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Elisha prophesies of plenty

CHAP. VII, VIII. The unbeliever trode lo death. whence shall I help thee? out of the barn-floor, 11 And he called the porters ; and they told it or out of the wine-press?

to the king's house within. 28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? 12 T And the king arose in the night, and said And she answered, This woman said unto ine, unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and Syrians have done to us. They know that we we will eat my son to-morrow.

be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and camp, to hide themselves in the field, saying, I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, When they come out of the city, we shall catch that we may eat him: and she hath hid ber son. them alive, and get into the city.

30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the 13 And one of his servants answered and said, words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and Let some take, I pray thee, five of the horses that he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they and behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh. are as all the multitude of Israel that are len in 31 Then he said, God do so and more also to it: behoid, I say, they are even as all the multime, if the head of Elisha the sonof Shaphatshall tude of the Israelites that are consumed :) and stand on hin this day.

let us send and see. 32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat 14 They took therefore two chariot horses ; with hiin; and the king sent a man from before and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, him: but ere the inessenger came to him, he said saying, Go and see. to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer! 15 And they went after them unto Jordan: and hath sent to take away my head ? look, when the lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, messenger coneth, shut the door, and hold him which the Syrians had cast away in their baste. fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's And the inessengers returned, and told the king. feet behind him ?

16 And the people went out, and spoiled the tenis 33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, of the Syrians. So a measure ot' fine four was the messenger came down unto him: and he said, sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for Behold, this evil is of the LORD; What should I a shekel, according to the word of the Lord. wait for the LORD any longer ?

17 11 And the king appointed the lord on whose CHẤP. VII.

hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: A sudden plenty in Samaria.

and the people trode upon him in the gate, and L.ORD; Thus saith the LORD, To-morrow when the king came down to him.

as , who spake about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold 18 And it came to pass as the man of God had for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barshekel, in the gate of Samaria.

ley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for 2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned a shekel, shall be to-morrow about this time in answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the gate of Samaria: the Lord would make windows in heaven, might 19 And that lord answered the man of God, and this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou sbalt see said. Now, behold, if the Lord should make it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. windows in heaven, might such a thing be?

31 And there were four leprous men at the en- And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine tering in of the gate: and they said one to ano- eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. ther, Why sit we here until we die ?

20 And so it feli out unto him: for the people 4 li' we say, We will enter into the city, then trode upon him in the gate, and he died. the fainine is in the city, and we shall die there:

CHAP. VIII. and if we sit still here, we die also. Now there-i The Shunammite's land restored. Syrians if they save us alive, we shall live; and Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose

son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, if they kill us, we shall but die.

and go thou and thy household, and sojourn 5 And they rose up in the twilight to go unto wheresvever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD the camp of the Syrians: and when they were hath called for a famine; and it shall also come come to the uttermost part of thre camp of Syria, upon the land seven years. behold, there was no man there.

2 And the woman arose, and did after the say6 For the LORD had made the lost of the Syrians ing of ihe man of God: and she went with her to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, household, and sojourned in the land of the Phieven the noise of a great host: and they said one listines seven years. to another, Lo, the king of israel hath hired against 3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end. us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the that the woman returned out of the land of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the 7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, king for her house, and for her land. and left their tents, and their horses, and their

as- 4 Ånd the king talked with Gehazi the servant ses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life. of the inan of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thec, 8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost all the great things that Elisha hath done. part of the camp, they went into one tent, and 5 And it caine to pass, as he was telling the king did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and how he had restored a dead body to life, that be gold, and raiment, and went and hid it: and hold, the woman, whose son he had restored to came agai and entered into another tent, and life, cried to the king for her house and for her carried thence also, and went and hid it. land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is

9 Then they said one to another, Wedo not well: the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our restored to life. peace: if we tarry till the morning-light, some 6 And when the king asked the woman, she mischief will come upon us : now therefore told him. So the king appointed unto her a cercome, that we may go and tell the king's house-Lain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, hold.

and all the fruits of the field since the day that 10 so they came and called unto the porter of she left the

land, even until now. the city : and they told them, saying, We came 71 And Elisha came to Damascus: and Bento the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was hadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told do man there, neither voice of man but horses him, saying, The man of God is conie hither. lied, and lasscs tied, and the tents as they were. 8 And the king said unto Hazası, Take a pre

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II. KINGS.

The soldiers make Jchu king sent in thy hand, and go, ineet the man of God, Hazael king or Syria. And Ahaziah the son of and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram I recover of this disease ?

the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a pre

CHAP. IX. sent with him, even of every good thing of Da

Jehu anainted king over Israel. mascus, forty camels' burden, and came and ND Elisha the prophet called one of the chilstood before him, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thy I recover of this disease ?

band, and go to Ramoth-gilead: to And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, 2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Thou mayest certainly recover howbcit, the Jektu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, LORD hath shewed me, that he shall surely die. and go in, and make him arise up from among his

11 And he settled his countenance steadfastly, brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber; until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his 12 And Hazael said, Wby weepeth my lord ? head, and say, Thus saith the Lord, I have And he answered, Because I know the evil that anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their door, and flee, and tarry not. strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young 4 So the young man, even the young inan the men wilt thou slay with the sword, and will dash prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. their

children, and rip up their women with child. 5 And when he came, behold, the captains of 13 And Hazael said, But what is thy servant the host were sitting; and lie said, I have an era dog, that he should do this great thing? And rand to thee, O captain. And Jeliu said, Unto Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me which of all us ? And he said, To thee, O captain. that thou shalt be king over Syria.

6 And he arose, and went into the house; and 14 So he departed from Elisha, aud came to his lie poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, master; who said to him, What said Elisha to Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointthee? And he answered, He told me that thou ed thee king over the people of the LORD, even shouldest surely recover.

lover Israel. 15 And it came to pass on the morrow, that he 7 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and master, that I may avenge the blood of my serspread it on his face, so that he died : and Hazael vants the prophets, and the blood of all the serreigned in his stead.

vants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel. 16 11 And in the fifth year of Joram the son of 8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and Ahab king of Israel, Jelioshaphat being then king I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against of Judah,

Jehorain the son of Jehoshaphat king the wall, and hin that is shut up and left in Israel: of Judah began to reign.

9 And I will make the house of Ahab like the 17 Thirty and two years old was he when he house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,' and like began to reign; and he reigned eight years in the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah: Jerusalem.

10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion 18 And he walked in the way of the kings or of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daugh- And he opened the door, and fled. ler of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in 11 Then Jeliu came forth to the servants of the sight of the LORD.

his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well ? 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah, for wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And David his servant's sake, as he promised him to he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his give him always a liglit, and to his children. communication. 20 11 In his days Edom revolted from under the 12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. And hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. She said. Thus and thus spake he to me, saying,

21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the cha-|Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king riots with him: and he rose by night, and smote over Israel. the Edomites which compassed him about, and 13Then they hasted, and took every man hisgarthe captains of the chariots: and the people fled ment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, into their tents.

and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of 14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at Nimshi, conspired against Joram. (Now Joram the same time.

had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, be23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all cause of Hazael king of Syria. that he did, are they not written in the book of 15 But king Joranı was returned to be healed in the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ?

Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and was given him, when he fought with Hazael king of buried with his fathers in the city of David ; and Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go 25 1 In the twelfth year of Jorain the son of to tell it in Jezreel. Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Je-| 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezhoram king of Judah begin to reign.

reel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king 26 Two and twenty years old toas Ahaziah of Judah was come down to see Joram. when he began to reign; and he reigned one year 17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Atha-in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as liah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel. he came, and said, I see a company. And Jo27 And he walked in the way of the house or ram said, Take a horseman and send to meet Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, as them, and let him say, Is it peace ? did the house of Ahab: for he was the son-in-| 18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, law of the house of Ahab.

and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace ? And 28-11. And he went with Joram the son of Ahab Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace ? to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ra- turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, moth-gilead; and the Syrians wounded Joran. saying, The messenger came to them, but he 29 And king Joram went back to be healed in cometh not again. Jezreel of thc wounds which the Syrians had 19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, given him at Ramah, when he fought against which came to them, and said, Thus saith the

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CHAP. X.

Araziah s drahren slem king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, bast thou to do with peace ? turn the behind me. and fight for your master's house. 20 And the watchman told, saying, He cane 4 Bi i they were exceedingly afraid, and said, even into thein, and cometh not again: and the Behold, two kings stood not before him: how driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of then shall we stand ? Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.

5 And he that was over the house, and he that 21 Aud Joram said, Make ready. And his cha- was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers riot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel up of the children, sent to Jeliu, saying, We are and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in thy servants, and will do all thai thou shali bid his chariot, and they went out against Jchu, and us; we will not make any king: do thou that met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezrcelite. which is good in thine eyes.

22 And it came to pass, when Jorain saw Jehu, 6 Then he wrote a leitor the second time to that he said, Is it peace, Jehu ? And he answer them, saying, Il'ye be mine, and if ye will hearcd, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy ken unto my voice, take ye ihe heads of the men mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many? your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel

23 And Joram turned his hands, and Nied, and by to-morrow this time. (Now the king's sons said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, o Ahaziah. being seventy persons, were with the great ineu

24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strengti, of the city, which brought them up.) and smote Jehorain between his armis, and the 7 And it came to pass, when the letter came 10 arrow went out at his lieart, and he sunk down them, that they took the king's sons, and siew in his chariot.

seventy persons, and put their heads iu baskets, 25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take and sent him them to Jezreel. up, and cast him in the portion of the field of 8! And there caine a messenger, and told him, Naboth the Jezrcelite: for remember low that, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's when I and thou rode together after Ahab his sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at father, the Lord laid this burden upon him; the entering in of the gate until the morning.

26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Na- 9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he both, and the blood of his sons, saith the Lord; went out, and stood, and said to all the people, and I will requite thee in this plat, saith the LORD. Yc be righteous: belold, I conspired against my Now therefore take and cast him into the plat of master, and slew him: but who slew all these? ground, according to the word of the Lord. 10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth 27 1 But when Abaziah the king of Judalı saw nothing of the word of the LORD, which the this, he fled by the way of the garden-house. LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite the LORD hath done that which he spake by his him also in the chariot. And they did so at the servant Elijah. going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he 11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house Aled to Megiddo, and died there.

of Alab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and 28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to his kinsfolks, and luis priests, uiitil he leri hinn Jerusalem, and buried himn in his sepulchre with none remaining. his fathers in the city of David.

12 11 And he arose and deparied, and came to 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son Samaria. And as he was at the shearing-house of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

in the way, 301 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jeze- 13 Jehu inet with the brethren of Abaziah king bel heard of it; and she painted lier face, and of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they all tired her head, and looked out at a window. swered, We are the brethren of Ahaziab; and

31 And as Jeliu entered in at the gate, she said, we go down to salute the children of we king Had Zimri peace, who slew his master ? and the children of the qucen.

32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and 14 And he said, 'Take them alive. And they said, Who is on my side ? who? And there look- took them alive, and slew thein at ile pit of the ed out to him two or three eunuchs.

shearing-house, even two and forty ven;

neither 33 And he said, Throw her down. So they left he any of them. threw her down and some of her blood was 15 | And when he was depared thence, he sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming he trode her under foot.

to meet him: and he saluted in, and said to 34 And when he was come in, he did cat and him, Is thy heart right, as my heart is with thy drink, and said, Go, soe now this cursed woman, heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter. give me thy hand. And he gave iinu his hand;

35 And they went to bury her: but they found and he took him up to lep into the chariot. no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and 16 And lic said, Come wil nie, and see my zeal the palms of her hands.

for the LORD. So the made him ride in his 36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. chariot. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, 17 And when he cane to Samaria, he slew all which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tish- that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had bite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs destroyed hinn, acariling to the saying of the eat the flesh of Jezebel:

Lord, which he sake to Elijah. 37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung 18 41 And Jehu athered all the people together, upon the face of the field in the portion of Jez- and said unto tiem, Alab served Baal

little; reel: so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel. but Jehu shalsserve him niuch. CHAP. X.

19 Now therefore cail unto me all the prophets Sons of Ahab slain in Samaria. of Baal, all dis servants, and all his priests; lei Jelu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, untoldo to Baal: whosoever shall be wanting, he shall the rulers of Jezreei, to the elders, and to them not live. But Jehu did it in subuilly, to the intent that brought up Ahab's children, saying. that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

? Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly Beeing your master's sons are with you, and for Baal. And they proclaimed it. Chorc are with you chariots and horses, a fenced 21 And Jebu seni through all Israel: and all city also, and armour ;

the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was 3 Look even out the best and meetest of your not a man left that came not.

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lehu followers Jeroboam's sins.

II. KINGS.

Jehoash anointed king. into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of was full from one end to another.

the watch of the king's house ; 22 And he said unto him that was over the ves- 6 And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; try, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers and a third pari at the gate behind the guard : of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments. so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of be not broken down, Rechah, into the house of Baal, and said unto the 7 And two parts of all you that go forth on the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there sabbath, cuen they shali keep the watch of the be here with you none of the servants of the house of the LORD about the king. LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only. 8 And ye shall compass the king round about,

24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and every man with his weapons in his hand: and burnt-offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men he that cometh within the ranges, let him be without, and said, If any of the men whom I slain. And be ye with the king as he goeth out have brought into your hands escape, he that let- and as he cometh in. teth kim go, his life shall be for the life of him. 9 And the captains over the hundreds did ac

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made cording to all things that Jehoiada tbe priest an nd of offering the burnt-offering, that Jehu commanded. and they took every man his said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and that were to come in on the sabbath, with them slay them ; let none come forth. And they smote that should go out on the sabbath, and came to them with the cdge of the sword; and the guard Jehoiada the priest. and the captains cast them out, and went to the 10 And to the captains over hundreds did the city of the house of Baal.

priest give king David's spears and shields, that 26 And they brought forth the images out of were in the temple of the LORD. the house of Baal, and burned them.

11 And the guard stood, every man with his 27 And they brake down the image of Baal, weapons in his hand, round about the king, from and brake down the house of Baal, and made it the right corner of the temple to the left corner a draught-house unto this day.

of the temple, along by the altar and the temple. 28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel. 12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put 29 41 Howbeit, from the sins of Jeroboam the son the crown upon him, and gave him the testimoof Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed ny; and they made him king, and anointed him; not from after them, to wit, the golden calves and they clapped their hands, and said, God save that were in Beth-el, and that were in Dan.

the king. 30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou 13 1 Ănd when Athaliah heard the noise of Hast don well in executing that which is right the guard and of the people, she came to the in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of people into the temple of the LORD. Abab according to all that was in my heart, thy 14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood children of the fourth generation shall sit on the by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes throne of Israel.

and the trumpeters by the king, and all the peo31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of ple of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumthe LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for pets. And Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, Treason, treason! which made Israel to sin.

15 But Iehoiada the priest commanded the cap32.91 In those days the LORD began to cut Israel tains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts and said unto them, Have her forth without the

ranges: and him that followeth her kill with 33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not the Gadres, and the Reubenites, and the Manas-be slain in the house of the LORD. sites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, 16 And they laid hands on her; and she went even Gileat and Bashan.

by the way by the which the horses came into 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that the king's house: and there was she slain. he did, and al his might, are they not written in 17 ! And Jehoiada made a covenant between the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? the LORD and the king and the people, that they

35 And Jehu Aept with his fathers: and they should be the LORD's people; between the king buried him in Simaria. And Jehoahaz his son also and the people. reigned in his sted.

18 And all the people of the land went into the 38. And the time hat Jehu reigned over Israel House of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and in Samaria was twity and eight years. his innages brake tlicy in pieces thoroughly, and CẶP. XI.

slew Mallan the priest of Baal before the altars. ND when Ahola he mother of Ahaziah of the LORD. the throne.

And the priest appointed officers over the house destroyed all the seed roy 1.

the captains, and the guard, and all the people 2 Bui Jehosheba, the dauxhter of king Joram, of the land; and they brought down the king sister of Abaziah, took Joach the son of Aha- from the house of the LORD, and came by the ziah, and stole him from among the king's sons way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. which were slain; and tlicy lid him, even him and he sat on the throne of the kings. and his nurse, in the bed-chauher, from Atha- 20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and ijah, so that he was not slain.

the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliab 3 And he was with her bid in th, honse of the with the sword beside the king's house. Jorn six years. And Athaliah dit reign over 21 Seven years old was Jehoash when he began the land.

to reign. 4 11 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and

CHAP. XII. fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the cap

Jeho ash's good reign.

N the house of the LORD, and made a covenani with reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. them, and took an oath of them in the house of And his mother's name was Žibiahof Beer-stoeba. the LORD, and shewed them the king's son. 2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the

5 And he comnianded thein, saying, This is the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada ching that ye shall du: A third part of you that the priest instructed him.

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lehoasi slain by his servants.

CHAP. XII.

Elisha's death 3 But the high places were not taken away:

CHAP. XIII. the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in

Jehoahaz's wicked reign. the high places.

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N the three and twentieth year of Joash the 4 F And Jehoash said to the priests, All the mo: son of Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehoahaz the ney of the dedicated things that is brought into the son of Jehu began to reign over Ísrael in Samahouse of the LORD, even

the money of every one ria, and reigned seventeen years. that passeth the account, the money that every man 2 And he did that which was evil in the sight is set at, and all the money that cometh into any of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD, the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he

5 Let the priests take it to them, every inan depared not therefrom. of his acquaintance: and let them repair the 31 And the anger of the LORD was kindled breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach against Israel, and he delivered them into the shall be found.

hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand 6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael, all their days. year of king Jchoash the priests had not repair-.4 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the ed the breaches of the house.

LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the op7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the pression of Israel, because the king of Syria priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, oppressed them. Why repair ye not the breachesofthe house ? now 5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that therefore receive no more money of your acquaint- they went out from under the hand of the Syriance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house. ans: and the children of Israel dwelt in theis 8 And the priests consented to receive no more tents, as beforetime. money of the people, neither to repair the breaches 6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house.

of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, 9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and but walked therein: and there remained the bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the grove also in Samaria.) altar, on the right side as one comieth into the 7 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahouse of the LORD: and the priests that kept haz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten the door put therein all the money that was thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had debrought into the liouse of the LORD.

stroyed them, and had made them like the dust 10 And it was so, when they saw that there was by threshmg. much money in the chest, that the king's scribe8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all and the high priest came up, and they put up in that he did, and his might, are they not written in bags, and told the money that was found in the the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? house of the LORD,

9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and 11 And they gave the money, being told, into they buried him in Saniaria; and Joash his son the hands of them that did the work, that had reigned in his stead. the oversight of the house of the LORD: and 10 1 In the thirty and seventh year of Joash they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoathat wrought upon the house of the LORD, haz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned

12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to sixteen years. buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches 11 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid of the LORD; he departed not from all the sins ont for the house to repair it.

of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel 13 Howbeit, there were not made for the house of sin; but he walked therein. the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, truin- 12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that pets, any vessels of gold, or vessels or silver, of the he did, and his might wherewith he fought against money that was brought into the house of the Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in LORD:

the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? 14 But they gave that to the workmen, wd re- 13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeropaired therewith the house of the LORD. boain sat upon his throne; and Joash was buried

15 Moreover, they reckoned not with the men, in Samaria with the kings of Israel. into whose hand they delivered tlre money to be 14 1 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully. whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel

16 The trespass-money and sin-money was not came down unto him, and wept over bis face, brought into the house of the LORD: it was the and said, O my father, my father! the charioi priests'.

of Israel, and the horsemen thereof! 17 11 Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. set his face lo go up to Jerusalem.

16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thy 18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hal- hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: Jowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands. and Ahaziah, bis fathers, kings of Judah, had 17 And he said, Open the window castward. dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. the gold that was found in the treasures of the And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and LORD's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance sent it to Hazael king of Syria : and he went from Syria: for thou shalt snite the Syrians in away from Jerusalem.

Aphek, till thou have consumed them. 19 ir And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took that he did, are they not written in the book of them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite the Chronicles of the kings of Judah ?

upon the ground. And he sinote thrice, and stayed. 20 And his servants arose, and made a con- 19 And the man of God was wroth with hiin, spiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five ce which goeth down to Silla.

six times; then hadst thou smilten Syria till thou 21 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Je- hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt hozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote smite Syria but thrice. him, and he died; and they buried him with his 2017 And Elisha died, and they buried him. fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah bis And the bands of the Moabites invaded inc land son reigned in his stead.

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