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2 Chronicles 1: 1-17

1  And Solomon8010 the son1121 of David1732 was strengthened2388 in5921 his kingdom,4438 and the LORD3068 his God430 was with5973 him, and magnified1431 him exceedingly.4605

2  Then Solomon8010 spoke559 unto all3605 Israel,3478 to the captains8269 of thousands505 and of hundreds,3967 and to the judges,8199 and to every3605 governor5387 in all3605 Israel,3478 the chief7218 of the fathers.1

3  So Solomon,8010 and all3605 the congregation6951 with5973 him, went1980 to the high place1116 that834 was at Gibeon;1391 for3588 there8033 was1961 the tabernacle168 of the congregation4150 of God,430 which834 Moses4872 the servant5650 of the LORD3068 had made6213 in the wilderness.4057

4  But61 the ark727 of God430 had David1732 brought up5927 from Kirjath-jearim4480 7157 to the place which David1732 had prepared3559 for it: for3588 he had pitched5186 a tent168 for it at Jerusalem.3389

5  Moreover the brazen5178 altar,4196 that834 Bezaleel1212 the son1121 of Uri,221 the son1121 of Hur,2354 had made,6213 he put7760 before6440 the tabernacle4908 of the LORD:3068 and Solomon8010 and the congregation6951 sought1875 unto it.

6  And Solomon8010 went up5927 thither8033 to5921 the brazen5178 altar4196 before6440 the LORD,3068 which834 was at the tabernacle168 of the congregation,4150 and offered5927 a thousand505 burnt offerings5930 upon5921 it.

7  In that1931 night3915 did God430 appear7200 unto Solomon,8010 and said559 unto him, Ask7592 what4100 I shall give5414 thee.

8  And Solomon8010 said559 unto God,430 Thou859 hast showed6213 great1419 mercy2617 unto5973 David1732 my father,1 and hast made me to reign4427 in his stead.8478

9  Now,6258 O LORD3068 God,430 let thy promise1697 unto5973 David1732 my father1 be established:539 for3588 thou859 hast made me king4427 over5921 a people5971 like the dust6083 of the earth776 in multitude.7227

10  Give5414 me now6258 wisdom2451 and knowledge,4093 that I may go out3318 and come in935 before6440 this2088 people:5971 for3588 who4310 can judge8199 this2088 853 thy people,5971 that is so great?1419

11  And God430 said559 to Solomon,8010 Because3282 834 this2063 was1961 in5973 thine heart,3824 and thou hast not3808 asked7592 riches,6239 wealth,5233 or honor,3519 nor the life5315 of thine enemies,8130 neither3808 yet1571 hast asked7592 long life;7227 3117 but hast asked7592 wisdom2451 and knowledge4093 for thyself, that834 thou mayest judge8199 853 my people,5971 over5921 whom834 I have made thee king:4427

12  Wisdom2451 and knowledge4093 is granted5414 unto thee; and I will give5414 thee riches,6239 and wealth,5233 and honor,3519 such as834 3651 none3808 of the kings4428 have had1961 that834 have been before6440 thee, neither3808 shall there any after310 thee have1961 the like.3651

13  Then Solomon8010 came935 from his journey to the high place1116 that834 was at Gibeon1391 to Jerusalem,3389 from before4480 6440 the tabernacle168 of the congregation,4150 and reigned4427 over5921 Israel.3478

14  And Solomon8010 gathered622 chariots7393 and horsemen:6571 and he had1961 a thousand505 and four702 hundred3967 chariots,7393 and twelve8147 6240 thousand505 horsemen,6571 which he placed5117 in the chariot7393 cities,5892 and with5973 the king4428 at Jerusalem.3389

15  And the king4428 made5414 853 silver3701 and gold2091 at Jerusalem3389 as plenteous as stones,68 and cedar trees730 made5414 he as the sycamore trees8256 that834 are in the vale8219 for abundance.7230

16  And Solomon8010 had horses5483 brought out4161 of Egypt,4480 4714 and linen yarn:4723 the king's4428 merchants5503 received3947 the linen yarn4723 at a price.4242

17  And they fetched up,5927 and brought forth3318 out of Egypt4480 4714 a chariot4818 for six8337 hundred3967 shekels of silver,3701 and a horse5483 for a hundred3967 and fifty:2572 and so3651 brought they out3318 horses for all3605 the kings4428 of the Hittites,2850 and for the kings4428 of Syria,758 by their means.3027

2 Chronicles 2: 1-18

1  And Solomon8010 determined559 to build1129 a house1004 for the name8034 of the LORD,3068 and a house1004 for his kingdom.4438

2  And Solomon8010 told out5608 threescore and ten7657 thousand505 men376 to bear burdens,5449 and fourscore8084 thousand505 376 to hew2672 in the mountain,2022 and three7969 thousand505 and six8337 hundred3967 to oversee5329 5921 them.

3  And Solomon8010 sent7971 to413 Huram2361 the king4428 of Tyre,6865 saying,559 As834 thou didst deal6213 with5973 David1732 my father,1 and didst send7971 him cedars730 to build1129 him a house1004 to dwell3427 therein, even so deal with me.

4  Behold,2009 I589 build1129 a house1004 to the name8034 of the LORD3068 my God,430 to dedicate6942 it to him, and to burn6999 before6440 him sweet5561 incense,7004 and for the continual8548 shewbread,4635 and for the burnt offerings5930 morning1242 and evening,6153 on the sabbaths,7676 and on the new moons,2320 and on the solemn feasts4150 of the LORD3068 our God.430 This2063 is an ordinance forever5769 to5921 Israel.3478

5  And the house1004 which834 I589 build1129 is great:1419 for3588 great1419 is our God430 above all4480 3605 gods.430

6  But who4310 is able6113 3581 to build1129 him a house,1004 seeing3588 the heaven8064 and heaven8064 of heavens8064 cannot3808 contain3557 him? who4310 am I589 then, that834 I should build1129 him a house,1004 save only3588 518 to burn sacrifice6999 before6440 him?

7  Send7971 me now6258 therefore a man376 cunning2450 to work6213 in gold,2091 and in silver,3701 and in brass,5178 and in iron,1270 and in purple,710 and crimson,3758 and blue,8504 and that can skill3045 to grave6605 6603 with5973 the cunning men2450 that834 are with5973 me in Judah3063 and in Jerusalem,3389 whom834 David1732 my father1 did provide.3559

8  Send7971 me also cedar730 trees,6086 fir trees,1265 and algum trees,418 out of Lebanon:4480 3844 for3588 I589 know3045 that834 thy servants5650 can skill3045 to cut3772 timber6086 in Lebanon;3844 and, behold,2009 my servants5650 shall be with5973 thy servants,5650

9  Even to prepare3559 me timber6086 in abundance:7230 for3588 the house1004 which834 I589 am about to build1129 shall be wonderful6381 great.1419

10  And, behold,2009 I will give5414 to thy servants,5650 the hewers2404 that cut3772 timber,6086 twenty6242 thousand505 measures3734 of beaten4347 wheat,2406 and twenty6242 thousand505 measures3734 of barley,8184 and twenty6242 thousand505 baths1324 of wine,3196 and twenty6242 thousand505 baths1324 of oil.8081

11  Then Huram2361 the king4428 of Tyre6865 answered559 in writing,3791 which he sent7971 to413 Solomon,8010 Because the LORD3068 hath loved160 853 his people,5971 he hath made5414 thee king4428 over5921 them.

12  Huram2361 said559 moreover, Blessed1288 be the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 that834 made6213 853 heaven8064 and earth,776 who834 hath given5414 to David1732 the king4428 a wise2450 son,1121 endued3045 with prudence7922 and understanding,998 that834 might build1129 a house1004 for the LORD,3068 and a house1004 for his kingdom.4438

13  And now6258 I have sent7971 a cunning2450 man,376 endued3045 with understanding,998 of Huram2361 my father's,1

14  The son1121 of a woman802 of4480 the daughters1323 of Dan,1835 and his father1 was a man376 of Tyre,6876 skillful3045 to work6213 in gold,2091 and in silver,3701 in brass,5178 in iron,1270 in stone,68 and in timber,6086 in purple,713 in blue,8504 and in fine linen,948 and in crimson;3758 also to grave6605 any manner3605 of graving,6603 and to find out2803 every3605 device4284 which834 shall be put5414 to him, with5973 thy cunning men,2450 and with the cunning men2450 of my lord113 David1732 thy father.1

15  Now6258 therefore the wheat,2406 and the barley,8184 the oil,8081 and the wine,3196 which834 my lord113 hath spoken559 of, let him send7971 unto his servants:5650

16  And we587 will cut3772 wood6086 out of4480 Lebanon,3844 as much as thou3605 shalt need:6878 and we will bring935 it to thee in floats7513 by5921 sea3220 to Joppa;3305 and thou859 shalt carry it up5927 853 to Jerusalem.3389

17  And Solomon8010 numbered5608 all3605 the strangers376 1616 that834 were in the land776 of Israel,3478 after310 the numbering5610 wherewith834 David1732 his father1 had numbered5608 them; and they were found4672 a hundred3967 and fifty2572 thousand505 and three7969 thousand505 and six8337 hundred.3967

18  And he set6213 threescore and ten7657 thousand505 of4480 them to be bearers of burdens,5449 and fourscore8084 thousand505 to be hewers2672 in the mountain,2022 and three7969 thousand505 and six8337 hundred3967 overseers5329 to set5647 853 the people5971 a work.

2 Chronicles 3: 1-17

1  Then Solomon8010 began2490 to build1129 853 the house1004 of the LORD3068 at Jerusalem3389 in mount2022 Moriah,4179 where834 the LORD appeared7200 unto David1732 his father,1 in the place4725 that834 David1732 had prepared3559 in the threshingfloor1637 of Ornan771 the Jebusite.2983

2  And he began2490 to build1129 in the second8145 day of the second8145 month,2320 in the fourth702 year8141 of his reign.4438

3  Now these428 are the things wherein Solomon8010 was instructed3245 for the building1129 853 of the house1004 of God.430 The length753 by cubits520 after the first7223 measure4060 was threescore8346 cubits,520 and the breadth7341 twenty6242 cubits.520

4  And the porch197 that834 was in5921 the front6440 of the house, the length753 of it was according to5921 6440 the breadth7341 of the house,1004 twenty6242 cubits,520 and the height1363 was a hundred3967 and twenty:6242 and he overlaid6823 it within4480 6441 with pure2889 gold.2091

5  And the greater1419 house1004 he ceiled2645 with fir1265 tree,6086 which he overlaid2645 with fine2896 gold,2091 and set5927 thereon5921 palm trees8561 and chains.8333

6  And he garnished6823 853 the house1004 with precious3368 stones68 for beauty:8597 and the gold2091 was gold2091 of Parvaim.6516

7  He overlaid2645 also 853 the house,1004 the beams,6982 the posts,5592 and the walls7023 thereof, and the doors1817 thereof, with gold;2091 and graved6605 cherubims3742 on5921 the walls.7023

8  And he made6213 853 the most holy6944 6944 house,1004 the length753 whereof was according to5921 6440 the breadth7341 of the house,1004 twenty6242 cubits,520 and the breadth7341 thereof twenty6242 cubits:520 and he overlaid2645 it with fine2896 gold,2091 amounting to six8337 hundred3967 talents.3603

9  And the weight4948 of the nails4548 was fifty2572 shekels8255 of gold.2091 And he overlaid2645 the upper chambers5944 with gold.2091

10  And in the most holy6944 6944 house1004 he made6213 two8147 cherubims3742 of image6816 work,4639 and overlaid6823 them with gold.2091

11  And the wings3671 of the cherubims3742 were twenty6242 cubits520 long:753 one259 wing3671 of the one cherub was five2568 cubits,520 reaching5060 to the wall7023 of the house:1004 and the other312 wing3671 was likewise five2568 cubits,520 reaching5060 to the wing3671 of the other312 cherub.3742

12  And one wing3671 of the other259 cherub3742 was five2568 cubits,520 reaching5060 to the wall7023 of the house:1004 and the other312 wing3671 was five2568 cubits520 also, joining1695 to the wing3671 of the other312 cherub.3742

13  The wings3671 of these428 cherubims3742 spread themselves forth6566 twenty6242 cubits:520 and they1992 stood5975 on5921 their feet,7272 and their faces6440 were inward.1004

14  And he made6213 853 the veil6532 of blue,8504 and purple,713 and crimson,3758 and fine linen,948 and wrought5927 cherubims3742 thereon.5921

15  Also he made6213 before6440 the house1004 two8147 pillars5982 of thirty7970 and five2568 cubits520 high,753 and the chapiter6858 that834 was on5921 the top7218 of each of them was five2568 cubits.520

16  And he made6213 chains,8333 as in the oracle,1687 and put5414 them on5921 the heads7218 of the pillars;5982 and made6213 a hundred3967 pomegranates,7416 and put5414 them on the chains.8333

17  And he reared up6965 853 the pillars5982 before5921 6440 the temple,1964 one259 on the right hand,4480 3225 and the other259 on the left;4480 8040 and called7121 the name8034 of that on the right hand3227 Jachin,3199 and the name8034 of that on the left8042 Boaz.1162

2 Chronicles 4: 1-22

1  Moreover he made6213 an altar4196 of brass,5178 twenty6242 cubits520 the length753 thereof, and twenty6242 cubits520 the breadth7341 thereof, and ten6235 cubits520 the height6967 thereof.

2  Also he made6213 853 a molten3332 sea3220 of ten6235 cubits520 from brim4480 8193 to413 brim,8193 round5696 in compass,5439 and five2568 cubits520 the height6967 thereof; and a line6957 of thirty7970 cubits520 did compass5437 it round about.5439

3  And under8478 it was the similitude1823 of oxen,1241 which did compass5437 it round about:5439 5439 ten6235 in a cubit,520 compassing5362 853 the sea3220 round about.5439 Two8147 rows2905 of oxen1241 were cast,3332 when it was cast.4166

4  It stood5975 upon5921 twelve8147 6240 oxen,1241 three7969 looking6437 toward the north,6828 and three7969 looking6437 toward the west,3220 and three7969 looking6437 toward the south,5045 and three7969 looking6437 toward the east:4217 and the sea3220 was set above4480 4605 upon5921 them, and all3605 their hinder parts268 were inward.1004

5  And the thickness5672 of it was a handbreadth,2947 and the brim8193 of it like the work4639 of the brim8193 of a cup,3563 with flowers6525 of lilies;7799 and it received2388 and held3557 three7969 thousand505 baths.1324

6  He made6213 also ten6235 lavers,3595 and put5414 five2568 on the right hand,4480 3225 and five2568 on the left,4480 8040 to wash7364 in them: 853 such things as they offered4639 for the burnt offering5930 they washed1740 in them; but the sea3220 was for the priests3548 to wash7364 in.

7  And he made6213 853 ten6235 candlesticks4501 of gold2091 according to their form,4941 and set5414 them in the temple,1964 five2568 on the right hand,4480 3225 and five2568 on the left.4480 8040

8  He made6213 also ten6235 tables,7979 and placed5117 them in the temple,1964 five2568 on the right side,4480 3225 and five2568 on the left.4480 8040 And he made6213 a hundred3967 basins4219 of gold.2091

9  Furthermore he made6213 the court2691 of the priests,3548 and the great1419 court,5835 and doors1817 for the court,5835 and overlaid6823 the doors1817 of them with brass.5178

10  And he set5414 the sea3220 on the right3233 side4480 3802 of the east end,6924 over against4480 4136 the south.5045

11  And Huram2361 made6213 853 the pots,5518 and the shovels,3257 and the basins.4219 And Huram2361 finished the work3615 6213 853 4399 that834 he was to make6213 for king4428 Solomon8010 for the house1004 of God;430

12  To wit, the two8147 pillars,5982 and the pommels,1543 and the chapiters3805 which were on5921 the top7218 of the two8147 pillars,5982 and the two8147 wreaths7639 to cover3680 853 the two8147 pommels1543 of the chapiters3805 which834 were on5921 the top7218 of the pillars;5982

13  And four702 hundred3967 pomegranates7416 on the two8147 wreaths;7639 two8147 rows2905 of pomegranates7416 on each259 wreath,7639 to cover3680 853 the two8147 pommels1543 of the chapiters3805 which834 were upon5921 6440 the pillars.5982

14  He made6213 also bases,4350 and lavers3595 made6213 he upon5921 the bases;4350

15  853 One259 sea,3220 and twelve8147 6240 oxen1241 under8478 it.

16  The pots5518 also, and the shovels,3257 and the fleshhooks,4207 and all3605 their instruments,3627 did Huram2361 his father1 make6213 to king4428 Solomon8010 for the house1004 of the LORD3068 of bright4838 brass.5178

17  In the plain3603 of Jordan3383 did the king4428 cast3332 them, in the clay4568 ground127 between996 Succoth5523 and Zeredathah.6868

18  Thus Solomon8010 made6213 all3605 these428 vessels3627 in great3966 abundance:7230 for3588 the weight4948 of the brass5178 could not3808 be found out.2713

19  And Solomon8010 made6213 853 all3605 the vessels3627 that834 were for the house1004 of God,430 the golden2091 altar4196 also, and the tables7979 whereon5921 the shewbread3899 6440 was set;

20  Moreover the candlesticks4501 with their lamps,5216 that they should burn1197 after the manner4941 before6440 the oracle,1687 of pure5462 gold;2091

21  And the flowers,6525 and the lamps,5216 and the tongs,4457 made he of gold,2091 and that1931 perfect4357 gold;2091

22  And the snuffers,4212 and the basins,4219 and the spoons,3709 and the censers,4289 of pure5462 gold:2091 and the entry6607 of the house,1004 the inner6442 doors1817 thereof for the most holy6944 6944 place, and the doors1817 of the house1004 of the temple,1964 were of gold.2091

2 Chronicles 5: 1-14

1  Thus all3605 the work4399 that834 Solomon8010 made6213 for the house1004 of the LORD3068 was finished:7999 and Solomon8010 brought in935 853 all the things6944 that David1732 his father1 had dedicated;6944 and the silver,3701 and the gold,2091 and all3605 the instruments,3627 put5414 he among the treasures214 of the house1004 of God.430

2  Then227 Solomon8010 assembled6950 853 the elders2205 of Israel,3478 and all3605 the heads7218 of the tribes,4294 the chief5387 of the fathers1 of the children1121 of Israel,3478 unto413 Jerusalem,3389 to bring up5927 853 the ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD3068 out of the city4480 5892 of David,1732 which1931 is Zion.6726

3  Wherefore all3605 the men376 of Israel3478 assembled themselves6950 unto413 the king4428 in the feast2282 which1931 was in the seventh7637 month.2320

4  And all3605 the elders2205 of Israel3478 came;935 and the Levites3881 took up5375 853 the ark.727

5  And they brought up5927 853 the ark,727 and the tabernacle168 of the congregation,4150 and all3605 the holy6944 vessels3627 that834 were in the tabernacle,168 these did the priests3548 and the Levites3881 bring up.5927

6  Also king4428 Solomon,8010 and all3605 the congregation5712 of Israel3478 that were assembled3259 unto5921 him before6440 the ark,727 sacrificed2076 sheep6629 and oxen,1241 which834 could not3808 be told5608 nor3808 numbered4487 for multitude.4480 7230

7  And the priests3548 brought in935 853 the ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD3068 unto413 his place,4725 to413 the oracle1687 of the house,1004 into413 the most holy6944 6944 place, even under413 8478 the wings3671 of the cherubims:3742

8  For the cherubims3742 spread forth1961 6566 their wings3671 over5921 the place4725 of the ark,727 and the cherubims3742 covered3680 5921 the ark727 and the staves905 thereof above.4480 4605

9  And they drew out748 the staves905 of the ark, that the ends7218 of the staves905 were seen7200 from4480 the ark727 before5921 6440 the oracle;1687 but they were not3808 seen7200 without.2351 And there8033 it is1961 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

10  There was nothing369 in the ark727 save7535 the two8147 tables3871 which834 Moses4872 put5414 therein at Horeb,2722 when834 the LORD3068 made3772 a covenant with5973 the children1121 of Israel,3478 when they came out3318 of Egypt.4480 4714

11  And it came to pass,1961 when the priests3548 were come out3318 of4480 the holy6944 place: (for3588 all3605 the priests3548 that were present4672 were sanctified,6942 and did not369 then wait8104 by course:4256

12  Also the Levites3881 which were the singers,7891 all3605 of them of Asaph,623 of Heman,1968 of Jeduthun,3038 with their sons1121 and their brethren,251 being arrayed3847 in white linen,948 having cymbals4700 and psalteries5035 and harps,3658 stood5975 at the east end4217 of the altar,4196 and with5973 them a hundred3967 and twenty6242 priests3548 sounding2690 with trumpets:)2689

13  It came even to pass,1961 as the trumpeters2690 and singers7891 were as one,259 to make one259 sound6963 to be heard8085 in praising1984 and thanking3034 the LORD;3068 and when they lifted up7311 their voice6963 with the trumpets2689 and cymbals4700 and instruments3627 of music,7892 and praised1984 the LORD,3068 saying, For3588 he is good;2896 for3588 his mercy2617 endureth forever:5769 that then the house1004 was filled4390 with a cloud,6051 even the house1004 of the LORD;3068

14  So that the priests3548 could3201 not3808 stand5975 to minister8334 by reason of4480 6440 the cloud:6051 for3588 the glory3519 of the LORD3068 had filled4390 853 the house1004 of God.430

2 Chronicles 6: 1-42

1  Then227 said559 Solomon,8010 The LORD3068 hath said559 that he would dwell7931 in the thick darkness.6205

2  But I589 have built1129 a house1004 of habitation2073 for thee, and a place4349 for thy dwelling3427 forever.5769

3  And the king4428 turned5437 853 his face,6440 and blessed1288 853 the whole3605 congregation6951 of Israel:3478 and all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel3478 stood.5975

4  And he said,559 Blessed1288 be the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 who hath with his hands3027 fulfilled4390 that which834 he spoke1696 with his mouth6310 to854 my father1 David,1732 saying,559

5  Since4480 the day3117 that834 I brought forth3318 853 my people5971 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt4714 I chose977 no3808 city5892 among all4480 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel3478 to build1129 a house1004 in, that my name8034 might be1961 there;8033 neither3808 chose977 I any man376 to be1961 a ruler5057 over5921 my people5971 Israel:3478

6  But I have chosen977 Jerusalem,3389 that my name8034 might be1961 there;8033 and have chosen977 David1732 to be1961 over5921 my people5971 Israel.3478

7  Now it was1961 in5973 the heart3824 of David1732 my father1 to build1129 a house1004 for the name8034 of the LORD3068 God430 of Israel.3478

8  But the LORD3068 said559 to413 David1732 my father,1 Forasmuch3588 834 as it was1961 in5973 thine heart3824 to build1129 a house1004 for my name,8034 thou didst well2895 in that3588 it was1961 in5973 thine heart:3824

9  Notwithstanding7535 thou859 shalt not3808 build1129 the house;1004 but3588 thy son1121 which shall come forth3318 out of4480 thy loins,2504 he1931 shall build1129 the house1004 for my name.8034

10  The LORD3068 therefore hath performed6965 853 his word1697 that834 he hath spoken:1696 for I am risen up6965 in the room8478 of David1732 my father,1 and am set3427 on5921 the throne3678 of Israel,3478 as834 the LORD3068 promised,1696 and have built1129 the house1004 for the name8034 of the LORD3068 God430 of Israel.3478

11  And in it8033 have I put7760 853 the ark,727 wherein834 8033 is the covenant1285 of the LORD,3068 that834 he made3772 with5973 the children1121 of Israel.3478

12  And he stood5975 before6440 the altar4196 of the LORD3068 in the presence of5048 all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 and spread forth6566 his hands:3709

13  For3588 Solomon8010 had made6213 a brazen5178 scaffold,3595 of five2568 cubits520 long,753 and five2568 cubits520 broad,7341 and three7969 cubits520 high,6967 and had set5414 it in the midst8432 of the court:5835 and upon5921 it he stood,5975 and kneeled down1288 upon5921 his knees1290 before5048 all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 and spread forth6566 his hands3709 toward heaven,8064

14  And said,559 O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 there is no369 God430 like thee3644 in the heaven,8064 nor in the earth;776 which keepest8104 covenant,1285 and showest mercy2617 unto thy servants,5650 that walk1980 before6440 thee with all3605 their hearts:3820

15  Thou which834 hast kept8104 with thy servant5650 David1732 my father1 853 that which834 thou hast promised1696 him; and spakest1696 with thy mouth,6310 and hast fulfilled4390 it with thine hand,3027 as it is this2088 day.3117

16  Now6258 therefore, O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 keep8104 with thy servant5650 David1732 my father1 853 that which834 thou hast promised1696 him, saying,559 There shall not3808 fail3772 thee a man376 in my sight4480 6440 to sit3427 upon5921 the throne3678 of Israel;3478 yet so7535 that thy children1121 take heed8104 853 to their way1870 to walk1980 in my law,8451 as834 thou hast walked1980 before6440 me.

17  Now6258 then, O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 let thy word1697 be verified,539 which834 thou hast spoken1696 unto thy servant5650 David.1732

18  But3588 will God430 in very deed552 dwell3427 with854 men120 on5921 the earth?776 behold,2009 heaven8064 and the heaven8064 of heavens8064 cannot3808 contain3557 thee; how much less637 this2088 house1004 which834 I have built!1129

19  Have respect6437 therefore to413 the prayer8605 of thy servant,5650 and to413 his supplication,8467 O LORD3068 my God,430 to hearken8085 unto413 the cry7440 and the prayer8605 which834 thy servant5650 prayeth6419 before6440 thee:

20  That thine eyes5869 may be1961 open6605 upon413 this2088 house1004 day3119 and night,3915 upon413 the place4725 whereof834 thou hast said559 that thou wouldest put7760 thy name8034 there;8033 to hearken8085 unto413 the prayer8605 which834 thy servant5650 prayeth6419 toward413 this2088 place.4725

21  Hearken8085 therefore unto413 the supplications8469 of thy servant,5650 and of thy people5971 Israel,3478 which834 they shall make6419 toward413 this2088 place:4725 hear8085 thou859 from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4725 even from4480 heaven;8064 and when thou hearest,8085 forgive.5545

22  If518 a man376 sin2398 against his neighbor,7453 and an oath423 be laid5375 upon him to make him swear,422 and the oath423 come935 before6440 thine altar4196 in this2088 house;1004

23  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 heaven,8064 and do,6213 and judge8199 853 thy servants,5650 by requiting7725 the wicked,7563 by recompensing5414 his way1870 upon his own head;7218 and by justifying6663 the righteous,6662 by giving5414 him according to his righteousness.6666

24  And if518 thy people5971 Israel3478 be put to the worse5062 before6440 the enemy,341 because3588 they have sinned2398 against thee; and shall return7725 and confess3034 853 thy name,8034 and pray6419 and make supplication2603 before6440 thee in this2088 house;1004

25  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 the heavens,8064 and forgive5545 the sin2403 of thy people5971 Israel,3478 and bring them again7725 unto413 the land127 which834 thou gavest5414 to them and to their fathers.1

26  When the heaven8064 is shut up,6113 and there is1961 no3808 rain,4306 because3588 they have sinned2398 against thee; yet if they pray6419 toward413 this2088 place,4725 and confess3034 853 thy name,8034 and turn7725 from their sin,4480 2403 when3588 thou dost afflict6031 them;

27  Then hear8085 thou859 from heaven,8064 and forgive5545 the sin2403 of thy servants,5650 and of thy people5971 Israel,3478 when3588 thou hast taught3384 them the good2896 way,1870 wherein834 they should walk;1980 and send5414 rain4306 upon5921 thy land,776 which834 thou hast given5414 unto thy people5971 for an inheritance.5159

28  If3588 there be1961 dearth7458 in the land,776 if3588 there be1961 pestilence,1698 if3588 there be1961 blasting,7711 or mildew,3420 locusts,697 or caterpillars;2625 if3588 their enemies341 besiege6887 them in the cities8179 of their land;776 whatsoever3605 sore5061 or whatsoever3605 sickness4245 there be:

29  Then what3605 prayer8605 or what3605 supplication8467 soever834 shall be made1961 of any3605 man,120 or of all3605 thy people5971 Israel,3478 when834 every one376 shall know3045 his own sore5061 and his own grief,4341 and shall spread forth6566 his hands3709 in413 this2088 house:1004

30  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 heaven8064 thy dwelling3427 place,4349 and forgive,5545 and render5414 unto every man376 according unto all3605 his ways,1870 853 whose heart3824 thou knowest;3045 (for3588 thou859 only905 knowest3045 853 the hearts3824 of the children1121 of men:)120

31  That4616 they may fear3372 thee, to walk1980 in thy ways,1870 so long3605 3117 as834 they1992 live2416 in5921 6440 the land127 which834 thou gavest5414 unto our fathers.1

32  Moreover1571 concerning413 the stranger,5237 which834 is not3808 of thy people4480 5971 Israel,3478 but is come935 from a far7350 country4480 776 for thy great name's sake,4616 1419 8034 and thy mighty2389 hand,3027 and thy stretched out5186 arm;2220 if they come935 and pray6419 in413 this2088 house;1004

33  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 the heavens,8064 even from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4349 and do6213 according to all3605 that834 the stranger5237 calleth7121 to413 thee for; that4616 all3605 people5971 of the earth776 may know3045 853 thy name,8034 and fear3372 thee, as doth thy people5971 Israel,3478 and may know3045 that3588 this2088 house1004 which834 I have built1129 is called7121 by thy name.8034

34  If3588 thy people5971 go out3318 to war4421 against5921 their enemies341 by the way1870 that834 thou shalt send7971 them, and they pray6419 unto413 thee toward1870 this2063 city5892 which834 thou hast chosen,977 and the house1004 which834 I have built1129 for thy name;8034

35  Then hear8085 thou from4480 the heavens8064 853 their prayer8605 and their supplication,8467 and maintain6213 their cause.4941

36  If3588 they sin2398 against thee, (for3588 there is no369 man120 which834 sinneth2398 not,)3808 and thou be angry599 with them, and deliver5414 them over before6440 their enemies,341 and they carry them away captives7617 7617 unto413 a land776 far off7350 or176 near;7138

37  Yet if they bethink themselves7725 413 3824 in the land776 whither834 8033 they are carried captive,7617 and turn7725 and pray2603 unto413 thee in the land776 of their captivity,7628 saying,559 We have sinned,2398 we have done amiss,5753 and have dealt wickedly;7561

38  If they return7725 to413 thee with all3605 their heart3820 and with all3605 their soul5315 in the land776 of their captivity,7628 whither834 they have carried them captives,7617 853 and pray6419 toward1870 their land,776 which834 thou gavest5414 unto their fathers,1 and toward the city5892 which834 thou hast chosen,977 and toward the house1004 which834 I have built1129 for thy name:8034

39  Then hear8085 thou from4480 the heavens,8064 even from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4349 853 their prayer8605 and their supplications,8467 and maintain6213 their cause,4941 and forgive5545 thy people5971 which834 have sinned2398 against thee.

40  Now,6258 my God,430 let, I beseech thee,4994 thine eyes5869 be1961 open,6605 and let thine ears241 be attent7183 unto the prayer8605 that is made in this2088 place.4725

41  Now6258 therefore arise,6965 O LORD3068 God,430 into thy resting place,5118 thou,859 and the ark727 of thy strength:5797 let thy priests,3548 O LORD3068 God,430 be clothed3847 with salvation,8668 and let thy saints2623 rejoice8055 in goodness.2896

42  O LORD3068 God,430 turn not away7725 408 the face6440 of thine anointed:4899 remember2142 the mercies2617 of David1732 thy servant.5650

2 Chronicles 7: 1-22

1  Now when Solomon8010 had made an end3615 of praying,6419 the fire784 came down3381 from heaven,4480 8064 and consumed398 the burnt offering5930 and the sacrifices;2077 and the glory3519 of the LORD3068 filled4390 853 the house.1004

2  And the priests3548 could3201 not3808 enter935 into413 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 because3588 the glory3519 of the LORD3068 had filled4390 853 the LORD's3068 house.1004

3  And when all3605 the children1121 of Israel3478 saw7200 how the fire784 came down,3381 and the glory3519 of the LORD3068 upon5921 the house,1004 they bowed3766 themselves with their faces639 to the ground776 upon5921 the pavement,7531 and worshiped,7812 and praised3034 the LORD,3068 saying, For3588 he is good;2896 for3588 his mercy2617 endureth forever.5769

4  Then the king4428 and all3605 the people5971 offered2076 sacrifices2077 before6440 the LORD.3068

5  And king4428 Solomon8010 offered2076 853 a sacrifice2077 of twenty6242 and two8147 thousand505 oxen,1241 and a hundred3967 and twenty6242 thousand505 sheep:6629 so the king4428 and all3605 the people5971 dedicated2596 853 the house1004 of God.430

6  And the priests3548 waited5975 on5921 their offices:4931 the Levites3881 also with instruments3627 of music7892 of the LORD,3068 which834 David1732 the king4428 had made6213 to praise3034 the LORD,3068 because3588 his mercy2617 endureth forever,5769 when David1732 praised1984 by their ministry;3027 and the priests3548 sounded2690 trumpets before5048 them, and all3605 Israel3478 stood.5975

7  Moreover Solomon8010 hallowed6942 853 the middle8432 of the court2691 that834 was before6440 the house1004 of the LORD:3068 for3588 there8033 he offered6213 burnt offerings,5930 and the fat2459 of the peace offerings,8002 because3588 the brazen5178 altar4196 which834 Solomon8010 had made6213 was not able3201 3808 to receive3557 853 the burnt offerings,5930 and the meat offerings,4503 and the fat.2459

8  Also at the same1931 time6256 Solomon8010 kept6213 853 the feast2282 seven7651 days,3117 and all3605 Israel3478 with5973 him, a very3966 great1419 congregation,6951 from the entering in4480 935 of Hamath2574 unto5704 the river5158 of Egypt.4714

9  And in the eighth8066 day3117 they made6213 a solemn assembly:6116 for3588 they kept6213 the dedication2598 of the altar4196 seven7651 days,3117 and the feast2282 seven7651 days.3117

10  And on the three7969 and twentieth6242 day3117 of the seventh7637 month2320 he sent7971 853 the people5971 away into their tents,168 glad8056 and merry2896 in heart3820 for5921 the goodness2896 that834 the LORD3068 had showed6213 unto David,1732 and to Solomon,8010 and to Israel3478 his people.5971

11  Thus Solomon8010 finished3615 853 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and the king's4428 house:1004 and all3605 that came935 into5921 Solomon's8010 heart3820 to make6213 in the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and in his own house,1004 he prosperously effected.6743

12  And the LORD3068 appeared7200 to413 Solomon8010 by night,3915 and said559 unto him, I have heard8085 853 thy prayer,8605 and have chosen977 this2088 place4725 to myself for a house1004 of sacrifice.2077

13  If2005 I shut up6113 heaven8064 that there be1961 no3808 rain,4306 or if2005 I command6680 5921 the locusts2284 to devour398 the land,776 or if518 I send7971 pestilence1698 among my people;5971

14  If my people,5971 which834 are called7121 5921 by my name,8034 shall humble themselves,3665 and pray,6419 and seek1245 my face,6440 and turn7725 from their wicked7451 ways;4480 1870 then will I589 hear8085 from4480 heaven,8064 and will forgive5545 their sin,2403 and will heal7495 853 their land.776

15  Now6258 mine eyes5869 shall be1961 open,6605 and mine ears241 attent7183 unto the prayer8605 that is made in this2088 place.4725

16  For now6258 have I chosen977 and sanctified6942 853 this2088 house,1004 that my name8034 may be1961 there8033 forever:5704 5769 and mine eyes5869 and mine heart3820 shall be1961 there8033 perpetually.3605 3117

17  And as for thee,859 if518 thou wilt walk1980 before6440 me, as834 David1732 thy father1 walked,1980 and do6213 according to all3605 that834 I have commanded6680 thee, and shalt observe8104 my statutes2706 and my judgments;4941

18  Then will I establish6965 853 the throne3678 of thy kingdom,4438 according as834 I have covenanted3772 with David1732 thy father,1 saying,559 There shall not3808 fail3772 thee a man376 to be ruler4910 in Israel.3478

19  But if518 ye859 turn away,7725 and forsake5800 my statutes2708 and my commandments,4687 which834 I have set5414 before6440 you, and shall go1980 and serve5647 other312 gods,430 and worship7812 them;

20  Then will I pluck them up by the roots5428 out of4480 5921 my land127 which834 I have given5414 them; and this2088 house,1004 which834 I have sanctified6942 for my name,8034 will I cast out7993 of4480 5921 my sight,6440 and will make5414 it to be a proverb4912 and a byword8148 among all3605 nations.5971

21  And this2088 house,1004 which834 is1961 high,5945 shall be an astonishment8074 to every one3605 that passeth5674 by5921 it; so that he shall say,559 Why4100 hath the LORD3068 done6213 thus3602 unto this2063 land,776 and unto this2088 house?1004

22  And it shall be answered,559 Because5921 834 they forsook5800 853 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers,1 which834 brought them forth3318 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt,4714 and laid hold2388 on other312 gods,430 and worshiped7812 them, and served5647 them: therefore5921 3651 hath he brought935 853 all3605 this2063 evil7451 upon5921 them.

2 Chronicles 8: 1-18

1  And it came to pass1961 at the end4480 7093 of twenty6242 years,8141 wherein834 Solomon8010 had built1129 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and his own house,1004

2  That the cities5892 which834 Huram2438 had restored5414 to Solomon,8010 Solomon8010 built1129 them, and caused 853 the children1121 of Israel3478 to dwell3427 there.8033

3  And Solomon8010 went1980 to Hamath-zobah,2578 and prevailed2388 against5921 it.

4  And he built1129 853 Tadmor8412 in the wilderness,4057 and all3605 the store4543 cities,5892 which834 he built1129 in Hamath.2574

5  Also he built1129 853 Beth-horon1032 the upper,5945 and Beth-horon1032 the nether,8481 fenced4692 cities,5892 with walls,2346 gates,1817 and bars;1280

6  And Baalath,1191 and all3605 the store4543 cities5892 that834 Solomon8010 had,1961 and all3605 the chariot7393 cities,5892 and the cities5892 of the horsemen,6571 and all3605 that834 Solomon8010 desired2837 2836 to build1129 in Jerusalem,3389 and in Lebanon,3844 and throughout all3605 the land776 of his dominion.4475

7  As for all3605 the people5971 that were left3498 of4480 the Hittites,2850 and the Amorites,567 and the Perizzites,6522 and the Hivites,2340 and the Jebusites,2983 which834 were not3808 of Israel,4480 3478

8  But of4480 their children,1121 who834 were left3498 after310 them in the land,776 whom834 the children1121 of Israel3478 consumed3615 not,3808 them did Solomon8010 make to pay5927 tribute4522 until5704 this2088 day.3117

9  But of4480 the children1121 of Israel3478 did Solomon8010 make5414 no3808 servants5650 for his work;4399 but3588 they1992 were men376 of war,4421 and chief8269 of his captains,7991 and captains8269 of his chariots7393 and horsemen.6571

10  And these428 were the chief8269 of king4428 Solomon's8010 officers,5324 even two hundred3967 and fifty,2572 that bore rule7287 over the people.5971

11  And Solomon8010 brought up5927 the daughter1323 of Pharaoh6547 out of the city4480 5892 of David1732 unto the house1004 that834 he had built1129 for her: for3588 he said,559 My wife802 shall not3808 dwell3427 in the house1004 of David1732 king4428 of Israel,3478 because3588 the places are holy,6944 whereunto834 413 the ark727 of the LORD3068 hath come.935

12  Then227 Solomon8010 offered5927 burnt offerings5930 unto the LORD3068 on5921 the altar4196 of the LORD,3068 which834 he had built1129 before6440 the porch,197

13  Even after a certain rate1697 every day,3117 3117 offering5927 according to the commandment4687 of Moses,4872 on the sabbaths,7676 and on the new moons,2320 and on the solemn feasts,4150 three7969 times6471 in the year,8141 even in the feast2282 of unleavened bread,4682 and in the feast2282 of weeks,7620 and in the feast2282 of tabernacles.5521

14  And he appointed,5975 according to the order4941 of David1732 his father,1 853 the courses4256 of the priests3548 to5921 their service,5656 and the Levites3881 to5921 their charges,4931 to praise1984 and minister8334 before5048 the priests,3548 as the duty1697 of every day required:3117 3117 the porters7778 also by their courses4256 at every gate:8179 8179 for3588 so3651 had David1732 the man376 of God430 commanded.4687

15  And they departed5493 not3808 from the commandment4687 of the king4428 unto5921 the priests3548 and Levites3881 concerning any3605 matter,1697 or concerning the treasures.214

16  Now all3605 the work4399 of Solomon8010 was prepared3559 unto5704 the day3117 of the foundation4143 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and until5704 it was finished.3615 So the house1004 of the LORD3068 was perfected.8003

17  Then227 went1980 Solomon8010 to Ezion-geber,6100 and to413 Eloth,359 at5921 the sea3220 side8193 in the land776 of Edom.123

18  And Huram2361 sent7971 him by the hands3027 of his servants5650 ships,591 and servants5650 that had knowledge3045 of the sea;3220 and they went935 with5973 the servants5650 of Solomon8010 to Ophir,211 and took3947 thence4480 8033 four702 hundred3967 and fifty2572 talents3603 of gold,2091 and brought935 them to413 king4428 Solomon.8010

2 Chronicles 9: 1-31

1  And when the queen4436 of Sheba7614 heard8085 853 of the fame8088 of Solomon,8010 she came935 to prove5254 853 Solomon8010 with hard questions2420 at Jerusalem,3389 with a very3966 great3515 company,2428 and camels1581 that bore5375 spices,1314 and gold2091 in abundance,7230 and precious3368 stones:68 and when she was come935 to413 Solomon,8010 she communed1696 with5973 him 853 of all3605 that834 was1961 in5973 her heart.3824

2  And Solomon8010 told5046 her 853 all3605 her questions:1697 and there was nothing3808 1697 hid5956 from Solomon4480 8010 which834 he told5046 her not.3808

3  And when the queen4436 of Sheba7614 had seen7200 853 the wisdom2451 of Solomon,8010 and the house1004 that834 he had built,1129

4  And the meat3978 of his table,7979 and the sitting4186 of his servants,5650 and the attendance4612 of his ministers,8334 and their apparel;4403 his cupbearers4945 also, and their apparel;4403 and his ascent5944 by which834 he went up5927 into the house1004 of the LORD;3068 there was1961 no3808 more5750 spirit7307 in her.

5  And she said559 to413 the king,4428 It was a true571 report1697 which834 I heard8085 in mine own land776 of5921 thine acts,1697 and of5921 thy wisdom:2451

6  Howbeit I believed539 not3808 their words,1697 until5704 834 I came,935 and mine eyes5869 had seen7200 it: and, behold,2009 the one half2677 of the greatness4768 of thy wisdom2451 was not3808 told5046 me: for thou exceedest3254 5921 the fame8052 that834 I heard.8085

7  Happy835 are thy men,376 and happy835 are these428 thy servants,5650 which stand5975 continually8548 before6440 thee, and hear8085 853 thy wisdom.2451

8  Blessed1288 be1961 the LORD3068 thy God,430 which834 delighted2654 in thee to set5414 thee on5921 his throne,3678 to be king4428 for the LORD3068 thy God:430 because thy God430 loved160 853 Israel,3478 to establish5975 them forever,5769 therefore made5414 he thee king4428 over5921 them, to do6213 judgment4941 and justice.6666

9  And she gave5414 the king4428 a hundred3967 and twenty6242 talents3603 of gold,2091 and of spices1314 great3966 abundance,7230 and precious3368 stones:68 neither3808 was1961 there any such1931 spice1314 as834 the queen4436 of Sheba7614 gave5414 king4428 Solomon.8010

10  And the servants5650 also1571 of Huram,2438 and the servants5650 of Solomon,8010 which834 brought935 gold2091 from Ophir,4480 211 brought935 algum418 trees6086 and precious3368 stones.68

11  And the king4428 made6213 853 of the algum418 trees6086 terraces4546 to the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and to the king's4428 palace,1004 and harps3658 and psalteries5035 for singers:7891 and there were none3808 such1992 seen7200 before6440 in the land776 of Judah.3063

12  And king4428 Solomon8010 gave5414 to the queen4436 of Sheba7614 853 all3605 her desire,2656 whatsoever834 she asked,7592 beside4480 905 that which834 she had brought935 unto413 the king.4428 So she turned,2015 and went away1980 to her own land,776 she1931 and her servants.5650

13  Now the weight4948 of gold2091 that834 came935 to Solomon8010 in one259 year8141 was1961 six8337 hundred3967 and threescore8346 and six8337 talents3603 of gold;2091

14  Beside905 that which chapmen4480 376 8446 and merchants5503 brought.935 And all3605 the kings4428 of Arabia6152 and governors6346 of the country776 brought935 gold2091 and silver3701 to Solomon.8010

15  And king4428 Solomon8010 made6213 two hundred3967 targets6793 of beaten7820 gold:2091 six8337 hundred3967 shekels of beaten7820 gold2091 went5927 to5921 one259 target.6793

16  And three7969 hundred3967 shields4043 made he of beaten7820 gold:2091 three7969 hundred3967 shekels of gold2091 went5927 to5921 one259 shield.4043 And the king4428 put5414 them in the house1004 of the forest3293 of Lebanon.3844

17  Moreover the king4428 made6213 a great1419 throne3678 of ivory,8127 and overlaid6823 it with pure2889 gold.2091

18  And there were six8337 steps4609 to the throne,3678 with a footstool3534 of gold,2091 which were fastened270 to the throne,3678 and stays3027 on each side4480 2088 4480 2088 of5921 the sitting7675 place,4725 and two8147 lions738 standing5975 by681 the stays:3027

19  And twelve8147 6240 lions738 stood5975 there8033 on the one side4480 2088 and on the other4480 2088 upon5921 the six8337 steps.4609 There was not3808 the like3651 made6213 in any3605 kingdom.4467

20  And all3605 the drinking4945 vessels3627 of king4428 Solomon8010 were of gold,2091 and all3605 the vessels3627 of the house1004 of the forest3293 of Lebanon3844 were of pure5462 gold:2091 none369 were of silver;3701 it was not any thing3972 accounted2803 of in the days3117 of Solomon.8010

21  For3588 the king's4428 ships591 went1980 to Tarshish8659 with5973 the servants5650 of Huram:2361 every three7969 years8141 once259 came935 the ships591 of Tarshish8659 bringing5375 gold,2091 and silver,3701 ivory,8143 and apes,6971 and peacocks.8500

22  And king4428 Solomon8010 passed1431 all4480 3605 the kings4428 of the earth776 in riches6239 and wisdom.2451

23  And all3605 the kings4428 of the earth776 sought1245 853 the presence6440 of Solomon,8010 to hear8085 853 his wisdom,2451 that834 God430 had put5414 in his heart.3820

24  And they1992 brought935 every man376 his present,4503 vessels3627 of silver,3701 and vessels3627 of gold,2091 and raiment,8008 harness,5402 and spices,1314 horses,5483 and mules,6505 a rate1697 year8141 by year.8141

25  And Solomon8010 had1961 four702 thousand505 stalls723 for horses5483 and chariots,4818 and twelve8147 6240 thousand505 horsemen;6571 whom he bestowed5117 in the chariot7393 cities,5892 and with5973 the king4428 at Jerusalem.3389

26  And he reigned1961 4910 over all3605 the kings4428 from4480 the river5104 even unto5704 the land776 of the Philistines,6430 and to5704 the border1366 of Egypt.4714

27  And the king4428 made5414 853 silver3701 in Jerusalem3389 as stones,68 and cedar trees730 made5414 he as the sycamore trees8256 that834 are in the low plains8219 in abundance.7230

28  And they brought3318 unto Solomon8010 horses5483 out of Egypt,4480 4714 and out of all4480 3605 lands.776

29  Now the rest7605 of the acts1697 of Solomon,8010 first7223 and last,314 are they1992 not3808 written3789 in5921 the book1697 of Nathan5416 the prophet,5030 and in5921 the prophecy5016 of Ahijah281 the Shilonite,7888 and in the visions2378 of Iddo3260 the seer2374 against5921 Jeroboam3379 the son1121 of Nebat?5028

30  And Solomon8010 reigned4427 in Jerusalem3389 over5921 all3605 Israel3478 forty705 years.8141

31  And Solomon8010 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and he was buried6912 in the city5892 of David1732 his father:1 and Rehoboam7346 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478

2 Chronicles 10: 1-19

1  And Rehoboam7346 went1980 to Shechem:7927 for3588 to Shechem7927 were all3605 Israel3478 come935 to make him king.4427 853

2  And it came to pass,1961 when Jeroboam3379 the son1121 of Nebat,5028 who1931 was in Egypt,4714 whither834 he had fled1272 from the presence4480 6440 of Solomon8010 the king,4428 heard8085 it, that Jeroboam3379 returned7725 out of Egypt.4480 4714

3  And they sent7971 and called7121 him. So Jeroboam3379 and all3605 Israel3478 came935 and spoke1696 to413 Rehoboam,7346 saying,559

4  Thy father1 made 853 our yoke5923 grievous:7185 now6258 therefore ease7043 thou somewhat the grievous7186 servitude4480 5656 of thy father,1 and his heavy3515 yoke4480 5923 that834 he put5414 upon5921 us, and we will serve5647 thee.

5  And he said559 unto413 them, Come again7725 unto413 me after5750 three7969 days.3117 And the people5971 departed.1980

6  And king4428 Rehoboam7346 took counsel3289 with854 the old men2205 that834 had1961 stood5975 before6440 Solomon8010 his father1 while he yet lived,1961 2416 saying,559 What349 counsel give3289 ye859 me to return7725 answer1697 to this2088 people?5971

7  And they spoke1696 unto413 him, saying,559 If518 thou be1961 kind2896 to this2088 people,5971 and please7521 them, and speak1696 good2896 words1697 to413 them, they will be1961 thy servants5650 forever.3605 3117

8  But he forsook5800 853 the counsel6098 which834 the old men2205 gave3289 him, and took counsel3289 with854 the young men3206 that834 were brought up1431 with854 him, that stood5975 before6440 him.

9  And he said559 unto413 them, What4100 advice give3289 ye859 that we may return7725 answer1697 853 to this2088 people,5971 which834 have spoken1696 to413 me, saying,559 Ease7043 somewhat4480 the yoke5923 that834 thy father1 did put5414 upon5921 us?

10  And the young men3206 that834 were brought up1431 with854 him spoke1696 unto854 him, saying,559 Thus3541 shalt thou answer559 the people5971 that834 spoke1696 unto413 thee, saying,559 Thy father1 made our yoke heavy,3513 853 5923 but make thou it somewhat lighter859 7043 for4480 5921 us; thus3541 shalt thou say559 unto413 them, My little6995 finger shall be thicker5666 than my father's1 loins.4480 4975

11  For whereas6258 my father1 put6006 a heavy3515 yoke5923 upon5921 you, I589 will put more3254 to5921 your yoke:5923 my father1 chastised3256 you with whips,7752 but I589 will chastise you with scorpions.6137

12  So Jeroboam3379 and all3605 the people5971 came935 to413 Rehoboam7346 on the third7992 day,3117 as834 the king4428 bade,1696 saying,559 Come again7725 to413 me on the third7992 day.3117

13  And the king4428 answered6030 them roughly;7186 and king4428 Rehoboam7346 forsook5800 853 the counsel6098 of the old men,2205

14  And answered1696 413 them after the advice6098 of the young men,3206 saying,559 My father1 made your yoke heavy,3513 853 5923 but I589 will add3254 thereto:5921 my father1 chastised3256 you with whips,7752 but I589 will chastise you with scorpions.6137

15  So the king4428 hearkened8085 not3808 unto413 the people:5971 for3588 the cause5252 was1961 of4480 5973 God,430 that4616 the LORD3068 might perform6965 853 his word,1697 which834 he spoke1696 by the hand3027 of Ahijah281 the Shilonite7888 to413 Jeroboam3379 the son1121 of Nebat.5028

16  And when all3605 Israel3478 saw that3588 the king4428 would not3808 hearken8085 unto them, the people5971 answered7725 853 the king,4428 saying,559 What4100 portion2506 have we in David?1732 and we have none3808 inheritance5159 in the son1121 of Jesse:3448 every man376 to your tents,168 O Israel:3478 and now,6258 David,1732 see7200 to thine own house.1004 So all3605 Israel3478 went1980 to their tents.168

17  But as for the children1121 of Israel3478 that dwelt3427 in the cities5892 of Judah,3063 Rehoboam7346 reigned4427 over5921 them.

18  Then king4428 Rehoboam7346 sent7971 853 Hadoram1913 that834 was over5921 the tribute;4522 and the children1121 of Israel3478 stoned7275 him with stones,68 that he died.4191 But king4428 Rehoboam7346 made speed553 to get him up5927 to his chariot,4818 to flee5127 to Jerusalem.3389

19  And Israel3478 rebelled6586 against the house1004 of David1732 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

2 Chronicles 11: 1-23

1  And when Rehoboam7346 was come935 to Jerusalem,3389 he gathered6950 853 of the house1004 of Judah3063 and Benjamin1144 a hundred3967 and fourscore8084 thousand505 chosen977 men, which were warriors,6213 4421 to fight3898 against5973 Israel,3478 that he might bring7725 853 the kingdom4467 again to Rehoboam.7346

2  But the word1697 of the LORD3068 came1961 to413 Shemaiah8098 the man376 of God,430 saying,559

3  Speak559 unto413 Rehoboam7346 the son1121 of Solomon,8010 king4428 of Judah,3063 and to413 all3605 Israel3478 in Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144 saying,559

4  Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Ye shall not3808 go up,5927 nor3808 fight3898 against5973 your brethren:251 return7725 every man376 to his house:1004 for3588 this2088 thing1697 is done1961 of4480 854 me. And they obeyed8085 853 the words1697 of the LORD,3068 and returned7725 from going4480 1980 against413 Jeroboam.3379

5  And Rehoboam7346 dwelt3427 in Jerusalem,3389 and built1129 cities5892 for defense4692 in Judah.3063

6  He built1129 even 853 Bethlehem,1035 and Etam,5862 and Tekoa,8620

7  And Beth-zur,1049 and Shoco,7755 and Adullam,5725

8  And Gath,1661 and Mareshah,4762 and Ziph,2128

9  And Adoraim,115 and Lachish,3923 and Azekah,5825

10  And Zorah,6681 and Aijalon,357 and Hebron,2275 which834 are in Judah3063 and in Benjamin1144 fenced4694 cities.5892

11  And he fortified2388 853 the strongholds,4694 and put5414 captains5057 in them, and store214 of victual,3978 and of oil8081 and wine.3196

12  And in every3605 several city5892 5892 he put shields6793 and spears,7420 and made them exceeding strong,2388 7235 3966 having1961 Judah3063 and Benjamin1144 on his side.

13  And the priests3548 and the Levites3881 that834 were in all3605 Israel3478 resorted3320 to5921 him out of all4480 3605 their coasts.1366

14  For3588 the Levites3881 left5800 853 their suburbs4054 and their possession,272 and came1980 to Judah3063 and Jerusalem:3389 for3588 Jeroboam3379 and his sons1121 had cast them off2186 from executing the priest's office4480 3547 unto the LORD:3068

15  And he ordained5975 him priests3548 for the high places,1116 and for the devils,8163 and for the calves5695 which834 he had made.6213

16  And after310 them out of all4480 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel3478 such as set5414 853 their hearts3824 to seek1245 853 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 came935 to Jerusalem,3389 to sacrifice2076 unto the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1

17  So they strengthened2388 853 the kingdom4438 of Judah,3063 and made 853 Rehoboam7346 the son1121 of Solomon8010 strong,553 three7969 years:8141 for3588 three7969 years8141 they walked1980 in the way1870 of David1732 and Solomon.8010

18  And Rehoboam7346 took3947 him 853 Mahalath4258 the daughter1323 of Jerimoth3406 the son1121 of David1732 to wife,802 and Abihail32 the daughter1323 of Eliab446 the son1121 of Jesse;3448

19  Which bore3205 him children;1121 853 Jeush,3266 and Shamariah,8114 and Zaham.2093

20  And after310 her he took3947 853 Maachah4601 the daughter1323 of Absalom;53 which bore3205 him 853 Abijah,29 and Attai,6262 and Ziza,2124 and Shelomith.8019

21  And Rehoboam7346 loved157 853 Maachah4601 the daughter1323 of Absalom53 above all4480 3605 his wives802 and his concubines:6370 (for3588 he took5375 eighteen8083 6240 wives,802 and threescore8346 concubines;6370 and begot3205 twenty6242 and eight8083 sons,1121 and threescore8346 daughters.)1323

22  And Rehoboam7346 made5975 853 Abijah29 the son1121 of Maachah4601 the chief,7218 to be ruler5057 among his brethren:251 for3588 he thought to make him king.4427

23  And he dealt wisely,995 and dispersed6555 of all4480 3605 his children1121 throughout all3605 the countries776 of Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144 unto every3605 fenced4694 city:5892 and he gave5414 them victual4202 in abundance.7230 And he desired7592 many1995 wives.802

2 Chronicles 12: 1-16

1  And it came to pass,1961 when Rehoboam7346 had established3559 the kingdom,4438 and had strengthened2394 himself, he forsook5800 853 the law8451 of the LORD,3068 and all3605 Israel3478 with5973 him.

2  And it came to pass,1961 that in the fifth2549 year8141 of king4428 Rehoboam7346 Shishak7895 king4428 of Egypt4714 came up5927 against5921 Jerusalem,3389 because3588 they had transgressed4603 against the LORD,3068

3  With twelve hundred505 3967 chariots,7393 and threescore8346 thousand505 horsemen:6571 and the people5971 were without369 number4557 that834 came935 with5973 him out of Egypt;4480 4714 the Lubims,3864 the Sukkiims,5525 and the Ethiopians.3569

4  And he took3920 853 the fenced4694 cities5892 which834 pertained to Judah,3063 and came935 to5704 Jerusalem.3389

5  Then came935 Shemaiah8098 the prophet5030 to413 Rehoboam,7346 and to the princes8269 of Judah,3063 that834 were gathered together622 to413 Jerusalem3389 because of4480 6440 Shishak,7895 and said559 unto them, Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Ye859 have forsaken5800 me, and therefore have I589 also637 left5800 you in the hand3027 of Shishak.7895

6  Whereupon the princes8269 of Israel3478 and the king4428 humbled themselves;3665 and they said,559 The LORD3068 is righteous.6662

7  And when the LORD3068 saw7200 that3588 they humbled themselves,3665 the word1697 of the LORD3068 came1961 to413 Shemaiah,8098 saying,559 They have humbled themselves;3665 therefore I will not3808 destroy7843 them, but I will grant5414 them some4592 deliverance;6413 and my wrath2534 shall not3808 be poured out5413 upon Jerusalem3389 by the hand3027 of Shishak.7895

8  Nevertheless3588 they shall be1961 his servants;5650 that they may know3045 my service,5656 and the service5656 of the kingdoms4467 of the countries.776

9  So Shishak7895 king4428 of Egypt4714 came up5927 against5921 Jerusalem,3389 and took away3947 853 the treasures214 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and the treasures214 of the king's4428 house;1004 he took3947 853 all:3605 he carried away3947 853 also the shields4043 of gold2091 which834 Solomon8010 had made.6213

10  Instead of8478 which king4428 Rehoboam7346 made6213 shields4043 of brass,5178 and committed6485 them to5921 the hands3027 of the chief8269 of the guard,7323 that kept8104 the entrance6607 of the king's4428 house.1004

11  And when4480 1767 the king4428 entered into1961 935 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 the guard7323 came935 and fetched5375 them, and brought them again7725 into413 the guard7323 chamber.8372

12  And when he humbled himself,3665 the wrath639 of the LORD3068 turned7725 from4480 him, that he would not3808 destroy7843 him altogether:3617 and also1571 in Judah3063 things1697 went1961 well.2896

13  So king4428 Rehoboam7346 strengthened himself2388 in Jerusalem,3389 and reigned:4427 for3588 Rehoboam7346 was one259 and forty705 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 seventeen7651 6240 years8141 in Jerusalem,3389 the city5892 which834 the LORD3068 had chosen977 out of all4480 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel,3478 to put7760 853 his name8034 there.8033 And his mother's517 name8034 was Naamah5279 an Ammonitess.5984

14  And he did6213 evil,7451 because3588 he prepared3559 not3808 his heart3820 to seek1875 853 the LORD.3068

15  Now the acts1697 of Rehoboam,7346 first7223 and last,314 are they1992 not3808 written3789 in the book1697 of Shemaiah8098 the prophet,5030 and of Iddo5714 the seer2374 concerning genealogies?3187 And there were wars4421 between Rehoboam7346 and Jeroboam3379 continually.3605 3117

16  And Rehoboam7346 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and was buried6912 in the city5892 of David:1732 and Abijah29 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478

2 Chronicles 13: 1-22

1  Now in the eighteenth8083 6240 year8141 of king4428 Jeroboam3379 began Abijah29 to reign4427 over5921 Judah.3063

2  He reigned4427 three7969 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 His mother's517 name8034 also was Michaiah4322 the daughter1323 of Uriel222 of4480 Gibeah.1390 And there was1961 war4421 between996 Abijah29 and Jeroboam.3379

3  And Abijah29 set631 853 the battle4421 in array with an army2428 of valiant men1368 of war,4421 even four702 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men:376 Jeroboam3379 also set the battle in array6186 4421 against5973 him with eight8083 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men,376 being mighty men1368 of valor.2428

4  And Abijah29 stood up6965 upon4480 5921 mount2022 Zemaraim,6787 which834 is in mount2022 Ephraim,669 and said,559 Hear8085 me, thou Jeroboam,3379 and all3605 Israel;3478

5  Ought ye not3808 to know3045 that3588 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 gave5414 the kingdom4467 over5921 Israel3478 to David1732 forever,5769 even to him and to his sons1121 by a covenant1285 of salt?4417

6  Yet Jeroboam3379 the son1121 of Nebat,5028 the servant5650 of Solomon8010 the son1121 of David,1732 is risen up,6965 and hath rebelled4775 against5921 his lord.113

7  And there are gathered6908 unto5921 him vain7386 men,376 the children1121 of Belial,1100 and have strengthened themselves553 against5921 Rehoboam7346 the son1121 of Solomon,8010 when Rehoboam7346 was1961 young5288 and tenderhearted,7390 3824 and could not3808 withstand2388 6440 them.

8  And now6258 ye859 think559 to withstand2388 the kingdom4467 of the LORD3068 in the hand3027 of the sons1121 of David;1732 and ye859 be a great7227 multitude,1995 and there are with5973 you golden2091 calves,5695 which834 Jeroboam3379 made6213 you for gods.430

9  Have ye not3808 cast out5080 853 the priests3548 of the LORD,3068 853 the sons1121 of Aaron,175 and the Levites,3881 and have made6213 you priests3548 after the manner of the nations5971 of other lands?776 so that whosoever3605 cometh935 to consecrate4390 3027 himself with a young1121 1241 bullock6499 and seven7651 rams,352 the same may be1961 a priest3548 of them that are no3808 gods.430

10  But as for us,587 the LORD3068 is our God,430 and we have not3808 forsaken5800 him; and the priests,3548 which minister8334 unto the LORD,3068 are the sons1121 of Aaron,175 and the Levites3881 wait upon their business:4399

11  And they burn6999 unto the LORD3068 every morning1242 1242 and every evening6153 6153 burnt sacrifices5930 and sweet5561 incense:7004 the shewbread3899 4635 also set they in order upon5921 the pure2889 table;7979 and the candlestick4501 of gold2091 with the lamps5216 thereof, to burn1197 every evening:6153 6153 for3588 we587 keep8104 853 the charge4931 of the LORD3068 our God;430 but ye859 have forsaken5800 him.

12  And, behold,2009 God430 himself is with5973 us for our captain,7218 and his priests3548 with sounding8643 trumpets2689 to cry alarm7321 against5921 you. O children1121 of Israel,3478 fight3898 ye not408 against5973 the LORD3068 God430 of your fathers;1 for3588 ye shall not3808 prosper.6743

13  But Jeroboam3379 caused5437 853 an ambushment3993 to come about935 behind4480 310 them: so they were1961 before6440 Judah,3063 and the ambushment3993 was behind4480 310 them.

14  And when Judah3063 looked back,6437 behold,2009 the battle4421 was before6440 and behind:268 and they cried6817 unto the LORD,3068 and the priests3548 sounded2690 with the trumpets.2689

15  Then the men376 of Judah3063 gave a shout:7321 and as the men376 of Judah3063 shouted,7321 it came to pass,1961 that God430 smote5062 853 Jeroboam3379 and all3605 Israel3478 before6440 Abijah29 and Judah.3063

16  And the children1121 of Israel3478 fled5127 before4480 6440 Judah:3063 and God430 delivered5414 them into their hand.3027

17  And Abijah29 and his people5971 slew5221 them with a great7227 slaughter:4347 so there fell down5307 slain2491 of Israel4480 3478 five2568 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men.376

18  Thus the children1121 of Israel3478 were brought under3665 at that1931 time,6256 and the children1121 of Judah3063 prevailed,553 because3588 they relied8172 upon5921 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1

19  And Abijah29 pursued7291 after310 Jeroboam,3379 and took3920 cities5892 from4480 him, 853 Bethel1008 with854 the towns1323 thereof, and Jeshanah3466 with854 the towns1323 thereof, and Ephrain6085 with the towns1323 thereof.

20  Neither3808 did Jeroboam3379 recover6113 strength3581 again5750 in the days3117 of Abijah:29 and the LORD3068 struck5062 him, and he died.4191

21  But Abijah29 waxed mighty,2388 and married5375 fourteen702 6240 wives,802 and begot3205 twenty6242 and two8147 sons,1121 and sixteen8337 6240 daughters.1323

22  And the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Abijah,29 and his ways,1870 and his sayings,1697 are written3789 in the story4097 of the prophet5030 Iddo.5714

2 Chronicles 14: 1-15

1  So Abijah29 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David:1732 and Asa609 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478 In his days3117 the land776 was quiet8252 ten6235 years.8141

2  And Asa609 did6213 that which was good2896 and right3477 in the eyes5869 of the LORD3068 his God:430

3  For he took away5493 853 the altars4196 of the strange5236 gods, and the high places,1116 and broke down7665 853 the images,4676 and cut down1438 853 the groves:842

4  And commanded559 Judah3063 to seek1875 853 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers,1 and to do6213 the law8451 and the commandment.4687

5  Also he took away5493 out of all4480 3605 the cities5892 of Judah3063 853 the high places1116 and the images:2553 and the kingdom4467 was quiet8252 before6440 him.

6  And he built1129 fenced4694 cities5892 in Judah:3063 for3588 the land776 had rest,8252 and he had no369 war4421 in those428 years;8141 because3588 the LORD3068 had given him rest.5117

7  Therefore he said559 unto Judah,3063 Let us build1129 853 these428 cities,5892 and make about5437 them walls,2346 and towers,4026 gates,1817 and bars,1280 while the land776 is yet5750 before6440 us; because3588 we have sought1875 853 the LORD3068 our God,430 we have sought1875 him, and he hath given us rest5117 on every side.4480 5439 So they built1129 and prospered.6743

8  And Asa609 had1961 an army2428 of men that bore5375 targets6793 and spears,7420 out of4480 Judah3063 three7969 hundred3967 thousand;505 and out of Benjamin,4480 1144 that bore5375 shields4043 and drew1869 bows,7198 two hundred3967 and fourscore8084 thousand:505 all3605 these428 were mighty men1368 of valor.2428

9  And there came out3318 against413 them Zerah2226 the Ethiopian3569 with a host2428 of a thousand505 thousand,505 and three7969 hundred3967 chariots;4818 and came935 unto5704 Mareshah.4762

10  Then Asa609 went out3318 against6440 him, and they set the battle in array6186 4421 in the valley1516 of Zephathah6859 at Mareshah.4762

11  And Asa609 cried7121 unto413 the LORD3068 his God,430 and said,559 LORD,3068 it is nothing369 with5973 thee to help,5826 whether996 with many,7227 or with them that have no369 power:3581 help5826 us, O LORD3068 our God;430 for3588 we rest8172 on5921 thee, and in thy name8034 we go935 against5921 this2088 multitude.1995 O LORD,3068 thou859 art our God;430 let not408 man582 prevail6113 against5973 thee.

12  So the LORD3068 smote5062 853 the Ethiopians3569 before6440 Asa,609 and before6440 Judah;3063 and the Ethiopians3569 fled.5127

13  And Asa609 and the people5971 that834 were with5973 him pursued7291 them unto5704 Gerar:1642 and the Ethiopians4480 3569 were overthrown,5307 that they could not369 recover4241 themselves; for3588 they were destroyed7665 before6440 the LORD,3068 and before6440 his host;4264 and they carried away5375 very3966 much7235 spoil.7998

14  And they smote5221 853 all3605 the cities5892 round about5439 Gerar;1642 for3588 the fear6343 of the LORD3068 came1961 upon5921 them: and they spoiled962 853 all3605 the cities;5892 for3588 there was1961 exceeding much7227 spoil961 in them.

15  They smote5221 also1571 the tents168 of cattle,4735 and carried away7617 sheep6629 and camels1581 in abundance,7230 and returned7725 to Jerusalem.3389

2 Chronicles 15: 1-19

1  And the Spirit7307 of God430 came1961 upon5921 Azariah5838 the son1121 of Oded:5752

2  And he went out3318 to meet6440 Asa,609 and said559 unto him, Hear8085 ye me, Asa,609 and all3605 Judah3063 and Benjamin;1144 The LORD3068 is with5973 you, while ye be1961 with5973 him; and if518 ye seek1875 him, he will be found4672 of you; but if518 ye forsake5800 him, he will forsake5800 you.

3  Now for a long season7227 3117 Israel3478 hath been without3808 the true571 God,430 and without3808 a teaching3384 priest,3548 and without3808 law.8451

4  But when they in their trouble6862 did turn7725 unto5921 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 and sought1245 him, he was found4672 of them.

5  And in those1992 times6256 there was no369 peace7965 to him that went out,3318 nor to him that came in,935 but3588 great7227 vexations4103 were upon5921 all3605 the inhabitants3427 of the countries.776

6  And nation1471 was destroyed3807 of nation,1471 and city5892 of city:5892 for3588 God430 did vex2000 them with all3605 adversity.6869

7  Be ye strong859 2388 therefore, and let not408 your hands3027 be weak:7503 for3588 your work6468 shall be3426 rewarded.7939

8  And when Asa609 heard8085 these428 words,1697 and the prophecy5016 of Oded5752 the prophet,5030 he took courage,2388 and put away5674 the abominable idols8251 out of all4480 3605 the land776 of Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144 and out of4480 the cities5892 which834 he had taken3920 from mount4480 2022 Ephraim,669 and renewed2318 853 the altar4196 of the LORD,3068 that834 was before6440 the porch197 of the LORD.3068

9  And he gathered6908 853 all3605 Judah3063 and Benjamin,1144 and the strangers1481 with5973 them out of Ephraim4480 669 and Manasseh,4519 and out of Simeon:4480 8095 for3588 they fell5307 to5921 him out of Israel4480 3478 in abundance,7230 when they saw7200 that3588 the LORD3068 his God430 was with5973 him.

10  So they gathered themselves together6908 at Jerusalem3389 in the third7992 month,2320 in the fifteenth2568 6240 year8141 of the reign4438 of Asa.609

11  And they offered2076 unto the LORD3068 the same1931 time,3117 of4480 the spoil7998 which they had brought,935 seven7651 hundred3967 oxen1241 and seven7651 thousand505 sheep.6629

12  And they entered935 into a covenant1285 to seek1875 853 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers1 with all3605 their heart3824 and with all3605 their soul;5315

13  That whosoever3605 834 would not3808 seek1875 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 should be put to death,4191 whether4480 small6996 or5704 great,1419 whether man4480 376 or5704 woman.802

14  And they swore7650 unto the LORD3068 with a loud1419 voice,6963 and with shouting,8643 and with trumpets,2689 and with cornets.7782

15  And all3605 Judah3063 rejoiced8055 at5921 the oath:7621 for3588 they had sworn7650 with all3605 their heart,3824 and sought1245 him with their whole3605 desire;7522 and he was found4672 of them: and the LORD3068 gave them rest5117 round about.4480 5439

16  And also1571 concerning Maachah4601 the mother517 of Asa609 the king,4428 he removed5493 her from being queen,4480 1377 because834 she had made6213 an idol4656 in a grove:842 and Asa609 cut down3772 853 her idol,4656 and stamped1854 it, and burnt8313 it at the brook5158 Kidron.6939

17  But the high places1116 were not3808 taken away5493 out of Israel:4480 3478 nevertheless7535 the heart3824 of Asa609 was1961 perfect8003 all3605 his days.3117

18  And he brought into935 the house1004 of God430 853 the things that his father1 had dedicated,6944 and that he himself had dedicated,6944 silver,3701 and gold,2091 and vessels.3627

19  And there was1961 no3808 more war4421 unto5704 the five2568 and thirtieth7970 year8141 of the reign4438 of Asa.609

2 Chronicles 16: 1-14

1  In the six8337 and thirtieth7970 year8141 of the reign4438 of Asa609 Baasha1201 king4428 of Israel3478 came up5927 against5921 Judah,3063 and built1129 853 Ramah,7414 to the intent that he might let5414 none1115 go out3318 or come in935 to Asa609 king4428 of Judah.3063

2  Then Asa609 brought out3318 silver3701 and gold2091 out of the treasures4480 214 of the house1004 of the LORD3068 and of the king's4428 house,1004 and sent7971 to413 Ben-hadad1130 king4428 of Syria,758 that dwelt3427 at Damascus,1834 saying,559

3  There is a league1285 between996 me and thee, as there was between996 my father1 and thy father:1 behold,2009 I have sent7971 thee silver3701 and gold;2091 go,1980 break6565 thy league1285 with854 Baasha1201 king4428 of Israel,3478 that he may depart5927 from4480 5921 me.

4  And Ben-hadad1130 hearkened8085 unto413 king4428 Asa,609 and sent7971 853 the captains8269 of his834 armies2428 against413 the cities5892 of Israel;3478 and they smote5221 853 Ijon,5859 and Dan,1835 and Abel-maim,66 and all3605 the store4543 cities5892 of Naphtali.5321

5  And it came to pass,1961 when Baasha1201 heard8085 it, that he left off2308 building4480 1129 853 of Ramah,7414 and let 853 his work4399 cease.7673

6  Then Asa609 the king4428 took3947 853 all3605 Judah;3063 and they carried away5375 853 the stones68 of Ramah,7414 and the timber6086 thereof, wherewith834 Baasha1201 was building;1129 and he built1129 therewith 853 Geba1387 and Mizpah.4709

7  And at that1931 time6256 Hanani2607 the seer7203 came935 to413 Asa609 king4428 of Judah,3063 and said559 unto413 him, Because thou hast relied8172 on5921 the king4428 of Syria,758 and not3808 relied8172 on5921 the LORD3068 thy God,430 therefore5921 3651 is the host2428 of the king4428 of Syria758 escaped4422 out of thine hand.4480 3027

8  Were1961 not3808 the Ethiopians3569 and the Lubims3864 a huge7230 host,2428 with very3966 many7235 chariots7393 and horsemen?6571 yet, because thou didst rely8172 on5921 the LORD,3068 he delivered5414 them into thine hand.3027

9  For3588 the eyes5869 of the LORD3068 run to and fro7751 throughout the whole3605 earth,776 to show himself strong2388 in the behalf of5973 them whose heart3824 is perfect8003 toward413 him. Herein5921 2063 thou hast done foolishly:5528 therefore3588 from henceforth4480 6258 thou shalt have3426 wars.4421

10  Then Asa609 was wroth3707 with413 the seer,7203 and put5414 him in a prison4115 house;1004 for3588 he was in a rage2197 with5973 him because of5921 this2063 thing. And Asa609 oppressed7533 some of4480 the people5971 the same1931 time.6256

11  And, behold,2009 the acts1697 of Asa,609 first7223 and last,314 lo,2009 they are written3789 in5921 the book5612 of the kings4428 of Judah3063 and Israel.3478

12  And Asa609 in the thirty7970 and ninth8672 year8141 of his reign4438 was diseased2456 in his feet,7272 until5704 his disease2483 was exceeding4605 great: yet1571 in his disease2483 he sought1875 not3808 853 to the LORD,3068 but3588 to the physicians.7495

13  And Asa609 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and died4191 in the one259 and fortieth705 year8141 of his reign.4427

14  And they buried6912 him in his own sepulchers,6913 which834 he had made3738 for himself in the city5892 of David,1732 and laid7901 him in the bed4904 which834 was filled4390 with sweet odors1314 and divers kinds2177 of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art:7543 4842 4639 and they made8313 a very5704 3966 great1419 burning8316 for him.

2 Chronicles 17: 1-19

1  And Jehoshaphat3092 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead,8478 and strengthened himself2388 against5921 Israel.3478

2  And he placed5414 forces2428 in all3605 the fenced1219 cities5892 of Judah,3063 and set5414 garrisons5333 in the land776 of Judah,3063 and in the cities5892 of Ephraim,669 which834 Asa609 his father1 had taken.3920

3  And the LORD3068 was1961 with5973 Jehoshaphat,3092 because3588 he walked1980 in the first7223 ways1870 of his father1 David,1732 and sought1875 not3808 unto Baalim;1168

4  But3588 sought1875 to the LORD God430 of his father,1 and walked1980 in his commandments,4687 and not3808 after the doings4639 of Israel.3478

5  Therefore the LORD3068 established3559 853 the kingdom4467 in his hand;3027 and all3605 Judah3063 brought5414 to Jehoshaphat3092 presents;4503 and he had1961 riches6239 and honor3519 in abundance.7230

6  And his heart3820 was lifted up1361 in the ways1870 of the LORD:3068 moreover5750 he took away5493 853 the high places1116 and groves842 out of Judah.4480 3063

7  Also in the third7969 year8141 of his reign4427 he sent7971 to his princes,8269 even to Ben-hail,1134 and to Obadiah,5662 and to Zechariah,2148 and to Nethaneel,5417 and to Michaiah,4322 to teach3925 in the cities5892 of Judah.3063

8  And with5973 them he sent Levites,3881 even Shemaiah,8098 and Nethaniah,5418 and Zebadiah,2069 and Asahel,6214 and Shemiramoth,8070 and Jehonathan,3083 and Adonijah,138 and Tobijah,2900 and Tob-adonijah,2899 Levites;3881 and with5973 them Elishama476 and Jehoram,3088 priests.3548

9  And they taught3925 in Judah,3063 and had the book5612 of the law8451 of the LORD3068 with5973 them, and went about5437 throughout all3605 the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and taught3925 the people.5971

10  And the fear6343 of the LORD3068 fell1961 upon5921 all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the lands776 that834 were round about5439 Judah,3063 so that they made no war3898 3808 against5973 Jehoshaphat.3092

11  Also some of4480 the Philistines6430 brought935 Jehoshaphat3092 presents,4503 and tribute4853 silver;3701 and1571 the Arabians6163 brought935 him flocks,6629 seven7651 thousand505 and seven7651 hundred3967 rams,352 and seven7651 thousand505 and seven7651 hundred3967 he goats.8495

12  And Jehoshaphat3092 waxed1961 1980 great1432 exceedingly;5704 4605 and he built1129 in Judah3063 castles,1003 and cities5892 of store.4543

13  And he had1961 much7227 business4399 in the cities5892 of Judah:3063 and the men376 of war,4421 mighty men1368 of valor,2428 were in Jerusalem.3389

14  And these428 are the numbers6486 of them according to the house1004 of their fathers:1 Of Judah,3063 the captains8269 of thousands;505 Adnah5734 the chief,8269 and with5973 him mighty men1368 of valor2428 three7969 hundred3967 thousand.505

15  And next5921 3027 to him was Jehohanan3076 the captain,8269 and with5973 him two hundred3967 and fourscore8084 thousand.505

16  And next5921 3027 him was Amasiah6007 the son1121 of Zichri,2147 who willingly offered himself5068 unto the LORD;3068 and with him5973 two hundred3967 thousand505 mighty men1368 of valor.2428

17  And of4480 Benjamin;1144 Eliada450 a mighty man1368 of valor,2428 and with5973 him armed men5401 with bow7198 and shield4043 two hundred3967 thousand.505

18  And next5921 3027 him was Jehozabad,3075 and with5973 him a hundred3967 and fourscore8084 thousand505 ready prepared2502 for the war.6635

19  These428 waited on8334 853 the king,4428 beside4480 905 those whom834 the king4428 put5414 in the fenced4013 cities5892 throughout all3605 Judah.3063

2 Chronicles 18: 1-34

1  Now Jehoshaphat3092 had1961 riches6239 and honor3519 in abundance,7230 and joined affinity2859 with Ahab.256

2  And after7093 certain years8141 he went down3381 to413 Ahab256 to Samaria.8111 And Ahab256 killed2076 sheep6629 and oxen1241 for him in abundance,7230 and for the people5971 that834 he had with5973 him, and persuaded5496 him to go up5927 with him to413 Ramoth-gilead.7433

3  And Ahab256 king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah,3063 Wilt thou go1980 with5973 me to Ramoth-gilead?7433 And he answered559 him, I3644 am as thou3644 art, and my people5971 as thy people;5971 and we will be with5973 thee in the war.4421

4  And Jehoshaphat3092 said559 unto413 the king4428 of Israel,3478 Inquire,1875 I pray thee,4994 at 853 the word1697 of the LORD3068 today.3117

5  Therefore the king4428 of Israel3478 gathered together6908 853 of prophets5030 four702 hundred3967 men,376 and said559 unto413 them, Shall we go1980 to413 Ramoth-gilead7433 to battle,4421 or518 shall I forbear?2308 And they said,559 Go up;5927 for God430 will deliver5414 it into the king's4428 hand.3027

6  But Jehoshaphat3092 said,559 Is there not369 here6311 a prophet5030 of the LORD3068 besides,5750 that we might inquire1875 of him?4480 854

7  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat,3092 There is yet5750 one259 man,376 by whom4480 854 we may inquire1875 of 853 the LORD:3068 but I589 hate8130 him; for3588 he never369 prophesied5012 good2896 unto5921 me, but3588 always3605 3117 evil:7451 the same1931 is Micaiah4321 the son1121 of Imla.3229 And Jehoshaphat3092 said,559 Let not408 the king4428 say559 so.3651

8  And the king4428 of Israel3478 called7121 for413 one259 of his officers,5631 and said,559 Fetch quickly4116 Micaiah4319 the son1121 of Imla.3229

9  And the king4428 of Israel3478 and Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah3063 sat3427 either376 of them on5921 his throne,3678 clothed3847 in their robes,899 and they sat3427 in a void place1637 at the entering in6607 of the gate8179 of Samaria;8111 and all3605 the prophets5030 prophesied5012 before6440 them.

10  And Zedekiah6667 the son1121 of Chenaanah3668 had made6213 him horns7161 of iron,1270 and said,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 With these428 thou shalt push5055 853 Syria758 until5704 they be consumed.3615

11  And all3605 the prophets5030 prophesied5012 so,3651 saying,559 Go up5927 to Ramoth-gilead,7433 and prosper:6743 for the LORD3068 shall deliver5414 it into the hand3027 of the king.4428

12  And the messenger4397 that834 went1980 to call7121 Micaiah4321 spoke1696 to413 him, saying,559 Behold,2009 the words1697 of the prophets5030 declare good2896 to413 the king4428 with one259 assent;6310 let thy word1697 therefore, I pray thee,4994 be1961 like one259 of4480 theirs, and speak1696 thou good.2896

13  And Micaiah4321 said,559 As the LORD3068 liveth,2416 even3588 853 what834 my God430 saith,559 that will I speak.1696

14  And when he was come935 to413 the king,4428 the king4428 said559 unto413 him, Micaiah,4318 shall we go1980 to413 Ramoth-gilead7433 to battle,4421 or518 shall I forbear?2308 And he said,559 Go ye up,5927 and prosper,6743 and they shall be delivered5414 into your hand.3027

15  And the king4428 said559 to413 him, How many5704 4100 times6471 shall I589 adjure7650 thee that834 thou say1696 nothing3808 but7535 the truth571 to413 me in the name8034 of the LORD?3068

16  Then he said,559 I did see7200 853 all3605 Israel3478 scattered6327 upon5921 the mountains,2022 as sheep6629 that834 have no369 shepherd:7462 and the LORD3068 said,559 These428 have no3808 master;113 let them return7725 therefore every man376 to his house1004 in peace.7965

17  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 to413 Jehoshaphat,3092 Did I not3808 tell559 413 thee that he would not3808 prophesy5012 good2896 unto5921 me, but3588 518 evil?7451

18  Again he said,559 Therefore3651 hear8085 the word1697 of the LORD;3068 I saw7200 853 the LORD3068 sitting3427 upon5921 his throne,3678 and all3605 the host6635 of heaven8064 standing5975 on5921 his right hand3225 and on his left.8040

19  And the LORD3068 said,559 Who4310 shall entice6601 853 Ahab256 king4428 of Israel,3478 that he may go up5927 and fall5307 at Ramoth-gilead?7433 And one2088 spoke559 saying559 after this manner,3602 and another2088 saying559 after that manner.3602

20  Then there came out3318 a spirit,7307 and stood5975 before6440 the LORD,3068 and said,559 I589 will entice6601 him. And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 him, Wherewith?4100

21  And he said,559 I will go out,3318 and be1961 a lying8267 spirit7307 in the mouth6310 of all3605 his prophets.5030 And the LORD said,559 Thou shalt entice6601 him, and thou shalt also1571 prevail:3201 go out,3318 and do6213 even so.3651

22  Now6258 therefore, behold,2009 the LORD3068 hath put5414 a lying8267 spirit7307 in the mouth6310 of these428 thy prophets,5030 and the LORD3068 hath spoken1696 evil7451 against5921 thee.

23  Then Zedekiah6667 the son1121 of Chenaanah3668 came near,5066 and smote5221 853 Micaiah4321 upon5921 the cheek,3895 and said,559 Which335 2088 way1870 went5674 the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 from4480 854 me to speak1696 unto854 thee?

24  And Micaiah4321 said,559 Behold,2009 thou shalt see7200 on that1931 day3117 when834 thou shalt go935 into an inner chamber2315 2315 to hide thyself.2244

25  Then the king4428 of Israel3478 said,559 Take3947 ye 853 Micaiah,4321 and carry him back7725 to413 Amon526 the governor8269 of the city,5892 and to413 Joash3101 the king's4428 son;1121

26  And say,559 Thus3541 saith559 the king,4428 Put7760 this2088 fellow in the prison,1004 3608 and feed398 him with bread3899 of affliction3906 and with water4325 of affliction,3906 until5704 I return7725 in peace.7965

27  And Micaiah4321 said,559 If518 thou certainly return7725 7725 in peace,7965 then hath not3808 the LORD3068 spoken1696 by me. And he said,559 Hearken,8085 all3605 ye people.5971

28  So the king4428 of Israel3478 and Jehoshaphat3092 the king4428 of Judah3063 went up5927 to413 Ramoth-gilead.7433

29  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat,3092 I will disguise myself,2664 and will go935 to the battle;4421 but put thou on859 3847 thy robes.899 So the king4428 of Israel3478 disguised himself;2664 and they went935 to the battle.4421

30  Now the king4428 of Syria758 had commanded6680 853 the captains8269 of the chariots7393 that834 were with him, saying,559 Fight3898 ye not3808 with854 small6996 or854 great,1419 save3588 518 only905 with854 the king4428 of Israel.3478

31  And it came to pass,1961 when the captains8269 of the chariots7393 saw7200 853 Jehoshaphat,3092 that they1992 said,559 It1931 is the king4428 of Israel.3478 Therefore they compassed5437 about5921 him to fight:3898 but Jehoshaphat3092 cried out,2199 and the LORD3068 helped5826 him; and God430 moved5496 them to depart from4480 him.

32  For it came to pass,1961 that, when the captains8269 of the chariots7393 perceived7200 that3588 it was1961 not3808 the king4428 of Israel,3478 they turned back again7725 from pursuing4480 310 him.

33  And a certain man376 drew4900 a bow7198 at a venture,8537 and smote5221 853 the king4428 of Israel3478 between996 the joints1694 of the harness:8302 therefore he said559 to his chariot man,7395 Turn2015 thine hand,3027 that thou mayest carry me out3318 of4480 the host;4264 for3588 I am wounded.2470

34  And the battle4421 increased5927 that1931 day:3117 howbeit the king4428 of Israel3478 stayed himself up1961 5975 in his chariot4818 against5227 the Syrians758 until5704 the even:6153 and about the time6256 of the sun8121 going down935 he died.4191

2 Chronicles 19: 1-11

1  And Jehoshaphat3092 the king4428 of Judah3063 returned7725 to413 his house1004 in peace7965 to Jerusalem.3389

2  And Jehu3058 the son1121 of Hanani2607 the seer2374 went out3318 to meet413 6440 him, and said559 to413 king4428 Jehoshaphat,3092 Shouldest thou help5826 the ungodly,7563 and love157 them that hate8130 the LORD?3068 therefore2063 is wrath7110 upon5921 thee from before4480 6440 the LORD.3068

3  Nevertheless61 there are good2896 things1697 found4672 in5973 thee, in that3588 thou hast taken away1197 the groves842 out of4480 the land,776 and hast prepared3559 thine heart3824 to seek1875 God.430

4  And Jehoshaphat3092 dwelt3427 at Jerusalem:3389 and he went out3318 again7725 through the people5971 from Beer-sheba4480 884 to5704 mount2022 Ephraim,669 and brought them back7725 unto413 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1

5  And he set5975 judges8199 in the land776 throughout all3605 the fenced1219 cities5892 of Judah,3063 city5892 by city,5892

6  And said559 to413 the judges,8199 Take heed7200 what4100 ye859 do:6213 for3588 ye judge8199 not3808 for man,120 but3588 for the LORD,3068 who is with5973 you in the judgment.1697 4941

7  Wherefore now6258 let the fear6343 of the LORD3068 be1961 upon5921 you; take heed8104 and do6213 it: for3588 there is no369 iniquity5766 with5973 the LORD3068 our God,430 nor respect4856 of persons,6440 nor taking4727 of gifts.7810

8  Moreover1571 in Jerusalem3389 did Jehoshaphat3092 set5975 of4480 the Levites,3881 and of the priests,3548 and of the chief4480 7218 of the fathers1 of Israel,3478 for the judgment4941 of the LORD,3068 and for controversies,7379 when they returned7725 to Jerusalem.3389

9  And he charged6680 5921 them, saying,559 Thus3541 shall ye do6213 in the fear3374 of the LORD,3068 faithfully,530 and with a perfect8003 heart.3824

10  And what cause soever3605 7379 834 shall come935 to5921 you of your brethren4480 251 that dwell3427 in their cities,5892 between996 blood1818 and blood,1818 between996 law8451 and commandment,4687 statutes2706 and judgments,4941 ye shall even warn2094 them that they trespass816 not3808 against the LORD,3068 and so wrath7110 come1961 upon5921 you, and upon5921 your brethren:251 this3541 do,6213 and ye shall not3808 trespass.816

11  And, behold,2009 Amariah568 the chief7218 priest3548 is over5921 you in all3605 matters1697 of the LORD;3068 and Zebadiah2069 the son1121 of Ishmael,3458 the ruler5057 of the house1004 of Judah,3063 for all3605 the king's4428 matters:1697 also the Levites3881 shall be officers7860 before6440 you. Deal6213 courageously,2388 and the LORD3068 shall be1961 with5973 the good.2896

2 Chronicles 20: 1-37

1  It came to pass1961 after310 this3651 also, that the children1121 of Moab,4124 and the children1121 of Ammon,5983 and with5973 them other beside4480 the Ammonites,5984 came935 against5921 Jehoshaphat3092 to battle.4421

2  Then there came935 some that told5046 Jehoshaphat,3092 saying,559 There cometh935 a great7227 multitude1995 against5921 thee from beyond4480 5676 the sea3220 on this side Syria;4480 758 and, behold,2009 they be in Hazazon-tamar,2688 which1931 is En-gedi.5872

3  And Jehoshaphat3092 feared,3372 and set5414 853 himself6440 to seek1875 the LORD,3068 and proclaimed7121 a fast6685 throughout5921 all3605 Judah.3063

4  And Judah3063 gathered themselves together,6908 to ask1245 help of4480 the LORD:3068 even1571 out of all4480 3605 the cities5892 of Judah3063 they came935 to seek1245 853 the LORD.3068

5  And Jehoshaphat3092 stood5975 in the congregation6951 of Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 in the house1004 of the LORD,3068 before6440 the new2319 court,2691

6  And said,559 O LORD3068 God430 of our fathers,1 art not3808 thou859 God430 in heaven?8064 and rulest4910 not thou859 over all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the heathen?1471 and in thine hand3027 is there not power3581 and might,1369 so that none369 is able to withstand3320 5973 thee?

7  Art not3808 thou859 our God,430 who didst drive out3423 853 the inhabitants3427 of this2063 land776 before4480 6440 thy people5971 Israel,3478 and gavest5414 it to the seed2233 of Abraham85 thy friend157 forever?5769

8  And they dwelt3427 therein, and have built1129 thee a sanctuary4720 therein for thy name,8034 saying,559

9  If,518 when evil7451 cometh935 upon5921 us, as the sword,2719 judgment,8196 or pestilence,1698 or famine,7458 we stand5975 before6440 this2088 house,1004 and in thy presence,6440 (for3588 thy name8034 is in this2088 house,)1004 and cry2199 unto413 thee in our affliction,4480 6869 then thou wilt hear8085 and help.3467

10  And now,6258 behold,2009 the children1121 of Ammon5983 and Moab4124 and mount2022 Seir,8165 whom834 thou wouldest not3808 let5414 Israel3478 invade,935 when they came935 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt,4714 but3588 they turned5493 from4480 5921 them, and destroyed8045 them not;3808

11  Behold,2009 I say, how they1992 reward1580 5921 us, to come935 to cast us out1644 of thy possession,4480 3425 which834 thou hast given us to inherit.3423

12  O our God,430 wilt thou not3808 judge8199 them? for3588 we have no369 might3581 against6440 this2088 great7227 company1995 that cometh935 against5921 us; neither3808 know3045 we587 what4100 to do:6213 but3588 our eyes5869 are upon5921 thee.

13  And all3605 Judah3063 stood5975 before6440 the LORD,3068 with1571 their little ones,2945 their wives,802 and their children.1121

14  Then upon5921 Jahaziel3166 the son1121 of Zechariah,2148 the son1121 of Benaiah,1141 the son1121 of Jeiel,3273 the son1121 of Mattaniah,4983 a Levite3881 of4480 the sons1121 of Asaph,623 came1961 the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 in the midst8432 of the congregation;6951

15  And he said,559 Hearken7181 ye, all3605 Judah,3063 and ye inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem,3389 and thou king4428 Jehoshaphat,3092 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 unto you, Be not afraid859 3372 408 nor408 dismayed2865 by reason of4480 6440 this2088 great7227 multitude;1995 for3588 the battle4421 is not3808 yours, but3588 God's.430

16  Tomorrow4279 go ye down3381 against5921 them: behold,2009 they come up5927 by the cliff4608 of Ziz;6732 and ye shall find4672 them at the end5490 of the brook,5158 before6440 the wilderness4057 of Jeruel.3385

17  Ye shall not3808 need to fight3898 in this2063 battle: set yourselves,3320 stand5975 ye still, and see7200 853 the salvation3444 of the LORD3068 with5973 you, O Judah3063 and Jerusalem:3389 fear3372 not,408 nor408 be dismayed;2865 tomorrow4279 go out3318 against6440 them: for the LORD3068 will be with5973 you.

18  And Jehoshaphat3092 bowed his head6915 with his face639 to the ground:776 and all3605 Judah3063 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 fell5307 before6440 the LORD,3068 worshiping7812 the LORD.3068

19  And the Levites,3881 of the children1121 of4480 the Kohathites,6956 and of4480 the children1121 of the Korhites,7145 stood up6965 to praise1984 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 with a loud1419 voice6963 on high.4605

20  And they rose early7925 in the morning,1242 and went forth3318 into the wilderness4057 of Tekoa:8620 and as they went forth,3318 Jehoshaphat3092 stood5975 and said,559 Hear8085 me, O Judah,3063 and ye inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem;3389 Believe539 in the LORD3068 your God,430 so shall ye be established;539 believe539 his prophets,5030 so shall ye prosper.6743

21  And when he had consulted3289 with413 the people,5971 he appointed5975 singers7891 unto the LORD,3068 and that should praise1984 the beauty1927 of holiness,6944 as they went out3318 before6440 the army,2502 and to say,559 Praise3034 the LORD;3068 for3588 his mercy2617 endureth forever.5769

22  And when6256 they began2490 to sing7440 and to praise,8416 the LORD3068 set5414 ambushments693 against5921 the children1121 of Ammon,5983 Moab,4124 and mount2022 Seir,8165 which were come935 against Judah;3063 and they were smitten.5062

23  For the children1121 of Ammon5983 and Moab4124 stood up5975 against5921 the inhabitants3427 of mount2022 Seir,8165 utterly to slay2763 and destroy8045 them: and when they had made an end3615 of the inhabitants3427 of Seir,8165 every one376 helped5826 to destroy4889 another.7453

24  And when Judah3063 came935 toward5921 the watch tower4707 in the wilderness,4057 they looked6437 unto413 the multitude,1995 and, behold,2009 they were dead bodies6297 fallen5307 to the earth,776 and none369 escaped.6413

25  And when Jehoshaphat3092 and his people5971 came935 to take away962 853 the spoil7998 of them, they found4672 among them in abundance7230 both riches7399 with the dead bodies,6297 and precious2530 jewels,3627 which they stripped off5337 for themselves, more than369 they could carry away:4853 and they were1961 three7969 days3117 in gathering962 853 of the spoil,7998 it1931 was so much.7227

26  And on the fourth7243 day3117 they assembled themselves6950 in the valley6010 of Berachah;1294 for3588 there8033 they blessed1288 853 the LORD:3068 therefore5921 3651 853 the name8034 of the same1931 place4725 was called,7121 The valley6010 of Berachah,1294 unto5704 this day.3117

27  Then they returned,7725 every3605 man376 of Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 and Jehoshaphat3092 in the forefront7218 of them, to go again7725 to413 Jerusalem3389 with joy;8057 for3588 the LORD3068 had made them to rejoice8055 over their enemies.4480 341

28  And they came935 to Jerusalem3389 with psalteries5035 and harps3658 and trumpets2689 unto413 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

29  And the fear6343 of God430 was1961 on5921 all3605 the kingdoms4467 of those countries,776 when they had heard8085 that3588 the LORD3068 fought3898 against5973 the enemies341 of Israel.3478

30  So the realm4438 of Jehoshaphat3092 was quiet:8252 for his God430 gave him rest5117 round about.4480 5439

31  And Jehoshaphat3092 reigned4427 over5921 Judah:3063 he was thirty7970 and five2568 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 twenty6242 and five2568 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 And his mother's517 name8034 was Azubah5806 the daughter1323 of Shilhi.7977

32  And he walked1980 in the way1870 of Asa609 his father,1 and departed5493 not3808 from4480 it, doing6213 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD.3068

33  Howbeit389 the high places1116 were not3808 taken away:5493 for as yet5750 the people5971 had not3808 prepared3559 their hearts3824 unto the God430 of their fathers.1

34  Now the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Jehoshaphat,3092 first7223 and last,314 behold,2009 they are written3789 in the book1697 of Jehu3058 the son1121 of Hanani,2607 who834 is mentioned5927 in5921 the book5612 of the kings4428 of Israel.3478

35  And after310 this3651 did Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah3063 join himself2266 with5973 Ahaziah274 king4428 of Israel,3478 who1931 did very wickedly:7561 6213

36  And he joined2266 himself with5973 him to make6213 ships591 to go1980 to Tarshish:8659 and they made6213 the ships591 in Ezion-geber.6100

37  Then Eliezer461 the son1121 of Dodavah1735 of Mareshah4480 4762 prophesied5012 against5921 Jehoshaphat,3092 saying,559 Because thou hast joined thyself2266 with5973 Ahaziah,274 the LORD3068 hath broken6555 853 thy works.4639 And the ships591 were broken,7665 that they were not able6113 3808 to go1980 to413 Tarshish.8659

2 Chronicles 21: 1-20

1  Now Jehoshaphat3092 slept7901 with5973 his fathers,1 and was buried6912 with5973 his fathers1 in the city5892 of David.1732 And Jehoram3088 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478

2  And he had brethren251 the sons1121 of Jehoshaphat,3092 Azariah,5838 and Jehiel,3171 and Zechariah,2148 and Azariah,5838 and Michael,4317 and Shephatiah:8203 all3605 these428 were the sons1121 of Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Israel.3478

3  And their father1 gave5414 them great7227 gifts4979 of silver,3701 and of gold,2091 and of precious things,4030 with5973 fenced4694 cities5892 in Judah:3063 but the kingdom4467 gave5414 he to Jehoram;3088 because3588 he1931 was the firstborn.1060

4  Now when Jehoram3088 was risen up6965 to5921 the kingdom4467 of his father,1 he strengthened himself,2388 and slew2026 853 all3605 his brethren251 with the sword,2719 and divers also1571 of the princes4480 8269 of Israel.3478

5  Jehoram3088 was thirty7970 and two8147 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 eight8083 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389

6  And he walked1980 in the way1870 of the kings4428 of Israel,3478 like as834 did6213 the house1004 of Ahab:256 for3588 he had1961 the daughter1323 of Ahab256 to wife:802 and he wrought6213 that which was evil7451 in the eyes5869 of the LORD.3068

7  Howbeit the LORD3068 would14 not3808 destroy7843 853 the house1004 of David,1732 because of4616 the covenant1285 that834 he had made3772 with David,1732 and as834 he promised559 to give5414 a light5216 to him and to his sons1121 forever.3605 3117

8  In his days3117 the Edomites123 revolted6586 from under4480 8478 the dominion3027 of Judah,3063 and made4427 5921 themselves a king.4428

9  Then Jehoram3088 went forth5674 with5973 his princes,8269 and all3605 his chariots7393 with5973 him: and he rose up1961 6965 by night,3915 and smote5221 853 the Edomites123 which compassed5437 413 him in, and the captains8269 of the chariots.7393

10  So the Edomites123 revolted6586 from under4480 8478 the hand3027 of Judah3063 unto5704 this2088 day.3117 The same1931 time6256 also did Libnah3841 revolt6586 from under4480 8478 his hand;3027 because3588 he had forsaken5800 853 the LORD3068 God430 of his fathers.1

11  Moreover1571 he1931 made6213 high places1116 in the mountains2022 of Judah,3063 and caused 853 the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 to commit fornication,2181 and compelled5080 853 Judah3063 thereto.

12  And there came935 a writing4385 to413 him from Elijah4480 452 the prophet,5030 saying,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of David1732 thy father,1 Because8478 834 thou hast not3808 walked1980 in the ways1870 of Jehoshaphat3092 thy father,1 nor in the ways1870 of Asa609 king4428 of Judah,3063

13  But hast walked1980 in the way1870 of the kings4428 of Israel,3478 and hast made 853 Judah3063 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 to go a whoring,2181 like to the whoredoms2181 of the house1004 of Ahab,256 and also1571 hast slain2026 853 thy brethren251 of thy father's1 house,1004 which were better2896 than4480 thyself:

14  Behold,2009 with a great1419 plague4046 will the LORD3068 smite5062 thy people,5971 and thy children,1121 and thy wives,802 and all3605 thy goods:7399

15  And thou859 shalt have great7227 sickness2483 by disease4245 of thy bowels,4578 until5704 thy bowels4578 fall out3318 by reason of4480 the sickness2483 day3117 by5921 day.3117

16  Moreover the LORD3068 stirred up5782 against5921 Jehoram3088 853 the spirit7307 of the Philistines,6430 and of the Arabians,6163 that834 were near5921 3027 the Ethiopians:3569

17  And they came up5927 into Judah,3063 and broke into1234 it, and carried away7617 853 all3605 the substance7399 that was found4672 in the king's4428 house,1004 and his sons1121 also,1571 and his wives;802 so that there was never3808 a son1121 left7604 him, save3588 518 Jehoahaz,3059 the youngest6996 of his sons.1121

18  And after310 all3605 this2063 the LORD3068 smote5062 him in his bowels4578 with an incurable369 4832 disease.2483

19  And it came to pass,1961 that in process of time,3117 4480 3117 after the end6256 3318 7093 of two8147 years,3117 his bowels4578 fell out3318 by reason of5973 his sickness:2483 so he died4191 of sore7451 diseases.8463 And his people5971 made6213 no3808 burning8316 for him, like the burning8316 of his fathers.1

20  Thirty7970 and two8147 years old1121 was1961 he when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 in Jerusalem3389 eight8083 years,8141 and departed1980 without3808 being desired.2532 Howbeit they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David,1732 but not3808 in the sepulchers6913 of the kings.4428

2 Chronicles 22: 1-12

1  And the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 made 853 Ahaziah274 his youngest6996 son1121 king4427 in his stead:8478 for3588 the band of men1416 that came935 with the Arabians6163 to the camp4264 had slain2026 all3605 the eldest.7223 So Ahaziah274 the son1121 of Jehoram3088 king4428 of Judah3063 reigned.4427

2  Forty705 and two8147 years8141 old1121 was Ahaziah274 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 one259 year8141 in Jerusalem.3389 His mother's517 name8034 also was Athaliah6271 the daughter1323 of Omri.6018

3  He1931 also1571 walked1980 in the ways1870 of the house1004 of Ahab:256 for3588 his mother517 was1961 his counselor3289 to do wickedly.7561

4  Wherefore he did6213 evil7451 in the sight5869 of the LORD3068 like the house1004 of Ahab:256 for3588 they1992 were1961 his counselors3289 after310 the death4194 of his father1 to his destruction.4889

5  He walked1980 also1571 after their counsel,6098 and went1980 with854 Jehoram3088 the son1121 of Ahab256 king4428 of Israel3478 to war4421 against5921 Hazael2371 king4428 of Syria758 at Ramoth-gilead:7433 and the Syrians761 smote5221 853 Joram.3141

6  And he returned7725 to be healed7495 in Jezreel3157 because of3588 the wounds4347 which834 were given5221 him at Ramah,7414 when he fought3898 853 with Hazael2371 king4428 of Syria.758 And Azariah5838 the son1121 of Jehoram3088 king4428 of Judah3063 went down3381 to see7200 853 Jehoram3088 the son1121 of Ahab256 at Jezreel,3157 because3588 he1931 was sick.2470

7  And the destruction8395 of Ahaziah274 was1961 of God4480 430 by coming935 to413 Joram:3141 for when he was come,935 he went out3318 with5973 Jehoram3088 against413 Jehu3058 the son1121 of Nimshi,5250 whom834 the LORD3068 had anointed4886 to cut off3772 853 the house1004 of Ahab.256

8  And it came to pass,1961 that, when Jehu3058 was executing judgment8199 upon5973 the house1004 of Ahab,256 and found4672 853 the princes8269 of Judah,3063 and the sons1121 of the brethren251 of Ahaziah,274 that ministered8334 to Ahaziah,274 he slew2026 them.

9  And he sought1245 853 Ahaziah:274 and they caught3920 him, (for he1931 was hid2244 in Samaria,)8111 and brought935 him to413 Jehu:3058 and when they had slain4191 him, they buried6912 him: Because,3588 said559 they, he1931 is the son1121 of Jehoshaphat,3092 who834 sought1875 853 the LORD3068 with all3605 his heart.3824 So the house1004 of Ahaziah274 had no369 power3581 to keep still6113 the kingdom.4467

10  But when Athaliah6271 the mother517 of Ahaziah274 saw7200 that3588 her son1121 was dead,4191 she arose6965 and destroyed1696 853 all3605 the seed2233 royal4467 of the house1004 of Judah.3063

11  But Jehoshabeath,3090 the daughter1323 of the king,4428 took3947 853 Joash3101 the son1121 of Ahaziah,274 and stole1589 him from among4480 8432 the king's4428 sons1121 that were slain,4191 and put5414 him and his nurse3243 in a bedchamber.2315 4296 So Jehoshabeath,3090 the daughter1323 of king4428 Jehoram,3088 the wife802 of Jehoiada3077 the priest,3548 (for3588 she1931 was1961 the sister269 of Ahaziah,)274 hid5641 him from4480 6440 Athaliah,6271 so that she slew4191 him not.3808

12  And he was1961 with854 them hid2244 in the house1004 of God430 six8337 years:8141 and Athaliah6271 reigned4427 over5921 the land.776

2 Chronicles 23: 1-21

1  And in the seventh7637 year8141 Jehoiada3077 strengthened himself,2388 and took3947 853 the captains8269 of hundreds,3967 Azariah5838 the son1121 of Jeroham,3395 and Ishmael3458 the son1121 of Jehohanan,3076 and Azariah5838 the son1121 of Obed,5744 and Maaseiah4641 the son1121 of Adaiah,5718 and Elishaphat478 the son1121 of Zichri,2147 into covenant1285 with5973 him.

2  And they went about5437 in Judah,3063 and gathered6908 853 the Levites3881 out of all4480 3605 the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and the chief7218 of the fathers1 of Israel,3478 and they came935 to413 Jerusalem.3389

3  And all3605 the congregation6951 made3772 a covenant1285 with5973 the king4428 in the house1004 of God.430 And he said559 unto them, Behold,2009 the king's4428 son1121 shall reign,4427 as834 the LORD3068 hath said1696 of5921 the sons1121 of David.1732

4  This2088 is the thing1697 that834 ye shall do;6213 A third part7992 of4480 you entering935 on the sabbath,7676 of the priests3548 and of the Levites,3881 shall be porters7778 of the doors;5592

5  And a third part7992 shall be at the king's4428 house;1004 and a third part7992 at the gate8179 of the foundation:3247 and all3605 the people5971 shall be in the courts2691 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

6  But let none408 come935 into the house1004 of the LORD,3068 save3588 518 the priests,3548 and they that minister8334 of the Levites;3881 they1992 shall go in,935 for3588 they1992 are holy:6944 but all3605 the people5971 shall keep8104 the watch4931 of the LORD.3068

7  And the Levites3881 shall compass5362 853 the king4428 round about,5439 every man376 with his weapons3627 in his hand;3027 and whosoever else cometh935 into413 the house,1004 he shall be put to death:4191 but be1961 ye with854 the king4428 when he cometh in,935 and when he goeth out.3318

8  So the Levites3881 and all3605 Judah3063 did6213 according to all things3605 that834 Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 had commanded,6680 and took3947 every man376 853 his men376 that were to come in935 on the sabbath,7676 with5973 them that were to go3318 out on the sabbath:7676 for3588 Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 dismissed6362 not3808 853 the courses.4256

9  Moreover Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 delivered5414 to the captains8269 of hundreds3967 853 spears,2595 and bucklers,4043 and shields,7982 that834 had been king4428 David's,1732 which834 were in the house1004 of God.430

10  And he set5975 853 all3605 the people,5971 every man376 having his weapon7973 in his hand,3027 from the right3233 side4480 3802 of the temple1004 to5704 the left8042 side3802 of the temple,1004 along by the altar4196 and the temple,1004 by5921 the king4428 round about.5439

11  Then they brought out3318 853 the king's4428 son,1121 and put5414 upon5921 him 853 the crown,5145 and gave him the testimony,5715 and made him king.4427 853 And Jehoiada3077 and his sons1121 anointed4886 him, and said,559 God save2421 the king.4428

12  Now when Athaliah6271 heard8085 853 the noise6963 of the people5971 running7323 and praising1984 853 the king,4428 she came935 to413 the people5971 into the house1004 of the LORD:3068

13  And she looked,7200 and, behold,2009 the king4428 stood5975 at5921 his pillar5982 at the entering in,3996 and the princes8269 and the trumpets2689 by5921 the king:4428 and all3605 the people5971 of the land776 rejoiced,8056 and sounded8628 with trumpets,2689 also the singers7891 with instruments3627 of music,7892 and such as taught3045 to sing praise.1984 Then Athaliah6271 rent7167 853 her clothes,899 and said,559 Treason,7195 Treason.7195

14  Then Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 brought out3318 853 the captains8269 of hundreds3967 that were set over6485 the host,2428 and said559 unto413 them, Have her forth3318 of the ranges:413 4480 1004 7713 and whoso followeth935 310 her, let him be slain4191 with the sword.2719 For3588 the priest3548 said,559 Slay4191 her not3808 in the house4480 1004 of the LORD.3068

15  So they laid7760 hands3027 on her; and when she was come935 to413 the entering3996 of the horse5483 gate8179 by the king's4428 house,1004 they slew4191 her there.8033

16  And Jehoiada3077 made3772 a covenant1285 between996 him, and between996 all3605 the people,5971 and between996 the king,4428 that they should be1961 the LORD's3068 people.5971

17  Then all3605 the people5971 went to935 the house1004 of Baal,1168 and broke it down,5422 and broke his altars4196 and his images6754 in pieces,7665 and slew2026 Mattan4977 the priest3548 of Baal1168 before6440 the altars.4196

18  Also Jehoiada3077 appointed7760 the offices6486 of the house1004 of the LORD3068 by the hand3027 of the priests3548 the Levites,3881 whom834 David1732 had distributed2505 in5921 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 to offer5927 the burnt offerings5930 of the LORD,3068 as it is written3789 in the law8451 of Moses,4872 with rejoicing8057 and with singing,7892 as it was ordained by5921 3027 David.1732

19  And he set5975 the porters7778 at5921 the gates8179 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 that none3808 which was unclean2931 in any3605 thing1697 should enter in.935

20  And he took3947 853 the captains8269 of hundreds,3967 and the nobles,117 and the governors4910 of the people,5971 and all3605 the people5971 of the land,776 and brought down3381 853 the king4428 from the house4480 1004 of the LORD:3068 and they came935 through8432 the high5945 gate8179 into the king's4428 house,1004 and set3427 853 the king4428 upon5921 the throne3678 of the kingdom.4467

21  And all3605 the people5971 of the land776 rejoiced:8055 and the city5892 was quiet,8252 after that they had slain4191 Athaliah6271 with the sword.2719

2 Chronicles 24: 1-27

1  Joash3101 was seven7651 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 forty705 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 His mother's517 name8034 also was Zibiah6645 of Beer-sheba.4480 884

2  And Joash3077 did6213 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD3068 all3605 the days3117 of Jehoiada3077 the priest.3548

3  And Jehoiada3077 took5375 for him two8147 wives;802 and he begot3205 sons1121 and daughters.1323

4  And it came to pass1961 after310 this,3651 that Joash3101 was1961 minded5973 3820 to repair2318 853 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

5  And he gathered together6908 853 the priests3548 and the Levites,3881 and said559 to them, Go out3318 unto the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and gather6908 of all4480 3605 Israel3478 money3701 to repair2388 853 the house1004 of your God430 from4480 1767 year8141 to year,8141 and see that ye859 hasten4116 the matter.1697 Howbeit the Levites3881 hastened4116 it not.3808

6  And the king4428 called7121 for Jehoiada3077 the chief,7218 and said559 unto him, Why4069 hast thou not3808 required1875 of5921 the Levites3881 to bring in935 out of Judah4480 3063 and out of Jerusalem4480 3389 853 the collection,4864 according to the commandment of Moses4872 the servant5650 of the LORD,3068 and of the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 for the tabernacle168 of witness?5715

7  For3588 the sons1121 of Athaliah,6271 that wicked woman,4849 had broken up6555 853 the house1004 of God;430 and also1571 all3605 the dedicated things6944 of the house1004 of the LORD3068 did they bestow6213 upon Baalim.1168

8  And at the king's4428 commandment559 they made6213 a259 chest,727 and set5414 it without2351 at the gate8179 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

9  And they made5414 a proclamation6963 through Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 to bring in935 to the LORD3068 the collection4864 that Moses4872 the servant5650 of God430 laid upon5921 Israel3478 in the wilderness.4057

10  And all3605 the princes8269 and all3605 the people5971 rejoiced,8055 and brought in,935 and cast7993 into the chest,727 until5704 they had made an end.3615

11  Now it came to pass,1961 that at what time6256 853 the chest727 was brought935 unto413 the king's4428 office6486 by the hand3027 of the Levites,3881 and when they saw7200 that3588 there was much7227 money,3701 the king's4428 scribe5608 and the high7218 priest's3548 officer6496 came935 and emptied6168 853 the chest,727 and took5375 it, and carried7725 it to413 his place4725 again. Thus3541 they did6213 day3117 by day,3117 and gathered622 money3701 in abundance.7230

12  And the king4428 and Jehoiada3077 gave5414 it to413 such as did6213 the work4399 of the service5656 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and hired1961 7936 masons2672 and carpenters2796 to repair2318 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and also1571 such as wrought2796 iron1270 and brass5178 to mend2388 853 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

13  So the workmen6213 4399 wrought,6213 and the work4399 was perfected5927 724 by3027 them, and they set5975 853 the house1004 of God430 in5921 his state,4971 and strengthened553 it.

14  And when they had finished3615 it, they brought935 853 the rest7605 of the money3701 before6440 the king4428 and Jehoiada,3077 whereof were made6213 vessels3627 for the house1004 of the LORD,3068 even vessels3627 to minister,8335 and to offer5927 withal, and spoons,3709 and vessels3627 of gold2091 and silver.3701 And they offered1961 5927 burnt offerings5930 in the house1004 of the LORD3068 continually8548 all3605 the days3117 of Jehoiada.3077

15  But Jehoiada3077 waxed old,2204 and was full7646 of days3117 when he died;4191 a hundred3967 and thirty7970 years8141 old1121 was he when he died.4194

16  And they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David1732 among5973 the kings,4428 because3588 he had done6213 good2896 in Israel,3478 both toward5973 God,430 and toward his house.1004

17  Now after310 the death4194 of Jehoiada3077 came935 the princes8269 of Judah,3063 and made obeisance7812 to the king.4428 Then227 the king4428 hearkened8085 unto413 them.

18  And they left5800 853 the house1004 of the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers,1 and served5647 853 groves842 and idols:6091 and wrath7110 came1961 upon5921 Judah3063 and Jerusalem3389 for this2063 their trespass.819

19  Yet he sent7971 prophets5030 to them, to bring them again7725 unto413 the LORD;3068 and they testified5749 against them: but they would not3808 give ear.238

20  And the Spirit7307 of God430 came upon3847 853 Zechariah2148 the son1121 of Jehoiada3077 the priest,3548 which stood5975 above4480 5921 the people,5971 and said559 unto them, Thus3541 saith559 God,430 Why4100 transgress5674 ye859 853 the commandments4687 of the LORD,3068 that ye cannot3808 prosper?6743 because3588 ye have forsaken5800 the LORD,3068 he hath also forsaken5800 853 you.

21  And they conspired7194 against5921 him, and stoned7275 him with stones68 at the commandment4687 of the king4428 in the court2691 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

22  Thus Joash3101 the king4428 remembered2142 not3808 the kindness2617 which834 Jehoiada3077 his father1 had done6213 to5973 him, but slew2026 853 his son.1121 And when he died,4191 he said,559 The LORD3068 look upon7200 it, and require1875 it.

23  And it came to pass1961 at the end8622 of the year,8141 that the host2428 of Syria758 came up5927 against5921 him: and they came935 to413 Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 and destroyed7843 853 all3605 the princes8269 of the people5971 from among the people,4480 5971 and sent7971 all3605 the spoil7998 of them unto the king4428 of Damascus.1834

24  For3588 the army2428 of the Syrians758 came935 with a small company4705 of men,376 and the LORD3068 delivered5414 a very3966 great7230 host2428 into their hand,3027 because3588 they had forsaken5800 853 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1 So they executed6213 judgment8201 against854 Joash.3101

25  And when they were departed1980 from4480 him, (for3588 they left5800 him in great7227 diseases,)4251 his own servants5650 conspired7194 against5921 him for the blood1818 of the sons1121 of Jehoiada3077 the priest,3548 and slew2026 him on5921 his bed,4296 and he died:4191 and they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David,1732 but they buried6912 him not3808 in the sepulchers6913 of the kings.4428

26  And these428 are they that conspired7194 against5921 him; Zabad2066 the son1121 of Shimeath8100 an Ammonitess,5984 and Jehozabad3075 the son1121 of Shimrith8116 a Moabitess.4125

27  Now concerning his sons,1121 and the greatness7230 of the burdens4853 laid upon5921 him, and the repairing3247 of the house1004 of God,430 behold,2009 they are written3789 in5921 the story4097 of the book5612 of the kings.4428 And Amaziah558 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478

2 Chronicles 25: 1-28

1  Amaziah558 was twenty6242 and five2568 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 twenty6242 and nine8672 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 And his mother's517 name8034 was Jehoaddan3086 of Jerusalem.4480 3389

2  And he did6213 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD,3068 but7535 not3808 with a perfect8003 heart.3824

3  Now it came to pass,1961 when834 the kingdom4467 was established2388 to5921 him, that he slew2026 853 his servants5650 that had killed5221 853 the king4428 his father.1

4  But he slew4191 not3808 their children,1121 but3588 did as it is written3789 in the law8451 in the book5612 of Moses,4872 where834 the LORD3068 commanded,6680 saying,559 The fathers1 shall not3808 die4191 for5921 the children,1121 neither3808 shall the children1121 die4191 for5921 the fathers,1 but3588 every man376 shall die4191 for his own sin.2399

5  Moreover Amaziah558 gathered Judah together,6908 853 3063 and made5975 them captains8269 over thousands,505 and captains8269 over hundreds,3967 according to the houses1004 of their fathers,1 throughout all3605 Judah3063 and Benjamin:1144 and he numbered6485 them from twenty6242 years8141 old4480 1121 and above,4605 and found4672 them three7969 hundred3967 thousand505 choice977 men, able to go forth3318 to war,6635 that could handle270 spear7420 and shield.6793

6  He hired7936 also a hundred3967 thousand505 mighty men1368 of valor2428 out of Israel4480 3478 for a hundred3967 talents3603 of silver.3701

7  But there came935 a man376 of God430 to413 him, saying,559 O king,4428 let not408 the army6635 of Israel3478 go935 with5973 thee; for3588 the LORD3068 is not369 with5973 Israel,3478 to wit, with all3605 the children1121 of Ephraim.669

8  But3588 if518 thou859 wilt go,935 do6213 it, be strong2388 for the battle:4421 God430 shall make thee fall3782 before6440 the enemy:341 for3588 God430 hath3426 power3581 to help,5826 and to cast down.3782

9  And Amaziah558 said559 to the man376 of God,430 But what4100 shall we do6213 for the hundred3967 talents3603 which834 I have given5414 to the army1416 of Israel?3478 And the man376 of God430 answered,559 The LORD3068 is3426 able to give5414 thee much more7235 than this.4480 2088

10  Then Amaziah558 separated914 them, to wit, the army1416 that834 was come935 to413 him out of Ephraim,4480 669 to go1980 home4725 again: wherefore their anger639 was greatly3966 kindled2734 against Judah,3063 and they returned7725 home4725 in great2750 anger.639

11  And Amaziah558 strengthened himself,2388 and led forth5090 853 his people,5971 and went1980 to the valley1516 of salt,4417 and smote5221 853 of the children1121 of Seir8165 ten6235 thousand.505

12  And other ten6235 thousand505 left alive2416 did the children1121 of Judah3063 carry away captive,7617 and brought935 them unto the top7218 of the rock,5553 and cast them down7993 from the top4480 7218 of the rock,5553 that they all3605 were broken in pieces.1234

13  But the soldiers1121 of the army1416 which834 Amaziah558 sent back,7725 that they should not go4480 1980 with5973 him to battle,4421 fell upon6584 the cities5892 of Judah,3063 from Samaria4480 8111 even unto5704 Beth-horon,1032 and smote5221 three7969 thousand505 of4480 them, and took962 much7227 spoil.961

14  Now it came to pass,1961 after that310 Amaziah558 was come935 from the slaughter4480 5221 853 of the Edomites,130 that he brought935 853 the gods430 of the children1121 of Seir,8165 and set them up5975 to be his gods,430 and bowed down himself7812 before6440 them, and burned incense6999 unto them.

15  Wherefore the anger639 of the LORD3068 was kindled2734 against Amaziah,558 and he sent7971 unto413 him a prophet,5030 which said559 unto him, Why4100 hast thou sought after1875 853 the gods430 of the people,5971 which834 could not3808 deliver5337 853 their own people5971 out of thine hand?4480 3027

16  And it came to pass,1961 as he talked1696 with413 him, that the king said559 unto him, Art thou made5414 of the king's4428 counsel?3289 forbear;2308 why4100 shouldest thou be smitten?5221 Then the prophet5030 forbore,2308 and said,559 I know3045 that3588 God430 hath determined3289 to destroy7843 thee, because3588 thou hast done6213 this,2063 and hast not3808 hearkened8085 unto my counsel.6098

17  Then Amaziah558 king4428 of Judah3063 took advice,3289 and sent7971 to413 Joash,3101 the son1121 of Jehoahaz,3059 the son1121 of Jehu,3058 king4428 of Israel,3478 saying,559 Come,1980 let us see one another7200 in the face.6440

18  And Joash3101 king4428 of Israel3478 sent7971 to413 Amaziah558 king4428 of Judah,3063 saying,559 The thistle2336 that834 was in Lebanon3844 sent7971 to413 the cedar730 that834 was in Lebanon,3844 saying,559 Give5414 853 thy daughter1323 to my son1121 to wife:802 and there passed by5674 a wild7704 beast2416 that834 was in Lebanon,3844 and trod down7429 853 the thistle.2336

19  Thou sayest,559 Lo,2009 thou hast smitten5221 853 the Edomites;123 and thine heart3820 lifteth thee up5375 to boast:3513 abide3427 now6258 at home;1004 why4100 shouldest thou meddle1624 to thine hurt,7451 that thou shouldest fall,5307 even thou,859 and Judah3063 with5973 thee?

20  But Amaziah558 would not3808 hear;8085 for3588 it1931 came of God,4480 430 that4616 he might deliver5414 them into the hand3027 of their enemies, because3588 they sought after1875 853 the gods430 of Edom.123

21  So Joash3101 the king4428 of Israel3478 went up;5927 and they saw one another7200 in the face,6440 both he1931 and Amaziah558 king4428 of Judah,3063 at Beth-shemesh,1053 which834 belongeth to Judah.3063

22  And Judah3063 was put to the worse5062 before6440 Israel,3478 and they fled5127 every man376 to his tent.168

23  And Joash3101 the king4428 of Israel3478 took8610 Amaziah558 king4428 of Judah,3063 the son1121 of Joash,3101 the son1121 of Jehoahaz,3059 at Beth-shemesh,1053 and brought935 him to Jerusalem,3389 and broke down6555 the wall2346 of Jerusalem3389 from the gate4480 8179 of Ephraim669 to5704 the corner6438 gate,8179 four702 hundred3967 cubits.520

24  And he took all3605 the gold2091 and the silver,3701 and 853 all3605 the vessels3627 that were found4672 in the house1004 of God430 with5973 Obed-edom,5654<