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7 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

8 But if thou wilt go, do if, 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 f army of
Israel ? And the man of God answered,
^The Lord is able to give thee much more
than this.

10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit,
the army that was come to him out of
Ephraim, to go f home again : wherefore
their anger was greatly kindled against
Judah, and they returned home fio great

11 IF And Amaziah strengthened him-
self, and led forth his people, and went to
''the valley of Salt, and smote of the chil-
dren 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 all were broken in pieces.

13 IT But tthe soldiers of the army which
Amaziah sent back, that they should not go
with him to battle, fell upon the cities of
Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-horon,
and smote three thousand of them, and took
much spoil.

14 H 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 gods, and bowed down himself be-
fore them, and burned incense unto them.

15 Wherefore the anger of the Lord
was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent
unto him a prophet, which said 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 counsel ? forbear ; why
shouldest thou be smitten ? Then the pro-
phet forbare, and said, I know that God
hath t" determined to destroy thee, because
thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened
upto my counsel.

17 ^ Then ° Amaziah king of Judah took
advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoa-


Amaziah's overthrow and death.

haz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying,
Come, let us see one another in the face.

18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Ama-
ziah 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 f a wild
beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down
the thistle.

19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the
Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to
boast : abide now at home ; why shouldest
thou meddle to iAme hurt, that thou shouldest
fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

20 But Amaziah would not hear ; for Pit
came of God, that he might deliver them
into the hand of their enemies, because they
1 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 Bethshe-
mesh, which belongeth to Judah.

22. And Judah was f put to the worse
before Israel, and they fled every man to
his tent.

23 And Joash the king of Israel took
Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash,
the son of "^Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh,
and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake
down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate
of Ephraim to t the corner-gate, four hun-
dred cubits.

24 And he took all the gold and silver,
and all the vessels that were found in the
house of God with Obed-edom, and the
treasures of the king's house, the hostages
also, and returned to Samaria.

25 IF' And Amaziah, the son of Joash king
of Judah, lived after the death of Joash, son
of Jehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years.

26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah,
first and last, behold, are they not written in
the book of the kings of Judah and Israel ?

27 IT Now after the time that Amaziah did
turn away t from following the Lord they
t made a conspiracy against him in Jerusa-
lem ; 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 II Judah.


1 Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of
Zechariah, prosper eth . 16 Waxing proud, he invadeth
the priest's office, and is smitten with leprosy. 22 He
dieth, and Jotham succeedelh him.

THEN all the people of Judah took
•^ II Uzziah, who was sixteen years old,
and made him king in the room of his father





II Or, furze-
bu,t/i. or,

t Heb. <l
beast of Uu

p I Kings
12. 15.

q ver. 14.

t Heb.


r Seech. 21.
17. & SH. 1,

t Heb. the

gate of it
that looketn.

s 3 Kinga 14.


T Heb.
from after.
t Heb.
conspired a

II Thatia,
the city of ^
David, aa it
is 2 Kings


a 2 Kinea
14.21,!a. &
1.^. 1, &c.




b See ch. 34.


c Gen. 41.


Dan. 1. 17.

& 2. 19. &

10. 1.

t Heb. tn

/Ac seeing

Isai. 14.

II Or, in the
country of

r 2 Sam. 8.


cli. 17. 11.

T Heb. went.

e 2 Kinga
14. 13.
Noll. 3. 13,
19, 32.
Zcrli. 14. 10.
II Or,

II Or, cut
out many

II Or, fruil-
jvl Jiclds.
T Heb.

t Heb. tht
power of an

of slings.

t Heb.
went forth.
about 7GS.
h DeuL 32.

i Deut. 8.
ch. 25. 19.

Uzziah beginneth his reign well.

2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah,
after that the king slept with his fathers.

3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he
began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two
years in Jerusalem. His mother's name
also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

4 And he did that which was right in the
&ight of the Lord, according to all that his
father Amaziah did.

5 And ''he sought God in the days of Ze-
chariah, who «> had understanding f 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 Philistines, and brake down the wall of
Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall
of Ashdod, and built cities || about Ashdod,
and among the Philistines.

7 And God helped him against * the Phi-
listines, and against the Arabians that dwelt
in Gur-baal, and the Mehunims.

8 And the Ammonites ^gave gifts to Uz-
ziah : and his name f spread abroad' even to
the entering in of Egypt: for he strengthened
himself exceedingly.

9 Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Je-
rusalem at the s corner-gate, and at the valley-
gate, and at the turning of the wall, and || for-
tified them.

10 Also he built towers in the desert, and
II digged many wells : for he had much
cattle, both in the low country, and in the
plains; husbandmen also, and vine-dressers
in the mountains, and in || Carmel : for he
loved t husbandry.

11 Moreover, Uzziah had an host of
fighting men, that went out to war by
bands, according to the number of their
account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and
Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Ha-
naniah, one of the king's captains.

12 The whole number of the chief of the
fathers of the mighty men of valour were two
thousand and six hundred.

13 And under their hand was f an army,
three hundred thousand and seven thousand
and five hundred, that made war with mighty
power, to help the king against the enemy.

14 And Uzziah prepared for them through-
out all the host, shields, and spears, and hel-
mets, and habergeons, and bows, and f slings
to cast stones.

15 And he made in Jerusalem engines,
invented by cunning men, to be on the
towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot
arrows and great stones withal. And his
name t spread far abroad ; for he was mar-
vellously helped, till he was strong.

16 t But ^ when he was strong, his heart
lifted up to his destruction: for he



TJzziah is smitten with leprosy.

transgressed against the Lord bis God, and
■^went into the « temple of the Lord to burn
incense upon the altar of incense.

17 And I Azariah the priest went in after
him, and Avith him fourscore priests of the
Lord, that were valiant men :

18 And they withstood Uzziah the king,
and said unto him, It ™ appertaineth not
unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the
Lord, but to the " priests, the sons of Aaron,
that are consecrated to burn incense : go out
of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed ;
neither shall it be for thine honour from the
Lord God.

19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a
censer in his hand to burn incense: and
while he was wroth with the priests, °the
leprosy even rose up in his forehead before
the priests in the house of the Lord, from
beside the incense-altar.

20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all
the priests looked upon him, and behold, he
was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust
him out from thence ; yea, himself p hasted
also to go out, because the Lord had smitten

21 "lAnd Uzziah the king was a leper unto
the day of his death, and dwelt in a "^f several
house, being a leper ; for he was cut off from
the house of the Lord : and Jotham his son
was over the king's house, judging the people
of the land.

22 IT Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah,
first and last, did = Isaiah the prophet, the
son of Amoz, write.

23 * So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and
they buried him with his fathers in the field
of the burial which belonged to the kings ;
for they said. He is a leper : and Jotham his
son reigned in his stead.

CHAP. xxvn.

1 Jotham reigning well prospereth. 5 He suhdueth the
Ammonites. 7 His reign. 9 Ahaz succeedeth him.

JOTHAM '^was twenty and five years
old when he began to reign, and he
reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His
mother's name also was Jerushah, the daugh-
ter of Zadok.

2 And he did that which was right in the
sight of the Lord, according to all that his
father Uzziah did : howbeit, he entered not
into the temple of the Lord. And ''the
people did yet corruptly.

3 He built the high gate of the house of
the Lord, and on the wall of || Ophel he
built much.

4 Moreover, he built cities in the moun-
tains of Judah, and in the forests he built
castles and towers.


Jotham! s good reign.


about 765.

16. 12, 13.

1 1 Chron.
0. 10.

m Numb.
16. 40. i 18.

n Etod. 30.
7, 8.

o Numb. 12.


2 Kings. 5.


I Aa Eith.

i. 12.

q 2 KingB

r Lov. 13.


Numb. 5. 2.
t Heb. free.

8 Isai. 1. 1.

t 2 Kings
15. 7.
Isaj. 6. 1.

a 2 Kings
15. 32, kc.

b 2 Kings
15. 35.

II Or, tU
ch. 33. 14.
Neh. 3. 20.



fHeb. ThU.

II Or,.

about 742.
c 2 Kings
15. 38.

a 2 Kings
IG. 2.

b Gxod. 34.


Lev. 19. 4.

c Judg. 2.


i: Or. offend


A 2 Kings

23. 10.

e Lev. 18.


2 Kings 16.

ch. 33. 6.

f Isai. 7. 1.
about 741.

g 2 Kings
16. 5, 6.

t Heb.

h 2 Kings
15. 27.

T Heb. sons
(if valour.

t Hob. the
second to the

5 HHe fought aiso with the king of the
Ammonites, and prevailed against them.
And the children of Amraon gave him the
same year an hundred talents of silver, and
ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten
thousand of barley, t So much did the
children of Ammon pay unto him, both the
second year, and the third.

6 So Jotham became mighty, because he
II prepared his ways before the Lord his

7 IT Now the rest of the acts of Jotham,
and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are
written in the book of the kings of Israel
and Judah.

8 He was five and twenty years old when
he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years
in Jerusalem.

9 IT" And Jotham slept with his fathers, and
they buried him in the city of David : and
Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

CHAP. xxvm.

1 Ahaz reigning very wichedly is greatly afflicted by the
Syrians. 6 Judah being captivated by the Israelites
is sent home by the counsel of Oded the prophet. 16
Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria is not helped thereby.
22 In his distress he groweth more idolatrous. 26 He
dying, Hezekiah succeedeth him.

AW-kTi ^was twenty years old when he
began to reign, and he reigned sixteen
years in Jerusalem : but he did not that
which was right in the sight of the Lord,
like David his father :

2 For he walked in the ways of the kings
of Israel, and made also ''molten images for
•= Baalim.

3 Moreover, he || burnt incense in ^the
valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt •= his
children in the fire, after the abominations of
the heathen whom the Lord had cast out
before the children of Israel.

4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in
the high places, and on the hills, and under
every green tree.

5 Whereforo-^the Lord his God delivered
him into the hand of the king of Syria; and
they s smote him, and carried away a great
multitude of them captives, and brought them
to t Damascus. And he was also delivered
into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote
him with a great slaughter.

6 IF For •■ Pekah the son of Remaliah slew
in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in
one day, which were all t valiant men ; because
they had forsaken the Lord God of their

7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim,
slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam
the governor of the house, and Elkanah that
was f next to the king.

Judah is captivated.

8 And the children of Israel carried
away captive of their 'brethren two hundred
thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and
took also away much spoil from them, and
brought the spoil to Samaria.

9 But a prophet of the Lord was there,
whose name was Oded : and he went out
before the host that came to Samaria, and
said unto them, Behold, ''because the Lord
God of your fathers was wroth with Judah,
he hath delivered them into your hand, and
ye have slain them in a rage that 'reacheth
up unto heaven.

10 And now ye purpose to keep under the
children of Judah and Jerusalem for "bond-
men and bond-women unto you : hut are
there not with you, even with you, sins
against the Lord your God ?

11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver
the captives again, which ye have taken
captive of your brethren : " for the fierce
wrath of the Lord is upon you.

12 Then certain of the heads of the chil-
dren of Ephraim,Azariahthe son of Johanan,
Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and
Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa
the son of Hadlai, stood up against them
that came from the war,

13 And said' unto them. Ye shall not
bring in the captives hither : for whereas we
have offended against the Lord already, ye
intend to add more to our sins and to our
trespass : for our trespass is great, and there
is fierce wrath against Israel.

14 So the armed men left the captives and
the spoil before the princes and all the con-

15 And the men " which were expressed
by name rose up, and took the captives,
and with the spoil clothed all that were
naked among them, and arrayed them, and
shod them, and Pgave them to eat and to
drink, and anointed them, and carried all
the feeble of them upon usses, and brought
them to Jericho, i the city of palm-trees, to
their brethren : then they returned to Sa-

16 H'At that time did king Ahaz send
unto the kings of Assyria to help him.

17 For again the Edomites had come and
smitten Judah, and carried away t captives.

18 " The Philistines also had invaded the
cities of the low country, and of the south
of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, and
Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the
villages thereof, and Timnah with the vil-
lages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages
thereof : and they dwelt there.

19 For the Lord brought Judah low
because of Ahaz king of ' Israel : for he


k Ps. 09. 36.
Isni. 10. 5.
k. 47. B.
15. & 26. 2.
Obad. 10,

Zech. 1.15.
1 Ezra 9. 6.
Rev. 18. S.

m Lev. 25.

n Jam. 2. IJ.

about 741.

o ver. 12.

E2 Kings
Prov. 25.
21, 22.
Luko 6. 27.
Rom. 12.
q DeuL 34.

Judg. 1. 16.

about 741.
r 2 Kings

t Heb.,
a captivittj.
a Ezek. 16.
27. 57.

u Exoil.32.

X 2 Kinea
15. 29. £ 16.
7, 8, S.

t ch. 21 %

J See

cb. 25. 14.
t Hob.

z Jcr. 44.

17, 18.

a See
di.29. 3, 7.

to offer.

b 2 King!
16. 19, 20


a 2 Kings
18. 1.

b ch. 26. 5.

c See
cb. 28. 24.
vci. 7.

d 1 Chron.
15. 12.
ch. 33. 6.

The idolatry and death of Ahaz.

"made Judah naked, and transgressed sore
against the Lord.

20 And ''Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria
came unto him, and distressed him, but
strengthened him not.

21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of
the house of the Lord, and out of the house
of the king, and of the princes, and gave it
unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him

22 H And in the time of his distress did
he trespass yet more against the Lord : this
is that king Ahaz.

23 For yhe sacrificed unto the gods of
t Damascus, which smote him : and he said,
Because the gods of the kings of Syria help
them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that
^they may help me. But they were the ruin
of him, and of all Israel.

24 And Ahaz gathered together the ves-
sels of the house of God, and cut in pieces
the vessels of the house of God, "and shut
up the doors of the house of the Lord, and
he made him altars in every corner of Jeru-

25 And in every several city of Judah he
made high places ||to burn incense unto
other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord
God of his fathers.

26 IF'' Now the rest of his acts and of all
his ways, first and last, behold, they are
written in the book of the kings of Judah
and Israel.

27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and
they buried him in the city, even in Jeru-
salem: but they brought him not into the
sepulchres of the kings of Israel : and Heze-
kiah his son reigned in his stead.


1 HezeliiaKs good reign. 3 He restoreth religion.
5 He exhorteth the Levites. 12 They sanctify them-
selves, and cleanse the house of God. 20 Hezekiah
offereth solemn sacrifices, wherein the Levites were
more forward than the priests.

HEZEKIAH ^began to reign when he
was five and twenty years old, and he
reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusa-
lem. And his mother's name was Abijah
the daughter ^ of Zechariah.

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

3 H He, in the first year of his reign, in the '
first month, "opened the doors of the house
of the Lord, and repaired them.

4 And he brought in the priests and the
Levites, and gathered them together into the
p3,st street

5 And said unto them. Hear me, ye Le-
vites : •> Sanctify now yourselves, and sanctity


The house of God cleansed.


the house of the Lord God of your fathers,
and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy

6 For our fathers have trespassed, and
done that which was evil in the eyes of the
Lord our God, and have forsaken him, and
have ^ turned away their faces from the ha-
bitation of the Lord, and t turned their

7 f Also they have shut up the doors of
the porch, and put out the lamps, and have
not burned incense nor offered burnt-offer-
ings in the \io\y place unto the God of Israel.

8 Wherefore the e wrath of the Lord was
upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath deli-
vered them to t trouble, to astonishment, and
to ''hissing, as ye see with your eyes.

9 For lo, 'our fathers have fallen by the
sword, and our sons and our daughters anJ
our wives are in captivity for this.

10 Now it IS in mine heart to make ''a co-
venant with the Lord God of Israel, that his
fierce wrath may turn away from us.

11 My sons, |{ be not now negligent : for
the Lord hath 'chosen you to stand before
him, to serve him, and that ye should minis-
ter unto him, and || burn incense.

12 IT Then the Levites arose, Mahath the
son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah,
of the sons of the Kohathites : and of the
sons of Merari; Kish the son of Abdi, and
Azariah the son of Jehalelel : and of the
Gershonites ; Joah the son of Zimmah, and
Eden the son of Joah :

13 And of the sons of Elizaphan ; Shimri,
and Jeiel : and of the sons of Asaph; Zecha-
riah, and Mattaniah :

14 And of the sons of Heman ; Jehiel,
and Shimei : and of the sons of Jeduthun ;
Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, and
■"sanctified themselves, and came, according
to- the commandment of the king, || by the
words of the Lord, "to cleanse the house of
the Lord.

16 And the priests went into the inner
part of the house of the Lord, to cleanse
it, and brought out all the uncleanness that
they found in the temple of the Lord into
the court of the house of the Lord. And
the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad
into the brook Kidron.

17 Now they began on the first day of the
first month to sanctify, and on the eighth
day of the month came they to the porch
of the Lord : so they sanctified the house
of the Lord, in eight days ; and in the six-
teenth day of the first month they made an

18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the




Jer. 2. 27.
Ezek. 8. IG.
t Heb.
eivt-n the

f ch. 28. 24.

e ch. 24. 18.

t Heb.


Deut. 28. 25.

h 1 Kinga


Jer. 18. 16.

& 19. 8. &

23. 9. 18. &

2». 18.

ich. 28.5,6,


kch. 15. 12.

II Or,



I Numb. 3.
8. & 8. 14.
& 18. 2, 6.

II Or, offer

m ver. 5.

I) O^ , .
m the hvsi-
1USS of the
ch. 30. 12.
n 1 Chron.
23. 28.



p Lev. 4. 3,

q Lev. 8. 14,
15, 19, 24.
Hebr. 9. 21.

t Heb. near.

r Lev. 4. 15,

t 1 Cliron.
16. 4. & 25.

u 1 Chron.

23. 5. & 25.


ch. 8. 14.

X 2 Sam. 24.


y ch. 30. 12.

t Heb. by

tjif hand of

the Loud.

t Heb. by

the hand of.

z I Chron.

23. 5.
Amos 6. 5.
a Numb. 10.
8, 10.

1 Chron. 15.

24. & 10. 6.
t Heb. ,

in the time.
b ch. 23.18.

t Heb.
hands of in-

t Hob. song.

c ch. 20. 18.
t Hob.

Hezekiah offereth solemn sacrifices.

king, and said, We have cleansed all the
house of the Lord, and the altar of burnt-
offering, with all the vessels thereof, and
the shew-bread table, with all the vessels

19 Moreover all the vessels, which king
Ahaz in his reign did "cast away in his trans-
gression, have we prepared and sanctified,
and behold, they are before the altar of the

20 IT Then Hezekiah the king rose early,
and gathered the rulers of the city, and went
up to the house of the Lord.

21 And they brought seven bullocks, and
seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he-
goats, for a P sin-offering for the kingdom,
and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And
he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron
to offer them on the altar of the Lord.

22 So they killed the bullocks, and the
priests received the blood, and "i sprinkled it
on the altar: likewise, when they had killed
the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the
altar: they killed also the lambs, and they
sprinkled the blood upon the altar.

23 And they brought f forth the he-goats
for the sin-offering before the king and the
congregation ; and they laid their ' hands
upon them :

24 And the priests killed them, and they
made reconciliation with their blood upon
the altar, °to make an atonement for all Is-
rael : for the king commanded that the burnt-
offering and the sin-offering should be made
for all Israel.

25 'And he set the Levites in the house
of the Lord with cymbals, with psalteries,
and with harps, "according to the command-
ment of David, and of ^ Gad the king's seer,
and Nathan the prophet: yfor so was the
commandment t of the Lord thy his pro-

26 And the Levites stood with the instru-
ments ^of David, and the priests with "the

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the
burnt-offering upon the altar. And f when
the burnt-offering began, '•the song of the
Lord began also with the trumpets, and
with the t instruments ordained by David
king of Israel.

28 And all the congregation worshipped,
and the t singers sang, and the trumpeters

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