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The enemy overthrown.


Jehoshaphat's reign.

B. C. 800.

8 ch. 15. 15.

Job 34. 29.

41, &c.

6. 7.3.


i See ch. 17. 6.

41 Chr. 16.


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B. C. 896. of the Kohathites, and of the children quiet : for his & God gave him rest of the Korhites, stood up to praise the round about. LORD God of Israel with a loud voice 31 [ "And Jehoshaphat reigned over on high.

Judah : he was thirty and five years b 1 kings 22. 20

And they rose early in the old when he began to reign, and he morning, and went forth into the wil reigned twenty and five years in Jederness of Tekoa : and as they went rusalem. And his mother's name was forth, Je hoshaphat stood and said, Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. Hear me, 0 Judah, and ye inhabitants 32 And he walked in the way of Asa of Jerusalem ; - Believe in the LORD his father, and departed not from it, your God, so shall ye be established ; doing that which was right in the sight believe his prophets

, so shall ye pros- of the Lord:

33 Howbeit i the high places were
21 And when he had consulted with not taken away: for as yet the peo-
the people, he appointed singers unto ple had not k prepared their hearts un-
the beauty of holiness, as they went
LORD,' * and that should praise to the God of their fathers.

34 Now the rest of the acts of Je-
before the army, and to say, hoshaphat, first and last, behold, they
the Lord; ? for his mercy are written in the + book of Jehu the + Heb. words,

son of Hanani, 'who t is mentioned in + Heb. was the time that and to praise, the LORD set ambushT+And when they began + to sing the book of the kings of Israel.

35 | And after this mdid Jehosha-11 Kings 16.

m 1 Kings 22. come against Judah ; and they were wickedly ; and mount Seir, which were Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very

36 And he joined himself with him 23 For the children of Ammon and to make ships to go to Tarshish : and Sara. 14.20. Moab stood up against the inhabitants they made the ships in Ezion-geber.

of mount Seir, utterly to slay and de- 37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah
end of the inhabitants of Seir, every hoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast

helped t to destroy another.

joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD
And when Judah came toward hath broken thy works. And the n 1 Kings 22

Watchtower in the wilderness, ships were broken, that they were
they looked unto the multitude, and, not able to go oto Tarshish.
to the earth, and t none escaped.
were dead bodies fallen

came to take away the spoil

prophery of Elijah against him. 16 The Philis.
they found among them in
abundance both riches with the dead

tines and Arabians oppress him. 18 His sickness,
death, and unhonoured burial.

889. a nd precious jewels, which OW a Jehoshaphat slept with his

than they could carry away: and they fathers in the city of David. And Je-
spoil, it was so much.
three days in gathering of the horam his son reigned in his stead.

2 And he had brethren the sons of
assembled themselves in the valley Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael,

And on the fourth day they Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and
of i Berachah; for there they blessed and Shephatiah : all these were the
the LORD: therefore the name of the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
same place was called, The valley of
Berachah, unto this day.

And gave them great
27 Then they returned, every man precious things, with fenced cities in

gifts of silver, and of gold, and of of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehosh- Judah : but the kingdom gave he to aphat in the + forefront of them, to Jehoram ; because he was the first

892. Siela 12. $. the LORD had made them to rejoice

go again to Jerusalem with joy; for born.
over their enemies.

4 Now when Jehoram was risen up
28 And they came to Jerusalem strengthened himself, and slew all his

to the kingdom of his father, he pets un to the house of the LORD.

salteries and harps and trum- brethren with the sword, and divers
29 And 'the fear of God was on all

also of the princes of Israel.
the kingdoms of those countries, when years old when he began to reign, and

5 s Jehoram was thirty and two b 2 Kings 8. they had heard that the Lord fought he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. against the enemies of Israel.

6 And he walked in the way of the the realm of Jehoshaphat was kings of Israel, like as did the house

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Edom and Libnah revolt.


Ahaziah's wicked reign.

c ch. 22, 2.

d2 Sam. 7. 12,

Ps. 132. 11, &c.


out desire, Jer. 22. &

2. &c.

21, &e. See ch. 21. 17. ver. 6.

B. C. 892. of Ahab: for he had the daughter of process of time, after the end of two B.C. 885.

* Ahab to wife: and he wrought that years, his bowels fell out by reason of
which was evil in the eyes of the Lord. his sickness : so he died of sore dis-

7 How beit the LORD would not de-eases. And his people made no burn18:36. Kings stroy the house of David, because of ing for him, like Pthe burning of his p ch. 16. 14. 2 Kings 8. 19. the covenant that he had made with fathers.

David, and as he promised to give a 20 Thirty and two years old was he + Heb. lamp, light to him and to his dsons for when he began to reign, and he reignor, candle.

ed in Jerusalem eight years, and de889. 8 T In his days the Edomites re- parted t without being desired. How- + Heb, wità. † Heb, hand. volted from under the dominion of beit they buried him in the city e 2 Kings 8. Judah, and made themselves a king. David, but not in the sepulchres of

9 Then Jehoram went forth with his the kings.
princes, and all his chariots with him :
and he rose up by night, and smote

the Edomites which compassed him Ahaziah's wicked reign. 5 In his confederacy with
in, and the captains of the chariots.

Joram the son of Ahab, he is slain by Jehu, 10

Athaliah usurpeth the kingdom; and destroyeth all
10 So the Edomites revolted from the seed royal, save Joash.
under the hand of Judah unto this

day. The same time also did Libnah made * Ahaziah his youngest son a 2 Kings &
revolt from under his hand; because king in his stead : for the band of
he had forsaken the LORD God of his men that came with the Arabians to

the camp had slain all the beldest. ch. 21. 17. 11 Moreover he made high places in So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king

the mountains of Judah, and caused of Judah reigned. i Lev. 17. 7. & the inhabitants of Jerusalem to 'com- 2 Forty and two years old was e See 2 King 20.5. ver. 13.

mit fornication, and compelled Judah Ahaziah when he began to reign, and

he reigned one year in Jerusalem.
12 [ And there came a writing to His mother's name also was d Athaliah a ch. 21. 6
him from Elijah the prophet, saying, the daughter of Omri.
Thus saith the LORD God of David 3 He also walked in the ways of the
thy father, Because thou hast not house of Ahab : for his mother was
walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat his counsellor to do wickedly.
thy father, nor in the ways of Asa 4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight
king of Judah,

of the Lord like the house of Ahab : 13 But hast walked in the way of for they were his counsellors, after 5 ver. 11. the kings of Israel, and hast 5 made the death of his father, to his destruc

Judah and the inhabitants of Jeru- tion. h Ex. 34. 15. salem to bgo a whoring, like to the 5 He walked also after their coun- 884. Deut. 31. 16. il Kings 16.

i whoredoms of the house of Ahab, sel, and went with Jehoram the son 2 Kings &.

and also hast k slain thy brethren of of Ahab king of Israel to war against 23, &c. 2 Kings 9.

thy father's house, which were better Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-
than thyself:

gilead : and the Syrians smote Jo+ Heb. a great

14 Behold, with ta great plague will ram. stroke.

the LORD smite thy people, and thy 6 'And he returned to be healed in 12 Kingsl 15
children, and thy wives, and all thy Jezreel because of the wounds t which + Heb. there
goods :
were given him at Ramah, when he

tounded kiss. 15 And thou shalt have great sick- fought with Hazael king of Syria. 1 ver. 18, 19. ness by 'disease of thy bowels, until And Azariah the son of Jehoram 1 Called the

thy bowels fall out by reason of the king of Judah went down to see Je-
sickness day by day.

horam the son of Ahab at Jezreel,
about 887. 16 | Moreover the Lord mstirred up because he was sick.
m 1 Kings 11.

against Jehoram the spirit of the Phi- 17 And the destruction of Ahaziah + Heb. tretid14, 23. listines, and of the Arabians, that were & was of God by coming to Joram : for

5 Judg. 144 near the Ethiopians : when he was come, he went out

1 Kings 12 887. 17 And they came up into Judah, with Jehoram against Jehu the son of + Heb. car

h 2 Kings 9. ried ca ptive.

and brake into it, and carried away Nimshi, ' whom the Lord had anointSee ch. 22. 1. all the substance that was found in ed to cut off the house of Ahab. i 2 Kings 96

the king's house, and his sons also, 8 And it came to pass, that, when "ziah, dn. 22. and his wives; so that there was never Jehu was kexecuting judgment upon 2 Kings 10. 1. or, Aza- a son left him, save 1 Jehoahaz, the the house of Ahab, and found the riah, ch. 22. youngest of his sons. princes of Judah, and the sons of the

1 2 Kings 10

13, 14 885. 18 | And after all this the LORD brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered

smote him in his bowels with an in- to Ahaziah, he slew them.
curable disease.

9 mAnd he sought Ahaziah : and m 2 Kings 2. 19 And it came to pass, that in they caught him, for he was hid in


22. k ver. 4.

with they

ziak, ver. 1. and Jehoa. haz, ck 21. 17.

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nch, 24. 7.

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Joash mode king.


Athaliah is slain.

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16 Jehaviada restoreth the worship of God.

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B. C. 884. Samaria, and brought him to Jehu : shall be put to death : but be


with B. C. 878.
and when they had slain him, they the king when he cometh in, and
buried him: Because, said they, he is when he goeth out.
the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought 8 So the Levites and all Judah did
the LORD with all his heart. So the according to all things that Jehoiada
house of Ahaziah had no power to the priest had commanded, and took
keep still the kingdom,

every man his men that were to come
201But when Athaliah the mother in on the sabbath, with them that
of A haziah saw that her son was dead, were to go out on the sabbath : for
she arose and destroyed all the seed Jehoiada the priest dismissed not othe
royal of the house of Judah.
But Jehoshabeath, the daughter 9 Moreover Jehoiada the priest de-

king, took Joash the son of livered to the captains of hundreds
Ahaziah, and stole him from among spears, and bucklers, and shields, that

sons that were slain, and had been king David's, which were in
put him and his nurse in a bedcham- the house of God.
So Jehoshabeath, the daughter

10 And he set all the people, every
of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada man having his weapon in his hand,
Ahaziah,)'hid him from Athaliah, so

the left side of the temple, along by

the altar and the temple, by the king
12 And he was with them hid in round about.
Athaliah reigned over the land.
house of God six years : and

11 Then they brought out the king's
son, and put upon him the crown, and

gave him the testimony, and made 1 Deut. 17. 18. CHAPTER XXIII.

him king

And Jehoiada and his raketh Joash king. 12 Athaliah is slain. sons anointed him, and said, + God + Heb. Let the

king live

save the king.
AND 'in the seventh year Jehoiada 12 | Now when Athaliah heard the

strengthened himself, and took noise of the people running and prais-
the captains of hundreds, Azariah the ing the king, she came to the people

of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son into the house of the Lord :
of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of
Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Ada- king stood at his pillar at the enter-

13 And she looked, and, behold, the
into covenant with him.

ets by the king: and all the people 2 And they went about in Judah, of the land rejoiced, and sounded with

gathered the Levites out of all trumpets, also the singers with instruthe cities of Judah, and the chief of ments of music, and 5 such as taught 61 Chr. 25. & the fathers of Israel, and they came to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent 3 And all the congregation made a

her clothes, and said, + Treason, trea- + Heb. Com

spiracy. covenant with the king in the house 14 Then Jehoiada the priest brought !! Sann 7.12. the LORD hath said of the sons of them, Have her forth of the ranges : hold, the king's son shall reign, as And he said unto them, Be- out the captains of hundreds that

were set over the host, and said unto 1 k 7. 18. & 4 This is the thing that ye shall do; slain with the sword. For the priest

and whoso followeth her, let him be Hey Daresh vites, shall be porters of the doors;

part of you entering on the said, Slay her not in the house of the sabbath, of the priests and of the Le- LORD.

15 So they laid hands on her; and king's house; and a third part at the hof the horse gate by the king's house, Neh. 3. 28

be was come to the the foundation : and all the they slew her there. house of the Lord.

shall be in the courts of the 16 | And Jehoiada made a covenant 6 But lot none come into the house people, and between the king, that

between him, and between all the Lord, save the priests, and they should be the Lord's people. they shall go in, for they are holy : house of Baal, and brake it down, and

that minister of the Levites ; 17 Then all the people went to the

the people shall keep the brake his altars and his images in
7 And the Levites shall compass the of Baal before the altars.
Of the LORD.

pieces, and slew Mattan the priest i Deut. 13. 2. his weapons in his hand; and whoso-fices of the house of the Lord by the

round about, every man with 18 Also Jehoiada appointed the ofever else cometh into the house, he hand of the priests the Levites, whom



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B. C. 878. David had * distributed in the house they made a chest, and set it with- B. C. 856

of the Lord, to offer the burnt offer- out at the gate of the house of the ku Chr. 23. 6, ings of the LORD, as it is written in LORD.

i 2 Kings 12.9. 30,31. & 24. 1.

the 'law of Moses, with rejoicing and 9 And they made ta proclamation + Heb. a vice. + Heb. by the with singing, as it was ordained + by through Judah_and Jerusalem, to vid, 1 Chr. 25. David.

bring in to the Lord * the collection k ver. 6. 2, 6.

19 And he set the "porters at the that Moses the servant of God laid myChr.2.1

, gates of the house of the Lord, that upon Israel in the wilderness.

none which was unclean in any thing 10 And all the princes and all the
should enter in.

people rejoiced, and brought in, and 2 Kings 11. 20 And he took the captains of cast into the chest, until they had

hundreds, and the nobles, and the made an end.
governors of the people, and all the 11 Now it came to pass, that at what
people of the land, and brought down time the chest was brought unto the
the king from the house of the LORD: king's office by the hand of the Le-
and they came through the high gate vites, and 'when they saw that there 12 Kings 12
into the king's house, and set the was much money, the king's scribe
king upon the throne of the kingdom. and the high priest's officer came and

21 And all the people of the land emptied the chest, and took it, and
rejoiced : and the city was quiet, after carried it to his place again. Thus
that they had slain Athaliah with the they did day by day, and gathered

money in abundance.

12 And the king and Jehoiada gave

it to such as did the work of the serv-
Joash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. 4 He ice of the house of the LORD, and
death and honourable burial. 17 Joach falleth into hired masons and carpenters to repair
idolatry. 20 Being reproved by Zechariah the son the house of the LORD, and also such
of Jehoiada, he slayeth him. 23 Jerusalem is spoil-
ed by the Syrians; and Joush slain by his servants. as wrought iron and brass to mend
27 Amaziah succeedeth him.

the house of the LORD.

So , a 2 Kings 11.

forty years in Jerusalem. His moth- they set the house of God in his state,
er's name also was Zibiah of Beer- and strengthened it.

14 And when they had finished it,
2 And Joash did that which was they brought the rest of the money
right in the sight of the Lord all the before the king and Jehoiada," where- See 2 Kings
days of Jehoiada the priest.

of were made vessels for the house of 3 And Jehoiada took for him two the Lord, even vessels to minister, wives; and he begat sons and daugh- and I to offer withal, and spoons, and 11 0r. pestils. ters.

vessels of gold and silver. And they 4 | And it came to pass after this, offered burnt offerings in the house of † Heb. to re- that Joash was minded t to repair the the Lord continually all the days of house of the LORD.

Jehoiada. 856. 5 And he gathered together the 15 | But Jehoiada waxed old, and about 850.

priests and the Levites, and said to was full of days when he died ; a

them, Go out unto the cities of Ju- hundred and thirty years old was he C2 Kings 12. 4. dah, and gather of all Israel money when he died.

to repair the house of your God from 16 And they buried him in the city
year to year, and see that ye hasten of David among the kings, because
the matter. Howbeit the Levites he had done good in Israel, both to-
hastened it not.

ward God, and toward his house. 1 2 Kings 12.7. 6 4 And the king called for Jehoiada 17 Now after the death of Jehoiada about 840.

the chief, and said unto him, Why came the princes of Judah, and made
hast thou not required of the Levites obeisance to the king. Then the king
to bring in out of Judah and out of hearkened unto them.

Jerusalem the collection, according to 18 And they left the house of the • Ex. 30. 12, the commandment of e Moses the serv- LORD God of their fathers, and served D1 Kings 14. 13, 14, 16.

ant of the Lord, and of the congre- "groves and idols : and wrath came
gation of Israel, for the 'tabernacle of upon Judah and Jerusalem for this

Judg. 5.8

ch. 19,2 & witness?

their trespass. 6 ch. 21. 17. ī For the sons of Athaliah, that 19 Yet he Psent prophets to them,

wicked woman, had broken up the to bring them again unto the LORD; h 2 Kings 12. house of God; and also all the dedi- and they testified against them : but

cated things of the house of the LORD they would not give ear.
did they bestow upon Baalim.
20 And the Spirit of God t came + Heb. clothed,

as Judg. 6 8 And at the king's commandment upon Zechariah the son of Jeroiada S4.

b See ch.26.5.

12 15.



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Acts 7. 44.

28. 18.& 29 8. & 32 25 P ch.96 15. Jer. 7. 35, 38.

& 25 4. q ch. 15. 1. & 20. 11.

His servants slay him.


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2 Kings 14. 6. Jer. 31. 30. Ez. 18. 20.

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the priest, which stood above the peo- 2 And he did that which was right B. C. 839.
ple, and said unto them, Thus saith in the sight of the Lord, but not
God, 'Why transgress ye the com- with a perfect heart.
mandments of the Lord, that ye can- 3 I Now it came to pass, when
not prosper? •bécause ye have for the kingdom was t established to him, + Heb. com-

firmed saken the Lord, he hath also forsaken that he slew his servants that had

killed the king his father.

C2 Kings 14. 2! And they conspired against him, 4 But he slew not their children, and estoned him with stones at the but did as it is written in the law in Court of the house of the Lord.

commanded, saying, The fathers Deut. 24. 16 22. Thus Joash the king remember- shall not die for the children, neither ed not the kindness which Jehoinda shall the children die for the fathers, his father had done to him, but but every man shall die for his own he said, The Lord look upon it, and

And when he died, sin.

5 | Moreover Amaziah gathered Ju

dah together, and made them cap23 1 And it came to pass t at the tains over thousands, and captains

Syria came up against him: and they es of their fathers, throughout all Ju32 Kings 12 destroyed all the princes of the peo- | them to Judah and Jerusalem, and dah and Benjamin: and he numbered

from twenty years old and ple from among the people, and sent above, and found them three hundred 21 For the army of the Syrians shield.

to war, that could handle spear and
*came with a small company of men;

6 He hired also a hundred thou-
and, the Lord y delivered a very great sand mighty men of valour out of
host into their hand, because they Israel for a hundred talents of sil-
forsaken the LORD God of their ver.
So they ?executed judg- 7 But there came a man of God to

him, saying, O king, let not the army 25 And when they were departed of Israel go with thee; for the LORD 142 Kings 12. diseases,) a his own servants conspired children of Ephraim.

froin him, (for they left him in great is not with Israel, to wit, with all the
against him for the blood of the bsons 8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be
of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him strong for the battle : God shall make
bil ried hirn in the city of David, but hath 'power to help, and to cast ich. 20. 6.

bed, and he died: and they thee fall before the enemy: for God
they buried him not in the sepulchres down.

9 And Amaziah said to the man 26 And these are they that con- of God, But what shall we do for

against him; 1 Zabad the son the hundred talents which I have Ur, Shumer. hozabad the son of | Shimrith a Moab- the man of God answered, The Prov. 10. 22.

an Ammonitess, and Je- given to the tarmy of Israel? And | + Heb. band.

LORD is able to give thee much
the greatness of “the burdens laid
ow concerning his sons, and more than this.

10 Then Amaziah separated them,
house of God, behold, they are writ- him out of Ephraim, to go thome + Heb. to their
him, and the repairing of the to wit, the army that was come to

place. the listory of the book of the again : wherefore their anger was 2 And Amaziah his son reign- greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home tin great an

of anger. ger. CHAPTER XXV.

11 | And Amaziah strengthened

himself, and led forth his people, about 827. 5 His war with the Edomites. Il llis and went to the valley of salt, and 12 Kings 14.

14 He serveth the gods of Edom, smote of the children of Seir ten

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Amzia 12's eign. 3 He punisheth the murderers of
victor them.
and desyseth the admonitions of the prophet, 17
He craz?&engeth Jonsh and is overcome. 21 He is thousand.

MA ZIAH *was twenty and five did the children of Judah carry away

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12 And other ten thousand left alive
Wears old when he began to captive, and brought them unto the

and he reigned twenty and top of the rock, and cast them down
mother's name was Jehoaddan of Je- all were broken in pieces.
Fears in Jerusalem. And his from the top of the rock, that they

13 [ But + the soldiers of the army


† Heb, the sons of the bond.

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