The Book of Second Kings of the Christian Old Testament Holy Bible

2 Kings   The Second Book of the Kings Commonly Called the  Fourth Book of the Kings   

2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of  Ahab. 


2 Kings 1:2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his  upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he  sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub  the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this  disease. 

2 Kings 1:3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the  Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of  Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not  a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baal-zebub the  god of Ekron? 

2 Kings 1:4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD,  Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art  gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.  

2 Kings 1:5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he  said unto them, Why are ye now turned back? 

2 Kings 1:6 And  they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and  said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and  say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because  there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire  of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not  come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but  shalt surely die. 

2 Kings 1:7 And he said unto them, What manner  of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you  these words? 

2 Kings 1:8 And they answered him, He was an  hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.  And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite. 

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2 Kings 1:9 Then the king  sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went  up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he  spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come  down. 

2 Kings 1:10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain  of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down  from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there  came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his  fifty. 

2 Kings 1:11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of  fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O  man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.  

2 Kings 1:12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a  man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume  thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from  heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.  

2 Kings 1:13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with  his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came  and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and  said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and  the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.  
2 Kings 1:14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and  burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their  fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.  
2 Kings 1:15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go  down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and  went down with him unto the king. 
2 Kings 1:16 And he said unto  him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent  messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is  it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his  word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on  which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.  
2 Kings 1:17 So he died according to the word of the LORD  which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead  in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king  of Judah; because he had no son. 
2 Kings 1:18 Now the rest of the  acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?  

     
Chapter 2

2 Kings 2:1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up  Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with  Elisha from Gilgal. 
2 Kings 2:2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry  here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And  Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul  liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.  
2 Kings 2:3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel  came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that  the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day?  And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 
2 Kings 2:4  And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for  the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the  LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.  So they came to Jericho. 
2 Kings 2:5 And the sons of the prophets  that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him,  Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master  from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it;  hold ye your peace. 
2 Kings 2:6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I  pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And  he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I  will not leave thee. And they two went on. 
2 Kings 2:7 And fifty  men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar  off: and they two stood by Jordan. 
2 Kings 2:8 And Elijah took  his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters,  and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two  went over on dry ground.  
2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that  Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before  I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a  double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 
2 Kings 2:10 And he said,  Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me  when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if  not, it shall not be so. 
2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they  still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a  chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both  asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.  
2 Kings 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my  father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And  he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes,  and rent them in two pieces. 
2 Kings 2:13 He took up also the  mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and  stood by the bank of Jordan; 
2 Kings 2:14 And he took the mantle  of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said,  Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had  smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha  went over. 
2 Kings 2:15 And when the sons of the prophets which  were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of  Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and  bowed themselves to the ground before him.  
2 Kings 2:16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with  thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and  seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD  hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or  into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send. 
2 Kings 2:17  And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said,  Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three  days, but found him not. 
2 Kings 2:18 And when they came again  to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I  not say unto you, Go not?  
2 Kings 2:19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I  pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord  seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.  
2 Kings 2:20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt  therein. And they bring it to him. 
2 Kings 2:21 And he went  forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there,    
and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters;  there shall not be from thence any more death or barren  land. 
2 Kings 2:22 So the waters were healed unto this day,  according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.   
2 Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as  he was going up by the way, there came forth little children  out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up,  thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. 
2 Kings 2:24 And he  turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the  name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out  of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 
2 Kings 2:25  And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence  he returned to Samaria.  

     
Chapter 3

2 Kings 3:1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over  Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of  Judah, and reigned twelve years. 
2 Kings 3:2 And he wrought evil  in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his  mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father  had made. 
2 Kings 3:3 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of  Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he  departed not therefrom.  
2 Kings 3:4 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and  rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs,  and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool. 
2 Kings 3:5 But it  came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab  rebelled against the king of Israel.  
2 Kings 3:6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same  time, and numbered all Israel. 
2 Kings 3:7 And he went and sent  to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab  hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against  Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou  art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy  horses. 
2 Kings 3:8 And he said, Which way shall we go up? And  he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.  
2 Kings 3:9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and  the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven  days’ journey: and there was no water for the host, and for  the cattle that followed them. 
2 Kings 3:10 And the king of Israel  said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings  together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! 
2 Kings 3:11 But  Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD,  that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the  king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha  the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of  Elijah. 
2 Kings 3:12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the  LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat  and the king of Edom went down to him. 
2 Kings 3:13 And Elisha  said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get  thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy  mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the  LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver  them into the hand of Moab. 
2 Kings 3:14 And Elisha said, As  the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely,  were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the  king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.  
2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass,  when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came  upon him. 
2 Kings 3:16 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make  this valley full of ditches. 
2 Kings 3:17 For thus saith the LORD,  Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that  valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye,  and your cattle, and your beasts. 
2 Kings 3:18 And this is but a  light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the  Moabites also into your hand. 
2 Kings 3:19 And ye shall smite  every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every  good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good  piece of land with stones. 
2 Kings 3:20 And it came to pass in the  morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold,  there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was  filled with water.   
2 Kings 3:21 And when all the Moabites heard that the kings  were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that  were able to put on armour, and upward, and stood in the  border. 
2 Kings 3:22 And they rose up early in the morning, and  the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the  water on the other side as red as blood: 
2 Kings 3:23 And they  said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they  have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.  
2 Kings 3:24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the  Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled  before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites,  even in their country. 
2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the  cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his  stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water,  and felled all the good trees: only in Kir-haraseth left they  the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and  smote it.  
2 Kings 3:26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle  was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men  that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of  Edom: but they could not. 
2 Kings 3:27 Then he took his eldest  son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him  for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great  indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and  returned to their own land.  

     
Chapter 4

2 Kings 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of  the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my  husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear  the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my  two sons to be bondmen. 
2 Kings 4:2 And Elisha said unto her,  What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the  house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in  the house, save a pot of oil. 
2 Kings 4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow  thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty  vessels; borrow not a few. 
2 Kings 4:4 And when thou art come  in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons,  and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set  aside that which is full. 
2 Kings 4:5 So she went from him, and  shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the  vessels to her; and she poured out. 
2 Kings 4:6 And it came to  pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son,  Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a  vessel more. And the oil stayed. 
2 Kings 4:7 Then she came and  told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay  thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.  
2 Kings 4:8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem,  where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat  bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned  in thither to eat bread. 
2 Kings 4:9 And she said unto her husband,  Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God,  which passeth by us continually. 
2 Kings 4:10 Let us make a little  chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him  there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it  shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.  
2 Kings 4:11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he  turned into the chamber, and lay there. 
2 Kings 4:12 And he said  to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he  had called her, she stood before him. 
2 Kings 4:13 And he said  unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful  for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee?  wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of  the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own  people. 
2 Kings 4:14 And he said, What then is to be done for  her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and  her husband is old. 
2 Kings 4:15 And he said, Call her. And when  he had called her, she stood in the door. 
2 Kings 4:16 And he said,  About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt  embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of  God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. 
2 Kings 4:17 And the  woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha  had said unto her, according to the time of life.   
2 Kings 4:18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day,  that he went out to his father to the reapers. 
2 Kings 4:19 And he  said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a  lad, Carry him to his mother. 
2 Kings 4:20 And when he had  taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her  knees till noon, and then died. 
2 Kings 4:21 And she went up,  and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the  door upon him, and went out. 
2 Kings 4:22 And she called unto  her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the  young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man  of God, and come again. 
2 Kings 4:23 And he said, Wherefore  wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor  sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. 
2 Kings 4:24 Then she  saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go  forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.  
2 Kings 4:25 So she went and came unto the man of God to  mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God  saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold,  yonder is that Shunammite: 
2 Kings 4:26 Run now, I pray thee,  to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it  well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she  answered, It is well. 
2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the  man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but  Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God  said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and  the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.  
2 Kings 4:28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I  not say, Do not deceive me? 
2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi,  Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go  thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any  salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the  face of the child. 
2 Kings 4:30 And the mother of the child said,  As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not  leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. 
2 Kings 4:31 And  Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the  face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing.  Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying,  The child is not awaked. 
2 Kings 4:32 And when Elisha was come  into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon  his bed. 
2 Kings 4:33 He went in therefore, and shut the door  upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. 
2 Kings 4:34 And  he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon  his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon  his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the  flesh of the child waxed warm. 
2 Kings 4:35 Then he returned,  and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and  stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven  times, and the child opened his eyes. 
2 Kings 4:36 And he called  Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her.  And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy  son. 
2 Kings 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and  bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went  out.  
2 Kings 4:38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a  dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were  sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the  great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.   
2 Kings 4:39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and  found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap  full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for  they knew them not. 
2 Kings 4:40 So they poured out for the  men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the  pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God,  there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.  
2 Kings 4:41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into  the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may  eat. And there was no harm in the pot.  
2 Kings 4:42 And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and  brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty  loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof.  And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.  
2 Kings 4:43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before  an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they  may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall  leave thereof. 
2 Kings 4:44 So he set it before them, and they  did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the  LORD.  

     
Chapter 5

2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of  Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable,  because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto  Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a  leper. 
2 Kings 5:2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies,  and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a  little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. 
2 Kings 5:3 And  she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with  the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him  of his leprosy. 
2 Kings 5:4 And one went in, and told his lord,  saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of  Israel. 
2 Kings 5:5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I  will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed,  and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand  pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. 
2 Kings 5:6 And he  brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when  this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent  Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of  his leprosy. 
2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of  Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said,  Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth  send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore  consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel  against me.  
2 Kings 5:8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had  heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent  to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let  him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a  prophet in Israel. 
2 Kings 5:9 So Naaman came with his horses  and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of  Elisha. 
2 Kings 5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him,  saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and thy  flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.  
2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said,  Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand,  and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his  hand over the place, and recover the leper. 
2 Kings 5:12 Are not  Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the  waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So  he turned and went away in a rage. 
2 Kings 5:13 And his servants  came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the  prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou  not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to  thee, Wash, and be clean? 
2 Kings 5:14 Then went he down, and  dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the  saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like  unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.   
2 Kings 5:15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his  company, and came, and stood before him: and he said,  Behold, now I know that there is no God in all earth, but  in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy  servant. 
2 Kings 5:16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before  whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take  it; but he refused. 
2 Kings 5:17 And Naaman said, Shall there  not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’  burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither  burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the  LORD. 
2 Kings 5:18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant,  that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to  worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself  in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the  house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this  thing. 
2 Kings 5:19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he  departed from him a little way.  
2 Kings 5:20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God,  said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in  not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as  the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of  him. 
2 Kings 5:21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when  Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from  the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well? 
2 Kings 5:22 And  he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying,  Behold, even now there be come to me from mount  Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give  them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of  garments. 
2 Kings 5:23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two  talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver  in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them  upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.  
2 Kings 5:24 And when he came to the tower, he took them  from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he  let the men go, and they departed. 
2 Kings 5:25 But he went in,  and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him,  Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant  went no whither. 
2 Kings 5:26 And he said unto him, Went not  mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his  chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to  receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep,  and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? 
2 Kings 5:27 The  leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and  unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a  leper as white as snow.  

     
Chapter 6

2 Kings 6:1 And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha,  Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait  for us. 
2 Kings 6:2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take  thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there,  where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. 
2 Kings 6:3 And  one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants.  And he answered, I will go. 
2 Kings 6:4 So he went with them.  And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. 
2 Kings 6:5  But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the  water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was  borrowed. 
2 Kings 6:6 And the man of God said, Where fell it?  And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and  cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. 
2 Kings 6:7 Therefore  said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and  took it.  
2 Kings 6:8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and  took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a  place shall be my camp. 
2 Kings 6:9 And the man of God sent  unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not  such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. 
2 Kings 6:10  And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of  God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there,  not once nor twice. 
2 Kings 6:11 Therefore the heart of the king  of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his  servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of  us is for the king of Israel? 
2 Kings 6:12 And one of his servants  said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is  in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou  speakest in thy bedchamber.   
2 Kings 6:13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may  send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold,  he is in Dothan. 
2 Kings 6:14 Therefore sent he thither horses,  and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and  compassed the city about. 
2 Kings 6:15 And when the servant of  the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an  host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And  his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we  do? 
2 Kings 6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be  with us are more than they that be with them. 
2 Kings 6:17  And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his  eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of  the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain  was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.  
2 Kings 6:18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed  unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee,  with blindness. And he smote them with blindness  according to the word of Elisha.  
2 Kings 6:19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way,  neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to  the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 
2 Kings 6:20  And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria,  that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that  they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they  saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.  
2 Kings 6:21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw  them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?  
2 Kings 6:22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them:  wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive  with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water  before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their  master. 
2 Kings 6:23 And he prepared great provision for them:  and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and  they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no  more into the land of Israel.  
2 Kings 6:24 And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king  of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged  Samaria. 
2 Kings 6:25 And there was a great famine in Samaria:  and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold  for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab  of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver. 
2 Kings 6:26 And as the  king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a  woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. 
2 Kings 6:27  And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I  help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?  
2 Kings 6:28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And  she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that  we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.  
2 Kings 6:29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said  unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him:  and she hath hid her son.  
2 Kings 6:30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the  words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed  by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he    Page 219 
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2 Kings 6:31 Then he said,  God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son  of Shaphat shall stand on him this day. 
2 Kings 6:32 But Elisha  sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king  sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to  him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer  hath sent to take away mine head? look, when the  messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the  door: is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?   
2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the  messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this  evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any  longer?  

     
Chapter 7

2 Kings 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD;  Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a  measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two  measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.  
2 Kings 7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered  the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would  make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said,  Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat  thereof.  
2 Kings 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in  of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here  until we die? 
2 Kings 7:4 If we say, We will enter into the city,  then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if  we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us  fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we  shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. 
2 Kings 7:5 And  they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the  Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of  the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. 
2 Kings 7:6  For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a  noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a  great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of  Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the  kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. 
2 Kings 7:7 Wherefore  they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and  their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and  fled for their life. 
2 Kings 7:8 And when these lepers came to the  uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did  eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and  raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered  into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and  hid it. 
2 Kings 7:9 Then they said one to another, We do not  well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our  peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will  come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell  the king’s household. 
2 Kings 7:10 So they came and called unto  the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came  to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man  there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied,  and the tents as they were. 
2 Kings 7:11 And he called the  porters; and they told it to the king’s house within.  
2 Kings 7:12 And the king arose in the night, and said unto his  servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to  us. They know that we be hungry; therefore are they gone  out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying,  When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive,  and get into the city. 
2 Kings 7:13 And one of his servants  answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the  horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they  are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold,  I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites  that are consumed:) and let us send and see. 
2 Kings 7:14 They  took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the  host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see. 
2 Kings 7:15 And they  went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full  of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in  their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.   
2 Kings 7:16 And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the  Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel,  and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the  word of the LORD.  
2 Kings 7:17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he  leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode  upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had  said, who spake when the king came down to him. 
2 Kings 7:18  And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the  king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a  measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about  this time in the gate of Samaria: 
2 Kings 7:19 And that lord  answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the  LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing  be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes,  but shalt not eat thereof. 
2 Kings 7:20 And so it fell out unto him:  for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.  

     
Chapter 8

2 Kings 8:1 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he  had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine  household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for  the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come  upon the land seven years. 
2 Kings 8:2 And the woman arose, and  did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with  her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines  seven years. 
2 Kings 8:3 And it came to pass at the seven years’  end, that the woman returned out of the land of the  Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her  house and for her land. 
2 Kings 8:4 And the king talked with  Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I  pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done. 
2 Kings 8:5  And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had  restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose  son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house  and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is  the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to  life. 
2 Kings 8:6 And when the king asked the woman, she told  him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer,  saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the  field since the day that she left the land, even until now.  
2 Kings 8:7 And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the  king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man  of God is come hither. 
2 Kings 8:8 And the king said unto Hazael,  Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God,  and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of  this disease? 
2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a  present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus,  forty camels’ burden, and came and stood before him, and  said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee,  saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 
2 Kings 8:10 And Elisha  said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly  recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall  surely die. 
2 Kings 8:11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly,  until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 
2 Kings 8:12  And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered,  Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children  of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their  young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash  their children, and rip up their women with child. 
2 Kings 8:13  And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he  should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The  LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.  
2 Kings 8:14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master;    
2 Kings Page 220   who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he  answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover.   
2 Kings 8:15 And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a  thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his  face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 8:16 And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab  king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah,  Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to  reign. 
2 Kings 8:17 Thirty and two years old was he when he  began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.  
2 Kings 8:18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as  did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his  wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD. 
2 Kings 8:19 Yet  the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant’s  sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to  his children.  
2 Kings 8:20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of  Judah, and made a king over themselves. 
2 Kings 8:21 So Joram  went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose  by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him  about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled  into their tents. 
2 Kings 8:22 Yet Edom revolted from under the  hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the  same time. 
2 Kings 8:23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all  that he did, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 8:24 And Joram slept  with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city  of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 8:25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king  of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah  begin to reign. 
2 Kings 8:26 Two and twenty years old was  Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Athaliah, the  daughter of Omri king of Israel. 
2 Kings 8:27 And he walked in  the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of  the LORD, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son  in law of the house of Ahab.  
2 Kings 8:28 And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the  war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the  Syrians wounded Joram. 
2 Kings 8:29 And king Joram went back  to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had  given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of  Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went  down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he  was sick.  

     
Chapter 9

2 Kings 9:1 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of  the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take  this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead:  
2 Kings 9:2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the  son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make  him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an  inner chamber; 
2 Kings 9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it  on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed  thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and  tarry not.  
2 Kings 9:4 So the young man, even the young man the  prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. 
2 Kings 9:5 And when he came,  behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I  have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto  which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain. 
2 Kings 9:6 And  he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on  his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of  Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the  LORD, even over Israel. 
2 Kings 9:7 And thou shalt smite the  house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of  my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants  of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel. 
2 Kings 9:8 For the whole  house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab  him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and  left in Israel: 
2 Kings 9:9 And I will make the house of Ahab like  the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house  of Baasha the son of Ahijah: 
2 Kings 9:10 And the dogs shall eat  Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to  bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.   
2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord:  and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this  mad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the  man, and his communication. 
2 Kings 9:12 And they said, It is  false; tell us now. And he said, Thus and thus spake he to  me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king  over Israel. 
2 Kings 9:13 Then they hasted, and took every man  his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs,  and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. 
2 Kings 9:14 So  Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired  against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and  all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria. 
2 Kings 9:15 But king  Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds  which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with  Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds,  then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to  tell it in Jezreel. 
2 Kings 9:16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and  went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of  Judah was come down to see Joram. 
2 Kings 9:17 And there stood  a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the  company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company.  And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them,  and let him say, Is it peace? 
2 Kings 9:18 So there went one on  horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it  peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace?  turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The  messenger came to them, but he cometh not again. 
2 Kings 9:19  Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to  them, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu  answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee  behind me. 
2 Kings 9:20 And the watchman told, saying, He came  even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is  like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth  furiously. 
2 Kings 9:21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his  chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and  Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and  they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of  Naboth the Jezreelite. 
2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when  Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he  answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy  mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many? 
2 Kings 9:23  And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah,  There is treachery, O Ahaziah. 
2 Kings 9:24 And Jehu drew a  bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his  arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down  in his chariot. 
2 Kings 9:25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain,  Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth  the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode  together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden  upon him; 
2 Kings 9:26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of  Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and I  will requite thee in this plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore  take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to  the word of the LORD.  
2 Kings 9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he  fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed    after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they  did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he  fled to Megiddo, and died there. 
2 Kings 9:28 And his servants  carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his  sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David. 
2 Kings 9:29 And  in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began  Ahaziah to reign over Judah.   
2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard  of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and  looked out at a window. 
2 Kings 9:31 And as Jehu entered in at  the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?  
2 Kings 9:32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said,  Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him  two or three eunuchs. 
2 Kings 9:33 And he said, Throw her  down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was  sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her  under foot. 
2 Kings 9:34 And when he was come in, he did eat  and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and  bury her: for she is a king’s daughter. 
2 Kings 9:35 And they  went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the  skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. 
2 Kings 9:36  Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This  is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant  Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall  dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: 
2 Kings 9:37 And the carcase of  Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the  portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is  Jezebel.  

     
Chapter 10

2 Kings 10:1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu  wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel,  to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab’s children,  saying, 
2 Kings 10:2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you,  seeing your master’s sons are with you, and there are  with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and  armour; 
2 Kings 10:3 Look even out the best and meetest of your  master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight  for your master’s house. 
2 Kings 10:4 But they were exceedingly  afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him:  how then shall we stand? 
2 Kings 10:5 And he that was over the  house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and  the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We  are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we  will not make any king: do thou that which is good in  thine eyes. 
2 Kings 10:6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to  them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto  my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master’s sons,  and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the  king’s sons, being seventy persons, were with the great  men of the city, which brought them up. 
2 Kings 10:7 And it came  to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the  king’s sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads  in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.  
2 Kings 10:8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying,  They have brought the heads of the king’s sons. And he  said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate  until the morning. 
2 Kings 10:9 And it came to pass in the  morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the  people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my  master, and slew him: but who slew all these? 
2 Kings 10:10  Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the  word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the  house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he  spake by his servant Elijah. 
2 Kings 10:11 So Jehu slew all that  remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great  men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him  none remaining.  
2 Kings 10:12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria.  And as he was at the shearing house in the way, 
2 Kings 10:13  Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and  said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the  brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children  of the king and the children of the queen. 
2 Kings 10:14 And he  said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew  them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty  men; neither left he any of them.  
2 Kings 10:15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on  Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he  saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my  heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If  it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and  he took him up to him into the chariot. 
2 Kings 10:16 And he said,  Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they  made him ride in his chariot. 
2 Kings 10:17 And when he came to  Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria,  till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the  LORD, which he spake to Elijah.  
2 Kings 10:18 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and  said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall  serve him much. 
2 Kings 10:19 Now therefore call unto me all the  prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let  none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal;  whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did  it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the  worshippers of Baal. 
2 Kings 10:20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a  solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.  
2 Kings 10:21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the  worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left  that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and  the house of Baal was full from one end to another. 
2 Kings 10:22  And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth  vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought  them forth vestments. 
2 Kings 10:23 And Jehu went, and  Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and  said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that  there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD,  but the worshippers of Baal only. 
2 Kings 10:24 And when they  went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu  appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the  men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that  letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.  
2 Kings 10:25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end  of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard  and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come  forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and  the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the  city of the house of Baal. 
2 Kings 10:26 And they brought forth  the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.  
2 Kings 10:27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake  down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto  this day. 
2 Kings 10:28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.  
2 Kings 10:29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of  Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after  them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and  that were in Dan. 
2 Kings 10:30 And the LORD said unto Jehu,  Because thou hast done well in executing that which is  right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab  according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the  fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel. 
2 Kings 10:31  But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God  of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins  of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.    
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2 Kings 10:32 In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short:  and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel; 
2 Kings 10:33  From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites,  and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which  is by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan. 
2 Kings 10:34  Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all  his might, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 10:35 And Jehu slept  with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And  Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead. 
2 Kings 10:36 And the time  that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty and  eight years.  

     
Chapter 11

2 Kings 11:1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw  that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed  royal. 
2 Kings 11:2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram,  sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole  him from among the king’s sons which were slain; and  they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber  from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 
2 Kings 11:3 And he was  with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And  Athaliah did reign over the land.  
2 Kings 11:4 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the  rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and  brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made  a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house  of the LORD, and shewed them the king’s son. 
2 Kings 11:5 And  he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall  do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall  even be keepers of the watch of the king’s house; 
2 Kings 11:6  And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part  at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of  the house, that it be not broken down. 
2 Kings 11:7 And two parts  of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep  the watch of the house of the LORD about the king. 
2 Kings 11:8  And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with  his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the  ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth  out and as he cometh in. 
2 Kings 11:9 And the captains over the  hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the  priest commanded: and they took every man his men that  were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go  out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. 
2 Kings 11:10  And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king  David’s spears and shields, that were in the temple of the  LORD. 
2 Kings 11:11 And the guard stood, every man with his  weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right  corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along  by the altar and the temple. 
2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth  the king’s son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him  the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him;  and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.  
2 Kings 11:13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard  and of the people, she came to the people into the temple  of the LORD. 
2 Kings 11:14 And when she looked, behold, the  king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes  and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the  land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her  clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason. 
2 Kings 11:15 But Jehoiada  the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the  officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth  without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the  sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the  house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 11:16 And they laid hands on her;  and she went by the way by the which the horses came into  the king’s house: and there was she slain.  
2 Kings 11:17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the  LORD and the king and the people that they should be the  LORD’S people; between the king also and the people.  
2 Kings 11:18 And all the people of the land went into the house  of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake  they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of  Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over  the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 11:19 And he took the rulers  over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the  people of the land; and they brought down the king from the  house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the  guard to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne of the  kings. 
2 Kings 11:20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and  the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword  beside the king’s house. 
2 Kings 11:21 Seven years old was  Jehoash when he began to reign.  

     
Chapter 12

2 Kings 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign;  and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s  name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba. 
2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash did  that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days  wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 
2 Kings 12:3 But the  high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed  and burnt incense in the high places.  
2 Kings 12:4 And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of  the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the  LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the  account, the money that every man is set at, and all the  money that cometh into any man’s heart to bring into the  house of the LORD, 
2 Kings 12:5 Let the priests take it to them,  every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the  breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be  found. 
2 Kings 12:6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth  year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the  breaches of the house. 
2 Kings 12:7 Then king Jehoash called for  Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto  them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now  therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance,  but deliver it for the breaches of the house. 
2 Kings 12:8 And the  priests consented to receive no more money of the people,  neither to repair the breaches of the house. 
2 Kings 12:9 But  Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid  of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one  cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that  kept the door put therein all the money that was brought  into the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 12:10 And it was so, when  they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the  king’s scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in  bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the  LORD. 
2 Kings 12:11 And they gave the money, being told, into  the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight  of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the  carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the  LORD, 
2 Kings 12:12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to  buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the  house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the  house to repair it. 
2 Kings 12:13 Howbeit there were not made  for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons,  trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the  money that was brought into the house of the LORD:  
2 Kings 12:14 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired  therewith the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 12:15 Moreover they  reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered  the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt  faithfully. 
2 Kings 12:16 The trespass money and sin money was  not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests’.  
2 Kings 12:17 Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to  Jerusalem. 
2 Kings 12:18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the  hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and  Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his  own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in  the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king’s  house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he went  away from Jerusalem.   
2 Kings 12:19 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he  did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 12:20 And his servants arose, and  made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo,  which goeth down to Silla. 
2 Kings 12:21 For Jozachar the son of  Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants,  smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his  fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in  his stead.  

     
Chapter 13

2 Kings 13:1 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of  Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to  reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.  
2 Kings 13:2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the  LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,  which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.  
2 Kings 13:3 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against  Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king  of Syria, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael,  all their days. 
2 Kings 13:4 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD,  and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the  oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed  them. 
2 Kings 13:5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that  they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the  children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. 
2 Kings 13:6  Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of  Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and  there remained the grove also in Samaria.) 
2 Kings 13:7 Neither  did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen,  and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of  Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust  by threshing.  
2 Kings 13:8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that  he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of  the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 13:9 And Jehoahaz  slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and  Joash his son reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 13:10 In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of  Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over  Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years. 
2 Kings 13:11 And  he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD; he  departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,  who made Israel sin: but he walked therein. 
2 Kings 13:12 And  the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his  might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah,  are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the  kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 13:13 And Joash slept with his fathers;  and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in  Samaria with the kings of Israel.  
2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness  whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down  unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my  father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.  
2 Kings 13:15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows.  And he took unto him bow and arrows. 
2 Kings 13:16 And he said  to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he  put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the  king’s hands. 
2 Kings 13:17 And he said, Open the window  eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And  he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD’S  deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for  thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have  consumed them. 
2 Kings 13:18 And he said, Take the arrows.  And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel,  Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.   
2 Kings 13:19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said,  Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst  thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas  now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.  
2 Kings 13:20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the  bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of  the year. 
2 Kings 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying  a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they  cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man  was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived,  and stood up on his feet.  
2 Kings 13:22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the  days of Jehoahaz. 
2 Kings 13:23 And the LORD was gracious  unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect  unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac,  and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them  from his presence as yet. 
2 Kings 13:24 So Hazael king of Syria  died; and Ben- hadad his son reigned in his stead. 
2 Kings 13:25  And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand  of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had  taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three  times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.  
     
Chapter 14
2 Kings 14:1 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king  of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.  
2 Kings 14:2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to  reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And  his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 
2 Kings 14:3  And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,  yet not like David his father: he did according to all things  as Joash his father did. 
2 Kings 14:4 Howbeit the high places were  not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt  incense on the high places.  
2 Kings 14:5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was  confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had  slain the king his father. 
2 Kings 14:6 But the children of the  murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written  in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD  commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death  for the children, nor the children be put to death for the  fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.  
2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand,  and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel  unto this day.  
2 Kings 14:8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son  of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us  look one another in the face. 
2 Kings 14:9 And Jehoash the 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 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten  Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this,  and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy  hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with  thee? 
2 Kings 14:11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore   Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of  Judah looked one another in the face at Beth-shemesh,  which belongeth to Judah. 
2 Kings 14:12 And Judah was put to  the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their  tents. 
2 Kings 14:13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah  king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at  Beth- shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the  wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner  gate, four hundred cubits. 
2 Kings 14:14 And he took all the gold  and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house  of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and  hostages, and returned to Samaria.   
2 Kings 14:15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did,  and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of  Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 14:16 And Jehoash slept with his  fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel;  and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 14:17 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah  lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of  Israel fifteen years. 
2 Kings 14:18 And the rest of the acts of  Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 14:19 Now they made a  conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish;  but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.  
2 Kings 14:20 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried  at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.  
2 Kings 14:21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which  was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his  father Amaziah. 
2 Kings 14:22 He built Elath, and restored it to  Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.  
2 Kings 14:23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash  king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel  began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one  years. 
2 Kings 14:24 And he did that which was evil in the sight  of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam  the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 
2 Kings 14:25 He  restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath  unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the  LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his  servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was  of Gath-hepher. 
2 Kings 14:26 For the LORD saw the affliction of  Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut  up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. 
2 Kings 14:27 And the  LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel  from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of  Jeroboam the son of Joash.  
2 Kings 14:28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that  he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered  Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for  Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 14:29 And Jeroboam slept with his  fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his  son reigned in his stead.  

     
Chapter 15

2 Kings 15:1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king  of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to  reign. 
2 Kings 15:2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to  reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And  his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. 
2 Kings 15:3  And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,  according to all that his father Amaziah had done; 
2 Kings 15:4  Save that the high places were not removed: the people  sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.  
2 Kings 15:5 And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a  leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house.  And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging  the people of the land. 
2 Kings 15:6 And the rest of the acts of  Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the  book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 15:7 So  Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his  fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in  his stead.  
2 Kings 15:8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of  Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel  in Samaria six months. 
2 Kings 15:9 And he did that which was  evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he  departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,  who made Israel to sin. 
2 Kings 15:10 And Shallum the son of  Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the  people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 
2 Kings 15:11 And  the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written  in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 
2 Kings 15:12  This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto  Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto  the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.  
2 Kings 15:13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the  nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he  reigned a full month in Samaria. 
2 Kings 15:14 For Menahem the  son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and  smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him,  and reigned in his stead. 
2 Kings 15:15 And the rest of the acts of  Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they  are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of  Israel.  
2 Kings 15:16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that  were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because  they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the  women therein that were with child he ripped up. 
2 Kings 15:17  In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began  Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned  ten years in Samaria. 
2 Kings 15:18 And he did that which was  evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days  from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made  Israel to sin. 
2 Kings 15:19 And Pul the king of Assyria came  against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents  of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the  kingdom in his hand. 
2 Kings 15:20 And Menahem exacted the  money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of  each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of  Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not  there in the land.  
2 Kings 15:21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that  he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Israel? 
2 Kings 15:22 And Menahem slept with his  fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 15:23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah  Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in  Samaria, and reigned two years. 
2 Kings 15:24 And he did that  which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not  from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made  Israel to sin. 
2 Kings 15:25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a  captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in  Samaria, in the palace of the king’s house, with Argob and  Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he  killed him, and reigned in his room. 
2 Kings 15:26 And the rest of  the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are  written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 
2 Kings 15:27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of  Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel  in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 
2 Kings 15:28 And he did  that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed  not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made  Israel to sin. 
2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel  came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and  Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor,  and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried  them captive to Assyria. 
2 Kings 15:30 And Hoshea the son of  Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah,  and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in  the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. 
2 Kings 15:31  And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold,  they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings  of Israel.  
2 Kings 15:32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah  king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah  to reign. 
2 Kings 15:33 Five and twenty years old was he when he  began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.  And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of  Zadok. 
2 Kings 15:34 And he did that which was right in the  sight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father  Uzziah had done.  
2 Kings 15:35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the  people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places.  He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.  
2 Kings 15:36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he  did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 15:37 In those days the LORD began  to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the  son of Remaliah. 
2 Kings 15:38 And Jotham slept with his fathers,  and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his  father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.  

     
Chapter 16

2 Kings 16:1 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of  Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to  reign. 
2 Kings 16:2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began  to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not  that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God,  like David his father. 
2 Kings 16:3 But he walked in the way of  the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through  the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen,  whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.  
2 Kings 16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high  places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.  
2 Kings 16:5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of  Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and  they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. 
2 Kings 16:6  At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria,  and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to  Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. 
2 Kings 16:7 So Ahaz sent  messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, I  am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of  the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the  king of Israel, which rise up against me. 
2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz  took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the  LORD, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it  for a present to the king of Assyria. 
2 Kings 16:9 And the king of  Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went  up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people  of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.  
2 Kings 16:10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet  Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was  at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the  fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the  workmanship thereof. 
2 Kings 16:11 And Urijah the priest built  an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from  Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz  came from Damascus. 
2 Kings 16:12 And when the king was  come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king  approached to the altar, and offered thereon. 
2 Kings 16:13 and he  burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured  his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace  offerings, upon the altar. 
2 Kings 16:14 And he brought also the  brasen altar, which was before the LORD, from the  forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house  of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar.   
2 Kings 16:15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest,  saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt  offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king’s  burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt  offering of all the people of the land, and their meat  offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all  the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the  sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to enquire by.  
2 Kings 16:16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that  king Ahaz commanded.  
2 Kings 16:17 And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases,  and removed the laver from off them; and took down the  sea from off the brasen oxen that were under it, and put it  upon a pavement of stones. 
2 Kings 16:18 And the covert for the  sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king’s entry  without, turned he from the house of the LORD for the king  of Assyria.  
2 Kings 16:19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did,  are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the  kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 16:20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers,  and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and  Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.  

     
Chapter 17

2 Kings 17:1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began  Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine  years. 
2 Kings 17:2 And he did that which was evil in the sight  of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before  him.  
2 Kings 17:3 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of  Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him  presents. 
2 Kings 17:4 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy  in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt,  and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had  done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him  up, and bound him in prison.  
2 Kings 17:5 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all  the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three  years.  
2 Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria  took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and  placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan,  and in the cities of the Medes. 
2 Kings 17:7 For so it was, that  the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their  God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt,  from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had  feared other gods, 
2 Kings 17:8 And walked in the statutes of the  heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children  of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.  
2 Kings 17:9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things  that were not right against the LORD their God, and they    
2 Kings Page 226   built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of  the watchmen to the fenced city. 
2 Kings 17:10 And they set them  up images and groves in every high hill, and under every  green tree: 
2 Kings 17:11 And there they burnt incense in all the  high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried  away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke  the LORD to anger: 
2 Kings 17:12 For they served idols, whereof  the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.   
2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against  Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying,  Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments  and my statutes, according to all the law which I  commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my  servants the prophets. 
2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would  not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their  fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. 
2 Kings 17:15  And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he  made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he  testified against them; and they followed vanity, and  became vain, and went after the heathen that were round  about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged  them, that they should not do like them. 
2 Kings 17:16 And they  left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and  made them molten images, even two calves, and made a  grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served  Baal. 
2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their  daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and  enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of  the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 
2 Kings 17:18 Therefore the  LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of  his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.  
2 Kings 17:19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the  LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which  they made. 
2 Kings 17:20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of  Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand  of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. 
2 Kings 17:21  For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made  Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel  from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.  
2 Kings 17:22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of  Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;  
2 Kings 17:23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as  he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel  carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.  
2 Kings 17:24 And the king of Assyria brought men from  Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from  Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the  cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they  possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. 
2 Kings 17:25  And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there,  that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent  lions among them, which slew some of them. 
2 Kings 17:26  Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The  nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of  Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land:  therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they  slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of  the land. 
2 Kings 17:27 Then the king of Assyria commanded,  saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought  from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him  teach them the manner of the God of the land. 
2 Kings 17:28 Then  one of the priests whom they had carried away from  Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how  they should fear the LORD. 
2 Kings 17:29 Howbeit every nation  made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the  high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in  their cities wherein they dwelt. 
2 Kings 17:30 And the men of  Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made  Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, 
2 Kings 17:31 And  the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites  burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and  Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 
2 Kings 17:32 So they  feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest  of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them  in the houses of the high places. 
2 Kings 17:33 They feared the  LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the  nations whom they carried away from thence. 
2 Kings 17:34 Unto  this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the  LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their  ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the  LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named  Israel; 
2 Kings 17:35 With whom the LORD had made a  covenant, and charged them saying, Ye shall not fear other  gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor  sacrifice to them: 
2 Kings 17:36 But the LORD, who brought you  up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched  out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to  him shall ye do sacrifice. 
2 Kings 17:37 And the statutes, and the  ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he  wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye  shall not fear other gods. 
2 Kings 17:38 And the covenant that I  have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear  other gods. 
2 Kings 17:39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear;  and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.   
2 Kings 17:40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after  their former manner. 
2 Kings 17:41 So these nations feared the  LORD, and served their graven images, both their children,  and their children’s children: as did their fathers, so do they  unto this day.  

     
Chapter 18
2 Kings 18:1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea  son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz  king of Judah began to reign. 
2 Kings 18:2 Twenty and five years  old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty  and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was  Abi, the daughter of Zachariah. 
2 Kings 18:3 And he did that  which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all  that David his father did.  
2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and brake the images,  and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen  serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the  children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it  Nehushtan. 
2 Kings 18:5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel;  so that after him was none like him among all the kings of  Judah, nor any that were before him. 
2 Kings 18:6 For he clave  to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but  kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded  Moses. 
2 Kings 18:7 And the LORD was with him; and he  prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled  against the king of Assyria, and served him not. 
2 Kings 18:8 He  smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders  thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.  
2 Kings 18:9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king  Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of  Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came  up against Samaria, and besieged it. 
2 Kings 18:10 And at the end  of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of  Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel,  Samaria was taken. 
2 Kings 18:11 And the king of Assyria did  carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and  in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the  Medes: 
2 Kings 18:12 Because they obeyed not the voice of the  LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all  that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and  would not hear them, nor do them. 
2 Kings 18:13 Now in the  fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of  Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and  took them. 
2 Kings 18:14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the  king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return  from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the  king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah  three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.   
2 Kings 18:15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was  found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the  king’s house. 
2 Kings 18:16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the  gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from  the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and  gave it to the king of Assyria.  
2 Kings 18:17 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris  and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great  host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to  Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and  stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the  highway of the fuller’s field. 
2 Kings 18:18 And when they had  called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of  Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the  scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder. 
2 Kings 18:19 And  Rab- shakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah,  Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What  confidence is this wherein thou trustest? 
2 Kings 18:20 Thou  sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and  strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that  thou rebellest against me? 
2 Kings 18:21 Now, behold, thou  trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon  Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and  pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on  him. 
2 Kings 18:22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD  our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose  altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and  Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?  
2 Kings 18:23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord  the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand  horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.  
2 Kings 18:24 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one  captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put thy  trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 
2 Kings 18:25 Am I  now come up without the LORD against this place to  destroy it? The LORD said to me, Go up against this land,  and destroy it. 
2 Kings 18:26 Then said Eliakim the son of  Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh, Speak, I  pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we  understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews’ language in  the ears of the people that are on the wall. 
2 Kings 18:27 But  Rab-shakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy  master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not  sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat  their own dung, and drink their own piss with you. 
2 Kings 18:28  Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the  Jews language, and spake, saying, Hear the word of the  great king, the king of Assyria: 
2 Kings 18:29 Thus saith the king,  Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to  deliver you out of his hand: 
2 Kings 18:30 Neither let Hezekiah  make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely  deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand  of the king of Assyria. 
2 Kings 18:31 Hearken not to Hezekiah:  for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with  me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye  every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree,  and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern: 
2 Kings 18:32  Until I come and take you away to a land like your own  land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards,  a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not  die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth  you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. 
2 Kings 18:33 Hath any  of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the  hand of the king of Assyria? 
2 Kings 18:34 Where are the gods  of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of  Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria  out of mine hand? 
2 Kings 18:35 Who are they among all the  gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out  of mine hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out  of mine hand? 
2 Kings 18:36 But the people held their peace, and  answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment  was, saying, Answer him not. 
2 Kings 18:37 Then came Eliakim  the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and  Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder,  to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words  of Rab-shakeh.   

     
Chapter 19

2 Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard  it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with  sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 19:2  And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and  Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with  sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 
2 Kings 19:3  And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is  a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the  children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to  bring forth. 
2 Kings 19:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear  all the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the king of Assyria his  master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will  reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard:  wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.  
2 Kings 19:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.  
2 Kings 19:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to  your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the  words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the  king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 
2 Kings 19:7 Behold, I will  send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall  return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the  sword in his own land.  
2 Kings 19:8 So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of  Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he  was departed from Lachish. 
2 Kings 19:9 And when he heard say  of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to  fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah,  saying, 
2 Kings 19:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of  Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest  deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into  the hand of the king of Assyria. 
2 Kings 19:11 Behold, thou hast  heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by  destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?  
2 Kings 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which  my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and  Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?  
2 Kings 19:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of  Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and  Ivah?  
2 Kings 19:14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of  the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the  house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.  
2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said,  O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the  cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the  kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.  
2 Kings 19:16 LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open,  LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of  Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living  God. 
2 Kings 19:17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have    
2 Kings Page 228   destroyed the nations and their lands, 
2 Kings 19:18 And have  cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the  work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have  destroyed them. 
2 Kings 19:19 Now therefore, O LORD our God,  I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the  kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD  God, even thou only.   
2 Kings 19:20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah,  saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which  thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria  I have heard. 
2 Kings 19:21 This is the word that the LORD  hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of  Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the  daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 
2 Kings 19:22  Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against  whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes  on high? even against the Holy One of Israel. 
2 Kings 19:23  By the messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast  said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the  height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will  cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir  trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his  borders, and into the forest of his Carmel. 
2 Kings 19:24 I have  digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my  feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.  
2 Kings 19:25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it,  and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I  brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced  cities into ruinous heaps. 
2 Kings 19:26 Therefore their  inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and  confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as  the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as  corn blasted before it be grown up. 
2 Kings 19:27 But I know thy  abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage  against me. 
2 Kings 19:28 Because thy rage against me and thy  tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my  hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn  thee back by the way by which thou camest. 
2 Kings 19:29 And  this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such  things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that  which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye,  and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.  
2 Kings 19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of  Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit  upward. 
2 Kings 19:31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a  remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of  the LORD of hosts shall do this. 
2 Kings 19:32 Therefore thus  saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall  not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come  before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 
2 Kings 19:33 By  the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall  not come into this city, saith the LORD. 
2 Kings 19:34 For I will  defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my  servant David’s sake.  
2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of  the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians  an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they  arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead  corpses. 
2 Kings 19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed,  and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. 
2 Kings 19:37 And  it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of  Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons  smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of  Armenia. And Esar- haddon his son reigned in his stead.  

     
Chapter 20

2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And  the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said  unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order;  for thou shalt die, and not live. 
2 Kings 20:2 Then he turned his  face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, 
2 Kings 20:3  I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked  before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done  that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.   
2 Kings 20:4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into  the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him,  saying, 
2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of  my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy  father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears:  behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up  unto the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 20:6 And I will add unto thy  days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of  the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city  for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 
2 Kings 20:7  And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid  it on the boil, and he recovered.  
2 Kings 20:8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the  sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into  the house of the LORD the third day? 
2 Kings 20:9 And Isaiah  said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD  will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go  forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 
2 Kings 20:10 And  Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go  down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward  ten degrees. 
2 Kings 20:11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the  LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward,  by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.  
2 Kings 20:12 At that time Berodach-baladan, the son of  Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto  Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.  
2 Kings 20:13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed  them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the  gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the  house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures:  there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that  Hezekiah shewed them not.  
2 Kings 20:14 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king  Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and  from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said,  They are come from a far country, even from Babylon.  
2 Kings 20:15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house?  And Hezekiah answered, All the things that are in mine  house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures  that I have not shewed them. 
2 Kings 20:16 And Isaiah said unto  Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD. 
2 Kings 20:17 Behold, the  days come, that all that is in thine house,and that which  thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be  carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.  
2 Kings 20:18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which  thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be  eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 
2 Kings 20:19 Then  said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD  which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if  peace and truth be in my days?  
2 Kings 20:20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his  might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought  water into the city, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 20:21 And Hezekiah  slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his  stead.  

     
Chapter 21

2 Kings 21:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began  to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And   his mother’s name was Hephzi-bah. 
2 Kings 21:2 And he did  that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the  abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out  before the children of Israel. 
2 Kings 21:3 For he built up again  the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed;  and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did  Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven,  and served them. 
2 Kings 21:4 And he built altars in the house of  the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put  my name. 
2 Kings 21:5 And he built altars for all the host of  heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 21:6  And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed  times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits  and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of  the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 
2 Kings 21:7 And he set a  graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of  which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In  this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all  tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 
2 Kings 21:8 Neither  will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land  which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do  according to all that I have commanded them, and according  to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.   
2 Kings 21:9 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced  them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD  destroyed before the children of Israel.  
2 Kings 21:10 And the LORD spake by his servants the  prophets, saying, 
2 Kings 21:11 Because Manasseh king of Judah  hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly  above all that the Amorites did, which were before him,  and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols: 
2 Kings 21:12  Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I  am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that  whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle. 
2 Kings 21:13  And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and  the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe  Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning  it upside down. 
2 Kings 21:14 And I will forsake the remnant of  mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their  enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all  their enemies; 
2 Kings 21:15 Because they have done that which  was evil in my sight,and have provoked me to anger, since  the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this  day. 
2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very  much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another;  beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing  that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.  
2 Kings 21:17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that  he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in  the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 21:18  And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the  garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon  his son reigned in his stead.  
2 Kings 21:19 Amon was twenty and two years old when he  began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And  his mother’s name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of  Haruz of Jotbah. 
2 Kings 21:20 And he did that which was evil  in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.  
2 Kings 21:21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked  in, and served the idols that his father served, and  worshipped them: 
2 Kings 21:22 And he forsook the LORD God  of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.  
2 Kings 21:23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him,  and slew the king in his own house. 
2 Kings 21:24 And 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. 
2 Kings 21:25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon  which he did, are they not written in the book of the  chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 21:26 And he was  buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah his  son reigned in his stead.   

     
Chapter 22

2 Kings 22:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to  reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And  his mother’s name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of  Boscath. 
2 Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the  sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his  father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.  
2 Kings 22:3 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king  Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the  son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD,  saying, 
2 Kings 22:4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may  sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD,  which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:  
2 Kings 22:5 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of  the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD:  and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in  the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,  
2 Kings 22:6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to  buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house. 
2 Kings 22:7  Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the  money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt  faithfully.  
2 Kings 22:8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the  scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the  LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read  it. 
2 Kings 22:9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and  brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have  gathered the money that was found in the house, and have  delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that  have the oversight of the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 22:10 And  Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the  priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before  the king. 
2 Kings 22:11 And it came to pass, when the king had  heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his  clothes. 
2 Kings 22:12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the  priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son  of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant  of the king’s, saying, 
2 Kings 22:13 Go ye, enquire of the LORD  for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the  words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the  LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have  not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according  unto all that which is written concerning us. 
2 Kings 22:14 So  Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan,  and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of  Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the  wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and  they communed with her.  
2 Kings 22:15 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD  God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me, 
2 Kings 22:16  Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this  place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words  of the book which the king of Judah hath read: 
2 Kings 22:17  Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense  unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with  all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be  kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.  
2 Kings 22:18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire  of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the  LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou    
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2 Kings 22:19 Because thine heart was tender, and  thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou  heardest what I spake against this place, and against the  inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation  and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I  also have heard thee, saith the LORD. 
2 Kings 22:20 Behold  therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt  be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not  see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they  brought the king word again.   

     
Chapter 23

2 Kings 23:1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all  the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 
2 Kings 23:2 And the king  went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of  Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the  priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and  great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of  the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.  
2 Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, 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 their heart and all their soul, to perform the  words of this covenant that were written in this book. And  all the people stood to the covenant. 
2 Kings 23:4 And the king  commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the  second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out  of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made  for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven:  and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of  Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel. 
2 Kings 23:5  And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of  Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the  cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem;  them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to  the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.  
2 Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the  LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and  burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to  powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the  children of the people. 
2 Kings 23:7 And he brake down the  houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the  LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.  
2 Kings 23:8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of  Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had  burned incense, from Geba to Beer-sheba, and brake down  the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of  the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on  a man’s left hand at the gate of the city. 
2 Kings 23:9  Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to  the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the  unleavened bread among their brethren. 
2 Kings 23:10 And he  defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of  Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to  pass through the fire to Molech. 
2 Kings 23:11 And he took away  the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at  the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of  Nathan- melech the chamberlain, which was in the  suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.  
2 Kings 23:12 And the altars that were on the top of the upper  chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and  the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the  house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake  them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the  brook Kidron. 
2 Kings 23:13 And the high places that were  before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the  mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had  builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and  for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for  Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the  king defile. 
2 Kings 23:14 And he brake in pieces the images, and  cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones  of men.   
2 Kings 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the  high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made  Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he  brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it  small to powder, and burned the grove. 
2 Kings 23:16 And as  Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were  there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the  sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted  it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of  God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words. 
2 Kings 23:17  Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of  the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God,  which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that  thou hast done against the altar of Bethel. 
2 Kings 23:18 And he  said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let  his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out  of Samaria. 
2 Kings 23:19 And all the houses also of the high  places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings  of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah  took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he  had done in Bethel. 
2 Kings 23:20 And he slew all the priests of  the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned  men’s bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.  
2 Kings 23:21 And the king commanded all the people, saying,  Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is  written in the book of this covenant. 
2 Kings 23:22 Surely there  was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges  that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel,  nor of the kings of Judah; 
2 Kings 23:23 But in the eighteenth  year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to  the LORD in Jerusalem.  
2 Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and  the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the  abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in  Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the  words of the law which were written in the book that  Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. 
2 Kings 23:25  And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned  to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and  with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither  after him arose there any like him.  
2 Kings 23:26 Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the  fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was  kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that  Manasseh had provoked him withal. 
2 Kings 23:27 And the  LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I  have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem  which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My  name shall be there. 
2 Kings 23:28 Now the rest of the acts of  Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book  of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?  
2 Kings 23:29 In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went  up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and  king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo,  when he had seen him. 
2 Kings 23:30 And his servants carried  him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to  Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the  people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and  anointed him, and made him king in his father’s stead.    Page 231 
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2 Kings 23:31 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when  he began to reign; and he reigned three months in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the  daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 
2 Kings 23:32 And he did that  which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all  that his fathers had done. 
2 Kings 23:33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put  him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might  not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an  hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. 
2 Kings 23:34 And  Pharaoh- nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the  room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim,  and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died  there. 
2 Kings 23:35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold  to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money  according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the  silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one  according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh-nechoh.  
2 Kings 23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when  he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.  And his mother’s name was Zebudah, the daughter of  Pedaiah of Rumah. 
2 Kings 23:37 And he did that which was  evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his  fathers had done.  

     
Chapter 24

2 Kings 24:1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came  up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he  turned and rebelled against him. 
2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent  against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the  Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the  children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy  it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by  his servants the prophets. 
2 Kings 24:3 Surely at the  commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to  remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh,  according to all that he did; 
2 Kings 24:4 And also for the  innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with  innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.  
2 Kings 24:5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that  he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of  the kings of Judah? 
2 Kings 24:6 So Jehoiakim slept with his  fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 
2 Kings 24:7  And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his  land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of  Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king  of Egypt.  
2 Kings 24:8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he  began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months.  And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of  Elnathan of Jerusalem. 
2 Kings 24:9 And he did that which was  evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father  had done.  
2 Kings 24:10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king  of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was  besieged. 
2 Kings 24:11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon  came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.  
2 Kings 24:12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the  king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and  his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took  him in the eighth year of his reign. 
2 Kings 24:13 And he carried  out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and  the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the  vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in  the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. 
2 Kings 24:14  And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and  all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives,  and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the  poorest sort of the people of the land. 
2 Kings 24:15 And he  carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother,  and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the  land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to  Babylon. 
2 Kings 24:16 And all the men of might, even seven  thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that  were strong and apt for war, even them the king of  Babylon brought captive to Babylon.   
2 Kings 24:17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his  father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to  Zedekiah. 
2 Kings 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old  when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in  Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the  daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 
2 Kings 24:19 And he did that  which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all  that Jehoiakim had done. 
2 Kings 24:20 For through the anger of  the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he  had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled  against the king of Babylon.  

     
Chapter 25

2 Kings 25:1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign,  in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that  Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host,  against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts  against it round about. 
2 Kings 25:2 And the city was besieged  unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 
2 Kings 25:3 And on the  ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the  city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.  
2 Kings 25:4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of  war fled by night by the way of the gate between two  walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees  were against the city round about:) and the king went the  way toward the plain. 
2 Kings 25:5 And the army of the Chaldees  pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of  Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him. 
2 Kings 25:6  So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of  Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.  
2 Kings 25:7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes,  and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with  fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.  
2 Kings 25:8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the  month, which is the nineteenth year of king  Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan,  captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto  Jerusalem: 
2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD,  and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and  every great man’s house burnt he with fire. 
2 Kings 25:10 And  all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of  the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.  
2 Kings 25:11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the  city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon,  with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the  captain of the guard carry away. 
2 Kings 25:12 But the captain of  the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers  and husbandmen. 
2 Kings 25:13 And the pillars of brass that  were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the  brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the  Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to  Babylon. 
2 Kings 25:14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the  snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass  wherewith they ministered, took they away. 
2 Kings 25:15 And  the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of  gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the  guard took away. 
2 Kings 25:16 The two pillars, one sea, and the  bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD;   the brass of all these vessels was without weight. 
2 Kings 25:17  The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the  chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter  three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates  upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto  these had the second pillar with wreathen work.   
2 Kings 25:18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the  chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three  keepers of the door: 
2 Kings 25:19 And out of the city he took an  officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of  them that were in the king’s presence, which were found in  the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered  the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of  the land that were found in the city: 
2 Kings 25:20 And Nebuzaradan  captain of the guard took these, and brought them to  the king of Babylon to Riblah: 
2 Kings 25:21 And the king of  Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of  Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.  
2 Kings 25:22 And as for the people that remained in the land  of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left,  even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the  son of Shaphan, ruler. 
2 Kings 25:23 And when all the captains of  the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of  Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to  Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,  and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of  Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a  Maachathite, they and their men. 
2 Kings 25:24 And Gedaliah  sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear  not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and  serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.  

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

2 Kings 25:26 And all the people, both  small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and  came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.  

2 Kings 25:27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth  year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the  twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the  month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year  that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king  of Judah out of prison; 

2 Kings 25:28 And he spake kindly to him,  and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were  with him in Babylon; 

2 Kings 25:29 And changed his prison  garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all  the days of his life. 

2 Kings 25:30 And his allowance was a  continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for  every day, all the days of his life.   KJV
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