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House have they seen: there is nothing among my Treasures, that I have not shewed them.

16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the Word of the Lord.

17 Behold, the Days come, that all that is in thine House, and that which thy Fathers have laid up in store unto this Day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

18 And of thy Sons that shall issue from thee, which thou ihalt beget, shall they take away, and they shall be Eunuchs in the Palace of the King of Babylon.

19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiahj Good is the Word of the Lord which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good if Peace and Truth be in my Days?

21 And Hezekiah slept with his Fathers: and Manasseh his Son reigned in his stead.


1 Manas eh his wicked Reign: 3 He setteth up Idolatry', and
would not be admonijbed: 11 He is carried away into Baby-
lon: 1 z Upon his praying to God he is released, and putteth
down Idolatry: 1 8 His Ails: 20 He dying, Amon succeed-
ed him. 21 Amon reigning wickedly, is slain by his Servants.
25 The Murderers being slain, Josiah Is made King.

Ver. 1 "lyTANASSEH was twelve Years old when he
IVJL began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five
Years in Jerusalem:

2 But did that which was evil in the fight of the Lord, like unto the ABOMiNATroN of the Heathen, whom the Lord had Cast Out before the Children of Israel.

3 For he built again the High Places which Hezekiah had broken down, and he reared the Altar for Baalim, and worshipped all the Host of Heaven, and served them.

4 Also he built Altars in the House of the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall my Name be for ever.

5 And he built Altars for all the Host of Heaven, in the two Courts of the House of the Lord.

6 And he caused his Children to pass through the Fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom: also he observed


s Times, and used Inchantments, and used WitchCraft, and dealt with a Familiar Spirit, and with Wizards : he wrought much Evil in the fight of the Lord, to provoke him to Anger. unto all the Carved Images which Manasseh had made, and served them;

7 And he set a carved Image (the Idol which he had made) in the House of God, of which God had said to David, and to Solomon his Son, In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the Tribes of Israel, will I put my Name for ever.

8 Neither will I any more remove the Foot of Israel from out of the Land which I have appointed for your Fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole Law, and the Statutes, and the Ordinances by the Hand of Moses.

9 So Manasseh made Judah and the Inhabitants of Jerusalem to Err, and to do Worse than the Heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed.

io And the Lord spake to Manasseh, and to his People, by his Servants the Prophets, saying,

* Kings XXI.

11 Because Manasseh King of Judah hath done these Abominations, and hath done wickedly, above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his Idols:

12 Therefore thus faith the Lord God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such Evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that Whosoever heareth of it, both his Ears shall tingle.

13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the Line of Samaria, and the Plummet of the House of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a Man wipeth a Dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

14 And I will forsake the Remnant of mine Inheritance, and deliver them into the Hand of their Enemies, and they shall become a Prey, and a Spoil to all their Enemies;

1; Because they have done that which was evil in my fight, and have provoked me to Anger since the Day their Fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this Day.

16 Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent Blood very much, till he had silled Jerusalem from one End to another, beside his Sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the fight of the Lord.

1 Chron.

Schron. xxxni.

ti Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the Captains of the Host of the King of Assyria, which took Manafleh among the Thorns, and bound him with Fetters, and carried him unto Babylon.

12 'And when he was in '//"4'- !»- 7 !<« the wicked set-' Affliction, he Besought the "** ft! TM/' uand *? 1uniLB.hteous

T .- /-. . Man his Thoughts, and let him Re

L.ORQ his LrOD, and HUM- Turn unto the Lord, and he will have

Bled himself greatly before Mercy upon him, and to out God,

the God of his Fathers. "f YAnt^I?TM;

, ,. i ror my Thoughts are not your

13 And PRAYED UntO him, Thoughts, neither ate youi Ways my

and he was Entreated of w»ys* saith the Lord.

him, and heard his Supplica- di'KlÆ W?r w. "ft

tion, and brought him again you ways, and my Thoughts than

to Jerusalem, into his King- your Thoughts.

j z. T^u »*- Itl /"-• *"•- ,S Surely after that I

dom. ThenManasseh Knew was turned, 1 Repented . and sft«

that the LORD he was God. that I was instructed, I smote upon

15 And he took away the TM7 Thigh: 1 was ashamed, yea, even

A : r. , , ., i confounded, because I did bear the

ltrange LrOds, and the IDOL Reproach of my Youth.

out of the House of the Lord,

and all the Altars that he had built in the Mount of the

House of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out

of the City.

16 And he repaired the Altar of the Lord, and sacrificed thereon Peace-offerings, and Thank-offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel.

17 Neverthelefs, the People did sacrifice still in the high Places, yet unto the Lord their God only.

18 Now the rest of the Acts of Manasseh, and his Prayer unto his God, and the Words of the Seers that spake to him in the Name of the Lord God of Israel, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel.

19 His Prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his Sin, before he was humbled; they are written among the Sayings of the Seers.

20 So Manasseh slept with his Fathers, and they buried him in his own House: and Amon his Son reigned in his stead.

21 Amon was two and twenty Years old when lie began to reign, and reigned two Years in Jerusalem.

22 But he did that which was Evil in the fight of the Lord, as did Manaflch his Father: for Amon sacrificed

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23 And Humbled not himself before the Lord, as Manasseh his Father had humbled himself; but Amon trefpassed more and more.

24 And his Servants conspired against him, and flew him in his own House.

25 But the' People of the Land slew all them that had conspired against King Amon, and the People of the Land made Josiah his Son King in his stead.


1 Jofah bis good Reign: 3 He destroyetb Idolatry: 8 He taketb Order for the Repair of the Temple. 14 Hilkiab having found a Book of the Law, Josiah sendeth to Huldah tt inquire of the Lord. 23 Huldah prophefieth the Destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Jofah'% Time. 29 Jofah causing it to be read in a solemn Assembly, renewetb the Covenant with God.

Ver. 1 TOSIAH was eight Years old when he began to J reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty Years.

2 And he did that which was right in the fight of the Lord, and walked in the Ways of David his Father, and declined neither to the Right Hand nor to the Left.

3 For in the eighth Year of his Reign, while he was yet Young, he began to Seek aster the God of David his Father: and in the twelfth Year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high Places, and the Groves, and the carved Images, and the molten Images.

2 Kings XXIII.

10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Children of Hinnom, that no Man might make his Son or his Daughter to pass through the Fire to Molech.

11 And he took away the Horses that the Kings of Judah had given to the Sun, at the Entring in of the House of the Lord, by the Chamber of Nathan-Melech the Chamberlain which was in the Suburbs, and burnt the Chariots of the Sun with Fire.

12 And the Altars that were on the top of the upper

Chamber Chamber of Ahaz, which the Kings of Judah had made, and the Altars which Manasseh had made in the two Courts of the House of the Lord, did the King beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the Dust of them into the Brook Kidron.

13 And the high Places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the Mount of Corruption, which Solomon the King of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the Abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the Abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the Abomination of the Children of Ammon, did the King desile.

14 And he brake in pieces the Images, and cut down the Groves, and filled their Places with the Bones of Men.

i s Moreover, the Altar that was at Beth-el, and the high Place which Jeroboam, had made, both that Altar and the high Place he brake down, and burnt the high Place, and stampt it small to Powder, and burnt the Grove.

2 Chron. XXXIV.

4 * And they brake down »i Ky<n. xiii. i *And there came the Altars of Baalim in his a man of God unto Beth-el.

T, r j -u T_ .u.» * And he cried against the Altar

Prefence; and the Images that in the Woid of thel01lD( and said,

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cut down, and the Groves, BfhoM.a child ftali be born unto

, , ' , T J the House of David, Jofiah by Name,

and the carved Images, and anduponthee shall he offer the Priest*
the molten Images he brake of the high Places that burnt Incense
in pieces, and made Dust of n£■ *«• TMde#M«» Bo^ be
them, and Strowed it upon
the Graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

5 And he burnt the Bones of the Priests upon their Altajs, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

6 And so did he in the Cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali.

7 And when he had broken down the Altars and the Groves, and had beaten the graven Images into Powder, and cut down all the Idols throughout all the Land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.

8 w Now in the eighteenth w V. L i The wotds of Jeremiah j. v_-- „r 1,:. T>_:~- Ot!._~ U„ the Son of Hilkiah, of the Priests that

+ Year of his Reign, when he were in Analhoth in theLand rf Bea. had purged the Land, and the jamin:

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