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CH A P. XX. i Jebolhaphat in his Fear proclaimeth a Faft: 5 His Prayer.

114 The Prophecy of Jahaziel. 20 Jehosaphat exhorteth the People, and setteth Singers to praise the LORD. 22 The great Overthrow of the Enemies. 26 The People having ble fled God at Beracha, return in Triumph. 31 Febolha. phat's Reign : 35 His Convoy of Ships which he made with Ahaziah, according to the Prophecy of Eliezer, unhappily

perised. Ver. 1 s T came to pass after this also, that the Children of

I Moab, and the Children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jeholhaphat to Battle.

2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against thee from beyond the Sea on this fide Syria, and behold, they be in Hazazon-ta

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3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a Fast throughout all Judah.

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.

5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the Congregation of Judah, in the House of the LORD.

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.

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?

8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a Sanctuary therein for thy Name, saying,

9 If when Evil cometh upon us, as the Sword, Judge ment, 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 AMiction, then thou wilt hear and help.

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· 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.

11 Behold, I say, how they reward us to come to cast us out of thy Poffession, which thou hast given us to inherit. 12 f our God, wilt thou * Psal. cxli. & Mine Eyes are unto

have thee, O God the LORD : in thee is not judge them? for we have

C my TRUST, leave not my Soul deftiNo Might against this great tuie. Company that cometh against 9 Keep me from the Snare which

they have laid for me, and the Grins us: neither KNOW we WHAT of the Workers of Iniquity. to do, but our Eyes are up- 10 Let the Wicked fall into their on thee.

own Nets, whilst that I withal és

scape. 13 And all Judah stood be

Psal. I. Is Call upon me in the fore the LORD, with their Day of TROUBLE; I will DELIVER Little ones, their Wives, and thee, and thou shalt GLORIFY me.

Phil. iv. 6 Be careful for nothing : their Children.

but in EVERY THING by PRAYER and 14 Then upon Jahaziel a SUPPLICATION with THANKSGIVING, Levite of the Sons of Afaph. let your REQUESTS be made KNOWN Levite of the Sons of Araph, untó God. came the Spirit of the LORD Psal. xxvii. 1 The LORD is my in the midst of the Congre- Light and my SALVATION, whom

shall I FEAR! the LORD is the gation :

STRENGTM of my Life, of whom shall 15 And he said, Hearken I be afraid. ye, all Judah, and ye Inba- 2 When the Wicked, even mine bitants of Jerusalem, and thou

Enemies and my Foes come upon

me to eat up my Flesh, they ftumKing Jehoshaphat, Thus faith bled and fell. the Lord unto you, Be not3. Though an Host should encamp

against me, my Heart Thall not fear: AFRAID, nor dismayed by though w reason of this great Multi- in this will I be CONFIDENT. tude: for the BATTLE is not 4 One Thing have I delired of the

Lord, that will I seek after, that I YOURS, but God's.

may dwell in the House of the LORD 16 To-morrow go ye down all the Days of my Life, to behold against them : behold, they

the BEAUTY of the LORD, and to ca

> quire in his Temple. come up by the Cliff of Ziz, 's For in the Time of TROUBLE he and ye shall find them at the shall HIDE me in his Pavilion : in End of the Brook, before the

be the Secret of his Tabernacle Thall he

hide me, he shall set me up upon a Wilderness of Zeruel. Rock. · 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 1 gainst them, for the LORD will be with you.

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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.

19 And the Levites of the Children of the Cohathites, of the Children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud Voice on high.

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 you be ESTABLISHED ; BELIEVE his PROPHETS, so shall ye PROSPER.

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 & Pral. cxxxvi. 1 o give Thanks Lord, for his MERCY EN- unto the LORD, for he is good : for DURETH for ever.

his Mercy endurech for ever. 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.

23 b For the Children of Pral. xxxvii. is Their SWORD shall Ammon and Moab stood up enter into their own Heart, and their against the Inhabitants of

hf Bows shall be BROKEN.

Psal. lxvi. 1 Make a joyful Noise Mount Seir, utterly to SLAY unto God, all ye Lands: and DESTROY them : and 2 Sing forth the HONOUR of his

NAME: make his PRAISE GLORIOUS. when they had made an End

3 Say unto God, How TERRIBLE art of the Inhabitants of Seir, thou in thy Works! through the every one helped to DESTROY GREATNESS of thy Power shall thine

Enemies submit themselves unto another.

thee. 24 And when Judah came s Come and see the Works of toward the Watch-tower in

God: he is TERRIBLE in his Doing

toward the Children of Men. the Wilderness, they looked He RULETH by his Powek for eunto the Multitude, and be- ver, his Eyes behold the Nations : hold, they were dead Bodies wore dend Radiso let not the REBELLIOUS exalo chem

selves. FALLEN to the Earth, and none escaped.

25 And when Jehosaphat 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 Itript off for themselves) more than they

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could could carry away : and they were three Days in gathering of the Spoil, it was so much.

26 And on the fourth Day they assembled themselves in the Valley of Berachah; for there they blefled the LORD: therefore the Name of the same Place was called, The Valley of Berachah unto this Day.

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.

28 And they came to Jerusalem with Psalteries, and Harps, and Trumpets, unto the House of the LORD.

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.

30 So the Realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for his God gave him Rest round about.

35 And after this did Jehoshaphat King of Judah join himself with Ahaziah King of Israel, who did very wick-, edly.

36 And he joined himself with him to make Ships to go to Tarthish : and they made the Ships in Ezion-gaber.

37 Then Eliezer prophesied against Jehofhaphat, 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 Tarmish.

i Kings XXII. 51 Abaziah the Son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth Year of Jeholhaphat King of Judah, and reigned two Years over Israel.

52 And he did Evil in the fight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his Father, and in the way of his Mother, and in the way of Jeroboam, who made Israel to sin.

53. For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to Anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his Father had done.

II. KINGS,

II. KINGS, CHA P. I. i Moab rebelleth. 2 Abaziah sending to Baalzebub, hath his

Judgment by Elijah. 5 Elijah twice bringeth Fire from Heaven upon them whom Ahaziah sent to apprehend him : 13 He pitieth the third Captain, and encouraged by an Angel, telleth the King of his Death : Jehoram succeedeth A. haziah.

Ver. I THEN Moab rebelled against Ifrael, after the

1 Death of Ahab. 2 And Ahaziah fell down through a Lattess in his upper Chamber that was in Samaria, and was fick : and he sent Messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this Disease.

3 But the Angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the Meslengers of the King of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron?

4 Now therefore thus faith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that Bed on which thou art gone up, but thalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

5 And when the Meslengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?

6 And they said unto him, There came a Man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go turn again unto the King that sent you, and say unto him, Thus faith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron ? therefore thou shalt not come down from that Bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

7 And he said unto them, What manner of Man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these Words?

8 And they answered him, He was an hairy Man, and girt with a Girdle of Leather about his Loyns. And he said, It is Elijah the Tilhbite.

9 Then the King sent unto him a Captain of fifty, with his fifty : and he went up to him (and behold, he sat on the top of the Hill) and he spake unto him, Thou Man of God, the King hath said, Come down.

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