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22 But Hazael king of Syria oppreffed Ifrael all the days of Jehoahaz.

23 And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compattion on them, and had refpect unto them, becaufe of his covenant with Abraham, Ifaac, and Jacob, and would not deftroy them, neither caft he them from his † prefence as yet.

24 So Hazael king of Syria died, and Ben-hadad his fon reigned in his ftead.

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Amaziah his good reign. which had flain the king his father. Before 6 Butthe children of the murderers Christ he flew not according unto that ́839. which is written in the book of the Chap law of Mofes, wherein the LORD commanded, faying, The fathers Deut. thall not be put to death for the chil- Ezek. 18. dren, nor the children be put to death 4, 20. for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own fin.

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8 Then Amaziah fent meffen- & Joh gers to Jehoath the fon of Jehoahaz, ci 826. ton of Jehu king of Ifrael, faying, iz Come, let us look one another in the face.

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9 h And Jehoah the king of Ifrael 2 Chron fent to Amaziah king of Judah, faying, The thistle that was in Lebanon, je fent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, faying, Give thy daughter to my lon to wife and there palled by a wild beaft that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

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10 Thou haft indeed finitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry + at home: Heb. for why shouldest thou meddle to thy " 25 And Jehoafh the fon of Jehoa-hurt, that thou fhouldeft fall, even hazt took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the fon of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war: Ver. 18, three times did Joafh beat him, and recovered the cities of Ifrael.

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fon of Jehoath, the fon of Ahaziah,
at Beth-fhemefh, and came to Jeru-
falem, and brake down the wall of
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phraim, unto the corner-gate, four 131
hundred cubits.

14 And he took all the gold and
filver, and all the vessels that avere
found in the house of the LORD, and
in the treafures of the kings house,
and hostages, and returned to Sa-
maria.

15 mNow the rest of the acts of Jehoath which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael?

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28 Now the reft of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damafcus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Irael, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Hrael?

y After an Interregnum of 11 years, Chap. 15. 8. CHAP. XV.

This is the

1 Azariah his good reign. 5 Jotham
Succeedeth him: 32 His good reign.
N the twenty and feventh year of cir. 810.
Jeroboam king of Ifrael, began 27th year
Azariah fon of Amaziah king of beams
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2 Sixteen years old was he when kingdom he began to reign, and he reigned her, two and fifty years in Jerufalem, and him conhis mothers name was Jecholiah of Jerufalem.

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3 And he did that which was right in the fight of the LoxD, according roboams to all that his father Amaziah had Maar done;

chy. a Chap. 14.21. 26.1, 3.

called,

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4 Save that the high places were z Chron. not removed: the people facrificed, and burnt incenfe ftill on the high vezi, places. 5¶And the LORD. & finote the Chap. 12. king, fo that he was a leper unto the 314.4. day of his death, and e dwelt in a fe- d2 Chron. veral house and Jotham the kings Lev. 13. fon was over the house, judging the people of the land.

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6' And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

cir. 765.

25. 19.

46.

26. 23.

7 So Azariah flept with his fathers cit. 758. and f they buried him with his fathers 2 Chron. in the city of David; and Jotham his fon reigned in his ftead.

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8 In the thirty and eighth year cir. 773. of Azariah king of Judah, did Za- ing beeu chariah the fon of Jeroboam reign over Ifrael in Samaria fix months.

9 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the fins of Jeroboan the son of Nebat, who made Ifrael to fin.

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cir. 772.

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10 And Shallum the fon of Jabefh confpired against him, and 8 fmote & As prohim before the people, and flew him, Amos7.9. and reigned in his ftead.

11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael.

ከ 15. 30.

12 This was h the word of the Chap. LORD which he fpake unto Jehu, faying, Thy fons fhall fit on the throne of Ifrael, unto the fourth generation. And fo it came to país.

13 ¶ Shallum the fon of Jabeth . 772. began to reign in the nine and thir

Shallum, Menahem,

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15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his confpiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael.

16 Then Menahem fmote Tiphfah, and all that were therein, and the coafts thereof from Tirzah : because they opened not to him, therefore he 1 Chap. 8. fmote it, and all the women therein that were with child, he ript up.

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17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah, began Menahem the fon of Gadi to reign over Ifrael, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

18 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the fins of Jeroboam the ion of Nebat, who made Ifrael to fin.

19 And m Pul the king of Affyria Ifai... came againft the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thonfand talents of filver, 771. that his hand might be with him, to confirm the kingdom in his hand. 20 And Menahem † exacted the forth money of Ifrael, even of all the mighty men of weaith, of each man fifty fhekels of filver, to give to the king of Affyria: fo the king of Affyria turned back, and stayed not

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there in the land.

21 ¶ And the rest of the acts of Menahem and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael?

22 And Menahem flept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his fon reigned in his ftead.

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the fon of Menahem began to reign over Ifrael in Samaria, and reigned two years.

24 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the LORD, he departed not from the fins of Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, who made Ifrael to fin.

25 But Pekah the fon of Remaliah, a captain of his, confpired against him, and fmote him in Samaria, in the palace of the kings houfe, with

Pekabiah, and Pekah. Argob, and Arich, and with him fif. Before ty men of the Gileadites: and he Chrift killed him, and reigned in his room. 759. 26 And the reft of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael.

27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, a Pekah the fon of Remaliah began to reign over Ifrael in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.

28 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the LORD, he departed not from the fins of Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, who made Ifrael to fin.

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29 In the days of Pekah king of Ifrael, came Tiglath-pilefer king of Affyria, and took P Ijon, and Abelbeth-maachah, and Janoah, and Ke- 15.10. defh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Affyria.

30 And Hofhea the fon of Elah 739made a confpiracy againit Pekah the fon of Remaliah, and fmote him, and flew him, (and reigned in his ftead 9) in the twentieth year of Jotham the fon of Uzziah.

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31 And the rest of the acts of Pe- ch.17.1. kah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael.

4th year of Ahaz, in the 20th

Jotham

32 In the fecond year of Pekah year after the fon of Remal'ab king of Ifrael, had begun began Jotham the fon of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

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33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned fixteen years in Jerufalem : and his mothers name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

34 And he did that which was right in the fight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

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35¶Howbeit, the high places Ver.4. were not removed: the people facrificed and burnt incenfe ftill in the high places: he built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

At the end

37 (In those days the LORD be- cir. 742 gan to fend againít Judah, "Rezin of Johans the king of Syria, and Pekah the fon of Remaliah)

38 And Jotham flept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers

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Na the feventeenth year of Pekah the fon of Remaliah, Ahaz the fon of Jotham king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Twenty years, old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned fixteen years in Jeruialem, and did not that which was right in the fight of the LORD his God, like David his father.

3 But he walked in the way of the Lev. 18. kings of Ifrael, yea, band made his fon to pafs through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD caft out from before the children of Ifrael.

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4 And he facrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

5¶Then Rezin king of Syria, 7.1. and Pekah fon of Remaliah king of Ifrael, came up to Jerufalem to war: and they befieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.

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He spoilerb the temple. the priest made it, against king Ahaz Before came from Damafcus. Chrift

12 And when the king was come 740. from Damafcus, the king faw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.

13 And he burnt his burnt-offering, and his meat-offering, and poured his drink-offering, and fprinkled the blood of this peace-offerings upon the altar.

Chron.

26.16, 19.

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4.1.

14 And he brought alfo k the k z chr. braten altar, which was before the LORD, from the forefront of the houfe, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north fide of the altar.

29.39,40,

15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the prieft, faying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt- 1 Exod. offering, and the evening meat- 41. offering, and the kings burnt-facrifice, and his meat-offering, with the burnt-offering of all the people of the land, and their meat-offering, and their drink-offerings, and fprinkle upon it all the blood of the burntoffering, and all the blood of the facrifice: and the brafen altar shall be for me to enquire by.

16 Thus did Úrijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz com

6 At that time Rezin king of Syria 742. recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from + Elath: and the Sy-manded. rians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.

e Chap. 14. 22. + Heb. Elstb.

f Chap.
15. 29.
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I Chron.
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2 Chron.
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740.

• Chap. 12. 18.

28.24.

7.27, 28.

17¶"And king Ahaz cut off the 739. borders of the bafes, and removed m2 Chro 7 So Ahaz fent meffengers f to the laver from off them, and took Kings +Tiglath-pilefer king of Aflyria, fay-down the fea from off the brafen 61K DES ing, I am thy fervant and thy fon: oxen that were under it, and put it 7.23, 25. come up, and fave me out of the hand upon a pavement of stones. of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Ifrael, which rife up against me.

8 And Ahaz & took the filver and gold that was found in the houfe of See 2 Chr. the LORD, and in the treasures of the kings houfe, and fent it for a prefent to the king of Affyria.'

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3 ¶ Against him came up Shalmanefer king of Affyria, and Hofhea became his fervant, and † gave him prefents.

4 And the king of Affyria found confpiracy in Hothea: for he had fent mellengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Affyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Affyria fhut him up, and bound him in prifon.

5¶Then the king of Affyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and befieged it three years.

6 In the ninth year of Hofhea, the king of Affyria took Samaria, and Carried Ifrael away into Affyria, dand placed them in Halah and in Habor Chr. by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

16, foretold.

5.26.

e Lev. 28.3.

f Chap. 18. S.

BY Kings 14.23. Itai. 57.5. + Heb. Baturi.

h Exod. 34.13.

21.

i Deut.

7 For fo it was, that the children of Ifrael had finned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

8 And walked in the ftatures of the heathen, (whom the LORD cait out from before the children of Ifrael) and of the kings of Ifrael, which they had made.

9 And the children of Ifrael did fecretly thofe things that were not right, against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, ffrom the tower of the watchmen, to the fenced city.

10 8And they fet them up images and hgroves, in every high hill, and under every green tree:

II And there they burnt incenfe Deut. 16. in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger.

12. 2.

* Exod.

12 For they ferved idols, k where20.3, 4 of the LORD had faid unto them, 'Ye fhall not do this thing.

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13 Yet the LORD teftified against Ifrael, and against Judah, † by all the prophets, and by all the feers, faying, n Turn ye from your evil ner. 18. and keep my commandments, and 3.&35. my ftatutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I fent to you by my fervants the prophets.

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14 Notwithstanding, they would Before not hear, but hardened their necks, Christ like to the neck of their fathers, that 721. did not believe in the LORD their De God.

31.27.

29.25.

15 And they rejected his ftatutes, P and his covenant that he made with Deut. their fathers, and his teftimonies which he testified against them, and they followed a vanity, and became Deut. vain, and went after the heathen that Kings were round about them, concerning 100.8.4 whom the LORD had charged them, 115.8. that they fhould not do like them.

32.21.

16. 13.

r Pial.

• Exod.

32.8.

16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and s made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and K worthipped all the hoft of heaven, u and ferved Baal.

12. 28.

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17 And they caufed their fons and their daughters to pass through the 16.312 fire, and ufed divination and inchant- char.. ments, any fold themfelves to do evil in the fight of the LORD, to pro- hap voke him to anger.

18.

x Lev. 18. 21.

16.3. Fzek. 23.

Kings

18 Therefore the LORD was very 37 angry with Irael, and removed them 21. 20. out of his fight: there was none left z but the tribe of Judah only.

19 Alfo Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the ftatutes of Ifrael which they made.

20 And the LORD rejected all the feed of Ifrael, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of fpoilers, until he had caft them out of his fight.

21 For he rent Ifrael from the houfe of David, and they made Jeroboam the fon of Nebat king, and Jeroboam drave Ifrael from following the LORD, and made them fin a great fin.

22 For the children of Ifrael walked in all the fins of Jeroboam which he did, they departed not from them:

23 Until the LORD removed Ifrael out of his fight, as he had faid by all his fervants the prophets. So was Ifrael carried away out of their own land to Affyria, unto this day.

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