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Hezekiah's good reign.

2 KINGS, XVIII. Sennacherib invades Judah. among all the kings of Judah, nor any B. C. 725. the LORD our God: is not that he whose that were before him.

high places a and whose altars Hezekiah 6 For he clavel to the LORD, and de-a verse 4. hath taken away; and hath said to Judah parted not from ß following him, but kept 2 Ch. 31. 1. and Jerusalem, Yn shall worship before his commandments, which the LORD com

6 De. 10. 20. this altar in Jerusalem ? manded Moses.

Jos. 23.8. 23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give 7 And the LORD was with him ; and B after him. y pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, he prosperedd whithersoever he went

ci Sa. 18. 14. and I will deliver thee two thousand forth: and he rebelled against the king 2 Ch. 15.2. horses, if thou be able on thy part to set of Assyria, e and served him not.

riders upon them. 8 Hé smote the Philistines, even unto yor, hos- 24 How then wilt thou turn away the

tuges. & Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the

face of one captain of the least of my

d Ps. 60. 12. tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

master's servants, and put thy trust on

Ro. 8. 31. 9 And it came to pass in the fourth year

Egypt for chariots and for horsemen ? of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh echap. 16.7.

25 Am I now come up without the year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, 8 Azzah. LORD_ against this place to destroy it? that Shalmanesers king of Assyria came Sch.17.3,&c. The LORD said to me, Go up against up against Samaria, and besieged it. g Is. 10. 5, 6. this land, and destroy it.

10 And at the end of three years they Am. 3. 6. 26 Then said Eliakim the son of Hil. took it, even in the sixth year of Hezekiah Jno.19.10,11 kiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab(that is, the ninth year of Hoshea king of a 1 Ch. 5. 26. shakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants Israel) Samaria was taken.

iNe.9.26,27. in the Syrian language; for we under11 Andh the king of Assyria did carry Ps. 107. 17. stand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' away Israel unto Assyria, and put them Da. 9.6, 10. language, in the ears of the people that in Halah and in Habor by the river of k La. 4. 5. are on the wall. Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes :

Eze. 4. 15. 27 But Rab-shakeh said unto them, 12 Because i they obeyed not the voice Šthe water of Hath my master sent me to thy master, of the LORD their God, but transgressed their feet. and to thee, to speak these words ? hath he his covenant, and all that Moses the ser. 12 Ch. 32. 1, not sent me to the men which sit on the vant of the LORD commanded, and would &c. wall, that " they may eat their own dung, not hear them, nor do them.

Is. 36.1,&c. and drink Stheir own piss, with you ? 13 Now, in the fourteenth year of king

28 Then Rab-shakeh stood, and cried m

Sanherib. Hezekiah, did n Sennacherib king of As

with a loud voice in the Jews' language, syria come up against all the fenced cities m Ps. 73. 8, 9. and spake, saying, Hear the word of the of Judah, and took them.

n2 Th.2. 4, 8. great king, the king of Assyria : 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent Ps. 11. 1. 29 Thus m. saith the king, Let not Heto the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, 22. 7, 8. zekiah deceive you; for he shall not be I have offended : return from me: that 125. 1, 2. able to deliver you out of his hand : which thou puttest on me will I bear. r chap. 16. 8. 30 Neither let Hezekiah make you And the king of Assyria appointed unto 0 Make with trust" in the LORD, saying, The LORD Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred

me a bless

will surely deliver us, and this city shall talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. ing, or, seek not be delivered into the hand of the king

15 Ando Hezekiah gave him all the my favour, of Assyria. silver that was found in the house of the

Ge. 32. 20.

31 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus

33. 11. LORD, and in the treasures of the king's

saith the king of Assyria, e Make an agree

Pr. 18. 16. house.

ment with me by a present, and come out 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off «them.

to me, and then eat ye every man of his the gold from the doors of the temple of 1 or, pit. own vine, and every one of his fig tree, the LORD, and from the pillars which Is. 20. 1. and drink ye every one the waters of his Hezekiah 'king of Judah had overlaid, "De. 8. 7, 8.

cistern; and gave it to the king of Assyria.

32 Until I come and take you away to 17 And the king of Assyria sent 9 Tar-u heavy.

a land liker your own land; a land of tan, and Rabsaris, and Rab-shakeh, from vor, deceiv- corn and wine, a land of bread and vine. Lachish to king Hezekiah, with a ú great


yards, a land of oil olive and of honey, host against Jerusalem : and they went • Is. 7.3. that ye may live and not die : and hearken up, and came to Jerusalem. And when tch.19.12,13. not unto Hezekiah, when he v persuadeth they were come up, they came and stood Is.10.10, 11. you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. by the conduit of the upper pool, which w Je. 49. 23. 33 Hath any of the gods of the nations is in the highway of the fuller's field.

delivered at all his land out of the hand

Šor, secre18 And when they had called to the

of the king of Assyria ?

tary. king, there came out to them Eliakim the

34 Where are the gods of Hamath u and son of Hilkiah, which was over the house-chap.17.24. of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharhold, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah

vaim, Hena, and Ivah ?u have they deli

w ch.19.17,18. the son of Asaph the recorder.

vered Samaria out of mine hand ?

Da. 3. 15. 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them,

35 Whow are they among all the gods Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith Tor, talkest of the countries, that have delivered their the great king, the king of Åssyria, What a word of the country out of mine hand, that the LORD confidence is this wherein thou trustest?

lips. should deliver Jerusalem out of mine 20 Thou T sayest, (but they are but p vain oor, But hand ? words,) o I have counsel and strength for

counsel and

36 But the people held their peace, and the war. Now, on whom dost thou trust,

strength are that thou rebellest against me ?

answered him not * a word: for the king's for the war.

commandment was, saying, Answer him 21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon * Pr. 26. 4. not. the staff of this bruised reed, y even upon

Am. 5. 13. 37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hil. Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go a trustest kiah, which was over the household, and into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pha

thee. Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of raoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on y Eze.29.6,7. Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah,” with him.

z Is. 33. 7. their clothes rent, and told him the words 22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in

of Rab-shakeh.

kor, Hast

Hezekiah sends to Isaiah.

2 KINGS, XIX. Sennacherib's fall predicted. CHAPTER XIX.

B.O. 710, ANDo it came to pass, when king Heze

fire: for they were no gods, bute the work

of men's hands, wood and stone; therekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, a Ps.115.4, &c fore they have destroyed them. and covered himself with_sackcloth, and Is.44.10, &c 19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, went into the house of the LORD.

6 Is. 37. 1, &o I beseech thee, save thou us out of his 2 And he sent Eliakim which was over : Lu. 3. 4,

c1Ki. 20. 28. hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth the household, and Shebna the scribe, and


may know that thou art the LORD God, the elders of the priests, covered with Esaias,

even thou only. sackcloth, to Isaiah a the prophet the son

e Je. 30.7.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to of Amoz.

Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Bor, provo

God of Israel, That which thou hast Hezekiah, This day is a dayé of trouble,

prayed to me against Sennacherib king and of rebuke, and B blasphemy: for the Ps.65, 2. of Åssyria I have heard.. children are come to the birth, and there l chap. 18.17.

21 This is the word that the LORD hath is not strength to bring forth.

Job 16. 4. spoken concerning him: The virgin o the 4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear La. 2. 15. daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and all the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the Ps. 74. 18. laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of king of Assyria his master hath sent to Ps. 50.21. Jerusalem hath shakeni her head at thee. reproach" " the living. God; and will re

m Ro. 9. 27.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and prove! the words which the LORD thy found. blasphemed ? and against whom hast thou God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy n Is. 5. 24. exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes prayer for the remnant m that are y left. Je. 51. 5. on high? even against" the Holy One of 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah


8 by the hand came to Isaiah.


23 By thy messengers thou hast re6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus

o Ps. 20. 7.

proached the Lord, and hast said, With shall_ye say to your master, Thus saith


the multitude of my chariotso I am come the LORD, Be not afraid of the words

up to the height of the mountains, to the which thou hast heard, with which P the 5 the tallness. sides of Lebanon, and will cut down Šthe servants of the king of Assyria have a ver. 35..37. tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice blasphemed me.

rJe. 51.1. fir trees thereof: and I will enter into 7 Behold, Il will send a blast

upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall

the lodgings of his borders, and into n the nor, the fo.

rest and forest of his Carmel. return to his own land; and I will cause his fruitful

24 I have digged and drunk strange him to fall by the sword in his own land. field, waters, and with the sole of my feet have

8 So Rab-shakeh returned, and found Is. 10. 18. I dried up all the rivers of Obesieged the king of Assyria warring against Lib- or, fenced. places. nah: for he had heard that he was de

25 « Hast thou not heard long ago how parted from Lachish..

thout not I have done it, and of ancient times that 9 Andu when he heard say of Tirhakah heard how I have formed it? now have I brought it king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out I have made to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay to fight against thee; họ sent messengers

waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

and formed again unto Hezekiah, saying,

26 Therefore their inhabitants were a of

it of an10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah

cient times?

small power, they were dismayed and king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God

should I

confounded; they were as the grass of in whom thou trustesto deceive thee,

now bring it the field, and as the green herb, as the saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered to be laid grass on the house tops, and as into the hand of the king of Assyria.

waste, and

blasted before it be grown up. 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the fenced cities 27 But I know thy Mabode, and thy kings of Assyria have done to all lands, to be ruin- going out, and thy coming in, and thy by destroying them utterly; and shalt

ous heaps ?

rage against me. thou be delivered ?

* chap.18.14.

28 Because thy rage against me and thy

t Is. 45. 7. 12 Have* the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have de

u 1 Sa. 23. 27. fore I will put my hooky in thy nose, and

tumult is come up into mine ears, therestroyed : as Gozan, and Haran, and Re- 1 short of my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee zeph, and the children of Eden? which hand. back by the way by which thou camest. were in Thelasar ?

» chap. 18. 5. 29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and " Ps. 129. 6. shall eat this year such things as grow of the king of Arpad, and the king of the Nor, sitting. themselves, and in the second year that city of Sepharvaím, of Hena, and Ivah ?


which springeth of the same; and in the 14 And Hezekiah received the letter of Eze. 38.4. third year sow ye, and reap, and plant the hand of the messengers, and read it: - Eze. 27. 23. vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. and Hezekiah went up into the house

30 And' v the remnant that is escaped of

v the escapof the LORD, and spread it before the

ing of the

the house of Judah shall yet again take LORD.

house of Ju- root downward, and bear fruit upward. 15 And Hezekiah_prayed a before the dah that re- 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, maineth. a remnant, and "they that escape out of which dwellest between the cherubims, a 2 Ch. 32.20. mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of thoud art the God, even thou alone, of all overse 4. hosts shall do this. the kingdoms of the earth; thoue hast r the escaping.

32 Therefore thus saith the LORD conmade heaven and earth.

c1 Sa. 4. 4.

cerning the king of Assyria, He shall not 16 LORD, bowdown thine ear, and 2 Ch.5.7,8. come into this city, nor shoot an arrow hear: open, , LORD, thine eyes, and see; 11 Ki. 18. 39. there, nor come before it with shield, nor and hear the words of Sennacherib, which Is. 44. 6. cast a bank against it. hath sent him to reproach the living Ps. 102. 25. 33 By the way that he came, by the God.

Ps. 31. 2.

same shall he return, and shall not come 17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of As: 82 Ch. 6.40; into this city, saith the LORD. syria have destroyed 'the nations and chap. 20. 6.

34 Fork I will defend this city to save their lands,

e given. it, for mine own sake, and for my ser. 18 And have p cast their gods into the

vant David's sake.

it long ago;


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Hezekiah's sickness and recovery. 2 KINGS, XX.

Manasseh's impious reign. 35 And it came to pass that night, that B.C. 710. king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What the angel of the LORD went out, and

said these men ? and from whence came smote in the camp of the Assyrians an a 2 Ch. 32.21. they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, hundred fourscore and five thousand : Is. 37. 36. They are come from a far country, even

b Ge. 10. 11. and when they arose early in the morn

from Babylon.

Jon. 1.2. ing, behold, they were all dead corpses.

15 And he said, What have they seen in 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria de

3.2, &c thine house? And Hezekiah answered,

c verse 13. parted, and went and returned, and dwelt i verse 7. Allc the things that are in mine house have at Nineveh.

they seen: there is nothing among my 37 And it came to pass, as he was wor.

B Ararat.

treasures that I have not shewed them. shipping in the house of Nisroch his god, Ez. 4. 2. 16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons chap.24.13. Hear the word of the LORD. smoted him with the sword : and they


17 Behold," the days come, that all

Le. 26. 19. escaped into the land of B Armenia. And

that is in thine house, and that which thy

Je. 27. 21. Esarhaddon hise son reigned in his stead.

fathers have laid up in store unto this

52. 17. CHAPTER XX.

02 Ch. 32.24, day, shall be carried into Babylon : no

&c!) thing shall be left, saith the LORD. INO

g those days was Hezekiah sick unto Is.38.1, &c. 18 And of thy sons that shall issue from death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Gice charge thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they

take away ;' and i they shall be eunuchs Thus saith the LORD, Y Set thine house thine house, in the palace of the king of Babylon. in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Sa. 17. 23.

19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, 2 Then he turned his face to the wall, k chap.

24. 12. Good " is the word of the LORD which and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

2 Ch. 33. 11. thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not 3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember i Da. 1. 3. good, if peace and truth be in my days? now how I have walked m before thee in k Job 1.21. 20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, truth” and with a perfect heart, and have i Ne. 13. 22. and all his might, and how he ma done that which is good in thy sight. And Shall there pool,., and a conduit, and brought water o Hezekiah Śwept sore.

not be peace into the city, are they not written in the 4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was and truth? book of the chronicles of the kivgs of gone out into the middle ncourt, that the mch. 18. 3..6. Judah ? word of the LORD came to him, saying, » Ge. 17. 1. 21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers :

5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah, the 1 Ki. 3. 6. and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead. captain 9 of my people,. Thus saith the Swith a great

CHAPTER XXI. LORD, the God of David thy father, I

weeping. have heardr thy prayer, I have seen thy Ne. 3. 16.

MANASSEH was twelve years old tears:t behold, I will heal“ thee: on the

when he began to reign, and reigned

P 2 Ch. 32. 30. third day thou shalt go up unto the house

fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And of the LORD.

nor, city.

his mother's name was Hephzi-bah. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen 21 Sa. 9. 16. 2 And he did that which was evil in the years; and I will deliver thee and this 10.1.

sight of the LORD, after the abominacity out of the hand of the king of Assy- chap: 19.20. tions of the heathen, whom the LORD ria; and r I will defend this city for mine

Ps.66.19,20. cast out before the children of Israel.

& 2 Ch. 33. 1, own sake, and for my servant David's

&c. 3. For he built up again the high places sake.

t Ps. 39. 12.

which - Hezekiah his father had destroy7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. 56. 8. ed ; and he reared up altars for Baal, And they took and laid it on the boil, 126. 5. and made a grove, as v did Ahab king of and he recovered.

u De. 32. 39. Israel ; and worshipped: all the host of 8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What chap. 16.3. heaven, and served them. shall be the sign a that the LORD will heal w chap. 19.34. 4 And he built altars in the houseb of me, and that I shall go up into the house , cha, 16.9.2

. the LORD, of which

the LORDe said, In of the LORD the third day?

2 chap.17.16. Jerusalem will I put my name. 9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou

De. 4. 19.

5 And he built altars for all the host have of the LORD, that the LORD will Job 31. 26. of heaven in the two courts of the house do the thing that he hath spoken: shall a Ju.6.17,37. of the LORD. the shadow go forward ten degrees, or Is. 7.11, 14. 6 And he made his son

pass through go back ten degrees ?

6 Je. 32. 34. the fire, and observed times, and used 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a ç1 Ki. 8. 29. enchantments, and dealt with familiar light thing for the shadow to go down a chap. 16.3, spirits and wizards : he wrought much ten degrees : nay, but let the shadow re

17.17. wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to

Mi. 6. 7. turn backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto Jos. 10. 12.

e De. 18. 10. provoke him to anger.

And he set a graven image of the the LORD; and he brought the shadow 92 Sa. 7. 13. grove that he had made in the house, of ten degrees backward, by which it had h1 Ki. 9. 3. which the LORD said to David, I and to gone down in the dial of Åhaz.

Solomon his son, In this house, and in 12 Ati that time * Berodach-baladan,

0 degrees. Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of the son of Baladan king of Babylon, sent Is. 39.1, &c. all tribes of Israel, will I put my name letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for xor, Mero

for ever: he had heard that Hezekiah had been dach-bala- 8 Neither, will I make the feet of Issick.

dan. rael move any more out of the land which 13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, j2 Sa. 7. 10. I gave their fathers; only if they will and shewed k them all the house of his *2 Ch. 32. 27. observe to do according to all that I have and the spices, and the precious ointment, nor, spicery. the law that my servant Moses comand all the house of his M armour, and all a vessels, or, manded them. that was found in his treasures there jewels.

9 But they hearkened not: and m Mawas nothing in his house, nor in all his do- ? Pr. 23. 5. nasseh seduced them to do more evil than minion, that Hezekiah shewed them not. m Pr. 29. 12. did the nations whom the LORD destroy14 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto

ed before the children of Israel

c verse 9.

Manasseh's ruin foretold.

Josiah's pious reign. 10 And the LORD spake by his servants

B.O. 698. way of David his father, and turned not the prophets, saying,

aside a to the right hand or to the left. 11 Becauseb Manasseh king of Judah a De. 5. 32. 3 And it came to pass, in the eighteenth hath done these abominations, and hath 6 ch.23.26,27. year of king Josiah, that the king sent done wickedly above all that the Amor- 24. 3, 4. Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of itesc did, which were before him, and

Je. 15. 4.

Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the hath made Judah also to sin with his

LORD, saying, idols :

1 Ki. 21. 26.

4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that 12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God I ch.12.4,&c. he may sum the silverd which is brought of Israel, Behold, Ie am bringing such el Sa. 3. 11. into the house of the LORD, which the evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that Je. 19. 3. keepers of the B door have gathered of whosoever heareth of it, both his ears

Am. 3. 2.

the people : shall tingle.

| Ps. 84. 10. 5 And let them deliver it into the hand 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem

B threshold. of the doers of the work, that have the the line 9 of Samaria, and the plummet

oversight of the house of the LORD: and of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Is. 10. 22.

let them give it to the doers of the work

34. 11. Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish,

La. 2.8.

which is in the house of the LORD, to y wiping it, and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of 11 Ki. 14. 10.

Am. 7.7, 8. repair the breaches of the house,

6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and mine inheritance, and deliver them into

masons, and to buy timber and 'hewn the hand of their enemies ;* and they y he wipeth stone, to repair the house. shall become a prey and a spoil to all and turn- 7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made their enemies;

eth it upon with them of the money that was deli15 Because they have done that which

the face

vered into their hand, because they dealt was evil in my sight, and have provoked


faithfully. me to anger, since the day their fathers i Ps.89.38,&c 8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto

Shacame forth out of Egypt, even unto this Je. 12. 7. phan the scribe, I have found? the_book day.

Am. 5. 2. of the law in the house of the LORD. 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed innocent & Ps. 74. 1..7. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, blood m very much, till he had filled Je- I De. 31. 24. and he read it. rusalem & from one end to another; be- 2 Ch. 34. 14, 9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the side his sin wherewith n he made Judah

&c. king, and brought the king word again, to sin, in doing that which was evil in the mJe. 2. 34. and said, Thy servants have $ gathered sight of the LORD.

19. 4. the money that was found in the house, 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manas- from mouth and have delivered it into the hand of seh, and all that he did, and his sin that he to mouth. them that do the work, that have the sinned, are they not written in the book

oversight of the house of the LORD. of the chronicles of the kings of Judah ?

n1 Ki. 14. 16.

10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, smelted. king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath deand was buried in the garden of his own

livered me a book. And Shaphan read P house, in the garden of Uzza : and Amon 02 Ch. 33. 1.. it before the king. his son reigned in his stead.


11 And it came to pass, when the king 19 Among was twenty and two years p Ne. 8.3, 18. had heard the words of the book of the old when he began to reign; and he Je.36.6,15. law, that he rent, his clothes. reigned two years in Jerusalem. And 22 Ch.33.21, 12 And the king, commanded Hilkiah his mother's name was Meshullemeth,

&c. the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shathe daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

r verse 19. phan, and Achbors the son of n Michaiah, 20 And he did that which was evil in s2 Ch. 34. 20. and Shaphan the scribe, and Asabiah a the sight of the LORD, as t his father Ma- Abdon. servant of the king's, saying, nasseh did.

13 Go ye, inquires of the LORD for 21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols

i verse 2, &c. me, and for the

people, and for all Judah,

concerning the words of this book that is that his father served, and worshipped 1 ch.10,14. found : for greato is the wrath of the them :

v Ps. 76. 7. LORD that is kindled against us, because 22 And he forsook the LORD God of

Na. 1. 6.

our * fathers have not hearkened unto

Re. 6. 17. his fathers, and walked not in the way of

the words of this book, to do y accordthe LORD.

w ch. 22. 17.
1 Ki. 11. 33.

ing unto all that which is written con23 And the servants of Amon conspired

cerning us.

De. 29. 27. against him, and slew the king in his own

14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, house.

y Ja.1.22.25. and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asabiah, 24 And the people of the land slew all

z 2 Ch. 34. 22. went unto 'Huldah the prophetess, the

Tikvath. them that had conspired against king

wife of Shallum the son of likvah, the Amon; and the people of the land made oor, Hasrah. son of Harhas, keeper of thek wardrobe; Josiah his son king in his stead.

(now she dwelt in Jerusalem a in the cold

K garments. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon

lege ;) and they communed with her. which he did, are they not written in the 1 or, in the 15 And she said unto them, Thus saith book of the chronicles of the kings of

second part. the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man Judah ?

a Mat. 1. 10, that sent you to me, 26 And he was buried in his sepulchre,

called Jo- 16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah a his


bring evil upon this place, and upon the son reigned in his stead.

61 Ki. 13. 2. inhabitants thereof, even all the words of CHAPTER XXII.

2 Ch. 34. 1, the book which the king of Judah hath JOSIAH • was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty and De.29.25,&c 17 Because they have forsaken me, one years in Jerusalem. And his mo- Ne.9.26,27. and have burned incense unto other gods,

Da.9.11..14 ther's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.d

d Jos. 15. 39. all the works of their hands; therefore

that they might provoke me to anger with 2 And he did that which was right in the e1 Th. 2. 16. my wrath shall be kindled against this sight of the LORD, and walked in all the

place, and shall not be quenched.

nor, Micah.

&c. read:

even unto

Josiah destroys idolatry,

and reforms Judah. 18 But to the king of Judah, which sent B.C. 624. 9 Nevertheless the priests a of the high you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall

places came not up to the altar of the ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God a Eze. 44. 10.. | LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of of Israel, As touching the words which

14. the unleavened breadb among their bre

61 Sa. 2. 36. thou hast heard ;


cIs. 30. 33. 19 Because thine hearts was tender,

Je. 7. 31.

10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in and thou hast humbled 9 thyself before a Jos. 15. 8. the valleyd of the children of Hinnom, that the LORD, when thou heardest what I eLe. 18. 21. no man might make his son or his daughspake against this place, and against the De. 18. 10. ter to pass through the fire to Molech. inhabitants thereof, that they should be- Eze.23.37,39 11 And he took away the horses that the come a desolation and a curse, and hast Ps. 51. 17. kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the rent k thy clothes, and wept before me;

Is. 57. 15. entering in of the house of the LORD, by I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. 91 Ki. 21. 29. the chamber of Nathan-melech the ßcham20 Behold, therefore, I will gather thee

Le.26.31,32 berlain, which was in the suburbs, and

i Je. 26. 6. unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be ga- 41. 22.

burned the chariots of the sun with fire. thered into thy grave in peace; and thine

12 And the altars that were on the m top eyes shall not see all the evil which I Bor, eunuch, of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the will bring upon this place. And they or, officer. kings of Judah had made, and the altars brought the king word again.

k verse 11. whicho Manasseh had made in the two I Ne. 1.4. courts of the house of the LORD, did the

m Je. 19. 13. king beat down, and y brake them down CHAPTER XXIII.

Zep. 1.5.

from thence, and cast the dust of them AND

n Ps. 37. 37. P the king sent, and they gathered

Is. 57. 1, 2.

into the brook Kidron. unto him all the elders of Judah and of

Je, 22. 10.

13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem.

o chap. 21. 5. Jerusalem, which were on the right hand 2 And the king went up into the house

of 8the mount of corruption, which So. of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, yeh ran from lomon ? the king of Israel had builded for and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with

Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidohim, and the priests, and the prophets, p 2 Ch.34.29, nians, and for Chemosh the abomination and all the people, $ both small and great: &c. of the Moabites, and for Milcom the aboand he read in their ears all the words Si. e. the mination of the children of Ammon, did

mount of of the book of the covenant which was "

the king defile.

Olives. found in the house of the LORD.

14 And he brake: in pieces the nimages,

91 Ki. 11. 7. 3 Andt the king stood by a pillar, and

and cut down the groves, and filled their made a covenant before the LORD, to $from small places with the bones of men. walk after the LORD, and to keep his great.

15 Moreover, the altar that was at commandments and his testimonies and

chap. 22. 8. Beth-el, and the high places which Jero. his statutes, with all their heart and all

. Ex. 23. 24.

boam the son of Nebat, who made Israel their soul, to perform the words of this

Nu. 33. 52. to sin, had made, both that altar and the covenant that were written in this book : De. 7.5, 25. high place he brake down, and burned the and all the people stood to the covenant. Mi. 1.7. high place, and stamped it small to powo And the king commanded Hilkiah

n statues.

der, and burned grove. the high priest, and the priests of the


16 And as Josiah turned himself, he second order, and the keepers of the ul Ki. 12. 28, spied the sepulchres that were there in door, to bring forth out of the temple

33. | the mount, and sent, and took the bones of the LORD all the vessels that were v ch. 21.3, 7. out of the sepulchres, and burned them made for Baal, and for the grove, and w1 Ki. 13. 2. upon the altar, and polluted it, accordfor all the host of heaven; and he burned caused to ing to the word of the LORD, which them without Jerusalem in the fields of

the man of God proclaimed, who proKidron, and carried the ashes of them kchemarim, claimed these words. unto Beth-el.

Foretold, 17 Then he said, What title is that that 5 And he put down Kthe_idolatrous Ho. 10. 5. I see ? And the men of the city told him, priests, whom the kings of Judah had Zep. 1.4.

It is the sepulchre of the man of God ordained to burn incense in the high * 1 Ki. 13.30, which came from Judah, and proclaimed places in the cities of Judah, and in the

31. these things that thou hast done against places round about Jerusalem; them also a or, twelve the altar of Beth-el. that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun,

signs, or, 18 And he said, Let him alone;, let no and to the moon, and to the planets,

man move his bones.

So they let his and to all the host of heaven.


bones M alone, with the bones of the pro6 And he brought out the grove from u to escape. phet that came out of Samaria. the house of the LORD, without Jeru: y2Ch. 34.6,7. 19 And all the houses also of the high salem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned - 2 Ch. 34. 4. places that werey in the cities of Samaria, it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it vor, sacri- which the kings of Israel had made to small to powder, and cast the powder ficed. provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took thereof upon the graves: of the children a chap. 11.18. away, and did to them according to all of the people.

Ex. 22. 20. the acts that he had done in Beth-el.

1 Ki. 18. 40. 7 And he brake down the houses b of

20 And he v slew all the priests of the

61 Ki. 14. 24. the sodomites, that were by the house of

high places that were there upon the al

15. 12. the LORD, where the women c2 Ch. 34.5. tars, and burned men's bones • upon them, #hangings for the grove.

d Eze. 8. 14." and returned to Jerusalem. 8 And he brought all the priests out of 16. 16. 21 And the king commanded all the the cities of Judah, and defiled the high t houses. people, saying, Keep the passover unto places where the priests had burned in.

e Ex.12.3,&c.

the LORD your God, as it is writtene in cense, from Gebat. to Beer-sheba, and

the book of this covenant.

Nu, 9. 2. brake down the high places of the gates De.16.2,&c.

22 Surely 9 there was not holden such a that were in the entering in of the gate 11 Ki. 15. 22. passover from the days of the judges that of Joshua the governor of the city, which 72 Ch.35.18, judged Israel, nor in all the days of the were on a man's left hand at the gate of

19. kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah ; the city.

23 But in the eighteenth year of king




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