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7 And be not ye like your fathers, and ings, and inaking confeilion to the LORD God
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8 Now, be ye not inched 4s your father reven days with gladncis. thers wir, yielu purelves up to the be hatt Lucified for cuer; and serve the seven thousand thep; and the princes gave LORD your God, that the herceness of his to the congregation a thousand bullocks, and four orcyhren and your children Mall find congalliot ockore tacan chat led them cap- the pricits and the Levites, and all the con

9 for it fe cum agafa unto the LORD, pricits sanctificu themselves. und for the LORD your God is gracious ftrangers that caine out of the land of Israel, che, bo that ther thall come again into this gregation that came out of Israel, and the and mercitiil, and will not turn away his and that dwclt in Judah, rejoiccd. lace from you, if ye return unto him. through the country of Ephrain and Ma. David king of Israel, there ivas not the like

ro so the posts palled from city to city, for fince the tiine of Solomon, the son of Catleb, even unto Zebulun: but they laughed in Jerusalem. CHCR: to corn, and mocked them.

11 Nerertheless, divers of Ather, and Ma- and biciled the people: and their voice was Aallell, and of Zebulon, bumbled themselves, heard, and their prayer came up to his holy

1 Add In Judah, the hand of God was to Incut of the king and of the princes, by the give them one heart to do the command- I The people forward in deflroying idolatry.

IZ And there allembled at Jerusalem draad in the second month, a very great con- of Judah, and brake the linages in pieces,

14 And they arore, and took away the al- the high places and the altars out of all Judah for incense took they away, and caft them into until they had utterly deftroyed them all.

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23. And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other leven days: and they kept

24 For Hezekiah King of Judah did give ten thousand sheep: and a great number of

25 And all the congregation of Judah, with

26 so there was great joy in Jerusalem: 2

27 . Then the priests the Levites arose, dwelling place, even unto heaven.

CHAP. XXXI. 11 Hexekiah nppointch officers to dispose of the Itthes : 20 his fincerity.

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Then all the children of Israel returned, every Is Then they killed the paflover on the man

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2 9 And Hezekiah appointed the courses priests and the Levites were athamed, and of the prietts, and the Levites after their mandified themselves, and brought in the courses, every man according to his service, burnt-offerings irito the house of the LORD. the prietts and Levites for burnt-offerings,

16 And they tood in their place, after and for peace-offerings, to ininitter, and to their manner, according to the law of Mo- give thanks, and to praise in the gates of jes, the man of God; the prietts fprinkled the tents of the Lord. the blood, which they received of the hand 3 He appointed also the kings portion of of the Levites;

his fubitance for the burnt-offerings, to wit, 17 For there were many in the congregation for the morning and evening burnt-offerings, that were not fan&ified; therefore the Le- and the burnt-offerings for the labbaths, and vites had the charge of the killing of the pass for the new moons, and for the set fealts, as overs, for every one that was not clean, to it is written in the law of the LORD. sanaify them unto the LORD,

4 Moreover, he commanded the people that 18 For a multitude of the people, even ma- dwelt in Jerusalem, to give the portion of the ny of Ephraim, and Manafléh, Iliachar, and prietts and the Levites, that they might

be Zebulun, had not cleansed chemfelves, yet encouraged in the law of the LORD. did they eat the paftover, otherwise than it 5 And assoon as the commandment came was written: but Hezekiah prayed for them, abroad, the children of Ifrael brought in saying, The good LORD pardon every one abundance, the first fruits of com, wine, and

19. That prepareth his heart to seek God, oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the the LORD God of his fathers, though he be field: and

the tithe of all things brought they not cleansed according to the purification of in abundantly. the sanctuary.

6 And concerning the children of Ifrael and 20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezckiah, Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, and healed the people.

they allo brought in the tithe of oxen and 11 And the children of Israel, that were theep, and the tithe of holy things, Tohich present at Jerufalem, kept the scait of un zvere consecrated unto the LORD their God,

evened bread reven days with great glad. and laid them by heaps. rek: and the Levites and the pricits praised In the third month they began to lay the LORD day by day, hinging with loud ia. the foundation of the heaps, and finithed ronachts grito the Lord.

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8 And when Hezekiah and the princes 2 And when Hezekialı saw that Sennacde. came and saw the beaps, they blessed the rib was come, and that he was purposed to Lord and his people Ifrael.

fight againit Jerufalem, O Then Hezekiahquettioned with the priclts 3 He took countel with his princes and his and the Levites concerning the heaps. mighty men, to itop the waters of the foun.

10. And Azariah the chief priett, of the tains which were without the city; and they house of Zadok, answered him, and faid, did help him. Since the people began to bring the offerings 4. So there was gathered much people to. into the house of the LORD, we have had gether, who stopped all the fountains, and the enough to eat, and have left plenty: for brook that run through the midit of the land, the 1.ORD bath'blelicd his people;

and that saying, Why should the king of Assyria come which is Icft is this great itore.

and find much water? 11 I Then Hezekiah commanded to pre 5 Allo he ttrengthened himself, and built parc chambers in the house of the Lord: up all the wall that was broken, and raised and they prepared them,

it up to the towers, and another wall with12 And brought in the offerings, and the out, and repaired Millo in the city of David, tithes, and the dedicated things, faithfully: and inade darts and shields in abundance. over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, 6 And hc fet captains of war over the peo. and Shimei his brother was the next. ple, and gathered them together to him in

13 And schiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, the itrect of the gate of the city, and spake and Atahel, and Jerunoth, and Jozabad, comfortably to thein, laying, and Eliel, and lmachiah, and Maliath, and 7 Be trong and courageous, be not afraid. Benaiah, tere overseers under the hand of nor disınayed for the king of Affyria, nor for Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the all the inaltitude that is with him: for There commandment of Hezekiah the king, and be more with us than with him. Azarial the ruler of the house of God.

8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with 14 And Kore, the son of Jinnah, the Lcvite, us is the Lord our God to help us, and

to the porter toward the cast, was over the free fight our battles. And the people retted will-offerings of God, to distribute the obla. themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king tions of the Lord, and the mott holy things. of Judah..

15 And next him avere Eden, and Mini After this did Sennacherib king of amin, and Jethua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, Allyria lend his servants to Jerufalem, but 2nd Shccania!., in the cities of the priests, in he himself laid fiege againit Lachith, and all their let office, to give to their brethren by his power with him, unto Hezekiah king courscs, as well to the great as to the small; of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at

16 Befide their genealogy of males, from Jerufalem, saying, three years old and upward, even unto eve to Thus faith Sennacherib king of Allyria, ry one that entercth into the house of the Whereon do ve truft, that ye abide in the Loz, his daily portion for their service in fiege in Jerusalem their charges, according to their courses ; u Doth not Hezekiah perfuade you to give

17 Both to the genealogy of the prictts by over yourselves to die by famine and by thirtt, the house of their fathers, and the Levites, faying, The LORD Our God thall deliver us from twenty years old and upward, in their out of the hand of the king of Allyria ? charges, by their courses :

12 Hath not the fame Hezekiah taken away 18 And to the genealogy of all their little his high places and his altars, and command. ones, their wives, and their fons, and their ed Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall daughters, through all the congregation : worinip before one altar, and burn incense for in their let office they fancliticd them- upon it! selves in holiness:

13 Know ye not what I and my fathers 19 Alo of the fons of Aaron the pricfts, have done unto all the people of other lands? Tuhich were in the fields of the suburbs of were the gods of the nations of those lands their cities, in every several city, the men any ways able to deliver their lands out of that were expresied by name, to give por. mine hand? tions to all the malez, among the priests, 14 Who was there among all the gods of and to all that were reckoned by genealo- thoic nations, that iny fathers utterly de. gies among the Levites,

ftroyed, that could deliver his people out of 20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all mine hand, that your God thould be able to Judah, and wrought hat which was good, and deliver you out of mine hand? zight, and truth, before the LORD his God. 15 Now therefore, let not Hezekiah de

21 And in every work that he began in the ecive you, nor persuade you on this mans service of the houfe of God, and in the law, net, neither yet believe him: for no god of and in the commandments, to seek his God, any nation or kingdom was able to deliver lie did it with all his heart, and prospered. his people out of mine hand, and out of the CHAP. XXXII.

hand of my fathers; how much less fhall Sennacherib invadesh Judah. 21 An angel your God deliver you out of mine hand? destroyeth the Allyrians. 24 Hezekiahs fick 16 And his servant spake yet more against ness and recovery: 32 he dying, Manasseh the LORD God, and against his fervant He. fucceedeth him.

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17 He wrote also letters to rail on the thereof, Sennacherib king of Allyria LORD God of lfrael, and to {peak againft came, and entered into Judah, and encamp-- him, saying, As the gods of the nations of cd agaitut the fenced cítics, and thought to other lands have not delivered their people win them for himnftlf.

out of mine hands, to fail not the God

the governor of the house, and Elkanah that 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Dawas next to the king.

mascus which fmote him; and he said, Be. 8 And the children of Israe' carried away cause the gods of the kings of Syria belp captive, of their brethren,, two hundred them, therefore will i facrifice to them, that thousand, women, sons and daughters, and they may help me: but they were the ruln took away also much spoil from them, and of him, and of all Ifrael. brought the spoil to Samaria.

24 And Ahaz gathered together the ver9 But a propher of the Lord was there, sels of the house of God, and cut in pieces whose name was Oded; and he went out the vefsels of the house of God, and thut before the host that came to Samaria, and up the doors of the house of the LORD, Laid unto them, Behold, because the LORD and he made him altars in every comer of God of your fathers was wroth with Judah Jerusalem. he hath delivered them into your hand, and 25. And in every several city of Judah ne ye have Nain them in a rago that reacheth made high places, to barn incense unto other up unto beaven.

gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God 10 And now ye purpose to kecp under the of his fathers. children of Judah and Jerusalem for bond 26 9 Now, the reft of his ads, and of all his men and bond-women unto you: but are ways firft and laft, behold, they are written, Shere not with you, even with you, lins in the book of the kings of Judah, and Israel. againt the LORD your God?

27 And Alaz Dept with his fathers, and 11 Now hear me thercfore, and deliver they buried him in the city, even in Jeruthe captives again, which ye have taken falem ; but they brought him not into the captive of your brethren :' for the fierce sepulchres of the kings of Ifrael: and Hewrath of the LORD is upon you.

zekiah 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 Besetiahs good reign : 3 He rejtoreth religion. nan, Berechiah, the son of Methillentoth,

12 The house of God cleanfed. anada Jahie kiah the form of them, and A Hegelian dhe parenting reigns whacen la materias them that came from the war,

reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusa13 And said unto them, Ye ihall not bring lem: and his mothers name was Abijah, in the captives lithor: for whercas we have the daughter of Zechariah. offended againft the LORD already, ye in

2 And he did that which toas right in the tend to add more to our fins and to our tref. fight of the LORD, according to all that Da. pals; for our trespass is great, and there is vid his father had done. herce wrath againft Ifrael.

3 T He, in the firtt year of his reign, in 14 So the armed men left the captives and the dirtt month, opened the doors of the the fpoil before the princes and all the con- house of the LORD, and repaired thein. gregation.

4.And he brought in the priefts and the 15 And the men which were expressed by Levites, and gathered them together inta name rose up, and took the captives, and the cart itreet, with the fpoil, cloathed all that were naked 5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Leamong them, and arrayed thein, and thod vites ; San&ify yow yourselves, and fan&ify 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 filthinels out of fceble of them upon altes, and brought them the holy place. to Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to their

6 For our fathers have trefpafled, and brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

done that ruhich tvas cvil in the eyes of the 16 9 At that time did king Ahaz fend un- Lund our God, and have forsaken him, and to the kings of Afryria to help him.

have turned away their faces from the Habi-17 For again the Edomites had come and tation of the Lord, and turned their backs. smitten Judah, and carried away captives. 7 Also they have thut up the doors of the

18 The Plnílittines also had invaded the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not cities of the low-country, and of the south burnt incente, nor offered burnt-offerings of Judah, and had taken Beth-themeih, and in the holy place, unto the God of lfrael. Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Sboclo with the 8 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was villages thereof; and Timnal with the vil. upon Jordah and Jerusalan, and he hath deli. Lages thereof, Gimzo also, and the villages vcred them to trouble, to attonishment, and thereof: and they dwelt there.

to hiling, as ye fee with your eyes. 19 For the LORD brought Judah low, be 9 For lo, our fathers have fallen by the Cause of Ahaz king of Ifrael; for be made (word, and our fons, and our daughters, and Judah naked, and transgrefled fore again't our wives, are in captivity for this. the LORD

10 Now it is in nine heart, to make a co. 20 And Tilgath-pilnefer king of Allyria venant with the LORD God' of Israel, thac came unto him, and diftrefled him, but his tierce wrath may turn away from us. "ltrengthened him not.

11 My fons, be not now negligent for 21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the the LOKD bath chofen you to land before house of the LORD, and out of the house of him, to fetve bim, and that ye should mi. the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto aliter unto him, and buto incense. the king of Allyria : but he helped him not. 11 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the 21 And in the time of his Jarrets did son of Arnalai, aul Jocl

the fun of Azariali, te trepale yet more ayainh the LORD ; this of the fons of the Rohathites : and of the isi kas king Ahaz.

Inns of Morari; Kinh, the son of Abdio and

Azariah the son of Jahalelel; and of the burnt-offering began, the song of the LORD Gerihonites; Joab the son of Zimmah, and began also with the trunpets, and with the Eden the fon 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 fons of Alaph'; Zecha- and the fingers fang, and the trumpeters rial, 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 fons of Jeduthun; Slie. 29 And when they had made an end of offer maiah, and Uzzicl.

ing, the king and all that were present with 15 And they gathered their brethren, and him bowed themselves, and worshipped. fančtified 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 cleanse the house of praise unto the LORD with the words of Dathe LORD,

vid, and of Alaph the feer: and they fang 16 And the priests went into the inner part praises with gladness, and they bowed their of the house of the LORD, co 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 consecrated 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 thank-offerings, into the house of the the brook Kidron,

LORD. And the congregation brought in 17 Now, they began on the firit day of the sacrifices, and thank-offerings: and, as many firit month to fancity, and on the cighth as were of a free leart, burnt-offerings. day of the month came they to the porch of 32 And the number of the burnt offerings, the LORD: so they sanclined the house of which the congregation brought, was threethe 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 these were for

18 Then they went into Hezekiah the a burnt-offering to the LORD. king, and said, we have cleansed all the 33. And the consecrated things were fix honle of the LORD, and the altar of burnt hundred oxen, and three thoufand sheep. offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the 34 But the prietts were too few, so that thew-bread table, with all the vefels thereof. they could not flay all the burnt-offerings :

19 Moreover, all the vessels which king wherefore their brethren the Levites did Alaa in luis reign did catt away in his tranf- help them till the work was ended, and until greflion, have we prepared and fanctified, the other prietts had fanctified themselves; and behold, they are before the altar of the for the Levites were more upright in heart, LOKD,

to fanctify themselves than the priests. 20 & Tben Hezekiah the king rose early, 35 And also the burnt-offerings were in and gathered the rulers of the city, and went abrindanee, with the fat of the peace-offerap to the house of the LORD.

ings, and the drink-offerings for every burnt21 And they brought feven bullocks, and offering. So the service of the house of the seven rams, and leven lambs, and seven he LORD was set in order. goats, for a lin.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 the thing was done fuddenly. offer them on the altar of the LORD.

CHA P. XXX. 22 So they killed the bullocks, and the i Hezekiah proclaimeth a pallover. 13 The prietts received the blood, and sprinkled it assembly destroy the altars of idolatry.

Nd the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the and wrote letters also to Ephraim and

so altar : they killed allo the lambs, and they Manalleh, that they should come to the house (prinkled the blood upon the altar.

of the LORD at Jerufalem, to keep the pare 23. And they brought forth the he-goats lover unto the LORD God of lfrael. for the fin-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 Jeupon them:

rufalem, to keep the pacover in the fecond 24 And the priests killed them, and they month. made reconciliation with their blood upon 3 For they could not keep it at that time, the altar, to make an atonement for all becaule the prietts had not sanctified themifracl; for the king coinmanded, that the selyes sufficiently, neither had the people burnt-offering

and the fin-offering should be gathered themselves together to Jerusalem made for all Ifrael.

4 And the thing pleased the king and all 25 And he set the Levites in the house of the congregation. the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and 5 So they established a decree, to make prowith harps, according to the commandinent claination throughout all Israel, from Beerof David, and of Gad the kings feer, and sheba even to Dan, that they should come to Nathan the prophet : far so nas the cou keep the paffover unto the LORD God of 15mandment of the LORD by his prophets. rael at Jerufalem; for they had not done it

26 And the Leviter ttood with the instru. of a long lime in such fort as it was written. ments of David, and the priests with the 6 So the posts went with the letters from trumpets,

the and his princes throughout all ir17 And Heackiah commanded to offer the rael and Judah, and according to the comburnt-ofering upon the altar : and when the mandment of the king, saying, Ye children

of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine fepulchres of the fans of David; and an hand.

Judah and the inhabitants of Jerufalemn did 18 Then they cried with a loud voice, in him honour at his death : and Manalsch his the Jews fpeech, unto the people of Jeru- fon reigned in his lead. falem that were on the wall, to afright

CHAP. XXXIII. them, and to trouble them, that they might i Manasseh his wicked reign: 11 he is carried take the city.

into Babylon : 12 upon his prayer ke is TE19 And they (pake againt the God of Je lenfed : 20 Anion fueceedeth him : 24 he bec rufalem, as against the gods of the people ing Alain by his own fervants, 25 Josiah sucof the earth, which were the work of the ceedeth him. hands of man.

Anaseh was twelve years old when he 20 And for this caufe Hezekiah the king,

w and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, and five years in Jerusalem : prayed and cried to hcaven.

2 But did that which was evil in the light 21 | And the Lond sent an angel, which of the LORD, like unto the abominations of cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the heathen, whom the LORD had cait out the leaders and captains, in the camp of the before the children of Israel. king of Allyria : fo he returned with mane 31 For he built again the high places of face to his own land. And when he was which Hezckiah his father had broken down, come into the house of his god, they that and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made came forth of his own bowels flew hun groves, and worshipped all the hoit of hea#there with the sword.

ven, and served them. 22. Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah, and the 4 All hċ built altars in the house of the inliabitants of Jerusalem, from the hand of Lord, whereof the LORD had said, In JeSennacherib the king of Allyria, and from rufalem thall my name be for ever. the hand of all other, and guided them on 5 And he built altars for all the host of every fide.

heaven, in the two courts of the houle of 23. And many brought gifts unto the LORD the LORD. to Jerusalem, and preients to Hezekiah king 6 And he caused his children to pass of Judah: so that he was magnified in the through the fire, in the valley of the son of sight of all nations from thenceforth. Hinnom; also he observed times, and used

24 1 In those days Hezekiah was fick to inchantments, and used witchcraft, and the death, and prayed unto the LORD: and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wihe fpake unto him and he gave him a lign. zards : he wrought much evil in the light

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again, ac of the LORD, to provokc lum to anger. cording to the benefit done unto him; for 7. And he fet a carved image (the idol his heart was lifted up: therefore there was which he had made) in the house of God, wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Je- of wlrich God had said to David, and to rufalem.

Solomon his fen, in this house, and in Je26 Notwithltanding, Hezekiah humbled rufalem, which i have chosen before all the himself for the pride of his heart, (both hc trihes of lfrael, will I put my name for ever: and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,) 'so that 8 Neither will I any more remove the the wrath of the LORD came not upon them foot of Ifrael from out of the land which I n the days of Hezekiah.

have appointed for your fathers; to that 27 | And Hezekiah had exceeding much they will take beed 'lo do all that I have riches and honour: and he made himfelf commanded them according to the whole trcafuries for filver, and for gokl, and for pre law, and the statutes, and the ordinances, cious itones, and for spices, and for thields, by the hand of Mofes. and for all manner of pleasant jewels; 'So Manasseh made Judah and the inha.

28 Storc-houses also for the increase of hitants of Jerusalem to ers, and to do worse corn, and wine, and oil; and falls for all than the heathen, whom the LORD had demanner of bcast, and cotes for tlocks. Itroyed before the children of Ifrael,

29 Morcover, he provided him cities, and 16 And the LORD spake to Manafleh, and poffeflions of flocks and herds in abundance, to his people; but they would not hearken. for God had given him fubftance very much, 11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon

30 This fame Hezekiah also ttopped the them, the captains of the hott of the king upper waters-course of Gihon, and brought of Assyria, which took Manafeh among the it ftraight down to the west fide of the city thorns, and bound him with fetters, and of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all carried him to Babylon. his works.

12 And when he was in affliion, he be 30. Howbeit, in the business of the am- fought the Lord luis God, and humliled himballadors of the princes of Babylon, who fell greatly before the God of his fathers, fent unto him, to enquire of the wonder 13 And prayed unto him; and he was enthat was done in the land, God left him to treated of him, and hcard his fupplication, try him, that he might krww all that was and brought

hin again to Jerusalem into his in his heart.

kingdom. Then Manatreb kuew that the 32 9 Now, the rett of the acts of Hezekiah, Lord he was God. and his goodness, behold, they are written 14 Now after this, he built a wall without in the vilion of Ilaiah the prophct, the fon the city of David, on the wett Gde of Gihon, of Amoz, and in the book of the Kings of in the valley, even to the eiltering in at the Judah anu Ifrael.

fa-gate, and compassed aboat Oplel, and 33. And Hezekiah lept with lois fathers, raised is up a very great height, and put cap and they buried him in die chicleft of the faits of war in aŭ the fenccd cities of Judah.

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