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down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron. 13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which overe on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile. 14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men. 15 s Moreover, the altar that ovas at Beth-el, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove. 16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words. i 17. Then he said, What title is that that I see : And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Beth-el. 18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria. 19 And all the houses also of the high places that overe in the cities of Samaria, which the k}; of Israel had made to . provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Beth-cl. | 20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burnt men's bones upon thein, and returned to Jerusalem. | 21" And the king commanded all the

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people, saying, Keep the passover unto

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of the law which were written in the

book that Hilkiah the priest found in the

house of the Lorn. 25 And like unto him was there no

king before him, that turned to the Lon D

with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after i. arose there any like him. 26 "I Notwithstanding, the Lost p turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, where with his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal. 27 And the Lorp said, I will remove Yudah also out of my sight, as I have removcd Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there. 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? 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. 30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him §§ own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead. 31 of Jehoahaz was twenty and three fears old when he began to reign; and e reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, 32 And he did that ovhich stas evil in the sight of the LQR p, according to all that his fathers had done. 33 And Pharaoh-necloh put him in bands at Hillah in the land of Hannath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem ; ano put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. 34 And Pharach-nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to

the LoRD your God, as it is written in Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahoz away : and

the book of this covenant.

he came to Egypt, and died there. 22 Surely there was not holden such a

35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and

passover from the days of the judges that the gold to Pharaoh : but he taxed the idged Israel, nor in all the days of the land to give the money according to the gs of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah; commandment of Rhäraoh : he exacted

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

24 || Moreover, the storkers ::ith fa

| miliar spirits, and the wizards, and the

images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words

the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh-nechoil.

36 Jehoiakim zyas twenty and five ears old when he began to reign ; and

ile reigned cleven years in Jerusalem.

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the sight of the LoRD, according to all that his fathers had done. CHAP. XXIV. 1 Jehoiakin rebelling, frocureth his own ritin. 10 Jerusalem is taken. 17 Zedekiah’s evil reign. I. his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years : then he turned and rebelled against him. 2 And the Lop D sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LoRD, which he spake by his servants the prophets. 3 Surely at the commandment of the LoR D came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Mamasseh, according to all that he did ; 4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed : for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood ; which the Lor D would not pardon. 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 6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt. 8 || Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Flnathan of Jerusalem. 9 And he did that othich ovas evil in the sight of the LoRD, according to all that his father had done. 10 * At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. o 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it. 12. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his }. and his officers: and the king of *abylon took him in the eighth year of his reign. 13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lok D, as the Lord had said. 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty

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Jerusalem is besieged.

tives, and all the craftsmen, and smiths : none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and Smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon. 17 || And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah. 18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and e reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lok D, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20 For through the anger of the Lor D 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. CHAP. XXV. 1Jerusalem is besieged : 4 Zedekiah taken, his son slain, and his eyes fout out. Ao 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 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city. and there was no bread for the people of the land. 4 || And the city was broken o 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. 5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook hina in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him. 6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah ; and they gave judgment upon him. 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. 8 || And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came NebuzarThe Chaldees shall Jerusalem.

adan captain of the guard, a servant of the o of Babylon, unto Jerusalem : 9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire. 10 Andall the army ofthe Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about. 11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away. 12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vine-dressers and husbandmen. 13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lon D, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon. 14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they iministered, took they away. 15 And the fire-pans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away. 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. 17 The height of the one pillar was tighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it *as brass: and the height of the châpiter three cubits; and the o work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round ; of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work. 18 of And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door : 19. And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the

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20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the ard took these, and brought them to e king of Babylon to Riblah : 21 And the king of o smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land. 22 || And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son qf Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler. 3 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men. 24. And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees : dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon ; and it shall be well with you. 25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, theson of Elishama, of theseed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah. 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. 27 || And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison ; 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon; § And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life. 30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

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346 The sons of Shen.

9 And the sons of Cush ; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah ; Sheba, and Dedan. 10 And Cush begat Nimrod. He began to be mighty upon the earth. 11 A. Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 12 And Pathrusim, and Casuhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. 13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, 14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 15 And the Hivite, and the Archite, and the Sinite, 16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. 17 || The sons of Shem ; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. 18 And Aload begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. 19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg ; because in his days, the earth was divided : and his brother's name was Joktan. 20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, 22 And Fbal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

2S And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab.

All these were the sons of Joktan. 24 M Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25 Fher, l’eleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27 Abram; the same is Abraham. 28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael. 29 || These are their generations. The first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 36 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, , and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael. 32 || Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan, 33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaall. All these are the sons of Keturah. 34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac ; Esau and Israel. 35 [The sons of losau; ..". Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 36 The sons of Eliphaz ; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek. 37 The sons of Reuel ; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. . 38 And the sons of Seir ; Lotan, and

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Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan. 39 And the sons of Lotan ; Hori, and Homam : and Timna was Lotan's sister. 40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Mamahath, and Ebel, Shephi, and Onam, And the sons of Zibeon ; Aiah, and Anah. 41 The sons of Anah ; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran. 43 TNow these are the kings that reigncd in the land of Fdom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zera of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead. 46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. 47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. 48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. 49 And when Shaul was dead. Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 50 And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead : and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom overe; duke Timna, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth, 52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, . 53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 54, Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom. CHAP. II. 1 The sons of Israel. 3 The fosterity of Judah. 13 The children of Jesse. 18 Caleb's fosterity. 21 Hezron's fos# 25 Jerahmeel's fosteritu. HESE are the sons ofisrael; Reuben, Simecn, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, 2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 3 * The sons of Judah ; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the first-born of Ju

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4 And Tamar his daughter-in-law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah overe five. * 5 The sons of Pharez ; Hezron, and Hamul. 6 And the sons of Zerah ; Zimri, and Fthan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all. 7 And the sons of Carmi ; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed. 8 And the sons of Fthan ; Azariah. 9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him ; Jerahmeel, and Ram, ard Chelubai. 10 And Ram begat Amminadab ; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah; 11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz. 12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed t Jesse, 13 *. And Jesse begat his first-born Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third. o Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the

• 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh: 16 Whose sisters overe Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah ; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three. 17. And Abigail bare Amasa : and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite. 18 of And Caleb the son of Hezron bet children of Azubah his wife, and of erioth: her sons are these ; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon. 19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur. 20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel. 21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old ; and she bare him

Segub. 32 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead. 23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 24. And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa. 25 o And the sons of Jerahmeel the first-born of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and lounah, and Oren, and Ozem, gnd Ahjah. 25 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name 7: as Atarah ; she was the

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of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker. 28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur. , 29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid. 30 And the sons of Nadab ; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children. 31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the chilr dren of Sheshan ; Ahlai. 32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai ; Jother, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children. 33 And the sons of Jonathan ; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34 || Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha. 35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife ; and she bare him Attai. 36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad, 37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed, 38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah, 39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Fleasah, 40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum, 41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama. 42 s Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his first-born, which was the father of Ziph ; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43 And the sons of Hebron ; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema. 44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam : and Rekem begat Shammai. 45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Beth-zur. 46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez. 47 And the sons of Jahdai ; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maachah, to's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah. 49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea : and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah, 50 * These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the first-born of Ephratah ; Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim, 51 Salma the father of Beth-lehem, Hareph the father of Beth-gilder... . . 53 And Shobal the father of Kirjath

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