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Jekoram Jucceedeth Jebosbarbat, CHAP. XXI. His nicked reign and death. Berachsh; for there they bleifed the fold when he began to reign, and he LORD: therefore the name of the reigned eight years in Jerufalem, fame place was called, Phe valley of 6 And he walked in the way of the Berachah, untot his day. kings of Ifrael, like as did the houfe 27 Then they returned, every man of Ahab: for he had the daughter of of Judaa and Jerufalem, and Jeho-Ahab to wife: and he wrought that haphat in the foreiront of them, to which was evilintheeyes of the LORD. go again to Jerufalem with joy for 7 Howbeit the LORD would not de the LORD hat made them to rejoice over their enemies.

28 And they came to Jerufalem with plakteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

Aroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his fons for ever. 8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themfelves a king.

29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of boje countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought 9 Then Jehoram went forth with his against the enemies of fireel.

30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet for Mis God gave him reft round about..

princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by nigh, and fmøte the Edomites which compaffed bim in, and the captains of the chariots

31 And Jehoshaphat reigned over 10 So the Edomites revolted from Judah: be was thirty and five years under the hand of Judah unto this old when he began to reign, and he day. The fame time also did Libnah reigned twenty and five years in Jeru revolt from under his hand becanfe falem. And his mother's name wasthe had forfaken the LORD God of his Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.

fathers.

32 And he walked in the way of Ala 11 Moreover he made high places his father, and departed not from it, in the mountains of Judah, and caufed doing that which was right in the the inhabitants of Jerufalem to com. fight of the LORD. mit fornication, and compelled Judah bereto.

33 Howbeit the high places were no takenaway: for as yet he people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

129And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, faying, Thus faith the LORD God of David thy fa. 34 Now the rent of thearts of Jeho-ther, Becaufe thou bat not walked in haphat, firn and alt, behold, they the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, are written in the book of Jehu the nor in the ways of Afa king of Judah, fon of Hanani, who i mentioned in 13 But haft walked in the way of the the book of the kings of Ifrael. kings of Ifrael, and haft made Judah 35 And after this did Jehoshaphat and the inhabitants of Jerufalem to go king of Judah join himself with Ahaa whoring, like to the whoredoms of ziah king of Ifrael, who did very the houfe of Ahab, and alfo haft fain wickedly: thy brethren of thy father's houfe, which were better than thyself:

36 And he joined himself with him to make hips to go to Tarhith: and they made the ships in Ezion-gaber.

14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD fmite thy people, and thy 37 Then Eliezer the fun of Dodavah children, and thy wives, and all thy of Marethah prophefied against Jeho-goods:

thaphat, iaying, Because thou haft 15 And thou fbalt have great fickjoined thyself with Ahaziah, the Lonefs by difeafe of thy bowels, until hath broken the works: Andthe hips thy bowels fall out by reafon of the were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarthith."

CHAP. XXI

fickness day by day.

16 Moreover the LORD ftirred up againft Jehoram the fpirit of the Phi. liftines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:

Now Jehoshaphat flept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And 17 And they came up into Judah and Jehoram his fon reigned in his ftead. brake into it, and carried away all the 2. And he had brethren the fons of fubflance that was found in the king's chothaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and houfe, and his fons alfo, and his Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, wives; fo that there was never a fon and Shephatiah: all thefe w left him, fave Jehoahaz, the youngest fons of jehofhaphat king of lirael. of his fons.

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3 And their father gave them great 18 And after all this the LORD gifts of filver, and of gold, and of pre-fmote him in his bowels with an incucious things, with fenced cities in rable difeafe.

Judah but the kingdom gave he to 19 And it came to pafs, that in proJeboram; because he was the firft cefs of time, after the end of two born. years, his bowels fell out by reafon of

4 Now when Jehoram was rifen up to his fick nefs: fo he died of fore dif the kingdom of his father, he itrength-eafes. And his people made no burn. ened himfelf, and flew all his brethrening for him, like the burning of his with the fwort, and divers alfo of the fathers.

princes of lfrael. 20 Thirty and two years old, washe 19Jcheram warthirtyandtwo years when he began to reign,and hereigned

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Abaziah's wicked reign. II. CHRONICLES. Jeboiada maketh Joab king. in Jerufalem, eight years, and de-houfe of God fix years: and Athaliak parted without being defired. How-reigned over the land. beit they buried him, in the city of

CHAP. XXIIL

David, but not in the fepulchres of A rengiawed himself, and took in theseventh year Jehoiada

the kings.

CHAP. XXII.

the captains of hundreds, Azariah the fon of Jeroham, and Ishmael the fun of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maafeiah the son of Adaiah, and Elifhaphat the fon of Zichri, into covenant with him..

ND the inhabitants of Jerufalem made Ahaziah his youngest fon king in his flead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had flain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the fon of Jehoram king of 2 And they went about in Judah, and ; Judah reigned. gathered the Levites out of all the 2 Forty and two years old was Aha-cities of Judah, and the chief of the ziah when he began to reign, and he fathers of Ifrael, and they came to reigned one year in Jerufalem. His Jerufalem. mother's naine alfo was Athaliah the daughter of Omri,

3. He alfo walked in the ways of the boufe of Ahab: for his mother, was his counsellor to do wickedly.

3 And all the congregation made a opvenant with the king in the house of God. And he faid unto them, Be. hold, the king's fon fhall reign, as the LORD hath faid of the fous of David.,

14 Wherefore he did evil in the fight of the LORD, like the houfe of Ahali;) 4 This is the thing that ye shall de; for they were his counfeilors after A third part of you entering on the the death of his father to his de-fabbath, of the priests and of the ftruction. Levites,ball be porters of the doors;

5 He walked alfo after their coun-5 And a third part shall be at the fel and went with Jeboram the fonof king's houfe; and a third part at the Ahab king of Ifrael to war againft gate of the foundation: and all the HazaelkingoiSyria at Ramoth-gilead: people ball be in the courts of the and the syrians fmote Joram. houfe of the LORD,

G. And he returned to be healed in) Jezreel, because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought withHazael kingufSyria. And Azariah the fun of Jehoram king of Judah weat down to fee jehoram the fon of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was fick

6 But let none come into the house of the LORD, fave the priests, and they that minifter of the Levites; they fhall goin, forthey are holy but all the people fhall keep the watch of the LORD.

7 And the Levites fhall compass the king round about, every man with his 7 And the deftruction of Abaziah weapons in his hand; and whofoever was of God by coming to Joram: for elfe cometh into the houfe, he shall be when he was come, he went out with put to death: but be ye with the king Jehoram against Jehu the fon of Nim-when he conicth in, and when he Thi, whom the LORD had anointea toj goeth out. cut off the boufe of Ahab..

8 So the Levites and all Judah did

8 And it came to país, that, when according to all things that Jehoiada Jehu was executing judgment upon the prieti had commanded, and took the houfe of Ahab, and found the every man his men that were to come princes of Judah, and the fons of the in on the fabbath, with them that brethren of Ahaziah, that miniftered were to go out on the fabbath: for sto Ahaziah, he flew them. Jehoiada the priest difmiffed not the courfes..

9 And he fought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Sama- 9 Moreover Jehoiada the priest de ria,) and brought him to Jehu: and livered to the captains of hundreds when they had lain him, they buried fpears, and bucklers, and shields, that him: Becaufe, faid they, he is the bid been king David's, which were in fun of Jehoshaphat, who fought the the house of God. LORD with all his heart. So the boute 10 And he fet all the people, every of Aziah had no power to keep stillman having his weapon in his hand, the kingdom. from the right fide of the temple to the left fide of the temple, along by the altar and the temple, by the king round about.

10But when Athaliah the mother ef Ahaziah faw that her fon was dead, the arofe and deftroyed all the feed royal of the houfe of Judah.

11 Then they brought out the king's fon, and put upon him the crown, and gave him the teftimony, and a te him king. And Jehoiada and his fons anointed him, and faid, God fave the king.

it But jeho habeath, the daughter of the king, took Joath the fun of Ahaziab, and ftole him from among the king's fors that were fain, and : put him and his purfe in a bed chaa ber. So jeho habeath, the daughter 12 Now when Athaliah heard the of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada noite of the people running and the priest, for he was the fifter offing the king, he came to the purple Abazi,) hid him from Athalian, fo into the house of the LORD: that the flew him not.

12 And he was with them hid in the

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13 And he looked, and, behold,the king food at his pillar at the entering

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CHAP. XXIV. 1 The temple repaired. in, and the princes and the trumpets, 6 And the king called for Jehoiada by the king: and all the people of the chief, and faid unto him, Why the land rejoiced, and founded with haft thou not required of the Levites trumpets, alfo the fingers with inftru-to bring in out of Judah and out of ments of mufick, and fuch as taught Jerufalem the colleétion, according to to fing praife. Then Athaliah rent be commandment of Mofesthe fervant her clothes, and faid, Treafon, treat of the LORD, and of the congregation fon. of Ifrael, for the tabernacle of witnefst 14 Then Jehoiada the priest brought 7 For the fons of Athaliah, that out the captains of hundreds that wicked woman, had broken up the were fet over the hoft, and faid unto houfe of God; and alfo all the dedi. them, Have her forth of the ranges:cated things of the houfe of the LORD and whofo followeth her, let him be did they beftow upon Baalim. flain with the fword. For the prieft) 8 And at the king's commandment faid, Slay her not in the houfe of the they made a cheft, and let it without LORD. at the gate of the houfe of the LORD. 15 So they laid hands on her; and 9 And they made a proclamation when he was come to the entering through Judah, and Jerufalem, to bring of the horfe gate by the king's house, in to the LORD the collection that they flew her there. Mofes the fervant of God laid upon irael in the wilderness.

16% And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the IO And all the princes and all the people, and between the king, that people rejoiced, and brought in, and they fhould be the LORD's people. caft into the cheft, until they had 17 Then all the people went to the made an end.

house of Baal, and brake it down, and] 11 Now it came to pafs, that at brake his altars and his images in what time the cheft was brought unto pieces, and flew Mattan the priest of the king's office by the hand of the Baal before the altars. Levites, and when they faw that there 18 Alfo Jehoiada appointed the offi-as much money, the king's fcribe cers of the boufe of the LORD by the and the high prieft's officer came and hand of the priests the Levites, whom emptied the cheft, and took it, and David had distributed in the houfe of carried it to his place again. Thus the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings they did day by day, and gathered of the LORD, as it is written in the money in abundance." law of Mofes, with rejoicing and with 12 And the king and Jehoiada gave finging, as it was ordained by David. it to fuch as did the work of the fer19 And he fet the porters at the vice of the house of the LORD, and gates of the house of the LORD, that hired mafons and carpenters to renone which was unclean in any thing pair the houfe of the LORD, and also fhould enter in. fuch as wrought iron and brass to

20 And he took the captains of hun-mend the houfe of the LORD. dreds, and the nobles, and the gover- 1350 the workmen wrought,and the nors of the people, and all the people work was perfected by them, and they of the land, and brought down the fet the houfe of Ged in his ftate, and king from the house of the LORD: ftrengthened it.

and they came through the high gate 14 And when they had finifhed it, into the king's houfe, and fet the king they brought the rest of the money upon the throne of the kingdom. before the king and Jehoiada, whereof 21 And all the people of the land were made veffels for the house of rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after the LORD, even veffels to minifter, that they had flain Athaliah with the land to offer wiibal, and fpoons, and Sword.

CHAP. XXIV. JOASH wa leven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerufalem. His mother's name alfo was Zibiah of Beer-fheba.

2 And Joash did that which was right in the fight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

veffels of gold and filver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.

15 But Jehoiada waxed old,and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was be when he died.

16 And they buried him in the city 3 And Jehoiada took for him two of David among the kings, because he wives; and he begat fons and daugh-had done good in Ifrael, both towarti ters. God, and toward his houfe. 4 And it came to pafs after this, 17¶Now after the death of Jehoiada that Joafh was minded to repair the came the princes of Judah, and made houfe of the LORD. Jobeifance to the king. Then the king

5 And he gathered together the hearkened unto them. priefs and the Levites, and faid to 18 And they left the houfe of the them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, LORD God of their fathers, and ferved and gather of ail Ifrael money to re-groves and idols: and wrath came pair the houfe of your God from year upon Judah and Jerufalem for this to year, and fee that ye haflen the their treípaís. matter. Howbeit the Levites haftened 19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to if not. bring them again unto the LORD;

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Joab is fein. II. CHRONICLES. The Edomiter overthrown, they testified against them: but they dah together, and made them captain would not give ear. over thousands, and captains over 20 And the Spirit of God came upon hundreds, according to the houfes of Zechariah the fon of Jehoiada the their fathers, throughout all Judah prieft, which food above the people, and Benjamin: and he numbered them and faid unto them, Thus faith God, from twenty years old and above, and Why tranfgrefs ye the commandments found them three hundred thousand of the LORD, that ye cannot prolper? choice men, able to go forth to war, becaufe ye have forfaken the LORD, that could handle spear and shield. he hath alfo forfaken you.

21 And they confpired againft him, and floned him with ftones at the commandment of the king in the court of the houfe of the LORD.

22 Thus Joalh the king remembered not the kindnefs which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but flew his fon. And when he died, he faid, The LORD look upon it, and require it.

6 He hired alfo an hundred thousandmighty men of valour out of lfrael for an hundred talents of filver.

7 But there came a man of God to hiin, faying, O king, let not the armiy of Ifrael go with thee; for the LORD is not with Ifrael, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.

8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be ftrong for the battle: God fhall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to can down.

23 And it came to país at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up againft him: and they came 9 And Amaziah faid to the man of to Judah and Jerufalem, and destroyed God, But what hall we do for the all the princes of the people from hundred talents which have given among the people, and fent all the to the army of Ifrael? and the man fpoil of them unto the king of Das of God answered, The LORD is able to mafcus. give thee much more than this.

24 For the army of the Syrians came 10 Then Amaziah feparated them, with a fmall company of men, and to wit, the army that was come to the LORD delivered a very great hoft him out of Ephrain, to go home again: into their hand, because they had wherefore their anger was greatly forfaken the LORD God of their fa-kindled againfi Judan, and they re thers. So they executed judgment turned home in great anger.

against Joalh

AndAmaziah ftrengthened him. felf," and led forth his people, and went to the valley of fit, and fmote of the children of sier ten thousand

12 And other tenthoufand leylive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and call them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.

25 And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great difeafes,) his own fervants confpired against him for the blood of the fons of Jehoiada the prieft, and flew him on his bed, and he died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the fepulchres of the kings. 26 And thefe are they that confpired 13 But the foldiers of the army against him; Zabad the fon of Shi-which Amaziah fent back, that they meath an Ammoniteís, and jehoza-thould not go with him to battle, felt bad the fon of shimrith a Moabitefs. upon the cities of judah, from Samaria 27 Now concerning his fons, and even unto Beth-horon, and imote the greatneis of the burdens laid upon three thousand of them, and took him, and the repairing of the house much spoil. of God, behold, they are written int the flory of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his fon reigned in his ftead.

CHAP. XXV.

14Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the laughter of the Edomites, that he brought the. gods of the children of Seir, and fet them up to be his gods, and bowe incenfel before them, and burned incenfe unto them.

AMAZIAH was twenty bende years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine 15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD years in Jerufalem. And his no her's name was Jehoaddan of Jerufalem. 2 And he did that which was right in the fight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

3 Now it came to pafs, when the kingdom was established to him, that he flew his fervants that had killed the king his father.

was kindled against Amaziah, and he fent unto him a prophet, which faid unto him, Why haft thou fought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

16 And it came to pafs, as he talked with him, that the king faid unto him, Art thou made of the king's counfel? 4 But he flew not their children, forbear, why shouldeft thou be fmitbut did as it is written in the law in ten? Then the prophet forbare, and the book of Mofes, where the LORD faid, I know that God hath determined commanded, faying, The fathers fhall to deftroy thee, because thou haft not die for the children, neither fhall done this, and haft not hearkened the children die for the fathers, but unto my counfel.

every man thall die for his own ún. 17Then Amaziahking of Judah took SMoreover Amaziah gathered ju-jadvice, and fent to Joath, the fan of

Amaziab's overthrew.

CHAP. XXVI.

Witiab's reign Jehoahaz, the fon of Jehu, king of in the fight of the LORD, according Ifrael, faying, Come, let us fee one to all that his father Amaziah did. another in the face. 5 And he fought God in the days of..

18 And Joash king of Ifrael fent to Zechariah, who had understanding in Amaziah king of Judah, faying, The the vifions of God: and as long as he thistle that was in Lebanon fent to fought the LORD, God made him to the cedar that was in Lebanon, fay-proiper.

the thistle.

ing, Give thy daughter to my fon to 6 And he went forth and warred wife: and there paffed by a wild beast against the Philistines, and brake down that was in Lebanon, and trode down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jab neh, and the wall of Afhdod, and 1gThou fayeft,Lo,thou haft fmitten built cities about Ahdod, and among the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth the Philistines. thee up to boaft: abide now at home; 7 And God helped him against the why thouidet tbou meddle to thine Philifines, and against the Arabians hurt, that thou fhouldeß fall, even that dwelt in Gur-baai, and the Methoo, and Judah with thee? hunims.

20 But Amaziah would not hear; for 8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to it came of God, that he might deliver Uzziah: and his name fpread abroad them into the hand of their enemies, even to the entering in of Egypt; for because they fought after the gods or he ftrengthened bimfeif exceedingly. 9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerufalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.

Edom.

21 So Joath the king of Ifrael went p; and they faw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Beth-fhemeth, whicheelongle to Judah.

22 And Judah was put to the worfe before Ifrael, and they fled every man to his tent.

10 Alfo he built towers in the defert, and digged many weils: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen alfo, and vine dreffers in the mountains, 23 And Joath the king of Ifrael took and in Carmel: for he loved huf Amaziah king of Judah, the fon of bandry.

Joath, the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-1 II Moreover Uzziah had an hoft of ihemeth, and brought him to Jeru-fighting men, that went out to war falem, and brake down the wall of by bands, according to the number of Jerufalem from the gate of Ephraim their account by the hand of Jeiel the to the corner gate, four hundred feribe, and Maafeiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's

cubits.

24 And he took all the gold and the captains. filver, and all the veffels that were 12 The whole number of the chief found in the house of God with Obed- of the fathers of the mighty men of edom, and the treasures of the king's valour were two thoufand and fix houfe, the hostages alfo, and returned to Samaria.

25 And Amaziah the fon of Joafh king of Judah lived after the death of Joah fon of Jehoahaz king of ifrael fifteen years.

26 Now the reft of the acts of Ama. ziah, firft and last, behoid, are they not written in thet ook of the kings of Judah and Ifrael?

hundred.

13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and feven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

14 And Uzziah prepared for them. throughout all the hoit, shields, and fpears, and helmets, and habergeons, (and bows, and flings te caft ftones.

27 Now after thetime that Amazia 15 And he made in Jerufalem endid turn away from following the gines, invented by cunning men, to be LORD they made a conspiracy against on the towers and upon the bulwarks, him in Jerufalem; and he fled to to fhoot arrows and great itones Lachith: but they fent to Lachith withal. And his name fpread far after him, and flew him there. abroad; for he was marvellously 28 And they brought him upon helped, till he was rong. horfes, and buried him with his 16 But when he was ftrong, his fathers in the city of Judab. heart was lifted up to his deftruction: for he tranigreffed againit the LORD his God, and went into the temple of

CHAP. XXVI.

THEN all the people of Judah took

Of, and made bin king in the room of his father Amaziah.

2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king flept with his fathers.

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3 sixteen years old was Uzziah 18 And they withstood Uzziah the when Lebegan to reign, and he reignking, and faid unto him, I appertain fifty and two years in Jerufalem. His not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn mother's name alfo was Jecoliah of incenfe unto the LORD, but to the Jerufalera. prieits the ions of Aaron, that are *4 And he did that which was right leonfecrated to burn incenfe: go out

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