Second Book Of The Chronicles

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

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This is the BOOK of history from Solomon to the captivity!

The Second Book Of The Chronicles

2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his
kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

2 Chronicles 1:2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of
thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all
Israel, the chief of the fathers.

2 Chronicles 1:3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the
high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the
congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the
wilderness.

2 Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim
to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it
at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:5 Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri,
the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and
Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

2 Chronicles 1:6 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the
LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand
burnt offerings upon it.

2 Chronicles 1:7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto
him, Ask what I shall give thee.

2 Chronicles 1:8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy
unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

2 Chronicles 1:9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be
established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the
earth in multitude.

2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and
come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so
great?

2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart,
and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine
enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge
for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee
king:

2 Chronicles 1:12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give
thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that
have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

2 Chronicles 1:13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that
was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation,
and reigned over Israel.

2 Chronicles 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a
thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he
placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous
as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale
for abundance.

2 Chronicles 1:16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen
yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

2 Chronicles 1:17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a
chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and
fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and
for the kings of Syria, by their means.

2 Chronicles 2:1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of
the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 2:2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to
bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three
thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

2 Chronicles 2:3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou
didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an
house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.

2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to
dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the
continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the
sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God.
This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God
above all gods.

2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven
and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build
him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

2 Chronicles 2:7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in
silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and
that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in
Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.

2 Chronicles 2:8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out
of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon;
and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,

2 Chronicles 2:9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which
I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

2 Chronicles 2:10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that
cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand
measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand
baths of oil.

2 Chronicles 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he
sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee
king over them.

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel,
that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son,
endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the
LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 2:13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with
understanding, of Huram my father's,

2 Chronicles 2:14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father
was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron,
in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in
crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device
which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of
my lord David thy father.

2 Chronicles 2:15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the
wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:

2 Chronicles 2:16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt
need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt
carry it up to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 2:17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the
land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered
them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and
six hundred.

2 Chronicles 2:18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be
bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and
three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at
Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in
the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2 Chronicles 3:2 And he began to build in the second day of the second
month, in the fourth year of his reign.

2 Chronicles 3:3 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for
the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure
was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

2 Chronicles 3:4 And the porch that was in the front of the house, the
length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the
height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.

2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he ceiled with fir tree, which he
overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

2 Chronicles 3:6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty:
and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

2 Chronicles 3:7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the
walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the
walls.

2 Chronicles 3:8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was
according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof
twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred
talents.

2 Chronicles 3:9 And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And
he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

2 Chronicles 3:10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image
work, and overlaid them with gold.

2 Chronicles 3:11 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long:
one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house:
and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other
cherub.

2 Chronicles 3:12 And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching
to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to
the wing of the other cherub.

2 Chronicles 3:13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth
twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

2 Chronicles 3:14 And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and
fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.

2 Chronicles 3:15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and
five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was
five cubits.

2 Chronicles 3:16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the
heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the
chains.

2 Chronicles 3:17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the
right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the
right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

2 Chronicles 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the
length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the
height thereof.

2 Chronicles 4:2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim,
round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty
cubits did compass it round about.

2 Chronicles 4:3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass
it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of
oxen were cast, when it was cast.

2 Chronicles 4:4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north,
and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and
three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all
their hinder parts were inward.

2 Chronicles 4:5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of
it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received
and held three thousand baths.

2 Chronicles 4:6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand,
and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the
burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash
in.

2 Chronicles 4:7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their
form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the
left.

2 Chronicles 4:8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple,
five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basins of
gold.

2 Chronicles 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great
court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

2 Chronicles 4:10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over
against the south.

2 Chronicles 4:11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins.
And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house
of God;

2 Chronicles 4:12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the
chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to
cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars;

2 Chronicles 4:13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows
of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters
which were upon the pillars.

2 Chronicles 4:14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;

2 Chronicles 4:15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.

2 Chronicles 4:16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and
all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house
of the LORD of bright brass.

2 Chronicles 4:17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

2 Chronicles 4:18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance:
for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

2 Chronicles 4:19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house
of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the showbread was set;

2 Chronicles 4:20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they
should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

2 Chronicles 4:21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of
gold, and that perfect gold;

2 Chronicles 4:22 And the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the
censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for
the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.

2 Chronicles 5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the
LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father
had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he
among the treasures of the house of God.

2 Chronicles 5:2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the
heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto
Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of
David, which is Zion.

2 Chronicles 5:3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto
the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.

2 Chronicles 5:4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up
the ark.

2 Chronicles 5:5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the
congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did
the priests and the Levites bring up.

2 Chronicles 5:6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that
were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could
not be told nor numbered for multitude.

2 Chronicles 5:7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the
LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even
under the wings of the cherubims:

2 Chronicles 5:8 For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place
of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of
the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen
without. And there it is unto this day.

2 Chronicles 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which
Moses put therein at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of
Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did
not then wait by course:

2 Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of
Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being
arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the
east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding
with trumpets:)

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were
as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and
when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments
of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth
for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the
LORD;

2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason
of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 6:1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell
in the thick darkness.

2 Chronicles 6:2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a
place for thy dwelling for ever.

2 Chronicles 6:3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole
congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 6:4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath
with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father
David, saying,

2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the
land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house
in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my
people Israel:

2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there;
and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an
house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was
in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was
in thine heart:

2 Chronicles 6:9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son
which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.

2 Chronicles 6:10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath
spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the
throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name
of the LORD God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of
the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence
of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

2 Chronicles 6:13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, of five cubits
long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the
midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees
before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward
heaven,

2 Chronicles 6:14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee
in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and showest mercy
unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

2 Chronicles 6:15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that
which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it
with thine hand, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 6:16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant
David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not
fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy
children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before
me.

2 Chronicles 6:17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified,
which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.

2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?
behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less
this house which I have built!

2 Chronicles 6:19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and
to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer
which thy servant prayeth before thee:

2 Chronicles 6:20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night,
upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there;
to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place.

2 Chronicles 6:21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant,
and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou
from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.

2 Chronicles 6:22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid
upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this
house;

2 Chronicles 6:23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy
servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head;
and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.

2 Chronicles 6:24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the
enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy
name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;

2 Chronicles 6:25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of
thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to
them and to their fathers.

2 Chronicles 6:26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because
they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess
thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;

2 Chronicles 6:27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy
servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way,
wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given
unto thy people for an inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if
there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies
besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever
sickness there be:

2 Chronicles 6:29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made
of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own
sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:

2 Chronicles 6:30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and
forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart
thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)

2 Chronicles 6:31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as
they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

2 Chronicles 6:32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy
people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and
thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this
house;

2 Chronicles 6:33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling
place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all
people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people
Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

2 Chronicles 6:34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the
way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which
thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name;

2 Chronicles 6:35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their
supplication, and maintain their cause.

2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which
sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their
enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;

2 Chronicles 6:37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they
are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their
captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt
wickedly;

2 Chronicles 6:38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all
their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them
captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers,
and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have
built for thy name:

2 Chronicles 6:39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling
place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and
forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

2 Chronicles 6:40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and
let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place,
thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed
with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

2 Chronicles 6:42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed:
remember the mercies of David thy servant.

2 Chronicles 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came
down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the
glory of the LORD filled the house.

2 Chronicles 7:2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD,
because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.

2 Chronicles 7:3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came
down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with
their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the
LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Chronicles 7:4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before
the LORD.

2 Chronicles 7:5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two
thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all
the people dedicated the house of God.

2 Chronicles 7:6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also
with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise
the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their
ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was
before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the
fat of the peace offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made
was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the
fat.

2 Chronicles 7:8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days,
and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of
Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 7:9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they
kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

2 Chronicles 7:10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he
sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the
goodness that the LORD had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel
his people.

2 Chronicles 7:11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the
king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of
the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

2 Chronicles 7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto
him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an
house of sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command
the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then
will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the
prayer that is made in this place.

2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my
name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there
perpetually.

2 Chronicles 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy
father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt
observe my statutes and my judgments;

2 Chronicles 7:18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according
as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee
a man to be ruler in Israel.

2 Chronicles 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my
commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods,
and worship them;

2 Chronicles 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land
which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name,
will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword
among all nations.

2 Chronicles 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to
every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done
thus unto this land, and unto this house?

2 Chronicles 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD
God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and
laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath
he brought all this evil upon them.

2 Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein
Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

2 Chronicles 8:2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon,
Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

2 Chronicles 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

2 Chronicles 8:4 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store
cities, which he built in Hamath.

2 Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the
nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2 Chronicles 8:6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and
all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon
desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of
his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:7 As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and
the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which
were not of Israel,

2 Chronicles 8:8 But of their children, who were left after them in the
land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay
tribute until this day.

2 Chronicles 8:9 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants
for his work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains, and
captains of his chariots and horsemen.

2 Chronicles 8:10 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even
two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

2 Chronicles 8:11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the
city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife
shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are
holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.

2 Chronicles 8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the
altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

2 Chronicles 8:13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to
the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the
solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread,
and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his
father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their
charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day
required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David
the man of God commanded.

2 Chronicles 8:15 And they departed not from the commandment of the king
unto the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the
treasures.

2 Chronicles 8:16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of
the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the
house of the LORD was perfected.

2 Chronicles 8:17 Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea
side in the land of Edom.

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and
servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of
Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and
brought them to king Solomon.

2 Chronicles 9:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon,
she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great
company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious
stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that
was in her heart.

2 Chronicles 9:2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was
nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.

2 Chronicles 9:3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon,
and the house that he had built,

2 Chronicles 9:4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants,
and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also,
and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the
LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

2 Chronicles 9:5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I
heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:

2 Chronicles 9:6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine
eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was
not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.

2 Chronicles 9:7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which
stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set
thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved
Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to
do judgment and justice.

2 Chronicles 9:9 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of
gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there
any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.

2 Chronicles 9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of
Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious
stones.

2 Chronicles 9:11 And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house
of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers:
and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.

2 Chronicles 9:12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her
desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto the king.
So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.

2 Chronicles 9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year
was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;

2 Chronicles 9:14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all
the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to
Solomon.

2 Chronicles 9:15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold:
six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.

2 Chronicles 9:16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three
hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house
of the forest of Lebanon.

2 Chronicles 9:17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and
overlaid it with pure gold.

2 Chronicles 9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool
of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the
sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:

2 Chronicles 9:19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the
other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.

2 Chronicles 9:20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold,
and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold:
none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

2 Chronicles 9:21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of
Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and
silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

2 Chronicles 9:22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in
riches and wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of
Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

2 Chronicles 9:24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver,
and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a
rate year by year.

2 Chronicles 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and
chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot
cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto
the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 9:27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar
trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.

2 Chronicles 9:28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out
of all lands.

2 Chronicles 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are
they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of
Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the
son of Nebat?

2 Chronicles 9:30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty
years.

2 Chronicles 9:31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in
the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all
Israel come to make him king.

2 Chronicles 10:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who
was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard
it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 10:3 And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel
came and spake to Rehoboam, saying,

2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou
somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put
upon us, and we will serve thee.

2 Chronicles 10:5 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three
days. And the people departed.

2 Chronicles 10:6 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had
stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give
ye me to return answer to this people?

2 Chronicles 10:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this
people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy
servants for ever.

2 Chronicles 10:8 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.

2 Chronicles 10:9 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?

2 Chronicles 10:10 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.

2 Chronicles 10:11 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.

2 Chronicles 10:12 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 day.

2 Chronicles 10:13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam
forsook the counsel of the old men,

2 Chronicles 10:14 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 scorpions.

2 Chronicles 10:15 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 Nebat.

2 Chronicles 10:16 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.

2 Chronicles 10:17 But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the
cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

2 Chronicles 10:18 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.

2 Chronicles 10:19 And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this
day.

2 Chronicles 11:1 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.

2 Chronicles 11:2 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God,
saying,

2 Chronicles 11:3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and
to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

2 Chronicles 11:4 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.

2 Chronicles 11:5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for
defence in Judah.

2 Chronicles 11:6 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

2 Chronicles 11:7 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,

2 Chronicles 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

2 Chronicles 11:9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,

2 Chronicles 11:10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah
and in Benjamin fenced cities.

2 Chronicles 11:11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in
them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

2 Chronicles 11:12 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and
made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

2 Chronicles 11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel
resorted to him out of all their coasts.

2 Chronicles 11:14 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 LORD:

2 Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for
the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

2 Chronicles 11:16 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.

2 Chronicles 11:17 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.

2 Chronicles 11:18 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;

2 Chronicles 11:19 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.

2 Chronicles 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom;
which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

2 Chronicles 11:21 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 threescore daughters.)

2 Chronicles 11:22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to
be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

2 Chronicles 11:23 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.

2 Chronicles 12:1 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.

2 Chronicles 12:2 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,

2 Chronicles 12:3 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 Ethiopians.

2 Chronicles 12:4 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah,
and came to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 12:5 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 Shishak.

2 Chronicles 12:6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled
themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.

2 Chronicles 12:7 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.

2 Chronicles 12:8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may
know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

2 Chronicles 12:9 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.

2 Chronicles 12:10 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.

2 Chronicles 12:11 And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the
guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.

2 Chronicles 12:12 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.

2 Chronicles 12:13 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.

2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to
seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 12:15 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.

2 Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in
the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 13:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah
to reign over Judah.

2 Chronicles 13:2 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.

2 Chronicles 13:3 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.

2 Chronicles 13:4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount
Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;

2 Chronicles 13:5 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?

2 Chronicles 13:6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the
son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.

2 Chronicles 13:7 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.

2 Chronicles 13:8 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
you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

2 Chronicles 13:9 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.

2 Chronicles 13:10 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:

2 Chronicles 13:11 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every
evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the showbread 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.

2 Chronicles 13:12 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.

2 Chronicles 13:13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind
them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

2 Chronicles 13:14 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.

2 Chronicles 13:15 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.

2 Chronicles 13:16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God
delivered them into their hand.

2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great
slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen
men.

2 Chronicles 13:18 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.

2 Chronicles 13:19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from
him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and
Ephrain with the towns thereof.

2 Chronicles 13:20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days
of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.

2 Chronicles 13:21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and
begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

2 Chronicles 13:22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his
sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

2 Chronicles 14:1 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.

2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of
the LORD his God:

2 Chronicles 14:3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the
high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

2 Chronicles 14:4 And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers,
and to do the law and the commandment.

2 Chronicles 14:5 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high
places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

2 Chronicles 14:6 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 him rest.

2 Chronicles 14:7 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.

2 Chronicles 14:8 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.

2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with
an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto
Mareshah.

2 Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in
array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

2 Chronicles 14:11 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 not man prevail against thee.

2 Chronicles 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before
Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

2 Chronicles 14:13 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.

2 Chronicles 14:14 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.

2 Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away
sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2 Chronicles 15:2 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.

2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true
God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

2 Chronicles 15:4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God
of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

2 Chronicles 15:5 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.

2 Chronicles 15:6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for
God did vex them with all adversity.

2 Chronicles 15:7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak:
for your work shall be rewarded.

2 Chronicles 15:8 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.

2 Chronicles 15:9 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.

2 Chronicles 15:10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the
third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.

2 Chronicles 15:11 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the
spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.

2 Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of
their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

2 Chronicles 15:13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel
should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

2 Chronicles 15:14 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with
shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

2 Chronicles 15:15 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.

2 Chronicles 15:16 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.

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel:
nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2 Chronicles 15:18 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.

2 Chronicles 15:19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth
year of the reign of Asa.

2 Chronicles 16:1 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 Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:2 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,

2 Chronicles 16:3 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.

2 Chronicles 16:4 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.

2 Chronicles 16:5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left
off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

2 Chronicles 16:6 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.

2 Chronicles 16:7 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.

2 Chronicles 16:8 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.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the
whole earth, to show 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.

2 Chronicles 16:10 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.

2 Chronicles 16:11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are
written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:12 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.

2 Chronicles 16:13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and
fortieth year of his reign.

2 Chronicles 16:14 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.

2 Chronicles 17:1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and
strengthened himself against Israel.

2 Chronicles 17:2 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.

2 Chronicles 17:3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in
the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

2 Chronicles 17:4 But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in
his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 17:5 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and
all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in
abundance.

2 Chronicles 17:6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD:
moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:7 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.

2 Chronicles 17:8 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.

2 Chronicles 17:9 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.

2 Chronicles 17:10 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 against
Jehoshaphat.

2 Chronicles 17:11 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.

2 Chronicles 17:12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in
Judah castles, and cities of store.

2 Chronicles 17:13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the
men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 17:14 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 thousand.

2 Chronicles 17:15 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him
two hundred and fourscore thousand.

2 Chronicles 17:16 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.

2 Chronicles 17:17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with
him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.

2 Chronicles 17:18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and
fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.

2 Chronicles 17:19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put
in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.

2 Chronicles 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and
joined affinity with Ahab.

2 Chronicles 18:2 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.

2 Chronicles 18:3 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.

2 Chronicles 18:4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I
pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

2 Chronicles 18:5 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.

2 Chronicles 18:6 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the
LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?

2 Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet
one man, by whom we may inquire 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.

2 Chronicles 18:8 And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and
said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.

2 Chronicles 18:9 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.

2 Chronicles 18:10 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.

2 Chronicles 18:11 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.

2 Chronicles 18:12 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 theirs, and speak
thou good.

2 Chronicles 18:13 And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God
saith, that will I speak.

2 Chronicles 18:14 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.

2 Chronicles 18:15 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 LORD?

2 Chronicles 18:16 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.

2 Chronicles 18:17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not
tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

2 Chronicles 18:18 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.

2 Chronicles 18:19 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.

2 Chronicles 18:20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD,
and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?

2 Chronicles 18:21 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.

2 Chronicles 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit
in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against
thee.

2 Chronicles 18:23 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?

2 Chronicles 18:24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when
thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

2 Chronicles 18:25 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 son;

2 Chronicles 18:26 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.

2 Chronicles 18:27 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then
hath not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.

2 Chronicles 18:28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah
went up to Ramothgilead.

2 Chronicles 18:29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will
disguise myself, and will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes. So the
king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.

2 Chronicles 18:30 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.

2 Chronicles 18:31 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.

2 Chronicles 18:32 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.

2 Chronicles 18:33 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.

2 Chronicles 18:34 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.

2 Chronicles 19:1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in
peace to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 19:2 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.

2 Chronicles 19:3 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.

2 Chronicles 19:4 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.

2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced
cities of Judah, city by city,

2 Chronicles 19:6 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.

2 Chronicles 19:7 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.

2 Chronicles 19:8 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.

2 Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear
of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

2 Chronicles 19:10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren
that dwell in their 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 trespass.

2 Chronicles 19:11 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.

2 Chronicles 20:1 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.

2 Chronicles 20:2 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 is Engedi.

2 Chronicles 20:3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD,
and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the
LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and
Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,

2 Chronicles 20:6 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?

2 Chronicles 20:7 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?

2 Chronicles 20:8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary
therein for thy name, saying,

2 Chronicles 20:9 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.

2 Chronicles 20:10 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;

2 Chronicles 20:11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out
of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

2 Chronicles 20:12 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.

2 Chronicles 20:13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little
ones, their wives, and their children.

2 Chronicles 20:14 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 congregation;

2 Chronicles 20:15 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.

2 Chronicles 20:16 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.

2 Chronicles 20:17 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.

2 Chronicles 20:18 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.

2 Chronicles 20:19 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.

2 Chronicles 20:20 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.

2 Chronicles 20:21 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.

2 Chronicles 20:22 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.

2 Chronicles 20:23 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.

2 Chronicles 20:24 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.

2 Chronicles 20:25 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.

2 Chronicles 20:26 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.

2 Chronicles 20:27 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 enemies.

2 Chronicles 20:28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and
trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:29 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.

2 Chronicles 20:30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave
him rest round about.

2 Chronicles 20:31 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.

2 Chronicles 20:32 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.

2 Chronicles 20:33 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet
the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 20:34 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.

2 Chronicles 20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself
with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

2 Chronicles 20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to
Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.

2 Chronicles 20:37 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.

2 Chronicles 21:1 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.

2 Chronicles 21:2 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 Israel.

2 Chronicles 21:3 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.

2 Chronicles 21:4 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.

2 Chronicles 21:5 Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to
reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 21:6 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.

2 Chronicles 21:7 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.

2 Chronicles 21:8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion
of Judah, and made themselves a king.

2 Chronicles 21:9 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.

2 Chronicles 21:10 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.

2 Chronicles 21:11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah,
and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled
Judah thereto.

2 Chronicles 21:12 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,

2 Chronicles 21:13 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 than thyself:

2 Chronicles 21:14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy
people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

2 Chronicles 21:15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy
bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

2 Chronicles 21:16 Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit
of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:

2 Chronicles 21:17 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.

2 Chronicles 21:18 And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with
an incurable disease.

2 Chronicles 21:19 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.

2 Chronicles 21:20 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.

2 Chronicles 22:1 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.

2 Chronicles 22:2 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.

2 Chronicles 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his
mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

2 Chronicles 22:4 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.

2 Chronicles 22:5 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.

2 Chronicles 22:6 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 sick.

2 Chronicles 22:7 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.

2 Chronicles 22:8 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.

2 Chronicles 22:9 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.

2 Chronicles 22:10 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son
was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.

2 Chronicles 22:11 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.

2 Chronicles 22:12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years:
and Athaliah reigned over the land.

2 Chronicles 23:1 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.

2 Chronicles 23:2 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.

2 Chronicles 23:3 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.

2 Chronicles 23:4 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;

2 Chronicles 23:5 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.

2 Chronicles 23:6 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.

2 Chronicles 23:7 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.

2 Chronicles 23:8 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 courses.

2 Chronicles 23:9 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.

2 Chronicles 23:10 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 round about.

2 Chronicles 23:11 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 king.

2 Chronicles 23:12 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running
and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of the LORD:

2 Chronicles 23:13 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 music, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent
her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason.

2 Chronicles 23:14 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.

2 Chronicles 23:15 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 there.

2 Chronicles 23:16 And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all
the people, and between the king, that they should be the LORD'S people.

2 Chronicles 23:17 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.

2 Chronicles 23:18 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.

2 Chronicles 23:19 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.

2 Chronicles 23:20 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.

2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was
quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

2 Chronicles 24:1 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.

2 Chronicles 24:2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the
LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

2 Chronicles 24:3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and
daughters.

2 Chronicles 24:4 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to
repair the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 24:5 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.

2 Chronicles 24:6 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?

2 Chronicles 24:7 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.

2 Chronicles 24:8 And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set
it without at the gate of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 24:9 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.

2 Chronicles 24:10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and
brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.

2 Chronicles 24:11 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.

2 Chronicles 24:12 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.

2 Chronicles 24:13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by
them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.

2 Chronicles 24:14 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.

2 Chronicles 24:15 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he
died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.

2 Chronicles 24:16 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.

2 Chronicles 24:17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of
Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

2 Chronicles 24:18 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.

2 Chronicles 24:19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto
the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.

2 Chronicles 24:20 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.

2 Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with
stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 24:22 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.

2 Chronicles 24:23 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 of Damascus.

2 Chronicles 24:24 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.

2 Chronicles 24:25 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.

2 Chronicles 24:26 And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the
son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.

2 Chronicles 24:27 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.

2 Chronicles 25:1 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.

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
but not with a perfect heart.

2 Chronicles 25:3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to
him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

2 Chronicles 25:4 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.

2 Chronicles 25:5 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.

2 Chronicles 25:6 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out
of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

2 Chronicles 25:7 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.

2 Chronicles 25:8 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.

2 Chronicles 25:9 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.

2 Chronicles 25:10 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 great anger.

2 Chronicles 25:11 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.

2 Chronicles 25:12 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.

2 Chronicles 25:13 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.

2 Chronicles 25:14 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.

2 Chronicles 25:15 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?

2 Chronicles 25:16 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.

2 Chronicles 25:17 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.

2 Chronicles 25:18 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.

2 Chronicles 25:19 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?

2 Chronicles 25:20 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.

2 Chronicles 25:21 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.

2 Chronicles 25:22 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they
fled every man to his tent.

2 Chronicles 25:23 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.

2 Chronicles 25:24 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 to Samaria.

2 Chronicles 25:25 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after
the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

2 Chronicles 25:26 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 Israel?

2 Chronicles 25:27 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.

2 Chronicles 25:28 And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his
fathers in the city of Judah.

2 Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen
years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

2 Chronicles 26:2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the
king slept with his fathers.

2 Chronicles 26:3 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.

2 Chronicles 26:4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Amaziah did.

2 Chronicles 26:5 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.

2 Chronicles 26:6 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 Philistines.

2 Chronicles 26:7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against
the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.

2 Chronicles 26:8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name
spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened himself
exceedingly.

2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner
gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified
them.

2 Chronicles 26:10 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.

2 Chronicles 26:11 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.

2 Chronicles 26:12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the
mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.

2 Chronicles 26:13 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.

2 Chronicles 26:14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host
shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast
stones.

2 Chronicles 26:15 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.

2 Chronicles 26:16 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.

2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him
fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:

2 Chronicles 26:18 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 LORD God.

2 Chronicles 26:19 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.

2 Chronicles 26:20 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.

2 Chronicles 26:21 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.

2 Chronicles 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did
Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

2 Chronicles 26:23 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.

2 Chronicles 27:1 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.

2 Chronicles 27:2 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 yet corruptly.

2 Chronicles 27:3 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on
the wall of Ophel he built much.

2 Chronicles 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in
the forests he built castles and towers.

2 Chronicles 27:5 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.

2 Chronicles 27:6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways
before the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 27:7 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 and Judah.

2 Chronicles 27:8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign,
and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 27:9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in
the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 28:1 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:

2 Chronicles 28:2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made
also molten images for Baalim.

2 Chronicles 28:3 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 Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places,
and on the hills, and under every green tree.

2 Chronicles 28:5 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.

2 Chronicles 28:6 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.

2 Chronicles 28:7 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.

2 Chronicles 28:8 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 Samaria.

2 Chronicles 28:9 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.

2 Chronicles 28:10 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?

2 Chronicles 28:11 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.

2 Chronicles 28:12 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,

2 Chronicles 28:13 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.

2 Chronicles 28:14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before
the princes and all the congregation.

2 Chronicles 28:15 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.

2 Chronicles 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria
to help him.

2 Chronicles 28:17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and
carried away captives.

2 Chronicles 28:18 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.

2 Chronicles 28:19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of
Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.

2 Chronicles 28:20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and
distressed him, but strengthened him not.

2 Chronicles 28:21 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.

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more
against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

2 Chronicles 28:23 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.

2 Chronicles 28:24 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.

2 Chronicles 28:25 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 his
fathers.

2 Chronicles 28:26 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 Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:27 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.

2 Chronicles 29:1 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.

2 Chronicles 29:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that David his father had done.

2 Chronicles 29:3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month,
opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.

2 Chronicles 29:4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and
gathered them together into the east street,

2 Chronicles 29:5 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.

2 Chronicles 29:6 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.

2 Chronicles 29:7 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.

2 Chronicles 29:8 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.

2 Chronicles 29:9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our
sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.

2 Chronicles 29:10 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.

2 Chronicles 29:11 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.

2 Chronicles 29:12 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:

2 Chronicles 29:13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of
the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah:

2 Chronicles 29:14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the
sons of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

2 Chronicles 29:15 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.

2 Chronicles 29:16 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.

2 Chronicles 29:17 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.

2 Chronicles 29:18 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 showbread table, with all the vessels thereof.

2 Chronicles 29:19 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 LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the
rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:21 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 LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:22 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 altar.

2 Chronicles 29:23 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering
before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

2 Chronicles 29:24 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.

2 Chronicles 29:25 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.

2 Chronicles 29:26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and
the priests with the trumpets.

2 Chronicles 29:27 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.

2 Chronicles 29:28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers
sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt
offering was finished.

2 Chronicles 29:29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and
all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 29:30 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.

2 Chronicles 29:31 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.

2 Chronicles 29:32 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 LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:33 And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and
three thousand sheep.

2 Chronicles 29:34 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.

2 Chronicles 29:35 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.

2 Chronicles 29:36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had
prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.

2 Chronicles 30:1 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.

2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all
the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

2 Chronicles 30:3 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.

2 Chronicles 30:4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

2 Chronicles 30:5 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 written.

2 Chronicles 30:6 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.

2 Chronicles 30:7 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.

2 Chronicles 30:8 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.

2 Chronicles 30:9 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.

2 Chronicles 30:10 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.

2 Chronicles 30:11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun
humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 30:12 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 the LORD.

2 Chronicles 30:13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the
feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.

2 Chronicles 30:14 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.

2 Chronicles 30:15 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.

2 Chronicles 30:16 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.

2 Chronicles 30:17 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.

2 Chronicles 30:18 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 every one

2 Chronicles 30:19 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.

2 Chronicles 30:20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the
people.

2 Chronicles 30:21 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.

2 Chronicles 30:22 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.

2 Chronicles 30:23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven
days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

2 Chronicles 30:24 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.

2 Chronicles 30:25 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.

2 Chronicles 30:26 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 in
Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 30:27 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.

2 Chronicles 31:1 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.

2 Chronicles 31:2 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.

2 Chronicles 31:3 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.

2 Chronicles 31:4 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.

2 Chronicles 31:5 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.

2 Chronicles 31:6 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.

2 Chronicles 31:7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the
heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.

2 Chronicles 31:8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps,
they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel.

2 Chronicles 31:9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites
concerning the heaps.

2 Chronicles 31:10 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.

2 Chronicles 31:11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house
of the LORD; and they prepared them,

2 Chronicles 31:12 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.

2 Chronicles 31:13 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.

2 Chronicles 31:14 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.

2 Chronicles 31:15 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:

2 Chronicles 31:16 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;

2 Chronicles 31:17 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;

2 Chronicles 31:18 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:

2 Chronicles 31:19 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.

2 Chronicles 31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought
that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 31:21 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.

2 Chronicles 32:1 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 himself.

2 Chronicles 32:2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that
he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

2 Chronicles 32:3 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to
stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did
help him.

2 Chronicles 32:4 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped
all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land,
saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?

2 Chronicles 32:5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall
that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and
repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

2 Chronicles 32:6 And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered
them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake
comfortably to them, saying,

2 Chronicles 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for
the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be
more with us than with him:

2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our
God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves
upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 32:9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his
servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his
power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at
Jerusalem, saying,

2 Chronicles 32:10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye
trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jerusalem?

2 Chronicles 32:11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to
die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of
the hand of the king of Assyria?

2 Chronicles 32:12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and
his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before
one altar, and burn incense upon it?

2 Chronicles 32:13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the
people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways
able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?

2 Chronicles 32:14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my
fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand,
that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?

2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade
you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or
kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand
of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

2 Chronicles 32:16 And his servants spake yet more against the LORD God, and
against his servant Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel,
and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands
have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of
Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

2 Chronicles 32:18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech
unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to
trouble them; that they might take the city.

2 Chronicles 32:19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against
the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

2 Chronicles 32:20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet
Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty
men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of
Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was
come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew
him there with the sword.

2 Chronicles 32:22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand
of all other, and guided them on every side.

2 Chronicles 32:23 And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and
presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of
all nations from thenceforth.

2 Chronicles 32:24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed
unto the LORD: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit
done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon
him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of
his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the
LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

2 Chronicles 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he
made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and
for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;

2 Chronicles 32:28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and
oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

2 Chronicles 32:29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of
flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.

2 Chronicles 32:30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of
Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And
Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

2 Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes
of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the
land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

2 Chronicles 32:32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness,
behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz,
and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him
in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son
reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and
he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:

2 Chronicles 33:2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like
unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the
children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his
father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves,
and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.

2 Chronicles 33:4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the
LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.

2 Chronicles 33:5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two
courts of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the
valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments,
and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he
wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2 Chronicles 33:7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in
the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In
this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of
Israel, will I put my name for ever:

2 Chronicles 33:8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out
of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take
heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the
statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.

2 Chronicles 33:9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to
err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the
children of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but
they would not hearken.

2 Chronicles 33:11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the
host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound
him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

2 Chronicles 33:12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his
God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

2 Chronicles 33:13 And prayed unto him: and he was entreated of him, and
heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom.
Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.

2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David,
on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish
gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put
captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.

2 Chronicles 33:15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of
the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of
the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.

2 Chronicles 33:16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed
thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the
LORD God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high
places, yet unto the LORD their God only.

2 Chronicles 33:18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto
his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD
God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:19 His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and
all his sins, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places,
and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are
written among the sayings of the seers.

2 Chronicles 33:20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him
in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign,
and reigned two years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 33:22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD,
as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images
which Manasseh his father had made, and served them;

2 Chronicles 33:23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his
father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.

2 Chronicles 33:24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in
his own house.

2 Chronicles 33:25 But the people of the land slew all them that had
conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son
king in his stead.

2 Chronicles 34:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.

2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right
hand, nor to the left.

2 Chronicles 34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet
young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth
year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the
groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.

2 Chronicles 34:4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence;
and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and
the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of
them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

2 Chronicles 34:5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars,
and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 34:6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and
Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.

2 Chronicles 34:7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and
had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols
throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 34:8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had
purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and
Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to
repair the house of the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 34:9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they
delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites
that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of
all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to
Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 34:10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the
oversight of the house of the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that
wrought in the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:

2 Chronicles 34:11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy
hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings
of Judah had destroyed.

2 Chronicles 34:12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of
them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and
Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and
other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of music.

2 Chronicles 34:13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were
overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the
Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.

2 Chronicles 34:14 And when they brought out the money that was brought into
the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the LORD
given by Moses.

2 Chronicles 34:15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I
have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered
the book to Shaphan.

2 Chronicles 34:16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the
king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do
it.

2 Chronicles 34:17 And they have gathered together the money that was found
in the house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the
overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.

2 Chronicles 34:18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah
the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

2 Chronicles 34:19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of
the law, that he rent his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of
Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a
servant of the king's, saying,

2 Chronicles 34:21 Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are
left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found:
for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our
fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in
this book.

2 Chronicles 34:22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went
to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of
Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:)
and they spake to her to that effect.

2 Chronicles 34:23 And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Tell ye the man that sent you to me,

2 Chronicles 34:24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this
place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written
in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:

2 Chronicles 34:25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense
unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of
their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall
not be quenched.

2 Chronicles 34:26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of
the LORD, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel
concerning the words which thou hast heard;

2 Chronicles 34:27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble
thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and
against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst
rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the
LORD.

2 Chronicles 34:28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt
be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil
that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So
they brought the king word again.

2 Chronicles 34:29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders
of Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 34:30 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all
the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the
Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears all
the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant
before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his
testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to
perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

2 Chronicles 34:32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and
Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the
covenant of God, the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 34:33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the
countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were
present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days
they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 35:1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in
Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first
month.

2 Chronicles 35:2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged
them to the service of the house of the LORD,

2 Chronicles 35:3 And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which
were holy unto the LORD, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son
of David king of Israel did build; it shall not be a burden upon your
shoulders: serve now the LORD your God, and his people Israel,

2 Chronicles 35:4 And prepare yourselves 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.

2 Chronicles 35:5 And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of
the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and after the
division of the families of the Levites.

2 Chronicles 35:6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare
your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand
of Moses.

2 Chronicles 35:7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and
kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number
of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's
substance.

2 Chronicles 35:8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the
priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah 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.

2 Chronicles 35:9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren,
and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the
Levites for passover offerings five thousand small cattle, and five hundred
oxen.

2 Chronicles 35:10 So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in
their place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's
commandment.

2 Chronicles 35:11 And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled
the blood from their hands, and the Levites flayed them.

2 Chronicles 35:12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might
give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto
the LORD, as it is written in the book of Moses. And so did they with the
oxen.

2 Chronicles 35:13 And they roasted the passover with fire according to the
ordinance: but the other holy offerings sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and
in pans, and divided them speedily among all the people.

2 Chronicles 35:14 And afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the
priests: because the priests the sons of Aaron were busied in offering of
burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for
themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.

2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place,
according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the
king's seer; and the porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from
their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

2 Chronicles 35:16 So all the service of the LORD was prepared the same day,
to keep the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the LORD,
according to the commandment of king Josiah.

2 Chronicles 35:17 And the children of Israel that were present kept the
passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

2 Chronicles 35:18 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 all
Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 35:19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this
passover kept.

2 Chronicles 35:20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple,
Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates: and
Josiah went out against him.

2 Chronicles 35:21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, 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 is with me, that he destroy thee not.

2 Chronicles 35:22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but
disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the
words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of
Megiddo.

2 Chronicles 35:23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to
his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.

2 Chronicles 35:24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and
put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem,
and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all
Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men
and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and
made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the
lamentations.

2 Chronicles 35:26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness,
according to that which was written in the law of the LORD,

2 Chronicles 35:27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they are written
in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

2 Chronicles 36:1 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of
Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to
reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:3 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.

2 Chronicles 36:4 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.

2 Chronicles 36:5 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 sight of the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 36:6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and
bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of
the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his
abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are
written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son
reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and
he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was
evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 36:10 And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent,
and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD,
and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to
reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:12 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD
his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the
mouth of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had
made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from
turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people,
transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted
the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his
messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his
people, and on his dwelling place:

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his
words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his
people, till there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees,
who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and
had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for
age: he gave them all into his hand.

2 Chronicles 36:18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small,
and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and
of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall
of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all
the goodly vessels thereof.

2 Chronicles 36:20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away
to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of
the kingdom of Persia:

2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah,
until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she
kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

2 Chronicles 36:22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the
word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the
LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a
proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

2 Chronicles 36:23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the
earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build
him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all
his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.

 

God's word to you ... The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
 [Deuteronomy 29:29]

 

Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:

Are you ready?


1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?

2) Have you found His Book?

3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"

4) Do you inquire of the LORD?

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 3:15]

5) Do you show forth your light by your good works?   "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]

6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus?   Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ?  [1 Timothy 6:11-12]

 7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness?

8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?