2 Kings

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2 Kings 1:1
Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2 Kings 1:2
And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that [was] in Samaria, and was sick, and he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this disease."

2 Kings 1:3
But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, '[Is it] not because [there is] not a God in Israel, [that] you go to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron?'

2 Kings 1:4
Now therefore the Lord thus says, 'You will not come down from that bed on which you have gone up, but will surely die.'"  And Elijah departed.

2 Kings 1:5
And when the messengers turned back to him, he said to them, "Why have you now turned back?"

2 Kings 1:6
And they said to him, "A man came up to meet us there, and said to us, 'Go, turn again to the king who sent you, and say to him, 'Thus the Lord says, '[Is it] not because [there is] not a God in Israel, [that] you send to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron?  Therefore you will not come down from that bed on which you have gone up, but will surely die.'"

2 Kings 1:7
And he said to them, "What manner of man [was he] who came up to meet you, and told you these words?"

2 Kings 1:8
And they answered him, "[He was] a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins."  And he said, "It [is] Elijah the Tishbite."

2 Kings 1:9
Then the king sent a captain of fifty with his fifty to him.  And he went up to him, and, behold, he sat on the top of a hill.  And he spoke to him, "You man of God, the king has said, 'Come down.'"

2 Kings 1:10
And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, "If I [am] a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume you and your fifty."  And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
 
2 Kings 1:11
Again he also sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty.  And he answered and said to him, "O man of God, thus has the king said, 'Come down quickly.'"

2 Kings 1:12
And Elijah answered and said to them, "If I [am] a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume you and your fifty."  And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
 
2 Kings 1:13
And he sent again the third captain of fifty with his fifty.  And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said to him, "O man of God, I pray you, let my life, and the life of your fifty servants, be precious in your sight.

2 Kings 1:14
Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties, *Luke 9:54*3:183 therefore let my life now be precious in your sight."

2 Kings 1:15
And the angel of the Lord said to Elijah, "Go down with him, do not be afraid of him."  And he arose, and went down with him to the king.

2 Kings 1:16
And he said to him, "Thus the Lord says, 'Forasmuch as you have sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, [is it] not because [there is] no God in Israel to inquire of His word?  Therefore you will not come down off that bed on which you have gone up, but will surely die.'"

2 Kings 1:17
So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken.  And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah; because he had no son.

2 Kings 1:18
Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 2:1
And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
 
2 Kings 2:2
And Elijah said to Elisha, "Dwell here, I pray you; for the Lord has sent me to Bethel."  And Elisha said [to him, "As] the Lord lives, and [as] your soul lives, I will not leave you."  So they went down to Bethel.

2 Kings 2:3
And the sons of the prophets who [were] at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from your head today?"  And he said, "Indeed, I know [it]; hold your peace."

2 Kings 2:4
And Elijah said to him, "Elisha, dwell here, I pray you; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho."  And he said, "[As] the Lord lives, and [as] your soul lives, I will not leave you."  So they came to Jericho.

2 Kings 2:5
And the sons of the prophets who [were] at Jericho came to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from your head today?"  And he answered, "Indeed, I know [it]; hold your peace."

2 Kings 2:6
And Elijah said to him, "Dwell here, I pray you; for the Lord has sent me to Jordan."  And he said, "[As] the Lord lives, and [as] your soul lives, I will not leave you."  And the two went on.

2 Kings 2:7
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off, and the two stood by Jordan.

2 Kings 2:8
And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped [it] together, and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two went over on dry ground.

2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I will do for you, before I am taken away from you."  And Elisha said, "I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."

2 Kings 2:10
And he said, "You have asked a hard thing, [nevertheless], if you see me [when I am] taken from you, it will be so to you; but if not, it will not be [so]."

2 Kings 2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
 
2 Kings 2:12
And Elisha saw [it], and he cried, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof."  And he saw him no more, and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

2 Kings 2:13
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

2 Kings 2:14
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and struck the waters, and said, "Where [is] the Lord God of Elijah?"  And when he had also struck the waters, they parted here and there, and Elisha went over.

2 Kings 2:15
And when the sons of the prophets who [were] to view at Jericho saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha."  And they came to meet him, and prostrated to the ground before him.

2 Kings 2:16
And they said to him, "Behold now, there are fifty strong men with your servants; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master, unless perhaps the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley."  And he said, "You will not send."

2 Kings 2:17
And when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, "Send."  They therefore sent fifty men; and they sought three days, but did not find him.

2 Kings 2:18
And when they came to him again, (for he abode at Jericho,) he said to them, "Did I not say to you, 'Do not go?'"

2 Kings 2:19
And the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, I pray you, the situation of this city [is] pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water [is] bad, and the ground barren."

2 Kings 2:20
And he said, "Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein."  And they brought [it] to him.

2 Kings 2:21
And he went forth to the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, "Thus the Lord says, 'I have healed these waters; there will not be any more death or barren [land] from there.'"

2 Kings 2:22
So the waters were healed to this day, according to the saying of Elisha, which he spoke.

2 Kings 2:23
And he went up from there to Bethel, and as he was going up by the way, little children came forth there out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you bald head; go up, you bald head."

2 Kings 2:24
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord.  And two female bears came forth there out of the wood, and tore forty two children of them.

2 Kings 2:25
And he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there, he returned to Samaria.

2 Kings 3:1
Now Jehoram, the son of Ahab, began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and reigned for twelve years.

2 Kings 3:2
And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his father, and like his mother, for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

2 Kings 3:3
Nevertheless he cleaved to the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin; he did not depart therefrom.

2 Kings 3:4
And Mesha, king of Moab, was a sheepmaster, and rendered to the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs, and a hundred thousand rams, with the wool.

2 Kings 3:5
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

2 Kings 3:6
And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

2 Kings 3:7
And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, saying, "The king of Moab has rebelled against me, will you go with me against Moab to battle?"  And he said, "I will go up, I [am] as you [are], my people as your people, [and] my horses as your horses."

2 Kings 3:8
And he said, "Which way we will go up?"  And he answered, "The way through the wilderness of Edom."

2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom, and they went around for a seven days' journey, and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.

2 Kings 3:10
And the king of Israel said, "Alas!  That the Lord has called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!"

2 Kings 3:11
But Jehoshaphat said, "[Is there] not a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of the Lord by him?"  And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Here [is] Elisha, the son of Shaphat, who poured water on the hands of Elijah."

2 Kings 3:12
And Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the Lord is with him."  So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

2 Kings 3:13
And Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What have I to do with you?  Get to the prophets of your father, and to the prophets of your mother."  And the king of Israel said to him, "No, for the Lord has called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab."

2 Kings 3:14
And Elisha said, "[As] the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, I would not look toward you, nor see you.

2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a minstrel."  And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.

2 Kings 3:16
And he said, "Thus the Lord says, 'Make this valley full of ditches.'

2 Kings 3:17
For thus the Lord says, 'You will not see wind, neither will you see rain; yet that valley will be filled with water, that you may drink, both you and your cattle, and your beasts.'

2 Kings 3:18
And this is [but] a light thing in the sight of the Lord, He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand.

2 Kings 3:19
And you will strike every fenced city, and every choice city, and will make every good tree fall, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones."

2 Kings 3:20
And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, water came there by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

2 Kings 3:21
And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were brought up to fight against them, they gathered all who were able to put on armor, and upward, and stood in the border.

2 Kings 3:22
And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side [as] red as blood.

2 Kings 3:23
And they said, "This [is] blood, the kings are surely slain, and they have struck one another, now therefore, Moab, to the spoil."

2 Kings 3:24
And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and struck the Moabites, so that they fled before them, but they went forward, striking the Moabites, even in [their] country.

2 Kings 3:25
And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land, every man cast his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and made all the good trees fall, only in Kirharaseth did they leave the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about [it], and struck it.

2 Kings 3:26
And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took seven hundred men with him who drew swords, to break through [even] to the king of Edom, but they could not.

2 Kings 3:27
Then he took his eldest son who should have reigned in his stead, and offered him [for] a burnt offering upon the wall.  And there was great indignation against Israel, and they departed from him, and returned to [their own] land.

2 Kings 4:1
Now a certain woman cried there, of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant, my husband, is dead; and you know that your servant did fear the Lord, and the creditor has come to take my two sons to be bondmen to him."

2 Kings 4:2
And Elisha said to her, "What will I do for you?  Tell me, what do you have in the house?"  And she said, "Your handmaid does not have anything in the house, except a pot of oil."

2 Kings 4:3
Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels abroad of all your neighbors, [even] empty vessels; do not borrow a few.

2 Kings 4:4
And when you are brought in, you will shut the door upon you and upon your sons, and will pour out into all those vessels, and you will set aside that which is full."

2 Kings 4:5
So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought [the vessels] to her; and she poured out.

2 Kings 4:6
And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, "Bring me a vessel still."  And he said to her, "[There are] no more a vessels."  And the oil stayed.

2 Kings 4:7
Then she came and told the man of God.  And he said, "Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and live and your children of the rest."

2 Kings 4:8
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where a great woman [was]; and she constrained him to eat bread.  And [so] it was, [that] as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.

2 Kings 4:9
And she said to her husband, "Behold now, I perceive that this [is] a holy man of God, who passes by us continually.

2 Kings 4:10
Let us make a little chamber, I pray you, on the wall; and let us set a bed there for him, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick, and it will be, when he comes to us, that he will turn in there."

2 Kings 4:11
And it fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

2 Kings 4:12
And he said to Gehazi, his servant, "Call this Shunammite."  And when he had called her, she stood before him.

2 Kings 4:13
And he said to him, "Now say to her, 'Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what [is] to be done for you?  Would you be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host?'"  And she answered, "I dwell among my own people."

2 Kings 4:14
And he said, "What then [is] to be done for her?"  And Gehazi answered, "Verily she has no child, and her husband is old."

2 Kings 4:15
And he said, "Call her."  And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

2 Kings 4:16
And he said, "About this season, according to the time of life, you will embrace a son."  And she said, "No, my lord, [you] man of God, do not lie to your handmaid."

2 Kings 4:17
And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that season that Elisha had said to her, according to the time of life.

2 Kings 4:18
And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

2 Kings 4:19
And he said to his father, "My head, my head."  And he said to a lad, "Carry him to his mother."

2 Kings 4:20
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and [then] died.

2 Kings 4:21
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut [the door] upon him, and went out.

2 Kings 4:22
And she called to her husband, and said, "Send me, I pray you, one of the young men, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again."

2 Kings 4:23
And he said, "Why will you go to him today?  [It is] neither a new moon, nor sabbath."  And she said, "[It will be] well."

2 Kings 4:24
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward; do not slack [your] riding for me, unless I bid you."

2 Kings 4:25
So she went and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel.  And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi, his servant, "Behold, that Shunammite [is further].

2 Kings 4:26
Run now, I pray you, to meet her, and say to her, '[Is it] well with you?  [Is it] well with your husband?  [Is it] well with the child?'"  And she answered, "[It is] well."

2 Kings 4:27
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to thrust her away.  And the man of God said, "Leave her alone; for her soul [is] vexed within her, and the Lord has hidden [it] from me, and has not told me."

2 Kings 4:28
Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord?  Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me?'"

2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way, if you meet any man, do not salute him; and if any salutes you, do not answer him again, and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

2 Kings 4:30
And the mother of the child said, "[As] the Lord lives, and [as] your soul lives, I will not leave you."  And he arose, and followed her.

2 Kings 4:31
And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but [there was] neither voice, nor hearing.  Therefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, "The child has not awakened."

2 Kings 4:32
And when Elisha was brought into the house, behold, the child was dead, [and] laid upon his bed.

2 Kings 4:33
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon the two, and prayed to the Lord.

2 Kings 4:34
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands, and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

2 Kings 4:35
Then he returned, and walked in the house here and there; and went up, and stretched himself upon him, and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

2 Kings 4:36
And he called Gehazi, and said, "Call this Shunammite."  So he called her.  And when she was brought in to him, he said, "Take up your son."

2 Kings 4:37
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and prostrated to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

2 Kings 4:38
And Elisha came again to Gilgal, and [there was] a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets [were] sitting before him, and he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets."

2 Kings 4:39
And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered wild gourds thereof, his lap full, and came and shred [them] into the pot of pottage, for they did not know [them].

2 Kings 4:40
So they poured out for the men to eat.  And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, "O [you] man of God, [there is] death in the pot."  And they could not eat [thereof].

2 Kings 4:41
But he said, "Then bring meal."  And he cast [it] into the pot; and he said, "Pour out for the people, that they may eat.  And there was no harm in the pot.

2 Kings 4:42
And a man came there from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof.  And he said, "Give to the people, that they may eat."

2 Kings 4:43
And his servitor said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?"  He said again, "Give the people, that they may eat, for thus the Lord says, 'They will eat, and will leave [thereof].'"

2 Kings 4:44
So he set [it] before them, and they ate, and left [thereof], according to the word of the Lord.

2 Kings 5:1
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because the Lord had given deliverance to Syria by him, he was also a mighty man in valor, [but he was] a leper.

2 Kings 5:2
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought a little maid away captive, out of the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2 Kings 5:3
And she said to her mistress, "O if my lord [were] with the prophet who [is] in Samaria!  For he would recover of his leprosy."

2 Kings 5:4
And [one] went in, and told his lord, saying, "Thus and thus said the maid who [is] of the land of Israel."

2 Kings 5:5
And the king of Syria said, "Go, go, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel."  And he departed, and took ten talents of silver with him, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

2 Kings 5:6
And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have [therewith] sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may recover him of his leprosy."

2 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, "[Am] I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to recover a man of his leprosy?  Therefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."

2 Kings 5:8
And it was [so], when Elisha, the man of God, had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, "Why have you rent your clothes?  Let him now come to me, and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel."

2 Kings 5:9
So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

2 Kings 5:10
And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh will come again to you, and you will be clean."

2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, "Behold, I thought, he will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

2 Kings 5:12
[Are] not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?  May I not wash in them, and be clean?"  So he turned and went away in a rage.

2 Kings 5:13
And his servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, "My father, [if] the prophet had bid you [to do some] great thing, would you not have done [it]?  How much rather then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean?'"

2 Kings 5:14
Then he went down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God, and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

2 Kings 5:15
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him, and he said, "Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel, now therefore, I pray you, take a blessing of your servant."

2 Kings 5:16
But he said, "[As] the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none."  And he urged him to take [it]; but he refused.

2 Kings 5:17
And Naaman said, "Should there not then, I pray you, be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth?  For your servant will, from now on, offer neither burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord.

2 Kings 5:18
In this thing, the Lord pardons your servant, [that] when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I prostrate in the house of Rimmon, when I prostrate down in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardons your servant in this thing."

2 Kings 5:19
And he said to him, "Go in peace."  So he departed from him a little way.

2 Kings 5:20
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, the man of God, said, "Behold, my master has spared Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought, but, [as] the Lord lives, I will run after him, and take something of him."

2 Kings 5:21
So Gehazi followed after Naaman.  And when Naaman saw [him] running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him, and said, "[Is] all well?"

2 Kings 5:22
And he said, "All [is] well.  My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men are brought to me from Mount Ephraim of the sons of the prophets, give to them, I pray you, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments."

2 Kings 5:23
And Naaman said, "Be content, take two talents."  And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid [them] upon two of his servants; and they bore [them] before him.

2 Kings 5:24
And when he came to the tower, he took [them] from their hand, and bestowed [them] in the house, and he let the men go, and they departed.

2 Kings 5:25
But he went in, and stood before his master.  And Elisha said to him, "From where [do you come], Gehazi?"  And he said, "Your servant went nowhere."

2 Kings 5:26
And he said to him, "Did my heart not go [with you], when the man turned again from his chariot to meet you?  [Is it] a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

2 Kings 5:27
The leprosy of Naaman will therefore cleave to you, and to your seed forever."  And he went out from his presence, a leper [as white] as snow.

2 Kings 6:1
And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place where we dwell with you is too strait for us.

2 Kings 6:2
Let us go, we pray you, to Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell."  And he answered, "Go."

2 Kings 6:3
And one said, "Be content, I pray you, and go with your servants."  And he answered, "I will go."

2 Kings 6:4
So he went with them.  And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

2 Kings 6:5
But as one was taking down a beam, the axe head fell into the water, and he cried, and said, "Alas, master!"  For it was borrowed.

2 Kings 6:6
And the man of God said, "Where did it fall?"  And he showed him the place.  And he cut down a stick, and cast [it] in there; and the iron swam.

2 Kings 6:7
Therefore he said, "Take [it] up to you."  And he put out his hand, and took it.

2 Kings 6:8
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, "My camp [will be] in such and such a place."

2 Kings 6:9
And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, "Beware that you do not pass such a place; for the Syrians are brought down there."

2 Kings 6:10
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once or twice.

2 Kings 6:11
Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was troubled sore for this thing; and he called his servants, and said to them, "Will you not show me which of us [is] for the king of Israel?"

2 Kings 6:12
And one of his servants said, "None, my lord, O king, but Elisha, the prophet who [is] in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber."

2 Kings 6:13
And he said, "Go and spy where he [is], that I may send and fetch him."  And it was told to him, saying, "Behold, [he is] in Dothan."

2 Kings 6:14
Therefore he sent horses there, and chariots, and a great host, and they came by night, and encompassed the city about.

2 Kings 6:15
And when the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host encompassed the city both with horses and chariots.  And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master!  How will we do?"

2 Kings 6:16
And he answered, "Do not fear, for those who [are] with us [are] more than those who [are] with them."

2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, "Lord, I pray You, open his eyes, that he may see."  And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw, and, behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.

2 Kings 6:18
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, "Strike this people, I pray You, with blindness."  And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

2 Kings 6:19
And Elisha said to them, "This [is] not the way, neither [is] this the city, follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek."  But he led them to Samaria.

2 Kings 6:20
And it came to pass, when they were brought into Samaria, that Elisha said, "Lord, open the eyes of these [men], that they may see."  And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, [they were] in the midst of Samaria.

2 Kings 6:21
And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, "My father, will I strike [them]?  Will I strike [them]?"

2 Kings 6:22
And he answered, "You will not strike [them], would you strike those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow?  Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master."

2 Kings 6:23
And he prepared great provision for them, and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master.  So the bands of Syria no longer came into the land of Israel.

2 Kings 6:24
And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad, king of Syria, gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

2 Kings 6:25
And there was a great famine in Samaria, and, behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was [sold] for eighty [pieces] of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five [pieces] of silver.

2 Kings 6:26
And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, a woman cried there to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king."

2 Kings 6:27
And he said, "If the Lord does not help you, from where will I help you?  Out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?"

2 Kings 6:28
And the king said to her, "What ails you?"  And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.

2 Kings 6:29
So we boiled my son, and ate him,' and I said to her on the next day, 'Give your son, that we may eat him,' and she has hidden her son."

2 Kings 6:30
And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, [he had] sackcloth within upon his flesh.

2 Kings 6:31
Then he said, "God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha, the son of Shaphat, will stand on him this day."

2 Kings 6:32
But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and [the king] sent a man from before him; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head?  Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door, [is] the sound of his master's feet not behind him?"

2 Kings 6:33
And while he still talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him, and he said, "Behold, this evil [is] of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer?"

2 Kings 7:1
Then Elisha said, "Hear the word of the Lord; "Thus the Lord says, 'Tomorrow about this time, a measure of fine flour [will be sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria."

2 Kings 7:2
Then a lord, on whose hand the king leaned, answered the man of God, and said, "Behold, [if] the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be?"  And he said, "Behold, you will see [it] with your eyes, but will not eat thereof."

2 Kings 7:3
And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate, and they said to one another, "Why do we sit here until we die?

2 Kings 7:4
If we say, 'We will enter into the city,' then the famine [is] in the city, and we will die there, and if we sit still here, we die also.  Now therefore come, and let us fall to the host of the Syrians, if they save us alive, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but die."

2 Kings 7:5
And they rose up in the twilight, to go to the camp of the Syrians, and when they were brought to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, [there was] no man there.

2 Kings 7:6
For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host, and they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites against us, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us."

2 Kings 7:7
Therefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their donkeys, even the camp as it [was], and fled for their life.

2 Kings 7:8
And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and ate and drank, and carried silver from there, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid [it]; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried from there [also], and went and hid [it].

2 Kings 7:9
Then they said to one another, "We are not doing well, this day [is] a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace, if we adhere until the morning light, some mischief will come upon us, now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household."

2 Kings 7:10
So they came and called to the porter of the city, and they told them, saying, "We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, no man [was] there, neither the voice of man, but horses tied, and donkeys tied, and the tents as they [were]."

2 Kings 7:11
And he called the porters; and they told [it] to the king's house within.

2 Kings 7:12
And the king arose in the night, and said to his servants, "I will now show you what the Syrians have done to us.  They know that we [are] hungry; therefore they have gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, 'When they come out of the city, we will catch them alive, and get into the city.'"

2 Kings 7:13
And one of his servants answered and said, "Let [some] take, I pray you, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they [are] as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it, behold, [I say], they [are] even as all the multitude of the Israelites who are consumed) and let us send and see."

2 Kings 7:14
They therefore took two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, "Go and see."

2 Kings 7:15
And they went after them to Jordan, and, look, all the way [was] full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste.  And the messengers returned, and told the king.

2 Kings 7:16
And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians.  So a measure of fine flour was [sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord.

2 Kings 7:17
And the king appointed the lord, on whose hand he leaned, to have the charge of the gate, and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.

2 Kings 7:18
And it came to pass, as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, "Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, will be tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria."

2 Kings 7:19
And that lord answered the man of God, and said, "Now, behold, [if] the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be?"  And he said, "Behold, you will see it with your eyes, but will not eat thereof."

2 Kings 7:20
And so it fell out to him, for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.

2 Kings 8:1
Then Elisha spoke to the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go, you and your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn, for the Lord has called for a famine; and it will also come upon the land for seven years."

2 Kings 8:2
And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines for seven years.

2 Kings 8:3
And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines, and she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her land.

2 Kings 8:4
And the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Tell me, I pray you, all the great things that Elisha has done."

2 Kings 8:5
And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land.  And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this [is] the woman, and this [is] her son, whom Elisha restored to life."

2 Kings 8:6
And when the king asked the woman, she told him.  So the king appointed a certain officer to her, saying, "Restore all that [was] hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now."

2 Kings 8:7
And Elisha came to Damascus; and Benhadad, the king of Syria, was sick; and it was told to him, saying, "The man of God has come here."

2 Kings 8:8
And the king said to Hazael, "Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord by him, saying, 'Should I recover of this disease?'"

2 Kings 8:9
So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, "Your son Benhadad, king of Syria, has sent me to you, saying, 'Should I recover of this disease?'"

2 Kings 8:10
And Elisha said to him, "Go, say to him, 'You may certainly recover, howbeit the Lord has shown me that he will surely die.'"

2 Kings 8:11
And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed, and the man of God wept.

2 Kings 8:12
And Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?"  And he answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the Children of Israel, you will set their strongholds on fire, and you will slay their young men with the sword, and will dash their children, and rip up their women with child."

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, "But what, [is] your servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?"  And Elisha answered, "The Lord has shown me that you [will be] king over Syria."

2 Kings 8:14
So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?"  And he answered, "He told me [that] you should surely recover."

2 Kings 8:15
And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped [it] in water, and spread [it] on his face, so that he died, and Hazael reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 8:16
And in the fifth year of Joram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Jehoshaphat [being] then king of Judah, Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 8:17
He was thirty two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for eight years in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 8:18
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife, and he did evil in the sight of the Lord.

2 Kings 8:19
Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah for David, His servant's sake, as He promised him to always give him a light, [and] to his children.

2 Kings 8:20
In his days, Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.

2 Kings 8:21
So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him, and he rose by night, and struck the Edomites who encompassed him about, and the captains of the chariots, and the people fled into their tents.

2 Kings 8:22
Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day.  Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

2 Kings 8:23
And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 8:24
And Joram was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Ahaziah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 8:25
In the twelfth year of Joram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 8:26
Ahaziah was twenty two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for one year in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Athaliah, the daughter of Omri, king of Israel.

2 Kings 8:27
And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Ahab, for he [was] the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.

2 Kings 8:28
And he went with Joram, the son of Ahab, to the war against Hazael, king of Syria, in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

2 Kings 8:29
And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael, king of Syria.  And Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, went down to see Joram, the son of Ahab, in Jezreel, because he was sick.

2 Kings 9:1
And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said to him, "Gird up your loins, and take this box of oil in your hand, and go to Ramothgilead.

2 Kings 9:2
And when you come there, look out there Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

2 Kings 9:3
Then take the box of oil, and pour [it] on his head, and say, 'Thus the Lord says, 'I have anointed you king over Israel.'  Then open the door, and flee, and do not wait."

2 Kings 9:4
So the young man, [even] the young man the prophet, went to Ramothgilead.

2 Kings 9:5
And when he came, behold, the captains of the host [were] sitting; and he said, "I have an errand to you, O captain."  And Jehu said, "To which of all us?"  And he said, "To you, O captain."

2 Kings 9:6
And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said to him, "Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, 'I have anointed you king over the people of the Lord, [even] over Israel.

2 Kings 9:7
And you will strike the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel.

2 Kings 9:8
For the whole house of Ahab will perish, and I will cut off him who urinates against the wall from Ahab, and him who is shut up and left in Israel.

2 Kings 9:9
And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha, the son of Ahijah.

2 Kings 9:10
And the dogs will eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and [there will be] none to bury [her].'"  And he opened the door, and fled.

2 Kings 9:11
Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord, and [one] said to him, "[Is] all well?  Why did this mad [fellow] come to you?"  And he said to them, "You know the man, and his communication."

2 Kings 9:12
And they said, "[It is] false; tell us now."  And he said, "He spoke thus and thus to me, saying, 'Thus the Lord says, 'I have anointed you king over Israel.'"

2 Kings 9:13
Then they hastened, and every man took his garment, and put [it] under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, "Jehu is king."

2 Kings 9:14
So Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, conspired against Joram.  (Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael, king of Syria.

2 Kings 9:15
But king Joram had returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael, king of Syria.)  And Jehu said, "If it is your minds, [then] let none go forth [or] escape out of the city to go to tell [it] in Jezreel."

2 Kings 9:16
So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram laid there.  And Ahaziah, king of Judah, was brought down to see Joram.

2 Kings 9:17
And a watchman stood there on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, "I see a company."  And Joram said, "Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, '[Is it] peace?'"

2 Kings 9:18
So one on horseback went to meet him, and said, "Thus the king says, '[Is it] peace?'"  And Jehu said, "What have you to do with peace?  Turn behind me."  And the watchman told, saying, "The messenger came to them, but he does not come again."

2 Kings 9:19
Then he sent out a second on horseback, who came to them, and said, "Thus the king says, '[Is it] peace?'"  And Jehu answered, "What have you to do with peace?  Turn behind me."

2 Kings 9:20
And the watchman told, saying, "He even came to them, and does not come again, and the driving [is] like the driving of Jehu, the son of Nimshi; for he drives furiously."

2 Kings 9:21
And Joram said, "Make ready."  And his chariot was made ready.  And Joram, king of Israel, and Ahaziah, king of Judah, went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

2 Kings 9:22
And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, "[Is it] peace, Jehu?"  And he answered, "What peace, [are there] still the whoredoms of your mother Jezebel and her many witchcrafts?"

2 Kings 9:23
And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, "[There is] treachery, O Ahaziah."

2 Kings 9:24
And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and struck Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.

2 Kings 9:25
Then [Jehu] said to Bidkar his captain, "Take up, [and] cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for remember how that, when I and you rode together after Ahab his father, the Lord laid this burden upon him;

2 Kings 9:26
'Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, the Lord says; and I will requite you in this plat, the Lord says.'  Now therefore take [and] cast him into the plat [of ground], according to the word of the Lord."

2 Kings 9:27
But when Ahaziah, the king of Judah, saw [this], he fled by the way of the garden house.  And Jehu followed after him, and said, "Strike him also in the chariot.  [And they did so] at the going up to Gur, which [is] by Ibleam.  And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

2 Kings 9:28
And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulcher with his fathers in the city of David.

2 Kings 9:29
And in the eleventh year of Joram, the son of Ahab, Ahaziah began to reign over Judah.

2 Kings 9:30
And when Jehu was brought to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it]; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

2 Kings 9:31
And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, "[Did] Zimri [have] peace, who slew his master?"

2 Kings 9:32
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, "Who [is] on my side?  Who?"  And two [or] three eunuchs looked out to him.

2 Kings 9:33
And he said, "Throw her down."  So they threw her down, and [some] of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses, and he trode her under foot.

2 Kings 9:34
And when he had come in, he ate and drank, and said, "Go, now see this cursed [woman], and bury her, for she [is] a king's daughter."

2 Kings 9:35
And they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of [her] hands.

2 Kings 9:36
Therefore they came again, and told him.  And he said, "This [is] the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, "In the portion of Jezreel, dogs will eat the flesh of Jezebel.

2 Kings 9:37
And the carcass of Jezebel will be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; [so] that they will not say, 'This [is] Jezebel.'"

2 Kings 10:1
And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria.  And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to those who brought up Ahab's [children], saying,

2 Kings 10:2
"Now as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master's sons [are] with you, and [there are] chariots and horses with you, a fenced city also, and armor;

2 Kings 10:3
Look out even the best and meet of your master's sons, and set [him] on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house."

2 Kings 10:4
But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, "Behold, two kings did not stand before him, how then will we stand?"

2 Kings 10:5
And he who [was] over the house, and he who [was] over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up [of the children], sent to Jehu, saying, "We [are] your servants, and will do all that you will bid us; we will not make any king, do [that which is] good in your eyes."

2 Kings 10:6
Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, "If you [are] mine, and [if] you will hear my voice, take the heads of the men, your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by tomorrow this time."  Now the king's sons, [being] seventy persons, [were] with the great men of the city, who brought them up.

2 Kings 10:7
And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent [them] to him to Jezreel.

2 Kings 10:8
And a messenger came and told him, saying, "They have brought the heads of the king's sons."  And he said, "Lay them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning."

2 Kings 10:9
And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, "You [are] righteous, behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him, but who slew all these?
2 Kings 10:10
Know now that nothing of the word of the Lord will fall to the earth, which the Lord spoke concerning the house of Ahab, for the Lord has done [that] which He spoke by His servant Elijah." *19:93*21:26

2 Kings 10:11
So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left none remaining for him.

2 Kings 10:12
And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria.  [And] as he [was] at the shearing house in the way,

2 Kings 10:13
Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah, king of Judah, and said, "Who [are] you?"  And they answered, "We [are] the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen."

2 Kings 10:14
And he said, "Take them alive."  And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, [even] forty two men; neither did he leave any of them.

2 Kings 10:15
And when he had departed from there, he lit on Jehonadab, the son of Rechab, [coming] to meet him, and he saluted him, and said to him, "Is your heart right, as my heart [is] with your heart?"  And Jehonadab answered, "It is.  If it is, give [me] your hand."  And he gave [him] his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

2 Kings 10:16
And he said, "Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord."  So they made him ride in his chariot.

2 Kings 10:17
And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the Lord, which He spoke to Elijah.

2 Kings 10:18
And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, "Ahab served Baal a little; [but] Jehu will serve him much.

2 Kings 10:19
Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting, for I have a great sacrifice [to do] to Baal; whoever will be wanting, he will not live."  But Jehu did [it] in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal.

2 Kings 10:20
And Jehu said, "Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal."  And they proclaimed [it].

2 Kings 10:21
And Jehu sent through all Israel, and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come.  And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.

2 Kings 10:22
And he said to him who [was] over the vestry, "Bring forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal."  And he brought forth vestments for them.

2 Kings 10:23
And Jehu went, and Jehonadab, the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said to the worshipers of Baal, "Search, and look that there are here with you, none of the servants of the Lord, but the worshipers of Baal only."

2 Kings 10:24
And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed eighty men outside, and said, "[If] any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escapes, [he who lets him go], his life [will be] for the life of him."

2 Kings 10:25
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, "Go in, [and] slay them; let none come forth."  And they struck them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast [them] out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.

2 Kings 10:26
And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.

2 Kings 10:27
And they broke down the image of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house to this day.

2 Kings 10:28
Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

2 Kings 10:29
Howbeit [from] the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, Jehu did not depart from after them, [to knowledge], the golden calves that [were] in Bethel, and that [were] in Dan.

2 Kings 10:30
And the Lord said to Jehu, "Because you have done well in executing [that which is] right in My eyes, [and] have done to the house of Ahab according to all that [was] in My heart, your children of the fourth [generation] will sit on the throne of Israel."

2 Kings 10:31
But Jehu did not take heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart, for he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin.

2 Kings 10:32
In those days the Lord began to cut Israel short, and Hazael struck them in all the coasts of Israel;

2 Kings 10:33
From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which [is] by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.

2 Kings 10:34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 10:35
And Jehu was put to rest with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria.  And Jehoahaz, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 10:36
And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria [was] twenty eight years.

2 Kings 11:1
And when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal seed.

2 Kings 11:2
But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash, the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons [who were] slain; and they hid him, [even] him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.

2 Kings 11:3
And he was hidden with her in the House of the Lord for six years.  And Athaliah reigned over the land.

2 Kings 11:4
And the seventh year, Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the House of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the House of the Lord, and showed them the king's son.

2 Kings 11:5
And he commanded them, saying, "This [is] the thing that you will do:  A third part of you who enter in on the sabbath will even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

2 Kings 11:6
And a third part [will be] at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard, so you will keep the watch of the house, that it is not broken down.

2 Kings 11:7
And two parts of all you who go forth on the sabbath, even they will keep the watch of the House of the Lord about the king.

2 Kings 11:8
And you will encompass the king around, every man with his weapons in his hand, and he who comes within the ranges, let him be slain, and be with the king as he goes out and as he comes in."

2 Kings 11:9
And the captains over the hundreds did according to all [things] that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and every man took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.

2 Kings 11:10
And the priest gave king David's spears and shields to the captains over hundreds, that [were] in the temple of the Lord.

2 Kings 11:11
And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, around the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, [along] by the altar and the temple.

2 Kings 11:12
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, "God save the king."

2 Kings 11:13
And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and] of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lord.

2 Kings 11:14
And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner [was], and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets, and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, "Treason, Treason."

2 Kings 11:15
But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said to them, "Bring her forth without the ranges, and him who follows her, kill with the sword."  For the priest had said, "Let her not be slain in the House of the Lord."

2 Kings 11:16
And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way which the horses came in to the king's house, and there she was slain.

2 Kings 11:17
And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the people, that they should be the Lord's people; between the king also and the people.

2 Kings 11:18
And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and broke it down; they broke his altars and his images in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars.  And the priest appointed officers over the House of the Lord.
 
2 Kings 11:19
And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the House of the Lord, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house.  And he sat on the throne of the kings.

2 Kings 11:20
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet, and they slew Athaliah with the sword [beside] the king's house.

2 Kings 11:21
Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.

2 Kings 12:1
In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign; and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Zibiah of Beersheba.

2 Kings 12:2
And Jehoash did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

2 Kings 12:3
But the high places were not taken away, the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

2 Kings 12:4
And Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the House of the Lord, [even] the money of everyone who passes [the account], the money that every man is set at, [and] all the money that comes into any man's heart to bring into the House of the Lord,

2 Kings 12:5
Let the priests take [it] to them, every man of his acquaintance, and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach will be found."

2 Kings 12:6
But it was [so, that] in the twenty third year of king Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

2 Kings 12:7
Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the [other] priests, and said to them, "Why did you not repair the breaches of the house?  Now therefore receive no [more] money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house."

2 Kings 12:8
And the priests consented to receive no [more] money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

2 Kings 12:9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the House of the Lord, and the priests who kept the door put all the money therein [that was] brought into the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 12:10
And it was [so], when they saw that [there was] much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told that the money was found in the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 12:11
And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the House of the Lord, and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, who worked upon the House of the Lord,

2 Kings 12:12
And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the House of the Lord, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair [it].

2 Kings 12:13
Howbeit bowls of silver were not made for the House of the Lord, [nor] tongs, basins, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money [that was] brought into the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 12:14
But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired the House of the Lord therewith.

2 Kings 12:15
Moreover they did not reckon with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen, for they dealt faithfully.

2 Kings 12:16
The trespass money and sin money were not brought into the House of the Lord, it was the priests'.

2 Kings 12:17
Then Hazael, king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it, and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.

2 Kings 12:18
And Jehoash, king of Judah, took all the holy things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own holy things, and all the gold [that was] found in the treasures of the House of the Lord, and in the king's house, and sent [it] to Hazael, king of Syria, and he went away from Jerusalem.

2 Kings 12:19
And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 12:20
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goes down to Silla.

2 Kings 12:21
For Jozachar, the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad, the son of Shomer, his servants, struck him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Amaziah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 13:1
In the twenty third year of Joash, the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] for seventeen years.

2 Kings 13:2
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin; he did not depart therefrom.

2 Kings 13:3
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of Hazael, king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad, the son of Hazael, all [their] days.

2 Kings 13:4
And Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.

2 Kings 13:5
(And the Lord gave Israel a savior, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians, and the Children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.

2 Kings 13:6
Nevertheless, they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, [but] walked therein, and the grove also remained in Samaria.)

2 Kings 13:7
Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

2 Kings 13:8
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 13:9
And Jehoahaz was put to rest with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria, and Joash, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 13:10
In the thirty seventh year of Joash, king of Judah, Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] for sixteen years.

2 Kings 13:11
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, [but] he walked therein.

2 Kings 13:12
And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might whereby he fought against Amaziah, king of Judah, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 13:13
And Joash was put to rest with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne, and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

2 Kings 13:14
Now Elisha had fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died.  And Joash, the king of Israel, came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, "O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof."

2 Kings 13:15
And Elisha said to him, "Take a bow and arrows."  And he took a bow and arrows to him.

2 Kings 13:16
And he said to the king of Israel, "Put your hand upon the bow."  And he put his hand [upon it], and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.

2 Kings 13:17
And he said, "Open the window eastward."  And he opened [it].  Then Elisha said, "Shoot."  And he shot.  And he said, "The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria, for you will strike the Syrians in Aphek, until you have consumed [them]."

2 Kings 13:18
And he said, "Take the arrows."  And he took [them].  And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike upon the ground."  And he struck three times, and stayed.

2 Kings 13:19
And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, "You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed [it], whereas now you will strike Syria [only] three times.

2 Kings 13:20
And Elisha died, and they buried him.  And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band [of men]; and they cast the man into the sepulcher of Elisha, and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

2 Kings 13:22
But Hazael, king of Syria, oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

2 Kings 13:23
And the Lord was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither did He cast them from His presence as yet.

2 Kings 13:24
So Hazael, king of Syria, died; and Benhadad, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 13:25
And Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, took the cities again out of the hand of Benhadad, the son of Hazael, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz, his father, by war.  Joash beat him three times, and recovered the cities of Israel.

2 Kings 14:1
In the second year of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah reigned, the son of Joash, king of Judah.

2 Kings 14:2
He was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

2 Kings 14:3
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father, he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

2 Kings 14:4
Howbeit the high places were not taken away, as yet the people sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

2 Kings 14:5
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king, his father.

2 Kings 14:6
But he did not slay the children of the murderers, according to that which is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, "The fathers will not be put to death for the children, nor will the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man will be put to death for his own sin."

2 Kings 14:7
He slew ten thousand of Edom in the valley of salt, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Kings 14:8
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us look one another in the face."

2 Kings 14:9
And Jehoash, the 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 a wild beast passed by that [was] in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

2 Kings 14:10
You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up, glorify [of this], and sit at home, for why should you meddle to [your] hurt, that you should fall, [even] you, and Judah with you?"

2 Kings 14:11
But Amaziah would not hear.  Therefore Jehoash, king of Israel, went up; and he and Amaziah, king of Judah, looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which [belongs] to Judah.

2 Kings 14:12
And Judah was defeated before Israel; and they fled, every man to their tents.

2 Kings 14:13
And Jehoash, king of Israel, took Amaziah, king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2 Kings 14:14
And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the House of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

2 Kings 14:15
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah, king of Judah, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 14:16
And Jehoash was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 14:17
And Amaziah, the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived after the death of Jehoash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, for fifteen years.

2 Kings 14:18
And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 14:19
Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

2 Kings 14:20
And they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

2 Kings 14:21
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who [was] sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

2 Kings 14:22
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that, the king was put to rest with his fathers.

2 Kings 14:23
In the fifteenth year of Amaziah, the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel, began to reign in Samaria, [and reigned] for forty one years.

2 Kings 14:24
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.
2 Kings 14:25
He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath to the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which He spoke by the hand of His servant Jonah, *19:93*21:26 the son of Amittai, the prophet, who [was] of Gathhepher.

2 Kings 14:26
For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, [that it was] very bitter, for [none were] shut up, nor [were] any left, nor [was there] any helper for Israel.

2 Kings 14:27
And the Lord did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam, the son of Joash.

2 Kings 14:28
Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, [which belonged] to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 14:29
And Jeroboam was put to rest with his fathers, [even] with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:1
In the twenty seventh year of Jeroboam, king of Israel, Azariah, son of Amaziah, king of Judah began to reign.

2 Kings 15:2
He was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for fifty two years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

2 Kings 15:3
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

2 Kings 15:4
Except that the high places were not removed, the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

2 Kings 15:5
And the Lord struck the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelt in another house divested of his duties.  And Jotham, the king's son, [was] over the house, judging the people of the land.

2 Kings 15:6
And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 15:7
So Azariah was put to rest with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Jotham, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:8
In the thirty eighth year of Azariah, king of Judah, Zachariah, the son of Jeroboam, reigned over Israel in Samaria for six months.

2 Kings 15:9
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done, he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.

2 Kings 15:10
And Shallum, the son of Jabesh, conspired against him, and struck him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:11
And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2 Kings 15:12
This [was] the word of the Lord which He spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth [generation]."  And so it came to pass.

2 Kings 15:13
Shallum, the son of Jabesh, began to reign in the thirty ninth year of Uzziah, king of Judah; and he reigned for a full month in Samaria.

2 Kings 15:14
For Menahem, the son of Gadi, went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and struck Shallum, the son of Jabesh, in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:15
And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2 Kings 15:16
Then Menahem struck Tiphsah, and all who [were] therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah, because they did not open [to him], therefore he struck [it; and] he ripped up all the women therein who were with child.

2 Kings 15:17
In the thirty ninth year of Azariah, king of Judah, Menahem, the son of Gadi, began to reign over Israel, [and reigned] for ten years in Samaria.

2 Kings 15:18
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, he did not depart all his days from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.

2 Kings 15:19
[And] Pul, the king of Assyria, came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

2 Kings 15:20
And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, [even] of all the mighty men of wealth, fifty shekels of silver of each man, to give to the king of Assyria.  So the king of Assyria turned back, and did not stay there in the land.

2 Kings 15:21
And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings 15:22
And Menahem was put to rest with his fathers; and Pekahiah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:23
In the fiftieth year of Azariah, king of Judah, Pekahiah, the son of Menahem, began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] for two years.

2 Kings 15:24
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.

2 Kings 15:25
But Pekah, the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and struck him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and fifty men of the Gileadites with him, and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

2 Kings 15:26
And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2 Kings 15:27
In the fifty second year of Azariah, king of Judah, Pekah, the son of Remaliah, began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] for twenty years.

2 Kings 15:28
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.

2 Kings 15:29
In the days of Pekah, king of Israel, Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, came and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

2 Kings 15:30
And Hoshea, the son of Elah, made a conspiracy against Pekah, the son of Remaliah, and struck him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham, the son of Uzziah.

2 Kings 15:31
And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they [are] written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2 Kings 15:32
In the second year of Pekah, the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 15:33
He was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

2 Kings 15:34
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

2 Kings 15:35
Howbeit the high places were not removed, the people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places.  He built the higher gate of the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 15:36
Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 15:37
In those days the Lord began to send against Judah, Rezin, the king of Syria, and Pekah, the son of Remaliah.

2 Kings 15:38
And Jotham was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, his father, and Ahaz, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 16:1
In the seventeenth year of Pekah, the son of Remaliah, Ahaz, the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 16:2
Ahaz [was] twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not do [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord his God, like David his father.
2 Kings 16:3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, indeed, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, *6:137 whom the Lord cast out from before the Children of Israel.

2 Kings 16:4
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

2 Kings 16:5
Then Rezin, king of Syria, and Pekah, son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to war, and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome [him].

2 Kings 16:6
At that time, Rezin, king of Syria, recovered Elath to Syria, and drove the Jews from Elath, and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there to this day.

2 Kings 16:7
So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, saying, "I [am] your servant and your son, come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, who rises up against me."

2 Kings 16:8
And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the House of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent [it for] a present to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 16:9
And the king of Assyria listened to him, for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried [the people of] it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

2 Kings 16:10
And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, and saw an altar that [was] at Damascus, and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest, the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.

2 Kings 16:11
And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Urijah the priest made [it] against king Ahaz until he came from Damascus.

2 Kings 16:12
And when the king was brought from Damascus, the king saw the altar, and the king approached the altar, and offered thereon.

2 Kings 16:13
And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar.

2 Kings 16:14
And he also brought the brasen altar, which [was] before the Lord, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the House of the Lord, and put it on the north side of the altar.

2 Kings 16:15
And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, "Upon the great altar, burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle all the blood of the burnt offering upon it, and all the blood of the sacrifice, and the brazen altar will be for me to inquire [by]."

2 Kings 16:16
Thus Urijah the priest did according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

2 Kings 16:17
And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that [were] under it, and put it upon a pavement of stones.

2 Kings 16:18
And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry outside, he turned from the House of the Lord for the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 16:19
Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 16:20
And Ahaz was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Hezekiah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 17:1
In the twelfth year of Ahaz, king of Judah, Hoshea, the son of Elah, began to reign in Samaria over Israel for nine years.

2 Kings 17:2
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, but not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

2 Kings 17:3
Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, came up against him; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

2 Kings 17:4
And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as [he had done] year by year, therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

2 Kings 17:5
Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it for three years.

2 Kings 17:6
In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor [by] the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

2 Kings 17:7
For [so] it was, that the Children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

2 Kings 17:8
And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the Children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

2 Kings 17:9
And the Children of Israel secretly did [those] things that [were] not right against the Lord their God, and they built themselves high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Kings 17:10
And they set up images and groves for themselves in every high hill, and under every green tree.

2 Kings 17:11
And they burnt incense there in all the high places, as the heathen [did] whom the Lord carried away before them; and did wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger.

2 Kings 17:12
For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said to them, "You will not do this thing."

2 Kings 17:13
Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments [and] My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets."

2 Kings 17:14
Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers, who did not believe in the Lord their God.

2 Kings 17:15
And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that [were] around them, [concerning] whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.

2 Kings 17:16
And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made themselves molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

2 Kings 17:17
And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, *6:137 and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.

2 Kings 17:18
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of His sight, there were none left but the tribe of Judah only.

2 Kings 17:19
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
 
2 Kings 17:20
And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight.

2 Kings 17:21
For He rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, king, and Jeroboam drove Israel from following the Lord, and made them sin a great sin.

2 Kings 17:22
For the Children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them;

2 Kings 17:23
Until the Lord removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets.  So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria to this day.

2 Kings 17:24
And the king of Assyria brought [men] from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed [them] in the cities of Samaria instead of the Children of Israel, and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

2 Kings 17:25
And [so] it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, [that] they did not fear the Lord, therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slew [some] of them.

2 Kings 17:26
Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations which you have removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, do not know the manner of the God of the land, therefore He has sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they do not know the manner of the God of the land."

2 Kings 17:27
Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, "Carry one of the priests whom you brought from there; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land."

2 Kings 17:28
Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the Lord.

2 Kings 17:29
Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put [them] in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

2 Kings 17:30
And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,
2 Kings 17:31
And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.  *6:137

2 Kings 17:32
So they feared the Lord, and made to themselves of the lowest of them, priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

2 Kings 17:33
They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there.

2 Kings 17:34
To this day, they do after the former manners, they do not fear the Lord, neither do they do after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Israel;

2 Kings 17:35
With whom the Lord had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, "You will not fear other gods, nor prostrate to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them.

2 Kings 17:36
But the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, Him you will fear, and Him you will worship, and to Him you will do sacrifice.

2 Kings 17:37
And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which He wrote for you, you will observe to do forevermore; and you will not fear other gods.

2 Kings 17:38
And the covenant that I have made with you, you will not forget; neither will you fear other gods.

2 Kings 17:39
But the Lord your God you will fear; and He will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies."

2 Kings 17:40
Howbeit they did not listen, but they did after their former manner.

2 Kings 17:41
So these nations feared the Lord, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children, as their fathers did, so they do to this day.
 
2 Kings 18:1
Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea, son of Elah, king of Israel, [that] Hezekiah, the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign.

2 Kings 18:2
He was twenty five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for twenty nine years in Jerusalem.  His mother's name also [was] Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.

2 Kings 18:3
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.

2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the groves, and broke the brazen serpent in pieces, which Moses had made, for those days, the Children of Israel burned incense to it, and he called it Nehushtan.

2 Kings 18:5
He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him, none were like him among all the kings of Judah, nor [any] who were before him.

2 Kings 18:6
For he cleaved to the Lord, [and] did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.

2 Kings 18:7
And the Lord was with him; [and] he prospered wherever he went forth, and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and did not serve him.

2 Kings 18:8
He struck the Philistines, [even] to Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Kings 18:9
And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which [was] the seventh year of Hoshea, son of Elah, king of Israel, [that] Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, came up against Samaria, and besieged it.

2 Kings 18:10
And at the end of three years, they took it, [even] in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that [is] the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israel, Samaria was taken.

2 Kings 18:11
And the king of Assyria carried Israel away to Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor [by] the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

2 Kings 18:12
Because they did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed His covenant, [and] all that Moses, the servant of the Lord, commanded, and would not hear [them], nor do [them].

2 Kings 18:13
Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.

2 Kings 18:14
And Hezekiah, king of Judah, sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, "I have offended; return from me, I will bear that which you put on me."  And the king of Assyria appointed to Hezekiah, king of Judah, three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.

2 Kings 18:15
And Hezekiah gave [him] all the silver that was found in the House of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house.

2 Kings 18:16
At that time, Hezekiah cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple of the Lord, and [from] the pillars which Hezekiah, king of Judah, had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 18:17
And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem.  And they went up and came to Jerusalem.  And when they were brought up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which [is] in the highway of the fuller's field.

2 Kings 18:18
And when they had called to the king, Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, came out to those who [were] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder.

2 Kings 18:19
And Rabshakeh said to them, "Speak now to Hezekiah, 'Thus the great king says, the king of Assyria, 'What confidence [is] this wherein you trust?

2 Kings 18:20
You say, (but [they are but] vain words,) [I have] counsel and strength for the war.  Now on whom do you trust, that you rebel against me?

2 Kings 18:21
Now, behold, you trust upon the staff of this bruised reed, [even] upon Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand, and pierce it, so [is] Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to all who trust on him.

2 Kings 18:22
But if you say to me, 'We trust in the Lord our God, [is] that not Him, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'You will worship before this altar in Jerusalem?'

2 Kings 18:23
Now therefore, I pray you, give pledges to my lord, the king of Assyria, and I will deliver you two thousand horses, if you are able, on your part, to set riders upon them.

2 Kings 18:24
How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

2 Kings 18:25
Have I now come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it?  The Lord said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'"

2 Kings 18:26
Then Eliakim said, the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, to Rabshakeh, "Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand [it], and do not talk with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people who [are] on the wall."

2 Kings 18:27
But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words?  [Has he] not [sent me] to the men who sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own urine with you?"

2 Kings 18:28
Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spoke, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria."

2 Kings 18:29
Thus the king says, "Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand.

2 Kings 18:30
Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying, 'The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city will not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.'

2 Kings 18:31
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus the king of Assyria says, "Make [an agreement] with me by a present, and come out to me, and [then] eat, every man of his own vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and everyone drink the waters of his cistern.

2 Kings 18:32
Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive oil and of honey, that you may live, and not die, and do not listen to Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, 'The Lord will deliver us.'

2 Kings 18:33
Have any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria at all?

2 Kings 18:34
Where [are] the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad?  Where [are] the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?  Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

2 Kings 18:35
Who [are] they among all the gods of the countries, who have delivered their country out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?"

2 Kings 18:36
But the people held their peace, and did not answer him a word, for the king's commandment was, saying, "Do not answer him."

2 Kings 18:37
Then Eliakim came, the son of Hilkiah, who [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with [their] clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

2 Kings 19:1
And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard [it], that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 19:2
And he sent Eliakim, who [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.

2 Kings 19:3
And they said to him, "Thus Hezekiah says, 'This day [is] a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy, for the children are brought to the birth, and [there is] no strength to bring forth.

2 Kings 19:4
It may be the Lord your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria, his master, has sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord your God has heard, therefore lift up [your] prayer for the remnant that are left.'"

2 Kings 19:5
So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

2 Kings 19:6
And Isaiah said to them, "Thus you will say to your master, 'Thus the Lord says, 'Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.

2 Kings 19:7
Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he will hear a rumor, and will return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.'"

2 Kings 19:8
So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.

2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard it said of Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, "Behold, he has come out to fight against you, he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying,

2 Kings 19:10
'Thus you will speak to Hezekiah, king of Judah, saying, 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, 'Jerusalem will not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.'

2 Kings 19:11
Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly, and you will be delivered?

2 Kings 19:12
Have the gods of the nations delivered those whom my fathers have destroyed; [as] Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden who [were] in Thelasar?

2 Kings 19:13
Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?'"

2 Kings 19:14
And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it, and Hezekiah went up into the House of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

2 Kings 19:15
And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, "O Lord God of Israel, who dwells [between] the cherubims, You are the God, [even] You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; You have made heaven and earth.

2 Kings 19:16
Lord, bow down Your ear, and hear, open, Lord, Your eyes, and see, and hear the words of Sennacherib, who has sent him to reproach the living God.

2 Kings 19:17
Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

2 Kings 19:18
And have cast their gods into the fire, for they [were] no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone, therefore they have destroyed them.

2 Kings 19:19
Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech You, save us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You [are] the Lord God, [even] You only."

2 Kings 19:20
Then Isaiah, the son of Amoz, sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, '[That] which you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, I have heard.'

2 Kings 19:21
This [is] the word that the Lord has spoken concerning him; 'The virgin the daughter of Zion has despised you, [and] laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.

2 Kings 19:22
Whom have you reproached and blasphemed?  And against whom have you exalted [your] voice, and lifted up your eyes on high?  [Even] against the Holy [One] of Israel.

2 Kings 19:23
By your messengers, you have reproached the Lord, and have said, 'With the multitude of my chariots, I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof, and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, [and into] the forest of his Carmel.

2 Kings 19:24
I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet I have dried up all the rivers of besieged places.'

2 Kings 19:25
Have you not heard long ago [how] I have done it, [and] of ancient times that I have formed it?  Now I have brought it to pass, that you should become to lay waste [to] fenced cities [into] ruinous heaps.

2 Kings 19:26
Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the housetops, and [as corn] blasted before it is grown up.

2 Kings 19:27
But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against Me.

2 Kings 19:28
Because your rage against Me and your tumult has come up into My ears, therefore I will put My hook in your nose, and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

2 Kings 19:29
And this [will be] a sign to you, 'You will eat this year such things that grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springs of the same; and in the third year, sow and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

2 Kings 19:30
And the remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah will yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

2 Kings 19:31
For out of Jerusalem, a remnant will go forth, and those who escape out of Mount Zion, the zeal of the Lord [of hosts] will do this.

2 Kings 19:32
Therefore the Lord thus says concerning the king of Assyria, 'He will not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with a shield, nor cast a bank against it.

2 Kings 19:33
By the way that he came, by the same he will return, and will not come into this city, the Lord says.

2 Kings 19:34
For I will defend this city, to save it, for My own sake, and for My servant David's sake.'"

2 Kings 19:35
And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and struck a hundred eighty five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians, and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.

2 Kings 19:36
So Sennacherib, king of Assyria, departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

2 Kings 19:37
And it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch, his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him with the sword, and they escaped into the land of Armenia.  And Esarhaddon, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 20:1
In those days, Hezekiah was sick to death.  And the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, "Thus the Lord says, 'Set your house in order; for you will die, and not live.'"

2 Kings 20:2
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying,

2 Kings 20:3
"I beseech You, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done [that which is] good in Your sight."  And Hezekiah wept sore.

2 Kings 20:4
And it came to pass, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

2 Kings 20:5
"Turn again, and tell Hezekiah, the captain of My people, 'Thus the Lord says, the God of David, your father, 'I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears, behold, I will heal you, on the third day, you will go up to the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 20:6
And I will add fifteen years to your days; and I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for My servant David's sake.'"

2 Kings 20:7
And Isaiah said, "Take a lump of figs."  And they took and laid [it] on the boil, and he recovered.

2 Kings 20:8
And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What [will be] the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I will go up into the House of the Lord the third day?"

2 Kings 20:9
And Isaiah said, "You will have this sign of the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing that He has spoken; will the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?"

2 Kings 20:10
And Hezekiah answered, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees, no, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees."

2 Kings 20:11
And Isaiah the prophet cried to the Lord, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

2 Kings 20:12
At that time, Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

2 Kings 20:13
And Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and [all] the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures, there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not show them.

2 Kings 20:14
Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, "What did these men say?  And from where did they come to you?"  And Hezekiah said, "They are brought from a far country, [even] from Babylon."

2 Kings 20:15
And he said, "What have they seen in your house?"  And Hezekiah answered, "They have seen all [the things] that [are] in my house, there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them."

2 Kings 20:16
And Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the Lord.

2 Kings 20:17
'Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store to this day, will be carried into Babylon, nothing will be left,' the Lord says.

2 Kings 20:18
And of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, they will take away; and they will be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."

2 Kings 20:19
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "Good [is] the word of the Lord which you have spoken."  And he said, "[Is it] not [good], if peace and truth are in my days?"

2 Kings 20:20
And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 20:21
And Hezekiah was put to rest with his fathers, and Manasseh, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 21:1
Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned for fifty five years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Hephzibah.

2 Kings 21:2
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out before the Children of Israel.

2 Kings 21:3
For he built up the high places again, which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as Ahab, king of Israel, did; and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them.

2 Kings 21:4
And he built altars in the House of the Lord, of which the Lord said, "I will put My name in Jerusalem."

2 Kings 21:5
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 21:6
And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards, he did much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke [Him] to anger.

2 Kings 21:7
And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the House, of which the Lord said to David, and to Solomon his son, "In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put My name forever.

2 Kings 21:8
Neither will I make the feet of Israel move anymore out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that My servant Moses commanded them."

2 Kings 21:9
But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than the nations did, which the Lord destroyed before the Children of Israel.

2 Kings 21:10
And the Lord spoke by His servants the prophets, saying,

2 Kings 21:11
"Because Manasseh, king of Judah, has done these abominations, [and] has done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, who [were] before him, and also has made Judah to sin with his idols.

2 Kings 21:12
Therefore the Lord thus says, God of Israel, 'Behold, I [am] bringing [such] evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.

2 Kings 21:13
And I will stretch the line of Samaria over Jerusalem, and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as [a man] wipes a dish, wiping [it], and turning [it] upside down.

2 Kings 21:14
And I will forsake the remnant of My inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they will become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;

2 Kings 21:15
Because they have done [that which was] evil in My sight, and have provoked Me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even to this day.'

2 Kings 21:16
Moreover, Manasseh shed much innocent blood, until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin whereby he made Judah sin, in doing [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord."

2 Kings 21:17
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 21:18
And Manasseh was put to rest with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 21:19
Amon [was] twenty two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for two years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

2 Kings 21:20
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh did.

2 Kings 21:21
And he walked in all the ways that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshiped them.

2 Kings 21:22
And he forsook the Lord God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the Lord.

2 Kings 21:23
And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

2 Kings 21:24
And 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 Kings 21:25
Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 21:26
And he was buried in his sepulcher in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 22:1
Josiah [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for thirty one years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.

2 Kings 22:2
And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the ways of David his father, and did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

2 Kings 22:3
And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [that] the king sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the House of the Lord, saying,

2 Kings 22:4
"Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the House of the Lord, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people.

2 Kings 22:5
And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, who have the oversight of the House of the Lord, and let them give it to the doers of the work which [is] in the House of the Lord, to repair the breaches of the house,

2 Kings 22:6
To carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house."

2 Kings 22:7
Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.

2 Kings 22:8
And Hilkiah, the high priest, said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the House of the Lord."  And Hilkiah gave the Book to Shaphan, and he read it.

2 Kings 22:9
And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, "Your servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of those who do the work, who have the oversight of the House of the Lord."

2 Kings 22:10
And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book."  And Shaphan read it before the king.

2 Kings 22:11
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he rent his clothes.

2 Kings 22:12
And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Achbor, the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah, a servant of the king's, saying,

2 Kings 22:13
"Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this Book that is found, for great [is] the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this Book, to do according to all that which is written concerning us."

2 Kings 22:14
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum, the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college); and they communed with her.

2 Kings 22:15
And she said to them, "Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, 'Tell the man who sent you to Me,

2 Kings 22:16
Thus the Lord says, 'Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, [even] all the words of the Book which the king of Judah has read.

2 Kings 22:17
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 kindled against this place, and will not be quenched.'

2 Kings 22:18
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, thus you will say to him, 'Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, '[As touching] the words which you have heard;

2 Kings 22:19
Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the Lord, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have rent your clothes, and wept before Me; I have also heard [you],' the Lord says.

2 Kings 22:20
'Behold therefore, I will gather to your fathers, and you will be gathered into your grave in peace; and your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place.'"  And they brought the king word again.

2 Kings 23:1
And the king sent, and they gathered all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem to him.

2 Kings 23:2
And the king went up into the House of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great, and he read in their ears all the words of the Book of the covenant which was found in the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 23:3
And the king stood by a pillar, 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 [their] heart and all [their] soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this Book.  And all the people stood to the covenant.

2 Kings 23:4
And the king commanded Hilkiah, the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth all the vessels that were made for Baal out of the temple of the Lord, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven, and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel.

2 Kings 23:5
And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places around Jerusalem; also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
 
2 Kings 23:6
And he brought out the grove from the House of the Lord, outside Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped [it] small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

2 Kings 23:7
And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, who [were] by the House of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

2 Kings 23:8
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and broke down the high places of the gates that [were] in the entering in of the gate of Joshua, the governor of the city, which [were] on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

2 Kings 23:9
Nevertheless the priests of the high places did not come up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they ate of the unleavened bread among their brethren.

2 Kings 23:10
And he defiled Topheth, which [is] in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.

2 Kings 23:11
And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the House of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which [was] in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

2 Kings 23:12
And the altars that [were] on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the House of the Lord, the king beat down, and broke [them] down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

2 Kings 23:13
And the king defiled the high places that [were] before Jerusalem, which [were] on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon, the king of Israel, had built for Ashtoreth, the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh, the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

2 Kings 23:14
And he broke the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

2 Kings 23:15
Moreover, the altar that [was] at Bethel, [and] the high place which Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, had made, he broke down both that altar and the high place, and burned the high place, [and] stamped [it] small to powder, and burned the grove.

2 Kings 23:16
And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchers that [were] there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers, and burned [them] upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

2 Kings 23:17
Then he said, "What title [is] that which I see?"  And the men of the city told him, "[It is] the sepulcher of the man of God, who came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that you have done against the altar of Bethel."

2 Kings 23:18
And he said, "Leave him alone; let no man move his bones."  So they left his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.

2 Kings 23:19
And Josiah also took away all the houses of the high places that [were] in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke [the Lord] to anger, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

2 Kings 23:20
And he slew all the priests of the high places who [were] there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

2 Kings 23:21
And the king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the passover to the Lord your God, as [it is] written in the Book of this covenant."

2 Kings 23:22
Surely there was not held such a passover from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;

2 Kings 23:23
But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [wherein] this passover was held to the Lord in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 23:24
Moreover, Josiah put away the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations who were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the Book that Hilkiah the priest found in the House of the Lord.

2 Kings 23:25
And there was no king like him before him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him did there arise [any] like him.

2 Kings 23:26
Notwithstanding, the Lord did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath, whereby His anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked Him withal.

2 Kings 23:27
And the Lord said, "I will also remove Judah out of My sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the House of which I said, 'My name will be there.'"

2 Kings 23:28
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 23:29
In his days, Pharaoh Nechoh, king of Egypt, went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates, and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

2 Kings 23:30
And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulcher.  And the people of the land took Jehoahaz, the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.

2 Kings 23:31
Jehoahaz [was] twenty three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for three months in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2 Kings 23:32
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done.

2 Kings 23:33
And Pharaoh Nechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

2 Kings 23:34
And Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim, the son of Josiah, king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away, and he came to Egypt, and died there.

2 Kings 23:35
And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh, he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of everyone according to his taxation, to give [it] to Pharaoh Nechoh.

2 Kings 23:36
Jehoiakim [was] twenty five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

2 Kings 23:37
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers had done.

2 Kings 24:1
In his days, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years, then he turned and rebelled against him.

2 Kings 24:2
And the Lord sent bands of the Chaldees against him, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servants the prophets.

2 Kings 24:3
Surely [this] came upon Judah at the commandment of the Lord, to remove [them] out of His sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;

2 Kings 24:4
And also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

2 Kings 24:5
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 24:6
So Jehoiakim was put to rest with his fathers, and Jehoiachin, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 24:7
And the king of Egypt did not come again anymore out of his land, for the king of Babylon had taken all that pertained to the king of Egypt, from the river of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

2 Kings 24:8
Jehoiachin [was] eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem for three months.  And his mother's name [was] Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

2 Kings 24:9
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.

2 Kings 24:10
At that time, the servants of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

2 Kings 24:11
And Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came against the city, and his servants besieged it.

2 Kings 24:12
And Jehoiachin, the king of Judah, went out to the king of Babylon, he and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers, and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2 Kings 24:13
And he carried out all the treasures of the House of the Lord from there, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut all the vessels of gold in pieces, which Solomon, king of Israel, had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

2 Kings 24:14
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, [even] ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths, none remained, except the poorest sort of the people of the land.

2 Kings 24:15
And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, he carried [those] into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2 Kings 24:16
And all the men of might, [even] seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all [who were] strong [and] apt for war, the king of Babylon brought even them captive to Babylon.  *Matthew 1:11

2 Kings 24:17
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his father's brother, king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2 Kings 24:18
Zedekiah [was] twenty one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem.  And his mother's name [was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2 Kings 24:19
And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

2 Kings 24:20
For through the anger of the Lord, it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2 Kings 25:1
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth [day] of the month, [that] Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came, he and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

2 Kings 25:2
And the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

2 Kings 25:3
And on the ninth [day] of the [fourth] month, the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

2 Kings 25:4
And the city was broken up, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which [is] by the king's garden (now the Chaldees [were] against the city round about), and [the king] went the way toward the plain.

2 Kings 25:5
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho, and his entire army was scattered from him.

2 Kings 25:6
So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

2 Kings 25:7
And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

2 Kings 25:8
And in the fifth month, on the seventh [day] of the month, which [is] the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan came, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, to Jerusalem.
2 Kings 25:9
And he burnt the House of the Lord, *17:7 and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and he burnt every great [man's] house with fire.

2 Kings 25:10
And the entire army of the Chaldees that [was with] the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

2 Kings 25:11
Now Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, carried away the rest of the people [who were] left in the city, and the fugitives who fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude.

2 Kings 25:12
But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land [to be] vinedressers and husbandmen.

2 Kings 25:13
And the Chaldees broke the pillars of brass in pieces, which [were] in the House of the Lord, and the bases, and the brazen sea that [was] in the House of the Lord, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

2 Kings 25:14
And they took away the pots, and the shovels, and the tongs, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass whereby they ministered.

2 Kings 25:15
And the captain of the guard took away the firepans, and the bowls, [and] such things as [were] of gold, [in] gold, and of silver, [in] silver.

2 Kings 25:16
The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the House of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

2 Kings 25:17
The height of the one pillar [was] eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it [was] brass, and the height of the chapiter [was] three cubits; and the entwined work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass, and the second pillar had like these, with entwined work.

2 Kings 25:18
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah, the chief priest, and Zephaniah, the second priest, and the three keepers of the door.

2 Kings 25:19
And he took an officer who was set over the men of war out of the city, and five men of those who were in the king's presence, who were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men of the people of the land [who were] found in the city.

2 Kings 25:20
And Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.

2 Kings 25:21
And the king of Babylon struck them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath.  So Judah was carried away out of their land.

2 Kings 25:22
And [as for] the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had left, he made Gedaliah ruler over them, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan.

2 Kings 25:23
And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, they and their men came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan, the son of Careah, and Seraiah, the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah, the son of a Maachathite.

2 Kings 25:24
And Gedaliah swore to them, and to their men, and said to them, "Do not fear to be the servants of the Chaldees, dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it will be well with you."

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

2 Kings 25:26
And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose and came to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

2 Kings 25:27
And it came to pass in the thirty seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty seventh [day] of the month, [that] Evilmerodach, king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, out of prison;

2 Kings 25:28
And he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who [were] with him in Babylon;

2 Kings 25:29
And changed his prison garments, and he ate bread continually before him all the days of his life.

2 Kings 25:30
And his allowance [was] a continual allowance, given to him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

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