after the death of Ahab:
2 And Ahaziah fell thorow the lattesse windowe in his vpper chamber which was in
: so he was sicke: then he sent messengers, to whome he saide, Goe, and enquire
of Baal-zebub the God of Ekron, if I shall recouer of this my disease.
3 Then the Angel of the Lord said to Eliiah the Tishbite, Arise, and goe vp to
meete the messengers of the King of
, and say vnto them, Is it not because there is no God in
, that ye goe to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?
4 Wherefore thus saith the Lorde, Thou shalt not come downe from the bed on
which thou art gone vp, but shalt die the death. So Eliiah departed.
5 And the messengers returned vnto him, to whome he said, Why are ye nowe
6 And they answered him, There came a man and met vs, and saide vnto vs, Goe,
and returne vnto the King which sent you, and say vnto him, Thus saith the Lorde,
Is it not because there is no God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of
Baal-zebub the God of Ekron? Therefore thou shalt not come downe from the bed,
on which thou art gone vp, but shalt die ye death.
7 And he saide vnto them, What maner of man was he which came and met you, and
tolde you these wordes?
8 And they said vnto him, He was an hearie man, and girded with a girdle of
lether about his loynes. Then sayde he, It is Eliiah the Tishbite.
9 Therefore the King sent vnto him a captaine ouer fiftie with his fiftie men,
who went vp vnto him: for beholde, he sate on the toppe of a mountaine, and he
saide vnto him, O man of God, the King hath commanded that thou come downe.
10 But Eliiah answered, and saide to the captaine ouer the fiftie, If that I be
a man of God, let fire come downe from the heauen, and deuoure thee and thy
fiftie. So fire came downe from the heauen and deuoured him and his fiftie.
11 Againe also he sent vnto him another captaine ouer fiftie, with his fiftie.
Who spake, and saide vnto him, O man of God, thus the King commandeth, Come
12 But Eliiah answered, and saide vnto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come
downe from the heauen, and deuoure thee and thy fiftie. So fire came downe from
the heauen, and deuoured him and his fiftie.
13 Yet againe he sent the third captaine ouer fiftie with his fiftie; the thirde
captaine ouer fiftie went vp, and came, and fell on his knees before Eliiah, and
besought him, and saide vnto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life and the
life of these thy fiftie seruants be precious in thy sight.
14 Beholde, there came fire downe from the heauen and deuoured the two former
captaines ouer fiftie with their fifties: therefore let my life nowe be precious
in thy sight.
15 And the Angel of the Lord said vnto Eliiah, Goe downe with him, be not
afraide of his presence. So he arose, and went downe with him vnto the King.
16 And he saide vnto him, Thus saith the Lorde, Because thou hast sent
messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, (was it not because there
was no God in
to inquire of his worde?) therefore thou shalt not come downe off the bed, on
which thou art gone vp, but shalt die the death.
17 So he dyed according to the worde of the Lorde which Eliiah had spoken;
Iehoram began to reigne in his steade, in the seconde yeere of Iehoram the sonne
of Iehoshaphat King of Iudah, because he had no sonne.
18 Concerning the rest of the actes of Ahaziah, that he did, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
1 And when the Lord would take vp Eliiah into heauen by a whirle winde, Eliiah
went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 Then Eliiah saide to Elisha, Tarie here, I pray thee: for the Lorde hath sent
. But Elisha said, As the Lord liueth, and as thy soule liueth, I will not leaue
thee. So they came downe to Beth-el.
3 And the children of the Prophets that were at Beth-el, came out to Elisha, and
said vnto him, Knowest thou that the Lorde will take thy master from thine head
this day? And he said, Yea, I knowe it: holde ye your peace.
4 Againe Eliiah saide vnto him, Elisha, tarie here, I pray thee: for the Lorde
hath sent me to Iericho: But he said, As the Lorde liueth, and as thy soule
liueth, I will not leaue thee. So they came to Iericho.
5 And the children of the Prophets that were at Iericho, came to Elisha, and
saide vnto him, Knowest thou, that the Lorde will take thy master from thine
head this day? And he sayde, Yea, I knowe it: holde ye your peace.
6 Moreouer Eliiah saide vnto him, Tarie, I pray thee, here: for the Lorde hath
sent me to Iorden. But he saide, As the Lorde liueth, and as thy soule liueth, I
will not leaue thee. So they went both together.
7 And fiftie men of the sonnes of the Prophets went and stoode on the other side
a farre off, and they two stoode by Iorden.
8 Then Eliiah tooke his cloke, and wrapt it together, and smote the waters, and
they were deuided hither and thither, and they twaine went ouer on the dry lande.
9 Nowe when they were passed ouer, Eliiah saide vnto Elisha, Aske what I shall
doe for thee before I be taken from thee; Elisha saide, I pray thee, let thy
Spirit be double vpon me.
10 And he saide, Thou hast asked an hard thing: yet if thou see me when I am
taken from thee, thou shalt haue it so: & if not, it shal not be.
11 And as they went walking and talking, beholde, there appeared a charet of
fire, and horses of fire, and did separate them twaine. So Eliiah went vp by a
whirle winde into heauen.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cryed, My father, my father, the charet of
, and the horsemen thereof: and he sawe him no more: and he tooke his owne
clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He tooke vp also the cloke of Eliiah that fell from him, and returned, and
stoode by the banke of Iorden.
14 After, he tooke the cloke of Eliiah, that fell from him, and smote the
waters, and sayde, Where is the Lord God of Eliiah? And so he also, after he had
striken the waters, so that they were deuided this way and that way, went ouer,
15 And when the children of the Prophets, which were at Iericho, saw him on the
other side, they sayde, The Spirite of Eliiah doeth rest on Elisha: and they
came to meete him, and fell to the grounde before him,
16 And said vnto him, Beholde nowe, there be with thy seruants fiftie strong
men: let them go, we pray thee, and seeke thy master, if so be the Spirite of
the Lord hath taken him vp, and cast him vpon some mountaine, or into some
valley. But he said, Ye shall not sende.
17 Yet they were instant vpon him, til he was ashamed: wherefore he saide, Sende.
So they sent fiftie men, which sought three dayes, but founde him not.
18 Therefore they returned to him, (for he taryed at Iericho) and he said vnto
them, Did not I say vnto you, Goe not?
19 And the men of the citie saide vnto Elisha, Beholde, we pray thee: the
situation of this citie is pleasant, as thou, my lorde, seest, but the water is
naught, and the ground baren.
20 Then he saide, Bring me a newe cruse, and put salt therein; they brought it
21 And he went vnto the spring of the waters, and cast there the salt, and said,
Thus saith the Lorde, I haue healed this water: death shall no more come
thereof, neither barennesse to the ground.
22 So the waters were healed vntill this day, according to the worde of Elisha
which hee had spoken.
23 And he went vp from thence vnto Beth-el; as he was going vp the way, litle
children came out of the citie, and mocked him, and saide vnto him, Come vp,
thou balde head, come vp, thou balde head.
24 And he turned backe, & looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the
Lord; two beares came out of the forest, and tare in pieces two and fourtie
children of them.
25 So he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to
1 Nowe Iehoram the sonne of Ahab beganne to reigne ouer
, the eighteenth yeere of Iehoshaphat King of Iudah, and reigned twelue yeeres.
2 And he wrought euill in the sight of the Lorde, but not like his father nor
like his mother: for he tooke away the image of Baal that his father had made.
3 Neuerthelesse, he cleaued vnto the sinnes of Ieroboam, the sonne of Nebat,
to sinne, and departed not therefrom.
4 Then Mesha King of
had store of sheepe, and rendred vnto the King of Israel an hundreth thousande
lambes, and an hundreth thousande rammes with the wooll.
5 But when Ahab was dead, the king of
rebelled against the King of Israel.
6 Therefore King Iehoram went out of
the same season, and nombred all
7 And went, and sent to Iehoshaphat King of Iudah, saying, The King of Moab hath
rebelled against me: wilt thou goe with me to battell against
? And he answered, I will goe vp: for I am, as thou art, my people, as thy
people, and mine horses as thine horses.
8 Then said he, What way shall we goe vp? And he answered, The way of the
9 So went the King of Israel & the king of Iudah, and the King of Edom, and
when they had compassed the way seuen dayes, they had no water for the hoste,
nor for the cattell that followed them.
10 Therefore the King of Israel sayde, Alas, that the Lord hath called these
three Kings, to giue them into the hand of
11 But Iehoshaphat saide, Is there not here a Prophet of the Lorde, that we may
inquire of the Lorde by him? And one of the King of Israels seruants answered,
and said, Here is Elisha the sonne of Shaphat, which powred water on the handes
12 Then Iehoshaphat saide, The worde of the Lorde is with him. Therefore the
King of Israel, and Iehoshaphat, and the King of Edom went downe to him.
13 And Elisha sayde vnto the King of Israel, What haue I to doe with thee? get
thee to the prophets of thy father and to the prophets of thy mother; the King
of Israel saide vnto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three Kings, to
giue them into the hande of
14 Then Elisha said, As the Lord of hostes liueth, in whose sight I stande, if
it were not, that I regarde the presence of Iehoshaphat the King of Iudah, I
woulde not haue looked towarde thee, nor seene thee.
15 But nowe bring me a minstrel; when the minstrel played, the hand of the Lord
came vpon him.
16 And he saide, Thus saith the Lorde, Make this valley full of ditches.
17 For thus saith the Lorde, Ye shall neither see winde nor see raine, yet the
valley shalbe filled with water, that ye may drinke, both ye and your cattel,
and your beastes.
18 But this is a small thing in the sight of the Lorde: for he will giue
into your hande.
19 And ye shal smite euery strong towne and euery chiefe citie, and shall fell
euery faire tree, & shall stoppe all the fountaines of water, & marre
euery good fielde with stones.
20 And in the morning whe the meat offring was offred, beholde, there came water
by the way of
: and the countrey was filled with water.
21 And when al the Moabites heard that the Kings were come vp to fight against
them, they gathered all that was able to put on harnesse, & vpwarde, and
stood in their border.
22 And they rose earely in the morning, when the sunne arose vpon the water, and
the Moabites saw the water ouer against them, as red as blood.
23 And they saide, This is blood the Kings are surely slaine, and one hath
smitten another: now therefore,
, to the spoyle.
24 And when they came to the host of
, the Israelites arose vp, and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before
them, but they inuaded them, and smote
25 And they destroyed the cities: and on all the good field euery man cast his
stone, and filled them and they stopt all the fountaines of water, and felled
all the good trees: onely in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof: howebeit
they went about it with slings, and smote it.
26 And when the King of Moab saw that the battel was too sore for him, he tooke
with him seuen hudreth men that drew the sword, to break through vnto the King
of Edom: but they could not.
27 Then he tooke his eldest sonne, that should haue reigned in his stead, and
offered him for a burnt offring vpon the wall: so that
was sore grieued, and they departed from him, and returned to their countrey.
1 And one of the wiues of the sonnes of the Prophets cryed vnto Elisha, saying,
Thy seruant mine husbande is dead, and thou knowest, that thy seruant did feare
the Lord: and the creditour is come to take my two sonnes to bee his bondmen.
2 Then Elisha saide vnto her, What shall I do for thee? tell mee, what hast thou
at home? And she sayd, Thine handmayd hath nothing at home, saue a pitcher of
3 And he sayde, Goe, and borowe thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours,
emptie vessels, and spare not.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the doore vpon thee and vpon thy
sonnes, and powre out into all those vessels, & set aside those that are
5 So shee departed from him, and shut the doore vpon her, and vpon her sonnes;
they brought to her, and she powred out.
6 And when the vessels were full, shee sayde vnto her sonne, Bring mee yet a
vessel; hee said vnto her, There is no moe vessels; the oyle ceased.
7 Then shee came and tolde the man of God; he saide, Goe, and sell the oyle, and
pay them that thou art in det vnto, and liue thou and thy children of the rest.
8 And on a time Elisha came to Shunem, and there a woman of great estimation
constrained him to eate bread: and as he passed by, he turned in thither to eate
9 And she sayde vnto her husband, Beholde, I know now, that this is an holy man
of God that passeth by vs continually.
10 Let vs make him a litle chamber, I pray thee, with walles, & let vs set
him there a bed, and a table, and a stoole, and a candlesticke, that hee may
turne in thither when hee commeth to vs.
11 And on a day, hee came thither and turned into the chamber, and lay therein,
12 And sayd to Gehazi his seruant, Call this Shunammite: and when hee called
her, she stood before him.
13 Then he sayd vnto him, Say vnto her now, Beholde, thou hast had all this
great care for vs, what shall we doe for thee? Is there any thing to bee spoken
for thee to the King or to the captaine of the hoste? And shee answered, I dwell
among mine owne people.
14 Againe he sayde, What is then to be done for her? Then Gehazi answered, In
deede she hath no sonne, and her husband is olde.
15 Then said he, Cal her; hee called her, and shee stoode in the doore.
16 And he said, At this time appointed, according to the time of life, thou
shalt embrace a sonne; she sayd, Oh my Lorde, thou man of God, doe not lye vnto
17 So the woman conceiued, & bare a sonne at that same season, according to
the time of life, that Elisha had sayd vnto her.
18 And when the childe was growen, it fell on a day, that he went out to his
father, and to the reapers.
19 And he sayde to his father, Mine head, mine head. Who sayd to his seruant,
Beare him to his mother.
20 And hee tooke him & brought him to his mother, and hee sate on her knees
till noone, and dyed.
21 Then shee went vp, and layed him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the
doore vpon him, and went out.
22 Then she called to her husband, & sayd, Send with me, I pray thee, one of
the yong men and one of the asses: for I will haste to the man of God, and come
23 And he sayd, Wherefore wilt thou goe to him to day? it is neither newe moone
nor Sabbath day; she answered, All shalbe well.
24 Then she sadled an asse, and sayde to her seruant, Driue, and goe forward:
staye not for me to get vp, except I bid thee.
25 So she went, and came vnto the man of God to mount Carmel; when the man of
God sawe her ouer against him, he sayd to Gehazi his seruant, Beholde, the
26 Runne nowe, I say, to meete her, and say vnto her, Art thou in health? is
thine husband in health? and is the child in health? And she answered, We are in
27 And when shee came to the man of God vnto the moutaine, she caught him by his
feete: and Gehazi went to her, to thrust her away: but the man of God said, Let
her alone: for her soule is vexed within her, and the Lorde hath hid it from me,
and hath not told it mee.
28 Then she said, Did I desire a sonne of my lord? did I not say, Deceiue me
29 Then he sayd to Gehazi, Gird thy loynes, and take my staffe in thine hand,
& goe thy way: if thou meete any, salute him not: and if any salute thee,
answere him not: and laye my staffe vpon the face of the childe.
30 And the mother of the childe sayde, As the Lorde liueth, and as thy soule
liueth, I will not leaue thee. Therefore he arose, and followed her.
31 But Gehazi was gone before them, & had layed the staffe vpon the face of
the childe, but he neither spake nor heard: wherefore hee returned to meete him,
and told him, saying, The childe is not waken.
32 Then came Elisha into the house, and beholde, the childe was dead, and layed
vpon his bedde.
33 He went in therefore, and shut the doore vpon them twayne, and prayed vnto
34 After he went vp, and lay vpon the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and
his eyes vpon his eies, and his hands vpon his handes, and stretched himselfe
vpon him, and the flesh of the child waxed warme.
35 And hee went from him, and walked vp & downe in the house, and went vp
and spred himselfe vpon him: then the childe neesed seuen times, and opened his
36 Then he called Gehazi, and sayd, Call this Shunammite. So he called her,
which came in vnto him; he said vnto her, Take thy sonne.
37 And she came, and fell at his feete, and bowed her selfe to the ground, and
tooke vp her sonne, and went out.
38 Afterward Elisha returned to Gilgal, and a famine was in the land, and the
children of the Prophets dwelt with him; hee sayd vnto his seruant, Set on the
great pot, and seethe pottage for the children of the Prophets.
39 And one went out into the fielde, to gather herbes, and founde, as it were, a
wilde vine, & gathered thereof wilde gourdes his garment ful, and came &
shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew it not.
40 So they powred out for the men to eate: and when they did eate of the
pottage, they cryed out, and sayde, O thou man of God, death is in the pot: and
they could not eate thereof.
41 Then he said, Bring meale; hee cast it into the potte, and sayd, Powre out
for the people, that they may eate: and there was none euill in the pot.
42 Then came a man from Baal-shalisha, & brought the man of God bread of the
first fruits, euen twenty loaues of barley, and full eares of corne in the huske;
hee saide, Giue vnto the people, that they may eate.
43 And his seruant answered, How shoulde I set this before an hundreth men? He
sayd againe, Giue it vnto the people, that they may eate: for thus sayth the
Lorde, They shall eate, and there shall remaine.
44 So he set it before them, and they did eate, and left ouer, according to the
word of the Lord.
1 Now was there one Naaman captaine of the hoste of the King of Aram, a great
man, and honourable in the sight of his lorde, because that by him the Lorde had
deliuered the Aramites. He also was a mightie man and valiant, but a leper.
2 And the Aramites had gone out by bands, and had taken a litle mayde of the
, and shee serued Naamans wife.
3 And she sayd vnto her mistres, Would God my lord were with the Prophet that is
, he would soone deliuer him of his leprosie.
4 And he went in, and tolde his lorde, saying, Thus and thus saith the mayde
that is of the
5 And the King of Aram sayde, Goe thy way thither, and I will send a letter vnto
the King of Israel; he departed, and tooke with him ten talents of siluer, and
sixe thousand pieces of golde, and ten change of rayments,
6 And brought the letter to the King of Israel to this effect, Now when this
letter is come vnto thee, vnderstand, that I haue sent thee Naaman my seruant,
that thou maiest heale him of his leprosie.
7 And when the King of Israel had read the letter, he rent his clothes, and
sayde, Am I God, to kil and to giue life, that hee doth send to mee, that I
should heale a man from his leprosie? wherfore consider, I pray you, and see
howe he seeketh a quarel against me.
8 But when Elisha the man of God had heard that the King of Israel had rent his
clothes, hee sent vnto the King, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes?
Let him come now to me, and he shall knowe that there is a Prophet in
9 Then Naaman came with his horses, and with his charets, and stoode at the
doore of the house of Elisha.
10 And Elisha sent a messenger vnto him, saying, Go and wash thee in Iorden
seuen times, and thy flesh shall come againe to thee, and thou shalt be clensed.
11 But Naaman was wroth and went away, and sayde, Beholde, I thought with my
selfe, Hee will surely come out, and stande, and call on the Name of the Lorde
his God and put his hand on the place, and heale the leprosie.
12 Are not Abanah and Pharpar, riuers of
, better then all the waters of
? may I not washe mee in them, and bee cleansed? so hee turned, and departed in
13 But his seruants came, and spake vnto him, and sayd, Father, if the Prophet
had commaunded thee a great thing, wouldest thou not haue done it? howe much
rather then, when hee sayth to thee,
and be cleane?
14 Then went he downe, and washed him selfe seuen times in Iorden, according to
the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came againe, like vnto ye flesh of a
litle child, & he was cleane.
15 And hee turned againe to the man of God, hee, and all his companie, and came
and stood before him, and sayd, Behold, now I knowe that there is no God in all
the world, but in
: now therefore, I pray thee, take a reward of thy seruant.
16 But hee sayde, As the Lorde liueth (before whom I stand) I wil not receiue
it; he would haue costrained him to receiue it, but he refused.
17 Moreouer Naaman sayde, Shall there not be giuen to thy seruant two mules
loade of this earth? for thy seruant will henceforth offer neither burnt
sacrifice nor offring vnto any other god, saue vnto the Lord.
18 Herein the Lorde bee mercifull vnto thy seruant, that when my master goeth
into the house of Rimmon, to worship there, and leaneth on mine hand, and I bowe
my selfe in the house of Rimmon: when I doe bowe downe, I say, in the house of
Rimmon, the Lord be mercifull vnto thy seruant in this point.
19 Vnto whome he saide, Goe in peace. So he departed from him about halfe a
dayes iourney of grounde.
20 And Gehazi the seruant of Elisha the man of God sayde, Beholde, my master
hath spared this Aramite Naaman, receiuing not those things at his hand that he
brought: as the Lord liueth, I will runne after him, and take somewhat of him.
21 So Gehazi followed speedily after Naaman; when Naaman sawe him running after
him, he light downe from the charet to meete him, and said, Is all well?
22 And he answered, All is well: my master hath set me, saying, Behold, there be
come to me, euen nowe from mount Ephraim two yong men of the children of the
Prophets: giue them, I pray thee, a talent of siluer, & two change of
23 And Naaman saide, Yea, take two talents: and he compelled him, and bound two
talents of siluer in two bagges, with two change of garments, and gaue them vnto
two of his seruants, that they might beare them before him.
24 And when he came to the towre, he tooke them out of their handes, and laide
them in the house, & sent away the men: & they departed.
25 Then he went in, and stoode before his master; Elisha said vnto him, Whence
commest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy seruant went no whither.
26 But he saide vnto him, Went not mine heart with thee when the man turned
againe fro his charet to meete thee? Is this a time to take money, and to
receiue garments, and oliues, and vineyardes, and sheepe, and oxen, and men
seruants, and maide seruants?
27 The leprosie therefore of Naaman shall cleaue vnto thee, and to thy seede for
euer; he went out from his presence a leper white as snowe.
1 And the children of the Prophets saide vnto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the
place where we dwell with thee, is too litle for vs.
2 Let vs nowe goe to Iorden, that we may take thence euery man a beame, and make
vs a place to dwell in; he answered, Goe.
3 And one said, Vouchsafe, I pray thee, to go with thy seruants, and he
answered, I will goe.
4 So he went with them, & when they came to Iorden, they cut downe wood.
5 And as one was felling of a tree, the yron fell into the water: then he cryed,
and said, Alas master, it was but borowed.
6 And the man of God saide, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. Then he
cut downe a piece of wood, and cast in thither, and he caused the yron to swimme.
7 Then he saide, Take it vp to thee; he stretched out his hand, and tooke it.
8 Then the King of Aram warred against
, and tooke counsell with his seruants, and said, In such and such a place
shalbe my campe.
9 Therefore the man of God sent vnto the King of Israel, saying, Beware thou goe
not ouer to such a place: for there the Aramites are come downe.
10 So the King of Israel sent to the place which the man of God tolde him, and
warned him of, and saued himselfe from thence, not once, nor twise.
11 And the heart of the King of Aram was troubled for this thing: therefore he
called his seruants and saide vnto them, Will ye not shewe me, which of vs
bewrayeth our counsel to the king of
12 Then one of his seruants saide, None, my lorde, O King, but Elisha the
Prophet that is in
, telleth the King of Israel, euen the wordes that thou speakest in thy priuie
13 And he said, Goe, and espie where he is, that I may sende and fetch him; one
tolde him, saying, Beholde, he is in
14 So he sent thither horses, and charets, and a mightie hoste: and they came by
night, and compassed the citie.
15 And when the seruant of the man of God arose earely to goe out, beholde, an
hoste compassed the citie with horses and charets. Then his seruant sayde vnto
him, Alas master, howe shall we doe?
16 And he answered, Feare not: for they that be with vs, are moe then they that
be with them.
17 Then Elisha prayed, and saide, Lorde, I beseech thee, open his eyes, that he
may see; the Lorde opened the eyes of the seruant, and he looked, and beholde,
the mountaine was full of horses and charets of fyre round about Elisha.
18 So they came downe to him, but Elisha prayed vnto the Lord, and said, Smite
this people, I pray thee, with blindnesse; he smote them with blindnes,
according to the worde of Elisha.
19 And Elisha said vnto them, This is not the way, neither is this the citie:
followe me, and I will leade you to the man whome ye seeke. But he ledde them to
20 And when they were come to
, Elisha saide, Lorde, open their eyes that they may see; the Lorde opened their
eyes, and they saw, & beholde, they were in the mids of
21 And the King of Israel sayde vnto Elisha when he sawe them, My father, shall
I smite them, shall I smite them?
22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: doest thou not smite them that
thou hast taken with thy sworde, and with thy bowe? but set bread and water
before them, that they may eate and drinke and goe to their master.
23 And he made great preparation for them: & when they had eaten &
drunken, he sent them away: and they went to their master. So ye bands of
came no more into the
24 But afterward Ben-hadad King of Aram gathered all his hoste, and went vp, and
25 So there was a great famine in
: for loe, they besieged it vntill an asses head was at foure score pieces of
siluer, and the fourth part of a kab of doues doung at fiue pieces of siluer.
26 And as the King of Israel was going vpon the wall, there cryed a woman vnto
him, saying, Helpe, my lord, O King.
27 And he said, Seeing the Lord doeth not succour thee, howe shoulde I helpe
thee with the barne, or with the wine presse?
28 Also the King said vnto her, What ayleth thee? And she answered, This woman
sayde vnto me, Giue thy sonne, that we may eate him to day, and we will eate my
sonne to morowe,
29 So we sod my sonne, and did eate him: & I saide to her the day after,
Giue thy sonne, that we may eate him, but she hath hid her sonne.
30 And when the King had heard the wordes of the woman, he rent his clothes,
(& as he went vpon the wall, the people looked, and behold, he had
sackecloth within vpon his flesh)
31 And he saide, God doe so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the sonne
of Shaphat shall stande on him this day.
32 (Nowe Elisha sate in his house, and the Elders sate with him.) And the King
sent a man before him: but before the messenger came to him, he saide to the
Elders, See ye not howe this murtherers sonne hath sent to take away mine head?
take heede when the messenger commeth, and shut the doore and handle him roughly
at the doore: is not the sounde of his masters feete behinde him?
33 While he yet talked with them, beholde, the messenger came downe vnto him,
and saide, Behold, this euill commeth of the Lord: should I attende on the Lorde
1 Then Elisha saide, Heare ye the worde of the Lorde: thus saith the Lorde, To
morowe this time a measure of fine floure shalbe solde for a shekel, and two
measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria.
2 Then a prince, on whose hande the King leaned, answered the man of God, and
saide, Though the Lorde would make windowes in the heauen, could this thing come
to passe? And he said, Beholde, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but thou
shalt not eate thereof.
3 Nowe there were foure leprous men at the entring in of the gate: and they
saide one to an other, Why sitte we here vntill we die?
4 If we say, We will enter into the citie, the famine is in the citie, and we
shall die there: and if we sit here, we dye also. Nowe therefore come, and let
vs fall into the campe of the Aramites: if they saue our liues, we shall liue:
and if they kill vs, we are but dead.
5 So they rose vp in the twilight, to goe to the campe of the Aramites: and when
they were come to the vtmost part of the campe of the Aramites, loe, there was
no man there.
6 For the Lord had caused the campe of the Aramites to heare a noyse of charets
& a noise of horses, and a noise of a great armie, so that they sayde one to
another, Beholde, the King of Israel hath hired against vs the Kings of the
Hittites, and the Kings of the Egyptians to come vpon vs.
7 Wherefore they arose, and fled in the twilight, and left their tentes and
their horses, and their asses, euen the campe as it was, and fledde for their
8 And when these lepers came to the vtmost part of the campe, they entred into
one tent, and did eate and drinke, and caryed thence siluer and golde, and
raiment, and went and hid it: after they returned, and entred into another tent,
and caryed thence also, and went and hid it.
9 Then saide one to another, We doe not well: this day is a day of good tidings,
and we holde our peace. If we tary till day light, some mischiefe will come vpon
vs. Nowe therefore, come, let vs goe, and tell the Kings housholde.
10 So they came, and called vnto the porters of the citie, and tolde them,
saying, We came to the campe of the Aramites, and loe, there was no man there,
neither voyce of man, but horses tyed and asses tyed: and the tents are as they
11 And the porters cryed and declared to the Kings house within.
12 Then the King arose in the night, and saide vnto his seruants, I wil shew you
now, what the Aramites haue done vnto vs. They know that we are affamished,
therefore they are gone out of the campe to hide them selues in the fielde,
saying, When they come out of the citie, we shall catch them aliue, and get into
13 And one of his seruants answered, and said, Let me take now fiue of the
horses that remaine, and are left in the citie, (behold, they are euen as all
the multitude of Israel that are left therein: beholde, I say, they are as the
multitude of the Israelites that are consumed) & we wil send to see.
14 So they tooke two charets of horses, and the King sent after the hoste of the
Aramites, saying, Goe and see.
15 And they went after them vnto Iorden, and loe, all the way was full of
clothes and vessels which the Aramites had cast from them in their hast: &
the messengers returned, and told ye King.
16 Then the people went out and spoyled the campe of the Aramites: so a measure
of fine floure was at a shekel, and two measures of barley at a shekel according
to the word of the Lorde.
17 And the King gaue the prince (on whose hande he leaned) the charge of the
gate, and the people trode vpon him in the gate, and he dyed, as the man of God
had saide, which spake it, when the King came downe to him.
18 And it came to passe, as the man of God had spoken to the King, saying, Two
measures of barley at a shekel, and a measure of fine floure shall be at a
shekel, to morowe about this time in the gate of
19 But the prince had answered the man of God, and saide, Though the Lorde would
make windowes in the heauen, coulde it come so to passe? And he said, Behold,
thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not eate thereof.
20 And so it came vnto him: for the people trode vpon him in the gate, and he
1 Then spake Elisha vnto the woman, whose sonne he had restored to life, saying,
Vp, and goe, thou, and thine house, and soiourne where thou canst soiourne: for
the Lorde hath called for a famine, and it commeth also vpon the land seuen
2 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God, and went both
shee and her housholde and soiourned in the lande of the Philistims seuen yeeres.
3 And at the seuen yeeres ende, the woman returned out of the lande of the
Philistims, and went out to call vpon the King for her house and for her land.
4 And the King talked with Gehazi the seruant of the man of God, saying, Tell
mee, I pray thee, all the great actes, that Elisha hath done.
5 And as he told the King, howe he had restored one dead to life, behold, the
woman, whose sonne he had raised to life, called vpon the King for her house and
for her land. Then Gehazi sayd, My lorde, O King, this is the woman, and this is
her sonne, whom Elisha restored to life.
6 And when the King asked the woman, shee told him: so the King appoynted her an
Eunuch, saying, Restore thou all that are hers, and all the fruites of her
landes since the day shee left the land, euen vntill this time.
7 Then Elisha came to
, and Ben-hadad the King of Aram was sicke, and one told him, saying, The man of
God is come hither.
8 And the king sayd vnto Hazael, Take a present in thine hande, and goe meete
the man of God, that thou mayest inquire of ye Lord by him, saying, Shall I
recouer of this disease?
9 So Hazael went to meete him, and tooke the present in his hand, and of euery
good thing of Damascus, euen the burden of fourtie camels, and came and stood
before him, and sayde, Thy sonne Ben-hadad King of Aram hath sent me to thee,
saying, Shall I recouer of this disease?
10 And Elisha sayd to him, Goe, and say vnto him, Thou shalt recouer: howbeit
the Lord hath shewed me, that he shall surely dye.
11 And hee looked vpon him stedfastly, till Hazael was ashamed, and the man of
12 And Hazael sayde, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I knowe the
euill that thou shalt do vnto the children of
: for their strong cities shalt thou set on fire, and their yong men shalt thou
slay with the sworde, and shalt dash their infantes against the stones, and rent
in pieces their women with child.
13 Then Hazael said, What? is thy seruant a dog, that I should doe this great
thing? And Elisha answered, The Lorde hath shewed mee, that thou shalt be King
14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master, who said to him, What
saide Elisha to thee? And he answered, Hee tolde mee that thou shouldest recouer.
15 And on the morow he tooke a thick cloth and dipt in it water, and spread it
on his face, & hee dyed: and Hazael reigned in his stead.
16 Now in the fift yere of Ioram ye sonne of Ahab King of Israel, and of
Iehoshaphat King of Iudah, Iehoram the sonne of Iehoshaphat King of Iudah began
17 He was two and thirtie yere olde, when he began to reigne: and hee reigned
eight yeere in Ierusalem.
18 And hee walked in the wayes of the Kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab:
for the daughter of Ahab was his wife, and hee did euill in the sight of the
19 Yet the Lord would not destroy Iudah, for Dauid his seruants sake, as he had
promised him to giue him a light, and to his children for euer.
20 In those dayes
rebelled from vnder the hand of Iudah, and made a King ouer themselues.
21 Therefore Ioram went to Zair, and all his charets with him, and he arose by
night, & smote the Edomites which were about him with the captains of the
charets, and the people fled into their tents.
rebelled from vnder the hand of Iudah vnto this day. then Libnah rebelled at
that same time.
23 Concerning the rest of the actes of Ioram and all that hee did, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
24 And Ioram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the
citie of Dauid; Ahaziah his sonne reigned in his stead.
25 In the twelft yere of Ioram the sonne of Ahab King of Israel did Ahaziah the
sonne of Iehoram King of Iudah begin to reigne.
26 Two and twentie yeere olde was Ahaziah when he began to reigne, and he
reigned one yere in Ierusalem, and his mothers name was Athaliah the daughter of
Omri King of Israel.
27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did euill in the sight of
the Lord, like the house of Ahab: for hee was the sonne in law of the house of
28 And he went with Ioram the sonne of Ahab to warre against Hazael King of
in Ramoth Gilead, and the Aramites smote Ioram.
29 And King Ioram returned to bee healed in Izreel of the wounds which ye
Aramites had giuen him at Ramah, whe he fought against Hazael King of
; Ahaziah the sonne of Iehoram King of Iudah went downe to see Ioram the sonne
of Ahab in Izreel, because he was sicke.
1 Then Elisha the Prophet called one of ye children of the Prophets, and sayde
vnto him, Gird thy loynes and take this boxe of oyle in thine hand and get thee
to Ramoth Gilead.
2 And when thou commest thither, looke where is Iehu ye sonne of Iehoshaphat,
the sonne of Nimshi, and go, and make him arise vp from among his brethren, and
leade him to a secret chamber.
3 Then take the boxe of oyle and powre it on his head, and say, Thus sayth the
Lorde, I haue anointed thee for King ouer
. Then open the doore, and flee without any tarying.
4 So the seruat of ye Prophet gate him to Ramoth Gilead.
5 And when he came in, behold, the captaines of the armie were sitting; he sayde,
I haue a message to thee, O captaine; Iehu sayd, Vnto which of all vs? And he
answered, To thee, O captaine.
6 And he arose, and went into the house, and he powred the oyle on his head and
sayde vnto him, Thus sayth the Lorde God of Israel, I haue anointed thee for
King ouer the people of the Lord, euen ouer Israel.
7 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may auenge the blood
of my seruants the Prophets, and the blood of al the seruants of the Lord of the
hand of Iezebel.
8 For the whole house of Ahab shalbe destroied: and I will cut off from Ahab,
him that maketh water against the wall, as well him that is shut vp, as him that
is left in
9 And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Ieroboam the sonne of
Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the sonne of Ahiiah.
10 And the dogges shall eate Iezebel in the fielde of Izreel, and there shalbe
none to burie her; he opened the doore, and fled.
11 Then Iehu came out to the seruants of his lord; one sayd vnto him, Is all
well? wherefore came this mad fellowe to thee? And hee sayde vnto them, Ye knowe
the man, and what his talke was.
12 And they sayde, It is false, tell vs it nowe. Then he sayd, Thus and thus
spake he to me, saying, Thus saieth the Lorde, I haue anointed thee for King
13 Then they made haste, and tooke euerie man his garment, and put it vnder him
on the top of the staires, and blewe the trumpet, saying, Iehu is King.
14 So Iehu ye sonne of Iehoshaphat the sonne of Nimshi conspired against Ioram:
(Now Ioram kept Ramoth Gilead, he and all
, because of Hazael King of
15 And King Ioram returned to bee healed in Izreel of the woundes, which the
Aramites had giuen him, when hee fought with Hazael King of Aram) and Iehu sayde,
If it be your mindes, let no man depart and escape out of the citie, to goe and
tell in Izreel.
16 So Iehu gate vp into a charet, and went to Izreel: for Ioram lay there, and
Ahaziah King of Iudah was come downe to see Ioram.
17 And the watchman that stoode in the towre in Izreel spyed the companie of
Iehu as hee came, & sayd, I see a companie; Iehoram said, Take a horseman
and send to meete them, that hee may say, Is it peace?
18 So there went one on horseback to meete him, and sayde, Thus sayth the King,
Is it peace? And Iehu sayd, What hast thou to do with peace? Turne behinde me;
the watchman tolde, saying, The messenger came to them, but he commeth not
19 Then hee sent out another on horsebacke, which came to them, and sayde, Thus
sayth the King, Is it peace? And Iehu answered, What hast thou to doe with
peace? turne behinde me.
20 And the watchman tolde, saying, He came to them also, but commeth not againe,
and the marching is like the marching of Iehu the sonne of Nimshi: for he
21 Then Iehoram sayd, Make ready: and his charet was made ready; Iehoram King of
and Ahaziah King of Iudah went out eyther of them in his charet against Iehu,
and met him in the fielde of Naboth the Izreelite.
22 And when Iehoram sawe Iehu, he sayde, Is it peace, Iehu? And he answered,
What peace? whiles the whoredomes of thy mother Iezebel, and her witchcraftes
are yet in great nomber?
23 Then Iehoram turned his hand, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, O Ahaziah, there
24 But Iehu tooke a bowe in his hande, and smote Iehoram betweene the shoulders,
that the arowe went through his heart: and he fell downe in his charet.
25 Then said Iehu to Bidkar a captaine, Take, and cast him in some place of the
fielde of Naboth the Izreelite: for I remember that when I and thou rode
together after Ahab his father, the Lorde layed this burden vpon him.
26 Surely I haue seene yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his
sonnes, saide the Lord, and I will render it thee in this fielde, saith the
Lorde: nowe therefore take and cast him in the fielde, according to the word of
27 But when Ahaziah the King of Iudah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden
house: And Iehu pursued after him, and sayd, Smite him also in the charet: and
they smote him in the going vp to Gur, which is by Ibleam; hee fled to
, and there dyed.
28 And his seruants caried him in a charet to Ierusalem, and buried him in his
sepulchre with his fathers in the citie of Dauid.
29 And in the eleuenth yere of Ioram the sonne of Ahab, began Ahaziah to reigne
30 And when Iehu was come to Izreel, Iezebel heard of it, and paynted her face,
and tired her head, and looked out at a windowe.
31 And as Iehu entred at the gate, shee sayde, Had Zimri peace, which slewe his
32 And he lift vp his eyes to the windowe, and sayd, Who is on my side, who?
Then two or three of her Eunuches looked vnto him.
33 And he sayde, Cast her downe: and they cast her downe, and hee sprinkled of
her blood vpon the wall, and vpon the horses, and he trode her vnder foote.
34 And when he was come in, he did eate and drinke, and sayde, Visite now yonder
cursed woman, and burie her: for she is a Kings daughter.
35 And they went to burie her, but they foud no more of her, then the skull and
the feete, and the palmes of her handes.
36 Wherefore they came agayne and tolde him; he said, This is the worde of the
Lorde, which he spake by his seruant Eliiah the Tishbite, saying, In the fielde
of Izreel shall ye dogs eate the flesh of Iezebel.
37 And ye carkeis of Iezebel shalbe as doung vpon the ground in ye field of
Izreel, so that none shall say, This is Iezebel.
1 Ahab had nowe seuentie sonnes in Samaria; Iehu wrote letters, & sent to
Samaria vnto the rulers of Izreel, and to the Elders, and to ye bringers vp of
Ahabs children, to this effect,
2 Nowe when this letter commeth to you, (for ye haue with you your masters
sonnes, yee haue with you both charets and horses, and a defenced citie, and
3 Consider therefore which of your masters sonnes is best and most meete, and
set him on his fathers throne, and fight for your masters house.
4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and saide, Behold two Kings coulde not
stande before him, how shall we then stand?
5 And he that was gouernour of Ahabs house, and he that ruled the citie, and the
Elders, & the bringers vp of the children sent to Iehu, saying, We are thy
seruants, and will doe all that thou shalt bid vs: we will make no King: do what
seemeth good to thee.
6 Then he wrote another letter to them, saying, If ye be mine, & wil obey my
voyce, take the heads of ye men that are your masters sonnes, & come to me
to Izreel by to morowe this time. (Nowe the Kings sonnes, euen seuentie persons
were with the great men of the citie, which brought them vp)
7 And when the letter came to them, they tooke the Kings sonnes, and slewe the
seuentie persons, and layde their heads in baskets, and sent them vnto him to
8 Then there came a messenger and tolde him, saying, They haue brought the heads
of the Kings sonnes; he sayd, Let them lay them on two heapes at the entring in
of the gate vntil the morning.
9 And when it was day, he went out, & stood and sayd to all the people, Ye
be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, & slew him: but who
slew all these?
10 Knowe nowe that there shal fall vnto the earth nothing of the word of the
Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the Lorde hath
brought to passe the things that hee spake by his seruant Eliiah.
11 So Iehu slew al that remained of the house of Ahab in Izreel, & all that
were great with him, and his familiars and his priestes, so that he let none of
12 And he arose, and departed and came to
. And as Iehu was in the way by an house where the shepheards did shere,
13 He met with the brethre of Ahaziah king of Iudah, and sayd, Who are ye? And
they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah, and goe downe to salute the
children of the King and the children of the Queene.
14 And he sayde, Take them aliue; they tooke them aliue, & slew them at the
well beside the house where the sheepe are shorne, euen two and fourtie men, and
he left not one of them.
15 And when he was departed thence, hee met with Iehonadab the sonne of Rechab
coming to meete him, and he blessed him, and sayde to him, Is thine heart
vpright, as mine heart is towarde thine? And Iehonadab answered, Yea, doubtlesse.
Then giue me thine hande; when he had giuen him his hande, he tooke him vp to
him into the charet.
16 And he sayde, Come with me, and see the zeale that I haue for the Lord: so
they made him ride in his charet.
17 And when he came to
, he slew all that remained vnto Ahab in
, till he had destroyed him, according to the worde of the Lord, which he spake
18 Then Iehu assembled all the people, and sayd vnto them, Ahab serued Baal a
litle, but Iehu shal serue him much more.
19 Now therefore call vnto me all ye prophets of Baal, all his seruants, &
all his priests, & let not a man be lacking: for I haue a great sacrifice
for Baal: whosoeuer is lacking, he shal not liue. But Iehu did it by a subtiltie
to destroy ye seruats of Baal.
20 And Iehu sayd, Proclaime a solemne assemblie for Baal; they proclaimed it.
21 So Iehu sent vnto all
, and all the seruants of Baal came, and there was not a man left that came not;
they came into the house of Baal, and the house of Baal was full from ende to
22 Then he said vnto him that had the charge of the vestrie, Bring forth
vestments for al the seruants of Baal; he brought the out vestments.
23 And when Iehu went, and Iehonadab the sonne of Rechab into the house of Baal,
he sayde vnto the seruants of Baal, Searche diligently, and looke, lest there be
here with you any of the seruants of the Lord, but the seruants of Baal only.
24 And when they went in to make sacrifice and burnt offering, Iehu appoynted
foure score men without, and sayd, If any of the men whome I haue brought into
your hands, escape, his soule shalbe for his soule.
25 And when hee had made an ende of the burnt offring, Iehu sayde to the garde,
and to the captaines, Goe in, slay them, let not a man come out; they smote them
with the edge of the sworde; the garde, & the captaines cast them out, &
went vnto the citie, where was the temple of Baal.
26 And they brought out the images of the
, and burnt them.
27 And they destroyed the image of Baal, and threwe downe the house of Baal,
& made a iakes of it vnto this day.
28 So Iehu destroyed Baal out of
29 But fro the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat which made Israel to sinne,
Iehu departed not fro them, neither from the golden calues that were in Beth-el
and that were in Dan.
30 And the Lorde sayde vnto Iehu, Because thou hast diligently executed that
which was right in mine eyes, & hast done vnto the house of Ahab according
to all things that were in mine heart, therefore shall thy sonnes vnto the
fourth generation sit on the throne of Israel.
31 But Iehu regarded not to walke in the law of the Lorde God of
with all his heart: for hee departed not from the sinnes of Ieroboam, which
32 In those dayes the Lorde began to lothe Israel, and Hazael smote them in all
the coastes of Israel,
33 From Iorden Eastward, euen all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the
Reubenites, & them that were of Manasseh, from Aroer (which is by the riuer
Arnon) and Gilead and Bashan.
34 Concerning the rest of the actes of Iehu, and all that he did, and all his
valiant deedes, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings
35 And Iehu slept with his fathers, and they buryed him in
, and Iehoahaz his sonne reigned in his stead.
36 And the time that Iehu reigned ouer
is eight and twentie yeeres.
1 Then Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah when she saw that her sonne was dead, she
arose, & destroyed all the Kings seede.
2 But Iehosheba the daughter of King Ioram, & sister to Ahaziah tooke Ioash
the sonne of Ahaziah, and stale him from among the Kings sonnes that shoulde be
slaine, both him and his nource, keeping them in the bed chaber, & they hid
him from Athaliah, so that he was not slaine.
3 And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord sixe yeere: and Athaliah did
reigne ouer the land.
4 And the seuenth yeere Iehoiada sent & tooke the captaines ouer hundreths,
with other captaines and them of the garde, & caused them to come vnto him
into the house of the Lord, & made a couenant with them, and tooke an othe
of them in the house of the Lorde, and shewed them the Kings sonne.
5 And he commanded them, saying, This is it that ye must doe, The third part of
you, that commeth on the Sabbath, shall warde towarde the Kings house:
6 And another third part in the gate of Sur: and another thirde part in the gate
behinde them of the garde: and ye shall keepe watche in the house of Massah.
7 And two parts of you, that is, all that goe out on the Sabbath day, shal keepe
the watch of the house of the Lord about the King.
8 And ye shal compasse the King rounde about, euery man with his weapon in his
hande, and whosoeuer commeth within the ranges, let him be slayne: be you with
the King, as he goeth out and in.
9 And the captaines of the hundreths did according to all that Iehoiada the
Priest commaded, and they tooke euery man his men that entred in to their charge
on the Sabbath with them that went out of it on the Sabbath, and came to
Iehoiada the Priest.
10 And the Priest gaue to the captaines of hundreths the speares and the
shieldes that were King Dauids, & were in the house of the Lord.
11 And the garde stoode, euery man with his weapon in his hande, from the right
side of the house to the left side, about the altar and about the house, round
about the King.
12 Then he brought out the Kings sonne, & put the crowne vpon him and gaue
him the Testimonie, and they made him King: also they anoynted him, and clapt
their handes, and sayde, God saue the King.
13 And when Athaliah heard the noyse of the running of the people, shee came in
to the people in the house of the Lord.
14 And when shee looked, beholde, the King stoode by a pillar, as the maner was,
& the princes & the trumpetters by the King, & al the people of the
land reioyced, and blew with trumpets. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and cryed,
15 But Iehoiada the Priest commaunded the captaines of the hundreths that had
the rule of the hoste, & sayde vnto them, Haue her forth of the ranges,
& he that followeth her, let him die by the sworde: for the Priest had sayd,
Let her not be slaine in the house of the Lord.
16 Then they laid hands on her, and she went by the way, by the which the horses
goe to the house of the King, and there was she slaine.
17 And Iehoiada made a couenant betweene the Lord, and the King & the
people, that they should be the Lordes people: likewise betweene the King and
18 Then all the people of the lande went into the house of Baal, and destroyed
it with his altars, and his images brake they downe courageously, and slewe
Mattan the Priest of Baal before the altars: and the Priest set a garde ouer the
house of the Lord.
19 Then he tooke the captaines of hudreths, and the other captaines, and the
garde, and all the people of the lande: and they brought the King from the house
of the Lord, and came by the way of the gate of the garde to the Kings house:
and he sate him downe on the throne of the Kings.
20 And all the people of the land reioyced, & the citie was in quiet: for
they had slaine Athaliah with the sworde beside the Kings house.
21 Seuen yeere olde was Iehoash when he began to reigne.
1 In the seuenth yere of Iehu Iehoash began to reigne, & reigned fourty
yeres in Ierusalem, and his mothers name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
2 And Iehoash did that which was good in the sight of the Lord all his time that
Iehoiada the Priest taught him.
3 But the hie places were not taken away: for the people offred yet and burnt
incense in the hie places.
4 And Iehoash sayde to the Priestes, All the siluer of dedicate things that bee
brought to the house of the Lord, that is, the money of them that are vnder the
count, the money that euery man is set at, and all the money that one offereth
willingly, & bringeth into the house of the Lord,
5 Let the Priestes take it to them, euery man of his acquaintance: and they
shall repaire the broken places of the house, wheresoeuer any decay is founde.
6 Yet in the three and twentieth yeere of King Iehoash the Priestes had not
mended that which was decayed in the
7 Then King Iehoash called for Iehoiada the Priest, and the other Priestes, and
sayd vnto them, Why repaire yee not the ruines of the
? Nowe therefore receiue no more money of your acquaintance, except yee deliuer
it to repaire the ruines of the
8 So the Priestes consented to receiue no more money of the people, neither to
repaire the decayed places of the
9 Then Iehoiada the Priest tooke a chest & bored an hole in the lid of it,
and set it beside the altar, on the right side, as euery man commeth into the
Temple of the Lorde; the Priestes that kept the doore, put therein all the money
that was brought into the house of the Lord.
10 And when they sawe there was much money in the chest, the Kinges Secretarie
came vp and the hie Priest, and put it vp after that they had tolde the money
that was found in the house of the Lord,
11 And they gaue the money made readie into the handes of them, that vndertooke
the worke, and that had the ouersight of the house of the Lord; and they payed
it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought vpon the house of the Lord,
12 And to the masons and hewers of stone, and to bye timber and hewed stone, to
repayre that was decayed in the house of the Lorde, and for all that which was
layed out for the reparation of the Temple.
13 Howbeit there was not made for the house of the Lorde bowles of siluer,
instruments of musicke, basons, trumpets, nor any vessels of golde, or vessels
of siluer of the money that was brought into the house of the Lord.
14 But they gaue it to the workemen, which repayred therewith the house of the
15 Moreouer, they reckoned not with the men, into whose handes they deliuered
that money to be bestowed on workemen: for they dealt faithfully.
16 The money of the trespasse offring and the money of ye sinne offrings was not
brought into the house of the Lord: for it was the Priests.
17 Then came vp Hazael King of
, & fought against
and tooke it, and Hazael set his face to goe vp to Ierusalem.
18 And Iehoash King of Iudah tooke all the halowed thinges that Iehoshaphat, and
Iehoram, and Ahaziah his fathers Kings of Iudah had dedicated, and that he
himselfe had dedicated, and all the golde that was found in the treasures of the
house of the Lord and in the Kings house, and sent it to Hazael King of Aram,
and he departed from Ierusalem.
19 Concerning the rest of the acts of Ioash & all that he did, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
20 And his seruants arose & wrought treason, and slewe Ioash in the house of
Millo, when he came downe to Silla:
21 Euen Iozachar the sonne of Shimeath, and Iehozabad the sonne of Shomer his
seruants smote him, and he dyed: & they buried him with his fathers in the
citie of Dauid; Amaziah his sonne reigned in his stead.
1 In the three and twentieth yeere of Ioash the sonne of Ahaziah King of Iudah,
Iehoahaz the sonne of Iehu began to reigne ouer
, and he reigned seuenteene yeere.
2 And he did euil in the sight of the Lorde, and followed the sinnes of Ieroboam
the sonne of Nebat, which made
to sinne, and departed not therefrom.
3 And the Lorde was angry with
, and deliuered them into the hand of Hazael King of
, & into the hand of Ben-hadad the sonne of Hazael, all his dayes.
4 And Iehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord heard him: for he saw the trouble
, wherewith the King of Aram troubled them.
5 (And the Lord gaue
a deliuerer, so that they came out from vnder the subiection of the Aramites;
the children of
dwelt in their tents as before time.
6 Neuerthelesse they departed not from the sinnes of the house of Ieroboam which
sinne, but walked in them. Euen the groue also remayned still in Samaria)
7 For he had left of the people to Iehoahaz but fiftie horsemen, and tenne
charets, and tenne thousand footemen, because the King of Aram had destroyed
them, & made them like dust beaten to pouder.
8 Concerning the rest of the actes of Iehoahaz and all that he did, and his
valiant deedes, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings
9 And Iehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in
, and Ioash his sonne reigned in his steade.
10 In the seuen and thirtieth yere of Ioash King of Iudah began Iehoash the
sonne of Iehoahaz to reigne ouer Israel in Samaria, & reigned sixteene yeere,
11 And did euil in the sight of the Lorde: for he departed not from all the
sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat that made Israel to sinne, but he walked
12 Concerning the rest of the actes of Ioash and all that he did, and his
valiant deedes, and how he fought against Amaziah King of Iudah, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
13 And Ioash slept with his fathers, and Ieroboam sate vpon his seate: and Ioash
was buryed in
among the Kings of Israel.
14 When Elisha fell sicke of his sickenesse whereof he dyed, Ioash the King of
Israel came downe vnto him, and wept vpon his face, and sayd, O my father, my
father, the charet of Israel, and the horsemen of the same.
15 Then Elisha sayde vnto him, Take a bowe and arrowes; he tooke vnto him bowe
16 And he sayde to the King of Israel, Put thine hand vpon the bowe; he put his
hand vpon it; Elisha put his hands vpon the Kings hands,
17 And saide, Open the windowe Eastward; when he had opened it, Elisha said,
Shoote; he shot; he sayd, Beholde the arrowe of the Lordes deliuerance and the
arrowe of deliuerance against Aram: for thou shalt smite the Aramites in Aphek,
till thou hast consumed them.
18 Againe he said, Take the arrowes; he tooke them; he sayde vnto the King of
Israel, Smite the ground; he smote thrise, and ceased.
19 Then the man of God was angry with him, and sayde, Thou shouldest haue
smitten fiue or sixe times, so thou shouldest haue smitten
, till thou haddest consumed it, where nowe thou shalt smite
20 So Elisha dyed, and they buryed him; certaine bandes of the Moabites came
into the land that yeere.
21 And as they were burying a man, behold, they saw the souldiers: therfore they
cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha; when the man was downe, and touched
the bones of Elisha, he reuiued and stoode vpon his feete.
22 But Hazael King of
all the dayes of Iehoahaz.
23 Therefore the Lorde had mercy on them & pitied them, & had respect
vnto them because of his couenant with Abraham, Izhak, and Iaakob, and would not
destroy them, neither cast he them from him as yet.
24 So Hazael the King of Aram dyed: and Ben-hadad his sonne reigned in his
25 Therefore Iehoash the sonne of Iehoahaz returned, and tooke out of the hand
of Ben-hadad the sonne of Hazael the cities which he had taken away by warre out
of the hand of Iehoahaz his father: for three times did Ioash beate him, and
restored the cities vnto Israel.
1 The second yeere of Ioash sonne of Iehoahaz King of
reigned Amaziah the sonne of Ioash King of Iudah.
2 He was fiue and twentie yeere olde when he began to reigne, and reigned nine
and twentie yeere in Ierusalem, and his mothers name was Iehoadan of Ierusalem.
3 And he did vprightly in the sight of the Lord, yet not like Dauid his father,
but did according to all that Ioash his father had done.
4 Notwithstanding the hie places were not taken away: for as yet the people did
sacrifice and burnt incense in the hie places.
5 And when the kingdome was confirmed in his hand, he slewe his seruants which
had killed the King his father.
6 But the children of those that did slay him, he slewe not, according vnto that
that is written in the booke of the Lawe of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded,
saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children
put to death for the fathers: but euery man shall be put to death for his owne
7 He slew also of
in the valley of salt ten thousand, and tooke the citie of Sela by warre, and
called the name thereof Ioktheel vnto this day.
8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Iehoash the sonne of Iehoahaz, sonne of Iehu
, saying, Come, let vs see one another in the face.
9 Then Iehoash the King of Israel sent to Amaziah King of Iudah, saying, The
thistle that is in Lebanon, sent to the cedar that is in Lebanon, saying, Giue
thy daughter to my sonne to wife: and the wilde beast that was in Lebanon, went
and trode downe the thistle.
10 Because thou hast smitten
, thine heart hath made thee proud: bragge of glory, & tary at home. Why
doest thou prouoke to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, & Iudah with
11 But Amaziah would not heare: therefore Iehoash King of
went vp: and he and Amaziah King of Iudah sawe one another in the face at Beth-shemesh
which is in Iudah.
12 And Iudah was put to the worse before
, and they fledde euery man to their tents.
13 But Iehoash King of Israel tooke Amaziah King of Iudah, the sonne of Iehoash
the sonne of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Ierusalem, and brake downe
the wall of Ierusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, foure
14 And he tooke all the gold and siluer, and all the vessels that were found in
the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the Kings house, and the children
that were in hostage, and returned to
15 Concerning the rest of the acts of Iehoash which he did and his valiant
deedes, and how he fought with Amaziah King of Iudah, are they not written in
the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
16 And Iehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried at
among the Kings of Israel: and Ieroboam his sonne reigned in his stead.
17 And Amaziah the sonne of Ioash King of Iudah, liued after the death of
Iehoash sonne of Iehoahaz King of
18 Concerning the rest of the actes of Amaziah, are they not written in the
booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
19 But they wrought treason against him in Ierusalem, and he fled to
, but they sent after him to
, and slewe him there.
20 And they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Ierusalem with his
fathers in the citie of Dauid.
21 Then all the people of Iudah tooke Azariah which was sixteene yeere olde, and
made him King for his father Amaziah.
22 He built Elath, and restored it to Iudah, after that the King slept with his
23 In the fifteenth yeere of Amaziah the sonne of Ioash King of Iudah, was
Ieroboam the sonne of Ioash made King ouer
, and reigned one and fourtie yeere.
24 And he did euill in the sight of the Lord: for he departed not from all the
sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made
25 He restored the coast of Israel, from the entring of Hamath, vnto the Sea of
the wildernesse, according to the worde of the Lorde God of Israel, which he
spake by his seruant Ionah the sonne of Amittai the Prophet, which was of Gath
26 For the Lord saw the exceeding bitter affliction of
, so that there was none shutte vp, nor any left, neyther yet any that could
27 Yet the Lord had not decreed to put out the name of
from vnder the heauen: therefore he preserued them by the hand of Ieroboam the
sonne of Ioash.
28 Concerning the rest of the actes of Ieroboam, and all that he did, and his
valiant deedes, and how he fought, and how he restored
, and Hamath to Iudah in
, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
29 So Ieroboam slept with his fathers, euen with the Kings of Israel, and
Zachariah his sonne reigned in his steade.
1 In the seuen and twentieth yeere of Ieroboam King of
, began Azariah, sonne of Amaziah King of Iudah to reigne.
2 Sixteene yeere olde was he, when he was made King, and he reigned two and
fiftie yeere in Ierusalem: and his mothers name was Iecholiah of Ierusalem.
3 And he did vprightly in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his
father Amaziah did.
4 But the hie places were not put away: for the people yet offered, and burned
incense in the hie places.
5 And the Lord smote the King: & he was a leper vnto the day of his death,
and dwelt in an house apart, & Iotham the kings sonne gouerned the house,
& iudged the people of the land.
6 Concerning the rest of the actes of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
7 So Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buryed him with his fathers in the
citie of Dauid, and Iotham his sonne reigned in his stead.
8 In the eyght and thirtieth yeere of Azariah King of Iudah did Zachariah the
sonne of Ieroboam reigne ouer Israel in Samaria sixe moneths,
9 And did euill in the sight of the Lorde, as did his fathers: for he departed
not fro the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made Israel to sinne.
10 And Shallum the sonne of Iabesh cospired against him, & smote him in the
sight of the people, and killed him, and reigned in his stead.
11 Concerning the rest of the actes of Zachariah, behold, they are written in
the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
12 This was the word of the Lord, which he spake vnto Iehu, saying, Thy sonnes
shall sit on the throne of
vnto the fourth generation after thee; it came so to passe.
13 Shallum the sonne of Iabesh began to reigne in the nine and thirtieth yeere
of Vzziah King of Iudah: and he reigned the space of a moneth in
14 For Menahem the sonne of Gadi went vp from Tirzah, & came to
, & smote Shallum the sonne of Iabesh in
, & slew him, and reigned in his stead.
15 Cocerning the rest of the acts of Shallum, and the treason which he wrought,
beholde, they are written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
16 Then Menahem destroyed Tiphsah, & all that were therein, & the
coastes thereof from Tirzah, because they opened not to him, and he smote it,
& ript vp all their women with childe.
17 The nine and thirtieth yeere of Azariah King of Iudah, beganne Menahem the
sonne of Gadi to reigne ouer
, and reigned ten yeeres in
18 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, and departed not all his dayes
from the sinne of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made
19 Then Pul the king of Asshur came against the land: & Menahem gaue Pul a
thousand talents of siluer, that his hande might bee with him, & establish
the kingdome in his hand.
20 And Menahem exacted the money in
, that all men of substance shoulde giue the King of Asshur fiftie shekels of
siluer a piece: so the king of Asshur returned and taried not there in the land.
21 Concerning the rest of the actes of Menahem, & all that he did, are they
not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of
22 And Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his sonne did reigne in his
23 In ye fiftieth yere of Azariah king of Iudah, began Pekahiah the sonne of
Menahem to reigne ouer
, & reigned two yere.
24 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde: for he departed not from the
sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made
25 And Pekah the sonne of Remaliah, his captaine conspired against him, &
smote him in
in the place of the Kings palace with Argob & Arieh, & with him fiftie
men of the Gileadites: so he killed him, & reigned in his steade.
26 Concerning the rest of the actes of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold,
they are written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
27 In the two and fiftieth yere of Azariah King of Iudah began Pekah the sonne
of Remaliah to reigne ouer
, and reigned twentie yeere.
28 And he did euil in the sight of the Lord: for he departed not from the sinnes
of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, that made
29 In the dayes of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Asshur,
& tooke Iion, and Abel, Beth-maachah, & Ianoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor,
and Gilead, and Galilah, & all the land of Naphtali, and caryed them away to
30 And Hoshea the sonne of Elah wrought treason against Pekah the sonne of
Remaliah, and smote him, and slewe him, and reigned in his stead in the
twentieth yeere of Iotham the sonne of Vzziah.
31 Concerning the rest of the actes of Pekah, & all that he did, behold,
they are written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of
32 In the second yere of Pekah the sonne of Remaliah King of
, began Iotham sonne of Vzziah King of Iudah to reigne.
33 Fiue and twentie yeere olde was he, when he began to reigne, and he reigned
sixteene yeere in Ierusalem: and his mothers name was Ierusha the daughter of
34 And hee did vprightly in the sight of the Lorde: he did according to all that
his father Vzziah had done.
35 But the hie places were not put away: for the people yet offered and burnt
incense in the hie places: he buylt the hyest gate of the house of the Lord.
36 Concerning the rest of the acts of Iotham, and all that hee did, are they not
written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of Iudah?
37 In those dayes the Lord began to send against Iudah Rezin the king of
, & Pekah the sonne of Remaliah.
38 And Iotham slept with his fathers, & was buryed with his fathers in the
citie of Dauid his father, & Ahaz his sonne reigned in his steade.
1 The seuenteenth yeere of Pekah the sonne of Remaliah, Ahaz the sonne of Iotham
King of Iudah began to reigne.
2 Twentie yeere olde was Ahaz, when hee began to reigne, and he reigned sixteene
yeere in Ierusalem, and did not vprightly in the sight of the Lord his God, like
Dauid his father:
3 But walked in the way of ye kings of Israel, yea, and made his sonne to go
through the fire, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast
out before the children of Israel.
4 Also he offred and burnt incense in the hie places & on the hilles, &
vnder euery greene tree.
5 Then Rezin king of
and Pekah sonne of Remaliah King of
came vp to Ierusalem to fight: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not ouercome
6 At the same time Rezin king of
restored Elath to
, & droue the Iewes from Elath: so the Aramites came to Elath, and dwelt
there vnto this day.
7 Then Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath Pileser king of Asshur, saying, I am thy
seruant & thy sonne: come vp, & deliuer me out of the hand of the king
, and out of the hand of the King of Israel which rise vp against me.
8 And Ahaz tooke the siluer and the golde that was found in the house of the
Lord, and in the treasures of the Kings house, and sent a present vnto the King
9 And the King of Asshur consented vnto him: and the King of Asshur went vp
; when he had taken it, he caryed the people away to Kir, and slew Rezin.
10 And King Ahaz went vnto
to meete Tiglath Pileser King of Asshur: and when King Ahaz sawe the altar that
, he sent to Vriiah the Priest the paterne of the altar, and the facion of it,
and all the workemanship thereof.
11 And Vriiah the Priest made an altar in al poyntes like to that which King
Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so did Vriiah the Priest against King Ahaz came
12 So when the King was come from
, the King sawe the altar: and the King drewe neere to the altar and offered
13 And hee burnt his burnt offering, and his meate offring, and powred his
drinke offring, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offrings besides the altar,
14 And set it by the brasen altar which was before the Lord, and brought it in
farther before the house betweene the altar & the house of the Lord, and set
it on the North side of the altar.
15 And King Ahaz commanded Vriiah the Priest, and sayde, Vpon the great altar
set on fire in the morning the burnt offring, and in the euen the meate offring,
and the Kings burnt offring & his meate offering, with the burnt offring of
all the people of the lande, and their meate offring, and their drinke offrings:
and powre thereby all the blood of the burnt offring, & all the blood of the
sacrifice, and the brasen altar shalbe for me to inquire of God.
16 And Vriiah the Priest did according to all that King Ahaz had commanded.
17 And King Ahaz brake the borders of the bases, and tooke the caldrons from off
them, and tooke downe the sea from the brasen oxen that were vnder it, and put
it vpon a pauement of stones.
18 And the vaile for the Sabbath (that they had made in the house) & the
Kings entrie without turned he to the house of the Lord, because of the King of
19 Concerning the rest of the actes of Ahaz, which he did, are they not written
in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buryed with his fathers in the citie
of Dauid, and Hezekiah his sonne reigned in his steade.
1 In the twelft yeere of Ahaz King of Iudah began Hoshea the sonne of Elah to
, and reigned nine yeeres.
2 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, but not as the Kinges of Israel,
that were before him.
3 And Shalmaneser king of Asshur came vp against him, and Hoshea became his
seruant, and gaue him presents.
4 And the King of Asshur founde treason in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to
So King of Egypt, and brought no present vnto the King of Asshur, as he had done
yeerely: therfore the king of Asshur shut him vp, and put him in prison.
5 Then the king of Asshur came vp throughout all the lande, and went against
, and besieged it three yeere.
6 In the ninth yeere of Hoshea, the King of Asshur tooke
, and caryed
away vnto Asshur, and put them in Halah, and in Habor by the riuer of Gozan,
& in the cities of the Medes.
7 For when the children of Israel sinned against the Lorde their God, which had
brought them out of the land of Egypt, fro vnder ye hand of Pharaoh king of
Egypt, & feared other gods,
8 And walked according to the facions of the Heathen, whom the Lord had cast out
before the children of Israel, and after the maners of the Kings of Israel,
which they vsed,
9 And the children of Israel had done secretly things that were not vpright
before the Lorde their God, & throughout all their cities had built hie
places, both from the tower of the watch, to the defensed citie,
10 And had made them images and groues vpon euery hie hill, and vnder euery
11 And there burnt incense in all the hie places, as did the heathen, whom the
Lord had taken away before them, and wrought wicked things to anger the Lord,
12 And serued idoles: whereof the Lorde had sayd vnto them, Ye shal do no such
13 Notwithstanding the Lord testified to Israel, and to Iudah by all the
Prophets, & by all the Seers, saying, Turne from your euill wayes, and keepe
my commandements & my statutes, according to all the Lawe, which I commanded
your fathers, and which I sent to you by my seruants the Prophets.
14 Neuerthelesse they would not obey, but hardened their neckes, like to the
neckes of their fathers, that did not beleeue in the Lorde their God.
15 And they refused his statutes and his couenant, that he made with their
fathers, & his testimonies (wherewith he witnessed vnto them) and they
followed vanitie, and became vaine, and followed the heathen that were round
about them: concerning whome the Lord had charged them, that they should not do
16 Finally they left all the commaundements of the Lorde their God, and made
them molten images, euen two calues, and made a groue, and worshipped all the
hoste of heauen, and serued Baal.
17 And they made their sonnes and their daughters passe thorowe the fire, and
vsed witchcraft and inchantments, yea, solde them selues to doe euill in the
sight of the Lord, to anger him.
18 Therefore the Lord was exceeding wroth with
, and put them out of his sight, and none was left but the tribe of Iudah onely.
19 Yet Iudah kept not the commandements of the Lord their God, but walked
according to the facion of
, which they vsed.
20 Therefore the Lorde cast off all the seede of
, and afflicted them, and deliuered them into the handes of spoylers, vntill he
had cast them out of his sight.
21 For he cut off
from the house of Dauid, and they made Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat King: and
away from following the Lorde, and made them sinne a great sinne.
22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sinnes of Ieroboam, which he
did, and departed not therefrom,
23 Vntill the Lord put Israel away out of his sight, as he had said by all his
seruants the Prophets, and caryed Israel away out of their land to Asshur vnto
24 And the King of Asshur brought folke from
, and from Cuthah, and from Aua, and from Hamath, and from Sepharuaim, &
placed them in the cities of
in steade of the children of
: so they possessed
, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
25 And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they feared not the Lord:
therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slewe them.
26 Wherefore they spake to the King of Asshur, saying, The nations which thou
hast remoued, and placed in the cities of
, knowe not the maner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among
them, and behold, they slay them, because they knowe not the maner of the God of
27 Then the King of Asshur commaunded, saying, Carie thither one of the Priestes
whome ye brought thence, and let him goe and dwell there, and teache them the
maner of the God of the countrey.
28 So one of the Priestes, which they had caryed from
, came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they shoulde feare the Lorde.
29 Howbeit euery nation made their gods, & put them in the houses of the hie
places, which the Samaritanes had made, euery nation in their cities, wherein
30 For the men of
made Succoth-Benoth: and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath
31 And the Auims made Nibhaz, and Tartak: and the Sepharuims burnt their
children in the fire to Adrammelech, and Anammelech the gods of Sepharuaim.
32 Thus they feared the Lorde, and appoynted out Priestes out of them selues for
the hie places, who prepared for them sacrifices in the houses of the hie
33 They feared the Lord, but serued their gods after the maner of the nations
whome they caryed thence.
34 Vnto this day they doe after the olde maner: they neyther feare God, neyther
doe after their ordinances, nor after their customes, nor after the Lawe, nor
after the commaundement, which the Lord commanded the children of Iaakob, whom
he named Israel,
35 And with whom the Lord had made a couenant, and charged them, saying, Feare
none other gods, nor bowe your selues to them, nor serue them, nor sacrifice to
36 But feare the Lorde which brought you out of the land of Egypt with great
power, and a stretched out arme: him feare ye, and worshippe him, and sacrifice
37 Also keepe ye diligently the statutes and the ordinances, and the Lawe, and
the commandement, which he wrote for you, that ye do them continually, and feare
not other gods.
38 And forget not the couenant that I haue made with you, neither feare ye other
39 But feare the Lord your God, and he will deliuer you out of the handes of all
40 Howbeit they obeyed not, but did after their olde custome.
41 So these nations feared the Lord, and serued their images also: so did their
children, and their childrens children: as did their fathers, so do they vnto
1 Now in the third yeere of Hoshea, sonne of Elah King of
, Hezekiah the sonne of Ahaz king of Iudah began to reigne.
2 He was fiue and twentie yeere olde when he began to reigne, and reigned nine
and twenty yeere in Ierusalem. His mothers name also was Abi the daughter of
3 And he did vprightly in the sight of the Lorde, according to all that Dauid
his father had done.
4 He tooke away the hie places, and brake the images, and cut downe the groues,
and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for vnto those dayes
the children of
did burne incense to it, and hee called it Nehushtan.
5 He trusted in the Lorde God of
: so that after him was none like him among all the Kings of Iudah, neither were
there any such before him.
6 For he claue to the Lord, and departed not from him, but kept his
commaundements, which the Lord had commaunded Moses.
7 So the Lord was with him, and he prospered in all thinges, which he tooke in
hande: also he rebelled against the King of Asshur, and serued him not.
8 He smote the Philistims vnto Azzah, and the coastes thereof, from the watch
towre vnto the defensed citie.
9 And in the fourth yere of King Hezekiah, (which was the seuenth yeere of
Hoshea sonne of Elah King of
) Shalmaneser King of Asshur came vp against
, and besieged it.
10 And after three yeeres they tooke it, euen in the sixt yeere of Hezekiah:
that is, the ninth yeere of Hoshea King of
11 Then the King of Asshur did carry away Israel vnto Asshur, and put them in
Halah and in Habor, by the riuer of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,
12 Because they woulde not obey the voyce of the Lord their God, but
transgressed his couenant: that is, all that Moses the seruant of the Lord had
commanded, and would neyther obey nor doe them.
13 Moreouer, in the fourteenth yeere of King Hezekiah, Saneherib King of Asshur
came vp against all the strong cities of Iudah, and tooke them.
14 Then Hezekiah King of Iudah sent vnto the King of Asshur to Lachish, saying,
I haue offended: depart from me, & what thou layest vpon me, I wil beare it;
the King of Asshur appoynted vnto Hezekiah King of Iudah three hudreth talents
of siluer, & thirty talets of golde.
15 Therefore Hezekiah gaue all the siluer that was found in the house of the
Lorde, and in the treasures of the Kings house.
16 At the same season did Hezekiah pul off the plates of the doores of the
of the Lord, and the pillars (which the sayd Hezekiah King of Iudah had couered
ouer) and gaue them to the King of Asshur.
17 And the King of Asshur sent Tartan, and Rab-saris, and Rabshakeh from
to King Hezekiah with a great hoste against Ierusalem; they went vp, and came
to Ierusalem, and when they were come vp, they stood by the conduite of the
vpper poole, which is by the path of the fullers fielde,
18 And called to the King. Then came out to them Eliakim the sonne of Hilkiah,
which was steward of the house, and Shebnah the chanceller, and Ioah the sonne
of Asaph the recorder.
19 And Rabshakeh sayde vnto them, Tell ye Hezekiah, I pray you, Thus saith the
great King, euen the great King of Asshur, What confidence is this wherein thou
20 Thou thinkest, Surely I haue eloquence, but counsell and strength are for the
warre. On whom then doest thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
21 Lo, thou trustest now in this broken staffe of reede, to wit, on
, on which if a man leane, it will goe into his hand, & pearce it: so is
Pharaoh king of
vnto all that trust on him.
22 But if ye say vnto me, We trust in the Lord our God, is not that he whose hie
places, and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath sayd to Iudah and
Ierusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Ierusalem?
23 Now therefore giue hostages to my lord the King of Asshur, & I will giue
thee two thousand horses, if thou be able to set riders vpon them.
24 For how canst thou despise any captaine of the least of my masters seruants,
and put thy trust on
for charets and horsemen?
25 Am I now come vp without the Lorde to this place, to destroy it? the Lord
sayd to me, Goe vp against this land, and destroy it.
26 Then Eliakim the sonne of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Ioah said vnto Rabshakeh,
Speake I pray thee, to thy seruants in the Aramites language, for we vnderstand
it, and talke not with vs in the Iewes tongue, in the audience of the people
that are on the wall.
27 But Rabshakeh saide vnto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master & to
thee to speake these words, and not to the men which sit on the wall, that they
may eate their owne doung, and drinke their owne pisse with you?
28 So Rabshakeh stoode and cryed with a loude voyce in the Iewes language, and
spake, saying, Heare the wordes of the great King, of the king of Asshur.
29 Thus sayth the King, Let not Hezekiah deceiue you: for he shall not be able
to deliuer you out of mine hand.
30 Neither let Hezekiah make you to trust in the Lord, saying, The Lord will
surely deliuer vs, and this citie shall not be giuen ouer into the hand of the
king of Asshur.
31 Hearken not vnto Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Asshur, Make
appointment with me, and come out to me, that euery man may eate of his owne
vine, & euery man of his owne figge tree, and drinke euery man of the water
of his owne well,
32 Till I come, and bring you to a land like your owne land, euen a land of
wheate and wine, a land of bread and vineyardes, a lande of oliues oyle, and
hony, that ye may liue and not die: and obey not Hezekiah, for he deceiueth you,
saying, The Lord will deliuer vs.
33 Hath any of the gods of the nations deliuered his lande out of the hand of
the King of Asshur?
34 Where is the god of
, and of Arpad? where is the god of Sepharuaim, Hena and Iuah? how haue they
out of mine hand?
35 Who are they among all the gods of the nations, that haue deliuered their
lande out of mine hand, that the Lorde should deliuer Ierusalem out of mine
36 But the people helde their peace, and answered not him a worde: for the Kings
commandement was, saying, Answere ye him not.
37 Then Eliakim, the sonne of Hilkiah which was steward of the house, and
Shebnah the chanceller, and Ioah the sonne of Asaph the recorder came to
Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and tolde him the wordes of Rabshakeh.
1 And when King Hezekiah heard it, he rent his clothes and put on sackecloth,
and came into the house of the Lord,
2 And sent Eliakim which was the stewarde of the house, and Shebnah the
chanceller, & the Elders of the Priestes clothed in sackecloth to Isaiah the
Prophet the sonne of Amoz.
3 And they said vnto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of tribulation
and of rebuke, & blasphemie: for the childre are come to the birth, and
there is no strength to bring foorth.
4 If so be the Lorde thy God hath heard all the wordes of Rabshakeh, whome the
King of Asshur his master hath sent to raile on the liuing God, and to reproch
him with wordes which the Lorde thy God hath heard, then lift thou vp thy prayer
for the remnant that are left.
5 So the seruants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said vnto them, So shall ye say to your master, Thus sayeth the
Lorde, Be not afraide of the words which thou hast heard, wherewith the seruants
of the king of Asshur haue blasphemed me.
7 Beholde, I will sende a blast vpon him, and he shall heare a noyse, and
returne to his owne lande: and I will cause him to fall by the sworde in his
8 So Rabshakeh returned, and founde the King of Asshur fighting against Libnah:
for he had heard that he was departed from
9 He heard also men say of Tirhakah King of Ethiopia, Beholde, he is come out to
fight against thee: he therefore departed and sent other messengers vnto
10 Thus shall ye speake to Hezekiah King of Iudah, and say, Let not thy God
deceiue thee in whome thou trustest, saying, Ierusalem shall not be deliuered
into the hande of the King of Asshur.
11 Beholde, thou hast heard what the Kings of Asshur haue done to all landes,
how they haue destroyed them: and shalt thou be deliuered?
12 Haue the gods of the heathen deliuered them which my fathers haue destroyed?
as Gozan, and
, and Rezeph, and the children of
, which were in Thelasar?
13 Where is the King of Hamath, & the King of Arpad, and the King of the
citie of Shepharuaim, Hena and Iuah?
14 So Hezekiah receiued the letter of the hande of the messengers, and read it:
and Hezekiah went vp into the house of the Lorde, and Hezekiah spread it before
15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lorde, and saide, O Lorde God of
, which dwellest betweene the Cherubims, thou art very God alone ouer all the
kingdomes of the earth: thou hast made the heauen and the earth.
16 Lord, bow downe thine eare, and heare: Lorde open thine eyes and behold, and
heare the wordes of Saneherib, who hath sent to blaspheme the liuing God.
17 Trueth it is, Lord, that the Kings of Asshur haue destroyed the nations and
18 And haue set fire on their gods: for they were no gods, but the worke of mans
hands, euen wood and stone: therefore they destroyed them.
19 Nowe therefore, O Lorde our God, I beseech thee, saue thou vs out of his
hande, that all the kingdomes of the earth may knowe, that thou, O Lord, art
20 Then Isaiah the sonne of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord
, I haue heard that which thou hast prayed me, concerning Saneherib King of
21 This is the worde that the Lord hath spoken against him, O Virgine, daughter
, he hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorne: O daughter of Ierusalem, he
hath shaken his head at thee.
22 Whome hast thou railed on? And whome hast thou blasphemed? And against whome
hast thou exalted thy voyce, and lifted vp thine eyes on hie? euen against the
Holie one of
23 By thy messengers thou hast rayled on the Lorde, and said, By the multitude
of my charets I am come vp to the toppe of the mountaines, by the sides of
Lebanon, and will cut downe the hie cedars thereof, and the faire firre trees
thereof, and I will goe into the lodging of his borders, and into the forest of
24 I haue digged, and drunke the waters of others, and with the plant of my
feete haue I dried all the floods closed in.
25 Hast thou not heard, howe I haue of olde time made it, and haue formed it
long ago? & should I nowe bring it, that it should be destroyed, & laid
on ruinous heapes, as cities defensed?
26 Whose inhabitants haue small power, and are afraid, & confounded: they
are like the
of the field, and greene herbe, or
on ye house toppes, or as corne blasted before it be growen.
27 I knowe thy dwelling, yea, thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy furie
28 And because thou ragest against me, and thy tumult is come vp to mine eares,
I will put mine hooke in thy nostrels, and my bridle in thy lippes, and will
bring thee backe againe the same way thou camest.
29 And this shalbe a signe vnto thee, O Hezekiah, Thou shalt eate this yeere
such things as growe of them selues, and the next yeere such as growe without
sowing, and the third yeere sowe ye and reape, and plant vineyardes, and eate
the fruites thereof.
30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Iudah, shall againe take
roote downewarde, and beare fruite vpwarde.
31 For out of Ierusalem shall goe a remnant, and some that shall escape out of
: the zeale of the Lorde of hostes shall doe this.
32 Wherefore thus saith the Lorde, concerning the King of Asshur, He shall not
enter into this citie, nor shoote an arrowe there, nor come before it with
shield, nor cast a mount against it:
33 But he shall returne the way he came, and shall not come into this citie,
saith the Lorde.
34 For I will defende this citie to saue it for mine owne sake, and for Dauid my
35 And the same night the Angell of the Lorde went out and smote in the campe of
Asshur an hundreth foure score and fiue thousande: so when they rose earely in
the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
36 So Saneherib King of Asshur departed, & went his way, and returned, &
dwelt in Nineueh.
37 And as he was in the Temple worshipping Nisroch his god, Adramelech and
Sharezer his sonnes slewe him with the sworde: and they escaped into the land of
Ararat, and Esarhaddon his sonne reigned in his steade.
1 About that time was Hezekiah sicke vnto death: and the Prophet Isaiah the
sonne of Amoz came to him, and said vnto him, Thus saith the Lorde, Put thine
house in an order: for thou shalt die, and not liue.
2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying,
3 I beseech thee, O Lorde, remember nowe, howe I haue walked before thee in
trueth and with a perfite heart, and haue done that which is good in thy sight:
and Hezekiah wept sore.
4 And afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle of the court, the worde of the
Lord came to him, saying,
5 Turne againe, and tell Hezekiah the captaine of my people, Thus saith the
Lorde God of Dauid thy father, I haue heard thy prayer, and seene thy teares:
behold, I haue healed thee, and ye third day thou shalt go vp to ye house of ye
6 And I wil adde vnto thy dayes fiftene yere, and wil deliuer thee & this
citie out of the hand of the King of Asshur, and will defende this citie for
mine owne sake, & for Dauid my seruats sake.
7 Then Isaiah sayde, Take a lumpe of dry figges; they tooke it, and layed it on
the boyle, and he recouered.
8 For Hezekiah had saide vnto Isaiah, What shalbe the signe that the Lorde will
heale me, and that I shall goe vp into the house of the Lorde the thirde day?
9 And Isaiah answered, This signe shalt thou haue of the Lorde, that the Lorde
will doe that he hath spoken, Wilt thou that the shadowe goe forwarde ten
degrees, or go backe ten degrees?
10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadowe to passe forward
ten degrees: not so then, but let ye shadow go backe ten degrees.
11 And Isaiah the Prophet called vnto the Lorde, and he brought againe the
shadowe ten degrees backe by the degrees whereby it had gone downe in the diall
12 The same season Berodach Baladan the sonne of Baladan King of
, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard howe that Hezekiah
13 And Hezekiah heard them, and shewed them all his treasure house, to wit, the
siluer, and the golde, and the spices, and the precious oyntment, and all the
house of his armour, and al that was founde in his treasures: there was nothing
in his house, and in all his realme, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
14 Then Isaiah the Prophet came vnto King Hezekiah, and saide vnto him, What
saide these men? and from whence came they to thee? And Hezekiah said, They be
come from a farre countrey, euen from
15 Then saide he, What haue they seene in thine house? And Hezekiah answered,
All that is in mine house haue they seene: there is nothing among my treasures,
that I haue not shewed the.
16 And Isaiah said vnto Hezekiah, Heare the worde of the Lorde.
17 Beholde, the dayes come, that all that is in thine house, and what so euer
thy fathers haue layed vp in store vnto this day, shall be caryed into
: Nothing shall be left, saith the Lorde.
18 And of thy sonnes, that shall proceede out of thee, and which thou shalt
beget, shall they take away, and they shalbe eunuches in the palace of the King
19 Then Hezekiah said vnto Isaiah, The word of the Lord which thou hast spoken,
is good: for saide he, Shall it not be good, if peace and trueth be in my dayes?
20 Concerning the rest of the actes of Hezekiah, and all his valiant deedes, and
howe he made a poole and a cundite, and brought water into the citie, are they
not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his sonne reigned in his
1 Manasseh was twelue yeere olde when he began to reigne, and reigned fiftie and
fiue yeere in Ierusalem: his mothers name also was Hephzi-bah.
2 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde after the abomination of the
heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of
3 For he went backe and built the hie places, which Hezekiah his father had
destroyed: and he erected vp altars for Baal, and made a groue, as did Ahab King
of Israel, and worshipped all the hoste of heauen and serued them.
4 Also he built altars in the house of the Lorde, of the which the Lorde saide,
In Ierusalem will I put my Name.
5 And he built altars for al the hoste of ye heauen in the two courtes of the
house of the Lord.
6 And he caused his sonnes to passe through the fire, and gaue him selfe to
witchcraft and sorcerie, and he vsed them that had familiar spirits and were
soothsayers, and did much euill in the sight of the Lorde to anger him.
7 And he set the image of the groue, that he had made, in the house, whereof ye
Lord had saide to Dauid & to Salomon his sonne, In this house and in
Ierusalem, which I haue chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my
Name for euer.
8 Neither will I make the feete of
, mooue any more out of the lande, which I gaue their fathers: so that they will
obserue and doe all that I haue commanded them, and according to all the Lawe
that my seruant Moses commanded them.
9 Yet they obeyed not, but Manasseh ledde them out of the way, to doe more
wickedly then did the heathen people, whom the Lord destroyed before the
10 Therefore the Lorde spake by his seruants the Prophets, saying,
11 Because that Manasseh King of Iudah hath done such abominations, and hath
wrought more wickedly then al that the Amorites (which were before him) did, and
hath made Iudah sinne also with his idoles,
12 Therefore thus saith the Lorde God of Israel, Beholde, I will bring an euill
vpon Ierusalem and Iudah, that who so heareth of it, both his eares shal tingle.
13 And I will stretch ouer Ierusalem the line of
, and the plommet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Ierusalem, as a man
wipeth a dish, which he wipeth, and turneth it vpside downe.
14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliuer them into the
hande of their enemies, and they shalbe robbed and spoyled of all their
15 Because they haue done euil in my sight, and haue prouoked mee to anger,
since the time their fathers came out of
vntill this day.
16 Moreouer Manasseh shed innocent blood exceeding much, till hee replenished
Ierusalem from corner to corner, beside his sinne wherwith he made Iudah to
sinne, and to doe euill in the sight of the Lord.
17 Concerning the rest of the actes of Manasseh, and all that hee did, and his
sinne that he sinned, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the
Kings of Iudah?
18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, & was buried in the garden of his
own house, euen in the
: and Amon his sonne reigned in his steade.
19 Amon was two and twentie yere olde, when he began to reigne, and hee reygned
two yeere in Ierusalem: his mothers name also was Meshullemeth the daughter of
Haruz of Iotbah.
20 And he did euill in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh did.
21 For hee walked in all the way that his father walked in, and serued the
idoles that his father serued, and worshipped them.
22 And he forsooke the Lorde God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of
23 And the seruantes of Amon conspired against him, and slewe the King in his
24 And the people of the land slewe all them that had conspired against King
Amon, and the people made Iosiah his sonne King in his steade.
25 Concerning the rest of the actes of Amon, which he did, are they not written
in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
26 And they buried him in his sepulchre in the
: and Iosiah his sonne reigned in his steade.
1 Iosiah was eight yeere olde when he beganne to reigne, and hee reigned one and
thirtie yeere in Ierusalem. His mothers name also was Iedidah the daughter of
Adaiah of Bozcath.
2 And hee did vprightly in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the wayes of
Dauid his father, and bowed neither to the right hand, nor to the left.
3 And in the eighteenth yeere of King Iosiah, the King sent Shaphan the sonne of
Azaliah the sonne of Meshullam the chanceller to ye house of the Lord, saying,
4 Goe vp to Hilkiah the high Priest, that hee may summe the siluer which is
brought into the house of the Lorde, which the keepers of the doore haue
gathered of the people.
5 And let them deliuer it into the hande of them that doe the worke, and haue
the ouersight of the house of the Lord: let them giue it to them that worke in
the house of the Lorde, to repaire the decayed places of the house:
6 To wit, vnto the artificers and carpenters & masons, and to bye timber,
and hewed stone to repaire the house.
7 Howebeit, let no rekoning bee made with them of the money, that is deliuered
into their hand: for they deale faithfully.
8 And Hilkiah the high Priest sayde vnto Shaphan the chanceller, I haue found
the booke of the Lawe in the house of the Lorde: and Hilkiah gaue the booke to
Shaphan, and hee reade it.
9 So Shaphan the chanceller came to ye King, and brought him word againe, and
saide, Thy seruants haue gathered the money, that was found in the house, and
haue deliuered it vnto the hands of them that doe the worke, and haue the
ouersight of the house of the Lord.
10 Also Shaphan the chanceller shewed the King saying, Hilkiah the Priest hath
deliuered me a booke; Shaphan read it before the King.
11 And when the King had heard the wordes of the booke of the Law, he rent his
12 Therefore the King commaunded Hilkiah the Priest, & Ahikam the sonne of
Shaphan, and Achbor the sonne of Michaiah, and Shaphan the chanceller, and
Asahiah the Kings seruant, saying,
13 Go ye and inquire of the Lord for me, & for the people, and for all Iudah
concerning the wordes of this booke that is founde: for great is the wrath of
the Lorde that is kindled against vs, because our fathers haue not obeyed the
wordes of this booke, to doe according vnto all that which is written therein
14 So Hilkiah the Priest and Ahikam, and Achbor & Shaphan, and Asahiah went
vnto Huldah the Prophetesse the wife of Shallum, ye sonne of Tikuah, the sonne
of Harhas keeper of the wardrobe: (and she dwelt in Ierusalem in the colledge)
and they communed with her.
15 And shee answered them, Thus sayth the Lorde God of Israel, Tel the man that
sent you to mee,
16 Thus sayth the Lorde, Behold, I wil bring euill vpon this place, & on the
inhabitants thereof, euen al the words of the booke which ye King of Iudah hath
17 Because they haue forsaken mee, and haue burnt incense vnto other gods, to
anger me with all ye works of their hands: my wrath also shalbe kindled against
this place & shal not be queched:
18 But to the King of Iudah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, so shal ye say
vnto him, Thus sayeth the Lorde God of Israel, The wordes that thou hast heard,
shal come to passe.
19 But because thine heart did melt, & thou hast humbled thy selfe before
the Lorde, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the
inhabitants of the same, to wit, that it should be destroyed and accursed, and
hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me, I hane also heard it, saith the Lord.
20 Beholde therefore, I wil gather thee to thy fathers, & thou shalt be put
in thy graue in peace, and thine eyes shall not see all the euil, which I will
bring vpon this place. Thus they brought the King worde againe.
1 Then the King sent, and there gathered vnto him all the Elders of Iudah and of
2 And the King went vp into the house of the Lord, with all the men of Iudah and
all the inhabitants of Ierusalem with him, and the Priests & Prophets, and
all the people both smal and great: and he reade in their eares all the wordes
of the booke of the couenant, which was found in the house of the Lord.
3 And the King stood by the pillar, & made a couenant before the Lorde, that
they shoulde walke after the Lord, and keepe his commandements, and his
testimonies, and his statutes with all their heart, and with all their soule,
that they might accomplish the wordes of this couenant written in this booke;
all the people stood to the couenant.
4 Then the King commanded Hilkiah the hie Priest and the priests of the second
order, and the keepers of the doore, to bring out of ye Temple of the Lord all
the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the groue, and for all the hoste of
heauen, and he burnt them without Ierusalem in the fieldes of Kedron, and caryed
the pouder of them into Beth-el.
5 And he put downe the Chemarims, whom the Kings of Iudah had founded to burne
incense in the hie places, and in the cities of Iudah, and about Ierusalem, and
also them that burnt incense vnto Baal, to the sunne and to the moone, and to
the planets, & to all the hoste of heauen.
6 And he brought out the groue from the
of the Lord without Ierusalem vnto the
, and burnt it in the valley Kedron, and stampt it to pouder, and cast the dust
thereof vpon the graues of the children of the people.
7 And hee brake downe the houses of the Sodomites, that were in the house of the
Lord, where the women woue hangings for the groue.
8 Also he brought all the priests out of the cities of Iudah, and defiled the
hie places where the Priests had burnt incense, euen from Geba to Beer-sheba,
and destroyed the hie places of the gates, that were in the entring in of the
gate of Ioshua the gouernour of the citie, which was at the left hand of the
gate of the citie.
9 Neuerthelesse the Priests of the hie places came not vp to the altar of the
Lorde in Ierusalem, saue onely they did eate of the vnleauened bread among their
10 He defiled also Topheth, which was in the valley of the children of Hinnom,
that no man shoulde make his sonne or his daughter passe through the fire to
11 He put downe also the horses that the Kings of Iudah had giuen to the sunne
at the entring in of the house of the Lorde, by the chamber of Nethan-melech the
eunuche, which was ruler of the suburbes, and burnt the charets of the sunne
12 And the altars that were on the top of the chamber of Ahaz, which the Kings
of Iudah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of
the house of the Lord did the King breake downe, and hasted thence, & cast
the dust of them in the brooke Kedron.
13 Moreouer the King defiled the hie places that were before Ierusalem and on
the right hand of the mount of corruption (which Salomon the King of Israel had
buylt for Ashtoreth the idole of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the idole of the
Moabites, and for Milchom the abomination of the children of Ammon)
14 And he brake the images in pieces, & cut downe the groues and filled
their places with the bones of men.
15 Furthermore the altar that was at Beth-el, and the hie place made by Ieroboam
the sonne of Nebat, which made
to sinne, both this altar and also the hie place, brake he downe, & burnt
the hie place, and stampt it to powder & burnt the groue.
16 And as Iosiah turned himselfe, he spied the graues, that were in the mount,
& sent and tooke the bones out of the graues, and burnt them vpon the altar
and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord, that the man of God
proclaimed, which cryed the same wordes.
17 Then he sayde, What title is that which I see? And the men of the citie sayd
vnto him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Iudah, and
tolde these things that thou hast done to the altar of Beth-el.
18 Then sayde he, Let him alone: let none remooue his bones. So his bones were
saued with the bones of the Prophet that came from
19 Iosiah also tooke away all the houses of the hie places, which were in the
cities of Samaria, which the Kings of Israel had made to anger the Lord, and did
to them according to all the factes that he had done in Beth-el.
20 And he sacrificed all the Priests of the hie places, that were there vpon the
altars, and burnt mens bones vpon them, & returned to Ierusalem.
21 Then the king commanded all the people, saying, Keepe the passeouer vnto the
Lorde your God, as it is written in the booke of this couenant.
22 And there was no Passeouer holden like that from the dayes of the Iudges that
, nor in all the dayes of the Kinges of Israel, and of the Kings of Iudah.
23 And in the eightenth yere of King Iosiah was this Passeouer celebrated to the
Lord in Ierusalem.
24 Iosiah also tooke away them that had familiar spirits, and the soothsayers,
and the images, and the idoles, and al the abominations that were espied in the
lande of Iudah and in Ierusalem, to performe the wordes of the Lawe, which were
written in the booke that Hilkiah the Priest found in the house of the Lord.
25 Like vnto him was there no King before him, that turned to the Lord with al
his heart, and with all his soule, and with all his might according to all the
Lawe of Moses, neither after him arose there anie like him.
26 Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fiercenesse of his great wrath
wherewith he was angrie against Iudah, because of all the prouocatios wherwith
Manasseh had prouoked him.
27 Therefore the Lorde saide, I will put Iudah also out of my sight, as I haue
, and will cast off this citie Ierusalem, which I haue chosen, and the house
whereof I said, My name shalbe there.
28 Concerning the rest of the actes of Iosiah, and all that hee did, are they
not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kings of Iudah?
29 In his dayes Pharaoh Nechoh King of
went vp against the King of Asshur to the riuer Perath; King Iosiah went
against him, whome when Pharaoh sawe, he slewe him at
30 Then his seruants caryed him dead from
, and brought him to Ierusalem, and buried him in his owne sepulchre; the people
of the lande tooke Iehoahaz the sonne of Iosiah, and anointed him, and made him
King in his fathers steade.
31 Iehoahaz was three and twentie yeere olde when he beganne to reigne, and
reigned three moneths in Ierusalem. His mothers name also was Hamutal the
daughter of Ieremiah of Libnah.
32 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, according to all that his fathers
33 And Pharaoh Nechoh put him in bondes at Riblah in the lande of Hamath, while
he reigned in Ierusalem, and put the lande to a tribute of an hundreth talents
of siluer, and a talent of golde.
34 And Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim the sonne of Iosiah King in steade of Iosiah
his father, and turned his name to Iehoiakim, and tooke Iehoahaz away, which
when he came to Egypt, dyed there.
35 And Iehoiakim gaue the siluer and the golde to Pharaoh, and taxed the land to
giue the money, according to the commadement of Pharaoh: he leuyed of euery man
of the people of the lande, according to his value, siluer and golde to giue
vnto Pharaoh Nechoh.
36 Iehoiakim was fiue and twentie yere olde, when he began to reigne, and he
reigned eleuen yeeres in Ierusalem. His mothers name also was Zebudah the
daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
37 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, according to all that his fathers
1 In his dayes came Nebuchad-nezzar King of Babel vp, and Iehoiakim became his
seruant three yeere: afterwarde he turned, and rebelled against him.
2 And the Lorde sent against him bandes of the Caldees, and bands of the
Aramites, & bands of the Moabites, and bandes of the Ammonites, and he sent
them against Iudah to destroy it, according to the worde of the Lord, which he
spake by his seruants the Prophets.
3 Surely by the commaundement of the Lorde came this vpon Iudah, that he might
put them out of his sight for the sinnes of Manasseh, according to all that he
4 And for the innocent blood that he shed, (for he filled Ierusalem with
innocent blood) therefore the Lord would not pardon it.
5 Concerning the rest of the actes of Iehoiakim, and all that he did, are they
not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the Kinges of Iudah?
6 So Iehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Iehoiachin his sonne reigned in his
7 And the King of Egypt came no more out of his lande: for the King of Babel had
taken from the riuer of Egypt, vnto the riuer Perath, all that pertained to the
King of Egypt.
8 Iehoiachin was eighteene yere old, when he beganne to reigne, and reigned in
Ierusalem three moneths. His mothers name also was Nehushta, the daughter of
Elnathan of Ierusalem.
9 And he did euill in the sight of the Lorde, according to all that his father
10 In that time came the seruants of Nebuchad-nezzar king of
vp against Ierusalem: so the citie was besieged.
11 And Nebuchad-nezzar King of Babel came against the citie, and his seruants
did besiege it.
12 Then Iehoiachin the king of Iudah came out against the King of Babel, he, and
his mother and his seruants, and his princes, & his eunuches: and the King
of Babel tooke him in the eyght yeere of his reigne.
13 And he caryed out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lorde, &
the treasures of the Kings house, and brake all the vessels of gold, which
Salomon King of Israel had made in the
of the Lorde, as the Lord had saide.
14 And he caryed away all Ierusalem, and all the princes, and all the strong men
of warre, euen ten thousande into captiuitie, and all the workemen, and cunning
men: so none remained sauing the poore people of the lande.
15 And he caryed away Iehoiachin into Babel, and the Kings mother, and the
Kinges wiues, and his eunuches, and the mightie of the lande caryed he away into
captiuitie from Ierusalem to Babel,
16 And al the men of warre, euen seuen thousand, and carpenters, &
lockesmithes a thousande: all that were strong and apt for warre, did the King
of Babel bring to Babel captiues.
17 And the King of Babel made Mattaniah his vncle King in his steade, and
changed his name to Zedekiah.
18 Zedekiah was one and twentie yeere olde, when he began to reigne, and he
reigned eleuen yeeres in Ierusalem. His mothers name also was Hamutal the
daughter of Ieremiah of Libnah.
19 And he did euill in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Iehoiakim
20 Therefore certainly the wrath of the Lord was against Ierusalem and Iudah
vntill he cast them out of his sight; Zedekiah rebelled against the King of
1 And in the ninth yeere of his reigne, the tenth moneth and tenth day of the
moneth Nebuchad-nezzar King of Babel came, he, and all his hoste against
Ierusalem, & pitched against it, and they built fortes against it round
2 So the citie was besieged vnto the eleueth yeere of King Zedekiah.
3 And the ninth day of the moneth the famine was sore in the citie, so that
there was no bread for the people of the lande.
4 Then the citie was broken vp, and all the men of warre fled by night, by the
way of the gate, which is betweene two walles that was by the Kings garden: nowe
the Caldees were by the citie round about: and the King went by the way of the
5 But the armie of the Caldees pursued after the King, and tooke him in the
desertes of Iericho, and all his hoste was scattered from him.
6 Then they tooke the King, and caried him vp to the King of Babel to Riblah,
where they gaue iudgement vpon him.
7 And they slew the sonnes of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of
Zedekiah, and bounde him in chaines, and caried him to
8 And in the fift moneth, & seuenth day of the moneth, which was the
nineteenth yere of King Nebuchad-nezzar King of Babel, came Nebuzar-adan chiefe
stewarde and seruaunt of the King of Babel, to Ierusalem,
9 And burnt the house of the Lord, and the Kings house, and all the houses of
Ierusalem, and all the great houses burnt he with fire.
10 And all the armie of the Caldees that were with the chiefe stewarde, brake
downe the walles of Ierusalem round about.
11 And the rest of the people that were left in the citie, and those that were
fled and fallen to the King of Babel, with the remnant of the multitude, did
Nebuzar-adan chiefe steward carie away captiue.
12 But the chiefe steward left of the poore of the land to dresse the vines, and
to till the land.
13 Also the pillars of brasse that were in the house of the Lorde, and the
bases, and the brasen Sea that was in the house of the Lorde, did the Caldees
breake, and caried the brasse of them to Babel.
14 The pots also and the besomes, and the instruments of musike, and the incense
dishes, and al the vessels of brasse that they ministred in, tooke they away.
15 And the asshe pannes, and the basens, and all that was of gold, and that was
of siluer, tooke the chiefe steward away,
16 With the two pillers, one Sea and the bases, which Salomon had made for the
house of the Lorde: the brasse of all these vessels was without weight.
17 The height of the one piller was eighteene cubits, and the chapiter thereon
was brasse, & the height of the chapiter was with networke three cubites,
and pomegranates vpon the chapiter rounde about, all of brasse: and likewise was
the second piller with the networke.
18 And the chiefe steward tooke Seraiah the chiefe Priest, and Zephaniah the
second Priest, and the three keepers of the doore.
19 And out of the citie hee tooke an Eunuch that had the ouersight of the men of
warre, and fiue men of them that were in the Kinges presence, which were founde
in the citie, and Sopher captaine of the hoste, who mustred the people of the
lande, and threescore men of the people of the lande, that were founde in the
20 And Nebuzar-adan the chiefe stewarde tooke them, and brought them to the King
of Babel to Riblah.
21 And the King of Babel smote them, & slew them at Riblah in the
. So Iudah was caried away captiue out of his owne land.
22 Howbeit there remained people in the land of Iudah, whom Nebuchad-nezzar King
of Babel left, and made Gedaliah the sonne of Ahikam the sonne of Shaphan ruler
23 Then when all the captaines of the host & their men heard, that the king
had made Gedaliah gouernour, they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, to wit, Ishmael
the sonne of Nethaniah, and Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, & Seraiah the sonne
of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, & Iaazaniah the sonne of Maachathi, they and
24 And Gedaliah sware to them, & to their men, and sayd vnto them, Feare not
to be the seruants of the Caldees: dwell in the land, & serue the King of
Babel, and ye shalbe well.
25 But in the seuenth moneth Ishmael the sonne of Nethaniah the sonne of
Elishama of the Kings seede, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah,
& he died, & so did he the Iewes, and the Caldees that were with him at
26 Then all ye people both small and great, & the captaines of the armie
arose, and came to
Egypt: for they were afraide of the Caldees.
27 Notwithstanding in the seuen and thirtieth yeere after Iehoiachin King of
Iudah was caried away, in the twelft moneth and the seuen and twentieth day of
the moneth, Euil-merodach King of Babel in the yeere that hee began to reigne,
did lift vp the head of Iehoiachin King of Iudah out of the prison,
28 And spake kindly to him, & set his throne aboue the throne of the Kings
that were with him in Babel,
29 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eate bread before
him, all the dayes of his life.
30 And his portion was a continual portion giuen him by the King, euery day a
certaine, all the dayes of his life.