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exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes
on high? even against the ^Holy One of

23 -['By thy messengers thou hast re-
proached 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 t the tall
cedar-trees thereof, and the choice fir-trees





m cli. 18. 33.

n Ezek. 27.

o ch. 18. 34.

p Isai. 37.
14, &c.

Q 1 5am. 4.

I>3. 80. 1.

r 1 Kings 18.


Isai. 44. 6.

Jer. 10. 10,

11, 12.

t 2 Chion.
6. 40.
u vcr. 4.

t Hob.

X Ps. iir). 4.

Jer. 10. 3.

y Pa. 83. 18.




z Isai. 37.
21, &c.
a Pb. 65. 2.

I> Lam. 2.

c. JoS IR. 4.
Ps. 22. 7, 8.
Lam. 2. 15.

il Ps. 71. 22.
Isni. 5. 24.
Jer. 51. 5.

t Hcb. Br/

the hand of.
e ch. 18. 17.

t Heb. the
talhiess, ^e.

II Or, tee
forest and
his fruitful
Isai. 10. 18.

II Or, fenced

II Or, Hml
thou not
heard how /
have made it
long ago,
and formed
it of ancient
times 7
shoidd T
now brine it
to be laid
waste, and
fenced cities
to be ruin-
ous heaps 7
g Isai. 45. 7.
S Isni. 10. 5.
t Heb. short
of hand.
i Pfi. 129. 6.

k Ps. 139. 1,
WOi, sitting.

1 Job 41. 2.

Ezek. 29. 4.
& 38. 4.
Amos 4. 2.

m ver. 33,

36, 37.

n 1 Sam. 2.


ch 20. 8, 9.

Isai. 7. 11,


Luke 2. 12.

o 2 Chron.
32. 22, 23.
t Ileb. the
escaping of
the house of
Judah that

t Heb. the


p Isai. 9. 7.

q ch. 20. 6.

r 1 Kings
11. 12, 13.

s 2 Chron.
32. 21.
Isai. 37. 30.

t Gen. 10.

the destruction of Sennacherib.

thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings
of his borders, and iiito || the forest of his

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 II Hast thou not heard long ago how
sl 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 t of
small power, they were dismayed and con-
founded ; they were as the grass of the field,
and as the green herb, as ' the grass on the
house-tops, and as corn blasted before it be
grown up.

27 But ^ I know thy || abode, and thy go-
ing 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 earnest.

' 29 And this shall 6e "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 vine-
yards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 " And t 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 f they that escape out of mount
Zion : p the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall
do this.

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord con-
cerning 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 il will defend this city, to save it,
for mine own sake, and ■'for my servant
David's sake.

35 IT And ' it came to pass that night,
that the angel of the Lord went out, * and
smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hun-
dred fourscore and five thousand : and when
they arose early in the morning, behold, they
were all dead corpses.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria de-
parted, and went and returned, and dwelt
at 'Nineveh.

37 And it came to pass, as he was wor-
shipping in the house of Nisroch his god,


Hezeliiah hath his life lengthened.

that "Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons
y smote him with the sword : and they escaped
into the land of f Armenia : and ^Esar-had-
don his son reigned in his stead.


1 Hezekiah, having received a message of death, ly prayer
hath his life lengthened. 8 TAe sun goeth ten degrees
backward for a sign of that promise. 12 Perodach-
baladan sending to visit Hezekiah, because of the
wonder, hath notice of his treasures. 14 Isaiah under-
standing thereof foretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
20 Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah.

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, f 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 tsore.

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
el 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 IT 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

11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the
liORD : and 'he brought the shadow ten de-
grees backward, by which it had gone down
in the fdial of Ahaz.

12 IT "' At that time HBerodach-baladan,
the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent








u 2 Cliron.
32. 21.
F vor. 7.
t Heb.

.arumt. ^
z Ezra 4 3.

n 2 Chron.
3.2. 27, 31.

II Or.

t Hob.

a 2 Cbron.
32. 24. &c.
Isii. 38. 1,

T Heb. Oive
charge con-
thy house.
2 Sam. 17.

a vet. 13.

b Neh. 13.

c Gen. 17. 1.
1 Kings 3.

t Heb. mth
a great

II Or, citv.

p ch. 24. 13.
& 2.5. 13.
Jer. 27. 21,
22. Si. 52. 17.

d 1 Sam. 9.
IC. & 10. I.

e ch. 19. 20.
Ps. 65. 2.

g eb. 24. 12.
2 Cliron. 33.

f Pa. 39. 12.

&50. b.


r 1 Sam. 3.

.lob 1. 21.
Fs. 39. 9.

II Or, ShaU
there not be
peace and
truth, Src.

g ch. 19. 34.

about 710.
s 2 Cbron.
32. 32.
t Neh. 3. 16.

b Isai. 38.

u 2 Chron.
32. 3U.

i See .Imlff.
6. 17, 37, 39.
Isai. 7. 11,
14. it 38. is.

about 698.
X 2 Chron.

k See Isai.

38. 7, 8.

about 693.
a 2 Chron.
33. 1, &e.

b ch. 16. 3.

I See Josh.
10. 12, 14.
isai. is. 8.
t Heb.
m Isai 39.
1, &c.


c ch. 18. 4.

The Babylonian captivity foretold.

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
II precious things, the silver, and the gold,
and the spices, and the precious ointment,
and all the house of his || f 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 H 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

15 And he said. What have they seen in
thine house? And Hezekiah answered, "AH
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, p shall
be carried unto Babylon : nothing shall be
left, saith the Lord.

18 And of thy sons that shall issue from
thee, which thou shalt beget, i 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, ||/s it not good, if
peace and truth be in iny days ?

20 IT ^ And the rest of the acts of Heze-
kiah, 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 Avith his fathers :
and Manasseh his son reigned hi his stead.


1 Manasseh^ s reign. 3 His great idolatry. 10 His
wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah. 17 Amon
succeedeth him. 19 Amon's wicked reign. 23 He
being slain by his servants, and those murderers slain
by the people, Josiah is made king.

MANASSEH "was twelve years old
when he began to reign, and reigned
fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his
mother's name was Hephzi-bah.

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 BaaJ, and made


ManasseKs wiched reign.

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, e In Jerusa-
lem 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 enchant-
ments, and dealt with famihar 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
Ihave chosen out of all the 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 IT 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 Phath 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 "J 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, f 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 Jerusa-
lem t froin 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.






nbout mS.

about 698.

(1 1 Kincs
16. 32, 33.

t 2 Chron.

33. 11.— 19.

e Dout. 4.

19. 4; 17. 3.

ch. 17. 16

f Jer. 32. 34.

u 2 Chron.


33. 20.

1 Kings a

29. & 9. 3.


X 2 Chron.

33. 21,-23.

h Lev. 18.

21. & 20. 2.

ch. 16. 3. Sc

17. 17.

i Lev. 19.

26, 31.

ch. 17. 17.

Deut. 18. 10,


y ver. 2, &c.

k 2 Sam. 7.


1 KinssD.

29. & 9. 3.

ch. 2:t. 27.

Ps. 132. 13,

z 1 Kinga


11. 33.

.Tcr. 32. 34.

12 Sam. 7.



a 2 Cliron.

33. 24, 25.

m Prov. 29.


n ch. 23. 26,

27. & 24. 3.


Jer. ].■>. 4.

o 1 Kinga

21. 26.

b Mall. 1.

Ill, called

p ver. 9.




Jer. 19. 3.


Isai.34. 11.

Lorn. 2. 8.

n 2 Chron.

34. 1.

t Heb.
he wipcih
and tiirncik
it upon the
face tlicreof.

B ch. 34. 4.

t Heb.
frum mouth
to mouth.

hJoih. 15.

c Dout. 5.

ahont 624.
<1 2 Chron.
34. 8, &c.

e ch. 13. 4.

f ch. 12. 9.
Pa. 84. 10.
t Heb.

Anion's wicked reign and death.

17 H Now ' the rest of the acts of Ma-
nasseh, 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 IF ^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 MeshuUemeth, the daughter of
Haruz of Jotbah.

20 And he did that which was evil in the
sight of the Lord, yas his father Manasseh

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 H "And the servants of Amon con-
spired 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.


1 Josiah^s good reign. 3 He taketh care for the repair
of the temple. 8 Hilkiah having found the book of the
law, Josiah sendeth to Hiddah to inquire of the Lord.
15 Huldah prophesieth the destrtiction of Jerusalem,
hut respite thereof in Josiah's time.

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 H ''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 tdoor have gathered of the people;

. 364

Josiah's good reign.

5 And let them e deliver it into the hand
of the doers of the work, that have the over-
sight of the house of the Lord : and let
them give it to the doers of the vs^ork, which
is in the house of the Lord, to repair the
breaches of the house,

6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and ma-
sons, 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 faith-

8 ITAndHilkiah 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 f gathered the money
that was found in the house, and have deli-
vered 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 deli-
vered me a book. And Shaphan read it be-
fore 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, inquire of the Lord for me,
and for the people, and for all Judah, con-
cerning 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 AsaWah,
went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife
of Shallum the son of ■" Tikvah, the son of
]jHarhas, keeper of the t wardrobe; (now
she dwelt in Jerusalem || in the college ;)
and they communed with her.

15 IF 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 in-
habitants thereof, even all the words of the
book which the king of Judah hath read :

17 "Because they have forsaken me, and


about 034.

g ch. 13. 11,
13, 14.

h ch. 12. IS.

i Deot. 31.

24, &c.

3 Chron. 34.

14, &.C.

t Heb.

2 Cliron. 34.
II Or,

I Dcut 29.


m TikvatJt,
2 Chron. 34.
II Or,
t Heb.


m tlie se-
cond part.

Dent. 29.

Dan. 9. 11,
12, 13, 14.

o Dent. 29.
25, 2B, 27.



CHAP. XXIII. ffe reneweth the covenant of the Lord.

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 Pthe king of Judah which sent
you to inquire of the Lord, thus shall ye say to
him. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel,

p 9 Chron.
34. 2U, &c.

a Ps. 51. 17.
iBiti. 57. 15.
r 1 KinKa

9 Lev. 2S.
31, 32.
t Jcr. 26. 6.
&. 44. 23.

n Ps. 37. 37.
lsiii.07. 1,2.

a 2 Chron.
34. 29, 30.

t Hob.
from small
even unto

b ch. 22. 8.

c ch. 11. 14,



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 there-
of, 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 gather-
ed 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.

CHAP. xxm.

1 Josiah caiiseth the hook to he read in a solemn assembly.
3 He reneiueth the covenant of the Lord. 4 He destroy-
eth idolatry. 15 He hurneth dead men's bones upon
the altar of Beth-el, as was fore-prophesied. 21 He
kept a most solemn passover. 24 He putteth away
witches, and all abomination. 26 God's final wrath
against Judah. 29 Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh,
is slain at Megiddo. 31 Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is
imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who made Jehoiakim
king. 36 Jehoiakim's wicked reign.

ND "the king sent, and they gathered
unto him all the elders of Judah and of

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, fboth 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 HAnd the king •= stood by a pillar, 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 their heart, and all their soul, to per-
form 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 alMhe
vessels that were made for Baal, and for ^the
grove, and for all the host of heaven : and he
burned them without Jerusalem m the heida



Josiah destroyeth idolatry in Judah.

of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them
unto Beth-el.

5 And he t put down t the idolatrous
priests, whom the kings of Judah had or-
dained to burn incense in the high places
in the cities of Judah, and in the places
round about Jerusalem ; them also that burn-
ed 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 fgrove 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 sthe 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 tliangings
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 burnt incense,
from ''Geba to Beer-sheba, and brake down
the high places of the gates that were in the
entering in of the gate of Joshua the gover-
nor 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 unlea-
vened bread among their brethren.

10 And he defiled "Topheth, which is in
° the valley of the children of Hinnom, p that
no man might make his son or his daughter
to pass through the fire to Molech.

1 1 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 Nathan-melech the || chamber-
lain, which was in the suburbs, and burned
the chariots of the sun with fire.

12 And the altars that were ion 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

13 And the high places that were before
Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of
II the mount of Corruption, which ^Solomon
the king of Israel had builded for Ashto-
rcth the abomination of the Zidonians, and
for Chemosh the abomination of the Mo-
abites, and for Milcom the abomination
of the children of Ammon, did the king

14 And he 'brake in pieces the f images.





t Heb.
caused to
t Heb.
Hos. 10. 5.
Zoph. I. 4.

II Or,

twelve sisns,
or, cmuitil-
e cli. 21. 3.
f ch. 21. 7.

34. 4.

h 1 Kings
14. 24. & 15.

i Ezok. 16.

t Hob.

k ^ Kings

I See Ezel(.
44. 10,-14.

m 1 Sam. 2.

n Isai. 30.


Jcr. 7. 31. St

19.6, 11, 12,


o Josh. IS.


6 Lev. 18.

De'ut. 18. 10.

II Or,

eunuch, or,

3 See
er. 19. 13.

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