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Josiah's good reign. ' Chap. XXXlV. He repaireth the temple. $99

25 F But the people of the land slew , ber for couplings, and to floor the houses all them that had conspired against king which the kings of Judah had destroyed. Amon; and the people of the land made 12 And the men did the work faithfulJosiah his son king in his stead.

ly; and whe overseers of them were JaCHAP. XXXIV.

hath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons 1 Josiah's good reign. He destroyeth | of Merari ; and Zechariah and Meshulidolatry. 8 He repuireth the temple, lam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set 29 and causing the law to be read, re- || it forward ; and other of the Levites, all neweth the covenant with God.

that could skill of instruments of musick. TOSIAH was cight years old when he 13 Also they were over the bearers of J began to reign, and he reigned in Je- || burdens, and were overseers of all that rusalein one and thirty years.

wrought the work in any manner of ser2 And he did that which was right in || vice : and of the Levites there were the sight of the Lord, and walked in the scribes, and officers, and porters. ways of David his father, and declined 14 | And when they brought out the neither to the right hand, nor to the left. money that was brought into the house of

3 For in the eighth year of his reign, || the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book while he was yet young, he began to seek of the law of the Lord given by Moses. after the God of David his father: and 15 And liilkiah answered and said to in the twelfth year he began to purge Ju- || Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book dah and Jerusalem from the high places, of the law in the house of the Lord. And and the groves, and the carved images, Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan. and the molten images.

16 And Shaphan carried the book to 4 And they brake down the altars of the king, and brought the king word Baalim in his presence; and the images, || back again, saying, All that was comthat were on high above them, he cut i mitted to thy servants, they do it. down; and the groves, and the carved 17 And they have gathered together images, and the molten images, he brake the money that was found in the house of in pieces, and made dust of them, and the LORD, and have delivered it into the strewed it upon the graves of then that hand of the overseers, and to the hand of had sacrificed unto them.

the workmen. 5 And he burnt the bones of the priests | 18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath givJerusalem.

en me a book. And Shaphan read it be 6 And so did he in the cities of Manas- fore the king. seh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even un-i 19 And it came to pass when the king to Naphtali, with their mattocks round had heard the words of the law, that he about.

| rent his clothes. 7 And when he had broken down the 20 And the king cominanded Hilkiah, altars and the groves, and had beaten the and Abikam the son of Shaphan, and ALgraven images into powder, and cut down don the son of Micah, and Shaphan the all the iols throughout all the land of Is scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, kael, he returned to Jerusalem.

saying, 8 S Now in the eighteenth year of his 21 Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and meign, when he had purged the land, and for them that are left in Israel, and in Juthe house, he sent Shaphan the son of Az dah, concerning the words of the book that aliah, and Maaseiah tre governor of the is found : for great is the wrath of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the 1.- | LORD that is poured out upon us, because Corder, to repair the house of the LORD our fathers have not kept the word of the his God.

LORD, to do after all that is written in 9 And when they came to Hilkiah the this book. high priest, they delivered the money 22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king that was brought into the house of Gocí, had appointed, went to Huldah the prophwhich the Levites that kept the doors etess, the wife of Shallum the sou of Tik. bad gathered of the hand of Manasseh vath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of wardrobe ; (now she dwelt in Jerusalen: Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin ; in the college :) and they spake to her to and they returned to Jerusalem.

that effect. 10 And they put it in the hand of the 23 I And she answered them, Thus workmen that had the oversight of the saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye house of the LORD, and they gave it to the man that sent you to me, the workmen that wrought in the house 24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will of the LORD, to repair and mend the bring evil upon this place, and upon thc house :

inhabitants thereof, even all the curses 11 Even to the artificers and builders that are written in the book which they Save the it, to buy hewn stone, and time I have read before the king of Judith :

400 The covenani renewed. II. CHRONICLES. Jozuli's solemn frassover. .

25 Because they have for-aken me, and 7 charres, and encouraged then to the Lase buried incense unto other goals, that srce of the house a ti.. LORD, ther night provoke me to anger with all | Saad suriunto the Levites that taught the works of their hands; therefore my all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, writh shall be poured out upon this į Put the nuly ark in the house wiich So place, and shall not be quenched

mon the son of avid king of Isr ei dd 26 And as for the king of Judah, who build; it shall not be a burden upon your sent you to inquire of the LORD, so shall shoulders: serre now the LORD your ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD Girl, and his people Israel, God of Israel concerning the words which 'l 4 nd prepare yourselveebr the houses thon bast heard;

of your fa:hers afier your courses, ac· 27 Because thine heart was tender, cording to the writing of David king of and thou didst humble thyself before Israel, and according to the writing of God, when thou heardest his words a. Solomon his son. gainst this place, and against the inhabi- 5 And stand in the holy place according tants thereof, and humbledst thyself be- l to the divisions of the families of the faforc me, and didst rend thy clothes, and thers of vour brethren the people, and a fier weep before me; I have even heard thee the division of the families of the Levites. also, saith the LORD.

6 So kill the passover, and sanctify 28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy | yourselves, and prepare your brethren, fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy that they may do according to the word grave in peace, neither shall thinc eyes of the LORD by the hand of Moses. see all tive evil that I will bring upon this 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of place, and upon the inhabitants of the the flock, lambs and kids, all for the same. So they brought the king word passover-offerings, for all that were presagain.

ent, to the number of thirty thousand, 29 ( Then the king sent and gathered and three thousand bullocks: these were together all the elders of Judah and Je-i of the king's substance. l'usalein.

8 And his princes gave willingly unto 30 And the king went up into the house the people, to the priests, and to the Leof the LORD, and all the men of Judah vites: Hikiah and Zechariah and Jchiand the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the il el, rulers of the house of God, gave unto priests, and the Levites, and all the peo- | the priests for the passover-offerings two ple, great and small: and he read in their thousand and six hundred smail cartie, cars all the words of the book of the cov-il and three hundred oxen. enant that was found in the house of the 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah, and LORD.

Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah 31 And the king stood in his place, and Jchiel and Jozabad, chief of the Leand made a covenant before the Lord, to vites, gare unto the Levites for passoverwalk afer the Lord, and to keep his com- ofirings five thousand small cattle, and mandments, and his testimonies, and his il five hundred oxen. statutes, with all his heart, and with all l 10 So the service was prepared, and his soul, to perform the words of the cove the priests stood in their place, and the enant which are written in this book. Levites in their courses, according to the

32 And he caused all that were present || king's commandment. in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. 1 11 And they killed the passover, and And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did ac- | the priests sprinkled the bivod from their cording to the covenant of God, the God hands, and the Levites flaved them. of thcir father's.

12 And they removed the burnt-offer33 Aud Josiah took away all the a- ings, that they might give according to bominations out of all the countries | the divisions of the families of the people, that pertainid to the children of Israel, 1 to offer unto the LORD, as it is written and made all that were present in Israel in the book of Moses. And so did they to serve, even to serve the LORD their with the oxen. Gud. And all liis days they departed not 13 And they roasted the passover with from following the LORI), the God of fire according to the orclinance: but the their fathers.

ll other holy offerings sod they in pots, and CE AP. XXXV.

in caklions, and in pans, and divided them 1 Josiah kerpretha solemn maxsover. 20 He, speedily among all the people. provoking Pharwoli-necho, is slain at l " 14 And afterward ihey inade ready

1 legiddo. 25 Lamentations for him. for themselves, and for the priests: beM OREOVER, Josiah kept a passorer || cause the priests the sons of Aaron were

I into the LORD in Jerusalem : and il busiril in offering of burnt-offerings and they killed the passover on the fourteenth the fat until night; therefore the Levites day of the first month.

prepared for themselves, and for the 2 And he set the priests in their priests the sons of Arron.

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* CHAP. XXXVI.

Jehoahaz deposed. 401 15 And the singers the sons of Asaph || they are written in the book of the kings were in their place, according to the com- of Israel and Judah. mandment of David, and Asaph, and |

CHAP. XXXVI. Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; || 1 Jehoahaz is deposed by Pharaoh. 5 and the porters wuited at every gate ; || Jehoiakim reigning ill is carried unto they might not depart from their service; | Babylon. 9 Jehoiuchin succeedeth. 11 for their brethren the Levites prepared | Zedekiah's ill reign. 22 The proclafor them.

mation of Cyrus. 16 So all the service of the Lord was | THEN the people of the land took prepared the same day, to keep the pass- 1 Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and over, and to offer burnt-offerings upon || made him king in his father's stead in the altar of the LORD, according to the Jerusalem. commandment of king Josial.

2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years 17 And the children of Israel that were old when he began to reign, and he reignpresent kept the passover at that time, lled three months in Jerusalem. and the feast of unleavened bread seven 3 And the king of Egypt put him down days.

| at Jerusalem, and condemned the land 18 And there was no passover like to in an hundred talents of silver and a talthat kept in Israel from the days of Sam- || ent of gold. uel the prophet; neither did all the kings 4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim of Israel keep such a passover as Jo- | his brother king over Judah and Jerusasiah kept, and the priests, and the Le- || lem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. vites, and all Judah and Israel that were | And Necho took Jehoahaz bis brother, present, and the inhabitants of Jeru- || and carried him to Egypt. salem.

5 Jehoiakim was twenty and five 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign years old when he began to reign, and of Josiah was this passover kept. ll he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem :

20 After all this, when Josiah had and he did that which was evil in the prepared the temple, Necho king of E-l sight of the Lord his God. gypt came up to fight against Charche- il 6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezmish by Euphrates: and Josialı went out zar king of Babylon, and bound him in against him.

fetters, to carry him to Babylon. 21 But he sent ambassadors to him, 7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the saving, What have I to do with thee, ll vessels of the house of the Lord toBabylon, thicu king of Judah? I come not against and put them in his temple at Babylon. thee this day, but against the house where- 1 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiawith I have war: for God commanded | kim, and his abominations which he did, me to make haste : forbear thee from and that which was found in him, behold, peddling with God, who is with me, they are written in the book of the kings that he destroy thee not.

of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin liis 22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn son reigned in his stead. his face from him, but disguised himself 9 9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when that he inight fight with him, and heark- he began to reign, and he reigned three ened not unto the words of Nocho from months and ten days in Jerusalem : and the mouth of God, and came to fight in he did that which was evil in the sight of the valley of Megiddo.

the LORD. 23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; 10 And when the year was expired, and the king said to his servants, Have king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought me away; for I am sore wounded.

hiin to Babylon, with the goodly vessels 24 His servants therefore took him out of the liouse of the Lord, and made Zeof that chariot, and put him in the dekiah his brother king over Judah and second chariot that he had; and they || Jerusalem. brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, l| 11 Zedekiah was one and twenty and was buried in one of the sepulchres || years old when he began to reign, and of his fathers. And all Judah and Jeru- | reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. salem mourned for Josiah.

12 And he did that which was evil in the 25 | And Jeremiah lamented for Jo- l sight of the LORD his God, and humbled siah: and all the singing-men and the sing- luot himself before Jeremiah the prophet ing-women spake of Josiah in their lam- ll speaking from the mouth of the LORD. entations to this day, and made them an 13 And he also rebelled against king ordinance in Israel: and behold, they are || Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him written in the lamentations.

swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and hardened his heart from turning unto and his goodness, according to that which ll the LORD God of Israel. was written in the law of the LORD, TL 149 Moreover,all the chief of the priests, 27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, II and the people, transgressed very much 402 The proclamation of Cirus. EZRA. He Xstoreth the vessels of the temple. after all the abominations of the heatlien; y and burnt all the palaces thereof with and polluted the house of the LORD which | fire, and destroyed all the goodly vesse's he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

thereof. . 15 And the LORD God of their fathers 20 And them that had escaped from the sent to them by his messengers, rising up sworii carried be away to Bribi lon; where betimes, and sending; because he had they were servints to him and his sons uncompassion on his people, and on his til the reign of the kingdom of Persia: dwelling-place:

21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by 16 But they mocked the messengers of the mouth of Jeremiah, until tlie land had God, and despised his words, and mis- enjoyed her sabbaths : for as long as she used his prophets, until the wrath of the lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil LORD arose against his people, till there threescore and ten years. was no remedy.

229 Now in the first year of Cyrus king 17 Therefore he brought upon them of Persia, that the word of the LORD : jukthe king of the Chaldees, who slew their on by the mouth of Jeremiah might be young men with the sword in the house of accomplished, the LORD stirred up the their sanctuary, and had no compassion spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made upon young man or maiden, old man, or a proclamation throughout all his kinghim that stooped for age: he gave them dom, and put it also in writing, saying, all into his hand.

1 23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, 18 And all the vessels of the house of All the kingdoms of the earth hath the God, great and small, and the treasures | LORD God of heaven given me; and he of the house of the LORD, and the treas-hatlı charged me to build him an house in ures of the king, and of his princes; all Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is these he brought to Babylon.

| there among you of all his people? The 19 And they burnt the house of God, (LORD his God be with him, and let him and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, I go up.

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6 And all they that were about them 1 The ysroclamation of Cyrus for the build- strengthened their hands with vessels of ing of the temple. 5The people provide silver, with gold, with gocds, and with for their return. 7 Cyriis restoreth the beasts, and with precious things, beside

vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar. all that was willingly offered. NOW in the first year of Cyrus king7 Also Cyrus the king brought forth

N of Persia, that the word of the LORD the vessels of the house of the LORD, by the mouth of Jeremiah might be ful- which Nebuchadnezzarlad brought forth filled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a house of his gols; proclamation throughout all his kingdom, 8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia and fiut it also in writing, saying,

bring forth by the hand of Mithredath 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, the treasurer, and numbered them unto The LORD God of heaven hath given me Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah. all the kingdoms of the earth; and he 9 And this is the number of them: hath charged me to build him an house thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargat Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

ers of silver, nine and twenty knives, 3 Who is there among you of all his 10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons people? his God be with him, and let him of a second sort four hundred and ten, go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and other vessels a thousand. and build the house of the Lord God of 11 AU the vessels of gold and of silver Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Je were five thousand and four hundred. rusalem.

All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with 4 And whosoever remaineth in any i them of the captivity that were brought place where he sojourneth, let the men up from Babylon unto Jerusalem. of his place help him with silver, and

CHAP. II. with gold, and with goods, and with | 11ho returned from Babylon. 64 Their beasts, beside the free will-offering for number and subxance. 68 Their oblations. the house of God that is in Jerusalem N OW these are the children of the

5 9 Then rose up the chief of the fa TV province that went up out of the thers of Judah and Benjamin, and the captivity, of those which had been carpriests, and the Levites, with all them ried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the whose spirit God had raised, to go up to | king of Babylon had carried away unto build the house of the LORD which is in Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem Jcrusalem.

Wand Judah, every one unto his city;

The number of those

CHAP. 11. who returned from Babylon. 403 2 Which came with Zerubbabel: Jesh- Ono, seven hundred twenty and five. na, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah. Mor 1 34 The children of Jericho, three hundecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, | dred forty and five. Baanan. The number of the men of the 35 The children of Senaah, three thoupeople of Israel :

sand and six hundred and thirty. 3 The children of Parosh, two thou 36 1 The priests: the children of Jesand an hundred seventy and two. daiah, of the house of Jeshua, vine hun

4 The children of Shephatiah, three dred seventy and three. hundred seventy and two.

37 The children of Immer, a thousand 5 The children of Arah, seven hundred fifty and two. seventy and five.

38 The children of Pashur, a thousand 6 The children of Pahath-moab, of the two hundred forty and seven. children of Jeshua and Joal), two thou 39 The children of Harim, a thousand sand eight hundred and twelve.

and screnteen. 7 The children of Elam, a thousand 40 | The Levites; the children of Jetwo hundred fitty and four.

shua and Kadmiel, of the children of Ho8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred daviah, seventy and four. forty and five.

41 The singers: the children of A9 The children of Zaccai, seven hun- saph, an hundred twenty and eight. dred and threescore.

42 9 The children of the porters: the 10 The children of Bani, six hundred children of Shallum, the children of Aforty and two.

er, the children of Talmon, the children ii The children of Bebai, six hundred of Akkub, the children of Harita, the twenty and three.

children of Shabai, in all an hurred 12 The children of Azgad, a thousand thirty and nine. two hundred twenty and two.

43 | The Nethinims: the children of 13 The children of Adonikam, six Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the chilhundred sixty and six.

dren of Tabbaoth, 14 The children of Bigvai, two thou- 44 The children of Keros, the children sand fifly and six.

of Siaha, the children of Padon, 15 The children of Adin, four hundred 45 The children of Lebanah, the chilfifty and four.

dren of Hagabah, the children of Akkub, 16 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, 46 The children of Hagab, the children ninety and eight.

of Shalmai, the children of Hanan, 17 The children of Bezai, three hun 47 The children of Giddel, the childred twenty and three.

dren of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, 18 The children of Jorah, an hundred 48 The children of Rezin, the children and twelve.

of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, 19 The children of Hashum, two hun 49 The children of Uzza, the children dred twenty and three.

of Paseah, the children of Besai, 20 The children of Gibbar, ninety and 50 The children of Asnah, the children five.

of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim, 21 The children of Beth-leliem, an hun 51 The children of Bakbuk, the childred twenty and three.

dren of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six. 52 The children of Bazluth, the chil

23 The men of Anathoth, an hundred dren of Mehida, the children of Harsha, twenty and eight.

53 The children of Barkos, the chil24 The children of Azmaveth, forty | dren of Sisera, the children of Thamah, and two.

54 The children of Neziah, the chil25 The children of Kirjath-arim, Che-dren of Hatipha. phirah, and Beeroth, seren hundred and 55 | The children of Solomon's serforty and three.

vants: the children of Sotai, the children 26 The children of Ramah and Gaba, of Sophereth, the children of Peruda, six hundred twenty and one.

56 The children of Jaalah, the children 27 The men of Michmas, an hundred || of Darkon, the children of Giddel, twenty and two.

57 The children of Shephatiah, the 28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two || children of Hattil, the chiliren of Pochehundred twenty and three.

reth of Zebaim, the children of Ami. 29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two. 58 All the Nethinims, and the children

30 The children of Magbish, an hun- || of Solomon's servants, were three hundred fifty and six.

dred ninetv and two. 31 The children of the other Elam, a 59 And these were they which went up thousand two hundred fifty and four. from Tel-melah, Tel-harga, Cherub, Ad

32 The children of Harim, three hun- || dan, and Immer: but they could not shew dred and twenty.

I their father's house, and their seed, 33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and ll whether they were of Israel :

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