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CHAP. XXXIII.

Death of Hezekiah Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege 30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper in Jerusalem ?

water-course of Gihon, and brought it straight 11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over down to the west side of the city of David. And yourselves to die by fainine and by thirst, say- Hezekiah prospered in all his works. ing, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of 31 11 Howbeit, in the business of the ambassathe hand of the king of Assyria ?

dors of the princes of Babylon, who sent untu 12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his him to inquire of the wonder that was done in high places, and his altars, and commanded Ju- the land, God left him, to try him, that he might dah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship be- know all that was in his heart. fore one altar, and burn incense upon it? 32 1 Now the rest of the acts of Ilezekiah, and 13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have his goodness, behold, they are written in the done unto all the people of other lands ? were vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, the gods of the nations of those lands any ways and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel able to deliver their lands out of my hand ? 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, an1

14 Who was there among all the gods of those they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that of the sons of David : and all Judah and the incould deliver his people out of my hand, that your habitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his God should be able to deliver you out of my hand ? death: and Manasseh bis son reigned in his stead. 15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you,

CHAP. XXXIII. nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nationer kingdom, Mbegan to reign, and he reigned fifty and

The wicked reign of Manasseh was able to deliver his people out of my liand, and out of the hand of my fathers : how much five years in Jerusalem : less shall your God deliver you out of my hand ? 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the

16 And his servants spake yet more against the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah. whom the Lord had cast out before the children

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD of Israel. God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, 3 1 For he built again the high places which As the gods of the nations of other lands have Hezekiah his father had broken down; and he not delivered their people out of my hand, so reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his peo- and worshipped all the host of heaven, and ple out of my hand.

served them. 18 Then they cried with a loud voice, in the 4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD. Jews' speech, unto the people of Jerusalem that whereof the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble iny name be for ever. them; that they might take the city.

5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven 19 And they spake against the God of Jerusa- in the two courts of the house of the LORD. lem, as against the gods of the people of the 6 And he caused his children to pass through carth, which u ere the work of the hands of man. the fire in the vallcy of the son of Hinnom : also

20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and he observed times, and used enchantments, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, cried to heaven.

and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the 21 1 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut of sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders 1 And he set a carved image, the idol which lie and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. had made, in the house of God, of which God So he returned with shame of face to his own had said to David and to Solomon his son, la land. And when he was come into the house of this house and in Jerusalem, which I have cho: his god, they that came forth of his own bowels sen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my slew him there with the sword.

name for ever: 22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the in- 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of habitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sen- Israel from out of the land which I have ap nacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand pointed for your fathers; so that they will take of all other, and guided them on every side. heed to do all that I have commanded them, 23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to according to the whole law and the statutes and Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Ju- the ordinances by the hand of Moses. dah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants nations from thenceforth.

of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the 24 11 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before death, and prayed unto the Lord: and he spake the children of Israel. unto him, and he gave him a sign.

10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to 25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according, his people: but they would not hearken. to the benefit done unto him ; for his heart was 1111 Wherefore the Lord brought upon them thic lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound 26 Notwithstanding, Hezekiah humbled himself him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabi- 12 And when he was in affliction, he besought tants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. before the God of liis fathers,

27 1 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches 13 And prayed unto him: and he was entreated and lionour: and he made himself treasuries for of him, and heard his supplication, and brought siiver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.! pleasant jewels :

14 Now after this, he built a wall without the 28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the winc, and oil; and stalls for all manner of valley, even to the entering in at the fisb-gate, beasts, and cotes for flocks.

and compassed about Opbel, and raised it up a 29 Moreover, he provided him cities, and pos-very great height, and put captains of war in all sessions of flocks and herds in abundance for the fenced cities of Judah. God had given lin substance very much. 15 And to look away the strange gods, and the

Death of Manasseh.

II. CHRONICLES.

The book of the law found. idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they altars that he had built in the mount of the house returned to Jerusalem. of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them 10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen out of the city.

that had the oversight of the house of the LORD, 16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and and they gave it to the workmen that wrought sacrificed thereon peace-offerings and thank- in the house of the LORD, to repair and mend offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the the house: LORD God of Israel.

11 Even to the artificers and builders

gave they 17 Nevertheless, the people did sacrifice still in it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, the high places, yet unto the Lord their God only, and to floor the houses which the kings of Ju18 1 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and dah bad destroyed. his prayer unto his God, and the words of the 12 And the men did the work faithfully: and seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, God of Israel, behold, they are written in the the Levites, of the sons of Merari : and Zechabook of the kings of Israel.

riah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohath19 His prayer also, and how God was entreated of ites, to set it forward ; and other of the Levites, him, and all hissin, and his trespass, and the places all that could skill of instruments of music. wherein he built high places, and set up groves and 13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, graven images, before he was humbled : behold, and were overseers of all that wrought the work They are written among the sayings of the seers. in any manner of service: and of the Levites

20° IT So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and there were scribes, and officers, and porters. they buried him in his own house: and Amon. 14. 11 And when they brought out the money his son reigned in his stead.

that was brought into the house of the LORD, 21 11 Amon was two and twenty years old when Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of he began to reign, and reigned two years in the LORD given by Moses. Jerusalem.

15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan 22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the LORD, as did Manasseh his father : for Amon the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered sacrificed unto all the carved images which Ma- the book to Shaphan. nasseh his father had made, and served them; 16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, 23 And humbled not himself before the Lord, and brought the king word back again, saying, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; All that was committed to thy servants, they do it. but Amon trespassed more and more.

17 And they have gathered together the money 24 And his servants conspired against him, and that was found in the house of the LORD, and slew him in his own house.

have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, 25 1 But the people of the land slew all them that and to the

hand of the workmen. had conspired against king Amon; and the people. 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, say. of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead. ing, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. CHAP. XXXIV.

And Shaphan read it before the king.
Josiah destroyeth idolatry.

19 And it came to pass when the king had heard OSIAH was eight years old when he began the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahi and thirty years.

kam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of 2 And he did that which was right in the sight Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David servant of the king's, saying, his father, and declined neither to the right hand, 21 Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for them nor to the left.

that are left in Israel, and in Judah, concerning 31 For in the eighth year of his reign, while the words of the book that is found: for great is he was yet young, he began to seek after the God the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, of David his father: and in the twelfth year he because our fathers have not kept the word of tho began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book higir places, and the groves, and the carved ima- 22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had ap. ges, and the molten images.

pointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the witn 4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, presence; and the images, that wercon high above keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jeruthem, he cut down; and thegroves, and the carved salem in the college:) and they spake to her to images, and the molten iinages, he brake in pieces, that effect. and made dust of them, and strewed it upon the 23 11 And she answered them, Thus saith the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them. LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent 5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon you to nie, their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 24 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil 6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with even all the curses that are written in the book their mattocks round about.

which they have read before the king of Judah: 7 And when he had broken down the altars and 25 Because they have forsaken me, and have thegroves, and had beaten the graven images into burned incense unto other gods, that they might powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all provoke me to anger with all the works of their ihe land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem. hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out

8 T Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, upon this place, and shall not be quenched. when he had purged the land, and the house, he 26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah to inquire of the LORD, so shall ye say unto him, the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Thus saith the Lord God of Israel concerning Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the the words which thou hast heard; LORD his God.

27 Because thy heart was tender, and thou didst 9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high humble thyself before God when' thou heardest priest, they delivered the money that was brought his words against this place, and against the ininto the house of God, which the Levites that habitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Ma- me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before nasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant ofime; I have even heard ther also, saith the LORD.

JOS

Jasrah assembleth the elders. CIIAP. XXXV, XXXVI.

He is slain at Megiddo 28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and families of the people, to offer unto the LORD, AS Thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, nei- it is written in the book of Moses. And so did ther shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will they with the oxen. bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of 13 And they roasted the passover with fire ac. the same. So they brought the king word again. cording to the ordinance: but the other holy offer. 29 | Then the king sent and gathered together ings sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

and divided them speedily among all the people. 30 And the king went up into the house of the 14 And afterward they made ready for themLORD, and all the men of Judah and the inha- selves, and for the priests: because the priests bitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Le- the sons of Aaron were busied in offering of vites, and all the people, great and small: and he burnt-offerings and the fat until night; therefore read in their ears all the words of the book of the the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the covenant that was found in the liouse of the LORD. priests the sons of Aaron.

31 And the king stood in his place, and made a 15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in covenant before the Lord, to walk after the their place, according to the commandment of LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, king's seer; and the porters waited at every gate, and with all his soul, to perform the words of they might not depart from their service; for the covenant which are written in this book.

their brethren the Levites prepared for them. 32 And he caused all that were present in Je- 16 So all the service of the LORD was prepared rusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the the same day, to keep the passover, and to offer inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the burnt offerings upon the aliar of the Lorn, accovenant of God, the God of their fathers. cording to the commandment of king Josiah. 33 And Josiah took away all the abominations 17 And the children of Israel that were present out of all the countries that pertained to the chil- kept the passover at that time, and the feast of dren of Israel, and made all that were present in unleavened bread seven days. Israel to serve, even to serve the Lord their God. 18 And there was no passover like to that kept And all his days they departed not from follow- in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet ; ing the LORD, the God of their fathers. neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a CHAP. XXXV.

passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Josiah keepeth a solemn passover. Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were preMOT

TOREOVER, Josiah kept a passover unto sent, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. was this passover kept.

2 And he set the priests in their charges, and 20 1 After all this, when Josiah had prepared encouraged thein to the service of the house of the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight the LORD,

against Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah 3 And said unto the Levites that taught all went out against him. Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the 21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, holy ark in the house which Solomon the son What have I to do with thee, thou king of Juof David king of Israel did build: it shall not be dah? I come not against thee this day, but against a burden upon your shoulders: serve now the the house wherewith I have war: for God com LORD your God, and his people Israel,

manded me to make haste: forbear thee from 4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of your meddling with God, wlio is with me, that he defathers after your courses, according to the wri- stroy thee not. ting of David king of Israel, and according to the 22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face writing of Solomon his sor :

from him, but disguised himself that he might 5 And stand in the holy piace according to the fight with him, and hearkened not unto the divisions of the families of the fathers of your words of Necho from the mouth of God, and brethren the people, and after the division of the came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. families of the Levites.

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah ; and the 6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, king said to his servants, Have me away; for I and prepare your brethren, that they may do ac- am sore wounded. cording to the word of the Lord by the hand of 24 His servants therefore took him out of that Moses.

chariot, and put him in the second chariot that 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and lambs and kids, all for the passover-offerings, for lic died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres all that were present, to the number of thirty of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these mourned for Josiah. were of the king's substance.

25 | And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and 8 And his princes gare willingly unto the peo- all the singing men and the singing women spake ple, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, God, gave unto the priests for the passover-offer- they are written in the lamentations. ings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his and three hundred oxen.

goodness, according to that which was written in I Cononiah also, and Shemaiah, and Netha- the law of the LORD, neel, iris brethren, and l'aslabiah, and Jeiel, and 27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they are Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Le-written in the book of the kings of Israel and vites for passover-offerings five thousand small Judah. cattle, and five hundred oxen.

CHAP. XXXVI. 10 So the service was prepared, and the priests

Zedekiah's wicked reign. stood in their place

, and the Lexites nameneir The other peopleh. fandemaad Kinkekin tois Il And they killed the passover, and the priests father's stead in Jerusalem. sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the 2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old J.evites flayed them.

when he began to reign, and he reigned thre? 12 And they removed the burnt-offerings, that months in Jerusalem. they might give according to the divisions of the 3 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerut

Jchoiakim is carried to Babylon.

EZRA.

Jerusalem wholly destroyed. salem, and condemned the land in a hundred ta- house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jents of silver and a talent of gold.

Jerusalem. 4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his bro- 15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to ther king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned them by his messengers, rising up betimes and his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoa- sending; because he had compassion on his peohaz his brother, and carried him to Eyypt. ple, and on his dwelling-place:

5 || Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven despised his words, and misused his prophets, years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was until the wrath of the LORD arose against his evil in the sight of the Lord his God.

people, till there was no remedy. 6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king 17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry the Chaldees, who slew their young men with hiin to Babylon.

the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and 7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of had no compassion upon young man or maiden, the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them old man, or him that stooped for age : he gave in his temple at Babylon.

them all into his hand. & Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and 18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great his abominations which he did, and that which and small, and the treasures of the house of the was found in him, behold, they are written in LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And princes; all these he brought to Babylon. Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake

91 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the began to reign, and he reigned three months and palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was goodly vessels thereof. evil in the sight of the LORD.

20 And them that had escaped from the sword 10 And when the year was expired, king Nebu- carried he away to Babylon; where they were chadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, servants to him and his sons until the reign of with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, the kingdom of Persia : and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah 21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth and Jerusalem.

of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sab11 11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old baths: for as long as she lay dcsolate she kept when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. in Jerusalem.

22 11 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Per12 And he did that which was evil in the sight sia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the of the LORD his God, and humbled not himself mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Permouth of the LORD.

sia, that he made a proclamation throughout all 13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchad- his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, nezzar, who had made him swear by God: but 23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, all the he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of from turning unto the LORD God of Israel. heaven given me; and he hath charged me to 14 1 Moreover, all the chief of the priests, and build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Juthe people, transgressed very mueh after all the dah. Who is there among you of all his people? abominations of the heathen; and polluted the The Lord his God be with him, and let him go up.

EZRA.
CHAP. I.

nezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and The proclamation of Cyrus.

had put them in the house of his gods; ·of ,

that the word of the Lord by the mouth of hy the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and num: Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up bered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah the spirit ot' Cyrus king of Persia, that he made! 9 And this is the number of' them: thirty chara proclaniation throughout all his kingdom, and gers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, ninc put it also in writing, saying,

and twenty knives, 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD 10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a se God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms cond sort four hundred and ten, and other vesof the earth; and he hath charged me to build sels a thousand. him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five

3 Who is there among you of all his people ? thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshhis God be with him, and let him go up to Jeru- bazzar bring up with them of the captivity that salem, which is in Judah, and build the house were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God)

CHAP. IT. which is in Jerusalem.

Number that returned from Babylon. 4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where Jie sojourneth, let the men of his place help him Now these are the children of the province

that went up out of the captivity, of those with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and which had been carried away, whom Nebuchad. with beasts, besides the free-will-offering for the nezzar the king of Babylon had carried away bouse of God that is in Jerusalem.

unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem 5 1 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Ju- and Judah, every one unto his city; dah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Le-2 Which came with Zerubbabel : Jeshua, Nevites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, hemiah, Seraiah, Reclaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, to go up to build the house of the LORD which Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number is in Jerusalem.

of the men of the people of Israel : 6 And all they that were about them strength- 3 The children of Parosh, two thousand a hun. ened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, dred seventy and two. with goods, and with beasts, and with precious 4 The chi/dren of Shephatiah, three hundred things, besides all that was willingly offered. seventy and two.

7 11 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the ves- 5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy sels of the house of the LORD which Nebuchad-I and five.

two.

The number of those

CHAP. III.

who returned from Babylon 6 The children of Pahath-moab, of the children 45 The children of Lebanah, the children of of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hun- Hagabah, the children of Akkub, dred and twelve.

46 The children of Hagab, the children of Shal7 'The children of Elam, a thousand two bun- mai, the children of Hanan, dred fifty and four.

47 The children of Giddel, the children of Ga8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and har, the children of Reaiah, five.

48 The children of Rezin, the children of Neko9 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and da, the children of Gazzam, threescore.

49 The children of Uzza, the children of Pa10 The children of Bani, six hundred forty and seah, the children of Besai, two.

50 The children of Asnah, the children of Me. 11 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty hunim, the children of Nephusim, and three.

51 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Ha12 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hun- kupha, the children of Harhur, dred twenty and two.

52 The children of Bazluth, the children of Ne. 13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred six- hida, the children of Harsha, ty and six.

53 T'he children of Barkos, the children of Ei 14 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty sera, the children of Thamah, and six.

54 The children of Neziah, the children of Ha15 The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and tipha. four.

55 1 The children of Solomon's servants: the 16 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the eight.

children of Peruda, 17 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty 56 The children of Jaalah, the children of Darand three.

kon, the children of Giddel, 18 The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve. 57 The children of Shephatiah, the children of 19 The children of Hashum, two hundred twen- Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the ty and three.

children of Ami. 20 The children of Gibbar, ninety and five. 58 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solo21 The children of Beth-lehem, a hundred twen- mon's servants, were three hundred ninety and ty and three. 22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six. 59 And these were they which went up from 23 The men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty Tel-melah, Tel-barsa, Cherub, Addan, and Imand eight.

mer: but they could not shew their father's house, 24 The children of Azmaveth, forty and two. and their seed, whether they were of Israel: 25 The children of Kirjath-ariin, Chephirah, 60 The children of Delaiah, the children of Toand Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three. biah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred fifty 26 The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hun-and two. dred twenty and one.

61 1 And of the children of the priests: the 27 The men of Michmas, a hundred twenty and children of Habaiah, the children of koz, the two.

children of Barzillai : which took a wife of the 28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was twenty and three.

called after their name: 29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two. 62 These sought their register among those that 30 The children of Magbish, a hundred fifty and were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not six.

found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from 31 The children of the other Elam, a thousand the priesthood. two hundred fifty and four.

63 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they 32 The children of Harim, three hundred and should not eat of the most holy things, till there twenty.

stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim. 33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven 64 11 The whole congregation together was forly hundred twenty and five.

and two thousand three hundred and threescore, 34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty 65 Besides their servants and their maids, of and five.

whom there were seven thousand threc hundred 35 The children of Senaah, three thousand and thirty and seven : and there were among them six hundred and thirty.

two hundred singing-men and singing-women. 36 11 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the 66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty and house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three. six; their mules, two hundred forty and five ;

37 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and 67 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; two.

their asses, six thousand seven hundred and 38 The children of Pashur, a thousand two twenty: hundred forty and seven.

68 11 And some of the chief of the fathers, when 39 The children of Harim, a thousand and se- they came to the house of the LORD which is at venteen.

Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to 40 41 The Levites: the children of Jeshua and set it up in his place: Kadmiel, of the children of Hodavial, seventy 69 They gave after their ability unto the treaand four.

sure of the work threescore and one thousand 41 | The singers: the children of Asaph, a drams of gold, and five thousand pounds cf silhundred twenty and eight.

ver, and one hundred priests' garments. 42! The children of the porters: the children 70'So the priests, and the Levites, and some of of Shallum, the children of 'Ater, the children of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all IsHatita, the children of Shobai, in all a hundred rael in their cities. thirty and nine.

CHAP. III. 43 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha,

Foundation of the temple laid. the children of Hasupha, the children of Tab AND when the seventh monthnware comes, the 44 The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, people gathered themselves together as one man the children of Padon,

to Jerusalem.

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