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the Host of Heaven, and served Baal.

I 7 And they caused their Sons and their Daughters to pass through the Fire, and ysed Divination and Enchantments, and sold themselves to do Evil in the fight of the Lord, to provoke him to Anger.

18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and Removed them out of his fight: there was none left but the Tribe of Judah only

19 Also Judah kept not the Commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the Statutes of Israel which they made.

so And the Lord ReJected all the Seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the Hand of Spoilers, until he had cast them out of his fight.

21 For he rent Israel from the House of David, and they made Jeroboam the Son of Nebat King, and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the Lord, and made them Sin a great Sin.

22 For the Children of Israel walked in all the Sins of Jeroboam which he did, they departed not from them:

23 Until the Lord ReMoved Israel out of his fight, as he had said by all his Servants the Prophets. So was Israel carried away qut of

and I Know it not; of their Silver and their Gold have they made them Idols, that they may be cut off.

$ Thy Calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine Anger is kindled against them : how long will it be ere they attain to Innocency?

iz I have written to Him the great Things of my Law, but they were counted as a Strange thing.

14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker.

Htftd ix. 9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the Days of Gibeah: therefore he will remembet their Iniquity, he will visit their Sins.

rz Though they bring up theic Children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a Man left; yea, wo Also to them when I Depart from them.

1 j For the Wickedness of theit Doings I will Dtivt them out of mine House.

t7 My God will cast them away, because they did not Hearken unto him : and they shall be Wanderers among the Nations

«»/m x. 1 Israel is an empty Vine, he btingeth foith Fruit unto himself: acroiding to the multitude of his Fruit, he hath increased the Altars; according to the Goodness of his Land, they have made goodly Images.

3 For now they shall say, We havp no King, because we Feared not the Lord, what then should a King do to us?

5 The Inhabitants of Samaria shall fear, because of the Calves of Berh-aven: for the People thereof shall mourn over it, and the Priests thereof that rejoyced on it, for the Glory thereof, because it is departed from it.

6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a Present to King Jareb: Ephraim shall receive Shame, and Israel slull be Ashamed of his own Counsel.

7 As for Samaria, her King is cut off as the Foam upon the'Water.

8 The high Places also of Avcn, the Sin of Israel shall be destroyed: the Thorn and the Thistle shall come up on theit Altars; and they shall say to the Mountains, Cover Us; and to the Hills, Fall On Us,

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their own Land to Assyria unto this Day.

24 And the King of Assyria brought Men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the Cities of Samaria, instead of the Children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the Cities thereof.

25 And so it was at the Beginning of their dwelling there, that they Feared not the Lord; therefore the Lord sent Lions amongst them, which flew some of them.

26 Wherefore they spake to the King of Assyria, saying, The Nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the Cities of Samaria, know not the Manner of the God of the Land: therefore he hath sent Lions among them, and behold, they slay them, because they know not the Manner of the God of the Land.

77 Then the King of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the Priests whom ye brought from thence, and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the Manner of the God of the Land.

28 Then one of the Priests whom they had carried away from Samariajcame and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them

14 A Tumult Hull arise among tKjT People, and all thy Fortresses shall be ipoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the Day of Battle: the Mother was daJhed in pieces upon hex Children.

Htfta ziii. 16 Samaria shall become Desolate, for she hath Rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the Sword; their Infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their Women with child [hall be ript up.

Ho/m xiv. 9 Who is wisEi and he shall understand these Things} PruDent, and he shall know them? for the Ways of the Lord are right, and the Just shall walk in them, but the Transgressors shall fall therein.

Ltvit. xxvi. i] 1 am the Lord yout God, which brought you forth out of the Land of Egypt, that ye mould not be their Bond-men, and I have broken the Bands of yout Toke, and made you go upright.

14 But if ye will not heatken unto me, and will not do all these Commandments

15 And if ye shall despise my Statutes, or if yout Soul abhor my Judgments, so that ye will not do all my Commandments, but that ye break my Covenant,

19 Te shall eat the Flelh of yout Sons, and the Flelh of yout Daughters shall ye eat.

jo And I will Destroy your high Places, and cut down your Images, and cast your Carcases upon the Catcafes ofyour Idols, aud my Soul thai! abhor you.

it And I will make your Cities Waste, and bring your Sanctuaries unto Desolation, and I will not smell the Savour of your sweer Odours.

3i And I will bring the Land into Desolation: and your Enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

33 And I will Scatter you among the Heathen, and will draw out a Sword aster you, and your Land shall be Desolate, and your Cities Waste.

43 The Land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her Sabbathsi while she lieth Desolate without rhcni, and they shall accept of the Punishment 01 Iniquity ; becaule,


should sear the

how they Lord.

29 Howbeit, every Nation made Gods of their own, and put them into the Houses of the high Places which the Samaritans had made, every Nation in their Cities wherein they dwelt.

30 And the Men of Ba

even because, they despised my JudoMfnts, and because their Soul abhorred my Statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the Land of their Enemies, I will Not Cast Them Away, neither will I Abhor them, to Destroy them Utterly, and to bieak my Covenant with them: for I am the Loed their God.

4$ Bat I will for their Sakes remember the Covenant of their AnCestors, whom I brought fbtth out of

bylon made Succqth-benoth, ' c^^m^f"«« it shail come

to pass, if thou wilt not hearken to the Voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his Commandments and his Statutes which I command thee this Day, that all these Curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the CiTy, and Cursed {hilt thou be in the Field.

47 Because thou Servedst not the Lord thy God with Joyfulness, and with Gladness of Heart, for the abundance of all Things.

48 Therefore lhalt thou Serve thine Enemies, which the Lord shall send against thee, in Hunger, and in Thirst, and in Nakedness, and in Want of all Things: and he shall put a Yoke of Iron npon thy Neck, until he have destroyed thee.

51 And he shall befiege thee in all thy Gates, until thy high and fenced Walls comedown, wherein thou tiust

and the Men of Cuth made Nergal, and the Men of Hamath made Ashima.

31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their Children in Fire to Adrammelech, and Anammelech, the Gods of Sepharvaim.

32 So they seared the Lord, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them Priests of the high Places.

33 They seared the Lord, and served their own Gods, aster the Manner of the Nations whom they carried away from thence.

34 Unto this Day they do f^ ;j"«»J«,ow «ii thy Land"j and

r. »u r n* he shall befiege thee in all thy Gates.

after the former Manners: throughout all thy Land, which the

they sear not the Lord, nei- Lord thy God hath given thee, ther do they aster their Sta

tutes, or aster their Ordinances, or after the Law and Commandment which the Lord commanded the Children of Jacob, whom he named Israel.

35 With whom the Lord had made a Covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not sear other GoJs,

<4 And the Lord shall Scatter thee among all People ftom the one End of the Earth even unto the other3 and there thou lhalt serve other Gods, which neither thou nor thy Fathers have known, even Wood and Stone.

65 And among these Nations shalt thou find no Ease, neither shall the Sole of thy Foot have Rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling Heart, and Failing of Eyes, and Sorrow of Mind.

«•/« iii. 4 For the Children of IsRael stall abide many Days, without a Kins, and without a Prince, and


without a Sacrifice, and without art Image, and without an Ephod, and without Tekapkim.

Is'., x. 5 O Assyrian, the Rod of mine Angec, and the Staff in their Hand is mine Indignation.

6 I will send him against an hy

BOr bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them.

36 But the Lord who brought you up out of the

Land of Egypt, With great pocritical Nation, ana against the Power, and a stretched-out reopJe oi>y Wrath wqi i give him

. * '. r j a Charge to take the Spoil, and to

Arm, him shall ye sear, and Mke ,he piev> and tJ tiead them him shall ye worship, and to down like the Mite of the Street, him shall ye do Sacrifice. _ XS^Æ % fi

it is in his Heart to Destroy, and Cut Ofk Nations not a few.

12 Wherefore it shall c. me to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole Work upon Mount Sion, and on Jerusalem, I will Punish the Fruit of the Stout Heart of the King of Assyria, and the Glory of his R1SK Loons.

i) For he saith, By the Strength of my Hand I have done it, and by my Wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the Bounds of rhe People, and have robbed their Treasures, and I have put down the Inhabitants like a valiant Man.

15 Shall the Ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the Saw magnify himself against him, that shaketh it r as if the Rod sbould shakc itself against him that lifts it up, or as if rhe Staff should lift up itself, as if it were no Wood.

37 And the Statutes, and the Ordinances, and the Law, and the Commandment which he wrote for you, ye fh|ll observe to do for evermore, and ye shall not sear other Gods.

38 And the Covenant that I have made with you, ye shall not forget, neither shall ye sear other Gods.

39 But the Lord your God ye shall sear, and he shall deliver you out of the Hand of all your Enemies.

40 Howbeit, they did not hearken, but they did after their former Manner.

41 So thefe Nations seared the Lord, and served their graven Images, both their Children, and their Childrens Children: as did their Fathers, so do they unto this Day,


1 Hezekiah his good Reign: % Rejloreth Religion: 5 He exhorteth the Levites: 12 They sanctify themselves and cleanse the House U/god. 20 Hezekiah offereth solemn Sacrifices^ wherein the Levites were more forward than the Priests.

sir. iTTEZEKIAH the Son of Ahaz began to reign £~X when he was five and twenty Years old, and he reigned nine and twenty Years in Jerusalem.

2 And he did that which was right in the fight of the Lord, according to all that David his Father had done.

2 Kings 2 Kings XVltl.

4 And he removed the high Places, and brake the Images, and cut down the Groves, and brake in pieces the brazen Serpent that Mofes had made: for unto thofe Days the Children of Israel did burn Incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

j He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the Kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

6 For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his Commandments, which the Lord commanded Mofes.

7 And the Lord was with him, and he profpered Whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the King of Assyria, and served him not*

2 Chkon. XXIX.

3 He, in the first Year of his Reign, in the first Month, opened the Doors of the House of the Lord, and repaired them.

4 And he brought in the Priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the East-street;

5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the House of the Lord Gon of your Fathers, and carry forth the Filthinefs out of the holy Place.

6 For our Fathers have trefpassed, and done that which is evil in the Eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their Faces from the Habitation of the Lord, and turned their Backs.

7 Also they have shut up the Doors of the Porch, and put out the Lamps, and have not burnt Incense, nor offered Burnt-offerings in the holy Place, unto the God of Israel.

8 Wherefore the Wrath of the Lord wis upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to Trouble, to Astonishment, and to Hiding, as ye see with your Eyes.

9 For lo, our Fathers have sallen by the Sword, and our Sons and our Daughters, and our Wives are in Captivity for this.

i o Now it is in mine Heart to make a Covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that his fierce Wrath may turn away from us.

Ii My Sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath


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