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Jopih kfi'pith the passover. 'Chaj fourteenth day of die first month.

i And he se; cbe priests in their charges, and encoutaged them to the service of the house of the Lord,

3 And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel which were holy unto the Lord, Pur the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build j it JbaB not be a burden upon your shoulders: serve now the Lo Rd your God, and his people Israel,

4 And prepare four selvet by the houses of your fathers, after your courses) according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

5 And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of rhe families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and aster the division of the families of the Levices.

6 So kill the passover, and sanetisie your selves, and prepare your brethren, that they may do according to rhe word of the Lord, by the handof Moses.

7 And Jofiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passovet-ofierings, for all that werevrefent, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these vert of the kings substance.

8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the priests and to the Levices: Hilklah, and Zechariah, and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for the passover-offerings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred oxen.

9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiab, and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hafhabiab, andjchicl, and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Levites for passover-offerings, five thousand small cattle, and five hundred oxen.

10 So the setvice was prepared) and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the kings commandment.

11 And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled the bleed from their liana's, and the Levites stayed them.

12 And they removed the burnt-offerings, that they might give according to the divisions ofthe families of the peo'. pie, to offer unto the Lord, as it it written in the book of Moses: and so did they with the ox^ri.

13 And they tosted the passover with fire, according to the ordinance : but the other hojy. efseritgs sod they ii and in calaroos, and in £ani

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cTed f&smTpeedily among all the people.

14 And afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the priests: because the priests the sons of Aaron Were bused in offering of burnr-offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Lejvites prepared for themselves and for the priests the sons of Aaron.

rj And the singers the sons of Asaph Here in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and H-man, and Jeduchun the kings seer; and the potters waited at every gare; they might not depart from rheir service;' for rheir brethren the Levites prepared for them.

itf Soall the service ofthe Lord was prepared the fame day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt-oflerings upon the altar ofthe Lord, according to the commandment of king Josiah.

17 And the children of Israel that were present, kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

18 And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel, from the days of Samuel the prophet, neither-did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests and the Levites, and ail ]udah and Israelite were present,and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jofiah, was this passover kept.

20 % After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Carcho mifh by Euphrates : and J osiah went out against him.

ar But he sent ambassadors to him, faying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah ? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God, who u with me, that he destroy thee not.

22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself that he might fight withhim,and heark- j ned not unto the words of Necho from j the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley ofMegiddo.

23 Aud the archers shot at king Jofiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away, for I am sore wounded.

24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot thac he had; aud rhey brought him co Jerusalem, and he .1 i and was buried hj m es the sepul<-1

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at ^ And Jeremiah lameured'fbr JofiaS and all ri-e singing-men and the singing-women spake of Josiahin their lamenta'ions to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, they ur/wrktenin the lamentations.

16 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to that which ■Km written in the law of the Lord,

17 And his deeds first and last, behold, they are written in die book of the kings oflsrael and Judah.

CHAP. XXXVs. I Jehtahaijucretding, u deposed by Pharaoh, 5 Jehoiakim reirnine ill it carried into Babylon, p Jehjiachin Jiuecedeth. 11 Zcdektant evil reign.

Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, & made him king in his fathers stead injerusalem z Jehoahaz vat twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem,

5 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

'4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

5 ^ Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: :"and he did that which was. evil in the si^h- of the LORD his God.

6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him ■in secrets to carry him to Babylon.

7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them fn bis temple at Babylon. •■ ■

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he

I did, and that which was f und in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah V and Jehoiachin his l»n reigned in hi stead.

9 <J Jchoiachin-wa) enhe years old when he began to reign, and he reigned

j three months and ten days in Jerusalem, and he did that which Wai evil in the sight of the Lord.

_ 10 And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him rb Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the Lord, and made

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q Zcdekiah wr one and tiverv^ yearsold when he began ro reign, ar: reigned elevenyears in Jerusalem.

Ii And he did that which utaJ evil 11 the sight of the Lord his God, F: humbled not himself before Jcrcmiir the prophet, speaking from ere mou:: of the Lord.

i} And he also rebelled against bird Nebuchadnezzar, who had made his" swear by God : bur he stiffened his neck, and hardned his heart from toning unto the Lord God of Israel.

14 1 Moreover, all the chief of tic priests, and the people transerei7ed ver' much, after all the abominations er the heathen, and polluted the house yet the Lord which he had hallowed 3 Jerusalem.

15 Andthel.oRD God of their fishers sent to them by his messengers, risingupbetimes,and sending; because he had compassion on his people, acs on his dwelling-place:

i« But they mocked the meflenre? of God, and despised his words, ana misused his prophets, until die wrath of the Lord arose against his people,till there was no remedy.

17 Therefore he brought upon t' cm the king oftbeChaldces, who flew their young men with theswotd, in chehewse of their sanctuary, and had nocompaffion upon young man or maiden, old mar. or him that stooped for age: he gave: them all into his hand.

18 And all the vessels of the house or God, great and small, and the treasures of the house'of t e Lord, and the treasures nf the king,and of lis ptinecs ; all these he brought to Babylon.

19 And they burnt the houseof God and brake down the wall of Jerusalem and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.

10 And them that had escaped from the sword, carried he away to Babylon : where they were servants to him anJ his sons; until the reign of the kingdom ■of Persia:

Ji To fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land t ad enjoyed her sabbaths : for as long as she lay desolate the kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

t2 • Now in the first year of Cyril kingofPersia, (that the word of the LoRD/f okfu by the mouth of Jeremiah,

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I Vie proclamation 0) Cyrusfor the building of the temple. 5 The people provide for the return. 7 Qjrusreftorclh the vessels of the -empleto Shelbhaf.t.lr.

NOW in the "first year of Cyrus king of Persia, Char, the word of the,Lord, by the mouth ofJeremiahmight be fulfilled) the Lord stirred up the spirit ofCyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and Pu' i/al'bin writing, saying,

a Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lo»D God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

1 Who is there among you. of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (heijthe God) which is in Jerusalem.

4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojoutneth, let thy men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, besides the free-will-offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.

5 ^ Then rose up the chiefof the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levirxs, with all them whose spit it God had raised to go up, to build the house of the.toKD which ti in Jerusalem.

6 And all they that were about them, strengthned their hands wi.hveslelsor silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.

7 ^ Also Cyrus the king brought t forth the vessels of the house of the Lo B. D, i which Nebuchadnezzar had brought! forth out of Jerusalem, and had put ;hemln the house of his gods :

8 Even those did Cyrusking ofPetsia bring forth by the I and.ofMithicdaih le treasurer, and numbered them unto

iheshbaazar the prince of 9 And this is' the nnmb

thirty chargers of goTd,a thousand char* gers b1' silver,, nine "and twenty knives,

10 Thirty basons of gold, silver basons of a second fort, four hundred and ten, and other vessels a thousand.

11 All the vessels of gold and of silver, were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Uieshbazzar bring up with them of he captivity,thatwere brought up from Babylon unto Jcrusale.r.

CHAP. II. j The number that returned. 6l Of the priests which could net Jbew their pedeJtree.

NO W these are the children of the province thatwent upoutof the captivity, of those which had been car-; ried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jeruralc.n and Judah, every one unto his city';

2 Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mitpar, Bigval, Rihum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel.

2 The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventy and two.

4 The children of Sheph.uiah, three hundred seventy and two.

5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.

6 The ch ldrcn of Paha-h-moab, of, the children of Jethta and Joab, two; thousand eight hundredandtwclve.

7 Thechildren of fc'am.a thousand! two hundred fifty and four.

% The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five.

9 The children osZaccai, seven hundred a->d threescore. ,

10 Thechildrenof Bani, six hundred forty and two. ', 'Ji. The children of Bebai, six hundred'twenty and three,

ti Thechililteoof A »=;ad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two

t j The children of Adouikam, six hundred sixty and six. '4 The children of Bigvai, and six.

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: 16 The children of Ater of Hezekiah,
ninety and eight.

; 17 The children of Bezai, three hun-
dred twenty and three.

i 8 The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve.

19 The children of Hastium, twohunred twenty and three.

20 The children of Gibbar, ninety land five.

I J1 The children of Bethlehem, an 'hurdled twenty and three.

22 The men of Netophah, fifty and 'fix.

j 23 The men of Anarhotb, an hundred twenty and eight.

14 The children of Asmayeth, forty j and two.

2$ The children of Kirjach-arim, 'Chcphirah, and Bceroth, seven hundred d forty and three.

16 The children of Ramah and Gaba, j six hundred twenty and one.

17 The menofMichmas, an hundred twenty and two.

dred thirty and nine.

43 ^ The N«rhinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hafupha, tic children of Tabbaoth,

44 The children of Keros, the children of Siaha. the children of Padan,

45 The children ofLebanah, the children of Hagabah,die children of Akltnb.

46 The children of Hagab, the children of Sha'mai, rhechildrcn of Hanan

47 The children of Gfddel, the chudrenof Gahar, the children ofRcaiaS

48 The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda.the children ofGazzarc,

49 The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Bciai,

50 The children of Asnahjtiie children of Mchunim, the children of Ne phttsim,

J1 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, rhechildrcn of Hi:hur,

Ji The children osBazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Martha, 53 The children of Barkos, the chil

28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three.

29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two.

30 The children of Magbifh, an hundred fifty and six.

'31 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

31 The children of Harim, three hun'dred and twenty.

33 Ti e children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five:

34 The children of Jericho, three I hundred forty and five.

35 The children ofScnaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

36 ^ The priests: the children of

jdren ofSisera, the children ofThamas,

54 The children of Ncziah, the children of Hatipha.

55 % The children of Solomons servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophcreth, the children of Pcruda,

5« Thechildren of Jaalah, the children of Darkon,the children of Giddcl,

57 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pcchcreth of Zcbaim, the children Ami.

58 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomons servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

59 And these vert they which went pp from Tel-melah, Tel-hatia, Cherub,

Jedaiah, of the house of (Jeshua, nine j Addan, and Immer: but they could not

shew their fathers house, and their feed, whether they were of Israel:

60 The childrenofDelaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, fix hundred fifty and two.

61 % And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Kpz, the children of Barzillai: (which took a wife ofrhc daughters of Barzillai the Gilcaditc, and was called ai'cr their name)

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hundred seventy and three.

37 Thechildren of Imraer, a thousand fifty and two.

38 The children of Palhur, a thou sand two hundred forty and seven.

39 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.

40 f The Levitcs: the children of Joshua, and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah seventy and four.

41 f The fingers: the children of Afaph. ah hundred twenty and eight

42 ^ The children of the porters s those that were reckoned t)y gcnealorhe childrenof Shallum, the children of'gy> but dvey were not f ound: therefore Atet, the children of Talmon, thechil-' were they, a; polluted, piit from dc dreaof Akkub, the children of Ha*a, T^iefthdod. V:- < |

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6% And theTirTriaSia said urito them, j and of all the set feasts of the Lord* rhat they should not eatofthemost holy that were consecrated) and of every one) things, till there stood up a priest with that willingly offered a frtc-will-offerUtim and with Thvtmmim. ing unto the Lord.

64 *{ The whole congregation toge- \ 6 From the first day of the seventh rher, «« forty and two thousand three j month began they to offer burnt-offerhundred and threescore, j ings unto die Lord: but the foundar

6j Besides their servants and their tion of the temple of the Lord was not maids, of whom there ivere seven thou-] ytlaid,

sand three hundred thirty and seven and there were among them two hundred singing-men and singing-women.

66 Their horses nere seven hundred thirty and six : their mules two hundred forty and five:

7 They gave money also unto the ma«j sons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oyl, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre J to bring cedartrees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa: according to the grant that they had ot

67 Their camels four hundred thirty; Cyrus king of Perfla. and five: their asses, six thousand seven I 8 <f Now in rhe second year of their hundred and twenty. j coming unto th_- house of God at Jeru

6% ^ And seme of the chief of the I salem, in the second month, began Zesathers when they came to rhe house of rubbabcl die sonofShealtiel,and Jelhua the Lord which u at Jerusalem, offer- the son of Jozadak, andtheremnant of ed freely for rhe house of God to set it their brethren rhe priests and the Levites. up in his place: !and all they chit were come out of the

69 They give after their ability, unto captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointthe treasure of the work, threescore and ed the Levites, from twenty years oldi one thousand dtams of gold, and five and upward, to set forward the worki thousand pound of silver, and one hun- of the house of the Lord.

dred priests garments. j 9 Then stood Jelhua, with his sons and

70 So the priests and the Levites, and his brethren, Kadnvcl and his sons, the. seme of the people and rhe singers, and sons of judah together to set torwardi the porter* and the Nethinims, dwelt in the workmen in the house of God: the their cities, and all Israel in their cities, sons of Henadad, with their Ions and

CHAP. HI. i their brethren rhe Levites.

I The altar set up, 4 The offering) sr—\ 10 And when the builders, laid the queued 8 The foundation of the terns'1*

ANd when the seventh month was come, and ti e children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together, asone man, to Jerusalem.

2 Then stood up Jelhua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtk-I, and his brethren, and builded the altar of. , .

the God of Israel, to offer burnt-offer- the foundation of the house of the LoM» ings thereon, as it is written in the law was laid,

lion of the temple of the Lord, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets & theLevhes the sons of Alaph, with cymbals to praise the Lord, aftec the ordinance of David king of Israel.

11 And they sung together by course, in praising and giving thanks unto the Iokd; because fceugood, for his mercy enduxeth for ever towards Israel. Ana all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because

of Mo&s rhe man of God,

i Anil they set the altat upon his bases, (fbf fear was upon diem, because of the people of those countries ) and they offered burnt-offerings thereon unto the

Ix But many of the priests and Levites, and chief of the fathers who were ancient men that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud

Lord, even burnt-offerings morning and I voice, and many shouted aloud for joy s evening; _ ] Ij So that die people could not dif

4. They kept also the feast of taber

cern the noise of the stiout of joy, from [

the noise of die weeping of the people: for the people slioutcd with a loud shout.

nades, as it ii written, and offered the

daily burnt-offerings by number, accor- .„ rr

ding to the custom, as the duty of every and the noise was heard afar off. day required j - CHAP. IV.

J And afterward offered the continual 1 lite building kindred. 7 The letter burnt-oftcring) both of the new-moons, . virtaxerxts: vj H>> decree.

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