The Book of 2nd Chronicles of the Christian Holy Bible

The Second Book of the Chronicles of the Christian Old Testament comprising of 36 chapters for online resources, references and spiritual edification in the body of Christ.
Chapter 1
2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in  his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and  magnified him exceedingly. 

2 Chronicles 1:2 Then Solomon spake  unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds,  and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the  chief of the fathers. 

2 Chronicles 1:3 So Solomon, and all the  congregation with him, went to the high place that was at  Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of  God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in  the wilderness. 

2 Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought  up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had  prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.  

2 Chronicles 1:5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of  Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle  of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought  unto it. 

2 Chronicles 1:6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen  altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the  congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.  
2 Chronicles 1:7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and  said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 
2 Chronicles 1:8 And  Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto  David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.  
2 Chronicles 1:9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my  father be established: for thou hast made me king over a  people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 
2 Chronicles 1:10 Give  me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and  come in before this people: for who can judge this thy  people, that is so great? 
2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon,  Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked  riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies,  neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and  knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people,  over whom I have made thee king: 
2 Chronicles 1:12 Wisdom and  knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee  riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings  have had that have been before thee, neither shall there  any after thee have the like.  
2 Chronicles 1:13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high  place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the  tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.  

2 Chronicles 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and  he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve  thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities,  and with the king at Jerusalem. 

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2 Chronicles 1:15 And the king made  silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and  cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the  vale for abundance. 

2 Chronicles 1:16 And Solomon had horses  brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants  received the linen yarn at a price. 

2 Chronicles 1:17 And they fetched  up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred  shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty:  and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the  Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.  
Chapter 2
2 Chronicles 2:1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the  name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. 

2 Chronicles 2:2  And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to  bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the  mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee  them.  

2 Chronicles 2:3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre,  saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst  send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein,  even so deal with me. 

2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold, I build an house to  the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him,  and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the  continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning  and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on  the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an  ordinance for ever to Israel. 

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I  build is great: for great is our God above all gods. 
2 Chronicles 2:6  But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven  and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I  then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn  sacrifice before him? 
2 Chronicles 2:7 Send me now therefore a man  cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in  iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill  to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah  and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide. 
2 Chronicles 2:8  Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of  Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber  in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy  servants, 
2 Chronicles 2:9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for  the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful  great. 
2 Chronicles 2:10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the  hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten  wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty  thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.   
2 Chronicles 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing,  which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved  his people, he hath made thee king over them. 
2 Chronicles 2:12  Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of  Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David  the king a wise son, endued with prudence and  understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and  an house for his kingdom. 
2 Chronicles 2:13 And now I have sent a  cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my  father’s, 
2 Chronicles 2:14 The son of a woman of the daughters of  Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in  gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber,  in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to  grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device  which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with  the cunning men of my lord David thy father. 
2 Chronicles 2:15 Now  therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine,  which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his  servants: 
2 Chronicles 2:16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as  much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in  flotes by sea to Joppa; and thou shall carry it up to  Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 2:17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that  were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith  David his father had numbered them; and they were found  an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six  hundred. 
2 Chronicles 2:18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of  them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to  be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six  hundred overseers to set the people a work. 
Chapter 3 
2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the  LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD  appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had  prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 
2 Chronicles 3:2  And he began to build in the second day of the second  month, in the fourth year of his reign.  
2 Chronicles 3:3 Now these are the things wherein Solomon was  instructed for the building of the house of God. The length  by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and  the breadth twenty cubits. 
2 Chronicles 3:4 And the porch that was in  the front of the house, the length of it was according to  the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was  an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure  gold. 
2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree,  which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees  and chains. 
2 Chronicles 3:6 And he garnished the house with precious  stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim. 
2 Chronicles 3:7  He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the  walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved  cherubims on the walls. 
2 Chronicles 3:8 And he made the most holy  house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of  the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty  cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six  hundred talents. 
2 Chronicles 3:9 And the weight of the nails was  fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers  with gold. 
2 Chronicles 3:10 And in the most holy house he made two  cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.   
2 Chronicles 3:11 And the wings of the cherubims were twenty  cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits,  reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was  likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other  cherub. 
2 Chronicles 3:12 And one wing of the other cherub was  five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other  wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the  other cherub. 
2 Chronicles 3:13 The wings of these cherubims spread  themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet,  and their faces were inward.  
2 Chronicles 3:14 And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and  crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.  
2 Chronicles 3:15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty  and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top  of each of them was five cubits. 
2 Chronicles 3:16 And he made  chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the  pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them  on the chains. 
2 Chronicles 3:17 And he reared up the pillars before the  temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and  called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the  name of that on the left Boaz.  
Chapter 4
2 Chronicles 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits  the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof,  and ten cubits the height thereof.  
2 Chronicles 4:2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim  to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height  thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round  about. 
2 Chronicles 4:3 And under it was the similitude of oxen,  which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit,  compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were  cast, when it was cast. 
2 Chronicles 4:4 It stood upon twelve oxen,  three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the  west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking  toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and  all their hinder parts were inward. 
2 Chronicles 4:5 And the thickness  of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work  of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received  and held three thousand baths.  
2 Chronicles 4:6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right  hand,and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as  they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but  the sea was for the priests to wash in. 
2 Chronicles 4:7 And he made  ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set  them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the  left. 
2 Chronicles 4:8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the  temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he  made an hundred basons of gold.   
2 Chronicles 4:9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and  the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the  doors of them with brass. 
2 Chronicles 4:10 And he set the sea on the  right side of the east end, over against the south. 
2 Chronicles 4:11  And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons.  And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king  Solomon for the house of God; 
2 Chronicles 4:12 To wit, the two  pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on  the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the  two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the  pillars; 
2 Chronicles 4:13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two  wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to  cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon  the pillars. 
2 Chronicles 4:14 He made also bases, and lavers made he  upon the bases; 
2 Chronicles 4:15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.  
2 Chronicles 4:16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks,  and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king  Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass. 
2 Chronicles 4:17  In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay  ground between Succoth and Zeredathah. 
2 Chronicles 4:18 Thus  Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the  weight of the brass could not be found out.  
2 Chronicles 4:19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for  the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables  whereon the shewbread was set; 
2 Chronicles 4:20 Moreover the  candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the  manner before the oracle, of pure gold; 
2 Chronicles 4:21 And the  flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold,  and that perfect gold; 
2 Chronicles 4:22 And the snuffers, and the  basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and  the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most  holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were  of gold.
Chapter 5  
2 Chronicles 5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house  of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the  things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver,  and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the  treasures of the house of God.  
2 Chronicles 5:2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and  all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the  children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the  covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is  Zion. 
2 Chronicles 5:3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled  themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the  seventh month. 
2 Chronicles 5:4 And all the elders of Israel came; and  the Levites took up the ark. 
2 Chronicles 5:5 And they brought up the  ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy  vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests  and the Levites bring up. 
2 Chronicles 5:6 Also king Solomon, and all  the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him  before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not  be told nor numbered for multitude. 
2 Chronicles 5:7 And the priests  brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his  place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place,  even under the wings of the cherubims: 
2 Chronicles 5:8 For the  cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the  ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves  thereof above. 
2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves of the  ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark  before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there  it is unto this day. 
2 Chronicles 5:10 There was nothing in the ark  save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb,  when the LORD made a covenant with the children of  Israel, when they came out of Egypt.       
2 Chronicles 5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come  out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were  present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course:  
2 Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of  them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and  their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having  cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of  the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests  sounding with trumpets:) 
2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the  trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to  be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they  lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and  instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For  he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then  the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the  LORD; 
2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to  minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD  had filled the house of God.
Chapter 6  
2 Chronicles 6:1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he  would dwell in the thick darkness. 
2 Chronicles 6:2 But I have built an  house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for  ever. 
2 Chronicles 6:3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the  whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of  Israel stood. 
2 Chronicles 6:4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD  God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which  he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, 
2 Chronicles 6:5  Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land  of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to  build an house in, that my name might be there; neither  chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: 
2 Chronicles 6:6  But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there;  and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. 
2 Chronicles 6:7  Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an  house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 6:8 But  the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in  thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in  that it was in thine heart: 
2 Chronicles 6:9 Notwithstanding thou shalt  not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out  of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name. 
2 Chronicles 6:10  The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath  spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father,  and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised,  and have built the house for the name of the LORD God of  Israel. 
2 Chronicles 6:11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the  covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of  Israel.  
2 Chronicles 6:12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the  presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth  his hands: 
2 Chronicles 6:13 For Solomon had made a brasen scaffold,  of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits  high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he  stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the  congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward  heaven, 
2 Chronicles 6:14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is  no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which  keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants,  that walk before thee with all their hearts: 
2 Chronicles 6:15 Thou  which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which  thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and  hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 
2 Chronicles 6:16  Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy  servant David my father that which thou hast promised him,  saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit  upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed  to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before  me. 
2 Chronicles 6:17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word  be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.  
2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the  earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot  contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!  
2 Chronicles 6:19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant,  and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto  the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before  thee: 
2 Chronicles 6:20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house  day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that  thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the  prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place. 
2 Chronicles 6:21  Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and  of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this  place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from  heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.  
2 Chronicles 6:22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be  laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before  thine altar in this house; 
2 Chronicles 6:23 Then hear thou from  heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the  wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and  by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his  righteousness.  
2 Chronicles 6:24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before  the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall  return and confess thy name, and pray and make  supplication before thee in this house; 
2 Chronicles 6:25 Then hear  thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people  Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest  to them and to their fathers.  
2 Chronicles 6:26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain,  because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray  toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their  sin, when thou dost afflict them; 
2 Chronicles 6:27 Then hear thou  from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy  people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way,  wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land,  which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.  
2 Chronicles 6:28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence,  if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if  their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land;  whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: 
2 Chronicles 6:29  Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be  made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every  one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall  spread forth his hands in this house: 
2 Chronicles 6:30 Then hear thou  from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render  unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart  thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the  children of men:) 
2 Chronicles 6:31 That they may fear thee, to walk in  thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest  unto our fathers.  
2 Chronicles 6:32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of  thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy  great name’s sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched  out arm; if they come and pray in this house; 
2 Chronicles 6:33 Then  hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place,  and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for;  that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear  thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this  house which I have built is called by thy name. 
2 Chronicles 6:34 If  thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way  that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward  this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have  built for thy name; 
2 Chronicles 6:35 Then hear thou from the heavens  their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.     
2 Chronicles 6:36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which  sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them  over before their enemies, and they carry them away  captives unto a land far off or near; 
2 Chronicles 6:37 Yet if they  bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried  captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their  captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and  have dealt wickedly; 
2 Chronicles 6:38 If they return to thee with all  their heart and with all their soul in the land of their  captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray  toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and  toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the  house which I have built for thy name: 
2 Chronicles 6:39 Then hear  thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their  prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and  forgive thy people which have sinned against thee. 
2 Chronicles 6:40  Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and  let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in  this place. 
2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into  thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy  priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy  saints rejoice in goodness. 
2 Chronicles 6:42 O LORD God, turn not  away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of  David thy servant. 
Chapter 7 
2 Chronicles 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying,  the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt  offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled  the house. 
2 Chronicles 7:2 And the priests could not enter into the  house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had  filled the LORD’S house. 
2 Chronicles 7:3 And when all the children  of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the  LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their  faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped,  and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his  mercy endureth for ever.  
2 Chronicles 7:4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices  before the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 7:5 And king Solomon offered a  sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred  and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people  dedicated the house of God. 
2 Chronicles 7:6 And the priests waited on  their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of  the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the  LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David  praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets  before them, and all Israel stood. 
2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreover Solomon  hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house  of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the  fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which  Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt  offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.  
2 Chronicles 7:8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven  days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation,  from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.  
2 Chronicles 7:9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly:  for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the  feast seven days. 
2 Chronicles 7:10 And on the three and twentieth day  of the seventh month he sent the people away into their  tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the  LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to  Israel his people. 
2 Chronicles 7:11 Thus Solomon finished the house  of the LORD, and the king’s house: and all that came into  Solomon’s heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in  his own house, he prosperously effected.  
2 Chronicles 7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and  said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this  place to myself for an house of sacrifice. 
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up  heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to  devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;   
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall  humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn  from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and  will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 
2 Chronicles 7:15 Now  mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the  prayer that is made in this place. 
2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I  chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be  there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there  perpetually. 
2 Chronicles 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before  me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that  I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and  my judgments; 
2 Chronicles 7:18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy  kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy  father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in  Israel. 
2 Chronicles 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes  and my commandments, which I have set before you, and  shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; 
2 Chronicles 7:20  Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which  I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified  for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to  be a proverb and a byword among all nations. 
2 Chronicles 7:21 And  this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every  one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the  LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house? 
2 Chronicles 7:22  And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD  God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the  land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped  them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this  evil upon them.  
Chapter 8
2 Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years,  wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his  own house, 
2 Chronicles 8:2 That the cities which Huram had restored  to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of  Israel to dwell there. 
2 Chronicles 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah,  and prevailed against it. 
2 Chronicles 8:4 And he built Tadmor  in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in  Hamath. 
2 Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Beth- horon the upper, and  Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and  bars; 
2 Chronicles 8:6 And Baalath, and all the store cities that  Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the  horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in  Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of  his dominion.  
2 Chronicles 8:7 As for all the people that were left of the  Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the  Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel, 
2 Chronicles 8:8  But of their children, who were left after them in the land,  whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did  Solomon make to pay tribute until this day. 
2 Chronicles 8:9 But of the  children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his  work; but they were men of war, and chief of his captains,  and captains of his chariots and horsemen. 
2 Chronicles 8:10 And  these were the chief of king Solomon’s officers, even  two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.  
2 Chronicles 8:11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh  out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for  her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of  David king of Israel, because the places are holy,  whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.  
2 Chronicles 8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the  LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before  the porch, 
2 Chronicles 8:13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the  sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts,  three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened  bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of  tabernacles.   
2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed, according to the order of David  his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the  Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the  priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by  their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God  commanded. 
2 Chronicles 8:15 And they departed not from the  commandment of the king unto the priests and Levites  concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures. 
2 Chronicles 8:16  Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of  the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was  finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.  
2 Chronicles 8:17 Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth,  at the sea side in the land of Edom. 
2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent  him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had  knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of  Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty  talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon. 
Chapter 9 
2 Chronicles 9:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of  Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions  at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that  bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones:  and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with  him of all that was in her heart. 
2 Chronicles 9:2 And Solomon told her  all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon  which he told her not. 
2 Chronicles 9:3 And when the queen of Sheba  had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had  built, 
2 Chronicles 9:4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his  servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their  apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his  ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD;  there was no more spirit in her. 
2 Chronicles 9:5 And she said to the  king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land  of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: 
2 Chronicles 9:6 Howbeit I believed  not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it:  and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom  was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.  
2 Chronicles 9:7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy  servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy  wisdom. 
2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which  delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for  the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to  establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over  them, to do judgment and justice. 
2 Chronicles 9:9 And she gave the  king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices  great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any  such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.  
2 Chronicles 9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of  Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum  trees and precious stones. 
2 Chronicles 9:11 And the king made of  the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to  the king’s palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and  there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.  
2 Chronicles 9:12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all  her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she  had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went away to  her own land, she and her servants.  
2 Chronicles 9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in  one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of  gold; 
2 Chronicles 9:14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants  brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the  country brought gold and silver to Solomon.   
2 Chronicles 9:15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of  beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to  one target. 
2 Chronicles 9:16 And three hundred shields made he of  beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold went to one  shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of  Lebanon. 
2 Chronicles 9:17 Moreover the king made a great throne of  ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. 
2 Chronicles 9:18 And there  were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold,  which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side  of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:  
2 Chronicles 9:19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on  the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in  any kingdom.  
2 Chronicles 9:20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon  were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest  of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it  was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.  
2 Chronicles 9:21 For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the  servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of  Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and  peacocks. 
2 Chronicles 9:22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of  the earth in riches and wisdom.  
2 Chronicles 9:23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence  of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his  heart. 
2 Chronicles 9:24 And they brought every man his present,  vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness,  and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.  
2 Chronicles 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses  and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he  bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at  Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 9:26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river  even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of  Egypt. 
2 Chronicles 9:27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as  stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that  are in the low plains in abundance. 
2 Chronicles 9:28 And they  brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all  lands.  
2 Chronicles 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last,  are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and  in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of  Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 
2 Chronicles 9:30  And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty  years. 
2 Chronicles 9:31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he  was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam  his son reigned in his stead.  
Chapter 10
2 Chronicles 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem  were all Israel come to make him king. 
2 Chronicles 10:2 And it came  to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in  Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon  the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.  
2 Chronicles 10:3 And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all  Israel came and spake to Rehoboam, saying, 
2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy  father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou  somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his  heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.  
2 Chronicles 10:5 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after  three days. And the people departed.  
2 Chronicles 10:6 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old  men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet  lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to  this people? 
2 Chronicles 10:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If  thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak  good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.   
2 Chronicles 10:8 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave  him, and took counsel with the young men that were  brought up with him, that stood before him. 
2 Chronicles 10:9 And he  said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return  answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying,  Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?  
2 Chronicles 10:10 And the young men that were brought up with him  spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people  that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke  heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt  thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than  my father’s loins. 
2 Chronicles 10:11 For whereas my father put a  heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my  father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you  with scorpions. 
2 Chronicles 10:12 So Jeroboam and all the people  came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade,  saying, Come again to me on the third day. 
2 Chronicles 10:13 And the  king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook  the counsel of the old men, 
2 Chronicles 10:14 And answered them  after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made  your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised  you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.  
2 Chronicles 10:15 So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the  cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word,  which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to  Jeroboam the son of Nebat.  
2 Chronicles 10:16 And when all Israel saw that the king would not  hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying,  What portion have we in David? and we have none  inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O  Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all  Israel went to their tents. 
2 Chronicles 10:17 But as for the children  of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned  over them. 
2 Chronicles 10:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram  that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned  him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made  speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 10:19 And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto  this day.  
Chapter 11
2 Chronicles 11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he  gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred  and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors,  to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom  again to Rehoboam. 
2 Chronicles 11:2 But the word of the LORD  came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 
2 Chronicles 11:3 Speak  unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to  all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, 
2 Chronicles 11:4 Thus saith  the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your  brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is  done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and  returned from going against Jeroboam.  
2 Chronicles 11:5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities  for defence in Judah. 
2 Chronicles 11:6 He built even Bethlehem, and  Etam, and Tekoa, 
2 Chronicles 11:7 And Beth-zur, and Shoco, and  Adullam, 
2 Chronicles 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,  
2 Chronicles 11:9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, 
2 Chronicles 11:10  And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah  and in Benjamin fenced cities. 
2 Chronicles 11:11 And he fortified the  strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual,  and of oil and wine. 
2 Chronicles 11:12 And in every several city he  put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong,  having Judah and Benjamin on his side.  
2 Chronicles 11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all  Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. 
2 Chronicles 11:14 For the  Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to  Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast  them off from executing the priest’s office unto the LORD:  
2 Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places,  and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.  
2 Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as  set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to  Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.  
2 Chronicles 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and  made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for  three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.  
2 Chronicles 11:18 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter  of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the  daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse; 
2 Chronicles 11:19 Which bare him  children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham. 
2 Chronicles 11:20 And  after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which  bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.  
2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of  Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he  took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat  twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.) 
2 Chronicles 11:22  And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief,  to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him  king. 
2 Chronicles 11:23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his  children throughout all the countries of Judah and  Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual  in abundance. And he desired many wives. 
Chapter 12 
2 Chronicles 12:1 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had  established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he  forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.  
2 Chronicles 12:2 And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king  Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against  Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the  LORD, 
2 Chronicles 12:3 With twelve hundred chariots, and  threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were  without number that came with him out of Egypt; the  Lubim, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians. 
2 Chronicles 12:4 And he  took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came  to Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 12:5 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam,  and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to  Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus  saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I  also left you in the hand of Shishak. 
2 Chronicles 12:6 Whereupon the  princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they  said, The LORD is righteous. 
2 Chronicles 12:7 And when the  LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the  LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled  themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will  grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be  poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. 
2 Chronicles 12:8  Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know  my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the  countries. 
2 Chronicles 12:9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against  Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the  LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; he took all: he  carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had  made. 
2 Chronicles 12:10 Instead of which king Rehoboam made  shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the  chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king’s  house. 
2 Chronicles 12:11 And when the king entered into the house of  the LORD, the guard came and fetched them, and brought  them again into the guard chamber. 
2 Chronicles 12:12 And when he  humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him  that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in  Judah things went well.   
2 Chronicles 12:13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in  Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty  years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen  years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen  out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his  mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. 
2 Chronicles 12:14  And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek  the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 12:15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and  last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the  prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And  there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam  continually. 
2 Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers,  and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son  reigned in his stead.  
Chapter 13
2 Chronicles 13:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam  began Abijah to reign over Judah. 
2 Chronicles 13:2 He reigned three  years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Michaiah  the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between  Abijah and Jeroboam. 
2 Chronicles 13:3 And Abijah set the battle in  array with an army of valiant men of war, even four  hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle  in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen  men, being mighty men of valour.  
2 Chronicles 13:4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim,  which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou  Jeroboam, and all Israel; 
2 Chronicles 13:5 Ought ye not to know that  the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to  David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant  of salt? 
2 Chronicles 13:6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant  of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled  against his lord. 
2 Chronicles 13:7 And there are gathered unto him  vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened  themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when  Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not  withstand them. 
2 Chronicles 13:8 And now ye think to withstand the  kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and  ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden  calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods. 
2 Chronicles 13:9 Have ye  not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and  the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of  the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to  consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams,  the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.  
2 Chronicles 13:10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have  not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the  LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon  their business: 
2 Chronicles 13:11 And they burn unto the LORD  every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet  incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the  pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps  thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of  the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him. 
2 Chronicles 13:12  And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and  his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you.  O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of  your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.  
2 Chronicles 13:13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come  about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the  ambushment was behind them. 
2 Chronicles 13:14 And when Judah  looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and  they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded with the  trumpets. 
2 Chronicles 13:15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and  as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God  smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.   
2 Chronicles 13:16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and  God delivered them into their hand. 
2 Chronicles 13:17 And Abijah  and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there  fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.  
2 Chronicles 13:18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at  that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they  relied upon the LORD God of their fathers. 
2 Chronicles 13:19 And  Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him,  Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns  thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof. 
2 Chronicles 13:20  Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of  Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.  
2 Chronicles 13:21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen  wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen  daughters. 
2 Chronicles 13:22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and  his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the  prophet Iddo.  
Chapter 14
2 Chronicles 14:1 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried  him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his  stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years. 
2 Chronicles 14:2 And  Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the  LORD his God: 
2 Chronicles 14:3 For he took away the altars of the  strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the  images, and cut down the groves: 
2 Chronicles 14:4 And commanded  Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the  law and the commandment. 
2 Chronicles 14:5 Also he took away out  of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and  the kingdom was quiet before him.  
2 Chronicles 14:6 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land  had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the  LORD had given him rest. 
2 Chronicles 14:7 Therefore he said unto  Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them  walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet  before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we  have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side.  So they built and prospered. 
2 Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an army  of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three  hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields  and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all  these were mighty men of valour.  
2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the  Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three  hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah. 
2 Chronicles 14:10 Then  Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in  the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 
2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa  cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is  nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them  that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest  on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O  LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.  
2 Chronicles 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa and  before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. 
2 Chronicles 14:13 And Asa and  the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar:  and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not  recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the  LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very  much spoil. 
2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round  about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and  they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much  spoil in them. 
2 Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tents of cattle,  and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and  returned to Jerusalem. 
Chapter 15
2 Chronicles 15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son  of Oded: 
2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said  unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin;  The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye  seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he  will forsake you. 
2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel hath  been without the true God, and without a teaching priest,  and without law. 
2 Chronicles 15:4 But when they in their trouble did  turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was  found of them. 
2 Chronicles 15:5 And in those times there was no  peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but  great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the  countries. 
2 Chronicles 15:6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and  city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity. 
2 Chronicles 15:7  Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for  your work shall be rewarded. 
2 Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa heard  these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took  courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the  land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he  had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the  LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 15:9  And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers  with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of  Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance,  when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.   
2 Chronicles 15:10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem  in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.  
2 Chronicles 15:11 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of  the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and  seven thousand sheep. 
2 Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a  covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all  their heart and with all their soul; 
2 Chronicles 15:13 That whosoever  would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to  death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.  
2 Chronicles 15:14 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice,  and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.  
2 Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had  sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole  desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them  rest round about.  
2 Chronicles 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of  Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because  she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol,  and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron. 
2 Chronicles 15:17  But the high places were not taken away out of Israel:  nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.  
2 Chronicles 15:18 And he brought into the house of God the things  that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had  dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels. 
2 Chronicles 15:19 And there  was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the  reign of Asa.  
Chapter 16
2 Chronicles 16:1 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa  Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built  Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come  in to Asa king of Judah. 
2 Chronicles 16:2 Then Asa brought out silver  and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and  of the king’s house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria,  that dwelt at Damascus, saying, 
2 Chronicles 16:3 There is a league  between me and thee, as there was between my father and  thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go,  break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may  depart from me. 
2 Chronicles 16:4 And Ben- hadad hearkened unto  king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the  cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel- maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali. 
2 Chronicles 16:5 And it  came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off  building of Ramah, and let his work cease. 
2 Chronicles 16:6 Then Asa  the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of  Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was  building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.   
2 Chronicles 16:7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king  of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the  king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God,  therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine  hand. 
2 Chronicles 16:8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a  huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet,  because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them  into thine hand. 
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and  fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in  the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.  Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth  thou shalt have wars. 
2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the  seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage  with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some  of the people the same time.  
2 Chronicles 16:11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo,  they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and  Israel. 
2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his  reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was  exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the  LORD, but to the physicians.  
2 Chronicles 16:13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the  one and fortieth year of his reign. 
2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buried  him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself  in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was  filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices  prepared by the apothecaries’ art: and they made a very  great burning for him. 
Chapter 17 
2 Chronicles 17:1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and  strengthened himself against Israel. 
2 Chronicles 17:2 And he placed  forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in  the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa  his father had taken. 
2 Chronicles 17:3 And the LORD was with  Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his  father David, and sought not unto Baalim; 
2 Chronicles 17:4 But  sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his  commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 17:5  Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand;  and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had  riches and honour in abundance. 
2 Chronicles 17:6 And his heart was  lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away  the high places and groves out of Judah.  
2 Chronicles 17:7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his  princes, even to Ben-hail, and to Obadiah, and to  Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in  the cities of Judah. 
2 Chronicles 17:8 And with them he sent Levites,  even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel,  and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and  Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah, Levites; and with them  Elishama and Jehoram, priests. 
2 Chronicles 17:9 And they taught in  Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with  them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and  taught the people.  
2 Chronicles 17:10 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the  kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so  that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 
2 Chronicles 17:11 Also  some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and  tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven  thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and  seven hundred he goats. 
2 Chronicles 17:12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and  he built in Judah castles, and cities of store. 
2 Chronicles 17:13 And he  had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of  war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 17:14  And these are the  Numbers of them according to the house  of their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah  the chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred  thousand. 
2 Chronicles 17:15 And next to him was Jehohanan the  captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand.  
2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri,  who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with  him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour. 
2 Chronicles 17:17  And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with  him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.  
2 Chronicles 17:18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an  hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.  
2 Chronicles 17:19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the  king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.  
Chapter 18
2 Chronicles 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in  abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab. 
2 Chronicles 18:2 And after  certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And  Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for  the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go  up with him to Ramoth-gilead. 
2 Chronicles 18:3 And Ahab king of  Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go  with me to Ramoth-gilead? And he answered him, I am as  thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be  with thee in the war.  
2 Chronicles 18:4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel,  Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.  
2 Chronicles 18:5 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of  prophets four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go  to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said,  Go up; for God will deliver it into the king’s hand. 
2 Chronicles 18:6  But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the  LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? 
2 Chronicles 18:7 And  the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one  man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate  him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil:  the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said,  Let not the king say so. 
2 Chronicles 18:8 And the king of Israel called  for one of his officers, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the  son of Imla. 
2 Chronicles 18:9 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat  king of Judah sat either of them on his throne, clothed in  their robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in  of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied  before them. 
2 Chronicles 18:10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah  had made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD,  With these thou shalt push Syria until they be consumed.  
2 Chronicles 18:11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up  to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver  it into the hand of the king. 
2 Chronicles 18:12 And the messenger  that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the  words of the prophets declare good to the king with one  assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of  theirs, and speak thou good. 
2 Chronicles 18:13 And Micaiah said,  As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I  speak. 
2 Chronicles 18:14 And when he was come to the king, the king  said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to  battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and  prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand. 
2 Chronicles 18:15  And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure  thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of  the LORD? 
2 Chronicles 18:16 Then he said, I did see all Israel  scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no  shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let  them return therefore every man to his house in peace.  
2 Chronicles 18:17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I  not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but  evil? 
2 Chronicles 18:18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the  LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the  host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.  
2 Chronicles 18:19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king  of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And  one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after  that manner. 
2 Chronicles 18:20 Then there came out a spirit, and  stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the  LORD said unto him, Wherewith? 
2 Chronicles 18:21 And he said, I  will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his  prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him,  and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.  
2 Chronicles 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying  spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD  hath spoken evil against thee. 
2 Chronicles 18:23 Then Zedekiah the  son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the  cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD  from me to speak unto thee? 
2 Chronicles 18:24 And Micaiah said,  Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into  an inner chamber to hide thyself. 
2 Chronicles 18:25 Then the king of  Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon  the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son;  
2 Chronicles 18:26 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in  the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with  water of affliction, until I return in peace. 
2 Chronicles 18:27 And  Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath  not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye  people. 
2 Chronicles 18:28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the  king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 
2 Chronicles 18:29 And the  king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself,  and will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes. So the  king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.  
2 Chronicles 18:30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains  of the chariots that were with him, saying, Fight ye not  with small or great, save only with the king of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 18:31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the  chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of  Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but  Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God  moved them to depart from him. 
2 Chronicles 18:32 For it came to  pass, that, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it  was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from  pursuing him. 
2 Chronicles 18:33 And a certain man drew a bow at a  venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of  the harness: therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine  hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am  wounded. 
2 Chronicles 18:34 And the battle increased that day:  howbeit the king of Israel stayed himself up in his  chariot against the Syrians until the even: and about the time  of the sun going down he died.  
Chapter 19
2 Chronicles 19:1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his  house in peace to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of  Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king  Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love  them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from  before the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good  things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves  out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.  
2 Chronicles 19:4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went  out again through the people from Beer-sheba to mount  Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of  their fathers.  
2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the  fenced cities of Judah, city by city, 
2 Chronicles 19:6 And said to the  judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but    
2 Chronicles Page 260   for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment. 
2 Chronicles 19:7  Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take  heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD  our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.   
2 Chronicles 19:8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the  Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers  of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for  controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 19:9 And  he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the  LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. 
2 Chronicles 19:10 And  what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that  dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law  and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even  warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so  wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and  ye shall not trespass. 
2 Chronicles 19:11 And, behold, Amariah the  chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and  Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of  Judah, for all the king’s matters: also the Levites shall be  officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall  be with the good.  
Chapter 20
2 Chronicles 20:1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of  Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other  beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.  
2 Chronicles 20:2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying,  There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond  the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be Hazazontamar,  which is En-gedi. 
2 Chronicles 20:3 And Jehoshaphat feared,  and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast  throughout all Judah. 
2 Chronicles 20:4 And Judah gathered  themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of  all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 20:5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of  Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the  new court, 
2 Chronicles 20:6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers,  art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all  the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there  not power and might, so that none is able to withstand  thee? 
2 Chronicles 20:7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out  the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and  gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? 
2 Chronicles 20:8  And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary  therein for thy name, saying, 
2 Chronicles 20:9 If, when evil cometh  upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine,  we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy  name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction,  then thou wilt hear and help. 
2 Chronicles 20:10 And now, behold, the  children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou  wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the  land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed  them not; 
2 Chronicles 20:11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to  come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given  us to inherit. 
2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them?  for we have no might against this great company that  cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our  eyes are upon thee. 
2 Chronicles 20:13 And all Judah stood before  the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their  children.  
2 Chronicles 20:14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son  of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite  of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the  midst of the congregation; 
2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, Hearken  ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king  Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid  nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the  battle is not yours, but God’s. 
2 Chronicles 20:16 To morrow go ye  down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of  Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before  the wilderness of Jeruel. 
2 Chronicles 20:17 Ye shall not need to  fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see  the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and  Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out  against them: for the LORD will be with you. 
2 Chronicles 20:18  And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the  ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell  before the LORD, worshipping the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 20:19 And the  Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the  children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God  of Israel with a loud voice on high.   
2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went  forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth,  Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye  inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so  shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye  prosper. 
2 Chronicles 20:21 And when he had consulted with the  people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that  should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before  the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy  endureth for ever.  
2 Chronicles 20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the  LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon,  Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and  they were smitten. 
2 Chronicles 20:23 For the children of Ammon and  Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly  to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end  of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy  another. 
2 Chronicles 20:24 And when Judah came toward the watch  tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude,  and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and  none escaped. 
2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his  people came to take away the spoil of them, they found  among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies,  and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves,  more than they could carry away: and they were three days  in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.  
2 Chronicles 20:26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves  in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD:  therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley  of Berachah, unto this day. 
2 Chronicles 20:27 Then they returned,  every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the  forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the  LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.  
2 Chronicles 20:28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and  harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 20:29  And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those  countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought  against the enemies of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 20:30 So the realm of  Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round  about.  
2 Chronicles 20:31 And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was  thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he  reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his  mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.  
2 Chronicles 20:32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and  departed not from it, doing that which was right in the  sight of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 20:33 Howbeit the high places were  not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their  hearts unto the God of their fathers. 
2 Chronicles 20:34 Now the rest of  the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are  written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.   
2 Chronicles 20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join  himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:  
2 Chronicles 20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to  go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Ezion-gaber.  
2 Chronicles 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah  prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast  joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy  works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able  to go to Tarshish.  
Chapter 21
2 Chronicles 21:1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was  buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram  his son reigned in his stead. 
2 Chronicles 21:2 And he had brethren the  sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah,  and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these were  the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 21:3 And their  father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of  precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the  kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the  firstborn. 
2 Chronicles 21:4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the  kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all  his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes  of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 21:5 Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he  began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 21:6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like  as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab  to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of  the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 21:7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy  the house of David, because of the covenant that he had  made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him  and to his sons for ever.  
2 Chronicles 21:8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the  dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king. 
2 Chronicles 21:9  Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his  chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the  Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the  chariots. 
2 Chronicles 21:10 So the Edomites revolted from under the  hand of Judah unto this day. The same time also did  Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken  the LORD God of his fathers. 
2 Chronicles 21:11 Moreover he made  high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the  inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and  compelled Judah thereto.  
2 Chronicles 21:12 And there came a writing to him from Elijah the  prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy  father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of  Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of  Judah, 
2 Chronicles 21:13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of  Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem  to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of  Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father’s house,  which were better than thyself: 
2 Chronicles 21:14 Behold, with a  great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy  children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: 
2 Chronicles 21:15 And  thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels,  until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by  day.   
2 Chronicles 21:16 Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram  the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were  near the Ethiopians: 
2 Chronicles 21:17 And they came up into Judah,  and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that  was found in the king’s house, and his sons also, and his  wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz,  the youngest of his sons.   
2 Chronicles 21:18 And after all this the LORD smote him in his  bowels with an incurable disease. 
2 Chronicles 21:19 And it came to  pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his  bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore  diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the  burning of his fathers. 
2 Chronicles 21:20 Thirty and two years old was  he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem  eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit  they buried him in the city of David, but not in the  sepulchres of the kings.  
Chapter 22
2 Chronicles 22:1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah  his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that  came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest.  So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.  
2 Chronicles 22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he  began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His  mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.  
2 Chronicles 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab:  for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly. 
2 Chronicles 22:4  Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the  house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death  of his father to his destruction.  
2 Chronicles 22:5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with  Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against  Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians  smote Joram. 
2 Chronicles 22:6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel  because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah,  when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the  son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the  son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick. 
2 Chronicles 22:7 And the  destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for  when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu  the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off  the house of Ahab. 
2 Chronicles 22:8 And it came to pass, that, when  Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and  found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of  Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them. 
2 Chronicles 22:9  And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was  hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they  had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is  the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his  heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still  the kingdom.  
2 Chronicles 22:10 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw  that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed  royal of the house of Judah. 
2 Chronicles 22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the  daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and  stole him from among the king’s sons that were slain, and  put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath,  the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the  priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from  Athaliah, so that she slew him not. 
2 Chronicles 22:12 And he was  with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah  reigned over the land.  
Chapter 23
2 Chronicles 23:1 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened  himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son  of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah  the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and  Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him. 
2 Chronicles 23:2  And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out  of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of  Israel, and they came to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 23:3 And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of  God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king’s son shall  reign, as the LORD hath said of the sons of David. 
2 Chronicles 23:4  This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you  entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites,  shall be porters of the doors; 
2 Chronicles 23:5 And a third part shall  be at the king’s house; and a third part at the gate of the  foundation: and all the people shall be in the courts of the  house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 23:6 But let none come into the  house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister  of the Levites; they shall go in, for they are holy: but all  the people shall keep the watch of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 23:7 And  the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man  with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever else cometh  into the house, he shall be put to death: but be ye with the  king when he cometh in, and when he goeth out. 
2 Chronicles 23:8 So  the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that  Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his  men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that  were to go out on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest  dismissed not the courses. 
2 Chronicles 23:9 Moreover Jehoiada the  priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears, and  bucklers, and shields, that had been king David’s, which  were in the house of God. 
2 Chronicles 23:10 And he set all the  people, every man having his weapon in his hand, from the  right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along  by the altar and the temple, by the king round about.   
2 Chronicles 23:11 Then they brought out the king’s son, and put upon  him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him  king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said,  God save the king.  
2 Chronicles 23:12 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people  running and praising the king, she came to the people into  the house of the LORD: 
2 Chronicles 23:13 And she looked, and,  behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the  princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of  the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the  singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to  sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said,  Treason, Treason. 
2 Chronicles 23:14 Then Jehoiada the priest brought  out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and  said unto them, Have her forth of the ranges: and whoso  followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For the priest  said, Slay her not in the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 23:15 So  they laid hands on her; and when she was come to the  entering of the horse gate by the king’s house, they slew her  there.  
2 Chronicles 23:16 And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and  between all the people, and between the king, that they  should be the LORD’S people. 
2 Chronicles 23:17 Then all the people  went to the house of Baal, and brake it down, and brake his  altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest  of Baal before the altars. 
2 Chronicles 23:18 Also Jehoiada appointed  the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the  priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the  house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the  LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing  and with singing, as it was ordained by David. 
2 Chronicles 23:19  And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the  LORD, that none which was unclean in any thing should  enter in. 
2 Chronicles 23:20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and  the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the  people of the land, and brought down the king from the  house of the LORD: and they came through the high gate  into the king’s house, and set the king upon the throne of  the kingdom. 
2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the land  rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after that they had slain  Athaliah with the sword.   
Chapter 24
2 Chronicles 24:1 Joash was seven years old when he began to  reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s  name also was Zibiah of Beer-sheba. 
2 Chronicles 24:2 And Joash  did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the  days of Jehoiada the priest. 
2 Chronicles 24:3 And Jehoiada took for  him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.  
2 Chronicles 24:4 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was  minded to repair the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 24:5 And he  gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to  them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all  Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to  year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites  hastened it not. 
2 Chronicles 24:6 And the king called for Jehoiada the  chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the  Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the  collection, according to the commandment of Moses the  servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for  the tabernacle of witness? 
2 Chronicles 24:7 For the sons of Athaliah,  that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and  also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did  they bestow upon Baalim. 
2 Chronicles 24:8 And at the king’s  commandment they made a chest, and set it without at the  gate of the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 24:9 And they made a  proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to  the LORD the collection that Moses the servant of God  laid upon Israel in the wilderness. 
2 Chronicles 24:10 And all the  princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast  into the chest, until they had made an end. 
2 Chronicles 24:11 Now it  came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto  the king’s office by the hand of the Levites, and when they  saw that there was much money, the king’s scribe and the  high priest’s officer came and emptied the chest, and took it,  and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day,  and gathered money in abundance. 
2 Chronicles 24:12 And the king  and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service  of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters  to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought  iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 24:13 So  the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them,  and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened  it. 
2 Chronicles 24:14 And when they had finished it, they brought  the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof  were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even  vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and  vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings  in the house of the LORD continually all the days of  Jehoiada.  
2 Chronicles 24:15 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days  when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he  when he died. 
2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of  David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel,  both toward God, and toward his house. 
2 Chronicles 24:17 Now after  the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made  obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.  
2 Chronicles 24:18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their  fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon  Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. 
2 Chronicles 24:19 Yet he  sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD;  and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.  
2 Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son  of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and  said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the  commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper?  because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken  you. 
2 Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the  court of the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the  king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father  had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he  said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.   
2 Chronicles 24:23 And it came to pass at the end of the year, that  the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to  Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the  people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of  them unto the king of Damascus. 
2 Chronicles 24:24 For the army of  the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the  LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because  they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they  executed judgment against Joash. 
2 Chronicles 24:25 And when they  were departed from him, (for they left him in great  diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the  blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his  bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David,  but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.   
2 Chronicles 24:26 And these are they that conspired against him;  Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad  the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.  
2 Chronicles 24:27 Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of  the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house  of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of  the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.  
Chapter 25
2 Chronicles 25:1 Amaziah was twenty and five years old when  he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of  Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the  sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.  
2 Chronicles 25:3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was  established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed  the king his father. 
2 Chronicles 25:4 But he slew not their children,  but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses,  where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not  die for the children, neither shall the children die for the  fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.  
2 Chronicles 25:5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and  made them captains over thousands, and captains over  hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers,  throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them  from twenty years old and above, and found them three  hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that  could handle spear and shield. 
2 Chronicles 25:6 He hired also an  hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an  hundred talents of silver. 
2 Chronicles 25:7 But there came a man of  God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go  with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel, to wit, with  all the children of Ephraim. 
2 Chronicles 25:8 But if thou wilt go, do  it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before  the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.  
2 Chronicles 25:9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what  shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the  army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD  is able to give thee much more than this. 
2 Chronicles 25:10 Then  Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come  to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their  anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned  home in great anger.  
2 Chronicles 25:11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth  his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the  children of Seir ten thousand. 
2 Chronicles 25:12 And other ten  thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away  captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast  them down from the top of the rock, that they all were  broken in pieces.   
2 Chronicles 25:13 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent  back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon  the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-horon, and  smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.  
2 Chronicles 25:14 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was  come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought  the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his  gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned  incense unto them. 
2 Chronicles 25:15 Wherefore the anger of the  LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him  a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after  the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own  people out of thine hand? 
2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as  he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou  made of the king’s counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be  smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that  God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast  done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.  
2 Chronicles 25:17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and  sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of  Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.  
2 Chronicles 25:18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of  Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the  cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to  my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was  in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle. 
2 Chronicles 25:19 Thou  sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart  lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest  thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even  thou, and Judah with thee? 
2 Chronicles 25:20 But Amaziah would not  hear; for it came of God, that he might deliver them into  the hand of their enemies, because they sought after the  gods of Edom. 
2 Chronicles 25:21 So Joash the king of Israel went up;  and they saw one another in the face, both he and  Amaziah king of Judah, at Beth-shemesh, which  belongeth to Judah. 
2 Chronicles 25:22 And Judah was put to the  worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent.  
2 Chronicles 25:23 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of  Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh,  and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the  wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner  gate, four hundred cubits. 
2 Chronicles 25:24 And he took all the  gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the  house of God with Obed-edom, and the treasures of the  king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.  
2 Chronicles 25:25 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah  lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel  fifteen years. 
2 Chronicles 25:26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah,  first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of  the kings of Judah and Israel?  
2 Chronicles 25:27 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away  from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against  him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to  Lachish after him, and slew him there. 
2 Chronicles 25:28 And they  brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in  the city of Judah.  
Chapter 26
2 Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who  was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of  his father Amaziah. 
2 Chronicles 26:2 He built Eloth, and restored it to  Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. 
2 Chronicles 26:3  Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and  he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s  name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 26:4 And he did  that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according  to all that his father Amaziah did. 
2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought  God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the  visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God  made him to prosper. 
2 Chronicles 26:6 And he went forth and warred  against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath,  and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built  cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines. 
2 Chronicles 26:7 And  God helped him against the Philistines, and against the  Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal, and the Mehunims. 
2 Chronicles 26:8  And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name  spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he  strengthened himself exceedingly. 
2 Chronicles 26:9 Moreover  Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at  the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified  them. 
2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged  many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country,  and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in  the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.   
2 Chronicles 26:11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that  went out to war by bands, according to the number of their  account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the  ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king’s  captains. 
2 Chronicles 26:12 The whole number of the chief of the  fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand  and six hundred. 
2 Chronicles 26:13 And under their hand was an  army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five  hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king  against the enemy. 
2 Chronicles 26:14 And Uzziah prepared for them  throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and  habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones. 
2 Chronicles 26:15  And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning  men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot  arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far  abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.  
2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to  his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his  God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense  upon the altar of incense. 
2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariah the priest  went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the  LORD, that were valiant men: 
2 Chronicles 26:18 And they  withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It  appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the  LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are  consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for  thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour  from the LORD God. 
2 Chronicles 26:19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and  had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was  wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his  forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from  beside the incense altar. 
2 Chronicles 26:20 And Azariah the chief  priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he  was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from  thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the  LORD had smitten him. 
2 Chronicles 26:21 And Uzziah the king was a  leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house,  being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the  LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house,  judging the people of the land.  
2 Chronicles 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last,  did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write. 
2 Chronicles 26:23 So  Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his  fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the  kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son  reigned in his stead. 
Chapter 27  
2 Chronicles 27:1 Jotham was twenty and five years old when he  began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.  His mother’s name also was Jerushah, the daughter of  Zadok. 
2 Chronicles 27:2 And he did that which was right in the  sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah  did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD.  And the people did yet corruptly. 
2 Chronicles 27:3 He built the high  gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he  built much. 
2 Chronicles 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the  mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and  towers.  
2 Chronicles 27:5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites,  and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon  gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten  thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So  much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the  second year, and the third. 
2 Chronicles 27:6 So Jotham became  mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his  God.  
2 Chronicles 27:7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his  wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the  kings of Israel and Judah. 
2 Chronicles 27:8 He was five and twenty  years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years  in Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 27:9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried  him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his  stead.  
Chapter 28
2 Chronicles 28:1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to  reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did  not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like  David his father: 
2 Chronicles 28:2 For he walked in the ways of the  kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.  
2 Chronicles 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of  Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the  abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out  before the children of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 28:4 He sacrificed also and  burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under  every green tree. 
2 Chronicles 28:5 Wherefore the LORD his God  delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they  smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them  captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also  delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him  with a great slaughter.  
2 Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an  hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all  valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of  their fathers. 
2 Chronicles 28:7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim,  slew Maaseiah the king’s son, and Azrikam the governor of  the house, and Elkanah that was next to the king. 
2 Chronicles 28:8  And the children of Israel carried away captive of their  brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and  daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and  brought the spoil to Samaria. 
2 Chronicles 28:9 But a prophet of the  LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out  before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them,  Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth  with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye  have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.  
2 Chronicles 28:10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of  Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto  you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God? 
2 Chronicles 28:11 Now hear me  therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have  taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the  LORD is upon you. 
2 Chronicles 28:12 Then certain of the heads of  the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan,  Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of  Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against  them that came from the war, 
2 Chronicles 28:13 And said unto them,  Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we  have offended against the LORD already, ye intend to add  more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is  great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel. 
2 Chronicles 28:14 So  the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the  princes and all the congregation. 
2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men  which were expressed by name rose up, and took the  captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked  among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave  them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all  the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho,  the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to  Samaria.   
2 Chronicles 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of  Assyria to help him. 
2 Chronicles 28:17 For again the Edomites had  come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.  
2 Chronicles 28:18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the  low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh,  and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the  villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof,  Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.  
2 Chronicles 28:19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz  king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed  sore against the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 28:20 And Tilgath- pilneser king  of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but  strengthened him not. 
2 Chronicles 28:21 For Ahaz took away a  portion out of the house of the LORD, and out of the  house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the  king of Assyria: but he helped him not.  
2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet  more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz. 
2 Chronicles 28:23  For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote  him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria  help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may  help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.  
2 Chronicles 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the  house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of  God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and  he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 28:25  And in every several city of Judah he made high places to  burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the  LORD God of his fathers.  
2 Chronicles 28:26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first  and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings  of Judah and Israel. 
2 Chronicles 28:27 And Ahaz slept with his  fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem:  but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of  Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.  
Chapter 29
2 Chronicles 29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and  twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the  daughter of Zechariah. 
2 Chronicles 29:2 And he did that which was  right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David  his father had done.  
2 Chronicles 29:3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month,  opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired  them. 
2 Chronicles 29:4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites,  and gathered them together into the east street, 
2 Chronicles 29:5 And  said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now  yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of  your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy  place. 
2 Chronicles 29:6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done  that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and  have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from  the habitation of the LORD, and turned their backs.   
2 Chronicles 29:7 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and  put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered  burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 29:8 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah  and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to  astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes.  
2 Chronicles 29:9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our  sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for  this. 
2 Chronicles 29:10 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant  with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn  away from us. 
2 Chronicles 29:11 My sons, be not now negligent: for  the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve  him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.  
2 Chronicles 29:12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of  Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the  Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi,  and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites;  Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah: 
2 Chronicles 29:13  And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the  sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah: 
2 Chronicles 29:14 And of  the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of  Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel. 
2 Chronicles 29:15 And they  gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and  came, according to the commandment of the king, by the  words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 29:16 And the priests went into the inner part of the  house of the LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the  uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into  the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took  it, to carry it out abroad into the brook Kidron. 
2 Chronicles 29:17  Now they began on the first day of the first month to  sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to  the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the  LORD in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first  month they made an end. 
2 Chronicles 29:18 Then they went in to  Hezekiah the king, and said, We have cleansed all the house  of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the  vessels thereof, and the shewbread table, with all the vessels  thereof. 
2 Chronicles 29:19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz  in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we  prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the  altar of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered  the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the  LORD. 
2 Chronicles 29:21 And they brought seven bullocks, and  seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin  offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for  Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to  offer them on the altar of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 29:22 So they  killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and  sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the  rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed  also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.  
2 Chronicles 29:23 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin  offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid  their hands upon them: 
2 Chronicles 29:24 And the priests killed them,  and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar,  to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king    
2 Chronicles Page 266   commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering  should be made for all Israel. 
2 Chronicles 29:25 And he set the  Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with  psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment  of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the  prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his  prophets. 
2 Chronicles 29:26 And the Levites stood with the  instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.   
2 Chronicles 29:27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt  offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began,  the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets, and  with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 29:28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the  singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this  continued until the burnt offering was finished. 
2 Chronicles 29:29  And when they had made an end of offering, the king and  all that were present with him bowed themselves, and  worshipped. 
2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the  princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the  LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And  they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads  and worshipped. 
2 Chronicles 29:31 Then Hezekiah answered and  said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD,  come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the  house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in  sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free  heart burnt offerings. 
2 Chronicles 29:32 And the number of the burnt  offerings, which the congregation brought, was threescore  and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, and two hundred  lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 29:33 And the consecrated things were six hundred  oxen and three thousand sheep. 
2 Chronicles 29:34 But the priests  were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt  offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help  them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests  had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more  upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.  
2 Chronicles 29:35 And also the burnt offerings were in  abundance,with the fat of the peace offerings, and the drink  offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the  house of the LORD was set in order. 
2 Chronicles 29:36 And Hezekiah  rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the  people: for the thing was done suddenly.  
Chapter 30
2 Chronicles 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and  wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they  should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to  keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 30:2 For  the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the  congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the  second month. 
2 Chronicles 30:3 For they could not keep it at that  time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves  sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves  together to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 30:4 And the thing pleased the  king and all the congregation. 
2 Chronicles 30:5 So they established a  decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from  Beer-sheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the  passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for  they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was  written. 
2 Chronicles 30:6 So the posts went with the letters from the  king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and  according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye  children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of  Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the  remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the  kings of Assyria. 
2 Chronicles 30:7 And be not ye like your fathers,  and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD  God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to  desolation, as ye see. 
2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as  your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD,  and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for  ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of  his wrath may turn away from you. 
2 Chronicles 30:9 For if ye turn  again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children  shall find compassion before them that lead them captive,  so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD  your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away  his face from you, if ye return unto him. 
2 Chronicles 30:10 So the  posts passed from city to city through the country of  Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they  laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. 
2 Chronicles 30:11  Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun  humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 30:12 Also  in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do  the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the  word of the LORD.   
2 Chronicles 30:13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people  to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a  very great congregation. 
2 Chronicles 30:14 And they arose and took  away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars  for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook  Kidron. 
2 Chronicles 30:15 Then they killed the passover on the  fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and  the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and  brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 30:16 And they stood in their place after their manner,  according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests  sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of  the Levites. 
2 Chronicles 30:17 For there were many in the  congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites  had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one  that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 30:18 For a multitude of the people, even many of  Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not  cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise  than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying,  The good LORD pardon every one 
2 Chronicles 30:19 That  prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his  fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the  purification of the sanctuary. 
2 Chronicles 30:20 And the LORD  hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people. 
2 Chronicles 30:21 And  the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the  feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness:  and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by  day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the  Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and  they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace  offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their  fathers. 
2 Chronicles 30:23 And the whole assembly took counsel to  keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days  with gladness. 
2 Chronicles 30:24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give  to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand  sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand  bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of  priests sanctified themselves. 
2 Chronicles 30:25 And all the  congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and  all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the  strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt  in Judah, rejoiced. 
2 Chronicles 30:26 So there was great joy in  Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David  king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the  people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came  up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.
Chapter 31
2 Chronicles 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that  were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the  images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down  the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin,  in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly  destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned,  every man to his possession, into their own cities.  
2 Chronicles 31:2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests  and the Levites after their courses, every man according to  his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and  for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to  praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 31:3 He  appointed also the king’s portion of his substance for the  burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt  offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for  the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the  law of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 31:4 Moreover he commanded the  people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the  priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the  law of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 31:5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad,  the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of  corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the  field; and the tithe of all things brought they in  abundantly. 
2 Chronicles 31:6 And concerning the children of Israel  and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also  brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy  things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God,  and laid them by heaps. 
2 Chronicles 31:7 In the third month they  began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished  them in the seventh month. 
2 Chronicles 31:8 And when Hezekiah  and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the  LORD, and his people Israel. 
2 Chronicles 31:9 Then Hezekiah  questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the  heaps. 
2 Chronicles 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of  Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to  bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have  had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath  blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store.  
2 Chronicles 31:11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers  in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them,  
2 Chronicles 31:12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the  dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the  Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.  
2 Chronicles 31:13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel,  and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and  Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of  Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of  Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of  God. 
2 Chronicles 31:14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the  porter toward the east, was over the freewill offerings of  God, to distribute the oblations of the LORD, and the most  holy things. 
2 Chronicles 31:15 And next him were Eden, and  Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and  Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to  give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to  the small: 
2 Chronicles 31:16 Beside their genealogy of males, from  three years old and upward, even unto every one that  entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily portion for  their service in their charges according to their courses;  
2 Chronicles 31:17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of  their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and  upward, in their charges by their courses; 
2 Chronicles 31:18 And to  the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their  sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for  in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness:  
2 Chronicles 31:19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were  in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several  city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions  to all the males among the priests, and to all that were  reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.  
2 Chronicles 31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and  wrought that which was good and right and truth before  the LORD his God. 
2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he  began in the service of the house of God, and in the law,  and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with  all his heart, and prospered.  
Chapter 32
2 Chronicles 32:1 After these things, and the establishment thereof,  Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah,  and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win  them for himself. 
2 Chronicles 32:2 And when Hezekiah saw that  Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight  against Jerusalem, 
2 Chronicles 32:3 He took counsel with his princes  and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains  which were without the city: and they did help him.  
2 Chronicles 32:4 So there was gathered much people together, who  stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the  midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria  come, and find much water? 
2 Chronicles 32:5 Also he strengthened  himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised  it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired  Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in  abundance. 
2 Chronicles 32:6 And he set captains of war over the  people, and gathered them together to him in the street of  the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,  
2 Chronicles 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor  dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude  that is with him: for there be more with us than with  him: 
2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is  the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And  the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah  king of Judah.  
2 Chronicles 32:9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his  servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against  Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of  Judah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying,  
2 Chronicles 32:10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon  do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jerusalem? 
2 Chronicles 32:11  Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to  die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God  shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?  
2 Chronicles 32:12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high  places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem,  saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense  upon it? 
2 Chronicles 32:13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have  done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of  the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their  lands out of mine hand? 
2 Chronicles 32:14 Who was there among  all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly  destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand,  that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine  hand? 
2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you,  nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him:  for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his  people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers:  how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine  hand? 
2 Chronicles 32:16 And his servants spake yet more against  the LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah. 
2 Chronicles 32:17  He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and  to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of  other lands have not delivered their people out of mine  hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people    
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2 Chronicles 32:18 Then they cried with a loud  voice in the Jews’ speech unto the people of Jerusalem that  were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them;  that they might take the city. 
2 Chronicles 32:19 And they spake  against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the  people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of  man. 
2 Chronicles 32:20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and  the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to  heaven.   
2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all  the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in  the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame  of face to his own land. And when he was come into the  house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels  slew him there with the sword. 
2 Chronicles 32:22 Thus the LORD  saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the  hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand  of all other, and guided them on every side. 
2 Chronicles 32:23 And  many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and  presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was  magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.  
2 Chronicles 32:24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and  prayed unto the LORD: and he spake unto him, and he gave  him a sign. 
2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again  according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was  lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon  Judah and Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah  humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the  inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD  came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.  
2 Chronicles 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and  honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for  gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields,  and for all manner of pleasant jewels; 
2 Chronicles 32:28 Storehouses  also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for  all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks. 
2 Chronicles 32:29  Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks  and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance  very much. 
2 Chronicles 32:30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the  upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to  the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered  in all his works.  
2 Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of  the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the  wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him,  that he might know all that was in his heart.  
2 Chronicles 32:32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his  goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah  the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings  of Judah and Israel. 
2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his  fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres  of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of  Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his  son reigned in his stead.  
Chapter 33
2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began  to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:  
2 Chronicles 33:2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the  LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom  the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 33:3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah  his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for  Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of  heaven, and served them. 
2 Chronicles 33:4 Also he built altars in the  house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In  Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. 
2 Chronicles 33:5 And he built  altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the  house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to  pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom:  also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used  witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with  wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to  provoke him to anger. 
2 Chronicles 33:7 And he set a carved image,  the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which  God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this  house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the  tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 
2 Chronicles 33:8 Neither  will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the  land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they  will take heed to do all that I have commanded them,  according to the whole law and the statutes and the  ordinances by the hand of Moses. 
2 Chronicles 33:9 So Manasseh  made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to  do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed  before the children of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spake  to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.   
2 Chronicles 33:11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the  captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took  Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters,  and carried him to Babylon. 
2 Chronicles 33:12 And when he was in  affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled  himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 
2 Chronicles 33:13 And  prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his  supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his  kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was  God. 
2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built a wall without the city  of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to  the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel,  and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war  in all the fenced cities of Judah. 
2 Chronicles 33:15 And he took away  the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD,  and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house  of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the  city. 
2 Chronicles 33:16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and  sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and  commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.  
2 Chronicles 33:17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the  high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.  
2 Chronicles 33:18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his  prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to  him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they  are written in the book of the kings of Israel. 
2 Chronicles 33:19 His  prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his  sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high  places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was  humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of  the seers.  
2 Chronicles 33:20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they  buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in  his stead.  
2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he  began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 33:22  But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD,  as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the  carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and  served them; 
2 Chronicles 33:23 And humbled not himself before the  LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but  Amon trespassed more and more. 
2 Chronicles 33:24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.   
2 Chronicles 33:25 But the people of the land slew all them that had  conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land  made Josiah his son king in his stead.  
Chapter 34
2 Chronicles 34:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to  reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.  
2 Chronicles 34:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the  LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and  declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.  
2 Chronicles 34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was  yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his  father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and  Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the  carved images, and the molten images. 
2 Chronicles 34:4 And they  brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the  images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and  the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images,  he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed  it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.  
2 Chronicles 34:5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their  altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 34:6 And so  did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon,  even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about. 
2 Chronicles 34:7  And when he had broken down the altars and the groves,  and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut  down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he  returned to Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 34:8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he  had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son  of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah  the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the  LORD his God. 
2 Chronicles 34:9 And when they came to Hilkiah the  high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into  the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had  gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all  the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and  they returned to Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 34:10 And they put it in the  hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of  the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in  the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:  
2 Chronicles 34:11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to  buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the  houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed. 
2 Chronicles 34:12  And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of  them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of  Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the  Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all  that could skill of instruments of musick. 
2 Chronicles 34:13 Also  they were over the bearers of burdens, and were  overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of  service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers,  and porters.  
2 Chronicles 34:14 And when they brought out the money that was  brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest  found a book of the law of the LORD given by Moses.  
2 Chronicles 34:15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the  scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the  LORD. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.  
2 Chronicles 34:16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and  brought the king word back again, saying, All that was  committed to thy servants, they do it. 
2 Chronicles 34:17 And they  have gathered together the money that was found in the  house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of  the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen. 
2 Chronicles 34:18  Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the  priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the  king. 
2 Chronicles 34:19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard  the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. 
2 Chronicles 34:20 And  the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of  Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the  scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king’s, saying, 
2 Chronicles 34:21  Go, enquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left  in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that  is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured  out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of  the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book.   
2 Chronicles 34:22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had  appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of  Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the  wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and  they spake to her to that effect.  
2 Chronicles 34:23 And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD  God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me, 
2 Chronicles 34:24  Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this  place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses  that are written in the book which they have read before the  king of Judah: 
2 Chronicles 34:25 Because they have forsaken me, and  have burned incense unto other gods, that they might  provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands;  therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and  shall not be quenched. 
2 Chronicles 34:26 And as for the king of  Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD, so shall ye  say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel  concerning the words which thou hast heard; 
2 Chronicles 34:27  Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble  thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against  this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and  humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and  weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the  LORD. 
2 Chronicles 34:28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers,  and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither  shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this  place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought  the king word again.   
2 Chronicles 34:29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the  elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 34:30 And the king went  up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah,  and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the  Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in  their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was  found in the house of the LORD. 
2 Chronicles 34:31 And the king  stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD,  to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments,  and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and  with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant  which are written in this book. 
2 Chronicles 34:32 And he caused all  that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it.  And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the  covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 
2 Chronicles 34:33 And  Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the  countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made  all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the  LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from  following the LORD, the God of their fathers.  
Chapter 35
2 Chronicles 35:1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD  in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth  day of the first month. 
2 Chronicles 35:2 And he set the priests in  their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the  house of the LORD, 
2 Chronicles 35:3 And said unto the Levites that  taught all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the  holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king  of Israel did build; it shall not be a burden upon your  shoulders: serve now the LORD your God, and his people  Israel, 
2 Chronicles 35:4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of  your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of  David king of Israel, and according to the writing of  Solomon his son. 
2 Chronicles 35:5 And stand in the holy place  according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of  your brethren the people, and after the division of the  families of the Levites. 
2 Chronicles 35:6 So kill the passover, and  sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that they  may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of  Moses. 
2 Chronicles 35:7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock,  lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that  were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three  thousand bullocks: these were of the king’s substance.   
2 Chronicles 35:8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to  the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and  Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for  the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred small  cattle, and three hundred oxen. 
2 Chronicles 35:9 Conaniah also, and  Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and  Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the  Levites for passover offerings five thousand small cattle,  and five hundred oxen. 
2 Chronicles 35:10 So the service was  prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the  Levites in their courses, according to the king’s  commandment. 
2 Chronicles 35:11 And they killed the passover, and  the priests sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the  Levites flayed them. 
2 Chronicles 35:12 And they removed the burnt  offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of  the families of the people, to offer unto the LORD, as it is  written in the book of Moses. And so did they with the  oxen. 
2 Chronicles 35:13 And they roasted the passover with fire  according to the ordinance: but the other holy offerings  sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided  them speedily among all the people. 
2 Chronicles 35:14 And  afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the  priests: because the priests the sons of Aaron were busied  in offering of burnt offerings and the fat until night;  therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the  priests the sons of Aaron. 
2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons  of Asaph were in their place, according to the  commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and  Jeduthun the king’s seer; and the porters waited at every  gate; they might not depart from their service; for their  brethren the Levites prepared for them. 
2 Chronicles 35:16 So all the  service of the LORD was prepared the same day, to keep  the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of  the LORD, according to the commandment of king Josiah.  
2 Chronicles 35:17 And the children of Israel that were present kept  the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread  seven days. 
2 Chronicles 35:18 And there was no passover like to that  kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither  did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah  kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and  Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 35:19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was  this passover kept.  
2 Chronicles 35:20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the  temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against  Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against  him. 
2 Chronicles 35:21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What  have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I come not  against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I  have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear  thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he  destroy thee not. 
2 Chronicles 35:22 Nevertheless Josiah would not  turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might  fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho  from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of  Megiddo. 
2 Chronicles 35:23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; and  the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore  wounded. 
2 Chronicles 35:24 His servants therefore took him out of  that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had;  and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was  buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all  Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.   
2 Chronicles 35:25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the  singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their  lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in  Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.  
2 Chronicles 35:26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his  goodness, according to that which was written in the law  of the LORD, 
2 Chronicles 35:27 And his deeds, first and last, behold,  they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and  Judah.  
Chapter 36
2 Chronicles 36:1 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son  of Josiah, and made him king in his father’s stead in  Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 36:2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years  old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in  Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 36:3 And the king of Egypt put him down at  Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of  silver and a talent of gold.  
2 Chronicles 36:4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother  king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to  Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and  carried him to Egypt. 
2 Chronicles 36:5 Jehoiakim was twenty and  five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned  eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil  in the sight of the LORD his God. 
2 Chronicles 36:6 Against him came  up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in  fetters, to carry him to Babylon. 
2 Chronicles 36:7 Nebuchadnezzar  also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to  Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. 
2 Chronicles 36:8  Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations  which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they  are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah:  and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 
2 Chronicles 36:9  Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign,  and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and  he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 36:10 And when the year was expired, king  Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the  goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made  Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 36:11 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when  he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.  
2 Chronicles 36:12 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the  LORD his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah  the prophet speaking from the mouth of the LORD.  
2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar,  who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck,  and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of  Israel.  
2 Chronicles 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the  people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of  the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he  had hallowed in Jerusalem. 
2 Chronicles 36:15 And the LORD God of  their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up  betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his  people, and on his dwelling place: 

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words,  and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD  arose against his people, till there was no remedy. 

2 Chronicles 36:17  Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees,  who slew their young men with the sword in the house of  their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or  maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave  them all into his hand. 

2 Chronicles 36:18 And all the vessels of the  house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the  house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his  princes; all these he brought to Babylon. 

2 Chronicles 36:19 And  they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of  Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and  destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. 

2 Chronicles 36:20 And them  that had escaped from the sword carried he away to  Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until  the reign of the kingdom of Persia: 

2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfil the  word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land  had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate  she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.   

2 Chronicles 36:22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that  the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah  might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of  Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation  throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing,  saying, 

2 Chronicles 36:23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the  kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given  me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in  Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of  all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let  him go up.