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Week #15: II Kngs 12 - I Chronicles 11


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II Kings 12

  1. In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
  2. And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
  3. But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
  4. And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
  5. Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.
  6. But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
  7. Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
  8. And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.
  9. But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
  10. And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
  11. And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
  12. And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
  13. Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD:
  14. But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.
  15. Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
  16. The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.
  17. Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
  18. And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.
  19. And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  20. And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
  21. For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 13

  1. In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
  2. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.
  3. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days.
  4. And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
  5. (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
  6. Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
  7. Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.
  8. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  9. And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead.
  10. In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.
  11. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.
  12. And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  13. And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
  14. Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
  15. And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
  16. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.
  17. And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
  18. And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.
  19. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
  20. And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.
  21. And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
  22. But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
  23. And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
  24. So Hazael king of Syria died; and Benhadad his son reigned in his stead.
  25. And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

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II Kings 14

  1. In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.
  2. He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
  3. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
  4. Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.
  5. And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.
  6. But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
  7. He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
  8. Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
  9. And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
  10. Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
  11. But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.
  12. And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.
  13. And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
  14. And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
  15. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash 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 Israel?
  16. And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.
  17. And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
  18. And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  19. Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.
  20. And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
  21. And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
  22. He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
  23. In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
  24. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
  25. He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.
  26. For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
  27. And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
  28. Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  29. And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 15

  1. In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.
  2. Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
  3. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;
  4. Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
  5. And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.
  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?
  7. So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
  8. In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.
  9. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
  10. And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
  11. And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
  12. This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.
  13. Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.
  14. For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
  15. And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
  16. Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.
  17. In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.
  18. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
  19. And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
  20. And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not 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 Israel?
  22. And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.
  23. In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.
  24. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
  25. But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.
  26. And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
  27. In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.
  28. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
  29. In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
  30. And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
  31. And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
  32. In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
  33. Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.
  34. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.
  35. Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still 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?
  37. In those days the LORD began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.
  38. And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 16

  1. In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.
  2. Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
  3. But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.
  4. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
  5. Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.
  6. At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.
  7. So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.
  8. And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.
  9. And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
  10. And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
  11. And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus.
  12. And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw 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 sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar.
  14. And he brought also the brasen altar, which was before the LORD, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar.
  15. And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to enquire by.
  16. Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.
  17. And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took down the sea from off the brasen oxen that were under it, and put it upon a pavement of stones.
  18. And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry without, turned he from the house of the LORD for the king of Assyria.
  19. Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  20. And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 17

  1. In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.
  2. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.
  3. Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.
  4. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.
  5. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.
  6. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
  7. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned 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 statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.
  9. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
  10. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
  11. And there they burnt incense 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. For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
  13. Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
  14. Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
  15. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
  16. And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
  17. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
  18. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
  19. Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
  20. And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.
  21. For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.
  22. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;
  23. Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
  24. And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
  25. And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
  26. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.
  27. Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.
  28. Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
  29. Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
  30. And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
  31. And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.
  32. So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
  33. They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
  34. Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;
  35. With whom the LORD had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:
  36. But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.
  37. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.
  38. And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.
  39. But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
  40. Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.
  41. So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

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II Kings 18

  1. Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
  2. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
  3. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
  4. He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
  5. He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
  6. For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.
  7. And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.
  8. He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
  9. And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
  10. And at the end of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken.
  11. And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:
  12. Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.
  13. Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.
  14. And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
  15. And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house.
  16. At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
  17. And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.
  18. And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.
  19. And Rabshakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
  20. Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
  21. Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.
  22. But if ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
  23. Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
  24. How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
  25. Am I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
  26. Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
  27. But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
  28. Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spake, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria:
  29. Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand:
  30. Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  31. Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern:
  32. Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.
  33. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
  34. Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?
  35. Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?
  36. But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
  37. Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

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II Kings 19

  1. And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
  2. And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
  3. And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
  4. It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
  5. So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
  6. And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
  7. Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
  8. So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
  9. And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
  10. Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
  11. Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?
  12. Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?
  13. Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
  14. And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
  15. And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
  16. LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
  17. Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
  18. And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
  19. Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.
  20. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
  21. This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
  22. Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
  23. By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
  24. I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.
  25. Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
  26. Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
  27. But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
  28. Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
  29. And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
  30. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
  31. For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
  32. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
  33. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
  34. For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
  35. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
  36. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
  37. And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 20

  1. In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
  2. Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
  3. I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
  4. And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
  5. Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
  6. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
  7. And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
  8. And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day?
  9. And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
  10. And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
  11. And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
  12. At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.
  13. And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
  14. Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.
  15. And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
  16. And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD.
  17. Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
  18. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
  19. Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?
  20. And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  21. And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 21

  1. Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.
  2. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
  3. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
  4. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
  5. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
  6. And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
  7. And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
  8. Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.
  9. But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.
  10. And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,
  11. Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:
  12. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
  13. And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
  14. And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
  15. Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.
  16. Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
  17. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  18. And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
  19. Amon was twenty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
  20. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.
  21. And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them:
  22. And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.
  23. And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.
  24. And 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.
  25. Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  26. And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.

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II Kings 22

  1. Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.
  2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
  3. And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
  4. Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
  5. And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,
  6. Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
  7. Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
  8. And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
  9. And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.
  10. And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
  11. And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
  12. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
  13. Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
  14. So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
  15. And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,
  16. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
  17. 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; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
  18. But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
  19. Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
  20. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

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II Kings 23

  1. And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
  2. And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
  3. And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
  4. And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
  5. And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
  6. And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
  7. And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
  8. And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
  9. Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren.
  10. And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
  11. And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
  12. And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
  13. And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
  14. And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
  15. Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
  16. And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.
  17. Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.
  18. And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
  19. And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.
  20. And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.
  21. And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.
  22. Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
  23. But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.
  24. Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
  25. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
  26. Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.
  27. And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
  28. Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  29. In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
  30. And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
  31. Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
  32. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
  33. And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
  34. And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.
  35. And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaohnechoh.
  36. Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
  37. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

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  1. In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.
  2. And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
  3. Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
  4. And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
  5. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  6. So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
  7. And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
  8. Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
  9. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
  10. At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.
  11. And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
  12. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
  13. And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
  14. And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
  15. And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
  16. And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
  17. And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
  18. Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
  19. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
  20. For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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  1. And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.
  2. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
  3. And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
  4. And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.
  5. And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.
  6. So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.
  7. And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
  8. And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
  9. And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.
  10. And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
  11. Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.
  12. But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
  13. And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
  14. And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
  15. And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
  16. The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
  17. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.
  18. And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
  19. And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
  20. And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:
  21. And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.
  22. And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.
  23. And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
  24. And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.
  25. But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
  26. And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.
  27. And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
  28. And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
  29. And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
  30. And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

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I Chronicles 1

  1. Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
  2. Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
  3. Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
  4. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
  5. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
  6. And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
  7. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
  8. The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
  9. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
  10. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
  11. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
  12. And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim.
  13. And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
  14. The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
  15. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
  16. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
  17. The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
  18. And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
  19. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan.
  20. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
  21. Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
  22. And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
  23. And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
  24. Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
  25. Eber, Peleg, Reu,
  26. Serug, Nahor, Terah,
  27. Abram; the same is Abraham.
  28. The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
  29. These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
  30. Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
  31. Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
  32. Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
  33. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
  34. And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.
  35. The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
  36. The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
  37. The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
  38. And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
  39. And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's sister.
  40. The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
  41. The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
  42. The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
  43. Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
  44. And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
  45. And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.
  46. And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
  47. And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
  48. And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
  49. And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
  50. And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
  51. Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
  52. Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
  53. Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
  54. Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.

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I Chronicles 2

  1. These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
  2. Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
  3. The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.
  4. And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
  5. The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
  6. And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
  7. And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
  8. And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
  9. The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
  10. And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah;
  11. And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
  12. And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
  13. And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,
  14. Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
  15. Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
  16. Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
  17. And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
  18. And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.
  19. And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur.
  20. And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
  21. And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.
  22. And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.
  23. And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
  24. And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
  25. And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
  26. Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
  27. And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
  28. And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.
  29. And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.
  30. And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children.
  31. And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
  32. And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
  33. And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
  34. Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
  35. And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.
  36. And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
  37. And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
  38. And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
  39. And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
  40. And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
  41. And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
  42. Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
  43. And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.
  44. And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.
  45. And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Bethzur.
  46. And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
  47. And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
  48. Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
  49. She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.
  50. These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,
  51. Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.
  52. And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites.
  53. And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.
  54. The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
  55. And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

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I Chronicles 3

  1. Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
  2. The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
  3. The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.
  4. These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.
  5. And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:
  6. Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
  7. And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
  8. And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
  9. These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.
  10. And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
  11. Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
  12. Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
  13. Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
  14. Amon his son, Josiah his son.
  15. And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
  16. And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
  17. And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
  18. Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
  19. And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:
  20. And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five.
  21. And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.
  22. And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
  23. And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.
  24. And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.

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I Chronicles 4

  1. The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
  2. And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
  3. And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
  4. And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.
  5. And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
  6. And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
  7. And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
  8. And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
  9. And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
  10. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
  11. And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton.
  12. And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
  13. And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath.
  14. And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
  15. And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
  16. And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
  17. And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
  18. And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.
  19. And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
  20. And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
  21. The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea,
  22. And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
  23. These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
  24. The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul:
  25. Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
  26. And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son.
  27. And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.
  28. And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
  29. And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
  30. And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
  31. And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
  32. And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
  33. And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
  34. And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
  35. And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
  36. And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
  37. And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
  38. These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
  39. And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
  40. And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.
  41. And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for their flocks.
  42. And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
  43. And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

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I Chronicles 5

  1. Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
  2. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
  3. The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
  4. The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
  5. Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
  6. Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
  7. And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
  8. And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
  9. And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.
  10. And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead.
  11. And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salchah:
  12. Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
  13. And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.
  14. These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
  15. Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.
  16. And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
  17. All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
  18. The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.
  19. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.
  20. And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
  21. And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
  22. For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
  23. And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.
  24. And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.
  25. And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
  26. And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

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I Chronicles 6

  1. The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  2. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
  3. And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
  4. Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
  5. And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
  6. And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
  7. Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
  8. And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
  9. And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
  10. And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
  11. And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
  12. And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
  13. And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
  14. And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
  15. And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
  16. The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
  17. And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.
  18. And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
  19. The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.
  20. Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
  21. Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
  22. The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
  23. Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
  24. Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
  25. And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
  26. As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
  27. Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
  28. And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
  29. The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,
  30. Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
  31. And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
  32. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.
  33. And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
  34. The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
  35. The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
  36. The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
  37. The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
  38. The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
  39. And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
  40. The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
  41. The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
  42. The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
  43. The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
  44. And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
  45. The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
  46. The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
  47. The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
  48. Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
  49. But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
  50. And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
  51. Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
  52. Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
  53. Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
  54. Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
  55. And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.
  56. But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
  57. And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
  58. And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
  59. And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:
  60. And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
  61. And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
  62. And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
  63. Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
  64. And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.
  65. And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.
  66. And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
  67. And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
  68. And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs,
  69. And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
  70. And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
  71. Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
  72. And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
  73. And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
  74. And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
  75. And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
  76. And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
  77. Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
  78. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
  79. Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
  80. And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
  81. And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.

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I Chronicles 7

  1. Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
  2. And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.
  3. And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
  4. And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
  5. And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.
  6. The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
  7. And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.
  8. And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
  9. And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.
  10. The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
  11. All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
  12. Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher.
  13. The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
  14. The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
  15. And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
  16. And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
  17. And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
  18. And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
  19. And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.
  20. And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
  21. And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.
  22. And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
  23. And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.
  24. (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
  25. And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,
  26. Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
  27. Non his son, Jehoshua his son.
  28. And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
  29. And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.
  30. The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
  31. And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.
  32. And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
  33. And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.
  34. And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
  35. And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
  36. The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
  37. Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.
  38. And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
  39. And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
  40. All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

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I Chronicles 8

  1. Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
  2. Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
  3. And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
  4. And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
  5. And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
  6. And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:
  7. And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
  8. And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
  9. And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
  10. And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.
  11. And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
  12. The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
  13. Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:
  14. And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
  15. And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
  16. And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
  17. And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
  18. Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
  19. And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
  20. And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
  21. And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
  22. And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
  23. And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
  24. And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
  25. And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
  26. And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
  27. And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
  28. These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
  29. And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name was Maachah:
  30. And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,
  31. And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
  32. And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
  33. And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
  34. And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat Micah.
  35. And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
  36. And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
  37. And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son:
  38. And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
  39. And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
  40. And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.

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I Chronicles 9

  1. So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.
  2. Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
  3. And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
  4. Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.
  5. And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
  6. And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.
  7. And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
  8. And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
  9. And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.
  10. And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
  11. And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
  12. And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
  13. And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
  14. And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
  15. And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
  16. And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
  17. And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
  18. Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
  19. And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
  20. And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him.
  21. And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
  22. All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.
  23. So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.
  24. In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
  25. And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.
  26. For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
  27. And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
  28. And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.
  29. Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
  30. And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.
  31. And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.
  32. And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
  33. And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.
  34. These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
  35. And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah:
  36. And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab,
  37. And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
  38. And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
  39. And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
  40. And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat Micah.
  41. And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.
  42. And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
  43. And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
  44. And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.

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I Chronicles 10

  1. Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
  2. And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
  3. And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.
  4. Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
  5. And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.
  6. So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.
  7. And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
  8. And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
  9. And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.
  10. And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
  11. And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
  12. They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
  13. So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
  14. And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

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I Chronicles 11

  1. Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
  2. And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.
  3. Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.
  4. And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
  5. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David.
  6. And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
  7. And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.
  8. And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
  9. So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.
  10. These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
  11. And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time.
  12. And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties.
  13. He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines.
  14. And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great deliverance.
  15. Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
  16. And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.
  17. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
  18. And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD,
  19. And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.
  20. And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a name among the three.
  21. Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
  22. Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.
  23. And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.
  24. These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.
  25. Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
  26. Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
  27. Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
  28. Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
  29. Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
  30. Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
  31. Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
  32. Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
  33. Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
  34. The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
  35. Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
  36. Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
  37. Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
  38. Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
  39. Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
  40. Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
  41. Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
  42. Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
  43. Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
  44. Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,
  45. Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
  46. Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
  47. Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.

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