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4 $ And it came to pace after this, that 20 And the Spirit of God came opon Zer Joalh was minded to repair the house of the chariah, the son of Jehoiada the priett, which LORD.
tood above the people, and said unto them, s And he gathered together the prielts and Thus faith God, why transgress ye thic comthe Levites, and said to them, Go out unto mandment of the LORD, that ye cannot prothe cities of Judah, and gather of all Ifrael Sper? Because ye have forsaken the LORD, money to repair the houlc of your God from he bath allo forsaken you. year to year, and see that ye laften the mat 21 And they conspired againit him, and ter: howbeit the Levites haitened not. ttoned him with itones, at the command
6 And the king called for Jehoiada the went of the king, in the court of the house clief, and said unto him, Why last thou not of the LORD. required of the Levites to bring in, cut of 22. Thus Joanh the king remembered not Judah and out of Jerusalein,
the collection, the kindness which Jehoiada his father had according to the commandment of Moses, the done to him, but few his son: and when he servant of the Lord, and of the corgregit died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and tion of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness ? require it.
7 For the fons of Atbalialı, that wicked 23 9. And it came to pass, at the end of the woman, had broken up the house of God; year, that the hott of Syria came up againft and also ali the dedicated things of the house him and they came to Judah and Jerusaof the LORD did they bettow upon Baalim. lem, and deftroyed all the princes of the peo
8 And at the kings commandment they, ple from among the people, and sent all the made a chelt, and let it without at the gate fpoil of them unto the king of Damascus. of the house of the LORD,
24 For the army of the Syrians came with 9 And they made a proclamation through a small company of men, and the Lord de Judah and Jerufalem, to bring in to the LORD livered a very great hot into their hand : the collection, that Mofes the Tervant of God, because they had forsaken the LORD God laid upon Ifrael in the wilderness.
of their fathers : so they executed judgmert 10 And all the princes and all the people against Joain. rejoiced, and brought in, and cait into the 25 And when they were departed from him cheft, uiitil they had made an end.
(for thcy Icft him in great diseases,) his own II Now it came to pass, that at what time lervants conspired againft him, for the blood the chelt was brought into the kings office of the sons of Jehoiada the priett, and New by the hand of the Levitcs, and whien they him on his bed, and he died and they bulaw that there was much money, the kings ricd him in the city of David, but they
buried fcribe and the high prietts oficer came and him not in the sepulchres of the kings. cinptied the chett, and took it, and carried 26 and these are they that conspired a. it to his place again. Thus they did day by gainit him: Zabad the son of Shimcath an day, and gathered inoney in abundance. Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of
12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to Shimrith a Moabiters. such as did the work of the service of the 27 Now, concerning his sons, and the great. house of the LORD, and hired masons and ness of the burdens laid upon him, and the recarpenters to repair the house of the Lord, pairing of the house of God, behold, they are and also such as wrought iron and brass to written in the tory of the book of the Kings: mend the house of the LORD.
and Amaziah his son reigned in his ilead. 13 So the workmen wrought, and the work
CHAP. XXV. was perfected by them, and they set the house i Amaziah beginneth to reign well : 3 he exe of God in his ttate, and itrengthened it. cuttih juftice on the trailors : s having hired
14 And when they had finithed it, they an army of lfraelites againfl the Edomites, al i brought the rell of the money before the the word of a propher he lojeth an hundred king and Jehoiada, wliereof were made ver talents, and dismisseth them If he OVIT(els for the house of the LORD, even vessels to throweth the Edomites : 17 he proveketh ininiftcr, and to offer withol, and spoons, ana velfels of gold and filver and they done A Mohin he began to reign; and he reigned
yoath to his overthrow. fered burnt-offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada. twenty and nine years in Jerusalem : aud his
15 1 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full mothers name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. of days when he dicd; an hundred and thir 2 And he did that which was right in the ty years old was he when he died.
fight of the LORD, but not with a perfed 16 And they buried him in the city of Da- heart. vid among the kings, because he had donc 39 Now, it came to pass, when the kingdom good in Israel, both toward God, and toward was establithed to him, that he new his ferhis house,
vaats that liad killed the king his father: 17 Now, after the death of Jehoiada came 4 But he flew not their children, but did as the princes of Judah, and made obeisance it is written in the law of the book of Moles, to the king: then the king hearkened unto where the LORD commanded, saying, The them.
fathers shall not die for the children, neither 18 And they left the house of the LORD thall the children die for the fathers, but God of their fathers, and served groves and every man shall die for his own sin. idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Je s Moreover, Amaziah gathered Judah torufalem for this their trcfpass.
gether, and made them captains over thou19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring lands, and captains over hundreds, accordthen again unto the LORD; and they tettified ing in the houles of their fathers, throughaguintt Chein ; but they would not give ear. out ali Judah and Benjamin; and be nurr
bered them from twenty years old and above, thou mcddle to thine hurt, that thou shoulsen and found them three hundred thousand fall, even thou, and Judah with thee! choice men, able to go forth to war, that 20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it could handle spear and thield.
came of God, that he tnight deliver them He hired allo an hundred thousand into the hand of their enemies, because they mighty men of valour out of Ifrael, for an fought after the gods of Edom. hundred talents of silver.
zi $o Joath the king of lfrae! went up, 7. But there came a man of God to him, and they law one another in the face, both saying, o king, let not the army of lfrael yo he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Beth with thee ; for the LORD is not with lírael, Ibemeth, which belongeth to Judah. to wit, with all the children of Ephraim. 2. And Judalı was put to the worse before 8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be itrong for Ifrael, and
they fied every man to his tent. the battle; God shall make thee fall before 23. And Joath the king of Ifracl, took Amathe enemy: for God liath power to help, ziah king of Judal, the son of Joalh, the ton and to cart down.
of Jehoahaz, at Beth-fherneth, and brought 9 And Ainaziah said to the man of God, him to Jerufalem, and brake down the wali But what all we do for the hundred talents of Jerusalem, from the gate of Epliraim to which I have given to the army of Itrael? the corner-gate, four hundred cubits. And the man of God answered, The Lord is 24 And he took all the gold and the filver, able to give thee much more than this. and all the veftels that were found in the
10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, house of God with Obed-edom, and the the army that was come to him out of E treatures of the kings- house, the hortages phraim, to go home again : wherefore their allo, and returned to Samaria. arger was greatly kindled against Judah, 25 & And Amaziah, the ton of Joath king and they returned home in great anger.
of Judah, lived afrer the death of Joath, fon 11.4 And Amaziah ftrengthened himself, of jelioalaz king of lfrael, fifteen years. and led forth his people, and went tu the
26 Now, the rett of the acts of amaziah, valley of Salt, and linote of the children of first and last, behola, are they not written in Seir, ten thousand,
the book of the kings of Judah and Ifrael? 12 And other ten thousand left alive did the 27 Now, after the time that Amaziah did children of Judah carry away captive, and turn away from following the Lord, they brought them unto the top of the rock, and made a conspiracy againtt him in Jerufalem; cait them down from the top of the rock, and he fled to Lachish: but they fent to that they were all broken in pieces.
Lachish after him, and New him there. 13 But the soldiers of the army which 28 And they brought hin upon horses, Amaziah sent back, that they thould not go and buried him with his fathers in the city with him to battle, fell upon the cities of of Judah. Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-horon,
CHA P. XXVI. and (mote three thousand of them, and took i Uzziah fucceedeth his father : 16 he in vadelh much spoil.
the priels ofice, and is sitten tuith leprosy: 14 Now, it came to pass, after that A. 22 he dieth, and Fotham fucceedeth him. Edomites, that he brought the gods of the
Thenanthe people ofte ud abis akad niade
fixtecn years old, and made children of Seir, and fet them up ! be his him king in the room of his father Amazinh. gods, and bowed down himself before them, 2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, and burned incense unto them.
after that the king Nept with his fathers. 15. Wherefore the anger of the LORD was 3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he kindled againit Amaziali, and he fent into began to reign ; and he reigned fifty and two him a prophet, which said unto him, why years in Jerusalem : his mothers name allo halt thou fought after the gods of the peo. was Jccolial of Jerusalem. ple which could not deliver their own peo 4 And lie did ina! which was right in the ple out of thine hand?
fight of the LORD, according to all that his 16 Andit came to pais,as le talked with him, father Amaziah did. that the king said unto him, Art thou made 5 And he fought God in the days of Ze. of the kings counsel! forbear; why thouldett chariah, who had understanding in the vithou be smitten? Then the prophct forbare, sions of God: and as long as he fought the and said, I know that God hath determined LORD, God made him to prosper. to destroy thee, because thou hatt done this, 6 And he went forth, and warred against and hatt not hearkened into my counsel, the PhDitines, and brake down the wall of
17 1 Then Amaziah king of Judah took Gath, and the wall of Jabuel, and the wall advice, and leur to Joalh the son of Jehoa- of Alhdod, and built cities about Alhdod, haz, the fon of Jehu king of Ifrael, saying, and among the Philiftines. Come, let us see one another in the face. 7 And God helped hun against the Phili
18 And Joalh king of Israel fent to Amt- ttincs, and against the Arabians that dwelt ziah king of Judah, saying, The thittle that in Gur-baal, and the Mebunims. was in Lebanon, sent to the cedar that was 8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzin Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to ziab: and his name fpread abroad even to my son to wife and there paded by a wild the entering in of Egypt; for he ttrengthened beatt that was in Lebanon, and trode down time!f exceedingly the thinle,
O Moreover, Uxziah built towers in Jerula. 19. Thou invett, Lo, thon latt mitten the lem, at the corner. gate, and at the valley: Edomites, and thine heart liteth the spate, and at the turning of the well, and to boast : abide now at home, why thouldcit fortified them.
10 Alo he built towers in the desert, and
CHAP. XXVII. digged many wells: for le had much cattle, 1 Jolham, reigning well, profperetk : 5 head, both in the low-country and in the plains;
dile!h the Ainmunites: his reign : 9 Alaz husbandmen also and vine-drefiers in the
fucceedle!h him. huibandry.
when le began to reign; he 1. Moreover, Uzziah lau an boft of fight fixteen years in Jerusalem: his mothers name ing men that went out to war by bands, ac allo was feruthah, the daughter of Zadok, the hand of Jciel the scribe, aud Maareial light of thc LORD, according to all that his the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one father Uzziah did ? howbeit, he entered not of the kings captains. 12 The whole number of the chief of the ple did yet corruptly;
into the temple of the LORD. And the peo. fathers of the mighty men of valour, were two thoufand and fix hundred.
3 He built the high gate of the house of
the Loan, and on the wall of Ophel he 13 And under their hand was an army, built nruch. three hundred thousand, and seven thoit.
4 Moreover, he built cities in the moun. fand and five hundred, that made war with tains of Judah, and in the foreits he built mighty power, to help the king against the cattles and towers. enemy. 14 And Uzziah prepared for them, through. Ammonites, and prevailed agaimt them:
59 He fought also with the king of the out all the bort, Micds, and spears, and he. And the children of Aminon gave him the inets, and habergeons, and bows, and sings fame year an hundred talents of lilver, and to cal tones.
ten thouland measures of wheat, and ten iš And he made in Jerusalen er.gines, in- thouland of barley. So much did the chil. vented by cunning men, to be on the towers, dren of Ammon pay unto himn, both the reand upon the bulwarks, to thoot arrows and cond year and the third. great itones withal : and his name spread far 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he abroad, for he was marvellously helped till prepared his ways before the LORD his God. he was trong.
79 Now, the rett of the acts of Jotham, 16 9 But when he was Itrong, his hcart and all his wats, and his ways, lo they are was lifted up to his dettruction for he written in the book of the kings of Gracl tranfgrefled against the LORD his God, and Judah. and went into the temple of the LORD 8 He was five and twenty years old when to burn incense upon the altar of in- he began to reign, and reigned fixtcen years cense.
in Jerusalem. 17 And Azariah the prieft went in after him, and with him fourscorc prictts of the they buried him in the city of David i and
94 And Jotham fept with his fathers, and LORD, that were valiant nien:
Abaz bis son reigned
in his tead. 18 And they withitood Uzziah the king,
CHAP. XXVIII. and said unto him, li apperlaineth not un- 1 Ahaz, reigning wickedly, is aflided by the to thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the Syrians : 20 he dying, Hezekiah fucceedeth LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, him. that are consecrated to burn incente: go
Haz was twenty years old when he be
gan to reign; and he reigned tixteen pasled; neither shall it be for thinc lionour years in Jerusalem : but he did not that from the LORD God.
which was right in the fight of the LORD, 19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a like David his father., cenfer in his hand to burn incense; and 2 For he walked in the ways of the kings while he was wroth with the prietis, the of Ifrael, and made also molten images for leprosy even role up in his forehead before Baalim, the priefts in the house of the LORD, from Moreover, he burnt incenfe in the val. bcfide the incenfc-altar.
ley of the fon of Hinnom, and burnt his 20 And Avarish the chief priest, and all children in the fire, after the abominations the prietts, looked upon him, and behold, of the heathen, whom the LOAD had cait out he was leprous in his forehead, and they before the children of Ifrael. thruit him out from thence; yea, himself 4 He facrificed also, and burnt incense in hatted also to go out, because the Lord liad the high places, and on the hills, and under Imitten him.
every greeu tree. 21 And Uzziali the king was a leper unto s Wherefore the LORD his God delivered the day of his death, and dwelt in a several hun into the hand of the king of Syria;
and house, being a leper; for he was cut off from they liote lim, and carried away a great the house of the LORD: and Jotham his fon multitude of them captives, and brough was over the kings house, judging the peo- them to Damascus: and he was also delivered ple of the land.
into the hand of the king of Israel, who 21 Now, the reft of the acts of Uzziah, (mote him with a great slaughter. firft and latt, did Ifaiah the prophet, the son 6. For Pekah the son of Remaliah, flew of Amoz, write.
in Judah an hundred and twenty thouland 13 80 Uzziah Bept with his fathers, and in one day, which were all valiant men; they buried him with his fathers in the field use they had forsaken the LORD God of of the burial, which belonged to the kinge; their fathers. for they said. He is a leper; and Jotbam 1 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim. uis son reigned in his Ilead.
Acw Maaleiah the kings Ton, and Azrikam
the governor of the house, and Elkanah that 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Da. was next to the king.
mascus which fmote him; and he said, Be8 And the children of Israel carried away cause the gods of the kings of Syria helps captive, of their brethren, two hundred thorn, therefore will i facrinice to them, that thousand, women, sons and daughters, and they may help me: but they were the rain took away also much spoil from them, and of him, and of all Ifrael. brought the spoil to Samaria.
24 And Abaz gathered together the vef2. But a prophet of the Lord was there, sels of the house of God, and
cut in pieces whose name was Oded; and he went out the vessels of the house of God, and thut before the host that came to Samaria, and up the doors of the house of the LORD, said unto them, Behold, because the LORD and he made hini altars in every corner of God of your fathers was wroth with Judah Jerufalem, he hath delivered them into your band, and 25 And in every several city of Judah ne ye have flain them in a rago that reacheth made liigh places, to burn incense unto other up unto heaven.
gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God 10 And now ye purpose to keep under the of his fathers. children of Judah and Jerusalem for bond 20 q Now, the reft of his aês, and of all his men and bond-women unto you: but are ways firtt and latt, behold, they are written, there not with you, even with you, fins in the book of the kings of Judah, and Ifracl. against the LORD your God?
27 And Ahaz lept with his fathers, and 11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver they buried him in the city, even in Jeruthe captives again, which ye have taken falein ; but they brought him not into the captive of your brethren :' for the fierce sepulchres of the kings of Ifrael: and itewrath of the LORD is upon you.
zekiali his fon reigned in his ftead. 12 Then certain of the heads of the chil
CHAP. XXIX. dren of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Joha- 1 Hezekiahis good reign : 3 He rejtoreth religion. nan, Berechiah, the son of Methüleroth, 12 The house of God cleansed. and Jchizkiah the son of slaluin, and A mara the son of Hadlai, tined up against
JEzekiah began to reign when he was Н
tive and twenty years old; and he them that came from the war,
reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusa13. And said unto them, Ye shall not bring lem; and his mothers naine was Abijah, in the captives lither : for whereas we have the daughter of Zechariah. offended againft the LORD already, ye in.
2 And he did that which was right in the tend to add more to our fins and to our tref- fight of the LORD, according to all that Da. pafs; for our trefpass is great, and there is vid his father had donc. herce wrath againt Ifrael.
31 He, in the firtt year of his reign, in 14 So the armed men left the captives and the firtt month, opened the doors of the the fpoil before the princes and all the con- house of the LORD, and repaired them. gregation.
4. And he brought in the priests and the 15 And the men which were expressed by Levites, and gathered them together into name rose up, and took the captives, and the eart Itreet, with the fpoil, cloathed all that were naked 5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Leamong them, and arrayed them, and thod vites; Sanâify pow yourselves, and landify them, and gave them to eat and to drink, the house of the LORD God of your fa. and anointed them, and carried all the thers, and carry forth the filthiness out of feeble of them upon asses, and brought them the holy plast. to Jericho, the city of palin-trees, to their 6 For our fathers have trespassed, and brethren : then they returned to Samaria. done that which tvas evil in the eyes of the
16 1. At that time did king Ahaz lend un- LORD our God, and have fortaken him, and to the kings of Allyria to help him.
have turned away their faces from the habi17 For again the Edomites had come and tation of the Lord, and turned their backs. smitten Judall, and carried away captives. 7 Also they liave shut up the doors of the
18 The Philittines also had invaded the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not cities of the low-country, and of the south burnt incenfe, nor offered burnt-offerings of Judah, and had taken Beth-themenh, and in the holy place, unto thc God of Israel. Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the 8 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was villages thereof, and Timnab with the vil. upon Judah and Jerufalan, and he hath deli. lages thereof, Gimzo also, and the villages vered them to trouble, to attonishment, and thereof: and they dwelt there.
to Hiffing, as ye fee with your eyes, 19 For the LORD brought Judah law, bc 9 For lo, our fathers have fallon by the cause of Ahaz king of trael ; for he made (word, and our fons, and our daughters, and Judah naked, and transgrested fore againit our wives, are in captivity for this. the LORD.
io Now it is in mine heart, to make a co20 And Tilgath-pilnefer king of Allyria venant with the LORD God of Ifrael, that came unto him, and distrelled him, but his fierce wrath may turn away from us. "ttrengthened him not.
11 My sons, be not now negligent ; for 21 For Ahat took away a portion out of the the LORD hath chofen you to land before house of the LORD, and out of the house of lim, to ferve bun, and that ye should mi. the king, and of the princes, and gare it onto nitter unto him, and burn inceóle. the king of Allyria : but he helped hiin not. 12 'Then the Levites arole, Mabath the
2: And in the time of his dittrels did son of Arnalai, and foc) the son of Azarial, the treguars yet more against the LORD ; this of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the te has kiog Ahas.
fons of Merarl; Kill, the son of Abdi, ang
Azariah the son of Jahalelel ;, and of the burnt-offering began, the song of the LORD Geribonites ; Joab the son of Zimmah, and began also with the truinpets, and with the Eden the son of Joah :
inftruments ordained by David king of Ifrael. 13 And of the fons of Elizaphan; Shimri, 28 And all the congregation worshipped, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph, Zecha and the lingers fang, and the trumpeters riah, and Mattaniah.
founded; and all this continued until the 14 And of the fons of Heman; Jchiel, and burnt-offering was finished. Shimei; and of the cons of Jeduthun; she 29. And when they had made anend of offermaiah, and Uzzicl.
ing, the king and all that were prefent with 15. And they gathered their brethren, and him bowed themselves, and worthipped. fanctified themselves, and came, according 30 Moreover, Hezekiah the king, and the to the commandment of the king, by the princes, commanded the Levites to fing words of the LORD, to cleante the house of praise unto the LORD with the words of Dathe LORD.
vid, and of Afaph the seer : and they sang 16 And the priests went into the inner part praises with gladness, and they bowed their of the house of the Lord, to cleanse it, and heads and worthipped. brought out all the uncleanness that they 31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, found in the temple of the Lord, into the Now ye have confecrated yourselves unto court of the house of the LORD. And the the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into and tharik-offerings, into the house of the the brook Kidron.
LORD. And the congregation brought in 17 Now, they began on the first day of the Cacrifices, and thank-offerings : and, as many firft inonth to fandity, and on the eighth as were of a free lieart, bornt-offerings. day of the month came they to the porch of 32 And the number of the burnt-offerings, the Lord: so they sanctified the house of whứch the congregation brought, was three the Lord in eight days; and in the fixteenth score and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, day of the first month they made an end. and two hundred lambs: all there were for
i8 Then they went in to Hezekiah the a burnt-offering to the LORD. king, and said, we have cleansed all the 33. And the consecrated things were fix Moule of the LOR), and the altar of burnt. hundred oxen, and three thousand sheep. offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the 34 But the prietts were too few, so that thew-bread table, with all the veftels thercof. they could not pay all the burnt-offerings :
19 Moreover, all the vessels which king wherefore their brethren the Levites did Altaz in his reign did cath away in his trant help them till the work was ended, and until preslion, have we prepared and landlified, the other prietts had fanctified themselves; and behold, they are before the altar of the for the Levites Tvere more uprighi in heart, Lok.
to sanctify themsclves than the prietts. 20 I Then Hezekiah the king rose carly, 35 And also the burnt-offerings were in and gathered the rulers of the city, and went abrindance, with the fat of the peace-offerrip to the house of the LORD.
ings, and the drink-offerings for every burnt21 And they brought seven bullocks, and offering. So the service of the house of the seven rains, and leven lambs, and leven he- LORD was set in order. goats, for a tin-offering for the kingdom, and 36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the for the sanctuary, and for Judah: and he people, that God had prepared the people : commanded the prietts, the fons of Aaron, to for ihe thing was done suddenly. offer them on the altar of the LORD.
CHA P. XXX. 22 So they killed the bullocks, and the Hezekiah proclaimell a pafsover. 13 The eri the altar: likewise, when they had killed A and arste letters also to Ephraim and
aljernbly destroy the altors of idalatry. altar : they killed also the lambs, and they Manalleh, that they thould come to the house (prinkled the blood upon the altar.
of the LORD at Jerafalem, to keep the pal23 And they brought forth the he-goats sover unto the LORD God of Ifrael. for the lig-offering before the king and the 2 For the king had taken counsel, and congregation; and they laid their hands his princes, and all the congregation in Je. upon them :
rufalem, to keep the pallover in the second 24 And the prielts killed them, and they month. inade reconciliation with their blood upon 3 For they could not keep it at that time, the altar, to make an atonement for all because the prictts had not fandihed them Ifrael; for the king commanded, that the selses sufficiently, neither had the people burnt offering and the fin-offering should be gathered themselves together to Jerufalem. made for all Ifrael.
4 And the thing pleased the king and all 25 And he fet the Levites in the house of the congregation. the LORD with cymbals,, with pfalteries, and 5 So they eftablished a decree, to make
prowith harps, according to the commandment claination throughout all Ifrael, from Beerof David, and of Gad the kings feer, and theba even to Dan, that they thould come to Nathan the prophet : for fo was the com- keep the passover unto the LORD God of Ismandment of the LORD by his prophets. rael at Jerufalem ; for they had not done it
26 And the Levites itood with the instru• of a long time in such for: as it was written, ments David, and the priests with the 6 So the posts went with the letters from trumpetu.
the king and his princes throughout all if17 And Heackiah commanded to offer the rael and Judah, and according to the comburnt-offering upun the altar: and when the mandment of the king, saying, Ye children