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Sennacherib invadeth Judah. II. CHRONICLES, XXXII.

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16 Beside their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses;

17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their fathers, 1 Chr. 23. and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses;

24, 27.

8 Or, trust.

n Lev. 25. 34.

Num. 35. 2. over. 12, 13,

14, 15.

p 2 Kings 20.3.


a 2 Kings 18. 13, &c.

18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness:

19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.

20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and Pwrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.

21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.


I Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah fortifieth himself, and encourageth his people. 9 Against the blasphemies of Sennacherib, by message and letters, Hezekiah and Isaiah pray. 21 An angel destroyeth the host of the Assyrians, to the glory of Hezekiah. 24 Heze kiah praying in his sickness, God giveth him a sign of recovery. 25 He waxing proud is

humbled by God. 27 His wealth and works.

31 His error in the ambassage of Babylon. 32
He dying, Manasseh succeedeth him.

A establishment thereof, Senna-
FTER these things, and the

Is. 36. 1, &c. cherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

4 Heb. to break them


6 Heb. his Jace was to war.

• Heb. overrowed.

2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

3 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city and they did help him.

4 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran

His blasphemy.

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Hezekiah's sickness.



q 2 Kings 19. 9.

r 2 Kings 19. 12.

2 Kings 18. 28.

26, 27, 28.

II. CHRONICLES, XXXIII. Manasseh's wicked reign.

shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

16 And his servants spake yet more against the LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the + 2 Kings 18. people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city. 19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were "the work of the hands of man.

u 2 Kings 19. 18.

x 2 Kings 19. 15. y 2 Kings 19.2, 4.

cir. 710. 22 Kings 19. 35, &c.

2 Heb.made him fall.

710. 8 Heb. precious things.

a ch. 17. 5. b ch. 1. 1.


• 2 Kings
20. 1.
Is. 38. 1.

4 Or,
wrought a
for him.

d Ps. 116. 12. ⚫ ch. 26. 16. Hab. 2. 4.

f ch. 24. 18.

8 Jer. 26. 18, 19.

6 Heb. the lifting up.

h 2 Kings

20. 19.

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21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels 2 slew him there with the sword.

22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side.

23 And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and 3a3 a presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.


24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the LORD: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: :therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them the days of Hezekiah.

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30 This same Hezekiah also stop-I8.22. 9,11. ped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. 31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to m mtry him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his 'goodness, behold, they are written in "the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

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33 PAnd Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the 'chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh Prov. 10.7. his son reigned in his stead.


1 Manasseh's wicked reign. 3 He setteth up idolatry, and would not be admonished. 11 He is carried into Babylon. 12 Upon his prayer to God he is released, and putteth down idolatry. 18 His acts. 20 He dying, Amon succeedeth him. 21 Amon reigning wickedly is slain by his servants. 25 The murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth him.

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Manasseh's great idolatry. II. CHRONICLES, XXXIV.

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BEFORE 6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

ch. 28. 3. Ezek. 23. 37,39.

¡ Deut. 18. 10, 11. k 2 Kings 21. 6. 12 Kings 21.7.

m Ps.132.14.

2 8am.7. 10.



7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In "this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.

9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.

10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.

11 Wherefore the LORD Deut. 28. brought upon them the captains of ? Heb. the host of the king of Assyria, which were -the king's. which took Manasseh among the p Job 36. 8. thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

Ps. 107. 10,


8 Or,chains.

12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and a1Pet. 5. 6. humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

Ezra 8. 23.

13 And prayed unto him: and he 1Chr. 5.20. was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.

P8. 9. 16. Dan. 4. 25.

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Josiah's good reign.

commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.

17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.

18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel.

19 His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.

20 ¶ So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his

own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem.

22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them;


= ch. 32. 12.

1 Sam.9.9.

2 Or, Hosai.

2 Kings 21. 18.

• 2 Kings 21. 19, &c.

23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, das Manasseh his & ver. 12. father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.

24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.

25 ¶ But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.


1 Josiah's good reign. 3 He destroyeth idolatry. 8 He taketh order for the repair of the temple. 14 Hilkiah having found a book of the law, Josiah sendeth to Huldah to enquire of the Lord. 23 Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's time. 29 Josiah, causing it to be read in a solemn assembly, reneweth the covenant with God.

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He repaireth the temple. II. CHRONICLES, XXXIV. Book of the law found.



• 1 Kings 18. 2.

d ch. 33. 17,


• Lev. 26.80.


2 Or, sun images.

(2 Kings 23.6. 8 Heb. face of the graves. g 1 Kings 13. 2.

David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.

4And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the 2images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

5 And he & burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, 4 Or, mauls. even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.

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* See 2 Kings 12. 4, &c.

6 Or, to rafter.

8 Now 'in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.


9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem.

10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:

11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

12 And the men did the work faithfully and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.

13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all


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m 2 Kings 22.8, &c. 2 Heb. by the hand of.

Heb. to Heb. poured out,

the hand of.

16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it. 17 And they have gathered toge-4 ther the money that was found in the house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.

18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.


20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying,

21 Go, enquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book.

or, melted.

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22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of "Tikvath, the son of 'Has-2 Kings rah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now 7or, she dwelt in Jerusalem in the col- Harhas. lege :) and they spake to her to that effect.

8 Heb. garments. 9 Or, in the school, or, cond part.

23 ¶ And she answered them, Thus in the sesaith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me,

24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:

25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands;

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Huldah's prophecy.


BEFORE therefore wrath shall be poured my out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.


• 2 Kings

23. 1, &c.

26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD, SO shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel concerning the words which thou hast heard;

27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD. 28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again.

29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

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Josiah keepeth a

over on the fourteenth day of the first month.

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6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your Ezra & 20. brethren, that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.


7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's sub


ch. 30. 24.



8 And his princes' gave willingly 6 Heb. unto the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred oxen.

9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Levites Heb. for passover offerings five thousand small cattle, and five hundred oxen.



10 So the service was prepared, and the priests P stood in their place, PEzra 6. 18. and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's commandment.

33 And Josiah took away all the a abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his Heb.from days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.flayed them. CHAPTER XXXV.

r Jer. 3. 10.


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11 And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled the bloodach. 29. 22. from their hands, and the Levites

12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto the


See ch. 29.

MOREOVER + Josiah kept a Lond, as it is written in the book of Lev. 3. &

passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the pass

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