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Ahab's children slain.

Jehu sins. conspired against my master, and slew and said unto the worshippers of Baal, him: but who slew all these ?

Search, and look that there be here with 10 Know now that there shall fall unto you none of the servants of the Lord, but the earth nothing of the word of the Lord, the worshippers of Baal only. which the LORD spake concerning the 24 And when they went in to offer sacrihouse of Ahab: for the Lord hath done fices and burnt-offerings, Jehu appointed that which he spake by his servant Elijah. fourscore men without, and said, If any

11 So Jehu slew all that remained of of the men whom I have brought into your the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his hands escape, he that letteth him go, his great men, and his kinsfolk, and his priests, life shall be for the life of bim. until he left him none remaining.

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he 12 T And he arose and departed, and had made an end of offering the burntcame to Samaria. And as he was at the offering, that Jehu said to the guard and shearing-house in the way,

to the captains, Go in, and slay them ; let 13 Jehu met with the brethren of Aha- none come forth. And they smote them ziah king of Judah, and said, Who are with the edge of the sword; and the guard ye? And they answered, We are the and the captains cast them out, and went brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to to the city of the house of Baal. salute the children of the king and the 26 And they brought forth the images children of the queen.

out of the house of Baal, and burned them. 14 And he said, Take them alive. And 27 And they brake down the image of they took them alive, and slew them at the Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, pit of the shearing-house, even two and and made it a draught-house unto this day. forty men; neither left he any of them. 28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of

157 And when he was departed thence, Israel. he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab 29 T Howbeit, from the sins of Jerocoming to meet him: and he saluted him, bcam the son of Nebat, who made Israel and said to him, Is thy heart right, as to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, my heart is with thy heart? And Jehona- to wit, the golden calves that were in dab answered, li is. If it be, give me Beth-el, and that were in Dan. thy hand.

And he gave him his hand; 30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Be. and be took him up to him into the chariot. cause thou hast done well in executing that

16 And he said, Come with me, and see which is right in mine eyes, and hast done my zeal for the Lord. So they made him unto the house of Ahab according to all side in his chariot.

that was in my heart, thy children of the 17 And when he came to Samaria, he fourth generation shall sit on the throne of slew all that remained unto Ahab in Sa- Israel. maria, till he had destroyed bim, accord- 31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in ing to the saying of the LORD, which he the law of the Lord God of Israel with all spake to Elijah.

his heart: for he departed not from the 18 9 And Jehu gathered all the people sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin. together, and said unto them, Ahab served 32 | In those days the Lord began to Baalalittle; but Jehu shall serve him much. cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them

19 Now therefore call unto me all the in all the coasts of Israel ; prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all 33 From Jordan eastward, all the land his priests ; let none be wanting: for 1 of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenbave a great sacrifice to do to Baal: who-ites, and the Manassites, from Arocr, which soever shall be wanting, he shall not live.lis by the river Arnon, even Gilead and But Jebu did it in subtilty, to the intent Bashan. that he might destroy the worshippers of 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and Baal.

all that he did, and all his might, are they 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn not written in the book of the Chronicles assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it. of the kings of Israel?

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: 35 And Jehu slept with his fathers : and and all the worshippers of Baal came, so they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoathat there was not a man left that came not. baz his son reigned in his stead. And they came into the house of Baal; 36 And the time that Jehu reigned over and the house of Baal was full from one Israel in Samaria was twenty and eight end to another.

years. 22 And he said unto him that was over

CHAP, XI. the vestry, Bring forth vestments for call Allah saw that her son was dead, she

ND when Athaliah the mother of Ahathe worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.

arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the

Jehoash 19 anointed king. CHAP. XII. His good reign in Jehoiada's time. son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the host, and said unto them, Have her the king's sons which were slain; and they forth without the ranges : and him that fol hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bed- loweth her kill with the sword. For the chamber, from Athaliah, so that he was not priest had said, Let her not be slain in the slain.

house of the LORD. 3 And he was with her hid in the house 16 And they laid hands on her; and she of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did went by the way by the which the horses reign over the land.

came into the king's house : and there was 4 4 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent she slain. and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with 17 [ And Jehoiada made a covenant the captains and the guard, and brought between the Lord and the king and the them to him into the house of the LORD, people, that they should be the Lord's peoand made a covenant with thein, and took ple; between the king also and the people. an oath of them in the house of the LORD, 18 And all the people of the land went and shewed them the king's son. into the house of Baal, and brake it down;

5 And he commanded them, saying, his altars and his images brake they in This is the thing that ye shall do: A third piecesthoroughly, and slew Maitan he part of you that enter in on the sabbath priest of Baal before the altars. And the shall even be keepers of the watch of the priest appointed officers over the house of king's house ;

the Lord. 6 And a third part shall be at the gate of 19 And he took the rulers over hun. Sur; and a third part at the gate behind dreds, and the captains, and the guard, and the guard : so shall ye keep the watch of all the people of the land; and they brought the house, that it be not broken down. down the king from the house of ihe Lorn,

7 And two parts of all you that go forth and came by the way of the gate of the on the sabbath, even they shall keep the guard to the king's house. And he sat on watch of the bouse of the Lord about the the throne of the kings. bing.

20 And all the people of the land re8 And ye shall compass the king round joiced, and the city was in quiet: and about, every man with his weapons in his they slew Athaliah with the sword beside hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, the king's house. let him be slain. And he ye with the kingi, 21 Seven years old was Jehoash when as he goeth out and as he cometh in. he began to reign. 9 And the captains over the hundreds

CHAP. XII. did according to all things that Jehoiada TN the seventh year of Jebu,Jehoash bethe priest commanded: and they took gan to reign; and forty years reigned every man bis men that were to come in he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name on the sabbath, with them that should go wos Zibiah of Beer-sheba. out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada 2 And Jehoash did that which was right the priest.

in the sight of the LORD all his days where10 And to the captains over hundreds in Jehoiada the priest instructed him. did the priest give king David's

3 But the high places were not taken shields, that were in the temple of the Lord. away : the people still sacrificed and burnt

11 And the guard stood, every man with incense in the high places. his weapons in his hand, round about the 4 9 And Jehoash said to the priests, All king, from the right corner of the temple the money of the dedicated things that is to the left corner of the temple, along by brought into the house of the LORD, even the altar and the temple.

the money of every one that passeth the 12 And he brought forth the king's son, account, the money that every man is set and put the crown upon him, and gave hiin at, and all the money that cometh into the testimony; and they made him king, any man's heart to bring into the house and anointed him; and they clapped their of the LORD bands, and said, God save the king. 5 Let the priests take it to them, every

13 | And when Athaliah heard the noise man of his acquaintance: and let them of the guard and of the people, she came to repair the breaches of the house, wherethe people into the temple of the LORD. soever any breach shall be found.

14 And when she looked, behold, the 6 But it was so, that in the three and king stocd by a pillar, as the manner was, twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests and the princes and the trumpeters by the had not repaired the breaches of the house. Bing, and all the people of the land re- 7. Then king Jenoash called for Jehoiajoiced, and blew with trumpets. And da the priest, and the other priests, and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Trea- said unto them, Why repair ye not the son, treason!

breaches of the house ? now tlierefore re15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded ceive no more moneyofy our acquaintance, the captains of the hundreds, the officers of but deliver it for ibe breaches of the house.

spears and

Jehoash is slain by his servants. II. KINGS. Wicked reign of Jehoahaz.

8 And the priests consented to receive buried him with his fathers in the city of no more money of the people, neither to David: and Amaziah his son reigned in repair the breaches of the house.

his stead. 9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest,

CHAP. XIII. and bored a hole in the lid of it, and sei (N the three and twentieth year of Joash it beside the altar, on the right side as one the son of Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehocometh into the house of the Lord: and ahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over the priests that kept the door put therein Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen ail the money that was brought into the years. house of the Lord.

2 And he did that which was evil in the 10 And it was so, when they saw that sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of there was much money in the chest, that Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made the king's scribe and the high priest came israel to sin; he departed not therefrom. up, and they put up in bags, and told the 3 | And the anger of the LORD was money that was found in the house of the kindled against Israel, and he delivered LORD.

them into the band of Hazael king of Sy11 And they gave the money, being ria, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son told, into the hands of them that did the of Hazaei, all their days. work, that had the oversight of the house 4 And Jehoalaz besought the LORD, of the LORD: and they laid it out to the and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he carpenters and builders, that wrought up- saw the oppression of Israel, because the on the house of the LORD,

king of Syria oppressed them. 12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, 5° (And the Lord gave Israel a saviour, and to buy timber and hewed stone to re- so that they went out from under the hand pair the breaches of the house of the LORD, of the Syrians : and the children of Israel and for all that was laid out for the house dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. to repair it.

6 Nevertheless they departed not from 13 How beit, there were not made for the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made the house of the Lord bowls of silver, snuff Israel sin, but walked therein: and there ers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, remained the grove also in Samaria.). or vessels of silver, of the money that was 7 Neither did he leave of the people to brought into the house of the LORD: Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten cha

14 But they gave that to the workmen, riots, and ten thousand footmen ; for the and repaired therewith the house of the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had Lord.

made them like the dust by threshing: i5 Moreover, they reckoned not with 8 | Now the rest of the acts of Jehoathe men, into whose hand they delivered haz, and all that he did, and his might, are the money to be bestowed on workmen : they not written in the book of the Chronifor they dealt faithfully.

cles of the kings of Israel? 16 The trespass-money and sin-money 9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; was not brought into the house of the Lord: and they buried him in Samaria : and Joit was the priests'.

ash his son reigned in his stead. 17 | Then Hazael king of Syria went 10 T In the thirty and seventh year of up, and fought against Gath, and took it : Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son and Hazael set his face to go up to Jeru- of Jehoabaz to reign over Israel in Samasalem.

ria, and reigned sixteen years. 18 And Jehoash king of Judab took all 11 And he did that which was evil in the the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and sight of the LORD; he departed not from Jehoram, and Ah"ziah, his fathers, kings all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hal- who made Israel sin; but he walked therein. lowed things, and ail the gold that was 12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, found in the treasures of the house of the and all that he did, and his might where Lord, and in the king's house, and sent it with he fought against Amaziah king of to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away Judah, are they not written in the book of from Jerusalem.

the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 19 | And the rest of the acts of Joash, 13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and and all that he did, are they not written in Jeroboam sat upon his throne; and Joash the book of the Chronicies of the kings of was buried in Samaria with the kings of Judale?

Israel. 20 And his servants arose, and made a 14 | Now Eli:ha was fallen sick of his conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of sickness whereof he died. ind Joash the Milo, which goeth down to Silla. king of Israel came down unto bin, and

! For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, wept over his face, and said, O my father, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his ser- my father! the chariot of Israel, and the vants, šmote him, and he died; and they horsemen thereof!

Elisha's bones revive a dead man. CHAP. XIV. Amaziah's good reign.

15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow he slew bis servants which had slain the and arrows. And he took unto him bow king his father. and arrows.

6 But the children of the murderers he 16 And he said to the king of Israel, slew not: according unto that which is Put thy hand upon the bow. And he put written in the book of the law of Moses, his band upon it: and Elisha put his hands wherein the Lord commanded, saying, upon the king's hands.

The fathers shall not be put to death for 17 And he said, Open the window east- the children, nor the children be put to ward. And he opened it. Then Elisha death for the fathers; but every man shall said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, be put to death for his own sin. The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and 7 He slew of Edom in the valley of Salt the arrow of deliverance from Syria : for ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till called the name of it Joktheel unto this day. thou have consumed ihem.

8 | Then Amaziah sent messengers to 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu be took them. And he said unto the king king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he one another in the face. smote thrice, and stayed.

9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to 19 And the man of God was wroth with Amaziah king of Julah, saying, The thistle him, and said, Thou shouldest have smit- that was in Lebanon sent to the ceda" that ten five or six times; then hadst thou smit- was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughten Syria tillthou hadstconsumedit: where- ter to my son to wife: and there passed as now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and

20 | And Elisha died, and they buried trode down the thistle. him. And the bands of the Moabites in- 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and vaded the land at the coming in of the year. thy heart hath lifted thee up: glory of

21 And it came to pass, as they were bu- this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest rying a man, that behold, they spied a band thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldof men; and they cast the man into the se- est fall, even thou, and Judah with thee? pulchre of Elisha : and when the man was 11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therelet down, and touched the bones of Elisha, fore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and be revived, and stood up on his feet. he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one

22 1 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed another in the face at Beth-shemesh, which Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

belongeth to Judah. 23 And the LORD was gracious unto 12 And Judah was put to the worse bethem, and had compassion on them, and fore Israel; and they fled every man to had respect unto them, because of his co- their tents. venant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 13 And Jehoash king of Israel took and would not destroy them, neither casi| Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash be them from his presence as yet. the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and

24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto

25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took the corner-gate, tour hundred cubits. again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son 14 And he took all the gold and silver, of Hazael the cities, which he had taken and all the vessels that were found in the out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by house of the LORD, and in the treasures of war. Three times did Joash beat him, the king's house, and hostuges, and returnand recovered the cities of Israel. ed to Samaria. CHAP. XIV.

15 T Now the rest of the acts of JehoN

abaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are the son of Joash king of Judah.

they not written in the book of the Chroni2 He was twenty and five years old when cles of the kings of Israel? he began to reign, and reigned twenty and 16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, nine years in Jerusalem. And his mo- and was buried in Samaria with the kings ther's name was Jehoaduan of Jerusalem. of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in

3 And he did that which was right in the his stead. sight of the Lord, yet not like David his 17 | And Amaziah the son of Joash king father: he did according to all things as of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash Joash his father did.

son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years. 4 Howbeit, the high places were not 18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, taken away: as yet the people did sacri-are they not written in the book of the fice, and burnt incense on the high places. Chronicles of the kings of Judah ?

5 | And it came to pass, as soon as the 19 Now they made a conspiracy against kirgdom was confirmed in his hand, that, him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish;

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The reign of Azariah.

II. KINGS. Of Jotham and other kings. but they sent after him to Lachish, and book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? slew him there.

7 So Azariah slept with his fathers; and 20 And they brought him on horses: and they buried him with his fathers in the city he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers of David; and Jotham his son reigned in in the city of David.

his stead. 21. ! Ảnd all the people of Judah took 8? In the thirty and eighth year of AzaAzariah, which was sixteen years old, and riah king of Judah did Zachariah the son made him king instead of his father Ama- of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria ziah.

six months. 22 He built Elath, and restored it to Ju- 9 And he did that which was evil in the dah, afterthatthe king slept with his fathers. sight of the Lord. as his fathers had done:

23 | In the tiîteenth year of Amaziahlhe departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. the son of Joash king of Israel began to 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conreign in Samaria, and reigned forty and spired against him, and smote him before one years.

the people, and slew him, and reigned in 24 And he did that which was evil in his stead. the sight of the Lord: he departed not 11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of hehold, they are written in the book of the Nebat, who made Israel to sis.

Chronicles of the kings of Israel. 25 He restored the coast of Israel from 12 This was the word of the Lord which the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall plain, according to the word of the LORD sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth God of Israel, which he spake by the hand generation. And so it came to pass, of bis servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, 13 T Shallum the son of Jabesh began the prophet, which was of Gath-hepher. to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of

26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Is- Uzziah king of Judah ; and he reigned a rael, that it was very bitter: for there was full month in Samaria. not any shut up, nor any left, nor any 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up belper for Israel.

from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and 27 And the Lord said not that he would smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, blot out the name of Israel from under and slew him, and reigned in his stead. beaven: but he saved them by the hand of 15 And the rest of the acts of Shalium, Jeroboam the son of Joash.

and his conspiracy wbich he made, behold, 28 4 Now the rest of the acts of Jero- they are written in the book of the Chroniboam, and all that he did, and his might, cles of the kings of Israel. how he warred, aud how he recovered Da- 16 9 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, mascus, and Mamath, which belonged to and all that were therein, and the coasts Judah, for Israel, are they not written in thereof from Tirzah: because they opened the book of the Chronicles of the kings of not to him, therefore he smote it; and all Israel?

the women therein that were with child 29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, be ripped up. even with the kings of Israel ; and Zacha- 17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah his son reigned in his stead.

riah king of Judah began Menahem the son CHAP. XV.

of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned N the twenty and seventh year of Jero- ten years in Samaria.

18 And he did that which was evil in the of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. sight of the Lord: he departed not all his

2 Sixteen years old was he when he be- days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of gan to reign, and he reigned two and fifty Nebal, who made Israel to sin. years in Jerusalem.

And his mother's 19 And Pui the king of Assyria came name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

against the land : and Menahem gave Pul 3 And he did that which was right in the a thousand talents of silver, that his hand sight of the Lord, according to all that his might be with him to confirm the kingdom father Amaziah had done;

in his hand. 4 Save that the high places were not re- 20 And Menahem exacted the money, inoved: the people sacrificed and burnt of Israel, eren of all the mighty men of incense still on the high places. wealth, of each man fisty shekels of silver,

5. And the Lorn smote the king, so to give to the king of Assyria. So the that he was a leper unto the day of his king of Assyria turned back, and stayed death, and dwelt in a several house. And not there in the land. Jotham the king's son was over the house, 21. And the rest of the acts of Menajudging the people of the land.

hem, and all that he did, are they not irrit. 6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, ten in the book of the Chronicles of the and all that he did, are they not written in the kings of Israel?


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