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Sect. LXXI. Ben-hadad sends a message to Elisha. Elisha
foretels his death, and the succession of Hazael. Ben-

hadad killed by Hazael.

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Sect. LXXII. The wicked reign of Jehoram king of Judah.

He slays all his brethren. The Edomites revolt. He

dies miserably.

Judah. His great prosperity. He burns incense, and is
struck with leprosy. His death.

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Sect. LXXXV. The history of the prophet Jonah. The Lord
commands him to go to Nineveh. He disobeys and is
swallowed up by a fish. The Lord delivers him.

Sect. LXXXVI. Jonah again sent to Nineveh.

repent at his preaching, and are pardoned.

pleased, He is made sensible of his error.

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The people

Jonah dis-

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Sect. XC. The wickedness of Ahaz.

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Sect. LXXXIX. The reigns of Jotham and Ahaz, kings of
Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The Ammonites
become tributary to him. Syria and Ephraim con-
federate against Judah. Isaiah encourages Ahaz. The
miraculous birth of Emanuel predicted. The defeat of
the Assyrians foretold, &c.

Numbers of the people

of Judah carried into captivity by the Syrians.

Sect. LXXXVII. The reigns of Menahem, Pekaiah, and
Pekah, kings of Israel. Hoshea succeeds to the throne. 393
Sect. LXXXVIII. Part of the prophecy of Hosea. The pro-
phet foretels the downfall of the kingdom of Israel. He
calls upon the people to repent.

Sect. XCI. The impiety of Ahaz. He sends part of the
treasure of the Lord's house to the king of Assyria. He
setteth up an altar to idols, burns incense thereon, and
commits abominations. His death,

Sect. XCII. The beginning of the reign of Hezekiah king of
Judah. He cleanses the temple, and reforms public

worship. A covenant made with great solemnity.

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