Commandment of the King, saying, Ye Children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the Remnant of you, that are escaped out of the Hand of the Kings of Allyria.

7 And be not ye like your Fathers, and like your Brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their Fathers, who therefore gave them up to Desolation, as ye

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