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Solomon spoke to all Israel,
Then Solomon and all the assembly with him went to
However, David had brought up
And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him before the ark, were sacrificing
Now, O Lord God,
On the eighth day they held
Solomon went up there before the Lord to the bronze altar which was at the tent of meeting, and
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who
Solomon said to God, “You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and
The porch which was in front of the house
The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon
wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
But Solomon did not make slaves for his work from the sons of Israel; they were men of war, his chief captains and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen.
Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”
But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Because it was
When Judah turned around, behold,
It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom; it
and next to him Jehozabad, and with him 180,000 equipped for war.
Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to the Lord with the words of David and Asaph the seer.
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the house, to the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubim.
Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had
Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the Lord had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel.
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, from first to last, behold, are they not written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel?
He did evil
Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and
Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, dedicating it to Him,
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa’s heart was blameless all his days.
When they began singing and praising, the Lord
Then Hezekiah said, “
These were the chief
The Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said this while another said that.
And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David; and his son
Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the war cry, then it was that God
He spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “
These are they who served the king, apart from
From the algum trees the king made steps for the house of the Lord and for the king’s palace, and lyres and harps for the singers; and none like that was seen before in the land of Judah.
Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.
The house which I am about to build will be great, for
They also struck down
Now the Lord has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for I have risen in the place of my father David and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the Lord on
When the sons of Israel fled before Judah,
But as for the sons of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed
As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘
When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them the people answered the king, saying,
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Every man to your tents, O Israel;
Now look after your own house, David.”
Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You;
And Huram by his servants sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon’s servants to Ophir, and
The poles were so long that
Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out
There I have set the ark
King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested besides a return for what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land with her servants.
And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in any manner or concerning the storehouses.
Then he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.
Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was
The king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the elders.
Now these are those who conspired against him: Zabad the son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith the Moabitess.
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice
Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter, so that 500,000 chosen men of Israel fell slain.
He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.
When the priests came forth from the holy place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without regard
The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and its other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the
and all the Levitical singers,
He said, “O Lord, the God of Israel,
As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid
to prepare timber in abundance for me, for the house which I am about to build will be great and wonderful.
He also made
besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all
For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir,
Thus the sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for
Then on the fourth day they assembled in the valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the Lord. Therefore they have named that place “The Valley of
Now he made
After her he took
Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For
But the priests were too few, so that they were unable to skin all the burnt offerings;
“Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man,
Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that which You have
Then Huram, king of Tyre,
So the king did not listen to the people,
Then the king of Israel said, “
Then he made
So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace,
The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the Lord.
He made 300 shields of beaten gold,
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold,
then I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘
Listen to the supplications of Your servant and of Your people Israel when they pray toward this place; hear from Your dwelling place, from heaven;
Jeroboam did not again recover strength in the days of Abijah; and the
Now these are the
“If Your people Israel
Solomon numbered all the aliens who were in the land of Israel,
and she bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.
Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, let Your word be confirmed which You have spoken to Your servant David.
Now the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways and his words are written in
There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and
Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly.
And they will say, ‘Because
Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.
“If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes and takes an oath before Your altar in this house,
But Abijah became powerful; and took fourteen wives to himself, and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the Lord, saying, “
Now therefore, behold,
“The Lord has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.
All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered
He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.
Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
Now Solomon had
then hear from heaven and act and judge Your servants,
Now then, let my lord send to his servants wheat and barley, oil and wine, of
Then Solomon went to
King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. Thus the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
The priests stood at their posts, and
Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat saying, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the Lord has destroyed your works.” So the ships were broken and could not go to Tarshish.
So he allied himself with him to make ships to go
The wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub.
the two pillars, the bowls and the two capitals on top of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on top of the pillars,
They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres and trumpets to the house of the Lord.
From the time that Amaziah turned away from following the Lord they conspired against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, indeed,
As to his sons and the many
And a place for Your dwelling forever.”
Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin.
then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know
When Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for
On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
“If there is
He acted wisely and distributed
with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. And the people who came with him from Egypt were without number:
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You have given to them and to their fathers.
Then the king
He said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hands, saying,
He began to build on the second day in the second month
Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
But the word of the Lord came to
that he built the cities which Huram had given to
‘Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man for a leader over My people Israel;
the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold, of purest gold;
They brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all the holy utensils which were in the tent; the Levitical priests brought them up.
But they will become his slaves so
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold,
He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
He also built upper
And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.
Then they brought him on horses and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the holy of holies and the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
Solomon also made all the things that were in the house of God: even the golden altar,
Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, “
‘Thus says the Lord, “You shall not go up or fight against
the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them and all their hindquarters turned inwards.
Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you,
and Baalath and all the storage cities that Solomon had, and all the cities for
whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel,
The pails, the shovels, the forks and all its utensils,
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.
Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great amount of spices and precious stones; there had never been spice like that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house which he had built,
Now figures like oxen were under it and all around it, ten cubits, entirely encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast
Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
namely, from their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel had not destroyed,
“Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
So the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The
Nevertheless I did not believe their reports until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You surpass the report that I heard.
Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the
Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
As often as the king entered the house of the Lord, the
Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
He said, ‘I will go and be
Then all the elders of Israel came, and
Then King Rehoboam
“Your father made our
He said to them, “Return to me again in three days.” So the people departed.
So they sent and summoned him. When Jeroboam and all Israel came, they spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
They spoke to him, saying, “If you will be kind to this people and please them and
So he said to them, “What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”
When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped.
Now it came about after this that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the
The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to the people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us.’ Thus you shall say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!
So Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the
Abijah pursued Jeroboam and captured from him several cities, Bethel with its villages, Jeshanah with its villages and
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found much among them, including goods,
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and
They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem,
In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign
And all the people of Judah took
Every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy,
The Lord, the God of their fathers,
The consecrated things were 600 bulls and 3,000 sheep.
and he went out
and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘
He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah,
He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.
Now Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem to
There were also
Micaiah said, “Behold, you will see on that day when you enter an inner room to hide yourself.”
and say, ‘Thus says the king, “
Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and
Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the Lord and the king’s house, and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
At that time
Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, out of
Do you not know that
and he said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers,
He placed troops in all
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah went up against Ramoth-gilead.
Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you;
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they
Then in the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah,
Jehoshaphat was afraid and
Now Zerah the Ethiopian
Now Asa had an army of
He did right in the sight of the Lord,
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first
Then in the midst of the assembly
He built Eloth and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.
Now when Asa heard these words and the
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he
So Hilkiah and those whom the king
Then the Levites arose:
Then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet saying, “Thus says the Lord God of your father David, ‘Because
However, he did not put their children to death, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, which the Lord commanded, saying, “
And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in
and whoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he
As soon as the
Then Abijah stood on Mount
When they were bringing out the money which had been brought into the house of the Lord,
He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for
O our God,
For the Lord humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of
Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah,
For he said to Judah, “
He walked in the way of his father Asa and did not depart from it, doing right in the sight of the Lord.
Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of
A certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel
“When they sin against You (
But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded; and
He did right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah had done;
Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites,
and with them
You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves,
Furthermore, all the officials of the priests and the people were very unfaithful following all the abominations of the nations; and they defiled the house of the Lord which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.
Now he went out and
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first to last, the prophet
When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “It is the king of Israel,” and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat
Moreover, Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at
For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to
Even in the matter of
They assembled their brothers,
Now when Jehoram had
The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
He built towers in the wilderness and
Now behold, God is with us at our head and
Micaiah said, “If you indeed return safely, the Lord has not spoken by me.” And he said, “
Those who had escaped from the sword he
Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in
for he removed
Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as
but they continually
But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests,
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you put on your robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle.
So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and
They went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the heads of the fathers’ households of
And Hezekiah appointed
“O Lord God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed;
“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!’”
that they may
Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me against Ramoth-gilead?” And he said to him, “I am as you are, and my people as your people, and we will be with you in the battle.”
Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he
It was Hezekiah who
In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some
Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with them he
So after all this the Lord smote him
and they came against Judah and invaded it, and carried away all the possessions found in the king’s house together with his sons and his wives, so that no son was left to him except
But Jehoshabeath the king’s daughter took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah so that she would not put him to death.
Moreover, Jehoiada placed the offices of the house of the Lord under the
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up
Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord before the new court,
So the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest and said to him, “Why have you not required the Levites to bring in from Judah and from Jerusalem
Indeed the army of the Arameans came with a small number of men; yet
So Judah gathered together to
then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, and
and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when
They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled
Now you are proposing to
The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but
So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds
In Jerusalem he made engines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his
So Asa went out
Now Amaziah strengthened himself and led his people forth, and went to
Some of the Philistines
He also walked according to their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to wage war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. But the
He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years; and he departed
Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the Lord had smitten him.
For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had decided
Then some of the heads of the sons of Ephraim—Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai—arose against those who were coming from the battle,
But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the sons of Aaron are ministering to the Lord as priests, and the Levites
Jehoiada took two wives for him, and he became the father of sons and daughters.
and of Benjamin, Eliada a valiant warrior, and with him 200,000 armed with bow and shield;
Now it happened at the turn of the year that
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me but always evil. He is Micaiah, son of Imla.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire
Then they brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him, and gave him
Every morning and evening
For a multitude of the people,
For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done evil in the sight of the Lord our God, and have forsaken Him and
He did right in the sight of the Lord according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
He gathered all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon
“So now you intend to resist the kingdom of the Lord
Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of
The singers, the sons of Asaph, were also at their stations
Moreover, Uzziah had an army ready for battle, which
In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he
But after the death of Jehoiada the officials of Judah came and bowed down to the king, and the king listened to them.
So they slaughtered the bulls, and the priests took the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. They also slaughtered the rams and sprinkled the blood on the altar; they slaughtered the lambs also and
He gathered the priests and Levites and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and collect money from all
So the Lord established the kingdom in his
All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him
So he said,
“I saw all Israel
Scattered on the mountains,
And the Lord said,
‘These have no master.
Let each of them return to his house in peace.’”
So the priests went in to the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and every unclean thing which they found in the temple of the Lord they brought out to the court of the house of the Lord. Then the Levites received it to carry out to
So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign.
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting
So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers
Then Jehoram crossed over with his commanders and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struck down the Edomites who were surrounding him and the commanders of the chariots.
As he was talking with him,
When Baasha heard of it, he ceased
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri,
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store cities in Judah.
In his days
Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?” And the man of God answered, “
Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘With these you shall gore the Arameans until they are consumed.’”
However, Josiah would not turn
“When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name,
Then they went in to King Hezekiah and said, “We have cleansed the whole house of the Lord, the altar of burnt offering with all of its utensils, and the table of showbread with all of its utensils.
So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each one of them took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who were to go out on the sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest did not dismiss any of
The sons of Israel present in Jerusalem
Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
Abijah began the battle with an army of valiant warriors, 400,000 chosen men, while Jeroboam drew up in battle formation against him with 800,000 chosen men who were valiant warriors.
Moreover, Uzziah prepared
Now it came about in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels came out because of his sickness and he died in great pain. And his people made no fire for him like
then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.
The king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But
And he took courage and
Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold and precious things,
He built the upper gate of the house of the Lord, and he built extensively the wall of
The battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot in front of the Arameans until the evening; and at sunset he died.
and commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.
They brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs and seven male goats
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in
She looked, and behold, the king was standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the
But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.
He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that the Ammonites gave him during that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand
And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Ahaz his son became king in his place.
Then Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and the large and small shields which had been King David’s, which were in the house of God.
But let no one enter the house of the Lord except the priests and
But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives,
His prayer also and
Then King Hezekiah arose early and assembled the princes of the city and went up to the house of the Lord.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
The Ammonites also gave
Yet the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David,
When he prayed to Him,
Joash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, “May
Now it came about after this that Joash
And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned
“Let there be a treaty between
Now they began
He stationed all the people, each man with his weapon in his hand, from the right
Now when Jehoiada
Now it is in my heart
The sons of Judah also captured 10,000 alive and brought them to the top of the cliff and threw them down from the top of the cliff, so that they were all dashed to pieces.
and from the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and
Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord.
But Amaziah would not listen, for it was from God, that He might deliver them into the hand of Joash because they had sought the gods of Edom.
and from the sons of Heman,
He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God;
Now therefore, listen to me and return the captives
“Now, O my God, I pray,
Then Hezekiah gave the order to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began,
They faithfully brought in the contributions and the tithes and the consecrated things; and Conaniah the Levite was the officer in charge
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh even
Then he said to them, “Listen to me, O Levites.
Then the king of Israel assembled the prophets, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king.”
This was their muster according to their fathers’ households: of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors;
Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath and Benaiah were overseers
They taught in Judah, having
It came about whenever the chest was brought in to the king’s officer by the Levites, and when
Then all the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And
He also said to
Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah; and
And all the people went to the house of Baal and tore it down, and they broke in pieces his altars and his images, and
And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king’s son and Azrikam the ruler of the house and Elkanah the second to the king.
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, “Behold, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. So please let your word be like one of them and speak favorably.”
They came to
They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and
With him is only
All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, “Go up to Ramoth-gilead and succeed, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.”
Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his deeds of devotion, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
So the king commanded, and
Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, “Bring her out
Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles,
He hired also 100,000 valiant warriors out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.
Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came into the house of the Lord to the people.
Then the anger of the Lord burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of the people
He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of God with
and next to him was Johanan the commander, and with him 280,000;
then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
Now do not
So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. And Amon his son became king in his place.
and one third shall be at the king’s house, and a third at the Gate of the Foundation; and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the Lord.
He did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to
But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit
Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”
But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will
But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not yet a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him?”
Now when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and that
They buried him
So the workmen labored, and the repair work progressed in their hands, and they
My sons, do not be negligent now, for
The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the Lord; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the Lord, and also workers in iron and bronze to
Then he charged them saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully and wholeheartedly.
When they had finished, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada; and it was made into utensils for the house of the Lord, utensils for the service and the burnt offering, and pans and utensils of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the Lord continually all the days of Jehoiada.
Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, “
Azariah the chief priest
He also removed the high places and the
While the whole assembly worshiped, the singers also sang and the trumpets sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
This is the thing which you shall do: one third of you, of the priests and Levites
behold, the Lord is going to strike your people, your sons, your wives and all your possessions with a great
Moreover, he built
Then he put
He also appointed
he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him.
So Edom revolted
So Asa slept with his fathers,
The priests slaughtered them and purged the altar with their blood
but sought the God of his father,
Moreover, they made an oath to the Lord with a loud voice, with shouting, with trumpets and with horns.
Josiah contributed to the lay people, to all who were present, flocks of lambs and young goats, all for the Passover offerings, numbering 30,000 plus 3,000 bulls; these were from the king’s possessions.
Then the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and imposed on the land a fine of one hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold.
Now in the time of his distress this same King Ahaz
He set the priests in their offices and
All the officers and all the people rejoiced and brought in their levies and
Now at the completion of the burnt offerings,
Then they brought the male goats of the sin offering before the king and the assembly, and
All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their infants, their wives and their children.
So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth-shemesh, which belonged to Judah.
His officers also contributed a freewill offering to the people, the priests and the Levites. Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel,
The Levites stood with
He was hidden with them in the house of God six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.
Now many people were gathered at Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread
They have also
So the Lord
He brought in the priests and the Levites and gathered them into the square on the east.
He sacrificed and
Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the eastern gate, was over the freewill offerings of God, to apportion the contributions for the Lord and the most holy things.
When he came to the king, the king said to him, “Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?” He said, “Go up and succeed, for they will be given into your hand.”
He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and
Thus Manasseh misled Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the sons of Israel.
The Levites will surround the king, each man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever enters the house, let him be killed. Thus be with the king when he comes in and when he goes out.”
He set up the altar of the Lord and sacrificed
So they established a decree to circulate a
Then Hezekiah commanded them to prepare
You said, ‘Behold, you have
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.
They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying,
Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he
So many people assembled
thus says the Lord, “Behold,
The total number of the heads of the
Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.
The sons of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and
For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves; therefore,
Under their direction was an
Judah was defeated
Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for
They arose and removed the altars which were in Jerusalem; they also
Hilkiah responded and said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.
So the service was prepared, and
Then the king
The archers shot King Josiah, and the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am badly wounded.”
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in
see how they are rewarding us by
When the king heard
So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in the second chariot which he had, and brought him to Jerusalem
Moreover, he did not humble himself before the Lord
He did evil in the sight of the Lord as Manasseh his father
Is not Hezekiah misleading you to give yourselves over to die by hunger and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the
So the Lord heard Hezekiah and
storehouses also for the produce of grain, wine and oil, pens for all kinds of cattle and
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for
They in turn gave it to the carpenters and to the builders to buy quarried stone and timber for couplings and to make beams for the houses
Then the whole assembly
Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of the lands?
without regard to their genealogical enrollment, to the males from
and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring upon us guilt against the Lord adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that His burning anger is against Israel.”
The genealogical enrollment included
he also tore down the altars and
since they could not celebrate it
So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the officers and all the assembly.
The king went up to the house of the Lord and
He made cities for himself and acquired flocks and herds in abundance, for
So all the service of the Lord was prepared on that day to celebrate the Passover, and to offer burnt offerings on the altar of the Lord according to the command of King Josiah.
“Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria, ‘On what are you trusting that you are remaining in Jerusalem under siege?
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests who were in
Then they removed the burnt offerings that they might give them to the sections of the fathers’ households of the lay people to present to the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses. They did this also with the bulls.
But the people of the land
In the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign this Passover was celebrated.
Then they gave it into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the Lord, and the workmen who were working in the house of the Lord
Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, “Hilkiah the priest gave me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.
as well as the priests who were enrolled genealogically according to their fathers’ households, and the Levites
She said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Tell the man who sent you to Me,
They were also over
and his acts, first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
So there was great joy in Jerusalem, because there was nothing like this in Jerusalem
His servants spoke further against the Lord God and against His servant Hezekiah.
Then Shaphan brought the book to the king and
Afterwards they prepared for themselves and for the priests, because the priests, the sons of Aaron, were offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves and for the priests, the sons of Aaron.
Behold, I will gather you to your fathers and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, so your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring on this place and on its inhabitants.”’” And they brought back word to the king.
But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the Lord, thus you will say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel regarding the words which you have heard,
He also wrote letters to insult the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “
They have also emptied out the money which was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hands of the supervisors and the workmen.”
All the assembly of Judah rejoiced, with the priests and the Levites and
and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land
In every city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked the Lord, the God of his fathers, to anger.
Then Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
In the third month they began to
Thus the thing was right in the sight of the king and
Moreover, he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand with him. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
Now the king of Aram had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, “Do not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone.”
When Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord and
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah and his deeds of devotion as written in the law of the Lord,