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people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they
will be thy servants for ever.
14:010:008 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and
took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him,
that stood before him.
14:010:009 And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return
answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease
somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?
14:010:010 And the young men that were brought up with him spake unto
him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto
thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it
somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My
little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.
14:010:011 For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put
more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I
will chastise you with scorpions.
14:010:012 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third
day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third
14:010:013 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook
the counsel of the old men,
14:010:014 And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying,
My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my
father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with
14:010:015 So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was
of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake
by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of
14:010:016 And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto
them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have
we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse:
every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to
thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.
14:010:017 But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of
Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
14:010:018 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and
the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died.
But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to
flee to Jerusalem.
14:010:019 And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
14:011:001 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the
house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand
chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that
he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
14:011:002 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God,
14:011:003 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to
all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
14:011:004 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against
your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing
is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and
returned from going against Jeroboam.
14:011:005 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence
14:011:006 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
14:011:007 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,
14:011:008 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
14:011:009 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
14:011:010 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in
Benjamin fenced cities.
14:011:011 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them,
and store of victual, and of oil and wine.
14:011:012 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made
them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.
14:011:013 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel
resorted to him out of all their coasts.
14:011:014 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and
came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had
cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the
14:011:015 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the
devils, and for the calves which he had made.
14:011:016 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set
their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem,
to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
14:011:017 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam
the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they
walked in the way of David and Solomon.
14:011:018 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the
son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the
son of Jesse;
14:011:019 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
14:011:020 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which
bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
14:011:021 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all
his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and
threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and
14:011:022 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be
ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
14:011:023 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children
throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every
fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he
desired many wives.
14:012:001 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the
kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of
the LORD, and all Israel with him.
14:012:002 And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam
Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they
had transgressed against the LORD,
14:012:003 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand
horsemen: and the people were without number that came with
him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the
14:012:004 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and
came to Jerusalem.
14:012:005 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes
of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of
Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have
forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of
14:012:006 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled
themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
14:012:007 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word
of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled
themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will
grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured
out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
14:012:008 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my
service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
14:012:009 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took
away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures
of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the
shields of gold which Solomon had made.
14:012:010 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and
committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, that
kept the entrance of the king's house.
14:012:011 And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the
guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the
14:012:012 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from
him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in
Judah things went well.
14:012:013 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and
reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he
began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem,
the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of
Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was
Naamah an Ammonitess.
14:012:014 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the
14:012:015 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written
in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer
concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam
and Jeroboam continually.
14:012:016 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the
city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.
14:013:001 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to
reign over Judah.
14:013:002 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also
was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was
war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
14:013:003 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men
of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also
set the battle in array against him with eight hundred
thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valour.
14:013:004 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount
Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;
14:013:005 Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the
kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his
sons by a covenant of salt?
14:013:006 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son
of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.
14:013:007 And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of
Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the
son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and
could not withstand them.
14:013:008 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the
hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and
there are with your golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for
14:013:009 Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of
Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the
manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh
to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the
same may be a priest of them that are no gods.
14:013:010 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken
him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the
sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:
14:013:011 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening
burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set
they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold
with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the
charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.
14:013:012 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his
priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O
children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your
fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
14:013:013 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them:
so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.
14:013:014 And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and
behind: and they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded
with the trumpets.
14:013:015 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah
shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all
Israel before Abijah and Judah.
14:013:016 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God
delivered them into their hand.
14:013:017 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so
there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen
14:013:018 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time,
and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon
the LORD God of their fathers.
14:013:019 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him,
Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns
thereof, and Ephraim with the towns thereof.
14:013:020 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of
Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.
14:013:021 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat
twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.
14:013:022 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his
sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
14:014:001 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the
city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his
days the land was quiet ten years.
14:014:002 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the
LORD his God:
14:014:003 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high
places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
14:014:004 And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and
to do the law and the commandment.
14:014:005 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high
places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
14:014:006 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest,
and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given
14:014:007 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and
make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the
land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our
God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every
side. So they built and prospered.
14:014:008 And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out
of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that
bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore
thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
14:014:009 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an
host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and
came unto Mareshah.
14:014:010 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in
array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
14:014:011 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is
nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them
that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on
thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD,
thou art our God; let no man prevail against thee.
14:014:012 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah;
and the Ethiopians fled.
14:014:013 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto
Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not
recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD,
and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
14:014:014 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear
of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities;
for there was exceeding much spoil in them.
14:014:015 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep
and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
14:015:001 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
14:015:002 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me,
Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while
ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you;
but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
14:015:003 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God,
and without a teaching priest, and without law.
14:015:004 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of
Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
14:015:005 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out,
nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the
inhabitants of the countries.
14:015:006 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God
did vex them with all adversity.
14:015:007 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for
your work shall be rewarded.
14:015:008 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the
prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols
out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the
cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the
altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
14:015:009 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with
them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they
fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the
LORD his God was with him.
14:015:010 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third
month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
14:015:011 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil
which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand
14:015:012 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their
fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
14:015:013 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be
put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
14:015:014 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with
shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
14:015:015 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with
all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and
he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
14:015:016 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he
removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in
a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt
it at the brook Kidron.
14:015:017 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel:
nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
14:015:018 And he brought into the house of God the things that his
father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated,
silver, and gold, and vessels.
14:015:019 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of
the reign of Asa.
14:016:001 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king
of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the
intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of
14:016:002 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of
the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to
Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
14:016:003 There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my
father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and
gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he
may depart from me.
14:016:004 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of
his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon,
and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.
14:016:005 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off
building of Ramah, and let his work cease.
14:016:006 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the
stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was
building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
14:016:007 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah,
and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of
Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the
host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
14:016:008 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very
many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on
the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.
14:016:009 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole
earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose
heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly:
therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
14:016:010 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison
house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing.
And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.
14:016:011 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are
written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
14:016:012 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased
in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his
disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
14:016:013 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and
fortieth year of his reign.
14:016:014 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made
for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed
which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices
prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great
burning for him.
14:017:001 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened
himself against Israel.
14:017:002 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and
set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of
Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
14:017:003 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the
first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
14:017:004 But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his
commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
14:017:005 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all
Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and
honour in abundance.
14:017:006 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover
he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
14:017:007 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes,
even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to
Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.
14:017:008 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah,
and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and
Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them
Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
14:017:009 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the
LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of
Judah, and taught the people.
14:017:010 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the
lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war
14:017:011 Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and
tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven
thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven
hundred he goats.
14:017:012 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah
castles, and cities of store.
14:017:013 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men
of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.
14:017:014 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of
their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the
chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred
14:017:015 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two
hundred and fourscore thousand.
14:017:016 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly
offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred
thousand mighty men of valour.
14:017:017 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him
armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.
14:017:018 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and
fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.
14:017:019 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in
the fenced cities throughout all Judah.
14:018:001 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined
affinity with Ahab.
14:018:002 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And
Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the
people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with
him to Ramothgilead.
14:018:003 And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah,
Wilt thou go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I
am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be
with thee in the war.
14:018:004 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray
thee, at the word of the LORD to day.
14:018:005 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets
four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to
Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go
up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand.
14:018:006 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD
besides, that we might enquire of him?
14:018:007 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one
man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for
he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is
Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the
king say so.
14:018:008 And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and
said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
14:018:009 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat
either of them on his throne, clothed in their robes, and they
sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria;
and all the prophets prophesied before them.
14:018:010 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron,
and said, Thus saith the LORD, With these thou shalt push
Syria until they be consumed.
14:018:011 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to
Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into
the hand of the king.
14:018:012 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him,
saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the
king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be
like one of their's, and speak thou good.
14:018:013 And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith,
that will I speak.
14:018:014 And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him,
Micaiah, shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I
forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be
delivered into your hand.
14:018:015 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee
that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the
14:018:016 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the
mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said,
These have no master; let them return therefore every man to
his house in peace.
14:018:017 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell
thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?
14:018:018 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the
LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven
standing on his right hand and on his left.
14:018:019 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that
he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying
after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
14:018:020 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and
said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him,
14:018:021 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth
of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him,
and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
14:018:022 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the
mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil
14:018:023 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote
Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of
the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
14:018:024 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou
shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
14:018:025 Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him
back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's
14:018:026 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison,
and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of
affliction, until I return in peace.
14:018:027 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath
not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye
14:018:028 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went
up to Ramothgilead.
14:018:029 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise
myself, and I will go to the battle; but put thou on thy
robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went
to the battle.
14:018:030 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the
chariots that were with him, saying, Fight ye not with small
or great, save only with the king of Israel.
14:018:031 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw
Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel.
Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat
cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God moved them to
depart from him.
14:018:032 For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots
perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back
again from pursuing him.
14:018:033 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king
of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said
to his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me
out of the host; for I am wounded.
14:018:034 And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel
stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the
even: and about the time of the sun going down he died.
14:019:001 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in
peace to Jerusalem.
14:019:002 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and
said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and
love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee
from before the LORD.
14:019:003 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou
hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared
thine heart to seek God.
14:019:004 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again
through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and
brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers.
14:019:005 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities
of Judah, city by city,
14:019:006 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not
for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.
14:019:007 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed
and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor
respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
14:019:008 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and
of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for
the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they
returned to Jerusalem.
14:019:009 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of
the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
14:019:010 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that
dwell in your cities, between blood and blood, between law and
commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them
that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come
upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not
14:019:011 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all
matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the
ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also
the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously,
and the LORD shall be with the good.
14:020:001 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab,
and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the
Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
14:020:002 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There
cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on
this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which
14:020:003 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and
proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
14:020:004 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the
LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek
14:020:005 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and
Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
14:020:006 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in
heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the
heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so
that none is able to withstand thee?
14:020:007 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of
this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed
of Abraham thy friend for ever?
14:020:008 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary
therein for thy name, saying,
14:020:009 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or
pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy
presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee
in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
14:020:010 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount
Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came
out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and
destroyed them not;
14:020:011 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of
thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
14:020:012 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might
against this great company that cometh against us; neither
know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
14:020:013 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones,
their wives, and their children.
14:020:014 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah,
the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons
of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the
14:020:015 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto
you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great
multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
14:020:016 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the
cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook,
before the wilderness of Jeruel.
14:020:017 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves,
stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O
Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go
out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
14:020:018 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground:
and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the
LORD, worshipping the LORD.
14:020:019 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the
children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of
Israel with a loud voice on high.
14:020:020 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the
wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood
and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem;
Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established;
believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
14:020:021 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed
singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of
holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise
the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
14:020:022 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set
ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount
Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
14:020:023 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the
inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them:
and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir,
every one helped to destroy another.
14:020:024 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness,
they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead
bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
14:020:025 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the
spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches
with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped
off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they
were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
14:020:026 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley
of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the
name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah,
unto this day.
14:020:027 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and
Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem
with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their
14:020:028 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and
trumpets unto the house of the LORD.
14:020:029 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those
countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against
the enemies of Israel.
14:020:030 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him
rest round about.
14:020:031 And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five
years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and
five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the
daughter of Shilhi.
14:020:032 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not
from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.
14:020:033 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the
people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their
14:020:034 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last,
behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of
Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.
14:020:035 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with
Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
14:020:036 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to
Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.
14:020:037 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against
Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with
Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were
broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
14:021:001 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with
his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned
in his stead.
14:021:002 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and
Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and
Shephatiah: all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of
14:021:003 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold,
and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the
kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.
14:021:004 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he
strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the
sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.
14:021:005 Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
14:021:006 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did
the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife:
and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.
14:021:007 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because
of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he
promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.
14:021:008 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of
Judah, and made themselves a king.
14:021:009 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots
with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites
which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
14:021:010 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto
this day. The same time also did Libnah revolt from under his
hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
14:021:011 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah and
caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and
compelled Judah thereto.
14:021:012 And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet,
saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because
thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father,
nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
14:021:013 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast
made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring,
like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast
slain thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better
14:021:014 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people,
and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:
14:021:015 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels,
until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by
14:021:016 Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the
Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the
14:021:017 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried
away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and
his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son
left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
14:021:018 And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an
14:021:019 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of
two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so
he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for
him, like the burning of his fathers.
14:021:020 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he
reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being
desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not
in the sepulchres of the kings.
14:022:001 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son
king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the
Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the
son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
14:022:002 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign,
and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also
was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
14:022:003 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his
mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
14:022:004 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house
of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his
father to his destruction.
14:022:005 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the
son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria
at Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
14:022:006 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds
which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king
of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went
down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was
14:022:007 And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram:
for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu
the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the
house of Ahab.
14:022:008 And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment
upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and
the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to
Ahaziah, he slew them.
14:022:009 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in
Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain
him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of
Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the
house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
14:022:010 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was
dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house
14:022:011 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son
of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were
slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So
Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of
Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid
him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
14:022:012 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and
Athaliah reigned over the land.
14:023:001 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and
took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and
Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and
Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri,
into covenant with him.
14:023:002 And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of
all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of
Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
14:023:003 And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the
house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king's son
shall reign, as the LORD hath said of the sons of David.
14:023:004 This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you
entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites,
shall be porters of the doors;
14:023:005 And a third part shall be at the king's house; and a third
part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people shall
be in the courts of the house of the LORD.
14:023:006 But let none come into the house of the LORD, save the
priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall go
in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the watch
of the LORD.
14:023:007 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man
with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever else cometh into
the house, he shall be put to death: but be ye with the king
when he cometh in, and when he goeth out.
14:023:008 So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that
Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men
that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go
out on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the
14:023:009 Moreover Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of
hundreds spears, and bucklers, and shields, that had been king
David's, which were in the house of God.
14:023:010 And he set all the people, every man having his weapon in his
hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of
the temple, along by the altar and the temple, by the king
14:023:011 Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the
crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him king. And
Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, God save the
14:023:012 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and
praising the king, she came to the people into the house of
14:023:013 And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at
the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king:
and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with
trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and
such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes,
and said, Treason, Treason.
14:023:014 Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds
that were set over the host, and said unto them, Have her
forth of the ranges: and whoso followeth her, let him be slain
with the sword. For the priest said, Slay her not in the house
of the LORD.
14:023:015 So they laid hands on her; and when she was come to the
entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her
14:023:016 And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the
people, and between the king, that they should be the LORD's
14:023:017 Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and brake it
down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew
Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
14:023:018 Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD
by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had
distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt
offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses,
with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David.
14:023:019 And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD,
that none which was unclean in any thing should enter in.
14:023:020 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the
governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and
brought down the king from the house of the LORD: and they
came through the high gate into the king's house, and set the
king upon the throne of the kingdom.
14:023:021 And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was
quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.
14:024:001 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was
Zibiah of Beersheba.
14:024:002 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD
all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
14:024:003 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and
14:024:004 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to
repair the house of the LORD.
14:024:005 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said
to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all
Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to
year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites
hastened it not.
14:024:006 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him,
Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of
Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the
commandment of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the
congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?
14:024:007 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the
house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house
of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.
14:024:008 And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it
without at the gate of the house of the LORD.
14:024:009 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to
bring in to the LORD the collection that Moses the servant of
God laid upon Israel in the wilderness.
14:024:010 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought
in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
14:024:011 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought
unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when
they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the
high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it,
and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day,
and gathered money in abundance.
14:024:012 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of
the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and
carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as
wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.
14:024:013 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them,
and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened
14:024:014 And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the
money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels
for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister, and to
offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And
they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD
continually all the days of Jehoiada.
14:024:015 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an
hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.
14:024:016 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings,
because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and
toward his house.
14:024:017 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and
made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.
14:024:018 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and
served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and
Jerusalem for this their trespass.
14:024:019 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the
LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give
14:024:020 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada
the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them,
Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the
LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the
LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
14:024:021 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at
the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the
14:024:022 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada
his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he
died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.
14:024:023 And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of
Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and
Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from
among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king
14:024:024 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men,
and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand,
because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So
they executed judgment against Joash.
14:024:025 And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in
great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for
the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on
his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of
David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.
14:024:026 And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son
of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a
14:024:027 Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid
upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they
are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah
his son reigned in his stead.
14:025:001 Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his
mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
14:025:002 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but
not with a perfect heart.
14:025:003 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him,
that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.
14:025:004 But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in
the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded,
saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither
shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall
die for his own sin.
14:025:005 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them
captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according
to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and
Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and
above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able
to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.
14:025:006 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of
Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
14:025:007 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not
the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with
Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
14:025:008 But if thou wilt go, do it; be strong for the battle: God
shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to
help, and to cast down.
14:025:009 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for
the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel?
And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee
much more than this.
14:025:010 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to
him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger
was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in
14:025:011 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people,
and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of
Seir ten thousand.
14:025:012 And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah
carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock,
and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all
were broken in pieces.
14:025:013 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that
they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of
Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron, and smote three
thousand of them, and took much spoil.
14:025:014 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the
slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the
children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed
down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
14:025:015 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah,
and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast
thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not
deliver their own people out of thine hand?
14:025:016 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said
unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why
shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said,
I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou
hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
14:025:017 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the
son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying,
Come, let us see one another in the face.
14:025:018 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah,
saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that
was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife:
and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and
trode down the thistle.
14:025:019 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine
heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why
shouldest thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall,
even thou, and Judah with thee?
14:025:020 But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might
deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they
sought after the gods of Edom.
14:025:021 So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another
in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at
Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.
14:025:022 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled
every man to his tent.
14:025:023 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the
son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought
him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from
the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
14:025:024 And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels
that were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the
treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned
14:025:025 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the
death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
14:025:026 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold,
are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and
14:025:027 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following
the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and
he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and
slew him there.
14:025:028 And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his
fathers in the city of Judah.
14:026:001 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen
years old, and made him king in the room of his father
14:026:002 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king
slept with his fathers.
14:026:003 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he
reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name
also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
14:026:004 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Amaziah did.
14:026:005 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had
understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought
the LORD, God made him to prosper.
14:026:006 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and
brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the
wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the
14:026:007 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the
Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.
14:026:008 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread
abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened
14:026:009 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate,
and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and
14:026:010 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for
he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the
plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains,
and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
14:026:011 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to
war by bands, according to the number of their account by the
hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the
hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
14:026:012 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men
of valour were two thousand and six hundred.
14:026:013 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and
seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty
power, to help the king against the enemy.
14:026:014 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields,
and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings
to cast stones.
14:026:015 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to
be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and
great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he
was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
14:026:016 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his
destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and
went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the
altar of incense.
14:026:017 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him
fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
14:026:018 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It
appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the
LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are
consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou
hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the
14:026:019 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn
incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy
even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house
of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
14:026:020 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon
him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they
thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go
out, because the LORD had smitten him.
14:026:021 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and
dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off
from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the
king's house, judging the people of the land.
14:026:022 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah
the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
14:026:023 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his
fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the
kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son
reigned in his stead.
14:027:001 Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name
also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.
14:027:002 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he
entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did
14:027:003 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the
wall of Ophel he built much.
14:027:004 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the
forests he built castles and towers.
14:027:005 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed
against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year
an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of
wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of
Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.
14:027:006 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before
the LORD his God.
14:027:007 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his
ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel
14:027:008 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and
reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
14:027:009 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the
city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
14:028:001 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which
was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father:
14:028:002 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made
also molten images for Baalim.
14:028:003 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom,
and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of
the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of
14:028:004 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and
on the hills, and under every green tree.
14:028:005 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the
king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great
multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And
he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who
smote him with a great slaughter.
14:028:006 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and
twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men;
because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.
14:028:007 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's
son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that
was next to the king.
14:028:008 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their
brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and
took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to
14:028:009 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and
he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said
unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was
wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and
ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.
14:028:010 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and
Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there
not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?
14:028:011 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which
ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath
of the LORD is upon you.
14:028:012 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah
the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and
Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai,
stood up against them that came from the war,
14:028:013 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither:
for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, ye
intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our
trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.
14:028:014 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the
princes and all the congregation.
14:028:015 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the
captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among
them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat
and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of
them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm
trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
14:028:016 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to
14:028:017 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried
14:028:018 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low
country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh,
and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages
thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and
the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.
14:028:019 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel;
for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the
14:028:020 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and
distressed him, but strengthened him not.
14:028:021 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the LORD, and
out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it
unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
14:028:022 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
14:028:023 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him:
and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them,
therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But
they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
14:028:024 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God,
and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up
the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in
every corner of Jerusalem.
14:028:025 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn
incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God of
14:028:026 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last,
behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and
14:028:027 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the
city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the
sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son
reigned in his stead.
14:029:001 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old,
and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his
mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.
14:029:002 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that David his father had done.
14:029:003 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened
the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.
14:029:004 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered
them together into the east street,
14:029:005 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now
yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your
fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
14:029:006 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil
in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and
have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD,
and turned their backs.
14:029:007 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the
lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings
in the holy place unto the God of Israel.
14:029:008 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem,
and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to
hissing, as ye see with your eyes.
14:029:009 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons
and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
14:029:010 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God
of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.
14:029:011 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to
stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister
unto him, and burn incense.
14:029:012 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the
son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons
of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of
Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and
Eden the son of Joah:
14:029:013 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the
sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah:
14:029:014 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons
of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.
14:029:015 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves,
and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the
words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.
14:029:016 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the
LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that
they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the
house of the LORD. And the Levites took it, to carry it out
abroad into the brook Kidron.
14:029:017 Now they began on the first day of the first month to
sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the
porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the LORD in
eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they
made an end.
14:029:018 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, We have
cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt
offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread
table, with all the vessels thereof.
14:029:019 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did
cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and
sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar of the
14:029:020 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of
the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.
14:029:021 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven
lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom,
and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the
priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the
14:029:022 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the
blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had
killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they
killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the
14:029:023 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering
before the king and the congregation; and they laid their
hands upon them:
14:029:024 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with
their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all
Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the
sin offering should be made for all Israel.
14:029:025 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals,
with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment
of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet:
for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.
14:029:026 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the
priests with the trumpets.
14:029:027 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the
altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD
began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments
ordained by David king of Israel.
14:029:028 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and
the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt
offering was finished.
14:029:029 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all
that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.
14:029:030 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the
Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David,
and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness,
and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
14:029:031 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated
yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and
thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the
congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as
many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.
14:029:032 And the number of the burnt offerings, which the congregation
brought, was threescore and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, and
two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to the
14:029:033 And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three
14:029:034 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all
the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did
help them, till the work was ended, and until the other
priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more
upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
14:029:035 And also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat
of the peace offerings, and the drink offerings for every
burnt offering. So the service of the house of the LORD was
set in order.
14:029:036 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had
prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.
14:030:001 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters
also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the
house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the
LORD God of Israel.
14:030:002 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the
congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second
14:030:003 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests
had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the
people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
14:030:004 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.
14:030:005 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout
all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come
to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem:
for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was
14:030:006 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his
princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the
commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn
again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he
will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the
hand of the kings of Assyria.
14:030:007 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which
trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who
therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
14:030:008 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield
yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which
he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that
the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
14:030:009 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your
children shall find compassion before them that lead them
captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the
LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away
his face from you, if ye return unto him.
14:030:010 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of
Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them
to scorn, and mocked them.
14:030:011 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun
humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
14:030:012 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do
the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of
14:030:013 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast
of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great
14:030:014 And they arose and took away the altars that were in
Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and
cast them into the brook Kidron.
14:030:015 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the
second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed,
and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings
into the house of the LORD.
14:030:016 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to
the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the
blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.
14:030:017 For there were many in the congregation that were not
sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the
killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to
sanctify them unto the LORD.
14:030:018 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and
Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves,
yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written.
But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon
14:030:019 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his
fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the
purification of the sanctuary.
14:030:020 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
14:030:021 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept
the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness:
and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day,
singing with loud instruments unto the LORD.
14:030:022 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that
taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat
throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and
making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.
14:030:023 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days:
and they kept other seven days with gladness.
14:030:024 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a
thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes
gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand
sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
14:030:025 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the
Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and
the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that
dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.
14:030:026 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of
Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like
14:030:027 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and
their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy
dwelling place, even unto heaven.
14:031:001 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present
went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in
pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high
places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in
Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed
them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man
to his possession, into their own cities.
14:031:002 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the
Levites after their courses, every man according to his
service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for
peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to
praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.
14:031:003 He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the
burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt
offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for
the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the
law of the LORD.
14:031:004 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to
give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they
might be encouraged in the law of the LORD.
14:031:005 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of
Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and
oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the
tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
14:031:006 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in
the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen
and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated
unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.
14:031:007 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the
heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
14:031:008 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they
blessed the LORD, and his people Israel.
14:031:009 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites
concerning the heaps.
14:031:010 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered
him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings
into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and
have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and
that which is left is this great store.
14:031:011 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of
the LORD; and they prepared them,
14:031:012 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated
things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler,
and Shimei his brother was the next.
14:031:013 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth,
and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and
Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei
his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and
Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
14:031:014 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the
east, was over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute
the oblations of the LORD, and the most holy things.
14:031:015 And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and
Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the
priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by
courses, as well to the great as to the small:
14:031:016 Beside their genealogy of males, from three years old and
upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of
the LORD, his daily portion for their service in their charges
according to their courses;
14:031:017 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their
fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in
their charges by their courses;
14:031:018 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives,
and their sons, and their daughters, through all the
congregation: for in their set office they sanctified
themselves in holiness:
14:031:019 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the
fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city,
the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all
the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by
genealogies among the Levites.
14:031:020 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that
which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.
14:031:021 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of
God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God,
he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
14:032:001 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib
king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped
against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for
14:032:002 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he
was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,
14:032:003 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop