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His zeal and reformation. CHAP. XXIII. Josiah slain and buried. 543 down from thence, and cast the dust of || of the law which were written in the them into the brook Kidron.

book that Hilkiah the priest found in the 13 And the high places that were be- house of the Lord. fore Jerusalem, which were on the right 25 And like unto him was there no hand of the mount of corruption, which king before him, that turned to the Lord Solomon the king of Israel had builded with ali his heart, and with all his soul, for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zi- and with all his might, according to all donians, and for Chemosh the abomina- the law of Moses; neither after him ation of the Moabites, and for Milcom the rose there any like him. abomination of the children of Ammon, 26 || Notwithstanding, the Lord turndid the king defile.

ed not from the fierceness of his great 14 And he brake in pieces the images, wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled and cut down the groves, and filled their against Judah, because of all the provocaplaces with the bones of men.

tions that Manasseh had provoked him 15 Moreover, the altar that was at withal. Beth-el, and the high place which Jero- 27 And the Lord said, I will remove Juboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel dah also out of my sight, as I have removto sin, had made, both that altar and the ed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusahigh place he brake down, and burned | lem which I have chosen, and the house the high place, and stamped it small to of which I said, My name shall be there. powder, and burned the grove.

28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and 16 And as Josiah turned himself, he all that he did, are they not written in the spied the sepulchres that were there in book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? the mount, and sent, and took the bones 29 s In his days Pharaoh-necholi king out of the sepulchres, and burned them of Egypt went up against the king of Asupon the altar, and polluted it, according syria to the river Euphrates : and king to the word of the LORD which the man Josiah went against him; and he slew him of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these at Megiddo, when he had seen him. words.

30 And his servants carried him in a 17 Then he said, What title is that chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought that I see? And the men of the city told him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his him, It is the sepulchre of the man of own sepulchre. And the people of the God, which came from Judah, and pro- land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and claimed these things that thou hast done anointed him, and made him king in his against the altar of Beth-el.

father's stead. 18 And he said, Let him alone; let no 31 s Jehoahaz was twenty and three man move his bones. So they let his years old when he began to reign; and bones alone, with the bones of the proph- he reigned three months in Jerusalem. et that came out of Samaria.

And his mother's name was Hamuial, 19 And all the houses also of the high the daughter of Jeremiahı of Libnah. places that were in the cities of Samaria, S2 And he did that which was evil in which the kings of Israel had made to the sight of the Lord, according to all provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took that his fathers had done. away, and did to them according to all 33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in the acts that he had done in Beth-el. bands at Riblalı in the land of Hamath,

20 And he slew all the priests of thie that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and high places that were there upon the al- put the land to a tribute of an hundred tars, and burnt mer's bones upon them, talents of silver, and a talent of gold. and returned to Jerusalem.

34 And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim 21 s And the king commanded all the the son of Josiah king in the room of Jopeople, saying, Keep the passover unto siah his father, and turned his name to the LORD your Gal, as it is written in '| Jehoiakim, and took Jeloaliaz away: and the book of this covenant.

he canle to Egypt, and died there. 22 Surely there was not holden such a i 35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and passover from the days of the judges that the gold to Pharaoh ; but he taxed the judged Israel, nor in all the days of the land to give the money according to the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah ; commandment of Pharaoh : he exacted

23 But in the eighteenth year of king the silver and the gold of the people of Josiah, wherein this passover was holden the land, of every one according to his to the Lord in Jerusalem.

taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh-necholi

. 24 | Moreover, the workers with fa- 36 Jehoiakim ruas twerty and five miliar spirits, and the wizards, and the years old when he began to reign; and images, and the idols, and all the abom- he reigned cleven years in Jerusalem. inations that were spied in the land of And his mother's name quas Zebudan, Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. away, that he might perform the words 37 And he did that which was evil in 344 Jehoiakini's rebellion.


Jerusalem is besieged. the sight of the Lord, according to all y tives, and all the craftsmen, and smiths : that his fathers had done.

none remained, save the poorest sort of CHAP. XXIV.

the people of the land. 1 Ichoiakim rebeliing', firocureth his own 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to

rilin. 10 Jerusalem is taken. 17 Zed- Babylon, and the king's mother, and the ekial's evil reign.

king's wives, and his officers, and the I his days . Nebuchadnezzar king of mighty of the land, those carried he in

. came his servant three years : then he 16 And all the men of might, even sevturned and rebelled against him.

en thousand, and craftsmen and smiths 2 And the LORD sent against him a thousand, all that were strong and apt bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the for war, even them the king of Babylon Syrians, and hands of the Moabites, and brought captive to Babylon. bands of the children of Ammon, and sent 17 | And the king of Babylon made Matthem against Judah to destroy it, accord- taniah his father's brother king in his ing in the word of the Lord, which he stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah. spake by his servants the prophets.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one 3 Surely at the commandment of the years old when he began to reign, and LORD came this upon Judah, to remove he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. them out of his sight, for the sins of Ma- And his mother's name was Hamutal, the nasseh, according to all that he did ; daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

4 And also the innocent blood that 19 And he did that which was evil in he shed : for he filled Jerusalem with in- the sight of the LORD, according to all nocent blood; which the LORD would that Jehoiakim had done. not pardon.

20 For through the anger of the LORD 5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoi- | it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, akim, and all that he did, are they not until he had cast them out from his preswritten in the book of the chronicles of ence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the the kings of Judah ?

king of Babylon. 6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers :

CHAP. XXV. and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. iJerusalem is besieged: 4 Zedekiah taken,

7 And the king of Egypt came not a- his son slain, and his eyes put out. gain any more out of his land: for the ND it came to pass in the ninth year king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that in the tenth day of the month, that Nebpertained to the king of Egypt.

uchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, 8 f Jehoiachin was eighteen years old and all his host, against Jerusalem, and when he began to reign, and he reigned pitched against it; and they built forts in Jerusalem three months. And his against it round about. mother's name was Nehushta, the daugh- 2 And the city was besieged unto the ter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

eleventh year of king Zedekiah, *9 And he did that which was evil in 3 And on the ninth day of the fourth the sight of the Lord, according to all month the famine prevailed in the city, that his father had done.

and there was no bread for the people of 10 At that time the servants of Ne- the land. buchadnezzar king of Babylon came up 4 1 And the city was broken up, and against Jerusalem, and the city was be- all the men of war fled by night by the sieged.

way of the gate between two walls, which 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Bab- is by the king's garden :(now the Chaldees ylon came against the city, and his ser- were against the city round about:) and vants did besiege it.

the king went the way toward the plain. 12. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah 5 And the army of the Chaldees purwent out to the king of Babylon, he, and sued after the king, and overtook him his mother, and his servants, and his in the plains of Jericho: and all his army princes, and his officers: and the king of were scattered from him. Babylon took him in the eighth year of 6 So they took the king, and brought his reign.

him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah ; 13 And he carried out thence all the and they gave judgment upon him. treasures of the house of the LORD, and 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah the treasures of the king's house, and cut before his eyes, and put out the eyes of in pieces all the vessels of gold which Sol- i Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of omon king of Israel had made in the tem- brass, and carried him to Babylon. ple of the LORD, as the Lord had said. 8 | And in the fifth month, on the ser

14 And lie carried away all Jerusalem, enthday of the month, which is the and all the princes, and all the mighty nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezmen of valour, even ten thousand cap- zar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar

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The Chaldees spail Jerusalem. CHAP. I. The high priest and nobles slain. 545 adan captain of the guard, a servant of 20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem : guard took these, and brought them to

9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, the king of Babylon to Riblah : and the king's house, and all the houses 21 And the king of Babylon smote them, of Jerusalem, and every great man's house

and slew them at Riblah in the land of barnt he with fire.

Hamath. So Judah was carried away 10 And all the army oftheChaldees, that out of their land. were with the captain of the guard, brake 22 [ And as for the people that remaindown the walls of Jerusalem round about. || ed in the land of Judah, whom Nebu

11 Now the rest of the people that were chadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even left in the city, and the fugitives that fell over them he made Gedaliah the son of away to the king of Babylon, with the | Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler. remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-a- 23 And when all the captains of the dan the captain of the guard carry awav. armies, they and their men, heard that

12 But the captain of the guard left the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah of the poor of the land to be vine-dressers governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizand husbandmen.

pah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, 13 And the pillars of brass that were in and Johanan the son of Careah, and Sethe house of the Lord, and the bases, and raiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathe brazen sea that was in the house of the thite, and Jaazaniah the son of a MaaLORD, did the Chaldees break in picces, chatliite, they and their men. and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and 14 And the pots, and the shovels, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the || not to be the servants of the Chaldees : vessels of brass where with they ininister- | dwell in the land, and serve the king of ed, took they away.

Babylon ; and it shall be well with you. 15 Are the fire-pans, and the bowls, 25 But it came to pass in the seventh and such things as were of gold, in gold, 1 month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came guard teok away.

and ten men with him, andsmote Gedaliah, 16 The two pillars, one sea, and the that he died, and the Jews and the Chalbases which Solomon had made for the dees that were with him at Mizpah. house of the LORD ; the brass of all these 26 And all the people, both small and vessels was without weight.

great, and the captains of the armies, a17 The height of the one pillar was rose, and came to Egypt: for they were eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it afraid of the Chaldees. was brass: and the height of the chapiter 27 [ And it came to pass in the seven three cubits; and the wreathen work, and and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jepoinegranates upon the chapiter round | hojachin king of Judah, in the twelfth about, all of brass: and like unto these month, on the seven and twentieth day had the second pillar with wreathen work. | of the month, that Evil-merodach king

18 ff And the captain of the guard took of Babylon in the year that he began to Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin the second priest, and the three keepers king of Judah out of prison ; of the door :

28 And he spake kindly to him, and 19 And out of the city he took an offi- set his throne above the throne of the cer that was set over the men of war, and | kings that were with him in Babylon ; five men of them that were in the king's 29 And changed his prison garments: presence, which were found in the city, and he did eat bread continually before and the principal scribe of the host, him all the days of his life. which mustered the people of the land, 30 And his allowance was a continuat and threescore men of the people of the allowance given him of the king, a daily land that were found in the city :

rate for every day, all the days of his life,


5 9 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and 1 Adam's line to Noah. 5 The sons of Ja- Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tupheth. 8 The Sons of Ham. 17 The sons bal, and Meshech, and Tiras. of Shem. 24 Shein's line to Abraham. 29 6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenazi, Ishmael's sons. S2 The sons of Keturah. and Riphath, and Tegarmah. ADAM, Sheth, Enosh,

7 And the sons of Javan; Elisha, and 2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, Tarshish, Kittiin, and Dodanim. 3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 8 9 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Miz-, 4 Nual, Slien, Ham, and Japheth.. rafm, Put, and Canaan.'

346 The sons of Shem. I. CHRONICLES.

The sons of Israel. 9 And the sons of Cush ; Seba, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and DiHavilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and shon, and Ezar, and Dishan. Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah ; 39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Sheba, and Dedan.

Homam: and Timna was Lotan's sister. 10 And Cash begat Nimrod. He began 40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Mato be mighty upon the earth.

nahath, and Ebel, Shephi, and Onan. And 11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and An- the sons of Zibeon ; Aiah, and Anah. amim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And

12 And Pathrusim, and Castuhim, (of the sons of Dishon ; Amram, and Eshban, whom came the Philistines,) and Caph- and Ithran, and Cheran. thorim.

42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Za13 And Canaan begat Zidon his first- van, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, born, and Heth,

and Aran. 14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, 43 s Now these are the kings that reignand the Girgashite,

ed in the land of Edom before any king 15 And the Hivite, and the Archite, and reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the Sinite,

the son of Beor: and the name of his city 16 And the Arvadite, and the Zema- was Dinhabah. rite, and the Hamathite.

44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab 17 q The sons of Shem; Elam, and the son of Zera of Bozrah reigned in his Asshur, and 'Arphaxad, arxl Lud, and stead. Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and 45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham Meshech.

of the land of the Temanites reigned in 18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and his stead. Shelah begat Eber.

46 And when Husham was dead, Ha19 And unto Eber were born two sons: dad the son of Bedad, which smote Midthe name of the one was Peleg ; because ian in the field of Moab, reigned in his in his days the earth was divided : and stead: and the name of his city mas Avitlz. his brother's name was Joktan.

47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah 20 And Joktan begat Almodal, and of Masrekah reigned in his stead. Sheleph, and Hazarmavetlı, and Jerah, 8 And when Samlah was dead, Shau!

21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklai, | of Rehoboth by the river reigned in liis 22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, stead,

23 And Ophir, and Havilalı, and Jobab. 49 And when Shaul was dead. BaalAll these were the sons of Joktan.

hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his 24 | Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

stead. 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

50 And when Baal-hanan was dead, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

Hadad reigned in his stead : and the 27 Abram; the same is Abraham. name of his city was Pai; and his wife's

28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Islimael.

Matred, the daughter of Mezaliab. 29 9 These are their generations. The 51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Ke- || Edom were ; duke Timna, duke Aliah, dar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

duke Jetheth, 30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Ha- 52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke dad, and Tema,

Pinon, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke These are the sons of Islimael.

Mibzar, 32 | Now the sons of Keturah, Abra- 54 Duke Magdliel, duke Iram. These ham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and are the dukes ot' Edom. Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and

CHAP. II. Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jok- 1 The song of Israel. 3 The posterity of shan; Sheba, and Dedan.

Judah. 13 The children of Jesse. 18 33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Caleb's posterity. 21 Hezron's posEpher, and Henoch, and Abida, and El- teriti;. 25 Jerahmeel's posterity. daalı. All these are the sons of Keturah. 'HÉSE are the sons of Ísrael; Reuben,

34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, sous of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

and Zebulun, 35 The sons of Esau ; Eliphaz, Reuel, 2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naplıand Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. tali, Gad, and Asher.

36 The sons of Eliphaz ; Teman, and 3 | The sons of Judah ; Er, and Onan, Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and and Shelalı: which three were born unto Timna, and Amalek.

him of the daughter of Shua the Ca37 The sons of Reuel ; Nahath, Zerah, naanitess. And Er, the first-born of JuShammah, and Mizzah.

dalı, was evil in the sight of the LORD; 38 And the sorts of Seir; Lotan, and il and he slew him


The children of Jesse.

CHAP. II. Jeranmeel's posterity. 347 4 And Tamar his daughter-in-law bare of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of and Eker. Judah were five.

28 And the sons of Onam were, Sham5 The sons of Pharez ; Hezron, and mai, and Jada. And the sons of ShamHamul.

mai ; Nadab, and Abishur. 6 And the sons of Zerah ; Zimri, and 29 And the name of the wife of AbiEthan, and Heman, and Calcol, and shur was Abihail, and she bare him AhDara: five of them in all.

ban, and Molid. 7 And the sons of Carmi ; Achar, the 30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and troubler of Israel, who transgressed in Appaim: but Seled died without children. the thing accursed.

31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And 8 And the sons of Ethan ; Azariah. the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the chil

9 The sons also of Hezron, that were dren of Shoshan ; Ahlai. born unto him ; Jerahmeel, and Ram, 32 And the sons of Jada the brother of ard Chelubai.

Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Je10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and ther died without children. Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of 33 And the sons of Jonathan ; Peleth, che chiidren of Judah ;

and Zaza. These were the sons of Je11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and rahmeel. Salma begat Boaz.

34 4 Now Sheshan had no sons, but 12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, begat Jesse,

an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha. 13 [ And Jesse begat his first-born Eli- 35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to ab, and Abinadab the second, and Shim- Jarlia his servant to wife ; and she bare ma the third.

him Attai. 14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the 36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nafifth,

than begat Zabad, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh: 37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Eph

16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and lal begat O bed, Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah ; Abi- 38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu shai, and Joab, and Asaliel, three. begat Azariah,

17 And Abigail bare Amasa : and 39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Hea the father of Amasa was Jether the Ish- lez begat Eleasah, maelite.

40 Ånd Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Si18 | And Caleb the son of Hezron be- samai begat Shallum, gat children of Azubah his wife, and of 41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jerioth: her sons are these ; Jesher, and Jekamiah begat Elishama. Shobab, and Ardon.

42 | Now the sons of Caleb the brother 19 And when Azubah was dead, Ca- of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his first-born, leb took unto him Ephrath, which bare which was the father of Ziph; and the him Hur.

sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat 43 And the sons of Hebron ; Korah, Bezaleel.

and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema. 21 And afterward Hezron went in 44 And Shema begat Raham, the fato the daughter of Machir the father of ther of Jorkoam : and Rekem begat Gilead, whom he married when he was Shammai. threescore years old ; and she bare him 45 And the son of Shammai was MaSegub.

on: and Maon was the father of Beth-zur. 22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three 46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare and twenty cities in the land of Gilead. Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Ha

23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, ran begat Gazez. with the towns of Jair, from them, with 47 And the sons of Jahdai ; Regem, Kenath and the towns thereof, even and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and threescore cities. All these belonged to Ephah, and Shaaph. the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare

24 And after that Hezron was dead in Sheber, and Tirhanah. Caleb-ephratal, then Abiah Hezron's 49 She bare also Shaaph the father of wife bare luim Ashur the father of Tekoa. Madmannah, Sheva the father of Mack

25 ( And the sons of Jerahmeel the benah, and the father of Gibca : and the first-born of Hezron were, Ram the first daughter of Caleb was Achsah. Iorn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, 50 f These were the sons of Caleb the and Ahijah.

son of Hur, the first-born of Ephratah ; 26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim, whose name was Atarah ; she was the 51 Salma the father of Beth-lehem, mother of Onam.

Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 27 And the sons of Ram the first-born 52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath

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