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Menabon, Petalia), c. 6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and house, with Argob and Arieh, and uitlatim all that he did, are they not written in the fifty men of the Gileadites : and hic killed book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? him, ard reigned in his room.

7 $0 Azariah tlept with his fathers; and 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekaniah, and they buried him with his fathers in the city all that he did, behold, they are written in of David : and Jotham his son reigned in his the book of the chronicles of the kings of itead.

Israel. 8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah 27 f In the two and fiftieth year of Aza. king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jero- riah king of Judah Pekah thc for of Remalialı boam reign over Hrael in Samaria six months. began to reign oves lírael in Saniaria, and

9 And he did that which was evil in the reigned tweniy years. fight of the LORD, as his fathers had done : 28 And he did that which was evil in the he departed not from the lins of Jeroboam fight of the LORD; he departed not froin the the son of Nebat, who made Israel to fin. fins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made

10 And Shallum the son of Jabeth conspired Ifrael to fin againit him, and (mote him before the pea 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel, came ple, and flew him, and reigned in his ttead. Tiglath-pileser king of Allyria, and took ljon,

11 And the reit of the acts of Zachariah, and Abel-beth-mazchan, and Janoah, and behold, they are written in the book of the Kedeth, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, chronicles of the kings of Israel.

all the land of Naphiali, and carried them cap. 12 This was the word of the LORD which tive to Allyria. he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy fons thall 30 I And Horhea the son of Elah made a fit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth gene- conspiracy against pekah the son of Remaliah, sation. And so it came to pass.

and imote him, and new him, and reigned in 13 Shallum the son of Jabeth began to his stead, in the twentieth year of Jothan the rcign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah son of Uzziah. king oi Judah ; and he reigned a full month 31 And the reft of the acts of Pekah, and in Samaria.

all that he did, behold, they are written in 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up the book of the chronicles of the kings of from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and Smote Ifrael, Shallum the son of Jabeth in Samaria, and 32 9 In the second year of Pekat, the son New him, and reigoed in his ftçad.

ooremaliah king of Israel began Jothan the 15 And the rest of the acts of smallum, and his son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. conspiracy which he made, behold, they are 33 Five and twenty years old was he when written in the book of the chronicles of the he began to reign, and he reigned fixteen kings of Israel.

years in Jerusalem. And his mother's nanie 18 4 Then Menahem smote Tiphfah, and was Jerutha the daughter of Zadok. all that were therein, and the coasts thereof 34 And he did that which was right in the from Tirzah : becaute they opered not to him, sight of the LORD: he did according to ali therefore he (mote it; and all the women that his father (zziah had done. therein that were with child he ripped up. 35 Howbeit, the high places were not re.

17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah snoved: the people sacrificed and burnt in. king of Judah began Menahem the son pi Gadi cense till in the high places. He built the to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in higher gate of the house of the Lord. Sanaria.

39 Now the reit of the acts of Jotham, 18 And he did :hat which was evil in the and all that he did, are they not written in fight of the LORD: he departed not all his the book of the chronicle of the kings of days from the tins of Jeroboam the son of Judah ! Nebat, who made Israel to tin.

37 (In those days the LORD began to send 19 And Pul the king of Altyria came against againit Judah Rézin the king of Syria, and the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand Pekah the son of Remaliah.) talents of silver, that his hand might be with 38 And Jotham Dept with his fathers, and him, to confirm the kingdom in his hand. was buried with his fathers in the city of

20 And Menahem exacted the money of Ir. David his father : and Ahaz his son reigned rael, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of in his stead. each man fifty thekels of fisver, to give to the

C H A P. XVI. king of Allyria : fo the king of Allyria turned i Abazis wicked reign; 17 be spoiieth the back, and itayed not chere in the land.

temple : 19 lezekiah,fucceedeth him. and all that he did, are they not written in


of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king the book of the chronicles of the kings of of Judah began to reign. Israel!

2 Twenty years old was Ahaz, when he 22 And Menahem tlept with his fathers : began to reign, and reigned fixteen years in and Pekaniah his son reigned in his stead. Jerusalem, and did not that which was right

23 Ir the fifticth year of Azariah king of in the fight of the LORD his Guo, like David Judah Pekaniah the son of Menaliem began his father. io reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned 3 But he walked in thouay of the kings of two years.

Israel; yea, and made his son to pass through 24 And he did that which was evil in the the fire, according to the abominations of the fight of the LORD; he departed not from the heather, whom the LORD Cart out from before ftus of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made the children otIfrae!. Ifrael to fin

4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in 25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a cap- the high places, and on the hills, and under tain of his, conspired against him, and {moie every green tree. him ia samaria, in the palace of the king's s frhen Rezin king of Syria and Po


Abaz spoileth the temple.

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began Hoxhea the Elah to reign in but could not overcome bim.

Samaria over Israel nine years. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recover- 2 And he did thar which was evil in the ed Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from light of the LORD, but not as the kings of Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and Israel that were before him. dwelt there unto this day.

3. Agaiutt him came up Shalınaneser king .7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser of Aisyria; and Hothea became his fervant, king of Allyria, saying, I am thy fervant, and gave him presents. and thy son: come up and save me out of the 4 And the king of Allyria found conspiracy hand of the king of Syria, and out of the in Hothea : for he had sent meffengers to hand of the king of Israel, which rise upagainit so king of Egypt, and brought no present me,

to the king of Allyria, as be bad done year by 8 And Ahaz took the filver and gold that year ; therefore the king of Allyria thut him was found in the house of the LORD, and in up, and bound him in prison. the treasures of the king's house, and sent it 5 ! Then the king of Affyria came up for a present to the king of Aflyria.

throughout all the land, and went up to $a. 9 And the king of Allyria hearkened unto maria, and belieged it three years. him; for the king of Allyria went up againft 69 In the ninth year of Hofhea the king Damascus, and cook it, and carried the people of Allyria took Samaria, and carried Israel ofit captive to Kir, and flew Rezin.

away into Allyria, and placed them in Ha10 I And king Ahaz went to Damascus to lah and in Habór by the river of Gozan, and meet "Tiglath-pileser lag of Affyria, and in the cities of the Medes. saw an altar that was at Damascus : and 7. For so it was, that the children of Israel Xing Ahaz sent to Urijah the priet the fa- had finned againit the Loro their God, which Mion of the altar, and the pattern of it, had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, according to all the workmanship thereof. from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt,

11 And Urijah the priest built an altar and had feared other gods, according to all that king Ahaz had sent from 8 And walked in the statutes of the heather, Damascus : fo Urijah the prieit made it (whom the LORD cait out from before the chile againīt king Ahaz came from Damascus. dren of Israel,) and of the kings of Israel,

12 And when the king was come from ... which they had made. marcus, the king saw the altar; and the king 9 And the children of Israel did secretly approached to the altar, and offered thereon, those things that were not right against the

13 And he burnt his burnt-offering, and his LORD their God, and they built them hifch mcat-offering, and poured his drink-oiter. places in all their cities, from the tower of ing, and sprinkled the blood of his peace. the watchmen to the fenced city. offerings upon the altar.

so And they set them up images and groves 14 And he brought also the brasen altar in every high hill, and under every green which was before the LORD from the fore. tree : iront of the house, from between the aitar and il And there they burnt incense in all the house of the LORD, and put it on the north the high places, as did the heathen whom fide of the altar.

the LORD carried away before them; and 15 And king ahaz commanded Urijah the wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD priest, saying, Upon ihe great altar burn the to anger. morning burniring, and the evening meat. 12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD offering, and the king's burnt facrifice, and had said unto theni, Ye Thall not do this his meat odtering, with the burnt-offering thing, of all the people of the land, and their 13° Yet the LORD teftified against Israel, meat-offering, and their drink-o:terings; and and agaiuft Judah, by all the prophets, and Sprinkie upon is all the blood of the burnt by ali ine seers, saying, Turn je irom your ottering, and all the blood of the facrifice: evil ways, and keep ny commandments, and the braleo altar thall be wr me to enquire and my itatutes, according to all the law by.

which I commanded your fathers, and which 16 Thus did Virijah the priest, according to 1 sent to you by my fervants the prophets. all that king Ahaz commanded.

14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, 19 1 And king Ahaz cut off the borders of but hardened their necks like to the necks of the bares, and removed the laver from off their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD them; and took down the sea from off the their God. brasen oxen that were under it, and put it 15 And they rejected his tatutes and his upon a pavement of ftones;

covenant that he made with their fathers, 18 And the covert for the sabbath that they and his teftimonies which he teltificd againit had built in the house, and the king's entry them, and they followed vanity, and became without, turned he from the boule of the vain, and went after the heathen that were LORD for the king of Affyria,

found about them, concerning whom the 19 Now the rett of tke acts of Ahaz, LORD had charged them, that they should not which he did, are they not written in the book do like them. of the chronicles of the kings of Judah ! 36 And they left all the commandments of

20 And Ahaz ilept with his fathers, and the Lord their God, and made them mollen was buried with his fathers in the city of images, eren two calves, and made a grove, Dasia : and Hezekiah his son reigned in his and worshipped all the host of heaven, and

served Baal. Acad. CHAP. XVI).

17 And they caused their sons and their Hafeca's wicked riign. s. Samaria, for ibeir daughters to pals through the fire, and used fus, is rapiikuinii.

di ination and enchantments, and fold them

Ifrael's capriviry.


Hezekiah's good sign. felves to do evil in the fight of the LORD, to 35 with whom the Lord had made a cuve" provoke him to anger.

nant, and charged them, saying, Ye thall no: 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry fear Other gods, nor bow yourselves to them with Israel, and removed them out of his oor serve them, nor facrifice to them : fight : there was none left but the tribe of Jun 36 But the LORD who brought you up out of dah only:

the land of Egypt with great power, and a 19 Allo Judah kept

not the commandments ttretched out arm, him thall ye fear, and him of the LORD their God, but walked in the mall ye worship, and to him ihall ye do sacri. ttatutes of Israel which they made.

fice. 20 And the LORD rejected all the feed of 37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and Ifrael, and afflicted them, and delivered them the law, and the commandment, which he into the hand of spoilers, until he had cait wrote for you, ye thall observe to do for ever. them out of his light.

more ; and ye shall not fear other gods. 21 For he rent Ifrael from the house of 38 And the covenant that I have made with David; and they made Jeroboam the son of you ye shall not forget, neither shall ye fear Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from other gods. following the LORD, and made them tin a 39. But the LORD your God ye shall fear; great fin,

and he thall deliver you out of the hand of all 22 For the children of Israel walked in all your enemies. the fins of Jeroboam which he did: they de. 40 How beit, they did not hearken, but they parted not from them;

did after their former manner. 23. Vatil the LORD removed Ifrael out of 41 Su these nations feared the LORD, and his ught, as he had said by all his servants che served their graven images, both their chil. prophets. So was Ifrael carried away out of dren and their children's children: as did their their own land to Allyria unto this day. fathers, so do they unto this day. 24 | And the king of Affyria brought men

CHA P. XVIII. from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, i Hezekiab's good reign: 4 be destroyeth ido and from Hamach, and from Sepharvaim, and larry, and prospereih. 9 Samaria is carried placed them in the cities of Samaria, inttead of bhac echildren of lfrael: and they poffeffed N Whea cameona mah king of Israel, that

captive for their lins. Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

25 And so it was, at the beginning of their Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began dwelling there, that they scared not the LORD; to reign. therefore the LORD sent lions among them, 2 Twenty and five years old was he when which gew some of them.

he began jo reign; and he reigned twenty 26 Wherefore they spake to the king of and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's Asyria, saying, The nations which thou hatt name also was Abi the daughter of Zacha. removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, riah. know not the manner of the God of the land: And he did that which was right in the therefore he hath sent lions arr.ung them, and fight of the LORD, according to all that David behold, they tay them, because they know his father did. got the manner of the God of the land,

4 1 He removed the high places, and brake 27 They the king of Aflyria commanded, the images, and cut down the groves, and saying, Carry thither one of the priests whoni brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Mores ye brought from thence, and let them go and had made: for unto those days the children of dwell there, and let him

teach them the man- lsrael did burn incense to it and he calied ic ner of the God of the land.

Nehuihian. 28 Then one of the priests, whom they had 5 He cruited in the LORD God of Ifrael; fo carried away from Samaria, came and dwell in that after him was none like him among all Beth-el,

and taught them how they should fear the kings of Judah, nor any that were before the LORD.

him. 29 Howbeit every nation made gods of their 6 For he clave to the LORD, and departed own, and put them in the holes of the high not from following him, but kept his coni. places which the Samaritans had made, every mandments, which the LORD commanded nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. Moles.

30 And the men of Babylon made Succoth- 7 And the LORD was with him, and he benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, profpered whithersoever he went forth: and he and the men of Hamath made Athima, rebelled againt the king of Aflyria, and lerved

31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tar. him no!. tak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in 8 He finote the Philiftines, even unto Gaza, the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech and the borders thereof, from the tower of the the gods of Sepharvaim.

Watchmen to the fenced city. 32 So they teared the LORD, and made unto yg And it came to pass in the fourth year themselves of the lowest of them priests of the of king Hezekiah, (which was the seventia high places, which sacrificed for them in the year of Hofhea soa of Elah king of Israel,) that houses of the high places.

Śhalmancfer king of Allyria came up against 33 They feared the LORD, and served their Samaria, and befieged it. own gods, after the manner of the nations 10 And at the end of three years they took whom they carried away from thence, it, even in the fixth year of Hezekiah (that is

34 Unto this day they do after the former the ninth year of Hothea king of Ifrael) Samaria manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do was taken. they after their ftatuies, or after their ordi. 11 And the king of Assyria did carry away nances, or after the law and commandment !srael unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and which the LORD commanded the children of in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the ci Jacob, whom be ner.ed Ifrae);

ties of the Medes;


Idolatry defroyed.


Hezekiab mourette 12 Because they obeyed not the voice of the thee, to speak these words ? baih he notions LORD their God, but transgreired his cove- me to the men which fit on the wall, that they sant, and all that Moses the servant of the may e.ut their own dung, and drink their own LORD commanded, and would not hear them, piss with you! nor do them.

28 Then Rab-Makeh ftood and cried with a 13. Now in the fourteenth year of king loud voice in the Jews language, and spake, Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Affyria saying, Hear the word of the great king, the come up againt all the fenced cities of Judah, king of Allyria: and took them.

29 Thus faith the king, le: not Hezekiah 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the deceive you: for he shall not be able to deiiver king of Adyria to Lachish, saying, I have you cut of his hand. offended; return from me: that which thou 3. Neidier let. Hezekiah make you truft in putteit on me I will bear. And the king of the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely de. Affyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah liver us, and this

city thall not be delivered inthree hundred talents of filver, and thirty to the hand of the king of Aftyria. talents of gold.

31 Hearken not unto Hezekiah: for thus Is And Hezekiah gave him all the filver saith the king of Allyria, Make an agreement ihat was found in the house of the LORD, and with me by a present, and come out to me, in the treasures of the king's house.

and ben eat ye every man of his own vine, 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the and every one of his hg tree, and drink ye 891d from the doors of the temple of the LORD, every one the waters of his ciitern: and from the pillars which Hezekian king of 32 Until I come and take you away to a land Judan had overlaid, and gave it to the king of like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a Aisyria.

land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive 17 And the king of Affyria sent Tartan and of honey, that ye may live, and not die : and' R'absaris and Rab hakeh from Lachith and hearken not unto hiczekiah, when he to king Hezekiah with a great host against persuadeth you, saying, The Lord will deli. Jerusalem. And they went up and came to ver us. Jerusalem. And when they were come up, 33 Hath any of the gods of the nations de. They came and ftood by the conduit of the livered at all his land out of the hand of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the king of Alfysia ? Suller's field.

31 Avhere are the gods of Hainath, and of 18 And when they had called to the king, Arpad where are the gods ofaser harvaim, There came out to them Eliakim the son of Hepa, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria Hilkiah, which was over the household, and out of mine hand? Shebna che scribe, and Joah the son of Araph 35 Who are they, among all the gods of the the recorder.

countries, that have delivered their country 1) And Rab-thakeh said unto them, Speak ye out of mine hand, that the LORD thould deli. how to Hezekiah, Thus faith the great king, ver Jerusalem out of mine hand) ile king of Allyria, What contidence is this 36 but the people held their cace, and an. wherein thou trustest?

werd him not a word: for the king's com. 20. Thou sayeit, (but they are but vain mandment was, saying, Answer hiin not. words,) / baur counseland Atrength for the war. 37 Then came Eliakim the son of Islkiah, Now on whom dott thou truit, that thou re. which was over the household,and Shebna ihe bellest againft me!

scribe, and Joah the son of Alaph the recorder, 21 Now, hehold, thou trufteft upon the ftaff to Hezekiah, with their clothes rent, and cold *f this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on him the words of Rab-hakeh. which if a man lean, it will go into his hand

CHAP. XIX. and pierce it: fuis Pharaoh king of Egypt un- Hezekiah, mourning, findeti in Isaiah ra to all that truft on him.

pray for them: 6 he comforreth bers. 8 Sen. 22 But if ye say unto me, We truft in nacherib sendeth a blasphemous letter !! the LORD Our God is not that he, whose Hezekiah. 14 Hezekiab's prayer 35. 437 High places and whose altars Hezekiah hath angeljlareth be diyrians. 36 Sennac berib taken away, and hath said to Judah and is pain by his fons. crusalem, Ye thall worship betore this altar A held is, that he rent his clothes, and ja Jerusalem

23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges covered himself with fackcloth, and went in. lo my lord the king of Allyria, and I will de. to the house of the LORD. liver the two thousand hories, if thou be able 2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the On thy part to set riders upon them.

houschold, and Sliebna the scribe, and the el. 24 How then wilt thou turn away the face ders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to of one captain of the leait of my matter's fer- lsaiah the prophct the son of Amoz. Vines, and put thy uruit on Egypt for chariots 3. And they said unto him, Thus faith He. and for horsemen?

zekian, This day is a day of trouble, and of 25 Am I now come up without the LORD rebuke, and blafphemy: for the children are against this place to dentroy it? The Lord said come to the birth, and there is not trength to to me, Goup againft this land, and destroy it. bring forth.

26 The taid Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and 4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear all Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-ihakeh, Speak, i the words of Rab-ihakeh, whom the king of pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian lan. Allyria his matter hath sent to reproach ihe guage; for we understand it: and talk not living God; and will reprove the words which with us in the Jews language in the ears of the the LORD thy God hath heard: whercfore lift people that are on the wall.

up thy prayer for the rcmnant that are left. 27 But Rab-hakeh said unto them, Hath 5 So the servants of king Hezckiah came to my matter ten me to thy muter, and to slaia!,

He is comforted,

Chap. XX.

and bis prayer on/weren'. 6 9 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus thall the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter ye say to your matter, Thus faith the LORD, into the lodgings of his borders, and into the Be not afraid of the words which thou hait foreit of his Carmel. heard, with which the servants of the king of 24 I have digged and druak #trange waters, AiTyria have blasphemed me.

and with the fole of my teet have I dried up ali Behold, I will send a blatt upon him, and the rivers of belieged places. he' hall hear a rumour, and thall return to his 25 Hait thou not heard long ago how I have own land; and I will cause him to fall by the done it, and of ancient times that I have form. sword in his own land.

ed it! now have I brought it to pass, that thou 89 So Rab-thakeh returned, and found Thouldert be to lay waste tenced cities into the king of Allyria warring againit Libnah:

ruinous heaps. for he had heard that he was departed from 26 Therefore their inhabitants were of Lachith.

small power, they were dismayed and cons 9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king founded; they were as the grass or the field, of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight and as the green herb, as ihe grass on the against thee: he sent reisengers again unto house tops, and, as corn biated before it be Hezekiah, saying,

grown up: 10 Thus Thall ye speak to Hezekiah king of 27 Bui I know thy abode, and thy going out, Judah, saying, Let nue thy God in whom thou and thy coming in, and thy !age against rie. iruitest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem thall 28 Because thy rage againit me, and thy not be delivered into the hand of the king of tumult is come up into mine cars, therefore I Allyria.

will put my hook in thy nose, and my biule i's Behold, thou hart heard what the kings of in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the Affyria have done to all laads, by destroying way by which thoucamett. them utterl': thalt thou be delivered?

29 And this ball be a Sign unto thee, Ye 12 Hare eds of the nations delivered fall eat this year such things as grow of them which y fathers have destroyed; as themselves, and in the second year that which Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the chil. Springeth of the same; and in the third year dren of Eden which were in Thelalar?

sow ye and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the the fruits thereof. king of Arpad, and the king of the city of 30 And the remnant that is escaped of the Sepharvaim, of keua, and Ivah?

house of Judah thall yet again take root down. 149 And Hezekian received the letter of ward, and hear fruit upward. the hind of the meisengers, and read it: and 31 For out of erusalem thall go forth a Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, remnant, and they that escape out of mount and spread it betore the LORD.

Zion: the zeal of the Lord of bofts shall do Is And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, this. and said, O LORD God of Israel, which duell 32 Therefore thus faith the Lord concern. ett berwveen the cherubims, thou art the God, ing the king of Allyria, He hall not come into even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the this city, nor thoot an arrow there, nor come earth; thou hast made heaven and carth. before it with Mield, nor cait a bank a riott

16 LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: it. open, LORD, thine eyes, and fee: and hear 33 3y the way that he came, by the fanie the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent thill he returii, and shall not come into this him to rcproach the living God.

city, faith the LORD. 17 Of à truth, Lord, the kings of Aftyria 34 For I will detend this city, to save it, have deftroyed the nations and their lands, for mine own fake, and for my servant David's

18 and have cait their gods into the fire : fake. for they were no gods, bui the work of men's 35 | And it came to pass that night, that Lands, wood and itone: therefore they have the angel of the LORD went out, and more in dettroyed them.

the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fcurscore 19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, and live thousand : and when they arose early beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, in the morning, behold, they were all dead that all the kingdoms of the earth may know corpses. that thou art the LORD God, even thou 36 So Sennacherib king of Allyna departe only.

ed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Ni. 20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to geven. I!ezekiah, saying, Thus faith the Lord God 37 And it came to pass, as he was worship. of Israel, Thar which thou hast prayed to me ping in the house of Nisroch his god, that against Sennacherib king of Allyria I have Adram melech and Sharezer his rons imote heard,

him vith the sword : and they escaped into 21 This is the word that the LORD hath the land of Armenia. And Elar-haddon his Spoken concerning him: The virgin the roa reigned in his itead. daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and

CHAP. XX. Jaughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusa- 1 Nexekiah, receiving a stage of death, by lem hath thaken her head at thec.

prayer bath his life lengthened. 8 The sun 22 Whom haft thou reproached and blar. gouih ten degrees backward for a fan. 20 phemed? and against whom hait thou exalted Manallin luccredeth Hezekiah. shy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? I ate the prophet Isaiah the fon of Amoz

those days was Hezekiah fick unto death. even againt the Holy One of Israel.

23 By thy messengers thou hait reproached came to him, and said unto him, Thus faith the Lord, and hart said, With the muititude the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou of my chariots I am come up to the height of thalt die, and not live. the mountains, to the sides

of Lebanor, and Then he turned his face to the wall, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

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