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of Jerobo- his stead.

Reigns of Azariah, Shallum, 2 KINGS, XV. Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, fc. the chronicles of the kings of Israel ?

B.C. 773. against the land: and Menahem gave a 29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers,

Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his even with the kings of Israel ; and Zacha- a Ho. 8. 9. hand might be with him, to confirm the riah his son reigned in his stead.

b chap. 14.5. kingdom in his hand. CHAPTER XV.

c After an in- 20 And Menahem B exacted the money Ina

d the twenty and seventhe year of terregnum of Israel, even of all the mighty men of Jeroboam king of Israel began, Azariah

of eleven

wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silson of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. years :

ver, to give to the king of Assyria : so the 2 Sixteen years old was he when he chap. 15.8. king of Assyria turned back, and stayed began to reign, and he reigned two and B caused to not there in the land. fifty years in Jerusalem : and his mother's come forth.

21 And the rest of the acts of Menaname was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

d chap. 14.21. hem, and all that he did, are they not 3 And he did that which was right in

2 Ch. 26. 1. written in the book of the chronicles of the sight of the LORD, according to all e This is the the kings of Israel ? that his father Amaziah had done;

twenty-se- 22 And Menahem slept with his fa4 Saveg that the high places were not

venth year thers : and Pekahiah his son reigned in removed : the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

am's part5 Andh the LORD smote the king, so

nership in

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king the king,

of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem that he was a leper unto the day of his dom with began to reign over Israel in Samaria, death, and dwelt in a several house. And his father, and reigned two years. Jotham the king's son was over the house, who made 24 And he did that which was evil in judging the people of the land.

him consort the sight of the LORD; he departed not 6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, at his going from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Neand all that he did, are they not written to the Syri: bat, who made Israel to sin. in the book of the chronicles of the kings

an wars. It

25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a

is the sixof Judah ?


captain of his, conspired against him, and

year 7 So Azariah slept with his fathers ;

of Jerobo- smote him in Samaria, in the palace of and they buried him with his fathers in

am's mo

the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, the city of David: and Jotham his son narchy. and with bim fifty men of the Gileadites : reigned in his stead.

f called Uz. and he killed him, and reigned in his 8 In the thirty and eighth year of Aza- ziah,

room. riah king of Judah didi Zachariah the son ver. 13, 30, 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Sama- &c. and all that he did, behold, they are writria six months.

2 Ch. 26. 1. ten in the book of the chronicles of the 9 And he did that which was evil in the g verse 35. kings of Israel. sight of the LORD, as his fathers had h2 Ch. 26. 19. 27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azadone: he departed not from the sins of iThere hav. riah king of Judah, Pekahk the son of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made ing been an Remaliaľ began to reign over Israel in Israel to sin.

interreg. Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh con- num for ele

28 And he did that which was evil in the spired against him, and smote him before

ven years.

sight of the LORD: he departed not from the people, and slew? him, and reigned * Is.7.1, 4,9. the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, in his stead.

1 As prophe- who made Israel to sin. 11 And the rest of the acts of Zacha- sied,

29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel, riah, behold, they are written in the book

Am. 7.9. came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. mchap.10.30. took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and

12 This was the word of the LORDM n Is. 9. 1. Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Giwhich he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy o Mat. 1. 8, 9. lead, and Galilee, all the land of a Naph. sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto called Ozi. tali, and carried them captive to Assyria. the fourth generation. And so it came as; verse 1, 30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made


a conspiracy against Pekah the son of 13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to P After an Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, reign in the nine and thirtieth year of anarchy for and reignedr in his stead, in the twentiUzziaho king of Judah; and he reigned some years, ethyear of Jotham the son of Uzziah. Y a full month in Samaria.


31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went Ho.10.3, and all that he did, behold, they are writup from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and 9 The fourth | ten in the book of the chronicles of the smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Sama

kings of Israel. ria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

Ahaz, the

32 In the second year of Pekah the son 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, twentieth of Remaliah king of Israel, began" Jotham and his conspiracy which he made, be- after Jo- the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. hold, they are written in the book of the tham had 33 Five and twenty years old was he when chronicles of the kings of Israel.

begun to

he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and reign :

years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name all that were therein, and the coasts there


was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok. of from Tirzah: because they opened not va month of 34 And he did that which was right in to him, therefore he smote it; and all the

days. the sight of the LORD: he did according woment therein that were with child he r2 Ch.27.1, to all that his father Uzziah had done.

&c. ripped up.

35 Howbeit, the high places were not re17 In the nine_and thirtieth year of : 1 Ki. 4. 24. moved: the people sacrificed and burned Azariah king of Judah began Menahem tchap. 8. 12. incense still in the high places. He built the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and

Am. 1. 13.
the higher gate of the

house of the LORD. reigned ten years in Samaria.

u At the end 36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, 18 And he did that which was evil in the of Jotham's and all that he did, are they not written sight of the LORD: he departed not all


in the book of the chronicles of the kings his days from the sins of Jeroboam the v1 Ch.5. 26. of Judah ? son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. w chap. 16.5. 37 In those days" the LORD began to 19 And Pult the king of Assyria came

send against Judah Rezin the king of

to pass.

year of

The reign of Ahaz.

2 KINGS, XVI. The Israelites carried captive. Syria, and Pekaha the son of Remaliah. B.C. 742. drink offerings, and sprinkle upon it all 38 And Jotham slept with his fathers,

the blood of the burnt offering, and all and was buried with his fathers in the a verse 27. the blood of the sacrifice : and the brazen city of David his father: and Ahaz his b2 Ch. 28. 1, altar shall be for me to inquire by.

&c. son reigned in his stead.

16 Thus did Urijah the priest, accordCHAPTER XVI.

c1Ki.7.23,28. ing to all that king Ahaz commanded. In the seventeenth year of Pekah the

d Le. 18. 21.
Ps. 106. 37,

17 Andc king Ahaz cut off the borders son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham


of the bases, and removed the laver from king of Judah began to reign.

e De. 12. 31. off them; and took down the sea from off 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he Ps. 106. 35. the brazen oxen that were under it, and began to reign, and reigned sixteen years 52 Ch.28. 27. put it upon a pavement of stones : in Jerusalem, and did not that which was g De. 12. 2. 18 And the covert for the sabbath that right in the sight of the LORD his God, | * 18.7. 1, &c: entry without, turned he from the house

1 Ki. 14. 23. they had built in the house, and the king's like David his father. 3 But he walked in the way of the

i After an in- of the LORD for the king of Assyria. kings of Israel, yea, and made his son terregnum, 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which tod pass through the fire, according to

chap. 15.30. he did, are they not written in the book the abominations of the heathen, whom i chap.14.22. of the chronicles of the kings of Judah ? the LORD cast out from before the chil-B Eloth. 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, dren of Israel.

k chap. 18. 9. and was buried with his fathers in the 4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense yrendered, city of David: and Hezekiah his son in the high places, andy on the hills, and 2 Sa. 8. 2. reigned in his stead. under every green tree.

8 or, tribute.

CHAPTER XVII. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah s Tilgath

In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Ju. son of Remaliah king of Israel, came up pileser. dah begani Hoshea the son of Elah to to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged 1 Ch. 5.6, reign in Samaria over Israel nine years. Ahaz, but could not overcome him.

26. 2 And he did that which was evil in the 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria re


sight of the LORD, but not as the kings covered Elathi to Syria, and drave the

pilneser. of Israel that were before him.

2 Ch. 28. 20. Jews from B Elath: and the Syrians came

3 Against k him came up Shalmaneser to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. Ichap. 15. 29. king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his

thy So Ahaz sent messengers to $ Tiglath mchap. 12. 18. servant, and y gave him presents. pileser? king of Assyria, saying, I am thy n ch.18.10, 11. 4 And the king of Assyria found conservant, and thy son: come up, and save

Foretold, spiracy in Hoshea : for he had sent mes

Ho. 13. 16. me out of the hand of the king of Syria,

sengers to So king of Egypt, and brought and out of the hand of the king of Israel,

o Le. 26. 32, no present to the king of Assyria, as he which rise up against me.


had done year by year: therefore the king

De, 28. 36, 8 Andm Ahaz took the silver and gold

of Assyria shut him up, and bound him

64. that was found in the house of the LORD,

29. 27,

in prison. and in the treasures of the king's house,

5 Then the king of Assyria came up and sent it for a present to the king of n Dammesek. throughout all the land, and went up to Assyria.

p Foretold, Samaria, and besieged it three years. 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened Am. 1. 5. 6 Inn the ninth year of Hoshea the king unto him: for the king of Assyria went 91 Ch. 5. 26. of Assyria took Samaria, ando carried Is. up against n Damascus, and ? took it, and "chap. 16. 3. rael away into Assyria, and placed them carried the people of it captive to Kir, and

Le. 18. 3. in Halah ? and in Habor by the river of slew Rezin.

De. 18. 9.

Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

Ps. 106. 35. 10 And_king Ahaz went to Damascus

n For so it was, that the children of to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, * Eze. 8. 12.

& Ps. 106. 39. Israel had sinned against the LORD their and saw an altar that was at Damascus : u chap. 18.8. God, which had brought them up out of and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest v Nu. 18. 3. the land of Egypt, from under the hand the fashion of the altar, and the pattern 2 Ch. 26. 16, of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared of it, according to all the workmanship

19. other gods, thereof.

w1 Ki. 14. 23. 8 And walked' in the statutes of the 11 And Urijah the priest built: an al

Is. 57. 5.

heathen, whom the LORD cast out from tar according to all that king Ahaz had statues. before the children of Israel, and of the sent from Damascus : so Urijah the priest * De. 16. 21. kings of Israel, which they had made. made it against king Ahaz came from Mi. 5. 14. 9. And the children of Israel did t geDamascus.

y chap. 16. 4. cretly those things that were not right 12 And when the king was come from

De. 12. 2.

against the LORD their God, and they Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the peace built them high places in all their cities, the king, approached to the altar, and

which were fenced city.

from the tower of the watchmen to the offered thereon.

his. 13 And he burnt his burnt offering, and

10 Andw they set them up images and

2 Ch. 4. 1. his meat offering, and poured his drink u Ex. 20.3, 4. grovesa iny every high hill, and under offering, and sprinkled the blood of « his

Le. 26. 1. every green tree: peace offerings, upon the altar.

De. 4. 19. 11 And there they burnt incense in all 14 And he brought also the brazen al- 5.7, 8. the high places, as did the heathen whom tar,which was before the LORD, from Ex. 29. 39.. the LORD carried away before them; and the forefront of the house, from between

41. wrought wicked things to provoke the the altar and the house of the LORD, and 1 by the hand LORD to anger : put it on the north side of the altar.

c Is. 1.16, 17.

12 For they served idols, whereof the 15 And king. Ahaz commanded Urijah

LORD had saida unto them, Ye shall not

55. 7. the priest, saying, Upon the great altar

Je. 18. 11.

do this thing. burn the morning' burnt offering, and 25. 5.

13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, the evening meat offering, and the king's 35. 15. and against Judah, 1 by all the prophets, burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with Eze. 18. 31. and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from the burnt offering of all the people of the 2 Pe. 3. 9. your evil ways, and keep my commandland, and their meat offering, and their

ments and my statutes, according to all


n Ex. 32. 4,8. thence.


The Israelites carried captive. 2 KINGS, XVIII.

The Samaritans' idolatry. the law which I commanded your fathers, B. C. 721. 29 Howbeit every nation made gods of and which I sent to you by my servants

their own, and put them in the houses of the prophets.

a Mi. 4. 5. the high places which the Samaritans had 14 Notwithstanding, they would not • De. 31. 27. made, every nation in their cities wherehear, but hardened their necks, like to Pr. 29. 1. in they dwelt. the neck of their fathers, that did not be

Is. 48. 4.

30 Ånd the men of Babylon made lieve in the LORD their God.

Je. 7. 26. Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth 15 And they rejectedd his statutes, and verse 24. made Nergal, and the men of Hamath his covenante that he made with their fa- 1 Je. 8. 9. made Ashima, thers, and his testimoniess which he tes

e De.29.25,26

31 And , the Avites made Nibhaz and tified against them; and they followed De.6.17,18. Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt k their vanity," and became vain, i and went after

children in fire to Adrammelech and Anthe heathen that were_round about them, 1 9 Ezr. 4. 9.

ammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. concerning whom the LORD had charged

h De. 32. 21.
32 So they feared the LORD, m

and them, that they should not do like them.

1 Sa. 12. 21. made unto themselves of the lowest of 16 And they left all the commandments

1 Ki. 16.13.

them priests of the high places, which

i Jon. 2. 8. of the LORD their God, and made them

sacrificed for them in the houses of the

Ro. 1. 21. molten» images, even two calves, and

high places.

k De. 12. 31. made a grove, and worshipped all the

i De. 12.30,31

33 They9 feared the LORD, and served host of heaven," and served Baal.

m 1 Ki. 12.31.

their own gods, after the manner of the 17 And they caused their sons and their

nations B whom they carried away from daughters to pass through the fire, and

01 Ki. 12. 28. used divination and enchantments, and

34 Unto this day they do after the forsold" themselves to do evil in the sight

pl Ki. 14. 15.

mer manners: they fear ņot the LORD, of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

15. 13.

neither do they after their statutes, or 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry averse 41. after their ordinances, or after the law with Israel, and removed them out of his

Zep. 1.5. and commandment which the LORD comsight: there was none left but w the tribe » Je. 8. 2. manded the children of Jacob, whom of Judah only.

s1 Ki. 16.31. he named Israel; 19 Also y Judah kept not the command

22.53. 35 With whom the LORD had made a ments of the LORD their God, but walked

Bor, who car

covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye in the statutes of Israel which they made.

ried them

shall not fear other gods, nor a bow your20. And the LORD rejected 6 all the seed

away from selves to them, nor serve them, nor sacri. of Israel, and afflicted them, and c deli- thence.

fice to them: vered them into the hand of spoilers, un- t chap. 16.3.

36 But the LORD, who brought you til he had cast them out of his sight.

Le. 18. 21. up out of the land of Egypt, with great 21 Fore he rent Israel from the house Eze. 23. 37. powerd and a stretched out arm, him of David; and they made Jeroboam, the u De. 18. 10. shallí ye fear, and him shall ye worship, son of Nebat, king: and Jeroboam y drave v1 Ki. 21. 20. and to him shall ye do sacrifice. Israel from 'following the LORD, and wi Ki. 11. 13, 37 And the statutes, and the ordinanmade them sin a great sin.


ces, and the law, and the commandment, 22 For the children of Israel walked in * Ge. 32. 28. which he wrote for you, yes shall observe all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; Je. 3. 8.

2 Ju. 6. 10.

to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear they departed not from them;

a Ex. 20. 5.

other gods. 23 Until the LORD removed Israel out 6 Je. 6. 30. 38 And the covenant that I have made of his sight, as he had said, by all his cchap. 13. 3. with you, yer shall not forget, neither servants the prophets. Sok was Israel 15. 29. shall ye fear other gods. carried away out of their own land to Ne.9.27,28. 39 But the LORD your God ye shall Assyria unto this day.

d Ex. 6. 6. fear; and he shall deliver you out of the 24 And the king of Assyria brought -1 Ki. 11.11. hand of all your enemies. men from Babylon," and from Cuthah, De. 10. 20. 40 Howbeit m they did not hearken, but and from Avago and from Hamath, and 91 Ki. 12. 20, they did after their former manner. from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the

28. 41 SOP these nations feared the LORD, cities of Samaria, instead of the children - De. 5. 32. and served their graven images, both of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, De: 4,23, their children and their children's childand dwelt in the cities thereof.

ji Ki. 14. 16.

ren: as did their fathers, so do they unto

k verse 6. 25 And so it was, at the beginning of

this day.

i Ezr.4.2, 10. their dwelling there, that they feared

m Je. 13. 23. not the LORD; therefore the LORD sent !


n verse 30. lions among them, which slew some of

Now it came to pass, in the third year

o chap. 18.34. them.

Ivah. of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that 26 Wherefore they spake to the king of ver. 32, 33. Hezekiah” the son of Ahaz king of Judah Assyria, saying, The nations which thou 91 Ki. 13.26. began to reign. hast removed, and placed in the cities of Je. 5. 6.

2 Twenty and five years old was he Samaria, know not the manner of the Eze. 14. 21. when he began to reign; and he reigned God of the land: therefore he hath sent r2 Ch.28. 27. twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His lions among them, and, behold, they slay 29. 1. mother's name also was Abi,' the daughthem, because they know not the manner He is called ter of Zachariah. of the God of the land.

Ezekias, 3 And he did that which was right in

Mat. 1. 9. 27 Then the king of Assyria command.

the sight of the LORD, according to all ed, saying, Carry thither one of the priests 2. Ch. 29. 1. that David his father did. whom ye brought from thence; and let Abijah. 4 He removed the high places, and brake them go and dwell there, and let him ystatues. the y images, and cut down the groves, teach them the manner of the God of the

t Nu. 21. 9.

and brake in pieces the brazen serpent land.

that Moses had made: for unto those days 28 Then one of the priests, whom they di. e, a piece the children of Israel did burn incense to had carried away from Samaria, came

of brass.

it: and he called it & Nehushtan. and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them chap.23.25. 5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israhow they should fear the LORD.

i el; sou that after him was none like him

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