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Hezekial's prayer.

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Hezekiah mourning is comforted.

2 KINGS. 35 Who are they among all the gods to fight against thee: he sent messengers c beforest

of the countries, that have delivered again unto Hezekiah, saying, f Dan. 3. 15.

their country out of mine hand, that 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah
the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God
of mine hand?

Tin whom thou trustest deceive thee, say-
36 But the people held their peace, ing, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into
and answered him not a word: for the the hand of the king of Assyria.
king's commandment was, saying, Answer 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the
him not.

kings of Assyria have done to all lands,
37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hil- by destroying them utterly: and shalt
kiah, which was over the houshold, and thou be delivered ?

Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of 12 "Have the gods of the nations m ch. 18. 33 3 Itai. 33. 7. Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah 6 with delivered them which my fathers have

their clothes rent, and told him the words destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and
of Rab-shakeh.

Rezeph, and the children of " Eden which 33.
CHAP. XIX.

were in Thelasar ?
1 Hecekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to 13°Where is the king of Hamath, and och. 18 34
pray for them. 6 Isaiah comforteth them. the king of Arpad, and the king of the
& Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
sendeth a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah.

14 I PAnd Hezekiah received the pleai. 37.5 14 Hezekiah's prayer. 20 Isaiah's prophecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, letter of the hand of the messengers, and and the good of Zim. 35 An angel slayeth read it: and Hezekiah went up into the the Assyrians. 36 Sennacherib is slain at house of the Lord, and spread it before Nineveh by his own sons.

the LORD. A Nipezekiah a meared perhent ne renk iniLokb, and said, kia Lorrayed beforerade, clothes, and covered himself with sack-which dwellest between the cherubims, i sem ** cloth, and went into the house of the 'thou art the God, even thou alone, of Lord.

all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast en het 2 And he sent Eliakim, which was made heaven and earth. over the houshold, and Shebna the scribe, 16 LORD, 'bow down thine ear, and Ph 31. 2.

and the elders of the priests, covered hear: 'open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: Chorea believe with sackcloth, to "Isaiah the prophet and hear the words of Sennacherib, the son of Amoz.

"which hath sent him to reproach the rest 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith living God.

Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, 17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of
Cacioperora and of rebuke, and I blasphemy: for the Assyria have destroyed the nations and

children are come to the birth, and there their lands,
is not strength to bring forth.

18 And have + cast their gods into the + Heb.com 4 °It may be the Lord thy God will fire: for they were no gods, but *the Palest d ch. 18. 35. hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, "whom work of men's hands, wood and stone:

the king of Assyria his master hath sent therefore they have destroyed them.

to reproach the living God; and will 19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, e P's 50. 21. ® reprove the words which the LORD thy I beseech thee, save thou us out of his

God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy hand, 'that all the kingdoms of the earth Eg. 18 +Heb. found

prayer for the remnant that are + left. may know that thou art the Lord God,

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah even thou only. came to Isaiah.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz 6$' And Isaiah said unto them, Thus sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the shall ye say to your master, Thus saith Lord God of Israel, * That which thou laai. 37. 91, the LORD, Be not afraid of the words hast prayed to me against Sennacherib

which thou hast heard, with which the king of Assyria “I have heard. 8 ch. 18. 17. 6 servants of the king of Assyria have 21 This is the word that the Lord hath blasphemed me.

spoken concerning him; The virgin the blea. 2. 13. 7 Behold, I will send ha blast upon daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and him, and he shall hear a rumour, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of shall return to his own land; and I will Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. Job & cause him to fall by the sword in his 22 Whom hast thou reproached and Lam. 2.15 own land.

blasphemed ? and against whom hast thou 8 [ So Rab-shakeh returned, and found exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine

cyes the king of Assyria warring against Lib on high? even against the Holy One of P.7.

nah: for he had heard that he was de Israel. i ch. 18. 14. parted 'from Lachish.

23 + "By thy messengers thou hast re- + Het my 9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah proached the LORD, and hast said, 'With king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out | the multitude of my chariots I am come rrex;

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CHAP, XX.

Hezekiah's sickness and recovery. chekerst up to the height of the mountains, to the that "Adrammelech and Sharezer *his

sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the sons smote him with the sword :. and * Heb. the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice they escaped into the land of + Armenia. 12 Chron. tallness, sc. fir trees thereof: and I will enter into And · Esarhaddon his son reigned in his

the lodgings of his borders, and into || the stead. kas fouitful forest of his Carmel.

CHAP. XX. Beid. Isai.

24 I have digged and drunk strange 1 Hesekiah, having, received a message of

waters, and with the sole of my feet have death, by prayer hath his life lengthened. 107,fenced. I dried up all the rivers of || besieged 8 The sun goeth ten degrees backward for places.

a sign of that promise. 12 Berodach

baladan sending to visit Hezekiah, because 25 || Hast thou not heard long ago how

of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures. card low 5 I have done it, and of ancient times that 14 Isaiah understanding ihereof foretel

I have formed it? now have I brought it leth the Babylonian captivity. 20 Manasod

seh succeedeih Hesekiah. e ancient to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay Bould I not waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps. N was

26 Therefore their inhabitants were Faute, and t of small power, they were dismayed and son of Amoz came to him, and said unto &c. to be ruinat confounded; they were as the grass of him, Thus saith the Lord, + Set thine 1 Heb. Gire ses keaps, the field, and as the green herb, as 'the house in order; for thou shalt die, and cerning i lani. 10.5 grass on the house tops, and as corn blast- not live. + Heb. short ed before it be grown up.

2 Then he turned his face to the wall, 27 But "I know thy || abode, and thy and prayed unto the Lord, saying, k Ps. 130. 1, going out, and thy coming in, and thy 3 I beseech thee, O Lord, remember 1, Neh. 13. 10r, sitting. rage against me.

now how I have walked before thee in Gen. 17.). 28 Because thy rage against me and truth and with a perfect heart, and have i Kingo 3. 6.

thy tumult is come up into mine ears, done that which is good in thy sight. Web 4, 2 therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, And Hezekiah wept | sore.

and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn 4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah weeping. thee back TM by the way by which thou was gone out into the middle || court, that "Or, city. camest.

the word of the Lord came to him, say29 And this shall be "a sign unto thee, ing, * Isai 7.1, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah 4 the da' Sam.9.

of themselves, and in the second year captain of my people, Thus saith the
that which springeth of the same; and in LORD, the God of David the father, I ch:19.20.
the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy (Ps. 30. m.
vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the * 56. 8.

30 °And † the remnant that is escaped third day thou shalt go up unto the house
+ Heb. the of the house of Judah shall yet again take of the Lord.
on root downward, and bear fruit upward. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth years; and I will deliver thee and this

a remnant, and they that escape out of city out of the hand of the king of Aspls. 47.

mount Zion: "the zeal of the Lord of syria; and I will defend this city for & ch. 19. 34. hosts shall do this.

mine own sake, and for my servant Da32 Therefore thus saith the LORD con vid's sake. cerning the king of Assyria, He shall not 7 And "Isaiah said, Take a lump of h Isni. 38. 91. come into this city, nor shoot an arrow figs. And they took and laid it on the there, nor come before it with shield, nor boil, and he recovered. cast a bank against it.

8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, 33 By the way that he came, by the What shall be the sign that the LORD will. See Judges same shall he return, and shall not come heal me, and that I shall go up into the last into this city, saith the LORD.

house of the LORD the third day? 34 Foro I will defend this city, to save 9 And Isaiah said, " This sign shalt tlrou k See lsai. it, for mine own sake, and "for my serv- have of the LORD, that the Lord will do ant David's sake.

the thing that he hath spoken : shall the 35 1 And it came to pass that night, shadow go forward ten degrees, or go

that the angel of the LORD went out, and back ten degrees?
31 Mac. 7. smote in the camp of the Assyrians an 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a

hundred fourscore and five thousand: and light thing for the shadow to go down ! See More
when they arose early in the morning, ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow re-
behold, they were all dead corpses. turn backward ten degrees.
36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria de 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto Heba

degrees.
parted, and went and returned, and dwelt the Lord: and "he brought the shadow
at Nineveh.

ten degrees backward, by which it had 37 And it came to pass, as he was wor- gone down in the tdial of Ahaz. shipping in the house of Nisroch his god, 129 "At that time || Berodach-bala- dach

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The Babylonian captivity foretold.

2 KINGS.

Manasseh's uricked reign. dan, the son of Baladan, king of Baby- | ed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and lon, sent letters and a present unto He- made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; zekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah and worshipped all the host of heaven, d.1 Kings 16. had been sick.

and served them. 13 And "Hezekiah hearkened unto 4 And 'he built altars in the house of 19 & 17.3

them, and shewed them all the house of the LORD, of which the Lord said, " In Jer. 32-34. 1 Or, epicery. his || precious things, the silver, and the Jerusalem will I put my name. gold, and the spices, and the precious

5 And he built altars for all the host 8. 29. Age 3 ! Or, jewels. ointment, and all the house of his 1| + ar- of heaven in the two courts of the house

mour, and all that was found in his trea- of the Lord.
sures: there was nothing in his house, 6 h And he made his son pass through
nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah the fire, and observed 'times, and used sh. 10.3&
shewed them not.

enchantments, and dealt with familiar i Lev. 19 min
14 9 Then came Isaiah the prophet spirits and wizards: he wrought much Beatles to
unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to 11.
What said these men? and from whence provoke him to anger.
came they unto thee? And Hezekiah 7 And he set a graven image of the
said, They are come from a far country, grove that he had made in the house, of
even from Babylon.

which the Lord said to David, and to 15 And he said, What have they seen Solomon his son, 'In this house, and in 2 Som... in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of 89, 893 °All the things that are in mine house all tribes of Israel, will I put my name 1 132.is have they seen: there is nothing among my for ever :treasures that I have not shewed them. 8 "Neither will I make the feet of Is. 128an... la

16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, rael move any more out of the land which Hear the word of the Lord.

I gave their fathers; only if they will ob17 Behold, the days come, that all that serve to do according to all that I have is in thine house, and that which thy fa- commanded them, and according to all

thers have laid up in store unto this day, the law that my servant Moses commandpch: 94.13. Pshall be carried into Babylon: nothing ed them. Jer. 27, 2':-. shall be left, saith the LORD.

9 But they hearkened not: and Ma18 And of thy sons that shall issue from nasseh seduced them to do more evil a pror. 33 Chrali. 33. thee, which thou shalt beget, 'shall they than did the nations whom the Lord de

take away; || and they shall be eunuchs in stroyed before the children of Israel.
the palace of the king of Babylon. 10 g And the LORD spake by his serve

19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, ants the prophets, saying, Til Sam. 3. Good is the word of the LORD which 11 "Because Manasseh king of Judah cha $1. 14:39, 9. thou hast spoken. And he said, || Is it not hath done these abominations, and hath Jer. 15+ bere not be good, if peace and truth be in my days? done wickedly above all that the Amo- 1 Kings 21.

20 I And the rest of the acts of Heze- rites did, which were before him, and cie. 710. kiah, and all his might, and how he made Phath made Judah also to sin with his prer. 9

a pool, and a conduit, and brought water idols : i Neh. 3. 16. into the city, are they not written in the 12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God 2 Chron. book of the chronicles of the kings of of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil Judah?

upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoso21 And *Hezekiah slept with his fa ever heareth of it, both "his ears shall Sem? cir. Gg. thers : and Manasseh his son reigned in tingle. his stead.

13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem CHAP. XXI.

"the line of Samaria, and the plummet of Solo I Manasseh's reign. 3 His great idolatry. rusalem as a man wipeth a dish, twiping * Heb is

the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Je- & AB 10 His wickedness causeth prophecies &gainst Judah. 17 Amon succeedeth him. it, and turning it upside down. 19 Amon's wicked reign. 23 He being

14 And I will forsake the remnant of spostke f** slain by his servants, and those murderers mine inheritance, and deliver them into slain by the people, Josiah is made king. the hand of their enemies; and they

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And his mother's name was Hephzi-bah. was evil in my sight, and have provoked

2 And he did that which was evil in me to anger, since the day their fathers
the sight of the Lord, after the abomi- came forth out of Egypt, even unto this
nations of the heathen, whom the LORD day.
cast out before the children of Israel. 16 "Moreover Manasseh shed inno- « ch. 24-*

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CHAP. XXII.

Destruction of Jerusalem foretokl. beside his sin wherewith he made Judah brought into the house of the LORD, CHRIST to sin, in doing that which was evil in the which the keepers of the + door havé sight of the LORD.

gathered of the people:
17 | Now the rest of the acts of 5 And let them deliver it into the fch. 12. 9.
Manasseh, and all that he did, and his hand of the doers of the work, that have the thres
sin that he sinned, are they not written the oversight of the house of the Lord: hold.
in the book of the chronicles of the kings and let them give it to the doers of the 12, 14.
of Judah?

work which is in the house of the LORD,
18 And "Manasseh slept with his fa to repair the breaches of the house,
thers, and was buried in the garden of his 6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and
own house, in the garden of Uzza: and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone
Amon his son reigned in his stead. to repair the house.

19 I 'Amon was twenty and two years 7 Howbeit "there was no reckoning heb. 12 15.
old when he began to reign, and he reign- made with them of the money that was
ed two years in Jerusalem. And his delivered into their hand, because they
mother's name was Meshullemeth, the dealt faithfully.
daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

8 And Hilkiah the high priest said 20 And he did that which was evil in unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found iDevice

: 31. y ser.2, kc. the sight of the Lord, 'as his father Ma- the book of the law in the house of the Chron. 34. nasseh did.

LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to
21 And he walked in all the way that Shaphan, and he read it.
his father walked in, and served the idols 9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the
that his father served, and worshipped king, and brought the king word again,
them:

and said, Thy servants have tgathered Hleb
22 And he 'forsook the LORD God of the money that was found in the house,
his fathers, and walked not in the way of and have delivered it into the hand of
the Lord.

them that do the work, that have the
23 f •And the servants of Amon con- oversight of the house of the LORD.
spired against him, and slew the king in 10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the
his own house.

king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath deli-
24 And the people of the land slew all vered me a book. And Shaphan read it
them that had conspired against king before the king.
Amon; and the people of the land made 11 And it came to pass, when the king
Josiah his son king in his stead.

had heard the words of the book of the
25 | Now the rest of the acts of Amon law, that he rent his clothes.
which he did, are they not written in the 12 And the king commanded Hilkiah
book of the chronicles of the kings of the priest, and Ahikam the son of Sha-
Judah?

phan, and Achbor the son of || Michaiah, \ Cutom34. 26 And he was buried in his sepulchre and Shaphan the scribe, and" Asahiah a 20. Colletterien in the garden of Uzza: and "Josiah his servant of the king's, saying, son reigned in his stead.

13 Go ye, enquire of the Lord for me, CHAP. XXII.

and for the people, and for all Judah,

concerning the words of this book that is
1 Josiah's good reign. 3 He taketh care
for the repair of the temple. 8 Hilkiah Lord that is kindled against us, because

found: for great is the wrath of the 1Dent. 99.27.
having found a book of the law, Josiah
sendeth to Huldak to enquire of the Lord.

our fathers have not hearkened unto the 15 Huldah prophesieth the destruction of words of this book, to do according unto Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's all that which is written concerning us. time.

14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, 69. OSIAH was eight years old when he and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah,

and one years in Jerusalem. And his wife of Shallum the son of m Tikvah, the Thunder

mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter son of || Harhas, keeper of the + ward- 10 Jasb 15 of Adaiah of Boscath.

robe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem || in the tak 2 And he did that which was right in college;) and they communed with her.

the sight of the Lord, and walked in all 15 [ And she said unto them, Thus i Or, in the s Deut. 5 32 the way of David his father, and turned saith the LORD God of Israel, Téll the second part,

not aside to the right hand or to the left. man that sent you to me,
sir. 624 39 "And it came to pass in the eight 16 Thus.saith the LORD, Behold,"I will

eenth year of king Josiah, that the king bring evil upon this place, and upon the 11, 12, 13, 14.
sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son inhabitants thereof,' even all the words
of Meshúllam, the scribe, to the house of of the book which the king of Judah
the LORD, saying,

hath read:
4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest,

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Josiah causeth the book to be read.

2 KINGS.

He destroyeth idolatry. Before

that they might provoke me to anger 5 And he + put down t the idolatrous
with all the works of their hands; there- priests, whom the kings of Judah had
fore my wrath shall be kindled against ordained to burn incense in the high + Heb. cru
this place, and shall not be quenched. places in the cities of Judah, and in the ed to crese,

18 But to the king of Judah which places round about Jerusalem; them also chemarin,
sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus that burned incense unto Baal, to the Forected
shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD sun, and to the moon, and to the l|planets, Zeph. 1.4
God of Israel, As touching the words and to all the host of heaven.
which thou hast heard;

6 And he brought out the 'grove from outs 19 Because thine heart was tender, the house of the Lord, without Jerusa- e ch. 21. 3. r1 Kings 21. and thou hast 'humbled thyself before lem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned

the LORD, when thou heardest what I it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it
spake against this place, and against the small to powder, and cast the powder

inhabitants thereof, that they should be thereof upon the graves of the children x2 Chrsu. ; Lev. 6.31, come 'a desolation and a curse, and of the people. i Jer. 26.6. hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; 7 And he brake down the houses nof hi kingit.

I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. the sodomites, that were by the house of

20 Behold therefore, I will gather the LORD, where the women wove Exek, 16 HD3733thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be thangings for the grove.

gathered into thy grave in peace; and 8 And he brought all the priests out
thine eyes shall not see all the evil which of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high
I will bring upon this place.

places where the priests had burned in-
brought the king word again.

cense, from *Geba to Beer-sheba, and ki Kinga 15.

brake down the high places of the gates CHAP. XXIII.

that were in the entering in of the gate of
1 Josiah causeth the book to be read in a so

Joshua the governor of the city, which
lemn assembly. 3 He reneweth the cove-
nant of the Lord. 4 He destroyeth idolatry.

were on a man's left hand at the gate of
15 He burnt dead men's bones upon the al

the city. tar of Beth-cl, as was foreprophesied. 21 9 1 Nevertheless the priests of the high 1.See Ezek He kept a most solemn passover. 24 He places came not up to the altar of the put away witches and all abomination, Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat 1 Saa2 26 God's final wrath against Judah. 29 Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain

of the unleavened bread among their at Megiddo. 31 Jehoahaz, succeeding him,

brethren. is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who made 10 And he defiled "Topheth, which ... Jehoiakim king. 36 Jehoiakin's wicked is in the valley of the children of Hin- 12.611, 12 reign.

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2 And the king went up into the house the kings of Judah had given to the sun,
of the LORD, and all the men of Judah at the entering in of the house of the
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-me.

him, and the priests, and the prophets, lech the || chamberlain, which was in the Orrel + Ich from and all the people, f both small and great: suburbs, and burned the chariots of the er, RT. unto great and he read in their ears all the words of sun with fire. b ch. n. 8 the book of the covenant which was 12 And the alt were on the a Sre Jazm.

13. Zapets found in the house of the LORD.

top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which 3 [ And the king stood by a pillar, the kings of Judah had made, and the and made a covenant before the Lord, to altars which "Manasseh had made in the ch.91.5 walk after the LORD, and to keep his two courts of the house of the LORD, did commandments and his testimonies and the king beat down, and || brake them on his statutes with all their heart and all down from thence, and cast the dust of their soul, to perform the words of this them into the brook Kidron. covenant that were written in this book. 13 And the high places that were beAnd all the people stood to the covenant. fore Jerusalem, which were on the right

4 1 And the king commanded Hilkiah hand of || the mount of corruption, which ! That the high priest, and the priests of the 'Solomon the king of Israel had builded of Oliver second order, and the keepers of the door, for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Kisp to bring forth out of the temple of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomi

LORD all the vessels that were made for nation of the Moabites, and for Milcom d ch. 21. 37. Baal, and for the grove, and for all the the abomination of the children of Amhost of heaven: and he burned them

mon, did the king defile. without Jerusalem in the fields of Kid 14 And he + brake in pieces the Es ron, and carried the ashes of them unto + images, and cut down the groves, and SR Beth-el.

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