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29 In his days Pharaoh-nechoh salem. And his mother's name was king of Egypt went up against the Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah king of Assyria to the river Eu of Rumah. phrates: and king Josiah went 37 And he did that which was evil against him; and he slew him at in the sight of the LORD, according Megiddo, when he had seen him. to all that his fathers had done.

30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo,

CHAP. XXIV. and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. In his days Nebuchadnezzar king And the people of the land took of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and became his servant three years: then anointed him, and made him king he turned and rebelled against him. in his father's stead.

2 And the LORD sent against him 31 Jehoahaz was twenty and three bands of the Chaldees, and bands of years old when he began to reign; the Syrians, and bands of the Moand he reigned three months in abites, and bands of the children of Jerusalem. And his mother's name Ammon, and sent thein against Juwas Hamutal, the daughter of Jere dah to destroy it, according to the miah of Libnah.

word of the LORD, which he spake 32 And he did that which was evil by his servants the prophets. in the sight of the LORD, according 3 Surely at the commandment of to all that his fathers had done. the LORD came this upon Judah, to

33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put him remove them out of his sight, for the in bands at Riblah in the land of sins of Manasseh, according to all Hamath, that he might not reign in that he did; Jerusalem; and put the land to a 4 And also for the innocent blood tribute of an hundred talents of that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem silver, and a talent of gold.

with innocent blood; which the 34 And Pharaob-nechoh made LORD would not pardon. Eliakim the son of Josiah king in 5 Now the rest of the acts of the room of Josiah his father, and Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are turned his name to Jehoiakim, and they not written in the book of the took Jehoahaz away: and he came chronicles of the kings of Judah? to Egypt, and died there.

6 So Jehoiakim slept with his 35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver fathers: and Jehoiachin his son and the gold to Pharaoh; but he reigned in his stead. taxed the land to give the money 7 And the king of Egypt came according to the commandment of not again any more out of his land: Pharaoh : he exacted the silver and for the king of Babylon had taken the gold of the people of the land, from the river of Egypt unto the of every one according to bis tax river Euphrates all that pertained to ation, to give it unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt. nechoh.

8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years 36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five old when he began to reign, and he years old when he began to reign; reigned in Jerusalem three months. and he reigned eleven years in Jeru- | And his mother's name was Ne

Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

CHAP. XXV.

hushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and bis servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land..

15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 And the king of Babylon made

AND it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

2 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

3 And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fed by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

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6 So they took the king, and || bowls, and such things as were of brought him up to the king of Ba gold, in gold, and of silver, in silbylon to Riblah ; and they gave ver, the captain of the guard took judgment upou him.

away. . 7 And they slew the sons of Ze 16 The two pillars, one sea, and dekiah before his eyes, and put out the bases which Solomon had made the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound for the house of the LORD; the him with fetters of brass, and car brass of all these vessels was withried him to Babylon.

out weight. 8 And in the fifth month, on the 17 The height of the one pillar seventh day of the month, which is was eighteen cubits, and the chathe nineteenth year of king Nebu piter upon it was brass : and the chadnezzar king of Babylon, came height of the chapiter three cubits; Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, and the wreathen work, and pomea servant of the king of Babylon, granates upon the chapiter round unto Jerusalem :

about, all of brass : and like unto 9 And he burnt the house of the these had the second pillar with LORD, and the king's house, and all wreathen work. the houses of Jerusalem, and every 18 And the captain of the guard great man's house burnt he with took Seraiah the chief priest, and fire.

Zephaniah the second priest, and 10 And all the army of the Chal the three keepers of the door: dees, that were with the captain of 19 And out of the city he took the guard, brake down the walls of an officer that was set over the men Jerusalem round about.

of war, and five men of them that 11 Now the rest of the people were in the king's presence, which that were left in the city, and the were found in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king principal scribe of the host, which of Babylon, with the remnant of mustered the people of the land, the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the and threescore men of the people captain of the guard carry away. of the land that were found in the

12 But the captain of the guard city : left of the poor of the land to be 20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of vinedressers and husbandmen.

the guard took these, and brought 13 And the pillars of brass that them to the king of Babylon to were in the house of the LORD, and Riblah : the bases, and the brasen sea that 21. And the king of Babylon was in the house of the LORD, did smote them, and slew them at Ribthe Chaldees break in pieces, and lah in the land of Hamath. So carried the brass of them to Ba Judah was carried away out of their bylon.

land. 14 And the pots, and the shovels, 22 And as for the people that reand the snuffers, and the spoons, mained in the land of Judah, whom and all the vessels of brass where Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon with they ministered, took they had left, even over them he made away.

| Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the 15 And the firepans, and the son of Shaphan, ruler.

23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.

24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with hin, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

26 And all the people, both sinall and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt : for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

29 And changed his prison garments : and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES.

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ADAM, Sheth, Enosh,

2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

7 And the sons of Javan ; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

8 The sons of Ham ; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

9 And the sons of Cush ; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah ; Sheba, and Dedan.

10 And Cush begat Nimrod : be began to be mighty upon the earth.

11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

12 And Pathrusim, and Caslubim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim.

13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided : and his brother's name was Joktan.

20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
27 Abram ; the same is Abraham.

28 The sons of Abraham ; Isaac, and Ishmael.

29 These are their generations : The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan ; Sheba, and Dedan.

33 And the sons of Midian; E phah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.

34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

35 The sons of Esau ; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.

37 The sons of Reuel ; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 And the sons of Seir ; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.

39 And the sons of Lotan ; Hori, and Homam : and Timna was Lotan's sister,

40 The sons of Shobal ; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon ; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan ; Uz, and Aran.

43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel ; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab,

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