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him: for the king of Assyria went up against
t Damascus, and 'took it, and carried the
people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

10 IT And king Ahaz went to Damascus to
meet Tiglath-pileser 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

13 And he burnt his burnt-offering and his
meat-offering, and poured his drink-offering,
and sprinkled the blood of f his peace-offer-
ings upon the altar.

14 And he brought also the 'brazen altar,
which was before the Lord, from the fore-
front 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 sprin-
kle upon it all the blood of the burnt-offering,
and all the blood of the sacrifice : and the
brazen altar shall be for me to inquire hy.

16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according
to all that king Ahaz commanded.

17 1["And king Ahaz cut off "the borders
of the bases, and removed the laver from off
them; and took down Plhe sea from off the
brazen 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 UNow 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?




h ch. 12. 18.


t Heb.
i Foretold,
Amos 1. 0.

k 2Cliron.
26. 10, 19.

t Heb.
which were

I ZChron;


m Exod. 29.
39, 40, 41.


n 2Chron.
28. 24.
1 Kings 7.
27, 28.

?1 Kings



J 2 Chron.

88. 27.

a After an

t Heb.

a Sam. 8. 2.
II Or,

c ch. 18. 9.

a ch. 18. 10,

Hob. 13. 16,
o Lev. 26.
32, 33.
Deut. 28. 36,
64. & 29. 27,

f 1 Chron. 5.

e Lev. 18.3.
Deut 18. 9.
ch. 16.3.

h ch. 18. a

i 1 Kings 14.


Isai. 57. 5.

t Hob.


Ii Exod. 34.


Hoiit. 16. 21.

Mic. .5. 14.

I Deut. 12.2.

cli. 16. 4,

m Exod. 20.

3, 4.

Lev. 26. 1.

DcuL 5.7,8.

n Deut. 4.


J Heb.

in tlie hand

of alt.

o 1 Sam. 9.


p.Ier. 18. 11.

.•c 25. 5. it,

35. 15.

JToshea's wicked reign.

20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and
iwas buried with his fathers m the city of
David : and Hczekiah his son reigned in his


1 Hoskea's wicked reign. 3 Being subdued by Skalma-
neser, he conspireth against him with So king of Egypt.
5 Samaria, for their sins, is captivated. 24 The strange
nations, which were transplanted in Samaria, being
plagued with lions, make a mixture of religions.

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 IT Against him came up '' Shalmaneser
king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his
servant, and f gave him || presents.

4 And the king of Assyria found conspi-
racy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers
to So l^ing 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 HThen "the king of Assyria came up
throughout all the land, and went up to Sa-
maria, and besieged it three years.

6 IT ''In the ninth year of Hoshea the king
of Assyria took Samaria, and '^ carried Israel
away into Assyria, ""and placed them in Ha-
lah 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 s walked in the statutes of the
heathen whom the Lord cast out from be-
fore 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 t 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, fby all the prophets, and
by all "the seers, saying, pTurn ye from

The strange nations, transplanted in Samaria, CHAP. XVII.

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 "J 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 n\ade 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 hea-
ven, '^and served Baal.

17 "And they caused their sons and their
daughters to pass through the fire, and ''used
divination and enchantments, and "sold them-
selves 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 command-
ments 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 aflilicted them, and '"delivered
them into the hand of spoilers, until he had
cast them out of his sight.

21 For she rent Israel from the house of
David; and ''they made Jeroboam the son of
Nebat king : and Jeroboam drave Israel from
following the Lord, an3 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 IF '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.




q Dcut. 31.
I'tov. 29. 1.

r Ueut 29.

9 Deut. 33.


1 Kings 16.


1 Cor. a 4.

t Pa. 1)5. 8.

Rom. 1. 21.

u Dcut. 12.
30, 31.

X Exod. 32.


1 Kingl 12.


y 1 Kings

14. 15, a. &

15. 13. & 16.


z 1 Kings

16.31. £22.


ch. 11. 18.

a Lev. 18.


ch. 16. 3.

Ezek. 23. 37.

b Dcut IS.


c 1 Kings

21. 20.

d 1 Kings
11. 13, Si

e Jei. 3. 8.

& 15. 39.

fl Kings
1. 11, 31.
h 1 Kings
12. 20. 28.

i 1 Kings
14. IB.
Ic ver. 6.

1 Ezra 4. 2,


m See ver.


n cii. 18. 34,



about CTB.

p Ezra 4. 9.
q Lev. 18.
Deut. 13. 31.

r 1 Kings
12. 31.

s Zeph. 1. 5.

II Or, nJu)
tamed them
aioay from

t Gen. 32.
28. & 35. 10.
1 Kings 11.

u Judg. 6.


I Exod. 20.


V Exod. 6. 6.
7, DouL 10.

a Deut. 5.

b Deut. 4.

make a mixture of religions.

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 Beth-el, 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

30 And the men of <> Babylon made Suc-
coth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made
Nergal, and the men 'of Hamath made

31 pAnd the Avites made Nibhaz and
Tartak, and the Sepharvites i burnt their
children in fire to Adrammelech and Anam-
melech, 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

34 Unto this day they do after the former
manners : they fear not the Lord, neither do
they after their statutes, or after their ordi-
nances, 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 your-
selves 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 ya 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
ve fear other gods.

^ 3.59

HezeliiahJs good reign.

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.

CHAP. xvm.

1 HezekiaKs good reign. 4 He destroyeth idolatry,
and prospereth. 9 Samaria is carried captive for their
sins. 13 Sennacherib invading Judah is pacified by
a tribute. 17 Rab-shakeh, sent by Sennacherib again,
revileth Hezekiah, and by blasphemous persuasions
soliciteth the people to revolt.

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 Zacha-

3 And he did that which was right in the
sight of the Lord, according to all that
David his father did.

4 11'= He removed the high places, and
brake the t images, and cut down the groves,
and brake in pieces the <* brazen 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 depart-
ed not t from following him, but kept his com-
mandments, which the Lord commanded

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
t Gaza, and the borders thereof, "from the
tower of the watch-men to the fenced city.

9 H 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 p And the king of Assyria did carry
away Israel unto Assyria, and put them lin



about 678.

c ver. 32, 33.

about 726.

a SChron.

28. 27. & 29.


Ho is called


Matt. 1. 9.

b 2 Chron.
20. 1,


c 2 Chron.
31. 1.
t Hfb.

A Numb. 21.

II That is, a
piece of

ch. m. 10.
.lob 13. 15.
Ps. 13. 5.
r ch. 23. 25.

E Deut. 10.


Jo.-ili. 23. 8.

t Hob. fTom

after lum.

h 2 Chron.
15. 3.
about 72'5.
i 1 Sam. 18.
5, 14.
Ps. 00. 12.
k ch. 16. 7.

1 1 Chron. 4.


Isni. 14. 29.

t Hob.


m ch. 17. 9.

n ch. 17. 3.

about 723.

about 721.

o ch. 17. 6.

p ch. 17. 6.

q 1 Chron.


about 721.

r ch. 17. 7.
Dan. 9. 6,

i 2 Chron.
32. 1, &c.
Isai.Sti. 1,
t Hcb.

t ch. 18. 8.

t Heb. ikem.

t Hob.

II Or, secre-

X 2 Chron.
32. 10, &.C.

II Or,

t Ilch.
word of the '

II Or, but
cmivsfl and
fitrevfftk are
for the war.
y Ezek. 29.
6, 7.
t Hcb.
tmstcst thee.

z vnr. 4.
2Cbrnn. 31.
1. & 32. 12.

il Or.


Sennacherib invadeth Judah.


Halah and in Habor hy 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 H Now =in the fourteenth year of king
Hezekiah did f Sennacherib king of Assyria
come up against all the fenced cities of Judah,
and took them.

14 And Hezekiah king of Judaji sent to
the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have
offended ; return from me : that which thou
puttest on me I will 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 oEthe
gold from the doors of the temple of the
Lord, and from the pillars which Hezekiah
king of Judah had overlaid, and gave t it to ■
the king of Assyria.

17 IF And the king of Assyria sent Tartan
and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish
to king Hezekiah with a t 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 loas over the household, and
Shebna the || scribe, and Joah the son of
Asaph the recorder.

1 9 And Rab-shakeh 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 II sayest, (but they are hut tvain
words,) II J Aawe counsel and strength for the
war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that
thou rebellest against me ?

21 y Now behold, thou t 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 Jerusa-

23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give
I] pledges to my lord the king of Assyria.


Rab-shakeh soliciteth the people to revolt. CHAP. XIX,

and I will deliver thee two thousand horses,
if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon

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 ofHilkiah,
and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh,
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 Rab-shakeh said unto them. Hath
ray master sent me to thy master, and to
thee, to speak these words 1 hath he not sent
me to the men which sit on the wall, that
they may eat their own dung, and drink
t their own piss with you ?

28 Then Rab-shakeh 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 Heze-
kiah 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.

3 1 Hearken not unto Hezekiah : for thus
saith the king of Assyria, || f 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
II 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 Heze-
kiah, 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 Sephar-
vaim, Hena, and ^ Ivah ? have they deli-
vered Samaria out of mine hand ?

35 Who are they among all the gods of
the countries that have delivered their coun-
try out of mine hand, ""that the Lord should
deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand ?

36 But the people held their peace, and


about 710.

T Hcb. tht
loatm" of
their feet?

a 2 Chron.
32. 15.

II Or, Seek
my favour.
t Heb.
Make with
me a bless-

Gen. 32. 20.
&33. II.
Prov. 18. 16.

Or, vit.

b Dcat 8. 7,


II Or,


c ch. 19. 12.

2 fJlinin. 32.


ISai. 10. 10,


e ch. 17. 24,

Ava. '

f Dan. 3. 15.




g bai. 33. 7.

a Uai. 37. 1,

b Lnke 3. 4,



II Or, provo-

c 2 Sara. 16.

d ch. 18. 33.

e Ps. 50. 21.

t Heb.


g ch. 18.17.

h ver. 3.5,
30, .17.
Jcr. 51. 1.

i ch. 18. 14.

k Sec 1 Sam.

I ch. IS. S.

Hezeldah mourning sendeth to Isaiah.

for the king's
Answer him

a word :

answered him not
commandment was,

37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hil-
kiah, which was over the household, and
Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of
Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah swith their
clothes rent, and told him the words of Rab-


1 Hezekiah mourning, sendeth to Isaiah to pray for
them. 6 Isaiah comforteth them. 8 Sennacherib,
going to encounter Tirhakah, sendeth a blasphemous
letter to Hezekiah. 14 HezekiaKs prayer. 20
Isaiah^ s prophecy of the pride and destruction of
Sennacherib, and the good of Zion. 35 An angel
slayeth the Assyrians. 36 Sennacherib is slain at
Nineveh by his own sons.

AND *it came to pass, when king Heze-
kiah heard it, that he rent his clothes,
and covered himself with sackcloth, and went
into the house of the Lord.

2 And he sent Ehakim, which was over
the household, and Shebna the scribe, and
the elders of the priests, covered with sack-
cloth, to '•Isaiah the prophet the son of

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 Rab-shakeh, "^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: where-
fore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that
are t left.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came
to Isaiah.

6 H^'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 s 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 II So Rab-shakeh returned, and found
the king of Assyria warring against Libnah :
for he had heard that he was departed 'from

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'm whom
thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem


Isaialis prophecy concerning

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 deli-
vered them which my fathers have destroy-
ed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph,
and the children of ° Eden which were in

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 IF P 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, i which
dwellest between the cherubims, "^thou art
the God, even thou alone, of all the king-
doms 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 t 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,
ythat all the kingdoms of the earth may
know that thou art the Lord God, even
thou only.

20 H 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 Je-
rusalem ''hath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and
blasphemed ? and against whom hast thou

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