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Jehoajh reigneth well. II. K I
tweentheLoRDaml the kingand the people,thatthey should betheLoRD's people; between the king also and the people.
18 And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and (lew Mattan the prielt of Baal before the altars. And the priasts appointed officers over the house of the Lord.
19 And he took theTulcrs over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land: and they brought down the king from the house of the Lo R D, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And be sot on the throne of the kings.
10 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house.
u Seven years old was Jehoash when he began to reign.
1 Jehoash reigneth ivell all the days ofje
hoiada. 19 He is fiaip by his servants.
IN the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name -was Zibiah of Beer-fheba.'
z And Jehoash did that -which <was right in the sight of the Lord all;his days wherein Jthoiada the prielt instructed him.
3 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
4. And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lo R D, t-ven the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man i» set at, and all the money that Cometh into anv man's heart to bring into the house of the Lord,
5 Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.
6 But it was so, that in the three ^nii twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
7 Then kinj Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house» now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
$ And the priests consented to receive rvo nare money of the people, neither to lcpajr the breache* of the house.
N G S He is slain by his servants.
9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the Lo R o: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the Lord.
10 And it wasyi, when they sow that there ivas much money in tha chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found ia the house of the Lo R D .'
11 And they gave the money, being' told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the Lor D : and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the Lo Rd,
11 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the Lor i), and for all that was laid 6ut for the house to repair it.
13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of theLo R D bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trunlpets, any vesselsof gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the Lord:
14. But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the Lor D,
15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
16 The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the Lor D : it was the priests'.
17 «J Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehofhaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and hist own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and in the king's house, and sent /'/ to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.
19 fl And the rest of the acts of Joafh, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Io And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joafh !a the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
21 For Jozachar *he son of Shimeath and Jehozubad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, aud he died; and
they buried him with hi? fathers in the city of David. And Araaziah his son reigned in his itead.
CHAP. XIII. I Jeh*aAaz.'s ivicked reign. 14 Eli/ha's death. 20 Hi: bonei revive a dead man.
IN the three and twentieth year of Joaih the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
2 And he did that which it'^f evilin the fi^htof the Lord, and followed the sin9 ofjeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.
3 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael, all their days.
4 And Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lo R D hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
f( AndtheLoRDgavelsraelasaviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
7 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahazbutnftyhorsemen, ana ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen : for the Icing of Syria had destroyed them, and had made themlikethedustbythrc filing.
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Joafli his son reigned in his stead.
10 In the thirty and seventh year of Joaso king ofJudah began Jehoasli the Ion of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.
11 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the Lor D : he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin; but he walked therein.
ij And therestoftheacts of Joafh,and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they uot written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
13 And Joafh slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam fat upon his throne: and Joam was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
14 fl Now Elifha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Jonfh the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
15 And Elilha (aid unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took u:,to him bow and arrows.
16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elifha put his hands upon the king's hands.
17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elifha said, Shoot. And he sliot. And he said, The arrow of the Lor D's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou slialt smite the Syrians in Aphek till thou have consumed them.
18 And he said, Take the arrows. Aud he xoaY.them. And he said unto the king os Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.
19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou (houldtst have smitten five or six times; then hadft thou smitten Syria till thou liadft consumed it: whereas now thou slialt smite Syria but thrice.
20 fl And Elifha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabitea invaded the land at the coming in of the year.
ii And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they call the man into the sepulchre of Elifha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elifha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days ofjehoahaz.
23 And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
24 So Hazael king of Syria dices; and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead.
25 And Jehoasli the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahr.z his father by war. Three times did Jotifli beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel
CHAP. XIV. 1 Amaziah's good reign. 17 He issietm br a conspiracy. 21 Azariah succeedeth htm.
IN the second year of Joalh son of Je, hoaliuz king of Iiraei reigned AiniAmaKiai's good reign.
ziali the son of Joafh king of Judah.
2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name ivas Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
3 And he did that which ivas right in the light of the Lo R D , yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joalh his father did.
4. Hawbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.
5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that lie flew his servants which had stain the king his father.
6 But the children of the murderers lie flew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lo R D commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man lliall be put to deatli for his own fin.
7 He flew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
g Then Amaziah sent messengers to
iehoafh the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu ing of Israel, saying, Come, Ietus look one another in the face.
j) And Jehoasti the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that ivas in Lebanon sent to the cedar that ivas in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there pasted by a wild beast that ivas in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
Jo Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: gjory of this, and tarry at home: for why stiouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, tkat thou stiouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
11 But Amaziah .would not hear. Therefore Jehoasti king of Israel went tip; and lie and Amaziah king os Judah looked one another in the face at Ket'i-fhemelh, which belongeth to Judah.
11 Ami Judah was put to the worse before Israel :*nd they fled every man to their tents.
13 And Jehoasti king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son os Jehoalb the sou of Ahaziah, at Beth-sliemesti* and came to Jeiiualem, and brake down the wall of Jerulalem, from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
14 And lie took all the gold and sil
II. KINGS He is stain by a conspiracy.
ver, and all the vessels that were found
in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoasti, which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16 And Jehoasti stept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria withthe kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in liis stead.
17 % And Amaziah the son of Joafh king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoasti son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
i<) Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachisti; but they sent after him to Lachisti, and flew him there.
10 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
zt JF And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which ivas sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
Sj He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king'flept with his fathers.
23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joafh king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joasli king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
24. And he did that which ivas evil in the sight of the Lord : he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the sou of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lor n God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which ivas of Gath-hcplier.
26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it ivas very bitter: for there ivas not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joafli.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he d id, and his might, I how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus and Hamath, iv/iich belonged to to Judah, for Israel, art they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
29 And Jeroboam slept with his father*, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.
CHAP. XV. 1 Axariah't good reign. 5 Jotham and
other kingi. %x Jotham"s good reign.
IN the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.
2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and £fty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name ivas Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
j .And he did that 'which ivas right in the sight of the Lo a D, according to all chat his father Amaziah had done;
4. Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
5 «7 And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son ivas over the house judging the people of the land.
6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
7 So Azariah slept with his fathers: and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David. And Jotham his ion reigned in his stead.
8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the (on of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria fix months.
9 And he did that which ivas evil in the sight of the Lo K D , as his fathers had done; he departed not from the tins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
10 And Shallum the son of Jabefli conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
11 And thereft-of the acts ofZachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
it This -was the word ofthe Lor n, which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy ions fliall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.
13 Shallum the son of Tabesti began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of tlzziah king of Judah, and he reigned a full month in Samaria.
14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Sa
maria, and smote Shallum the son os Jabefh in Samaria, and slew him, aud reigned in his stead.
J 5'And the reft ofthe acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles ofthe kings of Israel.
16 Then Menahem smote Tiphl'ah, and all that ivere therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he lipped up.
17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son os Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.
18 And he did that ivhich ivas evil in the tight of the Lord: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him, to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
10 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men os wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.
21 And the rest of the aits of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel i
11 Ami Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.
23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.
24. And he did that ivhich ivas evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob, and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.
26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
27 Iu the two and fiftieth year os Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.
28 And he did that ivhich tvat evil in Z 3 the
the sight of the Lo R D : he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
S9 In the days of Pekah kingof Israel came Tiglatli - pileier king of Ally ria, and took IjOn, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Tanoah.andKcdesli, andHazor, andGilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
30 And Hofhea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slewhim, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
31 ^J1 n the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name •was Jeruflia the daughter of Zadok.
54. And he did that •which ivas right in the sight of the Lord : he did according; to all that his father Uzziah had done.
35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: thepcoplesacrificedandburned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lo R D .
36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written j in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
37 In those days the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.
38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
1 Ahaz's wicked reign. 17 He Jpoileth the
temple. 19 Hezehiah succeedeth him.
IN the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.
i Twenty years old wa/Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that •vuhich'was right in the sight of the Lord his God, like David his father.
3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the sire, according to the abominations of*the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel.
4. And he sacrificed and burnt incense
in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
5 T''en Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieg* ea Ahaz, but could not overcome him.
6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews.from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.
7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, laying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of'the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.
8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.
9 And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Aslyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
to And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that ivas at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fasliion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had lent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus.
12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.
13 And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings upon the altar.
14. And he brought also the brasen altar which iiwbeforetheLoR D, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the houscof the Lor D,and put it on the north side of the altar.
1 5 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meatoffering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings j and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be forme to enquire by.