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Josiah destroyeth idolatry.

B. C. 624.

10 And he defiled Topheth, 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.


m Jos. 15.8. n Lev. 18.21. De.18.10. Eze.23.37, 39.

or, eunuch, or, officer. o Jer. 19. 13. Zep.1.5. p ch.21.5.

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12 And the altars that were on the o top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had) made, and the altars which p Manasseh had made in the two 8. e. the 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.

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mount of

1 Ki.11.7.

r Ex.23.24. Nu.33.52. De.7.5,25. Mi.1.7.

9 statues.


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 Ash- & 1Ki.12.28, toreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomi-t 1Ki. 13.2. nation of the Moabites, and for u Ki.13.30, Milcom the abomination of the 10 to escape. 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.


2Ch.34.6,7. 11 or, sacrificed.

w ch.11.18. Ex.22.20.

1 Ki. 18.40. x 2Ch.34.5. y Ex. 12.3,



Deut. 16.2,


2Ch.35. 18,

15 Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place s which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned) the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the z grove. 16 And as Josiah turned himself. a ch.21.6. 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 of the LORD, which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

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.

18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So


Rev.22.15. 12 or, tera


b Lev. 19.31. 20.27.



De. 18. 11.

ch. 18.5.

Jer. 29. 13.
e Ne. 10.29.
Jer. 15.4.
13 angers.
g ch.21.13.
ch. 17,18,20.

i Iki.9.3.

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 w all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones r upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

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 ¶ 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.

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

27 And the LORD said I will g remove Judah also out of my sight. as I have removedh Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of whichi I said, My name shall be there.

23 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 29 Tink 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

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


1 Zec. 12.11.

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

Jehoiakim's rebellion.

Jerusalem is taken.

Isalem with innocent blood,) which the LORD would not pardon.f

2 KINGS, XXIV. buried him in his own sepulchre. B. C. 623. And m the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.

31 14 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was n Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

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

m 2Ch.36.1,


14 called
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.

p ch.24.17. Ge.41.45. Dan. 1.7.

33 And Pharaoh-uechoh 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. 34 And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, q Je.22.11.12. and turned p his name to JehoiaEze.19.3,4. kim, and took Jehoahaz away: r ver.33. and q he came to Egypt, and died! (CHAP. 24.) there. 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, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaohnechoh.

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.

37 And did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done. CHAPTER XXIV.

8 Jehoiachin's evil reign: 10 Jerusa

lem is taken.


b Jer.25.9.

32.28. Eze. 19.8.

by the hand of. c ch.23.26. Ex.20.5.

d ch.21.16. De. 19.10. Jer.2.34. 19.4.

e Ps. 106.38.

f Eze.33.25. g Jer.22.18, 19.

h Jer.37.5,7.

Na his days Nebuchadnezzar i Jer.46.2.

Iking of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

2 called

Jeconiah, 1Ch.3.16. Jer.24.1. and Coniah, Je.22.24,28. k Dan.1.1,2.

2 And b the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them 3 came into against Judah to destroy it, accord- siege. ing to the word of the LORD, which 7 Je.29.1,2. he spake 1 by his servants the pro-4 or,cunuchs. phets.

3 Surely at the commandment of m ch.20.17. the LORD came this upon Judah, ton 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

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.

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.

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

10 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 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


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 king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD m had said.

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 5 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.

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.

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ND a it came to pass in the AND a car of his peism, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the 2made blind. month that Nebuchadnezzar king d Eze. 12. 13, 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.



e 1Ki.9.8. Ps.79.1. Is.64.10,11.

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. Je.52.14,

4 fallen away.


h ch.24. 14.


iJe.27.19,&c. IKI.7.15-27. Ex.27.3. 1Ki.7.47,50.

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

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

7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and 2 put out the eyes of d Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried 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 : 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.

Ezra 7.1.

o Je.21.1. 29.25,29.

6 threshold. 7 or,eunuch. 8 saw the king's face. Es. 1.14.

or, scribe of the captain of the host. p ch.23.27. Le.26.33. De.28.36, 64. Eze, 12.2528. 24.14.

Nobles slain at Riblah. the guard, brake down g the walls of Jerusalem round about.

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 vinedressers and husbandmen.

13 And i the pillars k of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and 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.

14 And the pots, I and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass where

with they ministered, took they away.

15 And the fire-pans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took


16 The two pillars, 5 one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

17 The height m of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

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 :

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 Ahi

dees that were with the captain of

kam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

Gedaliah smitten.

1 CHRONICLES, I. Jehoaichin released from prison.

10 of the kingdom.

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 Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the s Je.43.4,7. Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the t Je.52.31,&c. son of a Maachathite, they and their u Ge.40.13, 20.


24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

25 But r it came to pass, in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed 10 royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

11 good things with him. v Da.2.37. 5.8,19.

w Is.61.3.

y Ne. 11.23.
Da. 1.5.
Acts 6.1.

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 Chaldees. 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.

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.

The First Book of the CHRONICLES.


Adam's line to Noah. DAM, a Sheth, Enosh,


B. C. 4004.

17 T The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and

a Ge.4.25,26. Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and 3 Meshech.

2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.b 5 The b sons of Japheth; Go-1 mer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Piras.

6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashche-2 naz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish,Kittim,and 2Dodanim. 8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.


Ge. 10.2,&c. or, Diphath,

as it is in some copies

or, Rodanim, ac.

cording to some copies. c De.2.23.

9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of 3 or, Mash, Raamah; Sheba and Dedan.

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

Ge. 10.23. 4i.e.division, Ge.10.25.

d Ge. 11.10,


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,

14 The Jebusite also, and the
Amorite, and the Girgashite,
15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite,

and the Sinite,
16 And the Arvadite, and the Ze-i
marite, and the Hamathite.


h Ge.25, 13



or, Hadar,



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 T 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 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




Abraham's concubine: she bare B. C. 1753. | dukes of Edom were; duke TimZimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, i

and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. k Ge.21.2,3. And the sons of Jokshan: Sheba, 1 Ge.25.25, and Dedan.

33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.

34 And k Abraham begat Isaac. The sous of Isaac; Esau, and Israel.

35 The m sons of Esau; Eliphaz,! Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, 6 Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timina, and Amalek.


m Ge.36.9,


6 or, Zepho,

or, Heman,


8 or, Alvan,

9 or, Shepho,

10 or, Hem


37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, 11 or, Achan,

Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.



35 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, 12 or, Hadar,
and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.)
39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori,
and 7 Homam: and Timna was Lo-
tan's sister.

13 or, Pau,

40 The sons of Shobal; 8 Alian, 14 or, Alvah.
and Manahath, and Ebal, 9 Shephi, (CHAP. 2.)
and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon;
Aiah, and Anah.

1 or, Jacob.

41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. a Ge.29.32, And the sons of Dishon; 10 Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and. Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and 11 Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah 44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

&c. 30.5,&c. 35.18,&c. 46.8,&c. b Ge.38.3,&c. 46.12. Nu.26.19.

c Ge.38.29,

30. Mat. 1.3. d Gc.46.12. Ru.4.18.

2 or, Zabdi,


3 or, Darda.

nah, duke 14 Aliah, duke Jetheth, 52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom. CHAPTER II.


1 The sons of Israel: 13 of Jesse, &c.
THESE are the sons of 1 Israel;
Reuben, a Simeon. Levi, and
Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin,
Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

3 The sons of Judah; b Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And

Er. the first-born of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and

he slew him.

4 And c Tamar his daughter-inlaw bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.

5 The sons d of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul,

6 And the sons of Zerah; 2 Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and 3 Dara: five of them in all.

7 And the sons of Carmi; 4 Achar, the troublere of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.

8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah. 9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and 5 Ram, and 6 Chelnbai.

10 And Ram f begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince g of the children of Judah;" 11 And Nahshon begat 7 Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,

12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,

13 Andh Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the se

15 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Teman-or, Achan.cond, and & Shinma the third,

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14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,

15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:

16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And i the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

17 And Abigail bare Amasa: k and the father of Amasa was 9 Jether the Ishmeelite.

18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon. 19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, i which bare him Hur.

20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.m

21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir n the

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