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Huldah's prophecy.

B. C. 624.

12 And the king commanded Hil-
kiah the priest, and Ahikam the
son of Shaphan, and Achbor i the
son of 3 Michaiah, and Shaphan
the scribe, and Asaiah a servant 3 or, Micah.
of the king's, saying,
A 1Ch. 10. 14.
1 Ps.76.7.


m De.29.27.

13 Go ye, inquire k of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great l is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our m fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do n arcording unto all that which is written concerning us.

Tikvath. or, Hasrah.

3 And c the king stood by a piln Ja. 1.22-25.lar, and made a covenant before o 2Ch.34.22, the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan. and Asaiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallump the son of Tikvah, o the son of 4 Harhas, keeper of the 5 wardrobe; (Now she dwelt in Jerusalem 6 in the college) and they communed with her.

i 2Ch.34.20,

ers of Judah and of Jerusalem.

5 garments.

or, in the


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15 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 inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:

17 Because p they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods. that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore q my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.

18 But to the king of Judah which
sent you to inquire of the LORD, 1 from small
thus shall ye say to him. Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, As
touching the words which thoub ch.22.8.
hast heard:
c ch.11.14,17.

even unto

19 Because thine heart r was ten-d ch.21.3,7.
der, and thou hast humbled s thy-2 caused to
self before the LORD, when thou
heardest what I spake against this
place, and against the inhabitants
thereof, that they should become
a desolation t and a curse, u and
hast rent v thy clothes, and wept
before me; I also have heard thee,
saith the LORD,

3 Chemarim.
Ho. 10.5.
4 or, twelve
signs, or,

e 2Ch.31.4.

20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and a thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eves shall not see al the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

g Eze.8.14.
5 houses.

Josiah cruseth the book to be read in
a solemn assembly.

h 1Ki. 15.22.

i Eze.44.10

ND a the king sent, and they

& Isa.2.36.


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4 And the king commanded HilNe.9.26,27. kiah the high priest, and the priest Da.9.11-14. of the second order, and the keen1Th.2.16. ers of the door, to bring forth out r Ps.51.17. of the temple of the LORD all the Is.57.15. vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, d and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-el.


t Le.26.31,32.
u Jer.26.6
v ver. 11.

w Ne. 1.4.

(CHAP. 23.)

5 And he put down 3 the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the 4 planets, and to all the host of heaven.

a 2Ch.34.29,


Josiah destroyeth idolatry.

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, 1 both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was b found in the house of the LORD.


6 And he brought out the grove 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 the graves e of the children of the people.

7 And he brake down the houses f of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women g wove 5 hangings 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 burned incense, from Geba h to Beer-sheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor 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 unleavened bread k among their brethren.

Josiah destroyeth idolatry.

10 And he defiled Topheth, 7 which is in the valley m of the children of Hinnom, n that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech. 11 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 66 chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

12 And the altars that were on the otop of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which p Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and 7 brake them down from thence, and. cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

B. C. 624.

13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of 8 the mount of corruption, which Solomon q the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for

Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

14 And he brake r in pieces the 9 images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

1 Is.30.33. Jer.7.31. m Jos. 15.8. n Lev. 18.21. De.18. 10. Eze.23.37,

17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of u God which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Beth-el.

39. or, eunuch, or, officer. o Jer. 19. 13. Zep.1.5.

p ch.21.5.

or, ran


8. e. the

mount of Olives.

q 1 Ki. 11.7.
r Ex.23.24.

Mi. 1.7.

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2Ch.34.6,7. 11 or, sacrificed. w ch.11.18.


1 Ki. 18.40.

15 Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place s which Jeroboam the son of Ne-Ch.34.5. y Ex. 12.3,

bat, who made Israel to sin, had &c. made, both that altar and the highNu.9.2. place he brake down, and burned Deut. 16.2, the high place, and stamped it &c. small to powder, and burned the z 2Ch.35. 18, grove.


16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word t of the LORD, which the man of God proclaimed, who pro- e ch.18.5. claimed these words.

b Lev. 19.31. 20.27. De. 18. 11.

d Ki.8.48. Jer.29.13. Ne. 10.29. fch.21.11,12. 24.3,4. Jer. 15.4. 13 angers.


ch. 17.18.20.

a ch.21.6. Rev.22.15. 12 or, teraphim,


He is slain at Megiddo.

high places that were v in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Beth-el. 20 And he 11 slew wall the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones r upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.


1 Zec. 12.11.

21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written y in the book of this covenant.

22 Surely z there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;

23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.

21 T Moreover, a the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the 12 images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in

Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the b law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

25 And c like unto him was there no king before him, that turned d to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according e to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

26 T Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because f of all the 13 provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

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29 Ink his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, l

i Iki.9.3.

18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones 10 alone, with k 2Ch.35.20, when he had seen him. the bones of the prophets that came out of Samaria.

19 And all the houses also of the

30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and

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31 And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned p his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and q he came to Egypt, and died there.

14 called

33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in bands at Riblah, o in the land of Hamath, 15 that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and 16 put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.


Shallum, 1Ch.3.15. Jer.22.11.

n ch.24.18.
0 ch.25.6.
15 or, because
he reigned.
16 set a mulct

upon the land, 2Ch.36.3.

Dan. 1.7.


r ver.33.

(CHAP. 24.)
a 2Ch.36.5,

35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver r
and the gold to Pharaoh; but he
taxed the land to give the money
according to the commandment of
Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and
the gold of the people of the land, by the
of every one according to his taxa-
hand of.
tion, to give it unto Pharaoh-c ch.23.26.

36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

d ch.21.16.
De. 19.10.

e Ps. 106.38.

37 And did that which was evil inum

b Jer.25.9.
Eze. 19.8.

2 called

Jerusalem is taken. salem with innocent blood,) which the LORD would not pardon.f

5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah! 6 Sog Jehoiakim slept with his fathers and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

of the

2 And b the LORD sent against and Coniah, him bands of the Chaldees, and Je.22.24,28. bands of the Syrians, and bands of k Dan.1.1,2. the Moabites, an children of Ammon, and sent them 3 came into against Judah to destroy it, accordsiege. ing to the word of the LORD, which 7 Je.29.1,2. he spake 1 by his servants the pro- 4 or,eunuchs. phets.

3 Surely at the commandment of m ch.20.17. the LORD came this upon Judah, to n Je.24.1. remove them out of his sight, for co ch.25.12. the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; 5 or,eunuchs.

4 And also for the innocent bloodd P Je.37.1. that he shed, (for e he filled Jeru

7 And h the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken i from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

82 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.


13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon

the sight of the LORD, according to ƒ Eze.33.25. king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD m had said.

all that his fathers done.


g Jer.22.18,


8 Jehoiachin's evil reign: 10 Jerusalem is taken.


h Jer.37.5,7. a his days Nebuchadnezzar i Jer.46.2. king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

10 T At k that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city 3 was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

12 And 7 Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Baby. lon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his 4 officers; and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his

14 And n he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest o sort of the people of the land.

15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 And p the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Jerusalem pillaged.

18 Zedekiah q was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, r the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

B. C. 588.

19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled s against the king of Babylon.


Zedekiah taken, his sons slain, and his eyes put out.

q Je.52.1,&c.

r ch.23.31.

11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the 4 fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away. 12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor h of the land to be Je.34.2.&c. vinedressers and husbandmen. 39.1,&c. 13 And i the pillars k of brass that 52.4,&c. were in the house of the LORD, and Eze.24.2, the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.


$ 2Ch.36.13.

(CHAP. 25.)
a 2Ch.36.17,


b Eze. 12.12.

c ch.23.33.

1 spake

with him,

ninth year of his reign, in the


tenth month, in the tenth day of the
month that Nebuchadnezzar king
of Babylon came, he, and all his
host, against Jerusalem, and pitch-3 or, chief
ed against it; and they built forts
against it round about."


2made blind.
d Eze.12.13,

e 1Ki.9.8.

2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed f Am.2.5. in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king b went the way toward the plain.


g Ne. 1.3.


h ch.24.14.

i Je.27.19,&c.

5 And the army of the Chaldees
pursued after the king, and over-k
took him in the plains of Jericho 1 1Ki.7.47,50.
and all his army were scattered 5 the one.

from him.

Nobles slain at Riblah.

the guard, brake down g the walls of Jerusalem round about.

6 So they took the king, and m 1Ki.7.15.
brought him up to the king of Baby-n 1Ch.6.14.
Ion to c Riblah; and they 1 gave
judgment upon him.

Ezra 7.1.
o Je.21.1.

7 And they slew the sons of Zede-
kiah before his eyes, and 2 put out 6 threshold.
the eyes of d Zedekiah, and bound
him with fetters of brass, and car-or,cunuch.
ried him to Babylon.


8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, (which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,) came Nebuzar-adan, 3 captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

8 saw the
king's face.
or, scribe of
the captain
of the host.
p ch.23.27.
Eze. 12.25-

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18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah n the chief priest, and o Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the 6 door: 19 And out of the city he took an 7 officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that 8 were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the 9 principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:

20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah :

9 And e he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all: the houses of Jerusalem, and f every great man's house burnt he with fire.

21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So p Judah was carried away out of their land. 22 And q as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them

10 And all the army of the Chal-q Je. 40.5,&c. he made Gedaliah the son of Ahidees that were with the captain of

kam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

Gedaliah smitten.

23 And when all the captains of B. C. 588. the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had r Je.41.1,&c. made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even 10 of the Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and kingdom. Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the s Je.43.4,7. Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their

t Je.52.31,&c. u Ge.40.13,


1 CHRONICLES, I. Jehoaichin released from prison.


21 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto 11 good them, Fear not to be the servants things of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, with him. and serve the king of Babylon; and v Da.2.37. it shall be well with you.


25 But it came to pass, in the w Is.61.3. seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elis-28a.9.7. hama, of the seed 10 royal, came, y Ne. 11.23. and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

Da, 1.5.
Acts 6.1.

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26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt:s for they were afraid of the Chaidees. 27 And t it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, did lift up u the head of Jehoiachin kingof Judah out of prison. 28 And he spake 11 kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that v were with him in Babylon;

29 And changed w his prison-garments: and he did eat a bread continually before him all the days of his life.


10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he 4i.e.division, began to be mighty upon the earth. 11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

d Ge.11.10,

&c. e Ge. 17.5.

12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and f Ge.21.2,3. Caphthorim.c g Ge. 16.11,


13 And Canaan begat Zidon his first-born, and Heth,

30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a y daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

h Ge.25.13


14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, 5 or, Hadar, and the Sinite, 16 And the Arvadite, and the Ze-i Ge.25.1,&c. marite, and the Hamathite.

18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was 4 Peleg; (because in his days the earth was divided:) and his brother's name was Joktan.

20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24 Shem, d Arphaxad, Shelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 Abram; e the same is Abraham. 28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac,f and Ishmael.g

29 T These are their generations: The first-born h of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, 5 Hadad, and Tema,

These are the sons of Ishmael. 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

32 Now the sons of Keturah, i

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