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all die acts that he had done in Beth-el, ao And he flew all the priests of die high places that were there, upon the altars,and burnt mens bones upon diem, and returned to Jerusalem.

2i % And the king commanded all die people, saying, Keep the paslbvet unto the Loitp your God, as it it written in die book of this covenant.

21 Surely there was net holden such a paslbver, from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all chedaysof the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of j Judah!

J; But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein thispaslbver was holden to the Lord in Jerusalem.

«4 T Moreover, the werkert with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and die idols,and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah, and in Jerusalem, did Jonah pu{ away, that he might perform the words of the law, which were written in die book that Hilkiah die priest found in die bouse of the Lord.

aj And.like unto him was there no king before him, diat turned to the Lo R B with all bis heart, and with all his foul, and with all his might,according to all the law of Moses ; neithet aftet him arose there any like him. . 16 <f Notwithstanding, the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith bis anger was kindled against Judah, because of all die provocations that Maoassehhad provoked him withal.

27 And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I hare removed Israel, and will cast off j this city Jerusalem, which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name (hall be there.

a 8 Now die rest ostheactsof Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

19 J In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went up against die king of Assyria to die river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him, and be slow him at Mcgiado, when he had seen him.

30 And his servants carried htm in a chariot dead from Megiddo,and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre: and the people of the land took Jehoahaz die son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his fathers stead.

if T Jehoahaz wot twenty and ifctct yeats old when he began to reign, aai he reigned three months in Jerusalem: and his mothers name wm Hamnta!, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

31 And he did that which n\u evil in the sight of die Lord, according to ail chat His fathers had done.

3 j And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in bands at Riblah, in the land of Hamatb, that he might not teign In Jerusalem, and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

34 And Pharaoh-nechoh madeEiakim the son es Josiah king, in die room of Josiah his father, and turned hii name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoihu away: and became to Egypt, and died there.

3 J And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed rtt land togive the money according to tin commandment of Pharaoh; he exacted the silver ami the gold of the people of the land, of evety one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh-nechoh.

36 Tj Jehoiakim Wm twenty and fire years old wlun he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mothers name Wm Zebudab, che daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

37 And he did that which Wm evil in the sight of the Lore, according to all that his fathers had done.

CHAP. XXIV. I Jekrialjm rebelling procurcib him* mine. 10 Jerusalem u lakfn. 17 dck'lhl evil reign,

IN his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakhn became his servant three years: dien he turned and rebelled against him.

2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaidees. and bands ot the Syrians, and bands of die Moabites, j and bands of the children ofAmmon, 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 ostbe Lord came tkU upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, sot die sins ofManasseh, according to all that he did 1

4 And also for die innocent blood diat he (lied, (for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood) which che Lo»D would not'patdon.

J ^ Now the test of the acts of Je- hoiakta,

ffctusdm besieged and tak.cn. Chap, hoiakim, and all chat he did, are they not written in the book of the ehror nicies of the kings of Judah?

6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers : and Jeholachin 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 die river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king ot Egypt.

8 % Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months: and his mothers name was Nehulhta, the daughter of Elnachan of Jerusalem.

9 And he did that which wot evil in die fight of the Lord, according to all that his fadier had done.

m f At chat time die servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, andthecity was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby Ion came against the city, and his servants did besiege ir.

11 And Jehoiachin the king ofjudah went out to the king of Babylon, he and Ms mother, and hisscrvants,andhis princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his rcfgn.

i; And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the kings house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel bad made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lo R D had (aid.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all die princes, and all the mighty men of valour,«/en ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen, and smiths: none remained save the poorest sort os the people of the land.

15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the kings mother, and the kings wives, and his officers, and the mighty of die land, theft carried he into captivity, from Jerusalem to Babylon.

16 And all the men of might, mm seven thousand, and craftsmen, and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even chem the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 % And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his fathers brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one j can old when he began, to reifin, and

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he reigned eseven years irTJetuIalem: and his mothers name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

I? And he did that which was evil in the sight of che Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

lo For through die 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.

CHAP. XXV. I Jerusalem is besieged. 4 Zedekiah taken, his sens stain, and his eyes put cut. 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. * i And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

3 And on the ninth aay of thcfrjrih i month, the famine pte vailed in the city, 'and there was no bread for the people 'of the land.

1 4 ^ And che city was broken up, land all the men of wat fled by night, j by the way of die gate, between two walls, which * by die kings garden, i(now riieChaldecsiw* against the city rround about) and the king went the way I toward the plain.

j 5 And the army of theChaldees pirrisiied after che king,and overtook him in J the plains of Jericho: and all his army iwere scattered from him. ! 6 So they took che king, and brought

him up to the king of Babylon, to &ibI lah, and they gave judgment upon him.

7 And they slew the sons osZedcklah j before his eyes, and put out the eyes I of Zedekiah, and bound him with .fetters of brass, and carried him to

Babylon.

I 8 ^ And in the firth month, on the seventh day of the month (which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) came Nebuzar

j adan cap ain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

j 9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the kings house, and all the houses ot Jerusalem, and every great mans house burnt he with fire.

10 And all the army of the Chaldecs that were with the captain ofrheguard, brake down the walls of Jetufalem round about.

"Jerusalem taken,

it Now the rest of the people that Mere 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 guatdleft of the poor of the land, to be vine-dressers, and husbandmen.

15 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brazen sea d at wtu 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 ministered, took they away.

15 And the five-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 die one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it wot brass: and the height of the chapiterthree cubits: and the wrearhenwork,and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen-work.

18 1 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Ze

haniah the second priest, and the three eepers 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 kings presence, which were found in the city, and the principaHcribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land ,and threescore men of the people of die land that were found in the city.

10 AndNebuzar-adan,captain of the guard took these, and brought them to theking ofBabylon, to Riblah.

ai And the king of Babylon (mote brim and flew them at Riblah in the

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land of Hamatf). So Judah was car tied away out of their land.

» f And at 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 of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan ruler.

»3 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard due the king of Babylon had made Geda-; liah governor, there came to Gedaliah toMizpah, even Ifhmael the son ofNethanian, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah j the son of a Maachathite, they,and their men. 11

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. i

z$ But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ifhmael the son of Nedianiah, the son of Elishama, of the seed 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.

16 And all the people both small and great, and the captains of the armies arosc, and came to Egypt:for they were afraid of the Chaldees. 1

17 f And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jchoiachin king of Judah, in thc_ twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon,in die year that he began to reign, did lift up the head of Jehoiachia 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,

19 And changed his prison-garments: and he did eat bread continually bef ore him all the days of his life.

30 And his allowance Wm a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate set every day, all the days of his life.

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CHAP I. S Adams line to Noah. J The fins es fafheth. 8 The sons cf Ham. 17 The sons of Shent. i^Shemsline to Abraham. 29 Iflsmailssons. 32 The fens of turah. 34 The posterity of Abraham by Esau.

ADam, Sheth, Enosh, 2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 3 Henoch, Methuselah,

Lantech,

4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5 f The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Melhech, and Tiras.

6 And the sons of Gomer; Asnchexiaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

7 And the sons of Javan; Elilha, and Tarflitsh, Kittim, and Dodanim.

8 ^ The sons of Ham; Cusli, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

9 And the sons of Cusli; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raama, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Uedan.

10 And Cusli begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim,and Lehabim,and Naphtuhim, I 12 And Pathrusim, and Cafluhim, :(of whom came the Philistines) and iCaphthorlm.

I 1J And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

14 Thejebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgafliite,

1J And Hivite, and the Archite, and the Sinite,

16 And the Arvadite,and the Zcmabite, and the Hamathitc.

17 ^ The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad,and Lud,and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshcch.

18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah,and Shclah begat Eber.

19 And u nto Eber were born two sens: the nameof the one Peleg (because in his days the earth was divided) and his brothers name >'« Joktan.

20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Wklah,

22 And Ebil,and Abimael,and Sheba, a] AndOphir, andHavilah, andju

bab. All these were the sons of Joktan« 34 ^ Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, i6 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 Abram, the fame it Abraham.

28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

29 q These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbecl, and Mibsam,

30 Mislima, and Dumah, Masla, Hadad, and Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphiih, and Kedemah. Thesejre the sons of Ishmael.

32^ Now the sons of Keturah, AAbraham's concubine: (lie bare Zimran, andjokslian, Medan, and Midian, and Islibak, and Shuah. And the sons ofjokslian; Sheba and Dedan.

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

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

35 ^ The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reucl, and jcusti, and Jaalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kcnaz, and Timnn, and Amalek.

37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan. andShobal, andZibeon,and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dislian.

39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: andTimnawiu Lotans sister.

40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons ofZibeon; Alab, and Anah.

41 The sons of Anah ; Dishon. And the sons- of Dishon; Amram, and Esteban, and Ithran,and Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and IZavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dithan ; Uz, and Aran.

I 43 % Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before pny king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Bcor: and the

Erne of his city WW Dinliabah. 44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab e son of Zetah ot Bozrah, reigned in s stead.

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The posterity ts J.tdah. I. Chrfanicta.

The children of Jeffs.

45 And when Jobab was dead, Ha Qiam of the land ot die Temanites, reigned in his (lead.

46 And when Hufham was dead, Ha^ lad die son ot" Bedad (which smoteMi-| Jian in die field of Moab) reigned ini lis stead: and die name of his city wm\ Avith.

47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlab. of Masrekah teigoed in his stead. |

48 And when Samlah was dead, j Shau'of Rehoboth by the river, reign:d in his stead.

49 And when Shaul was dead, Baallanan the (on of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Jo And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city Wm Pai j and his wises name was Mehetabel die daughter of Matted) the daughter of Mezahab.

5 t f Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; Duke Timna, duke Allah, duke Jetheth,

ji Duke Aholibamah, duke Hah, duke Pinon,

55 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

54 Duke Magdlel, duke Iram. These

are the dukes of Edom.

CHAP. If.

1 Vie fens tf Israel. 3 Ihe posterity es Judah. 13 The thilirm of Jr£e. 18 Caleb) posterity. 11 Hcvens posterity, aj Jerahmeeh posterity.

rjPHese are the sons of Israel; RcuI ben, Simeon, Lcvi, and judah,

Issachar, and Zebulun, a Dan, Joseph, and Benjarnin,Naph

tali, Gad, an<s Asher.

3 f The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: tihUh three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitcss. And Er, die first-born of judah, was evil in the fighr of the Lord, and he flew him.

4 And Tamar his daughter In law, bare him Pharez, and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.

5 The sons of Pbarez; Hezron, and Hamul.

6 And die sons of Zerah; Zitnrl, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

7 And the sons of Carml; Achar,1 the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.

8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

9 The sons also of Hezron, that were bom unto him 5 Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubat,

10 And Ram begat Amminadab j and Ammlnadab begat Nahshon, prince of the child ren of Judah;

11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boax,

ii And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,

11 4 And Jesse begat his first-bom Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma die third,

14 Nethanecl the fourth, Raddai the fifd7,

1$ 02cm the sixth, David die seventh t

16 Whose sistets Here Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abifliai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father os Amafa ytat Jedicr the lflimcclite.

18 f And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah hit wife, and ofjerioth: her sons are these ; Jcsher, andShobab, andArdon.

19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took nnto him Ephrarn, which bare him Hur.

20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezalcel.

21 € And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machlr, the father of Gilead, whom he married when hew. threescore years old, and (he bare him Scguba

22 And Segub begat "Jair, who had direc and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.

j3 And he took Gcfhur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenathand the towns thercof,rt/«i threescore cities: all these belonged to die sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.

24. And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephratab, then Abiah Hezrons wife bare him Ashur the sariicrof Tekoa.

25 ^ And the sons of Jerahmeel the first-born of Hezron wcre.Ram rhe firstborn, and Eunah, and Oren, and Ozcm, and Ahijah.

26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name w<a Atarah, she not die modiet of Onam.

27 And the sons of Ram thefirst-bom ofjcrahmcel were, Maaz, and jamin, and Ekcr.

28 And the sons ofOnan we're.Shammai, and Jada. And rhe sens of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.

19 And the name of the wise of Abishur, Wm Abigail, and Die bare him Ahba i, and Molid. 30 And

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