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them speedily among all the people.
14 And after warn they made ready for themselves, and sot the priests; because the priests the sons pf Aaron -were bafied in offering of burnt offerings aud the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
15 And the singers the sons of Asaph ivere in their place, according to the commandmentof David, and Alaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; 2nd the -porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from their ler vice; for their bretliren the Levites prepared for them.
16 So all the service os the Lord was prepared the lame day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the Lord, according to the commandment of king Josiah.
17 And the children of Israel that were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.
12 And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the Icings of Israel keep such a passover as Joliah kept, and the priests, and the I-evites, and all Judah and Israel that ivere present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jonah was this passover kept.
20 t[ After all this, when Joliah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Cnarchemifh by Euphrates: and Joliah went out against him.
a 1 But he sent ambassadors to him, faying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah i I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste 1 forbear thee from meddling •with God, who is with toe, that he destroy thee not.
Ji Nevertheless Joliah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
*j And the archers (hot at king Jonah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.
*4 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one 0/' the sepulchres u
of his fathers. And all Judah land Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. •
*5 fl And Jeremiah lamented for Joliah : and all the singing inenand the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel i and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
*6 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah. and hisgoodnels.accordingto thativhich •was written in the law of the Loud,
17 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
CHAP. XXXVI. 1 Jehoahaz is depose J hy Pharaoh. 5 Jehoi.
aiim reigning if!, is carried into Babylon.
9 Jeheiachin succeedeth. 11 ieiekiah's
ill reign. 2 2 The proclamation of Cyras.
THEN the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead iii Jerulalem.
2 Jehoahaz iiwtwenty anil three year* old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerulalem.
3 And the king of Fgypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah aud Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jchoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz hit brother, and carried him to Egypt.
5 *\ Jehoiakim was twenty and five" years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Loud his God.
6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters to carry him to Babylon.
7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the Lor D to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. . .
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they ar* written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
9 *\ Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight ofthe Lord.
10 And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the Lord, and made
not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the Lo R n. 13 And he also rebelled against killg Nebuchadne/./ar, who had made him swear by God : but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his- heart from turning unto the Lo R i) God of Israel.
i+Mor.e'overall the thief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much afterall the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his peopk, and on fiisctwelUng place:
16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and< despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there tuas no remed-y.
, 17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who ilew tlseir young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, andnadnocompa (lion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them-M into his hand.
and burnt -all the palaces thereof with tire, and destroyed all the goodlyveflels thereof. "•
20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried-he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the rrlgu of the kirrgdom of Persia: •
21 To fulfil the word of the Lor n hy Che mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as (he lay desolate she kept sabbath, to" fulfil threescore and ten years.
11 ^ Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lor Dspoken bv the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lor n stirred1 up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, tint he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
23 Thus Ihith Cyrus king of Persia, AH the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lor D God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The Lor 0 his God *<• with him, and let him go up.
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I The proclamation es Cyrus for the building of the temple. . 5 The people provide for their return. 7. Cyrus rtfloreth the ■ •vessels of the: temple to Shrjhbaxzar.
NO W in the first: year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lo R n by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lor n stirred up the.spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all, his kingdom, and put it also in writing, faying,
2 Thus faith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lo R n God of heaven hath given meall the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to. build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let jiim go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lor n God of Israel, (he utlie God,) which // in Jerusalem.
4. And whosoever remainettr in any place where he lojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, :ind with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
5 «J Then rose up the chief of the fathers os'Judah ami Benjamin, and the priests and the Lcvifes, with all them whole spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.
6 And all they that ".vere about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all Ma/ Whs willingly offered.
7 fj Also-Cymis the king brought forth the vessels of the house"of the LoR r>, which Nebnchachirraar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
X Even those did Cyr-us kiug of Peril*
bring forth by. the, hand oT MMiredafli the treasurer, and numbered theur'iinto Shefhbazv.ar, the prince Of Judah.
9ArKlthi3/VtheuaDii5fToM\iemr thirCv cFtargers of gold, a tnonlahd chargers-, of silver, nine and twenty knives. '■' 10 Thirty basons of gold, silver ftafohs cf a second sort four hundred and ten!,and other vessels a thousand.
Ii All the vessels of gold aral dFsilvcr tvere five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheflibazzai' bring up with them of'the captivity that were brought up from Babvlon unto Jenilalem.
CHAP. II. \WTiorelume Jsro'r.Babfhn. 64Their number and substance. 68 Their cblaHotts. NOW these are the children of the province that went up out of the eiptivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had earned away unto Babvlon. and came again iinto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;
I Which came with Zerubbabel: Jsfliuah, Nehemiah, Scraiah,. Keehuah, Mordecai, Billhan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Relutm, Baanah. The number of the men of the people pf Fsrael:
-j The children of Paroih, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.
4 Tlie children of Shephatiah, three1 hundred seventy and two.
5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.
6 The children of Pahath-moah, of the children of Jelhiia and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.'
7 The children of Elara, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
S The children of Zattu, nine him-. di'cd fortv and five.
9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore.
10 The children of Bani, fix hundred forty and two.
II The children of Bebai, six hundred twentv and three.
11 The children of Azjrad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two.
1-, The children os Adonikafm, six hundred sixty and six,
1+ The children of Bi'gvai, two thousand fifty and six.
1 ; The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
16 The children-of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight.
17 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three.
1% The children of Jorah, an, hun dred and twelve.
1 ittThc children of Radium, two hun, dred twenty and tpree: ■"' ■•
00 The children df Gibbar, liinetv and five. 1 ■ ■ ■"
it The children1 of Beth-lehem, an hundred twenty and three. 'ii The men of NetyphuS, fifty and six.
ij Fnenien of AnathtetV.-an hundred twenty and eisfhf. '' ' '■
24 The children df A.zma,vcfhi forty ahd two, ■ ■• •' ••<■'
J; The children of Kiriath-arrm; Chepluiah, and BetrOth, seven hundred and forty and three.
»st The children of-Ramaji and;Gabafix hundred twenty and on,e.
r 7 The men of Michmas, an hundred twenty and two.
28 The men of Beth-e! and Ai, two hundred twenty and: three.
ajjThecmidrVqof Nebo, fifty and two.
joThe children of Magbilb, an hundred fifty ami fix.
31 The children of the other F*am, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.
31 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.
33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.
34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.
3 5Thechildren osSenaah, three thousand and fix hundred atn| thirty.
36 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.
37 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two.
3* The children of Pashiir, a thousand1 two hundred- forty and (even.
39 The children of Harim, a. thousand and seventeen.
40 The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiol, of the children-of Hodaviah, seventy and four.
41 The fingers: the children of Alaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
41 The children of the porters: the children of Shaflum, the children of A*er, the children of Talmon, the children of Ak'fcub, the children of Hatita, the children of ShoW, in ail an hundred thirty and nine.'
43 The Nethihiips: the children of Ziha, the children of Hufupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
44 The children of'Keros, th'e ch'iK ■dren of Siaha, the children of Padon,
- 4j The children-of J.ebanah, the chih dre 11 of Hagabah, the children of Akkub5, '4st;TheehiKlren of Hagab, Hie, children of Shahnai-; tlie children of-Harrarr,
The number and oblations of those E' |Z. -R 'A
47 The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,
48 The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, ..
49 The children ofrUzza, tlie children es Paseah, the children of Besai, • --.•
5oThechiIdrenofAsnah,ths children of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim,
51 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakuoha,thechildren of Harhur,
51 The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Hartha,
53 The children of Barkos, the children of Sifera, the children of Thamah,
54 The children of Neziah, tlie children of Hatlpha.
55 The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophercth, the children of Peruda,
56 The children of Jaalah,thechildren of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
57 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pocherith of Zebaim, the children of Ami.
58 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
59 And thele -were they which went up from Tel-melah, Tel-harfa, Cherub, Addan, WImratr; but they could not sliew their father's house, ami their feed, whether they ivere of Israel:
60 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, fix hundred fifty and two.
61 And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai: which took a wife of the daughters of Barv.illai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:
6i These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they,aspolluted,put from the priesthood.
6 j And the Tirsliatha laid unto them, that they mould not eat of the molt holv things, till there stood up a priest with Urlm and with Thummim.
64 aj The whole congregatibn together ivas forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
65 Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there ivere seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there ivere among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
66 Their horses ivere seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty andsive;
67 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; their xsses, Cx thuuuuid seven
ivho returned from Bafymif. hundred and twenty.
68 «J And some ot the chief of tlie fathers, when they came to the house of the Lo R D which is at Jerusalem,' offered freely for tlie house of God to set it "up in his place:
69 They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work, threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
70 So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities and all Israel in their cities.
CHAP. III. 1 The altar is set up. ^.Offerings frequented. 8 The foundations ofthe temple laid. AND when the seventh month was come,and the children of 1 srael ivere in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.
2 Then stood up Jefhua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealticl, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as // it written in the law of Moses the man of God.
3 And they set tlie altar upon his bales; for fear" ivas upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord, even burnt offerings morning and evening.
4 aj They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as ;'/ is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;
5 And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lo K D that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the Lord.
6 From the first day ofthe seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the Lor D. But the foundation of the temple ofthe Lord was wax yet laid.
7 They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to tlie sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
8 q| Now in the second year of their coining unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Sheahiel, and Jelhua the son of JoMdak, and the remnant The adversaries kinder it.
The foundation os the temple laid. Chap. !v.
nant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come <*ut of the captivity unto Jerusalem 5 and appointed the Levites, sromtwer.ty years old and upward, to set forward the work erf" the house of the Lord.
9 Then stood Jefhua --with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the Ions of Judah, together, to set forward the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, tiiith their sons and their brethren the Levites.
10 Andwhen the builders la id the foundation of the temple of the Lor D, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the Lor D, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lc Id; because he it good, for his mercy tniureth. for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, •when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord w/as laid.
le But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, <who nvere ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many snouted aloud for joy:
1 j So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from, the noise of the weeping of the people; for the people (housed with a loud ttiout, and the noise was heard afar off.
1 The building hindered. 7 The letter to
Artaxerxes. 17 His decree.
NOW when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple onto the Lord God of Israel;
» Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek yourGod,asyeA;andwedofacrificeunto hint since the days of Esar-haddon kingofAsTur, which brought us up hither. ■jButZerubbabel.and Jemua,and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lor D God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us. 4. Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
5 And hired counselors against them, to frustrate tlieir purpose, all the days of
Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Pe;sia.
6 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in. the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
7 ^| And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bifhlam, Mithredath.Tabeel, and the rest of theircompanions, unto Artaxerxes kingof Perliajand the writingof the letter <was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
8 Rehum the chancellor and Shimfhai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king, in this sort:
9 Then iiarote Rehum the chancellor, and Shimfhai the fcribe, and the rest of their companions j the Dinaites, the Apharfathchites, the Tarpclites, the Apharfites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, and the Elarmtes,
10 And the reft of the nations whom the great and noble Asnapper brought over, and set in the cities of Samaria, and the reft that are on this fide the river, and at such a time.
11 This is the copy of the letter that they sent unto him, fowiunto Artaxerxes the king;_ Tlry servants the men on this side the river, and at such a time.
ix Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, aaa have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations.
13 Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the wans set up again, then will they not pay roll, tribute, and custom, and/sthou shalt eudamage the revenue of the kings.
14. Now because we have maintenance from the king's palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king's dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king;
15 That search maybe made in the book of the records of thy fathers: si> shalt thoti find in the book cf the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the fame of) old time; for which cause was this city destroyed.
t6 We certify the kingtliat, if this city be builded ayair., and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou slialt have no portion on this fide the river.
17s Then sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and, to Shimfhai the scribe, and to the rest of their £ e com