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Sect. LXIX. Ben-hadad besieges Samaria. A famine
in Samaria. The Syrians defeated. Great spoils
Sect. LXX. The widow's oil multiplied. The son of
the Shunamite raised to life at the prayer of
Elisha. Deadly pottage healed. Barley loaves
multiplied. The lost axe restored.......
Sect. LXXI. Ben-hadad sends a message to Elisha.
Elisha foretels his death, and the succession of
Hazael. Benhadad killed by Hazael.......... 339
Sect. LXXII. The wicked reign of Jehoram king of
Judah. He slays all his brethren. The Edomites
revolt. He dies miserably.........
Sect. LXXIII. The wicked reign of Ahaziah (called
also Azariah and Jehoahaz) king of Judah.............. 346
Elisha sends one of the children of the prophets
to anoint him. Jehoram slain by Jehu. Ahaziah
mortally wounded. Jezebel thrown from a
window. Dogs lick up her blood.
Sect. LXXV. The wicked reign of Athaliah queen of
Judah. She destroys all the seed royal except
Joash, who is saved in the temple, and concealed
by Jehoiada the priest. Joash proclaimed king.
Sect. LXXVI. The reign of Joash, or Jehoash, king
of Judah. Jehoiada dies. Zechariah the son of
Jehoiada slain. Hazael king of Syria wars
Sect. LXXVII. The wicked reign of Jehoahaz king
of Israel. The kingdom of Israel reduced.
Sect. LXXVIII. The reign of Jehoash, or Joash, king
of Israel. He visits Elisha in his sickness. Elisha
dies. The Syrians defeated. Jehoash dies.... 364
He numbers his people. War with the Edom-
Sect. LXXX. The reign of Jeroboam II. king of Is-
rael. Israel delivered by his hand....
Sect. LXXXI. Part of the prophecy of Amos, con-
cerning a famine and an earthquake. The peo-
Sect. LXXXII. The reign of Uzziah, or Azariah, king
i cense, and is struck with leprosy. His death
Sect. LXXXIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah.
The people of Israel and Judah called upon to
forsake their sins, and turn unto the Lord
Sect. LXXXIV. The reigns of Zachariah and Shal- .
Scet. LXXXV. The history of the prophet Jonah.
The Lord commands him to go to Nineveh. He
disobeys and is swallowed up by a fish. The
Sect. LXXXVI. Jonah again sent to Nineveh. The
people repent at his preaching, and are pardoned.
Sect. LXXXVII. The reigns of Menahem, Pekaiah,
and Pekah, kings of Israel. Hoshea succeeds
The prophet foretels the downfall of the king-
dom of Israel. He calls upon the people to repent 396
Seet. LXXXIX. The reigns of Jotham and Ahaz,
kings of Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The
Ammonites become tributary to him. Syria and
and Ephraim confederate against Judah. Isaiah
encourages Ahaz. The miraculous birth of
Emanuel predicted. The defeat of the Assy-
Sect. XCI. The impiety of Ahaz. He sends part of
the treasure of the Lord's house to the king of
Assyria. He setteth up an altar to idols, burns
incense thereon, and commits abominations.
Sect. XCII The beginning of the reign of Hezekiah
king of Judah. He cleanses the temple, and
reforms public worship. A covenant made with
Sect. XCIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah. The
prophet denounces woes against the people of
Israel. He invites them to turn unto the Lord 415
Sect. XCIV. The reign of Hoshea king of Israel. He
becomes tributary to Shalmaneser king of Assy-
ria. Conspires against him. Samaria taken.
Sect. XCV. Continuation of the reign of Hezekiah
king of Judah. His piety. He subdues the Phi-
listines. He becomes tributary to Sennacherib
Seet. XCVII. Sennacherib besieges the cities of Ju-
dah. Hezekiah is seized with sickness. Isaiah
the prophet is sent to warn him to prepare for
death. He prays to the Lord, and his life is
Sect. XCVIII. Hezekiah's confidence in the Lord.. 430
Jerusalem. Rab-shakeh's arrogant speech......432
Sect. C. Hezekiah's humiliation. Isaiah's message to
him. Rab-shakeh's letter. Hezekiah's prayer.. 435
Sect. CI. God's message to Hezekiah....
Sect. CII. The Assyrian smitten by an angel. Sen-
DAVID'S POWER INCREASETH.
ABNER REVOLTETH TO HIM.-JOAB KILLETH ABNER. DAVID MOURNETH FOR ABNER.
From 2 Samuel, Chap. iii.
AND unto David were born in Hebron six sons, Amnon, Chileab, Absalom, Adonijah, Shephatiah, and Ithream.
And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul,
But Abner was very wroth, for the words of Ish-bosheth had provoked him, and he said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David?
So do God to Abner, and more also, except as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him: to translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beer-sheba.
And Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.
Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.
And David said, Well, I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see my face.