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7 In rile third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished sAfn in the seventh month. • 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and law the heaps, they blessed the Lo* u and his people'Israel.

9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites' concerning the heaps.

10 And Azariah the chief priest'of the house of Zadok answered him, and laid. Since the feople began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LoRD hath blefled his people.; and that' which is left is this great store. ■ ■' •

Ii f Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the Lo R n; and they prepared them,

Ii And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite ivas ruler, and Shimei his brother ivas

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i^ And Jeh.iel, and Afcaziah; and Na ■hath, anil Asa^el, arid jerimoth, and J6Zabad.'ahd iSIielj Mid Ismachiah, and 'Mahath, and Benaiah, ivere overseers under" the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his-brotHer, at thecommandmem1 of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house ot Godv '14. Ahd Kove the fonof Imnah the Le■V'itt, the porter tbwaivl the east, ivas over the freewill offeri lgs of God, to tiissribute the-oblations of tlie Lord, arid the most holy things. ^•tj'And next him -were Eden, and •Mmiamin, and Jelhua, and Shemaiah, Amariahy and Shecdhiah, jh the cities e>f'the priests, in their (et office, togive >td their brethren by courses, as well to •the great as to the small.

16 Beside their genealogy of ntales, 1 ■from three years old and upward, even unto every one that enteretb into the house of the Lor n, his daily portion for theh-'service in their charges according to their courses;

1 * Both to the genealogy of the priests hyithe house of their fethers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by- their courses';

r8 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives,' and their sons, and theirdauglVters, througlr«11 the congregation •. for in their let office they sanctified themselves in holiness!

19 Alfoofthesonsof Aaron the priests,

II. CHRONI.eiÆS Sennacherib imsadeth Judak.

men, that were expressed by name, to give portions'to all the males' amtfhg the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies ampng:th^Levites. ••

20 «J And tji\i> did Hezekiah throughout all Jndali, and wrought -that liliiek was good and right ancY truth before the Lord his God.

11 And in every wOrkthat he began in the service of the honse of Goo1, and in the law and in the commandments, td leek his God, he did it with all his heart; and prospered. ..:<•.,

C H A P. XXXII. \ Sennacherib in"OaJethJudah. it An engel destroyed! the Assyrians. 14. Hezekiah''ssickness', andrecoDery.^T. Hei/fing, Mannjfek fucceedetli him'.

A KI'EK these things.and the establish, ment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judih> and encamped against the'fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself,

2 And when Hezekiah faW-thatSem hacherib was come, and that lie was purposed to fight against Jerusalem"; "-'

% Hetook counsel with hi:T princes an1} his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which.'iftr^ Without the city: and they did help him.'"''

4 So there was gathered "much people together, who stopped all"the fountains, and the'brook that- raii through the midst of the land', faying, Why'lhoulfl the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?

5 A lib he strengthened himself; and built up all the wall that Was broken, and raised it dp td the towers, and andther wall* without, and repaired Millo in the city of- David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

6 And he set captains of war over the people, -and gathered them together to him in the street of the gnte ofthe city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

7 Be strong and courageous, hi not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us it the Lord our God, to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judab.

9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but Ire himself laid siege against Ladiifli,

I and all his power with him,) unto HeStmatkrrib*s blasphemy. Clttp.

vth'ich were in the fields of the suburbs I zekiah-king of Judah, and unto all Juof their cities, in every several city, the'ld'ah that were it Jerusalem, laying,

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10 Thus faith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the liege in Jerusalem *

i r I>orh not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by fhirtt,-laying, The Lord our CJod shall deliver us out of the haAd of tht king of Assyria?

ii Hath not the (ante Hezekiah taken away his high places anil his altars, and comnnandedjudah and Jerusalem, sayinTM-, Ye shall Worlhip before one altar, •nd burn rnct-nse upon it?

J-j Know ye not what I and my fathers have donfc unto all the people of *fker lands? were the gods of the n;i: tions of thole lands any ways able to deliver their lands out ot mine hand?

» 4. Whoioas ttttte ahlOng all the gods of thole nations that my fathers utterly dellroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that /bur God should be able to deliver you out of'mine hand?

1-5 \4ov» rheresoreset not Hezekiah deceive yon, nor persuade ydu on this manner, neither yet'believe him -. for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of• my fathers: how much lass (hall vow Ood deliver you otit of mine hand ?""'.'" '•''

16 And his servants-spake yet more ifiinll the Lot t> God, Shd against his servant Hezekiah.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the Lo R D God of Ilrael, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of cihet lands have not delivered their people «wat of mine hand, so (hall not the God of'Hezekiah deliver his people but of mine hand. •'

18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jewsr Ipeech unto the people of Jeruftsem that nveft on the Wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the eity.

19 And they (pake against the1 God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, luhich tvere the work of the hands of man. ■

•20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son os Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

:i f[ And the Lord sent an angel, which cut oft" all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders, and captains in the camp of the king of All'yria. So he returned with (haine of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the (Word. • •

Xxxii. Hezekiah's sickness ami death.

-1* Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennachcrrb the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, arits guided them on every fide.

1% And many brought gifts tinto ther Lo K'h to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of "Judah:;ro that he was magnified in the fight of- all nation*, from thenceforth.

24.f In those days Her.ekinh w.is sick to the death, and prayed unto the I.Or n: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

25 But-Hezektrfh rendered not agriu according to the bepetit.done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem. •

16 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled -himself for the pride of his heait, both he and the inhabitants of Jerulalem, so that the wrath of the Lok n came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

ii And Hezekiah had exceedingmuch riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner-of pleasant jewels;

18 Storehouses allbfdr the increase of corn* and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cores for flocks.

29 Moreover he provided him cities, and'posl'eslions of flocks- and herds in abundance: for CJod had given hint lUbftahce verv'much.

■50 This lame Hezekiah also stopped the upper water course of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the welt side of-the city of "David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors-of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him t > enquire of the wonder that vrardone in the land, God left him; to try hiirt, that he might know all that ivas in his heart.

31 IT Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they ore written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

33 And Hezekiah slept with hisfathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And ManafTeb his son reigned in his stead.

CHAP. XXXIII. 1 Manajseh's wicked reign. nft» carried into Babylon, ii Upon his prayer he is released.

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»S Because they have forsake* nie, and have bujned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to^uiger with all the works ©t their haoadsji therefore my wrath (hall be .poured out upon this place, and mall not be quenched. '.

26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the Lo R D , so shall ye say unto him, Thus saitH the Lord God of Israel concerning the words which thou halt heard;

• 17 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before .me,, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; 1 have even heard thee allb, faith the Lo R D. L::..-) i

»S Behold, I will gather thee toi thy fathers, and- thou (halt be gathered to thy grave, in peace, neither, (hall thine eyes lee all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the lame, ,$io they broughtcthe king word again. 1 , >■.'■

29 fl Then the king sent and gathered together all the eiders of Judah and Jerusalem, t ■'!..• . 1, •

30 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitant's of Jerusalem, and the prieib}, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small; and he read in their ears, all the words of the book of U^j' covenant tliat was found, in .the Jiouse of the Lord. , , • ..,;,. , j.j'i.And the king stood in his place* aha made a covenant before theLORD, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commaiidinents, and his testimonies, and bis statutes, with all his heatf, and with all hii foul, to perform the; words of the covenant.which are written; in thjs book.

. '31 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem aud Benjamin to stand wit. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the Gqd of their fathers. »

33 And Josiah took away all theabominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel (o serve, evento serve the Lord their God. A/,/all his days they departed not from following the Lo R D , the God of she jr.fathers.

CHAP. XXXV. 1 Jqftah keepeth a solemn passover. 20 He profiling Pharaoh-neclioh, is /lain at

Megiddo. 25 Lamentations for him.

MOREOVER Josiah kept a passover unto the Lord in Jerusalem:

and -they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the Lord, . jAndsaiduntotheLevitesthattaught all Israel,which wereholy unto the Lord, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the Ion. of David king of Israel did build; it /hall not be a burden upon your ilioalders: serve now the Lord your God and his people Israel,

4 And prepare your/elves by the-houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his sen. i •:

5 And (fend in the holy place according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren.the.peo

file, and after the division of tbe famiies of the Levites. 1 •.:•. . ..,:

6 So kill the passover, and' sanctify yourselves, and, prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the Lo-r D by the hand of Moses.

7 And Joliali gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, ill for the passover offerings, for all that .were jpre^ sent, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these tvere of tht king's substance.

S And his princes gave willingly unto the peonle, to tlie priests, and to, the. Levites: Hilkiah and Zecliariali ►and Jehicl, rulers of the house of God, gave Vrutp ,the priest for the passover offerings two thousand and six luunlredy/W/ cuttle, ^\\i\ thiwhundred oxen. . 9 (.'onaniali also, and Shemaiah, and Nathanecl, his brethren,.and Hafliabiaii %8d JeUl »nd Jozabad, chief of the Levites, -gave uuto the Levites for passover offerings five thousand small catties and five hundred oxen. :i .' * .

10 So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their .place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's commandment.

11 And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the Levites stayed them.

1a And they removed the burnt offer-, ings, that they might give according t» the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto the Lord, as it is written \n the book of Moses. And so did they with the oxen.

13 And they roasted the passover with fire according to the ordinance: but the other holy offerings, sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided


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