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11 IT "Wherefore the Lord brought upon
them the captains of the host fof the king
of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the
thorns, and p bound him with || fetters, and
carried him to Babylon.

12 And when he was in affliction, he be-
sought the Lord his God, and "i humbled
himself greatly before the God of his

13 And prayed unto him: and he was
'entreated of him, and heard his supplication,
and brought him again to Jerusalem into his
kingdom. Then Manasseh "-knew that the
Lord he was God.

14 Now after this, he built a wall with-
out the city of David, on the west side of
'Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering
in at the fish-gate, and compassed "about
II Ophel, and raised it up a very great height,
and put captains of war in all the fenced
cities of Judah.

15 And he took away the >= strange gods,
and the idol out of the house of the Lord,
and all the altars that he had built in the
mount of the house of the Lord, and in Je-
rusalem, and cast them out of the city.

16 And he repaired the altar of the Lord,






r Deul. 12.

1 king! 8.

29. k.\ 3.



C ch. 4. 0.

I ch. 32. 12.

h Lev. 18.

Dout. IS. 10.

2 Kings 23.


ch. 28. 3.


i Dout 18.
10, 11.
k !! Kinci

a 1 Sain. 9.

1 2 Kings 21.

m P». 132.

II Or, Kosax.

n 2 Sam. 7.

b 3 Kings
21. 18,

21. 10. &c.

d vor. 12.

DouL 28.

Job 36. 8.
t Hob.
which were
the king's.
p Pb. 107.
10. 11.

t Heb.



e 2 Kinss


a 1 Pet. 5.

r 1 Chron.
5. 20.
Ezra 8. 23.

s Pb. 9. 16.


t 1 Kuig9


u ch. 27. 3.

a 2 Kings
38. 1, tc

II Or, the


X ver. 3, 5,


b ch. 15. 2.

c 1 Kings
13. 2.'

, d oh. 33. 17.


Anion's wicked reign.

and sacrificed thereon peace-ofFerings and
y thank-offerings, and commanded Judah to
serve the Lord God of Israel.

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

18 UNow the rest of the acts of Manas-
seh, and his prayer unto his God, and the
words of "the seers that spake to him in the
name of the Lord God of Israel, behold,
they are written in the book of the kings of

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

20 IT ''So Manasseh slept with his fathers,
and they buried him in his own house : and
Amon his son reigned in his stead.

21 If" Amon tf)as two and twenty years
old when he began to reign, and reigned
two years in Jerusalem.

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

23 And humbled not*himself before the
Lord, "'as Manasseh his father had humbled
himself; but Amon t trespassed more and

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

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


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

JOSIAH '■was eight years old when- he
began to reign, and he reigned in Jeru-
salem one and thirty years.

2 And he did that which was right in the
sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways
of David his father, and declined neither to
the right hand, nor to the left.

3 t For in the eighth year of his reign,
while he was yet young, he began to ''seek
after the God of David his father : and m
the twelfth year he began "to purge Judah
and Jerusalem ''from the high places, and the


Josiah repaireth the temple.

II. CHRONICLES. HuldaK s prophecy against Jerusalem.

groves, and the carved images, and the mol-
ten images.

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

5 And he e burnt the bones of the priests
upon their altars, and cleansed Jadah and

6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh,
and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naph-
tali, with their || mattocks round about.

7 And when he had broken down the altars
and the groves, and had ''beaten the graven
images t into powder, and cut down all the
idols throughout all the land of Israel, he
returned to Jerusalem.

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

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

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

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

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

13 Also they were over the bearers of bur-
dens, and were overseers of all that wrought
the work in any manner of service : 'and of
the Levites there were scribes, and officers,
and porters.

14 1[ And when they brought out the mo-
ney that was brought into the house of the
Lord, Hilkiah the priest -"found a book of
the law of the Lord given by t Moses.




e Lev. 36.


3 Kings S3.


II Or, sun

ra Kings 23


t Heb. face

of the


3. a.

I Or, mauls.

h Deut 9.

t Heb. to
make pow-

i 2 Kings

k Sec

2 Kings 12.

4, &c.

II Or. to

I 1 Chron.
23. 4, 5.

m 2 Kings
22. 8, &c.
t Hcb.'bv
the Land of.


t Heb. to
the hand of.

t Heb.
poured ouU
or, melted.

t Heb. in U

II Or.

2 Kings 22.

n 2 Kings
22. 14.
II Or,
t Hob.

Or, in the
school, or,
in the second

15 And Hilkiah answered and said to
Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book
of the law in the house of the Lord. And
Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.

16 And Shaphan carried the book to the
king, and brought the king word back again,
saying. All that was committed t to thy ser-
vants, they do it.

17 And they have t gathered together the
money that was found in the house of the
Lord, and have delivered it into the hand
of the overseers, and to the hand of the

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

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

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

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

22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king
had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess,
the wife of Shallum the son of "^ Tikvath, the
son of ||Hasrah, keeper of the t wardrobe ;
(now she dwelt in Jerusalem jjin the col-
lege :) and they spake to her to that effect.

23 HAnd she answered them. Thus saith
the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye the man
that sent you to me,

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

25 Because they have forsaken me, and
have burned incense unto other gods, that
they might provoke me to anger with all the
works of their hands ; therefore my wrath
shall be poured out upon this place, and
shall not be quenched.

26 And as for the king of Judah, who
sent you to inquire of the Lord, so shall ye
say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of
Israel concerning the words which thou nast
heard ;

27 Because thine heart was tender, and
thou didst humble thyself before God when
thou heardest his words against this place,
and against the inhabitants thereof, and hum-
bledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy


Josiah reneweth the covenant.

clothes, and weep before me ; I have even
heard thee also, saith the Lord.

28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy
fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy
grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see
all the evil that I will bring upon this place,
and upon the inhabitants of the same. So
they brought the king word again.

29 IT " Then the king sent and gathered
together all the elders of Judah and Jeru-

30 And the king went up into the house
of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem", and the priests,
and the Levites, and- all the people, f great
and small : and he read in their ears all the
words of the book of the covenant that was
found in the house of the Lord.

31 And the king stood in his p place, and
made a covenant before the Lord, to walk
after the Lord, and to keep his command-
ments, and his testimonies, and his statutes,
with all his heart, and with all his soul, to
perform the words of the covenant which are
written in this book.

32 And he caused all that were t present
in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it.
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did ac-
cording to the covenant of God, the God of
their fathers.

33 And Josiah took away all the i abomi-
nations out of all the countries that pertained
to the children of Israel, and made all that
were present in Israel to serve, even to serve
the Lord their God. "And all his days they
departed not f from following the Lord, the
God of their fathers.


1 Josiah keepeth a most solemn passover. 20 He, pro-
voking Pharaok-necho, is slain at Megiddo. 25
Lamentations for Josiah.

MOREOVER, ^Josiah kept a passover
unto the Lord in Jerusalem: and they
_ killed the passover on the ''fourteenth day of
the first month.

2 And he set the priests in their ''charges,
and ''encouraged them to the service of the
house of the Lord,

3 And said unto the Levites *that taught
all Israel, which were holy unto the Lord,
fPut the holy ark sin the house which Solo-
mon the son of David king of Israel did
build: ^ it shall not he a burden upon your
shoulders : serve now the Lord your God,
and his people Israel,

4 And prepare yoursebes by the 'houses
of your fathers after your courses, according
to the ■'writing of David king of Israel, and
according to the 'writing of Solomon his son :

5 And ""stand in the holy place according



o 3 Kings
23, 1, be.

t Hob. from
^eat even
to small.

14. & 2). 3.
ch. 6. 13.

t Hob.

1 Kings

g 1 K
II. 5.

r Jer. 3. 10.

t Heb. from

about 623.
a 2 Kings
23. 21, a.

b Exod. 12.


Ezra 6. 19.

c ch. 23. 18.
Ezra 6. 18.

d ch. 29. 5,

eDeut. 33.


ch. 30. 22.

Mai. 2. 7.

f See

ch. 34. 14.

g cb. 5. 7.

h 1 Chron.

i 1 Chron.
9. 10.

I< 1 Chron.
23, & 24. &
25, & 26.
I ch. 8 14.

m Pa 134. 1.

about 623.

t Hob. tke
house of the
t Hob. the
sons of the
n ch. 29. 5.
15. Il 30. 3,
Ezia 6. 20.

t Hob.
o cii. 30. 34.

t Heh.

t Heb.

p Ezra 6. 18.

Q ch. 29. 22.

r See

ch. 29. 34.

i Lev. 3. 3.

t Exod. 12.
8. 9.
Deut. 16. 7.

u 1 Sam. 2.
13. 14, 15.
t Heb. made
tliem run.

X 1 Chron.
25, 1; &c.

T 1 Chron.
9. 17, 18. &
26. 14, &c.

He heepeth a solemn passover.

to the divisions of t the famihes of the fathers
of your brethren t the people, and after the
division of the families of the Levites.

6 So kill the passover, and " sanctify your-
selves, and prepare your brethren, that they
may do according to the word of the Lord
by the hand of Moses.

7 And Josiah t ° gave to the people, of the
flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover-
ofTerings, for all that were present, to the
number of thirty thousand, and three thou-
sand bullocks : these were of the king's

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

9 Cononiah also, and Shemaiah, and Ne-
thaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah, and
Jeiel, and Jozabad, chief of the Levites,
t gave unto the Levi-tes for passover-offerings
five thousand small cattle, and five hundred

10 So the service was prepared, and the
priests p stood in their place, and the Levites
in their courses, according to the king's

11 And they killed the passover, and the
priests 'i sprinkled the blood from their hands,
and the Levites ■■ flayed them.

12 And they removed the burnt-offerings,
that they might give according to the divi-
sions of the families of the people, to offer
unto the Lord, as it is written " in the book
of Moses. And so did they with the oxen.

13 And they * roasted the passover with fire
according to the ordinance : but the other holy
offerings "sod they in pots, and in caldrons,
and in pans, and f divided them speedily
among all the people.

14 And afterward they made ready for
themselves, and for the priests : because
the priests the sons of Aaron were busied in
offering of burnt-offerings and the fat until
night; therefore the Levites prepared for
themselves, and for the priests the sons of

15 And the singers the sons of Asaph
were in their t place, according to the ^com-
mandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman,
and Jeduthun the king's seer ; and the por-
ters y waited at every gate ; they might not
depart from their service; for their brethren
the Levites prepared for them.

16 So all the service of the Lord was pre-
pared the same day, to keep the passover,
and to offer burnt-offerings upon the altar of


Josiah is slain at Megiddo.


the Lord, according to the commandment
or kmg Josiah.

17 And the children of Israel that were
tpresent kept the passover at that time, and
the feast of ^ujjleavened bread seven days.

18 And ^ there was no passover hke to
that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel
the prophet; neither did all the kings of
Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept,
and the priests, and the Levites, and all
Judah and Israel that were present, and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.

19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of
Josiah was this passover kept.

20 IT ''After all this, when Josiah had pre-
pared the t temple, Necho king of Egypt
came up to fight against Charchemish by
Euphrates : and Josiah went out against him.

21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying,
What have I to do with thee, thou king of
Judah? I come not against thee this day, but
against t the house wherewith I have war :
for God commanded me to make haste : for-
bear thee from meddling with God, who is
with me, that he destroy thee not.

22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his
face from him, but •= disguised himself that he
might fight with him, and hearkened not unto
the words of Necho from the mouth of God,
and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah ;
and the king said to his servants. Have me
away ; for I am sore t wounded.

24 * His servants therefore took- him out
of that chariot, and put him in the second
chariot that he had ; and they brought him
to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried
II in one of. the sepulchres of his fathers.
And ''all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for

25 IF And Jeremiah e lamented for Josiah:
and ''all the singing men and the singing
women spake of Josiah in their lamentations
to this day, ' and made them an Ordinance in
Israel : and behold, they are written in the

26 Novr the rest of the acts of Josiah,
and his f goodness, according to that which
was written in the law of the Lord,

27 And his deeds, first and last, behold,
they are written in the book of the kings of
Israel and Judah.


1 Jehoahaz succeeding is deposed by Pharaoh, and car-
ried into Egypt. 5 Jehoiakim reigning ill is carried
bound into Babylon. 9 Jehoiachin succeeding reign^th
ill, and is brought into Babylon. 1 1 Zedekiah succeed-
ing reigneth ill, and despiseth the prophets, and rebel-
leth against Nebuchadnezzar. 14 Jerusalem, for the
sins of the priests and people, is wholly destroyed. 22
The proclamation of Cyrus.

Jehoahaz deposed hy Pharaoh.





about 623.


a 2 Kings

23. 30, &,c.



z Exod. 12.

15. & 13. 6.


a 2 Kings

23. ZJ, 23.

t Hob.



t Hob.



b 2 Kings

Jer. 46. 2.
t Hob.

2 Kings
23. 36, 37


d 2 Kings

t Heb.

24. 1.

the house of


my war.

11 Or.
chains :


Hab. 1. 6.


2 Kings 24.
Jer. 22. 18,

19. & 36. 30.

f 2 Kings


24. 13.
Dan. 1. 1, 2.

&5. 2.



1 Cjiron. 3.

t Heb. ,

16. or, Cmii-

matU sick.


1 Kings 22.

Jer. 22. 24.



2 Kingi


II Or,

T Heb. at

among the

the return of

f Z»ch. 13.

the year.
h 2Kings


24. lU,— 17.

i Dan. 1. 1,

2. & 5. 2.

e Lam. 4.


t Hob. ^

h See
Matt. 9. 23.

ve.ssel$ of
11 Or,

his fatJter's

i Jer. 22. 20.

2 Kings 24.

k Jer. 37. 1.

1 2 Kings 24.
Jo'r. 52. 1,


t Hob.


m Jer. 52. 3.

Ezek. 17.

15, 18.

n 3 Kings

17. 14.

THEN * the people of the land took Je-
hoahaz the son of Josiah, and made
him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.

2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years
old when he began to reign, and he reigned
three months in Jerusalem.

3 And the king of Egypt f put him down
at Jerusalem, and t condemned the land in
an hundred talents of silver and a talent of

4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim
his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem,
and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And
Necho took Jehoahaz hisbrother,andcarried
him to Egypt.

5 IT ° Jehoiakim was twenty and five years
old when he began to reign, and he reigned
eleven years in Jerusalem : and he did that
which was evil in the sight of the Lord his

6 "^Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon, and bound him in || fetters,
to "= carry him to Babylon.

7 ''Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the ves-
sels of the house of the Lord to Babylon,
and put them in his temple at Babylon.

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim,
and his abominations which he did, and that
which was found in him, behold, they are
written in the book of the kings of Israel
and Judah. And || Jehoiachin his son reigned
in his stead.

9 II 8 Jehoiachin was eight years old when
he began to reign, and he reigned three
months and ten days in Jerusalem : and he
did that which was evil in the sight of the

10 And t when the year was expired,
'king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought
him to Babylon, ' with the t goodly vessels
of the house of the Lord, and made J| ''Ze-
dekiah his brother king over Judan and

11 H ' Zedekiah was one and twenty years,
old when he began to reign, and reigned
eleven years in Jerusalem.

12 And he did that which was evil in the
sight of the Lord his God, and humbled not
himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking
from the mouth of the Lord.

13 And ""he also rebelled against king
Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear
by God : but he " stiffened his neck, and har-
dened his heart from turning unto the Lord
God of Israel.

14 IT Moreover, all the chief of the priests,
and the people, transgressed very much
after -all the abominations of the heathen )
and polluted the house of the Lord which
he had hallowed in Jerusalem.


Jerusalem is wholly destroyed.

15 "And the Lord God of their fathers
sent to them fby his messengers, rising up ||be-
times and sending ; because he had compas-
sion on his people, and on his dwelling-place :

16 pBut they mocked the messengers of
God, and ^ despised his words, and ■■ misused
bis prophets, until the ' wrafli of the Lord
arose against his people, till there was no
t remedy.

17 * Therefore he brought upon them the
king of the Chaldees, who "slew their young
men with the sword in the house of their
sanctuary,and had no compassion upon young
man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped


for age ;

he gave them all into his hand.

18 ^And all the vessels of the house of
od, great and small, and the treasures of

he house of the Lord, and the treasures of
the king, and of his princes ; all these he
brought to Babylon.

19 y And they burnt the house of God, and
brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt
all the palaces thereof with fire, and de-
stroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.




o Jer. 35. :(,
4. & 35. 15.
& 44. 4.
f Hob.
bj/ the hand
Gj" his mea-
II Thnt is,
and carer
p Jer. 5. 12,

g Prov. 1.
25, 3U.
r hi. 32. 3.
& 30. 0.
Matt. 23. 34.
a Ps. 74. 1.
t Heb.

t Bcul. 28.

2 Kings 25.
1, &o.
iJzra 9. 7.

n Vs. 74. 20.
& 79. 2, 3.
X 2 KineB
25. 13, £c.

r S Kings

P8.74.8, 7.
& 79. 1, 7.


t Hob.
the remain-
der from the
z 2 Kings
25. 11.
n Jer. 27. 7.
b Jer. 25. 9,
11,12. & 20.
6, v. & 29.

c Lev. 2S.
34, 3.1, 43.
Dan. 9. 2.

A Lev. 25.
4, 5.
Ezra 1. 1.

r Jer. 2.5. 12,
13. & 29.10.
& 33. 10, 11,

I^Isai. 44.

h Ezra 1. 3,

The proclamation of Cyrus.

20 And tnhem that had escaped from the
sword carried he away to Babylon ; "where
they were servants to him and his sons until
the reign of the kingdom of Persia :

21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by the
mouth of ■' Jeremiah, until the land <= had
enjoyed her sabbaths : for as long as she lay
desolate ^ she kept sabbath, to fulfil three-
score and ten years.

22 11^ Now in the first year of Cyrus king
of Persia, that the word of the Lord spoken
by the mouth of ^ Jeremiah might be accom-
plished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of
e Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a pro-
clamation throughout all his kingdom, and
put it also in writing, saying,

23 ''Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All
the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord
God of heaven given me ; and he hath
charged me to build him an house in Jerusa
1cm, which is in Judah. Who is there
among you of all his people ? The Lord

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