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II. KINGS, CHA P. XIII. Tehoahaz his wicked Reign. 3 Jehoahaz oppressed by How zael, is relieved by Prayer. 8 Joash succeedeth him : 10 His wicked Reign. 12 Jeroboam fucceedeth him. 14 Elisha dying, prophesieth to Foash three Victories over the Syrians. 20 The Moabites invading the Land, Elisha's Bones raise up a dead Man. 22 Hazael dying, Joash getteth three Visto, ries over Benhadad.

Ver, I TN the three and twentieth Year of Joath the Son

I of Ahaziah King of Judah, Jehoahaz began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen Years.

2 And he did that which was Evil in the fight of the LORD, and followed the Sins of Jeroboam, which made Ilrael to sin, he departed not therefrom.

3 And the ANGER of the LORD was kindled againft Ilrael, 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 HEARKNED unto him: for he saw the OPPRESSION of Ilrael, 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 besoretime.

6 Nevertheless they departed not from the Sins of the House of Jeroboam, but walked therein, and there remain, ed 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.

9 And Jehoahaz slept with his Fathers, and they buried him in Samaria, and Joalh 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 fixteen Years.

11 And he did that which was evil in the fight of the LORD; he departed not from all the Sins of Jeroboam.

12 And the rest of the Aas of Joalh, and all that he did, and his Might wherewith he fought against Amaziah King

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of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

13 And Joalh slept with his Fathers, and Jeroboam giat upon his Throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the Kings of Israel.

14 Now Elisha was fallen fick 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 Ifrael, 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 be opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot : and he shot. And be faid, 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 faid, Thou should have fmitten five or fix times, then hadft thou fmitten Syria, till thou hadft consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

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II. CHRON. CHA P. XXV. Amaziah beginneth to reign well: 3 He executeth Juftice upon the Traitors : 5 Having hired an Army of Ifraelites against the Edomites, at the Word of a Prophet, he lo feth ibe hundred Talents, and dismisseth them: " He overthroweto the Edomites. 13 The Ifraelites discontented with their Dif mission, Spoil as they return home. 14 Amaziah proud of his Victories, ferveth the Gods of Edom, and despiseth the Admonitions of the Prophet: 11 He provoketh Foajib to bis

Overthrow : 25 His Reign : 27 He is pain by Conspiracy. Ver. I A MAZIAH was twenty and five Years old when

h he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine Years in Jerusalem.

2 And he did that which was RIGHT in the fight of the LORD, but not with a PERFECT HEART.

. 3 Now it came to pass when the Kingdom was established to him, that he slew his Servants that had killed the King his Father.

4 But he slew not their CHILDREN, but did as it is WRITTEN in the Law in the Book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, The FATHERS shall not die for the CHILDREN, neither shall the CHILDREN DIE for the FATHERS, but every Man shall die for his own Sin.

5 Moreover, Amaziah gathered Judah together, and Benjamin: and he numbred them from twenty Years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice Men, able to go forth to War, that could handle Spear and Shield.

6 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty Men of Valour out of Israel, for an hundred Talents of Silver. . ; ; But there came a MAN of God to him, saying, O

King let not the ARMY of ISRAEL go with thee; for the LORD is not with ISRAEL, to wit, with all the Children of Ephraim.

8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the Battle : God shall make thee Fall before the Enemy : for God

hath Power to HELP, and to CAST DOWN. - 9 And Amaziah said to the Man of God, But what shall ; we do for the hundred Talents which I have given to the • Army of Israel? And the Man of God answered, The LORD IS ABLE to give thee much more than this.

10 Then Amaziah separated the Army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again : and they returned home in great Anger.

u And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his People, and went to the Valley of Salt, and smote of the Children of Seir ten thousand.

12 And other ten thousand left alive, did the Children of Judah carry away Captive, and brought them unto the top of the Rock, and cast them down from the top of the Rock, that they were broken all in pieces.

'13 But the Soldiers of the Army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to Batile, fell upon the Cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-horon, and smote three thousand of them, and took much Spoil.

14 Now it came to pass after that Amaziah was come from the Slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the Gods of the Children of SEIR, and set them up to be his

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Gods, and BOWED down himself before them, and burned INCENSE unto them.

15 Wherefore the ANGER of the LORD was kindled gainst Amaziah, and he sent unto him a PROPHET, which faid unto him, Why hast thou sought after the Gods of the People which could NOT DELIVER their own PEOPLE Out of thine Hand.

16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the King said unto him, Art thou made of the King's Cous. SEL? FORBEAR; why shouldst thou be smitten? Then the Prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath DETERMINED TO DESTROY thee; because thou hast done this, and haft not HEARKNED unto my Counsel.

17 Then Amaziah King of Judah took Advice, and sent to Joalh, saying, Come, let us see one another in the Face.

18 And Joash King of Israel sent to Amaziah, saying, The Thistle that was in Lebanon, sent to the Cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give me thy Daughter to my Son to Wife : and there passed by a wild Beast that was iu Lebanon, and trod down the Thistle.

19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites, and thine Heart LIFTETH thee up to boast : abide now a home, why shouldst thou meddle to thine Hurt, that thou shouldīt fall, even thou and Judah with thee,

20 But Amaziah would not hear, for it CAME of God, that he might deliver them into the Hand of their Enemies, because they sought after the Gods of Edom.

21 So Joash the King of Israel went up, and they saw one another in the Face, both he and Amaziah King of Judah, at Beth-fhemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

22 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fed every Man to his Tent.

23 And Joash the King of Israel took Amaziah King of Judah the Son of Joalh, the Son of Jehoahaz, at Bethe Themesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the Wall of Jerusalem, four hundred Cubits.

24 And he took all the Gold, and the Silver, and all the Vessels that were found in the House of God with a bed-edom, and the Treasures of the King's Houfe, the Hoftages also, and returned to Samaria.

25 And Amaziah the Son of Joalh King of Judah, lived after the Death of Joalh Son of Jehoahaz King of Israel, fifteen Years.

27 Now after the Time that Amaziah did turn away from FOLLOWING the LORD, they made a Conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish : but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.

28 And they brought him upon Horses, and buried him with his Fathers in the City of Judah.

C H A P. XXVI. I Uzziah fucceeding, and reigning well in the Days of Zechcia

riah, prospereth : 16 Waxing proud, he invadeth the Prieit's Office, and is smitten with Leprosy : 22 He dieth, and 190

tham fucceedet bim; Ver. 1 THEN all the People of Tudah took Uzziab, who

I was sixteen Years old, and made him King in the Room of his Father Amaziah.

3 Sixteen Years old was Uzziah, when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two Years in Jerusalem.

4 And he did that which was right in the light of the LORD, according to all that his Father Amaziah did.

5 And he soUGHT God in the Days of Zechariah, who had UNDERSTANDING in the VISIONS of God: and as long as he souGHT the LORD, God made him to PROSPER.

6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistincs, and brake down the Wall of Gath, and the Wall of Jitneh, and the Wall of Aldod, and huilt Cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.

7 And God helped him against the PHILISTINĖS, and against the ARABIANS that dwelt in Gur-baal, and the Mcbunims.

8 And the Ammonites gave Gifts to Uzziah, and his Name spread abroad even to the entring in of Egypt, for há strengthned himself exceedingly. ,

9 Moreover, Uzziah built Towers in Jerusalem, and fortified them.

10 Allo he built Towers in the Desert, and digged many Wells, for he had much Cattle, both in the Low-Coun, irey; and in the Plains : Husbandmen also, and Vine-dreifers in the Mountains, and in Carmel : for he loved Hufbandry.

1 Moreover, Uzziah had an Host of fighting Men, that went out to War by Bands.

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