2 Chronicles 1:1
And Solomon, the son of David, was strengthened in his kingdom, and the Lord his God [was] with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
2 Chronicles 1:2
Then Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
2 Chronicles 1:3
So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that [was] at Gibeon; for the tabernacle of the congregation of God was there, which Moses, the servant of the Lord, had made in the wilderness.
2 Chronicles 1:4
But David had brought up the ark of God from Kirjathjearim to [the place which] David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 1:5
Moreover, the brazen altar, which Bezaleel had made, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, he put before the tabernacle of the Lord, and Solomon and the congregation sought to it.
2 Chronicles 1:6
And Solomon went up there to the brazen altar before the Lord, which [was] at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
2 Chronicles 1:7
In that night, God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I will give you."
2 Chronicles 1:8
And Solomon said to God, "You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me to reign in his stead.
2 Chronicles 1:9
Now, O Lord God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
2 Chronicles 1:11
And God said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of your enemies, neither have you asked for long life; but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people, over whom I have made you king.
2 Chronicles 1:12
Wisdom and knowledge [is] granted to you; and I will give you riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had who [have been] before you, neither will any after you have the like." [*38:35]
2 Chronicles 1:13
Then Solomon came [from his journey] to the high place that [was] at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.
2 Chronicles 1:14
And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen, and he had a thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 1:15
And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem [as plenteous] as stones, and he made cedar trees as the sycamore trees that [are] in the vale for abundance.
2 Chronicles 1:16
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn, the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
2 Chronicles 1:17
And they fetched up, and brought forth a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of silver out of Egypt, and a horse for a hundred and fifty, and they so brought out [horses] for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.
2 Chronicles 2:1
And Solomon determined to build a House for the name of the Lord, and a house for his kingdom.
2 Chronicles 2:2
And Solomon numbered seventy thousand men to bear burdens, and eighty thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred to oversee them.
2 Chronicles 2:3
And Solomon sent to Huram, the king of Tyre, saying, "As you dealt with David my father, and sent him cedars to build him a house to dwell therein, [even so deal with me].
2 Chronicles 2:4
Behold, I build a House to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate [it] to Him, [and] to burn before Him sweet incense, and for the continual bread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the Lord our God. This [is an ordinance] forever to Israel.
2 Chronicles 2:5
And the House which I build [is] great, for our God [is] great above all gods.
2 Chronicles 2:6
But who is able to build Him a House, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who [am] I then, that I should build Him a House, except to only burn sacrifice before Him?
2 Chronicles 2:7
Send me now therefore a cunning man to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and who can skill to grave with the cunning men who [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
2 Chronicles 2:8
Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon, for I know that your servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants [will be] with your servants,
2 Chronicles 2:9
Even to prepare me timber in abundance, for the House which I am about to build [will be] wonderful [and] great.
2 Chronicles 2:10
And, behold, I will give to your servants, the hewers who cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil."
2 Chronicles 2:11
Then Huram, the king of Tyre, answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, "Because the Lord has loved His people, He has made you king over them."
2 Chronicles 2:12
Huram said moreover, "Blessed [is] the Lord God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given a wise son to David the king, endued with prudence and understanding, who might build a House for the Lord, and a house for his kingdom.
2 Chronicles 2:13
And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
2 Chronicles 2:14
The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, skillful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which will be put to him, with your cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David your father.
2 Chronicles 2:15
Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord has spoken of, let him send to his servants.
2 Chronicles 2:16
And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as you will need, and we will bring it to you in floats by sea to Joppa; and you will carry it up to Jerusalem."
2 Chronicles 2:17
And Solomon numbered all the strangers who [were] in the land of Israel, after the numbering whereby David his father had numbered them; and a hundred and fifty three thousand six hundred were found.
2 Chronicles 2:18
And he set seventy thousand of them [to be] bearers of burdens, and eighty thousand [to be] hewers in the mountain, and three thousand six hundred overseers to set the people a work.
2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the House of the Lord at Jerusalem in Mount Moriah, where [the Lord] appeared to David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2 Chronicles 3:2
And he began to build in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.
2 Chronicles 3:3
Now these [are the things wherein] Solomon was instructed for the building of the House of God. The length by cubits after the first measure [was] sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
2 Chronicles 3:4
And the porch that [was] in the front [of the House], the length [of it was] according to the breadth of the House, twenty cubits, and the height [was] a hundred and twenty, and he overlaid it within with pure gold.
2 Chronicles 3:5
And the greater House he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.
2 Chronicles 3:6
And he garnished the House with precious stones for beauty, and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim.
2 Chronicles 3:7
He also overlaid the House, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and engraved cherubims on the walls.
2 Chronicles 3:8
And he made the most holy House, the length whereof [was] according to the breadth of the House, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and he overlaid it with fine gold, [amounting] to six hundred talents.
2 Chronicles 3:9
And the weight of the nails [was] fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
2 Chronicles 3:10
And he made two cherubims of image work in the most holy House, and overlaid them with gold.
2 Chronicles 3:11
And the wings of the cherubims [were] twenty cubits long, one wing [of one cherub was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the House, and the other wing [was likewise] five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
2 Chronicles 3:12
And [one] wing of the other cherub [was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the House, and the other wing [was] five cubits [also], joining to the wing of the other cherub.
2 Chronicles 3:13
The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet, and their faces [were] inward.
2 Chronicles 3:14
And he made the veil [of] blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and set up cherubims thereon.
2 Chronicles 3:15
Also he made two pillars, thirty five cubits high, before the House, and the chapiter that [was] on the top of each of them [was] five cubits.
2 Chronicles 3:16
And he made chains, [as] in the oracle, and put [them] on the heads of the pillars; and made a hundred pomegranates, and put [them] on the chains.
2 Chronicles 3:17
And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
2 Chronicles 4:1
Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.
2 Chronicles 4:2
Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits encompass it around.
2 Chronicles 4:3
And under it [was] the similitude of oxen, which encompassed it around, ten in a cubit, encompassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen [were] cast, when it was cast.
2 Chronicles 4:4
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east, and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward.
2 Chronicles 4:5
And the thickness of it [was] a handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; [and] it received and held three thousand baths.
2 Chronicles 4:6
He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them, they washed such things in them as they offered for the burnt offering; but the sea [was] for the priests to wash in.
2 Chronicles 4:7
And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set [them] in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
2 Chronicles 4:8
He made also ten tables, and placed [them] in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.
2 Chronicles 4:9
Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.
2 Chronicles 4:10
And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.
2 Chronicles 4:11
And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the House of God;
2 Chronicles 4:12
[To knowledge], the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters [which were] on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which [were] on the top of the pillars;
2 Chronicles 4:13
And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which [were] upon the pillars.
2 Chronicles 4:14
He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;
2 Chronicles 4:15
One sea, and twelve oxen under it.
2 Chronicles 4:16
Huram his father made the pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, [all] of bright brass, to king Solomon for the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 4:17
The king cast them in the plain of Jordan, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
2 Chronicles 4:18
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance, for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
2 Chronicles 4:19
And Solomon made all the vessels that [were for] the House of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the bread [was set];
2 Chronicles 4:20
Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;
2 Chronicles 4:21
And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, [he made of] gold, [and] that perfect gold;
2 Chronicles 4:22
And the tongs, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers, [of] pure gold, and the entry of the House, the inner doors thereof for the most holy [place], and the doors of the House of the temple, [were of] gold.
2 Chronicles 5:1
Thus all the work that Solomon made for the House of the Lord was finished, and Solomon brought in [all] the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, he put among the treasures of the House of God.
2 Chronicles 5:2
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the Children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.
2 Chronicles 5:3
Therefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.
2 Chronicles 5:4
And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.
2 Chronicles 5:5
And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, the priests [and] the Levites brought these up.
2 Chronicles 5:6
Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled to him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told or numbered for multitude.
2 Chronicles 5:7
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, to the oracle of the House, into the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims.
2 Chronicles 5:8
For the cherubims spread forth [their] wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
2 Chronicles 5:10
[There was] nothing in the ark except the two tables which Moses put [therein] at Horeb [*2:248], when the Lord made [a covenant] with the Children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 5:11
And it came to pass, when the priests were brought out of the holy [place] (for all the priests [who were] present were sanctified, [and] did not [then] wait by course.
2 Chronicles 5:12
Also the Levites [who were] the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets.)
2 Chronicles 5:13
It came to pass, as the trumpeters and singers [were] as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up [their] voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, [saying], "For [He is] good; for His mercy [endures] forever," that [then] the House was filled with a cloud, [even] the House of the Lord;
2 Chronicles 5:14
So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord had filled the House of God.
2 Chronicles 6:1
Then Solomon said, "The Lord has said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 Chronicles 6:2
But I have built a House of habitation for You, and a place for Your dwelling forever."
2 Chronicles 6:3
And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel, and all the congregation of Israel stood.
2 Chronicles 6:4
And he said, "Blessed [is] the Lord God of Israel, who, with His hands, has fulfilled [that] which He spoke with His mouth to my father David, saying,
2 Chronicles 6:5
'Since the day that I brought forth My people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build a House in, that My name might be there; neither did I choose any man to be a ruler over My people Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:6
But I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name might be there; and have chosen David to be over My people Israel.'
2 Chronicles 6:7
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a House for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:8
But the Lord said to David my father, 'Forasmuch as it was in your heart to build a House for My name, you did well in that it was in your heart.
2 Chronicles 6:9
Notwithstanding you will not build the House; but your son who will come forth out of your loins, he will build the House for My name.'
2 Chronicles 6:10
The Lord therefore has performed His word that He has spoken, for I have risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the House for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:11
And in it have I put the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the Lord, that He made with the Children of Israel."
2 Chronicles 6:12
And he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands.
2 Chronicles 6:13
For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court, and upon it he stood, and knelt down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,
2 Chronicles 6:14
And said, "O Lord God of Israel, [there is] no god like You in the heaven, nor in the earth; who keeps covenant, and [shows] mercy to Your servants, who walk before You with all their hearts.
2 Chronicles 6:15
You which have kept with Your servant David my father that which You have promised him; and spoke with Your mouth, and have fulfilled [it] with Your hand, as [it is] this day.
2 Chronicles 6:16
Now therefore, O Lord God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him, saying, 'A man will not fail you in My sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that your children take heed to their way to walk in My law, as you have walked before Me.'
2 Chronicles 6:17
Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let Your word be verified, which You have spoken to Your servant David.
2 Chronicles 6:18
But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this House which I have built!
2 Chronicles 6:20
That Your eyes may be open upon this House day and night, upon the place whereof You have said that You would put Your name there; to hear the prayer which Your servant prays toward this place.
2 Chronicles 6:21
Listen therefore to the supplications of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, which they will make toward this place [*2:148], hear from Your dwelling place, [even] from heaven; and when You hear, forgive.
2 Chronicles 6:22
If a man sins against his neighbor, and an oath is laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath comes before Your altar in this House;
2 Chronicles 6:23
Then hear from heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
2 Chronicles 6:24
And if Your people Israel are put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against You; and will return and confess Your name, and pray and make supplication before You in this House;
2 Chronicles 6:26
When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You; [yet] if they pray toward this place [*2:148], and confess Your name, and turn from their sin, when You do afflict them;
2 Chronicles 6:27
Then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, when You have taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon Your land, which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
2 Chronicles 6:28
If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatever sore or whatever sickness [there is].
2 Chronicles 6:29
[Then] what prayer [or] whatever supplication will be made of any man, or of all Your people Israel, when everyone will know his own sore and his own grief, and will spread forth his hands in this House.
2 Chronicles 6:30
Then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You only know the hearts of the children of men).
2 Chronicles 6:31
That they may fear You, to walk in Your ways, so long as they live in the land which You gave to our fathers.
2 Chronicles 6:32
Moreover concerning the stranger, who is not of Your people Israel, but has come from a far country for Your great name's sake, and Your mighty hand, and Your stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this House;
2 Chronicles 6:34
If Your people go out to war against their enemies by the way that You will send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen [*2:148], and the House which I have built for Your name;
2 Chronicles 6:35
Then hear their prayer and their supplication from the heavens, and maintain their cause.
2 Chronicles 6:36
If they sin against You (for [there is] no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them, and deliver them over before [their] enemies, and they carry them away captives to a land far off or near;
2 Chronicles 6:38
If they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which You gave to their fathers, and [toward] the city which You have chosen, and toward the House which I have built for Your name. [*2:148]
2 Chronicles 6:39
Then hear from the heavens, [even] from Your dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.
2 Chronicles 6:40
Now, my God, let, I beseech You, Your eyes be open, and [let] Your ears [be] attentive to the prayer [that is made] in this place.
2 Chronicles 6:41
Now therefore arise, O Lord God, into Your resting place, You, and the ark of Your strength, let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your saints rejoice in goodness.
2 Chronicles 7:1
Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the House. [*3:183]
2 Chronicles 7:3
And when all the Children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the House, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement [*48:29], and worshiped, and praised the Lord, [saying], "For [He is] good; for His mercy [endures] forever."
2 Chronicles 7:4
Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lord.
2 Chronicles 7:5
And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep, so the king and all the people dedicated the House of God.
2 Chronicles 7:6
And the priests waited on their offices, the Levites also with instruments of music of the Lord, which David the king had made to praise the Lord, because His mercy [endures] forever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
2 Chronicles 7:7
Moreover Solomon made the middle of the court holy, which [was] before the House of the Lord, for he offered burnt offerings there, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.
2 Chronicles 7:8
Also at the same time, Solomon kept the feast for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 7:9
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly, for they kept the dedication of the altar for seven days, and the feast for seven days.
2 Chronicles 7:10
And on the twenty third day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and good in heart for the goodness that the Lord had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people.
2 Chronicles 7:11
Thus Solomon finished the House of the Lord, and the king's house, and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the House of the Lord, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
2 Chronicles 7:12
And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for a House of sacrifice.
2 Chronicles 7:13
If I shut up heaven that there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people;
2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:15
Now My eyes will be open, and My ears attentive to the prayer [that is made] in this place.
2 Chronicles 7:16
For now have I chosen and sanctified this House, that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
2 Chronicles 7:17
And as for you, if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and will observe My statutes and My judgments;
2 Chronicles 7:18
Then will I establish the throne of your kingdom, accordingly as I have covenanted with David your father, saying, 'A man will not fail you [to be] ruler in Israel.'
2 Chronicles 7:19
But if you turn away, and forsake My statutes and My commandments, which I have set before you, and will go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2 Chronicles 7:20
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of My land which I have given them; and this House, which I have sanctified for My name, I will cast out of My sight, and will make it [to be] a proverb and a byword among all nations.
2 Chronicles 7:21
And this House, which is high, will be an astonishment to everyone who passes by it; so that he will say, 'Why has the Lord done thus to this land, and to this House?'
2 Chronicles 7:22
And it will be answered, 'Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshiped them, and served them, therefore has He brought all this evil upon them.'"
2 Chronicles 8:1
And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the House of the Lord, and his own house,
2 Chronicles 8:2
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the Children of Israel to dwell there.
2 Chronicles 8:3
And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.
2 Chronicles 8:4
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.
2 Chronicles 8:5
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
2 Chronicles 8:6
And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot-cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.
2 Chronicles 8:8
[But] of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the Children of Israel did not consume, Solomon made them pay tribute [~*9:29] until this day.
2 Chronicles 8:9
But Solomon made no servants of the Children of Israel for his work; but they [were] men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.
2 Chronicles 8:10
And these [were] the chief of king Solomon's officers, [even] two hundred and fifty, who bore rule over the people.
2 Chronicles 8:11
And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her, for he said, "My wife will not dwell in the house of David, king of Israel, because [the places are] holy, whereunto the ark of the Lord has come."
2 Chronicles 8:12
Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of the Lord, which he had built before the porch,
2 Chronicles 8:13
Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, [even] in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.
2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty required every day, the porters also by their courses at every gate, for David the man of God had so commanded.
2 Chronicles 8:15
And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.
2 Chronicles 8:16
Now all the work of Solomon was prepared to the day of the foundation of the House of the Lord, and until it was finished. [So] the House of the Lord was perfected.
2 Chronicles 8:17
Then Solomon went to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
2 Chronicles 9:1
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones, and when she was brought to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. [*27:35]
2 Chronicles 9:3
And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the House that he had built,
2 Chronicles 9:4
And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the House of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her.
2 Chronicles 9:5
And she said to the king, "[It was] a true report which I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:6
Howbeit I did not believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen [it], and, behold, half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told to me, [for] you exceed the fame that I heard.
2 Chronicles 9:7
Happy [are] your men, and happy [are] your servants, who stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:8
Blessed is the Lord your God, who delighted in you to set you on His throne, [to be] king for the Lord your God, because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do judgment and justice." [*~27:44]
2 Chronicles 9:9
And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones, neither was there any spice such as [what] the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:10
And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
2 Chronicles 9:11
And the king made [of] the algum trees terraces to the House of the Lord, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers, and there were none seen before in the land of Judah.
2 Chronicles 9:12
And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, beside [that] which she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.
2 Chronicles 9:13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold;
2 Chronicles 9:14
Beside [that which] chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:15
And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold, six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold went to one target.
2 Chronicles 9:16
And [he made] three hundred shields [of] beaten gold, three hundred [shekels] of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
2 Chronicles 9:17
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
2 Chronicles 9:18
And [there were] six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, [which were] fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the sides.
2 Chronicles 9:19
And twelve lions stood there on one side and on the other upon the six steps. There were none made like it in any kingdom.
2 Chronicles 9:20
And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [were of] gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [were of] pure gold; none [were of] silver, it was [not] accounted of [in] anything in the days of Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:21
For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram, once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
2 Chronicles 9:22
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:23
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
2 Chronicles 9:24
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
2 Chronicles 9:25
And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot-cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 9:26
And he reigned over all the kings from the river even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 9:27
And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar trees as the sycamore trees that [are] in the low plains in abundance.
2 Chronicles 9:29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, [are] they not written in the Book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam, the son of Nebat?
2 Chronicles 9:30
And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.
2 Chronicles 9:31
And Solomon was put to rest with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father, and Rehoboam, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 10:1
And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
2 Chronicles 10:2
And it came to pass, when Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who [was] in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard [it], that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 10:3
And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
2 Chronicles 10:4
"Your father made our yoke grievous, now therefore ease the grievous servitude of your father somewhat, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve you."
2 Chronicles 10:5
And he said to them, "Come again to me after three days." And the people departed.
2 Chronicles 10:6
And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men who had stood before Solomon his father while he still lived, saying, "What counsel do you give [me] to answer this people?"
2 Chronicles 10:7
And they spoke to him, saying, "If you are kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be your servants forever."
2 Chronicles 10:8
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who were brought up with him, who stood before him.
2 Chronicles 10:9
And he said to them, "What advice do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Ease the yoke somewhat that your father put upon us?'"
2 Chronicles 10:10
And the young men who were brought up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you will answer the people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but make [it] somewhat lighter for us;' thus you will say to them, 'My little [finger] will be thicker than my father's loins.
2 Chronicles 10:11
For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke, my father chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with scorpions.'"
2 Chronicles 10:12
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, "Come again to me on the third day."
2 Chronicles 10:13
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
2 Chronicles 10:14
And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto, my father chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with scorpions."
2 Chronicles 10:15
So the king did not listen to the people, for the cause was of God, that the Lord might perform His word, which He spoke by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
2 Chronicles 10:16
And when all Israel [saw] that the king would not hear them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion do we have in David? And [we have] no inheritance in the son of Jesse, every man to your tents, O Israel, [and] now, David, see to your own house." So all Israel went to their tents.
2 Chronicles 10:17
But [as for] the Children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
2 Chronicles 10:18
Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who [was] over the tribute; and the Children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to [his] chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 10:19
And Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
2 Chronicles 11:1
And when Rehoboam was brought to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin a hundred and eighty thousand chosen [men], who were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
2 Chronicles 11:2
But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, the man of God, saying,
2 Chronicles 11:3
"Speak to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
2 Chronicles 11:4
'Thus the Lord says, 'You will not go up, nor fight against your brethren, return every man to his house, for this thing is done of Me.'" And they obeyed the words of the Lord, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 11:5
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.
2 Chronicles 11:6
He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
2 Chronicles 11:7
And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,
2 Chronicles 11:8
And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2 Chronicles 11:9
And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
2 Chronicles 11:10
And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which [are] in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.
2 Chronicles 11:11
And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.
2 Chronicles 11:12
And in every several city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceedingly strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.
2 Chronicles 11:13
And the priests and the Levites who [were] in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
2 Chronicles 11:14
For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 11:15
And he ordained himself priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
2 Chronicles 11:16
And after them, out of all the tribes of Israel, such who set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 11:17
So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam strong, the son of Solomon, for three years, for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
2 Chronicles 11:18
And Rehoboam took himself Mahalath, the daughter of Jerimoth, the son of David, to wife, [and] Abihail, the daughter of Eliab, the son of Jesse;
2 Chronicles 11:19
Who bore him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
2 Chronicles 11:20
And after her, he took Maachah, the daughter of Absalom; who bore him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
2 Chronicles 11:21
And Rehoboam loved Maachah, the daughter of Absalom, above all his wives and his servant-wives (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty servant-wives; and fathered twenty eight sons, and sixty daughters).
2 Chronicles 11:22
And Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maachah, the chief, [to be] ruler among his brethren, for [he thought] to make him king.
2 Chronicles 11:23
And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, to every fenced city, and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.
2 Chronicles 12:1
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.
2 Chronicles 12:2
And it came to pass, [that] in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, Shishak, king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the Lord,
2 Chronicles 12:3
With twelve hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen, and the people [were] without number who came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 12:4
And he took the fenced cities which [pertained] to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 12:5
Then Shemaiah came, the prophet, to Rehoboam, and [to] the princes of Judah, who had gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, "Thus the Lord says, 'You have forsaken Me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.'"
2 Chronicles 12:6
Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, "The Lord [is] righteous."
2 Chronicles 12:7
And when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have humbled themselves; [therefore] I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and My wrath will not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
2 Chronicles 12:8
Nevertheless they will be his servants; that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."
2 Chronicles 12:9
So Shishak, king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the House of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all, he also carried away the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
2 Chronicles 12:10
Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed [them] to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king's house.
2 Chronicles 12:11
And when the king entered into the House of the Lord, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.
2 Chronicles 12:12
And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned from him, that He would not destroy [him] altogether, and also in Judah things went well.
2 Chronicles 12:13
So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned, for Rehoboam [was] forty one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess.
2 Chronicles 12:15
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, [are] they not written in the Book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And [there were] wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
2 Chronicles 12:16
And Rehoboam was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David, and Abijah, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 13:1
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, Abijah began to reign over Judah.
2 Chronicles 13:2
He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Michaiah, the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 13:3
And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, [even] four hundred thousand chosen men, Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, [being] mighty men of valor.
2 Chronicles 13:4
And Abijah stood up upon Mount Zemaraim, which [is] in Mount Ephraim, and said, "Hear me, Jeroboam, and all Israel;
2 Chronicles 13:5
Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David forever, [even] to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
2 Chronicles 13:6
Yet Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon, the son of David, has risen up, and has rebelled against his lord.
2 Chronicles 13:7
And there are gathered to him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
2 Chronicles 13:8
And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and you [are] a great multitude, and [there are] golden calves with you, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
2 Chronicles 13:9
Have you not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made priests after the manner of the nations of [other] lands? So that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, [the same] may be a priest of [those that are] not gods.
2 Chronicles 13:10
But as for us, the Lord [is] our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the priests, who minister to the Lord, [are] the sons of Aaron, and the Levites [wait] upon [their] business.
2 Chronicles 13:11
And they burn to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense, [they also set in order] the bread upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening, for we keep the charge of the Lord our God; but you have forsaken Him.
2 Chronicles 13:12
And, behold, God Himself [is] with us for [our] captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O Children of Israel, do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers; for you will not prosper."
2 Chronicles 13:13
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them, so they were before Judah, and the ambushment [was] behind them.
2 Chronicles 13:14
And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle [was] before and behind, and they cried to the Lord, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
2 Chronicles 13:15
Then the men of Judah gave a shout, and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
2 Chronicles 13:16
And the Children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand.
2 Chronicles 13:17
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter, so five hundred thousand chosen men of Israel fell down slain.
2 Chronicles 13:18
Thus the Children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the Children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 13:19
And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.
2 Chronicles 13:20
Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah, and the Lord struck him, and he died.
2 Chronicles 13:22
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, [are] written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
2 Chronicles 14:1
So Abijah was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and Asa, his son, reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet for ten years.
2 Chronicles 14:2
And Asa did [that which was] good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God.
2 Chronicles 14:3
For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves.
2 Chronicles 14:4
And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
2 Chronicles 14:5
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images, and the kingdom was quiet before him.
2 Chronicles 14:6
And he built fenced cities in Judah, for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the Lord had given him rest.
2 Chronicles 14:7
Therefore he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities, and make walls about [them], and towers, gates, and bars, [while] the land [is] still before us; because we have sought the Lord our God, we have sought [Him], and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.
2 Chronicles 14:8
And Asa had an army [of men] who bore targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, who bore shields and drew bows, two hundred and eighty thousand, all these [were] mighty men of valor.
2 Chronicles 14:9
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with a host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came to Mareshah.
2 Chronicles 14:11
And Asa cried to the Lord his God, and said, "Lord, [it is] nothing with You to help, whether with many, or with those who have no power, help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You [are] our God; do not let man prevail against You." [*3:13, *8:64 - 66]
2 Chronicles 14:12
So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
2 Chronicles 14:13
And Asa and the people who [were] with him pursued them to Gerar, and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the Lord, and before His host; and they carried away very much spoil.
2 Chronicles 14:14
And they struck all the cities around Gerar; for the fear of the Lord came upon them, and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceedingly much spoil in them.
2 Chronicles 14:15
They also struck the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 15:2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; the Lord [is] with you, while you are with Him; and if you seek Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 15:3
Now for a long season Israel [has been] without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
2 Chronicles 15:5
And in those times [there was] no peace to him who went out, nor to him who came in, but great vexations [were] upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
2 Chronicles 15:6
And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city, for God vexed them with all adversity.
2 Chronicles 15:7
Be strong therefore, and do not let your hands be weak, for your work will be rewarded."
2 Chronicles 15:8
And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from Mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord, which [was] before the porch of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 15:9
And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon, for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God [was] with him.
2 Chronicles 15:10
So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
2 Chronicles 15:11
And they offered to the Lord the same time, of the spoil [which] they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
2 Chronicles 15:12
And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
2 Chronicles 15:13
That whoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
2 Chronicles 15:15
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them [*Matthew 7:7, *Luke 11:9], and the Lord gave them rest round about.
2 Chronicles 15:16
And also [concerning] Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove, and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped [it], and burnt [it] at the brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 15:17
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel, nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
2 Chronicles 15:18
And he brought into the House of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
2 Chronicles 15:19
And there was no [more] war to the thirty fifth year of the reign of Asa.
2 Chronicles 16:1
In the thirty sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha, king of Israel, came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa, king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 16:2
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the House of the Lord and of the king's house, and sent to Benhadad, king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,
2 Chronicles 16:3
"[There is] a league between me and you, as [there was] between my father and your father, behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may depart from me."
2 Chronicles 16:4
And Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.
2 Chronicles 16:5
And it came to pass, when Baasha heard [it], that he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.
2 Chronicles 16:6
Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, whereby Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
2 Chronicles 16:7
And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa, king of Judah, and said to him, "Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the host of the king of Syria has escaped out of your hand.
2 Chronicles 16:8
Were the Ethiopians and the Lubims not a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run here and there throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of [those] whose heart [is] perfect toward Him. Herein you have done foolishly, therefore from now on you will have wars."
2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for [he was] in a rage with him because of this [thing]. And Asa oppressed [some] of the people the same time.
2 Chronicles 16:11
And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, look, they [are] written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 16:12
And Asa in the thirty ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceedingly [great], yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians.
2 Chronicles 16:13
And Asa was put to rest with his fathers, and died in the forty first year of his reign.
2 Chronicles 16:14
And they buried him in his own sepulchers, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds [of spices] prepared by the apothecaries' art, and they made a very great burning for him.
2 Chronicles 17:1
And Jehoshaphat, his son, reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:2
And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
2 Chronicles 17:3
And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and did not seek Baalim;
2 Chronicles 17:4
But sought the [Lord] God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:5
Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in His hand; and all Judah brought presents to Jehoshaphat; and he had riches and honor in abundance.
2 Chronicles 17:6
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord, moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
2 Chronicles 17:7
Also in the third year of his reign, he sent to his princes, [even] to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
2 Chronicles 17:8
And with them [he sent] Levites, [even] Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
2 Chronicles 17:9
And they taught in Judah, and [had] the Book of the Law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
2 Chronicles 17:10
And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands who [were] around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
2 Chronicles 17:11
Also [some] of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand seven hundred rams, and seven thousand seven hundred male goats.
2 Chronicles 17:12
And Jehoshaphat waxed exceedingly great; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.
2 Chronicles 17:13
And he had a lot of business in the cities of Judah, and the men of war, mighty men of valor, [were] in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 17:14
And these [are] the numbers of them according to the house of their fathers, Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the chief, and three hundred thousand mighty men of valor with him.
2 Chronicles 17:15
And next to him [was] Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and eighty thousand.
2 Chronicles 17:16
And next him [was] Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the Lord; and two hundred thousand mighty men of valor with him.
2 Chronicles 17:17
And of Benjamin; Eliada, a mighty man of valor, and two hundred thousand armed men with bows and shields with him.
2 Chronicles 17:18
And next him [was] Jehozabad, and a hundred and eighty thousand prepared for the war with him.
2 Chronicles 17:19
These waited on the king, beside [those] whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.
2 Chronicles 18:1
Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.
2 Chronicles 18:2
And after [certain] years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that [he had] with him, and persuaded him to go up [with him] to Ramothgilead.
2 Chronicles 18:3
And Ahab, king of Israel, said to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, "Will you go with me to Ramothgilead?" And he answered him, "I [am] as you [are], and my people as your people; and [we will be] with you in the war."
2 Chronicles 18:4
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the Lord today."
2 Chronicles 18:5
Therefore the king of Israel gathered four hundred men together of prophets, and said to them, "Should we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or should I forbear?" And they said, "Go up; for God will deliver [it] into the king's hand."
2 Chronicles 18:6
But Jehoshaphat said, "[Is there] not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might inquire of him?"
2 Chronicles 18:7
And 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 prophesied good to me, but always evil, the same [is] Micaiah, the son of Imla." And Jehoshaphat said, "Do not let the king say so."
2 Chronicles 18:8
And the king of Israel called for one [of his] officers, and said, "Quickly fetch Micaiah, the son of Imla."
2 Chronicles 18:9
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, sat, either of them on his throne, clothed in [their] robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
2 Chronicles 18:10
And Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, had made him horns of iron, and said, "Thus the Lord says, 'With these you will push Syria until they are consumed.'"
2 Chronicles 18:11
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, "Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper, for the Lord will deliver [it] into the hand of the king."
2 Chronicles 18:12
And the messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Behold, the words of the prophets [declare] good to the king with one assent; let your word therefore, I pray you, be like one of theirs, and speak good."
2 Chronicles 18:13
And Micaiah said, "[As] the Lord lives, even what my God says, that will I speak."
2 Chronicles 18:14
And when he had come to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, will we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or will I forbear?" And he said, "Go up and prosper, and they will be delivered into your hand."
2 Chronicles 18:15
And the king said to him, "How many times will I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the Lord?"
2 Chronicles 18:16
Then he said, "I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep who have no shepherd, and the Lord said, 'These have no master; let them return [therefore], every man to his house in peace.'"
2 Chronicles 18:17
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you [that] he would not prophesy good to me, but evil?"
2 Chronicles 18:18
Again he said, "Therefore hear the word of the Lord; I saw the Lord sitting upon His Throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right hand and [on] His left.
2 Chronicles 18:19
And the Lord said, 'Who will entice Ahab, king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead?' And one spoke saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
2 Chronicles 18:20
Then a spirit came out, and stood before the Lord, and said, 'I will entice him.' And the Lord said to him, 'Wherewith?'
2 Chronicles 18:21
And he said, 'I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And [the Lord] said, 'You will entice [him], and you will also prevail, go out, and do [even] so.'
2 Chronicles 18:22
Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of your prophets, and the Lord has spoken evil against you."
2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, came near, and struck Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, "Which way did the Spirit of the Lord go from me to speak to you?"
2 Chronicles 18:24
And Micaiah said, "Behold, you will see on that day, when you will go into an inner chamber to hide yourself."
2 Chronicles 18:25
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
2 Chronicles 18:26
And say, 'Thus the king says, 'Put this [fellow] in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.'"
2 Chronicles 18:27
And Micaiah said, "If you certainly return in peace, [then] the Lord has not spoken by me." And he said, "Listen, all you people."
2 Chronicles 18:28
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, went up to Ramothgilead.
2 Chronicles 18:29
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself, and will go to the battle; but put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.
2 Chronicles 18:30
Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots who [were] with him, saying, "Do not fight with small or great, except with the king of Israel only."
2 Chronicles 18:31
And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, "It [is] the king of Israel." Therefore they encompassed about him to fight, but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him; and God moved them [to depart] from him.
2 Chronicles 18:32
For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from pursuing him.
2 Chronicles 18:33
And a [certain] man drew a bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the harness, therefore he said to his chariot man, "Turn your hand, that you may carry me out of the host; for I am wounded."
2 Chronicles 18:34
And the battle increased that day, howbeit the king of Israel stood up in [his] chariot against the Syrians until the evening, and about the time of the sun going down, he died.
2 Chronicles 19:1
And Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 19:2
And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the ungodly, and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore wrath [is] upon you from before the Lord.
2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God."
2 Chronicles 19:4
And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem, and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim, and brought them back to the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 19:5
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,
2 Chronicles 19:6
And said to the judges, "Take heed what you do, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who [is] with you in the judgment.
2 Chronicles 19:7
Therefore, now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do [it], for [there is] no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts."
2 Chronicles 19:8
Moreover Jehoshaphat set the Levites in Jerusalem, and [of] the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 19:9
And he charged them, saying, "Thus you will do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 19:10
And whatever cause will come to you of your brethren who dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, you will even warn them, that they do not trespass against the Lord, and [so] wrath comes upon you, and upon your brethren, do this and you will not trespass."
2 Chronicles 19:11
And, behold, Amariah, the chief priest, [is] over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah, the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters, also the Levites [will be] officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord will be with the good."
2 Chronicles 20:1
It came to pass after this also, [that] the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them [other] beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
2 Chronicles 20:2
Then some came who told Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude comes against you from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they [are] in Hazazontamar, which [is] Engedi."
2 Chronicles 20:3
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
2 Chronicles 20:4
And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask [help] of the Lord, they came to seek the Lord even out of all the cities of Judah.
2 Chronicles 20:5
And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the House of the Lord, before the new court,
2 Chronicles 20:7
[Are] You not our God, [who] drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the seed of Abraham, Your friend forever? [*4:125, *James 2:23]
2 Chronicles 20:8
And they dwelt therein, and have built You a sanctuary therein for Your name, saying,
2 Chronicles 20:9
'If, [when] evil comes upon us, [as] the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this House, and in Your presence (for Your name [is] in this House), and cry to You in our affliction, then You will hear and help.'
2 Chronicles 20:10
And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You would not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and did not destroy them;
2 Chronicles 20:11
Behold, [I say, how] they reward us, to come to cast us out of Your possession, which You have given us to inherit.
2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither do we know what to do, but our eyes [are] upon You."
2 Chronicles 20:13
And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
2 Chronicles 20:14
Then upon Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, the Spirit of the Lord came in the midst of the congregation;
2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said, "Listen, all Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem, and king Jehoshaphat, 'Thus the Lord says to you, 'Do not be afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle [is] not yours, but God's.
2 Chronicles 20:16
Tomorrow go down against them, behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and you will find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
2 Chronicles 20:18
And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with [his] face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. [*48:29]
2 Chronicles 20:19
And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.
2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa, and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem; 'Believe in the Lord your God, so you will be established; believe His prophets, so you will prosper.'"
2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to the Lord, and that they should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, "Praise the Lord; for His mercy [endures] forever."
2 Chronicles 20:22
And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who were brought against Judah; and they were struck.
2 Chronicles 20:23
For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy [them], and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, everyone helped to destroy another.
2 Chronicles 20:24
And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked to the multitude, and, behold, they [were] dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
2 Chronicles 20:25
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance, both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away, and they were in gathering of the spoil for three days, it was so much.
2 Chronicles 20:26
And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for they blessed the Lord there, therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, to this day.
2 Chronicles 20:27
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
2 Chronicles 20:28
And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets to the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 20:29
And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of [those] countries, when they had heard that the Lord fought against the enemies of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20:30
So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest round about.
2 Chronicles 20:31
And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah, [he was] thirty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for twenty five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
2 Chronicles 20:32
And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and did not depart from it, doing [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 20:34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the Book of Jehu, the son of Hanani, who [is] mentioned in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20:35
And after this Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, joined himself with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who did very wickedly.
2 Chronicles 20:36
And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they made the ships in Eziongeber.
2 Chronicles 20:37
Then Eliezer, the son of Dodavah of Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, the Lord has broken your works." And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
2 Chronicles 21:1
Now Jehoshaphat was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 21:2
And he had brethren, the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah, all these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat, king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 21:3
And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram; because he [was] the firstborn.
2 Chronicles 21:4
Now when Jehoram had risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and also [various] princes of Israel.
2 Chronicles 21:5
Jehoram [was] thirty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for eight years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 21:6
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like the house of Ahab did, for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife, and he did [that which was] evil in the eyes of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 21:7
Howbeit the Lord would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that He had made with David, and as He promised to give a light to him and to his sons forever.
2 Chronicles 21:8
In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king.
2 Chronicles 21:9
Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him, and he rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who encompassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
2 Chronicles 21:10
So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day. The same time [also] Libnah revolted from under his hand; because he had forsaken the Lord God of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 21:11
Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah [thereto].
2 Chronicles 21:12
And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, "Thus the Lord says God of David your father, 'Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, nor in the ways of Asa, king of Judah,
2 Chronicles 21:13
But have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go whoring, like the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also have slain your brethren of your father's house, [who were] better than yourself.
2 Chronicles 21:14
Behold, the Lord will strike your people with a great plague, and your children, and your wives, and all your goods.
2 Chronicles 21:15
And you [will have] great sickness by disease of your bowels, until your bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
2 Chronicles 21:16
Moreover the Lord stirred up the spirit of the Philistines against Jehoram, and of the Arabians, who [were] near the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 21:17
And they came up into Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left for him, except Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
2 Chronicles 21:18
And after all this, the Lord struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
2 Chronicles 21:19
And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 21:20
He was thirty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchers of the kings.
2 Chronicles 22:1
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his stead, for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, reigned.
2 Chronicles 22:2
Ahaziah was forty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Athaliah, the daughter of Omri.
2 Chronicles 22:3
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
2 Chronicles 22:4
Therefore 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 his destruction.
2 Chronicles 22:5
He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel to war against Hazael, king of Syria at Ramothgilead, and the Syrians struck Joram.
2 Chronicles 22:6
And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given to him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael, king of Syria. And Azariah, the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram, the son of Ahab, at Jezreel, because he was sick.
2 Chronicles 22:7
And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram, for when he had come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu, the son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
2 Chronicles 22:8
And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, who ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.
2 Chronicles 22:9
And he sought Ahaziah, and they caught him, (for he was hidden in Samaria), and brought him to Jehu, and when they had slain him, they buried him, Because, they said, he [is] the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to still keep the kingdom.
2 Chronicles 22:10
But when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal seed of the house of Judah.
2 Chronicles 22:11
But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash, the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons who were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. 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 did not slay him.
2 Chronicles 22:12
And he was hidden with them in the House of God for six years, and Athaliah reigned over the land.
2 Chronicles 23:1
And in the seventh year, Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah, the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael, the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah, the son of Obed, and Maaseiah, the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat, the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.
2 Chronicles 23:2
And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 23:3
And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the House of God. And he said to them, "Behold, the king's son will reign, as the Lord has said of the sons of David.
2 Chronicles 23:4
This [is] the thing that you will do; a third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, [will be] porters of the doors;
2 Chronicles 23:5
And a third part [will be] at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation, and all the people [will be] in the courts of the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 23:6
But let none come into the House of the Lord, except the priests, and those who minister of the Levites; they will go in, for they [are] holy, but all the people will keep the watch of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 23:7
And the Levites will encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever [else] comes into the house, he will be put to death, but be with the king when he comes in, and when he goes out."
2 Chronicles 23:8
So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and every man 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 the courses.
2 Chronicles 23:9
Moreover, Jehoiada the priest delivered hundreds of spears to the captains, and bucklers, and shields, that [had been] king David's, which [were] in the House of God.
2 Chronicles 23:10
And he set all the people, every man having his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and the temple, by the king round about.
2 Chronicles 23:11
Then they brought the king's son out, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, "God save the king."
2 Chronicles 23:12
Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 23:13
And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of music, and such who taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, "Treason, Treason."
2 Chronicles 23:14
Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were set over the host, and said to them, "Bring her forth from the ranges, and whoever follows her, let him be slain with the sword." For the priest said, "Do not slay her in the House of the Lord."
2 Chronicles 23:15
So they laid hands on her; and when she was brought to the entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her there.
2 Chronicles 23:16
And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people, and between the king, that they should be the Lord's people.
2 Chronicles 23:17
Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars.
2 Chronicles 23:18
Also, Jehoiada appointed the offices of the House of the Lord by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the House of the Lord, to offer the burnt offerings of the Lord, as [it is] written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, [as it was ordained] by David.
2 Chronicles 23:19
And he set the porters at the gates of the House of the Lord, that none [who were] unclean in anything should enter in.
2 Chronicles 23:20
And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought the king down from the House of the Lord, and they came through the high gate into the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.
2 Chronicles 23:21
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet, after they had slain Athaliah with the sword.
2 Chronicles 24:1
Joash [was] seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Zibiah of Beersheba.
2 Chronicles 24:2
And Joash did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
2 Chronicles 24:3
And Jehoiada took two wives for him; and he fathered sons and daughters.
2 Chronicles 24:4
And it came to pass after this, [that] Joash was minded to repair the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 24:5
And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, "Go out to the cities of Judah, and gather money of all Israel to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that you hasten the matter." Howbeit the Levites did not hasten [it].
2 Chronicles 24:6
And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, "Why have you not required of the Levites to bring in the collection out of Judah and out of Jerusalem, [according to the commandment] of Moses the servant of the Lord, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?"
2 Chronicles 24:7
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the House of God; and they also bestowed all the dedicated things of the House of the Lord upon Baalim.
2 Chronicles 24:8
And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 24:9
And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in the collection to the Lord, [which] Moses, the servant of God, [laid] upon Israel in the wilderness.
2 Chronicles 24:10
And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
2 Chronicles 24:11
Now it came to pass, that in time, the chest was brought to the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that [there was] much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
2 Chronicles 24:12
And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such who did the work of the service of the House of the Lord, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the House of the Lord, and also such who fabricated iron and brass to mend the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 24:13
So the workmen worked, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the House of God in its state, and strengthened it.
2 Chronicles 24:14
And when they had finished [it], they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof vessels were made for the House of the Lord, [even] vessels to minister, and to offer [in addition], and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the House of the Lord continually all the days of Jehoiada.
2 Chronicles 24:15
But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; [he was] a hundred and thirty years old when he died.
2 Chronicles 24:16
And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward His House.
2 Chronicles 24:17
Now the princes of Judah came after the death of Jehoiada, and prostrated to the king. Then the king listened to them.
2 Chronicles 24:19
Yet He sent prophets to them, to bring them again to the Lord; and they testified against them, but they would not give ear.
2 Chronicles 24:20
And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood above the people, and said to them, "Thus says God, 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, that you cannot prosper?' Because you have forsaken the Lord, He has also forsaken you."
2 Chronicles 24:21
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 24:22
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died [*3:21, *Matthew 23:34 - 37], he said, "The Lord, look upon [it], and require [it]."
2 Chronicles 24:23
And it came to pass at the end of the year, [that] the host of Syria came up against him, and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
2 Chronicles 24:24
For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the Lord delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.
2 Chronicles 24:25
And when they had departed from him (for they left him in great diseases), his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died, and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not bury him in the sepulchers of the kings.
2 Chronicles 24:26
And these are those who conspired against him; Zabad, the son of Shimeath, an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad, the son of Shimrith, a Moabitess.
2 Chronicles 24:27
Now [concerning] his sons, and the greatness of the burdens [laid] upon him, and the repairing of the House of God, behold, they [are] written in the story of the Book of the Kings. And Amaziah, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 25:1
Amaziah [was] twenty five years old [when] he began to reign, and he reigned for twenty nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 25:3
Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants who had killed the king, his father.
2 Chronicles 25:4
But he did not slay their children, but [did] as [it is] written in the law in the Book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, "The fathers will not die for the children, neither will the children die for the fathers, but every man will die for his own sin."
2 Chronicles 25:5
Moreover, Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of [their] fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin, and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found three hundred thousand choice [men, able] to go forth to war, who could handle spear and shield.
2 Chronicles 25:6
He also hired a hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.
2 Chronicles 25:7
But a man of God came to him, saying, "O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you; for the Lord [is] not with Israel, [to knowledge, with] all the children of Ephraim.
2 Chronicles 25:8
But if you will go, do [it], be strong for the battle, God will make you fall before the enemy, for God has power to help, and to cast down."
2 Chronicles 25:9
And Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what will we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel?" And the man of God answered, "The Lord is able to give you much more than this."
2 Chronicles 25:10
Then Amaziah separated them, [to knowledge], the army that was brought to him out of Ephraim, to go home again, therefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.
2 Chronicles 25:11
And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and struck ten thousand of the children of Seir.
2 Chronicles 25:12
And the Children of Judah carried away [another] ten thousand alive captive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
2 Chronicles 25:13
But the soldiers of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even to Bethhoron, and struck three thousand of them, and took much spoil.
2 Chronicles 25:14
Now it came to pass, after Amaziah was brought from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up [to be] his gods, and prostrated down before them, and burned incense to them.
2 Chronicles 25:15
Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah, and He sent to him a prophet, who said to him, "Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of your hand?"
2 Chronicles 25:16
And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, "Are you made of the king's counsel? Forbear; why should you be struck?" Then the prophet forbare, and said, "I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my counsel."
2 Chronicles 25:17
Then Amaziah, king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us see one another in the face."
2 Chronicles 25:18
And Joash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that [was] in Lebanon sent to the cedar that [was] in Lebanon, saying, "Give your daughter to my son to wife, and there passed by a wild beast that [was] in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
2 Chronicles 25:19
You say, 'Behold, you have struck the Edomites; and your heart lifts you up to boast, abide now at home; why should you meddle to [your] hurt, that you should fall, [even] you, and Judah with you?'"
2 Chronicles 25:20
But Amaziah would not hear; for it [came] of God, that He might deliver them into the hand [of their enemies], because they sought after the gods of Edom.
2 Chronicles 25:21
So Joash, the king of Israel, went up; and they saw one another in the face, [both] he and Amaziah, king of Judah, at Bethshemesh, which [belongs] to Judah.
2 Chronicles 25:22
And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled, every man to his tent.
2 Chronicles 25:23
And Joash, the king of Israel, took Amaziah, king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
2 Chronicles 25:24
And [he took] all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the House of God with Obededom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 25:25
And Amaziah, the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived after the death of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, for fifteen years.
2 Chronicles 25:26
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, [are] they not written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel?
2 Chronicles 25:27
Now after the time that Amaziah turned away from following the Lord, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish, but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.
2 Chronicles 26:1
Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who [was] sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
2 Chronicles 26:2
He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that, the king was put to rest with his fathers.
2 Chronicles 26:3
Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for fifty two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 26:4
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah did.
2 Chronicles 26:5
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.
2 Chronicles 26:6
And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
2 Chronicles 26:7
And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.
2 Chronicles 26:8
And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah, and his name spread abroad [even] to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened [himself] exceedingly.
2 Chronicles 26:9
Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning [of the wall], and fortified them.
2 Chronicles 26:10
He also built towers in the desert, and dug many wells, for he had many cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains, husbandmen [also], and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel, for he loved husbandry.
2 Chronicles 26:11
Moreover Uzziah had a host of fighting men, who went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, [one] of the king's captains.
2 Chronicles 26:12
The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valor [were] two thousand six hundred.
2 Chronicles 26:13
And under their hand [was] an army, three hundred and seven thousand five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
2 Chronicles 26:14
And Uzziah prepared shields for them throughout all the host, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings [to cast] stones.
2 Chronicles 26:15
And he made engines in Jerusalem, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones in addition. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, until he was strong.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to [his] destruction, for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 26:17
And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him eighty priests of the Lord, [who were] valiant men.
2 Chronicles 26:18
And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, "[It does not appertain] to you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but to the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense, go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither [will it be] for your honor from the Lord God."
2 Chronicles 26:19
Then Uzziah was wroth, and [had] a censer in his hand to burn incense, and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the House of the Lord, from beside the incense altar.
2 Chronicles 26:20
And Azariah, the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he [was] leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from there; indeed, he also hastened to go out, because the Lord had struck him.
2 Chronicles 26:21
And Uzziah the king was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, [being] a leper; for he was cut off from the House of the Lord, and Jotham his son [was] over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
2 Chronicles 26:22
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, Isaiah the prophet wrote, the son of Amoz.
2 Chronicles 27:1
Jotham [was] twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.
2 Chronicles 27:2
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did, howbeit he did not enter into the temple of the Lord. And the people still did corruptly.
2 Chronicles 27:3
He built the high gate of the House of the Lord, and he built much on the wall of Ophel.
2 Chronicles 27:4
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and he built castles and towers in the forests.
2 Chronicles 27:5
He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him a hundred talents of silver the same year, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. The children of Ammon paid so much to him, both the second year, and the third.
2 Chronicles 27:6
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.
2 Chronicles 27:7
Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, look, they [are] written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
2 Chronicles 27:9
And Jotham was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and Ahaz, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 28:1
Ahaz [was] twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem, but he did not do [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father.
2 Chronicles 28:3
Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the Children of Israel. [*6:137]
2 Chronicles 28:4
He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
2 Chronicles 28:5
Therefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they struck him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought [them] to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who struck him with a great slaughter.
2 Chronicles 28:6
For Pekah, the son of Remaliah, slew a hundred and twenty thousand in one day in Judah, [who were] all valiant men; because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 28:7
And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah, the king's son, and Azrikam, the governor of the house, and Elkanah [who was] next to the king.
2 Chronicles 28:8
And the Children of Israel carried away two hundred thousand of their brethren captive, women, sons, and daughters, and also took away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28:9
But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name [was] Oded, and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said to them, "Behold, because the Lord God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage [that] reaches up to heaven.
2 Chronicles 28:10
And now you purpose to keep under the Children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen to you, [but are there] not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?
2 Chronicles 28:11
Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, whom you have taken captive of your brethren, for the fierce wrath of the Lord [is] upon you."
2 Chronicles 28:12
Then some of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah, the son of Johanan, Berechiah, the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah, the son of Shallum, and Amasa, the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who came from the war,
2 Chronicles 28:13
And said to them, "You will not bring the captives in here, for whereas we have offended against the Lord [already], you intend to add [more] to our sins and to our trespass, for our trespass is great, and [there is] fierce wrath against Israel."
2 Chronicles 28:14
So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.
2 Chronicles 28:15
And the men who were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and clothed all who were naked among them with the spoil, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all their feeble upon donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren, then they returned to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28:16
At that time king Ahaz sent to the kings of Assyria to help him.
2 Chronicles 28:17
For again the Edomites had come and struck Judah, and carried away captives.
2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines had also invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof, and they dwelt there.
2 Chronicles 28:19
For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz, king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord.
2 Chronicles 28:20
And Tilgathpilneser, king of Assyria, came to him, and distressed him, but did not strengthen him.
2 Chronicles 28:21
For Ahaz took away a portion [out] of the House of the Lord, and [out] of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave [it] to the king of Assyria, but he did not help him.
2 Chronicles 28:22
And in the time of his distress, he still trespassed more against the Lord, this [is that] king Ahaz.
2 Chronicles 28:23
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which struck him, and he said, "Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me." But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
2 Chronicles 28:24
And Ahaz gathered the vessels of the House of God together, and cut the vessels of the House of God in pieces, and shut up the doors of the House of the Lord, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 28:25
And he made high places in every several city of Judah to burn incense to other gods, and provoked the Lord God of his fathers to anger.
2 Chronicles 28:27
And Ahaz was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, [even] in Jerusalem, but they did not bring him into the sepulchers of the kings of Israel, and Hezekiah, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 29:1
Hezekiah began to reign [when he was] twenty five years old, and he reigned for twenty nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.
2 Chronicles 29:2
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done.
2 Chronicles 29:3
He, in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the House of the Lord, and repaired them.
2 Chronicles 29:4
And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street,
2 Chronicles 29:5
And said to them, "Hear me, Levites, sanctify yourselves now, and sanctify the House of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy [place].
2 Chronicles 29:6
For our fathers have trespassed, and done [that which was] evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken Him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord, and turned [their] backs.
2 Chronicles 29:7
They have also shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings in the holy [place] to the God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 29:8
Therefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and He has delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as you see with your eyes.
2 Chronicles 29:9
For, look, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives [are] in captivity for this.
2 Chronicles 29:10
Now [it is] in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that His fierce wrath may turn away from us.
2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him, and burn incense."
2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath, the son of Amasai, and Joel, the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites, and of the sons of Merari, Kish, the son of Abdi, and Azariah, the son of Jehalelel, and of the Gershonites; Joah, the son of Zimmah, and Eden, the son of Joah.
2 Chronicles 29:13
And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel, and of the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah.
2 Chronicles 29:14
And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei, and of the sons of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.
2 Chronicles 29:15
And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the Lord, to cleanse the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 29:16
And the priests went into the inner part of the House of the Lord, to cleanse [it], and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the Lord into the court of the House of the Lord. And the Levites took [it], to carry [it] out abroad into the brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 29:17
Now they began on the first [day] of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the porch of the Lord, so they sanctified the House of the Lord in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
2 Chronicles 29:18
Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, "We have cleansed all the House of the Lord, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the bread table, with all the vessels thereof.
2 Chronicles 29:19
Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz, in his reign, cast away in his transgression, we have prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they [are] before the altar of the Lord."
2 Chronicles 29:20
Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 29:21
And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven male goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests, the sons of Aaron, to offer [them] on the altar of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 29:22
So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the altar, likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar, they also killed the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.
2 Chronicles 29:23
And they brought forth the male goats [for] the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them.
2 Chronicles 29:24
And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel, for the king commanded [that] the burnt offering and the sin offering [should be made] for all Israel.
2 Chronicles 29:25
And he set the Levites in the House of the Lord with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet, for [so was] the commandment of the Lord by his prophets.
2 Chronicles 29:26
And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
2 Chronicles 29:27
And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began [also] with the trumpets, and with the instruments [ordained] by David, king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 29:28
And all the congregation prostrated, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded, [and] all [this continued] until the burnt offering was finished.
2 Chronicles 29:29
And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves, and prostrated.
2 Chronicles 29:30
Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise to the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and prostrated.
2 Chronicles 29:31
Then Hezekiah answered and said, "Now you have consecrated yourselves to the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the House of the Lord." And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many who were of a free heart, burnt offerings.
2 Chronicles 29:32
And the number of the burnt offerings, which the congregation brought, was seventy bullocks, a hundred rams, [and] two hundred lambs, all these [were] for a burnt offering to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 29:33
And the consecrated things [were] six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
2 Chronicles 29:34
But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings, therefore their brethren, the Levites, helped them, until the work had ended, and until the [other] priests had sanctified themselves, for the Levites [were] more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
2 Chronicles 29:35
And also the burnt offerings [were] in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and the drink offerings for [every] burnt offering. So the service of the House of the Lord was set in order.
2 Chronicles 29:36
And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people, for the thing was [done] suddenly.
2 Chronicles 30:1
And 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 keep the passover to the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 30:2
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
2 Chronicles 30:3
For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30:4
And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.
2 Chronicles 30:5
So they established a decree to make a proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover to the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem, for they had not done [it] for a long [time in such sort] as it was written.
2 Chronicles 30:6
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, "You Children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He will return to the remnant of you, who have escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
2 Chronicles 30:7
And do not be like your fathers, and like your brethren, who trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, [who] therefore gave them up to desolation, as you see.
2 Chronicles 30:8
Now do not be stiffnecked, as your fathers [were, but] submit yourselves to the Lord, and enter into His sanctuary, which He has sanctified forever, and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of His wrath may turn away from you.
2 Chronicles 30:9
For if you turn again to the Lord, your brethren and your children [will find] compassion before those who lead them captive, so that they will come again into this land, for the Lord your God [is] Gracious and Merciful, and will not turn away [His] Face from you, if you return to Him."
2 Chronicles 30:10
So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even to Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
2 Chronicles 30:11
Nevertheless [various] men of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30:12
Also in Judah, the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:13
And many people assembled at Jerusalem to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
2 Chronicles 30:14
And they arose and took away the altars that [were] in Jerusalem, and they took away all the altars for incense, and cast [them] into the brook Kidron.
2 Chronicles 30:15
Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth [day] of the second month, and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:16
And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses, the man of God, the priests sprinkled the blood, [which they received] of the hand of the Levites.
2 Chronicles 30:17
For [there were] many in the congregation who were not sanctified, therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for everyone [who was] not clean, to sanctify [them] to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:18
For a multitude of the people, [even] many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "The good Lord, pardon everyone
2 Chronicles 30:19
[Who] prepares his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though [he is] not [cleansed] according to the purification of the sanctuary."
2 Chronicles 30:20
And the Lord listened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
2 Chronicles 30:21
And the Children of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread for seven days with great gladness, and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, [singing] with loud instruments to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:22
And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites who taught the good knowledge of the Lord, and they ate throughout the feast for seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 30:23
And the whole assembly took counsel to keep the other seven days, and they kept [the other] seven days with gladness.
2 Chronicles 30:24
For Hezekiah, king of Judah, gave a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep to the congregation; and the princes gave a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep to the congregation, and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
2 Chronicles 30:25
And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers who came out of the land of Israel, and who dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.
2 Chronicles 30:26
So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, [there was] not the like in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests, the Levites, arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer came [up] to His holy dwelling place, [even] to heaven.
2 Chronicles 31:1
Now when all this was finished, all Israel, who were present, went out to the cities of Judah, and broke the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the Children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 31:3
[He appointed] also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, [to knowledge], for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as [it is] written in the law of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 31:4
Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 31:5
And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the Children of Israel brought the firstfruits of corn in abundance, [and] wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and they brought the tithe of all [things] in abundantly.
2 Chronicles 31:6
And [concerning] the Children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to the Lord their God, and laid [them] by heaps.
2 Chronicles 31:7
In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished [them] in the seventh month.
2 Chronicles 31:8
And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord, and His people Israel.
2 Chronicles 31:9
Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
2 Chronicles 31:10
And Azariah, the chief priest of the house of Zadok, answered him, and said, "Since [the people] began to bring the offerings into the House of the Lord, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty, for the Lord has blessed His people; and that which is left [is] this great store."
2 Chronicles 31:11
Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the House of the Lord; and they prepared [them],
2 Chronicles 31:12
And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated [things] faithfully, over which Cononiah, the Levite, [was] ruler, and Shimei his brother [was] the next.
2 Chronicles 31:13
And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, [were] overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the House of God.
2 Chronicles 31:14
And Kore, the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east, [was] over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the Lord, and the most holy things.
2 Chronicles 31:15
And next to him [were] Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in [their] set office, to give to their brethren by courses, to the great as well as to the small.
2 Chronicles 31:16
Beside their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, [even] to everyone who enters into the House of the Lord, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses;
2 Chronicles 31:17
Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses;
2 Chronicles 31:18
And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation, for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness.
2 Chronicles 31:19
Also of the sons of Aaron, the priests, [who were] in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men who were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all who were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.
2 Chronicles 31:20
And thus did Hezekiah do throughout all Judah, and did [that which was] good and right and true before the Lord his God.
2 Chronicles 31:21
And in every work that he began in the service of the House of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.
2 Chronicles 32:1
After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.
2 Chronicles 32:2
And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 32:3
He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which [were] outside the city, and they helped him.
2 Chronicles 32:4
So many people were gathered together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?"
2 Chronicles 32:5
He also strengthened himself, and built up the entire wall that was broken, and raised [it] up to the towers, and another wall outside, and repaired Millo [in] the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.
2 Chronicles 32:6
And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably to them, saying,
2 Chronicles 32:7
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that [is] with him, for [there is] more with us than with him.
2 Chronicles 32:8
With him [is] an arm of flesh; but with us [is] the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles." And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 32:9
After this, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he [himself laid siege] against Lachish, and all his power with him), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who [were] at Jerusalem, saying,
2 Chronicles 32:10
"Thus Sennacherib, king of Assyria, says, "Whereon do you trust, that you abide in the siege in Jerusalem?
2 Chronicles 32:11
Does Hezekiah not persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, 'The Lord our God will deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?'
2 Chronicles 32:12
Has the same Hezekiah not taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, 'You will prostrate before one altar, and burn incense upon it?
2 Chronicles 32:13
Do you do not know what I and my fathers have done to all the people of [other] lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands able to deliver their lands out of my hand?
2 Chronicles 32:14
Who [was there] among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of my hand?'
2 Chronicles 32:17
He also wrote letters to rail on the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of [other] lands have not delivered their people out of my hand, so will the God of Hezekiah not deliver His people out of my hand."
2 Chronicles 32:18
Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech to the people of Jerusalem who [were] on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.
2 Chronicles 32:19
And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, [which were] the work of the hands of man.
2 Chronicles 32:20
And for this [cause] Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.
2 Chronicles 32:21
And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he had come into the house of his god, those who came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.
2 Chronicles 32:22
Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all [others], and guided them on every side.
2 Chronicles 32:23
And many brought gifts to the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah, king of Judah, so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from there on.
2 Chronicles 32:24
In those days, Hezekiah was sick to death, and prayed to the Lord, and He spoke to him, and He gave him a sign.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not render again according to the benefit [done] to him; for his heart was lifted up, therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 32:26
Notwithstanding, Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, [both] he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
2 Chronicles 32:27
And Hezekiah had exceedingly many riches and honor, and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
2 Chronicles 32:28
Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.
2 Chronicles 32:29
Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very much substance.
2 Chronicles 32:30
This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
2 Chronicles 32:31
Howbeit in [the business of] the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was [done] in the land, God left him, to try him, that He might know all [that was] in his heart.
2 Chronicles 32:32
Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they [are] written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, [and] in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 32:33
And Hezekiah was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchers of the sons of David, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death. And Manasseh, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 33:1
Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for fifty five years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 33:2
But he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, like the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the Children of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:3
For he built the high places again, which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them.
2 Chronicles 33:4
He also built altars in the House of the Lord, whereof the Lord had said, "My name will be in Jerusalem forever."
2 Chronicles 33:5
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the House of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 33:6
And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom, he also observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards, he did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:7
And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the House of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put My name forever.
2 Chronicles 33:8
Neither will I anymore remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses."
2 Chronicles 33:9
So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, [and] to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the Children of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:10
And the Lord spoke to Manasseh, and to his people, but they would not listen.
2 Chronicles 33:11
Therefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 33:12
And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
2 Chronicles 33:13
And prayed to Him, and He was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord, He [was] God.
2 Chronicles 33:14
Now after this he built a wall outside the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and encompassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.
2 Chronicles 33:15
And he took away the strange gods and the idols out of the House of the Lord, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the House of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast [them] out of the city.
2 Chronicles 33:16
And he repaired the altar of the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings and thank offerings thereon, and commanded Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:17
Nevertheless the people still sacrificed in the high places, [yet] to the Lord their God only.
2 Chronicles 33:18
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the Lord God of Israel, behold, they [are written] in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:19
His prayer also, and [how God] was entreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled, behold, they [are] written among the sayings of the seers.
2 Chronicles 33:20
So Manasseh was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house, and Amon, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 33:21
Amon [was] twenty two years old when he began to reign, and reigned for two years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 33:22
But he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, as did Manasseh his father, for Amon sacrificed to all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them;
2 Chronicles 33:23
And did not humble himself before the Lord, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.
2 Chronicles 33:25
But the people of the land slew all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah, his son, king in his stead.
2 Chronicles 34:1
Josiah [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem for thirty one years.
2 Chronicles 34:2
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and withdrew [neither] to the right hand, nor to the left.
2 Chronicles 34:3
For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek after the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
2 Chronicles 34:4
And they broke down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images that [were] on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he broke in pieces, and made dust [of them], and strewed [it] upon the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
2 Chronicles 34:5
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 34:6
And [he did so] in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even to Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.
2 Chronicles 34:7
And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 34:8
Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah, the governor of the city, and Joah, the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the House of the Lord his God.
2 Chronicles 34:9
And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the House of God, which the Levites who kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 34:10
And they put [it] in the hand of the workmen who had the oversight of the House of the Lord, and they gave it to the workmen who worked in the House of the Lord, to repair and amend the house.
2 Chronicles 34:11
They gave [it] even to the artificers and builders, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.
2 Chronicles 34:12
And the men did the work faithfully, and the overseers of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward; and [other of] the Levites, all who had skill of instruments of music.
2 Chronicles 34:13
Also [they were] over the bearers of burdens, and [were] overseers of all who did the work in any manner of service, and of the Levites [there were] scribes, and officers, and porters.
2 Chronicles 34:14
And when they brought out the money that was brought into the House of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a Book of the Law of the Lord [given] by Moses.
2 Chronicles 34:15
And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the House of the Lord." And Hilkiah delivered the Book to Shaphan.
2 Chronicles 34:16
And Shaphan carried the Book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, "All that was committed to your servants, they do [it].
2 Chronicles 34:17
And they have gathered together the money that was found in the House of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen."
2 Chronicles 34:18
Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king.
2 Chronicles 34:19
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, he rent his clothes.
2 Chronicles 34:20
And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Abdon, the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah, a servant of the king's, saying,
2 Chronicles 34:21
"Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the Book that was found, for great [is] the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this Book."
2 Chronicles 34:22
And Hilkiah, and [they] who the king [had appointed], went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum, the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college); and they spoke to her to that [effect].
2 Chronicles 34:23
And she answered them, "Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, 'Tell the man who sent you to me,
2 Chronicles 34:24
'Thus the Lord says, 'Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, [even] all the curses that are written in the Book which they have read before the king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 34:25
Because they have forsaken Me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out upon this place, and will not be quenched.'
2 Chronicles 34:26
And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, so you will say to him, 'Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, [concerning] the words which you have heard;
2 Chronicles 34:27
'Because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbled yourself before Me, and rent your clothes, and wept before Me; I have even heard [you] also,' the Lord says.
2 Chronicles 34:28
'Behold, I will gather to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace, neither will your eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same.'" So they brought the king word again.
2 Chronicles 34:29
Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 34:31
And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments, and His testimonies, and His statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this Book.
2 Chronicles 34:32
And he caused all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand [to it]. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. [*2:40]
2 Chronicles 34:33
And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that [pertained] to the Children of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel to serve, [even] to serve the Lord their God. [And] all his days, they did not depart from following the Lord, the God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 35:1
Moreover, Josiah kept a passover to the Lord in Jerusalem, and they killed the passover on the fourteenth [day] of the first month.
2 Chronicles 35:2
And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the House of the Lord,
2 Chronicles 35:3
And said to the Levites who taught all Israel, who were holy to the Lord, "Put the holy ark in the House which Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, built; [it will] not [be] a burden upon [your] shoulders; now serve the Lord your God, and His people Israel,
2 Chronicles 35:4
And prepare [yourselves] by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David, king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.
2 Chronicles 35:5
And stand in the holy [place] according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and [after] the division of the families of the Levites.
2 Chronicles 35:6
So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that [they] may do according to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses."
2 Chronicles 35:7
And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks, these [were] of the king's substance.
2 Chronicles 35:8
And his princes gave willingly to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites, Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the House of God, gave to the priests for the passover offerings two thousand six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.
2 Chronicles 35:9
Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave to the Levites for passover offerings five thousand [small cattle], and five hundred oxen.
2 Chronicles 35:10
So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's commandment.
2 Chronicles 35:11
And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled [the blood] from their hands, and the Levites flayed [them].
2 Chronicles 35:12
And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer to the Lord, as [it is] written in the Book of Moses. And so [they did] with the oxen.
2 Chronicles 35:13
And they roasted the passover with fire according to the ordinance, but they boiled the [other] holy [offerings] in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided [them] speedily among all the people.
2 Chronicles 35:14
And afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the priests, because the priests the sons of Aaron [were busied] in offering of burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests, the sons of Aaron.
2 Chronicles 35:15
And the singers, the sons of Asaph, [were] in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun, the king's seer; and the porters [waited] at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren, the Levites, prepared for them.
2 Chronicles 35:16
So all the service of the Lord was prepared the same day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the Lord, according to the commandment of king Josiah.
2 Chronicles 35:17
And the Children of Israel who were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread for seven days.
2 Chronicles 35:18
And there was no passover like that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 35:19
This passover was kept in the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah.
2 Chronicles 35:20
After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho, king of Egypt, came up to fight against Carchemish by Euphrates, and Josiah went out against him.
2 Chronicles 35:21
But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, "What have I to do with you, king of Judah? [I do] not [come] against you this day, but against the house whereby I have war, for God commanded me to make haste, forbear yourself from [meddling with] God, who [is] with me, that He does not destroy you."
2 Chronicles 35:22
Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and did not listen to the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
2 Chronicles 35:23
And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, "Transfer me away; for I am sore wounded."
2 Chronicles 35:24
His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in [one of] the sepulchers of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
2 Chronicles 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing men and the singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel, and, behold, they [are] written in the lamentations.
2 Chronicles 35:26
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to [that which was] written in the law of the Lord,
2 Chronicles 35:27
And his deeds, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
2 Chronicles 36:1
Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz, the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:2
Jehoahaz [was] twenty three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for three months in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:4
And the king of Egypt made Eliakim, his brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz, his brother, and carried him to Egypt.
2 Chronicles 36:5
Jehoiakim [was] twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem, and he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord his God.
2 Chronicles 36:6
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came up against him and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36:7
Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the House of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.
2 Chronicles 36:8
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah, and Jehoiachin, his son, reigned in his stead.
2 Chronicles 36:9
Jehoiachin [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for three months and ten days in Jerusalem, and he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 36:10
And when the year had expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the good vessels of the House of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, his brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:11
Zedekiah [was] twenty one years old when he began to reign, and reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:12
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord his God, [and] did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, [speaking] from the mouth of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 36:13
And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God, but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning to the Lord God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 36:14
Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the House of the Lord which He had made holy in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God [*15:10 - 11, *43:6 - 7], and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till [there was] no remedy.
2 Chronicles 36:17
Therefore He brought the king of the Chaldees upon them, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or one stooped for age, He gave [them] all into his hand.
2 Chronicles 36:19
And they burnt the House of God [*17:7], and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the good vessels thereof.
2 Chronicles 36:20
And those who had escaped from the sword, he carried away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia.
2 Chronicles 36:21
To fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths, [for] as long as she lay desolate, she kept sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
2 Chronicles 36:22
Now in the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, that the word of the Lord [spoken] by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
2 Chronicles 36:23
"Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia, 'The Lord God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and He has charged me to build Him a House in Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah. Who [is there] among you of all His people? The Lord his God [is] with him, and let him go up.'"