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Elisha's sickness.

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Death of Hazael. ash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over | invaded the land at the coming in Israel in Samaria, and reigned six of the year. teen years.

21 And it came to pass, as they 11 And he did that which was evil were burying a man, that, behold, in the sight of the LORD; he depart- they spied a band of men; and they ed not from all the sins of Jeroboam cast the man into the sepulchre of the son of Nebat, who made Israel Elisha: and when the man was let sin; but he walked therein.

down, and touched the bones of Eli12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, sha, he revived, and stood up on his and all that he did, and his might feet. wherewith he fought against Ama- 22 But Hazael king of Syria opziah king of Judah, are they not writ- pressed Israel all the days of Jehoaten in the book of the Chronicles of haz. the kings of Israel ?

23 And the LORD was gracious 13 And Joash slept with his fa- unto them, and had compassion on thers; and Jeroboam sat upon his them, and had respect unto them, throne: and Joash was buried in because of his covenant with AbraSamaria with the kings of Israel. ham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would

14 | Now Elisha was fallen sick not destroy them, neither cast he
of his sickness whereof he died. them from his presence as yet.
And Joash the king of Israel came 24 So Hazael king of Syria died;
down unto him, and wept over his and Ben-hadad his son reigned in
face, and said, O my father, my fa- his stead.
ther! the chariot of Israel, and the 25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoa-
horsemen thereof.

haz took again out of the hand of 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the bow and arrows. And he took unto cities, which he had taken out of him bow and arrows.

the hand of Jehoahaz his father by 16 And he said to the king of Is- war. Three times did Joash beat rael, Put thine hand upon the bow. him, and recovered the cities of IsAnd he put his hand upon it: and rael. Elisha put his hands upon the king's

CHAPTER XIV. hands.

Amaziah's good reign. 5 He punisheth the mur.

derers of his father. 7 His victory over Edom. 17 And he said, Open the window

8 Amaziah, challenging Jehoash, is overcome and eastward. And he opened it. Then spoiled. 16 Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash. 17 Am.

aziah slain by a conspiracy. 21 Azariah sucElisha said, Shoot." And he shot.

ceedeth him. 23 Jeroboam's wicked reign. 29 And he said, The arrow of the Lord's Zachariah succeedeth him.

[N erance from Syria: for thou shalt sinite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou Amaziah the son of Joash king of have consumed them.

Judah. 18 And he said, Take the arrows. 2 He was twenty and five years And he took them. And he said un- old when he began to reign, and to the king of Israel, Smite upon the reigned twenty and nine years in ground. And he smote thrice, and Jerusalem. And his mother's name stayed.

was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 19 And the man of God was wroth 3 And he did that which was right with him, and said, Thou should in the sight of the LORD, yet not est have smitten five or six times; like David his father: he did acthen hadst thou smitten Syria till cording to all things as Joash his thou hadst consumed it: whereas father did. now thou shalt smite Syria but 4 Howbeit the high places were thrice.

not taken away: as yet the people 20 And Elisha died, and they buried did sacrifice and burnt incense on him. And the bands of the Moabites the high places.

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Amaziah overcome.

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Death of Jehoash. 5 And it came to pass, as soon as the silver, and all the vessels that were kingcom was confirmed in his hand, found in the house of the Lord, and that he slew his servants which had in the treasures of the king's house, slain the king his father.

and hostages, and returned to Sa6 But the children of the murder-maria. ers he slew not: according unto 15 Now the rest of the acts of Jethat which is written in the book hoash which he did, and his might, of the law of Moses, wherein the and how he fought with Amaziah LORD commanded, saying, The fa- king of Judah, are they not written thers shall not be put to death for in the book of the Chronicles of the the children, nor the children be put kings of Israel? to death for the fathers; but every 16 And Jehoash slept with his fa man shall be put to death for his thers, and was buried in Samaria own sin.

with the kings of Israel; and Jero 7 He slew of Edom in the valley of boam his son reigned in his stead. salt ten thousand, and took Selah 17 And Amaziah the son of Joas by war, and called the name of it king of Judah lived after the deat) Joktheel unto this day.

of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king o 8 Then Amaziah sent messen- Israel fifteen years, gers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoa- 18 And the rest of the acts of Ama haz son of Jehu, king of Israel, say- ziah, are they not written in th ing, Come, let us look one another book of the Chronicles of the king in the face.

of Judah? 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel 19 Now they made a conspirac sent to Amaziah king of Judah, say- against him in Jerusalem: and h ing, The thistle that was in Lebanon fled to Lachish ; but they sent afte sent to the cedar that was in Leba- him to Lachish, and slew him ther non, saying, Give thy daughter to my 20 And they brought him on horse son to wife: and there passed by a and he was buried at Jerusalem wi wild beast that was in Lebanon, and his fathers in the city of David. trode down the thistle.

21 T And all the people of Juda 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, took Azariah, which was sixte and thine heart hath lifted thee up: years old, and made him king i glory of this, and tarry at home: for stead of his father Amaziah. why shouldest thou meddle to thy 22 He built Elath, and restored hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even to Judah, after that the king sle thou, and Judah with thee?

with his fathers. 11 But Amaziah would not hear. 23 In the fifteenth year of Am Therefore Jehoash king of Israel ziah the son of Joash king of Jud went up; and he and Amaziah king Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Judah looked one another in the Israel began to reign in Samar face at Beth-shemesh, which belong- and reigned forty and one years. eth to Judah.

24 And he did that which was e 12 And Judah was put to the worse in the sight of the LORD: he before Israel; and they fled every parted not from all the sins of J man to their tents.

oboam the son of Nebat, who ma 13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Israel to sin. Amaziah king of Judah, the son of 25 He restored the coast of Isr Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth- from the entering of Hamath u shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, the sea of the plain, according to and brake down the wall of Jeru- word of the LORD God of Isra salem from the gate of Ephraim which he spake by the hand of unto the corner gate, four hundred servant Jonah, the son of Amit cubits.

the prophet, which was of Ga 14 And he took all the gold and hepher.

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II. KINGS. Reign of Zachariah. 26 For the LORD saw the afflic- not written in the book of the Chrontion of Israel, that it was very bit-icles of the kings of Judah? ter: for there was not any shut up, 7 So Azariah slept with his fathers; nor any left, nor any helper for Is- and they buried him with his fathers rael.

in the city of David: and Jotham 27 And the Lord said not that he his son reigned in his stead. would blot out the name of Israel 8 In the thirty and eighth year from under heaven: but he saved of Azariah king of Judah did Zachthem by the hand of Jeroboam the ariah the son of Jeroboam reign over son of Joash.

Israel in Samaria six months. 28 Now the rest of the acts of Jer- 9 And he did that which was evil oboam, and all that he did, and his in the sight of the LORD, as his famight, how he warred, and how he thers had done: he departed not from recovered Damascus, and Hamath, the sins of Jeroboam the son of Newhich belonged to Judah, for Israel, bat, who made Israel to sin. are they not written in the book of 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh the Chronicles of the kings of Is- conspired against him, and smote rael ?

him before the people, and slew him, 29 And Jeroboam slept with his and reigned in his stead. fathers, even with the kings of Is 11 And the rest of the acts of Zachrael; and Zachariah his son reigned ariah, behold, they are written in in his stead.

the book of the Chronicles of the

kings of Israel. CHAPTER XV.

12 This was the word of the LORD Azariah's good reign. 5 He dieth a leper;, and which he spake unto Jehu, saying, reigning a month, is slain by Menakem, 16 Men. Israel unto the fourth generation. of Jehu's race, is slain by Shallum. 13 Shallum, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of cecdeth him; 23 and is slain by Pekah. 27 Pe. And so it came to pass. kah is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and slain by Hoshea. 32 Jotham's good reign. 36 Ahaz suc

13 | Shallum the son of Jabesh cecdeth him.

began to reign in the nine and thirIN the twenty, and

seventh year of tieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; Azariah son of Amaziah king of maria. Judah to reign.

14 For Menahem the son of Gadi 2 Sixteen years old was he when went up from Tirzah, and came to he began to reign, and he reigned Samaria, and smote Shallum the two and fifty years in Jerusalem. son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew And his mother's name was Jecho- him, and reigned in his stead. liah of Jerusalem.

15 And the rest of the acts of Shal3 And he did that which was right | lum, and his conspiracy which he in the sight of the Lord, according made, behold, they are written in the to all that his father Amaziah had book of the Chronicles of the kings

of Israel. 4 Save that the high places were 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, not removed : the people sacrificed and all that were therein, and the and burnt incense still on the high coasts thereof from Tirzah: because places.

they opened not to him, therefore he 5 And the Lord smote the king, smote it; and all the women therein so that he was a leper unto the day that were with child he ripped up. of his death, and dwelt in a several 17 In the nine and thirtieth house. And Jotham the king's son year of Azariah king of Judah bewas over the house, judging the peo- gan Menahem the son of Gadi to ple of the land.

reign over Israel, and reigned ten 6 And the rest of the acts of Aza- years in Samaria. riah, and all that he did, are they 18 And he did that which was evil

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Reign of Jotham in the sight of the Lord: he depart-29 In the days of Pekah king o ed not all his days from the sins of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king o Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who Assyria, and took ljon, and Abel made Israel to sin.

beth-maachah, and Janoah, an 19 And Pul the king of Assyria Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, an came against the land : and Mena- Galilee, all the land of Naphtal hem gave Pul a thousand talents of and carried them captive to Assyria silver, that his hand might be with 30 And Hoshea the son of Ela him to confirm the kingdom in his made a conspiracy against Peka hand.

the son of Remaliah, and smot 20 And Menahem exacted the mon- him, and slew him, and reigned i ey of Israel, even of all the mighty his stead, in the twentieth year men of wealth, of each man fifty Jotham the son of Uzziah. shekels of silver, to give to the king 31 And the rest of the acts of P of Assyria. So the king of Assyria kah, and all that he did, behol turned back, and stayed not there in they are written in the book of tl the land.

Chronicles of the kings of Israel. 21 And the rest of the acts of Men-32 In the second year of Peka ahem, and all that he did, are they the son of Remaliah king of Isra not written in the book of the Chron- began Jotham the son of Uzzi icles of the kings of Israel?

king of Judah to reign. 22 And Menahem slept with his 33 Five and twenty years old w fathers; and Pekahiah his son reign- he when he began to reign, and ed in his stead.

reigned sixteen years in Jerusale 23 T In the fiftieth year of Azariah And his mother's name was Jerus king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of the daughter of Zadok. Menahem began to reign over Is- 34 And he did that which was rig rael in Samaria, and reigned two in the sight of the LORD: he did years.

cording to all that his father Uzzi 24 And he did that which was evil had done. in the sight of the Lord: he depart- 35 Howbeit the high places w ed not from the sins of Jeroboam not removed: the people sacrifi the son of Nebat, who made Israel to and burned incense still in the h sin.

places. He built the higher gat 25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, the house of the LORD. a captain of his, conspired against 36 Now the rest of the acts of him, and smote him in Samaria, in tham, and all that he did, are t the palace of the king's house, with not written in the book of Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty Chronicles of the kings of Judal men of the Gileadites: and he kill 37 In those days the LORD be ed him, and reigned in his room. to send against Judah Rezin

26 And the rest of the acts of Pek- king of Syria, and Pekah the so ahiah, and all that he did, behold, Remaliah. they are written in the book of the 38 And Jotham slept with his Chronicles of the kings of Israel. thers, and was buried with his

27 In the two and fiftieth year thers in the city of David his of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the and Ahaz his son reigned in son of Remaliah began to reign stead. over Israel in Samaria, and reigned

CHAPTER XVI. twenty years.

The wicked reign of Ahaz. 5 He, assai 28 And he did that which was evil Rezin and Pekah, hireth Tiglath-pileser a in the sight of the LORD: he depart

them. 10 He goeth to Damascus, and thence the pattern of an altar

for the temple. ed not from the sins of Jeroboam

spoileth the temple. 19 Hezekiah succeede the son of Nebat, who made Israel TN the seventeenth year of P to sin.

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Ahaz is besieged.

II. KINGS.

The temple spoiled. son of Jotham king of Judah began | altar according to all that king Ahaz to reign.

had sent from Damascus: so Urijah 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz the priest made it against king Ahaz when he began to reign, and reign- came from Damascus. ed sixteen years in Jerusalem, and 12 And when the king was come did not that which was right in the from Damascus, the king saw the sight of the LORD his God, like David altar: and the king approached to his father.

the altar, and offered thereon. 3 But he walked in the way of the 13 And he burnt his burnt offering kings of Israel, yea, and made his and his meat offering, and poured son to pass through the fire, accord- his drink offering, and sprinkled the ing to the abominations of the hea- blood of his peace offerings, upon then, whom the LORD cast out from the altar. before the children of Israel.

14 And he brought also the brazen 4 And he sacrificed and burnt in- altar, which was before the LORD, cense in the high places, and on from the forefront of the house, from the hills, and under every green between the altar and the house of tree.

the LORD, and put it on the north 5 Then Rezin king of Syria, and side of the altar. Pekah son of Remaliah king of Is 15 And king Ahaz commanded rael, came up to Jerusalem to war: Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the and they besieged Ahaz, but could great altar burn the morning burnt not overcome him.

offering, and the evening meat offer6 At that time Rezin king of Syria ing, and the king's burnt sacrifice, recovered Elath to Syria, and drave and his meat offering, with the burnt the Jews from Elath: and the Syr- offering of all the people of the land, ians came to Elath, and dwelt there and their meat offering, and their unto this day.

drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tig- all the blood of the burnt offering, lath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, and all the blood of the sacrifice I am thy servant and thy son : come and the brazen altar shall be for me up, and save me out of the hand of to inquire by. the king of Syria, and out of the 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, achand of the king of Israel, which cording to all that king Ahaz comrise up against me.

manded. 8 And Ahaz took the silver and 17 And king Ahaz cut off the borgold that was found in the house of ders of the bases, and removed the the Lord, and in the treasures of laver from off them; and took down the king's house, and sent it for a the sea from off the brazen oxen present to the king of Assyria. that were under it, and put it

upon a 9 And the king of Assyria heark- pavement of stones. ened unto him: for the king of As 18 And the covert for the sabbath syria went up against Damascus, that they had built in the house, and and took it, and carried the people the king's entry without, turned he of it captive to Kir, and slew Re- from the house of the LORD for the zin.

king of Assyria. 10 And king Ahaz went to Da 19 Now the rest of the acts of mascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king Ahaz which he did, are they not of Assyria, and saw an altar that written in the book of the Chroniwas at Damascus: and king Ahaz cles of the kings of Judah? sent to Urijah the priest the fashion 20 And Ahaz slept with his faof the altar, and the pattern of it, thers, and was buried with his faaccording to all the workmanship thers in the city of David : and thereof.

Hezekiah his son reigned in his 11 And Urijah the priest built an stead.

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