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The evil reign of Ahaz.
He spoileth the temple.
altar: and kthe king approached to B. C. 740. about 742. CHAPTER XVI.
the altar, and offered thereon.
and his meat offering, and poured
blood of this peace offerings, upon the + Heb. which N the seventeenth year of Pekah altar. 12 Chr. 28. 1,
14 And he brought also 'the brazen 12 Chr. 4. 1.
from the forefront of the house, from
15 And king Ahaz commanded Uri-
m Ex. 29. 39, 3 But he walked in the way of the ing, and the evening meat offering,
40, 41. 16 lav, 18. 21. kings of Israel, yea, and made his and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his
son to pass through the fire, according meat offering, with the burnt offering
to the abominations of the heathen, of all the people of the land, and their e Deut. 12. 31.
whom the Lord cast out from before meat offering, and their drink offer-
ings; and sprinkle upon it all the
cense in the high places, and don the the blood of the sacrifice : and the Auzi 11.
hills, and under every green tree. brazen altar shall be for me to in-
Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, ac-
17 | *And king Ahaz cut off othe 739. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria borders of the bases, and removed the - 2 Chr. 28, 24. Ich 14 22 recovered Elath to Syria, and drave laver from off them; and took down
01 Kings 7.
27, 28. + Heb. Eloch. the Jews from + Elath : and the Syr- Pthe sea from off the brazen oxen P 1 Kings 7.
ians came to Elath, and dwelt there that were under it, and put it upon
a pavement of stones.
18 And the covert for the sabbath lath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, that they had built in the house, and *, Tulpath.
I am thy servant and thy son: come the king's entry without, turned he per.
up, and save me out of the hand of from the house of the Lord for the
Ahaz which he did, are they not 740, 8 And Ahaz h took the silver and written in the book of the Chronicles
gold that was found in the house of of the kings of Judah ?
the city of David : and Hezekiah his
ed unto him: for the king of Assyria * Het Der went up against t Damascus, and took
neser, he conspireth against him rith so king of
Egypt. 5 The ten tribes, for their sins, are subdued 10 s And king Ahaz went to Da- and carried into captivity. 24 The strange nations
which were transplanted to Samaria. 25 Being mascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king
plagued with lions, they partially introduce the of Assyria, and saw an altar that was worship of the true God.
730. Crijah the priest the fashion ser the Infocamebeba na mlodheah the king altar, and the pattern of it, according of Elah to reign in Samaria over Isto all the workmanship thereof.
rael nine years. 11 And Urijah the priest built an 2 And he did that which was evil altar according to all that king Ahaz in the sight of the Lord, but not as the had sent from Damascus : so Urijah kings of Israel that were before him. the priest made it against king Ahaz 31 Against him came up Shalma- b ch. 18. 9. came from Damascus. neser king of Assyria ;- and Hoshea + Heb.render
ed, 2 Sam. 8. 12 And when the king was come became his servant, and gave him 2. from Damascus, the king saw the presents.
1 Or, tribute
a ch. 15. 30.
Israel is subdued and
carried into captivity.
u Deut. 12 SO
31. » Ex. 32 &
1 Kinge 14 15, 23. & 15. 13. & 16. SS.
S1. & 22.5 ch. 11. 18.
e Lev, 26. 32.
36, 64. & 29. 27, 28.
8 Lev, 18. 3. Deut. 18. 9. ch. 16. 3.
B. C.730. 4 And the king of Assyria found whom the Lord had charged them, B. C. 721.
conspiracy in Hoshea : for he had that they should not do like them.
year: therefore the king of Assyria calves, Y and made a grove, and wor-
2 1 Kings 16. 723. 5 Then the king of Assyria came 17 a And they caused their sons and
up throughout all the land, and went their daughters to pass through the Lev. 18. 21.
chantments, and sold themselves to Deut. 18. 10721. 6 - In the ninth year of Hoshea the do evil in the sight of the Lord, to
c 1 Kings 21. 4 ch. 18. 10, 11. king of Assyria took Samaria, and provoke him to anger, e carried Israel away into Assyria,
18 Therefore the LORD was very 33. Deut. 2. and placed them in Halah and in angry with Israel, and removed them
Habor by the river of Gozan, and in out of his sight: there was none left fi Chr. 5. 26. the cities of the Medes.
d but the tribe of Judah only.
d 1 Kings 11. 7 For so it was, that the children of 19 Also • Judah kept not the com
e Jer. 3. 8.
8 And & walked in the statutes of and 'delivered them into the hand of I ch. 18. 3. &
h 1 Kings 12
in all the sins of Jeroboam which he + Heb. statues.
10 i And they set them up timages did ; they departed not from them; il Kings 14. 23. 18. 57.5. and k groves 'in every high hill, and 23 Until the LORD removed Israel under every green tree:
out of his sight, i as he had said by 1 1 Kings 14. 11 And there they burnt incense in all his servants the prophets. So all the high places, as did the heathen was Israel carried away out of their whom the Lord carried away before own land to Assyria unto this day. them; and wrought wicked things to 24 [ And the king of Assyria about 678 provoke the LORD to anger :
brought men m from Babylon, and 1 Ezra 4. 2, ?a m Ex. 20.3, 4. 12 For they served idols, m whereof from Cuthah, and from Ava, and
the Lord had said unto them, “ Ye from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim,
and placed them in the cities of Sa-
Israel, and against Judah, + by all the rael: and they possessed Samaria, and
prophets, and by all the seers, say- dwelt in the cities thereof.
my statutes, according to all the law not the Lord: therefore the Lord sent
26 Wherefore they spake to the king 14 Notwithstanding, they would not of Assyria, saying, The nations which 9 Deut. 31. 27. hear, but hardened their necks, like thou hast removed, and placed in the
to the neck of their fathers, that did cities of Samaria, know not the man-
15 And they rejected his statutes, he hath sent lions among them, and,
their fathers, and his testimonies know not the manner of the God of
vain, and went after the heathen that manded, saying, Carry thither one of
h ch. 18. 8.
k Ex. 34. 13.
16. k ver. 6.
The religion of Samaria.
27. & 29.1. Matt, 1.9, Ezekias.
Lee. 12. 21. Deul 12. 31.
d Num. 21. 9.
107, ho car.
e ch. 19. 10.
Job 13. 15. Ps. 13. 5. f ch. 23. 25.
about 678. there, and let him teach them the
about 726. Hezekiah's good reign. 4 He destroyeth idolatry, and manner of the God of the land.
prospereth. 9 The ten tribes are carried away eap28 Then one of the priests whom tive for their sins. 13 Sennacherib inrading Ju
dah is pacified by a tribute. 17 Rab-shakeh, sent they had carried away from Samaria
by Sennacherib, revileth Hezekiah, and exhorteth
the people to revolt.
year of Hoshea son of Elah king
Abijah. riah. 31 P And the Avites made Nibhaz and 3 And he did that which was right Tartak, and the Sepharvites a burnt in the sight of the Lord, according their children in fire to Adrammelech to all that David his father did. and Anammelech, the gods of Sephar- 4 | He removed the high places, c 2 Chr. 31. 1.
and brake the timages, and cut down + Heb.statues. 32 So they feared the Lord, "and the groves, and brake in pieces the made unto themselves of the lowest a brazen serpent that Moses had made: of them priests of the high places, for unto those days the children of
sacrificed for them in the Israel did burn incense to it: and he houses of the high places.
called it I Nehushtan.
I That is, A 33 • They feared the Lord, and serv- 5 He e trusted in the Lord God of picce of brass. ed their own gods, after the manner Israel; iso that after him was none
nations whom they carried like him among all the kings of Juaway from thence.
nor any that were before him. 34 Unto this day they do after the
6 For he sclave to the Lord, and Deut. 1o: 20. manners : they fear not the departed not t from following him, + Heb, fro LORD, neither do they after their stat- but kept his commandments, which hes; or after their ordinances, or af- the Lord commanded Moses.
ter the law and commandment which 7 And the Lord h was with him ; i 1 Sam. 18. 5, 1 Gen. 528. Jacob, twhom he named Israel ; the LORD commanded the children of and he prospered whithersoever he
. Jodg. 6.10 Ye shall not fear other gods, nor a covenant, and charged them, saying, not.
8 'He smote the Philistines, even them, nor sacrifice to them : Yourselves to them, nor serve unto + Gaza, and the borders thereof, + Heb. Azzah
m from the tower of the watchmen to 36 But the LORD, who brought you the fenced city.
9 | And "it came to pass in the ch. 17. 3. • Deal 10. 20. him shall ye fear, and him shall ye | was the seventh year of Hoshea son ant power and a stretched out arm, fourth year of king Hezekiah, which
about 723. worship, and to him shall ye do sac- of Elah king of that 37 And the statutes, and the ordi- Samaria, and besieged it.
neser king of Assyria came up against nances, and the law, and the com- 10 And at the end of three years about 721. a Deut 3.52. ye shall observe to do for evermore; of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year och. 17. 6.
mandment, which he wrote for you, they took it: even in the sixth year
of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria
11 P And the king of Assyria did p ch. 17.6.
carry away Israel unto Assyria, and the hand of all your enemies.
cities of the Medes : 40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but 12 "Because they obeyed not the rch. 17. 7.
Dan. 9. 6, 10.
voice of the LORD their God, but LORD, and served their graven im- that Moses the servant of the LORD
So these nations feared the transgressed his covenant, and all ages, both their children, and their commanded, and would not hear them,
713. children's children: as did their fa- nor do them.
&c. Is. 36. 1, thers, so do they unto this day. 13 | Now 'in the fourteenth year! &c.
h 2 Chr. 15. 2.
Sennacherib invadeth Judah.
Rab-shakeh's insulting speech.
tch: 16. 8.
| Heb. them.
u 18. 7. 3.
B. C. 713 of king Hezekiah did + Sennacherib the face of one captain of the least B. C.
king of Assyria come up against all of my master's servants, and put thy about 710. Heb. San. the fenced cities of Judah, and took trust on Egypt for chariots and for them.
thy servants in the Syrian language ;
may eat their own dung, and drink about 710. 17° 9 And the king of Assyria sent their own piss with you ?
+ Heb. the tra. Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh 28 Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried
ter of their
they went up and came to Jerusalem. word of the great king, the king of
not be able to deliver you out of his
was over the household, and Shebna will surely deliver us, and this city 11 Or, secre- thell scribe, and Joah the son of shall not be delivered into the hand Asaph the recorder.
of the king of Assyria. 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them, 31 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus thus saith the king of Assyria, # Make Or, Seek my
favour. saith the great king, the king of As- an agreement with me by a present, * 2 Chr. 32. 10. syria, * What confidence is this where and come out to me, and then eat ye in thou trustest?
every man of his own vine, and every ! Or, talkest. 20 Thou sayest, (but they are but one of his fig tree, and drink ye every + Heb, word + vain words,)" || I have counsel and one the waters of his l cistern:
Or, pit of the lips.
strength for the war. Now on whom 32 Until I come and take you away counsel and dost thou trust, that thou rebellest to a land like your own land, ta land b Deut. 8. 7, & strength are against me?
of corn and wine, a land of bread and 21 Now, behold, thou trustest up- vineyards, a land of oil olive and of
on the staff of this bruised reed, even honey, that ye may live, and not y Ez. 29. 6, 7.
upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, die : and hearken not unto IIezekiah,
33 Hath any of the gods of the ch. 19. 12
mine hand ?
syria, and I will deliver thee two thou- ' their country out of mine hand, 'that Dan. 3. 15.
out of mine hand ?
blessing, Gen. 32 20. & 33. 11. Prov. 18. 16.
| Or, But
for the war. +Heb. trustest thce.
2 Chr... 14 Is. 10. 10, 11.
z vcr. 4.
e ch. 17. 24
m ch. 18. 33.
n Ez. 27.2.
8 Sennacherib sendeth a
vage 22 the are on the
unto them. me to the peak these
me to the lo that they and drial
Ps. 80. 1.
Is. 44. 6.
dand cried Jews' lan
Hear the he king of
u ver. 4.
B.C. and answered him not a word : for delivered into the hand of the king of B. C. 710.
11 Behold, thou hast heard what the
Rezeph, and the children of Eden
which were in Thelasar ?
20 Isniuh foretelleth the destruction of of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena,
14 | PAnd Hezekiah received the pls. 37. 14, &c. 12.57.1, &c.
Hezekiah heard it, that he rent and read it: and Hezekiah went up
15 And Hezekiah prayed before the
rl Kinge 18. Lake 3. 4,
covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the thou alone, of all the kingdoms of Esside
Jer. 10.10,11, prophet the son of Amoz.
the earth; thou hast made heaven 3 And they said unto him, Thus and earth.
saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of 16 Lord, .bow down thine ear, and P8.31. 2.
phemy: for the children are come to see: and hear the words of Sennach-
proach the living God.
4 ° It may be the Lord thy God will 17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of
ter hath sent to reproach the living 18 And have + cast their gods into + Heb. giren. • P. 50. 21.
God ; and will reprove the words the fire: for they were no gods, but
Jer. 10. 3.
I beseech thee, save thou us out of his
6. And Isaiah said unto them, hand, y that all the kingdoms of the y Ps. 83. 18.
of the words which thou hast heard, 20 [ Then Isaiah the son of Amoz
with which the servants of the king sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith
7 Behold, I will send ba blast upon thou hast prayed to me against Sen-
hath spoken concerning him ; The
he was departed i from Lachish. Chath shaken her head at thee.
hakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he blasphemed ? and against whom hast
Holy One of Israel.
king of Judah, saying, Let not thy reproached the Lord, and hast said,
The Los 1 this city