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Uzziah smitten with leprosy. 2 CHRONICLES,

Jotham's good reign. 17 And Azariah the priest went in beit he entered not into the temple after him, and with him fourscore of the LORD. And the people did priests of the LORD, that were valiant yet corruptly. men:

3 He built the high gate of the 18 And they withstood Uzziah the house of the Lord, and on the wall king, and said unto him, It appertain- of Ophel he built much. eth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn in 4 Moreover he built cities in the cense unto the LORD, but to the mountains of Judah, and in the forests priests the sons of Aaron, that are

he built castles and towers. consecrated to burn incense: go out 5 | He fought also with the king of the sanctuary; for thou hast tres of the Ammonites, and prevailed passed; neither shall it be for thine against them. And the children of honour from the LORD God.

Ammon gave

him the same year an 19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and hundred talents of silver, and ten had a censer in his hand to burn in- thousand measures of wheat, and ten cense: and while he was wroth with thousand of barley. So much did the the priests, the leprosy even rose up children of Ammon pay unto him, in his forehead before the priests in both the second year, and the third. the house of the LORD, from beside 6 So Jotham became mighty, bethe incense altar.

cause he prepared his ways before the 20 And Azariah the chief priest, and Lord his God. all the priests, looked upon him, and, 7 | Now the rest of the acts of behold, he was leprous in his forehead, Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, and they thrust him out from thence; lo, they are written in the book of the yea, himself hasted also to go out, be kings of Israel and Judah. 'cause the Lord had smitten him. 8 He was five and twenty years

old 21 And Uzziah the king was a leper when he began to reign, and reigned unto the day of his death, and dwelt sixteen years in Jerusalem. in a several house, being a leper; for 9 f And Jotham slept with his fahe was cut off from the house of the thers, and they buried him in the city Lord: and Jotham his son wus over of David: and Ahaz his son reigned the king's house, judging the people in his steado of the land.

CHAP. XXVIII. 22 Now the rest of the acts of 1 Ahaz reigning very wickedly is greatly aftliche Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the ed by the Syrians. 6 Judah being cnptirated prophet, the son of Amoz, write. by the Israelites is sent home by the counsel of 23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers,

Oded the prophet. 16 Ahuz sending for aid to

Assyria is not helped thereby. 22 In his disand they buried him with his fathers tress he groweth more idolatrous. in the field of the burial which be dying, Hezekial succeedeth him. longed to the kings; for they said, He Ahaz was twenty years old when he is a leper: and Jotham his son reign- began to reign, and he reigned sixteen ed in his stead.

years in Jerusalem: but he did not

that which was right in the sight of the CHAP. XXVII. 1 Jotham reigning well prospereth. 5 He sub- LORD, like David his father:

dueth the Ammonites. 7 His reign. 9 Ahaz 2 For he walked in the ways of the succeedeth him.

kings of Israel, and made also molten Jotham was twenty and five years images for Baalim. old when he began to reign, and he

3 Moreover he burnt incense in the reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. valley of the son of Hinnom, and His mother's name also wus Jerusha, burnt his children in the tire, after the the daughter of Zadok.

abominations of the heathen whom 2 And he did that which was right the Lord liad cast out before the in the sight of the Lord), according children of Israel. to all that his tither Uzzialı did: how 4. Ile sacrificed also and burnt in

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Judah is sent home rense in the high places, and on the not bring in the captives hither: for hills, and under every green tree. whereas we have offended against the

5 Wherefore the Lord his God de- Lord already, ye intend to add more livered him into the hand of the king to our sins and to our trespass: for of Syria; and they smote him, and our trespass is great, and there is fierce carried away a great multitude of them wrath against Israel. captives, and brought them to Da 14 So the armed men left the capmascus. And he was also delivered tives and the spoil before the princes into the hand of the king of Israel, and all the congregation. who sniote him with a great slaughter. 15 And the men which were ex

6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah pressed by name rose up, and took slew in Judah an hundred and twenty the captives, and with the spoil cloththousand in one day, which were all ed all that were naked among theni, valiant men; because they had for- and arrayed them, and shod theni, and saken the LORD God of their fathers. gave them to eat and to drink, and

7 And Zicbri, a mighty man of anointed them, and carried all the Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's feeble of them upon asses, and brought son, and Azrikam the governor of the them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, house, and Elkanah that was next to to their brethren: then they returned the king.

to Samaria. 8 And the children of Israel carried 16 | At that time did king Ahaz away captive of their brethren two send unto the kings of Assyria to hundred thousand, women, sons, and help him. daughters, and took also away much 17 For again the Edomites had come spoil from them, and brought the and smitten Judah, and carried away spoil to Samaria.

captives. 9 But a prophet of the LORD was 18 The Philistines also had invaded there, whose name was Oded: and he the cities of the low country, and of went out before the host that came to the south of Judah, and had taken Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, Beth-shemesh, and Ajalon, and Gebecause the LORD God of your fa- deroth, and Shocho with the villages thers was wroth with Judah, he hath thereof, and Timnah with the villages delivered them into your hand, and ye thereof, Gimzo also and the villages have slain them in a rage that reach thereof: and they dwelt there. eth up unto heaven.

19 For the LORD brought Judalı 10 And now ye purpose to keep low because of Ahaz king of Israel; under the children of Judah and Je- for he made Judah naked, and transrusalem for bondmen and bondwomen gressed sore against the LORD. unto you: but are there not with

you, 20 And Tilgath-pilneser king of even with you, sins against the Lord Assyria came unto him, and distressed ,

him, but strengthened him not. 11 Now hear me therefore, and de 21 For Ahaz took away a portion liver the captives again, which ye vut of the house of the LORD, and have taken captive of your brethren: out of the house of the king, and of for the fierce wrath of the LORD is the princes, and gave it unto the king upon you.

of Assyria: but he helped him not. 19 Then certain of the heads of the 22 | And in the time of his distress children of Ephraim, Azariah the son did he trespass yet more against the of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Lord: this is that king Ahaz. Meshillenjoth, and Jehizkiah the son 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Shallum, and Amasa the son of of Damascus, which smote lim: and Hadlai, stood up against them that he said, Because the gods of the kings came from the war,

of Syria help them, therefore will 1 13 And said unto them, Ye shall sacrifice to ihem, that they may helje

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Hezekiah's good reign.

2 CHRONICLES, The house of God cleansed But they were the ruin of him, 7 Also they have shut up the doors and of all Israel.

of the porch, and put out the lamps, 24 And Ahaz gathered together the and have not burnt incense nor offervessels of the house of God, and cut ed burnt offerings in the holy place in pieces the vessels of the house of unto the God of Israel. God, and shut up the doors of the 8 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD house of the LORD, and he made him was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and altars in every corner of Jerusalem. he hath delivered them to trouble, to

25 And in every several city of Ju- astonishment, and to hissing, as ye dah he made high places to burn in

your eyes. cense unto other gods, and provoked 9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by to anger the LORD God of his fathers. the sword, and our sons and our

26 | Now the rest of his acts and daughters and our wives are in capof all his ways, first and last, behold, tivity for this. they are written in the book of the 10 Now it is in mine heart to make kings of Judah and Israel.

a covenant with the LORD God of 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn and they buried him in the city, even away from us. in Jerusalem: but they brought him 11 My sons, be not now negligent: not into the sepulchres of the kings for the LORD hath chosen you to of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reign- stand before him, to serve him, and that ed in his stead.

ye

should minister unto him, and burn CHAP. XXIX. 1 Hezekiah his good reign. 3 He restoreth re

12 Then the Levites arose, Maligion. 5 He exhorteil the Levites. 12 They hath the son of Amasai, and Joel the sanctify themselves, and cleanse the house of God. 20 Hezekiah offereth solemn sacrifices,

son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kowherein the Levites were more forward than the hathites : and of the sons of Merari, priests.

Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the Hezekiah began to reign when he son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonwas five and twenty years old, and he ites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and reigned nine and twenty years in Je- Eden the son of Joah: rusalem. And his mother's name was 13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of

2 And he did that which was right Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah: in the sight of the Lord, aco

according 14 And of the sons of Heman; Jeto all that David his father had done. hiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of

3 He in the first year of his reign, Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel. in the first month, opened the doors 15 And they gathered their bre. of the house of the LORD, and repair-thren, and sanctified themselves, and ed them.

came, according to the commandment 4 And he brought in the priests and of the king, by the words of the Lord, the Levites, and gathered them toge- to cleanse the house of the Lord. ther into the east street,

16 And the priests went into the in5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye ner part of the house of the LORD, to Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and cleanse it, and brought out all the sanctify the house of the LORD God uncleanness that they found in the of your fathers, and carry forth the temple of the Lord into the court of filthiness out of the holy place. the house of the Lord. And the

6 For our fathers have trespassed, Levites took it, to carry it out abroad and done that which was evil in the into the brook Kidron. eyes of the LORD our God, and have 17 Now they began on the first day forsaken him, and have turned away of the first month to sanctify, and on their faces from the habitation of the the eighth day of the month came LORD, and turned their backs.

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Hezekiah offereth
CHAP. XXIX.

solemn sacrifices. they sanctified the house of the instruments of David, and the priests Lord in eight days; and in the six- with the trumpets. teenth day of the first month they 27 And Hezekiah commanded to made an end.

offer the burnt offering upon the altar. 18 Then they went in to Hezekiah And when the burnt offering began, the king, and said, We have cleansed the song of the Lord began also with all the house of the Lord, and the the trumpets, and with the instruments altar of burnt offering, with all the ordained by David king of Israel. vessels thereof, and the shewbread 28 And all the congregation wortable, with all the vessels thereof. shipped, and the singers sang, and the

19 Moreover all the vessels, which trumpeters sounded : and all this king Ahaz in his reign did cast away continued until the burnt offering was in his transgression, have we prepared finished. and sanctified, and, behold, they are 29 And when they had made an end before the altar of the LORD.

of offering, the king and all that were 20. Then Hezekiah the king rose present with him bowed themselves, early, and gathered the rulers of the and worshipped. city, and went up to the house of the 30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and LORD.

the princes commanded the Levites 21 And they brought seven bul- to sing praise unto the LORD with the locks, and seven rams, and seven words of David, and of Asaph the lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin And they sang praises with offering for the kingdom, and for the gladness, and they bowed their heads sanctuary, and for Judah. And he and worshipped. commanded the priests the sons of 31 Then Hezekiah answered and Aaron to offer them on the altar of said, Now ye

have consecrated yourthe LORD.

selves unto the LORD, come near and 22 So they killed the bullocks, and bring sacrifices and thank offerings the priests received the blood, and into the house of the Lord. And sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, the congregation brought in sacrifices when they had killed the rams, they and thank offerings; and as many as sprinkled the blood upon the altar: were of a free heart burnt offerings. they killed also the lambs, and they 32 And the number of the burnt sprinkled the blood upon the altar. offerings, which the congregation

23 And they brought forth the he brought, was threescore and ten bulgoats for the sin offering before the locks, an hundred rams, and two hunking and the congregation; and they dred lambs: all these were for a burnt laid their hands upon them.

offering to the LORD. · 24 And the priests killed them, and 33 And the consecrated things were they made reconciliation with their six hundred oxen and three thousand blood upon the altar, to make an sheep. atonement for all Israel: for the king 34 But the priests were too few, so commanded that the burnt offering that they could not flay all the burnt and the sin offering should be made offerings: wherefore their brethren for all Israel.

the Levites did help them, till the 25 And he set the Levites in the work was ended, and until the other house of the Lord with cymbals, priests had sanctified themselves : for with psalteries, and with harps, ac- the Levites were more upright in cording to the commandment of Da- heart to sanctify themselves than the vid, and of Gad the king's seer, and priests. Nathan the prophet: for so was the 35 And also the burnt offerings commandment of the Lord by his were in abundance, with the fat of the prophets.

peace offerings, and the drink offer26 And the Levites stood with the Wings for every burnt offering. So the

Hezekiah proclaimeth a passorer ? CHRONICLES, for Judah and Israel. service of the house of the Lord was sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for set in order.

ever: and serve the LORD your God, 36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all that the tierceness of his wrath may the people, that God had prepared turn away from you. the people: for the thing was done 9 For if ye turn again unto the suddenly.

LORD, your brethren and

your childCHAP. XXX.

ren shall find compassion before them i Hezekiah proclaimeth a solemn pussures on the that lead them captive, so that they

assembly, having destroyed the altars of idol shall come again into this land: for atry, keep the feast fourteen days. 27 The the LORD your God is gracious and priests and Lecites bless the people.

merciful, and will not turn away his And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and face from

you,

if ye return unto him. Judah, and wrote letters also to 10 So the posts passed from city to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they city through the country of Ephraim should come to the house of the and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the pass- but they laughed them to scorn, and over unto the LORD God of Israel. mocked them.

. For the king had taken counsel, 11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and and his princes, and all the congrega- Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled tion in Jerusalem, to keep the pass-themselves, and came to Jerusalem. over in the second month.

12 Also in Judah the hand of God 3 For they could not keep it at that was to give them one heart to do the time, because the priests had not commandment of the king and of the sanctified themselves sufficiently, nei- princes, by the word of the LORD. ther had the people gathered them 13 And there assembled at Jeruselves together to Jerusalem. salem much people to keep the feast

4 And the thing pleased the king of unleavened bread in the second and all the congregation.

month, a very great congregation. 5 So they established a decree to 14 And they arose and took away make proclamation throughout all Is- the altars that were in Jerusalem, and rael, from Beer-sheba even to Dan, all the altars for incense took they that they should come to keep the away, and cast them into the brook passover unto the LORD God of Is-Kidron. rael at Jerusalem: for they had not 15 Then they killed the passover on done it of a long time in such sort as the fourteenth day of the second it was written.

month: and the priests and the Le6 So the posts went with the letters vites were ashamed, and sanctified from the king and his princes through-themselves, and brought in the burnt out all Israel and Judah, and accord- offerings into the house of the LORD. ing to the commandment of the king, 16 And they stood in their place saying, Ye children of Israel, turn after their manner, according to the again unto the Lord God of Abra- law of Moses the man of God; the ham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will priests sprinkled the blood, which they return to the remnant of you, that are received of the hand of the Levites. escaped out of the hand of the kings 17 For there were many in the conof Assyria.

gregation that were not sanctitied : 7. And be ye not like your fathers, therefore the Levites had the charge and like your brethren, which trespass of the killing of the passovers for every ed against the LORD God of their fa one that was not clean, to sanctify thers, who therefore gave them up to them unto the LORD. desolation, as ye see.

18 For a multitude of the people, 8 Now be ye not stiff necked, as even many of Ephraim, and Manasyour fathers were, but yield yourselves seh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not into the Lord, and enter into his cleansed themselves, yet did they eat

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