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against thee: he sent messengers hath sent him to reproach the again unto Hezekiah, saying,

living God. 10 Thus shall ye speak to He- 17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings zekiah king of Judah, saying, of Assyria have destroyed the Let not thy God in whom thou nations and their lands, trustest, deceive thee, saying, 18 And have cast their gods Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the fire: for they were no into the hand of the king of Asgods, but the work of men's syria.

hands, wood and stone: there. 11 Behold, thou hast heard fore they have destroyed them.

what the kings of Assyria

have 19 Now therefore, o LORD Our

done to all lands, by destroying God, I beseech thee, save thou them utterly: and shalt thou be us out of his hand, that all the delivered?

kingdoms of the earth may 12 Have the gods of the nations know that thou art the LORD delivered them which my fathers God, even thou only. have destroyed; as Gozan and 20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz Haran, and Rezeph, and the sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus children of Eden which were in saith the LORD God of Israel, Thelasar ?

That which thou hast prayed to 13 Where is the king of Ha- me against Sennacherib king of math, and the king of Arpad, Assyria, I have heard. and the king of the city of Se. 21 This is the word that the pharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah? Lord hath spoken concerning

14 And Hezekiah received the him; The virgin the daughter of letter of the hand of the messen- Zion hath despised thee, and gers, and read it: and Hezekiah laughed thee to scorn; the went up into the house of the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaLORD, and spread it before the ken her head at thee. LORD.

22 Whom hast thou reproach15 And Hezekiah prayed be- ed, and blasphemed ? and against fore the LORD, and said, o whom hast thou exalted thy Lord God of Israel, which voice, and lifted up thine eyes on dwellest between the cherubims, high? even against the Holy thou art the God, even thou One of Israel. alone, of all the kingdoms of the 23 By thy messengers thou earth; thou hast made heaven hast reproached the LORD, and and earth.

hast said, With the multitude 16 LORD, bow down thine ear, of my chariots I am come up to and hear: open, LORD, thine | the height of the mountains, to eyes, and see: and hear the the sides of Lebanon, and will words of Sennacherib, which cut down the tall cedar-trees

thereof, and the choice fir-trees | caped of the house of Judah, thereof: and I will enter into the shall yet again take root downlodgings of his borders, and into ward, and bear fruit upward. the forest of his Carmel.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall 24 I have digged and drunk go forth a remnant, and they strange waters, and with the that escape out of mount Zion: sole of my feet have I dried up the zeal of the LORD of bosts all the rivers of besieged places. shall do this. .

25 Hast thou not heard long 32 Therefore thus saith the ago, how I have done it, and of LORD concerning the king of ancient times that I have formed | Assyria, He shall not come into it? now have I brought it to pass, this city, nor shoot an arrow that thou shouldest be to lay there, nor come before it with waste fenced cities into ruinous shield, nor cast a bank against it. heaps.

33 By the way that he came, 26 Therefore their inhabitants by the same shall he return, and were of small power, they were shall not come into this city, dismayed and confounded; they saith the LORD. were as the grass of the field, 34 For I will defend this city, and as the green herb, as the to save it, for mine own sake, grass on the house-tops, and as and for my servant David's corn blasted before it be grown sake.

. up.

35 And it came to pass that 27 But I know thy abode, and night, that the angel of the

I thy going out, and thy coming Lord went out, and smote in

LORD in, and thy rage against me. the camp of the Assyrians an

28 Because thy rage against hundred fourscore and five me and thy tumult is come up thousand: and when they arose into mine ears, therefore I will early in the morning, behold, put my hook in thy nose, and they were all dead corpses. my bridle in thy lips, and I will 36 So Sennacherib king of turn thee back by the way by Assyria departed, and went and which thou camest.

returned, and dwelt at Nine29 And this shall be a sign un- veh. to thee, Ye shall eat this year 37 And it came to pass, as he such things as grow of them- was worshipping in the house of selves, and in the second year Nisroch his god, that Adramthat which springeth of the melech and Sharezer his sons same; and in the third year sow smote him with the sword: and ye, and reap, and plant vine- they escaped into the land of yards, and eat the fruits thereof. Armenia. And Esar-haddon his 30 And the remnant that is es. son reigned in his stead.


Isaiah, What shall be the sign

that the LORD will heal me, and HEZEKIAH'S DEATH.

that I shall go up into the house IN those days was Hezekiah of the Lord the third day? sick unto death. And the pro- 9 And Isaiah said, This sign phet Isaiah the son of Amoz shalt thou have ofthe LORD, that came to him, and said unto the LORD will do the thing that him, Thus saith the LORD, Set he hath spoken: Shall the shathine house in order; for thou dow go forward ten degrees, or shalt die, and not live.

go back ten degrees ? 2 Then he turned his face to 10 And Hezekiah answered, It the wall, and prayed unto the is a light thing for the shadow LORD, saying,

to go down ten degrees: nay, 31 beseech thee, O LORD, re- but let the shadow return backmember now how I have walk- ward ten degrees. ed before thee in truth and with 11 And Isaiah the prophet a perfect heart, and have done cried unto the LORD : and he that which is good in thy sight. brought the shadow ten degrees And Hezekiah wept sore.

backward, by which it had gone 4 And it came to pass, afore down in the dial of Ahaz. Isaiah was gone out into the 12 At that time Berodach-bamiddle court, that the word of ladan, the son of Baladan, king the LORD came to him, saying, of Babylon, sent letters and a

5 Turn again, and tell Hezeki- | present unto Hezekiah: for he ah the captain of my people, had heard that Hezekiah had Thus saith the LORD, the God been sick. of David thy father, I have 13 And Hezekiah hearkened heard thy prayer, I have seen unto them, and shewed them all thy tears: behold, I will heal the house of his precious things, thee: on the third day thou shalt the silver, and the gold, and the go up unto the house of the Lord. spices, and the precious oint6 And I will add unto thy days | ment, and all the house of his fifteen years; and I will deliver armour, and all that was found thee and this city out of the in his treasures: there was nohand of the king of Assyria ; and thing in his house, nor in all his I will defend this city for mine dominion, that Hezekiah shewown sake, and for my servant ed them not. David's sake.

14 Then came Isaiah the pro7 And Isaiah said, Take a lump phet unto king Hezekiah, and of figs. And they took and laid it said unto him, What said these on the boil, and he recovered. men ? and from whence came 8 And Hezekiah said unto they unto thee? And Hezekiah

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said, They are come from a far years old when he began to country, even from Babylon, reign, and reigned fifty and five

15 And he said, What have years in Jerusalem. And his they seen in thine house? And mother's name was Hephzi-bah. Hezekiah answered, All the 2 And he did that which was things that are in mine house evil in the sight of the Lord, have they seen: there is nothing after the abominations of the among my treasures that I have heathen, whom the LORD cast not shewed them.

out before the children of Israel. 16 And Isaiah said unto Heze. 3 For he built up again the kiah, Hear the word of the LORD. | high places which Hezekiah his

17 Behold, the days come, that father had destroyed; and he all that is in thine house, and reared up altars for Baal, and that which thy fathers have laid made a grove, as did Ahab king up in store unto this day, shall of Israel ; and worshipped all be carried into Babylon: nothing the host of heaven, and served shall be left, saith the LORD. them.

18 And of thy sons that shall 4 And he built altars in the issue from thee, which thou shalt house of the Lord, of which the beget, shall they take away; and Lord said, In Jerusalem will I they shall be eunuchs in the put my name. palace of the king of Babylon. 5 And he built altars for all the

19 Then said Hezekiah unto host of heaven in the two courts Isaiah, Good is the word of the of the house of the LORD. LORD which thou hast spoken.

6 And he made his son pass And he said Is it not good, if through the fire, and observed peace and truth be in my days? times, and used inchantments,

20 And the rest of the acts of and dealt with familiar spirits Hezekiah, and all his might, and and wizards : he wrought much how he made a pool, and a con- wickedness in the sight of the duit, and brought water into the LORD, to provoke him to anger. city, are they not written in the 7 And he set a graven image book of the chronicles of the of the grove that he had made in kings of Judah?

the house, of which the LORD 21 And Hezekiah slept with said to David, and to Solomon his fathers : and Manasseh his his son, In this house, and in son reigned in his stead. Jerusalem, which I have chosen

out of all tribes of Israel, will I CHAP. XXI.

put my name for ever:

8 Neither will I make the feet MANASSEH'S INIQUITY.

of Israel move any more out of MANASSEH was twelve the land which I gave their fa

thers ; only if they will observe | since the day their fathers came to do according to all that I forth out of Egypt, even unto have commanded them, and ac- this day. cording to all the law that my 16 Moreover, Manasseh shed seryant Moses commanded innocent blood very much, till them.

he had filled Jerusalem from one 9 But they hearkened not: and end to another; besides his sin Manasseh seduced them to do wherewith he made Judah to more evil than did the nations sin, in doing that which was whom the LORD destroyed be- evil in the sight of the LORD. fore the children of Israel.

17 Now the rest of the acts of 10 And the LORD spake by his Manasseh, and all that he did, servants the prophets, saying,

and his sin that he sinned, are 11 Because Manasseh king of they not written in the book of Judah hath done these abomina- the chronicles of the kings of tions, and hath done wickedly Judah ? above all that the Amorites did, 18 And Manasseh slept with which were before him, and hath his fathers, and was buried in made Judah also to sin with his the garden of his own house, in idols :

the garden of Uzza: and Amon 12 Therefore thus saith the his son reigned in his stead. Lord God of Israel, Behold, 1 19 Amon was twenty and two am bringing such evil upon Je- years old when he began toreign, rusalem and Judah, that whoso- and he reigned two years in Jeever heareth of it, both his ears rusalem. And his mother's name shall tingle.

was Meshullemeth, the daugh13 And I will stretch over Je- || ter of Haruz of Jotbah. rusalem the line of Samaria, and 20 And he did that which was the plummet of the house of evil in the sight of the LORD, as Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusa- | his father Manasseh did. lem as a man wipeth a dish, 21 And he walked in all the wiping it, and turning it upside way that his father walked in, down.

and served the idols that his fa14 And I will forsake the rem- ther served, and worshipped nant of mine inheritance, and them : deliver them into the hand of 22 And he forsook the LORD their enemies; and they shall God of his fathers, and walked become a prey and a spoil to not in the way of the Lord. all their enemies;

23 And the servants of Amon 15 Because they have done conspired against him, and slew that which was evil in my sight, the king in his own house. and have provoked me to anger, 24 And the people of the land

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