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14 Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a King over Israel, who shall cut off the House of Jeroboam that Day: but what? even now.

15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a Reed is shaken in the Water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good Land, which he gave to their Fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Groves, provoking the Lord to Anger. .

16 And he shall give Israel up, because of the Sins of Jeroboam who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

17 And Jeroboam’s Wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah : and when she came to the Threshold of the

to Tirzahe Child dified him, ane LORD whic

18 And they buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, according to the Word of the LORD which he spake by the Hand of his Servant Ahijah the Prophet.

19 And the rest of the Acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the Bock of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

20 And the Days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty Years : and he slept with his Fathers, and Nadab his Son reigned in his stead.

II. CHRON. CHA P. XIII. i Abijah fucceeding, maketh War against Jeroboam : 4 He de

clareth the Right of his Cause : 13 Trufling in God he overcometh him. 21 The Wives and Children of Abijah.

Ver. I N OW in the eighteenth Year of King Jeroboam,

began Abijah to reign over Judah. 2 He reigned three Years in Jerusalem : (his Mother's Name also was Micaiah the Daughter of Uriel of Gibeah) and there was War between Abijah and Jeroboam.

3 And Abijah set the Battle in aray, with an Army of valiant Men of War, even four hundred thousand chosen Men : Jeroboam also set the Battle in aray against him with eight hundred thousand chosen Men, being mighty Men of Valour.

4 And Abijah stood up upon Mount Zemaraim, which : is in Mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me thou Jeroboam, and all Israel.

5 Ought you not to know, that the LORD God of If

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rael gave the Kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his Sons by a Covenant of Salt?

a Covenant of hea servant of Sole 6 Yet Jeroboam the Son of Nebat, the Servant of Solomon the Son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his Lord.

And there are gathered unto him vain Men the Chil. dren of Belial, and have strengthned themselves against Rehoboam the Son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not withstand them.

8 s And now ye think to Hof. viii, 6 For from Israel was it withstand the Kingdom of also, the Workman Made it, therethe LORD, in the Hand of the fore it is not God, but the Calf of

Samaria fhall be broken in pieces. Sons of David; and ye be ao great Multitude, and there are with you GOLDEN CALVES, which Jeroboam Made you for Gods.

9 Have ye not cast out the Priests of the LORD the Sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you Priests after the manner of the Nations of other Lands? so that wholorver cometh to consecrate himself with a young Bullock and seven Rams, the same may be a Priest of them that are no Gods.

10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have NOT FORSAKEN him; and the Priests which minister unto the LORD, are the Sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their Business.

11 And they burn unto the Lord every Morning, and every Evening, Burnt-sacrifices and sweet Incense : the Shew-bread also set they in order upon the pure Table, and the Candlestick of Gold with the Lamps thereof, to burn every Evening : for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.

12 And behold, God himself is with us for our Captain, and his Priests with sounding Trumpets to cry Alarm against vou: O Children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your Fathers, for you shall not prosper.

13 But Jeroboam caused an Ambushment to come about behind them : so they were before Judah, and the Ambushnient was behind them.

14 And when Judah 'Plal. xxxiii. 13 The LORD LOOK• LOOKED back, behold, the

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the Sons of Men. Battle was before and behind: 14 From the Place of his Habitaand they cried unto the LORD, tion he LOOK ETH upon all the laha. and the Priests founded with

bitants of the Earth. the Trumpets.

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15 Then the Men of Ju- is He falhioneth their Hearts a

like: he considereth all their works. dah gave a Shout : and as the

16 There is no King saved by the Men of Judah shouted, it Multitude of an Hoft: a mighty Man came to pass, that God smote is not delivered by much Strength. Jeroboam and all Israel before con amandoul reel before 17 An Horse is a vain Thing for

cioc Safety: neither shall he deliver any Abijah and Judah. . by his great Strength.

16 And the Children of 18 Behold, the Eye of the LORD Ifrael Hed before Judah : and them that hope in his Mercy.

is upon them that fear him : upon God delivered them into 19 TO DELIVER their soul from their Hand.

Death, and to KEEP them ALIVE in

Famine. 17 And Abijah and his Peo- Pfal. xliv. 6 I will not trust in my ple slew them with a great Bow, neither shall my Sword save Slaughter : so there fell down me.

7 But thou haft saved us from Alain of Israel, five hundred our Enemies, and hast put them to thousand chosen Men. Shame that hated us.

18 Thus the Children of Israel were brought under at that Time, and the Children of Judah prevailed, because they RELIED upon the LORD God of their Fathers.

19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took Cities from him, Beth-el with the Towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the Towns thereof, and Ephraim with the Towns thereof.

20 Neither did Jeroboam recover Strength again in the Days of Abijah : and the LORD struck him, and he died.

21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen Wives, and begat twenty and two Sons, and fixteen Daughters.

1 KINGS XV. 3 And he walked in all the Sins of his Father, which he had done before him : and his Heart was not perfect with ; the LORD his God, as the Heart of David his Father.

4. Nevertheless, for David's Sake did the LORD his God give him a Lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his Son after him, and to establish Jerusalem :

5 Because David did that which was right in the Eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the Days of his Life, save only in the Matter of Uriah the Hittite.

7 Now the rest of the Acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was War between Abijam and Jeroboam.

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8 And Abijam slept with his Fathers, and they buried him in the City of David: And Afa his Son reigned in his Itcad.

25 And Nadab the Son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second Year of Asa King of Judah, and reigned over Ifracl two Years.

26 And he did Evil in the fight of the LORD, and walked in the Way of his Father, and in his Sin wherewith he made Israel to fin.

27 And BAASHA the Son of Ahijah of the House of char, conspired against him; and Baasha (mote him at Gibbothon which belongeth to the Philistines.

28 Io the third Year of Asa King of Judah, did Baatha Nay him, and reigned in his stead.

29 And he fmote all the House of Jeroboam, he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, according unto the Saying of the LORD, which he spake by his Servant AHIJAH :

zo Because of the Sins of Jeroboam which he finned, and which he made Israel to sin, by his Provocation wherewith he provoked the LORD God of Israel to Anger.

33 In the third Year of Afa King of Judah, began Baadha to reign over all Ifrael in Tirzah, twenty and four Years.

34 And he did Evil iri the fight of the LORD, and walked in the Way of Jeroboam, and in his Sin wherewith he made Israel to fin.

II. CHRON. CHA P. XV.

I Ali, with 7udah and many of Israel, moved by the Propinoy

of Azariah the Son of Odel, make a rolemn Covenant with God: 16 He putteih down Maachan his Mother for her I'clatry: 18 He bring eth dedicate Things into the House of Gon, and enjoyeth a long Peace.

Per. I AND the SPIRIT of God came upon AZARIAH

1 the Son of Oded. 2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me Ali, and all Judah and Benjamin, The Lord is WITH YOU, while ye be WITH HIM; and if ye seek him, he will be FOUND of you; but if ye FORSAKE him, he will FORSAKE you.

3 Now for a long Season Ifrael hath been without the true God, and without a teaching Priest, and without Law.

4. But when they in their Trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and SOUGHT him, he was FOUND of thein.

5 And in those Times there was no PEACE to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great VEXATIONS were upon all the Inhabitants of the Countries.

6 And Nation was deftroyed of Nation, and City of City; for God did ve x them with all ADVERSITY. .

7 Be ye STRONG therefore, let not your Hands be WEAK : for your WORK SHALI, BE REWARDED. .

8 And when Asa heard these Words, and the Prophecy of Oded the Prophet, he took COURAGE, and put away the abominable IDOLS out of all the Land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the Cities which he had taken from Níount Ephraim, and renewed the Altar of the LORD, that was before the Porch of the LORD.

Strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manafleh, and out of Simeon: (for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.)

: 10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerufalem in the toiridionth, in the fifteenth Year of the Reign of Ara.

1 And she! of red unto the LORD the same time, of the Spuil which they had broughi, feven hundred 0:01, and ievin thourind Sheep.

12 And they entred into a COVENANT TO SEEK the Lord God of their Futers, with all their HEART, and wiih all their Sou L;

13 That whosoever would not SEEK the LORD God of Israel, Mould be put to Death, wheiher small or grcat, whether Man or Woman.

14 And they swARE unto the LORD with a loud Voice, and with Shouting, and with Trumpets, and with Cornets.

15 And all Judah rejoiced at the Oath : for they had SWORN with all their HEART, and sought him with their whole Desire, and he was FOUND of them : and the LORD gave them Rest round about. ,,.16 And also concerning Maachah the Mother of All the sing, he removed her from being Queen, because she liad made an Idol in a Grove: and Alo cut down her Idol, and Atamped it, and burnt it at the Brook Kidron.

2 Kings XV. 12 And he took away the SODOMITES out of the Land, and removed all the Idols that his Father had made.

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