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land out of the baud of the king of Assyria?

34 i Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and e Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand V

35 Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, 'that the Loud should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?

30 But the people held their peace, and answered hiin not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah (with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Kabshakch.

CHAPTER XIX.

1 Hezek-iah mourning tenrleth to [Niinh to pray for them. 0 Imiah eomtortctli them. 8 Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, genii ft h a meuuikemam tetter to Hezekiah. 14 llezrkiah'* prayer. HO Isaiah'*

pvo/iheey of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, ana the goexl of Zion. (Hi An angel staiie.th the Assyrians. 3(1 Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by hie own sow.

AND 1 it came to pass, when . king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Loud.

2 And lie sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to bIsaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day h a day

i of trouble, and of rebuke, and !l blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

4 c It may be the Loud thy God will hear all the words of Rab

| shakeh, 'whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will e reprove the words which the Lokd thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are tlcft.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

Thus saith the Lokd, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the s servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

7 Behold, I will send i>a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own laud.

8 1 So Rab-shakch returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libiuth: for he had heard that he was departed 'from Lachish.

9 And 'when he heard say of Xirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, lie is come out to light against thee; he sent messengers again uuto Hezekiah, Baying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God 'in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

12 mllave the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of "Eden which were in Thelasar?

13 "Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and tlie king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

14 *J pAnd Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Loud.

15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, i which dwellest betitvnt the cherubim, rthou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

10 Loud, 'bow down thine ear, and hear: 'open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, "which hath sent him to reproach the

0 If 'And Isaiah said unto them, j living God. i Thus shall ye say to your master, i 17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings

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of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18 And have tcast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but *the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 11) Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.

80 If Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, *That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria aI have heard.

21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin bthc daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem chath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed!1 and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against dthe Holy

One of Israel.

23 t«By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, 'With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down tthe tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into II the forest of his Carmel.

24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of II besieged places.

25 II Hast thou not heard long ago 7towsl have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that bthmi shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

20 Therefore their inhabitants were tof small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were an the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as I the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But kI know thy II abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

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28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine cars, therefore xl will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back m by the way by which thou earnest.

2!( And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 "And tthe remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and tthey that escape out of mount Zion: Pthc zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

34 Fori I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and 'for my servant David's 6ake.

35 If And "it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning,, behold, they were all dead corpses.

30 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at1 Nineveh.

37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that "Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of t Armenia. And 7 Esar-liaddon his son reigned in his stead.

CHAPTER XX.

1 Ifrzrl-iah, harina received a menaarje of death, btf proffer hath his l\f'e lengthened. 8 The sint north ten degree* baci-tcard for a sign of'that promise. 12 Brrotlnrh-ttalathtn sending to visit Hezekiah, because of the wonder, hath uotire of his trenstrres. 14 tsnmh understanding thereof'foretelleth the Babylonian captivity. '"" succeed tilt Ikzekiak.

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HezekialCs sickness and prayer.

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had heard that Hezekiah had

been sick.

13 And n Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his II precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his it armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that llezekiah shewed them not.

14 li Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee!1 And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, even from Babylon. I

15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, °A11 the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.

16 And Isaiah said unto Tlezckiah. Hear the word of the Lord.

17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, P shall be carried unto Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

18 And of thy sons that shall
issue from thee, which thou
shalt beget, i shall they take
away; Band they shall be eu-
nuchs in the palace of the king
of Babylon.

1!) Then said Hezekiah unto
Isaiah, rGood is the word of the
Lord which thou hast spoken, j
And he said, II Is it not good, if
peace and truth be in, my days?
20 If 'And the rest of the acts
that he hath spoken: shall the I of Hezekiah, and all his might,
shadow go forward ten degrees, and how he * made a pool, and

IN * those days was Hezekiah
sick unto death. And the
prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz
came to him, and said unto him,
Thus saith the Lord, t Set thine
house in order; for thou shalt
die, and not live.

2 Then he turned his face to the
wall, and prayed unto the Loud,
saying,

3 I beseech thee, O Lord, b remember now how I have c walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept t sore.

4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle J court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah dthe captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, «I have heard thy prayer, I have seen ftliy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.

6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and si will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

7 Andh Isaiah said, Take a lump of Jigs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

8 If And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, 'What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, turd that I shall go up into the house of the Lord the third day?

9 And Isaiah said, kThis sign shalt thou have of the Lord, that the Lord will do the t

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or go back ten degrees?

10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord: and 1 he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the t dial of Ahaz.

12 t "At that time HBerodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, lcin^ of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he

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Manasseh's excessive wickedness.

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to reign, aud reigned fifty and
live years in Jerusalem. And his
mother's name was Uephzi-bah.
2 And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the Lord, b after
the abominations of the heathen,

ever hcareth of it, both ibis ears
shall tingle.

13 And 1 will stretch over Jeru-
salem 'the line of Samaria, and
the plummet of the bouse of
Aliab: aud I will wipe Jerusa-

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whom the Lord east out before !lem as a man wipeth a dish,
the children of Israel. t wiping if, and turning it upside

3 For he built up again the high down.

places c which llezekiah his fa- 14 Aud I will forsake the rem-
ther had destroyed; aud he rear- nant of mine inheritance, and
ed up altars for Baal, aud made a ; deliver them into the hand of
grove,das did Ahab king of Is- j their enemies; and they shall
rael; and 'worshipped all the J become a prey and a spoil to all
host of heaven, aud served them, i their enemies;

4 And 'he built altars in the | 15 Because they have done that

bouse of the Lord, of which the
Lord said, sin Jerusalem will I
put my name.

5 And he built altars for all the
host of heaven in the two courts
of the house of the Lord.

6 hAnd lie made bis son pass
through the lire, and observed
•times, and used enchantments,
and dealt with familiar spirits
and wizards: he wrought much
wickedness in the sight of the
Lord, to provoke him to anger.

7 And be set a graven image of
the grove that he had made in
the house, of which tb
said to David, and to Solomon
his son, '■ In this house, and in
Jerusalem, which I have chosen
out of all the tribes of Israel,
will I put my name for ever:

8 'Neither will I make the feet
of Israel move any more out of
the land which I gave their fa-
thers; only if they will observe
to do according to all that I
have commanded them, and ac-
cording to all the law that my
servant Moses commanded them.

9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh "seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.

10 1i And the Lord spake by his servants the prophets, saying

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which was evil in my 6ight, and
have provoked me to anger, since
the day their fathers came forth
out of Egypt, even unto this day.

16 ".Moreover Manasseh shed
innocent blood very much, till
be bad filled Jerusalem tfrom
one end to another; besides bis
sin wherewith lie made Judah to
sin, in doing that which was evil
in the sight of the Lord.

17 U Now ' the rest of the acts
of Manasseh, and all that he did,
and his sin that he sinned, are
they not written in the book of j

LORD I the Chronicles of the kings of I
Judah?

18 And "Manasseh slept witli
his fathers, and was buried in
the garden of bis own house, in
the garden of Uzza: and Amon
his son reigned in his stead.

19 1i "Anion was twenty and two years old when lie began to reign, and lie reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Mcshulleineth, the daughter of llartiz of Jothall.

20"And lie did that which teas evil in the sight of the Lord, 1 as liis father Manasseh did.

21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them:

22 And he 'forsook the Lord

t Heh. from mouth to mouth.

11 "Because Manasseh king of j God of his fathers, and walked

Judah hath done these abomin
at ions, "and hath done wickedly
above all that the Amorites did,
which were before him, and rhath
made Judah also to sin with bis
idols:

12 Therefore thus saith the
Lord God of Israel, Behold, I
<z»i bringing such evil upon Jcru-

not in the way of the Lord.

23 1j "And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

24 And the people of the land slew all them that bad conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

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AimIii which he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

26 And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Mosiah his son reigned in his stead.

CHAPTER XXII.

: 1 Jonah'* trooil reign. C, Ife taketh care for | the rtimir of the. temple. 8 Hilkiah Aiiringfotottl a book of the law, Jonah sendeth to Ituldah to inouire of the. Lord. 15 Jliddah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof' in Josiah's time.

JOSIAII '»m eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and oue years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name wax Jedidah, the daughter i of Adniuh of bBoscath.

2 And he did that which was, right in the sight of the Lokd, I and walked in all the way of Da-' vid his father, and 0 turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

3 1f ^And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the Lord, saying,

4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is • brought into the house of the Loud, which 'the keepers of the tdoor have gathered of the people:

5 And let them sdcliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the Loud: and let them give it to the doers of the work, which it in the house of the Lord, to repair the breaches of the house,

6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.

7 Howbeit, h there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.

8 It And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, 'I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.

!) And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the

king word again, and said, Thy servants have feathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the Lord.

10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

11 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and kAchbor the. son of II Micbaiah, aDd Sliiiphuu the scribe, uud Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,

Hi Go ye, inquire of the Lord for nie, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is 'the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.

14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of "Tikvah, the son of II Harhas, keeper of the twardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem II in the college;) and they communed witli her.

15 *f And she said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,

10 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, "I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah bath read:

17 0 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 kindled

: against" this place, and shall not be quenched.

18 But to Pthe king of Judah which sent you to Inquire of the Lord, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the Lord God of Is

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