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fathers; and they buried him || Shallum, and his conspiracy with his fathers in the city of which he made, behold, they David : and Jotham his son are written in the book of the reigned in his stead.

chronicles of the kings of Israel. 8 In the thirty and eighth year 16 Then Menahem smote of Azariah king of Judah did Za-Tiphsah, and all that were therechariah the son of Jeroboam in, and the coasts thereof from reign over Israel in Samaria six Tirzah : because they opened months.

not to him, therefore he smote 9 And he did that which was it; and all the women therein evil in the sight of the Lord, that were with child, he ripped as his fathers had done : he de- up. parted not from the sins of Je- 17 In the nine and thirtieth roboam the son of Nebat, who year of Azariah king of Judah, made Israel to sin.

began Menahem the son of 10 And Shallum the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and Jabesh conspired against him, reigned ten years in Samaria. and smote him before the peo

18 And he did that which was ple, and slew him, and reigned evil in the sight of the LORD: in his stead.

he departed not all his days 11 And the rest of the acts of from the sins of Jeroboam the Zachariah, behold, they are son of Nebat, who made Israel written in the book of the chro

to sin. nicles of the kings of Israel. 19 And Pul the king of Assy

12 This was the word of the ria came against the land: and LORD which he spake unto Je- Menahem gave Pul a thousand hu, saying, Thy sons shall sit talents of silver, that his hand on the throne of Israel unto the might be with him to confirm fourth generation. And so it the kingdom in his hand. came to pass.

20 And Menahem exacted the 13 Shallum the son of Jabesh money of Israel, even of all the began to reign in the nine and mighty men of wealth, of each thirtieth year of Uzziah king of man fifty shekels of silver to Judah; and he reigned a full give to the king of Assyria. So month in Samaria.

the king of Assyria turned 14 For Menahem the son of back, and stayed not there in Gadi went up from Tirzah, the land. and came to Samaria, and sinote 21 And the rest of the acts of Shallum the son of Jabesh in Sa- Menahem, and all that he did, maria, and slew him, and reign- are they not written in the book ed in his stead.

of the chronicles of the kings of 15 And the rest of the acts of Israel?

22 And Menahem slept with || and Gilead, and Galilee, all the his fathers; and Pekahiah his land of Naphtali, and carried son reigned in his stead.

them captive to Assyria. 23 In the fiftieth year of Azari- 30 And Hoshea the son of ah, king of Judah, Pekahiah the Elah, made a conspiracy against son of Menahem began to reign Pekah the son of Remaliah, and over Israel in Samaria, 'and || smote him, (and slew him, and reigned two years.

reigned in his stead, in the 24 And he did that which was twentieth year of Jotham the son evil in the sight of the Lord of Uzziah. he departed not from the sins of 31 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who Pekah, and all that he did, bemade Israel to sin.

hold, they are written in the 25 But Pekah the son of Rema- | book of the chronicles of the liah, a captain of his, conspired kings of Israel. against him, and smote him in 32 In the second year of Pekah Samaria, in the palace of the the son of Remaliah king of Isking's house, with Argob and rael, began Votham the son of Arieh, and with him fifty men Uzziah king of Judah to reign. of the Gileadites : and he kill- 33 Five and twenty years old ed him, and reigned in his was he when he began to reign,

and he reigned sixteen years in 26 And the rest of the acts of Jerusalem. And his mother's Pekahiah, and all that he did, name was Jerusha, the daughter behold, they are written in the || of Zadok. book of the chronicles of the 34. And he did that which was kings of Israel.

right in the sight of the LORD: 27 In the two and fiftieth year he did according to all that his of Azariah king of Judah, Pe- father Uzziah had done. kah the son of Remaliah began 35 Howbeit, the high places to reign over Israel in Samaria, were not removed : the people and reigned twenty years.

sacrificed and burnt incense still 28 And he did that which was in the high places. He built the evil in the sight of the LORD!: higher gate of the house of the he departed not from the sins of LORD. Jeroboam the son of Nebat, 36 Now the rest of the acts of who made Israel to sin.

Jotham, and all that he did, are 29 In the days of Pekah king they not written in the book of of Israel, came Tiglath-pileser the chronicles of the kings of king of Assyria, and took Ijon, | Judah? and Abel-beth-maachah, and Ja. 37 In those days the Lord benoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, ll gan to send against Judah, Rezin


the king of Syria, and Pekah the 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to son of Remaliah.

Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, 38 And Jotham slept with his saying, I am thy servant and thy fathers, and was buried with his

son : come up, and save me out fathers in the city of David his of the hand of the king of Syfather: and Ahaz his son reign- ria, and out of the hand of the ed in his stead.

king of Israel, which rise up

against me. CHAP. XVI.

8 And Ahaz took the silver,

and gold that was found in the AHAZ'S WICKED REIGN.

house of the LORD, and in the IN the seventeenth year of treasures of the king's house, Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz and sent it for a present to the the son of Jotham king of Judah king of Assyria. began to reign.

9 And the king of Assyria 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz hearkened unto him: for the when he began to reign, and king of Assyria went up against reigned sixteen years in Jerusa- Damascus, and took it, and carlem, and did not that which was ried the people of it captive to right in the sight of the Lord. Kir, and slew Rezin. his God, like David his father. 10 And king Ahaz went to

3 But he walked in the way of Damascus to meet Tiglath-pile. the kings of Israel, yea, and ser king of Assyria, and saw an made his son to pass through altar that was at Damascus: and the fire, according to the abo- king Ahaz sent to Urijah the minations of the heathen, whom priest, the fashion of the altar, the Lord cast out from before and the pattern of it, according the children of Israel.

to all the workmanship thereof. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt 11 And Urijah the priest built incense in the high places, and an altar according to all that on the hills, and under every king Ahaz had sent from Dagreen tree.

mascus: so Urijah the priest 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and made it against king Ahaz came Pekah son of Remaliah king of from Damascus. Israel, came up to Jerusalem to 12 And when the king was war: and they besieged Ahaz, come from Damascus, the king but could not overcome bim. saw the altar: and the king ap

6 At that time Rezin king of proached to the altar, and offerSyria recovered Elath to Syria, ed thereon. and drave the Jews from Elath: 13 And he burnt his burnt-ofand the Syrians came to Elath, fering and his meat-offering, and and dwelt there unto this day. poured his drink-offering, and


sprinkled the blood of his peace- | nicles of the kings of Judah? offerings upon the altar. .

20 And Ahaz slept with his 14 And he brought also the bra- fathers, and was buried with his zen altar, which was before the fathers in the city of David; LORD, from the fore-front of the and Hezekiah his son reigned in house,from between the altar and his stead. the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar.

CHAP. XVII. 15 And king Ahaz command.

THE TEN TRIBES TAKEN ed Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt-offering, and the IN the twelfth year of Ahaz evening meat-offering, and the king of Judah began Hoshea the king's burnt-sacrifice, and his son of Elah to reign in Samaria meat-offering, with the burnt- over Israel nine years. offering of all the people of the 2 And he did that which was land, and their meat-offering, evil in the sight of the LORD, and their drink-offerings; and but not as the kings of Israel sprinkle upon it all the blood of

it all the blood of that were before him. the burnt-offering, and all the 3 Against him came up Shalblood of the sacrifice: and the maneser king of Assyria; and brazen altar shall be for me to Hoshea became his servant, and enquire by.

gave him presents. 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, 4 And the king of Assyria according to all that king Ahaz | found conspiracy in Hoshea: commanded.

for he had sent messengers to 17 And king Ahaz cut off So king of Egypt, and brought the borders of the bases, and no present to the king of Assyremoved the laver from offthem; ria, as he had done year by year : and took down the sea from off therefore the king ofAssyria shut the brazen oxen that were under him up, and bound him in prison. it, and put it upon a pavement 5 Then the king of Assyria of stones:

came up throughout all the 18 And the covert for the sab- land, and went up to Samaria, bath that they had built in the and besieged it three years. house, and the king's entry 6'In the ninth year of Hoshea, without, turned he from the the king of Assyria took Samahouse of the LORD for the king ria, and carried Israel away into of Assyria.

Assyria, and placed them in Ha. 19 Now the rest of the acts of lah, and in Habor by the river of Ahaz which he did, are they not Gozan, and in the cities of the written in the book of the chro. Medes.

7 For so it was, that the chil. 14 Notwithstanding, they would dren of Israel had sinned against not hear, but hardened their the Lord their God, which had necks, like to the neck of their

LORD brought them up out of the land fathers, that did not believe in of Egypt, from under the hand the LORD their God. of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and 15 And they rejected his stahad feared other gods,

tutes, and his covenant that he 8 And walked in the statutes made with their fathers, and his of the heathen, whom the LORD testimonies which he testified cast out from before the child against them; and they followed dren of Israel, and of the kings vanity, and became vain, and of Israel, which they had made. went after the heathen that were

9 And the children of Israel round about them, concerning did secretly those things that whom the Lord had charged were not right against the LORD them, that they should not do their God, and they built them like them. high places in all their cities, 16 And they left all the comfrom the tower of the watch- | mandments of the LORD their men to the fenced city.

God, and made them molten 10 And they set them up images, even two calves, and images and groves in every high made a grove, and worshipped

, hill, and under every green tree: all the host of heaven, and serv

11 And there they burnt in-ed Baal. cense in all the high places, as 17 And they caused their sons did the heathen whom the LORD and their daughters to pass carried away before them; and through the fire, and used diwrought wicked things to pro-vination and enchantments, and voke the LORD to anger.

sold themselves to do evil in the 12 For they served idols, sight of the LORD, to provoke whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this 18 Therefore the LORD was thing

very angry with Israel, and re13 Yet the LORD testified moved them out of his sight : against Israel, and against Ju- there was none left but the tribe dah, by all the prophets, and by of Judah only. all the seers, saying, Turn ye 19 Also Judah kept not the from your evil ways, and keep commandments of the LORD my commandments and my their God, but walked in the statutes, according to all the law statute of Israel which they which I commanded your fa- made. thers, and which I sent to you 20 And the Lord rejected all by my servants the prophets. the seed of Israel, and afflicted

him to anger.

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