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sounded : aiid all this continued until the
burnt-offering was finished.

29 And when they had made an end of
offering, "=the king and all that were t pre-
sent with him bowed themselves, and wor-

30 Moreover, Hezekiah the king and the


He proclaimeth a solemn passover

princes commanded the Levitesto sing praise
unto the Lord with the words of David, and
of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises
with gladness, and they bowed their heads
and worshipped.

31 Then Hezekiah answered and said,
Now ye have || consecrated yourselves unto
the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices and
•* thank-offerings into the house of the Lord.
And the congregation brought in sacrifices
and thank-offerings ; and, as many as were
of a free heart, burnt-offerings.

32 And the number of the burnt-offerings,
which the congregation brought, was three-
score and ten bullocks, an hundredrams, and
two hundred lambs : all these were for a
burnt-offering to the Lord.

33 And the consecrated things, were six
hundred oxen and" three thousand sheep.

34 But the priests were too few, so that
they could not flay all the burnt-offerings :
wherefore * their brethren the Levites t did
help them till the work was ended, and until
the other priests had sanctified themselves :
*" for the Levites were more s upright in heart
to sanctify themselves than the priests.

35 And also the burnt-offerings were in
abundance, with ''the fat of the peace-offer-
ings, and ' the drink-offerings for every burnt-
offering. So the service of the house of the
Lord was set in order.

36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the
people, that God had prepared the people :
for the thing was done suddenly.


I Hezekiah proclaimeth a solemn passover on the second
month for Judah a/ad Israel. 13 The assembly, hav-
ing destroyed the altars of idolatry, Iceep the feast
fourteen days. 27 The priests and Levites bless the

AND Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Ju-
dah, and wrote letters aFso to Ephraim
and Manasseh, that they should come to the
house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the
passover unto the Lord God of Israel.

2 For the king had taken counsel, and
his princes, and all the congregation in Jeru-
salem, to keep the passover in the second
^ month.

3 For they could not keep it '•at that
time, "because the priests had not sancti-
fied themselves sufficiently, neither had the
people gathered themselves together to Jeru-

4 And the thing f pleased the king and
all the congregation.

5 So they established a decree to make
proclamation throughout all Israel, from
Beer-sheba even to Dan, that they should
come to keep the passover unto the Lord




II Or,

jM/frf your
cli. 13. D.

d Lev. 7. 12.

e ch. 35. 11.

t Heb.
ed them.

r ch. 30. 3.
g Pb. 7. 10.

h Lev. 3. 10.

i Numb. 15.
5, 7. 10.

a Numb. 9.
10, 11.
b Exoil. 13.
6. 18.

c ch. 29. 34.

t Heb.
w(w Tiffht in
the eyea of
tite king.



t Ueh.from
the hand.

<i Jot. 4. 1.
Joel 2. 13.

2 Kings
15. 19, 29.

f Ezek. 2a

B ch. 29. 8.

t Heb.

harden not

your necks.

h Deut. 10.


T Heb.

give the

/land :


1 Chron. 29.


Ezra 10. 19.

i ch.ig. 10.

k Ps. 106.

I Exod. 34.

m l&ai. 55.


n ch. 36. 16.

o So ch. II.


ver. 18,21.

p Phil. 2. 13.
q ch. 29. 25.

r ch. 28. 24.

8 ch. 29. 34.

T Heb.
tfteir atand-

for Judah and Israel.

God of Israel at Jerusalem : for they had not
done it of a long time in such sort as it was

6 So the posts went with the letters ffrom
the king and his princes throughout al.
Israel and Judah, and according to the com-
mandment of the king, saying. Ye children
of Israel, <■ turn again unto the Lord God
of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will
return to the remnant of you that are
escaped out of the hand of «the kings of

7 And be not ye '"like your fathers, and
like your brethren, which trespassed against
the Lord God of their fathers, who there-
fore egave them up to desolation, as ye

8 Now t be ye not ^ stiff-necked, as your
fathers were, but t yield yourselves unto the
Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which
he hath sanctified for ever : and serve the
Lord your God, 'that the fierceness of his
wrath may turn away from you.

9 For if ye turn again unto the Lord,
your brethren and your children shall find
■'compassion before them that lead them
captive, so that they shall come again into
this land : for the Lord your God is 'gra-
cious and merciful, and will not turn away
his face from you, if ye ""return unto

10 So the posts passed from city to city
through the country of Ephraim and Ma-
nasseh even unto Zebulun : but "they laughed
them to scorn, and mocked them.

11 Nevertheless, "divers of Asher and
Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled them-
selves, and came to Jerusalem.

12 Also in Judah Pthe hand of God was
to give them one heart to do the command-
ment of the king and of the princes, "iby the
-word of the Lord.

13 H And there assembled at Jerusalem
much people to keep the feast of unleavened
bread in the second month, a very great

14 And they arose and took away the
■■ altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the
altars for incense took they away, and cast
them into the brook Kidron.

15 Then they killed the passover on the
fourteenth day of the second month : and the
priests and the Levites were ^ ashamed, and
sanctified themselves, and brought in the
burnt-offerings into the house of the Lord.

16 And they stood in t their place after
their manner, according to the law of
Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled
the blood, which they received of the hand

of the Levites.


The passover is kept fourteen days. II, CHRONICLES.

17 For there were many in the congrega-
tion that were not sanctified: 'therefore the
Levites had the charge of the kilhng of the
passovers for every one that was not clean,
to sanctify them unto the Lord.

18 For a multitude of the people, eveji
» many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar
and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves,
^yet did they eat the passover otherwise
than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed
for them, saying. The good Lord pardon
every one

19 That yprepareth his heart to seek God,
the Lord God of his fathers, though he he
not cleansed according to the purification of
the sanctuary.

20 And the Lord hearkened to Heze-
kiah, and healed the people.

21 And the children of Israel that were
t present at Jerusalem kept '■ the feast of
unleavened bread seven days with great
gladness: and the Levites and the priests
praised the Lord day by day, singing with
t loud instruments unto the Lord.

22 And Hezekiah spake t comfortably
unto all the Levites *that taught the good
knowledge of the Lord : and they did eat
throughout the feast seven days, offering
peace-offerings, and ''making confession to
the Lord God of their fathers.

23 And the whole assembly took counsel
to keep "other seven days : and they kept
other seven days with gladness.

24 For Hezekiah king of Judah f ^ did
give to the congregation a thousand bul-
locks and seven thousand sheep ; and the
princes gave to the congregation a thou-
sand bullocks and ten thousand sheep : and
a great number of priests " sanctified them-

25 And all the congregation of Judah,
with the priests and the Levites, and all the
congregation *'that came out of Israel, and
the strangers that came out of the land of
Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.

26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem :
for since the time of Solomon the son of
David king of Israel there was not the like
in Jerusalem.

27 1[ Then the priests the Levites arose
and g blessed the people : and their voice
was heard, and their prayer came up to this
holy dwelling-place, even unto heaven.


The people is forward in destroying idolatry. 2 Heze-
kiah ordereth the courses of the priests and Levites,
and providethfor their work and maintenance. 5 The
people's forwardness in offerings and tithes. 1 1 Heze-
kiah appointeth officers to dispose of the tithes. 20 The
sincerity of Hezekiah.







t ch. 29. 34.

t Heb.
a 2 Kings
t Heb.
ch. 30. 14.

u ver. 11.

t Hcb.
until to
make an

I Exod. 12.
43, tc.

b 1 Chron.
23. 6. & 24.

y ch. 19. 3.

c 1 Chron.
23. 30, 31.

t Heb.
z Exod. 12.
15. & 13. 6.

t Hcb.
of .itrengUi.
1 Heb.
to the heart
of all, *(;.
laai. 40. 2.
a ch. 17. 9.
&35. 3.
Deut. 33. 10.

d Numb. 29.

e Numb. 18.
8, &.C.
Neh. 13. 10.

f Mai. 2. 7.

b Ezra 10.

brake forth.

c See
1 Kings 8.

e Exod. 22.

Nch. 13. 12,
II Or, dates.

t Heb.
lifted up, or,
<f ch. 35. 7,

e ch. 29.34.

h Lev. 27.

Deut. 14.28.

t Heb.
heaps, heaps.

f ver. 11, 18.

e Numb. 6.

t Heb. «*e
of his holi-
Ps. 68. 5.

i Mai. 3. 10.

11 Or, store-

The people's forwardness

lyyOW when all this was finished, all
XM Israel that were t present went out to
the cities of Judah, and ■'brake the t images
in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw
down the high places and the altars out of
all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also
and Manasseh, t until they had- utterly de-
stroyed them all. Then all the children of
Israel returned, every man to his possession,
into their own cities.

2 H And Hezekiah appointed ''the courses
of the priests and the Levites after their
courses^ every man according to his service,
the priests and Levites "^for burnt-offeringa
and for peace-offerings, to minister, and to
give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the
tents of the Lord.

3 He appointed also the king's portion
of his substance for the burnt-offerings, to
wit, for the morning and evening burnt-
offerings, and the burnt-offerings for the
sabbaths, and for the new-moons, and for
the set feasts, as it is written in the ''law of
the Lord.

4 Moreover, he commanded the people
that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the "por-
tion of the priests and the Levites, that
they might be encouraged in '"the law of
the Lord.

5 H And as soon as the commandment
fcame abroad, the children of Israel brought
in abundance sthe first-fruits of corn, wine,
and oil, and || honey, and of all the increase
of the field ; and the tithe of all things
brought they in abundantly.

6 And concerning the children of Israel
and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah,
they also brought in the tithe of oxen and
sheep, and the '' tithe of holy things which
were consecrated unto the Lord their God,
and laid them f by heaps.

7 In the third month they began to lay
the foundation of the heaps, and finished
them in the seventh month.

8 And when Hezekiah and the princes
came and saw -the heaps, they blessed the
Lord, and his people Israel.

9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the
priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.

10 And Azariah the chief priest of the
house of Zadok answered him, and said,
'Since the people began to bring the offerings-
into the house of the Lord, we have had
enough to eat, and have left plenty : for the
Lord hath blessed his people ; and that
which is left is this great store.

11 IT Then Hezekiah commanded to pre-
pare II chambers in the house of the Lord ;
and they prepared them,

12 And brought in the offerings and the


in offerings and tithes.


tithes, and the dedicated things faithfully:
''over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler,
and Shimei his' brother was the next.

13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath,
and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and
Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Be-
naiah, were overseers f under the hand of
Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the
commandment of Hezekiah the king, and
Azariah the ruler of the house of God.

14 AndKore the son of Imnah the Levite,
the porter toward the east, was over the free-
will-offerings of God, to distribute the obla-
tions of the Lord, and the most holy

15 And fnext him were Eden, and Mini-
amin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah,
and Shecaniah, in the 'cities of the priests, in
their || set office, to give to their brethren by
courses, as well to the great as to the small :

16 Beside their genealogy of males, from
three years old and upward, even unto every
one that entereth into the house of the
Lord, his daily portion for their service in
their charges according to their courses ;

17 Both to the genealogy of the priests
by the house of their fathers, and the Le-
vites ""from twenty years old and upward,
in their charges, by their courses ;

18 And to the genealogy of all their little
ones, their wives, and their sons, and their
daughters, through all the congregation : for
in their || set office they sanctified themselves
in holiness :

19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests,
which were in "the fields of the suburbs of
their cities, in every several city, the men
that were "expressed by name, to give por-
tions to all the males among the priests,
and to all that were reckoned by genealo-
gies among the Levites.

20 IT And thus did Hezekiah throughout
all Judah, and Pwrought that which was
good and right and truth before the Lord
his- God.

21 And in every work that he began in
the service of the house of God, and in the
law, and in the commandments, to seek
his God, he did it with all his heart, and


I Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah fortifieih
himself 1 and encourageth his people. 9 Against the
blasphemies of Sennacherib, by message and letters,
Hezekiah and Isaiah pray. 21 An angel destroyeth
the host of the Assyrians, to the glory of. Hezekiah
21 Hezekiah praying in Ins sickness, God giveth him
a sign of recovery. 25 He waxing proud is humbled
by God. 27 His wealth and works. 31 His error in
the ambassage of Bahylon. 32 He dying, Manasseh
swxecdeth him.




k Neh. 13.

t Heb. St
Vw kond.

t Heb. at
kia hand.

I Joeh. 31.9.

I Or, (nwe,
I Chron. 9.

m 1 Chron.
23. 24, 27.

II Or, tnst

n Lev. 25.


Numb. 35.3.

D ver. 12.
13, 14, IS.


,3 King!



a 2 Kings
18. 13, £c.
Isni. 30. 1,
t Hob.
to break
tium up.

f Heb.
kisfaM wafl
to war.

t Heb.

b Isii. 22.

9, 10.

c ch. 2S. 23.

d 2 Sam. 5.

I Kings 9.

II Or,

swords, or,

t Hob.
spake to
their hfnrt,
Isai. 40. 2.
e Deut 31.
f ch. 20. 15.

f 2 Kings 6.
h Jer.17.5.
1 John 4. 4.
i ch. 13. 12.
Rom. 8. 31.

t Heb.

k 2 Kings
18. 17.

r Heb.

I 2 Kings
18. 19.

II Or, IB the
strong liold.

m 3 Kings
18. 30.

n 2 Kings
18. 22.

o 3 Kings
18. 33, 34,

Sennacherib invadeth Judah.

AFTER •'these things, and the establish-
ment thereof, Sennacherib king of As-
syria came, and entered into Judah, and en-
camped against the fenced cities, and thought
t to win them for himself.

2 And when Hezekiah saw that Senna-
cherib was come, and that the was pur-
posed to fight against Jerusalem,

3 He took counsel with his princes and
his mighty men to stop the waters of the
fountains which were without the city : and
they did help him.

4 So there was gathered much people to-
gether, who stopped all the fountains, and
the brook that fran through the midst of
the land, saying, "Why should the kings of
Assyria come, and find much water ?

5 Also ''he strengthened himself, "^and
built up all the wall that was broken, and
raised it up to the towers, and another wall
without, and repaired ^Millo in the city of
David, and made || darts and shields in

6 And he set captains of war over the
people, and gathered them together to him
in the street of the gate of the city, and
tspakfe comfortably to them, saying,

7 *Be strong and courageous, *"be not
afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria,
nor for all the multitude that is with him :
for s there be more with us than with him.

8 With him is an •'arm of flesh; but 'with
us is the Lord our God to help us, and to
fight our battles. And the people f rested
themselves upon the words of Hezekiah
king of Judah.

9 IT ''After this did Sennacherib king of
Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but
he himself laid siege against Lachish, and
all his t power with him,) unto Hezekiah
king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were
at Jerusalem, saying,

10 'Thus saith Sennacherib king of As-
syria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide
II in the siege in Jerusalem ?

11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to
give over yourselves to die by famine and
by thirst, saying, ""The Lord our God shall
deliver us out of the hand of the king of
Assyria ?

12 "Hath not the same Hezekiah taken
away his high places, and his altars, and
commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying.
Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn
incense upon it?

13 Know ye not what I and my fathers
have done unto all the people of other
lands? "were the gods of the nations of
those lands any ways able to deliver their
lands out of mine hand ?


The Assyrian army cut off.

14 Who was there among all the gods of
those nations that my fathers utterly de-
stroyed, that could deliver his people out of
mine hand, that your God should be able to
deliver you out of mine hand 1

15 Now therefore Plet not Hezekiah de-
ceive you, nor persuade you on this manner,
neither yet believe him : for no god of any
natioa or kingdom was able to deliver h;s
people out of mine hand, and out of the hand
of my fathers : how much less shall your
God deliver you out of mine hand 1

16 And his servants spake yet more
against the Lord God, and against his
servant Hezekiah.

17 iHe wrote also letters to rail on the
Lord God of Israel, and to speak against
him, saying, "^As the gods of the nations
of other lands have not delivered their peo-
ple out of mine hand, so shall not the God
of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine

18 ' Then they cried with a loud voice, in
the Jews' speech, unto the people of Jeru-
salem 'that were on the wall, to affright
them, and to trouble them ; that they might
take the city.

19 And they spake against the God of
Jerusalem, as against the gods of the peo-
ple of the earth, which were "the work of
the hands of man.

20 * And for this cause Hezekiah the
king, and ^the prophet Isaiah the son of
Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

21ir^And the Lord sent an angel, which
cut off all the mighty men of valour, and
the leaders and captains in the camp of the
king of Assyria. So he returned with shame
of face to his own land. And when he was
come into the house of his god, they that
came forth of his own bowels t slew him
there with the sword.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand
of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and
from the hand of all other, and guided them
on every side.

23 And many brought gifts unto the
Lord to Jerusalem, and t " presents to
Hezekiah king of Judah : so that he was
'' magnified in the sight of all nations from

24 1 "In those days Hezekiah was sick to
the death, and prayed unto the Lord : and
he spake unto him, and he || gave him a sign.

25 But Hezekiah "> rendered not agam
according to the benefit done unto him ; for
«his heart was lifted up: ^therefore there
was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and


Hezekiah's riches and death.




D 3 Kinga


r 2KinES
19. 12.

9 2 Kings

t 3 Kinn

u 2 Kings
19. 18.

X 2 Kings
19. 15.
y 2 Kings
19. 2, 4.

ahoHt 7)0.
z 2 Kings
19. 35, &c.

T Heb.
mad£ him


t Heb.
ach. 17.5.
b ch. 1. 1.

c 2 Kings
20. 1.
Isai. 38. 1.

II Or,

wrou/r7tt a
for hiin.
A Ps. 116.

e ch. 26. 16.
Hab. 2. 4.
f ch. 24. 18.




a Jer. 26,
18, 19.
t Hob. tke
listing up,

h 2 Kings

t Heb.
of desire.

i 2 Chron.
29. 12,

k Isai. 22.
9, 11.

t Heb.

1 2 Kings
20. 12.
lial. 39. 1.

m Dent. 8.2.



n Isai. 36, &

37, & 38, &


o 2 Kings

18, & 19, &


p 2 Kings
20. 21.
II Or,


a 2 Kings
21. 1, &c

b Doul. 18.


2 Chron. 28.


f Heb.

Ac returned

and Iniilt.

c 2 Kings


ch. 30. 14.&

31. 1. Sl 32.


d Deut. 10.


c Deut. 17.3.

26 ff Notwithstanding, Hezekiah humbled
himself for fthe pride of his heart, both he
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that
the wrath of the Lord came not upon them
''in the days of Hezekiah.

27 IT And Hezekiah had exceeding much
riches and honour : and he made himself
treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for
precious stones, and for spices, and for
shields, and for all manner of f pleasant
jewels :

28 Storehouses also for the increase of
corn, and wine, and oil ; and stalls for all
manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

29 Moreover, he provided him cities, and
possessions of flocks and herds in abun-
dance : for 'God had given him substance
very much.

30 ''This same Hezekiah also stopped the
upper water-course of Gihon, and brought it
straight down to the west side of the city of
David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his

31 IFHowbeit, in the business oj" the t am-
bassadors of the princes of Babylon, who
'sent unto him to inquire of the wonder
that was done in the land, God left him, to
■"try him, that he might know all that was
in his heart.

32 IF Now the rest of the acts of Heze-
kiah, and his t goodness, behold, they are
written in "the vision of Isaiah the pro-
phet, the son of j^moz, and in the ° book
of the kings of Judah and Israel.

33 PAnd Hezekiah slept with his fathers,
and they buried him in the \\ chiefest of the
sepulchres of the sons of David : and all
Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did
him 1 honour at his death : and Manasseh
his son reigned in his stead.

CHAP. xxxm.

1 Manasseh his wicked reign. 3 He setteth up idolatry,
and will 7iot be admonished. 1 1 He is carried into
Babylon. 12 Upon his prayer to God he is released,
and puttelh dow7i idolatry. 18 His acts. 20 He dying,
Amon svxceedeth him. 21 Amon reigning wickedly is
slain by his servants. 25 The murderers being slain,
Josiah succeedeth him.

MANASSEH "was twelve years old
when he began to reign, and he reign-
ed fifty and five years in Jerusalem :

2 But did that which was evil in the sighf
of the Lord, like unto the *> abominations
of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast
out before the children of Israel.

3 IF For t he built again the high places
which Hezekiah his father had "broken
down ; and he reared up altars for Baalim,
and ''made groves, and worshipped "all the
host of heaven, and served them.


ManassehJs captivity, and return.

4 Also he built altars in the house of the
Lord, whereof the Lokd had said, ^ In Jeru-
salem shall my name be for ever.

5 And he built altars for all the host of
heaven sin the two courts of the house of
the Lord.

6 ""And he caused his children to pass
through the fire in the valley of the son of
Hinnom : 'also he observed times, and used
enchantments, and used witchcraft, and
•= dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wi-
zards: he wrought much evil in the sight
of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

7 And 'he set a carved image, the idol
which he had made, in the house of God, of
which God had said to David and to Solomon
his son. In ""this house and in Jerusalem,
which I have chosen before all the tribes of
Israel, will I put my name for ever :

8 ° Neither will I any more remove the
foot of Israel from out of the land which I
have appointed for your fathers ; so that
they will take heed to do all that I have com-
manded them, according to the whole law
and the statutes and the ordinances by the
hand of Moses.

9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inha-
bitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse
than the heathen, whom the Lord had de-
stroyed before the children of Israel.

10 And the Lord spake to Manasseh,
and to his people : but they would not

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